Let’s Talk About Bonds, Baby! w/ Larry McDonald

Whenever I want to talk about bonds, I always know just who to call. Larry McDonald is a former bond trader at Lehman Brothers and author of the book, Colossal Failure of Common Sense. I highly encourage you to give it a read, especially if you’re looking for some perspective on what really happened back in 2007-2008.

It’s no coincidence that I reached out to him to come on the podcast. Larry and I had a very timely conversation in February of last year. So with the bond market recently losing 5-6 Trillion dollars in such a short period of time, who better to talk to than by favorite bond trader.

This was fun. We talked about the current move in rates and how that’s impacting stocks and bond markets around the world. If you’re looking for color on Credit Spreads and Yield curves, this is the episode for you.

What’s better than a good conversation about bonds? 

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Understanding Your Inner Market w/ Dr. Andrew Menaker

The need to be right vs wanting to make money. Every trader has to solve this problem and it’s not easy.

On this week’s podcast I sit down with Dr. Andrew Menaker to talk about what he refers to as “Your Inner Market”.

You guys already know how much I love a good chat about investor psychology, so this was really fun for me.

I hope you enjoy!

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Technical Analysis Radio Interviews: Sector Rotation w/ Jonathan Krinsky

This week on the podcast, Jonathan Krinsky joins me for a chat about Sector Rotation. While the Mega-cap names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft grinded sideways, or even down, since August, the Small-caps, Mid-caps and Micro-cap names have been the leaders. What happens if the Mega-caps break out of these bases to new all-time highs? Does the sector rotation continue? Or do we then rotate into the more defensive areas like Staples, Utilities and REITs, which currently keep making new relative lows?

Where does the US Dollar fit into all this? Will a Dollar rally bust the party and end the rotation into International equities and Commodities? We discussed all of this and so much more in a very short period of time. Jonathan Krinsky is the Chief Market Technician at Bay Crest Partners and puts out research for many long/short equity fund managers. He’s a CMT like me and we’ve known each other for many years. His perspective on markets always adds value.

This was fun. Enjoy!

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Technical Analysis Radio Interviews: Veteran Technical Analyst, Jeff Weiss, CMT

This week on the podcast, I’m thrilled to have Jeff Weiss, CMT join me for a really fun chat. If you know Jeff, you already know that he’s quite the character. The stories he has from his early days in the 1960s and 70s are awesome. Have you ever heard of a squawk box? How about quote machines that you had to stand in line to use, and would still only get one stock quote at a time?

In this conversation Jeff shares old stories about how he got his first job, cold-calling CEOs of different firms until one of them finally gave him a shot. Even if you’re not into Technical Analysis, and you’re just a fan of the market, or business in general, this episode is for you.

Make sure to check out Jeff’s book: Relationship Investing, named “Best Investment Book of the Year” by the 2018 Stock Trader’s Almanac.

This was a ton of fun. Big shout out to Jeff Weiss for joining me on the show.

Enjoy!

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Happy Hour With Traders: Hosted by JC Parets and Joe Fahmy [Holidays Edition] We invited all our friends!

Oh man this was a lot of fun! Fahmy calls me up and says let’s invite everyone to a zoom call and talk about markets and drink Champagne.

Obviously, I said I was in!

We had two questions we were asking,

1) What was the biggest lesson you learned in 2020, and 2) What’s your best trade for the first half of 2021?

Next July, whoever ended up picking the best trade gets a donation from us to the charity of their choice, plus I hand select a bottle of champagne and will be sending it over to the winner.

This was a great conversation with a group of really smart people. I’d be taking some notes on this one. There’s good stuff in here.

Enjoy!

The “Post-Spreadsheet” World | JC & Howard Lindzon on Happy Hour w/ Traders

This week on Happy Hour w/ Traders, I sit down with venture capitalist Howard Lindzon. He’s a Tech investor, or that’s what it feels like from my perspective. So my question was how he invests when money is rotating out of large-cap tech and into other areas?

This sparked an interesting conversation about using today’s tools to generate new ideas, even if they’re out of your wheelhouse. We have a massive community and new tools at our disposal that investors before us never had. Let’s be grateful, and let’s take advantage!

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