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Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so random weekly walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.

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Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so random weekly walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.

    Lessons From Ruth Krivoy, the Former Head of Venezuela's Central Bank

    Lessons From Ruth Krivoy, the Former Head of Venezuela's Central Bank

    The COVID-19 crisis has pushed central banks around the world into uncharted territory. Typically when we talk about this, it's from the perspective of the Fed or the ECB. But this has also been an extraordinary period for emerging market central banks. On this episode, we speak with Ruth Krivoy who ran the Venezuelan central bank in the early 1990s. She discusses the lessons she learned during that period and how they apply now.

    • 55 min
    JPMorgan's Josh Younger on Rate Derivatives and Volatility Ahead of the Election

    JPMorgan's Josh Younger on Rate Derivatives and Volatility Ahead of the Election

    For months now, traders have been positioning for a major volatility spike around the November election. But what are markets really expecting, and how are investors hedging? On this episode, we speak with Josh Younger, a rate derivatives strategist at JPMorgan to discuss how he goes about finding signal in the market's noise, how traders are positioning, and what could be a shock to the market on election day.

    • 57 min
    Benoît Cœuré On Central Bank Digital Currencies And The Future Of Monetary Policy

    Benoît Cœuré On Central Bank Digital Currencies And The Future Of Monetary Policy

    Central banks around the world are increasingly launching pilot projects to explore the possibility of issuing digital currencies. But how would they work and what would they accomplish? On this episode, we speak with Benoît Cœuré, the head of the BIS Innovation Hub and a former member of the ECB Executive Board. We discuss CBDCs as well as the future of monetary policy more broadly.

    • 57 min
    Rep. Ro Khanna On Why Democrats Should Cut A Stimulus Deal With The White House

    Rep. Ro Khanna On Why Democrats Should Cut A Stimulus Deal With The White House

    With just two weeks until the election, talks over a stimulus deal remain ongoing, with negotiations having picked up between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Many of the disagreements haven't been about the price tag per se, but around language on such things as a national testing strategy and workplace liability. One of the most outspoken voices on the Democrat side, urging a deal, has been California Congressman Ro Khanna whose district encompasses much of Silicon Valley. He explains why, from his perspective, it's so important to get a deal done now. We also discuss the fiscal policy priorities of a theoretical Biden administration.

    • 23 min
    A Volatility Arbitrage Trader On What Markets Are Saying Right Now

    A Volatility Arbitrage Trader On What Markets Are Saying Right Now

    It's been an extraordinary year for traders of volatility. We had the crisis, we had this incredible surge in retail call options buying, and we have the election coming up. On this episode, we speak with Kris Sidial, a co-founder and vice president at The Ambrus Group, to discuss volatility arbitrage trading in this extraordinary environment.

    • 44 min
    How Tobacco Became One Of The Greatest Investments In History

    How Tobacco Became One Of The Greatest Investments In History

    For over a century, tobacco stocks have been among the greatest investments in history, consistently outperforming other sectors decade after decade. But what is it about tobacco companies specifically that has led to this incredible performance? On this episode, we speak with financial advisor Lawrence Hamtil along with Gene Hoots, a financial advisor and the author of “Going Down Tobacco Road”, to discuss the extraordinary performance of this sector.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
423 Ratings

423 Ratings

3agleFan ,

Great show

Topics are usually pretty good for lay people that find this subject interesting. As stated in so many previous reviews but clearly nothing done about it is the audio quality of both hosts but especially Joe’s. Weird hill to die on

Boston1777 ,

Economist Michael Hudson show!

The Greek debt crisis originated from heavy government spending and problems escalated over the years due to slowdown in global economic growth. When Greece became the 10th member of the European Union on Jan. 1, 1981, the country's economy and finances were in good shape, with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 28% and a budget deficit below 3% of GDP. But the situation deteriorated dramatically over the next 30 years because fiscal profligacy, which is defined as wasteful and excessive expenditure, caused deficits and debt levels to explode.

Lolwat123456789 ,

Joe needs a better mic

Great show, however, Joe really needs a better microphone. The sound quality is pretty bad when he talks.

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