1. JAMES GRANT
Editor and Publisher, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
Grant, who has a massive institutional following, is a contrarian with a profound knowledge of financial history. He writes with an enviable, almost courtly, elegance, and has a capacity to simplify complexity unmatched in his field. Also he writes with humility, aware of his (and everyone else's) inability to make foolproof forecasts. A gentlemanly, intellectually adroit conservative, he is at his best when addressing the many follies of the Federal Reserve.
Quote-Unquote: “The trouble with Wall Street isn't that too many bankers get rich in the booms. The trouble, rather, is that too few get poor—really, suitably poor—in the busts.”