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Episode 290: Now Is an Unprecedented Time in Economic History

The markets are jittery today, says Rob Booker, the host of The Traders Podcast. In Episode 290, Rob tells us why now is an unprecedented time in economic history. He talks about how Janet Yellen, the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, is leading her first meeting where policy could change. Rob discusses how the stimulus programs from the 2008-09 financial crisis are wrapping up and why that’s significant.

Rob has also heard some rumblings about an impending financial apocalypse, but he says he can’t identify any catalysts for such gloomy events. Can you? Rob sees no signs of cracks in the financial system right now. Comment and leave us your thoughts at the bottom of these show notes for this episode. Thanks for listening.

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