Since 2008 Rick Weissman has been writing a macro-strategy piece called Rick's Blog, which was distributed by email due to compliance issues at the firm he has worked at; RBS - Greenwich Capital in 2008 and Gleacher & Company from 2008 to 2013. Rick's involvement in the MBS/ABS markets leading up to the financial crisis gave him insights into the unfolding debacle in sub-prime mortgages which allowed him to foretell the financial collapse in 2008 in his blog. Since then, Rick has been emphasizing real asset strategies and precious metals as an alternative currency in light of the aggressive money creation by the world's central banks. As the path to this outcome is never a straight line, Rick has been chronicalling the goings on in the global financial markets and the unfolding currency wars which has many more chapters to go. Rick has been a bond market professional for the 32 years of his career, and helped pioneer the application of futures and options hedging strategies for institutional investors in the early 1980s. Rick has been involved in the institutional fixed income sales function for the last 27 years, and ran Nomura's Mortgage Backed Securities sales and strategy efforts in the early 1990s. From 1994 to 2008, Rick was a Managing Director & institutional MBS/ABS salesman at Greenwich Capital Markets, currently know as RBS Securities. Most recently, Rick was a salesman at Gleacher & Company from 2008 up until April of 2013, when Gleacher closed its Fixed Income operations.