It’s not every day when you get to have an extended conversation with a financial expert with almost 50 years of experience! Earlier I talked with Joseph Meyer, publisher of the Straight Money Analysis newsletter, about the current state of the financial landscape, equity valuations, and portfolio allocations.
Mr. Meyer has seen many cycles come and go, and his advice in one word was patience. Because our talk was informal and introductory rather than an on the record interview I won’t go into a play by play here. If you’re interested in hearing from him on financial topics I’d suggest you check out his most recent appearance on The Common Sense Show with Dave Hodges. Mr. Meyer has given interviews across a wide variety of media platforms for many years and lends an experienced, sober outlook to global market action across all asset classes.
You can get a sample of the kind of comprehensive, detailed commentary that Straight Money Analysis subscribers receive on a quarterly basis by reading through the newsletter from December 2015.
Here’s a teaser of some of the central points that Mr. Meyer and I found ourselves in complete agreement upon: hold physical precious metals, minimize exposure to stock markets, and watch for a steep descent in the markets during the next down cycle.
Joseph Meyer – Bio
In today’s volatile investment community, we all need to be confident of obtaining the most accurate information possible in order to make some very critical financial decisions. We find this valuable information by locating the most experienced individuals in their particular fields of expertise. In the field of financial services, there are few who can compare with the level of professional experience of Joseph Meyer.
For nearly five decades, he has been personally and professionally involved with the U.S. financial industry. He has literally helped thousands of people find their ways through the maze of questions that can arise in an ever-changing financial environment. Meyer has seen good markets turn bad and then turn back toward prosperity again. Joseph Meyer has the answers that only experience and common sense can provide.
Meyer entered the brokerage industry in the early 1970’s as a broker dealer trainee with the firm Edwards and Hanley, a member of the New York Stock Exchange. He was employed by a number of top New York Stock Exchange Firms as a registered representative including Edwards & Hanley, Merrill Lynch, Shearson Hayden Stone Inc, and Paine Webber Jackson and Curtis. Meyer has also been a professional insurance agent and was licensed in life, health, disability and annuity coverage with Bankers Life and Casualty Company.
He became a self-employed stock market strategist and professional equity trader and went on to become a registered investment adviser. In 1989, Meyer developed his management-consulting firm (Meyer and Associates), which specializes in the disposition of non-performing structured assets. The firm is an approved database contractor for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Resolution Trust Corporation and his areas of jurisdiction stretch from Puerto Rico to Alaska for both of these federal governmental agencies.
Meyer is an “Industry Arbitrator” with the National Association of Security Dealers, and with the New York Stock Exchange. The National Association of Securities Dealers approved him as an NASD Regulation Approved Mediator in 1997. The New York Stock Exchange followed and approved Meyer as a Mediator within their forum, and he continues to serve to this day. In this capacity, he has served as a panel chairman on some of the largest and most complex securities law cases.
Joseph Meyer continues to be a solid and informative guest on local and national television and radio programs centered on investment related issues and the process of arbitration/mediation in both the NASD and the NYSE. He is featured on many of the nation’s most notable national and international radio and television outlets.