The Hays Advantage Podcast

Kathleen Hays with co-host Vonnie Quinn covers business stories with top-tier guests.

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Hosted by Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn

  • Clear & Candid’s Truglia Says Ukraine Civil War Possible (Audio

    Apr 15, 2014

    Vincent Truglia, founder of Clear and Candid Economic and Political Analysis, and former head of the sovereign ratings desk at Moody’s Investors Service Inc., says there is little the U.S., the EU, or NATO can do to prevent Russia from moving further into Ukraine which President Vladimir Putin may do to prevent a Syrian-style descent into civil war. He says a dangerous precedent was set when NATO and the EU invaded Serbia, and separated Kosovo, Serbia’s traditional heartland, from the rest of the country and proclaimed it a separate state, without the acquiescence of Serbia or Russia. Truglia speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Bloomberg’s Moroney Sees ‘Bittersweet’ Boston Marathon (Audio)

    Apr 15, 2014

    Tom Moroney, Bloomberg News’s Boston Bureau Chief, previews Monday’s marathon which will have a total field of 36,000 runners, 9,000 more than last year. Moroney describes how solemnity in the run-up to Monday will turn to exuberance. He also explains the popular ‘bandit’ tradition, which will not be part of this year’s marathon due to heightened security steps. Moroney speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Bianco Research’s Bianco Says China’s Economy Weakening (Audio)

    Apr 15, 2014

    Jim Bianco, president and founder of Bianco Research, says the Chinese government’s economic data mask the severity of the slowdown in China’s economy. He also says that while the rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia are hitting stock markets in Europe and Russia, at this point the U.S. market is betting the situation will not have economic or financial impact on this country. Bianco speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Howard Has Recipe for “Saving America from Dead Laws” (Audio)

    Apr 15, 2014

    Philip K. Howard, author of ‘The Rule of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws and Broken Government’, says his latest book is an effort to lay out a framework for reinventing government so it can balance budgets, let teachers run classrooms again, reform the nation’s tax code, and more. Howard, who is also partner at Covington & Burling, chairs Common Good, which believes that “dense” law makes government ineffective. Howard says law has taken over government, with a structure so dense it’s beyond the capacity of humans to handle. Howard speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Pimco’s Emons Sees ECB Moving to Curb Euro Strength (Audio)

    Apr 15, 2014

    Ben Emons, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, says the European Central Bank is likely to take more conventional steps to curb the euro’s climb against the dollar, like cutting its key lending rate or taking steps to purchase bonds through a kind of quantitative easing program, than it is likely to perform outright intervention in currency markets. Emons speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • NAHB’s Crowe Sees First Fed Rate Boost in Late 2016 (Audio)

    Apr 15, 2014

    David Crowe, chief economist at the National Association of Homebuilders, says the homebuilding industry is a long way from “normal,” which he pegs at construction of 1.3-1.4 million new homes versus the February level of 907,000. He also says the economy’s growth rate will pick up over the next couple of years, but as inflation stays low and jobs growth picks up slowly the Federal Reserve will not make its first increase in its key rate, now at zero, until late 2016. Crowe speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage."

  • Macquarie’s Liss Sees 10-Year Yield Heading Toward 2.6% (Audio)

    Apr 14, 2014

    Holly Liss, director of fixed income, currencies and commodities at Macquarie Futures USA, says the U.S. 10-year Treasury note yield is more likely to fall toward 2.6%, and possibly as low as 2.58%, than it is to rise right now. While many traders and investors have been putting on yield curve-steepening trades, she prefers flatteners at this point in the economic and Federal Reserve policy cycle. Liss speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Ray Stone Sees Q1 GDP Up 1.5% in Q1, 3.5% in Q2 (Audio)

    Apr 14, 2014

    Ray Stone, managing director and economist at Stone & McCarthy Research, says across-the-board strength in the March U.S. retail sales report, from general merchandise stores to building materials, helped boost sales by 1.1%, and caused him to nudge up his first quarter gross domestic product forecast to 1.5%. He says March was a strong month in a weak quarter, and helps set up the economy for faster growth in the second quarter of the year, which he now sees at 3.5%. Stone, who says growth in the second half will average 2.5%, speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Eurasia Group’s Gordon Says Putin is Big Obama Wild Card (Audio

    Apr 14, 2014

    David Gordon, director and head of research at Eurasia Group Ltd., says Vladimir Putin’s unexpected invasion of Crimea has created a major geopolitical wild card that threatens President Obama because it creates so much uncertainty over what the Russian president will do next and if he will continue to tear off strategic bits of nearby nations with large populations of Russian-speaking citizens inside their borders. Gordon speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

  • Strategic Resource’s Flickinger Assesses Retail Trends (Audio)

    Apr 14, 2014

    Burt Flickinger, managing director at Strategic Resource Group, sorts out the winners and losers of the retail world as he assesses the forces that drove U.S. March retail sales to rise 1.1%, from electronics retailers who are losing market share to family-run companies like Nordstrom delivering growth to investors. He also says that one of the hottest areas now is “farm and ranch” sales because rising agriculture prices and sales are giving farmers and ranchers more disposable income to spend. Flickinger speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.

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