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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 30, 2018

Ryan McQueeney explores the details of IBM’s historic bid to buy open source software giant Red Hat and speculates about what it could mean for the future of the cloud computing industry.

(0:20) - IBM Acquires Red Hat For $34 Billion
(1:50) - Who Is Red Hat and Why Is It Worth $190 Per Stock?
(5:30) - Red Hat To Expand IBM’s Hybrid Cloud
(10:10) - Are We On The Verge Of A Cloud Consolidation?
(14:20) - Big Takeaways On The Aquisition
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Oct 29, 2018

Ben Rains dives into Twitter, Amazon, ESPN+, and the future of streaming sports as the industry continues to offer more unique options on a small scale.

(0:30) - The Evolution Of Sports Streaming

(2:55) - ESPN+ Hits 1 Million Subscribers

(5:20) - Twitters Earnings Report Overview

(10:30) - Twitters Growth In Sports Streaming

(16:15) - Turner Broadcasting's Expansion into Sports Streaming

(19:00) - NBC’s Snow Pass and Premier Lacrosse League 

(23:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Oct 26, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss why stocks erased their year-to-date gains on Wednesday and debate whether earnings from Microsoft, Tesla, Amazon, or Alphabet could save investors from more volatility.

(0:30) - Market Volatility Continues
(3:00) - Microsoft Positive Earnings Report
(5:50) - Tesla Posts a Profit In A Historic Q3
(11:45) - Amazon’s Mixed Earnings Report
(15:30) - Alphabet Earnings Report Overview
(19:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 23, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the state of the FAANG stocks as Q3 earnings season continues to heat up. Notably, the host provides previews for two FAANG members—Amazon and Alphabet—due to report earnings this week.

(0:30) - Will FANNG Earnings Continue To Lead The Bull Market?(3:20) - Review of Netflix Post Earnings 

(6:30) - A Look Ahead At Amazon's Earnings Report

(10:10) - Upcoming Earnings For Alphabet Inc.
(13:00) - Next Weeks Earnings For Apple and Facebook
(18:25) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 22, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down the booming, international business of the NBA.

(0:30) - NFL and NBA Ratings On The Rise

(3:45) - TV Deals and Sponsorship Breakdown

(12:10) - Player Apparel Deals

(17:00) - NBA’s Expansion of Streaming

(22:50) - Sports Betting, NBA G League and International Appeal

(27:15) - NBA’s Social Media Dominance

(29:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 19, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson are joined by Bryce Tillery of Eve Capital, the sponsor of the Tactile Analytics ETF (ARVR), to discuss investing in augmented and virtual reality.

(1:00) - What Is The Difference Between Augmented and Virtual Reality?

(3:20) - What Industries Have Been Impacted?

(12:10) - The Future Of AR and VR

(16:30) - Benefits Of Investing With An ETF: ARVR 
              
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Oct 16, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the start of earnings season and Q3 expectations for the technology sector. He also previews reports from three tech companies—Netflix, IBM, and PayPal—coming out this week.

(1:00) - Earnings Season Kicks Off

(5:30) - Upcoming Netflix Earnings Report

(10:20) - Will IBM Continue The Positive Earnings?

(13:45) - A Look Ahead At PayPal’s Earnings Report

(16:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 15, 2018

Ben Rains discusses what’s behind the NFL’s improving TV ratings and dives into the Silicon Valley footwear startup taking on Nike (NKE) and Lululemon (LULU).

(1:00) - Why The NFL Ratings Are On The Rise

(8:45) - New Silicon Valley Unicorn: Allbirds

(16:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 12, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson recap a volatile week in global markets. The hosts chat about the stock selloff, inflation concerns, global economic growth, and bond yields. Later, they discuss the slow-bleeding fall of Sears.

(0:45) - Market Sell Off: What Was Driving The Volatility
(5:30) - Political Tensions and Tough Week For Chinese Stock Market
(8:45) - Italy Goes Against The EU
(12:30) - Sears To File Bankruptcy
(23:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 9, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses Facebook’s new Portal device, a fresh entrant to the growing pool of home assistants and smart speakers. As Ryan points out, the timing of this video-chat gadget has already raised questions amid data privacy concerns and intense competition.

(1:00) - AI Enhanced Messenger: Facebook Debuts Portal and Portal+

(7:45) - Was This A Poorly Timed Release?

(11:30) - The Big Takeaways on Portal and Portal+

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Oct 8, 2018

Ben Rains dives into some of the best sports and athletic apparel-based companies to invest in right now as consumer confidence soars and holiday shopping looks poised to surge.

(0:25) - Exploring Zack Rank Buys

(2:10) - Lululemon’s Continued Growth and Expansion

(8:55) - Callaway’s Continued Success: Is It The Tiger Effect?

(15:30) - Columbia Sportswear: Will The Run Continue?

(21:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 5, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the stock market's top stories of the week, including the USMCA trade deal, a reported hardware hack affecting Apple and Amazon, and major hourly pay raises coming to the retail sector.

 (0:45) - Down Day For The DOW and USMCA Trade Deal

(6:10) - Amazon Raises Minimum Wage Rate

(12:40) - Chinese Spy Chips Discovered?

(21:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the return of the net neutrality debate as California and the Trump administration appear ready to battle over the state’s right to pass its own version of the now-repealed, Obama-era protections.

(0:20) - Net Neutrality Comes Back To Light

(5:15) - The Start Of The Repeal Process

(9:10) - California’s Net Neutrality Law Get Blocked

(14:20) - The Big Takeaways On Net Neutrality: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 1, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Amazon’s Thursday Night Football innovations before he looks at the latest news from ESPN, Turner, the NBA, and more as the streaming sports market heats up.

(0:45) - Amazon's NFL Streams Kick Off

(7:20) - New Streaming Features For Amazon

(13:30) - The Many Ways To Stream The NFL

(19:10) - Micropayments & Sports Betting Changing The Way You Watch

(24:00) - Disney ESPN+ Reaches 1 Million Subscribers

(27:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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