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Each week Maddy and Ryan talk about the round up the week's top investing stories.
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Nov 22, 2017

Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined by Martin Kremenstein, a Senior Managing Director at Nuveen.

(1:00) - Inclusion Parameters For Nuveen ESG ETFs

(4:15) - What Created the Need for ESG ETFs?

(7:20) - What Was The Markets Response To Nuveen's ESG ETFs?

(9:40) - What Companies and Industries Are Included?

(12:05) - How Can Nuveen ESG ETFs Benefit Investors?

(13:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 21, 2017

Ryan McQueeney discusses the Tesla (TSLA) Semi reveal and explains why lofty claims of Elon Musk should—sometimes—be taken with a grain of salt.

(0:20) - Tesla Announcements: Semi Truck and Roadster

(4:00) - Elon Musk's Media Tactics

(6:50) - Takeaways From Elon Musk and Tesla

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Nov 20, 2017

Ben Rains takes on all of the most recent happenings in the sports media world, as the landscape continues to shift, forcing giants like ESPN and Sports Illustrated to make big changes. 

(1:00) - Cord Cutting Stats

(3:40) - ESPN Prepares For More Layoffs

(6:50) - Sports Illustrated TV Launches: Content Overview

(12:00) - Print Issues Continue Decline: Koch Brothers Back Meredith Corp To Purchase Time Inc.

(15:15) - Barstool Sports: XM Radio, ESPN Controversy and Rapid Growth

(21:00) - Facebook To Stream College Basketball

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

 

Nov 17, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Square's new bitcoin test, the survival of Dick's Sporting Goods, and Walmart's latest earnings results.

(0:25) - Retail Earnings Overview

(1:50) - Square Integrates Bitcoin Into It's Cash App

(10:00) - DICKS Sporting Good Earnings Results

(21:00) - Walmart Earnings Report

(28:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 14, 2017

Maddy Johnson dives into an earnings preview of some big-name big box retailers.

(0:15) - Upcoming Retail Earnings

(0:50) - Target Q3 Earnings

(2:40) - Walmart Q3 Earnings

(4:05) - Best Buy Q3 Earnings

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

Nov 13, 2017

Ben Rains dives into the rapid rise and recent decline of Under Armour, touching on a range of topics regarding the apparel giant’s 2017 fall from grace and what UA might do to turn things around.

(0:15) - The Rise and Fall of Under Armour

(2:00) - Under Armour Company Background

(7:00) - The Slow Decline: First Revenue Miss

(16:00) - Under Armour's Competition

(20:00) - Positive Takeaways: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 10, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest news and earnings results from two of Wall Street’s most talked about companies: Disney (DIS) and Nvidia (NVDA). Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:40) - Disney Talks Merger With 20th Century Fox

(8:10) - Disney Q4 Earnings Report

(15:50) - Nvidia Q4 Earnings Report

(22:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 7, 2017

Ryan McQueeney discusses the failure of Sprint’s attempted merger with T-Mobile and what it might mean for the telecomm industry, as well as the broader tech sector. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Fails

(3:00) - Sprint Announces Partnership With Altice USA

(6:00) - SoftBank's $100 Billion Tech Fund: SoftBank Vision Fund

(9:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 6, 2017

Ben Rains discusses how the NFL’s television ratings, which have caused the league’s advertising and TV partners to grow increasingly concerned, might impact investors.

Nov 3, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest earnings announcements from Facebook, Tesla, Apple, and Starbucks. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Robert Mueller's Indictments and GOP Tax Plan

(2:00) - Facebook Earnings Report

(7:05) - Telsa Earnings Report

(10:40) - Apple Earnings Report

(15:00) - Starbucks Earnings Report

(20:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 31, 2017

Maddy Johnson dives into one of the scariest aspects of the retail industry: department stores. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - The Scary Retail Sector: Analyst Downgrades

(3:20) - How Can Brick & Mortar Make A Comeback?

(4:55) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 30, 2017

On the fourth episode of Full-Court Finance, Content Writer Ben Rains discusses how the rise of streaming content will impact live sports as well their linear TV partners.

