Wall Street Petting Zoo
The fall of Archegos Capital: The story behind one of the biggest trading losses in history

The fall of Archegos Capital: The story behind one of the biggest trading losses in history

April 4, 2021

Chris and Robert dig into how Bill Hwang's investment fund Archegos Capital blew up a 10 billion-dollar private fortune in under ten days and shaved off a third of the market cap of Switzerland's second biggest bank.

What’s next for Wall Street Petting Zoo?

What’s next for Wall Street Petting Zoo?

April 4, 2021

Chris and Robert recorded an unscripted conversation about what's next for the podcast, including going to a monthly rather than weekly format. Hit us up on social media and let us know what you want!

Bond yields cause market sell off despite 3rd vaccine (This Week at the Zoo, 2/28/2021)

Bond yields cause market sell off despite 3rd vaccine (This Week at the Zoo, 2/28/2021)

February 28, 2021

Robert discusses how rising Treasury bond yields affected the market this week and how a third vaccine and a new COVID relief bill could turn things around.

Is This… Inflation? (This Week at the Zoo, 2/21/2021)

Is This… Inflation? (This Week at the Zoo, 2/21/2021)

February 21, 2021

Chris and Robert talk money printing, Modern Monetary Theory, interest rates, and inflation expectations in the aftermath of the 2020 stimulus binge!

I Survived the Great GameStop Short Squeeze of 2021 (This Week at the Zoo, 1/31/2021)

I Survived the Great GameStop Short Squeeze of 2021 (This Week at the Zoo, 1/31/2021)

January 31, 2021

Chris and Robert hit the news highlights and then dive into the market mechanics of "short selling" and "short squeezes" to explain why Game Stop went to $325 per share this week. Break out the popcorn, because this is one to watch.

Early fourth-quarter earnings results look hot (This Week at the Zoo, 1/24/2021)

Early fourth-quarter earnings results look hot (This Week at the Zoo, 1/24/2021)

January 24, 2021

This Week at the Zoo, 2021 is on pace to be a record year for S&P 500 corporate earnings as the vaccine rollout proceeds apace and the housing market runs hot, hot, hot. Chris and Robert float a few trading ideas on Apple, IBM, and the EWU United Kingdom ETF.

Technology and the Future of Passive Investing: An Interview with Nicholas McCullum

Technology and the Future of Passive Investing: An Interview with Nicholas McCullum

January 16, 2021

This Week at the Zoo, we interview Passiv's director of growth Nicholas McCullum about ETFs, mutual funds, direct indexing, algorithms, AI, and the future of the passive investing space.

Passiv Website - //www.passiv.com

Passiv Twitter - //twitter.com/Passivteam

Email - nick.mccullum@passiv.com

What a unified Democrat government means for markets in 2021 (This Week at the Zoo, 1/9/21)

What a unified Democrat government means for markets in 2021 (This Week at the Zoo, 1/9/21)

January 9, 2021

This Week at the Zoo, Chris and Robert talk bubbles, economic data, and what US economic policy might look like in 2021. With Democrats in control of the Senate after winning a runoff election in Georgia, future stimulus must be weighed against the possibility of a corporate tax hike.

2020 year-in-review: Are we in a bubble? (This Week at the Zoo, 1/3/20)

2020 year-in-review: Are we in a bubble? (This Week at the Zoo, 1/3/20)

January 3, 2021

The S&P 500 returned over 18% this year, amid one of the worst single-year economic contractions in modern history. We discuss why it happened, whether we're in a bubble, and what the best investing opportunities for the coming year might be.

Economic data deteriorating fast as Covid deaths rise (This Week at the Zoo, 12/19/20)

Economic data deteriorating fast as Covid deaths rise (This Week at the Zoo, 12/19/20)

December 19, 2020

This Week at the Zoo, we saw warning signs in the data on jobs, retail sales, and manufacturing as Covid cases and deaths set new records in the US. The S&P 500 rose anyway, thanks to optimism around vaccine rollout and federal stimulus negotiations.

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