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Charles Benavidez

Charles Benavidez

Staff Writer, Safehaven.com

Contributor since: 27 Feb 2018

Biography

Charles Benavidez is a writer and editor for Safehaven.com. Charles is located in New York City and has over 5 years of experiencing covering financial markets. 

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