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Benjamin Rains is a stock strategist for Zacks Investment Research where he writes financial news and editorial content on the stock market. He also hosts and creates content for his own weekly podcast about the intersection of sports and business. His work has appeared on TalkMarkets, Yahoo ... more

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Apple And Microsoft: Buy Biggest Tech Stocks Ahead Of Earnings?
Let’s look at two of the. biggest technology companies in the world ahead of their upcoming financial releases to help investors decide if they should buy MSFT or AAPL​​​​​​​ as the Nasdaq storms back to start the second quarter
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3 Top-Ranked Tech Stocks To Buy Now Despite Volatility
The S&P 500 closed at multiple highs this week, as did the Dow. The tech-heavy Nasdaq took a big spill on Thursday, but it has still moved in the right direction since it fell into a correction, down 10% from its highs, on March 8.
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2 Top Tech Stocks To Buy Now For Big Growth
Instead of focusing on companies that need a vaccine to really grow, let’s look at two tech stocks that have posted big sales growth during the pandemic and are ready to expand for years within futuristic industries.
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Three Blue Chip Tech Stocks To Buy And Hold For 2021
Despite all of the coronavirus-based challenges, 2020 has been a great year for many investors, with millions of new retail investors jumping into the market that’s seen the S&P 500 surge 16% overall and well over 50% since its March lows.
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3 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021 Not Named Apple Or Amazon
Tech dominates today and it likely will in the future. Let’s explore three large-cap tech stocks that investors might want to buy for 2021 and beyond.
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3 Cheap Stocks To Buy After The Market's Strong November
The market fell on the last day of November. But that didn’t stop it from posting an impressive month of gains.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
DIS The Walt Disney Company
EBAY eBay Inc.
ECOM ChannelAdvisor Corporation
FDX FedEx Corporation
HUYA Huya Inc.
KO The Coca-Cola Company
LLY Eli Lilly and Company
LULU lululemon athletica inc.
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MITK MITEK SYSTEMS INC
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NFLX Netflix Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
NVDA Nvidia Corporation
PFE Pfizer Inc.
TCEHY TENCENT HOLDINGS ADR
TGT Target Corporation
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
ZM Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
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Stock Strategist
Zacks Investment Research
June 2018 - Present (3 years)
Contributing Writer
SportTechie
January 2016 - December 2017 (2 years)

• Write 500-word articles for a website focusing on the intersection of sports and technology 
• Published over 200 articles on a range of tech topics, with over 30 published on Sports Illustrated.com
• Interview leading experts in the field of sports-focused technology

Editorial Intern
Modern Luxury
August 2016 - December 2016 (5 months)

• Wrote short and long-form pieces for a Chicago area lifestyle publication
• Pitched ideas and wrote a portion of the weekly online newsletter
• Conducted research and interviews, fact-checked everything from long-form pieces to short copy

Education

DePaul University
Master's Degree
2016 / 2018
Journalism
Indiana University Bloomington
Bachelor's Degree
2009 / 2013
Management

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