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This blog mostly features articles about the United States economy and its financial markets. Though I am an European (Estonian, to be more precise), I find the US particularly interesting. Among the many reasons that I find the US economy intriguing is that information is plentiful and by and large, the US is transparent. That may not always be the case, but there are many experts out there who are able to interpret obscure or purposefully misleading data. The US also has a very large impact on the world economy (decreasingly so, though).

Helping people understand the data and providing an alternative view as opposed to the mainstream financial news media are  also one of the reasons I started this blog back in January 2009. Most of the time I write about macro topics, but every once in a while I write about more specific, non-macro topics. Due to my focus on big picture items and less so on markets, I changed the name of my blog, which used to be Stuck on Wall Street.

Since there are so many websites, TV channels and people to follow, it can be quite difficult to get a handle on things. That is why I have started a new series or articles, which can be found under the category ‘people‘, where I write about people whose analysis and predictions have been accurate. I also have plans to start a series that focuses on what makes economies work better (and why they fail). I try to keep the blog updated as often as possible but since this is not my day job (I’m a student), it is not my top priority and sometimes I just don’t have the time to write something new. I try refrain myself from publishing non-generic content and try to provide as much original analysis as possible.

Currently I am a bachelor student at Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Economics. In addition to managing blogs I am also a contributor at Seeking Alpha.

Kristjan Velbri

If you would like to contact me, send me an e-mail at kvelbri[at]gmail[dot]com