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Gene Balas

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Gene Balas has 20 years experience in investment management and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He most recently was director of investments at Genworth Financial Asset Management. In this role, he performed forecasts on macroeconomic conditions and determined the influences of thematic drivers to develop the appropriate investment strategy. Prior to GFAM, Balas was director of investment management and guidance at Merrill Lynch, where he advised pension funds, endowments and foundations as to appropriate investment strategy. Balas received a bachelor's degree in business administration in finance from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School.

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Balas: A Tough Slog for Emerging Markets

By Gene D. Balas

Emerging markets are feeling the pinch.

02:00PM 08/16/13

Balas: For QE, Words Are More Important Than Actions

By Gene D. Balas

Bond-buying itself, it seems, has had a miniscule effect on GDP.

09:05AM 08/15/13

No Easy Way Around the Fiscal Cliff

By Gene D. Balas

Whether or not we avoid tax hikes and spending cuts in 2013, we face some hard choices.

06:00AM 07/19/12

Consumer Fears Are Subsiding

By Gene D. Balas

Consumers bought a lot of big-ticket discretionary items in April.

03:34PM 06/06/12

The State of Global Headwinds and Risks

By Gene D. Balas

Here are the headwinds and risks that could derail the economy.

05:29PM 06/04/12

Why This Recovery Seems So Painful

By Gene D. Balas

This is what happens when an economy tries to ween itself off credit.

01:21PM 04/24/12

Examining the Employment-to-Population Ratio

By Gene D. Balas

Fewer young people have jobs. This spells trouble.

08:55AM 04/04/12

When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take it (RealMoney.com $)

By Gene D. Balas

Deciding which direction to take U.S. fiscal policy is easy -- if you take Yogi Berra's advice.

05:00PM 08/17/11

Why 'Made in China' Isn't So Bad (RealMoney.com $)

By Gene D. Balas

Chinese goods account for little U.S. consumer expense, and they're not a big threat to U.S. jobs.

05:00PM 08/15/11

Economic First Look: Expectations Are Everything (RealMoney.com $)

By Gene D. Balas

Current economic data may be weak, but manufacturers remain optimistic -- if Washington doesn't mess things up.

09:00AM 08/13/11

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