David L. Smith

David L. Smith has the education, experience and proven track record to reassure audiences he knows what he is talking about. A Dartmouth- and Stanford-trained economist, futurist and market strategist, David L. Smith‘s views have intrigued audiences for 24 years in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan. A seasoned, compelling speaker, David L. Smith‘s informative and entertaining presentations provide stimulating, thought-provoking economic and financial insight, accurate forecasts and profitable strategies highly customized to meet the needs of diverse audiences.

With singular independence of mind and uncanny insight, David L. Smith explains what is going on in the global economy and financial markets-the good, the bad and the ugly – and how investors and businesses can avoid surprises and deploy resources so as to avoid losses and capture profits in volatile times. If you want “conventional wisdom” try the punditocracy; however if you want to know what is really going on and how to profit from it, listen to David L. Smith.

As an independent economist, Mr. David L. Smith has been praised for his objective and original insight, free of commercial bias. Rejecting the herd instincts of the conventional wisdom, David L. Smith‘s uncanny forecasts and profitable strategies have enabled his audiences to reap handsome rewards and avoid substantial losses from numerous major events including:

*The 1986 oil price crash and subsequent booming economy and financial market

*The 1987 stock market crash and ensuing rebounding economy and stock market

*The 1990-91 Gulf War, oil-price spike, stock market slump and recession

*The surge in gold prices following 9/11 (buy recommendation at $300/oz.)

*The Third Oil Shock beginning in 2003 and subsequent economic and financial turmoil

*The 1994, 1998, 2000 stock market declines and subsequent rallies

*The collapse of the housing bubble in 2007 and the panic and stock market crash in 2008

Born and raised in Argentina, David L. Smith colors his presentations with a bi-cultural, international perspective. Mr. David L. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Dartmouth College and his master’s degree in finance with distinction from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His broad perspective on the world economy and financial markets was gained through a 30-year career in the financial arena, including securities analysis with Wells Fargo Bank, Shuman Agnew (an NYSE-member firm later acquired by Morgan Stanley) and Capital Analysts, a national NASD-member firm; mergers and acquisitions with Piper Aircraft Corporation; national securities underwriting as president and CEO of Alma Securities, an NASD-member firm, and as author of Cyclical Investing published for the past 24 years and The Cassandra Chronicles since 2003. David L. Smith is quoted in the print and broadcast press, including national magazines such as Money and Financial Planning, The Financial Times of London’s The Banker and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal Online, television, including CNBC, PBS and many local television and radio stations.