Tom Keene, Jon Ferro, Lisa Abramowicz, and Paul Sweeney have the economy and the markets "under surveillance" as they cover the latest in finance, economics and investment, and talk with the leading voices shaping the conversation around world markets.
Surveillance: Fed Eyes 'Hard Numbers,' Clarida Says
Richard Clarida, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman, policy makers are looking for “hard numbers” on whether they’re reaching their goals on price stability and employment before adjusting interest rates. Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University Professor of Economics & Public Policy, says a rise in interest rates at this point in the global pandemic recovery would “turn the world upside down.” Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist and Princeton University Professor of Economics & International Affairs Emeritus, says the pandemic has exacerbated economic inequality. Anthony Crescenzi, PIMCO Market Strategist, Portfolio Manager & Member of the Firm's Investment Committee, sees value in the front end of the yield curve.
Surveillance: Invest in Vaccines, Gaspar Says
Vitor Gaspar, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department Director, says the investment in vaccinations has a tremendous return. William Lee, Milken Institute Chief Economist, says the global economy is not ready for a U.S. locomotive. Dennis Gartman, University of Akron Endowment Chairman, is seeing a real generation shift in stock selection. Michelle Meyer, Bank of America Head of U.S. Economics, says we are still correcting for the Covid shock.
Surveillance: Expect Higher Rates, Bianco Says
Jim Bianco, Bianco Research President and Macro Strategist, expects rates to move higher for the next several months. Robert Albertson, Piper Sandler Chief Financials Strategist, reacts to the annual letter from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Kristen Bitterly, Citi Private Bank Regional Head of Investments for North Americas, says holding onto cash is guaranteed to lose value. Mercedes Carnethon, Northwestern University Professor of Preventive Medicine & Vice Chair of Department of Preventive Medicine, discusses the continued Covid risks for children. David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group Co-Founder and Peer-to-Peer Conversations Host, discusses his conversation with Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore.
Surveillance: Covid Communication Efforts
Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman & CEO, and Lisa Sherman, Ad Council President & CEO, discuss the effort to communicate accurate information about Covid-19 and vaccinations. Catherine Mann, Citi Global Chief Economist, says the U.S. Is the locomotive of growth in the world right now. Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab Chief Investment Strategist, discusses earnings expectations and the possibility of “pent-down” demand from the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Rodney Davis, (R) Illinois & Ranking Member on House Administration Committee, is afraid that Biden's infrastructure plan is a disguised Green New Deal. Stephen Roach, Yale University Jackson Institute of Global Affairs Senior Fellow, sees a classic frothy environment in the markets.
Surveillance: Market Divergence With Chandler
Marc Chandler, Bannockburn Chief Market Strategist, says divergence is still the theme for markets. Anna Han, Wells Fargo Securities Equity Strategist, says the momentum trade is morphing. Terry Haines, Pangaea Policy Founder, says it will take months to work out an infrastructure deal. Dana Peterson, Conference Board Chief Economist, expects to see inflationary pressures in certain industries. Robert Murphy, Northwestern University Professor of Medicine, discusses the difficultly in preventing against virus variants.
Surveillance: Biden Plans With Bernstein
Jared Woodard, Bank of America Research Investment Committee Head, says Jared Bernstein, White House Council of Economic Advisors Member, says more plans are expected from President Biden in mid-April. Jared Woodard, Bank of America Research Investment Committee Head, says we are on the cusp of one of the biggest capex booms in modern history. Mike Wilson, Morgan Stanley, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist, says the next recession isn't any time soon. Dr. Amber D'Souza, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology, says we are currently in a race of virus versus vaccine.