Trading Perspectives Podcast

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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Episode 48 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

July 22, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Netflix & Consumer Streaming Patterns Last week, Netflix announced its most recent quarterly earnings and needless to say, the markets aren’t happy. Earnings per share was down, user growth was less than expected and the number of US subscribers decreased by over 100,000 users.  In this week’s episode of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam talk about how the nature of television is changing yet again.  With streaming so easily accessible, how can Netflix stay ahead...

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Episode 47 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

July 15, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Bitcoin & Other forms of Cryptocurrency This week, John and Sam talk about the recent rise in the price of Bitcoin.  Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are back in the spotlight since Facebook announced the launch of the Libra, it’s own form of cryptocurrency.  Why are cryptocurrencies back on the rise after what happened in 2018?  Where is the value in Bitcoin coming from? Currently cryptocurrencies are seen as volatile replacement for precious metals.  As cryptocurrencies...

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Episode 46 of Trading Perspectives

July 8, 2019, by Sara McPherson

The Gold Standard Last week, President Trump named Judy Shelton, a long-time advocate of the gold standard, as his latest pick for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board.  The US abandoned the gold standard in 1971 under the Nixon administration and many feel bringing it back would be devastating to the US economy.  On the flip side, some believe it would make the US dollar less susceptible to inflation.  With the US dollar being...

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Episode 45 of Trading Perspectives

July 1, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Student Loan Forgiveness Student loan forgiveness could very well become a major part of the democratic platform in 2020. This week, John and Sam explain the scope of the problem behind student loan debt and how it came about.  Before we make a decision to eliminate student loan debt, we need to understand where we started and who is at fault for the student loan debt crisis. How are student loans effecting college tuition?  If...

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Episode 44 of Trading Perspectives

June 24, 2019, by Sara McPherson

The Future of Banking Episode 44 of Trading Perspectives features special guest Scott Reed, Senior Managing Director of Oakworth Capital Bank.  As Bernie Sanders and many left leaning politicians are making a push to break up big banks, John and Scott discuss how the role of banks has changed over recent decades.  How has technology impacted the way people bank?  Will the evolution of technology in the banking industry raise question marks in Washington?  If...

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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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