Trading Perspectives Podcast

Trading Perspectives #96: Reshaping the College Experience

July 9, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Reshaping the College Experience Harvard recently announced that all classes will remain online for the fall semester, yet tuition is staying the same.  Given Harvard’s reputation, it is almost certain that other colleges will follow suit. How will this change the college experience for students?  Will a zoom environment and the ability to record lectures change the way professors teach classes?  Lastly, will an adjustment like this effect the value of the college degree?  ...

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Trading Perspectives #95: The 2nd Wave of Coronavirus

June 30, 2020, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The 2nd Wave of Coronavirus Many states have recently announced an increase in Coronavirus cases. Some states have already started shutting down businesses again. In a consumer driven economy, shutting down establishments that employ people essentially takes consumers out of the equation one by one. Could this be the 2nd wave of COVID-19 or an extension of the first? Can the economy tolerate another shut down? Additionally, is the government going to be able to...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #94: Learning to Swim Again

June 23, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Economic Recovery What happens to the economy if & when all the relief packages expire this summer? Will the economy stay afloat or will it have to learn how to swim again? There has been some good economic news recently. The economy created a lot of jobs in May and US consumers spent a lot of money last month. But, on Monday, an often overlooked monthly report about mortgage delinquencies suggested we might not be out of...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #92: Defunding Police Forces

June 9, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Defunding Police Forces With the recent riots and protests happening across the country, many people are pushing to defund police forces.  Some want to transform police forces whereas others want to completely disband them.  Dismantling law enforcement agencies will greatly impact the driving factors of a successful economy and it seems that the people behind the defund movement may not all be on the same page.  What exactly does it mean to defund police forces?...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #91: Reality in the Markets vs Real Life

June 3, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Reality: The Markets vs Real Life It’s no doubt that we’ve seen some terrible economic data since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and now we are seeing riots and protests across the country. Yet somehow the markets keep going up.  This is a weird time for the US Economy as well as the Global Economy and it seems that these recent rallies in the market are fueled by liquidity and the fear of missing...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #90: China and The Hong Kong Economy

May 26, 2020, by Sara McPherson

China and The Hong Kong Economy China is trying to exert increasingly great authority over the Hong Kong government and economy. For years it’s been one country 2 systems.  We saw protests last year before the COVID-19 pandemic and Beijing probably does not need Hong Kong like it did 25 years ago.  With the rest of the world focused on the pandemic, is it possible that China is trying to reinitiate their efforts to threaten...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #89: The Impact of Unemployment on Society

May 19, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Impact of Unemployment on Society In the last 2 months, America has lost decades worth of jobs.  2-3 million people a week are filing initial jobless claims.  What does that mean for society in terms of future wage growth, mental health, divorce rates or crime rates?  Businesses that are currently, or planning to, reopen will eventually adjust to operating on a lower employee base.  How do we fix it?  What can we do to...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #88: The Effect of Covid-19 on Local Municipalities

May 12, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Effect of Covid-19 on Local Municipalities This week’s episode features Stewart Welch, the Mayor of Mountain Brook, Alabama and Founder of the Welch Group.  Although most people think they know how local governments work, Mayor Welch provides first hand insight into exactly how local municipalities work, where a majority of the revenue comes from, and the flow of communication from the state. What impact will this pandemic have on local economies and what are...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #87: Extra Debt and Interest Rates

May 5, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Extra Debt & Interest Rates  Now on the 3rd stimulus package, people are starting to complain about the trillions of dollars the US Treasury is throwing on the economy.  How are we going to pay for it?  And what will happen with interest rates moving forward?  ​   Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have an iOS device?  We are also available on most major podcast outlets, including but not limited to the ones listed below. Spotify Google Play...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #86: Reopening Local Economies

April 28, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Reopening Local Economies People have conflicting opinions on the reopening of economies. The reality is, local politicians are in a lose-lose situation. You open it up to soon, infections increase but if you don’t, economic structural damage will be inevitable. Local governments can’t print money. What happens if local governments run out of money? What impact will it have on communities? Economically speaking, is it realistic to keep local economies shut down with no money...

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