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Fair Economy


Fair Economy operates multiple websites that provide high-quality information about forex, commodities, crypto, and macroeconomics. Their flagship site, Forex Factory, is used by a global audience of over four million traders every month, making it one of the most visited financial websites on the internet. Traders rely on it to deliver immediate economic data, relevant breaking news stories, accurate price charts, and engaging market discussion.


The company is best described as a blend of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and prides itself in their commitment to delivering a high-quality product and continued investment in the team. They were named as Tampa's #1 Small Business Best Places to Work in 2023, and provide an exceptional benefits package, generous compensation, and a spacious, state-of-the-art environment in the heart of downtown Tampa.


Richard is the President of Fair Economy, Inc., operators of Forex Factory, one of the most visited financial websites on the internet. An MBA graduate of University of South Florida and undergrad from Florida State, Richard’s had an internet obsession since dial-up.  Starting as a Forex Factory Website Manager in 2010, he was honored to be named President 10 years later.  Under his leadership, the company not only achieved remarkable growth in personnel, web traffic, user engagement, and sales, but Fair Economy also earned first place as Tampa’s Best Places to Work in 2023. A lifelong Floridian and technology enthusiast since the days of dial-up, Richard can usually be found spending time with his wife and two boys, supporting local tech initiatives, coaching little league, riding Onewheel around Tampa, and participating in Tampa’s thriving tech community.

Richard Schmid


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