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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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Optimism Pays in the Market

There’s really one question that underlies about 75% of everything discussed on the mainstream money media outlets these days…

Pain and Happiness

Pain avoidance isn’t always a good thing…

I’m Facing My Irrational Fears This Halloween

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

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?

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

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

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

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…