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Now displaying: 2023
Dec 21, 2023

Ben Rains explores where the stock market stands following the big December rally heading into Christmas. The episode then pivots to why investors might want to buy two large-cap S&P 500 stocks— NextEra Energy (NEE) and PepsiCo (PEP)—on the dip heading into 2024 for long-term gains.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Will The Stock Market Rally Continue In 2024?

(3:10) - Should You Buy NextEra Energy Stock On The Dip?

(8:45) - Does PepsiCo Fit Into Your Portfolio For 2024?

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Dec 14, 2023

Ben Rains explores the bullish market rally following the Fed’s rate cut outlook. Despite the impressive run for the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 in 2023, many large-cap stocks have underperformed for various reasons. The three highly-ranked stocks we dig into today—DocuSign (DOCU), Nike (NKE), and Target (TGT)—are all trading at least 30% below their highs and could be poised for serious comebacks in 2024.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Have The Bulls Taken Control of The Stock Market Heading into 2024?

(3:05) - Should DocuSign Be On Your Watchlist Heading Into The New Year?

(8:15) - Will Nike Continue To Show Growth Amid Growing Competition?

(14:30) - Is Now A Good Time To Buy Target As It Continues To Crush Earnings?

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Nov 30, 2023

Ben Rains dives into where the stock market stands to start December and where we could be headed as we close out 2023. The episode then discusses why investors might want to consider buying Global Payments (GPN) and DexCom (DXCM) stock right now for long-term growth, with both trading at least 30% below their record highs.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Navigating the Market to Close 2023

(3:20) - Does Global Payments Stock Offer Strong Upside?

(8:50) - Can DexCom Make Its Way Back To Its 52 Week High?

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Nov 17, 2023

Ben Rains explores the huge market rally that has the bulls seemingly sitting in the driver’s seat heading into the final weeks of 2023. The episode then explores three top-ranked Zacks technology-centric stocks—Vertiv (VRT), LegalZoom (LZ), and Pinterest (PINS)—that investors might want to buy now for both near-term and long-term upside as we close out November and 2023.

(0:20) - Stock Market Update: Will The Bulls Remain In Control?

(3:45) - Is Legal Zoom A Strong Addition To Your Portfolio Amid The Stock Market Rally?

(8:20) - Can Pinterest Continue To Push Its 52 Week Highs Even Higher?

(13:55) - Is Vertiv A Good Investment As It Continues To Outperform Tech

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Nov 10, 2023

Ben Rains digs into the rapid stock market rebound over the last two weeks and looks at the evolving earnings picture. The episode then explores three major retail stocks—Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), and TJX (TJX)—that are all set to report their quarterly earnings this week to see if investors might want to buy these stocks and make them a part of a long-term diversified portfolio.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Amid The Rapid Market Rebound

(3:40) - Time To Buy Booming Walmart Stock?

(8:45) - Should You Be Adding Target Shares As They Keep Falling?

(15:00) - Will TJX Continue To Crush Earnings?

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Nov 3, 2023

Ben Rains discusses the recent market rebound that has the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq back above some key technical levels, with the bulls possibly pushing for more critical gains soon.  The episode then dives into three tech stocks—Uber (UBER), AppLovin (APP), and Pure Storage (PSTG)—that are all currently Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buys) that investors might want to buy now for long-term upside as they prepare to report quarterly earnings.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Amid The Rapid
Market Rebound

(3:30) - Time For Long-Term Investors To Buy Uber Stock?

(9:20) - Does This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) Tech Stock Earn Its Way Into
Your Portfolio?

(14:40) - Should You Buy Pure Storage Stock Ahead of Its Earnings Report?(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Amid The Rapid
Market Rebound

(3:30) - Time For Long-Term Investors To Buy Uber Stock?

(9:20) - Does This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) Tech Stock Earn Its Way Into
Your Portfolio?

(14:40) - Should You Buy Pure Storage Stock Ahead of Its Earnings Report?

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Oct 27, 2023

Ben Rains dives into where the stock market stands after the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 tumbled during the first busy week of tech earnings. The episode then looks at three former growth-heavy tech stocks—Shopify (SHOP), Pinterest (PINS), and Block (SQ)—that are trading at least 70% below their highs heading into their Q3 earnings releases to see if investors might want to consider buying.