Oct 27, 2017

Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined by Will Rhind, a recognized commodities expert and CEO of GraniteShares. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - What Ties The Different Commodities Together?

(3:50) - How Has Trading Commodities Changed Over Time?

(5:10) - Is An ETF A Safe Way To Invest In Gold?

(7:45) - GOP Tax Plan, Low Inflation and Fed Rate Hikes: How Has This Affected The Commodity Market?

(12:25) - Overview Of GraniteShares ETFs

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

Oct 24, 2017

Ryan McQueeney previews the upcoming earnings report from Google parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL). Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - Alphabet Earnings Preview

(1:45) - Solid Revenue Growth For Alphabet

(4:00) - Breakdown Of Google's 'Other Revenues'

(6:35) - Alphabet's 'Other Bets' Revenues

(9:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Oct 23, 2017

On the third episode of Full-Court Finance, Ben Rains discusses the recent FBI investigation into the world of big-time college basketball and the role sportswear giants like Nike and Adidas play

Oct 20, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the airline industry’s reaction to United’s earnings announcement, Blue Apron’s plan to cut jobs, and a preview of Chipotle’s upcoming earnings report. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - United Airlines Earnings Report

(5:25) - Blue Apron To Cut 300 Jobs

(13:00) - Chipotle Earnings Preview: Tuesday 10/24

(19:30) - Non-Financial Estimates For Chipotle

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

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Oct 17, 2017

Maddy Johnson revisits American fashion icon Coach Inc. (COH), and its recent decision to change its corporate name. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:15) - Coach Inc. Rebranding

(2:00) - Why The Name Change To Tapestry?

(4:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 16, 2017

On the second episode of Full-Court Finance, Ben Rains discusses the rise of esports, big-name companies that have already jumped on board, and how investors can get in on the action.

Oct 13, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson prepare listeners for the first busy week of Q3 earnings season with previews of upcoming reports from PayPal (PYPL), United (UAL), and Netflix (NFLX). Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Q3 Earnings Preview

(2:15) - PayPal: Venmo and New Partnerships

(8:10) - United Airlines: Challenges From The Hurricanes

(11:45) - Netflix: International Expansion

(17:00) - Netflix Originals: Quality Over Quantity

(24:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 10, 2017

Ryan McQueeney discusses the recent momentum of Fitbit (FIT) and explains why the company should continue to be a force in the evolving wearable tech industry for years. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - Fitbit Bouncing Back

(2:45) - Ionic Smartwatch

(4:45) - Apple Watch Series 3

(7:15) - Upcoming Earnings and Challenges Ahead For Wearable Tech

(9:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 9, 2017
On the first-ever episode of Full-Court Finance, Ben Rains speaks with the co-founder of SportsETFs LLC, Nick Fullerton, about the new Pro Sports Sponsors ETF (FANZ) that is geared towards sports-minded investors.
Oct 6, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on several major headlines from Amazon, Walmart, and the two retail behemoths’ ongoing war for shopping supremacy. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - Thoughts and Prays For Las Vegas

(3:00) - EU Orders Amazon To Pay Back Taxes

(9:10) - Walmart Acquires Startup Parcel

(16:20) - Amazon Rivals Fedex and UPS: Amazon Flex

(20:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 3, 2017

Maddy Johnson discussed the retail strategy of private-label brands, and the companies who utilize them. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Jet.com To Launch In House Brand: Uniquely J

(2:00) - Private Label Boom Within Online Retailers

(4:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Sep 29, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on President Trump and the GOP’s tax plan, Nvidia’s new AI chip deal, Roku’s IPO, and Blackberry’s surprising earnings report. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - Trump's Proposal For New Tax Plan

(8:15) - Nvidia's New Volta Systems and Partnerships

(13:00) - Roku IPO

(18:30) - Blackberry's Software Focus

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

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Sep 26, 2017

Ryan McQueeney discusses why the iPhone 8 has experienced weaker-than-usual demand and explains why this phenomenon doesn’t quite matter yet. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - iPhone 8 Release: Shorter Lines and Lower Sales

(2:30) - iPhone X Lingers Over iPhone 8 Sales: Analysts Raise Concern

(5:05) - iPhone X Overview: Difference Between iPhone 8

(9:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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