Jon Meacham: Two Numbers Explain Populist Political Angst

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Mark Melin
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Populist political discontent is sweeping the world and coming on US shores as well. American’s are witnessing the most “unhappy moment politically” in modern history, Presidential Historian and Time magazine contributing editor Jon Meacham told an audience at the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Expo in Chicago. But there is a way out. Populist angst- Distrust and an a high bar to obtain a middle class lifestyle are behind populism How is it that Donald Trump has captured the nomination of a major political party and independent Bernie Sanders came close to unseating establishment stalwart Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary? To...

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.