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Each week Maddy and Ryan talk about the round up the week's top investing stories.
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Sep 19, 2017

Maddy Johnson discusses the retail plan tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) laid out at its much-hyped Keynote event held last week at the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:15) - Apple Keynote Event

(1:10) - Apple Retail Stores: Creating Town Squares

(3:00) - Retailers Transforming Brick and Mortar  

(4:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 15, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the massive Equifax data breach and Apple’s historic keynote event. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:35) - Equifax Data Breach: 143 Million Americans Affected

(4:40) - Apple Keynote Event: Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit Ionic

(9:30) - Apple TV 4K: Amazon & Netflix 

(14:25) - Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone X (10) 

(19:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 12, 2017

Ryan McQueeney is joined by by Jamie Wise, the founder of BUZZ Indexes. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - The Tech Behind BUZZ Indexes: AI & Machine Learning

(4:00) - Why Is Sentiment So Important?

(7:45) - Market Cap and Sector Breakdown: Common Themes

(10:50) - Can This Tech Be Used To Create A Different Strategy?

(13:40)  - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 8, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the impact that Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have already had on the stock market. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Hurricane Impact On The Stock Market

(2:00) - Oil and Gas Prices On The Rise

(5:45) - Airlines, Cruise Lines and Travel Sites Take a Hit

(9:00) - Evacuations and Closures Effect On Restaurant Stocks

(13:00) - Insurance Industry: Who's Footing The Bill?

(17:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 5, 2017

Maddy Johnson takes a look at specialty retailer Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS), a company that is known specifically for its $900-and-up parkas with fur-trimmed hoods. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20)  -Canada Goose: Luxury Parka's

(1:15) - Performance Since IPO Debut

(3:00) - Store Openings and Increased Product Line

(6:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 1, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including Gilead’s acquisition of Kite Pharma, the future of the CAR-T therapy industry, and Amazon’s changes to Whole Foods stores. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:35) - Hurricane Harvey and North Korea Tensions

(2:30) - Gilead's Acquisition of Kite Pharma: What Is CAR-T Therapy?

(4:45) - Novartis CAR-T Cell Therapy Receives Approval By FDA

(6:50) - CAR-T Biotech Stocks On The Rise

(10:40) - Is This A New Era For Biotech

(15:15) - Price Cutting On Whole Foods Products

(19:20) - Amazon Echoes and Instacart In-direct Competition

(23:45) - Upcoming Rewards Program For Prime Members

(26:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 29, 2017

Ryan McQueeney discusses Uber’s decision to offer its vacant CEO role to longtime Expedia (EXPE) chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20)  - Uber Hires a New CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi's

(1:00) - Dara Khosrowshahi's Background

(3:30) - What Challenges Will The New CEO Face?

(6:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 25, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Snapchat’s popularity among youth, Amazon closing its deal to buy Whole Foods, and Uber’s rumored next CEO. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Trumps Latest Rally In Arizona
(3:00) - Snapchat's Positive Week
(8:35) - Amazons Buyout Of Whole Foods Finalized
(19:00) - Uber Rumors: Jeff Immelt Top CEO Candidate
(31:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 22, 2017

Maddy Johnson dives into Target Corp. (TGT), and looks into how the big box favorite stacks up against its biggest competitors, Walmart (WMT) and Amazon.com (AMZN). Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:15) - Target's Impressive Q2 Earnings

(1:20) - Target Brands Are Their Key To Success

(3:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 18, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest earnings results from big-box retailers Target (TGT) and Walmart (WMT), as well as the latest political turmoil involving the Trump administration. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Big Box Retailers

(2:50) - Target Q2 Earnings Report

(6:00) - Walmart Q2 Earnings Report

(15:15) - Major Indices Down: Trump's Advisor Council Disbands

(20:40) - Are Investors Losing Confidence In The Trump Administration?

(23:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 15, 2017

Ryan McQueeney takes a look at Snap (SNAP), Blue Apron (APRN), and the dangers of the mysterious tech unicorn IPO. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:15) - Unicorn Companies: What Are They?

(1:45) - Snapchat and Blue Apron Dismal IPO Debuts

(3:00) - How Does This Effect Future Unicorn Companies?

(5:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 11, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Intern Ben Rains take on earnings from newly-public Blue Apron and Snap Inc., the continued struggles of retail stores, and a recap of Nvidia’s latest
results. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - North Korean Tensions On The Rise

(2:10) - Blue Apron Earnings Report

(5:40) - Snapchat Earnings Report 
 
(9:10) - Retail Sector Earnings Breakdown
 
(13:00) - Nvidia Earnings Report
 
(17:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Aug 8, 2017

 

Maddy Johnson is joined by Eric Ervin, the CEO of dividend growth investing firm Reality Shares. Through four focused funds--the DIVCON LEADERS DIVIDEND ETF (LEAD); the DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF (DFND); the DIVCON DIVIDEND GUARD ETF (GARD); and the Reality Shares DIVS ETF (DIVY)--Reality Shares is dedicated to providing investors with access to the power of dividend growth investing. Please pick a time stamped topic below:
 

(1:00) - Dividend Investing Strategy

(3:00) - The Beat Down of the Retail Market: What Challenges Do They Face?

