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Republicans Hate Us... Democrats Hate Us... We Must Be Doing Something Right!

7/24/2018
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Jim Iuorio joins us from the floor of the Chicago Exchange to talk earnings and blue skies ahead. Dan Mahaffee discusses Iran, Russia and more tax cuts. It's hot in D.C. and it's hot on The FarrCast! Please Listen!

Duration:00:35:04

You Can Lose a Finger

7/10/2018
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Tariffs blows have been traded and DOOM is upon us. Well, maybe not -- the markets are adapting to the President's totally unprecedented style. Jim Iuorio joins us from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and tells why the sky isn't falling. Tom Heath and Jim talk about oil -- as a massive producer the US benefits from high oil, but hurts the consumer. Where is the sweet spot? Next up is regular Dan Mahaffee -- a Supreme Court nominee has been nominated. Mahaffee says that the Kavanaugh pick...

Duration:00:40:43

My Mom Would Be Really Excited

7/3/2018
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It's the holiday week edition of FarrCast! Kenny Polcari calls in from the floor of the NYSE and tells us how the markets are distorted by the low volumes on the holiday. Tariffs are to take effect on Friday -- Kenny tells us what to look for depending on how the news breaks, and what the tone is. It's a new quarter, and we look to other side of the tariff news: have we seen a peak in investor sentiment? Dan Mahaffee is Michael's guest for the second segment, and he gives us a preview of...

Duration:00:36:23

Freshman says the House will shift in November

6/25/2018
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It's another great FarrCast! The markets dive -- should Fred & Ethel be worried about their retirement accounts? All of the experts agree. The Dow dropped under it's 200 day moving average. Jim Iuorio says, "that means almost nothing to me." Iuorio says the bull market isn't over, but there are things out there that worry him. The Fed still has a tightrope act in the raising rate environment. Dan Mahaffee is with us again to explain the inexplicable -- the dysfunction of DC. This...

Duration:00:39:17

From Bombast to Photo Ops - Jaw Jaw is better than War War

6/19/2018
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Michael opens the show as he always does by checking in with Kenny Polcari to talk about the volatile day on Wall Street and the surprising news about GE. Next, Dan Mahafee from CSPC calls in to discuss the aftermath of the Singapore Summit, and the growing tension between the US and China over the trade war. And Michael wraps up by chatting with Mark Olson from Treliant Risk Advisors about the latest news from the Fed and whether the standard of living in the US will rise or decline in...

Duration:00:44:16

A Special Place in Hell (And Kenny Gets Bleeped)

6/12/2018
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The market was a big dud -- on the N. Korea news, and Kenny explains why the markets don't react too much to geo-political shifts. But later this week, the Fed, the ECB, and the BoJ all have announcements -- and markets move on monetary shifts. Kenny and Michael explain what the markets are looking for. Dan Mahaffee is the resident genius at FarrCast from the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress. And boy do we have a President and Congress to be studied. Dan doesn't makes...

Duration:00:46:09

He Was Just Trying to Get Concert Tickets

6/5/2018
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Jim Iuorio joins Michael to talk markets -- he's bullish, but he's not euphoric. He tells us why he's optimistic -- and he shares what worries him as well. It's been an interesting week in DC, and Dan Mahaffee tells us what is historically unprecedented, and what is just posturing. Orthodoxy is being challenged and much of it happens beneath the headlines. Mueller and Korea are in the headlines though -- and Dan gives what to look for next. For the third segment, Michael dives in to some...

Duration:00:43:10

Things Went a Little Pear Shaped

5/29/2018
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Welcome to the FarrCast! It has been a big start to the week, and Kenny Polcari joins Michael to talk about the 400 point drop on the Dow and the strong rally in bonds. Is there anything to worry about? Or is this just more of the volatility that Kenny and Michael have been warning about since December (before the volatility began.) Spygate and the deep state and name calling over North Korea -- and then it suddenly goes quiet. Dan Mahaffee parses what is going on in DC this week. Amidst...

Duration:00:42:10

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....

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