Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Have we nationalized the US financial markets? Jim Bianco gave his views of the financial markets and the recently passed stimulus to the AIM students today package

Today (April 1, 2020) Jim Bianco presented virtually to the students in the AIM Class of 2021

Jim Bianco

Jim Bianco spoke online today with the AIM students about the events of the past two weeks involving the financial markets and the potential nationalization of the US financial markets.

Jim is a true friend of Marquette’s AIM program. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Marquette University (1984) and an MBA from Fordham University (1989). He was one of Dr. David Krause’s students at Marquette in 1983 and 1984.

Krause commented, “Jim has always been ahead of the curve – and with the coronavirus and its potential impact on the global financial markets he was the first economist to be concerned. In his daily newsletters as far back as January Jim was already tracking the virus and its potential economic impact on the worldwide economy.”

Jim is the President of Bianco Research, an Arbor Research & Trading affiliate. Since 1990, he has been producing fixed income commentaries with a circulation of hundreds of portfolio managers and traders. 

Jim's commentaries are primarily devoted to the actions of central banks; the trends in the financial markets with emphasis on fund flows; and monitoring the behavior of market players including primary dealers, mutual funds, hedge funds, futures traders, banks, and institutional investors.

Jim and his team research topics such as the effects of commodity prices on bond yields, how the ratio of the equity market's capitalization as a percentage of nominal gross domestic product affects price performance of the stock market, the role government regulation plays in determining inflation, how market performance affects mutual fund investors, the role politics plays in setting interest rates, and measuring the stock and bond markets from a total-return perspective.

Jim Bianco talked about the nationalization
of the US financial markets
Dr. Krause continued, “Jim produces unique and original insights into movements in the financial markets and we have been fortunate to have him on campus (or virtually) nearly every semester. He did a great job discussing the likely impact of the major stimulus package passed last week by Congress.”

Jim is regularly featured in the following investment publications: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s, US News And World Report, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, The National Review, Euromoney, and Grant's Interest Rate Observer in addition to the Dow Jones, Reuters, Knight-Ridder and Associated Press newswires. 

He has also written for Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, Financial Trader and Futures Magazine and has appeared numerous times on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg and Fox News.