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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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May 29, 2018

Ryan McQueeney concludes his three-part series on artificial intelligence by discussing more specific strategies for investors interested in AI. This week, Ryan highlights “pure play” AI stocks focused on big data and robotics.

(0:35) - Part 3: Pure Play Companies Leading AI
(1:30) - Big Data Impact on AI
(4:45) - Robotics and Automation
(11:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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May 29, 2018

Ben Rains outlines the NFL’s new National Anthem Policy, before he breaks down the league’s Nike and Fanatics deal and dives deeper into the company running e-commerce for some of the biggest names in sports. 

(1:00) - NFL Kneeling Policy

(4:45) - Players Association Response 

(8:50) - Nike Partners With Fanatics

(11:40) - Fanatics Dominance In Sports E-commerce 

(19:25) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 25, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the latest trends in luxury apparel and retail, Target’s mixed earnings report, and recent trade concessions made by the U.S. and China.

(0:30) - Trump Cancels North Korea Meeting

(3:00) - Tiffany & Co. Earnings Report

(5:35) - Ralph Lauren Earnings Report

(8:15) - Target Earnings Report

(16:00) - Trade Agreement Update

(18:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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May 22, 2018

On today’s episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney continues his three-part series on artificial intelligence by discussing specific strategies for investors interested in AI. This week, the hosts focuses on gaining limited exposure by buying mega-cap tech stocks that have added AI to their business models.

(1:10) - Part 2: Investing In AI

(5:35) - Will Nvidia Lead The AI Industry?

(8:15) - Takeaways On Where To Invest In AI

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May 21, 2018

Ben Rains dives into what the world of legalized sports gambling will look like in the U.S. and discusses the companies and industries that stand to benefit following the recent Supreme Court ruling

(0:20) - Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Betting

(3:45) - Big Takeaways on Legal Betting

(11:00) - Impact On Current Gambling Industry

(15:00) - Who Stands To Benefit and How Much?

(19:10) - The Future Of Sports Betting

(23:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 18, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest earnings results from retail giants—including Home Depot, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Walmart—as well as the Supreme Court’s sports gambling decision and which stocks to watch now.

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May 16, 2018

Ryan McQueeney kicks off the first piece of his three-part series on artificial intelligence by defining the terms investors need to know before adding exposure to AI and highlighting some of the key concepts and questions surrounding AI research.

(0:30) - Part 1: What Is AI?

(2:45) - Big Data and Machine Learning

(6:00) - Is General Intelligence Impossible?

(13:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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May 14, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by Ted Pollak of the ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR). The two discuss everything from the rise of Fortnite, esports, and mobile gaming to the possibilities of immersive virtual reality and the future of the multibillion-dollar video game industry. 

(1:00).- The Motivation Behind GAMR

(3:55) - What Companies Does The Index Track

(8:05) - Hidden Gems Of The Gaming Industry

(11:50) - Why Should You Invest In The Video Game Industry?

(20:45) - Rapid Growth Of eSports: Fortnite Takeover

(29:15) - Mobile Gaming

(33:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 11, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the economic effects of the ill-fated Iran nuclear deal, Disney’s Black Panther-fueled quarter, and Nvidia’s latest quarterly earnings report.

(0:45) - U.S. Withdraws From Iran Nuclear Deal

(4:35) - Impact On Boeing Airlines

(8:20) - Disney Earnings Report

(14:45) - Nvidia Earnings Report

(19:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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May 8, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses Athenahealth (ATHN), a medical technology company that has found itself the target of an activist takeover from Paul Singer's Elliott Management.

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(0:40) - Elliot Management Looks To Buyout AthenaHealth

(3:30) - Overview Of The Buyout Offer

(6:00) - Jonathan Bush Influence on Healthcare Industry 

(11:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 7, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Under Armour’s (UAA) uncertain future, before diving into Twitter’s (TWTR) newest live streaming sports ventures, which include Disney’s (DIS) ESPN, a Turner (TWX) offering, and more. 

(1:30) - Under Armour Earnings Report Review

(6:30) - What Does Under Armour Need To Improve?

(11:15) - Under Armour App and Social Media Presence

(14:50) - Disney and Twitter To Broadcast Live ESPN Shows

(20:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 4, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the recent troubles of Southwest Airlines (LUV) and the latest earnings reports of Tesla (TSLA) and Apple (AAPL).

(1:00) - Steve Mnuchin Leads Trade Talk In Beijing

(3:25) - Southwest Airlines Fatal Accident and Earnings Recap

(7:10) - Tesla Earnings Report

(12:00) - Apple Earrings Report

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


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May 1, 2018

On today’s episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney discusses the latest trends seen in the U.S. and global IPO markets and profiles two large tech “unicorns” slated to go public within the next few years: Airbnb and Palantir Technologies.

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