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Dec 28, 2018

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Associate Stock Strategist Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson discuss the week’s wild movements in the stock market and look back upon the retail industry’s top stories of 2018.

Dec 24, 2018

On this episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast, Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains takes a look at some of the best sports retail stocks to buy in 2019, far beyond Nike (NKE) and other giants.

Dec 24, 2018

Ryan McQueeney chats with Jessica Wooke of RobustWealth about representation in finance, technology, and how women are shaping the future of leadership in the fintech industry.

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Dec 21, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson chat with Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone, about investing strategies based on the trends of hedge fund managers.

(1:00) - Alpha Clone 13F Filings Batting Average Scores
(2:30) - Are There Any Trends From The Recent 13F Filing?
(5:10) - Do 13F Filings Show Us How To Invest Like A Billionaire?
(8:20) - Does Luck Play A Role With Investing?
(9:25) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Dec 18, 2018

Ryan McQueeney chats with ROBO Global’s Bill Studebaker about how to invest in the robotics revolution powering retail logistics during this year’s record-breaking holiday shopping season.

(3:00) - Where Are Robotics Being Applied In The Retail Industry?

(5:45) - What Could Be The Impact On Employment Going Forward?

(8:50) - Employee Pay Hikes vs. Robotic Investments

(12:15) - Investment Opportunities In Robotics and Retail

(15:00) - ROBO Global Robotics and Automations Index ETF Overview: ROBO

(19:50) - Companies To Watch For In The Robotics Industry 

(23:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Dec 17, 2018
Ben Rains breaks down what Farfetch’s acquisition of sneaker startup Stadium Goods means for sports retail. The episode also dives into how giants like Nike have adapted with the times to becomes even more powerful.
 
(1:00) - Farfetch Acquires Stadium Goods: Breaking Down The Deal
(8:50) - What Does This Acquisition Mean For The Retail Industry
(14:40) - Companies Shaking Up Traditional Retail
(19:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Dec 14, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the latest trade war news, Under Armour's investor day, hemp legalization, and Robinhood's checking and savings accounts.

(3:30) - Trade War Update: Is Progress Being Made?
(8:00) - Under Armor Plummets On Poor Guidance Outlook
(13:50) - Congress Legalizes Hemp
(21:00) - Robinhood To Offer Checking and Savings Accounts
(29:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Dec 11, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the latest twist in the U.S-China trade war: legal battles involving some of the world’s biggest technology companies.

(0:30) - U.S. and China Trade War Concerns Continue

(3:00) - Huawei CFO Arrested In Canada

(6:45) - Breaking Down Charges Against Meng Wanzhou

(11:00) - China Bans Older iPhone Sales: Apple vs. Qualcomm

(16:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Dec 10, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Lululemon’s recent Q3 financial results and dives into the athleisure firm’s future as it expands its offerings amid competition from sportswear giants.

(0:40) - Lululemon Earnings Overview
(7:00) -  Expansion Plans 
(13:15) - Q4 and 2019 Forward Outlook
(18:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 7, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson recap the hectic week of headlines related to the U.S-China trade war. Later, the pair discuss a handful of key retail earnings reports.

(0:30) - Volatility Continues With Trade War Concerns
(4:00) - The Positives and Negatives Of The G-20 Summit
(16:40) - Kroger’s Earnings Report
(19:50) - Mixed Earnings From Dollar General
(23:30) - Positive Earnings From Lululemon
(27:25) - Ulta Beauty’s Earnings Report
(30:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Dec 4, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the growing business of esports and the new ways video game companies are looking to cash in on professional gaming competitions.

(0:45) - E-Sports Rapid Growth and Investing Opportunities 

(4:30) - Activision Blizzard's Merchandise Deal With Fanatics 

(9:00) - League of Legends Partnership With We Are Nations

(14:50) - Is The International Olympic Committee Considering E-Sports?
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Dec 3, 2018

Ben Rains dives into the latest sports betting news as MLB joins the fun. He then breaks down another well-known company’s jump into the business of basketball.

(1:00) - Sports Betting Update

(7:45) - MLB Signs Multiyear Partnership With MGM Resorts

(14:30) - New Balance’s Push Into Basketball

(19:00) - Converse Signs Kelly Oubre Jr. On Apparel Deal

(24:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Nov 30, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the Fed’s dovish turn, historic Cyber Monday sales, earnings from Salesforce and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and what to expect from the G20 summit.

(1:00) - Jerome Powell Speech Helps Boosts Wall Street

(4:35) - The Turkey Five Historic Sales

(10:30) - Earnings Report Overviews: Salesforce and Dicks Sporting Goods

(20:15) - What To Watch For During G-20 Summit

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

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Nov 27, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down why Amazon looks ready to make its biggest acquisition in company history on Fox’s regional sports networks. Plus, we dive into a major streaming sports snafu.


