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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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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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Jul 23, 2018

Ben Rains dives into the latest controversy surrounding the NFL’s new national anthem policy that could cause more headaches for the league and its business partners. Rains then breaks down Lululemon (LULU) and why the athleisure and yoga brand is a company to invest in now. 

(1:00) - NFL Stance On National Anthem: Players Conduct Policy

(12:00) - Lululemon Company Background and Trending Growth

(15:20) - LULU Stock Performance

(19:45) - Upcoming Quarter Outlook

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

Jul 20, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest twist in the ongoing battle between Comcast and Disney to buy Fox assets, Google’s new legal headache in Europe, and earnings report from the likes of IBM and Microsoft.

(0:30) - Disney Wins Bid For 21st Century Fox

(5:00) - Google Fined $5.1 Billion: Android Antitrust Case 

(8:15) - IBM Earnings Report

(10:20) - Microsoft Earnings Report

(13:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 17, 2018

Ryan speaks to Reality Shares founder Eric Ervin about China’s budding blockchain industry and a unique fund which gives American investors direct exposure to the market.

(2:20) - The Reasoning Behind BLCN: Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF

(4:10) - China’s Focus On Blockchain Technology

(6:30) - What Are The Political and Regulatory Risks?

(8:40) - BLCN Holdings and Blockchain Scoring System

(11:10) - Big Takeaways on Blockchain Technology 

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Jul 16, 2018

Ben Rains discusses the current state of sports betting in the U.S. after daily fantasy sports power FanDuel opened its first sportsbook over the weekend. The conversation then shifts to the continued rise of esports and their importance to media companies going forward.

(1:00) - FanDuel Opens Sports Betting Retail Location

(9:00) - Overwatch League To Broadcast on ESPN, Disney and ABC

(13:50) - Whats is The Overwatch League?

(19:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 13, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Ben Rains take on Trump’s ongoing trade war with China and June’s CPI data. The hosts also take on Venmo’s new partnership with Uber, and later, they recap Friday morning’s top bank earnings reports.

(0:45) - Macro Economics: More Tariffs and CPI increase

(6:10) - PayPal Partners With Uber

(8:45) - JP Morgan Earnings Report

(11:00) - Wells Fargo Earnings Report

(12:30) - Citi Group Earnings Report

(14:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 10, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by a pair of guests from Robo Global, an index and research company focused on the budding robotics and automation industries.

(2:00) - Why It's Exciting To Invest In Robotics: ROBO

(4:15) - The Relationship Between AI and Robotics

(5:50) - The Many Applications of Robotics

(8:10) - Will The Public Welcome Robots In Their Homes?

(10:00) - What Are The Risks When Investing In Robotics?

(12:15) - Why ROBO Is Perfect For Your Portfolio

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Jul 9, 2018

Ben Rains discusses speculation about the future of potential Gatorade rival BodyArmor, before he breaks down why fast-fashion giant Uniqlo stole Roger Federer away from Nike (NKE). The episode then closes with a fun dive into the world of publicly traded soccer teams amid all the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer speculation. 

(0:45) - Keurig To Aquire Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

(5:20) - Body Armor Company Overview 

(7:45) - Roger Federer Partners With Uniqlo

(14:15) - Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer to Juventus

(18:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

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