Global Macro Trader and Financial Content Creator
“Weston is like a hybrid of The Daily Show + BloombergTV (but with sharper humor and insights).”
Born and raised in New York. Moved to Tokyo with one suitcase. Hired by Goldman off the streets (literally) to trade futures, options & listed derivatives, then to Jefferies Japan Equity Sales & Japan Macro Hedge Fund Sales.
Currently Global Markets Contributor at Real Vision, creating original content on global macro markets, and interviewing guests.
Specialize in identifying how and where Asia intersects with broader cross-asset markets globally, with emphasis on central bank policy analysis – namely the Bank of Japan. And often with a twist of (attempted) humor and entertainment.
The Highly Unconventional Way of How and Why I Got Into Finance
Or listen on Real Vision Podcast HERE
Markets Meme Clips
(Being a Professional Clown on Finance & Markets)
Weston’s Trading Disclaimer (may sound amusing, but not a joke)
1-on-1 with Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda
Bank of Japan feat. J-Pop Group “USD148” / AKB48 (from “How Bank of Japan Blew Up Global Markets in 2022”)
Yield Curve Control as Explained by Bank of Japan Governor Will Smith
China Levergrande “Jail, or Die”
Video Clips on Trading & General Markets Philosophy
We are not trading markets, we are trading ourselves
The Asia ↔︎ Europe/US Financial Markets Media Info Arb
Expect the Unexpected: A Trading Lesson from my High School Self
Laundry List of BTC and Risk Asset Drivers
Video Clips on the Bank of Japan
Why Bank of Japan is fundamentally the world’s most consequential major central bank, as the laboratory for radical policy experimentation:
How Bank of Japan’s Yield Curve Control has been holding global financial markets together “behind the scenes” since 2016, and what may happen if YCC is compromised:
A real example of what happens when Bank of Japan loses control of Yield Curve Control (for just one day):
Full Videos of Original Content
Why Global Markets Are Addicted to the Bank of Japan
How The Bank of Japan Uses Media to Test Policies (BOJ “Press Tests”)
How the Bank of Japan Blew Up Global Markets in 2022
Differentiated Takes on Global Cross-Asset Markets
Why Did Markets Rally After a Fed Rate Hike?
How to (and not to) Trade Geopolitical Risk
Trading Geopolitical Risk (Part 2)
Bitcoin / Crypto
Explaining BTC Price Action Through Futures-Backed ETFs