Leading Deflationists

The purpose of this site is to connect visitors with authorities on deflation. Our Leading Deflationists is an elite group of people who have consistently predicted deflation — through their own original arguments — since at least the first half of 2006, when deflation first hit the global property markets. They’ve been preparing people for deflation via first-tier media, including academic papers or symposiums, books, professional conferences, paid periodicals, non-self-published articles or editorials, and media interviews.

  • Robert Prechter
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    • Robert Prechter

    • Robert R Prechter, Jr’s 2002 title, Conquer the Crash – You Can Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Crash and Depression, was a New York Times best-seller. Kirk Washington from Benchmark magazine wrote in 2004: “Prechter can take credit as the godfather of the modern deflation theory.” Prechter is founder and president of the Socionomics Institute and Elliott Wave International. Mr. Prechter served for nine years on the board of the Market Technicians Association and in 1990-1991 served as its president. He currently serves on the advisory board of the MTA Educational Foundation.

  • Charles Minter & Martin Weiner
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    • Charles Minter & Martin Weiner

    • Charles L. Minter was one of the founders of Comstock Partners, Inc. that was formed in 1986. He was involved (with his prior partners) in the management of the Comstock Strategy Fund since its inception (May 1988) and the Comstock Capital Value Fund (including its predecessor, the Dreyfus Capital Value Fund) since April 30, 1987. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Comstock Partners, Inc. since 1996 and as COO and Co-Chairman since 1986. He has been a frequent guest on the financial networks (radio and TV) and has often been interviewed and quoted in financial newspapers and journals. Martin Weiner has been Co-Portfolio Manager of the Comstock Capital Value Fund and the Comstock Partners Strategy Fund since 1999. He joined Comstock Partners, Inc. as a research analyst in 1995 and has been its president since 1999. Mr. Weiner is known for his expertise on financial and stock market history and has been a frequent guest in the financial media including radio, T.V. and the financial press. Mr. Weiner is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1969.

  • Steven Keen
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    • Van Hoisington & Lacy Hunt

    • Van Hoisington is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Hoisington Investment Management Company, a firm with nearly $6 billion in fixed income assets under management for insurance companies, endowments, pension plans, and charitable organizations. The firm also manages the Wasatch-Hoisington U.S. Treasury Fund. Van started Hoisington Investment Management Company in 1980 after serving as Executive Vice President at Texas Commerce Bancshares in Houston. Previously, he was an economist with the United California Bank in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1962 and his master’s degree in business from Fort Hays Kansas University in 1970.

      Dr. Lacy H. Hunt, an internationally known economist, is Executive Vice President of Hoisington Investment Management Company (HIMCO), a firm that manages nearly $6 billion for pension funds, endowments, insurance companies and others. He is Vice-Chairman of HIMCO’s strategic investment policy committee and also Chief Economist for the Wasatch Hoisington Treasury Bond Fund.

    • Albert Edwards

    • Albert Edwards is well known as the originator of The Ice Age thesis some 15 years ago. He identified the wholly unsustainable nature of western central banks excessive lose monetary policies and how it was, in effect creating a Ponzi Credit scheme. In contrast to most economists, who by the time of 2006 firmly believed that Central Bankers had tamed the cycle and believed in The Great Moderation, Albert believed that previous ‘missed’ recessions would emerge in one large postponed event. He drew heavily on the under-utilized work on sector imbalances of the recently deceased Cambridge Economist Wynne Godley.

    • Murray Gunn

    • After earning his Master of Arts Degree in economics, Murray went straight into fund management in 1991. He quickly realized the textbook descriptions don’t apply to real-world markets, which in turn led him to technical analysis and the Elliott Wave Principle. He worked for several firms as a fund manager in global bonds, currencies and stocks, including long posts at Standard Life Investments and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Murray then joined HSBC Bank as Head of Technical Analysis. A published author (Trading Regime Analysis), he has served on the board of the Society of Technical Analysts (UK), and delivered lectures on the Elliott Wave Principle to students at Queen Mary University and Kings College London. Watch for Murray’s commentary on deflation.com and in Elliott Wave International’s publications Global Market Perspective, Interest Rates Pro Service and Currency Pro Service.