Jared Dillian

Jared Dillian

Jared Dillian is a financial writer like no other. Armed with a deep knowledge of stock markets, currencies, and interest rates, he gives his subscribers an advantage only a former Wall Street trader can provide.

Behavioral economics—the behavior of investors and economic key players that drives bull and bear markets—helps Jared to pick budding trends and develop the best trade ideas to profit from them. His stock and fund recommendations often go against mainstream consensus, but that’s precisely what makes them so compelling.

In what one of his fans called “Angry Analytics,” Jared says the more negative feedback one of his trade ideas gets, the more powerful the trend.

Jared’s Publications

After the demise of his employer, Lehman Brothers, Jared left Wall Street to start his own newsletter, The Daily Dirtnap, which has been in publication since 2008. The Daily Dirtnap contains a wealth of trade ideas for the self-directed, sophisticated investor and is published 225 times per year. Click here to learn more about The Daily Dirtnap.

Jared’s experiences—the good, bad, and ugly—during his Wall Street career are laid out in his acclaimed book, Street Freak: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers, published by Simon & Schuster. A tell-all book that shows you what’s really going on behind closed doors on Wall Street’s trading floors. Businessweek named Street Freak the #1 General Business Book of 2011.

Named after his highly praised book, Jared’s monthly newsletter, Street Freak, translates the Dirtnap’s unique market commentary and trade ideas into specific, actionable investing advice, complete with portfolio updates and trading alerts. For individual investors who want to trade the trends, but need a little more guidance. Click here to learn more about Street Freak.

If you want to dip your toes in the water on Jared’s inimitable writing style and analysis, consider reading The 10th Man, his free weekly e-letter. Just like “the tenth man” from the movie World War Z, Jared provides his contrarian views for the greater good—so you won’t fall prey to the herd mentality that so often causes mainstream investors to make the wrong decision. Click here to learn more about The 10th Man.

Jared’s Bio

Before joining Mauldin Economics, Jared was one of Wall Street’s preeminent risk-takers. After receiving his MBA from the University of San Francisco, he got hired by Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers where he worked from 2001 to 2008—first as an index arbitrage trader and then as head of the ETF trading desk. During this time, he was routinely trading over $1 billion a day in volume.

It was as an ETF trader that Jared learned to “trade macro,” speculating in currencies, commodities, and interest rates, as well as plain-vanilla equities and options.