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Full Court Finance

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Each week, Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the most important stories from the investment and financial world.

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Each week, Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the most important stories from the investment and financial world.

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Like content but

By Ananiya - Mar 01 2018
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I like this stuff but it would be great help for listners if hosts have a little more caffene before s/he comes on. I am speaking for all Zacks podcasts.

Very good financial news program

By Shanta Shanta!!! - Oct 31 2017
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Thank you for your thoughtful analysis. Please continue the great work.

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
5
4
2
3

Like content but

By Ananiya - Mar 01 2018
Read more
I like this stuff but it would be great help for listners if hosts have a little more caffene before s/he comes on. I am speaking for all Zacks podcasts.

Very good financial news program

By Shanta Shanta!!! - Oct 31 2017
Read more
Thank you for your thoughtful analysis. Please continue the great work.
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Full Court Finance

Latest release on Feb 10, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 6 days ago

Rank #1: Will Apple Stall Market Rebound? & News from IBM, FB, SBUX

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Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson discuss IBM’s historic acquisition of Red Hat and recap earnings news from Facebook, General Electric, Starbucks, and Apple.

(0:25) - Has WallStreet Found The Bottom To The Correction? (2:10) - IBM Acquires Red Hat For $34 Billion (8:50) - Facebook’s Earnings Report Overview (14:25) - Another Negative GE Earnings Report (18:50) - Apples Earnings Report Overview (22:45) - Starbucks Earnings Report (28:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Nov 02 2018

30mins

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Rank #2: 5 Tech Stocks to Buy for 2020

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Ben Rains takes a look at five technology stocks that investors might want to buy for 2020, as stocks continue to climb on U.S.-China trade positivity heading into the new year.

(1:00) - Phase 1 Trade Agreement

(4:15) - Top Tech Stocks To Watch In 2020

(21:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Dec 16 2019

23mins

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Rank #3: Microsoft vs. Google: Who Will Win the Cloud Gaming Battle?

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Ben Rains dives into what we know about Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL) foray into cloud gaming with Stadia. Then we break downMicrosoft’s (MSFT) gaming future and discuss the massive video game industry as a whole to see which company might come out on top.

(0:30) - Microsoft and Google Make Moves Into Cloud Gaming (2:15) - Google Stadia: What Should You Expect? (9:30) - Microsoft's Project xCloud and Project Scarlett (17:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@zacks.com 

Jun 17 2019

19mins

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Rank #4: Sports Betting & Esports: What’s Next and How to Invest

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Ben Rains dives into the latest news from the world of legalized sports gambling and esports. The episode also breaks down the companies, industries, and stocks that stand to benefit from the expansion of these two growing markets.

(1:00) - New Jersey Becoming Bigger Than Vegas: Sports Betting Explosion  (9:35) - Simon Property Group Invests Into Esports (15:15) - Ways To Invest In The Gaming Industry Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 08 2019

18mins

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Rank #5: Amazon & Disney Will Challenge Netflix in the Streaming TV Market

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Ben Rains dives into Netflix’s (NFLX) recent Q2 earnings report that sent its shares tumbling. The episode then transitions into a look at the larger streaming TV industry, where we see why Amazon (AMZN) and Disney (DIS) could be real challengers to Netflix’s dominance. 

(0:45) - Breaking Down Netflix's Q2 Earnings Report (10:50) - Crowded Streaming Market Continues To Grow (14:25) - Amazon Prime Video's Expanding Streaming Content (20:35) - Disney's Massive Media Content Library: Will They Dominate Streaming?  (26:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 23 2019

27mins

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Rank #6: Coffee Stock Wars: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ & Upstarts

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Ben Rains and guest Madeleine Johnson dive into the world of coffee to see how the major publicly traded firms from Starbucks (SBUX) to Dunkin’ (DNKN) have performed. The episode also addresses some upstarts and the broader coffee market to see which companies appear best suited for long-term success.   (0:35) - Coffee Wars: Where Does Your Loyalty Lie? (4:00) - Starbucks Continued Success: Rewards Program and Expansion (10:20) - McDonald's and Dunkin': Can They Compete Against The Coffee Giant? (16:05) - Coffee Prices Fall To 90 Cents Per Pound: Impact On The Industry (20:45) - Boutique Coffee Shops and International Market: Luckin and Costa Coffee (40:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 12 2019

44mins

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Rank #7: Earnings Season Is Here: 3 Tech Stocks to Watch This Week

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Ryan McQueeney discusses the start of earnings season and Q3 expectations for the technology sector. He also previews reports from three tech companies—Netflix, IBM, and PayPal—coming out this week.

(1:00) - Earnings Season Kicks Off

(5:30) - Upcoming Netflix Earnings Report

(10:20) - Will IBM Continue The Positive Earnings?

(13:45) - A Look Ahead At PayPal’s Earnings Report

(16:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Oct 16 2018

17mins

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Rank #8: 5 Mega-Cap Dividend Stocks to Buy to Weather Trade War Storm

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Ben Rains dives into some of the latest U.S.-China trade war news. The episode then highlights five dividend-paying, mega-cap stocks that investors might want to buy as bond yields continue to slip around the globe.

(0:45) - Navigating The Trade War Tensions: Volatility Continues  (5:30) - Bond Yields and 10 Year Treasury Notes (8:20) - Ben Rains Top Picks: 5 Stocks To Watch (23:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 26 2019

24mins

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Rank #9: 3 Top Stocks to Buy Heading into December with Stock Market at New highs

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Ben Rains dives into some of the latest U.S.-China trade war news that helped U.S. stocks jump Monday. We then break down three stocks that investors might want to consider buying heading into December with the stock market at new highs.

