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Now displaying: 2020
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

May 22, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at the market ahead of the long holiday weekend. The episode then dives into the FAANG stocks—Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google—plus Microsoft (MSFT), to see investors should buy any of the stocks as big tech continues to drive the current coronavirus market rally.

(1:00) - Current Status Of The Stock Market: FAANG Helps Push The Market Forward
(7:00) - Facebook Continues To Hit All-Time Highs
(10:05) - Apple's Outlook For A Long Term Investment
(13:10) - Amazon Outperforms Amid Global Pandemic
(17:15) - Netflix Dominance During Stay-At-Home Environment 
(22:10) - Advertising Cuts Impact Google's Revenue 
(24:45) - Microsoft Outpaces FAANG

Podcast@Zacks.com

May 18, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at Monday’s stock market rally. The episode then dives into what to expect from both Nvidia (NVDA) and Alibaba’s (BABA) quarterly earnings results that are due out this week to help investors decide if either stock might worth buying.

(0:50) - What Is The Current Status of The Stock Market?
(4:40) - Is Nvidia A Good Investment Right Now?
(12:35) — How Will Covid-19 Impact Alibaba?  
Podcast@Zacks.com

May 11, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at the broader earnings picture, as the coronavirus economic shutdown continues to dampen second quarter estimates. The episode then dives into all things Apple (AAPL), to see if investors should consider buying the iPhone giant’s stock for safety during the pandemic. 

(0:45) - Gloomy Earnings Season
(6:15) - The Impact Of The Coronavirus: Is Apple A Good Buy Right Now?
(11:00) - What Can Investors Expect From Apple Moving Forward?
Podcast@Zacks.com

May 4, 2020

Ben Rains dives into what to expect from Disney (DIS), Roku (ROKU), and Uber (UBER) earnings this week. The three firms are all key names on Wall Street and will help investors better understand how the coronavirus is impacting the economy.

(0:15) - Earnings are In Full Swing: What’s Going On?
(2:30) - Coronavirus Impact On Disney 
(10:40) - Will Roku Continue Its Growth During The Quarantine Environment?
(18:00) - Uber’s Growth to Slow?

Apr 27, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at what investors should expect from Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Microsoft’s (MSFT) quarterly earnings results that are all due out later this week. Wall Street will be closely watching the three tech giants for more clarity surrounding the coronavirus and to see if they can remain safe-haven investments.

(0:30) - Stock Market Rally Continues

(3:05) - Microsoft's Continued Success Through The Quarantine Environment  

(8:35) - Amazon's Immunity Against The Coronavirus 

(13:00) - Will Apple Take A Hit From The Pandemic?

(20:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Apr 13, 2020

Ben Rains dives into some of the coronavirus-based economic uncertainty heading into the start of the busy period of Q1 fiscal 2020 earnings season. We then explore three stocks that appear to be buys at the moment and down the road when the economy eventually turns around. 

(0:30) - Upcoming Earnings To Give A Look Into Current Market Environment

(3:20) - Long Term Stocks To Keep On Your Radar

(17:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Apr 6, 2020

Ben Rains quickly dives into why Wall Street seems optimistic on Monday, with stocks up big. Despite the positivity surrounding the possible peak of U.S. coronavirus infections coming in the next week or so, investors should still be on the hunt for stocks that appear immune to the broader coronavirus fallout that has put a halt to many aspects of the economy.

(0:20) - Positive Sentiment During Coronavirus Downturn
(3:10) - Stocks To Watch In Current Market Environment
(17:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 30, 2020

Ben Rains takes a look at the coronavirus market volatility and what investors might want to do as stocks continue their recent climb. The episode then dives into three diverse stocks that are part of the broader technology space that longer-term investors might want to buy during the volatility and economic uncertainty.  

(0:20) - 3 Tech Stocks To Keep On Your Radar During Market Volatility
(4:05) - CrowdStrike's Positive Outlook Through Market Downturn
(10:25) - Why Should You Consider Verizon and Microsoft Now
Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 23, 2020

Ben Rains dives into the continued spread of the coronavirus and its economic impact. We also try to help investors see if the market’s worst days might already be over. Then we breakdown three safe haven-style tech stocks that investors might want to consider buying amid the coronavirus selloff and economic uncertainty.

(0:35) - The Ongoing Coronavirus Uncertainty 

(4:15) - 3 Safe Haven Stock Investments 

(17:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
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