What I Like to talk About

Global and domestic economic cycles and financial, commodity and currency market trends are constantly present regardless of what’s heard in the media. Understanding global market cycles and what we can learn from their behavior is the first step for success. Trends in global economies and markets have a direct affect to your bottom line whether you are an investor, trader, advisor, business owner or student. Best to align with natural cycles. Fall of ancient civilizations can tell us quite a bit about our current modern economic and political societies. Presentation includes historical and up to date global and domestic economic and financial charts which are put into context as to current economic and financial cycles. Historical charts and graphs help visualize where the global and domestic economies have been along with the financial, commodity and currency markets, and where they may be heading.

You will learn:

  • Current Global Economic and Market Trends
  • Deciphering the Financial System
  • How History Can Predict Future Trends
  • Nature’s Role in Engineering the Markets
  • Understanding the Reality of Economic Data
  • What’s Behind the Meaning of Modern Portfolio Theory
  • What Happened in Past Market Manias
  • What Caused Ancient Civilizations to Fall
  • How Cycles Relate to Global Markets and History
  • Short-term Engineering of the Markets
  • History of the U.S. Banking System
  • Hope and Fear in Rising and Declining Markets
  • What to do Right Now

My Background

Dan Shaffer is not your average speaker. As an investment advisor, trader, business owner and regular guest contributor on the Fox Business Network, Dan brings his opinions and experiences to life on what’s going on in the real world of economics and the markets. With his strong communication skills, dynamic interaction, and entertaining approach, he shares his riveting research and detailed analysis of global and domestic economic conditions, and how to recognize and navigate current market and political trends.

Dan is the author of “Profiting in Economic Storms: A Historic Guide to Surviving Depression, Deflation, Hyperinflation, and Market Bubbles” published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

As an investment advisor, trader and innovator veteran for more than 30 years, Dan began his career on the floor of the New York Futures Exchange, as a self-employed 21 year old trader. After working with Bear Stearns & Company, Coopers & Lybrand, Hambrecht & Quist and Northwestern Mutual/Robert W. Baird & Company, he founded his firm, Shaffer Asset Management.  He has been recognized by the financial community as a creative, mathematical and systematic researcher for analyzing market trends and the cycle behaviors behind them.

Dan earned the certification of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1989, obtained the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation in 1992 from the American College. In 1986, Dan received his Masters of Science Degree in Accounting from New York University and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communications from Syracuse University in 1982.

Dan encourages others to follow their dreams regardless of obstacles that may seem to get in the way. He is the father of 3 children, 2 of which have special needs.


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