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Pamela Aden along with her sister Mary Anne are two of the most influential and well known investment analysts, writers and lecturers in the world. They are the co-editors and publishers of The Aden Forecast, a monthly investment newsletter, which specializes in the U.S. and global stock markets, the precious metals and foreign exchange markets, as well as U.S. and international interest rates and bonds. The Adens are the Directors of Aden Research, based in San Jose, Costa Rica, and they are professional money managers. They have authored dozens of reports and articles and have spoken at investment seminars around the world. Their work has been featured in newspapers in several countries, in such publications as Business Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Smart Money, Barron's, The London Financial Times, as well as CNBC and the international television documentary, Women of the World. View Guest page
Amir Adnani, Chairman and Director, is the founder of Brazil Resources Inc., and since 2005 has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Uranium Energy Corp., a NYSE Amex-listed company which he co-founded. Under his leadership, Uranium Energy Corp has become one of North America's newest uranium-producing companies. Mr. Adnani is an entrepreneur with a background in business development and marketing. In 2004, he founded Blender Media Inc. where he served as President and a director until 2006. Blender Media Inc. provides strategic marketing and financial communications services for public companies in the mineral exploration, mining and energy sectors. Mr. Adnani is recognized by a qualified resource industry investment advisory, Casey Research, as one of the sector's leading entrepreneurs, a list researched and known as "Casey's NexTen." He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia. View Guest page
- The Greatest Gold Deposit for the Greatest Gold Bull Market?
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- Street Smarts and Morality – Surviving Within a Broken World
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- Honesty and Truth for Money and Energy
Carmen Alexe is an Investor, Real Estate & Finance Consultant in Atlanta. She grew up in a communist/totalitarian country where individual rights were never on the government’s agenda. She escaped to freedom when she was 18. She chose freedom because she didn’t want a government to dictate how she should live her life. She became interested in Economics in 2008 after reading Ron Paul‘s book “The Revolution, a Manifesto,“ and is an Austrian economics proponent. Coming from a country without individual freedom or respect for private property, she recognized the direction America was taking after the 2008 elections. She has an entrepreneurial mind and found out that knowing more about economics would help her be a better investor and a better adviser for others. She believes that every investor should know about – and recognize the symptoms – of the Boom/Bust economic cycles. It will help them strategize better. You can follow her blog at http://carmenalexe.wordpress.com/ View Guest page
Prof. Robert Auerbach, of LBJ School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Texas at Austin, is the author of the book Deception and Abuse at the Fed: Henry B. Gonzalez Battles Alan Greenspan’s Bank. Auerbach was an economist with the House banking committee during four Federal Reserve Chairmen, including Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan. He also served as an economist in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Domestic Monetary Affairs during the first Reagan administration and as a financial economist with the U.S. Federal Reserve System. Auerbach has been a professor of economics at the American University in Washington, D.C. (1976-83), and a professor of economics and finance at the University of California-Riverside (1983-93). He received two Masters Degrees in economics (University of Chicago and Roosevelt University), and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, where he studied under Milton Friedman. He has written numerous articles and two textbooks in banking and financial markets. View Guest page
Marshall Auerback is Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, with 28 years of experience in the investment management business, currently serving as a global portfolio strategist for Madison Street Partners, LLC, a Denver-based hedge fund, and as corporate spokesman and director for Pinetree Capital, a Canadian-based investment, financial advisory and merchant banking firm focused on investing in early stage micro and small cap resource companies. He is also a fellow at Economists for Peace and Security. His previous work experience includes GT Management (Asia) Ltd., in Hong Kong; Tiedemann Investment Group, where he ran an emerging markets hedge fund (1992-95); international economics strategist for Veneroso Associates (1996-99); and managing the Prudent Global Fixed Income Fund for David W. Tice & Associates and 1999-2002). Mr. Auerback graduated magna cum laude from Queen’s University in 1981 and received a law degree from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, in 1983. View Guest page
Dudley Baker is the founder and editor of Precious Metals Warrants and a 1967 graduate of St. Mary's University in San Antonio with a major in Accounting. After graduating, he went directly to work for the Internal Revenue Service where he was an IRS Agent, Team Coordinator (lead agent), heading up the audits on the largest corporations in the world. In 1996 and after 29 years with the Fed's, he applied for an early retirement. In March 2005, Mr. Baker founded and launched his new investment Market Data Service, Precious Metals Warrants, which provides the detail on all mining and energy company Warrants trading on the U.S. and Canadian Exchanges. As an investor himself, in October 2004, he could not find this information and thus proceeded to accumulate the sources of the information and then to build the website into a user-friendly place to get the details on all warrants trading on the mining and energy companies. Check his website at http://www.preciousmetalswarrants.com View Guest page
Russ Baker is the best selling author of Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years, and editor/founder of the investigative news website WhoWhatWhy.com. Baker has received Society of Professional Journalists, Mencken and Common Cause awards, served as a panelist for the national conference of Investigative Reporters & Editors, and been a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He appears frequently in the electronic media to discuss current events. He is the co-founder of the journalism soirees that evolved into the company, MediaBistro. In 2005, Baker founded a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization dedicated to producing ground-breaking, transformative, independent investigative journalism: WhoWhatWhy.com. He spends most of his time running that site (including editing and writing for it), does public speaking, and is working on a new book. View Guest page
William W. Baker
For over 25 years William W. Baker, CFA has been an equity money manager or investment researcher in large companies. Some of these years he has spent developing two companies: GARP Research & Securities Co. and Gaineswood Investment Management, Inc. Before this he was at Reich & Tang, Oppenheimer Funds, and Van Kampen American Capital, being responsible for mutual funds or institutional accounts during most of that time. One fund he managed at Oppenheimer was awarded a five-star rating in November 1990. Mr. Baker received his M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1980, and he was granted a B.A. in economics in 1978 from the University of Pennsylvania. He is V.P. and a trustee of the Harbour League, and he recently founded ConservativeEconomist.com. In his book, Endless Money – The Moral Hazards of Socialism, he examines how the U.S. Government and the country’s financial systems have embraced socialism. View Guest page
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting one-hour daily, call-in radio talk show called, “Chuck Baldwin Live,” in which he addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of view. He is also a prolific writer/columnist whose articles and political commentaries are carried by a host of Internet sites, newspapers, and news magazines. His articles are featured regularly on Internet news sites such as World Net Daily, Covenant News, Alan Keyes’ Renew America, Web Today and many others. His columns appear regularly in newspapers such as the Greenville, South Carolina, Times Examiner. He has also appeared on national television networks. ABC NEWS once filmed his radio broadcast for a feature story. From 1980-1984 Dr. Baldwin served as Pensacola Chairman, and then State Chairman of the Florida Moral Majority. In 2010 he and his family moved to Montana, where in early 2011 they founded a new Christian, non-denominational outreach ministry, LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP. View Guest page
Born outside of Kansas City in 1976, Ann graduated from Kansas State University in 1997 with a degree in Animal Husbandry (beef cattle production) with an emphasis in Agricultural Economics. After graduating she moved to Denver to become a commodity broker, specializing in cattle and grain hedging. In 2006 she opened her own Independent Introducing Brokerage, which remained small but highly successful. The breakdown of law and order with Jon Corzine’s theft of client money in the MF Global scam and the protection of that fraud by he U.S. Government led Ann to leave the brokerage business work to teach about what is really transpiring in America. View Guest page
Mr. Bebek is a founder, President/CEO and a Director of Cayden Resources where he oversees all corporate and financial activities of the Company. Ivan Bebek has over 14 years experience in financing, foreign negotiations, and acquisitions in the mineral exploration industry. His understanding of the capital markets and ability to position, structure and finance companies that he has been associated with has been instrumental in their successes. Mr. Bebek is also a co-founder of Keegan Resources (now Asanko Gold) and also serves as a Director of Stratton Resources Inc and Auryn Resources Inc. View Guest page
Richard L. Bedell
Richard L. Bedell is a Dir. and Pres. and CEO of RenGold. Along with Ron Parratt, Richard was a co-founder and Exec. V.P. and Dir. for AuEx. Richard has over 30 years of exploration experience including an adjunct faculty position in Exploration Geophysics at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering. Previous work experience includes Homestake Mining Company, BP Minerals and Rio Tinto. Richard is a recognized expert in remote sensing and geo-spatial technologies and was lead editor for a recent Society of Economic Geologists publication on remote-sensing. He is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a graduate from The School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Hampshire College with a B.A. degree in 1979, earned a Master of Science in geology from the University of Toronto in Ontario in 1985, and a Master of Science in Remote Sensing and GIS from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1986. View Guest page
Bill Bergman has 10 years of experience as a stock market analyst sandwiched around 13 years as an economist and financial markets policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He earned an M.B.A. as well as an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago in 1990. His research work at the Fed included writing the Chicago Fed contribution to the Federal Reserve “beige book.” While at the Fed, he also worked on the role of credit ratings in regulation, including capital regulation. Some recent issue areas he has worked on include the implications national emergency and war powers pose for the Federal Reserve, money laundering, and wholesale payment system design, risk, performance and pricing. Bergman is currently working with Social Movement Sciences LLC, a new enterprise developing evaluation and funding services for not-for-profit organizations. View Guest page
Craig Bergman Mr. Bergman, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, has extensive political campaign and grassroots organization experience at both state and national levels and has consistently been recognized locally and nationally for grassroots organizational expertise and as a media, mail and website consultant. Bergman has served as campaign manager, senior staff, or in a consulting role for multiple candidates, including: Five Presidential races, six Gubernatorial races, eight U.S. Senate races, dozens of Congressional races and innumerous state and local races, in nearly every state Additionally, he has served as a consultant or grassroots organizer for other national organizations such as Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family and Americans for Prosperity. Prior to forming his political consulting company, The Robert Morris Group, in 1999, he worked as a Vice-president in banking for several major banks, including Wells Fargo. Bergman is a Gulf War Era Veteran. View Guest page
Dr. Michael Berry
Dr. Michael Berry is a pioneer in the emerging field of “discovery investing.” He researches and writes on companies that focus on discovery in natural resources, high technology and biotech. From 1982–1990, Michael Berry served as a professor of investments at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, during which time he published a book, Managing Investments: A Case Approach. Previously he successfully managed small and mid cap value funds for Heartland Advisors and Kemper Scudder. While at the Darden School, University of Virginia, he was a professor of investments and has held the Wheat First Endowed Chair at James Madison University. His research in the study of behavioral strategies for investing has been published in numerous academic and practitioner journals. He publishes Morning Notes by Michael A. Berry, Ph.D. The notes discuss geopolitics, economic trends and their effect on capital markets. View Guest page
Jeff Berwick founded Stockhouse.com, Canada's largest financial website, in 1994 and was the CEO and on the board of directors up until 2006. He is now the founder and Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante. The Dollar Vigilante is a free-market financial newsletter focused on covering all aspects of the ongoing financial collapse with information and analysis on investments for safety and for profit during the collapse including investments in gold, silver, energy, agriculture commodities, and publicly-traded stocks. The newsletter covers as well other aspects including expatriation, both financially and physically and news and info on health, safety and other ways to survive the coming collapse of the US Dollar, safely and comfortably. Learn more about Jeff's work at DollarVigilante.com. View Guest page
Ian Berzins Mr. Berzins, B.Sc., P.Eng., is a mining engineer with 30 years of experience in the mining industry having worked in gold, oil sands, coal and base metals. Prior to becoming President, CEO and Chief Operating Officer of San Gold he held senior management positions with Sherwood Copper, Albian Sands and Suncor Energy and served as General Manager at several gold mining companies including Harmony Gold (Canada) Limited, Echo Bay Mining (Lupin Operations) and Miramar Con Mine. He is registered as a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba. View Guest page
Anthem Hayek Blanchard
Mr. Anthem Hayek Blanchard founded Blanchard Vault, Inc. in February 2011 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Blanchard served as the Chief Executive Officer of nuMetra, Inc. since September 2008. He began working with nuMetra in December 2002 as a key Strategic Advisor and Strategic Lead. From September 2002 to August 2008, he served with online precious metal retailer GoldMoney.com as one of the founding members of management and served as its Director of Strategic Development & Marketing. He has been a Director at Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. since March 9, 2010 and serves as a Director of Blanchard Vault, Inc. Mr. Blanchard holds a B.B.A in Finance and Accounting from Emory University. View Guest page
Chris Blasi, Group Director at NetptuneGlobal.com, is a veteran of the financial world with over 25 years experience. Since 2004, Chris has led the operations and expansion of Neptune Global Holdings LLC. Today, Neptune Global is a full service precious metals dealer. The company provides an array of trading and related services for individual and institutional investors, financial professionals and broker dealers. Additionally, Chris has developed innovative physical precious metals investment products, such as the Vault Account and the highly acclaimed PMC Ounce (Precious Metals Composite). The PMC Ounce is registered with the US Patent Office. Neptune Global (www.NeptuneGlobal.com – 302-256-5080) also provides market research to its institutional clients. Chris' expertise in the precious metals and financial markets has made him a regular contributor to such financial publications as The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, MarketWatch, TheStreet.com and CNBC.ime. View Guest page
Dick Bove is a distinguished industry veteran, who covers the financial services and banking sector. Mr. Bove joined Rochedale Securities LLC in April 2009 and his research has received recognition from a number of industry sources over the years. He has appeared over 400 times in recent years on the popular business channels and is extensively quoted in the print media. From time to time, Mr. Bove has been contacted by the banking regulators up to and including the White House for his thoughts on the industry. View Guest page
William G. Boykin
Lt. General William G. Boykin (retired) was the U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) with a Bachelor's Degree in English in 1971 and joined the Delta Force at the age of 29. In his 36-years in the army, he played a role in almost every recent major American military operation, serving in Grenada, Somalia, and Iraq. He also served at the Pentagon, as Chief, Special Operations Division and later at the Central Intelligence Agency as Deputy Director of Special Activities. LTG Boykin retired on August 1, 2007 and is currently a professor at Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia. He is the author of "Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom" and "Danger Close." You can find out more about him at his website www.kingdomwarriors.net. View Guest page
Bruce Bragagnolo is the Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of Timmins Gold. As CEO he oversees the administration, business development, finance and regulatory compliance of the Company. As a former practicing securities lawyer, he has over 27 years of experience in the natural resource sector. Mr. Bragagnolo has established lasting relationships within the investment and mining community around the world. Mr. Bragagnolo is a member in good standing of the British Columbia Bar Association. Mr. Bragagnolo has been responsible for structuring and raising over 90 million dollars in equity and debt for Timmins Gold and overseeing the growth of the Company as it transitioned from junior developer to gold producer. View Guest page
Sean Brodrick is a member of the Weiss Research team which he joined in 2000 as an analyst, bringing more than 25 years experience as a journalist and financial analyst to the position. He is Weiss Research’s small-caps specialist, especially in natural resources, and is the editor of the company’s Red-Hot Canadian Small-Caps, as well as a regular contributor to its daily e-letter, Money and Markets. Previously, Mr. Brodrick was the investment director of The Sovereign Society, the world’s leading publisher of offshore asset protection strategies and global investment opportunities. Recognized for his expertise on Canadian and Australian investment opportunities, Mr. Brodrick has been featured on many financial talk shows, including CNBC Squawk Box and Bloomberg Market Line. He is a weekly guest on Market Matters Radio, a contributing columnist to MarketWatch.com and a frequent commentator on HoweStreet.com. Mr. Brodrick holds a B.A. degree from the University of Maine. View Guest page
Ellen Brown developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In Web of Debt, her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and “the money trust.” She shows how this private cartel has usurped the people’s power to create money, and how we the people can get it back. Brown developed an interest in the developing world and its problems while living abroad for 11 years in Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. She returned to practicing law when she was asked to join the legal team of a popular Tijuana healer with an innovative cancer therapy who was targeted by the chemotherapy industry in the 1990s. That experience led to her book Forbidden Medicine, which traces the suppression of natural health treatments to the same corrupting influences that have captured the money system. Brown’s 11 books include the bestselling Nature’s Pharmacy, co-authored with Dr. Lynne Walker. View Guest page
- Making the World Safe For Derivatives and Other Wall Street Tricks
- Global Fascism, American Style
- A Warning From History: Bernanke is Destroying People’s Lives, Bank Balance Sheets and America’s Global Power!
