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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson tackle the top headlines from a wild week for Wall Street, including the Kavanaugh hearing, the Fed meeting, Elon Musk’s legal trouble, big media mergers, and more.

(0:30) - Congressional Hearing Sweeps The Nation

(4:00) - Instagram Founders Step Down

(7:15) - Amazon Launches Another Physical Store: 4 Star

(13:20) - SEC Is Suing Elon Musk 

(18:45) - Merger Madness: Comcast To Acquire Sky 

(25:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 25, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses recent progress made in real-world applications of virtual reality, from Macy’s adding the tech to its furniture shopping experience to Alaska Airlines bringing it on board flights and Mozilla developing VR internet browsers.

(0:45) - Virtual Reality Goes Beyond Gaming

(3:50) - Macy’s VR Experience: Furniture Retail

(7:00) - VR Comfort On Alaska Airlines

(9:25) - The Virtual Internet Browser: Firefox Reality

(12:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 24, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down what to expect from Nike’s (NKE) Q1 financial results Tuesday, before he assesses the latest news from Gap (GPS) and Under Armour (UAA).

(1:00) - Nike's 2018 Performance 

(6:10) - Forward Outlook On Nike’s Earnings Report

(11:50) - Gap Launches Hill City: Athletic Apparel Brand

(14:00) - Expectations For Lululemon and Under Armor Cuts Jobs

(18:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 21, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the performance of Netflix and other streaming services at the Emmys. The team also chat about the alleged criminal probe facing Elon Musk and Tesla. Later, they discuss marijuana stocks and recap Micron’s latest earnings report.

(1:00) - Was Netflix King Of The 2018 Emmy Awards?

(7:10) - Criminal Probe Into Musk Tweets

(11:20) - Reefer Madness On The Stock Market

(15:30) - Micron Earnings Report

(19:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 18, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the intersection of disruptive technology and the budding marijuana industry, ultimately concluding that investors should remember what they’ve learned about investing in other forms of new tech as it becomes a bigger factor in the cannabis business.

(0:30) - Tech and Cannabis Intersect 

(3:30) - Shopify Becomes A Weed Stock Play

(7:00) - Is There An Amazon of Marijuana?

(13:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 17, 2018

Ben Rains dives into Apple’s (AAPL) newest health and fitness-focused wearable. The episode then shifts to Nike’s (NKE) latest move to boost its presence around the globe.

(0:45) - Apple Product Reveal Event

(4:40) - Health and Fitness Expansions For The Apple Watch

(17:10) - Players Tribune Teams Up With Snapchat

(20:00) - Jordan Brand Soccer Team

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

Sep 14, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson recap Apple's latest iPhone reveal event and preview the holiday shopping season by looking at seasonal hiring trends and upcoming video games. Later, the hosts discuss AMD's crazy momentum.

(0:15) - Retail Stocks On The Rebound

(1:30) - Ollie's Bargain Outlet

(6:40) - Burlington Stores 

(9:10) - Lululemon’s Success and Expansion 

(16:45) - ULTA’s Continued Growth

(23:35) - DSW Surpasses Expectations 

(29:00) - Episode Roundup: OLLI, BURL, LULU, ULTA, DSW 
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Sep 11, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps Apple’s busy week—including its war of words with President Donald Trump and the upcoming iPhone event—and suggests that investors might be overlooking a key headline related to the company’s original video content and streaming initiatives.

(0:30) - Trumps Twitter Rant On Apple

(2:35) - iPhone Reveal Event

(4:40) - Apple’s Multimedia Expansion

(8:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 10, 2018

On this episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast, Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains assesses Nike (NKE) stock amid all of the Colin Kaepernick backlash. The episode then dives into Apple’s (AAPL) deal with the NBA and takes a look at the potential impact of the NFL’s next possible massive revenue stream.

Sep 7, 2018

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Associate Stock Strategist Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson recap Amazon’s busy and historic week, discuss what caused semiconductor volatility, and highlight the ongoing emerging markets currency crisis.

Sep 4, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps a historic day for Amazon (AMZN) which saw the e-commerce behemoth reach the $1 trillion market cap threshold and launch Hindi language support in India.

(0:15) - Amazon Breaks Into $1 Trillion Market Cap

(2:30) - Amazon Adds Hindi Language Option

(8:15) - Competition and Growth Opportunities

(10:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 4, 2018

Ben Rains dives into the big business behind the NFL to see if the situation is really as bad as the league's declining TV ratings might suggest.

(1:00) - NFL Countdown: New Rules and National Anthem Controversy

(6:00) - Broadcasting Rights and TV Ratings

(13:30) - Ad Revenue On The Decline

(17:20) - The Future of the NFL: Streaming Deals

(27:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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