This unique interview highlights the view from inside the policy establishment, courtesy of someone operating at the highest levels of global monetary policy. Mervyn King, Baron King of Lothbury, was the governor of Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. In this hour-long talk with best-selling author Larry McDonald, King gives critical and pointed commentary on the conduct of central banks. He contextualizes policy in the lead up to the financial crisis, before moving on to a careful examination of today’s monetary policy. Then, looking forward, King homes in on the use of forward guidance as an ‘Achilles Heel’ for the Fed. He also discusses the way in which the political economy of the EU could serve as a trap for the ECB.
Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, tells New York Times best-selling author Larry McDonald why he sees the carry trade and market structure as the weakest links in the economic cycle. El-Erian then defines which macro policies present the greatest risks going forward. He also shares some of the lessons he’s learned along the course of a long and varied career in the financial world.
Larry McDonald, Editor of the Bear Traps Report and CNBC Contributor, discusses Iran, China, and global market risks
Larry McDonald, author and founder of the "Bear Traps Report," says the U.S. Federal Reserve is "playing with the reaction function."
Larry McDonald, Editor of the Bear Traps Report and CNBC Contributor, talks Brazil, Mexico, and foreign markets to watch