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After nearly 11 years of 24/7/365 operation, Global Economic Intersection co-founders Steven Hansen and John Lounsbury are retiring. The new owner, a global media company in London, is in the process of completing the set-up of Global Economic Intersection files in their system and publishing platform. The official website ownership transfer took place on 24 August.
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Today is the last day of publishing for the original Econintersect team. Starting from a single blog in September 2010, GEI has grown to a multi-blog website with weekly page reads reaching as high as 45,000 and as many as 36,000 unique visitors per month. Although the site has not been the financial success we had hoped for, we are pleased that we have been able to bring a broad range of high-quality reading to so many. We are indebted to our many faithful readers.
We are especially indebted to the many who have contributed so much content over the years. We cannot mention all who have come and gone (and in some cases come back again), but we must mention those who have been particularly diligent.
- Gary has written and edited 3 Market Reports daily (when the New York markets were open) for years.
- Sig Silber has spent many years with daily LIVE Weather articles as well as multiple droughts, weather economics, and long-term forecast summaries from NOAA (U.S.) and JAMSTEC (Japan) every month.
- Shamy Shabeer, a name our readers will not recognize, has helped us with article setups for many years.
- Our longest surviving contributor from the early months is Frank Li who has written weekly columns (sometimes more than once a week) that both informed and agitated readers with contentious views of history, politics, and governance. Along the way, he also wrote and published four books.
- Jim Welsh has been contributing investing analysis articles for ten years and has made GEI the exclusive publishing source for his weekly Technical Review and Monthly Macro Tides reports for the last six years.
- Finally, we remember with sad fondness the weekly articles (some weeks more than one) from Jeff Miller who contacted us and offered to become a contributor the first month we were open. He continued to do that until he became seriously ill in February 2021. We lost Jeff to eternity in April.
We may be leaving the stewardship of GEI but we both plan to continue to be active in following and writing about the market and economics topics we have been covering for years. We will try to keep you informed of our future adventures.
The schedule for the site to reopen has not been announced by the new owner.