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Financial Network Podcast

Financial Network Podcast

By Suhail Ahmad
Subscribe for Insights on digital finance and technology by Suhail Ahmad, Founder of the Financial Network. A successful fintech entrepreneur and investor with over 22 years of experience in financial advisory, investment banking and capital markets. Suhail shares noteworthy news on digital finance and technology. Including conversations and insights on the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI and e-commerce and its impact on you, your business and the world.
DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for educational purposes and is not intended to be personal investment, tax or financial advice.
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E1: The First Step

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E36: Interview with Craig J. Lemmon
For our second episode of Financial Network TV Interview Series, our founder, Suhail Ahmad had the pleasure to speak with Craig J. Lemmon, Founder and CEO of Miigen. Miigen builds a Digital Time capsule, in your images, words and uniquely your voice.  It is a private social platform where you bring your past, present and future together in one easily manageable profile.  Miigen is where you store the magical moments of your life as a "digital scrap book"​ which you can access in later life and use as a "memory trigger"​ to remind yourself and your family of the fantastic life you had. Lemmon has 30 plus years’ experience of running Global Ventures, in both the leisure and technology sectors. Strong skillset around building and motivating highly skilled individuals into effective and efficient teams – then delivering to a high level of customer satisfaction.
24:50
July 19, 2020
E35: Evolution of Wireless Technology - Interview with Dr. Zaghloul (Part 2)
For the first episode of our Financial Network TV Interview Series, our founder, Suhail Ahmad had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Hatim Zaghloul, the Chairman and CEO of Inovatian. Inovatian is a disruptive wireless start-up using blockchain to create the next-generation wireless '6G' infrastructure. Dr. Zaghloul is recognized as a visionary leader in the Canadian hi-tech community. In 1992, Dr. Zaghloul co-founded Wi-LAN Inc., and under his direction, the technology he co-invented with Dr. Michel Fattouche became the heart of many wireless communications standards. Dr. Zaghloul holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, as well as, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
26:23
July 19, 2020
E34: Evolution of Wireless Technology - Interview with Dr. Zaghloul (Part 1)
For the first episode of our Financial Network TV Interview Series, our founder, Suhail Ahmad had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Hatim Zaghloul, the Chairman and CEO of Inovatian. Inovatian is a disruptive wireless start-up using blockchain to create the next-generation wireless '6G' infrastructure. Dr. Zaghloul is recognized as a visionary leader in the Canadian hi-tech community. In 1992, Dr. Zaghloul co-founded Wi-LAN Inc., and under his direction, the technology he co-invented with Dr. Michel Fattouche became the heart of many wireless communications standards. Dr. Zaghloul holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, as well as, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
27:28
July 15, 2020
E33: “Better than a V. This a rocket ship.”
Yesterday we got a shocking US jobless report for month of May indicating 2.5 million jobs were created last month. That’s great to hear and stock markets feel validated. But how real are those numbers? How the actual jobless rate is still above 20%! The reality is 20 million more Americans are still without jobs compared to February. Listen to podcast for real numbers behind the jobless report.
13:03
June 6, 2020
E32: Bitcoin Halving; Is it Time to Buy?
Bitcoin is having its historical halving moment. What does it actually mean? Will it drive 1,000s% price gains as crypto promoters are claiming? Or will it be a non-event this time? Suhail shares his insights and if he’s buying or not.
16:24
May 11, 2020
E31: Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple?
In today's podcast, Suhail talks about cryptocurrencies and in particular Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. All three have broken key resistance levels exciting investors that a new bull run may be in store for cryptocurrency market. Suhail shares his experience with Bitcoin as well as the cryptocurrency he currently owns.
13:10
April 29, 2020
E30: Are COVID-19 bailouts to corporates moral?
Earlier today on CNBC the author of the Black Swan, Nassim Taleb was asked if he thought the government handouts to corporate entities was moral? Taleb doesn't think so and many seem to agree. Why is the government handing cash to billion dollar companies that have recently spent billions to enrich shareholders. An example being Booking.com which over the past three years has used $16 billion in cash to buy its own shares to the benefit of the shareholders. Cash that would have been invaluable during a downturn such as this.
09:45
April 24, 2020
E29: Futures market and final take on oil prices
In today's episode, we talk about futures market and how oil prices could fall into negative territory. More importantly, we have a conversation about investing in oil, the risks and opportunities.
