Trading Perspectives Podcast

Episode 67 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

December 2, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Socialism Slows Down Economic Progress How long can politicians hold back the inevitable? When people enjoy the rule of law, private property rights, and the development of human capital economic growth will happen.  If you don’t provide these things or try to stop them, your economy will sputter and eventually come to a halt. While people love to look at the past with rose colored glasses, change almost always brings improvement.       Listen...

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Episode 66 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

November 25, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Why is everyone so angry? Lately it seems the entire world is protesting about something, even in the U.S. But why? Inequality seems to be a hot topic across the board and many feel the “wealthy” are to blame.  According to the recent Census, the average income is much lower than one would think.  Should we shift the focus to the 25% earning less than $25,000/year? Should there be more focus on the development of...

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Episode 65 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

November 18, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Socialism: What is it and why are people for it? Socialism, a term with a historically negative connotation, has become somewhat of a buzzword lately as many democratic politicians consider themselves socialists.  So, what exactly is socialism?  Clearly Bernie Sanders, AOC, and Elizabeth Warren have a different view on socialism than those of the WW2 generation.  How do different generations feel about socialism and what makes it appealing to some people?  Should the US strive...

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Episode 64 of the Trading Perspectives Podcast

November 12, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Longer-Term Interest Rates Longer-term interest rates have been going up, and that is a good thing? John and Sam discuss how lower rates were supposedly the cure for what ails us earlier in the year, and how that has changed in November. Perhaps there is some truth to the argument: “higher long-term interest rates are bad for asset prices except for when they aren’t.” They aren’t, or haven’t been, recently.  But why?      ...

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Episode 62 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

October 28, 2019, by Sara McPherson

High Income and Corporate Taxes This week, John and Sam focus on the importance of taxation in order to boost economic growth and alleviate poverty.  Dr. Abhijit Banerjee, a professor at MIT, was recently featured in a Bloomberg article in which he states that taxing the rich and large corporations is the only way to alleviate poverty.    Although taxation is important to economic growth, high tax rates don’t ensure a strong economy.  So, what is...

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Episode 61 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

October 21, 2019, by Sara McPherson

The Shift in Consumer Values There is no doubt that consumer buying patterns are evolving, but after driving by 2 fine jewelers that are going out of business, John and Sam notice that people are shifting away from luxurious goods.  From fine china and silver platters, watches, and even beer, people are interested in more practical goods.  People are finding value in the product itself not in the marketing fluff.  Are these changes in consumer...

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Episode 60 of Trading Perspectives Podcast

October 15, 2019, by Sara McPherson

Repo Market Stress This week John and Sam explain the Repo Market.  With the rarely mentioned Repo market showing signs of stress, and the Federal Reserve being forced to pump more cash into the market, is the Fed losing control of monetary policy? Is the national debt maybe a bigger issue than we previously thought?       Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have an iOS device?  We are also available on most major podcast outlets, including...

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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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