Mike Larson has seen a little bit of everything in the decade he’s been following the interest rate, housing and mortgage markets …
» The 1998 bond market meltdown, which forced the Federal Reserve to step in and help bail out Long Term Capital Management.
» The great surge in interest rates of the late 1990s … and the colossal collapse that began in 2001.
» The biggest housing bubble in modern U.S. history, aided and abetted by some of the most reckless mortgage lending ever.
Mike got his start tracking the financial markets at Bloomberg News while still in college. He graduated from Boston University with a B.S. degree in Journalism and a B.A. degree in English in 1998, and went to work for Bankrate.com. There, he learned the mortgage and interest rates markets inside and out.
"There’s always something new going on in interest rates. And because rates impact virtually every corner of our financial lives, you simply have to stay abreast of the latest developments."
Mike then joined Weiss Research in 2001, and has worn a number of hats at the company: Analyst. Writer. Trader. Editor. He shares his insights with subscribers like you as a contributing editor at Money and Markets, and editor of Safe Money.
Mike’s views can also be found in major media outlets. He has been quoted by the New York Sun, Washington Post, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswires, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel, and he has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg Television and CNBC.