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May 23, 2024

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

(3:00) - Time To Buy Lululemon At A Deep Discount?

(11:20) - Is Global Payments On Sale For A Strong Investment For Your Portfolio?

Podcast@Zacks.com

Ben Rains dives into where the stock market stands heading into Memorial Day after Nvidia’s latest blowout earnings. The S&P 500 hit new highs to start the summer and plenty of stocks are growing overheated in the near-term. It might, therefore, be time for investors to look for deals. The two stocks we explore today—Lululemon (LULU) and Global Payments (GPN)—are trading at prices and valuations that could look like steals years or even months from now.

May 2, 2024

Ben Rains explores a few key stock market levels as Wall Street digests Jay Powell’s speech and what the Fed might do next. The episode then dives into three strong stocks—Arista Networks (ANET), Uber Technologies (UBER), and Shopify (SHOP)—that investors might want to buy before their upcoming earnings releases and hold for the long haul.

(0:30) - Stock Market Breakdown: The Bulls Push Stocks Higher After Powell

(2:40) - Breaking Down Arista Networks Ahead of Earnings

(8:30) - Can Uber Continue Its Rally After Its Upcoming Earnings Report?

(15:15) - Does Shopify Fit Into Your Portfolio Down over 50% From Highs?

               Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 26, 2024

Ben Rains breaks down the recent market comeback during the wave of tech sector earnings results from Alphabet, Microsoft, Tesla, and more. The episode then shifts its focus to two of the biggest companies in the world—Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN)—before they report to explore why investors might want to buy these mega cap tech stocks for possible near-term breakouts and long-term upside.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Will The Bulls Quickly Retake Control Amid Tech Earnings?

(3:05) - Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Apple Stock Before Earnings?

(16:00) - Should You Consider Adding Amazon To Your Portfolio Right Now?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 18, 2024

Ben Rains dives into the recent stock market pullback and key levels investors should pay attention to. We then turn our attention to three innovators in their respective industries-Vertiv (VRT), Align Technology (ALGN), and DexCom, Inc. (DXCM)-that investors might want to buy before earnings to take advantage of the recent stock market downturn.

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

(3:45) - Should Investors Continue To Be Bullish On Vertiv?

(9:55) - Does Align Technology Line Up With Your Investment Portfolio?

(17:30) - DexCom Continues To Post Huge Growth: Should You Be Buying?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 11, 2024

(0:20) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Heading Into Q1 Earnings Season
(4:50) - Should You Buy Taiwan Semiconductor Amid Its Expansion
(11:00) - Netflix Continues Growth: Is Now A Good Time To Invest In The Entertainment Giant?
(17:15) - Is Cadence Design Systems A Good Play If You’re Looking To Invest In AI?               
Podcast@Zacks.com

Ben Rains breaks down where the stock market stands as Wall Street turns its attention from March inflation data to first quarter earnings season. Some major tech names outside of Apple, Microsoft, Nvidia, and the other superstars are set to report during the early weeks of Q1 earnings season. We dive into why investors might want to consider buying Netflix (NFLX), Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM), and Cadence Design Systems (CDNS) ahead of their upcoming earnings releases.

Apr 4, 2024

Ben Rains digs into some key stock market levels and potential catalysts in the early days of the second quarter. The episode then dives into three highly-ranked Zacks stocks to consider buying—PACCAR (PCAR), Murphy USA (MUSA), and DaVita Inc. (DVA)—that have crushed the market over the last five years and in 2024 that still offer impressive long-term value.

(0:35) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Right Now

(4:00) - Should You Add Paccar To Your Portfolio Near All-Time Highs?

(8:45) - Is Murphy USA A Good Way To Gain Exposure To The Energy Sector?

(13:00) - DaVita Inc Continues To Push Higher: Is Now The Time To Buy?

               Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 21, 2024

Ben Rains explores where the stock market stands after the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 soared to fresh highs following the Fed’s dovish update. The episode then dives into three Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks—Textron (TXT), Nextracker (NXT), and AppLovin (APP)—that have blown away the market in 2024 that investors might want to buy for long-term upside.

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know After The Latest Fed Meeting

(3:35) - Does Textron Earn Its Way Into Your Portfolio With No Signs of Slowing Down?

(7:20) - Should You Consider Nextracker After Its Latest Stellar Earnings Report?

(11:30) - Is Now A Good Time To Buy AppLovin As It Continues To Hit New 52 Week Highs?

Podcast@Zacks.com
Mar 14, 2024

Ben Rains dives into key stock market levels to watch for as Wall Street bulls attempt to keep the Nasdaq and Bitcoin near record highs. The episode then breaks down why investors might
want to buy two Nasdaq-100 stocks-Micron (MU) and Lululemon (LULU)-ahead of their upcoming earnings reports.

(0:15) - Breaking Down The Market As Stocks Take A Break From The Rally
(4:00) - Does Micron Earn Its Way Into Your Portfolio For AI Growth
Potential?
(9:25) - A Deep Dive Into Lululemon Before Earnings: Buy LULU For Growth and
Value?
Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 7, 2024

Today’s episode of Full Court Finance at Zacks explores where the stock market stands in the early days of March and why there hardly appears to be a tech bubble forming as tons of big names trade at oversold levels. The episode then digs into why investors might want to buy three tech stocks trading at least 15% below their all-time highs right now—Adobe, Apple, Block.

(0:20) - Stock Market Update: What Bubble?

(4:30) - Adobe Continues To Dominate The Creative Software Industry: Should
You Be Buying?

(9:45) - Is Apple Currently On Sale For Long Term Investors?

