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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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.

How Bad Will the 2020 Recession Be?

One of the key tenets at Investment U in difficult economic environments is perspective, not panic.

The Monday Effect

Investors have likely spent the weekend worrying about all the negative factors that might impact their portfolios…

A Bet on the Dollar

Non-U.S. residents are making sure they have access to U.S. dollars in case things go awry…

Can the Fed Save Our Portfolios From Coronavirus?

Is the Fed ready to effectively counter the impact the virus might have on the U.S.?

Leave the Taxman in the Cold This Year

Using these tips to retain an additional 4% of your portfolio’s return each year could mean an extra $419,000 in retirement…