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Nov 24, 2020

Ben Rains explores all things Zoom Video (ZM) ahead of the release of its third quarter fiscal 2021 financial results on Monday, November 30. The goal is to help investors decide if they should consider buying the video conferencing stock on the dip despite positive news on the vaccine front.

(0:35) - Market Update: Why Is The Market Pushing To New Highs?
(3:00) - Breaking Down Zoom’s Strong Performance
(10:35) - What To Expect Heading Into The Q3 Earnings Report
(16:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 16, 2020

On today’s episode of Full Court Finance at Zacks, we discuss the improving S&P 500 earnings picture. The episode then explores Target (TGT) and Nvidia (NVDA) ahead of their upcoming quarterly releases to see if either stock is worth buying.

Nov 9, 2020

Ben Rains looks at why the market jumped to new record highs. We then explore three large-cap Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks that investors might want to buy right now that don’t have to count on Pfizer’s (PFE) vaccine progress.

(0:25) - Stock Market Continues To Climb Higher
(2:45) - FedEx's Strong Performance Through Pandemic: Is It A Good Time To Invest?
(9:00) - Nike’s Hype on Wall Street: What Exactly Is Going On?
(14:40) - Boston Beer Company: Hard Seltzer Market Explosion
(19:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 2, 2020

Ben Rains dives into the third quarter earnings picture and beyond to help better understand the market despite the political and coronavirus uncertainties. The episode then explores three consumer-facing stocks from the broader technology space that investors might want to buy for longer-term growth heading into their upcoming earnings releases. 

(0:45) - Market Update Heading Into The Presidential Election
(7:10) - What To Expect From Square’s Q3 Earnings Report
(12:55) - Alibaba Stock Outpaces Amazon: Is It A Good Time To Invest?
(18:15) - Peloton's Sales Projected to Continue to Soar 
(26:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 26, 2020

Ben Rains looks at the broader earnings picture as Wall Street prepares for a busy week of earnings results from some of the biggest names in technology. The episode then dives into Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) ahead of their quarterly financial releases to help figure out of either tech giant’s stock is worth buying.

(0:45) - Market Update: Earnings Season Rundown
(4:15) - Microsoft's Primed For The Work For Home Environment
(10:00) - What To Expect From Apple’s Upcoming Earnings Report
(21:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 19, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at three highly-ranked technology sector stocks that investors might want to consider buying for exposure to growth areas such as cloud software and fintech.

(0:30) - 3 Stocks To Consider For Long Term Investment
(1:45) - Is It Time To Dive Into Square?
(11:50) - The Strength of Software-As-A-Service: Intuit
(14:30) - Salesforce Remains a Cloud Software Giant
Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 13, 2020

Ben Rains dives into the broader market as the third quarter earnings season starts to heat up. The episode then explores both Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) stock ahead of their upcoming financial releases to help investors decide if either tech stock is worth buying at the moment.

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: What Do You Need To Know?
(4:10) - Q3 Earnings Season Kicks Off
(7:15) - Is Netflix A Good Long Term Investment?
(17:45) - The E-commerce Powerhouse: Will Amazon Ever Slow Down?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 5, 2020

Ben Rains looks at two highly-ranked retail industry and consumer spending stocks that could be worth considering during the holiday season. Both companies also appear to be longer-term investment candidates for the coronavirus economy and beyond.

(0:45) - What’s Happening In The Market Right Now
(4:50) - Domino’s Domination In The Pizza Industry
(9:40) - Best Buy’s Surge During Work At Home Environment
(14:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 28, 2020

Ben Rains discusses the market and what could be next amid increased volatility heading into the election. The episode then dives into three highly-ranked stocks that longer-term investors might want to consider buying as we enter the fourth quarter.

(0:45) - Current Market Update: Is It A Good Time To Invest?
(5:20) - FedEx’s Blowout Performance
(13:00) - Will Zoom’s Strength Continue After the Pandemic?
(21:15) - Breaking Down Nike’s Latest Earnings Report

Sep 21, 2020

Ben Rains dives into Nike ahead of its first quarter fiscal 2021 financial release that’s due out after the closing bell on Tuesday, September 22. The sportswear giant has outperformed the market in 2020 and Wall Street appears happy about its e-commerce future.

(0:45) - Whats Going On In The Stock Market Right Now?
(4:15) - Nike’s E-commerce Strength During the Pandemic
(7:45) - Breaking Down Nike's Performance Ahead of Earnings
Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 14, 2020

Ben Rains discusses some of the current market conditions after the recent tech-driven correction. The episode then dives into five highly-ranked Zacks stocks that investors might want to consider buying despite the recent return of increased volatility.

(3:45) - Target's Massive E-commerce Expansion Helps Fight Pandemic

(9:30) - Zoom: The Pandemic Superstar

(16:05) - The Boston Beer Company: Craft Beer and Hard Seltzer

(19:20) - Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG): Safest marijuana industry bet?

(22:25) - Yeti’s Strong Performance Breakdown

(27:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 31, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at where the broader market stands heading into September, as both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq continue to set records. We then explore three different stocks that boast strong Zacks Ranks that investors might want to buy as we start to close out the summer.

(0:45) - What’s Going On In The Stock Market?

(4:15) - JD.com: More than an E-commerce Powerhouse

(7:45) - Etsy's Niche Online Shopping Market

(12:00) - Apple Continues Its Unstoppable Growth
Podcast@Zacks.com
Aug 25, 2020

Ben Rains dives into all things Zoom Video (ZM) ahead of its second quarter financial release that’s due out on Monday, August 31. The video conferencing firm has been a star of the coronavirus economy. The question is should investors buy the soaring stock now as a longer-term play?

