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Mar 30, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at the coronavirus market volatility and what investors might want to do as stocks continue their recent climb. The episode then dives into three diverse stocks that are part of the broader technology space that longer-term investors might want to buy during the volatility and economic uncertainty.  

(0:20) - 3 Tech Stocks To Keep On Your Radar During Market Volatility
(4:05) - CrowdStrike's Positive Outlook Through Market Downturn
(10:25) - Why Should You Consider Verizon and Microsoft Now
Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 23, 2020

Ben Rains dives into the continued spread of the coronavirus and its economic impact. We also try to help investors see if the market’s worst days might already be over. Then we breakdown three safe haven-style tech stocks that investors might want to consider buying amid the coronavirus selloff and economic uncertainty.

(0:35) - The Ongoing Coronavirus Uncertainty 

(4:15) - 3 Safe Haven Stock Investments 

(17:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Mar 16, 2020
Ben Rains dives into the continued coronavirus-based market downturn that caused another trading halt on Monday. We then take a look at three tech stocks that investors might want to consider buying for their strong dividend yields and more.
 
(0:30) - The Market Continues to Fall on Coronavirus Fears
(4:45) - High Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy
(16:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Mar 9, 2020

Ben Rains dives into Monday’s massive selloff that briefly halted trading, as the coronavirus continues to spread outside of China, in the U.S. and elsewhere. We then dive into a few stay-at-home stocks that investors might want to buy to help combat the coronavirus-based market selloff.

 (0:45) - Monday Stock Market Selloff
(5:45) - Stay At Home Stocks For A Safety Investment
(17:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Mar 2, 2020

On today’s episode of Full Court Finance here at Zacks, Ben Rains dives into last week’s coronavirus-based selloff that caused the worst week on the market since the financial crisis. We then discuss if now might be time for investors to buy tech powers Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) stock on the dip amid broader economic and market uncertainty.

Feb 24, 2020

Ben Rains dives into what investors can expect from Salesforce (CRM) and Square (SQ) ahead of their upcoming fourth quarter earnings releases. Both stocks had been on strong runs in 2020, until the recent market pullback. So, is now the time to buy either of the two growth-focused tech stocks?

 
(0:30) - Market Pullback Due To Coronavirus Concerns
(2:50) - Salesforce Current Performance And Earnings Outlook
(11:35) - What To Expect From Square Inc Heading Into Earnings
(17:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Feb 18, 2020

Ben Rains breaks down Roku’s fourth quarter fiscal 2019 financial results. We then take a look at what to expect from the streaming TV firm to see if investors should consider buying Roku stock on the dip, with Disney (DIS), Netflix (NFLX), and others all set to expand their customer base.

(0:45) - Roku’s Earnings Overview
(6:55) - What To Expect From Roku Going Forward
(16:30) - Is It Time To Invest In Roku?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 10, 2020

Ben Rains dives into what to expect from Lyft’s (LYFT) fourth quarter earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday. The episode also breaks down rival Uber’s (UBER) Q4 results that helped its stock price surge, to see if investors should think about buying the ride-sharing firm’s shares.

(1:00) - Current Performance and Background of Uber
(6:50) - Uber's Future Expectations For Investors
(15:10) - Lyft's Earnings Preview
Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 3, 2020

Ben Rains previews what investors can expect from Snap Inc. (SNAP), Spotify (SPOT), and Twitter’s (TWTR) upcoming fourth quarter financial results. The three consumer-focused tech stocks have all faced various problems as public firms, but look poised to grow their user bases.

 (0:30) - Earnings Season Heats Up
(3:00) - Snap Inc's Earnings Preview
(9:20) - Outlook For Spotify’s Earnings Report
(17:15) - Twitter's Earnings Expectations
Podcast@Zacks.com
Jan 27, 2020

On today’s episode of Full Court Finance here at Zacks, we dive into everything investors need to know about Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) stock to help figure out if either tech giant is worth buying heading into quarterly earnings.

(0:45) - Two Tech Stocks To Keep On Your Radar

(4:05) - Apple's Performance and 2020 Outlook

(16:20) - Microsoft Continues To Impress: Q2 Earnings Expectations

(21:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Jan 20, 2020

Netflix is set to report its Q4 fiscal 2019 earnings results after the closing bell on Tuesday, January 21. The streaming giant’s stock price has climbed over the last several months but Wall Street is worried about Netflix’s growing competition.

Jan 13, 2020

Ben Rains dives into three of the biggest technology stocks on the planet. The episode breaks down what’s going on with Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Facebook (FB) to see what investors might want to do with the three tech giants in 2020.

