Why Would Anyone Ever Sell?

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Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts? On this week’s episode, Josh and Michael discuss the biggest topics in investing and finance, including:

►Why Would Anyone Sell? – Securities-based loans provide all the benefits of selling stock without having to actually sell any stock.

►Never Show A Profit – NextDoor loses $75 million, Buzzfeed makes $31 million, and the former is worth 3x more than the latter.

►$9 Trillion Binge – “Since the start of the pandemic, central banks in the U.S., Europe and Japan have been on a $9 trillion spending spree.”

►Zombie Companies – Contrary to popular belief, the events of 2020 wiped out a number of “zombie companies.”

►Goldman’s 2nd Half Call – David Kostin says don’t get too excited, but isn’t the S&P 500’s 14% gain this year already enough?

►Burry’s Crash Call – Batnick asks Michael Burry to please just stop.

►What Is Tapering? – A viewer asks the crew to define what all of this “tapering” talk is really about.

►Explaining The VIX – Is the VIX a useful indicator of predicting investor sentiment?

And much more!

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