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podcast episode: february 27, 2024

Our intel suggests a long and clear runway for defense spend

Ron Epstein, Senior U.S. Aerospace and Defense Analyst, discusses how geopolitics are leading to bipartisan focus on defense spending and how U.S. Presidential election years tend to be good for defense stocks.

 

Featured Guests

Ron Epstein, Senior U.S. Aerospace and Defense Analyst

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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 episode: february 26, 2024

Slowing the shrink; the impact and impetus behind a QT moderation

The Fed is likely to slow Quantitative Tightening (QT) this year, which, by itself, could mean slightly lower Treasury yields.

 

 

Featured Guests
Mark Cabana, Head of U.S. Rates Strategy

Michael Gapen, Head of U.S. Economics

 

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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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