(0:15) - Stocks Continue To Hit All-Time Highs

(2:30) - Apple's Performance and Outlook

(10:15) - Amazon's Slight Downturn

(18:40) - Facebook's Continued Success and Regulatory Uncertainty

Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 16, 2019

Ben Rains takes a look at five technology stocks that investors might want to buy for 2020, as stocks continue to climb on U.S.-China trade positivity heading into the new year.

(1:00) - Phase 1 Trade Agreement

(4:15) - Top Tech Stocks To Watch In 2020

(21:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 9, 2019

Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into Lululemon (LULU) and Nike (NKE) to see if investors should consider buying either stock with the sportswear retailers set to report their quarterly results soon.

Dec 2, 2019

Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains takes a look at three large-cap technology stocks that investors might want to consider buying for December.

Nov 25, 2019

Ben Rains dives into some of the latest U.S.-China trade war news that helped U.S. stocks jump Monday. We then break down three stocks that investors might want to consider buying heading into December with the stock market at new highs.

(0:30) - Stocks Continue To New All Time Highs
(4:15) - Is It Time To Invest In Intel?
(8:30) - Zendesk Continues To Impress Wall Street
(13:00) - Microsoft Continues to Impress Amid Cloud Expansion 
(18:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 18, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down what is going on in the retail world after Walmart (WMT) impressed Wall Street once again last week. We then dive into what investors need to know about Home Depot, Target, and Macy’s ahead of their quarterly earnings releases amid a busy stretch for retailers.

(0:45) - Stocks Continue To Climb To New All Time High’s
(3:05) – Walmart’s Blowout Q3 Results
(7:20) - Home Depot Looks To Continue Strong Growth
(12:45) - Target’s Solid Performance
(19:10) - Is Macy’s Decline Set To Continue?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 11, 2019

Ben Rains dives into some of Disney’s (DIS) recent quarterly financial results. We then take a look at Disney’s larger streaming TV future, before we see what company, from Netflix (NFLX) to Amazon (AMZN), might win the streaming TV war.

Nov 4, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down the latest quarterly financial results from Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL). We then dive into more fundamentals and what to expect from both companies down the road to help decide if either tech giant's stock looks worth buying at the moment.

(0:20) - Stock Market Hits All Time Highs
(2:15) - Apple Beats Expectations: Q4 Earnings Report
(14:00) - Facebook Tops Q3 Earnings
(27:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 28, 2019

Ben Rains dives into the latest news from Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB). We then break down what to expect from the two tech giants’ quarterly financial results that are due out Wednesday, October 30, as part of a busy stretch of Wall Street earnings.

(0:45) - Q3 Earnings Season Ramps Up
(4:35) - Apple's Current Performance and Q3 Expectations
(14:00) - Facebook's Government Scrutiny and Cryptocurrency Launch
(22:10) - Expectations For Facebook's Q3 Earnings Report
(26:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Oct 14, 2019

Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into some of the latest U.S.-China trade war updates, including President Trump’s optimism. We then look at three large-cap technology stocks to consider buying during the third-quarter earnings season. 

Oct 7, 2019
 Ben Rains dives into everything investors need to know about Netflix (NFLX) stock with the streaming TV firm set to report its Q3 earnings results on October 16. We break down why shares of Netflix have fallen far behind their FAANG peers, what to expect from quarterly subscriber and revenue results, the firm's streaming competitors, and much more.

(0:30) - Is Netflix on the Decline?
(6:05) - Streaming TV Competition
(12:45) - Netflix Current Performance and Q3 Expectations
(21:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Sep 30, 2019

Ben Rains dives into what investors need to know about newly public Peloton (PTON). The episode then takes a broader look what’s going on with some other 2019 IPOs such as Uber (UBER) and Beyond Meat (BYND) to help make sense of the WeWork debacle.

 
(1:00) - Peloton - Everything You Need To Know About The New IPO
(7:35) - Peloton's Current Performance
(13”50) - WeWork Pulls IPO Filing
(20:20) - 2019 IPOs - Where Are They Know?
Podcast@Zacks.com
Sep 23, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down what investors should expect from Nike’s (NKE) first-quarter fiscal 2020 financial results. We also dive into why Adidas (ADDYY) and Lululemon (LULU) stock have crushed Nike recently. The episode then closes with a look at why Nike’s e-commerce expansion could help the sportswear giant post its strongest growth in years.

 (0:30) - A Look Ahead At Q3 Earnings Season
(5:45) - Nike Rivals: Adidas and Lululemon
(15:50) - Q3 Earnings Expectations For Nike
(22:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@zacks.com
Sep 16, 2019

Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into Apple’s (AAPL) new iPhone 11s, as well as Apple’s streaming TV service and video game push. The episode also breaks down what’s next for Apple stock and why the tech firm looks so strong heading into the holiday shopping season. 

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