Podcast 2018-01-16T19:34:57+00:00

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Ep. 64: Paths to a Financial Education

Fergus Hodgson, January 16, 2018

So many of us are on the outside of the financial industry, and its jargon, mathematics, and regulations may seem beyond reach. Bill Reese, a finance professor with the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, weighs the merits of trade experience versus formal education options, and then offers recommendations for personal-finance reading. More...

Ep. 63: The Most Insane Currency You Never Heard Of

Fergus Hodgson, December 20, 2017

Venezuela has already shown the world the recipe for hyperinflation. Now she offers the petro, a state-sanctioned cryptocurrency, but that is not all. More...

Ep. 62: What Motivates the Russians?

Fergus Hodgson, November 30, 2017

Russia, Russia, Russia! So much hot air and so little understanding in the wake of Donald Trump's rise, especially with the hyperbole leveled at the new president. But what ideology or strategy actually explains the motives and plans of the Russians? More...

Ep. 61: Can Cryptocurrencies Beat the Dollar?

Fergus Hodgson, November 27, 2017

Normally we interview one person or have a panel, but at the New Orleans Investment Conference, many attendees shared their views as I mingled in the exhibit hall. They assessed the promise of cryptocurrencies and whether they could unseat the US dollar as the most widely used currency worldwide. More...

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