- Our Parasitic Fed is Triggering the Five Stages of Collapse
- Web of Debt—The Shocking Truth about Our Monetary System
Vince Bugliosi is an American attorney and author, best known for prosecuting Charles Manson and other defendants accused of the Tate-LaBianca murders, which became the basis of his classic, Helter Skelter, the biggest selling true-crime selling book in publishing history. In the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most recent books are Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (2007), and The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder (2008) and Divinity of Doubt: The God Question (2011), a thought-provoking read. In his most controversial book yet, bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi turns his critical eye on both religious believers and the atheists who reflexively oppose them. He argues lucidly and persuasively why agnosticism is the most responsible position to take with regard to such eternal questions as the existence of God. View Guest page
John Burges Mr. Burges, Pres., CEO & Director, joined Northern Freegold from Knight Capital Group, a NJ-based global financial services firm and one of the largest trader of junior miners. As a Managing Director at Knight, Mr. Burges was responsible for resources capital markets activities, focusing on North American small-cap public companies. He previously worked in London and N.Y. for thirteen years for Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch as a Director in their investment banking practices. He subsequently acted as Chairman and an Officer of Newmarket Power, a private equity-backed independent power generation company in the Northeastern US. Mr. Burges has also worked with a private investment group in the Middle East. Through his more than 20-year career, Mr. Burges has substantial corporate finance, investment, and management experience. He has an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA (Hons) from Bristol University, England. View Guest page
John Butler has 18 years experience in the global financial industry, having worked for European and US investment banks in London, N.Y. and Germany. Prior to launching the Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund he was Managing Director and Head of the Index Strategies Group at Deutsche Bank in London, where he was responsible for the development and marketing of proprietary, systematic quantitative strategies for global interest rate markets. Prior to joining DB in 2007, John was Managing Director and Head of European Interest Rate Strategy at Lehman Brothers in London, where he and his team were voted #1 in the Institutional Investor research survey. In addition to other research, he publishes the Amphora Report newsletter which appears on several major financial websites. A cum laude graduate of Occidental College in California, John holds a Masters Degree in International Finance and Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, associated with Harvard and Tufts Universities. View Guest page
Ted Butler is an independent Silver Analyst who has been publishing unique precious metals commentaries on the internet since 1996. He offers a subscription service with once or twice weekly commentaries including detailed analysis of the Commitment of Traders Report, regulatory developments, supply/demand considerations, and topics of interest to investors in precious metals, with an emphasis on silver. View Guest page
Doug Casey is a highly respected author, publisher and professional investor who graduated from Georgetown University in 1968. His book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil “Crisis Investing,” spent multiple weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and was the best-selling financial book of 1980. He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Maury Povich, NBC News and CNN; and has been the topic of numerous features in periodicals such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post. Doug who divides his time between homes in Colorado, New Zealand and Argentina, publishes "The Casey Research" and has written newsletters and alert services for sophisticated investors for over 28 years. Doug served as a trustee on the Board of Governors of Washington College and Northwoods University, and has been a director and advisor to nine different financial corporations. View Guest page
Gerald Celente is an American trend forecaster, publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant and author who makes predictions about the global financial markets and events of historical importance. Celente has described himself as a "political atheist" and "citizen of the world." He has appeared as a guest on television news shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The Glenn Beck Show, and NBC Nightly News. Gerald Celente and The Trends Research Institute have earned the reputation as “today’s must trusted name in trends” for their accurate and timely predictions, having predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, the last two economic recessions, the dot-com meltdown, the 1997 Asian currency crisis, the 1987 world stock market crash, and the quagmire in Iraq … before war began, with the purpose to provide insights and directions in anticipation of what the future may bring – and to be prepared for the unexpected. View Guest page
Gordon G. Chang
Gordon G. Chang is a lawyer and author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, released by Random House (2006) and The Coming Collapse of China (2001). He is a columnist at Forbes.com and The Daily and blogs at World Affairs Journal. He lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in many publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Barron's. He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the CIA, the State Department, and the Pentagon and has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, the BBC, and Bloomberg Television. View Guest page
Lenny Charles founded and produced I.N.N. World Report TV & Radio News from 2004, 2009, one of only two independent 30-minute TV news shows broadcast nationally in the U.S. each weekday Free Speech TV. The show also aired on Time-Warner Cable, Comcast and more than 100 cable access stations. Each show reached between 22 and 40 million U.S. households each weekday. I.N.N. was known for presenting difficult, under-reported but crucial issues that are rarely broadcast on corporate news. I.N.N. World Report brought viewers/listeners more than 100 original news stories each week, covering domestic and foreign issues and policy, the wars, privacy, Bill of Rights and civil liberties issues. View Guest page
Dr. John P. Cochran
Dr. John Cochran is currently Emeritus Prof. of Economics and Emeritus Dean of the School of Business at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Previously, he was Chair and Prof. of Economics at Metropolitan State College of Denver where he taught economics from 1981. He has been a visiting professor at the Univ. of Colorado-Boulder and is a Sr. Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the leading research and educational center of classical liberalism and the Austrian School of economics. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder (1985). He co-authored (with Fred R. Glahe) The Hayek-Keynes Debate: Lessons for Current Business Cycle Research (Edwin Mellen Press 1999). He has published numerous scholarly articles on the refinement and development of the Mises/Hayek Austrian theory of the business cycle. In addition to his scholarly publications, Dr. Cochran frequently provides commentary on the economy in the “Mises Daily and blog posts on Bastiat Circle. View Guest page
Eric Coffin is the editor of the HRA (Hard Rock Analyst) family of publications. Responsible for the "financial analysis" side of HRA, Coffin has a degree in corporate and investment finance. He has extensive experience in merger and acquisitions and small-company financing and promotion. For many years, he tracked the financial performance and funding of all exchange-listed Canadian mining companies and has helped with the formation of several successful exploration ventures. Coffin was one of the first analysts to point out the disastrous effects of gold hedging and gold loan-capital financing in 1997. He also predicted the start of the current secular bull market in commodities based on the movement of the U.S. dollar in 2001 and the acceleration of growth in Asia and India. Coffin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or the website www.hraadvisory.com View Guest page
David M. Cole
David M. Cole Mr. Cole, Pres. & Ceo of Eurasian Minerals, has over 25 years of industry experience, coming to Eurasian Minerals from Newmont Mining Corporation. At Newmont, he held a number of management and senior geologic positions, gaining extensive global experience as a project, mine, and generative exploration geologist in Nevada, Southeast Asia, South America, Europe, and Central Asia. Mr. Cole's success as part of Newmont's exploration team includes contributions at the world class Carlin Trend, Yanacocha, and Minahasa mines. Subsequently, he established and managed Newmont's exploration programs in Turkey while also identifying early-stage acquisition targets in Eastern Europe. Mr. Cole specializes in developing new exploration ideas and opportunities, based upon solid technical expertise coupled with a keen business sense. He studied under Dr. Tommy Thompson at Colorado State University, earning an M.S. in Geology. View Guest page
John Coleman is an author, Constitutional scholar and analyst of world affairs, who speaks five foreign languages and was stationed in 14 different countries around the world. He has written several books and numerous papers analyzing the power structure of the world. He argues that a relatively small group of people - whom he calls “The Committee of 300” - constitute a ruling elite who are pursuing a goal of one-world government. Coleman's books have been influential among more well known conspiracy authors such as David Icke and Jim Marrs who quote him in their works. Coleman argues that the Muslim Brotherhood is a secret Masonic order created, with support from T. E. Lawrence, Bertrand Russell and St John Philby, to keep the Middle East backward so its natural resource, oil, could continue to be looted. Coleman has also criticized the Club of Rome, the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Global 2000, the Interreligious Peace Colloquium, the Tavistock Institute, and other organizations. View Guest page
Roger S. Conrad
Roger S. Conrad is editor of Canadian Edge, an internet-based service directed at US investors that tracks more than 130 high yielding Canadian equities. He’s also editor of Utility Forecaster, the leading US advisory on essential service stocks, bonds and preferred stocks, cited for editorial excellence six times by the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association. He’s an associate editor for Personal Finance, chief strategist of Portfolio 2020 and coeditor of MLP Profits. He is the author of Power Hungry: Strategic Investing in Telecommunications, Utilities and Other Essential Services. To subscribe to his free weekly e-zines, go to www.mapleleafmemo.com, which focuses on Canadian trusts. View Guest page
Brent Cook, a renowned Exploration Analyst and Geologist, is the author of Exploration Insights, a mining and exploration investment letter (www.explorationinsights.com). He has over twenty-five years of experience providing economic and geologic evaluations to major mining companies, resource funds and investors. He has worked in over 50 countries on virtually every mineral deposit type ranging from grassroots projects through feasibility studies and bank audits. He was the principal Mining and Exploration Analyst to Global Resource Investments through 2003 where he provided analysis to retail brokers and two in-house funds. His newsletter selectively covers junior mining and exploration investment opportunities. View Guest page
James Cook is the president of Investment Rarities Incorporated, a precious metals company he founded 40 years ago. Investment Rarities has sold and delivered $3 billion in silver and gold and you can contact them at www.investmentrarities.com or 800.328.1860. Mr. Cook is the author of the best-selling book, The Start Up Entrepreneur. He also is the author of Full Faith and Credit, a novel, and his current publication, National Bankruptcy, Why The Middle Class is Doomed. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Regis Philbin and Larry King. James Cook is also the president of Cook Waterfowl Foundation, an organization that has restored over 1500 wetlands in North Dakota and Minnesota. View Guest page
David Corsi is the President of Peace of Mind Management Corporation, a real estate, finance and property management firm. He has shared his real estate and finance expertise as the host of the call-in radio programs "Let's Talk Real Estate" and "The Lowdown". He is currently competing in the Republican primaries in the 12th district of N.J. for a U.S. Congressional seat. View Guest page
Wendell Cox is an international public policy expert and principal of Demographia, an international consulting public policy firm located in the St. Louis metropolitan area. L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley appointed him to three terms on the L.A. County Transportation Commission and Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich appointed him to the Amtrak Reform Council. He has a BA in Government from California State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University, L.A. He co-authored the Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey and is also the author of the US based Demographia Residential Land & Regulation Cost Index and Demographia World Urban Areas and Population Projections, the only source in the world for urban areas with 500,000+ population. He is a fellow of numerous conservative think tanks and a frequent op-ed commenter in conservative US and UK newspapers as well as a visiting professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris. View Guest page
Terry Coxon is a regular contributor to the popular financial newsletter The Casey Report. Coxon has an extensive global network of institutional financial relationships and a distinguished personal history as an architect of innovative financial planning arrangements, including the Permanent Portfolio Fund, the United States Gold Trust (the first gold ETF), the Passport Financial Offshore Trust and the Open Opportunity IRA. Coxon's primary area of expertise and writing today is how to legally expatriate and safeguard your wealth using offshore trusts and structures for internationalizing IRAs. Coxon's Passport IRA program draws on decades of experience from some of the industry's leading experts. His ties to experts go back decades. Coxon edited all the books written by the late Harry Browne from 1976 onward, including Harry Browne's Complete Guide to Swiss Banks. Coxon also edited all the issues of "Harry Browne's Special Reports" during its 20 years of publication. View Guest page
Recognized around the world for his uncanny acumen, Arch Crawford is a sought-after speaker in the U.S., Europe and the Pacific Rim. He has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and in dozens of periodicals around the world. He also shares his insights on CNBC, Adam Smith's Money World, the Nightly Business Report, Sightings, the Wall Street Journal Report, Good Morning America, ABC's 20/20, and more. Arch Crawford first trained as a technical analysis under top Wall Street technician Robert Farrell at Merrill Lynch in the early 1960s. His extensive research into astrophysical phenomenon, astrology and its correlation to market performance, convinced him the study of those disciplines could boost investment results. So, in 1977 he started Crawford Perspectives, a highly successful market timing letter. It was named #1 in market timing by the Hulbert Financial digest’s in 2008. View Guest page
Christopher Crupi Mr. Crupi is a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and founder of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. (PZG). Mr. Crupi has been its CEO since 2004 and is responsible for building and financing the company. Prior to founding Paramount Gold and Silver Corp., Chris spent 10 years working for international accounting firms, including Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate advisory mandates. From 1988 to 1993 Mr. Crupi was an assistant in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. View Guest page
Kenneth D. Cunningham
Mr. Kenneth D. Cunningham, M.S. Geo, B.S. Geo, P. Geo, is the President and CEO of Miranda Gold. Mr. Cunningham has 36 years of worldwide mineral exploration experience. During his career he has been involved in both gold and uranium discoveries, including the Death Valley uranium discovery in Alaska, the Dog Patch gold discovery in Randsburg, CA, and the Nike (4 million ounces) and Ren (+1 million ounces) discoveries in the Eureka-Battle Mountain and Carlin gold trends in Nevada. Prior to joining Miranda he held executive positions with Nevada North Resources, Uranerz U.S.A., Inc. and Tenneco Minerals Company. Mr. Cunningham is a Registered Professional Geologist and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Oregon State University and a Masters in Geology from Texas Christian University. He serves as a Director for both Red Eagle Mining Corporation and Oremin Metals Ltd. View Guest page
Howard Davidowitz is chairman and sole owner of Davidowitz & Associates, a highly respected retail industry consulting and investment banking firm founded in 1981. Mr. Davidowitz has extensive experience as a representative of buyers and sellers, and as a principal in upper and middle market transactions. He has helped clients to identify, value, finance, and negotiate deals across a broad range of retail segments. In more than three decades of assisting retailers in reinventing themselves for profitable growth, he has accumulated a store of “hard-earned” wisdom and developed a direct and pragmatic style. He has appeared over 300 times on CNBC, CNN, FOX News, BBC, BLOOMBERG, CBS, NBC, YAHOO FINANCE, and NPR RADIO, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The New York Times, London Times, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, Investors Daily, and other publications. This man tells it like it is! When he appears on TV or radio, you MUST turn your mute button OFF! View Guest page
Adrian Day is considered a pioneer in promoting the benefits of global investing in the United States. An honors graduate of the London School of Economics, Adrian is widely recognized for his global investment commentaries and published research. Adrian publishes Adrian Day’s Global Analyst from his offices in Annapolis, Maryland, where he also operates as a global money manager. He is the founder and President of Adrian Day Asset Management, a global money management firm that has been serving private investors and small institutions successfully since 1991. Adrian’s affiliations, among others, include the International Tax Planning Association in London, the International Association for Financial Planning and the Offshore Institute. Adrian has authored three books on the subject of global investing, the most recent one being “Investing in Resources, How To Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks." View Guest page
Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute, an educational organization dedicated to promoting Austrian economics, freedom, and peace. Jeff previously worked as a longtime advisor and Chief of Staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Jeff is also a tax attorney, having represented high net worth individuals, partnerships, and corporations in a wide variety of tax matters. His tax career includes time at two different Big 4 accounting firms, specializing in tax issues arising from mergers and acquisitions for private equity firms. View Guest page
- The Next Stock Market Decline: Is It China We Need To Worry About?
- Overcoming Gold Manipulations and Other Unfair Events
- David Stockman: Congress and the FED are Killing Capitalism
- American Fascism – Who is Responsible?
- Are We Entering a Cyclical Bear Market for Gold?
