The Pedestrian is a investment manager at a family owned firm that has served it's clients over 30 years. He has a degree in economics, 10 years of experience in financial markets and is currently pursuing the CFA designation. The Pedestrian is well acquainted with various subject matter pertaining to the interplay of politics, history, economics, financial markets and the human condition. He enjoys being a contrarian, recognizing value and making early discoveries of unique investment opportunities (though he is not always right, ;) ). The Pedestrian is focused on helping his fellow man navigate the changing and often trecherous world that we live in. He has a heart for his fellow man and hates the word "consumer" which he vows to help remove from all economic and financial discourse. The Pedestrian will write about what subjects he wants to which may include investment ideas, commentaries, observation and thoughts that he deems important.