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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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Feb 5, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by his producer Danny MacPherson to discuss the business of Super Bowl commercials and which companies stood out during the big game

Feb 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the brand-new earnings reports from Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet.

(0:45) - FAANG Rundown

(3:00) - Facebook Earnings Report: Decreased Usage

(9:55) - Apple Earnings Report: Iphone Sales

(17:40) - Amazon Earnings Report: Strong Revenue Growth

(23:25) - Alphabet (Google) Earnings Report

(29:30) - Takeaways on the FAANG Earnings Results: Who Did The Best?

Jan 30, 2018

Ryan McQueeney previews the upcoming earnings report from Apple (AAPL) and shares what our exclusive consensus estimate files are predicting for key categories like iPhone sales and Services revenues.

(0:15) - Apple's Upcoming Earnings Report: Iphone X Sales

(3:10) - Holiday Shopping Results: Expected Q1 EPS

(7:50) - Fast Growing Service Revenue

(10:00) - What To Watch In Q1 Earnings Report

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Jan 29, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by Ryan McQueeney to discuss Vince McMahon’s XFL 2020 announcement and dive into what the WWE owner has planned for his new football league.

(0:20) - The XFL Comeback
(3:00) - Background of the XFL
(7:00) - The 100 Million Dollar Plan
(16:30) - The XFL Mission Statement: Can It Be Successful?
(21:15) - Broadcasting and Streaming: WWE Network
(28:20) - The Future of the XFL
(32:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 26, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the brand-new Trump administration tariff and earnings results from General Electric, Netflix, Intel, and Starbucks.

(0:30) - More Bad News For GE

(2:30) - Trump's New Tariffs

(7:30) - Netflix Earnings Report

(13:25) - Intel Earnings Report

(18:15) - Starbucks Earnings Report     

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

Jan 23, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by Ben Phillips, the CIO of EventShares, to discuss why his company’s U.S Tax Reform Fund (TAXR) is actually underweight on tech stocks right now.

(0:30) - Event Shares Tax Reform Fund: Is The New Tax Bill A Winner?

(3:00) - TAXR Underweight In Tech: Repatriation Clause

(6:45) - What Tech Companies Does TAXR Hold?

(9:00) - Overview of Event Shares Tax Reform Fund: TAXR

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Jan 22, 2018

Ben Rains takes a look at the business of the NHL ahead of All-Star Weekend in Tampa Bay, as the sport’s popularity in the U.S. hits the skids.

(0:30) - Overview of the NHL

(5:00) - NHL Television Contracts and Ratings

(12:00) - In Game Attendance and Adidas Partnership

(16:45) - Salary Caps and Team Valuations

(21:30) - Outlook For The NHL

(25:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 19, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Amazon’s shortlist of cities for its second headquarters, the big changes coming to General Electric, and the latest volatility in cryptocurrencies.

(1:00) -Amazon's Second Headquarters

(10:00) - Even More Downside For GE

(16:30) - Cryptocurrency Crash
 
(25:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jan 16, 2018

Ryan McQueeney previews the upcoming earnings report from IBM (IBM) and highlights several key estimates that suggest the company’s streak of declining revenues could finally be over.

(0:30) - IBM Declining Revenues

(3:25) - Problematic Areas

(7:00) - When Will The Streak End?

(9:00) - The Takeaways: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jan 15, 2018

Ben Rains explores the growing international business of the NBA, which has been driven by major media rights deals with Disney (DIS) and Time Warner (TWX), a massive Nike (NKE) sponsorship and forward-looking partnerships that include Amazon’s (AMZN) Twitch streaming service.

(1:00) - Global Growth of the NBA

(8:45) - Famous Athletes, Fan Base and Advertising: NFL vs. NBA

(13:00) - NBA Broadcasting Deals and TV Ratings

(17:35) - Social Media Presence and Sponsorships

(24:00) - NBA Team Valuations and Player Salaries

(29:20) - The Future of the NBA

 

Jan 12, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the latest numbers on Amazon’s growth in 2017, Kodak’s decision to “go crypto,” and two key companies sticking out after CES.

(3:00) - Amazon's Dominance In Ecommerce

(9:15) - Kodak Jumps On The Blockchain Madness

(14:05) - CES 2018: Nvidia Announcements

(20:25) - Ford Unveils The City Of Tomorrow

(22:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jan 9, 2018

Ryan McQueeney turns his attention to Las Vegas, the home of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, to discuss why Nvidia (NVDA) has already made what will likely be the biggest splash of the entire event.