- Protecting Yourself against the Creature from Jekyll Island
- Making Money in a Deleveraging and Increasingly Totalitarian World
- The Next Government Sachs Scam. This Time it’s Housing
- The Fed and Congress Form an Unholy Alliance
Joseph J. DioGuardi
Joseph J. DioGuardi, CPA, served as a member of Congress for two terms, from 1985 through 1988. Before coming to Congress, he was a practicing CPA who served 22 years with the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co.; for 12 of those years, he was a partner of the firm. In 1984, he became the first practicing certified public accountant ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a leading human rights advocate, and he took the lead in sounding the call for federal financial reform. After leaving Congress, he established a nonpartisan foundation, Truth in Government, and published a book titled Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn’t Add Up. DioGuardi currently serves on the board of directors of several privately- and publicly-held U.S. corporations. He was born and raised in the Bronx by his father, who emigrated from Albania, and a first-generation Italian-American mother. He graduated from Fordham University with honors in 1962. View Guest page
Adrian Douglas is the publisher of Market Force Analysis. Adrian graduated in 1980 from Cambridge University, England, in Natural Sciences. He worked for 20 years in the oil and gas industry where he reached senior management positions in marketing and sales. During his time in the oil and gas industry he developed a deep interest in the study of enterprise pricing and commercial markets. This led to his interest in the market pricing mechanisms of financial assets. As a result he developed a unique algorithm and methodology for analyzing financial futures markets and in particular for identifying appropriate entry and exit points. The technique has been named "Market Force Analysis" and two patents have been filed on his techniques. He runs the subscription website service for investors at www.MarketForceAnalysis.com. Adrian has a particular interest in the Precious Metals markets and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA). View Guest page
Barry Downs is a retired stockbroker who specialized in gold and mining equities with Aegis Capital Corporation, where he was a registered broker/dealer and a member of the NASD and SIPC. Mr. Downs has over 30 years of Wall Street experience, specializing in foreign securities and the monetary economics of gold. His father-in-law was the deceased John Exter, economist and central banker, who warned 34 years ago that the world was embarking a treacherous road when Nixon closed the gold window. Following in his father-in-law's footsteps, John is an avowed believer that the global economy is heading toward a deflationary depression more severe than that of the 1930s. View Guest page
Glen Downs is Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Walter Jones, a nine-term Republican who represents coastal North Carolina. He sits on the Armed Services and Financial Services Committees. Prior to joining Jones’ staff, Downs was a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lauch Faircloth where he handled banking and financial services legislation, as well as other budget and tax-related matters. Downs was formerly Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, and a former Assistant Cabinet Secretary in the Administration of North Carolina Governor Jim Martin. Prior to entering government and politics he was a Financial Officer at BB&T, now one of the nation’s largest financial holding companies, spanning most of the southeastern United States. He earned BS at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he graduated Magna cum Laude and with Honors in Economics. He also holds a Master of Economics degree from North Carolina State University. View Guest page
Kevin Duffy got into the investing business in 1985 as an analyst and also as a strategist. He started and cofounded a money management firm in 1988 after the ’87 crash. Kevin Duffy (left) and Bill Laggner (right) are the brains behind the Bearing Fund. In case you have not heard of the Bearing Fund, it is a hedge fund that gained over 100% in 2008 when most 401k’s were turned into 201k accounts. Bill met Kevin in the ’90s and both cut their investing teeth on the short side of the tech bubble markets that imploded in 2000. They formed Bearing Asset Management in the early part of this decade after the tech bubble imploded, and their track record has been among the best performing hedge funds this decade. View Guest page
Richard Duncan is the author of “The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy” (2012). Since beginning his career in Hong Kong in 1986, Richard Duncan has served as global head of investment strategy at ABN AMRO Asset Management in London, worked for the World Bank in Washington D.C., headed equity research departments in Bangkok and consulted for the IMF. He is now chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Management in Singapore. Richard has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, BBC and Bloomberg Television and is a well-known speaker. He studied literature and economics at Vanderbilt University (1983) and international finance at Babson College (1986); and, between the two, spent a year backpacking around the world. For updates on the author's views, please see his website/blog, Economics In The Age Of Paper Money: http://www.richardduncaneconomics.com/ View Guest page
Richard Durfee is a principal and founder with Durfee Law Group, PLLC and has been practicing law since 1988. His practice is limited to planning for wealthy individuals and their businesses, and providing estate and businesses planning services. Mr. Durfee focuses on preventive law--dynasty estate planning, asset protection, strategic planning for business, charitable planning, and turning the gift of wealth into a blessing rather than a curse. He is president and director of Legacy Global Foundation, Inc., and is the founder of MyDocs.com. Mr. Durfee has authored many articles and is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Your IRA: Asset or Ambush. Mr. Durfee's personal motto is, "Live Well, Leave a Legacy." He is also one of the hosts of the radio program "What about Wealth" in VoiceAmerica's business channel, where he and Rich Bloomfield explain tax, legal and financial issues surrounding wealth in an everyday, conversational way using pertinent stories and experiences. View Guest page
William Davis Eaton
William Davis Eaton is the author of the book “Liberal Betrayal of America and the Tea Party Firestorm,” which examines why liberals hate America, the enormous power of the Tea Party movement, and the many ways individual citizens can act to revive the spirit and confidence of a great nation under siege. Dr. Eaton is an attorney, a professional arbitrator, and a former professor who has taught at San Jose State University and the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a PhD in political science. He has published articles on legal and constitutional matters, and has served as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine and in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. His previous book “Who Killed the Constitution/The Judges v. The Law” dealt with judicial usurpation of power. Dr. Eaton and his wife Renee reside in Mill Valley and Carmel, California. View Guest page
Paul van Eeden
Paul van Eeden is President of Cranberry Capital Inc., a private Canadian holding company. He began his career in the financial and resource sectors as a stockbroker with Rick Rule’s Global Resource Investments Ltd. in 1996. He has been active in financing mineral exploration companies and analyzing markets ever since. Paul is well known for his work on the relationship between the gold price, inflation and currency markets. His model for determining the fair value for gold was able to predict both the run up in the gold price to over $1,000 an ounce between 2001 to 2008, and its subsequent decline to around $750. He also created a measure called the Actual Money Supply (AMS) to monitor the real rate of inflation. AMS is crucial to analyze real (inflation adjusted) changes in prices and to calculate the real return on investments. Paul stopped writing a subscription newsletter in October 2008 but you can read his past comments at paulvaneeden.com. View Guest page
Curtis Ellis was a writer and producer for Lou Dobbs Tonight and is currently the executive director of the American Jobs Alliance. Mr. Curtis has over 40 years of experience in national media as a writer, producer, reporter, talk show host and public relations specialist and served as communications director and on-the-record spokesperson on campaigns and for city, state and federal elected officials. His commentary has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and in newspapers across the country. He has written for internationally recognized broadcasters including Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, David Gregory and Andrea Mitchell. For ’60 Minutes,’ he uncovered a murder-for-hire and gun running operation by Green Berets in Thailand. At CNN, he was responsible for writing and producing the ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ broadcasting its coverage of the Dubai Ports World deal. Curtis Ellis is a member in good standing of the American Association of Political Consultants and the Writers Guild of America. View Guest page
Gene Epstein, an economist of the Austrian School--and by political persuasion a libertarian--joined Barron’s in February 1992 as Commodities Editor. The following year, he became the weekly’s first Economics Editor and the first to write the column, “Economic Beat”-- his responsibility to this day. In October 2010, he also became the Barron's Book Review Editor. Before joining Barron’s, Epstein did a 13-year stint at the New York Stock Exchange, mainly as a senior economist. He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John’s University and holds an M.A. in the subject from the New School and a B.A. in history from Brandeis University. Epstein’s book, ECONOSPINNING: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers, was published by John Wiley in August 2006. View Guest page
- Depression, Recession or Brighter Days Ahead?
- The Money Bubble. What To Do Before It Pops
- Gold Cartel Destruction and Its Aftermath
- Since JFK, Sinister Forces are Removing Liberty in America
- No Tapering! Bank on It!
- America is Learning. What Goes Around Comes Around!
- Can Impeachment Save us from the Obama Dictatorship?
- A Warning From History: Bernanke is Destroying People’s Lives, Bank Balance Sheets and America’s Global Power!
- Our Parasitic Fed is Triggering the Five Stages of Collapse
- How to Survive the U.S. Government’s Ponzi Scheme
- Will American Soldiers Obey the Constitution or America’s Dictator?
- Middle Class Survival in the Midst of Growing Fascism
- Crapitalism’s effects on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Joe Eskenazi is the online news editor and a staff writer at SF Weekly. He was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and educated at U.C. Berkeley. He never left. At SF Weekly, Eskenazi primarily covers government, politics, sports, crime, and everything else. Here is his recent article that we will discuss on 11.9.10. http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-10-20/news/let-it-bleed/ View Guest page
Daniel Estulin (born in Russia) is an author, public speaker, investigative journalist and conspiracy theorist who specializes in researching and reporting the Bilderberg Group, an annual invitation-only conference of the elites in the fields of business, finance, media, military and politics. He is known for his extensive works on this group having written a book called "The True Story of the Bilderberg Group" as well as for his live seminars throughout the world. Estulin wrote The True Story of the Bilderberg Group purportedly a report on the nature and meetings of the world’s most powerful people. According to Estulin's book, the secretive Bilderbergers have been making major important political, economical and social decisions since their first gathering in 1954. View Guest page
Michael Evans Michael was raised in NJ/NY Metropolitan area where he built a professional career in the wireless telecommunications industry with Verizon Wireless, Nortel Networks and Lucent Technologies. He moved to the Missouri Ozarks region in 2002 and consulted in telecommunications while simultaneously opening a family sporting goods store. Michael is the founder and host of America’s Voice Now, a hard hitting radio program broadcast in Missouri with live streaming video of each episode and subsequent posting on the shows YouTube channel. AVN’s tag line is “Delivering The Truth Over Mainstream Propaganda” with a consistent mantra of Educate, Inform, Motivate & Activate. AVN is responsible for significant legislative successes in Missouri and nationally. As a driving force for change, Michael doesn’t simply do analysis and commentary on news stories and issues facing our states and nation, he works to provide a plan of action. View Guest page
Dr. Marc Faber is the author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, a widely read investment newsletter that pulls no punches in providing highly independent view of the world. He is a highly acclaimed member of the Barron’s Round Table. www.gloomboomdoom.com View Guest page
Moshe Feiglin, Founder and President of Manhigut Yehudit, is determined to provide Israel with the authentic Jewish leadership that it so desperately needs. Moshe is currently running for a Knesset seat on the Likud list. His goal is to be prime minister of Israel and to lead the nation to its Jewish destiny with authentic Jewish values. Feiglin won a seat in the Israeli Knesset for the first time in elections held January 22, 2013. View Guest page
Kathy Fettke is the CEO and founder of Real Wealth Network based in Walnut Creek, CA, an organization dedicated to helping members get the most current and cutting edge education and information they need to succeed as real estate investors. Kathy is a licensed Realtor, former mortgage broker, and an active real estate investor. She was selected as one of America’s “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” by Goldman Sachs at the first annual Builders and Innovators Summit October 22-24. Fettke was accompanied by world leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Steve Case (AOL), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), and Reed Hastings (Netflix). Kathy received her BA in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University and worked in the newsrooms of CNN, FOX, CTV, and ABC-7. She’s past-president of American Women in Radio & Television. View Guest page
Christopher Glenn Fichtner
Dr. Christopher Glenn Fichtner is the author of "Cannabinomics" - The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point. His background includes Univ. of California, Riverside (B.S., psychobiology, 1977); Univ. of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (M.D., 1987); psychiatry residency at the Univ. of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago; Certificate in Medical Management awarded jointly by the Univ. of Southern California and the American College of Physician Executives; and board-certification in psychiatry. He also attended Columbia University in NYC (M.A., psychology, 1979) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1982), with a year of doctoral level work in religion and psychological studies at the Univ. of Chicago. Dr. Fichtner currently holds an appointment as Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Southern Illinois Univ. School of Medicine. Since 2008, he has worked as a staff psychiatrist for the Riverside County Department of Mental Health in southern California. View Guest page
Chairman of the Board of American Principles Project (APP) http://americanprinciplesproject.org Mr. Fieler graduated from Williams College in 1995 with a degree in Political Economy and was the 1994 recipient of the Branson Memorial Scholarship. He is the president of the Williams Catholic Network and a board member of the Witherspoon Institute, Institute for American Values, and the Dominican Foundation. Fieler joined Equinox Partners LP as a financial analyst in the mid-90s and in 2001 was named managing member, title he still holds. View Guest page
Catherine Austin Fitts'
Catherine Austin Fitts' understanding of the global financial system and the inner workings of the Wall Street-Washington axis are unparalleled. As the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, Catherine was one of the first to warn of an approaching housing bubble. Her prediction that a 'strong dollar policy' would lead to financial disaster is currently being proven correct. Catherine is currently an Investment Advisor. Her background includes: Founder and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC. Entrepreneur: President of The Hamilton Securities Group, investment bank and financial software developer. Government Official: Assistant Secretary of Housing - Federal Housing Commissioner, Bush I. Investment Banker: Managing Director and member of the board of Wall Street firm Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. Catherine has designed and closed over $25 billion of transactions and led a portfolio strategy for $300 billion of assets and liabilites. View Guest page
Burton Folsom Jr.
Dr. Burton Folsom Jr. is a history professor at Hillsdale College and senior historian at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, N.Y. He is a regular columnist for The Freeman and has written articles for The Wall Street Journal and American Spectator, among other publications. Folsom has authored several books such as Urban Capitalists, and The Myth of the Robber Barons, now in its third edition, where he revises commonly held views about the role of capitalism in the social development of the Industrial Revolution. More recently he wrote New Deal or Raw Deal, which takes a sharp critical new look at FDR’s government policies that hindered economic recovery from the Great Depression and are still hurting America today. In this book he exposes the idyllic legend of FDR as a myth of epic proportions. Folsom received his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976 and since 1988 has served as editor of Continuity: A Journal of History. View Guest page
Nicole M. Foss
Nicole M. Foss is co-editor of The Automatic Earth (http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com), where she writes under the name Stoneleigh. She and her writing partner have been chronicling and interpreting the on-going credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament. The site integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, population and real politik in order to explain why we find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it. Until recently, Foss ran the Agri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario, with focus on farm-based biogas projects and grid connections for renewable energy. While in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, specializing in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level. Her academic qualifications include a BSc in biology from Carleton University in Canada and a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control. View Guest page
David joined Sprott Asset Management as a Research Analyst in July 2008. He divides his time between Sprott Asset Management LP and Sprott Consulting LP, and co-writes the monthly "Markets at a Glance" articles along with Eric Sprott. David’s main focus is on equity research within the precious metals and materials sectors. David previously worked at Integral Wealth Securities and Toll Cross Securities in Institutional Equity Sales. He has an Honors Degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. View Guest page
Dominic Frisby is MoneyWeek’s commentator on gold and commodities and a private investor, focusing on junior mining companies. He is the presenter and producer of Frisby's Bulls & Bears - an internet radio show in which he discusses financial and economic matters with leading lights of the sector. He is also one of the UK’s leading voiceover artists, a TV presenter and stand-up comedian. Dominic also co-wrote and narrated the acclaimed documentary about the global financial crisis, The Four Horsemen. He is in the process of publishing the book “Life after the State,” the culmination of seven years of study about the nature of money and its link to liberty, honesty and efficiency. You can follow him on Twitter @dominicfrisby View Guest page
Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp
Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences with honor from the Univ. of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the Univ. of New Mexico and over 30 years experience as an exploration geologist searching for economic deposits of base and precious metals, coal, uranium, oil and gas, and water in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Mickey has worked for junior explorers, major mining companies and investors as a consulting economic geologist, specializing in geological mapping, property evaluation, and business development. From 2003 to 2006, Mickey made four outcrop ore discoveries in Peru, Nevada, Chile, and British Columbia. Mickey is well-known and highly respected throughout the mining community for his ongoing work as an analyst, writer, and speaker. His investment criteria is to choose companies that have a strong chance of doubling in share price in 12 months or less. You can follow him at his website www.mercenarygeologist.com. View Guest page
David L. Ganz
David L. Ganz, managing partner and principal litigator in the law firm of Ganz, Hollinger & Towe in New York City, and Ganz & Sivin, P.A., of Fair Lawn, N.J., has been an award-winning writer in the numismatic field for more than 30 years. His knowledge about coins and the law is widely sought after, both as a consultant, a writer, and a lawyer, having been asked to testify before the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and other subcommittees of the House Banking committee on more than a dozen occasions since 1974, most recently in July 1995. He has served as a columnist for Coin World from 1976-96 ("Backgrounder" and "Law and Collectibles") and for Numismatic News Weekly from 1969-present, ("Under the Glass"). He has written "Coin Market Insider's Report" each month for COINage Magazine since 1974. His column "Law and Coins"(TM) began on NumisMedia in March, 1999. He is the recipient of the Numismatic Literary Guild's highest honor, the Clement F. Bailey Award (1996). View Guest page
James Garrow is a respected human rights activist who’s been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and the founder of The Pink Pagoda Girls. James Garrow has a resumé that reads like that of a true Renaissance man. His background in education is wide-ranging, with stints as a principal, school board trustee and special needs teacher. He created his own internet business and ran a flight school. He holds an honorary doctorate in theology from a school in North Carolina and a teaching degree from the University of Toronto. He runs a language business, called the Bethune Institute, named after Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian physician who is viewed as a hero in China for his medical service there in the late 1930s. The institute runs for-profit courses in Canadian and U.S. cities and is affiliated with 168 Chinese schools. View Guest page
Mr. Dale Ginn, B.Sc., P.Geo, is a geologist with over 25 years of geological, mines management and executive experience with gold and base metal companies throughout North America. Mr. Ginn is currently President and CEO of SGX Resources and Executive Vice Chairman for San Gold Corporation, and is a co-founder of each. Previously, Mr. Ginn worked at Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, GoldCorp, Granges, Westmin and was General Manager of Harmony Gold (Canada) before initiating the start-up of operations for San Gold at the Rice Lake Gold Project. View Guest page
Mr. Robert Giustra, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Columbus Gold, has been actively engaged in the creation, financing, development and management of publicly-traded junior mining companies since 1992. His early experience in public markets includes working as an investment advisor with a national securities broker and later as an investment banker with an international investment dealer; where he co-founded the institutional equity sales and corporate finance departments, with a specialist focus on the junior mining sector. Since 1998, Mr. Giustra has held senior executive positions with and served on the board of a number of junior mining companies. He is presently also the Chairman of Columbus Copper Corp. View Guest page
Nations and their economies run through 50 to 70 year credit expansion/contraction cycles known as a Kondratieff wave. Special guest Ian Gordon, Chairman of Long Wave Group and economic historian tells Jay Taylor why the U.S. and the global economy has entered into a credit contraction that will be as bad or worse than the deflationary depression of the 1930s. Ian will explain why polices geared to stimulating the economy will not only fail but will plunge us even deeper into a price collapsing depression. Ian will explain why he is betting on deflation, not inflation and why, in this environment, gold mining will be a portfolio savior as it was during the Great Depression when the Dow to gold ratio approached 1:1. Ian tells why he believes the Dow to gold ratio may well fall to an even more remarkable 0.25:1.0 in this depression and why gold stocks will make their owners truly wealthy. Ian may also name a few of his favorite gold mining stocks. www.longwavegroup.com View Guest page
- Will There Be Sufficient Energy to Face the Kondratieff Winter?
- A Deflationary Depression is Bullish for Gold and Gold Shares
- Should You Prepare for Hyperinflation or a Deflationary Depression?
- Reinventing Collapse and Preparing for Survival
- Ian’s 1012 Forecast. Is this The Year for Dow 1,000 and $4,000 Gold?
- Dow 1,000/Gold $4,000 Revisited with Ian Gordon
- The Case for a Massive Price Deflation in the Midst of Quantitative Easing
- America’s Horrible Monetary Crime – What Can You Do?
- Are We Facing a Global Monetary Collapse in 2011?
- Hyper inflation or a Deflationary Depression
- Ian Gordon: Is Dow 1,000/ Gold $4,000 a Silly Notion?
- Ian Gordon Explains Why “Dow 1,000 Is Not A Silly Number”
- Where are we in this Kondratieff Winter Depression?
- The Kondratieff Winter is Here? Is This the Greater Depression?
With no formal education or training, Peter Grandich entered Wall Street in the mid-1980s and within three years was appointed Vice President of Investment Strategy for a leading New York Stock Exchange member firm. Now an internationally-acclaimed financial expert, Grandich has made a 25-plus-year career out of his knack for uncannily-accurate market predictions. Labeled the “Wall Street Whiz Kid” by Good Morning America, Grandich gained national notoriety by being among the very few who not only forecasted the 1987 stock market crash just weeks before it happened, but on the very next day he predicted that within two years the market would reach a new all-time high – which it did. Proving his 1987 forecast was no fluke, Mr. Grandich said in January 2000 that the year would go down as the year the great mega bull market of the 80s and 90s came to an end. Again, he was right on target. Peter also practices the golden rule, which sadly is all too rare on Wall St. View Guest page
- Honest Money for Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness
- Do the Chickens Come Home to Roost in 2013?
