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A weekly tastytrade podcast from Tom Sosnoff and Dylan Ratigan covering everything from investment approaches, to politics, to technology, to world news.

 

Jul 6, 2022

What is the point of a sanction? Arguably, it’s to elicit a change in behavior via financial pain. Administrations throughout time have used sanctions with the most recent example being sanctions against Russia. However, instead of weakening Russia, the ruble is as strong as it’s been in 5 years. China and India...


Jun 29, 2022

We’re undergoing a revolution of sorts. Between the after effects of an administration that clearly tried to subvert democracy and recent Supreme Court rulings that have added to polarization, we’re in the midst of a profound period in our nation’s history. Can we undergo such tests to our system and...


Jun 22, 2022

Inflation runs in cycles. At some point, it heats up and needs cooling until it cools too much and needs heating. How do we solve for that? The Fed reacts to historical data and makes rate adjustments after the fact. As a result, the Fed is always chasing its tail which keeps the same interest rates cycle problems...


Jun 15, 2022

Crypto asset prices have been crushed. Crypto based companies, like Coinbase, are being hurt in the process. Is the crash in crypto prices a result of bad companies and bad technologies? Or, was crypto a victim of a frothy market where desperate alpha seekers unfairly bid up prices beyond what was reasonable? Tom...


Jun 8, 2022

Is the SEC about to take it too far? Probably, maybe, but being too restrictive on a free market system ultimately limits access to the self-directed investor. The problem is the big-name hedge fund managers and investment agencies are rarely in the game for the best interest for the customer. There is a misalignment of...