The Financial Exchange Show

The Financial Exchange Show

A talk radio show that provides comprehensive analysis on the economy and the latest breaking business news, while also providing insight on the markets and its impact on your personal finances and portfolio.

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July 6, 2022 16 min
On today's edition of "Ask Todd", estate planning attorney Todd Lutsky of Cushing & Dolan talked about the power of irrevocable medicaid trusts. Todd dove into how this can be a powerful estate planning tool that is commonly mistaken to be a way of losing power on assets. He also took listener calls and previewed C&D's guide for July, "Unlocking The Power of Irrevocable Medicaid Trusts".
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(1:20) - Beginning the second hour taking a look at the JOLTS report for May, which showed 11.3 million job openings in the U.S.

(14:19) - Touching on the slight decline in mortgage rates and the lack of demand for mortgages as a whole.

(23:41) - A conversation about Chinese chipmakers, which are surging as the U.S. looks to curb regulations in the industry.

(33:47) - Stack roulette.
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(1:23) - Paul and Marc kickoff Wednesday's show talking about what exactly current economic indicators are telling us about the economy right now.

(12:39) - Discussing how fingers are pointed in many directions when it comes to fighting inflation, but the Fed is the entity best-suited to bring it down.

(22:34) - Estate planning attorney Todd Lutsky of Cushing & Dolan joined the show for another edition of "Ask Todd".
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(3:51) - Starting the second hour with a conversation about fuel prices across the globe.

(15:07) - Touching on what the Biden administration can do to combat inflation.

(22:24) - Giving the hypothetical "perfect" policy response to sky-high inflation.

(36:32) - Stack roulette.
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(6:01) - Mike and Marc open the week talking about whether or not the U.S. is in a recession already, and what would make this a unique recession in comparison to others.

(12:02) - Taking a look at which current economic indicators are the most telling of whether or not a recession is coming,

(24:17) - Touching on the high amount of flight delays and cancellations over the holiday weekend.

(34:29) - Taking a look at Tesla, which misse...
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0:10 - More on markets and consumer sentiment. Plus, will people become more used to high gas prices?

4:50 - What else could go wrong for crypto?

24:40 - JustEatTakeAway.com is still trying to acquire GrubHub.

36:20 - Stack Roulette
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0:10 - With the 2nd quarter coming to a close, the guys discuss markets and their worst first half performance since 1970. Plus, what phrase did Fed Chair Jerome Powell mention yesterday that gave the guys a chuckle?

23:50 - The latest on OPEC and their oil production.

36:30 - Why have I Bonds been receiving so much attention lately?
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June 29, 2022 16 min
On "Ask Todd" today, Todd Lutsky of Cushing & Dolan discussed the best way to avoid estate planning blunders. Todd talked about how someone should never think about their estate as "too small" for an estate plan and how this can put assets at risk. He also took calls from listeners and previewed C&D's June guide, "Estate Planning Blunders to Avoid".
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(1:35) - Chuck and Paul kickoff hour two talking about how soaring mortgage rates are cooling down home sales.

(13:00) - Running through fast food and fast casual restaurants ranked according to customer satisfaction.

(22:08) - Stack roulette.

(32:49) - Paul LaMonica of CNNBusiness called into the show to talk about how the cooling of cryptocurrency is affecting Coinbase.
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(3:36) - The show starts with a look at the consumer confidence index, which has dropped to a near-decade low.

(14:20) - Discussing the extreme wait times that customers are having to deal with when trying to get in touch with airlines.

(23:02) - Estate planning attorney Todd Lutsky of Cushing & Dolan joined the show for another edition of "Ask Todd".
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(1:31) - Starting the second hour with a conversation about how high inflation is changing the spending habits of Americans.

(12:32) - Greg McBride of Bankrate called into the show to talk about how Americans are feeling about their amount of emergency savings.

(22:24) - Touching on how accounting giant Ernst Young admitted that its employees were cheating on an ethics exam.

(33:32) - Mark Cestari, Chief Commerical Officer at Southern...
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(1:33) - Paul and Brendan open Tuesday's show covering China, particularly how they're reducing quarantine time for citizens as well as how the G-7 summit will focus on the country.

(12:07) - Discussing how bidding wars contributed to an overheated housing market, and now bidding wars may have the same effect on the rental market.

(23:26) - Touching on how Uber and Lyft drivers are switching to Tesla's amid sky-high gas p...
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Danielle DiMartino Booth, Founder & CEO of Quill Intelligence, joined the show to discuss current Fed policy especially as it pertains to inflation.
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(2:15) - Starting hour two with a conversation about airline travel, which is near record-high levels according to TSA data as summer travel season begins.

(12:36) - Corey Adams, Regional Vice President at Robert Half, called into the show to talk about a survey that was done regarding workers considering changing jobs.

(24:41) - Discussing how many public pension funds are using borrowed money, which is especially risky at this time...
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(2:23) - The week begins with the guys talking about the markets' bounce-back week and whether or not they can keep the momentum going.

(12:12) - Danielle DiMartino Booth, Founder & CEO of Quill Intelligence, joined the show to discuss current Fed policy especially as it pertains to inflation.

(23:13) - Touching on how Russia has finally defaulted on foreign debt for the first time in a century.

(31:47) - Car manufacturers suc...
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(2:13) - Opening the second hour talking about Intel delaying the opening of its semiconductor plant in Ohio.

(13:49) - Touching on the Biden Administration's decision to cancel $6 billion in fraudulent student debt.

(25:03) - A conversation about how Amazon's Alexa may soon be able to imitate a deceased relative's voice.

(31:31) - Paul LaMonica of CNNBusiness joined the show to talk about FedEx, which has been soaring the...
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(5:56) - The show opens with a discussion about the juxtaposition of volatile markets against mostly healthy economic data.

(14:10) - Discussing how U.S. Banks have passed the Federal Reserve's "stress test."

(22:31) - Weighing in on whether or not measures being taken to combat high gas prices are proving effective.

(34:14) - Touching on how the FDA has ordered Juul to stop selling its e-cigarette products.
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(6:08) - Chuck and Mike kickoff hour two with a conversation about the current tariffs on China, which the Biden administration is considering removing in an effort to fight inflation.

(14:43) - Talking about Netflix and how the streaming giant is exploring an ad-supported tier with possible help from Google.

(23:49) - Touching on Elon Musk referring to Tesla's new factories as "giant money furnaces".

(35:07) - Stack roule...
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(0:59) - The guys open the show reviewing Fed Chair Jay Powell's testimony in front of congress and where he stands on inflation.

(12:26) - Continuing to talk about inflation, specifically whether or not new policy can effectively combat higher costs.

(23:00) - Discussing what parts of the world have the "bubbliest" housing markets.

(31:56) - Weighing in on owning a home vs. renting a home. A new report shows that the cost...
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June 22, 2022 16 min
On today's "Ask Todd", estate planning attorney Todd Lutsky dove into probate and how it's a common consequence of delaying or incorrect estate planning. Todd explained the best ways to avoid probate as well as what happens during the probate process. He also took listener calls and previewed Cushing & Dolan's guide for June, "Estate Planning Blunders to Avoid".
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