Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> February 18, 2002

Outlook For Metal Stocks: Lloyd O’carroll – Bb&t Capital Markets

LLOYD T. O'CARROLL, First Vice President of BB&T Capital Markets, joined the company in August 1997 as Chief Economist and Equity Research Analyst, covering aluminum and other metal producer stocks, plus metals processors and service centers. Mr. O'Carroll is the author of The O'Carroll Aluminum Bulletin. His prior experience includes 19 years at Reynolds Metals Company, where he served as corporate economist and author of Economic Comments. Mr. O'Carroll holds a BA and Master's degree in Economics from North Carolina State University. He attained his CFA designation in 1996. Profile
TWST: Not only are you BB&T Capital Markets' metals analyst, but you're

also its chief economist, and that I think would be a good point at

which to begin. Where are we in the economic cycle