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Mar 6, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by Paul McGough, a cybersecurity expert and the founder of Qwyit LLC, to discuss the history of his industry and what investors should expect next from its core businesses.

(1:30) - The Who, What and How Behind Cyber Attacks

(5:50) - What Have We Learned From These Attacks?

(14:00) - Can We Trust The Companies Who Protect Our Information?

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

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Mar 5, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by his producer Danny MacPherson to discuss the Papa John’s and Pizza Hut NFL sponsorship battle, Nike and Adidas’ recent legal issues, the potential of another college basketball scandal ahead of March Madness, and much more.

(1:00) - Papa Johns Background and Success With The NFL

(8:00) - Big Changes For Papa Johns

(11:45) - Pizza Hut Steps In As NFL Sponsor: Impact of NFL Ratings

(18:35) - College Basketball Controversy

(24:50) -  Nike and Adidas Both Win Lawsuits

(28:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and  Maddy Johnson take on the latest on gun control and gun stocks, Spotify’s rare direct listing, and Fed chair Jerome Powell’s recent Congressional testimony.

(1:00) - Gun Control Reaches Wall Street

(10:45) - Upcoming Spotify IPO: Direct Listing

(20:00) - Does The Lack Of Underwriters Create Opportunity?

(27:15) - Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's Testimony

(31:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Feb 27, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses three buy-ranked large-cap tech stocks: Nvidia (NVDA), Facebook (FB), and Sony (SNE).

(0:20) - Tech stocks: Are There Still Opportunities?

(2:30) - Blue Chip Stocks To Watch: Nvidia

(6:00) - Facebook: Premier Social Media

(8:30) - Sony: Is It A Rare Value Play?

(11:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Feb 26, 2018

Ben Rains talks about the growth of esports and dives into partnerships between gaming companies and major professional sports leagues such as the NBA.

(1:00) - Future Outlook of eSports Industry

(6:10) - NBA 2K League

(14:25) - Electronic Arts Sports Success With FIFA

(20:00) - Investors in eSports

(23:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 23, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Black Panther’s effect on Disney, Walmart’s latest earnings results, Roku’s shaky guidance,

(1:00) - Black Panther Crushes Box Office Records

(6:40) - Walmart Q4 Earnings Report: Online Sales Down

(11:00) - Roku Earnings Report

(15:15) - Facebook Music Streaming Service Rumors

(26:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

and rumors linking Facebook to music streaming aspirations.

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Feb 21, 2018

Tech Talk Tuesday podcast to take place on a Wednesday, Ryan McQueeney discusses the launch of Google Pay and what it means for the ever-important mobile payments market.

(1:00) - Alphabet Inc Launches Google Pay App

(5:20) - Will They Be A Top Contender In Mobile Payments?

(8:00) - Takeaways on Mobile Payment Industry

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Feb 20, 2018

Ben Rains discuses Under Armour’s recent fourth quarter results and looks to the company’s future, which seems to be more in question than ever.

(0:30) - Under Armour Q4 Earnings Report Review

(2:50) - Positive Takeaways

(5:15) - The Downsides of Under Armour

(11:00) - Where Can They Improve?

(16:10) - International Expansion, Online Sales and Social Media

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

Feb 16, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest concerns about inflation, Chipotle’s new CEO, and Berkshire Hathaway’s recent stock picks.

(1:00) - Commodities Spike With Interest Rate Concerns

(4:15) - Chipotle Hires A New CEO: Brian Niccol

(13:00) - Berkshire Hathaway 13F Released: Apple Holdings Increased

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


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Feb 13, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by Mick Sherman, the CEO and co-founder of Hercules Technologies, to discuss many facets of cryptocurrency investing, including the right way to determine value, major risks affecting the markets, and what types of government regulations could be on the horizon.

(1:30) - How Do You Determine Cryptocurrency Worth?

(4:25) - What Are The Dangers Of Trading Cryptocurrency?

(7:30) - What is the Impact On The Financial Industry?

(10:15) - What To Learn From The Recent Crypto Correction

(13:00) - The Impact of Government Regulations

(16:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Feb 12, 2018

Ben Rains dives into the big business behind the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

(0:30) - Winter Olympics Begin

(2:30) - South Korea's Second Olympic Games: Pyeongchang Background

(7:20) - NBC Broadcasting

(13:30) - Advertising and Athlete Sponsorship/Compensation

(22:00) - Olympics Outfits and Intel VR

(26:00) - Takeaways on 2018 Winter Games: Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 9, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest earnings data from Nvidia and Tesla, as well as the massive stock sell-off that wiped 2018’s gains from the major indexes.

(0:30) - Disney and Chipotle Earnings Results

(3:00) - Nvidia Earnings Report: Continued Growth

(8:15) - Tesla Earnings Report: Roadster Space Launch

(16:30) - Market Wide Sell Off: Volatility Returns

(22:20) - Episode Takeaways: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Feb 6, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the recent sell-off in cryptocurrencies and highlights a new report that suggests one popular altcoin could be propping up the price of bitcoin under false pretenses.