(17:20) - Is Block Your Best Bet On Fintech?

Feb 29, 2024

Ben Rains dives into why the bulls control the stock market to kick off March. The episode then explores why investors should consider buying Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) and Netflix (NFLX) stock for long-term growth inside two key tech industries.  

(0:15) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know Heading Into March

(2:15) - Does This Chip Manufacturing Powerhouse Fit Into Your Portfolio?

(8:35) - What Will Help Continue To Push Netflix’s Growth?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 15, 2024

Ben Rains assesses where the stock market stands heading into a wave of reports from big retailers. The episode then digs into why investors might want to think about buying two of those retail standouts, Walmart (WMT) and Home Depot (HD), ahead of their upcoming releases, as well as why software powerhouse Intuit (INTU) might be worthy of attention before its report.

(0:45) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know After The Recent CPI-Based Pullback 
(4:40) - Walmart Continues To Prove Itself As A Long Term Investment
(10:10) - Is Intuit A Smart Addition To Your Portfolio During Tax Season?
(13:55) - Breaking Down Home Depot’s Performance Ahead of Earnings
Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 8, 2024

Ben Rains breaks down where the stock market stands as the S&P 500 nears the 5000 level for the first time following a largely bullish earnings season thus far. Many of the Magnificent 7 tech stocks have posted strong results. There are also plenty of big tech names outside of this exclusive group for investors to consider buying this earnings season, including the three highly-ranked tech stocks we explore today: Arista Networks (ANET), Cadence Design Systems (CDNS), and Shopify (SHOP).

(0:30) - Stock Market Update: Will The Bulls Keep The Market Rally Going?

(4:25) - Breaking Down Arista Networks Ahead of Earnings

(7:50) - Cadence Design Systems: Should You Add The Backbone of The Semiconductor Industry To Your Portfolio?

(13:00) - Shopify: The Essential Internet Infrastructure For E-commerce

              Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 26, 2024

Ben Rains looks at where the market stands after the early wave of big earnings reports from the likes of Tesla and Netflix. The episode then explores why investors might want to buy three of the Magnificent 7 technology stocks—Meta, Apple, and Amazon—with their quarterly earnings results due out on February 1. 

(0:20) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know As Earnings Heat Up

(3:30) - Meta Continues To Grow Its User Base: Will We See A Slow Down Anytime Soon?

(7:45) - Breaking Down Amazon's Strong Performance Ahead of Earnings: Is Now The Time To Invest?

(13:55) - Apple Gets Hit With Analyst Downgrades Amid Growing Concerns: Should You Be Bullish or Bearish?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Jan 26, 2024

Ben Rains looks at where the market stands after the early wave of big earnings reports from the likes of Tesla and Netflix. The episode then explores why investors might want to buy three of the Magnificent 7 technology stocks—Meta, Apple, and Amazon—with their quarterly earnings results due out on February 1. 

(0:20) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know As Earnings Heat Up

(3:30) - Meta Continues To Grow Its User Base: Will We See A Slow Down Anytime Soon?

(7:45) - Breaking Down Amazon's Strong Performance Ahead of Earnings: Is Now The Time To Invest?

(13:55) - Apple Gets Hit With Analyst Downgrades Amid Growing Concerns: Should You Be Bullish or Bearish?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Jan 18, 2024

Ben Rains dives into some of the stock market uncertainty heading into the heart of quarterly earnings season. Despite nerves, investors must remember that the selling was due at some point following the huge rally off the October lows.

Patient, long-term investors should consider buying strong stocks and holding them through any near-term pullbacks. The three stocks we explore today—Visa (V), Union Pacific (UNP), and D.R. Horton (DHI)—all report their quarterly results during the week of January 22.

(0:15) - Stock Market Update: Everything You Need To Know As Q4 Earnings Season Heats Up

(4:00) - Does Visa's Consistent Strength Find Its Way Into Your Portfolio?

(7:55) - Is Union Pacific A Good Buy For a Long-Term Investment?

(12:20) - D.R. Horton Shows Growth In The Home Building Industry: Should You Be Adding Exposure For 2024 and Beyond?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 11, 2024

Ben Rains breaks down where the stock market stands as Wall Street starts the fourth quarter earnings season. The episode then dives into three highly-ranked stocks—Fastenal (FAST), Stride (LRN), and Netflix (NFLX)—with strong positions in various industries that investors might want to buy now with their earnings results around the corner.

(1:50) - Does Fastenal's (FAST) Wide Range of Products Provide Strong Growth For The Future?
(6:30) - Will Stride (LRN) Continue Its Strong Performance Beyond The Pandemic Environment?
(10:15) - Is Netflix A Good Investment Ahead of NFLX's Earnings
Report?              
Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 4, 2024

Ben Rains dives into the much-needed market pullback to start 2024, and why investors might want to start taking advantage of the downturn. The episode then digs into two highly-ranked stocks—Encompass Health (EHC) and Shift4 Payments (FOUR)—with strong growth potential in key industries that investors might want to buy amid the early cooldown. 

(0:30) - Stock Market Update As We Start 2024
(3:10) - Should You Add Encompass Health To Your Portfolio For Long Term
Growth?
(7:10) - Is Shift4 Payments Positioned For Growth In An Increasingly
Cashless World ?

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?

Podcast@Zacks.com

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?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

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?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

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

              Podcast@Zacks.com

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?

Podcast@Zacks.com

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?

Podcast@Zacks.com

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?

Podcast@Zacks.com

 

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?

              Podcast@Zacks.com

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