(1:00) - Zoom's Strength During the Pandemic: Time to Invest In Zoom?
(7:10) - The Current Performance Of Zoom
(12:40) - Zoom’s Expectation Moving Ahead
(18:35) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 17, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at both Nvidia and Alibaba ahead of their upcoming earnings releases. NVDA and BABA are two of the last big tech names left to report, and investors need to know what to expect from the chip power and the Chinese e-commerce giant to help figure out what might be next.

(0:30) - What's Going On In The Stock Market?
(3:00) - Nvidia’s Performance Heading Into Earnings
(9:25) - Alibaba Lags Behind Industry: What To Expect From Earnings?
(16:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 10, 2020

Ben Rains dives into some of the last big tech names left to report their quarterly financial results this earnings season. The goal is to help see what might be next for Lyft, Cisco, and Applied Materials to help investors decide what to do with the stocks.

0:30) - 3 Tech Stocks To Keep On Your Radar Heading Into Earnings
(1:30) - Lyft's Current Performance Amid Pandemic
(7:35) - Should You Consider Cisco Ahead Of Earnings?
(12:10) - Applied Materials Strong Performance In Semiconductor Industry
Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 4, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at the market’s continued tech-driven climb. We then dive into what to expect from Etsy, Roku, and Square earnings to see if investors should consider buying any of these coronavirus standout stocks ahead of their upcoming earnings releases?

(0:30) - What's Going On In The Stock Market?
(2:30) - Roku Benefits From The On Going Cord Cutting
(11:00) - Etsy Continues Impressive Run
(15:20) - Square’s Strong Performance Heading Into Earnings
Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 27, 2020

Ben Rains dives into what to expect from Amazon, Apple, and Facebook’s upcoming quarterly earnings results. We also take a look at what else is going on with these tech giants and the market to see if investors should consider buying.

(0:30) - Current Market Breakdown: Are People Taking Profits?
(3:40) - A Look Into Facebook Ahead Of Earnings
(12:30) - Does Apple Continue To Be A Safe Investment?
(18:10) - Amazon's Strength Through The Pandemic

Jul 20, 2020

Ben Rains previews a busy week of earnings reports from some big names in tech to help investors see if they should consider buying Snap, Microsoft and Intel stock.

(2:25) - Snap's Impressive Run: Is It A Good Time To Invest?
(10:30) - Should You Buy Microsoft Ahead Of Earnings?
(14:30) - What To Expect From Intel Before Thursday's Earnings Report?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 14, 2020

Ben Rains dives into all things Netflix (NFLX) ahead of its second quarter earnings release that’s due out after the closing bell on Thursday, July 16. The goal is to help investors see if they should consider buying the streaming TV firm that has been boosted by the coronavirus stay-at-home push and more.

(0:30)- Should You Consider Buying Netflix Before Earnings?
(3:00) - Ramped Up Competition: Is There A Need For All These Services?
(7:10) - Netflix's Current Stock Performance 
(11:00) - The Future Of Netflix: What To Expect
(17:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 6, 2020

Ben Rains looks at three stocks from completely different economic sectors that are poised to grow during the second half of 2020, despite continued coronavirus economic uncertainty. 

(0:30) - Current Market Status: Will The Market Continue To Rally?
(3:20) - 3 Strong Stocks Investors Should Consider Right Now
(12:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 29, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at five tech stocks that investors might want to consider buying for the second half of 2020. We also made sure to focus on technology stocks that are not part of the FAANG group or named Microsoft (MSFT).

(0:30) - Covid-19 Recovery: Impact On Stocks and Economy
(4:15) - 5 Tech Stocks To Keep On Your Radar: Adobe
(7:40) - Nvidia Recent Strong Performance
(11:00) - Is It Too Late To Invest In Zoom?
(13:55) - Datadog As A Strong Cloud Services Play
(16:30) - Chegg’s Digital Learning Push
Podcast@Zacks.com
Jun 22, 2020

Ben Rains dives into Lululemon (LULU) stock to help investors decide what to do with the athleisure firm after its first quarter financial results. We then look ahead at what to expect from Nike’s (NKE) upcoming quarterly earnings to help figure out if the sportswear giant is a buy despite coronavirus setbacks?

(0:30) - The Stock Market Rally Continues
(3:05) - How Much Impact Did Covid-19 Have On Lululemon’s Earnings?
(13:50) - Expectations Ahead Of Nike’s Upcoming Earnings Report
Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 15, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at the recent market volatility that comes on the back of coronavirus reopening worries. We then dive into three large-cap tech stocks that also pay a dividend that investors might want to consider buying to fight back against the renewed volatility.

(0:40) - Whats Going On In The Stock Market?

(5:00) - 3 Large Cap Tech Stocks That Pay A Dividend 

(15:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Jun 8, 2020

Ben Rains look at the continued market rally that has the major U.S. indexes returning to their pre-coronavirus highs. The episode then dives into Adobe, Apple, and Amazon, to see if any of the tech giants are worth buying near their new highs.

(0:15) - Tech Stocks Hitting New All Time Highs
(2:50) - Adobe's Continued Growth: What To Expect Going Forward
(10:20) - Apple Bounces Back Despite iPhone Setbacks
(16:10) - Amazon’s Resilience Against Coronavirus Economy
Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 2, 2020

Ben Rains looks at the continued market rally and discusses why the coronavirus economic recovery might be quick. The episode then dives into three cloud-focused stocks, Cloudera, DocuSign, and Slack, which have been coronavirus stay-at-home standouts, ahead of their upcoming earnings releases.

(0:45) - The Slow Reopening Of The U.S. Economy
(4:35) - What Should Investors Expect From Cloudera?
(10:50) - DocuSign’s Success During Stay At Home Environment
(16:40) - Slack Technologies Performance & Expectations Going Forward
Podcast@Zacks.com

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