Trading Perspectives Podcast

Episode 43 of Trading Perspectives

June 17, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Amidst the rising tensions with Iran, John and Sam talk about US military involvement in episode 43 of Trading Perspectives.  Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, says Iran was behind last week’s attack on oil tankers and the US is ready to take action if necessary.  What exactly does that look like in today’s world? Is it fair to risk the lives of young men and women by sending them into armed conflict? Or would applying...

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Episode 42 of Trading Perspectives

June 10, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Last Wednesday, Bernie Sanders traveled to Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting to demand that Walmart increase wages to $15/hr.  In episode 42, John and Sam talk about the effect that would have on employers in areas that are not as wealthy as San Francisco and New York.   If employee related costs went up, would employers hire less people? Would they be forced to raise prices on consumers?  Although the idea of increasing wages for everyone sounds...

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Episode 41 of Trading Perspectives

June 3, 2019, by Sara McPherson

In episode 41 of Trading Perspectives John and Sam talk about Bernie Sanders and his campaign to decrease pharmaceutical prices.  Is it really that easy to slash prices like Sanders says?  What would the average American have to do to see a decrease in prices?  There are two options.  Decrease demand or increase supply.           Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have an iOS device?  We are also available on most major podcast outlets,...

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Episode 40 of Trading Perspectives

May 28, 2019, by Sara McPherson

High Deficits:  Do They Matter? In episode 40 of Trading Perspectives John and Sam talk about the ballooning budget deficits and the ability to pay back the debt. With the United States still being the dominant economy, and its debt still desirable, the question remains how long can that last and should we be worried?         Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have an iOS device?  We are also available on most major podcast outlets,...

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Episode 39 of Trading Perspectives

May 20, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Technology and Ticket Sales Ticket prices for the PGA Championship Tour were down this year and turn style attendance is proving to be on a downhill trend.  Even college athletics, the MLB and the NFL are reporting fewer people in attendance. What impact will this have on local economies?  This week, John and Sam talk about how technology is effecting the world of sports and how salaries for professional athletes can continue to go up...

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Episode 38 of Trading Perspectives

May 13, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Climate Change: What sacrifices are you willing to make? This week John and Sam talk about the sacrifices they are willing to make when it comes to climate change.  With meat free items emerging in the fast food industry, investors responded well to the IPO from Beyond Meat, the plant-based meat provider, earlier this month.  Setting stock price aside, would you be willing to trade that Big Mac for the meatless alternative to support climate...

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Episide 37 of Trading Perspectives

May 6, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The College Admission Scandal What the college admission scandal reveals about the economics of education In episode 37 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam talk about Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and the economics behind “Varsity Blues”.  On April 4, 2019, Caitlin Flanagan wrote an article in The Atlantic titled “They Had It Coming”. The article suggests that the parents involved in the scandal were responding to a changing America and upset that what they considered...

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Episode 36 of Trading Perspectives

April 29, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The Perception of Retirement: Then and Now In episode 36 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam discuss the generational differences in the perception of retirement.  Statistics show the average age of retirement has been consistently on the rise since the 1980s.  More and more people are continuing to work well into their late 60s and even 70s.  According to younger generations, people no longer want to be defined by their jobs. Work-life balance has become...

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Episode 35 of Trading Perspectives

April 22, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Bourbon & Business Episode 35 of Trading Perspectives features another special guest, Lincoln Lee Hammons from Mobile, Alabama. In addition to his role as Managing Director for Oakworth Capital Bank, Lee is a bourbon connoisseur.  In this week’s episode, John and Sam get the 411 on all things bourbon.  How did it get to be so popular at business events? In the past we’ve seen huge spikes in popularity with wine and scotch.  Why Bourbon? ...

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Episode 34 of Trading Perspectives – Big Bad Banks

April 15, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Corporate Social Responsibility On Wednesday, April 10, 7 CEOs from big banks attended the House Financial Service Committee’s hearing titled “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 Years After the Financial Crisis.” In addition to policy questions, many members of Congress took the hearing as an opportunity to ask some hard-hitting questions about political topics such as gun control and climate change.  In this episode, John and Sam talk about what...

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