Edward Harrison is creating independent and non-political market and macro analysis
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The future of the financial blogosphere

Here's the deal: Credit Writedowns has been in business for a little over 10 years now. I launched the site during the financial crisis when there was a great need for independent analysis of our global financial system. Most people were taken by surprise by the length and severity of the crisis. And they wanted to hear independent voices who could tell them what was really happening.

But as the crisis has faded, people have turned away from finance and very few independent voices remain. Meanwhile the rest of the financial internet is disappearing behind paywalls, leaving very few independent voices out there to help people navigate the risks of our turbulent financial system.

The future of the global economy

I believe another economic downturn will be upon us in the next year or two. And likely, this will mean a financial crisis. I strongly feel that we still need to hear well-informed views of what's happening in the world of economics and finance. And I intend to be one of those voices for as long as I can.

To do that, I have depended on your support So thank you!

You are the people who give me the freedom to develop a finance site independent of a particular economic school of thought and a political philosophy.

Now I need your financial support to keep the bulk of my content public.

My goals for the money you provide

First and foremost, my goal is to pay for the infrastructure behind Credit Writedowns like the server costs, the domain registration and all of that nitty gritty. Those costs add up.
  • Hosting. I need a robust hosting environment to the site never crash es even when traffic spikes.
  • MailChimp. This is the email service I use to email posts to the subscription list, daily or weekly. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere -- too many in my view. And occasionally, I want to add a new site feature. For example, I would like to make Credit Writedowns more accessible via a mobile app. And I have web developers at the ready to do this.
But I also want to take a 'salary' that allows me to spend more time writing. If I am successful, I can spend all of my time writing, creating content, answering your questions and creating a community just as this next economic crisis forms.

My stretch goals

To take Credit Writedowns to the next level, I would like to do things like:
  • Start a daily or even a weekly podcast
  • Make vidcast interviews
  • Hire an additional full-time employee
That's my pitch. Here's what you get

And so for supporting me, you will get access to:
  • Some of the best macro and market analysis out there -- and before it is posted publicly on Credit Writedowns
  • Patreon-specific content (that I dare not publish publicly) with my opinion about markets, monetary policy, fiscal policy, you name it
  • Ad-free access to Credit Writedowns
  • The ability to comment both here at Patreon and on Credit Writedowns and shape the topics I discuss
  • The satisfaction that you are helping to maintain a free, open and informative Internet


Tiers
Credit Writedowns supporter
$1 or more per month
After pledging, you'll receive a link to join my "inner circle" email list. And that means you get post content emailed to you as soon as it is created. And you also get to preview content here at Patreon that other people can't and won't see. Plus, because it's a private place, I am starting a forum which I can use for feedback or post suggestions. 


I plan to write on a lot of different topics: the economy, technology, markets and politics. Feel free to suggest anything you want to hear more about and I will do my best to include that.


I also will let this list know about upcoming plans for the site before we announce them publicly.


Give any amount you can whether that's $1 or $8

Credit Writedowns Patron
$9 or more per month
This is my suggested pledge amount! $9 a month makes you a hero in my book because these $9 pledges will really add up, pay for stuff and help me continue writing. I appreciate you supporting the site. 


At this level, you get everything available at the base level plus my more in-depth macro analysis on jobs and the economy.


Credit Writedowns Pro Patron
$39 or more per month
This is the level more geared toward investors and finance geeks. At this level, you get everything the Patron level offers as well as my market and market-sensitive macro analysis.


Since 2000, I have successfully predicted every major swing in the US economy using macro data analysis. That includes the downturn at the turn of the century, the downturn that began in 2007, and the mid-cycle pause that began in 2014. Knowing how to position yourself ahead of these events makes or breaks businesses and portfolios. 


I intend to offer this same analysis going forward to Credit Writedowns Pro Patrons.


When Credit Writedowns Pro starts up, you get in the door for $39, which will be a sizable discount to the standard rate. That's my way of saying thank you for your support.

