The Jacob Shapiro Podcast

The Jacob Shapiro Podcast

Hosted by Jacob Shapiro, the Jacob Shapiro Podcast is long-form exploration of geopolitics, markets, crypto, agriculture, macro-finance, commodities, ForEx, and much much more! Tune in biweekly for interviews with experts across the globe, and weekly for roundups of global financial and geopolitical events! Cognitive Investments LLC (“Cognitive Investments”) is a registered investment advisor. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Cognitive Investments and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice and it should not be relied on as such. It should not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell a security. It does not take into account any investor’s particular investment objectives, strategies, tax status or investment horizon. You should consult your attorney or tax advisor. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - Podtrac -

The Jacob Shapiro Podcast

Fri Jul 19 2024

#220 - The Trump Assassination Attempt

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The episode discusses the attempted assassination of Trump, the historical context of presidential assassination attempts in the U.S., and the significance of past assassinations. It explores the policies implemented by William McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt, the potential implications of Trump's election, and the discussion around tariffs and deliberate devaluation of the U.S. dollar. The podcast also analyzes the challenges for China's economy and provides insights on complex current problems and optimism for the future.

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Mon Jul 15 2024

#219 - How The Crusades Created Trusts as We Know Them

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This episode explores the historical origins and evolution of trusts, their benefits and types, tax considerations, advanced estate planning, estate tax exemptions, and the importance of privacy in the digital age. Trusts have historical roots related to knights entrusting their estates to trustees during battles and crusades. They evolved from Roman law to English law, with Henry VIII playing a role in their development to avoid taxes. Trusts can be established orally in some states in the United States and have similar structures in different societies and religions. They allow for structured and private management of family affairs without court intervention. Creating a trust can simplify decision-making for loved ones in case of incapacity or death. Revocable trusts can be modified while alive and become irrevocable upon death. Irrevocable trusts are used for estate tax planning and asset protection. Grantor trusts treat the creator as the owner for income tax purposes, while non-grantor trusts make the trust itself the taxpayer. Trusts provide control over asset management and protection for beneficiaries. Advanced estate planning involves creating irrevocable trusts to reduce estate value. Affluent families engage in estate planning to utilize exemptions before the scheduled halving of the estate tax exemption amount. Privacy concerns in the digital age highlight the need to protect personal information and consider multi-generational privacy strategies.

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Sat Jul 13 2024

#218 - Revolt of the Masses

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The episode covers various topics including the US economic landscape, challenges in forecasting and resource allocation, policy signals and investment decisions, trade policies and populism, populist leaders and political landscapes, a comparison of French and U.S. political systems, and investment strategies including crypto. Key insights include the impact of inflation on political dynamics, the misallocation of resources due to volatile surges in demand, the influence of technology on populism, and the importance of country-specific issues in shaping political landscapes. The episode also provides financial recommendations such as avoiding long-term U.S. Treasury bonds and prioritizing liquidity during chaos.

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Wed Jul 10 2024

#217 - Macron’s Gambit Worked…Sort Of – French Election Reaction

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This episode covers the results of the recent French elections, potential scenarios for a coalition government, speculation about future socialist prime ministers, the popularity of politicians and far-right alliances, the coalition against the far right and the political landscape, French attitudes towards the EU and euroskepticism, diverse insights on politics and personal lives, as well as discussions on swimming etiquette and investment advisory.

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Mon Jul 08 2024

#216 - Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Shap

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The episode covers a wide range of topics including rebranding and trust in media, challenges of disinformation, blockchain technology and fake content, impact of social media platforms, social media and mental health, changing consumption patterns and political polarization, threats to election officials and election administration, resource management and global influence, global competitions and democracy, and empathy and persuasion.

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Fri Jul 05 2024

#215 - The Ozempic Boom and the Future of Biotech

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The episode discusses the booming market for weight loss drugs, the implications for biotech, the trend of health consciousness among younger generations, technology's influence on health behaviors, wearables and personalized approaches to health, individualized medicine and advancements in technology, regulatory challenges and future growth in biotech, and health behaviors and eating habits in France.

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Wed Jul 03 2024

#214 - Pardon the Interruption: A New Geopolitical Show with International Intrigue

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The episode covers global events including Julian Assange's plea deal, political instability in Bolivia, advancements in space exploration, economic challenges faced by various countries, and the impact of age on leadership. It explores the role of whistleblowing, the challenges of distinguishing real information from fabricated content, and the shift towards geopolitical competition in space exploration. The episode also discusses concerns about radical leaders, analyzes the recent Trump-Biden debate, and raises questions about leadership capabilities.

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Mon Jul 01 2024

Crime in Latin America and the Virtue of Pessimism

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The episode explores the complex relationship between crime, migration, and government response in Latin America. It highlights the high levels of violence in the region, the factors contributing to crime, challenges in law enforcement, and the impact of migration on criminal activities. The episode also discusses government responses to crime, international cooperation, and future challenges in addressing transnational problems. Overall, it provides a comprehensive overview of the crime-related issues faced by Latin American countries.

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Wed Jun 26 2024

#212 - France’s Elections: Historic and Hysteric

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This episode discusses French politics, focusing on President Macron's leadership, the upcoming elections, and the impact on France and the European Union. It explores Macron's strategies, challenges he faces, and the political landscape in France. The episode also examines Euroscepticism, far-right movements, and potential implications for Europe.

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Fri Jun 21 2024

#211 - Things To Come

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Jacob Shapiro shares updates on his recent travels, announces a name change for the podcast, discusses upcoming special guest interviews, improvements in production quality, and a focus on artificial intelligence. He encourages listeners to look for positive aspects amidst the doom and gloom. The episode concludes with closing remarks and contact information.

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