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Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

Fergus Hodgson, CAIA

Fergus Hodgson is the founder and director of Econ Americas. He hosts the Gold Newsletter podcast and is an economic columnist for the Epoch Times. He has an MBA in finance from Rice University and a BA in economics from Boston University. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and has passed NASAA Series 65 and Level I of the CFA program. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Brad Katsuyama of IEX
Brad Katsuyama, CEO of IEX, features prominently in Flash Boys and describes Wall Street as rigged. (Lehigh University)

The ‘Flash Boys’ Tax on Market Participants

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Michael Lewis Explains the Financial Club That Lives On

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Why Financial Genius Will Fail Again

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Roger Lowenstein’s Classic Warns of Human Biases, Moral Hazard

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E. B. Tucker, author of "Why Gold, Why Now."
E. B. Tucker has written an accessible book that makes the case for precious metals amid inflation and economic turmoil. (

E. B. Tucker Pens Gold Primer Fit for Our Times

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Why the Shiny Metal Is Pertinent in Twenty-First Century

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Charles Wheelan speaks at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. (Kimball Union)

‘Naked Economics’ No Match for ‘Economics in One Lesson’

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Charles Wheelan’s Primer Exhibits Academic Malaise, Splintered Field

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Matthew Raphael Johnson
Matthew Raphael Johnson does more harm than good by writing on Latin America. (Realist Report)

Matthew Raphael Johnson’s Perversion of Latin American History

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DIY Book Shows Pitfalls of Putting Ideology before Evidence

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Rice University, whose mascot is the owl, has for decades been home to two efficient-markets critics. (Rice University)

How Efficient Markets Became Academic Dogma

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John Dobelman Delivers Overdue Critique of Financial Orthodoxy

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Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency critics will not make them go away.
Ignoring or downplaying cryptocurrency roadblocks will not make them go away. (Zach Copley)

Five Ways Cryptocurrency Critics Are Right

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What We Can Learn from Naysayers

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Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant.
Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant and Columbia University professor. (Institute of Physics)

What Intellectuals Resent about Laissez Faire

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‘My Life as a Quant’ Reveals Envy of Physicist Turned Financial Engineer

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Charles Murray's cold demeanor has not stopped him becoming one of the most influential authors in the United States. (Gage Skidmore)

How the Divided States of America Came Apart

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Charles Murray Leaves Political Correctness in His Wake

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Eliyahu Goldratt (1947–2011), author of "The Goal," which has which has Alex Rogo as the protagonist.
Eliyahu Goldratt (1947–2011), author of The Goal, which has Alex Rogo as the protagonist. (Spearhead)

Four Timeless Lessons from Alex Rogo

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Decades Later, ‘The Goal’ Brings Clarity to Operations

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