Matt Benjamin

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 ReportBloomberg 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.

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Don’t Fight the Fed – Profit From It!

From Baltimore – Don’t fight the Fed. As an investor […]

A Building IPO Wave

IPOs have rebounded strongly since the spring lull, and a wave seems to be building. There were 18 filings in May and another 28 in June.

The Fed’s Acting Like a Helicopter Parent

From Baltimore – The Federal Reserve saved me a bunch […]

Thank Goodness for Animal Spirits

Lately I’ve been thinking about animal spirits.

A Momentous Occurrence

Something momentous occurred in financial markets on May 7.

A Goldilocks Market for Short-Term Traders

Certain trading and investing strategies lend themselves to certain environments.

Throw Out the CAPE

Now might be a good time for investors to disregard a well-regarded stock market valuation measure…

A Massive Post-Pandemic Opportunity

Major global events like wars and epidemics change things, sometimes dramatically.