- Peter Grandich Talks Stocks, Bonds, Gold, God and America
- Confessions of a Wall Street Whiz Kid
- What’s In Store for the Markets? What’s In Store for America?
- Are We Starting a New Bull Market in Stocks?
- America’s Demise and You: How to Cope?
Thomas H. Greco, Jr.
Thomas H. Greco, Jr. is a writer, consultant, and networker who has, for more than three decades, been working at the leading edge of transformational restructuring, and is regarded as one of the leading experts in monetary theory and history, credit clearing systems, complementary currencies, and community economic development. He has traveled widely in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, lecturing, teaching, and advising, been a speaker at numerous conferences and led many workshops. He is the author of numerous books and articles. His most recent book, The End of Money and the Future of Civilization (Chelsea Green, 2009), is both descriptive of the essence of money and its historical evolution, and prescriptive of actions that can be taken by communities, businesses, and governments to enhance economic stability through liberation of the exchange process. Mr. Greco holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and a B.A. in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University. View Guest page
G. Edward Griffin
G. Edward Griffin is a writer and documentary film producer with many successful titles to his credit, such as The Creature from Jekyll Island, World without Cancer and The Discovery of Noah’s Ark. He is the recipient of the Telly Award for excellence in television production. Listed in Who’s Who in America, he is well known for his talent for researching difficult topics such as archeology, the Federal Reserve System, terrorism, internal subversion, the history of taxation, U.S. foreign policy, cancer therapy, and presenting them in clear terms. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he enrolled in the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado, in order to better understand the real world of investments as preparation for his book on the Federal Reserve System. He obtained his CFP designation (Certified Financial Planner) in 1989. He is Founder and President of The Coalition for Visible Ballots, The Cancer Cure Foundation, and Freedom Force International. View Guest page
- Gold Market Manipulation? You Can Bank On It!
- Will American Soldiers Obey the Constitution or America’s Dictator?
- Ron Paul Seeks to Tame the Creature from Jekyll Island
- The Tea Party vs. The Creature from Jekyll Island
- The Power Behind the Throne: Who Really Owns and Runs the USA?
- The Best of Turning Hard Times into Good Times – Ron and Ed Griffin
- Beware! The Creature from Jekyll Island Nearly Has You In His Grasp!
Gijsbert Groenewegen is a Dutch national with a law degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands. He lives in London and New York where he manages a hedge fund. Gijsbert co-founded a stock broking firm in London later sold to Jefferies Inc., in 2000. He has acquired in-depth knowledge in metals and mining companies and has an extensive network in the industry. Separately he writes about macro economic trends on his blog www.groenewegenreport.com View Guest page
Douglas B. Groh
Douglas B. Groh is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst at Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. He joined Tocqueville in 2003, where he is a Portfolio Manager of the Tocqueville Gold Fund. Prior to joining Tocqueville, Mr. Groh was Director of Investment Research at Grove Capital from 2001 to 2003 and from 1990 to 2001 held investment research and banking positions at J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch and ING Bank. Mr. Groh began his career as a mining and precious metals analyst in 1985 at U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Groh earned a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he focused on mineral economics. View Guest page
Martin L. Gross
Martin L. Gross has written more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Government Racket: Washington Waste from A to Z, which began the serious debate over capricious and wasteful government. His 1995 bestseller, The Tax Racket, exposed the excesses of the IRS and asked for its elimination. Three of his prior nonfiction works, The Brain Watchers, The Doctors, and The Psychological Society, stimulated public debate, and resulted in Congressional hearings and reforms. To date Gross has testified before six Congressional committees on government. He is the author of the new book "National Suicide: How Washington Is Destroying the American Dream from A to Z." In his book, Gross talks about the dangerous combination of high taxes and overspending leading to “National Suicide.” View Guest page
David Gurwitz serves as the Managing Director of Charles Nenner Research. He is responsible for working directly with clients to assess the markets, and has been working hand in hand with cycle forecaster Charles Nenner for almost a decade. The email-based service provides unique analysis of stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities and economic indicators. As managing director, David speaks regularly with clients worldwide: hedge funds, family offices, pension funds, brokers and private individuals. David is a J.D., MBA and CPA. He graduated from Brandeis University before getting his MBA from NYU. David worked in merchant banking just prior to joining the company. Like Charles, David shares a love of music, is an avid composer and pianist, and is a sought after speaker in the media and at conferences. View Guest page
- The Money Bubble. What To Do Before It Pops
- America’s Military Industrial Complex & Gold
- Beyond Gold. Opportunities in Real Estate and Other Markets
- The Great Deformation and the Coming Economic Ice Age
- Where is our Gold? When Can We Have It?
- Breathing Optimism on Our Beleaguered Economy
- A Richer Life With Less
John Hathaway, Senior Managing Director, is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Investment Committee at Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. He is also a Director of Tocqueville Management Corp., the General Partner of Tocqueville Asset Management. Mr. Hathaway, who has 39 years of investment experience, manages the Tocqueville Gold Fund, Tocqueville Gold Partners and separate accounts for individual and institutional clients following a gold strategy. Prior to joining Tocqueville in 1998, Mr. Hathaway began his career in 1970 as an Equity Analyst with Spencer Trask & Co. In 1976 he joined the investment advisory firm David J. Greene and Company, where he became a Partner. In 1986 he founded and managed Hudson Capital Advisors followed by seven years with Oak Hall Advisors as the Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Hathaway has a B.A. degree from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and is a CFA charter holder. View Guest page
William T. Hathaway
William T. Hathaway is a former Special Forces soldier who became a peace activist and political journalist. He is the author of RADICAL PEACE: PEOPLE REFUSING WAR, an interview with an Iraqi student whose family was brutalized by American soldiers, who tells how this turned her into a pacifist and her brother into a resistance fighter. This book is a journey along diverse paths of nonviolence, the true stories of people working for peace in unconventional ways. He is active in a group offering support and shelter to soldiers who have refused to be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Hathaway sees spirituality as an essential component of a more peaceful world. His other books include A WORLD OF HURT (Rinehart Foundation Award), CD-RING, and SUMMER SNOW. His writing won him a Fulbright professorship at universities in Germany, where he lives. He currently teaches American studies at the University of Oldenburg in Germany. View Guest page
Dr. Quinton Hennigh
Dr. Quinton Hennigh, President - CEO & Director of Novo Resources Corp., is an economic geologist with more than 20 years of exploration experience with major gold mining firms including Homestake Mining, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining. Dr. Hennigh was the former director and Chief Geologist of Evolving Gold Corp. where he helped assemble a world class portfolio of gold projects and led successful explorations resulting in three significant discoveries including the Rattlesnake Hills deposit, Wyoming. Currently, Dr. Hennigh is a director and Technical Advisor to Gold Canyon Resources., where he helped refocus exploration at the company's Springpole Gold Project in Red Lake, Ontario. Dr. Hennigh is also currently the Chief Geologist of EurOmax Resources, the Technical Advisor and a director to Prosperity Goldfields Corp. and a director to NV Gold Corp. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. View Guest page
Ron Hera, founder of Hera Research, LLC and the principal author of the Hera Research Newsletter, holds a master's degree from Stanford University and is a member of Mensa and of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. A native Californian, Ron is a self-described "escapee" from Silicon Valley, California. Originally an entrepreneur and private investor in communications software and mobile technology, Ron turned his attention to investing in natural resources, such as precious metals, after the dot-com bubble and stock market crash of 2000. Ron is a popular speaker at radio networks and talk shows, such as the Korelin Economics Report. Ron's articles have been featured in publications, such as Resource World Magazine, and on major Internet sites including King World News, GoldSeek, Seeking Alpha, Financial Sense, Kitco, MineWeb, the Ludwig von Mises Institute and other professional venues around the world and have been translated into Arabic, German, Vietnamese and other languages. View Guest page
Andrew ("Andy") Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin as marketing director in October 2011. For a decade, he was a US-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as an II-ranked oil service analyst at Salomon Smith Barney from 1999 through 2005. Since 2002, his focus has been entirely on precious metals, and since 2006 has written free missives regarding gold, silver and macroeconomics. Prior to joining the company he spent five years working as an investor relations officer or consultant to numerous junior mining companies. An archive of Andy's "RANTS" can be found on the Miles Franklin Blog. View Guest page
Frank Holmes is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Funds, which specializes in natural resources and emerging markets investing. As chief investment officer at U.S. Global, Holmes oversees an investment team whose mutual funds have won more than two dozen Lipper Fund Awards and certificates since 2000. Mr. Holmes was selected as the 2006 mining fund manager of the year by Mining Journal, a leading publication for the global natural resources industry. He is also the co-author of The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing. He is engaged in a number of international philanthropies and is a member of the President’s Circle and on the investment committee of International Crisis Group, which works to resolve conflict around the world. He is also an advisor to the William J. Clinton Foundation on sustainable development in countries with resource-based economies. View Guest page
Jacob G. Hornberger
Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. You can view his interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. View Guest page
With a degree in geophysics and a number of fascinating summers in mining exploration, one winter in "the bush" quickly led Bob into the financial markets. This included experience on the trading desk and in the research department of a large investment dealer, which led to institutional stock and bond sales. Bob's review of financial history provided the forecasting models designed to anticipate significant trend reversals in the sometimes alarming volatility typical of the transition from rampant speculation in tangible assets to fabulous speculation in financial assets. In anticipation of the latter opportunity, a monthly publication for financial institutions was started in January 1982. It has competently covered the stock market, the yield curve, credit spreads as well as metal and energy prices. Bob, as chief financial strategist, writes the weekly overview - PIVOTAL EVENTS. View Guest page
- Preparing For a Tectonic Geopolitical and Economic Shift
- Politicians Can’t Stop Asteroids, Global Warming or Depressions
- Is our Systemic Financial Markets Malaise Nearing an End?
- Profiting from the Current Credit Pathology and Its impact on Global Resources
- America’s Horrible Monetary Crime – What Can You Do?
- Is Ben’s Helicopter Working Miracles?
- Ron Paul Talks Gold and Economic Freedom
- Do We Face an Inflationary or Deflationary Depression?
- Can Deflation Be Denied in This, the Sixth Credit Deflation in 300 Years?
- Credit Contraction and Gold Mining Stocks
- Investing for the Current 300 Year Economic Flood
Dr. Karen Hudes
Dr. Karen Hudes is an international lawyer and development economist whose practice focuses on financing of development projects, judicial and legal reform, nonprofit organizations, corporate law and dispute resolution. Dr. Hudes studied law at Yale Law School and economics at the University of Amsterdam. She worked in the US Export Import Bank of the US from 1980-1985 and in the Legal Department of the World Bank from 1986-2007. She established the Non Governmental Organization Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations of the American Branch of the International Law Association. She has managed judicial reform and legal reform projects in various continents and coordinated projects with bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, including global partnerships between the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, and UNICEF. View Guest page
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Associate Prof. of Economics at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. in history from the Univ. of Texas at Austin, and has been Associate Adjunct Prof. of Economics and History at Golden Gate University, Publications Director at the Independent Institute, William C. Bark National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a U.S. Army tank platoon leader. Prof. Hummel is the author of the book, Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War. He wrote the scripts for the audiotape programs, The U.S. Constitution (narrated by Walter Cronkite) and American Wars (narrated by George C. Scott). His articles have appeared in many publications including the Journal of Economic History, Review of Austrian Economics, Journal of Libertarian Studies and Reason. He has also contributed to the Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography. View Guest page
David Hunt’s story is both fascinating and inspirational. Hunt redefines multitasking: he’s a renowned and widely celebrated cult winemaker, accomplished musician, lyricist, author, successful entrepreneur, investor, pioneer “smart homes,” carpenter, and recording artist. Half of his total accomplishments were completed after he began losing his eyesight in the early 80’s. In 1996 he located his Paso Robles property and having learned the technical basics of vineyard management, grape growing and wine making at UC Davis and despite his blindness, he was able to be successful as a vigneron and winemaker. He believes his other senses have indeed heightened and help him compensate for his lack of vision. When David is not producing award-winning wines, he’s a musical trailblazer forging a new path that redefines traditional musical borders. He recently released a CD, “Rhapsody in Red,” with very personal songs about his loves (family and the vineyards and life). View Guest page
Sean Hyman, a 20-year veteran in the markets has practically done it all – being a stock broker, manager of a team of 19 stock brokers and now a Forex trader. Seven years ago Sean made the life-changing decision to switch from stocks to foreign currency trading. Soon after, he started teaching other people how to trade currencies as well, earning him the nickname “Professor FX.” Now, a highly sought-after currency analyst, Sean has also been a respected writer for World Currency Watch since 2007. Sean now serves as Investment Director for World Currency Watch and a contributing writer for our long-term Currency Capitalist newsletter. In his service, Currency Cross Trader, Sean reveals his most closely-guarded currency trades to his band of loyal subscribers and teaches them in conferences all over the world. View Guest page
Robert Ian is one of the world’s leading experts at helping individuals and organizations uncover the hidden opportunities of rapid change. He is the author of How to Identify, Master and Conquer Change. His research, consulting and marketing firm monitors business, economic and social changes to help clients better understand how rapid change can be harnessed to leverage powerful new opportunities. Robert's current focus is on the declining value of the U.S. dollar and how this global phenomenon will result in higher long-term prices for commodity-based assets like gold, silver, base metals, energy and agriculture. Robert will one of the speakers at Liberty Mastermind Symposium, Dallas, June 28-29, 2013, and will discuss major changes taking place in the world today, providing strategies and conclusions to give you a better perspective, more options and more solutions for conquering change. (ConquerChange.com) View Guest page
Louis' background in physics, economics, and technical writing prepared him well to be sr. editor of the International Speculator and Casey Investment Alert. Like Casey, Louis constantly travels, visiting highly prospective geological targets, grilling management and company geologists, and interviewing natives to find out what they really think. Whether in meetings with mining companies in Vancouver, pounding on rocks in the D.R. of the Congo or examining drill cores in Argentina, Louis is always looking for the next double-your-money winner. He evaluates dozens of companies, conducts due diligence of only the best, and then compares notes with Doug in order to bring only those most likely to provide rapid high returns to their subscribers’ attention. Louis also reads all the press releases, financial statements, and an enormous quantity of related information to keep track of all of our mineral companies and has become something of a walking database on same. View Guest page
David Jensen, P.Eng., LL.B., MBA, is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada (1987). He worked through 1993 on the F-5 Fighter Overhaul program and the Bombardier Regional Jet programs. Mr. Jensen then graduated with a LL.B. degree in corporate and commercial law from the University of Calgary (1997) and an MBA from Univ. of B.C., majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (1999). Returning first to aviation then, after reading Austrian School Economics, Mr. Jensen transitioned to the mining industry from the aerospace industry in 2004 first through his mining industry consultancy, then as Vice President of Corporate Development for Western Copper Corp., and most recently as President and COO of Skyline Gold. Mr. Jensen currently serves as President and COO of a private mining company and provides strategic, operational, risk assessment, and precious metals consulting services through his consultancy, Jensen Strategic View Guest page
Elijah Johnson launched his channel on www.FinanceAndLiberty.com in 2012. The Financial Survival Network declared him: “16 Year Old is Smarter than Ben Bernanke!” One of the youngest sound-money enthusiasts out there, he is concerned with the national debt, the US dollar, and gold and silver markets, with a mission to warn and educate his generation about the risks of the current financial system and how to protect themselves for the rough road ahead. In his website he interviews financial authors, analysts and market makers on the state of the US and world economy from angles not covered on the mainstream news. In recognition of Elijah’s unique message, the Liberty Mastermind Symposium invited him as a guest speaker for their national conference in Dallas TX, June ‘13 (http://LibertyMastermind.us). Elijah's 200+ original videos have garnered more than a million views from his growing audience of over 5,000 YouTube subscribers who are concerned about the runaway debt-based economy. View Guest page
Greg Johnson, Pres. and CEO of Prophecy Platinum since Nov. ‘12, has over 25 years of experience in the exploration and development of large scale projects in the mining industry and been involved in raising over $650 million in project financing. He was Pres. and CEO at South American Silver, during a period in which the company’s market capitalization increased from $20 million to a peak of $350 million. As a co-founder and executive at NovaGold Resources, he was a key member of the executive team that led NovaGold from a $50-million market capitalization to more than $2-billion and oversaw the expansion of its resource base to over 30 million ounces of gold. He began his career with Placer Dome Inc. (now Barrick Gold), holding various senior roles in domestic and international exploration in projects from early discovery stage to feasibility and operations in Alaska, Canada, Africa, Australia and Russia. He holds an honors degree in Geology from Western Washington University. View Guest page
Andre Julian is the Sr. Market Strategist at OpVest Wealth Management in Irvine, CA. OpVest specializes in alternative investment strategies that strive to give clients proper asset allocation using a proprietary model that spreads portfolio allocation across separate asset classes. Mr. Julian has built an impressive list of accomplishments in the financial industry including: co-authoring several educational books on trading strategies, becoming a regularly featured analyst on investment radio and TV, and actively writing educational and analytical articles related to investing. Mr. Julian is registered as a Series 3 commodities broker, CTA with the CFTC and NFA, and RIA with FINRA. Mr. Julian’s 14 years of investment experience have made him well-versed in fundamental and technical analysis of the commodities and equity markets, risk management, asset allocation, compliance and economics. He focuses on helping investors by passing his extensive knowledge to investors. View Guest page
John Kaiser is an independent analyst based in the San Francisco area who has covered the junior resource sector since 1983. He graduated from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 1982. After a decade working as a research director in Vancouver he left the brokerage industry in 1994 to launch Kaiser Research Online and create the “rational speculation model” as a tool to evaluate the speculative value of exploration projects. Kaiser Research Online is a subscription service that publishes his analysis, provides searchable information on over 1700 Canadian listed junior mining and exploration companies, and tracks trends within the junior sector and their relationship to macro trends. View Guest page
Chris Kerr Chris Kerr is a 33-year Veteran of the FBI, now a criminal defense attorney, best-selling author of "RICO: How Politicians, Prosecutors, and the Mob Destroyed One of the FBI's Finest Special Agents", and a legal expert. He is the author of 2010 law review article describing a hypothetical terrorist attack using backpack bombs and illustrating why agents need the same investigative tools successfully used on drug dealers to track terrorists. He worked as a Case Agent on organized crime and drug cases and was a Criminal Division Agent Supervisor at FBI Headquarters and was repeatedly elected by his peers to national leadership of organizations advocating for the professional concerns of FBI agents. View Guest page
Rob received his post secondary education at York University [Economics] in Toronto. Upon graduation he worked on an institutional trading desk for most of the 1980s and up until 1996 on Toronto’s Bay Street financial center. He also worked for 11 years at Prebon Yamane, an international inter-dealer broker of foreign exchange and interest rate products. Rob spent an additional year at another money/bond broker called Freedom Bond Brokers (subsequently purchased by Cantor Fitzgerald, world’s largest U.S. bond broker). He then spent two years at another inter-dealer bond brokerage Garban Inc.—the world’s second-largest broker of U.S. Government Securities. Rob left the institutional investment industry in 1996, then for approximately 4 years was a retail investment advisor with Scotia MacLeod and Investor’s Group. He currently serves as an Authorized Dealer for BMG BullionBars, a secure and reliable means of purchasing investment-grade precious metals bullion. View Guest page
Joseph A. Kizis, Jr.
