Interview: An Insight Into Cycles With Ed Easterling by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Navigating the financial markets can be a science and an art. Ed Easterling, founder and president of Crestmont Research, is able to combine the science and art of market analysis and come up with some interesting perspectives on the markets. He shares his insights and publishes provocative research on the financial markets at his website, www.CrestmontResearch.com. He is the author of Unexpected Returns: Understanding Secular Stock Market Cycles and Probable Outcomes: Secular Stock Market Insights, contributing author to Just One Thing: Twelve Of The World’s Best Investors Reveal The One Strategy You Can’t Overlook, and coauthor of chapters about Crestmont’s research in Bull’s Eye Investing by John Mauldin.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Ed Easterling on July 13, 2017 to hear his perspective on secular markets, where we are in the current cycle, and what to expect going forward.
Ed, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got interested in the financial markets?
Certainly, and it goes as far back as high school. I was just fascinated, for whatever reason, with the stock market and maintained an interest in it through college. Then after graduation, I had a brief stint in the commodities trading industry early in the 1980s ...