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Martin Hutchinson

World Banking Analyst

For 27 years, Martin Hutchinson was an international merchant banker in London, New York, and Zagreb. He ran derivatives platforms for two European banks before serving as director of a Spanish venture capital company, advisor to the Korean company Sunkyong, and chairman of a U.S. modular building company. In Zagreb, he established the Croatian debt capital markets, set up the corporate finance operations of Privredna Banka Zagreb, and arranged for the monetization of 800,000 frozen Macedonian foreign currency savings accounts. He has been a financial journalist for over 14 years, and is the author of Great Conservatives and co-author of Alchemists of Loss, which details the causes and consequences of the 2008 financial crash. He currently publishes a weekly column called The Bear’s Lair, in which he comments on the economy and market. He is also a correspondent for Reuters’ BreakingViews. Martin has a first class Honors Degree from Trinity College Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

March 2015

Are You Ignoring the Real Market Threat?

By - March 30, 2015

The Fed's actions are merely diverting our attention from the true threat to the market. Interest rates aren't the real problem...

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State Pension Problems Create Hidden Muni Risks

By - March 25, 2015

Across the country, pension-funding problems are growing. That means municipal bonds carry outsized risk for little reward.

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Here’s the U.S. Deficit’s Next Victim

By - March 20, 2015

With projected deficits reaching $1 trillion in 2025, this issue has to be addressed soon. At that time, one clear victim will emerge.

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Presidential Hopefuls Watch Market With Bated Breath

By - March 16, 2015

Will our next president be Republican or Democrat? The answer depends on if the market crashes sooner rather than later.

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Don’t Overweight the Utilities Sector

By - March 10, 2015

Regulatory pressures and the current bull market have made utilities stocks expensive relative to their net asset value.

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Tax Policy Will Prove Crucial for GOP Win

By - March 9, 2015

As Republicans work to win the most votes in 2016, a huge factor will be their stance on taxes. Which GOP group will win?

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Hunting Dividends in the Transportation Sector

By - March 5, 2015

Decent, yet safe, yield is tough to come by lately – but intriguing opportunities still exist in the transportation sector.

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The 2016 GOP Battle Heats Up

By - March 2, 2015

As the competition for a 2016 presidential nomination heats up, the Republican Party will be split on several issues…

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