CNBC anchor Mark Haines is dead at age 65 and as an avid CNBC watcher, I have learned from Haines for a few decades and when I found out about his passing I was greatly moved. I felt like I had a personal connection – even though I never met the man. He brought a passion and enthusiasm to financial journalism – he was smart, quick on his feet, balanced and came across as humble.
All this and he was somehow able to tell it like it is without coming across as harsh or prickly.
A few things which made Mark famous are the Alan Greenspan briefcase indicator and the Haines Bottom which he called around the exact time of the recent market bottom a few years back.
The financial markets just lost a great and well-respected member of their community and my condolences go out to the Haines family and his fine coworkers at CNBC.