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Zacks Friday Finish Line: Archive

Madeleine Johnson

How Disney's Fox Deal Affects Marvel, Hulu, Netflix, and Live Sports

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest story: Disney's deal to purchase some of 21st Century Fox's most valuable assets.

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Madeleine Johnson

3 Amazon Predictions for 2018

On the latest episode of Shopping for Stocks, host and Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson dives into some predictions for Amazon.com (AMZN) in 2018. What does the future hold in store for the e-commerce giant?

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Benjamin Rains

Supreme Court Sports Gambling Case: What Investors Need to Know

Welcome to the tenth episode of Full-Court Finance, the podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. On this week's episode, we discuss the current American sports betting landscape after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Christie v. NCAA last week.

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Ryan McQueeney

Discount Retail Stocks, LULU Earnings, & Healthcare Consolidation

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the latest earnings results from Dollar General (DG) and Lululemon (LULU), as well as major healthcare M&A deals involving CVS (CVS), Aetna (AET), and UnitedHealth (UNH).

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Ryan McQueeney

3 Tech IPOs We Want in 2018

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney looks ahead to 2018 and highlights three private tech companies that he would like to see go public in the upcoming year.

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Benjamin Rains

The Business of Major League Soccer Ahead of MLS Cup

Welcome to the ninth episode of Full-Court Finance, the podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. On this week's episode, we dive into the business of Major League Soccer ahead of Saturday's championship matchup between the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC.

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Ryan McQueeney

Bitcoin, Taxes, & North Korea: What It Means for Stocks in 2018

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the progress made on the GOP tax bill, North Korea's missile test, bitcoin's historic week, and what it all means for the stock market in 2018.

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Madeleine Johnson

Cyber Monday Makes History: A Positive Sign for Holiday Shopping?

History was made during this year's Cyber Monday, and on this week's episode of Shopping for Stocks, host and Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson dives into America's largest-ever online shopping day.

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Benjamin Rains

What Investors Need To Know About The Business Of College Hoops

Welcome to the eighth episode of Full-Court Finance, the podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. On this week's episode, we jump into the business of college basketball to help provide investors deeper insights into the world of big-time NCAA hoops, as the likes of Nike (NKE), CBS (CBS), ESPN, and others continue to fuel the sport.

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Ryan McQueeney

Why Nuveen's ESG Funds Are the Ethical Investing Option for Today

On this special edition of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, hosts and editors Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined by Martin Kremenstein, a Senior Managing Director at Nuveen.

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Should Investors Take Elon Musk's Tweets Seriously?

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney discusses the Tesla (TSLA) Semi reveal and explains why lofty claims of Elon Musk should--sometimes--be taken with a grain of salt.

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Benjamin Rains

Why the Sports Media Industry Remains in Flux

Welcome to the seventh episode of Full-Court Finance, the podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. On this week's episode, we dive into all of the biggest news coming out of the sports media world, including Facebook's (FB) college basketball streaming deal, "Sports Illustrated TV," Sirius XM's (SIRI) updated Barstool Sports partnership, and much more.

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Ryan McQueeney

Square's Bitcoin Bet, Retail Survivors, & Walmart Earnings

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including Square's new bitcoin test, the survival of Dick's Sporting Goods, and Walmart's latest earnings results.

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Madeleine Johnson

Target, Walmart, Best Buy: How Will They Perform in Q3?

Will these big box retailers be able to post strong results in Q3, or will they disappoint investors heading into the crucial holiday shopping season?

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Benjamin Rains

Will Under Armour's 'Good Old Days' Ever Return?

Welcome to the sixth episode of Full-Court Finance, a podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. On this week's episode, we take an in-depth look at Under Armour's (UAA) climb from startup to multibillion-dollar sports apparel powerhouse, and why its fortunes changed so quickly.

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Ryan McQueeney

A Tale of Two Earnings Reports: Disney and Nvidia

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the latest news and earnings results from two of Wall Street's most talked about companies: Disney (DIS) and Nvidia (NVDA).

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Ryan McQueeney

How Sprint's Failed T-Mobile Merger Could Affect the Tech Industry

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney discusses the failure of Sprint's attempted merger with T-Mobile and what it might mean for the telecomm industry, as well as the broader tech sector.

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Benjamin Rains

Investors Take Notice: NFL Ratings Have Advertisers Worried

Welcome to the fifth episode of Full-Court Finance, the new podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. On this week's episode, we take a look at how the NFL's slumping television ratings are impacting the league's advertising and broadcast partners.

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Ryan McQueeney

Q3 Earnings Recap: FB, TSLA, AAPL, SBUX

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the latest earnings announcements from Facebook, Tesla, Apple, and Starbucks.

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Madeleine Johnson

Department Stores: A Hopeless Retail Cause?

On this week's episode of Shopping for Stocks, host and Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson dives into one of the scariest aspects of the retail industry: department stores.

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Benjamin Rains

What Investors Need To Know About The Future Of Streaming Sports

Welcome to the fourth episode of Full-Court Finance, the new podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. This week, we dive into how the rise of streaming content might impact live sports as well their linear TV partners.

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Madeleine Johnson

Investing in Commodities: A Beginner's Guide

On this special edition of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, hosts and editors Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined by Will Rhind, a recognized commodities expert and CEO of GraniteShares. Mr. Rhind joined the hosts to discuss some of the biggest trends in the commodities market, and how investors with little experience in this space can successfully approach the vast worlds of energy, agriculture, and precious metals.

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Ryan McQueeney

Why "Other Bets" and the Pixel Will Lift Google's Revenues

On today's episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney previews the upcoming earnings report from Google parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL).

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Benjamin Rains

Why The College Hoops Scandal Could Affect Sportswear Stocks

Welcome to the third episode of Full-Court Finance, the new podcast from Zacks Investment Research focused on the intersection of sports, business, and the stock market. This week, we tackle the ongoing FBI investigation into the world of big-time college basketball and the role sportswear companies such as Adidas (ADDYY) and Nike (NKE) play.

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Ryan McQueeney

Airline Stocks, Blue Apron Job Cuts, & Chipotle Earnings Preview

On today's episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week's biggest stories, including the airline industry's reaction to United's earnings announcement, Blue Apron's plan to cut jobs, and a preview of Chipotle's upcoming earnings report.

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