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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Farewell, Tall Paul

He took dramatic action… and it didn’t make him many friends.

A Blue Christmas for Misery

Right now, the misery index is at a 50-year low…

A White – and Green – Christmas Ahead

These are great investing opportunities, whether you’re hoping for a white or a green Christmas…

Why Are Some Countries So Rich and Some So Poor?

Some theorists say the great global wealth divide is a cultural issue…

Win a Scholarship!

We’re taking the battle against financial illiteracy to another level…

Can Stocks Go Any Higher?

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

Humans have been using cannabis since prehistoric times…

The Iron Triangle Holds

The usual suspects – corporations, the wealthy and investors – will pay for this…