Gary Raines, Co-Founder & Chief Economist

  Gary Raines personally oversees all the Red Sky Economics forecasts and manages all of the Red Sky Economics consulting projects.  With over a quarter century of experience in risk management, supply chain analysis, forecasting, and economic modeling, Gary brings a wealth of experience to clients.  He has presented his insights to diverse audiences in two dozen countries, been published in two books, authored scores of whitepapers, and written about 9,000 articles researching different markets.  Previously, he was the Chief Economist, Fibers & Textiles at INTL FCStone from 2008-2015 and before that was Manager, Economics and Analysis at Cotton Incorporated from 2000-2008.  Gary holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, a minor in Statistics, and two Masters degrees in Economics and Textile & Apparel Technology Management, all from North Carolina State University.  He also is a licensed commodity futures and options trader.  He is an Eagle Scout and volunteers as a Boy Scout & Cub Scout leader.  

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