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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

Aug 31, 2018

Maddy Johnson is joined by Ben Rains to take on Tesla (TSLA) staying a publicly traded company, Amazon (AMZN) hitting $2,000 per share, and earnings from two retail giants: Lululemon (LULU) and Ulta (ULTA).

(0:30) - Mexico & US Trade Deal and Tesla Stays Public

(4:15) - Amazon Raised Price Target: Break Through $2000

(7:45) - Lululemon Earnings Report

(12:00) - Ulta Earnings Report

(14:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 28, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps the recent rumors surrounding Apple’s next iPhone announcement and explains why three new flagship smartphones might fit perfectly in the technology behemoth’s modern ecosystem.

(0:30) - First Look At New Apple iPhones

(4:00) - The Focal Point To The Apple Ecosystem

(7:15) - Apple Services Growth and $1 Trillion Market Cap

(10:45) - Takeaways on Apple: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 27, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Foot Locker’s (FL) second-quarter performance before he takes a look at what investors should expect from Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) and Lululemon (LULU) later this week 

(1:00) - Foot Locker Earnings Report Overview

(5:10) - Expectations For Dick's Sporting Goods Upcoming Earnings Report

(9:30) - A Look Ahead At Lululemon's Earnings Report

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

 

Aug 24, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and  Maddy Johnson discuss this week’s political drama and highlight JPMorgan’s new competitor to free trading app Robinhood. Later, the hosts recap earnings results from Urban Outfitters, Target, and Alibaba.

(0:25) - Verdict on Paul Manafort & Record Bull Market

(2:00) - JPMorgan Chase Launches Free Trading App

(5:45) - Urban Outfitters Earnings Report

(11:35) - Target Earnings Report

(16:50) - Alibaba Earnings Report

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

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Aug 21, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps Nvidia’s kick-off event at Gamescom, where the gaming graphics powerhouse unveiled a new line of GPUs which promise to deliver one of the world’s most immersive interactive visual experiences.

(0:45) - Gamescon 2018: Nvidia Product Announcements

(4:45) - What Exactly Is Ray Tracing?

(10:00) - Takeaways On Investing In Nvidia

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Aug 20, 2018

Ben Rains dives into everything investors need to know about future Gatorade rival BodyArmor after Coca-Cola (KO) bought a significant stake in the company. Plus, we take a look at the future of live streaming sports, where Amazon (AMZN) looks ready to take on all challengers

(1:30) - Who Is Body Armor?

(7:00) - Breaking Down The Coke and Body Armor Partnership

(14:15) - Amazon and Twitter Live Streaming Sports

(17:50) - How Can Amazon Win Sports Streaming?"

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

Aug 17, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson recap this week’s global macroeconomic headlines and highlight the latest earnings results from Nvidia (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), and the U.S. department store giants.

(0:25) - Weekly Earnings Overview

(2:00) - Nvidia Earnings Report

(5:45) - Walmart Earnings Report

(9:30) - Department Stores Earnings: Macys, JCPenny's and Nordstrom’s

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

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Aug 14, 2018

Ryan McQueeney attempts to recap a busy last week of news for electric car giant Tesla (TSLA), providing a full timeline and some forward-looking speculation on Elon Musk’s shocking proposal to take the company private.

(0:25) - Is Tesla Going Private? 
(4:45) - Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund's Growing Stake In Tesla
(9:00) - Takeaways on Tesla Going Private
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Aug 13, 2018

Ben Rains dives into everything investors need to know about Disney’s (DIS) ESPN, from its cord-cutting problems to its streaming future.”

 (0:45) - Disney's Acquisition of 21st Century Fox

(5:00) - Disney's Earnings Report

(8:10) - Breaking Down ESPN Broadcasting and Pricing

(11:30) - ESPN Downfalls

(15:15) - The Future For ESPN

(22:30) - ESports and Cord Cutting

(26:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 10, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson investigate the latest moves in the Amazon-Walmart war, highlight the ill-fated Tribune-Sinclair merger, and recap Disney’s new earnings report. Later, the hosts have some fun breaking down Elon Musk’s surprising tweets about taking Tesla private. 

(0:45) - Tribune Terminates Merger With Sinclair

(4:05) - Amazon vs. Walmart: Digital Grocery Pickup

(10:30) - Disney Earnings Report

(15:00) - Is Tesla Going Private?

(25:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 7, 2018

Ryan McQueeney puts the spotlight on dividend-paying tech stocks and explores three innovative companies that should be on the radar of any income investor looking to gain exposure to the tech sector.

(0:45) - Finding Tech Stocks That Pay A Dividend

(3:15) - Stocks To Keep On Your Radar

(8:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 6, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down the NBA’s partnership with MGM Resorts, before he dives into the future of sports betting in the U.S. and what investors need to know.

(0:45) - MGM Resorts Partners With The NBA

(5:15) - Breaking Down The 3 Year Deal

(13:00) - Fast Paced Spread of Sports Gambling

(17:00) - Sports Betting In The UK

(21:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Aug 3, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson are joined by Christian Magoon, the CEO of Amplify ETFs, for a special discussion about the growing battery industry, and how investors can gain exposure with a new exchange-traded fund.

(1:00) - What Battery Metals Should Investors Know About?

(4:45) - What Are Unique Uses For These Battery Metals?

(6:35) - What Is The Main Driver For The Battery Industry?

(8:00) - The Future Of The Battery Industry

(14:10) - Amplify Advanced Battery Metals & Materials ETF: Weighting and Holdings

(17:50) - What Is The Risk?

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

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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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