Global Macro Advisors Client
$99 or more per month
Think of yourself as my client. At this tier, we can have a much more personalized and tailored relationship where I am available to advise you or your firm one on one.
Goals
58 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 patrons, I will hire a web design company to create a mobile app of Credit Writedowns.
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The future of the financial blogosphere

Here's the deal: Credit Writedowns has been in business for a little over 10 years now. I launched the site during the financial crisis when there was a great need for independent analysis of our global financial system. Most people were taken by surprise by the length and severity of the crisis. And they wanted to hear independent voices who could tell them what was really happening.

But as the crisis has faded, people have turned away from finance and very few independent voices remain. Meanwhile the rest of the financial internet is disappearing behind paywalls, leaving very few independent voices out there to help people navigate the risks of our turbulent financial system.

The future of the global economy

I believe another economic downturn will be upon us in the next year or two. And likely, this will mean a financial crisis. I strongly feel that we still need to hear well-informed views of what's happening in the world of economics and finance. And I intend to be one of those voices for as long as I can.

To do that, I have depended on your support So thank you!

You are the people who give me the freedom to develop a finance site independent of a particular economic school of thought and a political philosophy.

Now I need your financial support to keep the bulk of my content public.

My goals for the money you provide

First and foremost, my goal is to pay for the infrastructure behind Credit Writedowns like the server costs, the domain registration and all of that nitty gritty. Those costs add up.
  • Hosting. I need a robust hosting environment to the site never crash es even when traffic spikes.
  • MailChimp. This is the email service I use to email posts to the subscription list, daily or weekly. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere -- too many in my view. And occasionally, I want to add a new site feature. For example, I would like to make Credit Writedowns more accessible via a mobile app. And I have web developers at the ready to do this.
But I also want to take a 'salary' that allows me to spend more time writing. If I am successful, I can spend all of my time writing, creating content, answering your questions and creating a community just as this next economic crisis forms.

My stretch goals

To take Credit Writedowns to the next level, I would like to do things like:
  • Start a daily or even a weekly podcast
  • Make vidcast interviews
  • Hire an additional full-time employee
That's my pitch. Here's what you get

And so for supporting me, you will get access to:
  • Some of the best macro and market analysis out there -- and before it is posted publicly on Credit Writedowns
  • Patreon-specific content (that I dare not publish publicly) with my opinion about markets, monetary policy, fiscal policy, you name it
  • Ad-free access to Credit Writedowns
  • The ability to comment both here at Patreon and on Credit Writedowns and shape the topics I discuss
  • The satisfaction that you are helping to maintain a free, open and informative Internet


Recent posts by Edward Harrison

Tiers
Credit Writedowns supporter
$1 or more per month
After pledging, you'll receive a link to join my "inner circle" email list. And that means you get post content emailed to you as soon as it is created. And you also get to preview content here at Patreon that other people can't and won't see. Plus, because it's a private place, I am starting a forum which I can use for feedback or post suggestions. 


I plan to write on a lot of different topics: the economy, technology, markets and politics. Feel free to suggest anything you want to hear more about and I will do my best to include that.


I also will let this list know about upcoming plans for the site before we announce them publicly.


Give any amount you can whether that's $1 or $8

Credit Writedowns Patron
$9 or more per month
This is my suggested pledge amount! $9 a month makes you a hero in my book because these $9 pledges will really add up, pay for stuff and help me continue writing. I appreciate you supporting the site. 


At this level, you get everything available at the base level plus my more in-depth macro analysis on jobs and the economy.


Credit Writedowns Pro Patron
$39 or more per month
This is the level more geared toward investors and finance geeks. At this level, you get everything the Patron level offers as well as my market and market-sensitive macro analysis.


Since 2000, I have successfully predicted every major swing in the US economy using macro data analysis. That includes the downturn at the turn of the century, the downturn that began in 2007, and the mid-cycle pause that began in 2014. Knowing how to position yourself ahead of these events makes or breaks businesses and portfolios. 


I intend to offer this same analysis going forward to Credit Writedowns Pro Patrons.


When Credit Writedowns Pro starts up, you get in the door for $39, which will be a sizable discount to the standard rate. That's my way of saying thank you for your support.

Global Macro Advisors Client
$99 or more per month
Think of yourself as my client. At this tier, we can have a much more personalized and tailored relationship where I am available to advise you or your firm one on one.