Mohamed El-Erian discusses what the latest bank earnings reveal about the state of the markets and economy

CNBC, Released on 4/15/20

“They expect, the IMF expects, everybody expects, the worst economic hit since the Great Depression.”

“But I also think, if you’ve made a ton of money on trading, you really don’t want to show massive profits right here,” El-Erian said on “Squawk Box.” “You don’t want to say, ‘Hey look I’m doing OK,’” while millions and millions of Americans just lost their jobs.

Mohamed El-Erian is the Chief Economic Adviser of Allianz, a multinational financial services company. He is the former CEO and co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO, a global investment firm and one of the world’s largest bond funds in the world. Dr. El-Erian also served as a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School. Before joining PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and before that, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. His book, When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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