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Founder at Orcam Financial Group, LLC

Mr. Roche is the founder of Orcam Financial Group, LLC, a low fee financial services firm based in San Diego, CA as well as the founder of the popular financial website Pragmatic Capitalism. 

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Three Things I Think I Think – Corona Edition
No two economic environments will ever be the same, but we can learn a bit from history and better prepare ourselves for what might be coming.
Three Things I Think I Think – Bubbles, Bernie & The Recliners
Is there another stock market bubble coming? Would a Bernie Sanders presidency be good for the stock market? And more...
American Living Standards Have Never Been Better
6 in 10 Americans say they’re better off financially than they were a year ago. This is an all-time high in the poll and at levels we last saw in 1999 during the tech boom.
Why Is Shorting Stocks So Difficult?
Shorting is different from being long in that your timing has to be virtually perfect.
Sorry, But Your ESG Funds Probably Suck
We want to do what’s right and make money.
Do Recessions Need To Happen?
The US economy stopped being super cyclical in the post-war era. Now it tends to trend and get shocked.
Stop Saying MMT Describes Reality – It Doesn’t
The simple fact is that MMT does not, definitively does not, describe the existing reality of the monetary system. Let me explain.
Let’s Talk About The Utility Of Balance Sheet Consolidation
Monetary policy can be highly effective when inflation is high so it’s a tool that’s better to have and not need than to need and not have. But while consolidation is useful in a general sense, it is wrong and misleading in a specific sense.
EC Does War Matter For Your Portfolio?
With the news in Iran and the potential of another war in the Middle East, let's discuss what this may or may not mean for portfolios.
What Should You Do When The Stock Market Goes Bonkers?
The stock market was sneaky strong this past year. The MSCI All-World Index was up 27% in 2019. The S&P 500 was up 31%.
Intangible Returns
Financial professionals love to talk about beating the market. I want to discuss how underperforming is sometimes a good thing.
My View On “Late Stage Capitalism”
Bedore I put the debate about Capitalism and Socialism into perspective here, let's properly define some terms because they’re used in a rather lazy manner in the mainstream media....
Do Rich People Debunk MMT?
MMT people like to say that taxes don’t fund government spending and that the government doesn’t need income to spend. This is wrong in a rather basic sense.
Let’s Talk About Banks And Magical Money Trees
The reality is that private banks create a very real form of money that operates as a perfectly viable medium of exchange. And they create that money in a manner that the Central Bank mostly accommodates, rather than controls.
Three Things I Think I Think – Tesla And The Broken Window Theory
Here are some things I think I am thinking about.
Three Things I Think I Think – I’d Like To Report A Mass Murder
Here are some things I think I am thinking about today.
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