In part 2 of our exclusive interview with Wall Street’s number one economist Ed Hyman, and top global investor Matthew McLennan we look at the dramatic financial changes occurring around the world and what they mean for business and investors.

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Newsletter

This week we are continuing our annual, exclusive interview with legendary economist Ed Hyman, founder and Chairman of Evercore ISI. Hyman has been voted Wall Street’s number one economist for an astonishing 36 years by institutional investors polled by Institutional Investor magazine. .

We always pair Hyman with a top ranked money manager. This week he is again joined by Matthew McLennan, Head of the Global Value team at First Eagle Investment Management, and portfolio manager of the five Star rated First Eagle Global fund, which he has run since 2008.

Ed Hyman

Ed Hyman

The two know and respect each other and bring different perspectives to the table. Hyman is an optimist by nature and reads numerous economic tea leaves on a daily basis. McLennan is a patient value investor who focuses on identifying risks to avoid what he calls the “long-term impairment of capital. Together they bring a balanced  view to the global outlook.

Last week we covered the conditions in the U.S. for 2017. In case you missed it,  Hyman is encouraged by the pickup in strength and confidence in the economy and markets and believes a recession is years away. McLennan identifies the risks he sees developing, particularly excessive fiscal stimulus and the high levels of debt and stock prices and shares how he is protecting his portfolios from any repercussions.

This week we are broadening the discussion to include the rest of the world. Hyman and his research team at Evercore ISI are seeing increasing evidence that global growth is accelerating. He will discuss the major drivers. McLennan will describe the vulnerabilities he sees and where he is able to find rare pockets of value.

Both men are voracious readers. In the EXTRA feature on our website, they will share their latest book recommendations.

If you miss the show on air this week, you can always catch it later on our website. Feel free to also view last week’s exclusive episode there as well. You can also view all of our episodes and clips on our YouTube channel.

As always, we welcome your feedback on Facebook, Twitter or via the Contact Us link on our website.  We read all of your comments!

Have a great weekend and make the week ahead a profitable and productive one!

Best Regards,

Consuelo

Consider McLennan’s Philosophy Of Patient Capital

Ed Hyman: Favorite Foreign Market

Buy Japanese stocks

  • Economy and stock market are improving
  • WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equities ETF (DXJ)
  • DXJ stock price ($50.47) and 52-week range ($37.05-51.81) (As of 1/11/17)

McLennan: Factory Automation Leader

  • Buy Fanuc Corporation ADR PINX (FANUY)
  • FANUY price ($17.28) and 52-week range ($12.93-19.00) (As of 1/11/17)

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Voracious Readers’ Favorite Books

A key contributor to the professional success of economist Ed Hyman and portfolio manager Matt McLennan is their voracious reading habit. They both have eclectic interests and don’t limit their lists to finance. We asked them to recommend some recent favorites.

Ed Hyman

Matthew McLennan