Jared Dillian is the editor of The Daily Dirtnap, a daily market newsletter for investment professionals, continuously published since 2008. He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1996 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, from the University of San Francisco in 2001 with an MBA, concentration in Finance, and from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2023 with an MFA in Writing. Jared worked for a small floor market maker on the Pacific Options Exchange from 1999–2000, and was a trader for Lehman Brothers from 2001 to 2008, specializing in index arbitrage and ETF trading. Additionally, Jared was an adjunct professor in the business program at Coastal Carolina University.
Jared is also an investment strategist at Mauldin Economics, and previously contributed to Bloomberg Opinion, Forbes and TheStreet.com. His media appearances include MSNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV, BNN, The New York Times, LA Times, Business Insider, Marketwatch, Yahoo! Finance, and dozens of local and syndicated radio programs. From 2019–2021, he was the host of The Jared Dillian Show, a nationally syndicated radio show on personal finance, and is now the host of the Be Smart podcast. In his spare time, Jared is a progressive house DJ and speaks frequently on mental health issues at financial institutions.
He is the author of Street Freak: Money And Madness At Lehman Brothers, which was named Businessweek’s #1 general business book of 2011; the novel All The Evil of This World, published in 2016; Those Bastards: 69 Essays, coming in 2023; and No Worries: How To Live a Stress Free Financial Life, to be published in 2024.