Below is our recent interview with Sally Holton, Digital Communications Manager at Agora Financial:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Agora Financial?
A: Agora Financial is a research and publishing firm that provides independent economic commentary, analysis and education through print issues, online publications, videos, conference calls and more. Through free and paid publications, we share unbiased market commentary and market news.
Q: Why is it important to become financially literate? What does it mean for the start?
A: Our primary goal is to help our readers secure financial independence. Financial literacy is a large part of that equation. The current debt and retirement crisis is a direct result of poor financial education. It’s important to be financially literate to ensure subscribers are managing their money effectively and making educated financial decisions. The basis of this is understanding how money works.
Q: Who makes up your team? What makes them independent and unbiased?
A: The Agora Financial team is made up of editors with various financial pedigrees including an ex-hedge fund manager; a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist; a world-leading bonds expert; an acclaimed documentary writer and producer; a CBOE floor trader; a retirement consultant; an American lawyer, economist and investment banker; a Harvard-trained geologist and former aide to the U.S. chief of naval operations; and many more.
We consider ourselves independent and unbiased because we never accept money from companies or investors in exchange for coverage.
Q: You’ve correctly predicted some of Wall Street’s and Washington’s biggest moves; could you tell us something more?
A: Our experts have decades of combined experience researching trends like macroeconomics, trading strategies, tech and much more. And through bull markets and bear markets, we’ve been able to leverage that experience to help our subscribers. If you give our experts a trend, they will go find potentially lucrative moneymaking opportunities. Collectively we are stronger than any money manager because in the end, we are independent and unbiased. We exist only to serve our members’ best interests. The thousands of percent in total cumulative returns our readers could have made with our recommendations and analysis is proof.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: As the financial landscape continues to evolve, our franchises are focusing on product development, bringing on new gurus and continuing to deliver top-tier financial advice.