Part 1: Discussing Our Economy With Chief Economist Brian Wesbury

Jeff Green |

Here’s what you need to know about recent economic news and statistics.

Today, I’m pleased to be joined by my good friend, Brian Wesbury, of First Trust Portfolios. He’s their Chief Economist, and he is plugged into what’s happening right now in our economy. Each year, we meet to get a 100-foot view of where our market is at and where we’re heading. We’ll discuss GDP, interest rates and much more. 

You can listen to our full explanation in the video above or skip to each topic using the timestamps provided:

0:00 — Introduction 

0:34 — GDP reality vs. expectations 

2:12 — Is the election affecting the economy?

4:29 — How short-time fixes hurt long-term

6:09 — What the “new normal” means

8:26 — Wrapping things up

If you have questions about this conversation, please call or email me. I’d love to put you in touch with Brian or answer your questions myself.

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