Joseph A. Kizis, Jr. Mr. Kizis is a Registered Geologist with a B.S. in Geology from Kent State University and an M.S. in Geology from the University of Colorado. He has 35 years of experience in exploration for gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, and uranium in the U.S., Canada and abroad. He is the President and a director of Homestake Resource Corp., Bravada Gold Corporation and previously of Fortune River Resource Corp. (which amalgamated with Bravada Gold Corporation in 2011). Mr. Kizis has held previous executive positions with Fairmile GoldTech, Sierra Geothermal, the Geological Society of Nevada, and the GSN Foundation. View Guest page
Danny Kofke, special education teacher, and author of the practical and easy to understand book How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher's Salary, Danny Kofke shares secrets for thriving financially on a teaching salary. He describes ideas for earning & saving more money, for investing & for getting out of debt. He even discusses teaching in other countries as a source of income. He says many people find it hard to believe that one teacher can support a family of four, but in How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher's Salary, Danny Kofke explains the steps necessary for others to follow suit and save for life's journeys. View Guest page
Al Korelin, host of The Korelin Economics Report, has been involved in the financial community since 1967 when he received his B.A. degree from the University of Washington with a dual major in Economics and Russian literature. He went on to receive his Masters in Business Administration degree, with an emphasis Finance and International Trade, from the University of Puget Sound in 1978. He founded A.B. Korelin and Associates in 1982. The focus of the company has always been on the mining industry. Al and his associates specialize in completing the regulatory work that needed to be done in order for Canadian mining companies to be traded in the United States on major exchanges. Al also spends a considerable amount of time at investment conferences throughout North America. He is scheduled to speak and moderate panels due to his thorough knowledge of the investment community. View Guest page
Laurence J. Kotlikoff
Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the Nat'l Bureau of Economic Research, and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc. Prof. Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. From 1977 through 1983 he served on the faculties of economics of the Univ. of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82 Professor Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He has also served as a consultant to the IMF, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development as well as other organizations. Prof. Kotlikoff is also the author or co-author of 14 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent book is Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (forthcoming February 22, 2010). View Guest page
Michael Krieger describes himself as a recovering Wall Street employee. After college, he worked in finance in NYC for 10 years, for Lehman Brothers in Oil & Gas equity research and then at Sanford C. Bernstein as the commodities trading desk analyst. He is now a blogger, activist and investor trying to effect positive change in an increasingly authoritarian and plutocratic United States through his website libertyblitzkrieg.com View Guest page
Bill Laggner went into the investment industry in the late 1980s, initially as a stockbroker; then moved to the buy side at Fidelity Investments out of Houston, TX. Kevin Duffy and Bill Laggner are the brains behind the Bearing Fund. Bill met Kevin in the ’90s and both cut their investing teeth on the short side of the tech bubble markets which imploded in 2000. Bearing Asset Management was formed in 2002. Bearing created the “Bearing Credit Bubble Index" in 2003, which identified the credit enablers of the biggest private sector bubble over the last 100 years. This allowed Bearing Fund to capitalize on the unwind of the last bubble while positioning the fund for the third and final bubble, the sovereign, stimulus bubble currently underway. View Guest page
Len Lamensdorf is an award-winning author of eight novels, three full-length plays, and one motion picture. A three-time Silberman Memorial Scholar and an honors graduate of the University of Chicago, Len studied playwriting at UCLA with Theatre Arts Department Chairman Kenneth Macgowan, founder of the world-famous Provincetown Players and the original producer of the plays of Eugene O’Neill. Lamensdorf also received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Associate Editor/Managing Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, and completed his post-graduate work at Harvard Law School. Len’s career in law and business spanned more than thirty years and he draws on his extensive travel experiences on five continents to create realistic settings for his work. View Guest page
Lewis E. Lehrman
Lewis E. Lehrman was presented the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2005 for his work in American history. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Lincoln Forum. Mr. Lehrman co-founded the Lincoln & Soldiers Institute at Gettysburg College, where he has taught the Lincoln Senior Seminar. Mr. Lehrman received his B.A. from Yale and his M.A. in History from Harvard. He was a Carnegie Teaching Fellow in History at Yale and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in History at Harvard. Mr. Lehrman is widely known for his run for Governor of New York in 1982. In 1983, Mr. Lehrman was the Cardinal Cooke honoree of the Archdiocese of New York for his early work developing scholarships for New York inner-city schools. He has written for publications such as Harper's, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Review and the New York Sun. He is the author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point. View Guest page
Jim Liles is a veteran commodity broker and trader and graduate of the University of Montana. He has spent the last 30 years in the investment business with six years experience in stock brokerage. Presently, he manages commodity portfolios, works with investors to trade individual accounts, and writes a monthly newsletter, Visible Trends. Jim is the author of “Commodity Inflation, the Next Great Wealth Building Opportunity.” His most recent book is entitled, “The Wealth Preservation Handbook; The DNA for Commodity Inflation,” in which Jim provides a comprehensive look into time-tested strategies for preserving and growing your wealth in today’s highly competitive financial environment. View Guest page
Mr. Chen Lin writes the stock newsletter What is Chen Buying? What is Chen Selling?, published and distributed by Taylor Hard Money Advisors, Inc. Using his wife’s Roth IRA account, Lin invested $5,411 in December 2002. That same account was worth about $1.5 million at the end of 2010. You can see his portfolio chart by visiting http://miningstocks.com/chen/index.php After receiving a Masters’ degree (Ph.D. candidate) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, Chen worked in the internet and computer area where he founded a few start-up companies. After the internet crash of 2000, Chen was able to move his technology portfolio into the resource sector with considerable success. Chen employs a value-oriented approach and often demonstrates excellent market timing due to his exceptional technical analysis. View Guest page
As a former Justice Department prosecutor, John Loftus once held some of the highest security clearances in the world, with special access to NATO Cosmic, CIA codeword, and Top Secret Nuclear files. As a private attorney, he works without charge to help hundreds of intelligence agents obtain lawful permission to declassify and publish the hidden secrets of our times. He is the author of four history books, three of which have been made into films, two were international best sellers, and one was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. John Loftus is the intelligence analyst for the Fox News Channel. His program can be seen every Sunday at 11:15 AM EST. John's News Show: "Loftus Report" on Talkline Communications Network. Mr. Loftus is also President of the Intelligence Summit, an international non-profit non-partisan educational forum for the intelligence agencies of the free world and Vice Chairman of the Florida Holocaust Museum. View Guest page
With a career spanning three decades in the investment markets, Brien Lundin serves as president and CEO of Jefferson Financial, a highly regarded publisher of market analyses and producer of investment-oriented events. Under the Jefferson Financial umbrella, Brien publishes and edits Gold Newsletter, a cornerstone of precious metals advisories since 1971. He also hosts the New Orleans Investment Conference, the oldest and most respected investment event of its kind. Mr. Lundin holds a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University. View Guest page
Mr. MacDonald has worked as Executive Director of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) where he launched a $200MM Shariah compliant asset management company for the Government of Dubai. Prior to that, Ian worked in the precious metals divisions of Commerzbank AG, Credit Suisse, and Billiton (UK). He currently serves in the Advisory Board of Gold Bullion International, a firm that is the first company to exclusively offer the wealth management industry access to the most secure and transparent process for acquiring, transporting, and storing gold bullion for their affluent retail clients. View Guest page
Jonathan Macey is Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale University and Professor in the Yale School of Management. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Governance, a member of the Faculty Advisory, has served as an independent director of two public companies and is a member of FINRA’s Economic Advisory Council and the Bipartisan Policy Center Task Force on Capital Markets. In 1995, Professor Macey was awarded the Paul M. Bator prize for excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Public Service by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. Professor Macey earned his B.A., cum laude, from Harvard and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He received a Ph.D. honoris causa from the Stockholm School of Economics. He is the author of Corporate Governance: Promises Kept, Promises Broken, Macey on Corporation Law, and more recently The Death of Corporate Reputation. View Guest page
Alasdair Macleod runs FinanceAndEconomics.org, a website dedicated to sound money and demystifying finance and economics. Alasdair has a background as a stockbroker, banker and economist. He is a Senior Fellow at the GoldMoney Foundation. His weekly articles written for GoldMoney are posted on his blog at http://alasdairmacleod.blogspot.com/ View Guest page
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- Understanding the Decline of the West
- At What Price Will Gold Become Money Again?
Michael Maloney is the founder and owner of GoldSilver.com, a global leader in gold and silver sales and one of the world's most highly regarded investment education companies since 2005. He is author of the best selling precious metals investment book of all time, Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver, published in 2008. Michael is also the producer and host of Hidden Secrets of Money, an acclaimed investment education series that explores the history of currency and money and aims to enlighten the world that maximum prosperity can only be achieved through individual freedom, free markets, and sound money. Mike reveals what you can do today to be ready for your future and has become a persistent leader in helping understand the historic economic shifts that lead to wealth transfer. Mike has been a regular speaker alongside financial educator Robert Kiyosaki, author of the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" series, and has been a featured speaker at investment seminars all over the world. View Guest page
Mr. Jon Marek has a BBA accounting degrees from Texas A&M, and an MBA specialized in banking. He was an Accountant and Financial Analyst at Enron Corp. then joined the U.S. Navy to pursue his lifelong dream to fly. He is currently a U.S. Navy Contractor and Reserve Officer, engaged in naval aviation training. Through independent research, Marek set out to understand “What Is Money?” That drew him to intellects like Murray Rothbard, Edwin Vieira Jr., Garet Garrett, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Nassim Taleb. Recognizing the central bank as the heart of monetary structure, he focused his attention to the mechanics of the Fed. He studied many Fed documents. Two were key: “Modern Money Mechanics” and “The Federal Reserve System: Purposes and Functions.” In 2009, he created his blog “Economic Crisis Watch” which helps individuals understand what the Fed is really doing as opposed to their public statements. Go to: http://economiccrisiswatch.blogspot.com/ to follow Fed policy and U.S. money supply. View Guest page
Dennis, author of "Fifteen Steps to Corporate Feudalism," started his career in Wash., DC, at 21. There he worked for the US Congress, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), various political campaigns, and Jim Wallis at Sojourners magazine. In addition, he helped launch and directed Wash., DC–based progressive nonprofits, including Witness for Peace and The Pledge of Resistance. This work took him from every country in Central America to Iraq among others, where he negotiated with government officials and nongovernmental organizations looking for ways to avoid war and limit civilian causalities. Marker has appeared on numerous network and cable television news and talk shows in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and throughout Europe. In addition, he has written, edited, and been the on-air voice for a weekly UPI syndicated political radio commentary. View Guest page
Jim Marrs (born 1943) is an American former newspaper journalist and New York Times best-selling author of books and articles on a wide range of alleged cover ups and conspiracies. He earned a B.A. degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1966 and attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock for two years. Mr. Marrs is a prominent figure in the JFK conspiracy press and his book Crossfire was a source for Oliver Stone's film JFK. He has written books asserting the existence of government conspiracies regarding aliens, 9/11, telepathy, and secret societies. He was once a news reporter in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex and has taught a class on the Kennedy Assassination at University of Texas at Arlington. Marrs is a member of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth. He has won several writing and photography awards and in 1993 received the Freedom Magazine’s Human Rights Leadership Award. Mr. Marrs has also appeared on numerous national and regional radio and TV shows. View Guest page
Chris Martenson, PhD, MBA
Chris Martenson, PhD, MBA, is an economic researcher and futurist who speaks to audiences around the world on “The Crash Course.” He runs ChrisMartenson.com, a popular website on the global economy. Chris began his career as a scientist, earning a PhD in pathology from Duke University and MBA from Cornell. He became vice president of a large Fortune 300 international company and believed he had achieved the American Dream, living with his family in a large waterfront home in Connecticut. He was jolted out of complacency by the bear market of 2001 and used his background in finance to investigate the workings of our monetary system. What he discovered changed his life. Today Chris lives with wife, Becca, and their three kids in rural Massachusetts, where they enjoy a more resilient and independent life lifestyle, with fewer things, better relationships with their neighbors, and a higher quality of life. View Guest page
Jean Martineau has been the CEO and president of Dynacor Gold Mines since 2006 when the company was founded as a spin-off incorporating all the gold assets of Malaga Inc. The latter kept all the tungsten related assets that were part of the Pasto Bueno mine. Jean Martineau has been part of the executive leadership of Malaga since 1996 and as such played a pivotal role in the acquisition of Malaga’s gold (exploration properties and custom milling plant) assets and in 2005 the purchase of the Pasto Bueno tungsten mine. View Guest page
Richard J. Maybury
Richard J. Maybury is the publisher of U.S. & World Early Warning Report for Investors. He has written several entry-level, common sense books on United States economics, law, and history. His writing style is mostly in an epistolary form, usually as an uncle writing to his nephew, answering questions. Maybury had taught economics in high school. Failing to find a book with a clear explanation of economics, he wrote one himself. Some of his books include Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career & Financial Security—a book that is basically the foundation for his other books about the model perspective; Higher Law, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?—a book that explains the history of the United States economic model and how it was based on free-market Austrian economics; and Whatever Happened to Justice?—about his naturalist philosophical viewpoints regarding the foundations of America’s legal system, British Common Law, the law of the Franks, and early Christian Ireland. View Guest page
Trace Mayer, J.D. is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, and monetary scientist. He holds a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and a law degree from California Western School of Law. He has also studied Austrian economics, focusing on the work of Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego County Bar Association. Trace is a strong advocate of the freedom of speech, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego County Bar Association. Trace has appeared on ABC, NBC, many radio shows, including one syndicated on over 120 stations, Adam Curry's Daily Source Code, presented at the Cambridge House Investment Conference and to many other groups. View Guest page
Carlos Fernandez Mazzi
Mr. Carlos Fernandez Mazzi's is the Pres. and CEO of Golden Arrow Resources. His career spans over 30 years in international business and investment banking highlighted by his leadership as CEO of the Bolivian subsidiary of APEX Silver Mines where he led the development of the San Cristobal project in Bolivia. With over $1.0 billion of investment, this 40.000 tpd project represented the largest mining investment in the country with substantial contributions to regional infrastructure, mining capacity and job creation. Under his leadership, the San Cristobal project gained recognition as a model for impact investing, job creation and sustainable solutions to human development. Mr. Mazzi brings was also the CEO of the William J. Clinton Foundation / Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative ("'CGSGI"), an initiative committed to narrowing the wealth gap in the developing world and spearheaded the launch of the ACCESO Fund LLC, a pioneer impact investment fund in Colombia. as well as an SEP from Stanford Graduate School of Business. View Guest page
Daniel McAdams is Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. He served as foreign affairs advisor to US Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. In the 1990s he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, including as editorial page editor of the Budapest Sun. He also served as special rapporteur for the British Helsinki Human Rights Group while based in Europe, monitoring human rights and elections on the ground in various contentious states, including Albania during the 1996-1998 civil unrest, Montenegro, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, and Slovakia. He was a Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellow (1998-2000) and an American Swiss Foundation “Young Leader” (2006). He holds a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley and completed coursework for a Master’s in international relations. View Guest page
- Examining Anglo American Monetary and Geopolitical Fraud
- Profiting in Gold Markets Controlled by Criminals
- Hyperinflation 2014 The End Game Begins
- Gold Cartel Destruction and Its Aftermath
- America’s Military Industrial Complex & Gold
- Will There Be Sufficient Energy to Face the Kondratieff Winter?
- Since JFK, Sinister Forces are Removing Liberty in America
- The Coming Economic Ice Age and Gold
- Think Unconventional for Health and Prosperity
- Turning Economic Tumult into Personal Economic Triumph
- No Tapering! Bank on It!
- Yes Mr. Bernanke, We Have a Gold Shortage!
- David Stockman and John Williams Take the U.S. Gov. to the Woodshed!
- A Deflationary Depression is Bullish for Gold and Gold Shares
- America is Learning. What Goes Around Comes Around!
- Is Free Trade Really Free Trade?
