Author: The Unintentional Economist
After living in 3 countries and experiencing different financial systems, I found myself questioning things that a lot of people took for granted. My uncle, who was an international currency trader in London, reinforced this by sharing stories of how a few individuals where able to change the forces of governments-take them on and win. In the process I became an unintentional economist. Thus, I have an alternative view of financial forces and headwinds that affect people’s lives such as the power of debt for good and bad, the true risks associated with different types of investing, and how different people hack the system. To do well today most people need to overcome the financial headwinds they are burdened with. By applying this knowledge it has allowed me to gain time back in my life to spend it on things that create meaning not just the daily grind of trading time for money. I have a great desire to share what I have learned along the way, mentoring others and helping them find their path and devising creative ways to capitalize on various market and economic events. Nowadays, having fun, presenting at conferences on economics and other financial topics, and building a coalition of the willing to take on the world, is my passion; I hope you can join me on this journey.

In the battle between prayer and marijuana – prayer wins the election

. VS   The people have spoken! Based on private and sometimes cryptic conversations I’ve had the results are no surprise – it baffles me that the media is flummoxed Trump is our 45th President. The median income has been

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Britain leaves but the big question is why? In the last 24 hours the whole future of Europe has turned on its head, the 50 Year EU Experiment is Bust! Is this the start of the fall of globalism? As a

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Top 10 websites to become an informed investor.

If you want to know what the traditional media is saying If you want to know what Wall Street insiders are saying go to If you want commentary from knowledgeable and sometimes misguided stock geeks go here

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The Economics of Time & Money

Why do we feel like we never have enough time to do the things we want to do? Mostly it’s because we spend too much time trading time for money. If you had the ability to live off your own resources

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US Government Exporting Jobs To China! Is There Any Truth Behind Trump’s Comments?

Trump claims he can reverse the trade deficit and bring jobs back home to the good ole USA. Given this is a 30+ year problem, the big questions are: is it true and if it is true, why hasn’t any

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How Germany lost WWII and won the currency war

The Euro has significantly strengthened the German economy and in the process has slaughtered the economies of the Eurozone P.I.G.S. However, the opening salvos of a new conflict between the European Central Bank and the German Government have been fired.

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To Bail Out or Not to Bail Out – that is the Bank’s Question

Today the FDIC and the FED jointly announced that 5 of the biggest US banks are in a precarious position and failed their audits. In creating a bank that is “too big to fail” a bank can take more risks

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Do Trump and Sanders agree on how the Fed and Wall Street crippled the US economy?

The current presidential race seems to be divided not between Republican and Democrat but between the candidates that have been bought by Wall Street and the candidates who haven’t. Despite being about as polar opposite as you can get in

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Currency Wars: The Saga continues… Is there a disruption in the force of the Fed?

The oil-dollar nexus is one of the foundations of the world economy but lately there has been a disturbance in the force. A combination of old enemies and Islamic states are trying to break the balance. The US Dollar has

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The canary in the Stock Market coal mine has just died

Low oil prices are finally starting to take their toll. Over the last few weeks many of the major banks announced that losses due to bad loans in the energy sector were affecting their profits. Bank of America allowed $264

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