We continue WEALTHTRACK annual tradition of discussing the outlook for the economy, business, policy and markets with Evercore ISI’s Chairman, Ed Hyman, Wall Street’s reigning number one economist for an unprecedented 35 years running. Hyman will be joined by another exclusive guest, New York Life’s Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, John Kim who oversees over $500 billion in assets at the life insurer, one of the oldest and largest in the world.?In this first of a two part series, Hyman and Kim will focus on the outlook for the U.S. economy and markets.

KIM: ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES

– Mid-Cap U.S. stocks: Consider a Mid-Cap ETF such as: SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

– Regional U.S. banks: Consider a regional bank ETF such as: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)

HYMAN: APPRECIATING ASSETS

– Buy assets you like such as stocks, real estate – Don’t sit on cash

KIM: LOWER MARKET RISK

John Kim, Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of New York Life Insurance Company oversees more than $500 billion in assets at the company’s Investments Group,  including an expanding portfolio of Alternative Investment management boutiques and funds. What role do alternatives investments, such as hedge funds have in New York Life portfolios?

ED HYMAN: COMMODITY SUPERCYCLE

In our exclusive conversation with Wall Street’s long reigning number one economist, Ed Hyman and New York Life’s Chief Investment Officer John Kim we discussed the dramatic drop in the price of oil and other commodities.  Hyman, Chairman of Evercore ISI weighs in on the much heralded end of the commodity super cycle.

Ed Hyman On The End Of The Commodity Super Cycle