Euny Hong

Euny Hong is Senior Finance Editor at Investopedia.

She is also a journalist, author, and occasional TV pundit. Her most recent book, The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture (August 2014, Picador) received rave reviews and has appeared in 7  languages so far. The Guardian UK described the book as “fabulously snarky"; the New York Times called it “Incisive and humorous…an excellent case study of calculated entrepreneurial moxie.” Bloomberg Businessweek wrote“An insightful book…[Hong’s] brief chapter on Korea’s han against Japan is both the best and most concise explanation I’ve read of the two countries’ complicated and ancient feud.” She has made numerous TV and radio appearances, on such programmes as Ronan Farrow Daily, Bloomberg TV, BBC2's "Picture This," France 24's "Business Interview," and others.

Her first novel, Kept: A Comedy of Sex and Manners, the story of a group of young New York aristocrats unable to accept their obselescence, was published by Simon & Schuster US, in August 2006, to great acclaim, and was translated into German. Previously she was the weekly US television columnist at the Financial Times Weekend, US Edition. She has hundreds of published articles to her credit, which have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal (including 3 Op-Eds), The International Herald Tribune, The Times of London, Newsweek UK, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, and The Forward, among others. She is also the recipient of a Fulbright Young Journalists Grant. She spent six years in Paris as a journalist for France 24, an international news network.

She spent her childhood between the US and Seoul, Korea, and has also lived in Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Philosophy. While at Yale, she co-founded Rumpus, a very juvenile campus humour magazine that remains in continuous operation. She holds a Higher Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in the UK but seriously doubts that being a sommelier would be a good fallback option. She is fluent in English, French, German, and Korean.

In her off hours she is working on a rock opera about the creative partnership between the singer Meat Loaf and his songwriter, Jim Steinman.

She tweets @euny.

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  1. Forex & Currencies

    Countries that Are Going Cashless

    Like it or not, a cashless future, in which physical currency is replaced by digital payments, is nigh. These countries are trying to get there first.
  2. Investing

    Samsung's Absurd History: From Fish to Riches to Shame

    First, you're known for poor quality. Then you're the envy of the mobile world. Then you're banned from planes.
  3. Investing

    How You Could Have Made Money Between the Trump Win and ...

    There's money to be made on election night, even after the markets close. Here's how you could have done it last night.
  4. Investing Strategy

    Ethereum Price Stable Despite Attacks, Potential Fork

    Despite repeated bursts of panic, and yet another hard fork due to security breaches, Ethereum is just fine.
  5. Investing

    John McAfee Messes with You Again in New Showtime Documentary

    Silicon Valley legend John McAfee's bizarre past is laid bare in a new Showtime documentary by a filmmaker with an axe to grind.
  6. Investing Strategy

    Bitcoin is Money, Rules Federal Judge in Landmark Case

    Is bitcoin money, legally speaking? That's a matter of disagreement. The IRS says it's property, not money. Now a judge has ruled that bitcoin has money.
  7. Investing Strategy

    The Six Biggest Misconceptions About Bitcoin

    Bitcoin has gone mainstream. Yet it's still massively misunderstood.
  8. Politics & Money

    Turkish Lira at Biggest Daily Drop in 8 Years Following ...

    A failed military coup against Erdogan's regime caused a mass Lira selloff. Here is a list of some ETFs with exposure to Turkey or the Turkish Lira.
  9. Politics & Money

    Global Markets Continue to Dive Post Brexit

    From the triumphant "We're Out!" headline in the pro-Brexit Daily Mail, to the left-wing French newspaper Libération's "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, England," it seemed no news outlet is reacting ...
  10. Alternative Investments

    BREAKING: Ethereum Exchange Hacked, Founder Says Pause Trading ...

    The Ethereum exchange is under brutal hacker attack. Missing: 3.6 million ether, all siphoned by one account.
  11. Financial Analysis

    Panama Papers: the Fascinating American Connection

    The stories behind individual Americans' involvement in the Panama Papers are becoming interestinger and interestinger.
  12. Alternative Investments

    Sunny Vanderbeck, CEO of Satori Capital: Influencer

    A Q&A Sunny Vanderbeck, Managing Partner of Dallas-based Satori Capital, who has some enlightened views on the future of capitalism.
  13. Financial Analysis

    Bayer Announces $62B All-Cash Bid for Monsanto (MON)

    Pharma giant Bayer has offered $62B, or $122 per share, to acquire Monsanto.
  14. High Net Worth Strategy

    Panama Papers Firms Lost $230B in Market Cap, More Surprises

    Experts predict that the fallout from the Panama Papers has only just begun.
  15. FA Relevant

    Panama Papers Name Emma Watson, Emilio Estevez, Other Celebs

    If you're mad at David Cameron, brace yourself to be mad at Hermione Granger as well. And possibly one Charlie's Angel. And the world's most beautiful woman.
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