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Jared Dillian is the editor of The Daily Dirtnap, a daily market newsletter for investment professionals, continuously published since 2008. He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1996 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, from the University of San Francisco in 2001 with a Masters in Business Administration, concentration in Finance, and from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2023 with a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing. Jared worked for a small floor market maker on the Pacific Options Exchange from 1999-2000, and was a trader for Lehman Brothers from 2001 to 2008, specializing in index arbitrage and ETF trading. He is also the author of STREET FREAK: Money And Madness At Lehman Brothers, which was named Businessweek’s #1 general business book of 2011, and the novel ALL THE EVIL OF THIS WORLD, published in 2016, THOSE BASTARDS: 69 Essays on Life, Creativity, and Meaning, published in 2023, NO WORRIES: How To Live a Stress Free Financial Life, published in 2024, and NIGHT MOVES and Other Stories, to be published in November 2024. Additionally, Jared is an adjunct professor in the business program at Coastal Carolina University. Jared was also an investment strategist at Mauldin Economics, and previously contributed to Bloomberg Opinion, Forbes and TheStreet.com. His media appearances include MSNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV, BNN, NPR, The New York Times, LA Times, Business Insider, Marketwatch, Yahoo! Finance, and dozens of local and syndicated radio programs. He was also the host of The Jared Dillian Show, a nationally syndicated radio show on personal finance. In his spare time, Jared is a progressive house DJ and speaks frequently on mental health issues at financial institutions.


Mike Park, The Daily Dirtnap’s product consultant, also worked for the same small floor market maker a decade ago with Jared. He has since worked across business development and product management for digital media startups in San Francisco and New York. Mike has assisted the newsletter since its inception in 2008.


Gavin Kemble, analyst at The Daily Dirtnap, will graduate from Coastal Carolina University in 2025 with a Bachelors in Business Administration.


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