Pimco’s Gross and El-Erian Disagree on Market Outlook

Yes, the fighting’s on at Pimco, the $2 trillion money manager. The two leaders of one of America’s most powerful money firms, Bond King Bill Gross and CEO Mohamed El-Erian, sound like parents at war on a television sitcom. One an aggressive optimist. The other a pessimist who even calls himself a “worrywart.”

What should you do? Go to your room and put the covers over your head? Maybe. If these guys can’t get their act together on a strategy going forward, if they seem to be fighting about what to do with two trillion dollars, what chance do you have? Little to none.

Seriously, this is crazy-making. What a year. Pimco’s squabbling parents are a microcosm of the bigger picture. Stocks hot. And unpredictable. Volatile.
Stay tuned. In next week’s episode it will get worse. More fighting. Everybody jumps in. The volume ratchets up. Congress returns. Politicians go ballistic with war, the deficit, debt ceiling, immigration, health care, government shutdown and more parental stuff in a totally dysfunctional uncertain world.


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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze centers on forex and macro-economic trends impacting the Asia Pacific region.
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