Trading Perspectives Podcast

Episode 59 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

October 7, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Fair Pay to Play Act Last week, California signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law, a bill permitting college athletes in the state to hire agents and be paid for endorsements.  The law is scheduled to take effect in 2023.  If passed, how could it effect smaller programs? Will this law draw all the most talented athletes to California state schools, in turn forcing other athletic programs to pass similar laws to stay...

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Episode 58 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

September 30, 2019, by Sara McPherson

The Socially Conscious Investor With Juul gaining more notoriety as of late, John and Sam discuss what it would take for companies to change their core businesses.  Will investors be willing to carve companies like Altria, one of Juul's major investors, out of their portfolios?  If the S&P would return 8% with those types of companies in it, or only 7% without it, would a majority of people be willing to sacrifice their returns?  ...

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Episode 57 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

September 23, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Drone Attack on Saudi Arabian Oil Fields Last week 8 drones attacked the Aramco oil fields in Saudi Arabia, ultimately causing increased tensions in the middle east.   The attacks took out 50% of Saudi Arabia’s oil production and 5% of the worlds global output.  Crude oil, which is used for more than just gasoline, remains a controversial topic in the US as many American’s want to stop oil production in the US altogether.  What do...

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Episode 56 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

September 16, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Climate Change There has been something strange about recent weather patterns.  Temperatures have been unusually high, even for those of us accustomed to them. It’s not surprising when you consider 7.7 billion people, requiring food to eat, water to drink, clothes and shoes to wear, and a dry place to put their head a night, will consume a lot of natural resources around the global, ultimately putting some level of stress on the environment. What...

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Episode 55 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

September 9, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Negative Interest Rates in the United States Last week, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, said that it’s only a matter of time before negative interest rates spread to the United States.  In this episode of Trading Perspectives John and Sam talk about why much of Europe has negative interest rates and what would need to change for that to happen here. If American risk tolerance were to change, could the US sustain...

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Episode 54 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

September 3, 2019, by Sara McPherson

The American Empire Throughout history, empires have come and gone, but they have all had some common characteristics. The American empire is a little different. This week John and Sam discuss economic growth of countries and how the US empire works on a financial and economic basis. How does the US fit into Global GDP historically? What role has the United States played in this new period of accelerated growth and are we the cause or...

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Episode 53 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

August 26, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Gross Domestic Product How strong is America’s economy? That really depends on who you ask.  Since the Roosevelt administration, the most widely used measure of economic strength is in terms of GDP.  Gross Domestic Product.  This week, John and Sam compare GDP to lesser known measure called Gross National Happiness.  Is GDP still the most accurate way to measure the health of our economy and growth of society?  What is the best way to measure...

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Episode 52 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

August 19, 2019, by Sara McPherson

The American Dream In this week’s episode of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam talk about an article written by Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith titled “It’s Gotten Too Hard to Strike it Rich In America”.  The article suggests that big companies, institutional investors, tight lending standards and degree requirements make it tougher for the average American to achieve the American Dream.  Is the American Dream dying?  Is it getting harder to create new businesses? Read the...

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Episode 51 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

August 12, 2019, by Sara McPherson

The Effect of Major Events on the Economy In this episode John and Sam talk about the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio and the effect the tragic events will have on an already unsettled market.  Do major events effect the market? How have local and global markets responded in the past?  Lastly, how much pressure will the GOP have to implement meaningful gun reform?       Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have an iOS device? ...

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Episode 50 of Trading Perspectives

August 5, 2019, by Sara McPherson

FOMC Rate Cuts For the first time in over a decade the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy making arm of the Federal Reserve, cut the overnight lending target by 0.25% to an effective range of 2.00-2.25%. This week John and Sam breakdown the statement from the FOMC. Why now and is it even necessary? Should we expect to see another rate cut in the near future?       Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have...

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