Office Hours Podcast: How Is It That Tech Markets Are Booming While The Economy Reels?

Office Hours Podcast: How Is It That Tech Markets Are Booming While The Economy Reels?

With so many people out of work, how is it the stock market is soaring?

To help make sense of it all, have a listen to my Office Hours podcast where I speak with John Scuorzo and Zaheed Kajani, both senior managing directors at Evercore, a global independent investment banking advisory firm.


We'll dive deep into the factors contributing to Wall Street's optimism, like, the enormous stimulus coming from governments, low interest rates, international investment and optimism for what cutbacks and introduction of new technology will mean for many companies' future profits.

This is an edited version of a webinar that took place on June 23, 2020.

Want more? Subscribe to Office Hours on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify iHeart Radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

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