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Economic Breakfast Preview 2012

Hosted by: Laura Hawley Special guest: Steve McTaggart

January 11, 2012

Host
Laura Hawley – CFP®, President at Allen & Company

Co-Host:
Steve McTaggart – Vice-President of Investments / Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Brian Wesbury – Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, L.P.
Tony Villamil, PhD. – Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.

Today’s show will highlight the 2012 Economic Forecast Breakfast, Politics, the Housing Market, and welcome special guest Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, L.P. and Tony Villamil, PhD., Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.

In this episode we cover:

  • Preview the Economic Forecast Breakfast with Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, L.P. and Tony Villamil, PhD., Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. (2:39)
  • The difference between what’s going on in our Economy and what’s being presented from a Political standpoint and the actual impact (11:00)
  • How does the Presidential Election and Congress affect the economy (15:32)
  • Energy resources, Diversification and what Investors should actually be looking at (24:47)
  • The 2012 Economic Forecast with Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, L.P. and Tony Villamil, PhD., Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. (32:43)
  • The Housing turnaround in the state of Florida (35:58)

Links From the Show:

Books Mentioned in this Show:

All the Emperors are Naked by Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, L.P. – Read More

Tweetable Topics:

If you want to worry about your investments and the economy ignore the politics. – Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, L.P..

You want to wear political ear plugs. You want to make sure that you follow the fundamentals of investments, the fundamentals of your business. – Tony Villamil, PhD., Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.

Corporate America is going to outlive any administration that is in office. – Laura Hawley, CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company.

The Stone Age didn’t end when we ran out of stone. – Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, L.P.

Connect with:

Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Laura Hawley

Steve McTaggart – Vice-President of Investments / Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Steve McTaggart

Brian Wesbury – Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors, L.P.
LinkedIn – Brian Wesbury
Twitter – Brian Wesbury

Tony Villamil, PhD. – Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.
WEG – Tony Villamil, PhD.
LinkedIn – Tony Villamil, PhD.
Business Economics – Tony Villamil, PhD.

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