Jason Schenker

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Jason Schenker is an American futurist, economist, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and angel investor. He has founded several companies, including Prestige Economics,[1] Hedgefly, and the Futurist Institute. He has authored four books,[2] including three bestsellers on Amazon. He is also a regular contributor to Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Prophets.[3] Schenker lives in Austin, Texas.[4]


In 1999, Schenker graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in History and German Literature. Schenker also holds a Masters of Germanic Languages and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001), a Master's of Applied Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Masters in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State University-Dominguez Hills.[5]

He also holds four professional designations: Chartered Market Technician, Certified Financial Planner,[1] Certified Valuation Analyst, and Energy Risk Professional.[6]



Schenker's professional career began as an economist at Wachovia, where his specialties were autos,[7] industrials, metals,[8] energy,[9][10] commodities, and international economics.[11] Thereafter, Schenker became a Risk Specialist and Senior Consultant for McKinsey and Company where he worked in the Houston and Frankfurt offices of McKinsey from 2007 to 2009.[12] [2] Subsequently, Schenker founded Prestige Economics. He has given many speeches, including at the Federal Reserve[13] and the University of Pennsylvania.[14] He is the only currency forecaster in the world that predicted the Swiss National Bank would life its cap on the euro in January 2015.[15]


Schenker founded Prestige Economics in 2009,[16] which produces research on economic[17] data, oil and gas,[18] industrial[19] and precious metals,[20][21] foreign exchange rates,[22][23] and agricultural commodities. Schenker is also a member of the Central Texas Angel Network.[3] Schenker is a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council, the only CEO-based public policy research organization in the State of Texas, which is limited to 125 members.[24]


Schenker has been a columnist for Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Prophets since January 2017. He has written articles on the euro and the dollar,[25] oil prices,[26] oil and natural gas prices,[27] equities,[28] and the Fed.[29]


Schenker is the chairman of the Futurist Institute of America, which he founded to "helps analysts build the skills to see the longer term." [4] In related activities, Schenker began working in the FinTech space in 2016, when he briefly was the CFO of an Austin FinTech company. He has given numerous speeches on FinTech[30][31] He also founded Hedgefly.[5]


Schenker has written the books, Commodity Prices 101 (2012),[32] Recession-Proof (2016),[33] Electing Recession,[34][35][36] Jobs for Robots (2017).[6] The first three were all Amazon #1 Best Sellers.[37] As on March 1, 2017 Schenker has 245,000 Twitter followers.[38]