David McAlvany is the President of the McAlvany Financial Companies, McAlvany Wealth Management and ICA, a 36-year old precious metals brokerage firm. He has been a featured speaker on radio and around the country analyzing world events and their impact on the global economy and financial markets. David can be heard weekly on his market commentary at www.mcalvany.com David is a graduate of Biola University and an associate member of Keble College, Oxford University, where he studied philosophy and political theory. He then went on to achieve honors as a top salesman with the Southwestern Company and gained extensive business expertise with Morgan Stanley, in California. His international research has given him a global perspective of developments around the world, which helps him avoid focusing too narrowly in his analysis of investment and risk in any give asset category. His interests are varied and he spends his free time with his wife and their children in Colorado. View Guest page
Mr. Ian McAvity is Director of Central Fund of Canada Limited. Mr. McAvity has been involved in the world of finance as a banker and broker for over 40 years, and since 1975 as an independent advisor and consultant, specializing in the technical analysis of international equity, foreign exchange and precious metals markets. His analysis and views have been published in “Ian McAvity’s Deliberations on World Markets Newsletter” continuously since 1972. Mr. McAvity is also a director and officer of Duncan Park Holdings Corporation. View Guest page
Robert McHugh, Ph.D, was a founder of a local community bank in Eastern Pennsylvania that ultimately became known as Main Street Bancorp. As a founders of the bank, Robert was one of 13 employees when it started. From zero deposits, the bank grew to $3 billion in deposits and had 500 employees when management sold out in 2000. As an EVP, Robert was the second ranking member of management. He was responsible for funding the bank’s portfolio and for managing the banks investment portfolio. It was at that time that he gained a great interest in technical analysis, which he used as an investment tool. After he and other owners of Main Street Bancorp sold out, Robert followed his passion for technical analysis which he uses along with a keen sense of history to predict market turns. His daily newsletter’ The Technical Indicator Index is a must read for everyone who watch markets closely and desire to be stay ahead of the heard at every market turn. View Guest page
Capping a 20 year career in sales to the Fortune 100, Michael McKay founded Iowa Capital Management (ICM) in 1994. ICM is an investment firm with an international clientèle, where he currently serves as Chief Economist and President. Michael has been a life long student of how the world works and, specifically, what incentives and motivations cause people to choose to cooperate in harmony with each other - or not. This led him to study the integration of Economics, History, Law and, in particular, Ethics which Michael considers the foundation of Law and Economics. It is Michael's thesis that together these form our Human Ecology. For the past decade Michael has studied and advocated ‘Reality Economics’, a term he coined for what academics call ‘Austrian Economics’. Michael also founded and serves as host of radiofreemarket.com. View Guest page
John F. McManus
John F. McManus joined the staff of The John Birch Society in 1966. In 1973, Mr. McManus accepted appointment by Robert Welch, the Society’s Founder, as the organization’s Director of Public Affairs. In this post, he became and remains the Society’s chief media representative throughout the nation. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs. He is one of the Society’s few authorized spokesmen. Mr. McManus has written and produced numerous audiovisual programs, including the popular DVD Overview of America, a moving tribute about America’s Constitutional roots. He has also written several books including Financial Terrorism (1993), William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment (2002), and The Insiders 5th Edition (2004). He is also publisher of the Society’s member only monthly Bulletin. Mr. McManus was named president of The John Birch Society in 1991. He can be reached by contacting Bill Hahn, P.R. Mgr., at 920-225-5606 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 920-225-5606 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email@example.com. View Guest page
Ilana Mercer is a classical liberal writer, based in the United States. She pens WND’s longest-standing, exclusive paleolibertarian column, “Return to Reason.” Ilana also features on RT with the “Paleolibertarian Column.” ILANA is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, and the author of “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa.” “The titular tease,” she explains in the book, “is meant as a metaphor and is inspired by Ayn Rand’s wise counsel against prostrating civilization to savagery.” ILANA’s website is WWW.IlanaMercer.com . She blogs at www.barelyablog.com. View Guest page
Mr. Mikhailovich, Co-Managing Member of Eidesis Capital, is responsible for developing the macro-economic outlook, identifying opportunistic strategies, developing products and investor relations. Mr. Mikhailovich co-founded the Firm with Michael Sollott in 1998. Prior to 1998, Mr. Mikhailovich was at Falcon Asset Management where he was a Portfolio Manager for a $250 million portfolio of private high-yield and mezzanine securities and a $400-million alternative investment portfolio. Additionally, he worked with Mr. Sollott to launch a CDO management business. Previously, Mr. Mikhailovich headed the workouts group. Mr. Mikhailovich received a M.S. in Business (Finance) from the University of Baltimore and a B.S. from Johns Hopkins University. View Guest page
S.V.P. and Managing Director of Event Division, Jonathan Moore has over 14 years of live event/conference experience, having joined Summit in 2007. His firm organizes the Metals and Mineral (previously Hard Assets) Investment Conferences, an investment trade show series that presents public companies in the resource sector to investors in single venues in two-day conferences. The shows are held in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. His team also organizes the well-known Investing in African Indaba in Capetown, South Africa, and the Investing in Asian Mining Indaba in Singapore. Micro-cap, mid-can and even large cap companies can be on hand, as well as newsletter writers, authors, financial journalists, and wealth managers who are well recognized names in the industry are regular participants, such as Frank Holmes from U.S. Global Investors, Eric Sprott of Sprott Inc., Rick Rule, Dennis Gartman and James Dines. View Guest page
David Morgan has a BS in Engineering and a Masters finance and Int'l business. David has been a private economist and precious metals analyst for over twenty years. He adheres to the Austrian School of Economics. He is one of the more dynamic speakers in the Resource sector and has lead the charge for those interested in the silver market. His travels have literally taken him around the world speaking to both individual investors as well as institutions about the benefits of silver investments. He has recently published a book titled "Get the Skinny on Silver Investing." Mr. Morgan hosts the www.Silver-Investor.com website and writes a newsletter called "The Morgan Report" directed to benefit the subscriber by helping them to make money as safely as possible in the natural resource sector by using market timing and a diversified portfolio balanced between risk and reward. "The Morgan Report" is published monthly. View Guest page
Robert Muchnick is the US Director of Manhigut Yehudit (The Jewish Leadership Movement), which is the largest faction inside Israel's ruling Likud party. Manhigut Yehudit strives to restore Jewish values, pride and integrity to the state of Israel. Among our goals are to end the taking of all foreign aid, to make Israeli currency 'sound money', and to annex and settle all lands liberated in the war of 1967. The head of Manhigut Yehudit, Moshe Feiglin, has recently been called by former Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg (Labor), "the most important man in Israeli political discourse today". Mr. Feiglin is currently running against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the Chairmanship of the Likud party, and considering that the Likud produces most Prime Ministers, the current election will most likely decide the next Prime Minister of Israel. Mr. Muchnick has an economics degree from Tufts University. View Guest page
Bill Murphy graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 1968, then played professional football for the American Football League. He went on to work for various main stream Wall Street brokerage firms. Eventually started his own brokerage on 5th Avenue in NY. He now operates an Internet site for financial commentary, www.lemetropolecafe.com. View Guest page
Clark Neily joined the Institute for Justice as a sr. attorney in 2000. He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice, First Amendment, and other constitutional cases in both federal and state. Clark has represented parents and children in defense of Florida’s Opportunity Scholarship Program and school choice programs in Arizona, Maine, Milwaukee. Clark helped create the Institute’s Center for Judicial Engagement, designed to challenge the unconstitutional expansion of government by advocating the Constitution as a charter of liberty against the illegitimate assumption of government power. Clark wrote a book about judicial engagement, titled Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce the Constitution’s Promise of Limited Government and in his private capacity served as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in D.C. v. Heller, in which the Supreme Court announced for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own a gun for self-defense. View Guest page
Charles Nenner is president of the Charles Nenner Research Center, which he founded in 2001. Mr. Nenner has provided his independent market research to the many entities all over the world: hedge funds, banks, brokerage firms, family offices, and individual clients. Mr. Nenner worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co in NY (2001-2008), and in London as a technical analyst for Goldman's fixed income trading group (1998-2001). Prior to that he served as the head of trading research at Rabobank International (’97-’98), head of Market Timing at Ofek Securities in Tel Aviv (‘92-’94), and Director of Research at Windsor NY (‘87-‘89). Mr. Nenner initiated a system of pattern forecasting and securities analysis, and developed a computer program, which takes many indicators into account, including Mr. Nenner's use of proprietary cycle analysis. Mr. Nenner graduated from Maimonides College Amsterdam in 1972, and from the University of Amsterdam Medical College, where he earned his medical degree in 1984. View Guest page
Jeff Nielson studied economics for four years at the University of British Columbia before moving on to study law at that same institution, obtaining his law degree in 1989. He came to the precious metals sector as an investor approximately the middle of last decade - and quickly decided to make it the focus of his career. In 2008 (with a partner), he founded Bullion Bulls Canada, a precious metals website with a global audience, where he serves as writer and editor. Bullion Bulls Canada provides its audience with extensive economic analysis, in-depth precious metals commentary, and detailed information on North American-listed mining companies. Since starting Bullion Bulls Canada, Mr. Nielson has had hundreds of his commentaries published on sites such as Seeking Alpha, The Street, and dozens of precious metals websites. View Guest page
Christophe Nijdam is an equity research analyst and Team Leader of the banking sector (covering 39 European banks), at ALPHAVALUE, Paris as well as a Managing Partner at CAPITALACTION, Paris, with 30+ years of professional experience in finance and banking. His business background includes serving as Vice Chairman in charge of Finance at Le Nouvel Economiste, Paris, Exec. V.P. & General Manager at Credit du Nord, New York and V.P. at Credit Commercial de France (CCF), Paris and New York. He is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts (www.sfaf.com) and the French Society of Business Appraisers (www.sfev.org). He served as Associate Professor of Corporate Finance at Sciences-Po Paris University from 1998 to 2008 and has a Master in Economics and Public Law from Sciences-Po Paris and an APC from Leonard N. Stern School of Business, N.Y. You can watch his TV interviews in DailyMotion at (http://www.dailymotion.com/cjnijdam) View Guest page
Dan Oliver is the Director of Committee for Monetary Research and Education, a non-profit educational organization that seeks to promote greater public understanding of the nature of monetary processes and of the central role that a healthy monetary system plays in the well-being, indeed, in the very survival of a free society. He is also the founder and Managing Director of Myrmikan Capital, LLC. Dan was previously a Partner at Bearing Capital LLC, an asset management firm specializing in Latin American energy, commodity and infrastructure projects. Mr. Oliver has a MBA from INSEAD (2004-2005), a JD, Law from Columbia University of Law (1998-2001) and a BA, Philosophy, English from Vanderbilt University (1992-1996). View Guest page
J. Michael Oliver
J. Michael Oliver entered the financial services industry in 1975 on the Futures side, joining E.F. Hutton’s International Commodity Division, NYC. He studied under David Johnson, head of Hutton’s Commodity Division and Chairman of the COMEX. In the 1980’s Oliver began to develop his own momentum-based method of technical analysis. In 1987 Oliver, along with his futures client accounts (Oliver had trading POA) technically anticipated and captured the Crash. Oliver began to realize that his emergent momentum-structural-based tools should be further developed into a full analytic methodology. In 1992 he was asked by the Financial VP and head of Wachovia Bank’s Trust Department to provide soft dollar research to Wachovia. Within a year Oliver shifted from brokerage to full-time technical research. MSA has provided its proprietary technical research services to financial and asset management clients continually since 1992. View Guest page
Naomi Oreskes is Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and an internationally renowned historian of science and author. She started her career as a geologist, received her B.S. (1st class Honours) from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London, and then worked for three years as an exploration geologist in the Australian outback. In 1990 she received an inter-disciplinary Ph.D. in geological research and history of science from Stanford University. Professor Oreskes has lectured widely in diverse venues and has won numerous prizes, including, most recently the 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year. More recently, she has primarily been interested in the problem of anthropogenic climate change. Her opinion pieces have appeared in The Times (London), The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and elsewhere. View Guest page
Dmitry Orlov was born and grew up in Leningrad, but has lived in the United States since the mid-seventies. He was an eyewitness to the Soviet collapse over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late eighties and mid-nineties. He is an engineer who has contributed to fields as diverse as high-energy Physics and Internet Security, as well as a leading Peak Oil theorist. He is the author of Reinventing Collapse, The Soviet Example and American Prospects. View Guest page
James A. Otto
James A. Otto, a former Marine Corps officer in the 1970s, is an attorney based in Northridge, CA. He has a M.B.A. with emphasis in finance, from National University in San Diego, CA (1981) and a law degree from Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles (1989), having become a member of the California State Bar licensed to practice in federal and state courts. Over the past 24 years, he handled over 1,000 cases in many areas such as appeals, business, employment practices, financing, housing, personal injuries, mediation, and trials. From 1996 to 2002, he worked for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing prosecuting violators of California's civil rights laws in both employment and housing. In 2003, Mr. Otto opened his own law office in Northridge, California. Presently, he is developing new legal theories to protect American workers and green card holders from national origin discrimination. Details: http://lawofficeofjamesaotto.com/home/ View Guest page
Greg Palast is the author of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits (out Sept. ‘12), Vultures' Picnic and the New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Beginning in 70s, having earned his degree in finance at the Univ. of Chicago studying under Milton Friedman and free-trade luminaries, Palast went on to challenge their vision of a New Global Order, working for the United Steelworkers of America, the Enron workers' coalition in Latin America and consumer and environmental groups worldwide. He turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud. Palast directed the U.S. government’s largest racketeering case in history–winning a $4.3 billion jury award. He also conducted the investigation of fraud charges in the Exxon Valdez grounding. View Guest page
Michael J. Panzner
Michael J. Panzner is a twenty-five year veteran of the global stock, bond, and currency markets. During his career, he has worked in New York and London for leading companies such as HSBC, Soros Funds, ABN Amro, Dresdner Bank, and JP Morgan Chase. He is an FT Knowledge/NewYork Institute of Finance faculty member specializing in equities, trading, global capital markets, and technical analysis, and is author of The New Laws of the Stock Market Jungle, Financial Armageddon, and When Giants Fall, which is a roadmap for the end of the American era. View Guest page
Danielle Park LL.B., CFP, CFA, is the President and a Portfolio Manager with Venable Park Investment Counsel Inc., in Barrie, ON, Canada. With over 20 years of professional consulting experience, Danielle is a lawyer as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and finance author. Danielle is a regular guest on North American media and a popular keynote speaker on investment markets and money. She is the author of the best-selling book "Juggling Dynamite." and a popular financial blog: www.jugglingdynamite.com. She is a member of the internationally recognized CFA Institute, The Toronto Society of Financial Analysts (TSFA), and continues to be a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org View Guest page
Lawrence Parks is the Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education (FAME). He has broad experience in academia, in business, and in finance and holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Polytechnic University. Dr. Parks has studied the money issue for more than thirty years. His writings have appeared in Pensions & Investments, The Economist, The Washington Times, The Freeman, The Free Market, American Outlook, The United States Congressional Record, National Review, and others. He is an active member of many civic and social organizations, a member of The United Association for Labor Education, The National Writer’s Union, UAW 1981, AFL-CIO, and he is a frequent speaker on the Fight for Honest Monetary Weights and Measures. His focus is on how our present fiat monetary system operates to destroy savings, pensions and jobs and what to do about it. View Guest page
RON PAUL an eleven-term congressman from Texas, is the leading advocate of freedom in our nation’s capital. He has devoted his political career to the defense of individual liberty, sound money, and a non-interventionist foreign policy Judge Andrew Napolitano calls him “The Thomas Jefferson of our day.” After serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s, Dr. Paul moved to Texas to begin a civilian medical practice, delivering over four thousand babies in his career as an obstetrician. He served in Congress from 1976 to 1984, and again from 1996 to the present. He and Carol Paul, his wife of fifty-one years, have five children.Ron Paul, the New York Post once wrote, is a politician who “cannot be bought by special interests.” And one of his Colleagues in Congress said of Ron, “There are few people in public life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those few.” View Guest page
- Ron Paul Seeks to Tame the Creature from Jekyll Island
- Ron Paul and Lewis Lehrman on Moving Forward to a New Gold Standard
- Fascist Warnings from Eisenhower and Kennedy. Nixon Relents. Ron Paul Offers Solutions
- Honesty and Truth for Money and Energy
- America’s Horrible Monetary Crime – What Can You Do?
