Chris Temple

I want to tell you a little about myself…what makes me “tick”…and what you can expect from our web site ( and service.
By the time I was a mere 20 years old, I was establishing myself as a financial planner, having already started working with a local firm in my home town of Binghamton, New York.  Among other things, I became licensed as a General Securities Principal of our firm’s brokerage arm, supervising operational activities.
Already becoming successful as both a manager and financial advisor, I was nevertheless quite unprepared for some of the massive market shifts of the early 1980’s.  Successful strategies that had helped our clients reap huge rewards during the inflationary times of the late 1970’s particularly were turned upside down as interest rates skyrocketed and many previously-hot assets CRASHED. 
What STUNNED me was the fact that — though we can look back now at that change in Federal Reserve policy under then-Chairman Paul Volcker as one of the most abrupt in the central bank’s century in existence — NOBODY saw fit to do anything but continue to sell the same investment products.  As with virtually everyone in the financial industry, you see, I had been trained in selling financial products and generating commissions; not on truly understanding the economy and markets.  
This experience first taught me that I needed to understand what I have since come to call “The Game” of our system and how it and related factors create often-foreseeable swings in markets and asset classes.  And it is this knowledge, together with specific, actionable strategies and investment recommendations, that I make available to my Members on an ongoing basis. (NOTE: An archived version of my signature essay on all this, entitled Understanding the Game, can be accessed with a LOT of related content to enhance your knowledge on my web site, at
With this foundation, I am happy to tell you that The National Investor has become recognized as a leading source of credible, understandable information, commentary and investment strategies for individual investors. Often times, our performance has had us at the very top of the rankings, sporting a superior long-term track record compared to most of our peers.  
Further, our careful research on individual companies in a variety of industries has resulted in a great many winners for our Members as well, and earned The National Investor accolades as one of the best “stock picking” services in existence !  (NOTE: On my web site’s home page you can watch a couple FREE “tutorial” videos on this.) 
In addition to spending some time at The National Investor web site, you can follow me:
*  On Twitter, at
*  On Facebook at

I personally have known Chris for about twenty years. We were both speaking at a Conference in Chicago. I was impressed by his presentation and decided to get to know him better which I certainly have since then. He is now a regular guest on both KER Politics and The KE Report. Cory and I and Doc have a lot of respect for his knowledge and for him as a person.

  1. On September 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    Mr T is a big asset to have in my daily thought-stream. I say listening to hundreds of hours of his interviews at home, while driving, on my phone all over the place, and following his written pieces for about a decade. I’m really glad to get his insights here at the KER, and while sometimes he gets a bit smug or dismissive of certain narratives, I’ve learned a lot from him and value his unique perspective.

    Thanks Big Al and Cory for everything you do here and for bringing on such interesting guests with well-reasoned points of view like Chris Temple.


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    • On September 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      I’m not sure why that last “I’ve probably listened…” showed up but let me correct that to say, I have listened to hundreds of hours of his interviews…. 🙂

      • On September 7, 2019 at 3:57 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Chris is a very good person and a very bright and insightful individual

        • On September 8, 2019 at 8:24 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Absolutely Big Al. So are you my friend… Keep up the great work and thanks for all you and Cory do.

  2. On September 8, 2019 at 3:41 am,
    Lance says:

    i browse thru korelin Economics site everyday…..the main reason I stop by this site every day is to listen…..first of all to Chris Temple…..then Jim McKinney and then Big Al………if none of these guys have commentary for the day then I pass it by till the next day

  3. On September 8, 2019 at 4:26 pm,
    Nigel says:

    While I don’t always agree with what CT has to say, I always listen to what he has to say. Enough said!