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Jan 19, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Amazon’s shortlist of cities for its second headquarters, the big changes coming to General Electric, and the latest volatility in cryptocurrencies.

(1:00) -Amazon's Second Headquarters

(10:00) - Even More Downside For GE

(16:30) - Cryptocurrency Crash
(25:45) - Episode Roundup:

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Jan 16, 2018

Ryan McQueeney previews the upcoming earnings report from IBM (IBM) and highlights several key estimates that suggest the company’s streak of declining revenues could finally be over.

(0:30) - IBM Declining Revenues

(3:25) - Problematic Areas

(7:00) - When Will The Streak End?

(9:00) - The Takeaways:

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Jan 15, 2018

Ben Rains explores the growing international business of the NBA, which has been driven by major media rights deals with Disney (DIS) and Time Warner (TWX), a massive Nike (NKE) sponsorship and forward-looking partnerships that include Amazon’s (AMZN) Twitch streaming service.

(1:00) - Global Growth of the NBA

(8:45) - Famous Athletes, Fan Base and Advertising: NFL vs. NBA

(13:00) - NBA Broadcasting Deals and TV Ratings

(17:35) - Social Media Presence and Sponsorships

(24:00) - NBA Team Valuations and Player Salaries

(29:20) - The Future of the NBA


Jan 12, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the latest numbers on Amazon’s growth in 2017, Kodak’s decision to “go crypto,” and two key companies sticking out after CES.

(3:00) - Amazon's Dominance In Ecommerce

(9:15) - Kodak Jumps On The Blockchain Madness

(14:05) - CES 2018: Nvidia Announcements

(20:25) - Ford Unveils The City Of Tomorrow

(22:50) - Episode Roundup:

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Jan 9, 2018

Ryan McQueeney turns his attention to Las Vegas, the home of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, to discuss why Nvidia (NVDA) has already made what will likely be the biggest splash of the entire event.

(0:30) - Las Vegas CES 2018

(2:15) - Nvidia Partners With Uber On Driverless Cars

(4:40) - High End Gaming Displays

(7:30) - Should You Buy Nvidia?

(9:30) - Episode Roundup:

Jan 8, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by Zacks producer and avid golfer Daniel MacPherson to discuss the current state of golf and the big business surrounding the PGA Tour as the 2018 season swings into full gear

(1:00) - Tiger Woods Comeback... Again!

(4:45) - Golf Equipment Companies and Broadcast Deals

(10:15) - PGA Season Schedule and Live Streaming Services

(16:00) - Early Tiger Boom and Today's Professional Golfers: Highest Paid Athletes

(21:10) - Player and Tournament Sponsorships

(28:25) - Average Golf Stats: Not All Doom and Gloom

(33:00) - Top Golf: Introduction To The Game

(36:30) - Takeaways Going Into 2018


Jan 5, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the major security flaw found in Intel processors, a cure for a rare blindness discovered by a young biotech firm, and several huge tech industry M&A rumors.

(2:45) - Intel Processor Bugs: Kernel Memory

(8:30) - Spark Therapeutics Sets Price For Blindness Treatment

(13:30) - Apple and Netflix Merger Speculation

(19:05) - M&A Speculation For Amazon

(25:00) - Episode Roundup:

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Jan 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney highlights three small-cap tech stocks that have soared over the past few weeks and discusses the likelihood that these companies will keep climbing.

(0:15) - 2017: The Year of Tech Stocks

(2:30) - Emerging Small Cap Stocks To Watch In 2018

(9:20) - Episode Roundup:

Jan 2, 2018

Ben Rains dives deep into global sportswear power Adidas’ (ADDYY) rapid rise in North America and how the company plans to compete with Nike (NKE) going forward.

Dec 29, 2017
Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined once again by Phil Bak, the CEO of ACSI Funds and Exponential ETFs.

(0:50) - What Are the Pro's and Con's of Inverse Weighting?

(5:00) - How Does RVRS Handle Underperforming Stocks?

(7:20) - RVRS Overview: Notable Trends

(9:45) - Episode Roundup:

Dec 26, 2017

Ben Rains is joined by Zacks’ resident retail expert Maddy Johnson to discuss the current state of sports retail. Topics range from Lululemon’s recent success to how sportswear powers Adidas and Nike can adapt to the changing retail landscape.

Dec 22, 2017

Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined by Ethan Powell, the founder and president of Impact Shares.

(0:50) - Impact Shares Launches Minority and Women Empowerment ETFs

(3:00) - Partnerships with NAACP and YWCA

(5:15) - How Will This Benefit The #MeToo Movement?

(7:50) - WOMN: What Makes this Fund Stand Out?

(10:10) - NACP: What Were The Guidelines For This Fund?

(12:30) - Will This Type Of Investing Grow In Popularity?


