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Bud Conrad

Bud Conrad

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

Bud Conrad holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. He has held positions with IBM, CDC, Amdahl, and Tandem. Currently, he serves as a local board member of the National Association of Business Economics and teaches graduate courses in investing at Golden Gate University. Bud, a futures investor for 25 years and a full-time investor for a decade, is also a regular lecturer for American Association of Individual Investors. In addition, as chief economist at Casey Research, he produces original analysis for Casey Research, including unique charts and research on the economy and investment markets.

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    Published 04 September 2008 | viewed 3,748 times

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    Published 20 May 2005 | viewed 12,890 times

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    Published 09 April 2005 | viewed 8,055 times

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    Published 15 March 2005 | viewed 5,599 times

    The Foreign Connection Carousel This week I take a bigger view of how the credit markets work, to put into context the specific measure of…

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    Published 07 March 2005 | viewed 8,719 times

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    Published 25 February 2005 | viewed 5,278 times

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