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Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

Release Date: 12/15/2020

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Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

The Administration has great plans to spend a lot of money, money the Treasury doesn’t have. So, it has to figure out some way to pay for it all, or at least make a dent in it. In this week’s Trading Perspectives, John and Sam discuss the President’s plan to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. Are increasing corporate taxes a good way of raising the cash? If so, what is the optimal rate? If not, why?

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Dollar As Reserve Currency #2 - Season 2 show art Dollar As Reserve Currency #2 - Season 2

Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

In this week’s Trading Perspectives, John and Sam wrap on their 2-part series on the status of the US dollar as the world’s primary reserve currency. If there aren’t any other major, traditional currencies that can currently challenge the Almighty Dollar, could cryptocurrencies? Where do they stand in the currency markets and investors’ portfolios? #USdollar, #cryptocurrencies, #bitcoin, #reserves

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Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

The US dollar has enjoyed a long run as the world’s primary reserve currency. This has been due to the nation’s economic strength, the liquidity and transparency of its financial markets, and American adherence to the rule of law and strong individual property rights. However, will the global supply of dollars due to our massive deficit spending and trade imbalances ultimately swamp demand? What are the alternatives, and what does this mean for the US economy?

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Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

If we know the common characteristics of poverty and the impact of economic disenfranchisement on a societal, how do we find a solution? First, we need to agree on a goal, that all Americans should have economic opportunity. Second, we must think ‘outside the box’ and be willing to do things differently in order to get better results. Third, we have to push traditional politics to the side.

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Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

Just because a country has wide spread income inequality, doesn’t necessarily mean there is no economic opportunity. If the opportunity is there, then what’s the problem? Usually the problem arises when people feel like they can’t get ahead and the system is working against them. What causes people to feel this way and what are the largest impacts made by income inequality on society?

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Nobody likes income inequality, yet it continuously gets a lot of press. People say the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. But why? In Part 1 of our Income Inequality series, John and Sam discuss the root causes and key trends of income inequality in the United States?

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The New Normal Part 7: The Impact & Probable Outcome show art The New Normal Part 7: The Impact & Probable Outcome

Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

They say the cure is simple, but the fix is ugly. Usually, a recession is due to a decrease in demand relative to the growth in supply. Has the pandemic decreased the need for full time employees? Who was impacted the most by the pandemic and who will ultimately make it out unscathed?

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Over the past 30 years, we have seen 3 other events that, at the time, had a similar feel. The first was Y2K, the second was in the aftermath of 9/11, and lastly the 2008 financial collapse. With the hindsight of time, we can now look back and see what predictions turned out to be true changes. This may give us the ability to view the COVID-19 pandemic in a bit of a different light.

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The New Normal Part 5: Global Implications show art The New Normal Part 5: Global Implications

Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

When the dust settles, the smoke clears, and COVID-19 is finally in the rear-view mirror, the world’s geopolitical and economic landscapes will likely look different than they did leading into the pandemic. Some changes will simply be an acceleration in preexisting trends, others will be a complete surprise. What trends have we seen so far and what can we expect to see in the immediate future?

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The New Normal Part 4: Market Valuation show art The New Normal Part 4: Market Valuation

Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast

Overall economic strength has a major impact on equity valuations. When trying to determine the correct valuation for stocks, several different criteria are evaluated. What is that criteria? This past year has been a roller coaster. When we look back on the year what is the driving factor and what can we expect to see post pandemic?

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