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podcast episode: may 31, 2024

A magical intermission: entertainment spending growth normalizes

Slowing demand for theme parks, expanding advertising supply as streaming inventory grows: we discuss opportunities ahead for the media and entertainment space.



Featured Guest
Jessica Reif Ehrlich, Head of U.S. Media and Entertainment Research


podcast episode: may 22, 2024

Even as the cycle extends, some credit metrics improve

Credit metrics improve and fintech innovations like Buy Now/Pay Later could challenge the traditional private label card issuer market.



Featured Guest
Mihir Bhatia, Consumer Finance Analyst


podcast episode: may 20, 2024

Making sense of historic yen weakness, and its implications for the economy

If Fed cuts in December, weakness in Japanese Yen should be contained. Consumer spending recovery could underpin Japanese growth in 2H24.



Featured Guests
Shusuke Yamada, Head of Japan FX Strategy
Izumi Devalier, Head of Japanese Economics


podcast episode: may 17, 2024

Slow growth and Fed cuts help build a good case for bank stocks

Higher-for-longer rates pose some risks for banks but true value of bank franchises comes from deposits and services provided to customers.



Featured Guest
Ebrahim Poonawala, Head of North American Banks Research


podcast episode: may 16, 2024

Millennial housing bid continues, but shifting to more affordable cities

Millennial home buying continues. We discuss the hottest U.S. housing markets and how long the Millennial tailwind should last.



Featured Guest
Rafe Jadrosich, U.S. Homebuilding and Building Products Analyst

podcast episode: may 02, 2024

Inflation, technology and shifting realities for broadline/hardline retail

General merchandise sales have weakened as consumers battle shelter and food inflation. We discuss the latest trends in retail spend.



Featured Guest
Robby Ohmes, Senior U.S. Retail Broadlines and Hardlines Analyst


podcast episode: april 22, 2024

AI: Hardware today, software tomorrow

AI could drive $65B in annual cost savings for the S&P 500 within 5 years. AI is reminiscent of the Internet in 1995.



Featured Guest
Alkesh Shah, Head of U.S. Software Research


podcast episode: march 27, 2024

Sticky inflation and strong labor market don’t imply acceleration of U.S. economy

The latest economic data suggests a reacceleration of the U.S. economy. We forecast higher U.S. GDP growth in '24, lower in ' 25.



Featured Guest
Michael Gapen, Head of U.S. Economics


podcast episode: march 20, 2024

Rate hikes mostly kept EM markets from emerging, but shifting cycle helps EM

Despite delayed expectations for Fed rate cuts serving as a headwind to the EM rally, we're still bullish over medium-term.



Featured Guest
David Hauner, Head of Global Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy


podcast episode: march 18, 2024

ESG is evolving, with new disclosure and reporting requirements that will have broad impact.

The ESG regulatory landscape has seen a flurry of initiatives. Michael Littenberg from Ropes & Gray explains which regulations may impact investors.



Featured Guest
Dimple Gosai, Head of U.S. ESG Research


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Podcast Host: T.J.Thornton, Head of Global Product Marketing, BofA Global Research

Global Research UnlockedTM is hosted by T.J.Thornton. As head of Global Product Marketing, T.J. is attuned to the key debates across global markets and the areas where Global Research has particularly differentiated views. Through the daily morning call, his publication of collaborative research reports, weekly Must Read Research, the Spotlight Series and via podcasts, T.J. helps to deliver these key messages to key constituencies, from institutional salespeople, to financial advisors to curious members of the general public. T.J. has 15 years of experience in running product marketing, having previously worked at Morgan Stanley and Jefferies.


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