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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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Episode 169: Our Rocket Ship Stock Market, the Unemployment Rate and a Traders Podcast Box Set?

We think Episode 169 is a good time, and we think you’ll agree… First of all, our friend Keiron wrote and asked about purchasing every one of The Traders Podcast episodes in one fell swoop, so we entertain ourselves as we entertain that thought.

Rob also spends some time talking about our rocket ship stock market and the employment market. Are we in some kind of a fake recovery because the economy is not creating jobs fast enough to replace the jobs that were lost during the financial crisis? Rob discusses how the unemployment rate factors in — and how it doesn’t factor in the people who have given up and dropped out of the job market altogether. Rob notes that there are under-employed people who are making less than they used to, and how that’s throwing off the numbers, as well.

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