Olegs Jemeljanovs, PhD, CFA

  A seasoned professional in the field of financial markets, investments and economic analysis with the crucial mix of private and public sector experience (large international lenders, private boutique banks, ministry of finance, central bank, financial regulator). Able to cover macroeconomic and microeconomic trends, short-term market moves and long-term economic cycles, the role of biology and psychology in finance. Have held both front-office, sales and analytical positions. If you want complex economic, financial, political, historical, sociological and psychological concepts to be explained in a simple and accessible way then you have certainly found the right website. If your consider the sense of humor to be important then you have definitely found the right man.

 



24 Stories by Olegs Jemeljanovs, PhD, CFA

In Search of a Major Technological Breakthrough. Part II. Reinventing the Wheel: Why Are We So Fascinated With Electric Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, Orbital Space Travel, Anti-Obesity Drugs, and

One of the signs that the rate of technological progress has been falling is our recent fascination with such seemingly “revolutionary” inventions as electric...
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In Search of a Major Technological Breakthrough. Part I. Degrowth: The Uncomfortable Truth Behind the Green Revolution

Since 1971 we have been living in an age of price mega revolution with the average annual rates of inflation reaching their historical peaks...
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Why Optimism Is Dangerous for Your Financial Well-Being

Optimism has become a cult these days. Both mainstream and social media outlets strongly encourage their readers, viewers, and listeners to keep believing that...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day: The Role of Yin and Yang in Investing and Life

My congratulations to those ladies and gentlemen who celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. This is an open secret than men tend to...
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The 2024 Stock Market Horoscope

The future is always blurry since it is impossible to know for sure what lies ahead of us. As an example, just check out...
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The Centenary of Vladimir Lenin’s Death and His 30 Quotes on Life, Politics, and Economics: Have We Learned Anything in 100 Years?

January 21, 2024 is the centenary of Vladimir Lenin’s death. I am not a socialist because humans, at the current stage of their biological...
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Physical Gold, Paper Gold, Digital Gold: Will Scarcity Finally Rule in a New Safe-Haven Asset Paradigm?

An unexpected outbreak of the latest military conflict between Israel and the Palestinians on October 7, 2023 was once again sending investors in search...
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Life Balance, Financial Well-Being, Investing, and Debt: How to Navigate Personal Finance

It is okay to worry about personal finance. Navigating the treacherous waters of life balance, financial well-being, investing, and debt may seem exhausting for...
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Why Managers Want to Become Leaders and Why They Largely Fail: One of the Greatest Intellectual Confusions of Our Times

Everyone wants to be a leader these days, or, at least, a self-leader. “Leader” sounds majestic and ambitious. A “leader” is someone who should...
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A Visual History of Gold (and Silver): Money, a Barbarous Relic, a Go-Nowhere Investment, and BRICS Money Again?

There are rumors circulating in the financial community that the BRICS countries are poised to announce the creation of a new gold-backed currency. Furthermore,...
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The Myth of “Good” Inflation and “Bad” Deflation

The myth that inflation is a “good” thing has become quite deeply entrenched over the past decades. Its proponents insist that it indicates a...
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Thank God, This Is a Crisis!

Strategy versus Culture: How to Exploit Low Chances of Success When Starting a Cultural Revolution in a Society, a Company, or an Organization The...
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