Conversations with Liz Young

Liz Young, CFA®

Join Liz Young, Director of Market Strategy at BNY Mellon Investment Management and CNBC Contributor1, as she dives into timely market topics with our thought leaders and industry experts.

These can also be accessed on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Bitcoin Bonanza

Jan. 2021

Michael Novogratz, Founder & CEO of Galaxy Digital, joins “Conversations with Liz Young” to discuss the rise of cryptocurrency and why its adoption cycle has been accelerated by the global pandemic.

Michael Novogratz
Founder & CEO of Galaxy Digital

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Bye 2020. Please be a stranger

Dec. 2020

Vincent Reinhart, Chief Economist and Macro Strategist for Mellon, joins Liz to discuss the pandemic, fiscal and monetary policy, labor markets, and the outlook for recovery.

Vincent Reinhart
Chief Economist and Macro Strategist

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ETF Evolution

Nov. 2020

Stephanie Pierce, CEO of ETF, Index and Cash Investment Strategies for BNY Mellon Investment Management, joins Liz to discuss the ETF evolution, the evolution in leadership, and the next phase of the industry.

Stephanie Pierce
Index and Cash Investment Strategies
BNY Mellon Investment Management

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The State of Municipals

Oct. 2020

Dan Rabasco, Head of Municipal Bonds for Mellon, joins Liz to discuss the state of stimulus, the state of states, the state of taxes, and the state of rates.

Dan Rabasco
Head of Municipal Bonds

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Let's Get Technical

Oct. 2020

Chris Verrone, Head of Technical and Macro Strategy for Strategas Research Partners, joins Liz to discuss technical market analysis, which signals matter, and how technicals can guide investment decisions.

Chris Verrone
Head of Technical and Macro Strategy
Strategas Research Partners

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What a Chief Economist Really Thinks

Sept. 2020

Shamik Dhar, Chief Economist, BNY Mellon Investment Management, joins Liz to discuss past crises, the current crisis, monetary policy, and what shapes his views of economies and markets.

Shamik Dhar
Chief Economist,
BNY Mellon Investment Management

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Election Implications from
Inside the Beltway

Sept. 2020

Directors of Government Affairs, Chris Lucas (R) and David Vandivier (D), join Liz to present their perspectives from both the Republican and Democratic sides of the aisle on the 2020 election process, future stimulus, the labor market, and taxes.

Chris Lucas and David Vandivier
Directors of Government Affairs

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The Power of Themes: China and ESG
with Curt Custard

Aug. 2020

Two themes that are not necessarily related, but cannot be ignored, are the rising influencing of China and the rising popularity of Sustainable Investing. Curt Custard, Chief Investment Officer at Newton, joins Liz to discuss the importance both may have on investing for years to come.

Curt Custard
Newton Investment Management
Chief Investment Officer

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Healthcare & Technology with John Porter

Aug. 2020

Expansion in telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and preventive health, has been accelerated by COVID-19. John Porter, CIO, Head of Equities at Mellon, joins Liz to discuss the buzz around health care investments and the innovation still to come.

John Porter
CIO, Head of Equities

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Energy Markets with Robin Wehbe

July 2020

Liz and Robin discuss oil, energy markets, environmental impacts and how the global pandemic could affect the space for years to come.

Robin Wehbe
Portfolio Manager
Mellon Investments Corporation

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High Yield Credit Markets with Leland Hart

July 2020

Liz and Leland Hart discuss the current state of credit, the future state of investment opportunities and how fallen angels and rising stars fit into the equation.

Leland Hart
Chief Investment Officer

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Bonds are subject to interest rate, credit, liquidity, call and market risks, to varying degrees. Generally, all other factors being equal, bond prices are inversely related to interest-rate changes and rate increases can cause price declines. Municipal income may be subject to state and local taxes for out-of-state residents.  Some income may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax for certain investors. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees. Currencies are subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to a local currency, or, in the case of hedged positions, that the local currency will decline relative to the currency being hedged.  Each of these risks could increase the fund’s volatility. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic, and social instability, limited company information, differing auditing and legal standards, and less market liquidity.  These risks generally are greater with emerging market countries. The use of derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying assets.  Derivatives can be highly volatile, illiquid, and difficult to value and there is the risk that changes in the value of a derivative held by the portfolio will not correlate with the underlying instruments or the portfolio's other investments. Short sales involve selling a security the portfolio does not own in anticipation that the security’s price will decline.  Short sales may involve risk and leverage, and expose the portfolio to the risk that it will be required to buy the security sold short at a time when the security has appreciated in value, thus resulting in a loss. High yield bonds involve increased credit and liquidity risk than higher-rated bonds and are considered speculative in terms of the issuer’s ability to pay interest and repay principal on a timely basis. Mortgage-backed securities: Ginnie Maes and other securities backed by the full faith and credit of the United States are guaranteed only as to the timely payment of interest and principal when held to maturity. The market prices for such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate. Privately issued mortgage-related securities also are subject to credit risks associated with the underlying mortgage properties. These securities may be more volatile and less liquid than more traditional, government-backed debt securities. Small and midsized company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks as these companies are less established and have more volatile earnings histories. Floating rate bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower’s obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated. Commodities contain heightened risk including market, political, regulatory, and natural conditions, and may not be suitable for all investors. Derivatives and commodity-linked derivatives involve risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying assets.   Derivatives can be highly volatile, illiquid, and difficult to value and there is the risk that changes in the value of a derivative held by the portfolio will not correlate with the underlying instruments or the portfolio's other investments. Commodity-linked derivative instruments may involve additional costs and risks such as commodity index volatility or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. Risks of investing in real estate securities are similar to those associated with direct investments in real estate, including falling property values due to increasing vacancies or declining rents resulting from economic, legal, political or technological developments, lack of liquidity, limited diversification and sensitivity to certain economic factors such as interest rate changes and market recessions. Real estate investment trusts are subject to risk, such as poor performance by the manager, adverse changes to tax laws or failure to qualify for tax-free pass-through of income. Master Limited Partnership (MLP) investments involve risks that differ from investments in common stock, including risks related to limited control and limited rights to vote on matters affecting the MLP, risks related to potential conflicts of interest between the MLP and the MLP’s general partner, cash flow risks, dilution risks and risks related to the general partner’s right to require unit-holders to sell their common units at an undesirable time or price. Diversification cannot assure a profit or protect against loss.

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