Welcome to the economic and financial blog of C.Jay Engel, financial advisor and investment strategist at The Sullivan Group in Northern California. At the Sullivan Group, we provide a variety of important financial services for our clients. Please click here for more on what we do.
The purpose of this blog is to serve as an outlet for the daily thoughts and observations surrounding the financial markets and the condition of the economy more generally. On this blog you will find out what I am reading throughout the day and my reflections on current trends. You will also find quotes and insight from my favorite Austrian economists, many of whom have foreseen our current economic calamity.
The name of the blog specifies the lens through which I interpret the economy. The “Austrian School” is a free-market tradition of economic thought that was birthed at the end of the 19th century and continued to advance out of Austrian and into the new world with individuals such as Ludwig von Mises and his student F.A. Hayek. It was the Austrian School that was most adamantly opposed to the rise of Keynesianism and central planning in the western world, especially during the era of the two world wars. The Austrian School is set apart in its methodology, views on money and banking, economic calculation, theory of production, and especially its theory of the boom/bust cycle. More on the Austrian School can be found here.
I will never make investment recommendations on this site and nothing that is said on this website constitutes as my advice. If you are interested in what I do and how the Austrian School influences my professional work, please contact me here. I would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions that you may have.