About Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is an international lawyer, financier, and published author. He is the Founder and CEO of Vanquish Merchant Bank. His writings appear in journals such as the Harvard Journal of International Press-Politics. For six years Oliver was an international litigator and corporate attorney practicing cross-border mergers and acquisitions at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the top ranked litigation firm in the country. Oliver Wright holds dual Master and Doctor of Law degrees in International and Comparative Law from Cornell Law School, where he graduated with honors and was Editor of the Cornell Law Review. He was class major valedictorian at UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude, phi beta kappa with a BA in Communications Studies.

Why spend time and energy growing corn?

By |July 21st, 2016|

David Gladstone explains why lower prices won’t push his REIT toward greater commodity crop exposure and why growers don’t need to own the land they farm.

Explosion In Commodities Volume Points To Stealth Fed Manipulated Inflation

By |April 22nd, 2016|

One commodity trader writes in with some very unique observations. From trader "Peter" * * * The insanity has now fully spilled into the commodity markets – a market which I professionally made a transition to after the 2008 crisis from the financial markets, simply because I believed it was a market that would still function according to true fundamentals… I guess that only lasted so long… The commodity markets have been prone to excessive speculation for years, but at the end, the thought of specializing in something “tangible” that EVENTUALLY would have to revert back to true supply and demand fundamentals made all the sense in the world. Specially with the true circus that the financial markets have become since 2008… * * * From: XXXXXXXXXX To: "Peter" Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:35 PM Subject: volume totals today 774K of soybeans traded today and that would be a record by nearly 160K contracts as yesterday set the record at 615K. Over 88K Jly/Nov traded today and 97K..

Two New Quicktime Zero Day Exploits: Uninstall QuickTime for Windows Right Now

By |April 18th, 2016|

We’re putting the word out that everyone should follow Apple’s guidance and uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible. This is for two reasons. First, Apple is deprecating QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform and recommend users uninstall it. Note that this does not apply to QuickTime on Mac OSX. Second, our Zero Day Initiative has just released two advisories ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242 detailing two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows. These advisories are being released in accordance with the Zero Day Initiative’s Disclosure Policy for when a vendor does not issue a security patch for a disclosed vulnerability. And because Apple is no longer providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows, these vulnerabilities are never going to be patched. We’re not aware of any active attacks against these vulnerabilities currently. But the only way to protect your Windows..

Android Users Beware: Hackers Got Some New X-Rated Tricks Up Their Sleeves

By |April 18th, 2016|

While some cyber criminals are extraordinary sophisticated, and even work in multi-national groups to orchestrate elaborate breaches, most of them are simply preying upon human habits in an effort to steal data like payment card information or Social Security numbers. More often than not, the ploys they use to get this data aim to trick victims into willingly downloading and installing malware, or relinquishing login credentials on fake Web pages. And sometimes, the human habits they choose to exploit aren't the most wholesome ones. Using porn as a malware delivery mechanism It's no secret that hackers love to sully Internet pornography Web pages with their instruments of cyber crime. While some of these tactics can be spotted a mile away, others are far more deceptive. One such example is the resurgence of the Marcher Trojan. According to Trend Micro, the bug – which is believed to have been around for about three years or so – is now targeting Android users, and more speci..

Millionaires Fleeing Chicago, Paris, And Other Major Cities The World Over

By |April 15th, 2016|

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that approximately 3,000 millionaires left the city of Chicago alone during 2015. The elite are fleeing major cities around the globe at a staggering rate. In fact, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that approximately 3,000 millionaires left the city of Chicago alone during 2015. The same study discussed in that Chicago Tribune article found that 7,000 millionaires left Paris, France last year. So why is this happening? Why are thousands of millionaires suddenly packing up and moving away from the big cities? Could it be possible that they have many of the same concerns that “preppers” do about what is coming? For quite a while, I have been writing about how the elite have been preparing for the coming collapse. But I had no idea that literally thousands of them are packing up and permanently leaving our major cities. As I mentioned above, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that about 3,000 of them left the city of Chicago alone during the previous cale..

Rise and Fall of the Mutant Ninja Co-Ed Loans: No Credit? No Collateral? No Problem!

By |April 15th, 2016|

A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssStudent Loans: No Credit? No Collateral? No Problem! 0 Views 04/12/2016Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article on rising student loan default and delinquency rates on the same day Ryan McMaken posted about rising tuition and fees at universities across the country. The statistics are harrowing. Per the Education Department and the New York Fed, 43 percent of federal student loans are in postponement, delinquency, or default. And, while credit card and mortgage debt have fallen since the peak of the housing boom, student and auto loans have soared. Student loan delinquency rates have surpassed the 2010 peak mortgage delinquency rate of the housing bubble and credit card delinquency in 2012. The reason for this is that lending standards for federal student loans have deteriorated, down to one criterion it seems: the ability to sign your name. Finaid.org confirms that “Stafford, Perkins and PLUS loans do not depend on your credit score.” Only..

Rabobank: Milk Prices Unlikely To Rebound Until 2017

By |April 15th, 2016|

Global demand for dairy will remain weak throughout 2016, largely due to EU overproduction, but the outlook for 2017 is better.

NZ Super On Timber and Agri

By |April 15th, 2016|

Head of international direct investment Nigel Gormly tells Agri Investor why it can’t over-expose itself to timber, but is still interested in acquiring assets in farmland and forestry.

VC Exec Predicts Increased Agtech Dealflow

By |April 15th, 2016|

The Canadian agtech VC firm is looking to invest in precision agri companies that focus on new areas in its portfolio like livestock health.

Timber Exec Leads $8m Raise For Precision Agri Company

By |April 15th, 2016|

Reid Carter of Brookfield timber is leading a group of high net worth investors in a precision agri company that aims to reduce pesticide use on tree crops.