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This Sounds Like a Third Grade Spat

5/22/2018
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It's another great FarrCast! Michael welcomes Jim Iuorio from Chicago Mercantile Exchange to talk markets. Are the markets worried about trade? Maybe a little-- but the big story is interest rates. Does the economy have enough momentum to thrive in the rising rate environment? DC is the gift that keeps giving and Dan Mahaffee is back to guide us through the dysfunction. The House fails to pass a Farm Bill; this could be harbinger of things to come. And could have economic ramifications. Dan...

Duration:00:42:43

I Was Told There Would Be No Math

5/16/2018
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Kenny Polcari on the markets -- we've broken resistance, what next? Clayton Allen gives us a deep dive into NAFTA, Iran, and international trade. Dan Mahaffee connects the threads. We've been all over the place in the markets. We have a 3.1% ten-year, and an ever stronger dollar. Kenny Polcari tells us where the market is, and what the markets are trying to figure out. The pieces are in place for the markets to rise -- as long as inflation is steady and slow. Clayton Allen from Height...

Duration:00:41:33

Much Older Than I Am of Course

5/9/2018
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The markets have bounced! Kenny Polcari tells us where the next level of resistance is -- and where the market goes if resistance breaks. Michael and Kenny discuss what the technical indicators are telling us, but looking at the fundamentals, they really haven't changed as the markets are whipsawing back and forth. And the fundamentals are good. Matt Leffingwell calls in from Capitol Hill this week, and talks foreign policy. The Korea situation seems to be moving positively, but the US...

Duration:00:38:43

The devil's in the details

5/1/2018
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Big moves in the market! But Kenny Polcari tells us why the move down wasn't anything to sweat -- and why the bounce up might not go very high. Matt Leffingwell joins from Capitol Hill -- literally. There is news from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue and Matt catches us up. Matt told us last week that Gen. Kelly's star was waning, and this week the news has shown that to be the case. Listen in to find out what the thoughts are on the Hill about the Mueller investigation and the new leaks....

Duration:00:40:41

It's a rollercoaster ride (The Birthday Show)

4/24/2018
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Treasuries cross 3%! Dow tumbles 450 points! Caterpillar raises the spectre of "peak earnings." Is it panic on Wall Street? Kenny Polcari joins us to say it's ugly, it's uncomfortable, but it's not panic. The markets are testing technical levels and the whipsaw movements are part of the modern automated markets. Michael and Kenny talk about what the fundamentals are, and separate the noise from the signal investors need to be thinking about. Washington is the gift that just keeps giving....

Duration:00:40:11

Love, Tom

4/17/2018
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Are the markets starting to break out? What signal do investors need to listen to through the noise? Mike Pompeo is the new sheriff in town, find out why! It's the FarrCast! Tune and in and get the inside information. Kenny Polcari joins the FarrCast tonight to explain the changing terrain of the markets. Fundamentals are strong, and markets found technical support and broke through resistance. There is a canary in the gold mine though -- Kenny and Michael talk about what the canary is...

Duration:00:42:30

Saturday Night Massacre??

4/10/2018
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Markets Rally! Trade Talks Progress! But if the rumor you'll hear tonight on the FarrCast is true -- EVERYTHING is about to change. The FarrCast is back! And it's an interesting week to be back. Our special guest is the Hon. Glenn Nye, President of the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress. Congressman Nye gives us a historical and political perspective on the trade negotiations with China, NAFTA, and thoughts on how TPP could still be a plus. Teddy Weisberg joins Michael to...

Duration:00:41:29

Stormy Weather (and then some Sunshine)

3/26/2018
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The Markets had their worst week in years, and the bluster from Washington increases. But the bluster seems to have produced some movement on trade and Markets turned positive to begin the week. Listen in to the FarrCast to get your bearings on the bounces in the markets. Kenny Polcari says we'll see resistance when the S&P 500 hits 2690 and then it will churn. If we continue to make progress resolving trade disputes, we'll go through to new highs, but if not, we'll test the lows...

Duration:00:44:28

The Legal Side of Washington

3/20/2018
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Welcome to the FarrCast! Today we talk the legal side of Washington. Legal issues take up more and more air out of the news cycle, and could be shaking the markets. Michael welcomes long time litigator Charles Molster, who is the lawyer's lawyer, and gives his insight into the Mueller investigation and what might happen next. But first, Jack Bouroudjian tells us how this market is different from those in the past. Volatility is the new norm, and there are risks out there. Michael and...

