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Merrill Perspectives Podcast

Conversations on the big stories, news and trends affecting your everyday financial life

Our experts go beyond the headlines to examine the forces that are changing our world — and how they impact our lives.

At Home with the New Consumer

The pandemic has upended our lives, even altering our spending habits. Bikes and in-home entertainment are in; restaurant spending is out. Are these shifts temporary, or more permanent? And what could they mean for economic growth? Our experts take a look.
Episode length 21:36

Life After the Coronavirus

The pandemic is accelerating a number of global trends — from the growing prevalence of technology to changes in how and where we source the food we eat. Our experts fast forward to 2022 and explore the many ways the economy, the markets and our lives could be dramatically different.
Episode length 25:42

The Road to Recovery

As the economy gradually begins to reopen, there are still many questions about what shape the recovery will take. Our experts share insights into the signs they're watching for this year and in 2021 — and why they're finding some surprising reasons for optimism.
Episode length 22:20

Coronavirus and the Markets

The pandemic has disrupted the economy and caused unprecedented market volatility. We take a look at what it all means for your investments and financial life.
Episode length 23:48

Welcome to the 2020s

What will life be like in the next decade? Our hosts peer into the future and find reason for optimism in the new — and often surprising — trends that could transform the markets, the economy, and our lives in the years ahead.
Episode length 26:56

Cyber Security

From our social media accounts to our medical records, much of our most personal information is available online. But who has access to it, and how can we protect ourselves from the growing threat of cyber crime? We explore the challenges and offer guidance for keeping our digital lives safe.
Episode length 23:34

Women Ri$ing

Women have made enormous economic and social gains in recent years. We look at the progress they've made, where there's room for growth and how the unique financial journeys many women travel require a different approach to saving, investing and planning for the future.
Episode length 23:36

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