21:05
April 23, 2020
E28: Oil prices continue to nose dive, what about Natural Gas?
The decline in crude oil prices continued today with a fall of 10% and WTI Futures contracts for May falling below $13! Suhail shares his feedback and if he bought more oil as well as discusses oil's cleaner cousin, natural gas. Natural gas prices have been range bound, is it worthy of consideration for one's investment portfolio? Listen to find out.
09:10
April 20, 2020
E27: Is oil a buy at less than $20 a barrel?
Oil (WTI) prices have not been this low since 2001 and traded below $18 today. Is Suhail buying? Find out his approach and how prices have done historically during and after recessions.
15:04
April 17, 2020
E26: Is gold a good investment?
Gold is often referred to as a safe haven or 'good investment", but is it?  Suhail shares his insights including the performance of gold price after the debt crisis and how it compared to the S&P 500 index.  As well as considerations when choosing where to invest during and post-economic crisis. Visit our YouTube channel to view the comparison chart.
19:07
April 16, 2020
E25: Beyond the Doom and Gloom
The economic outlook for 2020 is gloomy to say the least. Many businesses are facing doom and will not survive the covid-19 crisis. Suhail shares his experience of the 2002 dot-com bubble and the 2008-2009 credit crisis as well as the key lessons for everyone to not just survive the crisis but to thrive in the aftermath as we enter a new era of economic growth.
21:52
April 15, 2020
E24: IMF Confirms worst economic outlook since 1929
Are we heading into an economic recession? Yes. Are we heading into an economic depression? Yes!  Says the IMF as it predicts global real GDP decline of 3% as result of the corona virus. In today's report, we walk through the numbers and implications.
11:09
April 14, 2020
E23: Don't get caught in a bear market trap
We witnessed one of the most furious stock market decline in history last month with the Dow Jones Industrial falling 35% in less then 3-weeks to only to have a rip roaring rally in April not seen since 1938! Is the worst over? In today's we Financial Network Report we discuss: 1. What is a bear trap? 2. Understanding bull and bear market 3. The state of financial markets 4. End of the bull market? 5. Historical perspective 6. Don’t get caught - Important Disclaimer - About the author - About Financial Network To learn more, contact team @financialnetwork.io
15:24
April 13, 2020
E22: New brand for a new world disorder
DInsider podcast is now the ‘Financial Network Report’ helping business owners and investors survive the financial crisis upon us with daily insights on financial strategy, investing and wealth management.
04:26
April 12, 2020
E21: UK regulators release ‘Final Guidance’ on crypto assets and states ‘no intrinsic value’!
The UK financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) releases its final guidance on the status of crypto currencies, utility and security tokens.
10:18
August 7, 2019
E20: A U.S. Bitcoin ban? Historical week for STO’s and can’t escape death and taxes!
President Trump’s tweet on bitcoin may be more then meets the eye. The SEC approves the first Reg A for security token offering to the general public. Expect a flurry of STO issuances in the U.S. but don’t let the IRS catch you as evading tax as enforcement officers get trained to track digital wallets and if need be subpoena the likes of Microsoft and Apple to provide them your application download history!
17:29
July 12, 2019
E19: Will Bitcoin Go Bonkers as American Public Awareness Rises?
Bitcoin had quite the move over the past week jumping almost $4,000 per coin to just under $14,000 before pulling back. Bitcoin has risen 400% since hitting a low of $3,500 back in February of this year. How much steam is left in the rally? What’s driving demand? Is the American public finally going to jump on the bandwagon? Listen to this week’s podcast to leave more. Happy to address questions or comments on my next podcast, email hello@suhailahmad.com
16:48
June 28, 2019
E18: Facebook Disappoints with Libra Coin
Dinsider Podcast is out of retirement thanks to the ridiculous Libra coin initiative by Facebook. Hardly a cryptocurrency using blockchain buzzwords in an attempt to bypass financial regulation. Appreciate the attempt by founder Mark Zuckerberg to take on the banks but hardly for benefit of the users but to entrench his hold on the billions of users on the FB platforms. What Mark has done is put a big target on his back with regulators and bankers now incentivised even more so to break FB grip on social media. I sold my FB shares this morning and won’t be buy anytime soon.
