The Difference

The Difference

Join News Talk 1130 WISN’s midday personality, Dan O’Donnell, and the President / CEO of Annex Wealth Management, Dave Spano, each week for “The Difference”. Enjoy light-hearted conversation and opinion centered around investing, current events, consumer trends and much more. Weekly dialogue that will help make “The Difference” in your week! After decades of planning and preparation, Annex Wealth Management has established a way of doing business that promises the same warm, personal, one-on-one interaction to all their clients. Using state-of-the art technology, analytics and review, their staff of skilled professionals seek to confidently deliver an elite, full-service wealth management experience.

Episodes

June 3, 2024 15 mins
Annex Chief Economist Dr. Brian Jacobsen sits in for Dave Spano. The discussion turns to slowing economic indicators. Is it what the Fed wants to see? Also, what's the Trump conviction mean for markets?
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Dave Spano and Dan O'Donnell celebrate the 100th episode covering NVIDIA, AI and jobs, and the presidential election.
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May 20, 2024 16 mins
What would you prefer? A slowdown of inflation or a slowdown in the economy? Dave Spano and Dan O’Donnell discuss.
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ABC’s polling indicates weakness for Biden. If inflation doesn’t slow to where rate cuts occur, what does that spell for November?
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Dave Spano provides the history behind 'sell in May and go away'. Then, he and Dan pivot to Starbucks, consumers in general, and the daily jockeying during the race to the November election.
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Softening GDP and stubborn inflation. Economic reality comes into focus.
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Fresh off a week-long losing streak on Wall Street, Dave Spano and Dan O'Donnell cover the Fed, interest rates, and what could transpire during one or both national political conventions.
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April 15, 2024 16 mins
Fresh off a weekend trip to Vegas, Dan O'Donnell shares a few stories while Dave Spano zeroes in on the latest in presidential election odds. Dan was at a UFC event; Dave is following the Netanyahu-Khomeini action.
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April 8, 2024 15 mins
Is the Fed in a precarious position? Economists are increasingly uncertain about Fed rate cuts this year. Dan and Dave discuss the latest. Dave's got good news: earnings seasons starts soon, and it might be healthy.
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On the same day Dan O'Donnell interviewed former president Trump on his radio show, Brian Jacobsen fills for Dave Spano and provides his take on Jerome Powell and the Fed’s possibly ambivalent reaction to stubborn inflation.
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When it comes to inflation, Boomers could be the only ones who might not care.
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March 18, 2024 16 mins
Another chip unveil from NVidia might shake up the tech world, again. Dave and Dan discuss that along with what might be the Fed's next (non) move and the tax bill that's on the table--in now-or-never mode.
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March 11, 2024 15 mins
Don't invest your politics. Dave Spano explains why.
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March 4, 2024 16 mins
Is it possible the Fed could leave rates where they are? What about a 2nd wave of inflation?
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February 26, 2024 15 mins
252 days from the presidential election, Dave and Dan still don't quite agree on the eventual matchup.
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It's going to be a long slog from President's Day to the election. Dan and Dave discuss markets during election cycles, the influence of Joe Biden's sister, the Magnificent Seven, and what it will signify when the Fed finally cuts rates.
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After a quick Superbowl discussion, Dave Spano and Dan O'Donnell pivot to AI and the Magnificent Seven. The S&P500 closed above 5000, does that mean FOMO strikes? When talk moves to rate cuts, Dave points out that most economists will tell you to fear the rate cut. He explains why.
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February 5, 2024 11 mins
If Fed decisions are data dependent, what do you do when the data is noisy and perhaps a little suspect?
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Dan and Dave discuss the stubbornly good economy, GDP, the election (and the still-in-play $100 bet), bond vigilantes, Elon Musk, and a dandy of a quote from 'Billions', the TV series.
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January 22, 2024 15 mins
Ron DeSantis dropping out of the presidential election leads the podcast, but Dan O'Donnell and Dave Spano wonder what the Kamala Harris/Gavin Newsom dynamic might mean for the Democrats. Speaking of the election, are we better off than 4 years ago? Dan's been doing some research and drops some knowledge regarding the impact of inflation.
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