T&C | Episode 36: Unremarkable Edge


Are equity markets still in the danger zone? Join Will, Adam, and Kenny Loggins (well, two of the three) as they discuss the brief bear market, what is fueling the recent rebound, and whether we are in for more turbulence. Can the Fed engineer a soft landing, or will it crash and burn? Be our wingman as we explore these topics and more.

T&C | Episode 36: Unremarkable Edge2022-05-31T19:13:58+00:00

T&C | Episode 35: Frowned Upon


Investors are certainly frowning upon the Fed’s recent comments. We explore large caps trading like small caps, how inflation is affecting consumer behavior and how companies are responding. We also delve into prior periods of market distress to look for signs as to how far along the current drawdown may be.

T&C | Episode 35: Frowned Upon2022-05-20T17:22:17+00:00

T&C | Episode 34: Whole Grain, Gluten Free


The market’s recent selloff is in focus. Can the Fed be seen as slightly accommodative while still getting a handle on inflation, or is that just as impossible as our title? What are the effects of the war in Ukraine and Chinese lockdowns on inflation, and how big are they as building blocks of the current wall of worry? We also discuss the parts of our investment strategy that become more important in this environment.

T&C | Episode 34: Whole Grain, Gluten Free2022-05-05T17:18:39+00:00

T&C | Episode 33: Talk A Lot and Do A Little?


Will the Fed do little, or is under too much political pressure to just talk about raising rates to fight inflation? Is China’s “zero Covid” policy really an inflation fighting tool? What explains the divergence between institutional and retail investor behavior, and are they considering the tough lessons the market taught us in the 1970s and late 1990s? We address these questions and more.

T&C | Episode 33: Talk A Lot and Do A Little?2022-04-15T18:41:40+00:00

T&C | Episode 32: What would Glenn Frey do?


Should the Fed take it easy, or is the heat on? We explore the Fed’s recent meeting and the market’s reaction, not to mention the mounting inflation pressures consumers are feeling. We also discuss the implications of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine as well as China’s burgeoning Covid lockdowns.

T&C | Episode 32: What would Glenn Frey do?2022-03-21T17:03:12+00:00

T&C | Episode 31: Madman or Madmen


We provide an update on the current crisis in Ukraine, focusing on its effect on inflation as well as equity and fixed income markets. We look at historical analogs and debate what, if any, effect the conflict may have as it relates to the Fed’s efforts to tame inflation.

T&C | Episode 31: Madman or Madmen2022-03-04T20:51:37+00:00

T&C | Episode 30: Who Dey


We provide predictions on the Super Bowl, which should be heeded, given Will’s accurate NASDAQ premonition; we discuss the drawdown and our analysis on the reasons for it. We also address the bifurcation between the performance of the “average” stock and the index, as well as the likelihood and consequences of the Fed meeting its stated rate rise regime.

T&C | Episode 30: Who Dey2022-03-04T20:51:21+00:00

T&C | Episode 29: Fedi Mind Trick


We discuss the Fed’s hawkish pivot and whether it is rooted in reality or an effort to use its words to convince the market it is serious about inflation. We also look back to prior tightening cycles as a frame of reference for potential equity market weakness, as well as exploring the omicron variant’s effect on society, supply chains, and the economy more broadly.

T&C | Episode 29: Fedi Mind Trick2022-01-14T16:01:43+00:00

T&C | Episode 28: Transitory Intransigence


Will and Adam discuss the market’s reaction to the last big event of the year, i.e., the Fed’s December meeting. We also try to discern what its stance tells us about the prospects for growth, inflation, and the omicron variant. We also explore the structural reasons inflation might decline despite the shrinking pool of labor, as well as the widening chasm between the performance of the stock market and that of the individual stocks of which it is comprised.

T&C | Episode 28: Transitory Intransigence2021-12-17T17:21:06+00:00

T&C | Episode 27: Technical Difficulties


After a brief hiatus due to technical difficulties, Will and Adam return to a market fraught with the same. We explore how index performance masks the performance of the average stock, not to mention how the U.S. has diverged from every other market. We also examine the Fed’s shift from its transitory narrative, debate whether proposed tapering is likely bark or bite, and end with an analysis of the Biden administration’s curiously active November, especially against the backdrop of the Omicron variant.

T&C | Episode 27: Technical Difficulties2021-12-08T14:51:25+00:00