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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.

May 20th, 2022|

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.

May 4th, 2022|

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.

April 15th, 2022|

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.

March 21st, 2022|

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.

March 3rd, 2022|

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.

February 11th, 2022|


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