“What? You… in finance?”
So said an old band mate I ran into recently at a local watering hole in Midtown Manhattan. He couldn’t believe it when I told him I now had 35 years in the financial industry under my belt.
Back in the 1980’s, we toured the country together in a heavy metal band. And now we were catching up over a couple of cold microbrews.
From bass player…to taxi driver…to the Federal Reserve…to stints at Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns…and now as Editor in Chief for True Market Insiders…
I recalled my improbable career path.
And as I did, it struck me that there was one common thread throughout it all…
I had (sometimes unwittingly) progressed by making important contacts and asking them the right questions.
As a taxi driver – a job I took out of desperation right after our band broke up – I had a regular customer who worked at the Federal Reserve.
I remember asking this man (jokingly) what I had to do to get a job at the Fed.
He surprised me by handing me a business card. So the next day I called him and before I knew it, I was hired.
It all happened so fast, I didn’t have time to erase the heavy metal look I sported at the time (as you can see from my Federal Reserve ID badge).
At the Fed I made many important contacts that led to a job at Morgan Stanley, where I worked alongside Mary Meeker and Chris DePuy.
This happened right after the release of their groundbreaking book, The Internet Report, which kicked off the tech boom in the late 1990s.
What I learned from these two market mavens – and the connections I made through them – led to my being promoted to editor of the firm’s TechWeek newsletter.
In this role I interviewed technology experts every day.
And by asking these experts the “right” questions, I not only grew my base of technology knowledge, I grew my list of professional contacts as well.
One of these was a man who had founded a top M&A firm.
While I’m not at liberty to reveal his name (you’d probably recognize him), I can say that my work with him made me more fully appreciate the importance of connections when it comes to making money in the markets.
See, part of my job at the time was faxing this man and his associates important data every day at 5 p.m.
These were some of the most powerful men on Wall Street. And through my association with them, I saw up close and personal how they were using the data I provided them to grow their fortunes.
That’s when I got fed up.
I saw the advantage the rich and powerful have over the little guy.
At that point, I made it my mission to use my abilities to help everyday investors like you.
So I pounded the pavements and landed a job working for a small financial publisher that was revealing little-known investing strategies to everyday investors.
Needless to say, Wall Street wasn’t too happy about what they were doing. And I’m sure they were thrilled when the biggest financial publisher in the world bought out this little company.
But the owner of that company – Chris Rowe – was just getting started. Shortly after he sold out, he started another firm called True Market Insiders and brought me on board.
The rest is history..
And my first order of business is to reveal some of the most profitable information on groundbreaking technology you could ever get your hands on.
It all happens during the Technology Crossroads 2020 Summit at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31.
You don’t want to miss it.
Yours for financial freedom,
Editor-in-Chief, _True Market Insiders
_P.S. Don’t forget, if you miss any of my email briefings you can see them all archived here.