Episodes

Jan. 31, 2023

Investing Does Not Equal Gambling

In this week’s episode, Greg and Doug Stokes focus on the long-term success of the stock market and not getting caught up in the next big thing. They’ll also take a look at tech companies shedding excess employee luxuries, th...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Listening to What the Market is Actually Telling Us

While the negative narratives swirl, Doug and Greg Stokes look at the actual data to find encouraging signs in the markets. The guys also examine the latest tech layoffs and what they mean for the macro economy and they quest...

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Jan. 17, 2023

Preparing for a Soft Landing

Could we be looking at a year with a soft landing where inflation comes down without major economic pain? Greg and Doug dive into the potential of that outcome and the Fed’s role in it. They also look back on …

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Jan. 10, 2023

Looking Past the Narrative in 2023

Happy New Year from Stokes Family Office. In this 1-year anniversary episode, Greg and Doug recap 2022 and look forward to 2023. They dig deeper past the forecasts and narratives to find factual reasons to be optimistic. The ...

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Dec. 27, 2022

Exploring the Relationship Between Freedom and Markets with Perth Tol…

This week’s guest is Perth Tolle, the founder of Life + Liberty Indexes and creator of the Freedom 100 EM Index (FRDM index). This freedom-weighted equity strategy is the first of its kind and uses personal and economic freed...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Recapping a Wild 2022 & Looking Ahead to 2023

The Holidays bring lots of gifts, and one that we look forward to each year in the financial world is the upcoming year’s forecasts. On this week’s episode, Greg and Doug examine and discuss 2023 outlooks from several of the …

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Dec. 13, 2022

Che! Tales from Argentina and Tips on Year-End Tax Planning

Show Notes In this week’s episode, Greg recounts his recent trip to Buenos Aires, from the food, geography, and people to their current financial situation. He speaks on the local impact of their economic struggles as well as...

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Dec. 6, 2022

Return on Character With Dan Cooper

Show Notes What effect does the character of a CEO have on a company’s performance? In this episode, Doug and Greg talk to Dan Cooper, Founder & CEO of ROC Investments. After working with Presidents, CEOs of large public comp...

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Nov. 29, 2022

Getting Caught Up in the Cryptocurrency Hype

The cryptocurrency industry is one of the most volatile and unpredictable industries in the world. In just a few short years, the industry has gone from being relatively unknown to being worth billions of dollars. The recent ...

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Nov. 22, 2022

The New Orleans Sports Scene with Scott Kushner

In this episode, Doug and Greg take a little break from the usual marketing discussion and talk about some other exciting things, basketball, and football. They are joined today by Scott Kushner. Scott is a leading expert on ...

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Nov. 15, 2022

The Silver Lining in Today's Economy

There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of a recession in recent months. While it is impossible to know for sure what the future holds, there are still silver linings to be found. In this episode, Doug …

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Nov. 8, 2022

A Positive Outlook During the Economic Downturn

Recent years have been tough on the economy. Many challenges have led to a slowdown in the global economy. Despite the negative impact of the economic slowdown, there are still reasons to be optimistic. Tough times don't last...

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Nov. 1, 2022

The Increasing Drawdowns in the Stock and Bond Markets

The stock and bond markets have seen some wild swings over the past few weeks. This has caused large drawdowns in the stock and bond markets and a great deal of pain for international economies. While the increasing declines ...

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Oct. 25, 2022

A Difficult Year for the Economy and Markets

The stock market has been on a roller coaster ride this year, and unfortunately, it has mostly been going down. This has made a lot of people very anxious about their investments and future. Bonds have also been performing po...

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Oct. 18, 2022

Crisis in the Global Economy

Several warning signs suggest the possibility of a recession. Unemployment is rising, material rates are increasing, and there are issues with the supply chain. In addition, site costs and mortgage rates are going up. These f...

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Oct. 11, 2022

Market Review, Speculations, and Outlook for Financial Markets

The market has continued to be volatile over the last month. This situation has left many investors wondering what they can expect in the coming weeks and months. Despite speculation surrounding investment banks, the financia...

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Oct. 4, 2022

A New Path to Leadership Success with Michelle Johnston

Historically, leaders communicated with their employees in a transactional and hierarchical manner. However, these tactics no longer work in today's environment. The traditional, command-and-control leadership style is no lon...

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Sept. 27, 2022

The Impact of Inflation on Commodities, Businesses, and the Stock Mar…

Inflation is commonly discussed in terms of its impact on commodity prices. However, its effects go much deeper than that. Businesses, the stock market, and even interest rates are affected by it. As inflation ripples through...

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Sept. 20, 2022

Multi-Generational Wealth Stewardship with Jason Baker

For centuries, families have passed down their wealth from one generation to the next. However, with the modern-day challenges, the need for a more formalized approach to multi-generational wealth stewardship has never been g...

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Sept. 13, 2022

The Beauty of Investing in Real Estate with Drew Pearson

Real estate has long been considered an attractive asset class by investors for several reasons. This investment offers many benefits, including high returns, stability, and inflation protection. With real estate investing be...

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Sept. 6, 2022

The Unforeseen Consequences of ESG Investing

The focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing has grown in recent years as more investors are looking to put their money into companies that align with their values. While this investment can positively i...

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Aug. 30, 2022

Inflation Trends and The Stock Market

The stock market is often seen as a leading indicator of economic activity, with movements in share prices reflecting changes in underlying conditions. For this reason, analysts closely watch stock markets for clues about fut...

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Aug. 23, 2022

Debunking Market Myths

What are the narratives in the market? Bullish or bearish? This is a question that is always on the mind of investors. The stock market is constantly bombarding investors with news, analysis, and commentary, and it can be ove...

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Aug. 16, 2022

Jamaul Ford: Combining Entrepreneurship With Service in New Orleans

In this episode, Jamaul Ford, a serial entrepreneur in New Orleans who runs High Level Speech and Hearing Center with his wife, Dr. Lana Joseph-Ford, talks with Greg and Doug about launching a product-based business alongside...

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