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May 16, 2022

Ben Rains explores the stock market around the halfway point of May after buyers stepped in at the end of last week to stop some of the recent bleeding. The episode then dives into three Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks to consider buying during the current market turmoil as Wall Street attempts to find a bottom.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:15) - Why ON Semiconductor Corp Is A Strong Buy Right Now
(8:25) - Graphic Packaging Holding Company Continues To Outpace The Market
(14:10) - Will Marriot International Get A Boost From Summer Travel?

May 12, 2022

Ben Rains dives into the market after all three major U.S. indexes hit new 52-week lows again on Thursday. The heavy selling is hitting nearly every corner of the stock market and leaving many investors nervous and on the sidelines. But investors with longer-term horizons shouldn’t attempt to time the market exactly and some might want to start buying strong stocks that offer solid fundamentals in the current economic environment and beyond.

(0:15) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:00) - Will Target Continue To Post Big Growth?
(8:50) - Is Kroger A Strong Buy Amid Stock Market Sell Off
(17:35) - Is Apparel Retailer Buckle Inc. Worth A Buy?
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May 2, 2022

Ben Rains dives into the broader market after stocks suffered a brutal April. The selloff pushed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq right near new 52-week lows, while some strong growth names and established companies are trading below their pre-covid highs. The episode then focuses on two retail stocks, Yeti (YETI) and Sonos (SONO), that are starting to look rather cheap and might be worth buying.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(5:20) - Should You Consider Yeti As A Buy Before Earnings?
(14:05) - Sonos Aims to Boost Market Share Amid Growing Competition  
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Apr 28, 2022

Ben Rains dives into the market after the Nasdaq fell into bear market territory earlier this week. The recent selling and larger 2022 downturn sent many growth stocks to levels that might start making them attractive to long-term investors, even if near-term volatility remains. The three beaten-down tech stocks we explore today ahead of earnings are Shopify (SHOP), Block (SQ), and Datadog (DDOG).

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(7:30) - Breaking Down Shopify For A Long Term Investment
(19:00) - Should You Consider Block At These Discounted Prices?
(28:25) - Datadog Cloud Monitoring: Is This A Buy Ahead Of Earnings?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 18, 2022

Ben Rains explores the market as Wall Street enters the heart of first quarter earnings season. The episode then breaks down two dividend-paying stocks reporting this week, NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), that investors might want to consider buying at discounts and holding to help combat economic and market volatility.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:50) - Is NextEra Energy a Great Renewable Energy Stock?
(9:00) - Is Verizon A Good Buy Ahead Of Earnings?
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Apr 11, 2022

Ben Rains looks at the market amid Wall Street’s renewed focus on higher interest rates. The episode then dives into Netflix (NFLX) ahead of its first quarter financial release to see if investors might want to buy the beaten-down streaming stock for big upside potential.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:35) - Should You Buy Netflix Ahead Of Earnings Results?
(10:20) - Breaking Down NFLX Recent Stock Performance
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Apr 4, 2022

Ben Rains dives into the broader stock market and the economy as we start the first full week of April. The episode then breaks down two ‘Strong Buy’ stocks, Target (TGT) and Gildan (GIL), that investors might want to buy at discounts to start the second quarter and hold amid the economic uncertainty and market volatility.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:45) - Target Continues To Grow Through The Pandemic And Rising Inflation
(12:30) - Gildan: Is This Hidden Retail Gem On Sale Right Now?
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Mar 28, 2022

Ben Rains explores the stock market after two strong weeks that helped the S&P 500 climb back above its 200-day moving average. The episode then breaks down two stocks from an out of favor sector, Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) and D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), that investors might want to buy at enticing discounts as we head into April.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:20) - Lowe's Outlook Looks Strong Amid Supply Tensions
(10:10) - D.R. Horton Grows With Housing Boom: How Long Will This Trend Continue?
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Mar 22, 2022

