Not Another 2015 Forecast: What's Happening Right Now?

January 9, 2015
Hosted by Andy Busch

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Rather than getting caught up in another 2015 forecast, Engage is focusing on the here and now. Dropping oil prices, changes in the Eurozone, and the beginning of a fresh political agenda dominate the headlines. Tune in to hear what our guests have to say about the markets and political landscapes as they evolve. Greg Valliere of Potomac Research Group covers all things D.C. and will help us understand the state of US politics at the start of a new year. Global market strategist Michael Woolfolk of BNY Mellon will share his thoughts on European markets as they face deflation and intervention by the ECB. Finally, we’ll have legendary commodities trader Dennis Gartman to discuss energy prices and how that affects investing strategies for 2015. As always, we end with my key takeaways and what it means for business and investors. Get the podcasts on iTunes after you download the free podcast app. Then search for "Engage with Andy Busch." Thanks for listening!

Engage with Andy Busch

Engage with Andy Busch

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Engage with Andy Busch will help you to explore and understand the top political and business stories with the brightest minds in the United States and the world. Most importantly, Andy will tell you how it impacts your life. With a sharp sense of humor and over thirty years in the markets, Andy speaks with top guests on an equal footing via his own experiences in politics and money, and shares his own successes and failures so you can learn from his experiences. Life’s complicated, let Andy help you figure it out.

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Andy Busch

Andy Busch

Andrew B. Busch is the editor of the global market and public policy newsletter, “The Busch Update.” He is a regular on CNBC’s Talking Numbers, which appears every day on Street Signs and Yahoo Finance. His views can be found on his website, andrewbusch.com, as well as CNBC and Yahoo. He was a panelist on CNBC’s Money in Motion from 2012-14. He was the host of “Politics and Money” on First Business from 2000-03.

For 22 years, he was with BMO Capital Markets and has written the Busch Update for the last 13 years. He was named BMO’s Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist in 2007. Based in Chicago, he is a recognized expert on the world financial markets and how these markets are impacted by political events. He provides clients with analysis on public policy issues for China, Europe and the United States.

On a regular basis, Andy consults with staff from Congress and think tanks on economic, financial market and tax issues. In 2011, Andy was asked to testify in front of Congress on the effectiveness of the 2009 Stimulus package. From 2004 to 2008, he was an outside advisor to the US Treasury Department and White House on the economy and financial markets. Andy had a similar role for the 2008 McCain campaign. He has met and advised the last three US Secretaries of the Treasury including John Snow, Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner. Andy is also a political consultant on campaign strategy for the 2014 US Congressional Mid-Term elections.

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