Cornelius aims to derive his market perspectives from the universal truths that everyone knows but most ignore. After spending time at a large global macro fund, Cornelius is constantly surprised by the groupthink in financial research and media and believes the current structure continues to provide a comfortable blanket for those without original thought or compelling analyses. When the fear of publicly being wrong is greater than the fear of generating poor returns, we need to change things up.
Retired CIA Physical Scientist and manager. 70 years of life experience.
At this point in our economic history I conclude that the national and global economy is a house of cards and that we are in for a few more months/years of "smoke and mirrors" and kicking the can down the road before the whole thing collapses.
My immediate concern is finding a storehouse of wealth. Silver and Gold concern me for a variety of reasons including the possibility that the federal govt. might decide to mandate a "fair" price for precious metals and confiscate them. Gold will be the first to go.
More recently, my thinking turned to farm land and long-term storable commodities as a storehouse of value. So I bought an Amish farm (off the grid) as a retreat and investment.
Boaz Berkowitz has a unique interest being a Seeking Alpha contributor as he not only has a passion for writing and companies in general, but was also Seeking Alpha's Director of Contributor Relations from 2008 to 2011.
Boaz is currently the Founder & CEO of TalkMarkets, a first of its kind financial website. TalkMarkets is a smart site which covers the entire breadth of the diverse financial realm but is customized and tailored to each individual user. Your interests, preferences, and level of investment sophistication influence what content you see and in what medium. This ensures a browsing experience which is easy, quick and personally relevant. Additionally, we've made interacting easy by incorporating the best social media tools and creating a few of our own.
As the first ever contributor-owned website, TalkMarkets is truly unique and issues its founding contributors equity in the company.
Boaz has a diverse background, having begun his career at Bloomberg L.P. in Manhattan. Later he was lured into the world of e-commerce where for nearly six years he served as the Director of Online Operations for Saturn Enterprises. He has also consulted for several companies including Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), the world's largest operator of 747 cargo aircraft, and GLX, the first global online financial community specifically for investors.
Boaz's interests extend beyond writing - he is involved with several charitable and community organizations. He sits on the Board of Directors for Binghamton University's Hillel and has served as an auxiliary police officer for the NYPD at Manhattan's 24th precinct. Boaz has an unusually supportive and understanding wife and four amazing children.
I am retired. I was academically trained as an Institutional Economist specializing in comparative economic sytems. I am very knowledgeable about the old Soviet style command economies as well as the various types of mixed economies that currently exist.
Mick was editor-in-chief and VP of Content at Seeking Alpha from November 2005 to April 2010.
He's now the head of content at Covestor.
Contact him by emailing mbweinstein (at) gmail.com or follow him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/mickwe) or on his Tumblog (mickw.com).