(0:30) - Las Vegas CES 2018

(2:15) - Nvidia Partners With Uber On Driverless Cars

(4:40) - High End Gaming Displays

(7:30) - Should You Buy Nvidia?

(9:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 8, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by Zacks producer and avid golfer Daniel MacPherson to discuss the current state of golf and the big business surrounding the PGA Tour as the 2018 season swings into full gear

(1:00) - Tiger Woods Comeback... Again!

(4:45) - Golf Equipment Companies and Broadcast Deals

(10:15) - PGA Season Schedule and Live Streaming Services

(16:00) - Early Tiger Boom and Today's Professional Golfers: Highest Paid Athletes

(21:10) - Player and Tournament Sponsorships

(28:25) - Average Golf Stats: Not All Doom and Gloom

(33:00) - Top Golf: Introduction To The Game

(36:30) - Takeaways Going Into 2018

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Jan 5, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the major security flaw found in Intel processors, a cure for a rare blindness discovered by a young biotech firm, and several huge tech industry M&A rumors.

(2:45) - Intel Processor Bugs: Kernel Memory

(8:30) - Spark Therapeutics Sets Price For Blindness Treatment

(13:30) - Apple and Netflix Merger Speculation

(19:05) - M&A Speculation For Amazon

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

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Jan 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney highlights three small-cap tech stocks that have soared over the past few weeks and discusses the likelihood that these companies will keep climbing.

(0:15) - 2017: The Year of Tech Stocks

(2:30) - Emerging Small Cap Stocks To Watch In 2018

(9:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 2, 2018

Ben Rains dives deep into global sportswear power Adidas’ (ADDYY) rapid rise in North America and how the company plans to compete with Nike (NKE) going forward.

Dec 29, 2017
Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined once again by Phil Bak, the CEO of ACSI Funds and Exponential ETFs.

(0:50) - What Are the Pro's and Con's of Inverse Weighting?

(5:00) - How Does RVRS Handle Underperforming Stocks?

(7:20) - RVRS Overview: Notable Trends

(9:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 26, 2017

Ben Rains is joined by Zacks’ resident retail expert Maddy Johnson to discuss the current state of sports retail. Topics range from Lululemon’s recent success to how sportswear powers Adidas and Nike can adapt to the changing retail landscape.

Dec 22, 2017

Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined by Ethan Powell, the founder and president of Impact Shares.

(0:50) - Impact Shares Launches Minority and Women Empowerment ETFs

(3:00) - Partnerships with NAACP and YWCA

(5:15) - How Will This Benefit The #MeToo Movement?

(7:50) - WOMN: What Makes this Fund Stand Out?

(10:10) - NACP: What Were The Guidelines For This Fund?

(12:30) - Will This Type Of Investing Grow In Popularity?

                        Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 19, 2017

Ryan McQueeney discusses one of the trendiest bitcoin-related companies, Riot Blockchain (RIOT), and why short-selling firm Citron Research decided to short the stock.

(0:30) - Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech: What Is It?

(4:15) - The Rapid Growth of Riot Blockchain

(9:00) - Riot Blockchain Warning Signs

(12:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 18, 2017

Ben Rains is joined by Michael Breit, the Partner-in-Charge of EisnerAmper’s Sports and Entertainment Group. The conversation ranges from franchise valuations and sports of the future, to how retail investors can invest in sports.

Dec 15, 2017

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Disney’s deal to purchase some of 21st Century Fox’s most valuable assets.

(0:30) - Disney To Buy 21st Century Fox

(3:00) - Disney's Movie Lineup: Marvel Comics Add To Their Collection

(11:30) - Video Streaming Expansion

(20:00) - ESPN Struggles and Sky Sports Addition

(26:30) - Takeaways From The Merger: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

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Dec 14, 2017

Blockchain technology has the potential to change the world and the race for blockchain ETFs is heating up.

Dec 12, 2017

Maddy Johnson dives into some predictions for Amazon.com (AMZN) in 2018.

(0:15) - Amazon Predictions For 2018

(1:15) - Improving Whole Food Experience

(3:20) - Amazon's 2nd Headquarters

(5:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 11, 2017

Ben Rains and special guest Ryan McQueeney dive into the current American sports betting scene and how the Supreme Court could be poised to shake the multibillion-dollar industry up.

(0:25) - The Illegal World of Sports Betting

(3:00) - Las Vegas Environment and NFL Stance

(10:00) - Supreme Court Christie v. NCAA

(13:15) - Who Benefits From Legalizing Sports Betting?

(17:50) - What Are The Downsides?

(23:35) - Companies In The Sports Betting Industry

(32:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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