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Contributor's Links: Jared Dilian

Before joining Mauldin Economics, Jared was one of Wall Street’s preeminent risk-takers. After receiving his MBA from the University of San Francisco, he got hired by Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers where he worked from 2001 to 2008—first as an index arbitrage trader and then as ... more

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Next To Normal
The last time most people remember having an opportunity to buy “cheap” stocks was in 2009. But we were in the middle of a financial crisis/depression, and the environment was very distressed.
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The Liquidity Problem
Individual investors generally don’t think about liquidity. You send a market order for 200 shares of something, it gets filled instantaneously, no problem. Institutional investors have to think about liquidity a lot.
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Hedge Fund Guys
Hedge fund guys aren’t well-liked, which I find interesting. Most people don’t even know what a hedge fund is. And if they knew, they probably wouldn’t care.
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You Can’t Unring The Bell
Let’s talk about the crash, or the mini-crash, or the dislocation, or whatever you want to call it. Six percent intraday is getting close to crash territory, especially when you’ve seen no volatility over the last two years.
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There Won’t Be Three Rate Hikes This Year
People are getting bulled up on the idea that the Fed might hike more than three times this year. That’s not unreasonable, given that stocks have gone straight up and financial conditions are the easiest they’ve been… ever.
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Memories From The Last Bubble
To be a good trader, you need to have a good memory. I have very specific, experiential memories about the last big stock market bubble.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
BBY Best Buy Co.
GTXO GTX CORP
HPQ HP Inc.
INTC Intel Corporation
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
USO United States Oil Fund, LP

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Investment Strategist
Mauldin Economics
October 2014 - Present (3 years 10 months)
Editor
The Daily Dirtnap, LLC
October 2008 - Present (9 years 11 months)
Author
Self
October 2008 - Present (9 years 11 months)

Author of All The Evil Of This World (31 West 26th St Press, June 2016)

Author of Street Freak: Money And Madness At Lehman Brothers (Simon & Schuster, September 2011)

ETF Trader
Lehman Brothers
July 2001 - September 2008 (7 years 4 months)
Lieutenant
United States Coast Guard
May 1996 - May 2001 (5 years 1 month)

Education

University of San Francisco
MBA
1998 / 2001
Finance
US Coast Guard Academy
B.S.
1992 / 1996
Mathematics and Computer Science

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