The World According to Boyar brings top investors, best selling authors, and market newsmakers to show you the smartest ways to uncover value in the stock market.
James Hagedorn, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO on the tremendous opportunity in the cannabis space, potentially spinning off the fast-growing Hawthorne division and more...
The Interview Discusses:
How their cannabis division Hawthorne has grown over 100% over the past two years.Why he decided to enter the cannabis business.His thoughts on the current regulatory environment for cannabis and what he believes needs to change.Where the biggest money will be made in a post cannabis "prohibition" world and where they are investing.The logic of potentially spinning out the Hawthorne business.The demographic shift that is greatly helping their traditional consumer business.A meeting he had with Henry Kravis in ~2007 and what he did in response to that meeting.Why Scotts has been a “pandemic beneficiary.” His thoughts on inflation.How they have changed their marketing to target millennials. Their innovative weather partnership with IBM that could greatly enhance their marketing.Why he believes private label is not a threat to his consumer business.How they incentivized employees during the pandemic.
Ryan Serhant, CEO and Founder of Serhant on the NYC real estate market, potential technological disruption in the real estate brokerage industry, his firm Serhant, Jolie at 77 Greenwich and more.
The Interview Discusses:
The state of the NYC real estate market and why he believes it will quickly become a seller’s market.Areas outside of NYC where he is currently finding compelling long-term investment opportunities.His firm Serhant which he launched in the beginning of the pandemic.The process he takes when branding properties including Jolie located at 77 Greenwich Street.Potential technological disruption in the real estate brokerage industry.How he leveraged his fame from The Million Dollar Listing show to become one of the country’s most successful real estate brokers.How he utilizes social media to successfully market properties.
IAC CEO Joey Levin on why his company took a 12% stake in MGM, which companies within IAC he is most excited about, lessons learned from working with Barry Diller, and how he approaches capital allocation.
The Interview Discusses:
Lessons learned from working with media mogul Barry Diller. Why they decided to take a 12% stake in casino giant MGM.Which businesses within the IAC portfolio he is most excited about.How he approaches capital allocation at IAC.Which stage he believes Angi is at in their fixed priced transformation.Why he believes Angi’ s “take rate” will increase with time.IAC’s major competitive advantage.Why he believes Care.com is a major opportunity for IAC.
Legendary investor Leon Cooperman on asset allocation, interest rates, Berkshire Hathaway, and where he is currently finding value in the stock market
The Interview Discusses:
How his investment strategy has evolved since retiring from managing money professionally.His thoughts on asset allocation. Which areas of the stock market he is currently finding value in.How to invest in a potentially rising interest rate environment.His sell discipline when investing in equities.
David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery, Inc. on the future of streaming and Discovery Plus
The Interview Discusses: How he helped launch CNBC, What it was like working in the cable industry when it finally started to gain popularity, David’s views on the current media landscape and where he believes there could be consolidation, His thoughts on how content will be bundled in the future, David’s thoughts on the current multiples for content companies and why Netflix and Disney have been able to garner premium multiples, What it was like working with Jack Welch, John Malone, and the Dolan family, And much more…
As President and CEO, David Zaslav sets the strategy and oversees all operations for Discovery’s global suite of brands across pay-TV, free-to-air, direct-to-consumer and other digital platforms. Under his leadership, Discovery began trading as a public company in 2008 and became a Fortune 500 company in 2014. More recently under Zaslav, Discovery acquired Scripps Networks Interactive, in a transaction which closed in 2018. The new Discovery comprises nearly 20% of ad-supported pay-TV viewership in the U.S. and nearly 7 billion monthly video views, making it #1 pay-TV portfolio in the U.S.
Since Zaslav took the helm, Discovery has launched some of the fastest-growing cable networks in the U.S., including Investigation Discovery, a leading network for women in total day delivery; and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, a top network for African American women. Under his leadership, Discovery networks have hit numerous milestones, with TLC breaking all cable viewing trends and recording its most-watched year ever in primetime for 2020. Brands including HGTV, Food Network, TLC and ID regularly rank among the most-popular networks for their core demo of female viewers.
The company’s global distribution platform has, under Zaslav’s leadership, expanded to 3 billion cumulative worldwide viewers with a diverse set of brands, creating an unmatched international portfolio for viewers, advertisers and distributors. Zaslav has diversified Discovery’s content offering with investments such as Discovery Kids in Latin America, the leading preschool network across the region. Discovery has further strengthened its presence in key international markets through numerous transactions including the acquisition of Eurosport, which led to the groundbreaking agreement with the International Olympic Committee making Discovery and Eurosport the home of the Olympic Games across Europe through 2024.
Michael Santoli, Senior Markets commentator at CNBC on how he has used his experience covering 9/11 and has applied that to Covid-19. He also discusses the importance of Twitter in journalism.
The Interview Discusses: Michael’s fascinating career from being a columnist and feature writer at Barron’s to becoming a Senior Markets Commentator on CNBC. The importance of Twitter as a tool for journalists. Michael’s famous source, ‘the mystery broker’. How Michael has used his experience covering 9/11 and has applied that to Covid-19.His thoughts on the possible rotation from growth to value in the equity markets.
Michael Santoli joined CNBC in October 2015 as a Senior Markets Commentator, based at the network’s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Previously, Santoli was a Senior Columnist at Yahoo Finance, where he wrote analysis and commentary on the stock market, corporate news and the economy. He also appeared on Yahoo Finance video programs, where he offered insights on the most important business stories of the day, and was a regular contributor to CNBC and other networks.
Santoli has covered the Wall Street beat for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Yahoo in 2012, he spent 15 years as a columnist and feature writer for Barron’s magazine. From 1993 to 1997, Santoli was a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires, covering the securities industry, and was awarded two Dow Jones Newswire Awards for distinguished real time journalism.
Santoli is a graduate of Wesleyan University and lives in New York City.
Really enjoyed the Lee Cooperman interview
Great podcast, very smart discussions!
Fantastic podcast. Interesting and intelligent. Every time I listen to Boyar I come away feeling like it was time well spent.
Great podcast !!!
I found this to be extremely insightful