Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes, in his capacity as economic advisor to John McCain, shares his perspective on the Senator's positions re tax policy, the federal budget (including entitlement programs), regulatory issues, and working with a Democratic Congress.

The length of the interview is 11 minutes 20 seconds.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Michael Greenberger

As the US Congress moves forward with its threat to force change upon energy speculators, my interview with the former Director, Division of Trading and Markets, Commodity Futures Trading Commission couldn't be more timely. Expanding upon his recent congressional testimony, our discussion focuses on

* Excesss speculation in commodity markets
* How futures do affect spot prices
* The role of financial innovation (notably swaps)
* Dark markets

The length of the interview is 19 minutes 48 seconds.

Note: To learn more about Professor Greenberger's work click here

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

John Augustine

My interview with the Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Private Bank includes the three issues overhanging the equity markets, stagflation lite, value traps, and fixed income strategies.

The length of the interview is 11 minutes 21 seconds.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Peter Hooper

My interview with the Managing Director and Chief Economist for Deutsche Bank Securities includes the state of the global economy, prospects for stagflation in the US, the expanded role of the Fed, and the US consumer.

The length of the interview is 13 minutes 21 seconds.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Alec Young

My interview with the International Equity Strategist for Standard and Poors includes a tilt toward to US equities, the concept of a "home bias" in investing, and attractive and unattractive economic sectors.

The length of the interview is 11 minutes 32 seconds.