Podcast: why Kit doesn’t debate politics with friends

In today’s Exponential Investor…

  • Tokyo’s “mechanical failure”
  • Kit and Sam’s November Wager
  • Investment existentialism

It’s Friday, which means another podcast to wind up the week and ease into the weekend with.

A funny old week this one, and keeping on our recent Japanese discussions, this week the Tokyo Stock Exchange was shut down for a day’s trading because of what some are saying was a “mechanical failure”.

A puncture in their tyre perhaps, a derailed chain? Or something more nefarious, like a cyber-attack?

If it was nefarious, what does our investment world look like if all markets can be taken down? If you have a share of a company and yet no one and no way to trade it, is it worthless, or does it drag you back into the very core concept of what investing really is?

It’s a thought moment worth taking and really considering when you’re buying and investing in stocks.

We also get the prediction as to who we think is set to win this November’s presidential election – does Sam think it’s Trump or Biden, and does Kit agree or disagree, Trump or Biden?

You’ll be shocked at what the outcome is there…

And of course the really big question – whoever wins, what does happen to markets, and is it a by-product of the politics or the central banks that drives it? The answer will help explain why Kit doesn’t debate politics with friends.

You can access your latest Exponential Investor podcast here.


Sam Volkering and Kit Winder
Exponential Investor

Category: Commodities

From time to time we may tell you about regulated products issued by Southbank Investment Research Limited. With these products your capital is at risk. You can lose some or all of your investment, so never risk more than you can afford to lose. Seek independent advice if you are unsure of the suitability of any investment. Southbank Investment Research Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA No 706697. https://register.fca.org.uk/.

© 2021 Southbank Investment Research Ltd. Registered in England and Wales No 9539630. VAT No GB629 7287 94.
Registered Office: 2nd Floor, Crowne House, 56-58 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN.

Terms and conditions | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | FAQ | Contact Us | Top ↑