- U.S. Current Events
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As the U.S. and global economies move toward recovery, Ron Insana applies his journalistic perspective to how Wall Street, Main Street and Washington shape what the new normal means for all of us.
A financial journalist who stands alone among his peers in having the experience of working for and running his own hedge fund, Ron Insana offers clear, unvarnished insights on the ever-changing status of the economy. Currently host of a nationally-syndicated daily radio show and a senior analyst and commentator for CNBC, Insana has access to all of the top financial players in Washington and on Wall Street and translates the market signals and political maneuvers into information everyone understands. His hands-on experience in the financial industry—through some of the markets’ most turbulent times—gives an added depth of perspective that few analysts can match. He offers practical advice on what individuals and businesses can and should do now to protect what you have and to find opportunities in any type of market condition. Insana is the author of Traders’ Tales, The Message of the Markets, TrendWatching and most recently How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History: A Guide to the 7 Greatest Bargains from Main Street to Wall Street.
There is a World of Change Coming
The Risk of Robots Taking Jobs
The U.S. Still Outperforms the Rest of the World
2020 Vision: What to Watch on Main Street, Wall Street, and in Washington
The economy can have a significant impact on the outcome of elections. What’s not clear is if elections have the same impact on the economy. As the 2020 presidential race begins to take shape, Ron Insana applies his journalistic perspective to construct a coherent narrative about how the U.S. economy is likely to unfold.
Unsurprisingly, people are more optimistic about the future when their political party is in power, and this has a dramatic effect on economic sentiment – long before economic fundamentals begin to shift into high gear.
Combining his financial expertise with his rapid-fire insights, Insana breaks down the most pressing economic and market issues of the day, and the reality of how today’s presidential candidates can make an impact. He explores America’s pillars of strength – from a strong economy and technological innovation to the energy revolution and manufacturing renaissance. He balances it with an unvarnished view at our emerging weaknesses – like deeply partisan politics.
With style, humor, and depth of expertise, Insana provides a clear vision for what people and organizations should watch on Wall Street, Main Street, and in Washington. Covering the global recession, the trade war eruption, immigration policy, and more, he enlightens listeners on the risks at hand, and what to do to overcome them.
The State of Fortress America
For several years, Ron Insana has been touting the rise of “Fortress America,” even as others have heralded the emergence of the Asian Century. The Fortress appears to have some cracks, as radical shifts in U.S. foreign, fiscal, and regulatory policies could make it less impregnable than ever before.
With the gutting of the U.S. diplomatic corps, the American withdrawal from—or renegotiation of—key multilateral agreements, from the Paris Climate Accord to TPP to NAFTA, the United States is risking its leadership position in the world, its ability to aid its allies, and its credibility in admonishing its adversaries. While the elimination of costly regulations has been a boon to businesses and stock prices, the long-term consequences of these changes are not yet known.
What happens if the pillars of Fortress America—energy independence, manufacturing, technological innovation, demographic and political stability—begin to weaken? Ron Insana explores how the shifting domestic and global political environments could strain the economy, disrupt certain industries, and affect financial markets in the relatively near future.
Simply put, we could not be more pleased! In addition to having the ideal insights in the financial markets, policies and global economic drivers, Ron Insana was truly a pleasure to be around and extremely gracious of his time with our conference attendees. He provided seemingly unlimited access to all attendees interested in speaking with him. He made this year’s conference the very best ever. I hope that he becomes a regular in our circuit of speakers at both the state level here in North Carolina, and perhaps also with NAIOP events in DC and throughout the country.National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
Ron was perfect. No one could have done a better job. He was not only as good as I expected - he was even better. He's a pro!Molloy College
Ron Insana was fantastic! Our conference this year was the best ever and Ron Insana was a huge part of the success. It was so great to work with you guys and your recommendation was perfect!CUES – Michigan Council
Our annual convention was a great success, thanks, in no small part, to Ron Insana’s involvement. Attendees were highly complementary, commenting on the relevance of your session.The Counselors of Real Estate
Ron Insana delivered the most insightful commentary across the political and economic landscape – all with great style and humor. Without slides or a script, he captivated the room – without exception, the audience absolutely loved him.Omnicom