Duration:00:46:02

Episode 22

3/13/2018
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It's a special National Security Edition of the FarrCast! This week Michael welcomes Lt. Gen. Daniel Christman, USArmy (Ret.) as his special guest. General Christman began his military career graduating first in the class of 1965 at the US Military Academy, West Point. He finished his Army career as a three-star general, with a combat command in Vietnam, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and five years as the superintendent at West Point during his storied career. He shares...

Duration:00:45:45

Episode 21

3/6/2018
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Washington is rocked as Gary Cohn resigns! Will markets shudder too? Tariff arguments are pitting the GOP against itself! How will it affect companies and workers on the factory floor? There is a lot to move the markets. We have the experts, Kenny Polcari, Matt Leffingwell, and a special guest from the steel industry, Craig Bram, CEO of Synalloy Corporation, to help our listeners sort it out. Polcari says markets will be nervous about Cohn's departure, and more volatility is likely to...

Duration:00:45:06

Epoisode 19

2/27/2018
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Jerome Powell has his first biannual testimony on the Hill, and here on the FarrCast we have a fantastic guest to guide us through -- former Federal Reserve Governor Mark Olson. Michael, Kenny Polcari, and Mark Olson talk about the opening of the Powell era, a Fed Chair who pays attention to the markets, but understands the markets are NOT the economy. Markets have been up and down since the correction, mostly up -- is the correction over? Matt Leffingwell joins Michael for second...

Duration:00:42:17

Episode 19

2/20/2018
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It's another week and another fabulous FarrCast. On the FarrCast, we believe that emotion is the enemy is enemy of the long term investor, and it has been an emotional month in the Markets. Kenny Polcari joins Michael and tells why he thinks the correction was too quick, and the markets are still under pressure. Matt Leffingwell joins us to catch up on what is going on in Washington. Congress is in recess, but the Administration sideshow continues -- Matt picks out what could be serious...

Duration:00:42:19

Episode 18

2/13/2018
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It's been a wild week in the markets, but tune in to the FarrCast, and it all makes sense! Michael and regular Kenny Polcari help discern the signal from the noise. The markets tested technical support levels, and Kenny tells us that it's not over-- more churn is to come. We have another great guest on the FarrCast -- from The Australian Financial Review, correspondent John Kehoe. John gives us deep insight not only into the foreign perspective on American politics, but also the American...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 17

2/8/2018
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The Dow is down over 1000 for the second time in a week - what does it mean for you? Michael talks about that with Kenny Polcari, as well as what we should expect from the Market in the coming days and weeks. Plus : The Budget Busting Congress! Michael discusses the budget negotiations with political insider Matt Leffingwell, and how that will impact Wall Street, and Main Street.

Duration:00:32:50

Episode 16

2/3/2018
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On this special edition of the FarrCast, Michael talks about the bad week that Wall Street just had, what this correction means, and what to expect in the markets next week.

Duration:00:23:42

Episode 15

1/30/2018
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Welcome to FarrCast! The markets moved down, but there wasn't panic. Kenny Polcari joins Michael and talks about the variables that are playing on the markets, and the return of volatility. If you've been listening to FarrCast, you wouldn't be panicking either. Kenny and Michael look forward so you won't be surprised at what comes next. The upcoming Treasury refunding will be a harbinger of what is to come. Matt Leffingwell comes to us from The Hill and looks at what State of the Union...

Duration:00:56:16

Episode 14

1/23/2018
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It's another great episode of the FarrCast! Michael is joined by The Washington Post's Thomas Heath for this week's show and we get to the nuts and bolts of what is going on in the markets. Kenny Polcari explains the (non-)reaction of Wall Street to the shutdown, and the reaction when the shutdown ended. Matt Leffingwell joins Michael and Tom and explains how the government shutdown has weakened the Democrats' hand in Congress. The Republicans appear to have their act together -- but...

Duration:00:57:01

FarrCast Episode 13

1/19/2018
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Volatility has returned to the markets, the dollar is getting weaker, and commodities are getting stronger. Michael and Kenny Polcari talk about what is changing, and what is next. The economic news is good and the early reporting earnings are good, but reversals are part of the markets, and spikes up and down should be expected. Michael is joined by our regular political analyst Matt Leffingwell, as well as Time Magazine correspondent Molly Ball. Matt and Molly give us great insight into...

Duration:00:54:11

FarrCast Episode 12

1/10/2018
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It's the beginning of the year, and the markets are melting up. Michael and regular Kenny Polcari discuss how the fundamentals and the technicals interact, and where the momentum is taking us. The central banks around the world are gradually changing their policies, and Michael & Kenny explain what changes could bring to the markets. For all of the numbers, fear is the enemy of the long-term investor. Matt Leffingwell joins to talk about the week on the Hill -- and the possibility of...

Duration:01:00:44

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