THE GEORGE JARKESY SHOW WELCOMES SPECIAL GUEST MATT FERRIS OF THE US GOLD BUREAU AS WELL AS JOHN KICKLIGHTER FROM FXCM. THE SHOW ALSO WELCOMES ECONOMIST STEPHEN MOORE.
Matt Ferris is the Chairman of the United States Gold Bureau, a physical precious metals company headquartered in Austin, Texas. The Company was targeted for takeover by Mr. Ferris and his associates following the identification of opportunities for significant improvement in the management and operations of the firm, in addition to the long-term outlook for hard assets over the coming decades. Mr. Ferris, along with his business partners and management team restructured the Company in 2008 and are now guiding its healthy, rapid growth.
In addition to serving as the Chairman of the United States Gold Bureau, Mr. Ferris is an active investor and entrepreneur; he is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Ferris has significant experience in international business, especially in Asia. Prior to acquiring the United States Gold Bureau, Mr. Ferris founded a consumer products business that solved a significant problem in residential fire safety.
Most recently, Mr. Ferris has taken an active role in evaluating and seeking solutions for regulatory and political pressures that are affecting the rare coin and precious metals industry. In order to ensure that private citizens retain unrestricted access to precious metals, he became a founding member of the Gold and Silver PAC.
In his spare time, Matt is an avid water skier. Mr. Ferris holds an MBA in international business and entrepreneurship from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the California State University at Chico.
John Kicklighter is a currency strategist for FXCM in New York where he specializes in combining fundamental and technical analysis with money management. John authors a number of regular articles for DailyFX.com, ranging in topics from basic fundamental forecasts for the G10 economies and commodities to more complex subjects like the level of risk sentiment across the financial markets and the carry trade specifically. John has actively traded since he was a teenager. His experience ranges from spot currency, financial futures, commodities, stocks, and options on all of these instruments for his personal accounts. John graduated from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York with a Bachelors degree in Finance and Investment.
Stephen Moore (born February 16, 1960) is an American economic writer and policy analyst who founded and served as president of theClub for Growth from 1999 to 2004. He is currently a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board and frequently opines on the pages of their op-ed section. Moore is known for advocating free-market policies and supply-side economics.
Moore grew up in New Trier Township, Illinois. He graduated from the prestigious New Trier High School in 1978. He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. from George Mason University in economics.
Moore was the senior economist of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee under Chairman Dick Armey of Texas. There, he was also an architect of the Armey flat taxproposal in 1995. He was also part of the research team hired by Americans For Fair Taxation to create the FairTax, the most co-sponsored tax reform proposal inCongress.
Moore founded the Club for Growth in 1999. He served as its president until his resignation in December 2004. His supporters credited him with raising $20 million to fund candidates for the 2004 elections.
In 2005, he founded the 501(c)(4) Free Enterprise Fund with other prominent Club for Growth members including Arthur Laffer and Mallory Factor. Under Moore’s direction, the Free Enterprise Fund lobbied for Social Security privatization, the permanent repeal of estate tax, and for tort reform. It is also opposed to the Sarbanes–Oxley Act.
Moore is a contributing editor for National Review and a frequent economics commentator on CNBC‘s Kudlow & Company. He also appears on Fox News’ On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren. He is also a frequent commentator on CNN‘s weekend program Your Money. Moore appeared on the October 10, 2008, episode of Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher where Congressman Barney Frank accused him of distorting the truth, saying “Frankly, I have more respect for you than the kind of pattern of distortion you engage in here”, in response to Moore suggesting that some Democrats in Congress take a favorable view of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, among others.
He was interviewed in Michael Moore‘s (no relation) 2009 film Capitalism: A Love Story. Moore appeared in a comedic segment “Stephen Colbert’s Doom Bunker” on a March 4, 2009 episode of The Colbert Report, parodying a Glenn Beck report.