Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, investment banker, financial analyst, bond analyst, credit analyst, bank analyst & author, Christopher Whalen http://www.rcwhalen.com/ Chris is considered one of the top bank & credit analysts in the US.
Chris is also Head of Research at Kroll Bond Rating Agency in New York. https://www.krollbondratings.com/about-us/bios/detail/christopher-whalen
Christopher is the author of the 2010 book, Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream, now in its second edition from John Wiley & Sons. Christopher co-authored a book with veteran securities counsel Frederick Feldkamp in 2014 entitled Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence & the Wealth of Nations published by John Wiley & Sons.
His new book project is entitled Ford Men: From Inspiration to Enterprise, a study of Ford Motor Co and the Ford family that spans the history of 20th Century America, starting with the great inventor in the early 1900s and going through to the present day. Available in Q1 2017.
Chris’ Amazon page of books he has written: https://www.amazon.com/R.-Christopher-Whalen/e/B004F9DITC/
Jason starts off the interview by asking Chris if he thinks the Dodd-Frank bank regulations after the 2008 financial crisis have helped fuel a new commercial real estate bubble like Danielle DiMartino Booth has suggested http://dimartinobooth.com/commercial-real-estate-towers-gold-pillars-salt/.
Jason and Chris discuss the European banking crisis, Deutsche Bank and also the history of Ford Motor Company and whether Tesla Motors will succeed and become the top automobile company?