(0:30) - Stocks Continue To New All Time Highs (4:15) - Is It Time To Invest In Intel? (8:30) - Zendesk Continues To Impress Wall Street (13:00) - Microsoft Continues to Impress Amid Cloud Expansion  (18:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Nov 25 2019

19mins

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Rank #10: Buy Surging Nike (NKE) and Lululemon (LULU) Stock Before Earnings?

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into Lululemon (LULU) and Nike (NKE) to see if investors should consider buying either stock with the sportswear retailers set to report their quarterly results soon.

Dec 09 2019

23mins

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Rank #11: What to Expect from Nike’s (NKE) Q4 2019 Earnings Results

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into what investors should expect from Nike’s (NKE) Q4 fiscal 2019 financial results that are due out Thursday, June 27. This includes a breakdown of Nike’s key North American and Greater China segments and much more.

(0:40) - Overview of Nike's Valuation  (4:30) - Nike's Concerns With Currency Headwinds, Tariffs and Competition (10:10) - What To Expect From Nike's Upcoming Earnings Report (18:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 25 2019

20mins

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Rank #12: 3 Tech Earnings Reports We’re Watching This Week

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Ryan McQueeney discusses the early days of Q4 earnings season and previews three of the tech sector’s top reports coming this week.

(1:00) - Q4 Earnings Season Performance Update (7:10) - A Look Ahead At Tech Earnings: IBM, TXN. INTC (13:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jan 22 2019

15mins

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Rank #13: What’s Next for Walmart Stock & A Target Earnings Preview

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains breaks down Walmart’s (WMT) recent quarterly financial results that helped to once again prove the retail powerhouse is ready to compete directly against Amazon (AMZN) in the e-commerce age. The episode then shifts to what to expect from Target’s (TGT) quarterly earnings, which are due out Wednesday.

Aug 19 2019

21mins

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Rank #14: Wall Street Sees Heaps of Earnings Reports as Shutdown Rages

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Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson discuss the latest economic data from China and the United States. The hosts also recap earnings results from airline stocks as well as Intel, Starbucks, and more.

Make sure to subscribe and leave the show a rating on Apple Podcasts!

(0:30) - Government Shutdown Continues & Mixed Global Economics 

(3:20) - Overview of Airline Stock Earnings: AAL, JBLU, LUV

(9:45) - Earnings Overview of Tech Stocks: IBM, TXN, INTC

(17:15) - Starbucks Earnings Report

(19:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 25 2019

20mins

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Rank #15: Nike Continues to Expand with MLB Deal & The Streaming TV War Heats Up

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Ben Rains dives into Nike’s new deal with Major League Baseball as it expands its reach as the global sportswear powerhouse. The episode also breaks down some news from YouTube TV and Hulu as the streaming wars start to truly heat up.

Jan 28 2019

17mins

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Rank #16: CES 2019: What Google, Amazon, & Other Tech Giants Showed Off

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Ryan McQueeney recaps CES 2019 and highlights the hardware that industry bellwethers such as Google, Amazon, Intel, Nvidia, & Samsung flaunted at the world’s largest consumer electronics show.

(0:20) - Overview of CES 2019 (1:50) - Google vs. Amazon: Virtual Assistance (4:35) - Chip Wars: Intel, AMD and Nvidia (7:45) - Apple Teams Up With Samsung (12:00) - Episode Roundup: Poscast@Zacks.com

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Jan 15 2019

13mins

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Rank #17: Top Storylines to Emerge from Busy Week of Tech Earnings

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Ryan McQueeney highlights the top storylines and talking points to watch for in this packed week for major tech sector earnings reports.

(0:30) - Top Tech Sector Earnings Overview

(1:30) - Apple’s Profit Warning: Should Investors Be Nervous? (5:20) - Upcoming Facebook Earnings: Business Model Troubles (10:40) - Public Cloud Wars: Microsoft vs Amazon (14:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jan 29 2019

15mins

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Rank #18: Tech Earnings Recap & Why the Fed Sent Stocks Higher This Week

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Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson discuss the Fed’s new dovish tone and recap earnings results from Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon.

(1:25) - Fed Bank Meeting Overview: No Rate Hike

(4:15) - Apple Earnings Results (8:50) - Positive Earnings From Facebook (14:05) - Microsoft Earnings Report (17:45) - Amazing Earnings Report (22:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com   Make sure to subscribe and leave the show a rating on Apple Podcasts!

Feb 01 2019

22mins

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Rank #19: Super Bowl Spending, Streaming & Amazon’s Big TV Advertising Push

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Ben Rains dives into the big business behind the Super Bowl as the streaming TV market heats up. Plus, we look at Amazon’s huge television advertising push and see who are the biggest Super Bowl spenders.

(0:20) - Breaking Down Super Bowl LIII  (3:45) - Super Bowl Ratings (7:00) - Commercial Revenue: Who Are The Big Spenders? (13:30) - Amazon’s Continued Growth In Super Bowl Advertising   (17:45) - Betting On The Super Bowl: Sports Gambling Podcast@Zack.com

Feb 04 2019

20mins

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Rank #20: Alphabet Earnings Detail Growth Beyond Google’s Ad Business

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Ryan McQueeney discusses Alphabet’s earnings report and explains why the company’s rampant spending in 2018 sets Google up for a life beyond its advertising business.

(0:30) - What Can We Learn From Alphabet’s Earnings Report (3:05) - Positive Takeaways From The Report (7:50) - Breaking Down The Rising Expenses From Alphabet: GOOGL (13:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 05 2019

13mins

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