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While Coach’s Corporate Rebranding is Maddening, Tapestry Might Be a Gamechanger

10/17/2017
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Maddy Johnson revisits American fashion icon Coach Inc. (COH), and its recent decision to change its corporate name. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:15) - Coach Inc. Rebranding (2:00) - Why The Name Change To Tapestry? (4:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:04:46


What Investors Need to Know About Esports

10/16/2017
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On the second episode of Full-Court Finance, Ben Rains discusses the rise of esports, big-name companies that have already jumped on board, and how investors can get in on the action.

Duration: 00:24:04


Q3 Earnings Previews: PayPal, United, Netflix

10/13/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson prepare listeners for the first busy week of Q3 earnings season with previews of upcoming reports from PayPal (PYPL), United (UAL), and Netflix (NFLX). Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:45) - Q3 Earnings Preview (2:15) - PayPal: Venmo and New Partnerships (8:10) - United Airlines: Challenges From The Hurricanes (11:45) - Netflix: International Expansion (17:00) - Netflix Originals: Quality Over Quantity (24:00) - Episode Roundup:...

Duration: 00:25:43


Why Fitbit Is Still A Wearable Tech Contender

10/10/2017
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Ryan McQueeney discusses the recent momentum of Fitbit (FIT) and explains why the company should continue to be a force in the evolving wearable tech industry for years. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:20) - Fitbit Bouncing Back (2:45) - Ionic Smartwatch (4:45) - Apple Watch Series 3 (7:15) - Upcoming Earnings and Challenges Ahead For Wearable Tech (9:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com Remember to subscribe and leave a rating on iTunes if you enjoy the show!

Duration: 00:09:42


How One ETF Picks Stocks Based On Sports Sponsorships

10/9/2017
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On the first-ever episode of Full-Court Finance, Ben Rains speaks with the co-founder of SportsETFs LLC, Nick Fullerton, about the new Pro Sports Sponsors ETF (FANZ) that is geared towards sports-minded investors.

Duration: 00:21:41


The Latest in Amazon and Walmart’s Ongoing Retail War

10/6/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on several major headlines from Amazon, Walmart, and the two retail behemoths’ ongoing war for shopping supremacy. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (1:00) - Thoughts and Prays For Las Vegas (3:00) - EU Orders Amazon To Pay Back Taxes (9:10) - Walmart Acquires Startup Parcel (16:20) - Amazon Rivals Fedex and UPS: Amazon Flex (20:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com Make sure to subscribe and leave the show a rating on iTunes!

Duration: 00:21:44


What Do Private-Label Brands Mean for the Future of Retail?

10/3/2017
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Maddy Johnson discussed the retail strategy of private-label brands, and the companies who utilize them. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:45) - Jet.com To Launch In House Brand: Uniquely J (2:00) - Private Label Boom Within Online Retailers (4:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:05:20


Tax Plan, Nvidia AI Chips, Roku IPO, and Blackberry Earnings

9/29/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on President Trump and the GOP’s tax plan, Nvidia’s new AI chip deal, Roku’s IPO, and Blackberry’s surprising earnings report. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (1:00) - Trump's Proposal For New Tax Plan (8:15) - Nvidia's New Volta Systems and Partnerships (13:00) - Roku IPO (18:30) - Blackberry's Software Focus (26:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com Make sure to subscribe and leave the show a rating on iTunes!

Duration: 00:27:09


Why the iPhone 8’s Sluggish Debut Doesn’t Matter… Yet

9/26/2017
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Ryan McQueeney discusses why the iPhone 8 has experienced weaker-than-usual demand and explains why this phenomenon doesn’t quite matter yet. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:30) - iPhone 8 Release: Shorter Lines and Lower Sales (2:30) - iPhone X Lingers Over iPhone 8 Sales: Analysts Raise Concern (5:05) - iPhone X Overview: Difference Between iPhone 8 (9:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:10:00


Amazon Glasses, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Tesla-AMD Partnership

9/22/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Amazon’s plans to enter the wearables market, the bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us, and the rumored partnership between Tesla and AMD. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:40) - Fed Meeting and Trumps Speech To The UN (2:05) - Amazon Smart Glasses And Cameras: Alexa Compatibility (8:30) - Toys 'R' Us Bankruptcy Filing: Where It All When Wrong (14:40) - AMD To Work With Tesla In Self Driving Cars (21:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com Make...

Duration: 00:22:01


Will Apple’s Retail Redesign Be Worth the Risk?

