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Wes Moss, Chief Investment Strategist at Capital Investment Advisors (CIA) hosts Money Matters, the country’s longest running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show.
As is his Memorial Day tradition, Wes wears a poppy on his lapel and reads the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. Wes is joined in the studio by Capital Investment Advisor’s Co-Chief Investment Officer Connor Miller, whose youngest daughter happens to be named “Poppy.” Wes and Connor admit a degree of legitimate anxiety about the financial world but stress the importance of not letting that consume the listeners. Instead, they push for clear, rational thinking and use beloved actor Matthew McConaughey’s 2015 graduation commencement speech to highlight important investment lessons.
Show regular Ryan Ely joins Wes in the studio for Hour 1. In addition to all the debt crisis talk, they note that the Federal Reserve reported $17 trillion in household debt and discuss the causes. They also highlight the recent top-heavy market and which S&P 500 stocks have been doing the heavy lifting. Connor Miller, Co-Chief Investment Officer for Capital Investment Advisors, visits the show in Hour 2 to discuss recent Home Depot revenue slowdowns and what that says about the Fed’s decisions. They also evaluate the economy according to Wes’ concept of CHIME: Consumer, Housing, Inflation, Manufacturing, and Employment.
On today’s show, Wes is once again joined in the studio by the illustrious Ryan Ely. Because the potential consequences are problematic, they give their thoughts about the looming debt ceiling standoff and words of wisdom from some of the most respected people in finance. Then, they offer a productive way to analyze the rollercoaster rise and fall of housing prices across different regions of the country when compared to historical trends. Next, Wes explains that artificial intelligence is here to stay, and while the exciting technology creates some challenges for the existing employment paradigm, it might also create new opportunities. Finally, they examine Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s thoughts about the value of US currency worldwide.