Jeffrey Saut is Chief Investment Strategist and Managing Director of Equity Research at Raymond James & Associates. Mr. Saut began his career on a trading desk in New York City. In 1973, he joined E.F . Hutton, where he began following equities and writing research. He subsequently worked as a securities analyst for Wheat First Securities, and then Branch Cabell, where he ran the equity research group as director of research and acted as portfolio manager for the firm's affiliate, Exeter Capital Management. As director of research, he built the research and institutional sales departments for the regional brokerage firm Ferris, Baker and Watts, Inc. and subsequently Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. Mr. Saut is well known for his insightful and colorful commentary regarding the stock market, and he makes regular media appearances. Note: Mr. Saut is not an active contributor to Seeking Alpha; rather, SA editors excerpt regularly from Mr. Saut's public commentary.
Doing options for years now (hopefully getting better ). Trader, Linguist, Veteran, ex-amateur athletereer. Inspired by Jim Rodgers, I, at times, dream of living the post apocalypse in style as a regal yam and melon farmer somewhere between Hakodate & Makomanai (God's Country!) Stocks I used to like include BG, NTDOY, Tata Motors, EWZ, ERJ and BHP long. Everything up for question in 2013 Observed first hand aftermath of "JPN Bubble" by living there (and Japan carry trade). For the USA, instead of Japan-style deflation, we are leaning towards painful inflation, so I own large amount of phys. silver .
Studied Economics in the eighties, worked in logistics, strategic planning, accounting and as a charting analist. Dutch (so European) citizen with as main interest geopolitics, economics and financial markets.