José Torres is Senior Economist at Interactive Brokers. In this capacity, he is responsible for market forecasting, economic analysis, economic commentary, client presentations and educational content. His skillset includes the ability to communicate and analyze complex economic topics in English and in Spanish and throughout his career, he has been interviewed by media outlets including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, WSJ, AP, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, Insider, Seeking Alpha, Bond Buyer, Kiplinger, PBS, FOX, U.S. News, Economic Times, Univision, Telemundo and others. José also serves as Visiting Professor of Economics at the City University of New York and holds a master’s degree in financial economics from West Texas A&M University.
Prior to joining Interactive Brokers, José spent 6 years working as an economist in the United States government within the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). During his time with the U.S. government, José frequently led presentations covering economic conditions and forecasts for elected officials, political appointees and senior management. He also built economic models, consulted with private sector executives, contributed to the modernization of economic processes and gained recognition for predicting the inflationary episode of the 2020s. During his undergraduate collegiate years and while working for the U.S. government, Jose led the creation and management of several small businesses In Queens, New York, his hometown.