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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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Buy Apple Stock Before Earnings As A Long-Term Play?
Apple shares are up over 6% in the last month, even though they have fallen since its October 12 event that showcased its new lineup of 5G-enabled iPhones.
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Buy Amazon And Netflix Stock Ahead Of Q3 Earnings?
The market posted its best week in months last week and followed that up with another strong showing on Monday. The S&P 500 now up over 4% in the last month, as it regains momentum from its early September drop.
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Buy Netflix (NFLX) Stock For Long-Term And Stay-At-Home Growth?
Netflix doubled its own subscriber growth estimates in the first quarter, boosted by the initial shock of the early lockdown period, and followed that performance up with another big subscriber beat in Q2.
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Surging Retail Stocks To Buy For The Holiday Season
Investors with a longer-term outlook might want to consider adding stocks in the fourth quarter because timing the market is extremely difficult.
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Evaluating Nike Stock Ahead Of Q1 FY21 Earnings
The sportswear giant has outperformed the market in 2020 and Wall Street appears happy about its e-commerce future.
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Bull Of The Day: FedEx (FDX)
FedEx posted blowout quarterly results on September 15 that highlighted its ability to thrive during the coronavirus. FDX shares have now soared roughly 80% in the past three months.
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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 (2 years 5 months)
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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