Jim Paulsen will generally address current conditions of the U.S. economy and financial markets and make predictions as to where it's going based on past and current conditions of the retails, auto, and real estate sectors as well as manufacturing, construction, unemployment, consumer confidence and the stock and bond markets. Biography
Jim Paulsen, Ph.D. is the chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management. An investment management industry professional since 1983, Jim develops investment strategies that assist in the management of separate institutional account assets as well as mutual and collective investment funds. In 1997, he joined Norwest Investment Management, Inc., which later combined with Wells Capital Management. Prior to that, Jim was the senior managing director and chief investment strategist for Investors Management Group in Des Moines, Iowa. Earlier, he was president of SCI Capital Management in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jim is nationally recognized for his views on the economy. He frequently appears on several CNBC and Bloomberg Television programs, including regular appearances as a guest host on CNBC. BusinessWeek named him Top Economic Forecaster and BondWeek twice named him Interest Rate Forecaster of the Year. For more than 25 years, Jim has published his own commentary assessing economic and market trends through his newsletter, Economic and Market Perspective, which was named one of "101 Things Every Investor Should Know" by Money magazine. He earned a bachelor's and doctoral degree in economics from Iowa State University.