Zacks Stocks In The News

Each week Maddy and Ryan talk about the round up the week's top investing stories.
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Now displaying: December, 2017
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: