Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bloomberg: ’Bond Vigilantes’ Inventor Explains Why They Showed Up In Italy
Longtime market analyst Ed Yardeni came up with the term "Bond Vigilantes" to describe the way bond market participants can punish governments who run economically irresponsible policies. When Yardeni used it in the 80s, it referred to US fiscal policy that was thought to be inflationary. Now the bond vigilantes are back, but this time they’re in Italy. On this week’s podcast, Yardeni explains the history of the term, what’s going on now, and how interest rates can be used to model stock market valuations.

Listen to entire interview here.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Predicting The Markets Is Tough But Worthy Task - Forbes
Trying to predict the markets is a near-impossible task and those who attempt to do so almost always fail. Many investors who persist in attempting to untangle the many conflicting events and investor opinions, including the sophisticated players who earn a living investing in the stock market, readily admit that trying to accurately forecast market behavior is mostly a fool’s game.

The stock market is, indeed, very difficult to diagnose because it is a conglomeration of human behavior influenced by world and local events. To put it simply, investors trying to forecast or beat the markets have to be attuned to the consistencies and inconsistencies of human nature.

The stock market, for the most part, is driven by humans and human judgment, fraught with inconsistencies and conflicting thoughts. But that hasn’t stopped hordes of investors from making big bets on what they believe the market will perform at any given time.

“The trick is to learn from the hits and misses of the forecasting process .… and first and foremost, current analysis requires a thorough grounding in the economic and financial data,” says Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, who recently published the book, “Predicting The Markets, A Professional Autobiography.” The research firm provides global investment strategy and asset allocation analyses and recommendations. It also publishes for clients a daily report on its observations on what’s happening in the stock, bond and commodity markets, as well as what’s currently significant in various currencies.

If there is a Wall Street pro who is supremely qualified to make sense of the markets and who is particularly prescient as a successful investor and prognosticator of where they are likely to be heading, it is Yardeni. His career has spanned an extraordinary secular bull market in stocks, punctuated by plenty of nasty corrections and severe, wicked bear markets along the way.

See the full article here.
Ed Yardeni Discusses Investment Strategy With Barry Ritholtz
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ed Yardeni, the president of Yardeni Research Inc., a provider of independent global investment strategy research. Dr. Yardeni previously served as chief investment strategist for Oak Associates; chief investment strategist and managing director of Prudential Equity Group; chief investment strategist for Deutsche Bank; and chief economist for C.J. Lawrence, Prudential Securities and E.F. Hutton. Yardeni recently published the book "Predicting the Markets: A Professional Autobiography."

Listen to entire interview here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jim Grant Interviews Ed Yardeni About His New Book
"Well I am Jim Grant and this Grant’s Interest Rate Observer of the Air and with me today is Edward Yardeni who is first and foremost the father of five and secondly is the eponym, proprietor and brain box of Yardeni Research, Inc. consulting economist. I don’t know Ed, you are a PhD in Economics but I think it is part of the high praise I’m about to lavish on you that you would never know it. Ed and I go back to the year 1800, no it was 1900 something or other. Ed got out of Cornell in 1968 and went to Yale ever so briefly to attain an MA I guess or something like that and then a PhD in Economics under the inimitable James Tobin, and he has worked all around the place on Wall Street, not to mention the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY. He jokes that he cannot hold a job but he has certainly held his clients who hold him properly. Ed, you have been the vanguard of thought on things as varied as demographics, interest rates, the Cold War, and digital technology. So I think I’ll stop talking now, and welcome Ed Yardeni to Grant’s Interest Observer of the Air."

Hear entire interview here.
Larry Kudlow Interviews Ed Yardeni About His New Book
"Welcome back folks, I’m Larry Kudlow, pleasure to be back with you. Old friend of mine, one of Wall Street’s absolute top number one economic and investment strategy forecaster. He’s got a new book out, I’m talking about Dr. Ed Yardeni, President now of Yardeni Research (that’s Yardeni.com), previously economist with Federal Reserve Bank of NY and the US Treasury. I want to say that Ed Yardeni and I were I don’t know what we were, friendly rivals, but mostly friends. Down through the years 1980s, 1990s there were three names at the top of the list of Institutional All Star Team going back. One was Ed Hyman, the other was Ed Yardeni and the other one was a wacko named Larry Kudlow, so you are going to get some great stuff here. Ed has a new book, called Predicting the Markets: A Professional Autobiography."

Hear entire interview here.