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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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Oct 9, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses Facebook’s new Portal device, a fresh entrant to the growing pool of home assistants and smart speakers. As Ryan points out, the timing of this video-chat gadget has already raised questions amid data privacy concerns and intense competition.

(1:00) - AI Enhanced Messenger: Facebook Debuts Portal and Portal+

(7:45) - Was This A Poorly Timed Release?

(11:30) - The Big Takeaways on Portal and Portal+

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Oct 8, 2018

Ben Rains dives into some of the best sports and athletic apparel-based companies to invest in right now as consumer confidence soars and holiday shopping looks poised to surge.

(0:25) - Exploring Zack Rank Buys

(2:10) - Lululemon’s Continued Growth and Expansion

(8:55) - Callaway’s Continued Success: Is It The Tiger Effect?

(15:30) - Columbia Sportswear: Will The Run Continue?

(21:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Oct 5, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the stock market's top stories of the week, including the USMCA trade deal, a reported hardware hack affecting Apple and Amazon, and major hourly pay raises coming to the retail sector.

 (0:45) - Down Day For The DOW and USMCA Trade Deal

(6:10) - Amazon Raises Minimum Wage Rate

(12:40) - Chinese Spy Chips Discovered?

(21:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the return of the net neutrality debate as California and the Trump administration appear ready to battle over the state’s right to pass its own version of the now-repealed, Obama-era protections.

(0:20) - Net Neutrality Comes Back To Light

(5:15) - The Start Of The Repeal Process

(9:10) - California’s Net Neutrality Law Get Blocked

(14:20) - The Big Takeaways On Net Neutrality: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 1, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Amazon’s Thursday Night Football innovations before he looks at the latest news from ESPN, Turner, the NBA, and more as the streaming sports market heats up.

(0:45) - Amazon's NFL Streams Kick Off

(7:20) - New Streaming Features For Amazon

(13:30) - The Many Ways To Stream The NFL

(19:10) - Micropayments & Sports Betting Changing The Way You Watch

(24:00) - Disney ESPN+ Reaches 1 Million Subscribers

(27:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 28, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson tackle the top headlines from a wild week for Wall Street, including the Kavanaugh hearing, the Fed meeting, Elon Musk’s legal trouble, big media mergers, and more.

(0:30) - Congressional Hearing Sweeps The Nation

(4:00) - Instagram Founders Step Down

(7:15) - Amazon Launches Another Physical Store: 4 Star

(13:20) - SEC Is Suing Elon Musk 

(18:45) - Merger Madness: Comcast To Acquire Sky 

(25:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 25, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses recent progress made in real-world applications of virtual reality, from Macy’s adding the tech to its furniture shopping experience to Alaska Airlines bringing it on board flights and Mozilla developing VR internet browsers.

(0:45) - Virtual Reality Goes Beyond Gaming

(3:50) - Macy’s VR Experience: Furniture Retail

(7:00) - VR Comfort On Alaska Airlines

(9:25) - The Virtual Internet Browser: Firefox Reality

(12:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 24, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down what to expect from Nike’s (NKE) Q1 financial results Tuesday, before he assesses the latest news from Gap (GPS) and Under Armour (UAA).

(1:00) - Nike's 2018 Performance 

(6:10) - Forward Outlook On Nike’s Earnings Report

(11:50) - Gap Launches Hill City: Athletic Apparel Brand

(14:00) - Expectations For Lululemon and Under Armor Cuts Jobs

(18:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 21, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the performance of Netflix and other streaming services at the Emmys. The team also chat about the alleged criminal probe facing Elon Musk and Tesla. Later, they discuss marijuana stocks and recap Micron’s latest earnings report.

(1:00) - Was Netflix King Of The 2018 Emmy Awards?

(7:10) - Criminal Probe Into Musk Tweets

(11:20) - Reefer Madness On The Stock Market

(15:30) - Micron Earnings Report

(19:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 18, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses the intersection of disruptive technology and the budding marijuana industry, ultimately concluding that investors should remember what they’ve learned about investing in other forms of new tech as it becomes a bigger factor in the cannabis business.

(0:30) - Tech and Cannabis Intersect 

(3:30) - Shopify Becomes A Weed Stock Play

(7:00) - Is There An Amazon of Marijuana?

(13:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 17, 2018

Ben Rains dives into Apple’s (AAPL) newest health and fitness-focused wearable. The episode then shifts to Nike’s (NKE) latest move to boost its presence around the globe.

(0:45) - Apple Product Reveal Event

(4:40) - Health and Fitness Expansions For The Apple Watch

(17:10) - Players Tribune Teams Up With Snapchat

(20:00) - Jordan Brand Soccer Team

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

Sep 14, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson recap Apple's latest iPhone reveal event and preview the holiday shopping season by looking at seasonal hiring trends and upcoming video games. Later, the hosts discuss AMD's crazy momentum.

