Trading Perspectives Podcast

Trading Perspectives Podcast #82: The Effects of the Stimulus Package

March 31, 2020, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The Effects of the Stimulus Package All said, the stimulus package will be a good thing and we have seen a recent rally in the stock market.  However, what people need to realize is that as long as the stock market is on lock down mode, we can throw as much money at it as we want but it’s still going to be bad for GDP.  Additionally, 3.283 million people filed for unemployment last week. ...

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Trading Perspectives Podcast #80: Coronavirus Chaos

March 17, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Coronavirus Chaos The markets didn’t respond well to the Federal rate cut on Sunday, schools are closing, major sporting events have been called off and toilet paper has become a hot commodity.  Small shifts in behaviors have multiplied and people are in a state of panic.  Realistically, we are probably looking at 2-3 weeks before the coronavirus really hits its peak in the US.  Is that enough to derail the economy or will it just...

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Episode 79 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

March 10, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Interest Rates & Crude Oil Prices Some market experts have long maintained you can predict future economic growth by looking at interest rates and crude oil prices. Are today’s low rates and crude oil prices building a base for growth in the second half of the year or signaling something much more sinister?     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...

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Episode 78 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

March 2, 2020, by Sara McPherson

COVID-19 After an awful week in the markets and the worst few days in DOW Jones history, John and Sam give an update on COVID-19 and how coronavirus fears are impacting the stock market.  How much longer will this continue?     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 Stitcher TuneIn

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Episode 77 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

February 24, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Climate Change & Cows Recently, I have seen and read more about activists demanding ‘we’ shift to a plant-based diet. After all, hooved animals, of all varieties (but mostly assumed to be cattle), generate anywhere from 18-50% of the world’s greenhouse gases…depending on the source and report. To that end, a full-grown cow can generate anywhere from 250-500 liters of methane per day, with some estimates as high as 1,000! So, what would the world...

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Episode 76 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

February 10, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Gig Economy With the growing number of startup companies, the gig economy seems to be on the rise.  Gig type employment has expanded from maids and the kid that cuts your grass to Instagram influencers to uber drivers.  PayPal, Venmo and Zelle make it easy to compensate cash-in-hand types of jobs but ultimately result in an increase in unreported income.  How is the gig economy affecting social security and Medicare?  Is it good or...

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Episode 75 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

February 3, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Coronavirus Outbreak The Coronavirus has taken the stock market by storm over the past week as more and more cases pop up across the globe.  Airlines are cancelling flights to and from parts of China and almost 200 American’s are under federal quarantine in California. How is this virus different from other contagious illnesses, such as the flu or tuberculosis?  Is it China’s lack of transparency or is the market’s response to the virus...

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Episode 74 of the Trading Perspectives Podcast

January 27, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Rich and Powerful Last week, Geneva-based World Economic Forum held its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland where close to 3,000 of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful, and anointed, including an estimated 119 billionaires met to discuss climate change.  In this episode, John and Sam discuss the difference in the men who built our country’s economy in the 19th century, and the wealthy and powerful of today’s world.  Who are the people of the Business...

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Episode 73 of the Trading Perspectives Podcast

January 21, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Sci-Fi: Nasa discovers first earth size planet Science fiction is becoming the new reality.  Last week, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone that could potentially support human life. So, what else is out there that we don’t know about?  Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and many other major players in the business community are already involved in the development of space technology, but when does Wall...

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Episode 72 of the Trading Perspectives Podcast

January 13, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Assassination of Iranian General Soleimani On January 3rd, 2020 President Trump authorized the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Many have since made it clear that they are not in support of the US Military’s effort to eliminate the terrorist leader. One week later, stock prices are up and oil prices are down so what are people worried about?  This week, John and Sam talk about the need for a draft, how Iran will...

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