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Sep 22, 2022

Benn Rains explores Jay Powell and the Fed’s latest interest rate hike efforts and the ongoing stock market downturn. The episode also focuses on three highly-ranked stocks that have climbed to new highs recently during the market downturn that investors might want to buy.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Right Now
(6:00) - Does Chesapeake Energy's Big Turn Around Earn Its Way Into Your Portfolio?
(12:10) - ICF International's Consulting Business is Thriving
(15:00) - Esquire Financial Continues To Outperform The Market
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Sep 8, 2022

Ben Rains explores some of the various divergent economic and market data as Wall Street attempts to determine what’s next. The episode then dives into three highly-ranked stocks—Pure Storage (PSTG), The Chef's Warehouse (CHEF), and Ulta Beauty (ULTA)—that investors might want to consider buying for growth potential and upside during the current bout of 40-year inflation and beyond.

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Right Now

(4:00) - Does Pure Storage Fit Into Your Portfolio?

(7:45) - Is Chef’s Warehouse A Safe Investment During Economic Uncertainty?

(12:05) - ULTA Continues to Outperform: Is Now The Time To Buy?

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Sep 1, 2022

Ben Rains explores why Wall Street washed away over a month worth of gains. Interest rates have climbed during the recent market downturn, with inflation fears mounting a comeback. The current backdrop is difficult, but there are stocks poised to outperform if investors know where to look.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Right Now
(5:20) - Breaking Down Merck and It’s Strong Pharmaceutical Lineup
(8:50) - Is First Bancorp A Strong Play Amid Rising Inflation?
(12:00) - Can NextEra Energy Help You Gain Exposure To Renewable Energy?

Aug 26, 2022

Ben Rains dives into the stock market which fell after Jay Powell’s Jackson Hole speech where he reaffirmed the Fed’s resolve to fight 40-year high inflation. With surging prices still a major issue and the Fed determined to keep up its fight, investors might want to buy stocks poised to outpace inflation heading into September and beyond.

(0:30) - Stock Market and Inflation Update: Everything You Need To Know Right Now

(4:45) - Exxon Mobil Continues To Thrive During Higher Oil Prices

(12:25) - Costco's Stronghold As A Big Box Retailer

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Aug 19, 2022

Ben Rains explores where the stock market and the economy stand as Q2 earnings season winds down and Wall Street wrestles with what’s next for inflation and interest rates. Amid the continued unknowns and following the huge comeback off the mid-June lows, investors might want to consider buying top-ranked stocks that pay solid dividends and boast resilient earnings outlooks despite economic downturn fears.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:15) -Can Extra Space Storage Help Diversify Your Portfolio?
(9:00) - BP’s Profits Continue to Soar: Is It Time Buy?
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Aug 12, 2022

Ben Rains dives into some of the reasons why the technology-heavy Nasdaq entered a bull market, with it up over 20% from its mid-June lows. The episode then explores three stocks that operate in the broader world of technology—Adobe, Mastercard, and Microsoft—that run businesses poised to hold up well during the current economic slowdown and thrive for years to come.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Right Now
(4:15) - Mastercard’s Strong Outlook During a Slowing Economy
(9:30) - Does Adobe Fit Into Your Portfolio For The Long Term?
(14:40) - The Technology Titan: Breaking Down Microsoft
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Aug 5, 2022

Ben Rains tackles where the stock market and the economy stand to start August. The episode then focuses on three stocks—Humana, Merck, and Dollar Tree—that have proven they can climb during 2022’s falling market and operate businesses that are likely to withstand any economic downturn or possible recession.

(0:15) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(4:30) - Is Humana A Safe Investment For The Long Term?
(8:05) - Does Merck’s Strong Dividend and Growing Portfolio Buy Its Way Into Your Portfolio?
(12:40) - Is Dollar Tree A Recession Proof Investment?
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Jul 22, 2022

Ben Rains breaks down the market heading into the final week of July that will feature earnings reports from some of the biggest names in technology. The episode then dives into three of the standout stocks—Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), and Meta Platform (META)—ahead of their financial releases to see if it might be time to start long-term positions.

