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Martin Hutchinson

Martin Hutchinson

Global Markets 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.


July 2015

Why Puerto Rico Could Cost You More Than Greece

By - July 30, 2015

U.S. income investors should be paying more attention to Puerto Rico’s potential default, which could prove devastating.

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Handicapping the Gigantic GOP Field

By - July 30, 2015

Seriousness and actual experience could be an Achilles’ heel in the Republican primary. Martin Hutchinson breaks down the field.

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Options as Market Crash Insurance

By - July 29, 2015

There's one big problem with owning a portfolio of equities, especially if you’re relying on it for retirement…

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Greek Deal Is Another Dangerous Wimp-Out

By - July 23, 2015

The deal reached last week eased pressure on global markets. But this fix, like others before it, is purely short term.

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Close Out Both Legs of This Trade for a Profit

By - July 22, 2015

Our options are expiring on August 21 and are currently in the money. We should take this opportunity to get a nice profit.

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Look to Healthcare REITs for Income

By - July 22, 2015

As Baby Boomers enter old age, healthcare and senior housing real estate investment trusts could be solid income investments.

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Protect Your Bonds From a Market Rout

By - July 16, 2015

If you have a large bond portfolio, now may be the time to hedge yourself against several upcoming market developments.

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Time to Make Some Money From the Greek Mess

By - July 15, 2015

The relief rally reduced volatility. We should take advantage of this by buying puts, allowing uncertainty to boost our profits.

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Democratic Tool Used to Manipulate the People

By - July 15, 2015

The Greek referendum failed. But this shouldn’t be a surprise. Direct democracy is a flawed mechanism that rarely does any good.

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Diverse Returns in Tough Times

By - July 9, 2015

Greek and Chinese crises have raised risk fear, but have benefited the positions where we bought put and call options.

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Avoid These Pricy Dividend Stocks

By - July 9, 2015

Income investors need to be more careful than ever when it comes to Dividend Aristocrats, which are overvalued today.

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Is Alexander Hamilton Owed His Ten Spot?

By - July 7, 2015

Alexander Hamilton earned his spot on the $10 bill. While many Americans merit that honor, others deserve currency dishonor.

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The Philippines: A Safe Haven for Investors

By - July 2, 2015

With a balanced budget and minimal reliance on monetary stimulus, the Philippines could offer investors long-term value.

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Take Advantage of Volatility, Real and Implied

By - July 1, 2015

Martin Hutchinson explains the benefits of selling options at a high implied volatility level. Learn more about this strategy…

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