- Ron Paul Talks Gold and Economic Freedom
- The Best of Turning Hard Times into Good Times – Ron and Ed Griffin
- RON PAUL
John Perkins was recruited by the National Security Agency during his last year at Boston University’s School of Business Administration, 1968. He spent the next three years in the Peace Corps in South America and then in 1971 joined the international consulting firm of Chas. T. Main, a Boston-based company. As chief economist and director of economics and regional planning, Perkins’s primary job was to convince third-world countries to accept expensive loans for infrastructure projects. Perkins left Chas. T. Main in 1981. He founded and became CEO of Independent Power Systems (IPS), pioneering technologies that promoted the use of “waste” power plant heat in hydroponic greenhouses and other cogeneration applications. In 1990, he sold IPS and founded Dream Change Coalition, which works closely with Amazonian and other indigenous people to help preserve their environments and cultures. He is the author of several books, including Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and Hoodwinked, a blueprint for a new form of global economics. View Guest page
Freelance author James Perloff has contributed to The New American magazine since 1986. His first book, The Shadows of Power, an expose of private influence on American foreign policy, has sold over 100,000 copies. His most recent books, Tornado in a Junkyard and The Case Against Darwin, are layman's-level discussions of the growing scientific case against Darwin's theory of evolution. Mr. Perloff has been a guest on well over 100 radio and television programs to discuss both history and the creation-evolution debate, including such forums as Beverly LaHaye Today, Today's Issues (American Family Association), and WorldNetDaily Report. Noted in Who's Who in America, Mr. Perloff is also composer of the politically incorrect music CD Freedom Shall Return. James Perloff lives in Burlington, Mass., with his wife Wei-Hsin and his son David. View Guest page
Mr. Ronald Perry is a Director and Treasurer of the Metanor Resources since March 2007. Mr. Perry is a chartered accountant and holds a graduate degree in accountancy from Concordia University, and a bachelor degree in commerce with a major degree in both accounting and business administration. Mr. Perry is also member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Perry has almost 30 years of accounting, financial and entrepreneurial business experience in high technology, venture capital and merchant banking companies. Since the year 2000, Mr. Perry has been the Founder and President of Briolijor Corporation, a financial consulting company to both private and public corporations. Mr. Perry has been involved in all facets of business including statutory reporting, internal controls, legal aspects as well as all administrative responsibilities. View Guest page
Julian Philips' history in the financial world dates to 1971 when he joined the London Stock Exchange as a member. He specialized in currencies, gold and the "Dollar Premium." After the floating of the US$ and the Pound Sterling, he wrote on gold and the US$ premium in Accountancy and The International Currency Review. Julian moved to South Africa, where he was appointed a Macro economist for the Electricity Supply Commission, guiding currency decisions on the multi-billion dollar, foreign Loan Portfolio. He then joined Chase Manhattan until moving to the U.K. Merchant Bank, Hill Samuel, in Johannesburg, specializing in gold and fund management. In xxx, he established the Fund Management department of the Board of Executors, which later became part of one of the four, big South African banks. Four years go Julian returned to the "gold world" establishing Gold - Authentic Money. He currently contributes to Global Watch - The Gold Forecaster and the Silver Forecaster. View Guest page
Chris Powell has been a career journalist since graduating from high school in 1967. At the University of Connecticut from 1967 to 1972, Powell worked in the production, circulation, and news departments at the Journal Inquirer. He left U Conn a semester short of graduation to work for the newspaper full-time as a news reporter, wire editor, and news editor. He became managing editor and editorial page editor in 1974. In 1992 Chris made an unsuccessful bid for election to the Connecticut senate. Thereafter, he returned to the Journal Inquirer as managing editor during which time its circulation grew from 15,000 to almost 40,000. Chris is also secretary/treasurer and co-founder of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), for which he often speaks at investment conferences in the U.S. and abroad. His calm, professional journalistic style has lent great credibility to the efforts of GATA to expose anti-market activity by the Anglo-American ruling elite. View Guest page
- Gold Manipulation from Wilson to Obama. Why is it so?
- Gold Market Manipulation? You Can Bank On It!
- Where is our Gold? When Can We Have It?
- LIBOR Rigging? Why Would Gold Be Exempt?
- Have you Seen Our Gold?
- The Federal Reserve Hates Gold and You!
- The Creature From Jekyll Island Manipulate Gold and Other Markets
Robert Prechter has written 13 books on finance, beginning with Elliott Wave Principle in 1978, which predicted a 1920s-style stock market boom. His 2002 title, Conquer the Crash, predicted the current crisis. Prechter’s latest interest is a new approach to social science, which he outlined in Socionomics—the Science of History and Social Prediction, published in 2003. In July 2007, The Journal of Behavioral Finance published “The Financial/Economic Dichotomy: A Socionomic Perspective,” a paper by Prechter and his colleague, Dr. Wayne Parker. Prechter has made presentations on his socionomic theory to the London School of Economics, Georgia Tech, MIT, SUNY, and academic conferences. View Guest page
Mr. Puplava graduated cum laude in Political Science from Arizona State Univ. and with honors with a Master's Degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management. In 2007 and 2009 Jim was nominated by his clients and professional peers as one of the San Diego area's best wealth managers. For twelve years, James Puplava held a position as Branch Manager for LPL Financial Services, LLC. In 1996, Mr. Puplava established the broker/dealer firm, Puplava Securities, Inc. (PSI) and is its President. His business experience includes contributing as a financial writer to various publications and acting as a TV financial reporter. In 1988, Mr. Puplava began hosting Financial Sense Talk radio on various radio stations in San Diego. Today, Jim Puplava oversees the portfolio management team at Puplava Financial Services, Inc. and Puplava Securities, Inc. He continues his weekly broadcasts and writes thought-provoking commentary for Financial Sense Online. View Guest page
Mr. Qualls upbringing was one that included starting Music at the age of 6, French at 11, more French plus Spanish and Latin in high school, along with Modern Greek lessons. He has a M.S. degree in Business Administration, a B.A. Degree in German and Music, and extensive experience, of over three decades, as a project manager and developer within the software industry. He decided to make use of all his skills, experience and training to express his insights into Business, the English language and other topics, in order to provide explanations to and for the general Public of the conditions in which we now find ourselves, and to provide a voice to those whose situation denies them free expression. Mr. Qualls is the author of several books, the latest being “Community Capitalism: Pulling Capitalism Back From Its Own Abyss”. This was preceded by a reference book, detailing the rules whereby he had achieved a mastery of English and its usage, “The Qualls Concise English Grammar”. View Guest page
Bryan Rich is an accomplished currency specialist with more than 12 years of experience in trading, research, and consulting in the global foreign exchange markets. He is President of Logic Fund Management, a currency management and consulting firm. Bryan has also served for several years in a management and consulting role for the Weiss Group, for which he frequently shares his view of the currency markets. View Guest page
James Rickards is the author of the national bestseller, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis (available at http://amzn.to/PnaV1Q) and a Partner in Tangent Capital Partners, a merchant bank based in NYC. He is a counselor and investment advisor and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management and Caxton Associates. In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, BBC and NPR and is an Op-Ed contributor to the Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post, as well as a visiting lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and the School of Advanced International Studies. He is an advisor on capital markets to the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Rickards holds an LL.M. (Taxation) from the NYU School of Law; a J.D. from the Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School; an M.A. in economics from SAIS and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins. View Guest page
Alexis Ringwald is a leading young entrepreneur. She is co-founder and CEO of LearnUp, a job training startup, which she started after spending six months in America's unemployment lines researching the education and jobs crisis. Previously, she was a founder of Valence Energy, an energy efficiency software start-up acquired by Serious Energy in 2010. Alexis is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum for 2013; Forbes "30 Under 30" in 2012 and 2013; The Huffington Post's Female Founders to Follow; Fast Company's “Most Influential Women in Tech”; Forbes Most Notable Alumni from Yale. Alexis was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to India and published a book, “Momentum for Renewable Energy in India” (available at Barnes & Noble). Alexis completed a B.A./M.E.M. from Yale. She speaks French, German, Spanish and basic Hindi, and dances ballet and tango. She has spoken at TEDx, and been invited as a guest to the White House. View Guest page
Jerry Robinson is an economist, published author, columnist, conference speaker, and the editor of the financial website, FTMDaily.com. In addition, Robinson hosts a weekly radio program entitled Follow the Money Weekly, an hour long radio show dedicated to deciphering the week's economic news and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, including FoxNews, to discuss global economic topics. He wrote the best-selling book, "Bankruptcy Of Our Nation: 12 Key Strategies For Protecting Your Finances In These Uncertain Times." (New Leaf Press, 2009) Robinson has spoken on the topics of money and economics around the globe, including the U.S., Israel, and Greece. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics with Honors from the University of Tulsa. He has taught a course in macroeconomics at the college level. Robinson is also the Editor-in-Chief of the popular economic newsletter, Follow the Money Quarterly. View Guest page
Llewellyn Harrison Rockwell, Jr.
Llewellyn Harrison "Lew" Rockwell, Jr. (born July 1, 1944) is an American libertarian political commentator, activist, proponent of the Austrian School of economics, and chairman/CEO of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. He is the author of The Left, the Right, and the State (2008). Rockwell served as Ron Paul's congressional chief of staff from 1978 to 1982, and was closely associated with his teacher and colleague Murray Rothbard until Rothbard's death in 1995. He also is Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California and publisher of the political weblog LewRockwell.com. View Guest page
Jim Rogers, a native of Alabama, is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. Frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron’s, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and publications dealing with the economy or finance, he has also appeared as a commentator and columnist in various media and a visiting professor at Columbia University. After attending Yale and Oxford University, Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. He then decided to retire at age 37. Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Jim Rogers kept busy as a professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of WCBS's 'The Dreyfus Roundtable' and FNN's 'The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers'. In 1990-1992, Jim Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, which landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. View Guest page
Lawrence Roulston, editor, is a geologist, with engineering and business training, and more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the resource industry. Lawrence is ideally suited to publish Resource Opportunities. After completing his studies at the University of British Columbia in 1975, Mr. Roulston worked as an analyst for Cominco Ltd. and for a mid-sized Calgary oil group for several years. In 1984 he became the CFO for a group of mineral exploration companies. He was also vice-president of an investment management firm focused on the resource industry. From 1994 to 1997, he was CEO and director of a mineral exploration company. Since then, he has been a resource industry consultant and an independent mining analyst. Mr. Roulston's years of hands-on experience and extensive personal contacts in the industry provide unique insights that have generated an impressive track record for Resource Opportunities. View Guest page
Bill Rounds is a California attorney who focuses his practice on privacy related issues. He is an advocate of personal and financial freedom and civil liberties. At HowToVanish.com he offers tips on how people can control the amount of private personal information that is available to the public. He is the author of the upcoming book How To Vanish, which is a complete guide to protecting personal and financial privacy and will be released shortly View Guest page
John Rubino runs the popular financial website DollarCollapse.com. He is co-author, with GoldMoney’s James Turk, of The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (Doubleday, 2007), and author of Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom (Wiley, 2008), How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003) and Main Street, Not Wall Street(Morrow, 1998). After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He currently writes for CFA Magazine. View Guest page
- The Next Stock Market Decline: Is It China We Need To Worry About?
- The Money Bubble. What To Do Before It Pops
- Keynes Destroyed the West but Not Gold
- Gold Cartel Destruction and Its Aftermath
- Is Edward Snowden a Villain or Hero?
- Global Warming Economics and You
- Gold or Silver When the Dollar Collapses?
Rick Rule is the Chairman and Founder of Global Resource Investments LP. Mr. Rule and his firm are successfully involved in the natural resources industries investing on a worldwide basis. Mr. Rule is a well known conference speaker, noted for his contrarian, counter-cyclical investment techniques. Mr. Rule and his firm believe that the resource industry investor and speculator are at the dawn of the greatest speculative epoch of his career. Today, he manages close to a billion dollars focused on the mining sector through investment partnerships, an investment management firm and his brokerage firm. His knowledge and exploration acumen makes him a sought after man for advice and as a speaker at conferences. He candidly speaks to both from a position of almost unmatched experience, reputation, and knowledge. View Guest page
Dr. Murray Sabrin
Dr. Murray Sabrin is Professor of Finance in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of NJ, with a Ph.D. in economic geography from Rutgers University, an M.A. in social studies education from Lehman College and a B.A. in history, geography and social studies education from Hunter College. Sabrin has worked in commercial R.E. sales and marketing, personal portfolio management, and economic research. He is also co-founder and president of Inversquare LLC, manufacturer and distributor of Conger LH™, the world’s first Lubrihibitor™. The website is www.congerlh.com. He is the author of Tax Free 2000: The Rebirth of American Liberty. Sabrin is a contributing columnist for www.politickernj.com and is currently writing Ask Me About My Ponzi Scheme: Deceit and Deception from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. Sabrin also was the Libertarian Party nominee for governor in 1997. In 2000 and 2008 he sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. View Guest page
Adrian Salbuchi is an Argentine economist, researcher, lecturer and essayist. He is the founder of The Argentine Second Republic Movement. Salbuchi has worked as an international business consultant and analyst of power structures and the political, economic, and financial globalization, and has been the Communications Project Manager and translator of the “El Traductor Radial.” Adrian Salbuchi's new book describes key factors of the Coming World Government and the basic guidelines of the Second Republic Project. You can check his websites at http://www.asalbuchi.com.ar/ and http://www.secondrepublicproject.com/. View Guest page
- The Prosecution of George W. Bush (or Whom?) for Murder
- Finding a Safe Haven in a Growing Totalitarian World.
- The Coming World Government: Tragedy and Hope
- Toward One World Company Limited—A “Progress” Report
- Salbuchi, Corsi and Groenewegen Identify the Cause of our Economic Malaise and Offer Policy and Personal Solutions
- Adrian Salbuchi Warns of One World Government. Are You Prepared to Suffer the Consequences?
