Lori Zager got her start on Wall Street in the 1980s and developed a west coast institutional presence for DLJ, UBS Securities and Bank of Montreal. Known for her ability to weave together insights from macro economic trends with what individual companies are doing, she quickly made a name for herself as a stock picker for institutional investors. Lori likes to say that she loves stocks only a little less than she loves her children.Read more >>
Lisa James joined Lehman Brothers in 1985, where she established the Asset Backed Securities trading desk and grew it to the number one market ranking. She’s a highly experienced risk manager who understands the ins and outs of interest rates, credit and capital structure. Her specialty is helping clients gain clarity on what’s most important to them, their tolerance for risk and the interplay between their assets. Lisa is as known for her warmth as her mind for finance.Read more >>
She pointed out that companies have already done much of their buying for the Christmas season, and as the trade war has dragged on, they have also shifted supply chains away from China. Both factors mute the market impact of delaying phase one of China trade deal. Further, she stated her belief that the dollar will weaken in 2020, particularly to the Euro, as the Federal Reserve is on hold at the same time the EU isfocused on using fiscal policy to stimulate the European economy. With regard to the Chinese currency however, a weaker Yuan will likely serve Xi’s political needs to meet growth targets.
Lori Zager and Lisa James discussed recent market volatility, short-selling, clearinghouses and more with Jessica Matthews of FinancialPlanning.
Lori Zager appeared on Yahoo Finance’s The Ticker show in New York City last Friday to discuss our current market views. She provided insights into underlying weaknesses in the US economy, the trajectory of the trade war, Federal Reserve actions, and the importance of oil prices. Further, Lori highlighted portfolio strategies to use in uncertain environments, emphasizing the use of gold as an uncorrelated asset.
The seminar offered financial planning case studies to address competing spending and savings objectives including student loan repayment, saving for retirement, and home down payments. We also discussed investment portfolios compatible with various risk profiles.
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