9/19/2017
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Maddy Johnson discusses the retail plan tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) laid out at its much-hyped Keynote event held last week at the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:15) - Apple Keynote Event (1:10) - Apple Retail Stores: Creating Town Squares (3:00) - Retailers Transforming Brick and Mortar (4:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:04:38


Equifax Hack and Tech Stocks in Spotlight after Apple’s Keynote

9/15/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the massive Equifax data breach and Apple’s historic keynote event. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:35) - Equifax Data Breach: 143 Million Americans Affected (4:40) - Apple Keynote Event: Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit Ionic (9:30) - Apple TV 4K: Amazon & Netflix (14:25) - Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone X (10) (19:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com Make sure to subscribe and leave the show a rating on iTunes!

Duration: 00:20:57


How One Index Uses Artificial Intelligence to Find Winning Stocks

9/12/2017
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Ryan McQueeney is joined by by Jamie Wise, the founder of BUZZ Indexes. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:45) - The Tech Behind BUZZ Indexes: AI & Machine Learning (4:00) - Why Is Sentiment So Important? (7:45) - Market Cap and Sector Breakdown: Common Themes (10:50) - Can This Tech Be Used To Create A Different Strategy? (13:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com Remember to subscribe and leave a rating on iTunes if you enjoy the show!

Duration: 00:14:33


How Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Have Impacted the Stock Market

9/8/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the impact that Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have already had on the stock market. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:30) - Hurricane Impact On The Stock Market (2:00) - Oil and Gas Prices On The Rise (5:45) - Airlines, Cruise Lines and Travel Sites Take a Hit (9:00) - Evacuations and Closures Effect On Restaurant Stocks (13:00) - Insurance Industry: Who's Footing The Bill? (17:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:19:43


Is Canada Goose Poised for Massive Growth?

9/5/2017
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Maddy Johnson takes a look at specialty retailer Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS), a company that is known specifically for its $900-and-up parkas with fur-trimmed hoods. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:20) -Canada Goose: Luxury Parka's (1:15) - Performance Since IPO Debut (3:00) - Store Openings and Increased Product Line (6:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:07:31


Gilead Buys Kite, the Future of CAR-T, and A Visit to the New Whole Foods

9/1/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including Gilead’s acquisition of Kite Pharma, the future of the CAR-T therapy industry, and Amazon’s changes to Whole Foods stores. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:35) - Hurricane Harvey and North Korea Tensions (2:30) - Gilead's Acquisition of Kite Pharma: What Is CAR-T Therapy? (4:45) - Novartis CAR-T Cell Therapy Receives Approval By FDA (6:50) - CAR-T Biotech Stocks On The Rise (10:40) - Is This A...

Duration: 00:27:07


Is Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi the Right Choice for Uber’s CEO?

8/29/2017
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Ryan McQueeney discusses Uber’s decision to offer its vacant CEO role to longtime Expedia (EXPE) chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:20) - Uber Hires a New CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi's (1:00) - Dara Khosrowshahi's Background (3:30) - What Challenges Will The New CEO Face? (6:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:07:09


Snapchat’s User Base, Amazon’s Plans for Whole Foods, and Uber’s Next CEO

8/25/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Snapchat’s popularity among youth, Amazon closing its deal to buy Whole Foods, and Uber’s rumored next CEO. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:30) - Trumps Latest Rally In Arizona (3:00) - Snapchat's Positive Week (8:35) - Amazons Buyout Of Whole Foods Finalized (19:00) - Uber Rumors: Jeff Immelt Top CEO Candidate (31:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:32:43


Is Target Finally Catching Up to Amazon & Walmart?

8/22/2017
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Maddy Johnson dives into Target Corp. (TGT), and looks into how the big box favorite stacks up against its biggest competitors, Walmart (WMT) and Amazon.com (AMZN). Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:15) - Target's Impressive Q2 Earnings (1:20) - Target Brands Are Their Key To Success (3:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Duration: 00:04:38


Target & Walmart Earnings, Investors Lose Confidence in Trump

8/18/2017
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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the latest earnings results from big-box retailers Target (TGT) and Walmart (WMT), as well as the latest political turmoil involving the Trump administration. Please pick a time stamped topic below: (0:45) - Big Box Retailers (2:50) - Target Q2 Earnings Report (6:00) - Walmart Q2 Earnings Report (15:15) - Major Indices Down: Trump's Advisor Council Disbands (20:40) - Are Investors Losing Confidence In The Trump Administration? (23:30) -...

Duration: 00:24:25

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