Some things never really change, notwithstanding the way in which they come to us. Writers and their motivations would head that list. The early artists who used cave walls as a canvas, the scribes who wrote on parchment, the would-be publishers who flocked to Johannes Gutenberg’s invention, and those who publish online have had at least one thing in common through the ages: someone had a story to tell and hoped that the audience would appreciate it and perhaps even take it to heart.
That seems unlikely to change despite unparalleled advances in technology and changes in public attitudes and tastes.
Sometimes an author or a journalist decides to tell a story simply because it seems necessary. In a recent example, I became genuinely appalled at some of the investment projections I heard concerning so-called “pot (marijuana) stocks” and wrote about them, though strictly speaking they were outside of my normal pursuits. I did that because I could not believe some of what I was reading and hearing and felt the need to separate hyperbole from fact (which is often what a journalist does). It could be said that I had become “professionally alarmed.” And I had to take great care to put my position clearly: I was not taking issue with anyone who wanted to smoke pot for medicinal or recreational purposes. Rather, I was taking issue with some of what was passing for investment analysis of pot stocks.
After reading Al Emid’s books I decided to enter the stock market.
For anyone who is concerned about their savings and investments in these uncertain times, veteran journalist Al Emid explains in clear language the reasons why the financial markets are so volatile. With the insights of experts who have a global perspective, The Emid Report on Volatility 2019 and 2020 will help the average person to think about steps to take to protect their money and reduce their stress in these crazy times.
Don Loney, Business Editor
Al Emid researches the issues that are the subject of his books BEFORE you even know they’re the issues you need to understand – frontier markets, ISIS, and more recently what you REALLY need to know about market volatility in 2019 and 2020. In an era of fake news and no-bake news (grab and mix trite comments from the internet), he serves up tasty reading you can understand.
Strategic Advisor / Conseillère stratégique
Al has brought a life time of experience as a journalist, author, editor, and radio and film producer to his latest publication. Hands-on research both at home and in various Middle East countries has honed his skills even further in this insightful and timely book on how to navigate unstable stock markets globally, and how to customize strategies to effectively manage and get the most out of your investment portfolios. A ‘must read’ for those who need to confront daily business news with understanding and confidence.
Strategic Communications Coordinator
Al Emid is a versatile journalist. He writes with great expertise about the financial world but has also written about his own personal experiences. Al thoroughly investigates and researches his subjects in order to provide an accurate and clear account of his topic. His books and articles are informative yet easily read.
AL EMID IS A MIND: YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!
IT’S IRRELEVANT WHETHER ONE’S INTERESTS LEAD TO FINANCE
FOR HIS BREADTH OF KNOWLEDGE WILL VELCRO YOU TO HIS THOUGHTS AND ONWARD!
JO LEE MANSELL
JO LEE Magazine — A 40+ MM GLOBAL READERSHIP
I have known Al Emid for a very long time, and I have had the privilege of co-authoring a best-selling book with him. He is a profoundly genuine person who works diligently to get at relevant stories and facts, which he then presents in a way that people want to learn about them.
Rev. Dn. Paul K. Bates MTS, DPT (cand). FCPA, FCMA, CMC.
Fellow, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
Certified Management Consultant.