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Discussion on economics, finance and investment. Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene have the economy and the markets "under surveillance."

Discussion on economics, finance and investment. Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene have the economy and the markets "under surveillance."
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Discussion on economics, finance and investment. Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene have the economy and the markets "under surveillance."






Wild Cards on the Horizon, IMF's Lipton Says

Adam Posen, Peterson Institute of Economics, says he still doesn't think inflation risks are very high. Isabelle Mateos Y Lago, BlackRock Investment Institute Chief Multi Asset Strategist, says markets are in a wait-and-see David Lipton, First IMF Deputy Managing Director, says the IMF's message is to prolong the recovery while things are still good. Mario Centeno, EuroGroup President, says most countries in Europe have strong fiscal positions.


You Could Broaden the Tax Base, Furman Says

Jason Furman, Former Council of Economic Advisers Chairman, thinks we could have a more pro-growth tax system. Nathan Sheets, PGIM Chief Economist and Former Under Secretary of the Treasury, is concerned about the political dynamic we're seeing globally. Mark Haefele, UBS Global Chief Investment Officer, says emerging markets have held up well as the dollar weakens. Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua discuss the Fed with Milken Institute's Chief Economist Bill Lee.


Economy is Doing Relatively Well, Zingales Says

Kate Moore, BlackRock Chief Equity Strategist, says she still strongly believes that equities are the place to be. Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor, does not think we've seen the worst of the populist surge yet. Francisco Blanch, Merrill Lynch Head of Global Commodities & Derivatives Research, says oil prices could definitely push higher if geopolitical risk becomes more prominent. John Sununu, Former WH Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush,...


This Economy is a Healthy Tortoise, Kelly Says

Sonali Basak, Bloomberg Finance Reporter, and Ira Jersey, Bloomberg Intelligence Chief U.S. Interest Rate Strategist, wrap Bank of America's earnings. Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, says Syria is not a mission that neither Obama nor Trump have fully taken on. David Kelly, JPMorgan Asset Management Chief Global Strategist, asks if we can please appreciate how good earnings are. George Goncalves, Nomura Securities...


The Age of Austerity has Been Taken Over by the Age of Overwhelming Deficits, says Collender

Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets Chief Investment Strategist, says commercial banks will see strong growth for next 10 years.Jon react to Citi & Wells Fargo. Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Bloomberg View Columnist, believes that senior military officials have a big challenge with this White House. Stan Collender, Qorvis MSLGroup Executive Vice President, says that the age of austerity has been taken over by the age of overwhelming deficits. Rep. Dave Brat,...


Euro-Dollar Still Looks Favorable, Yu Says

Gina Martin Adams, Bloomberg Intelligence Chief U.S. Equity Strategist, says we're missing growth in consumer loans. Geoffrey Yu, UBS Private Banking Head of the U.K. Investment Office, says the ECB could still surprise to the upside. Scott Wren, Wells Fargo Investment Institute Senior Global Equity Strategist, says they're underweight staples and utilities. Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson Co-founder & Analyst, says Verizon and AT&T are primarily bond proxies.


Growth is Not Quite as Stable, Morse Says Description:

Ed Morse, Citi Research Global Head of Commodities, says there's been an acceleration of risk-on, risk-off. Gary Shilling, Gary Shilling & Co. President, says there are a lot of deflationary forces out there. David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy Media Founder & CEO, says he is relatively, cautiously optimistic for the future of Facebook. Kevin Cirilli, Bloomberg Chief Washington Correspondent, recaps reports that House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek reelection.


DC Doesn't Have the Collective Will or IQ To Take on Big Tech, Galloway says

Dr. Keyu Jin, London School of Economics & Political Science Professor, says the confusion about trade deficits by both the U.S. and China is fatal. Daniel Tannebaum, PWC Global Financial Services Sanctions Leader, predicts it will be a "go-fish exercise" to know who actually owns businesses in Russia. Steven A. Cook, CFR Middle Eastern Fellow, sees us inching closer to confrontation on Syria. Scott Galloway, NYU Stern Professor and Author "The Four," says that Facebook isn't doing...


China is in a Sweet Spot, Lord Turner Says

Adair Turner, Institute For New Economic Thinking Chairman, House of Lords Member, & "Between Debt And The Devil" author, says the U.S. trade deficit is going to increase this year. Jim O'Sullivan, High Frequency Economics Chief U.S. Economist, says we have seen close to 3% growth but it's not clear there's been a real change in potential growth. Carsten Brzeski, ING-DiBa Chief Economist Germany & Austria, says the Eurozone is headed into a strong 2018. Paul Sweeney, Bloomberg Intelligence...


Blame China for Not Playing Ball, Kudlow Says

Alan Krueger, Princeton University Economics Professor, says the Federal Reserve's mission is never complete. Bill Gross, Janus Henderson Fund Manager, says since 1980, real wages have flat-lined. Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council Director, says there is no trade war between the U.S. and China. Michael Darda, MKM Partners Chief Economist & Chief Market Strategist, says he's in favor of supply side policies but says we need to be concerned about responsible fiscal action as well.


