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Target Aims Higher

Shares of Target rise on upbeat guidance. Uber makes a deal in Russia. And Snap gets some good news. 

The Mother of All Coffee Studies

Harley-Davidson shares drop on a downgrade.  Motley Fool Funds analyst Bill Barker shares why demographic trends aren’t on HD’s side right now.  Plus, we discuss Time Inc.’s potential rebranding, whether Best Buy is going the way of Sears, and how drinking more coffee is nothing but good for you (we think).

Prime Day, Ad Battles, and Glow-In-The-Dark Cats

How are YOU celebrating Amazon Prime Day?  Aaron Bush analyzes Amazon’s push to international markets and the drive to sell more Echo devices.  North America’s newspapers are banding together to take on Facebook and Google over digital advertising.  Plus, what in the world is CRISPR and why should investors pay attention? 

Fashion Flops While Golf Clubs Pop

Abercrombie & Fitch walks away from buyout discussions, causing shares to hit a 17-year low.  Jason Moser analyzes the retail landscape, Costco’s valuation, and ClubCorp’s 30% pop.  Plus, we’re hiring for Fool Japan and heading to Hong Kong for an event with CEO Tom Gardner!

Yum China Is Skating On Thin Crust

Yum China Holdings gets whacked after Pizza Hut’s tepid results drag down the positive numbers from KFC and Taco Bell.  Seth Jayson analyzes the fast-food landscape in China, as well as Tesla’s recent drop, and shares why he’s intrigued by what’s happening in the fashion watch industry. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool. Learn more at

Auto Parts Stocks Hit The Skids

O’Reilly Automotive lowers guidance and shares fall 20%, and drags AutoZone and Advance Auto Parts with it. Jason Moser analyzes the changing landscape for auto parts retailers as Volvo goes electric.  Plus we dig into further challenges at Disney’s TV division that have nothing to do with ESPN. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool. Learn more at

Watch Out For Bears

Back from vacation, Chris Hill shares a few business takeaways from London and Ireland. Plus, as bearish calls for a big stock market drop increase, it’s a good time to remember why we invest in businesses.

International Investing: What You Need To Know

Bill Mann wraps up Strategy Week with a look outside the U.S.  We discuss the upside (and downside) of ETFs, as well as American companies that are secretly international stocks. Plus, why corruption in Brazil could be good for investors.

Science + Art = Portfolio Allocation

How many stocks should I own?  Where do I start in building my portfolio? And how big should my initial holdings be?  Bryan Hinmon from Motley Fool Funds dissects the ins and outs of portfolio allocation, shares two stock ideas (one riskier than the other) as well as why we should never get “too cute” with our investing.  Thanks to Harry’s for supporting The Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to

“Total return is the name of the game.”

As the return on bonds continues to languish, more investors are turning to dividend stocks.  Ron Gross highlights the risk in chasing yield and urges investors to focus on total return instead.  Plus, we discuss the stigma of being label “dividend stock”, the beauty of dividend aristocrats, and a couple of stocks to add to your watchlist.

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