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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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Aug 7, 2018

Ryan McQueeney puts the spotlight on dividend-paying tech stocks and explores three innovative companies that should be on the radar of any income investor looking to gain exposure to the tech sector.

(0:45) - Finding Tech Stocks That Pay A Dividend

(3:15) - Stocks To Keep On Your Radar

(8:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 6, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down the NBA’s partnership with MGM Resorts, before he dives into the future of sports betting in the U.S. and what investors need to know.

(0:45) - MGM Resorts Partners With The NBA

(5:15) - Breaking Down The 3 Year Deal

(13:00) - Fast Paced Spread of Sports Gambling

(17:00) - Sports Betting In The UK

(21:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Aug 3, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson are joined by Christian Magoon, the CEO of Amplify ETFs, for a special discussion about the growing battery industry, and how investors can gain exposure with a new exchange-traded fund.

(1:00) - What Battery Metals Should Investors Know About?

(4:45) - What Are Unique Uses For These Battery Metals?

(6:35) - What Is The Main Driver For The Battery Industry?

(8:00) - The Future Of The Battery Industry

(14:10) - Amplify Advanced Battery Metals & Materials ETF: Weighting and Holdings

(17:50) - What Is The Risk?

(20:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 31, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps the tech sector’s performance in Q2 earnings season thus far and highlights the upcoming reports of Apple (AAPL), Square (SQ), and Activision Blizzard (ATVI).

(0:30) - Q2 Earnings Overview: Is The Tech Trend Slowing Down?

(4:00) - Apple and Square Earnings Outlook

(8:20) - Looking Ahead At Activision Blizzard’s Earnings Report

(11:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 30, 2018

Ben Rains dives into Under Armour’s latest earnings report and breaks down the sportswear company’s future amid a rapidly evolving retail world.

(1:00) - Under Armour Background and Recent Earnings Report

(4:10) - Positive Takeaways on Earnings

(7:45) - Negative Outlook For Under Armour

(13:25) - Recent Stock Performance

(17:00) - The Future For Under Armour

(22:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 27, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Grubhub’s shiny new acquisition, Spotify’s impressive user growth, and mixed reactions to earnings announcements from FANG stocks and oil giants.

(1:00) - GrubHub Earnings and Acquisition 

(4:10) - Spotify’s 2nd Ever Earnings Report

(6:20) - Overview of FANG Earnings Reports

(15:15) - Oil Earnings Overview

(20:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 24, 2018

Ryan McQueeney takes a deep dive into the latest earnings results from Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL). It was another remarkable quarter for Alphabet, and Ryan argues that, more so than anything else, the report showed Google’s brand—from its core search business to new hardware and cloud initiatives—appears to be quite healthy.

(0:30) - Alphabet Inc. Earnings Report

(4:00) - Where Does All The Revenue Come From?

(9:50) - Key Takeaways on GOOGL Earnings: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 23, 2018

Ben Rains dives into the latest controversy surrounding the NFL’s new national anthem policy that could cause more headaches for the league and its business partners. Rains then breaks down Lululemon (LULU) and why the athleisure and yoga brand is a company to invest in now. 

(1:00) - NFL Stance On National Anthem: Players Conduct Policy

(12:00) - Lululemon Company Background and Trending Growth

(15:20) - LULU Stock Performance

(19:45) - Upcoming Quarter Outlook

(22:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 20, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest twist in the ongoing battle between Comcast and Disney to buy Fox assets, Google’s new legal headache in Europe, and earnings report from the likes of IBM and Microsoft.

(0:30) - Disney Wins Bid For 21st Century Fox

(5:00) - Google Fined $5.1 Billion: Android Antitrust Case 

(8:15) - IBM Earnings Report

(10:20) - Microsoft Earnings Report

(13:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 17, 2018

Ryan speaks to Reality Shares founder Eric Ervin about China’s budding blockchain industry and a unique fund which gives American investors direct exposure to the market.

(2:20) - The Reasoning Behind BLCN: Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF

(4:10) - China’s Focus On Blockchain Technology

(6:30) - What Are The Political and Regulatory Risks?

(8:40) - BLCN Holdings and Blockchain Scoring System

(11:10) - Big Takeaways on Blockchain Technology 

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Jul 16, 2018

Ben Rains discusses the current state of sports betting in the U.S. after daily fantasy sports power FanDuel opened its first sportsbook over the weekend. The conversation then shifts to the continued rise of esports and their importance to media companies going forward.

(1:00) - FanDuel Opens Sports Betting Retail Location

(9:00) - Overwatch League To Broadcast on ESPN, Disney and ABC

(13:50) - Whats is The Overwatch League?

(19:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 13, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Ben Rains take on Trump’s ongoing trade war with China and June’s CPI data. The hosts also take on Venmo’s new partnership with Uber, and later, they recap Friday morning’s top bank earnings reports.

(0:45) - Macro Economics: More Tariffs and CPI increase

(6:10) - PayPal Partners With Uber

(8:45) - JP Morgan Earnings Report

(11:00) - Wells Fargo Earnings Report

(12:30) - Citi Group Earnings Report

(14:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 10, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by a pair of guests from Robo Global, an index and research company focused on the budding robotics and automation industries.

(2:00) - Why It's Exciting To Invest In Robotics: ROBO

(4:15) - The Relationship Between AI and Robotics

(5:50) - The Many Applications of Robotics

(8:10) - Will The Public Welcome Robots In Their Homes?

(10:00) - What Are The Risks When Investing In Robotics?

