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Each week Maddy and Ryan talk about the round up the week's top investing stories.
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Jul 28, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the sale of an iconic footwear brand Jimmy Choo, as well as the latest earnings results from Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, and many more. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Michael Kors Buys Jimmy Choo

(6:30) - Rapid Fire: Earnings Reports

(7:10) - Alphabet (Google)

(9:25) - AMD

(10:45) - Chipotle

(12:00) - Facebook

(15:20) - Intel

(17:20) - Starbucks

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

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Jul 25, 2017

Maddy Johnson dives into Sears Holdings (SHLD), and looks into how the retailer, once America’s largest retailer, fell so far from its former glory. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:15) - Sears Downfall: What Happened?

(1:00) - Company Background: Consumer Bible, Online Retail and Mergers

(4:00) - Is The Economy To Blame?

(6:10) - Amazon Partners With Sears: Is There Still Hope?

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Jul 21, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the rare positive week from Sears, as well as the latest earnings results from Netflix and Microsoft. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Chipotle With More Health Scares

(3:35) - Sears Earnings Report

(8:30) - Netflix Earnings Report

(11:15) - United Airlines Earnings Report

(16:10) - Microsoft Earnings Report

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

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Jul 18, 2017

Ryan McQueeney takes a look at the nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards, which further cement the idea that video streaming giants like Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) are a force to be reckoned with in the TV industry. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Netflix Earnings Report

(1:55) - Emmy Nominations: Tech Takeover

(4:15) - Content Budgets

(7:00) - Streaming Services Effect on Hollywood

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

Jul 14, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the results of Amazon Prime Day, video streaming giants dominating the Emmy nominations, and a preview of Netflix’s upcoming earnings report. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails

(4:00) - Amazon Prime Day

(10:30) - Emmy Nominations: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

(17:50) - Netflix Earnings Preview

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

Jul 11, 2017

Maddy Johnson details Amazon (AMZN) Prime Day, the company’s online shopping extravaganza. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - Amazon Prime Day: Competitors Take Stock Market Hit

(2:30) - Prime Day Deals: What Are They?

(4:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com  

Jul 7, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the massive home shopping network merger, Nvidia’s latest AI partnership, Blue Apron’s sluggish IPO, and Tesla’s rare downturn. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - QVC to Merge With Rival HSN

(3:35) - Nvidia and Baidu Partner Up

(5:30) - Blue Apron IPO

(8:00) - The "Kit" Economy

(12:30) - Telsa's Stock Takes A Rare Downturn

(17:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 30, 2017

Since President Trump took office, he has promised massive increases in defense and military spending. Some of the biggest names in the aerospace and defense industries are certainly benefitting, but so are smaller corners of the market, specifically drones. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:35) - Andrew Chanin and IFLY ETF

(2:40) - What Is The Business Application For Drones?

(5:10) - Amazon's Drone Usage

(8:15) - Who Are The Leaders In The Drone Market?

(12:15) - Will The Drone Market Be Worth $127 Billion By 2020?

(14:30) - Episode Roundup:Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 27, 2017

Maddy Johnson is joined by Phil Bak, the CEO of Exponential ETFs, and Larry Medin, the founder and CEO of Brandometry.

Exponential ETFs and Brandometry recently launched the Brand Value ETF (BVAL), a fund that was designed to outperform the broader market by identifying companies with strong brand potential “whose latent value has not yet been realized by their stock price.”

Please Pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:45) - Exponential ETFs & Brandometry

(3:03) - How Can You Measure A Company's Brand Value?

(6:20) - Customer Satisfaction's Effect On Brand Value

(7:20) - Brand Value ETFs Balance Between Consumer and Tech Companies

(9:25) - Apple: Can They Become More Valuable?

(11:40) - Disney: Where Will Be The Value In The Future?

(14:25) - Harley Davidson: Can They Expand Beyond Their Niche Market?

(16:25) - What Is Self Driving Car's Effect On Fords Brand Value?

(18:15) - Tiffany: Has Visibility In Pop Culture Helped Their Value?

Jun 23, 2017
Maddy Johnson is joined by Eric Dutram, an ETF Strategist here at Zacks, and together, they take on this week's biggest stories, including the latest update on the oil market, big news from Uber, and Amazon's (AMZN) proposed merger with Whole
Foods Market (WFM).
Jun 20, 2017

Ryan McQueeney takes a tech-first perspective on the shocking Amazon-Whole Foods deal. Listen now to find out how the e-commerce giant might be able to implement its own technology to change how we shop for groceries! Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Amazon Buys Whole Foods

(2:10) - Amazon Go: Check Out Free

(4:20) - Computer Vision, Sensor Fusion and Deep Learning

(5:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 16, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest news from Uber, a big corporate restructuring from Nike, and a volatile stretch from tech stocks. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Fed Rate Hike

(3:00) - Uber: Travis Kalanick Takes Leave of Absence 

(8:40) - Nike Makes Extensive Changes
 
(12:30) - Tech Stock Sell Off
 
(18:00) - What To Expect For Tech Going Forward
 
(22:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Jun 13, 2017

Maddy Johnson covers another busy week in the retail industry, giving listeners a rundown of the biggest stories affecting the sector. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - Macy's Gross Margin Announcement

