Motley Fool Money is an irreverent, fast-paced look at the world of business and investing. Each one-hour weekly episode features a roundtable discussion breaking down the biggest headlines from Wall Street, interviews with business leaders and authors, and an inside look at the stocks on our radar.
Chris Hill’s Bio:
Chris Hill is the host of Motley Fool Money, a nationally-syndicated business show airing each week on radio stations across America. He also hosts The Motley Fool’s daily podcast, MarketFoolery. A Fool since 1997, Chris has interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in business including Jim Sinegal (Costco), Reed Hastings (Netflix) and John Mackey (Whole Foods), as well as best-selling authors including Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell, and Maria Bartiromo.
James Early’s Bio:
Who is James Early?
A former hair model? “Six-Pack (Abs) in 6 Minutes!” superstar? Motley Fool Income Investor advisor?
Amazingly, he’s only one of these things. James is, in fact, the advisor of the Motley Fool Income Investor newsletter service. But even if he isn’t an ab superstar, he does have many other talents – and most importantly, he knows his way around dividend stocks.
James — the Fool’s former director of research and analysis — appears regularly in national media like CNN, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Health and is an anchor commentator on Motley Fool Money, the Fool’s weekly radio show.
The Fool plucked James out of the hedge fund pond, where he put his B.S. in finance (magna cum laude, no less) to work as an analyst at a long-short equity limited partnership. Through hours of late-night spreadsheet madness, James learned how to build a mean model, fired holes in company balance sheets, and became familiar with buzzwords like “statistical arbitrage” and “derivative-hedged equity.” He also developed a penchant for nuts-and-bolts fundamental analysis and learned to think outside the Wall Street box.
Speaking of life outside Wall Street, James is a big believer in being a whole person. (That’s partially why he ended up at the Fool.) So outside of investing, he likes to dabble in things like conifers, ice and rock climbing, and kung fu – a 20-year dabble at last count.
Have you found the secret to life? To being a whole person? To finding the best dividend stocks? Email James to let him know.
Seth Jayson’s Bio:
Art historian, photojournalist, and Fool writer Seth Jayson is a curious Iron Range boy who relishes the challenges of living cheaply and investing successfully. He has degrees from Carleton College, New York University, the University of Missouri, and some Internet divinity school that purports to be located in Utah.
He washed up on the shores of Fooldom after stints at newspapers and magazines across the U.S.A. During past lives, his work appeared in places like The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, and Burlington Magazine, and on his mother’s refrigerator door.
As the kind of nerd who never lets ignorance stop him from disassembling expensive machinery, he’s interested in computers, software, and every other kind of gee-whiz technology out there. As an investor, he’s partial to damaged goods and companies with great margins.
Among his favorite things are bike rides, fresh bread, red wine, stinky cheese, and warm golden retrievers. If he can get all of that in one day, plus poke a little fun at the world’s smarty pantses — himself included — all the better.