(0:15) - Retail Stocks On The Rebound

(1:30) - Ollie's Bargain Outlet

(6:40) - Burlington Stores 

(9:10) - Lululemon’s Success and Expansion 

(16:45) - ULTA’s Continued Growth

(23:35) - DSW Surpasses Expectations 

(29:00) - Episode Roundup: OLLI, BURL, LULU, ULTA, DSW 
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Sep 11, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps Apple’s busy week—including its war of words with President Donald Trump and the upcoming iPhone event—and suggests that investors might be overlooking a key headline related to the company’s original video content and streaming initiatives.

(0:30) - Trumps Twitter Rant On Apple

(2:35) - iPhone Reveal Event

(4:40) - Apple’s Multimedia Expansion

(8:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 10, 2018

On this episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast, Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains assesses Nike (NKE) stock amid all of the Colin Kaepernick backlash. The episode then dives into Apple’s (AAPL) deal with the NBA and takes a look at the potential impact of the NFL’s next possible massive revenue stream.

Sep 7, 2018

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Associate Stock Strategist Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson recap Amazon’s busy and historic week, discuss what caused semiconductor volatility, and highlight the ongoing emerging markets currency crisis.

Sep 4, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps a historic day for Amazon (AMZN) which saw the e-commerce behemoth reach the $1 trillion market cap threshold and launch Hindi language support in India.

(0:15) - Amazon Breaks Into $1 Trillion Market Cap

(2:30) - Amazon Adds Hindi Language Option

(8:15) - Competition and Growth Opportunities

(10:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Sep 4, 2018

Ben Rains dives into the big business behind the NFL to see if the situation is really as bad as the league's declining TV ratings might suggest.

(1:00) - NFL Countdown: New Rules and National Anthem Controversy

(6:00) - Broadcasting Rights and TV Ratings

(13:30) - Ad Revenue On The Decline

(17:20) - The Future of the NFL: Streaming Deals

(27:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 31, 2018

Maddy Johnson is joined by Ben Rains to take on Tesla (TSLA) staying a publicly traded company, Amazon (AMZN) hitting $2,000 per share, and earnings from two retail giants: Lululemon (LULU) and Ulta (ULTA).

(0:30) - Mexico & US Trade Deal and Tesla Stays Public

(4:15) - Amazon Raised Price Target: Break Through $2000

(7:45) - Lululemon Earnings Report

(12:00) - Ulta Earnings Report

(14:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 28, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps the recent rumors surrounding Apple’s next iPhone announcement and explains why three new flagship smartphones might fit perfectly in the technology behemoth’s modern ecosystem.

(0:30) - First Look At New Apple iPhones

(4:00) - The Focal Point To The Apple Ecosystem

(7:15) - Apple Services Growth and $1 Trillion Market Cap

(10:45) - Takeaways on Apple: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 27, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Foot Locker’s (FL) second-quarter performance before he takes a look at what investors should expect from Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) and Lululemon (LULU) later this week 

(1:00) - Foot Locker Earnings Report Overview

(5:10) - Expectations For Dick's Sporting Goods Upcoming Earnings Report

(9:30) - A Look Ahead At Lululemon's Earnings Report

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

 

Aug 24, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and  Maddy Johnson discuss this week’s political drama and highlight JPMorgan’s new competitor to free trading app Robinhood. Later, the hosts recap earnings results from Urban Outfitters, Target, and Alibaba.

(0:25) - Verdict on Paul Manafort & Record Bull Market

(2:00) - JPMorgan Chase Launches Free Trading App

(5:45) - Urban Outfitters Earnings Report

(11:35) - Target Earnings Report

(16:50) - Alibaba Earnings Report

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

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Aug 21, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps Nvidia’s kick-off event at Gamescom, where the gaming graphics powerhouse unveiled a new line of GPUs which promise to deliver one of the world’s most immersive interactive visual experiences.

(0:45) - Gamescon 2018: Nvidia Product Announcements

(4:45) - What Exactly Is Ray Tracing?

(10:00) - Takeaways On Investing In Nvidia

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Aug 20, 2018

Ben Rains dives into everything investors need to know about future Gatorade rival BodyArmor after Coca-Cola (KO) bought a significant stake in the company. Plus, we take a look at the future of live streaming sports, where Amazon (AMZN) looks ready to take on all challengers

(1:30) - Who Is Body Armor?

(7:00) - Breaking Down The Coke and Body Armor Partnership

(14:15) - Amazon and Twitter Live Streaming Sports

(17:50) - How Can Amazon Win Sports Streaming?"

(25:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 17, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson recap this week’s global macroeconomic headlines and highlight the latest earnings results from Nvidia (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), and the U.S. department store giants.

(0:25) - Weekly Earnings Overview

(2:00) - Nvidia Earnings Report

(5:45) - Walmart Earnings Report

(9:30) - Department Stores Earnings: Macys, JCPenny's and Nordstrom’s

(18:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Aug 14, 2018

Ryan McQueeney attempts to recap a busy last week of news for electric car giant Tesla (TSLA), providing a full timeline and some forward-looking speculation on Elon Musk’s shocking proposal to take the company private.

(0:25) - Is Tesla Going Private? 
(4:45) - Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund's Growing Stake In Tesla
(9:00) - Takeaways on Tesla Going Private
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