Trading Perspectives Podcast

Trading Perspectives #107: The Future of Commercial Real Estate

September 24, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Future of Commercial Real Estate This week, Derek Waltchak with Shannon Waltchack, LLC joins us to talk about office space. Derek is a subject matter expert on Bitcoin, Blockchain and how those technologies are impacting the economy, specifically in commercial real estate. What can we expect to see in the office arena and what is the probable case scenario in 3-5 years? What about the future of retail? Lastly, Derek provides some insight into...

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Trading Perspectives #106: The Electoral College

September 16, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Electoral College  In the 2016 election, Hillary won the popular vote, yet Trump won the presidency.  Many people felt the turnout was unfair and pushed to do away with the electoral college.  On the flip side, the electoral college allows smaller states with lesser populations to be heard and ensures all American votes have some sort of relevancy. How did our founding fathers envision the election of our leaders?  What is the purpose behind...

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Trading Perspectives #105: Fear of the Future

September 9, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Fear of The Future Fear sells. In world of pandemics, politics, and discontent, it’s reasonable to believe people may not be as confident as they seem. With all the negative news stories and social media posts, many are fearful of what the future will bring.  Who is driving this fear?  Is fear being sold to the public to stir up conflict?  Is the media using fear as a tactic to get better ratings?  If so,...

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Trading Perspectives #104: Declining Popularity of Professional Sports

September 1, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Declining Popularity of Professional Sports   The NFL will be kicking off in the next couple of weeks, but professional sports ratings have shown to be significantly lower since the pandemic.  In the past, sports have been a way to escape the problems of the world. Have professional sports players voicing their political opinions changed the way people feel about sports?  Or perhaps, people have just found other things to do. Without the TV ratings...

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Trading Perspectives #103: Growth over Value

, by Sara McPherson

The Summer of Discontent When it comes to investing, an age-old question has been growth versus value. Over the past decade, growth has pretty consistently outperformed value. That begs the question, is value investing dead or have the lines just been blurred?​             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....

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Trading Perspectives #102: The Summer of Discontent

August 19, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Summer of Discontent As we near the end of summer we have to wonder what the riots, protests, and disagreements are really about.  Many people are upset about the President’s intervention on the local level when it comes to some of this discontent across the country.  However, there are a lot of constraints on the President when it comes to the local level. What sort of powers does the President have when it comes...

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Trading Perspectives #101: The Outcome of Debt

August 12, 2020, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The Outcome of Debt Government and Central Banks are flooding the world with money.  Is all this debt good for the economy or will it eventually lead to financial ruin?  John & Sam discuss what happens when money is cheap, and the world is heavily in debt. 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...

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Trading Perspectives #100: The Retail Industry & Bankruptcy

August 6, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Retail Industry & Bankruptcy We’ve recently heard that Jos. A. Banks, Brooke’s Brothers, and even Lord & Taylor have filed bankruptcy. However, it isn’t surprising now that dress codes are becoming increasingly more casual. A coat and tie is no longer a requirement and in some cases, could even be seen as intimidating to potential clients. Is the pandemic and remote work environment causing companies to be more concerned about output than attire? What...

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Trading Perspectives #99: The Price of Precious Metals

July 29, 2020, by Sara McPherson

The Price of Precious Metals The prices of silver and gold have spiked recently. Gold and silver have historically been methods of exchange and currency.  It has really only been within the past several decades that the US dollar has not been backed by silver or gold. Is this recent rally caused by the weakening of the US dollar or investor’s need for store value?  ​     Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/   Don’t have an iOS device? ...

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Trading Perspectives #98: Suburban vs Urban Living

July 28, 2020, by Sara McPherson

Suburban vs Urban Living Many residents across the country are leaving city centers and moving to suburban areas of town.  Generally, the attraction to living in downtown areas is the cultural amenities. Access to restaurants, theaters, and various social attractions. What happens when the cultural amenities dry up or are not as accessible? It seems the attractiveness begins to fade.  Was it the pandemic or the protests that made suburban life attractive again? Will a...

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