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Each week Maddy and Ryan talk about the round up the week's top investing stories.
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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).
Jun 20, 2017

Ryan McQueeney takes a tech-first perspective on the shocking Amazon-Whole Foods deal. Listen now to find out how the e-commerce giant might be able to implement its own technology to change how we shop for groceries! Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Amazon Buys Whole Foods

(2:10) - Amazon Go: Check Out Free

(4:20) - Computer Vision, Sensor Fusion and Deep Learning

(5:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 16, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest news from Uber, a big corporate restructuring from Nike, and a volatile stretch from tech stocks. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Fed Rate Hike

(3:00) - Uber: Travis Kalanick Takes Leave of Absence 

(8:40) - Nike Makes Extensive Changes
 
(12:30) - Tech Stock Sell Off
 
(18:00) - What To Expect For Tech Going Forward
 
(22:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Jun 13, 2017

Maddy Johnson covers another busy week in the retail industry, giving listeners a rundown of the biggest stories affecting the sector. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - Macy's Gross Margin Announcement

(1:25) - Nordstrom Explores Going Private

(3:25) - J. Crew: Mickey Drexler Steps Down as CEO

(6:25) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 9, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on James Comey’s riveting testimony, AMD’s incredible week, and Uber’s latest PR disaster. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Alphabet Joins the $1,000 Club

(1:30) - James Comey's Testimony

(7:45) - AMD: Partners with Apple, Intel Rivalry and Cryptocurrency

(12:00) - Uber Fires Employees After Sexual Harassment Claims

(14:45) - Uber Competitors

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

Jun 6, 2017

Ryan McQueeney talked about one of the biggest events in the tech worlds: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Make sure to tune in as Ryan highlights three of the coolest announcements from Monday’s keynote address. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:25) - Apple WWDC 2017 - New Tech

(2:05) - IOS 11 Announcement - AI & Machine Learning

(4:10) - Mac Computer Updates

(5:35) - HomePod: Apple's Smart Speaker

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

Jun 2, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the potentially weak summer movie schedule, Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal, and Amazon’s victory in the race to $1,000. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - The Worst Memorial Weekend Box Office

(7:20) - Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Climate Agreement

(11:30) - Amazon Beats Alphabet to $1,000

(22:20) -  What Will It Take For Alphabet to Get to $2,000

(26:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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