I am the director and founder of Econ Americas, a financial consultancy devoted to alternative investments. In addition to equity research, my team facilitates investor and media relations related to economics and finance. I am host of the Gold Newsletter Podcast, a columnist for the Epoch Times, and a research associate with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Previously, I was an investment analyst for Bluestem Equity in Houston, Texas. I hold an MBA in finance from Rice University (2021), a BA in economics from Boston University (2007), a BA in political science from the University of Waikato (2009), and a certificate in Cuban history from the University of Miami (2013). I have passed CFA level one and CAIA level one. I was born in New Zealand and came to the United States on an athletic scholarship in 2003. While I reside in Colorado, I have lived in six other states and seven other countries. I am a citizen of Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Inflation has already persisted and embarrassed the Federal Reserve system,. The notion that this inflationary period is only transitory is fading fast, especially since the Fed is way outside its stated mandate and with little ability to turn it around. Further, the immense fiscal deficits at the federal level are feeding the problem and ensuring its continuance.14 July 2022
Still, deals that bring smaller, diverse firms into the mix are ultimately worthwhile because they burnish the issuers’ reputation with regulators and get the attention of a growing number of investors focused on environmental, social and governance issues. I don’t see this as optimal for resource allocation or cost-effectiveness. I do see it as an intelligent marketing strategy.14 July 2022
That was the initial hope when ESG [environmental, social, and corporate governance investing] rose in popularity in the mid-2010s. However, hopes for ESG investments now tend to be just that ESG will keep up with regular stocks.14 July 2022