10 episodes

From latte-making robots to paying for college, Merrill Perspectives explores the (often unexpected) issues, trends and ideas that are shaping our world. Our experts go beyond the headlines and the numbers so you can better understand what these changes mean to you and your financial life. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith is a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and Member SIPC

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    • Investing
    • 4.9, 140 Ratings

From latte-making robots to paying for college, Merrill Perspectives explores the (often unexpected) issues, trends and ideas that are shaping our world. Our experts go beyond the headlines and the numbers so you can better understand what these changes mean to you and your financial life. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith is a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and Member SIPC

    • video
    At Home with the New Consumer

    At Home with the New Consumer

    The pandemic has upended our lives, even altering our spending habits. Bikes and in-home entertainment are in; restaurant spending is out. Are these shifts temporary, or more permanent? And what could they mean for economic growth? Our experts take a look.

    • 21 min
    • video
    Life After the Coronavirus

    Life After the Coronavirus

    The pandemic is accelerating a number of global trends—from the growing prevalence of technology to changes in how and where we source the food we eat. Our experts fast forward to 2022 and explore the many ways the economy, the markets and our lives could be dramatically different.

    • 22 min
    • video
    The Road to Recovery

    The Road to Recovery

    As the economy gradually begins to reopen, there are still many questions about what shape the recovery will take. Our experts share insights into the signs they're watching for this year and in 2021—and why they're finding some surprising reasons for optimism.

    • 22 min
    Coronavirus and the Markets

    Coronavirus and the Markets

    The pandemic has disrupted the economy and caused unprecedented market volatility. We take a look at what it all means for your investments and financial life.

    • 23 min
    Welcome to the 2020s

    Welcome to the 2020s

    What will life be like in the next decade? Our hosts peer into the future and find reason for optimism in the new—and often surprising—trends that could transform the markets, the economy, and our lives in the years ahead.

    • 26 min
    China & the Global Smartphone Economy

    China & the Global Smartphone Economy

    The smartphone in your hand is assembled from a universe of rare elements, sophisticated circuits and software—mostly in China. But it's not who puts it together, it's who makes the smartphone "smart" that will drive the future of the global economy. Find out why that matters to all of us.

    • 26 min

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4.9 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

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Incredible insight

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Super Interesting

This podcast is consistently insightful. The hosts are great. The only knock is an incredibly long disclaimer section at the end — not that a normal person would actually listen to it.

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