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.
The Iron Triangle Holds
November 13, 2019
The usual suspects – corporations, the wealthy and investors – will pay for this…
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…
This Patch of the Swamp Won’t Be Drained
September 10, 2019
If you don’t think money talks on Capitol Hill, I’d like to show you a nice bridge in Brooklyn I can get you for cheap…
Volatility Is Here to Stay
September 4, 2019
If Trump’s trade war with China and the general fear of recession aren’t exciting enough for you, there’s also this on the horizon…
Banks Are in a Dangerous Race to Zero
August 28, 2019
More than 30 central banks around the world have cut interest rates this year…
The Fed’s Decisions May Bring an Extended Bull Market… or Zimbabwe
June 12, 2019
If you’re an investor, a Powell put may seem a nice guarantee to have. But always keep Zimbabwe in mind…