(0:45) - Amazon Bids For Disney's Regional Sports Networks
(7:00) - The Downside To Amazon Owning Sports Networks
(13:45) - Cable vs. Streaming and Amazon Advertising and Prime Growth
(16:50) - NFL TV Ratings and Thursday Night Streaming Ratings
(21:25) - Is Live Streaming Still In BETA?
(23:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 27, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the history and future of Overstock.com (OSTK), a former pioneer of the e-commerce industry that is poised to abandon its core business and double down on blockchain technology.

(0:30) - Overstock's Roller Coaster Ride: Company Background

(5:15) - The Turn Towards Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology

(12:30) - Whats Next For Overstock.com?

(17:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Nov 23, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take a break from regularly scheduled programming to discuss Black Friday, arguably the biggest shopping holiday in the U.S.

(0:45) - Black Friday: How It All Began
(6:50) - Are The Deals Too Good To Be True: Doorbuster Deals
(11:40) - The Transition Into Black Thursday
(18:45) - Even More Holiday Shopping: Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday
(25:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Nov 20, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses how technology—and several of the world’s largest tech companies—have helped the traditional pleasures of Thanksgiving evolve to fit the modern world.

(0:45) - Tech’s Influence On Thanksgiving
(3:35) - Evolution of Communication: Facebook Portal
(7:55) - Cord Cutting: Netflix Christmas Specials
(11:40) - Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday
(16:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Nov 19, 2018

Ben Rains discusses some of the best sports-based retail stocks to buy right now before Black Friday and the busy holiday shopping season

(0:45) - What To Expect From Upcoming Holiday Retail Season

(4:15) - Stocks To Watch: Canada Goose

(11:00) - Canada Goose's Q3 Earnings Overview

(13:45) - Crocs New Found Popularity: CROX

(18:55) - Top Zacks Ranked Stocks To Watch

(20:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Nov 16, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson recap the week’s Brexit drama and major earnings results from the retail sector. The hosts also chat about Nvidia’s sluggish guidance and what it could mean for tech stocks.

(1:00) - The Brexit Controversy Continues
(9:25) - Walmart’s Beat and Raise Earnings Report
(13:10) - J.C. Penny’s On Going Struggle: Earnings Report Overview
(17:50) - Macy’s Earnings Report
(22:55) - Nordstrom's Positive Earnings Report
(31:30) - Nvidia Plummets On Earrings Report
(37:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Nov 13, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the latest news from the smartphone industry, including worries that Apple’s iPhone X line is underperforming and fresh rumors emerging about Samsung’s foldable touchscreen device.

(0:30) - Smartphone Competition: Samsung vs. Apple
(2:15) - Lumentum’s Profit Warning and Impact On Apple Inc.
(9:00) - Samsung Galaxy F: Foldable Smartphone
(15:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Nov 12, 2018

Ben Rains dives into everything we learned about ESPN+ and  ESPN from Disney’s (DIS) Q4 results and its conference call as it heads into its streaming future.

(0:35) - Disney’s Earnings Report Overview

(5:00) - Disney’s Media Networks Performance

(10:20) - EPSN+ Updates and What's To Come

(16:15) - Streaming Industry Dominance: Are There Too Many Services?

(19:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Nov 9, 2018

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Associate Stock Strategist Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson preview the holiday shopping season by looking at the latest consumer spending projections, discussing new in-store and online customer experiences, and selecting retail stocks to buy now.

(0:30) - Navigating The Holiday Shopping Season

(2:10) - Amazon To Have 2 New Headquarters

(4:00) - 2018 Holiday Shopping Predictions

(6:55) - Facebook Pop Up Shops and Amazon’s Toy Catalog

(12:15) - Stocks To Watch: Target & Kohl’s 

(24:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Nov 6, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the drama surrounding Activision Blizzard’s new mobile game, Diablo Immortal, and recaps the latest estimates heading into the video game giant’s earnings announcement.

(0:20) - Activision Stock Price Plummets
(2:10) - Diablo Immortal Controversy
(7:00) - EA Star Wars Battlefront 2: Pay To Win
(12:30) - Upcoming Activision Q3 Earnings Report
(16:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Nov 5, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Under Armour’s recent Q3 financial results before he looks ahead to the sports apparel firm’s future amid a shifting retail environment.

(0:30) - In Depth Look At Under Armour: Bullish or Bearish?

(3:05) - Under Armour's Q3 Earnings Report

(9:40) - Positive Takeaways on Q3

(13:10) - What Does The Future Have In Store For Under Armour?

(21:20) - Under Armour's Social Media Presence 

(23:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Nov 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson discuss IBM’s historic acquisition of Red Hat and recap earnings news from Facebook, General Electric, Starbucks, and Apple.

(0:25) - Has WallStreet Found The Bottom To The Correction?
(2:10) - IBM Acquires Red Hat For $34 Billion
(8:50) - Facebook’s Earnings Report Overview
(14:25) - Another Negative GE Earnings Report
(18:50) - Apples Earnings Report Overview
(22:45) - Starbucks Earnings Report
(28:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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