(6:00) - Apple Store vs. Microsoft Store

(9:15) - Q2 Retail Losing Predictions: Staples

(11:45) - Bed Bath and Beyond

(16:15) - Q2 Retail Winning Predictions: TJX Companies

(19:20) - Ross Stores

(21:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Aug 4, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson are joined by Bill Studebaker, the president and chief investment officer of ROBO Global. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:10) - What is Robotics Technology

(3:00) - What Industries Has Robotics Influenced

(6:15) - Will Robots Take Over All Jobs?

(9:15) - The Future of Robotics: Where To Invest

(14:20) - Drones and AI Growth: Investment Opportunities

(19:00) - What is The Risk When Investing In Robotics?

(23:15) - Big Data's Role In Robotics

            Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 1, 2017

Ryan McQueeney is joined by Brendan Ahern, the Chief Investment Officer at KraneShares, to discuss the current state of the Chinese internet market. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:15) - Chinese Regulation: Ban On Internet Content

(3:45) - Content Crack Down: VPN Bans

(5:30) - The Effect On Chinese Internet Stocks

(8:00) - The Future of the Chinese Internet Market

(9:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@zacks.com

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Jul 28, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the sale of an iconic footwear brand Jimmy Choo, as well as the latest earnings results from Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, and many more. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Michael Kors Buys Jimmy Choo

(6:30) - Rapid Fire: Earnings Reports

(7:10) - Alphabet (Google)

(9:25) - AMD

(10:45) - Chipotle

(12:00) - Facebook

(15:20) - Intel

(17:20) - Starbucks

(27:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 25, 2017

Maddy Johnson dives into Sears Holdings (SHLD), and looks into how the retailer, once America’s largest retailer, fell so far from its former glory. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:15) - Sears Downfall: What Happened?

(1:00) - Company Background: Consumer Bible, Online Retail and Mergers

(4:00) - Is The Economy To Blame?

(6:10) - Amazon Partners With Sears: Is There Still Hope?

            Podcast@zacks.com

 

Jul 21, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the rare positive week from Sears, as well as the latest earnings results from Netflix and Microsoft. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Chipotle With More Health Scares

(3:35) - Sears Earnings Report

(8:30) - Netflix Earnings Report

(11:15) - United Airlines Earnings Report

(16:10) - Microsoft Earnings Report

(20:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 18, 2017

Ryan McQueeney takes a look at the nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards, which further cement the idea that video streaming giants like Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) are a force to be reckoned with in the TV industry. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Netflix Earnings Report

(1:55) - Emmy Nominations: Tech Takeover

(4:15) - Content Budgets

(7:00) - Streaming Services Effect on Hollywood

(8:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 14, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the results of Amazon Prime Day, video streaming giants dominating the Emmy nominations, and a preview of Netflix’s upcoming earnings report. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails

(4:00) - Amazon Prime Day

(10:30) - Emmy Nominations: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

(17:50) - Netflix Earnings Preview

(23:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 11, 2017

Maddy Johnson details Amazon (AMZN) Prime Day, the company’s online shopping extravaganza. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - Amazon Prime Day: Competitors Take Stock Market Hit

(2:30) - Prime Day Deals: What Are They?

(4:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com  

Jul 7, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the massive home shopping network merger, Nvidia’s latest AI partnership, Blue Apron’s sluggish IPO, and Tesla’s rare downturn. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - QVC to Merge With Rival HSN

(3:35) - Nvidia and Baidu Partner Up

(5:30) - Blue Apron IPO

(8:00) - The "Kit" Economy

(12:30) - Telsa's Stock Takes A Rare Downturn

(17:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 30, 2017

Since President Trump took office, he has promised massive increases in defense and military spending. Some of the biggest names in the aerospace and defense industries are certainly benefitting, but so are smaller corners of the market, specifically drones. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:35) - Andrew Chanin and IFLY ETF

(2:40) - What Is The Business Application For Drones?

(5:10) - Amazon's Drone Usage

(8:15) - Who Are The Leaders In The Drone Market?

(12:15) - Will The Drone Market Be Worth $127 Billion By 2020?

(14:30) - Episode Roundup:Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 27, 2017

Maddy Johnson is joined by Phil Bak, the CEO of Exponential ETFs, and Larry Medin, the founder and CEO of Brandometry.

Exponential ETFs and Brandometry recently launched the Brand Value ETF (BVAL), a fund that was designed to outperform the broader market by identifying companies with strong brand potential “whose latent value has not yet been realized by their stock price.”

Please Pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Exponential ETFs & Brandometry

(3:03) - How Can You Measure A Company's Brand Value?

(6:20) - Customer Satisfaction's Effect On Brand Value

(7:20) - Brand Value ETFs Balance Between Consumer and Tech Companies

(9:25) - Apple: Can They Become More Valuable?

(11:40) - Disney: Where Will Be The Value In The Future?

(14:25) - Harley Davidson: Can They Expand Beyond Their Niche Market?

(16:25) - What Is Self Driving Car's Effect On Fords Brand Value?

(18:15) - Tiffany: Has Visibility In Pop Culture Helped Their Value?

Jun 23, 2017
Maddy Johnson is joined by Eric Dutram, an ETF Strategist here at Zacks, and together, they take on this week's biggest stories, including the latest update on the oil market, big news from Uber, and Amazon's (AMZN) proposed merger with Whole
Foods Market (WFM).
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