Informal Economics for Traders, Ep. 4: Global Economic Trends, Ft. Eric Mason

1h 14m | May 16, 2024

In Episode 4 of Informal Economics, Kyle and Eric discuss the translation of international news into investable decisions by applying economics. They explore the connection between wage inflation and market trends, emphasizing the importance of contextualizing job reports against inflation. They also delve into global economic trends and market responses, highlighting how economic momentum can impact financial markets. The conversation touches on the impact of geopolitical events on markets and the significance of understanding international policies and their effects on investments. Eric talks about the effects of Russia's oil output decline on the global oil market and the potential consequences for industries such as infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, and retail. He also touches on the economic situations in Argentina, China, and South Korea, highlighting the efforts of Argentina to stabilize its currency and the challenges faced by China in bridging the gap between manufacturing and household income.

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About Eric:

Eric is a practicing labor economist, who currently works as a chief financial officer for the city of Quincy, Ma. His area of research focuses primarily on small business and macroeconomics trends. Eric has a special interest in historical economics, cliometrics and steers clear of ideological hardlines, preferring to use empirical analysis in his appearances. - Eric Mason's Website

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