(1:25) - Nordstrom Explores Going Private

(3:25) - J. Crew: Mickey Drexler Steps Down as CEO

(6:25) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 9, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on James Comey’s riveting testimony, AMD’s incredible week, and Uber’s latest PR disaster. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - Alphabet Joins the $1,000 Club

(1:30) - James Comey's Testimony

(7:45) - AMD: Partners with Apple, Intel Rivalry and Cryptocurrency

(12:00) - Uber Fires Employees After Sexual Harassment Claims

(14:45) - Uber Competitors

(20:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 6, 2017

Ryan McQueeney talked about one of the biggest events in the tech worlds: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Make sure to tune in as Ryan highlights three of the coolest announcements from Monday’s keynote address. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:25) - Apple WWDC 2017 - New Tech

(2:05) - IOS 11 Announcement - AI & Machine Learning

(4:10) - Mac Computer Updates

(5:35) - HomePod: Apple's Smart Speaker

(9:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@zacks.com

Jun 2, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the potentially weak summer movie schedule, Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal, and Amazon’s victory in the race to $1,000. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:00) - The Worst Memorial Weekend Box Office

(7:20) - Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Climate Agreement

(11:30) - Amazon Beats Alphabet to $1,000

(22:20) -  What Will It Take For Alphabet to Get to $2,000

(26:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 26, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson are joined by Phil Bak, the CEO of ACSI Funds. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(1:10) - Does Customer Satisfaction Impact a Stock Price?

(3:55) - Who Are the Leaders in Satisfying Customers?

(6:55)  - Who Is Failing at Customer Satisfaction?

(12:10) - ACSI Funds Overview

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May 23, 2017

Ryan McQueeney took on a new corner of the tech world: medical technology. Find out how healthcare pioneers and fresh startups alike are working to save lives and improve health outcomes right now!

Remember to subscribe and leave a rating on iTunes if you enjoy the show! Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:50) - Dr. David Rhew: Samsung Chief Medical Officer

(3:50) - Unlocking Value in Digital Health

(7:25) - New Medical Technology Startups

(9:35) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 19, 2017

This week’s biggest stories, including the reaction to the massive WannaCry cyberattack, the mid-week Trump sell-off, and the latest retail earnings reports.

Make sure to subscribe and leave the show a rating on iTunes! Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:30) - MedCity Conference

(3:00) - International Cyber Security Attack

(7:15) - Trump Administration Affecting Markets Again!

(12:35) - Home Depot's Q1 Earnings Report

(15:40) - Target's Q1 Earnings Report

(20:35) - Walmart's Q1 Earnings Report

(27:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 16, 2017

Editor Maddy Johnson covers a busy past week or so in the retail industry, giving listeners a rundown of the biggest stories as Q1 earnings season winds down. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - Coach Acquires Kate Spade

(2:20) - Abercrombie & Fitch Buyout Rumors

(4:40) - Macy's Earnings Report

(6:30) - Retail Store Openings and Closings

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

May 12, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson are joined by Jamie Anderson, the Managing Principal and co-founder of Tierra Funds LLC. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:50) - Tierra XP Latin America Real Estate ETF: LARE

(3:25) - 3 Key Differences Between the U.S. and Latin American Real Estate Markets

(6:15) - What Factors Will Effect Latin American Real Estate in 2017

(8:15) - Mexico's Real Estate: Trump's Effect

(13:00) - Where Are the Investment Opportunities?

May 9, 2017

Ryan McQueeney discusses the latest trend in the social media industry: original programming. Find out how the leaders in this space are working to create exclusive content for their own platforms right now! Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:25) - Exclusive Programming

(1:55) - Friday Finish Line: In Depth Look At Live Streaming

(2:15) - Facebook's Live Streaming Package

(6:20) - What Does This Mean For Investors?

(8:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 5, 2017

Ryan and Maddy look at the latest developments in live video streaming, financial results from some Silicon Valley tech giants, and, of course, the biggest story of the week: the House of Representatives managing to narrowly pass “part deux” of the American Healthcare Act on Thursday. 

Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:25) - House Passes Repeal and Replace Bill For Obamacare

(3:30) - Apple Earnings Report

(7:05) - Facebook Earnings Report

(8:40) - Tesla Earnings Report

(12:25) - Twitter and Bloomberg: 24 Hour Live Streaming Service

(14:15) - Snapchat Streaming

(18:35) - Hulu Launches Live Streaming Service in Beta

(21:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 2, 2017

Maddy Johnson takes a look at Amazon’s (AMZN) latest encroaching step in the retail industry: the Echo Look. Please pick a time stamped topic below:

(0:20) - Amazon Earnings Report

(1:25) - Amazon's New Echo Look

(3:50) - How Does Echo Look Benefit Amazon?

(5:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 28, 2017

Trump’s new tax reform outline, Starbucks earnings, and the latest financial results from some of the world’s biggest tech companies.

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(1:00) - President Trumps Tax Reform

(2:30) - Starbucks Earnings Report

(5:30) - Microsoft Earnings Report

(7:20) - Intel Earnings Report

(9:00) - Amazon Earnings Report

(12:20) - Alphabet Earnings Report

(17:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

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