(0:30) - Cryptocurrency Sell Off

(4:00) - Tether Grabs Attention On Crypto Pull Back

(8:00) - Is Tether A Fraud?

(11:10) - Takeaways on Cryptocurrency: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Feb 5, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by his producer Danny MacPherson to discuss the business of Super Bowl commercials and which companies stood out during the big game

Feb 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the brand-new earnings reports from Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet.

(0:45) - FAANG Rundown

(3:00) - Facebook Earnings Report: Decreased Usage

(9:55) - Apple Earnings Report: Iphone Sales

(17:40) - Amazon Earnings Report: Strong Revenue Growth

(23:25) - Alphabet (Google) Earnings Report

(29:30) - Takeaways on the FAANG Earnings Results: Who Did The Best?

Jan 30, 2018

Ryan McQueeney previews the upcoming earnings report from Apple (AAPL) and shares what our exclusive consensus estimate files are predicting for key categories like iPhone sales and Services revenues.

(0:15) - Apple's Upcoming Earnings Report: Iphone X Sales

(3:10) - Holiday Shopping Results: Expected Q1 EPS

(7:50) - Fast Growing Service Revenue

(10:00) - What To Watch In Q1 Earnings Report

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Jan 29, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by Ryan McQueeney to discuss Vince McMahon’s XFL 2020 announcement and dive into what the WWE owner has planned for his new football league.

(0:20) - The XFL Comeback
(3:00) - Background of the XFL
(7:00) - The 100 Million Dollar Plan
(16:30) - The XFL Mission Statement: Can It Be Successful?
(21:15) - Broadcasting and Streaming: WWE Network
(28:20) - The Future of the XFL
(32:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 26, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the brand-new Trump administration tariff and earnings results from General Electric, Netflix, Intel, and Starbucks.

(0:30) - More Bad News For GE

(2:30) - Trump's New Tariffs

(7:30) - Netflix Earnings Report

(13:25) - Intel Earnings Report

(18:15) - Starbucks Earnings Report     

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

Jan 23, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by Ben Phillips, the CIO of EventShares, to discuss why his company’s U.S Tax Reform Fund (TAXR) is actually underweight on tech stocks right now.

(0:30) - Event Shares Tax Reform Fund: Is The New Tax Bill A Winner?

(3:00) - TAXR Underweight In Tech: Repatriation Clause

(6:45) - What Tech Companies Does TAXR Hold?

(9:00) - Overview of Event Shares Tax Reform Fund: TAXR

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Jan 22, 2018

Ben Rains takes a look at the business of the NHL ahead of All-Star Weekend in Tampa Bay, as the sport’s popularity in the U.S. hits the skids.

(0:30) - Overview of the NHL

(5:00) - NHL Television Contracts and Ratings

(12:00) - In Game Attendance and Adidas Partnership

(16:45) - Salary Caps and Team Valuations

(21:30) - Outlook For The NHL

(25:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 19, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Amazon’s shortlist of cities for its second headquarters, the big changes coming to General Electric, and the latest volatility in cryptocurrencies.

(1:00) -Amazon's Second Headquarters

(10:00) - Even More Downside For GE

(16:30) - Cryptocurrency Crash
 
(25:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jan 16, 2018

Ryan McQueeney previews the upcoming earnings report from IBM (IBM) and highlights several key estimates that suggest the company’s streak of declining revenues could finally be over.

(0:30) - IBM Declining Revenues

(3:25) - Problematic Areas

(7:00) - When Will The Streak End?

(9:00) - The Takeaways: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jan 15, 2018

Ben Rains explores the growing international business of the NBA, which has been driven by major media rights deals with Disney (DIS) and Time Warner (TWX), a massive Nike (NKE) sponsorship and forward-looking partnerships that include Amazon’s (AMZN) Twitch streaming service.

(1:00) - Global Growth of the NBA

(8:45) - Famous Athletes, Fan Base and Advertising: NFL vs. NBA

(13:00) - NBA Broadcasting Deals and TV Ratings

(17:35) - Social Media Presence and Sponsorships

(24:00) - NBA Team Valuations and Player Salaries

(29:20) - The Future of the NBA

 

Jan 12, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the latest numbers on Amazon’s growth in 2017, Kodak’s decision to “go crypto,” and two key companies sticking out after CES.

(3:00) - Amazon's Dominance In Ecommerce

(9:15) - Kodak Jumps On The Blockchain Madness

(14:05) - CES 2018: Nvidia Announcements

(20:25) - Ford Unveils The City Of Tomorrow

(22:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jan 9, 2018

Ryan McQueeney turns his attention to Las Vegas, the home of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, to discuss why Nvidia (NVDA) has already made what will likely be the biggest splash of the entire event.

(0:30) - Las Vegas CES 2018

(2:15) - Nvidia Partners With Uber On Driverless Cars

(4:40) - High End Gaming Displays

(7:30) - Should You Buy Nvidia?

(9:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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