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(8:15) - Should You Be Buying Microsoft Ahead of Earnings?
(14:35) - Does Apple Fit Into Your Portfolio For The Long Term?
(20:10) - Has Meta Platforms Become A Value Stock?
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Jul 15, 2022

Ben Rains explores Netflix (NFLX) stock ahead of its second quarter earnings release on Tuesday, July 19. The streaming TV stock has been one of the hardest hit growth names on the market. And some investors might start digging into Netflix stock again soon as it approaches possible value status.

(0:45) - Does Netflix’s Major Pullback Create An Investment Opportunity?
(5:05) - Breaking Down Netflix Ahead of Earnings
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Jul 1, 2022

Ben Rains explores where the market stands at the start of July following the worst first half since 1970. Soaring prices, higher interest rates, and recession fears remain the key economic and market worries. The current uncertainty and bearish sentiment  from many on Wall Street might offer investors a chance to start positions  in fantastic stocks at nice entry points. The three stocks we explore today are Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN), Mastercard (MA), and Intuit (INTU).

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Heading into the
Second Half of 2022
(5:00) - Align Technology's Strong Foothold Creates A Long Term Investment
(11:50) - Mastercard Boosts Growth for the Long Haul
(16:25) -  Is Intuit Recession Proof?
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Jun 24, 2022

Ben Rains dives into where the market and the economy stand amid downbeat consumer sentiment and growing recession fears. The heavy selling that sent the S&P 500 into a bear market could come back following a nice bounce back. Still, investors with long-term outlooks might want to consider buying some blue chip tech stocks at deep discounts. The two stocks we explore today are Microsoft (MSFT) and Adobe (ADBE).

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(5:45) - Should You Buy Microsoft For Long Term Growth?
(14:10) - Does Adobe fit Into Your Portfolio Right Now?
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Jun 17, 2022

Ben Rains dives into the economy and the stock market with S&P 500 now officially in a bear market. Despite the uncertainty and the selling, investors with long-term outlooks might want to consider buying stocks for their long-term portfolios because bear markets bring with them tons of great opportunities.

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(7:05) - Why Analog Devices Stock Stands To Benefit In The Long Term
(12:40) - Is Public Storage A Strong REIT Play?
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Jun 9, 2022

Ben Rains explores the stock market and the economy as global economic slowdown fears mount. The episode then dives into three dividend-paying stocks that are poised to keep growing in the near term and could help investors fight off possible stagflation.

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(5:00) - Is Enterprise Products Partners A Good Investment During Stagflation?
(10:10) - Does Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Fit Into Your Portfolio?
(14:05) - Breaking Down Huntsman's Strong Performance
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Jun 2, 2022

Ben Rains evaluates the stock market and the economy in the early days of June during what’s been a wild few weeks for stocks. Amid all of the volatility and the economic unknowns, investors might want to consider buying strong dividend-paying stocks for the summer and beyond.

(4:00) - Does Valero Energy Corp. Fit Into Your Portfolio Right Now?
(8:40) - Is Life Storage A Strong Investment For The Long Term?
(13:55) - Chevron Strongly Benefits As Oil Prices Rise: Is Now The Time To Buy?
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May 24, 2022

Ben Rains breaks down the broader economic forces behind the current market turmoil. The episode then explores three strong dividend-paying stocks from three different areas of the economy that investors might want to consider buying during the market downturn and holding for the long run. 

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know
(7:20) - Is AbbVie A Strong Investment For The Long Term?
(12:15) - Breaking Down Union Pacific Stock
(16:55) - NextEra Energy Continues To Benefit From Changing Energy Environment
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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?
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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?
Podcast@Zacks.com

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