This Has Been a Shakespearean Market, Sinche Says

Bob Sinche, Amherst Pierpont Securities Global Strategist, advises to be disciplined when reacting to market volatility. Rich Greenfield, BTIG Media and Technology Analyst, thinks the pressure on Facebook's stock is overdone. Miranda Carr, Haitong International Research Executive Director, says Xi's vision for China has changed. Chad Hart, Iowa State University Associate Professor of Economics and Crop Markets Specialist, says over the past 5 years, we've seen a dramatic decline in net...


It's Still a Goldilocks Environment, Meyer Says

Chris Rupkey, MUFG Union Bank Chief Financial Economist, says the U.S. and China are hitting each other pretty hard with rhetoric. Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch Head of U.S. Economics, does not think we're going to see big inflationary pressures this year. Shira Ovide, Bloomberg Gadfly Columnist, recaps Spotify's direct listing on the NYSE yesterday. Steven Friedman, BNP Paribas Asset Management Senior Economist, says to look to the bond market during breaking news.


Volatility Will Stay in a High Range, Gallo Says

Alberto Gallo, Algebris Head of Macro Strategies, says the growth momentum is fading. Seth Masters, Angel Investor and Former AB Bernstein CIO, joins to look ahead to Spotify's direct listing. Michael Zezas, Morgan Stanley Chief U.S. Public Policy Strategist, says Trump is the "Dessert Before Vegetables President." James Sweeney, Credit Suisse Managing Director & Chief Economist, says a big chunk of the tech sector has moved to Asia in the past decade.


Surveillance: U.S. Expansion is Late Stage, Chandler Says

Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman Global Head of Currency Strategy, says the market has been squeezed out of a lot of the short yen positions. Kim Wallace, Eurasia Group Managing Director for the U.S., says the United States' trading partners are confused right now. Neil Dutta, Renaissance Macro Research Head of U.S. Economics, thinks there's still some residual slack in the labor market. Jonathan Palmer, Bloomberg Intelligence's Healthcare Analyst, says he doesn't foresee Walmart...


Capital Spending is Soaring, Kevin Hassett Says

Dean Curnutt, Macro Risk Advisors Founder & CEO, says we're in a U.S.-centric risk environment. Kathleen Fisher, AllianceBernstein Wealth & Investment Head, says they've pushed clients to have a 40% non-U.S. portfolio. Ali Shihabi, Arabia Foundation Founder, says Saudi Arabia should have been added to indexes 10-15 years ago. Kevin Hassett, U.S. Council of Economic Advisers Chairman, says the White House is going to be tougher on spending in the future.


Wage Growth is a Complicated Story, Shiller Says

Robert Shiller, Yale University Professor & Nobel Laureate, says we're losing sight of the function of the WTO. Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital Partner, says there's no other place in the world quite like Silicon Valley. Mark Connors, Credit Suisse Head of Risk Advisory, says the big hedge funds are getting bigger. Mike Mayo, Wells Fargo Head of U.S. Large-Cap Bank Research, and Elyse Greenspan, Wells Fargo Analyst, review the health of U.S. banks.


Trade Deficits Are Not Bad, Citi's Mann Says Description:

Willem Buiter, Citi Special Economic Adviser, and Catherine Mann, Citi Global Chief Economist, discuss their new roles at Citi and their global outlook. Eric Schoenstein, Jensen Investment Management Portfolio Manager, says for the past couple of years, the market has been pretty complacent. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg TV Anchor, says in the oil market, everyone is still focused on U.S. supply. Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School, says we should want people in the labor force and...


This is a Calculated Strategy, Peter Navarro Says

James Glassman, JPMorgan Head Economist for Commercial Banking, says he does not like the sound of tariffs. Antony Phillipson, British Consul General to New York & Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America, says the U.S. and U.K. should spend more time teaching each other how their trade systems work. Peter Navarro, White House National Trade Council Director, says the administration's steel and aluminum tariffs are a calculated strategy for the American people. James Hertling,...


The President Has Hurt His Credibility, Bell Says Description:

Lisa Abramowicz is in for Tom Keene while he watches March Madness. Dan Tannebaum, PWC Global Sanctions Leader, says he wants to believe that there's some sort of strategy coming from the White House administration. Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group Founder, says the most important bilateral relationship in the world (China and the U.S.) has taken a marked turn to the negative. Kona Haque, ED&F Man Head of Research, says she thinks China will continue to take a measured approach. Steve Bell,...


Matt Damon & His Clean Water Venture

Lisa Abramowicz fills in for Tom Keene who is on Spring break.Ebrahim Rahbari, Citi Group Head of Global Macroeconomics, says there's a high likelihood of a significant downturn in the economy in the next few years. Lara Rhame, FS Investments Chief U.S. Economist, says when we get optimistic about growth, we should still be realistic. Gary White and Matt Damon, Co-Founders of Water Equity & Water.Org, join us on World Water Day to discuss their microfinance venture.


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