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Professor Laurence Kotlikoff & Dr. Paul Wilmott - Chris Waltzek Ph.D.

May 19, 2017
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Professor Laurence Kotlikoff & Dr. Paul Wilmott - Chris Waltzek Ph.D.                            
 

Show Highlights
  • Economist Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, returns with a new FREE book: You're Hired!
  • With over $220 in national debt, if 10% of the GDP were directed to paying of the debt, it would still require an infinite number of years.
  • Dr. Kotlikoff admonishes policymakers for ignoring the warning of the national founders, not to burden the young with debt, to the benefit of retirees.
  • Officials are determined to continue money printing ways, ultimately culminating with inflation and higher PMs prices.
  • Dr. Kotlikoff and the host see warning signs that the US equities markets is overpriced continue to appear.
  • Investment legend Warren Buffett is holding most of his funds in cash, over $80 billion, despite his reputation for holding steady through tough times.
  • Due to massive leverage and opacity in the banking system, the bank stress tests are useless; another 2008 style credit crisis is inevitable.
  • Dr. Paul Wilmott from the quantitative finance website, Wilmott.com returns with comments on his magnum opus, endorsed by the legendary Nassim Taleb.
  • The duo engage in an enthralling discussion on the true nature of financial risk versus the expected risk predicted by traditional econometric models.
  • The guest and host concur, the financial field is deluding itself with seemingly solid theories that simply do not account for the reality of black-swan events.
  • The duo applaud economists / financial engineers for attempting to model the complex / chaotic field of human behavior vs. the natural sciences.
  • The financial theorist (guest) outlines the ramifications of algorithmic trading while the financial experimentalist (host) presents his findings from his 3rd party documented 89% win rate on over 600 trades.
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