Mike Larson Named Editor of Weiss Research's Safe Money Report

Martin D. Weiss Continues as Publisher and Contributing Editor

(Jupiter, Fla., February 8, 2010) – Weiss Research has announced today that Mike Larson has been appointed editor of the company’s flagship investment publication, Safe Money Report.

Founded in 1976, Safe Money Report is considered a stalwart among financial publications. It provides investors with keen insights and analysis on how to keep their money safe, while building wealth prudently.

"I’m delighted that Mike has accepted this position,” commented Martin D. Weiss, founding editor of Safe Money Report and chairman of Weiss Research. “His experience and market expertise will provide strong leadership to ensure the ideal mix of continuity and innovation in the premier market forecasts and investment recommendations that our subscribers have come to trust for nearly 34 years.”

Larson has served as a real estate, interest rate and financial market analyst for Weiss Research since 2001 and as the associate editor of Safe Money Report since 2006. He brings to Safe Money a widely respected track record for accurate forecasts regarding real estate, interest rates and U.S. economic trends. Meanwhile, as publisher and a major contributing editor, Weiss will continue to devote substantial personal effort and time to Safe Money Report and all of its subscribers.

Larson and Weiss consider the publication’s mission — to prudently protect and build each investor’s wealth in good times or bad — especially appropriate for today’s times of recurring debt crisis and record federal deficits. Working as a team, they will continue to pursue that mission with vigor.

About the Safe Money Report Editors

Mike Larson was among the few U.S. analysts to accurately forecast the housing and mortgage crisis well before its onset in 2006-2007 and also to anticipate a modest recovery in 2009. His 2007 policy paper, How Federal Regulators, Lenders and Wall Street Created America’s Housing Crisis: Nine Proposals for a Long-Term Recovery,” correctly warned of a deepening debt crisis and offered constructive solutions to regulators and policymakers. Recognized as an interest rate and mortgage market expert, Larson’s views have been quoted in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Dow Jones Newswires, Associated Press, Reuters, CNNMoney.com, Financial Times, and many others. His accurate forecasts have also lead to frequent appearances on CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg Television.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D., founder and chairman of Weiss Research, Inc., is a nationally recognized expert on financial company solvency. Weiss predicted the demise of Bear Stearns 102 days prior to its failure, Lehman Brothers (182 days prior), Fannie Mae (eight years prior), and Citigroup (110 days prior). Similarly, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that, in the 1990s, Weiss greatly outperformed Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, A.M. Best and D&P (now Fitch) in warning of future life insurance company failures. (See the Weiss forecast track at http://blogs.moneyandmarkets.com/martin-weiss/the-only-ones-who-warned-ahead-of-time/ and the GAO report at http://archive.gao.gov/t2pbat2/152669.pdf.)