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.

Episodes

September 28, 2023 9 mins
Mike Armstrong is joined by Mark Voner, CEO of Veterans Development Corporation, and Mike Valila, Department Adjutant for DAV, to talk about the amazing work the DAV and Veterans Development Corporation does to help support local disabled veterans get a job in the community, find appropriate housing, and promote the upcoming DAV 5K at Castle Island on November 11th.
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Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti discuss if Amazon has a chance to beat the FTC in court and if the retail giant is actually even a monopoly. Want a 6% CD? You have to have $5M. Gen Z is poised to spend more on debt than others. Mark Voner, CEO Veterans Development Corporation, and Mike Valila, Department Adjutant at DAV, joins the show to chat about the upcoming DAV 5K at Castle Island on November 11th. iPhone 15 Pro owners compla...
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Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti discuss the economic impact of a government shutdown. UAW threatens more strikes as GM and Stellantis try to keep repair parts flowing. Car sales are slowing. Cas-listing websites are just getting started. Saudi Arabia and Russia win big in gamble on oil cuts. How will the Fed respond to rising oil costs? Logistics companies grow cautious on holiday hiring.
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Todd Lutsky, Cushing & Dolan, shares his understanding of how the Massachusetts tax relief proposal will impact your estate plans. Gifting assets is far more complicated than it seemingly should be. How a trust is drafted is the most important step in estate planning. How can you ensure you don't accidentaly reset your five-year look back period.
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Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss how much savings Americans have left. Who benefits from the latest proposal from Massachusetts lawmakers? Sarah Foster stops by to chat about all the options student-loan borrowers have to alleviate their payment burden. Buy now, pay later plans seen more among 'fragile' consumers. Senators unveil bipartisan funding deal to avert a government shutdown. Jobseekers facing fake postings show trouble...
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Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss stocks slumping further, with Amazon lawsuit adding recent pressure. The FTC is suing Amazon, alleging illegal online-marketplace monopoly. Massachusetts lawmakers unveil $1B tax relief deal. Todd Lutsky stops by for Ask Todd, where he answers your most important estate planning questions.
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Mike Armstrong and Paul Lane discuss auto CEO's make 300 times what workers make. Commercial real estate's next big headache is spiraling insurance costs. Your winter holiday travels may finally cost less this year. Many business owners would love it if you stopped using your credit card. ChatGPT can now respond with spoken words. The people behind pickleball are trying to fix the noise.
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September 26, 2023 38 mins
Mike Armstrong and Paul Lane discuss US consumer confidence fell again in September. Senate nearing bipartisan bid to avert a government shutdown. US risks its top credit rating with shutdown, Moody's warns. Americans finally start to feel the sting from Fed's rate hikes. Jamie Dimon warns 7% Fed rate still possible. Only richest 20% of Americans still have excess pandemic savings. Teetering China property giants undercut Xi's revi...
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September 25, 2023 35 mins
Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti discuss why America has a long-term labor crisis. Lawmakers warn that US is heading for a shutdown as budget talks stall. The child-care cliff is upon us. Should you take a lump sum payment or stick with the montly pension payments? The IRS wants its cut of the profits from ticket resellers. DoT spending $1.2B on fixes to the US rail system.
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Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti discuss the agreement between Hollywood writers are studios that was reached. US economy can withstand one shock, but four shocks at the same time? Why are tech stocks down? Bond yields are way up. Where does Boston rank on least and most renter-friendly cities list? Even a booming economy can't save Atlanta's office market.
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September 22, 2023 34 mins
Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti discuss how a government shutdown would impact today's inflation battle. Ted Rossman, Bankrate Senior Industry Analyst, joins the show to chat about how much money consumers are spending on impulse buys on social media sites. Real Estate crisis triggers new alarms over China's shadow banks. McDonald's to raise royalty fees for new franchised restaurants for first time in nearly 30 years. Olive Garde...
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September 22, 2023 38 mins
Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti discuss rising bond yields, interest-rate worries drag stocks lower. US 10-Year jumps above key 4.5% level in post-fed bond rout. When rates drop, they usually plunge. The Fed thinks differently. UAW targets 38 more facilities at GM and Stellantis for expanded strikes, but skips Ford. What is the biggest threat to the US economy? Biden has a plan B for student-loan forgiveness. Amazon's new challeng...
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September 21, 2023 35 mins
Mike Armstrong and Paul Lane discuss the Fed's dream of a soft landing is facing a triple threat from the UAW strike, government shutdown, and restart of student-loan payments. Michael Santoli, CNBC, joins the show to chat about the biggest threat to economic growth in 2024. The rise of surge pricing 'it will eventually be everywhere'. Amazon makes Alexa chattier and more capable using generative AI. Parents are hiring motherly con...
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Mike Armstrong and Paul Lane react to the news that the Fed is holding rates steady and pencils in one more rate hike. Higher interest rates not just for longer, but maybe forever. Bank of England holds rates for first time in nearly two years, National Grid to drop electric rates for upcoming winter season. Have Boston companies returned to the office? Klaviyo shares soar in debut, pointing to IPO resurgence.
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September 20, 2023 15 mins
Todd Lutsky, Cushing and Dolan, drops by for his weekly segment, 'Ask Todd'. Todd details what you need to know about setting up an emergency trust, tax implications for using money in a trust, limitations for non-trustees, and applying for Medicaid.
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Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss inflation or recession? CEOs will decide next month. American labor's real problem is it isn't productive enough. Dan Griggs, Oceanfirst Bank Boston Regional President, joins the show to chat about economic growth in the Greater Boston area. Amazon and Taget adding thousands of workers a head of holiday season. America's biggest landlords can't find houses to buy either. Disney to invest $60B in ...
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September 20, 2023 38 mins
Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss the Fed's decision coming later today and what the Fed is looking at when making its decision. The Fed's next challenge: $100 Oil. White House warns of long lines at airports, other delays if the government is shut down. Todd Lutsky drops by for Ask Todd. Lutsky discusses the tax implications of using money is a trust, and what limitations do non-trustees have over a trust.
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Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss the UAW strike colliding with Biden's manufacturing agenda. Why so many people are paying to get their paychecks. Pay transparency is now in a majority of US job postings - with more growth to come. Fuel prices are soaring. Who is feeling the pinch? Americans plan to keep cutting back on spending through the holidays. Amazon searches for next big hit. Microsoft eyes Apple's spot as world's larges...
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Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss the Fed isn't getting the economy it expected. Does the market think inflation is under control? Instacart prices IPO at $30 per share, at top end of expectations. Greater Boston home prices continue to soar. U.S. national debt tops $33T for the first time. The big employer still adding jobs and boosting pay: The Government.
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Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong discuss Tesla and Saudi Arabia in early talks for EV factory. Elon Musk immediately tweets the story is utterly false. Little progress is made between UAW and Detroit automakers. The U.S. lost 4.1 million days of work last month to strikes. The biggest downside to 529 plans is about to go away. Now they're a 'no-brainer', an expert says. San Francisco office market shows signs of life. Prime Time TV w...
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