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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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Jul 31, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps the tech sector’s performance in Q2 earnings season thus far and highlights the upcoming reports of Apple (AAPL), Square (SQ), and Activision Blizzard (ATVI).

(0:30) - Q2 Earnings Overview: Is The Tech Trend Slowing Down?

(4:00) - Apple and Square Earnings Outlook

(8:20) - Looking Ahead At Activision Blizzard’s Earnings Report

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

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Jul 30, 2018

Ben Rains dives into Under Armour’s latest earnings report and breaks down the sportswear company’s future amid a rapidly evolving retail world.

(1:00) - Under Armour Background and Recent Earnings Report

(4:10) - Positive Takeaways on Earnings

(7:45) - Negative Outlook For Under Armour

(13:25) - Recent Stock Performance

(17:00) - The Future For Under Armour

(22:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 27, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Grubhub’s shiny new acquisition, Spotify’s impressive user growth, and mixed reactions to earnings announcements from FANG stocks and oil giants.

(1:00) - GrubHub Earnings and Acquisition 

(4:10) - Spotify’s 2nd Ever Earnings Report

(6:20) - Overview of FANG Earnings Reports

(15:15) - Oil Earnings Overview

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

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Jul 24, 2018

Ryan McQueeney takes a deep dive into the latest earnings results from Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL). It was another remarkable quarter for Alphabet, and Ryan argues that, more so than anything else, the report showed Google’s brand—from its core search business to new hardware and cloud initiatives—appears to be quite healthy.

(0:30) - Alphabet Inc. Earnings Report

(4:00) - Where Does All The Revenue Come From?

(9:50) - Key Takeaways on GOOGL Earnings: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 23, 2018

Ben Rains dives into the latest controversy surrounding the NFL’s new national anthem policy that could cause more headaches for the league and its business partners. Rains then breaks down Lululemon (LULU) and why the athleisure and yoga brand is a company to invest in now. 

(1:00) - NFL Stance On National Anthem: Players Conduct Policy

(12:00) - Lululemon Company Background and Trending Growth

(15:20) - LULU Stock Performance

(19:45) - Upcoming Quarter Outlook

(22:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 20, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest twist in the ongoing battle between Comcast and Disney to buy Fox assets, Google’s new legal headache in Europe, and earnings report from the likes of IBM and Microsoft.

(0:30) - Disney Wins Bid For 21st Century Fox

(5:00) - Google Fined $5.1 Billion: Android Antitrust Case 

(8:15) - IBM Earnings Report

(10:20) - Microsoft Earnings Report

(13:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 17, 2018

Ryan speaks to Reality Shares founder Eric Ervin about China’s budding blockchain industry and a unique fund which gives American investors direct exposure to the market.

(2:20) - The Reasoning Behind BLCN: Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF

(4:10) - China’s Focus On Blockchain Technology

(6:30) - What Are The Political and Regulatory Risks?

(8:40) - BLCN Holdings and Blockchain Scoring System

(11:10) - Big Takeaways on Blockchain Technology 

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Jul 16, 2018

Ben Rains discusses the current state of sports betting in the U.S. after daily fantasy sports power FanDuel opened its first sportsbook over the weekend. The conversation then shifts to the continued rise of esports and their importance to media companies going forward.

(1:00) - FanDuel Opens Sports Betting Retail Location

(9:00) - Overwatch League To Broadcast on ESPN, Disney and ABC

(13:50) - Whats is The Overwatch League?

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

Jul 13, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Ben Rains take on Trump’s ongoing trade war with China and June’s CPI data. The hosts also take on Venmo’s new partnership with Uber, and later, they recap Friday morning’s top bank earnings reports.

(0:45) - Macro Economics: More Tariffs and CPI increase

(6:10) - PayPal Partners With Uber

(8:45) - JP Morgan Earnings Report

(11:00) - Wells Fargo Earnings Report

(12:30) - Citi Group Earnings Report

(14:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 10, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by a pair of guests from Robo Global, an index and research company focused on the budding robotics and automation industries.

(2:00) - Why It's Exciting To Invest In Robotics: ROBO

(4:15) - The Relationship Between AI and Robotics

(5:50) - The Many Applications of Robotics

(8:10) - Will The Public Welcome Robots In Their Homes?

(10:00) - What Are The Risks When Investing In Robotics?

(12:15) - Why ROBO Is Perfect For Your Portfolio

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Jul 9, 2018

Ben Rains discusses speculation about the future of potential Gatorade rival BodyArmor, before he breaks down why fast-fashion giant Uniqlo stole Roger Federer away from Nike (NKE). The episode then closes with a fun dive into the world of publicly traded soccer teams amid all the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer speculation. 

(0:45) - Keurig To Aquire Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

(5:20) - Body Armor Company Overview 

(7:45) - Roger Federer Partners With Uniqlo

(14:15) - Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer to Juventus

(18:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Jul 6, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Ben Rains take on MoviePass’ struggle to survive, the return of PC giant Dell to public markets, Tesla’s historic-yet-disappointing milestone, and Micron’s legal battle in China.

(1:10) - Helios and Matheson Analytics Shelf Offering

(7:00) - Dell Stock Going Public Again

(10:15) - Tesla Meets Production Goals For Model 3: Not All Good News

(15:00) - China Bans Micron Chip Sales

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

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Jul 2, 2018

Ben Rains dives into everything investors need to know about World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) huge new television deals with Comcast (CMCSA) and Fox (FOXA) as well as the company’s overall growth, before he breaks down the most recent NFL streaming news and where the industry is headed

(1:00) - The Success of the WWE: Broadcasting Deal

(7:40) - International Growth and Stock Performance

(10:10) - Breaking Down Comcast and Fox Broadcast Deal With WWE

(14:35) - CBS and Amazon’s Partnership with NFL

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

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