(0:30) - Breaking Down The Stock Market As The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Approach Long-term Moving Averages 
(3:50) - Could Pinterest Stock Make It Big Comeback?
(8:00) - Should You Be Adding Shopify To Your Portfolio Ahead of Earnings?
(12:30) - Is Block Currently On Sale For A Good Entry Opportunity?

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Oct 19, 2023

Ben Rains explores the broader earnings outlook as the results start to pour in from Tesla, Netflix, and tons of other big tech stocks. The episode then transitions to deeper dives into Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta to see if investors should consider buying these technology superstars heading into their upcoming earnings releases.

(0:40) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know As Q3 Earnings Season Heats Up

(4:05) - Should You Invest Into Microsoft Ahead of Earnings?

(8:40) - Does Meta Fit Into Your Current Portfolio?

(13:35) - Is Now A Good Time To Buy Amazon Shares?

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Oct 5, 2023

Ben Rains explores where the stock market stands in the early days of the fourth quarter. The episode then dives into three Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) technology stocks—Uber, Pinterest, and Wix—that investors might want to consider buying for longer-term growth upside.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know To Start Q4

(4:40) - Uber Soared In 2023: Does It Fit Into Your Portfolio For More Growth?

(10:15) - Can Pinterest Regain Its Pandemic Success?

(16:20) - Is Wix.com A Strong Long Term Investment?

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Sep 28, 2023

Ben Rains digs into some key stock market levels and data as the market closes out September and the third quarter on a downbeat note. Despite the wave of selling in a historically weak month for stocks, the overall bullish backdrop for stocks remains, and some indicators appear to be flashing buy signals to investors who can handle more volatility and the possibility of more near-term selling.

The three highly-ranked Zacks stocks we explore today are Textron (TXT), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), and Construction Partners (ROAD).

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need Heading into October and Q4 

(5:10) - Should Buy Textron As It Approaches Its 52 Week Highs?

(8:55) - Is NXPI Stock The Next Big Semiconductor Investment?

(12:00) - Does Construction Partners, Inc. Fit Into Your Portfolio For Long-Term Growth?

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Sep 22, 2023

Ben Rains explores where the stock market stands after Wall Street ramped up the selling on the back of ‘higher for longer’ fears during what is a historically rough month for stocks. Even though the market is dealing with a pullback that has both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 below their 50-day moving averages, the overall backdrop appears to remain rather bullish for the fourth quarter and beyond. Therefore, investors with long-term horizons might want to consider buying proven large-cap stocks at potentially attractive levels.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Heading Into Q4

(4:00) - McDonald's Continues To Grow Rapidly

(7:40) - Is Halliburton A Strong Oil and Energy Investment?

(12:50) - Is Amazon Stock A Value For Long-Term Investors?

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Sep 14, 2023

Ben Rains digs into the market after the August CPI release and ahead of the Fed’s big September meeting next week. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 climbed on Thursday to inch back above their 50-day moving averages, while market volatility slipped back near its June lows.

With this backdrop, investors might decide it is time to take a chance on some home run-style stocks from the renewable energy and electric vehicle industries. The three stocks we break down today are Rivian Automotive (RIVN), Altus Power (AMPS), and Livent (LTHM), looking into why each stock trading for under $25 a share has the potential for substantial upside.

(0:20) - Stock Market Update Ahead of The Fed Meeting: Everything You Need To Know Right Now
(3:45) - Is Rivian A Strong Alternative EV Investment To Tesla?
(12:00) - Is This A Good Entry Point To Add Altus Power To Your Portfolio?
(15:45) - Does Livent Stand To Benefit From The Growing Electric Vehicle Industry?
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Sep 7, 2023

Ben Rains explores the stock market as the bulls and bears fight for control of the market in the early weeks of September. Despite the possibility of more near-term uncertainty, volatility, and selling, the overall upbeat backdrop that drove much of the 2023 rally remains in place.

