What a year 2021 was! In the 2022 Season of the Truth or Skepticism podcast, Tom Sosnoff and Dylan Ratigan dive into topics ranging from business and finance to technology, politics, and global news. With another unpredictable year ahead of us, follow along as this duo unpacks how all these factors play into the trading markets.
Tom and Dylan tackle the bigger case for whether the financial systems in place are structurally sound, going all the way back to the housing and stock market crash of 2008 and 2009. Dylan makes his case for broken financial systems and the inevitability of people with bad credit allowing loans to go into default creating a domino effect on every other market and how the solution was to ignore the real problem (a distorted and broken lending system) and just print more money. As a result, we have had an excess of free money for 10 years. Was this ideology ever truly sustainable?
Tom and Dylan discuss how most Presidents and their administrations have little understanding of how inflation works. When it comes to market disruption, this is just the luck of the draw depending upon who is fortunate or unfortunate enough to be in office at that time. In all instances, when the economy is good, the powers that be bask in the glow of their high approval ratings as they skate by without fixing the problem. Then it's up to the FED to do the dirty work of market correction after the fact. But why scare people? Dylan wants to know what working solution is the least painful to everyone’s financial security. Tom has a few ideas.
When does the consumer really matter? Could the SEC rules greatly limit the self-directed trader, thus only making it easier for Wall Street to dominate. Tom and Tony take on if tighter regulations is a good thing for the market and the consumer.
Post vs. Pre-pandemic: Is the labor market diminishing? Tom and Dylan discuss how the return-to-work dynamic is in direct conflict with the work from home dynamic that seems to be impacting innovation. A power point and a prayer for remote workers, the downtrend in the markets, exit strategies that no longer work, and don't even get them started on the state of corporate earnings stocks. Tom and Dylan are planning to have it all solved by the end of today's segment of Truth or Skepticism.
Where does it end? Dylan and Tom tackle wealth disparity, big rich egos and how they are encroaching on our everyday lives from the Apple's and the Amazon's of the world to the purchase of the biggest primary news source on earth - Twitter.
There is a massive humanitarian crisis taking place in Ukraine. Talk of World War III is rampant. Yet equity markets, which initially sold off, are not far off all time highs. Watch Tom and Dylan debate these topics and recent world events.
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