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Robert Folsom

Robert Folsom

Elliott Wave International

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

Robert Folsom is a financial writer and editor for Elliott Wave International. He has covered politics, popular culture, economics and the financial markets for two decades, via print, radio and the Internet. Robert earned his degree in political science from Columbia University in 1985.

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