Therefore, investors with long-term horizons might want to consider buying proven S&P 500 stocks that are trading at levels that could look like steals years or even months from now. The three stocks we explore today are Starbucks (SBUX), Paycom Software (PAYC), and Public Storage (PSA).

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Right Now
(4:50) - Starbucks Continues To Grow: Time To Find Great Value in the Coffee Giant?
(11:30) - Is Paycom Stock On Sale Right Now?
(15:20) - Is It Time For You To Buy Public Storage Stock at a Deep Discount?

Sep 1, 2023

Ben Rains dives into where the stock market stands as we start September. The bullish backdrop seems to remain in place at the moment as Wall Street bets on a soft landing and a huge return to earnings growth next year. Therefore, some investors might want to consider looking for proven large-cap stocks that haven’t bounced back yet. The two stocks we explore today—Nike (NKE) and NextEra Energy (NEE)—are trading at least 30% below their records even though they remain titans of their respective industries. 

(0:15) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Right Now
(3:00) - Nike Continues To Fight Off The Competition: Does It Fit Into Your Portfolio Right Now?
(9:50) - NextEra Energy: Is This Utility and Alternative Energy Stock A Long-Term Buy?
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Aug 25, 2023

Ben Rains digs into the stock market as the bulls and bears tussle for near-term control of the market as we close out August. Of course, the downbeat month and the recent stretch of volatility are not pleasant in the moment. But pullbacks are healthy and vital parts of the stock market and one was desperately needed after the huge rally.

The foundation that drove the market comeback is still in place. Investors with long-term horizons who can block out the near-term noise might want to consider buying proven large cap stocks and holding them for the long haul. The three stocks we explore today are Caterpillar (CAT), Walmart (WMT), and Visa (V).

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Amid A Turbulent August
(3:10) - Caterpillar Is Positioned To Benefit From Construction and
Infrastructure Spending: Is It A Long-Term Buy?
(8:30) - Walmart Continues To Outperform: Will WMT Hit New Highs?
(13:35) - Does Visa Fit Into Your Portfolio In Our Increasingly Cashless World?

Aug 18, 2023

Ben Rains explores where the stock market sits amid the August pullback. The selling doesn’t feel great in the moment, but the downturn was needed to help cool things off. The drop also offers investors opportunities to buy into great stocks at attractive levels. The two Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks we look at today are pioneers of key areas of the modern economy—Uber (UBER) and Amazon (AMZN)—and investors might want to buy them now for long-term upside.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Amid the August Pullback

(4:05) - Does Uber's Positive Earnings Earn Its Way Into Your Portfolio?

(11:00) - Is Amazon A Strong Investment For The Long Term?

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Aug 4, 2023

Ben Rains dive into where the stock market sits as big tech results continue to flood the market. Amid all of the recent reports from Apple, Amazon, and others, let’s explore two highly-ranked technology stocks trading at attractive valuations that offer investors long-term growth opportunities. 

(0:15) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know As More Big Tech
Earnings Roll In

(3:30) - Does Jabil Stock Fit Into Your Portfolio For A Long Term
Investment?

(6:55) - Is Netflix A Good Investment Trading At These Levels?

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Jul 21, 2023

Ben Rains takes a look at where the market stands as big tech stocks start reporting quarterly earnings results. The episode then explores three highly-ranked large-cap stocks—Honeywell, DexCom, and NextEra Energy—that investors might want to buy before their upcoming earnings releases for both near-term and long-term upside.

(3:55) - Does Honeywell's Diverse Portfolio Provide You A Stable Long Term Investment?
(8:00) - DexCom Is Changing Lives With Their Glucose Monitoring: Can It Do The Same For Your Portfolio?
(12:40) - Breaking Down NextEra Energy: Can They Give You Solid Exposure Into Alternate Energy?
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Jun 30, 2023

Ben Rains dives into three-highly stocks from three totally different areas of the economy that investors might want to buy in July for long-term growth beyond the second-half of 2023.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Heading Into July
(2:50) - Cadence Design Systems Helps Power The Backbone of The Modern Economy: Should You Be Investing?
(8:20) - Lululemon Continues To Post Huge Growth, While Trading 20% Below Its Highs
(14:40) - Is Hubbell A Strong Investment Into Alternative Energy And Electrification?
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Jun 22, 2023