17:55
June 18, 2019
E17: Crypto bounce, NASDAQ bear market
Cryptocurrencies have a “dead cat bounce” this week with strong rally over past seven days. Time to jump in, not? We also discuss FANG stocks which have brought the bear to the Nasdaq market. Time to watch Apple and Facebook, the later down 42% and rumours of a Facebook crypto resurface.
20:43
December 23, 2018
E16: Is the crypto carnage over?
Bitcoin lost 40% of its value in the past three weeks and Ethereum fell to $100 an ether, losing its claim as the second largest cryptocurrency. Is the carnage in cryptocurrencies over? Maybe, but here's why I'm still not buying cryptos and instead looking at "backing up the truck" in another sector that has seen just as much of a bloody month as cryptos. Listen to find out more and watch the accompanying video on SiAlpha YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/dDDXaYneYtw
16:37
December 2, 2018
E15: Central banks and cryptocurrencies
The IMF chief praised blockchain technology and suggested central banks issue their own cryptocurrencies. I discuss these interesting comments as well as bitcoin bashing from other parts of the central banking community.
12:54
November 17, 2018
E14: UK Issues Cryptoasset Taskforce’s final report
Summary of the cryptoassets task force final report by UK’s HM Treasury, the regulator (FCA) and the Bank of England (BoE) sets the stage for regulation of cryptocurrencies, exchanges and wallets in 2019.
13:37
October 31, 2018
E13: ICOs hit a monthly low
Only 54 ICOs hit the market in September 2018, lowest number for the year. What’s going on and where is the ICO market headed?
08:22
October 13, 2018
E12: New U.S. legislation proposed to support blockchain.
Three new bills (legislation) is being proposed to congress helping accelerate adoption and regulation of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. In this episode I walk through the key elements of each proposal.
09:44
September 30, 2018
E11: How I’m (not) Investing in Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin going to $1k or 50k? Investing is hard, investing in cryptocurrencies is even harder. Here’s how I’m doing it and not. Not investment or financial advice. Educational purposes only.
00:10
September 9, 2018
E10: $2 trillion in blockchain business value creation.
According to a recent report by IHS Market, blockchain technology has the potential to unlock $2 trillion in business value by 2030. What does this mean? Which key sectors will benefit the most?
06:51
August 26, 2018
E9: Ethereum going to $90?
Ethereum or ether prices fell as much as 30% over the past week touching a low of $258 per ether from a high of $1,400 at the beginning of the year. What is ethereum and where are prices headed? Not investment or financial advice.
09:28
August 15, 2018
E8: Crypto scams
WallStreet Journal reporters identified a massive coordinated cryptocurrencies “pump and dump” scheme just a day after it was reported Duo Security identified 15,000 twitter bots scamming users with malicious links. Learn more in today’s podcast and don’t get scammed!
08:48
August 8, 2018
E7: Tokens vs digital coins
Tokens and coins or cryptocurrencies are words used interchangeably for digital coins. But they’re not the same. Learn the key difference and how to spot a digital coin.
05:47
August 5, 2018
E6: The trillion dollar company!
Today is a historic day for not just the U.S. but for tech companies worldwide as Apple Inc. becomes the first trillion dollar tech company by market value.
04:46
August 2, 2018
E5: A primer on digital assets
Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, listen to a quick primer on what are digital assets.
05:55
July 31, 2018
E4: Cryptocurrency ETFs
On Friday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected an application by the Winklevoss Twins to list a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on the stock exchange. Highlighting the risk of market manipulation. However behind the headlines, earlier in the week two other applications for cryptocurrency ETFs were submitted. Listen to find out more.
06:55
July 29, 2018
E3: The truth about Bitcoin
Bitcoin prices have rallied over the past week from a recent low of $6,000 to over $8,000 as of today. Is Bitcoin ready to rocket to $50K or are we headed back $5K or lower? Who knows! But here's the hard truth about Bitcoin that you need to know. Ps. This is not investment or financial advice. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.
05:21
July 26, 2018
E2: Blockchain: Why you should care?
Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the way we do business. People and organisations that understand the implications and opportunities of the technology will profit handsomely over the next decade. Listen for more details.
10:36
July 23, 2018
E1: The First Step
Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Welcome to the first episode of the Dinsider podcast.
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July 20, 2018
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July 19, 2018