Tea and Crumpets

T&C | Episode: Octoberfest

After enjoying the festivities, including a fantastic caricature, we delve into the underappreciated risks associated with both zero-day options and put writing, given the launch of a new ETF that combines the two. We examine the market’s recent reaction to CPI data and the potential for inflation to re-accelerate with soaring oil prices and wage pressure from the current UAW strike.

September 18th, 2023|

T&C | Episode: Upside Down and Backwards

We parse Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech and assess the odds (and timing) of further rate hikes versus a pivot. We also examine the impact on the global economy of China’s weakening property market. We conclude with a look at the recent weakness in U.S. consumer stocks and debate whether expectations for megacap tech earnings are too high in the wake of this week’s market reaction to everyone’s favorite AI stock.

August 29th, 2023|

T&C | Episode: Daring Is Darling without the “L”

We return from hiatus with a recap of the happenings in emerging markets, including Chinese property problems and Argentinian elections. We juxtapose the echo boom in tech names with the so-called dot com darlings, and look at how those high-flying companies fared in terms of sales growth (outstanding) and investment returns (dreadful). We close with the odds of and implications for a pivot by the Fed.

August 15th, 2023|

T&C | Episode: Barn Cat Drama

We welcome special guest Kalee Kreider, president of Ridgely Walsh and former communications director for Vice President Al Gore. She offers a unique perspective on the recent debt ceiling resolution, as well as the broader implications of “Bidenomics”. She, Will, and Adam discuss the implications of fiscal policy on the Fed, inflation, and the political landscape for 2024. We close with a conversation on the emerging power of the executive branch, and its supporting bureaucracy, in the wake of a dysfunctional legislative branch, and the role a changing Supreme Court may have. It’s like eight grade civics, only entertaining.

June 22nd, 2023|

T&C | Episode 53: Head for the Hills?

We discuss the continuing game of chicken being played over the debt ceiling, and why any ultimate resolution to increase the government’s borrowing ability is a negative for bond yields and equities. Also, you cannot have a podcast in 2023 without talking about AI, and we explore its impact on equity market returns so far this year (positive) as well the murkier longer-term impact on things like inflation and unemployment.

May 25th, 2023|

T&C | Episode 52: Musical Electric Chairs

Technology investors keep dancing as the NASDAQ enters a bull market. We compare the performance of the largest names in the index versus the rest and evaluate the reasons why the performance of the average stock has been so lackluster. We also delve into the seemingly irreconcilable difference between the outlook for earnings and interest rates, as well as the ongoing fallout higher rates have caused for the banking industry. We close with our opinion on the market’s relative upside versus downside based on the positioning of both retail investors and institutional quant funds.

May 1st, 2023|


Let us know how we can help and a member of our team will help get you started.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.