Senior Macroeconomic Analyst
Matt has worked as an editorial consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Economist Intelligence Unit and other global macro-institutions. He wrote about markets and economics for U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg News and Investor’s Business Daily, among other publications. He also worked for several years as head of political economy for a Financial Times-owned macroeconomic consulting firm, advising hedge funds around the world. Matt’s claim to fame is that he’s interviewed two U.S. presidents and has spoken with five Federal Reserve Chairs from Paul Volcker through Jerome Powell. Matt also served as The Oxford Club’s Editorial Director for two years.
Articles by Matt Benjamin
Can Stocks Go Any Higher?
November 19, 2019
If investors continue to believe the economy is strong and that there are great opportunities in the market… then the entire market can definitely head higher.
Cannabis Plays the Long Game
November 14, 2019
Humans have been using cannabis since prehistoric times…
Optimism Pays in the Market
November 7, 2019
There’s really one question that underlies about 75% of everything discussed on the mainstream money media outlets these days…
I’m Facing My Irrational Fears This Halloween
October 31, 2019
It seemed there were dangers lurking left and right that could instantly rob me of my hard-earned savings and plunge me into a financial abyss…
“Risk On” Can Be a Very Bad Thing
October 23, 2019
When and if things go south for these investments, the consequences could be ugly for the entire global financial system…
Are Investors the Next Casualties of the Trade War?
October 9, 2019
Being barred – in the Land of the Free – from investing in public companies in the world’s fastest-growing major economy makes no sense…
Forget the Fed
September 25, 2019
The Fed’s magic has dwindled to a couple of card tricks and a handful of magic feed corn…