Steve Cortes | Political Commentator at CNN, Served on President Trumps Hispanic Advisory Council

Steve Cortes

Political Commentator at CNN, Served on President Trumps Hispanic Advisory Council

Steve Cortes

Steve Cortes traded interest rates, equity ETFs, and currencies on behalf of institutional clients for 25 years. He formed his own independent company before finishing his sales/trading career as Chief Strategist for BGC Partners.

While still in markets, Steve began a television career as a daily broadcaster for CNBC, primarily on the channel’s “Fast Money” franchise. His TV work led to broadcast contracts with Fox News and CNN as well.

Once he fully transitioned to politics, Cortes served as Senior Spokesman and Strategist for the Trump campaigns of both 2016 and 2020.

In politics, Cortes focused largely on outreach to Hispanic voters, garnering huge gains for conservative candidates, from Donald Trump to congressional races. 

Steve then joined the Ron DeSantis PAC, Never Back Down as National Spokesman. 

He graduated from Georgetown University where he played football, and he lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife and four children.

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6 Contrarian Investment Strategies You Should Follow

Drawing upon the themes he voices regularly on his daily CNBC Commentary, and those described in his 2011 book Against The Herd. Steve Cortes challenges investors to think independently and develop a healthy skepticism towards the conventional market wisdom of Wall ST. and the financial media. As a noted contrarian, Cortes presents six alternative opinions on major international investment events. These alternatives include challenging the belief that China represents an emerging superpower; detailing why Japan's economy is locked in an unalterable downward spiral; urging against investing in gold as a safety play; concluding that the housing market has not hit rock bottom; seeming assurance of America's decline, that in fact the United States' power is young -- and growing. Pulling no punches, Cortes presents genuinely actionable alternatives to common market wisdom. His contrarian forecasts -- while sometimes counterintuitive, controversial, and even alarming -- will have a profound effect on global markets, and Steve provides invaluable information on how and when to cash in.

Economic Miracle or Dangerous Mirage?

China's growth has amazed, and stunned, the world as "Middle Kingdom" has grown at break-neck-speed for 30 years without a recession, moving seemingly overnight from the 18th to the 21 Century. Conventional wisdom throughout the Western world hold that China will lead a growth trajectory among emerging markets that will soon place China as pre-eminent superpower over the United States, especially economically. But is the Chinese growth phenomenon sustainable? Or, is China forming the most recent, and incredibly dangerous, investing bubble, akin to the global housing crisis? Steve Cortes makes a powerful case that systemic hindrances preclude further expansion for China. Specifically, its terrible demographic, lack of transparency and concomitant lack of innovation, and the ultimate folly of central planning

They're Still Coming To America

As Neil Diamond so eloquently crooned, "on the boats and on the planes, they're coming to America." Americans, so long accustomed to massive immigration and successful continual assimilation of new arrivals easily lose sight of the singularity of America's experience as the world's foremost destination for talent, aspiration, and investment. The son of an immigrant, Steve speaks passionately about the importance of immigration in the United States, and its primacy in forming a country unique in the world, culturally and economically. From the sweat-soaked produce worker in a California farm to the graduate level engineer in a lab at MIT, immigrants provide the energy, ideas - and even the reproduction - that America so badly needs and so powerfully harnesses. Moreover, the immigration provides the only realistic "Silver Bullet" solution to solve so many pressing problems of the United States -- from low housing demand to political climate resistant to this productive heritage of renewal. He argues firmly, though, that the better traditions of America's openness will continue to flourish, ensuring that america's economic growth will not only continue, but accelerate, in coming decades as immigration continues to regenerate America. Cortes presents actionable business and investing strategies to capitalize on this primary aspect of American exceptionalism.

It's Still Morning in America
Get Ready for the Second American Century

Americans widely believe that our country's best days have passed and that the U.S. faces, at best, a managed decline from its historic superpower status. Admittedly, the United States has recently pursued policies antithetical to growth and even to our own national historic ideals. But nonetheless, the over-arching trajectory of America's steady rise as the world's leader remains solidly intact and, in fact, should accelerate in coming decades. Six powerful macro forces argue for a prosperous American future:

1. Culture of Innovation
2. Demographic Advantages
3. Immigration
4. Geography
5. Energy Revolution
6. Military Dominance

While acknowledging the very real risks to America's future, I explain why those risks are mitigated and project that American power is young and growing and that the United States, the indispensable nation, will remain exceptional far beyond our lifetimes.

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