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Thursday / Sep 12, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Former Vice President Joe Biden

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Joe Biden comes into the election from the perspective of having been the 47th vice president of the United States, in the Obama administration.  He has run for president twice before, in 1998 and 2008, and then became vice president from 2009-2017 under President Obama.  He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law with his…

Tuesday / Sep 10, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, VT) is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2018.  He is currently an independent, but caucuses with Democrats on most major issues. In 2015, Sanders ran for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.  He eventually lost to Hillary Clinton, but won 23 primaries and caucuses, garnering…

Friday / Sep 06, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012, by the people of Massachusetts.  She is now serving as the senior United States Senator from her state.  Senator Warren was a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard…

Wednesday / Aug 28, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Senator Kamala Harris

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Senator (D, CA) Kamala Harris is the second African American woman in US history to be elected to the U.S. Senate and the first African American and first woman to serve as Attorney General of California. She brings a unique perspective to the 2020 democratic primary as a woman of color and a former prosecutor. …

Tuesday / Aug 20, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Pete Buttigieg

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This month we are attempting to peer through the haze of candidate rhetoric and hyperbole to find the core of their economic plans and what they would mean for job creation, growth, and the business environment.  We’re going to review the current top 5 polling candidates, going from lowest polling to highest: Buttigieg, Harris, Sanders,…

Tuesday / Aug 20, 2019 /

2020 Election Research: The Big Shift

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This month we’re doing a 2020 Democrat candidate series which objectively cover the proposed policies of the 2020 Presidential candidates, along side President Trump.  The 2020 election represents the potential for one of the largest shifts in government policy during our lifetimes. Alongside this shift, proposed policies and their (potential) implementation will create major uncertainty…

Monday / Aug 12, 2019 /

Trade War Risk Extends to 2020

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Trade War Risk Extends to 2020 “In light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures, the Committee decided to lower the target range for the federal funds rate to 2 to 2-1/4 percent.” Federal Open Market Committee 7/31/2019 At the end of July, the US Federal…

Thursday / Jun 13, 2019 /

What Trump and the Fed Fear: Negative US GDP

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On June 18th and 19th, the FOMC will meet to discuss monetary policy.  Similar to the January 2019 meeting, the members of the FOMC appear to be indicating the Fed’s nervousness over a rapidly slowing economy and their intent to lower interest rates.  As well, President Donald Trump is in Fed attack mode accusing the…

Thursday / Apr 18, 2019 /

053 Mickey Levy Berenberg Capital: Economic outlook 4 Europe, China and US

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Engage has Berenberg Capital’s Chief Economist Mickey Levy to discuss problems in the global economic outlook.  Europe, China and United States all reviewed for key areas and connections.  “Europe’s outlook is pretty dismal for the future.”  What can the ECB to grow the economy?  “The honest answer, there’s really nothing they can do.”

Wednesday / Apr 10, 2019 /


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This week on Engage, we discuss the biggest, baddest gravitational pull on the markets:  Fed policy.  Williams College Ken Kuttner joins to discuss his paper “Unconventional Monetary Policy.”  Why did the Fed do it, how effective was it and what challenges it presents now.  See to get my full research note on the problems…