Pimco’s El-Erian Says Bank Tests a Good Signal for Economy

Pimco’s El-Erian Says Bank Tests a Good Signal for EconomyPacific Investment Management Co.’s Mohamed El-Erian said the Federal Reserve’s stress tests on financial institutions were a good sign for an economy that may still receive another round of asset purchases from the bank.

“They were credible and unambiguously this is good news,” El-Erian, the chief executive officer of the world’s largest manager of bond funds, said of the bank tests during an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop” with Betty Liu. “The big hope for everybody is that they’ll start lending into the real economy.”

“Our own view is that QE3 will probably materialize down the road simply because the endogenous engines of growth, while they are picking up, are not strong enough yet given all the headwinds faced that face the U.S. economy,” El-Erian said.

Michael Mauboussin: Here’s what active managers can do

michael mauboussin, Credit Suisse, valuation and portfolio positioning, capital markets theory, competitive strategy analysis, decision making, skill versus luck, value investing, Legg Mason, The Success Equation, Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition, analysts, behavioral finance, More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places, academics , valuewalkThe debate over active versus passive management continues as trends show the ongoing shift from active into passive funds. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more At the Morningstar Investment Conference, Michael Mauboussin of Counterpoint Global argued that the rise of index funds has made it more difficult to be an active manager. Drawing Read More