All times EST
7:10 a.m. Stuart Bockler,
International Market Call
7:20 a.m. Norbert Walter,
Deutsche Bank Group
Chit chat about Germany.
8:20 a.m. Mario Gabelli,
Gabelli Asset Management
To his credit, ubiquitous pundit Mario Gabelli's flagship
GABAX) fund is up 3.1% this year, a return that places it in the top 20% of all U.S.-based equity funds tracked by
Lipper Analytical Services
. But overall,
Gabelli's record is less than stellar.
9:00 a.m. Michael Moran,
The economist will discuss the day's
economic data, including personal income and personal consumption.
9:10 a.m. Michael Goldstein, CEO,
Toys R Us
Bet they wish they had those dern beanie babies.
9:40 a.m. James McDermott,
Keefe Bruyette & Woods
Back in March the head of the bank research house said a one-time Fed rate hike would provide a nice buying opportunity in the bank sector. That is looking more and more the case.
10:20 a.m. James Stichnoth,
10:40 a.m. Ross Margolies,
Salomon Brothers Capital
This $145 million fund, is up 0.2% this year, which beats the average equity fund. Of capital appreciation funds tracked by Lipper, it ranks in the top half over 5 years, with a 90% cumulative return.
11:20 a.m. Robert Simmons, New York financier & author
12:20 p.m. Jeffrey Garten, author,
The Big Ten
This book is, unfortunately, not about college athletics best conference, but emerging markets.
1:10 p.m. Barbara Corcoran, chairman,
The Corcoran Group
Tony real estate company speaks out.
1:40 p.m. Bill O'Connor,
This year this $227.8 million fund is up an impressive 3.9%. But over four years it ranks 230 of 257 growth & income funds tracked by Lipper.
3:20 p.m. Thomas Galllagher,
Firm's Washington expert will chatter about the balanced budget issue and other Washingtonian things.
4:20 p.m. Alberto Vilar, president,
Amerindo Investment Advisors
Top money management firm? Maybe according to some measure. But the firm has certainly seen better days. Though its mutual fund (just a part of its money management operation) was up more than 7% Wednesday -- a strong day for the networking stocks that Vilar favors -- since its October inception the fund is down more than 40%. For more on Vilar's firm, click
5:40 p.m. Guru Baliga,
American Express IDS Blue Chip Advantage
This year the $1.1 billion fund boasts an impressive 4.5% return that places it among the top 10% of all funds tracked by Lipper. Last year it returned 21.7%.
6:10 Jill Anresky Fraser, Bull Session panelist
7:00 p.m. Mark Hulbert, editor,
Hulbert Financial Digest
Hulbert is one of the true truth seekers on Wall Street. He monitors all those wacky newsletters and offers investors rankings based on the letters' stock selections.