Bob McTeer

Why 3% GDP growth in 2017 is looking unlikely

Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the challenges that’s facing the economy in 2017, including a low first quarter and lack of tax and healthcare reform progress by the government.

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Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the job that Chairman Yellen has done leading the Fed, and to predict that she will likely be replaced when her term is up.
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the unprecedented size of the Fed balance sheet and whether it’s time to begin liquidating it.
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to agree that the FOMC will likely raise rates a quarter point during the June meeting, and why the current conditions justify this step.
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss reasons why it might be advantageous for the Fed to just keep the same balance sheet level since its easing period, rather than liquidating and possibly hurting the economy.
Bob McTeer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the factors that could cause the Fed to make decisions on raising interest rates this year.