Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 399, originally published in August 2014.
Bill Cheney is the Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services. He joins the podcast do discuss how job growth was affected by the weather this past winter and if investors are feeling positive or negative about the stock market and economy.
Bill directs economic research for John Hancock Financial Services, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation. Based in Boston, he forecasts macro-economic and financial trends and analyzes the potential impact on the company’s individual business lines and investments. Cheney is a member of the National Association of Business Economists.
Cheney also talks about whether investors think it is a good time to:
– buy a home
– purchase a big-ticket item
– start a business
Cheney wraps up the conversation by providing data on Americans being concerned about healthcare costs and the national debt.