The Economy: Stay Positive!
While this recovery has been the weakest since WWII, the US economy keeps rolling at a steady pace. As a Bank of Montreal policy strategist and currency trader, Andy analyzed and traded in real time the events of the 1997 Asia Crisis, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the 2008-09 global financial meltdown. In this session, you will hear his down-to-earth explanation of how we got into the Great Recession, how we got out, and what implications the recovery roadmap may hold for client’s businesses and portfolios.
Free Trade Agreements' Impact on Agriculture
The US, China, and Europe are in the midst of a changing political and interest rate environment. What are the dynamics driving this change and how will this impact their economic outlook? How will the passage of Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact change the agriculture export picture in the United States and Japan? Will GMO products be a major point of disagreement? What impact do free trade agreements have on agriculture overall? Since 1985, Andy Busch has been analyzing the markets from commodities to currencies. He's the host of Engage with Andy Busch radio show/podcast that covers the intersection of politics and money. He brings a unique, mid-western approach to your audience to enhance their knowledge and understanding.
2016 Election: What Lies Ahead For Business and Investors
With over twenty candidates running in the 2016 US Presidential election, the race is wide open with a wide range of possibilities. At the same time, there are trends in place for policy changes that will happen regardless of the outcome of the election. Andy's been an outside economic advisor to the Bush administration and to Congress. He regularly meets with staffs of key committees like House Way’s and Means and Senate Finance as well as key regulatory bodies like the CFTC. In this session, Andy shares his insights for your audience on key areas like health care, energy and tax reform.
Outlook for U.S. Energy and the Economy
The energy boom in the United States is a defining moment in the country for jobs, manufacturing and investments. The US will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia as the top global oil producer by 2016 according to the IEA. The big question: is this sustainable? Will the drop in crude prices shut down new US producers? The Iranian agreement points to additional opportunities and risks for oil producers. What's the outlook for Congress to lift the ban on oil exports? Most importantly, how will this impact your business? As host of Voice America's Engage and editor of the public policy and market newsletter The Busch Update, Andy Busch delivers a comprehensive, forward-looking analysis of America's energy and economic outlook.
Global Economy 2015: A Murder Mystery?
The global economy continues to teeter on the edge of deflation and recession while the US powers ahead. How is this possible and what are the clues we should look for to see if this would change? Who are the suspect countries likely to cause the “death” of the US recovery? What methods did the perpetrators use to commit the crime: interest rates, taxes, regulations, or simply international political mismanagement? Most importantly, how will this impact your business?Follow your chief economic inspector, Andy Busch, as he takes you through the possible perps and gives you their MO (modus operandi). In a fun and entertaining way, let Andy guide you through the global economy to ensure your audience not only understands the forces at play, but also enjoys the discovery process.
The Fed and the U.S. Economy: Risks and Rewards
At the end of the US economic recovery from the Great Recession continued in 2015, but how long will it last? The Yellen-led Federal Reserve is faced with the ultimate dilemma: unemployment below 5.3%, GDP above2.5%, and low inflation. The question on everyone’s mind is when will the Fed feel confident on the economy to act and raise interest rates? In this special presentation, economic and financial market expert Andy Busch shares his insights on what to expect from the US central bank, what scenarios create problems for the economy, and how this will impact your portfolio and business.
Andrew Busch electrifies audiences globally, speaking on the core of economics, politics, culture and the media. His upbeat and humorous style has been crafted over five years of weekly appearances talking politics with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC and two years as an analyst on CNBC’s Money in Motion. Andy breaks down complex economic issues and makes them relevant to people’s lives, families, and careers.
While appearing on CNBC, Andy held the role of Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal, one of Canada’s leading investment banks. His radio show, Engage with Andy Busch brings top minds together for lively discussions on economics, politics and culture including Congressman Peter Roskam, CFTC Commissioner Christopher Giancarlo, and JPM’s chief economist Jim Glassman.
He is an author (World Event Trading), financial journalist (Stocks, Futures, and Options magazine) and newspaper market analyst (Globe and Mail). Before going into analysis, he was the top currency trader for Northern Trust and Harris Bank in Chicago. As a financial expert, he testified on Capitol Hill on the effectiveness of the 2009 Obama Administration fiscal stimulus plan.
Andy earned an MBA in international finance from the University of Chicago and was Phi Beta Kappa at Ohio Wesleyan University. He brings a world of experience, from Main Street to Wall Street, when discussing the US and global economy, world events, and politics. His innovative, thought-provoking commentary will resonate with your audience and help them understand the forces impacting their world.