(12:15) - Why ROBO Is Perfect For Your Portfolio

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Jul 9, 2018

Ben Rains discusses speculation about the future of potential Gatorade rival BodyArmor, before he breaks down why fast-fashion giant Uniqlo stole Roger Federer away from Nike (NKE). The episode then closes with a fun dive into the world of publicly traded soccer teams amid all the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer speculation. 

(0:45) - Keurig To Aquire Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

(5:20) - Body Armor Company Overview 

(7:45) - Roger Federer Partners With Uniqlo

(14:15) - Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer to Juventus

(18:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Jul 6, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Ben Rains take on MoviePass’ struggle to survive, the return of PC giant Dell to public markets, Tesla’s historic-yet-disappointing milestone, and Micron’s legal battle in China.

(1:10) - Helios and Matheson Analytics Shelf Offering

(7:00) - Dell Stock Going Public Again

(10:15) - Tesla Meets Production Goals For Model 3: Not All Good News

(15:00) - China Bans Micron Chip Sales

(18:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jul 2, 2018

Ben Rains dives into everything investors need to know about World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) huge new television deals with Comcast (CMCSA) and Fox (FOXA) as well as the company’s overall growth, before he breaks down the most recent NFL streaming news and where the industry is headed

(1:00) - The Success of the WWE: Broadcasting Deal

(7:40) - International Growth and Stock Performance

(10:10) - Breaking Down Comcast and Fox Broadcast Deal With WWE

(14:35) - CBS and Amazon’s Partnership with NFL

(19:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 29, 2018

Maddy Johnson is joined by Ben Rains to take on Nike’s (NKE) latest quarterly earnings results, Spotify’s (SPOT) media ambitions, and Amazon’s (AMZN) latest assault on the healthcare industry.

(1:00) - Overview of Nike’s Earnings Report

(5:30) - Recent Spotify IPO: New Video Platform

(14:15) - Amazon $1 Billion Purchase of PillPack

(19:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 26, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses Monday’s stock market selloff and explains why President Trump’s latest trade war maneuver might be a response to intellectual property issues between U.S. tech companies and China’s top competitors.

(0:25) - Stock Market Sell Off: Trade War Concerns Continue

(2:45) - Business Practices of China: Are They Unfair?

(5:45) - Apple Competing In Chinese Market

(9:15) - Takeaways on Trade War: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 25, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Nike (NKE) and previews what to expect from the sportswear giant's upcoming fiscal fourth quarter financial results. The episode then shifts to a broader view of the overall sports apparel market after German power Puma jumped back into basketball for the first time in 20 years.

(1:00) - Nike’s Background and Impact of Changing Trends

(5:00) - International Growth and Expectations for Q4 Earnings

(10:35) - In Depth Look At Puma

(16:00) - Social Media Impact and Basketball Expansion

(24:30) - The Future Of The Active Wear Industry 

(29:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Jun 22, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on General Electric’s (GE) departure from the Dow, Canada’s marijuana legalization vote, the new tax policies affecting Amazon (AMZN), and many more!

(2:35) - Disney Raises The Bid For 21st Century Fox

(7:00) - General Electric Leaves the Dow

(9:30) - Bad News For Starbucks

(12:20) - Canada Legalizes Weed

(17:25) - Instagram Launches IGTV

(20:15) - Supreme Court Ruling On Internet Sales Tax

(23:30) - Micron Earnings Report Overview

(26:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 19, 2018

Ryan McQueeney previews the week’s hottest earnings report—that of memory chip giant Micron (MU)—by giving investors three key things to watch for when the trendy company reports on Wednesday.

(0:25) - Upcoming Micron Earnings Report: June 20th

(2:20) - Secular vs. Cyclical Growth

(6:00) - Cash Flow Importance For Micron

(8:50) - Expected Revenue and Guidance

(11:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 18, 2018

Ben Rains explains why it matters that the 2026 FIFA World Cup is coming to North America, before he dives into which companies look like the early winners. Full-Court Finance then transitions to some of the latest sports betting news, breaking down companies that have made early moves and what’s likely coming down the pipeline.

(0:30) - North America Wins Bid For 2026 World Cup

(2:45) - Breaking Down Broadcasting Rights

(7:00) - North American Experience For The World Cup

(14:50) - First Legal Sports Bets Placed

(19:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 15, 2018

Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney of the Zacks Friday Finish Line team are joined by Eric Ervin, the founder and CEO of Reality Shares, for a special discussion about the potential of blockchain technology and how investors can gain exposure to this budding industry with a special new exchanged-traded fund.

(1:35) - What Is Blockchain Technology
(4:15) - What Are The Many Application of Blockchain?
(6:35) - Scoring System For Blockchain Companies
(9:50) - Blockchain Bandwagon: What Are The Investing Risks?
(12:30) - What Is The Potential Market Size for This Industry?
(15:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 12, 2018

Ryan McQueeney highlights BlackBerry (BB) and points to three key factors driving the once-iconic smartphone maker’s evolution into a security-focused enterprise software company.

(0:30) - BlackBerry Making A Comeback: The History Behind The Company

(3:10) - John Chen’s Impact On Blackberry’s Success

(5:00) - Blackberry’s New Products and Target Market

(7:50) - New Strategic Partnerships

(11:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

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Jun 11, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down everything investors and fans need to know about the big business behind the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, from television partnerships and sponsorships to tech-based initiatives.

(0:30) - Everything You Need To Know: 2018 World Cup

(3:00) - The History Behind The World Cup

(9:15) - FIFA’s Sponsorship Revenue

(13:50) - Fox Wins TV Rights: The World Cup Experience For America

(20:40) - ESPN’s Background With The World Cup

(24:00) - Team Jersey Sponsorship

(27:10) - Impact of International Stars

(32:00) - VR, Vegas Odds and Takeaways on USA Not Participating

(36:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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