Ben Rains breaks down some of the catalysts behind the recent market comeback. The episode then dives into three stocks, Micron (MU), Lululemon (LULU), and RH (RH), that investors might want to consider buying at solid discounts ahead of their upcoming earnings results next week.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:15) - Is Micron A Strong Buy Ahead Of Earnings?
(9:00) - Is Lululemon Currently On Sale?
(17:30) - Will RH Continue Its Growth If Housing Market Cools Down?
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Mar 14, 2022

Ben Rains discusses the wild and whipsawing market as we approach the halfway point of March. The episode then breaks down two large-cap technology stocks, Micron (MU) and Microsoft (MSFT), that investors with long-term horizons might want to consider buying right now at rather significant discounts and holding despite the possibility of continued volatility.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:50) - Is Micron A Strong Long Term Investment?
(9:00) - Does Microsoft Fit Into Your Portfolio Right Now?
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Mar 9, 2022

Ben Rains breaks down the current market situation amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. The episode then dives into two beaten-down growth stocks, Shopify (SHOP) and Block Inc. (SQ), that investors might want to finally take a chance on after tons of their pandemic gains were washed away. 

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:45) - Breaking Down Shopify After Sell Off
(12:00) - Should You Be Buying Block (SQ) Now For Long Term Growth?
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Feb 28, 2022

Ben Rains dives into the current state of the stock market amid the ongoing geopolitical tensions. The episode then breaks down two growth stocks that investors might want to consider buying in March and beyond.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know

(3:10) - Cryptocurrency, Buy Now Pay Later & More Highlight Mastercard’s Growth Efforts  

(10:45) - Is CrowdStirke A Good Buy Ahead of Earnings?

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Feb 23, 2022

Ben Rains explores the market as stocks hit new 2022 lows amid escalating tensions between Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and others. The episode then dives into three strong, beaten-down stocks from totally different sectors that investors might want to consider buying and holding for the long haul ahead of their upcoming earnings releases.

Feb 14, 2022

Ben Rains breaks down the market at the halfway point of February. The discussion then turns to two strong retail and e-commerce stocks—Shopify (SHOP) and Walmart (WMT)—to consider buying ahead of their upcoming quarterly financial releases due out during the week of February 14.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(6:10) - Breaking Down Shopify’s Performance Ahead Of Earnings
(12:40) - Strong E-Commerce & More: Is Walmart Currently On Sale?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 8, 2022

Ben Rains explores where the market stands at the moment after a dismal January and a strange early part of February, highlighted by solid comebacks from some mega-cap technology stocks and huge double-digit falls from others. Given this volatile backdrop and rising interest rates, investors might want to consider buying top-ranked stocks that pay a dividend and trade at reasonable valuations.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:45) - Is Public Storage A Good Long Term Play On Consumerism?
(8:15) - Will Texas Instruments Continue To Grow Amid The Current Chip Shortage?
(13:20) - ExxonMobil Outperforms The Market: Finding Exposure In Oil and Gas
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Jan 31, 2022

Ben Rains quickly explores the broader market conditions amid the recent rebound that’s pushed the S&P 500 back above a key technical level and seen the tech-heavy Nasdaq surge. The episode then dives into two mega-cap stocks, Disney (DIS) and Coca-Cola (KO), ahead of their earnings releases to see if investors might consider buying either stock now and hold the long haul.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:45) - Disney Loses All Of Pandemic Gains: Is Now A Good Time To Buy?
(11:00) - Coca-Cola's Revamped Product Line Has It Trading At New Highs
Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 24, 2022
Ben Rains dives into the continued market selloff that’s pushed the S&P 500 into correction territory and sent the Nasdaq down around 17% from its highs. The market-wide selling ramped up Monday, with nearly everything down, from mega-cap technology stocks to Wall Street banks. In the face of the selling and the uncertainty, investors with long-term horizons might want to consider buying strong stocks at solid discounts.
 
(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know

(6:10) - Target Soared During the Pandemic: Is Now A Good Time To Buy?

