The Mr. X Interviews
world views from a fictional us sovereign creditor
How is the US’ relationship with the world changing after the 2008 financial crisis?
Why is that relationship changing? What will those changes potentially mean for the US and global economies?
We rarely hear such topics discussed in the mainstream media, and the little we do hear tends to be brief and topical. That’s why, in Mr. X, I present you with a conversation between himself and a fictional US sovereign creditor to give us an outsider’s look into how the changing role of the US dollar in the global economy could drive meaningful shifts in financial and geopolitical policies in coming years.
Luke Gromen is the founder of FFTT, LLC (“Forest for the Trees”), a research firm that aggregates a wide variety of macroeconomic, thematic, and sector trends to identify investable, developing economic bottlenecks for its customers. He wrote Mr. X to give voice to a number of seemingly disparate trends all pointing to major changes developing in the global economy.
This book gives a brief and incisive look at why the world needs the US dollar less and less.
In Gromen’s conversations with Mr. X, readers will learn:
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“The US is in a hell of a mess in every direction.”
— Paul Volcker, Former Federal Chairman, October 2018
The United States is in a financial crisis, and in The Mr. X Interviews, Volume 2, Luke Gromen analyzes why.
This follow-up to Gromen’s first book reintroduces the mysterious Mr. X, a fictional sovereign creditor who has befriended Luke, and through a series of insightful conversations, shares with him his concerns about the United States’ financial situation.At the heart of this volume’s discussion is the state of the US dollar-centric system. Covering the period from October 2017–January 2019, Mr. X analyzes how China and other countries seek to escape the post-Bretton Woods dollar-centric system in various ways and what that could mean for the US and global economies.
In these pages, you’ll get a better understanding of why:
Backed by numerous statistics, financial articles, and illustrative charts, The Mr. X Interviews, Volume 2 will open your eyes to a financial side of the world you’ve never seen.Luke Gromen has twenty-five years of experience in equity research, equity research sales, and as a macro/thematic analyst. He is the founder and president of the macro/thematic research firm FFTT, LLC, which helps investors connect the dots between Wall Street, corporate America, and international economies to identify investable developing economic bottlenecks for his clients.