Weekly Podcast Every Friday afternoon
  • Markets Policy Partners produces a weekly podcast series called the Markets Policy Partners Macrocast.
  • Hosted by Markets Policy Partners’ John Fagan and Brendan Walsh.
  • The Macrocast breaks down the news of the week at the intersection of markets, policy, and economics, providing insightful analysis in a punchy 30 minute format.
  • Dig into the most pressing macroeconomic trends of the week.
  • Be a source of information for your friends and family by sitting at the table with government policy advisors and markets experts.
  • Keep guard of your wealth.
  • Keep an eye on your financial advisor by knowing the key market/policy risks to your portfolio.

“Our clients are looking for analysis to understand what is driving market trends and what to expect in today’s fast-paced policy environment. John, Brendan, and I will bring our perspectives each week on what’s shaping current economic news based on our years of experience in the public and private sectors,” said Fratto. capabilities at HPS.”

The Macrocast is produced in-house at the MPP office in Washington, D.C.

Latest Episodes

Markets Policy Partners Macrocast: US Dollar Dominance: Durable or Doubtful? A conversation with Steve Kamin (AEI) and Mark Sobel (OMFIF)

This week we are joined with Steve Kamin (AEI) and Mark Sobel (OMFIF) to discuss their paper on the future of the US dollar. We also discuss their outlook on the economy and the Fed.

Macrocast: Geopolitics driving economic uncertainty

In this week’s Macrocast, Ylan, John, and Brendan unpack the global instability and domestic politics contributing to macroeconomic uncertainty. The group begins with a discussion of the oil markets, impacted most recently by U.S. strikes against Houthi rebels and geopolitics more broadly. Other factors, such as weak demand and rising U.S. reserves have put downward pressure on crude oil prices and contributed to price swings. Ylan, Brendan, and John continue their conversation about international affairs by unraveling the potential ‘geopolitical recession’ that could impact both giants like Tesla and your local gas station. The episode then dives into the Federal Reserve’s high-stakes maneuvers around inflation and interest rates.

Ylan, Brendan, and John then turn to domestic politics, with a focus on House Speaker Mike Johnson in his new role facing the looming government funding countdown that helped sink his predecessor, Speaker McCarthy. The group considers the implications of yet another stopgap spending bill amidst an election year. Finally, the group taps into the Republican frontrunners facing-off in Iowa next week, whose economic visions reveal subtle yet critical policy differences, especially on the trade front with China.