(12:35) - Is Apple On Sale Amid The Market Sell Off?

(19:00) - Netflix Tumbles After Earnings: Is it Worth Buying?

Podcast@Zacks.com
Jan 18, 2022

Ben Rains explores the market downturn to start 2022. Despite the worries and economic setbacks, investors might want to start hunting for strong stocks to buy at significant discounts, especially for those with long-term investment horizons. Today, we dive into three large-cap stocks from three totally different sectors poised to grow for years, if not decades to come.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know

(4:05) - Microsoft’s Continued Growth And Expansion, Including Its new Activision Deal

(11:30) - Is NextEra Energy A Reliable Renewable Investment?

(17:15) - Is Starbucks On Sale Right Now?

Podcast@Zacks.com
Jan 4, 2022

Ben Rains dives into the broader bullish case for the stock market in 2022. The focus then shifts to three highly-ranked cheap stocks from three totally different sectors of the economy trading for under $30 a share that investors might want to consider buying to start the new year.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:30) - Is LendingClub A Good Buy With Its Large Growth Potential?
(9:45) - Ford Thrives On Its Push Into The EV Market
(16:20) - Sonos On Track With Its Long Term Goals: Is Now A Good Time To Invest?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 28, 2021

Ben Rains dives into the market’s quick bullish turn that pushed the S&P 500 back up to new highs ahead of Christmas and on the Monday before New Year’s Eve. Investors might want to take advantage of the current positivity and buy strong stocks still trading at discounts heading into 2022.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:35) - Mastercard Pushes Into New Spaces: Cryptocurrency and Buy Now Pay Later       
(9:05) - Wall Street Continues To Sell Roku: Is It Setup For A Comeback?
(15:15) - Is FedEx A Good Long-Term Investment?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 20, 2021

Ben Rains dives into the continued market turbulence and selling that revved up to start a Christmas-shortened trading week, as Wall Street assesses the possibilities of another round of covid lockdowns. The episode then turns its attention to a few beaten-down growth tech stocks—Snap (SNAP) and Roku (ROKU)—that might be worth buying at huge discounts for big growth beyond 2022.

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(5:50) - Is Now A Good Time To Buy Snap Stock?
(13:00) - Are Roku Shares On Sale After The Sell Off?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 6, 2021

Ben Rains discusses Wall Street’s wild up-and-down ride that began on Black Friday. The episode then dives into Lululemon (LULU) and FedEx (FDX) ahead of their financial releases to see if either stock might be worth buying at the moment.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:45) - Lululemon Continues To Impress With Growth and Expansion
(9:00) - Breaking Down FedEx Ahead of Earnings
Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 30, 2021

Ben Rains quickly dives into the recent market pullback to end November. The focus then shifts to Darden Restaurants (DRI), Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (TPX), and Dave & Buster's (PLAY) to see if investors should consider buying the stocks at a discount as we head into the final month of 2021.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:30) - Should You Consider Darden Restaurants?
(10:10) - Breaking Down Tempur Sealy: Does TPX Fit Into Your Portfolio?
(16:00) - Is Dave And Buster's Making A Comeback?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 23, 2021

Ben Rains quickly dives into the market to start the Thanksgiving-shortened week. The focus then shifts to Salesforce (CRM) and Five Below (FIVE) ahead of their earnings releases during the first week of December to see if investors might want to consider buying either stock.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:30) - Breaking Down Salesforce Ahead of Earnings
(10:45) - Five Below: Does This Discount Retailer Fit Into Your Portfolio?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 15, 2021

Ben Rains takes a look at where the market stands halfway through November. The topic then shifts to Best Buy (BBY) and Dollar Tree (DLTR) ahead of their upcoming earnings releases next week to see if either retail stock might be worth buying.

(0:15) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(3:00) - Should You Be Buying Best Buy Near All Time Highs?
(11:15) - Time To Buy Dollar Tree Amid Activist Investor Push?
Podcast@Zacks.com

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