Dec 19, 2017

Ryan McQueeney discusses one of the trendiest bitcoin-related companies, Riot Blockchain (RIOT), and why short-selling firm Citron Research decided to short the stock.

(0:30) - Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech: What Is It?

(4:15) - The Rapid Growth of Riot Blockchain

(9:00) - Riot Blockchain Warning Signs

(12:30) - Episode Roundup:

Dec 18, 2017

Ben Rains is joined by Michael Breit, the Partner-in-Charge of EisnerAmper’s Sports and Entertainment Group. The conversation ranges from franchise valuations and sports of the future, to how retail investors can invest in sports.

Dec 15, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Disney’s deal to purchase some of 21st Century Fox’s most valuable assets.

(0:30) - Disney To Buy 21st Century Fox

(3:00) - Disney's Movie Lineup: Marvel Comics Add To Their Collection

(11:30) - Video Streaming Expansion

(20:00) - ESPN Struggles and Sky Sports Addition

(26:30) - Takeaways From The Merger:


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Dec 14, 2017

Blockchain technology has the potential to change the world and the race for blockchain ETFs is heating up.

Dec 12, 2017

Maddy Johnson dives into some predictions for (AMZN) in 2018.

(0:15) - Amazon Predictions For 2018

(1:15) - Improving Whole Food Experience

(3:20) - Amazon's 2nd Headquarters

(5:10) - Episode Roundup:

Dec 11, 2017

Ben Rains and special guest Ryan McQueeney dive into the current American sports betting scene and how the Supreme Court could be poised to shake the multibillion-dollar industry up.

(0:25) - The Illegal World of Sports Betting

(3:00) - Las Vegas Environment and NFL Stance

(10:00) - Supreme Court Christie v. NCAA

(13:15) - Who Benefits From Legalizing Sports Betting?

(17:50) - What Are The Downsides?

(23:35) - Companies In The Sports Betting Industry

(32:00) - Episode Roundup:

Dec 8, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest earnings results from Dollar General (DG) and Lululemon (LULU), as well as major healthcare M&A deals involving CVS (CVS), Aetna (AET), and UnitedHealth (UNH).

(0:45) - Bitcoin's Rally & Disney's Purchase of Marvel

(3:20) - Dollar General's Earnings Report

(6:45) - Lululemon's Earnings Report

(16:15) - CVS Buys Aetna for $69 Billion

(19:00) - UnitedHealth Buys DaVita Medical Group

(21:10) - Episode Roundup:

Dec 5, 2017

Ryan McQueeney looks ahead to 2018 and highlights three private tech companies that he would like to see go public in the upcoming year.

(0:20) - A Look Into 2018: Private Tech Companies

(1:00) - Lyft: Battle Against Uber

(4:30) - Palantir Technologies: Big Data Analysis

(7:45) - Airbnb: Legal Troubles Ahead?

(10:50) - Episode Roundup:

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Dec 4, 2017

Ben Rains tackles the business of Major League Soccer, from its rapid expansion to major TV deals, ahead of Saturday’s Audi MLS Cup.


(0:20) - The Expansive Growth of the MLS

(2:30) - Background of Major League Soccer

(7:20) - MLS Soccer Teams: Owners, Players Salaries and New Teams

(11:30) - Schedule and TV Contracts for MLS

(14:40) - Major League Soccer Ratings and Stadium Attendance

(23:30) - Sponsorships and MLS Jersey's

(26:15) - Takeaways From The Business of the MLS


Dec 1, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the progress made on the GOP tax bill, North Korea’s missile test, bitcoin’s historic week, and what it all means for the stock market in 2018.

(1:00) - Bitcoin Surges To $10,000

(5:00) - Trumps Tax Reform

(10:10) - Jerome Powell's Fed Chair Senate Testimony

(13:40) - Tech Sector Sell Off

(21:30) - Episode Roundup:

Nov 28, 2017

History was made during this year’s Cyber Monday, and on this week’s episode of Shopping for Stocks, host and Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson dives into America’s largest-ever online shopping day.

(0:15) - Cyber Monday History 

(3:45) - UPS and USPS: Deliveries Expected

(5:30) - Episode Roundup:

Nov 27, 2017

Ben Rains delves into the big business behind college basketball that helps fuel the sport, as the likes of Nike, CBS, ESPN, and others continue to pour millions of dollars into NCAA hoops.

(0:30) - College Basketball: How Much Are The Teams Worth?

(2:30) - NCAA's Role In The Money Madness: CBS and Turner Broadcast Deals

(6:15) - Regular Season Broadcasting

(8:45) - In-Season Tournaments

(12:00) - College Basketball Controversy

(15:00) - School Sponsorship Deals  

(18:45) - Episode Roundup:

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:

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