To my readers,
Since October 2014, I’ve been delighted to share my occasional thoughts on markets, money, and life with you. It’s been an honor and a privilege. But after nine years of thrills and spills, this will be the final full issue of The 10th Man.
Nine years is a long time to be doing anything. Back in 2014, I got a random email one day from Ed D’Agostino, who was looking for some talent to write for his large platform. I had some talent, and I was looking for a platform. It was like chocolate and peanut butter. It’s been a fantastic partnership over the years. Mauldin Economics has given me much-needed exposure to a wider audience and raised my profile significantly. I will be forever grateful to John, Ed, Olivier, and everyone else on the team.
But this isn’t the end—this is just the beginning.
Effective immediately, I’ll be spinning out full-time into my new platform, Jared Dillian Money (JDM). Jared Dillian Money has been around for a few years, but with the publication of No Worries in January, we’re ramping things up for a successful re-launch. As The 10th Man is ending, I will continue to write the Jared Dillian Letter over at JDM.
If you want to continue reading my thoughts on money and markets, sign up for the Jared Dillian Letter here.
You might be wondering why we can’t just copy/paste emails from The 10th Man to The Jared Dillian Letter. That’s not possible for legal reasons—Mauldin and JDM are two separate entities. So, if you want to continue reading my wit and wisdom, you will have to enter your email in that link above and sign up for the Jared Dillian Letter.
Do it now. If you don’t do it now, and you say to yourself, “I’ll do that later,” you’ll forget, and six months will go by before you figure it out. We’ve had some leaves fall off the tree over the years, but we still have a large, core group of 10th Man readers—and we’d like to get you all over to the new platform.
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I should point out that there will be no interruption of service to subscribers of Street Freak and Jared Dillian’s Strategic Portfolio—I’ll continue to write those, and they’ll be fulfilled as normal.
As for the Jared Dillian Letter, it will be a mixture of high finance and low finance, simple and complex, brilliant and despicable. We’ll talk about things like stock market volatility and mortgage spreads, but we’ll also talk about why a package of hot dogs is so dang expensive. There will be enough institutional finance and personal finance to go around for everyone.
You will probably also get more personal stories—that’s one thing that John Mauldin does so well, and if I had one criticism of my writing of The 10th Man over the years, it’s that it was a little impersonal and antiseptic. Financial writing is about storytelling, and there will be a lot more of that. But even though the new letter won’t be called The 10th Man, we’re keeping the same contrarian philosophy—you can always count on me to be the one to disagree with the consensus.
Over at Jared Dillian Money, we’re developing a suite of products designed to help ordinary people with their finances. By now, you have likely heard of the Bond Masterclass and the Awesome Portfolio—our two biggest sellers. There are some other great products coming soon, and I can’t wait for you to see them. There are several people putting a lot of hours into this, and the result is going to be incredible.
An old friend of mine used to say that the future is friendly. We’re on to bigger and better things. Please join me on this journey, and I’ll catch you next week over at Jared Dillian Money.
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