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know As We Turn the Page on the First-Half
(4:15) - Enphase Energy: Is It Time For You To Buy This Solar Energy Stock Down 50% From Its Highs?
(10:40) - Is This Beaten-Down REIT Perfect For Your Stock Portfolio?
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Ben Rains dives into where the stock market stands as we near the end of June and turn the page on the huge first-half rally. The bulls appear to be in control heading into the heart of the summer. Instead of attempting to chase the handful of mega-cap tech stocks that have soared already, investors with long-term horizons might want to consider buying large-cap stocks still trading 30% to 50% below their record highs heading into July.

Jun 2, 2023

Ben Rains explores the wider stock market to start June as Wall Street officially moves beyond debt-ceiling fears. The episode then dives into three large-cap technology stocks—Intuit Inc. (INTU), Garmin (GRMN), and Paycom Software (PAYC)—with strong histories of outperformance over the last roughly 10 years and solid growth outlooks that are still trading roughly 40% or more below their record highs.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know To Start June
(3:50) - Does Intuit’s Price and Valuation Buy Its Way Into Your Portfolio?
(9:15) - Will Garmin's Vast Product Line Help It Grow In The Long Term?
(13:30) - Paycom Has Posted Impressive, Steady Growth: Should You Buy PAYC?
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May 19, 2023

Ben Rains dives into where the stock market stands in the back half of May as we close out the first quarter earnings season. The bulls remain in control of the market right now, and debt-ceiling positivity helped send stocks higher on Wednesday and Thursday.

The great start to 2023 might have some investors nervous about “chasing” stocks right now. But long-term investors don’t need to worry too much about market timing. Plus, there are many great stocks with proven and resilient businesses that investors should feel comfortable buying now at rather attractive levels and holding for the long haul. The two stocks we dive into today are Visa (V) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO).

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

(4:50) - Is it Time to Buy Thermo Fisher Scientific Stock with TMO's Valuation Looking Great Considering its Long-Term Growth Prospects?

(10:35) - The Credit Card Powerhouse: Does Visa Stock Fit Into Your Portfolio as Consumers Keep Swiping?

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Apr 21, 2023

Ben Rains digs into the unusually quiet market after the first truly busy week of earnings season that featured results from Tesla and other giants. Wall Street might not remain calm with Microsoft, Meta, and Amazon all reporting during the week of April 24. The question now is should investors buy these resurgent mega-cap tech stocks heading into earnings, or wait?

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: Breaking Down The Busy Earnings Season
(3:10) - Microsoft Ahead of Earnings: Is Now a Good Time for Long-Term Investors to Buy?
(10:45) - Is Meta A Good Buy At Its Current Valuation?
(17:55) - Will Amazon’s Cost Cutting Help Boost Its Bottom Line and Attract Investors Again?
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Apr 14, 2023

Ben Rains dives into where the stock market stands as we kick off the busy stretch of first quarter earnings season. The episode then explores two giants of key industries—Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) and Union Pacific (UNP)—that are sitting at beaten-down levels heading into earnings that might make them attractive to long-term investors.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know As Q1 Earnings Season Starts
(4:40) - Does This Semiconductor Manufacturing Giant Sit at Enticing Long-Term Levels?
(9:50) - Is Union Pacific A Buy Heading into Earning?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 31, 2023

Ben Rains explores the bullish end to the first quarter and where the stock market stands as we head into April and the start of Q2. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq surged to end March as Wall Street scoops up tech stocks.

The wave of buying and the impressive quarter has some pockets of the market overheated, especially considering the economic unknowns ahead. Therefore, we dig into two highly-ranked Zacks stocks—Humana (HUM) and O-I Glass, Inc. (OI)—that offer investors great value, alongside the ability to thrive in all types of economic conditions.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need to Know After the Bullish End to Q1
(6:45) - Is Humana A Good Buy Right Now At Its Current Valuation?
(12:00) - O-I Glass's Strength Amid Economic Uncertainty
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