  1. "Gold Returns to Pre-Election Trading Range Ahead of Trump Speech". Bloomberg.com. 2017-02-24. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-24/gold-returns-to-pre-election-trading-range-ahead-of-trump-speech. 
  2. "Amazon.com: Jason Schenker: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Schenker/e/B00AC7DWGK. 
  3. Schenker, Jason. "Articles by Jason Schenker - Bloomberg View". https://www.bloomberg.com/view/contributors/AF9zWLYFdyE/jason-m-schenker. 
  4. "DC Velocity Article". October 19, 2016. http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20161019-economist-warns-of-modest-recession-in-2017/. 
  5. "Jason Schenker LinkedIn Page". February 27, 2017. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonschenker/. 
  6. "Jason Schenker". February 27, 2017. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonschenker/. 
  7. "Experts: Americans will just drive on - Sep. 2, 2005". http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/01/Autos/bc.energy.gasoline.demand/index.htm. 
  8. Constable, Simon (2007-08-24). "Steel Sector Gets a Lift" (in en-US). TheStreet. https://www.thestreet.com/amp/story/10376256/2/steel-sector-gets-a-lift.html. 
  9. News, Bloomberg (2004-11-05). "Crude Falls to a 6-Week Low as Stores of Gas and Oil Grow". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/05/business/crude-falls-to-a-6week-low-as-stores-of-gas-and-oil-grow.html. 
  10. "ABC Nightly News 2007-05-01, Vanderbilt University TV Archives". March 1, 2017. https://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/programs/859025. 
  11. CNN/Money, By Yuval Rosenberg,. "Wall Street not nervous as Kerry surges - Oct. 15, 2004". http://money.cnn.com/2004/10/14/markets/election/. 
  12. "McKinsey Alumni Center- Alumni News - Week of September 14, 2015" (in en). https://alumni.mckinsey.com/public_content/500178774. 
  13. ""Economic, Financial Market, and FinTech Outlook for 2017: Disruptions Ahead"" (in en). http://losangeles.eventful.com/events/economicfinancialmarketandfintechoutlookfor20-/E0-001-098089707-5. 
  14. "Why Oil Prices Are Up, and What We Can, and Can't, Do about It - [email protected]" (in en-US). [email protected]. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/why-oil-prices-are-up-and-what-we-can-and-cant-do-about-it/. 
  15. "Meet the Forecaster Who Saw Franc Gains Beyond SNB’s Cap". Bloomberg.com. 2015-01-15. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-15/how-prestige-forecaster-in-texas-predicted-snbs-cap-would-fail. 
  16. "prestigeeconomics". http://www.prestigeeconomics.com/about. 
  17. Sussman, Anna Louie. "Economists React to the October Jobs Report: ‘A Big Positive for Income’" (in en-US). WSJ. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/11/04/economists-react-to-the-october-jobs-report-a-big-positive-for-income/. 
  18. Mouawad, Jad (2016-03-07). "Oil Prices Perk Up, Suggesting a Rebound Has Taken Hold". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/business/energy-environment/oil-prices-perk-up-suggesting-a-rebound-has-taken-hold.html. 
  19. "What’s Next for Iron Ore From the Guy Who Foresaw 2016 Rally". Bloomberg.com. 2016-08-11. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-11/what-s-next-for-iron-ore-from-the-guy-who-predicted-2016-s-rally. 
  20. "Top Gold Forecaster Who Changed Tack Near Bottom Sees Gains". Bloomberg.com. 2016-07-07. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-07/gold-s-most-accurate-forecaster-says-prices-are-going-to-1-425. 
  21. Platinum to drift, palladium looks shinier, http://www.bnn.ca/commodities/video/platinum-to-drift-palladium-looks-shinier~896158, retrieved 2017-03-01 
  22. "Brexit’s uncertainty in Europe will ripple back to Central Texas" (in en). mystatesman. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/brexit-uncertainty-europe-will-ripple-back-central-texas/EFqBn1OQxccFDBMBA0r5fJ/. 
  23. "US dollar rises seventh day versus yen on rate rise bet - Taipei Times". http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2016/03/29/2003642664. 
  24. "Texas Business Leadership Council". http://www.txblc.org/. 
  25. Schenker, Jason (2017-01-18). "The Euro's Parity Party Is on Hold". Bloomberg View. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-18/the-euro-s-parity-party-is-on-hold. 
  26. Schenker, Jason (2017-01-20). "It's Going to Be a Hot Summer for Oil Prices". Bloomberg View. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-20/it-s-going-to-be-a-hot-summer-for-oil-prices. 
  27. Schenker, Jason (2017-02-16). "Summer Is Looking Bright for Oil Prices". Bloomberg View. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-16/summer-is-looking-bright-for-oil-prices. 
  28. Schenker, Jason (2017-01-25). "Trump Euphoria Turns to Market Frustration". Bloomberg View. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-25/trump-euphoria-turns-to-market-frustration. 
  29. Schenker, Jason (2017-02-14). "The Shifting Case for a Fed Rate Increase in March". Bloomberg View. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-14/the-shifting-case-for-a-fed-rate-increase-in-march. 
  30. ""Economic, Financial Market, and FinTech Outlook for 2017: Disruptions Ahead"" (in en). http://losangeles.eventful.com/events/economicfinancialmarketandfintechoutlookfor20-/E0-001-098089707-5. 
  31. "The Future of Fintech & the U.S. Economy in 2017 | McCombs TODAY" (in en). http://www.today.mccombs.utexas.edu/events/the-future-of-fintech-the-us-economy-in-2017. 
  32. Schenker, Jason (2013-01-11). Verdon, Lisa. ed (in English). Commodity Prices 101 (First Edition edition ed.). s.l.: Commodity Prices 101. ISBN 9780984972821. https://smile.amazon.com/Commodity-Prices-101-Jason-Schenker/dp/098497282X/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1488208033&sr=8-1&keywords=commodity+prices+101. 
  33. Schenker, Jason (2016-02-22) (in English). Recession-Proof: How to Survive and Thrive in an Economic Downturn. Lioncrest Publishing. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AL7VGN6?ref%5F=cm%5Fsw%5Fr%5Fcp%5Fep%5Fdp%5FjbeTyb7D4DNPC&pldnSite=1. 
  34. Schenker, Jason (2016-08-22) (in English). Electing Recession: The Impact of Presidential Elections on Financial Markets and the Economy. Prestige Professional Publishing. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G3W4T1Y?ref%5F=cm%5Fsw%5Fr%5Fcp%5Fep%5Fdp%5FdceTyb2WKT4DS&pldnSite=1. 
  35. Zumbrun, Josh. "Why So Few Economists Are Prepared to Say Recession Risks Are Fading" (in en-US). WSJ. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/09/08/why-so-few-economists-are-prepared-to-say-recession-risks-are-fading/. 
  36. "Electing recession". http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000544864. 
  37. "Frequent ISRI presenter releases book - Recycling Today" (in en). Recycling Today. http://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/schenker-book-amazon-isri-recycling/. 
  38. "Jason Schenker Twitter Page". March 1, 2017. https://twitter.com/PrestigeEcon.