Trading Perspectives Podcast

Episode 25 of Trading Perspectives

February 11, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The Green New Deal Can we save the planet and the economy at the same time? On February 7, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others in the democratic party introduced the Green New Deal. Aimed to increase economic equality and climate change, the GND will require drastic changes.  This week John and Sam argue the reality of the deal and whether it is economically sound. How will it affect real estate?  How will it affect individuals? Who...

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Episode 24 of Trading Perspectives

February 4, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Crisis in Venezuela: Maduro vs Guaidó In the oil-rich country of Venezuela, the battle for presidency continues. Once the wealthiest country in Latin America, the severe humanitarian crisis, caused by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, has forced millions of people to flee overseas in an effort to escape starvation, medicinal shortages, and hyperinflation.  Given the current economic state, does America have an obligation to get involved? What is the definition of success when the...

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Episode 23 of Trading Perspectives

January 28, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Reducing Inequalities The Story of Harrison Bergeron In episode 23 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam focus on a short story called Harrison Bergeron, published in 1961 by Kurt Vonnegut. In this story everyone is equal and everything is fair.  Although unfortunate, not everyone is created equal in terms of economic capability.  As today’s media outlets continue to talk about reducing inequalities, John and Sam discuss the potential economic outcomes we could begin to see...

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Episode 22 of Trading Perspectives

January 22, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Negative Interest Rates in Europe  This week, John and Sam talk about negative interest rates in Europe. Negative interest rates generally occur during harsh economic times when a country’s central bank is forced to utilize the monetary policy tool.  Simply put, the lender pays the borrower in order to stimulate economic growth.  What exactly does that mean and what does it have to do with us?  Will rising rates impact the economy?  Find out everything...

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Episode 21 of Trading Perspectives

January 14, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The Crystal Ball In episode 21 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam make specific predictions about everything from the government shut down to sports.  This past year we heard a lot about GDP, federal rate hikes, Brexit, etc.  What can we expect in 2019? What factors will have the greatest impact on our economy? And how long will the shut down last? Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ We are featured on iTunes, the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, TuneIn,...

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Episode 20 of Trading Perspectives

January 7, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Trading perspectives is back!  After a crazy end to 2018, John and Sam pick up where they left off with episode 20.  In this episode, they discuss the first week of the new year and the continuing volatility in the markets.  What can we expect to see in 2019 and when will the volatility begin to subside? Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ We are featured on iTunes, the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, and Google Play.

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Episode 19 of Trading Perspectives

December 17, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

In episode 19 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam discuss the overall dissatisfaction with G7 political leaders. Although this issue doesn’t receive much media coverage, America is not alone in feeling a lack of confidence toward our leaders.  How much of this dissatisfaction is driven by technology?  Is our ability to easily share opinions through social media playing a role in the global discontent for political leadership? Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ We are featured on iTunes, the...

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Episode 18 of Trading Perspectives

December 10, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

In episode 18 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam discuss the recent market volatility and the potential reasons for it.  You have all heard the talk about trade wars, immigrant caravans, Brexit, and a whole host of other excuses. Could there be a bigger issue?  Could it be that it has been so long since we haven’t had our foot on the gas we don’t know how to respond? Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ We are featured on...

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Episode 17 of Trading Perspectives

December 3, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Roll Tide Roll and gross domestic product. With Alabama playing in the SEC Championship over the weekend, episode 17 of Trading Perspectives focuses on the impact college football has on the economy, especially in the state of Alabama. Does the investment we make in our teams of choice effect more than our own entertainment? Does overall spending actually increase when teams are winning? Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ We are featured on iTunes, the Apple Podcast app, Spotify,...

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Episode 16 of Trading Perspectives

November 26, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

In episode 16 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam discuss raising the minimum wage, a topic that has been debated for years.  Based on recent studies by the US Census Bureau, many states have decided to pay a minimum wage of $15.00/hr instead of the federal rate of $7.25.  Would a higher minimum wage be good for the economy overall? Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ We are featured on iTunes, the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, and...

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