Louis Scatigna, CFP, a veteran Certified Financial Planner and President of AFM Investments, Inc., has been advising families on practical financial management for more than 25 years. As the host of the top-rated radio program, The Financial Physician, Scatigna has diagnosed and treated the financial ills of listeners for more than 10 years. His analogies of physical and financial health have motivated clients and audiences alike to get into fiscal shape. Scatigna is said to have the skill of a surgeon, with the bedside manner of a country doctor. Lou is not just any CFP. What sets him apart from 99.9% of his colleagues is his understanding of the underlying cause of America's financial demise. Lou understands policy makers are only making things worse. As such, Lou provides advice that is different than 99.9% of all other CFPs, like owning gold. Properly understanding a problem is the only way you can fix it. That's the premise of this show. That's why Lou will be here next week. View Guest page
Keith Schaefer studied journalism at Carleton University and started his career as a reporter and soon after joined investor relations with Vanguard Shareholder Solutions. Keith writes on oil and natural gas markets in a simple, easy to read manner. His new newsletter outlines TSX-listed energy companies that have the ability to grow and bring shareholders’ prosperity even in these tough times. He has a degree in journalism and has worked for several dailies in Canada, but has spent the last 15 years assisting public resource companies raise exploration and expansion capital. Visit his website: Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin (http://www.oilandgas-investments.com) View Guest page
Peter Schiff is the CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, an SEC-Registered Investment Adviser and a full service broker/dealer. He began his investment career as a financial consultant with Shearson Lehman Brothers, and has a degree in finance and accounting from U.C. Berkeley (1987). He is a widely known economist and investment professional who spoke about the financial crisis before it began. He is an opponent of debt-fueled growth policies and known for his advocacy for emerging market and commodity-focused investments in countries with positive fiscal characteristics. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, The BBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, and Fox Business Network. He wrote the best-selling book, "Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse,"2007, as well as “The Real Crash – America’s Coming Bankruptcy," 2012. He is the host of the Peter Schiff Show a daily syndicated talk radio show broadcast online and from terrestrial stations coast to coast. View Guest page
Alvin J. Schmidt, PhD
Alvin J. Schmidt (PhD, University of Nebraska) retired in 1999 as professor of sociology at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he still lives. He is the author of several books, including How Christianity Changed the World, The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West, and served as a consulting editor for Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult and. View Guest page
Gerald Schroeder is a scientist with over 30 years of experience in research and teaching, with Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate (in Earth sciences and physics) degrees from MIT. His doctorate thesis was under the supervision of physics professor Robley D. Evans, with another five years on the staff of the MIT physics dept. prior to moving to Israel, where he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science and then the Volcani Research Institute, while also having a laboratory at The Hebrew University. Schroeder's formal theological training in biblical, talmudic and kabalistic interpretation includes 15 years of study under the late Rabbi Herman Pollack, Rabbi Chaim Brovender and Rabbi Noah Weinberg. Dr. Schroeder has also pursued a study of ancient biblical interpretation. He has written various books, including “The Science of God” which was on the Barnes & Noble list of non-fiction best sellers and Amazon.com's best selling book in physics/cosmology for 1998. View Guest page
J.M. Schuler was been an award winning head writer for Alexander Haig’s World Business Review 2000 to 2004. He has hosted the vastly popular syndicated radio show ‘Your Money Matters’ sharing ideas with some of the biggest hitters in money management including Louis Navallier , the top people at Seligman Brothers in New York, and Ralph Bloch when he was with Raymond James. He is also a Telly award winner for his writing of a 2 hour documentary for the American Lung Association. Mr. Schuler has been one of the first analysts in the world to examine the dynamics of the mortgage industry in his highly acclaimed article: Low interest rate mortgages - are they too good to be true?, an article ahead of its time examining the same paper that has become toxic assets for banks. He now believes America is about to pay for its past sins as China refuses to fund a U.S. dollar headed toward zero and prices heading for the moon. View Guest page
Mr. Seruma is the founder and Managing Principal of Nile Capital Management LLC, the Advisor of the Nile Africa Funds seeking investment opportunities across the African continent. He has over 20 years of experience in portfolio management, investment research and quantitative investment strategies. Prior to founding Nile Capital Management, Mr. Seruma was a Principal at Barclays Global. Earlier, Mr. Seruma was an Options Market Maker in the Exchange pits at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. He has authored several articles on investments in Africa and other emerging/frontier markets and been featured in many leading financial publications. He is the author of www.moneywatchafrica.com, a financial blog focused on understanding Africa investment opportunities, and serves on the Board for All For Africa, a non-profit organization. He received an MBA in Analytic Finance and Statistics from the Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, in 1996. View Guest page
Since 2005, Michael “Mish” Shedlock has managed Sitka Pacific Capital which has provided investors with an alternative to the passive management of mutual funds, the limited asset allocation models used by most financial advisors, and the high fees of Hedge Funds. Sitka Pacific Capital Management specializes in absolute return investment strategies that pay special attention to risk and risk management. By applying his understanding of debt induced deflation, under Michael’s management Sitka Pacific Capital enjoyed an 11.3% annual return while the S&P 500 has lost 11.2%. Those returns have also been achieved with far less volatility (risk) than the S&P 500. The fund invests in domestic stocks, foreign stocks, commodities and yield orientated funds and trusts. It invests in individual stocks as well as exchange traded funds. Foreign stock investments are usually through funds but SDR’s are also used. Some hedging strategies are also used to reduce risk. View Guest page
Dr. Gary Shilling, President of A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc., received his bachelor’s degree in physics, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Ph.D. in economics at Stanford University. While on the West Coast, he served on the staffs of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Bank of America. At 29 he set up the Economics Department at Merrill Lynch and served as the firm’s first chief economist. Earlier, he was with Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), where he was in charge of U.S. and Canadian economic analysis and forecasting. He is a regular columnist for a number of publications and appears often on radio and television business shows. His most recent book, The Age of Deleveraging: Investment strategies for a decade of slow growth and deflation (2010), argues that the global economy is going through a long period of de-leveraging and weak growth, and deflation far more likely greater threat to investors than inflation. View Guest page
Jeff Siegel is the managing editor of Energy and Capital and contributing analyst for the Energy Investor, an independent investment research service that focuses primarily on stocks in the oil & gas, modern energy and infrastructure markets. There he shares the latest modern energy news, updates, and recommendation. He is also a regular contributor to Wealth Daily. From 1994 to 2001, Jeff worked for Agora Publishing, one of the largest financial newsletter publishers in the world, before packing his bags and traveling across the globe in search of mega-trends and his own version of nirvana, which he found in the burgeoning modern energy and infrastructure markets. Jeff also works as a consultant, has been a featured guest on Fox, CNBC, and Bloomberg Asia, and is the author of the best-selling energy book, Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks. View Guest page
Dana Siegelman is the daughter of current political prisoner Don Siegelman, former Alabama Governor and the only person to hold all of the state's highest elected offices: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lt. Governor, and Governor. He was one of the Southeast's longest serving Democrats until he was indicted by the Bush Administration in 2002. Dana has a Master's in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and is pursuing a second Master's in Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo. Dana continues to fight for justice in the case of her father and has been doing so for over five years. Her other passions include political science theory and Middle East relations, with an emphasis on religion and politics. View Guest page
Florian Siegfried is CEO of Precious Capital Ltd, a privately-held firm, based in Zurich, Switzerland, that specializes in precious metals and mining investments. Precious Capital Ltd. has very recently been ranked by the Wall Street Journal Europe as one of the leading top ten fund managers in the precious metal equity sector. Mr. Siegfried was formerly CEO of shaPE Capital Ltd, a publicly traded investment company founded by Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., Zurich. Florian Siegfried holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Zurich where one of his studies was Austrian Economics. He is a regular speaker at various resource investment conferences in Switzerland and Asia. View Guest page
Matthew Simmons, chairman and CEO of Simmons & Company International, is a prominent oil-industry insider and one of the world's leading experts on the topic of peak oil. Simmons was motivated by the 1973 energy crisis to create an investment banking firm catering to oil companies. In his previous capacity, he served as energy adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush. Matthew Simmons is a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. He believes a careful assessment of Saudi Arabian oil reserves is the most significant issue shaping petroleum politics. Simmons is the author of the book Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy. His examination of oil reserve decline rates helped raise awareness of the unreliability of Middle East oil reserves as the published reports have never been verified. View Guest page
David Skarica is the founder and Editor of Addicted to Profits, a popular newsletter known for its stellar performance in both up and down markets. Skarica entered the financial markets at a very young age and, at the age of eighteen, became the youngest person on record to pass the Canadian Securities Course. He is a regular speaker at trade and investment conferences in Canada and a regular guest on the Business News Network (BNN). His work has appeared in publications such as the Bull and Bear Financial Report, Barron’s, Investor’s Digest of Canada and Canadian MoneySaver. Skarica also writes Gold Stock Adviser, an investment newsletter for the conservative media outlet, Newsmax. View Guest page
A “maverick” of economics for his contrarian and optimistic views, Mark Skousen is a college professor, prolific author and world-renowned speaker. He’s made his unique sense of market and investment trends known and respected in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and “Austrian” economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions — and has often been proved right. A proponent of liberty and political freedom, Mark Skousen is actively involved in some of the most prestigious free-market and liberty think tanks in the world. He frequently speaks and writes articles for organizations such as the Cato Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Libertarian Party, the Council for National Policy and the Mt. Pelerin Society. He is also the producer of FreedomFest, an annual conference held in Las Vegas. Visit www.freedomfest.com for more information. View Guest page
Dimitri Speck, consultant to the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, GATA, is a quantitative asset manager, trading system developer and gold market analyst from Munich, Germany, specializing in pattern recognition of charts. Speck wrote the book “The Gold Cartel: Government Intervention on Gold, the Mega Bubble in Paper, and What This Means for Your Future,“ published late 2013. Speck is responsible for the Stay-C commodity fund that won the Hedge Fund Journal’s award as best European commodity fund. His two investment funds, a stock fund and a commodity fund, have considerably outperformed the market since inception. He is the founder and editor of the website “Seasonal Charts” (http://www.seasonalcharts.com/), where accurate daily seasonal charts are illustrated. He is a well-known expert on precious metals investment analysis, and has been interviewed for a number of investment letters and websites and spoken at industry events on the topic View Guest page
Eric Sprott has accumulated 35 years of experience in the investment industry. Eric started as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch. In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities (now Cormark Securities Inc.), one of Canada's largest independently owned securities firms. After establishing Sprott Asset Management Inc. as a separate entity in December 2001, Eric divested his entire ownership of Sprott Securities to its employees. Eric's investment abilities are well represented in his track record in managing various funds among which are the Sprott Hedge Fund L.P., Sprott Bull/Bear RSP Fund, Sprott Offshore Funds, Sprott Canadian Equity Fund and Sprott Energy Fund. Eric was the recipient of the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Financial Services) and the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Ontario. In 2007 was named Fund Manager of the Year by Investment Executive, a publication for Canadian financial advisors. View Guest page
Dr. John-Mark Staude has over 20 years of diverse mining and exploration experience in precious and base metals. He earned a M.S. from Harvard University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in economic geology from the University of Arizona in 1995. Mr. Staude has held positions of increasing responsibility with a number of major international mining companies including Kennecott, BHP-Billiton, and most recently Teck Cominco. He also worked with smaller commodity-focused companies like Magma Copper Company and consulted to private investment groups. Mr. Staude has an extensive Latin America mineral resource experience as well as worked in Europe and Asia, initiating companies and managing successful exploration programs in Turkey, Romania and China. His technical and managerial experience spans more than 30 countries in diverse geologic environments. Through Riverside Resources, he continues to build profitable businesses through prospect generation, early stage partnering and drill discoveries. View Guest page
David Stockman Mr. Stockman was formerly a senior managing director of The Blackstone Group. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Stockman was a managing director at Salomon Brothers, Inc. He served as the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan administration from 1981 to August 1985 and was the youngest Cabinet member of the twentieth century. From 1976 to 1981, Mr. Stockman represented Michigan in the House of Representatives. View Guest page
Dr. Murray Susser
Dr. Murray Susser blends traditional and alternative medicine for dealing with/treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Mixed Infection Syndrome Clinical Nutrition, Anti-addiction Therapies, Intravenous Therapies, Prevention. Dr. Susser holds a M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1966, and an A.B., English Writing, (Pre-Med) University of Pittsburgh, 1962. Since 2006, Dr. Murray has had a Private Practice in Scottsdale, Arizona and association with Longevity Medical Center. His extensive career includes positions as Medical Director (Arizona Advanced Medicine, 1998-2005) and Medical Director (Omnidox Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA, 1986-1997). In addition to above, Dr. Susser has previously co-hosted various radio shows, including Making Healthy Choices with Debra Maffett. “Choosing Longevity” Adelphia Cable, L.A., and a daily radio medical commentary show on KFOX-FM, 1985 – 1991. He is also the author of "Solving the Puzzle of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. View Guest page
Bill earned an A.A.S. in Economics from Auburn Community College in 1966 and a B.A. in Business and Economics from Alfred University in 1968. He received his CPF from the College of Financial Planning, Denver, CO, in 1988. Bill started his professional career at Merrill Lynch in 1973. From 1975 through 1990 he worked at Prudential Securities (Rochester, NY). In 2004 he was named Chief Investment Strategist at Biltmore Wealth Advisers LLC (Phoenix, AZ. During the 90s Bill was a regular on the WHEC-TV (CBS) Noon News with his segment “Dollars and Sense” and frequently heard on 1180WHAM radio. From 1999 to 2002 he hosted “It’s All About Money” on NEWS 1040AM WYSL broadcast throughout the Northeast. He continues his radio and TV work by bringing “It’s All About Money” to KFNN 1510 AM in Phoenix and WENY, NY. Bill has also authored the book “The One-Hour Survival Guide for the Downsized.” His work can be found on TownHall Finance as a featured columnist. View Guest page
The Creature from Jekyll Island
The Creature from Jekyll Island (AKA the Federal Reserve Bank), our main guest this week, has specialized in explaining the following important questions to your financial health. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? How have those who made it picked your pockets and mine? The Creature from Jekyll Island shows you the mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and the wheels that create the Grand Illusion called money. This guest explains why the Federal Reserve was created, by whom, and the real reasons for its creation as opposed to the myths it created for its own existence. View Guest page
The late President Richard Milhous Nixon
The late President Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974, when he became the only president to resign the office. Nixon had previously served as a Republican U.S. Representative and Senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Nixon also was the President who destroyed United States money as defined in the Constitution. His August 15, 1971 speech in which he announced the detachment of gold from the dollar will be played on the October 22, 2013 show of Turning Hard Times into Good Times. View Guest page
Hank Thomas is a retired naval officer and author of the new book, A Broken Sausage Grinder: Is Our Government Fundamentally Flawed? Now retired, Thomas is a former government contractor, small business owner and city councilman from Issaquah, Washington. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Denver. Formerly, he worked as an employee at the Boeing Company. View Guest page
Mark Thornton is an American economist of the Austrian School, who has been described by the Advocates for Self-Government as "one of America's experts on the economics of illegal drugs.” Thornton has written extensively on that topic, as well as on the economics of the American Civil War, economic bubbles, and public finance. Libertarian organizations including the Independent Institute, the Cato Institute, and the Mises Institute have published Thornton's writings on drug prohibition and prohibition in general. Thornton received his B.Sc. from St. Bonaventure University (1982), and his Ph.D. from Auburn University (1989). Thornton taught economics at Auburn University for a number of years, additionally serving as founding faculty advisor for the Auburn University Libertarians. He is now a senior fellow and resident faculty member at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is currently the Book Review Editor for the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. View Guest page
David W. Tice
David W. Tice is the Bear Market Strategist for the Federated Prudent Bear Fund. He has been at the forefront of bear market investing for more than 20 years. He gained national recognition through articles he wrote for Barron's and as the subject of numerous business journal and television interviews beginning at the time when he was among just a handful of courageous people who dared to short the market. Mr. Tice launched his firm, David W. Tice & Associates, LLC, in 1988 to provide clients with hedging and sell discipline perspectives and recommendations through his "Behind the Numbers" publication and research service. This effort formed the origins of Federated Prudent Bear Fund in 1995 and Federated Prudent Global Income Fund in 2000. Mr. Tice holds an undergraduate degree in accounting as well as an MBA from Texas Christian University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. View Guest page
Walker F. Todd
Walker F. Todd, research fellow and conference organizer for the American Institute for Economic Research, lives in Ohio, and has been affiliated with AIER since 1995. An instructor in the AIER Summer Fellowship Program, he teaches a course on the history and origins of competing theories of property rights. He is an attorney and an economic consultant with 20 years’ experience at the Federal Reserve Banks of N.Y. and Cleveland. He has been an instructor in the Special Studies program at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, since 1997. A director and program organizer for the Committee for Monetary Research and Education, he was an adjunct faculty member of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, for 13 years. He has numerous publications, both for AIER and for others, on banking, central banking, monetary and property rights topics, including those related to international debt, the IMF, and the regulation of the banking system and financial markets. View Guest page
Dr. Peter T. Treadway
Dr. Peter T. Treadway is an independent consultant and money manager and has served as Adjunct Professor in Asia. He is currently a principal of Historical Analytics LLC, a consulting/investment management firm dedicated to global portfolio management. Its investment approach is based on Dr. Treadway’s Wall Street experience. A monthly letter entitled The Dismal Optimist is produced for clients. Dr. Treadway also serves part time as Chief Economist, C T RISKS, a Hong Kong company. In this capacity, in Asia he has given occasional one day workshops on sovereign risk. His distinguished career includes serving as Chief Economist at Fannie Mae (1978-81) and institutional equity analyst and Managing Director at Smith Barney (1985-98). He was ranked as “all star” analyst eleven times by Institutional Investor Magazine. Dr. Treadway holds a PhD in economics from the Univ. of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), an MBA from NYU and a BA in English from Fordham University, N.Y. View Guest page
James Turk is the founder and chairman of GoldMoney (http://goldmoney.com/?gmrefcode=jtgts), which provides a convenient way to buy and sell gold online using the digital gold currency for which he was awarded four U.S. patents. He has specialized in international banking, finance, and invest¬ments since graduating in 1969 from George Washington University with a B.A. degree. He began his career with The Chase Manhattan Bank, with stints in Thailand, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. In 1980 he joined the private investment and trading company of a prominent precious metals trader and moved to the United Arab Emirates in Dec. 1983 to be appointed Manager of the Commodity Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, until he resigned in 1987. James Turk has written several monographs on money and banking and is the co-author of “The Coming Collapse of the Dollar,” which has been updated for a paperback version titled, “The Collapse of the Dollar,” www.dollarcollapse.com . View Guest page
Robert Unger is an attorney at Kupillas & Unger, focusing on various aspects of the law. He is a graduate from Fordham University and has a B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. View Guest page
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D. is the editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy & Government and the co-host of the popular WVOX weekly radio show, “And Nothing But The Truth.” He is a regular columnist and contributor for a number of newspapers and other news outlets, and previously was an editor of legislative affairs for a major publishing company. Before moving to writing and broadcasting full time, he served in both Democrat and Republican administrations within New York State. View Guest page
Author of "The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order," money manager and media personality Damon Vickers has a 25-year track record of articulating investment themes with striking clarity. He called top of the bull market in March 2000, predicted the dotcom collapse and warned investors about Enron. He liquidated all of his real estate in 2005 and advised others to do the same. Sensing a thinning market, he went on to call the second market top in 2008 and launched a hedge fund that gained some 63%, profiting from shorting GM, Lehman, AIG, Countrywide and others. Mr. Vickers has been a popular guest on many shows including CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC and The Today Show. Damon is the third generation in a financial family. His father was a floor trader for Goldman Sachs on the NYSE and his grandfather worked at Kidder Peabody & Co. He currently lives near Seattle, WA with his wife and 3 young daughters. View Guest page
Claus Vogt is the author of the new book “THE GLOBAL DEBT TRAP,” and editor of “Sicheres Geld,” the first and largest-circulation contrarian investment letter in Europe. Although the publication is based on Martin Weiss’ Safe Money, Mr. Vogt has provided new, independent insights and amazingly accurate forecasts that, in turn, have contributed great value to Safe Money itself. He is also the editor of the German edition of Weiss Research’s International ETF Trader, which has delivered overall gains (including losers) in the high double digits. Mr. Vogt is the co-author of the German bestseller, Das Greenspan Dossier, where he predicted, well ahead of time, the sequence of events that have unfolded since, including the U.S. housing bust, the U.S. recession, the demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the financial system crisis. In addition to being the editor of Million-Dollar Contrarian Portfolio, his analysis and insights appear regularly in Money and Markets. View Guest page
Mr. Wagner is a Professional Geologist with 20 years of exploration and corporate development experience. He spent the first 10 years of his career with two of Canada's largest and most successful exploration and mining companies: Noranda, (now Xstrata) and Cominco (now Teck), as a project geologist and manager in North and South America. In 1999 Mr. Wagner became V.P., Exploration for New Millennium Metals Corp. In 2005 he became Pres. of Sydney Resource Corp. and helped engineer the successful merger between Sydney and Band Ore Resources to form West Timmins Mining Inc., where he served as a Pres., CEO and Dir. through the discovery of the high-grade Thunder Creek Gold Zone in Timmins, Ontario and the acquisition of West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold. Mr. Wagner currently serves as a director of Druk Capital Partners and as a technical and/or corporate advisor to several other publically listed resource companies including MAG Silver Corp. and Metals Creek Resources Corp. View Guest page
Jim Walker is the Founder and Managing Director of Asianomics Limited, an economic research and consultancy company servicing principally the fund management industry. Prior to establishing Asianomics in December 2007 he was the chief economist at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. He joined CLSA in late 1991. Over the years Dr Jim achieved numerous ‘best economist’ rankings in the Asiamoney, Institutional Investor and Greenwich surveys of fund managers. In the last few years he is best known for forecasting the US 2007 downturn and financial sector meltdown in his series of ‘Apocalypse’ reports. Before coming to Asia, he worked in his native Scotland as a research fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute for Research on the Scottish Economy, and then at The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Edinburgh headquarters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree and a doctorate in economics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow View Guest page
Mr. Watson is the former Chief Financial Officer of Silver Wheaton Corp., a mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. In that role, Mr. Watson helped raise over US$1 billion in debt and equity to fund Silver Wheaton's growth. Mr. Watson is a Chartered Accountant, holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honors, from the University of British Columbia. He has won numerous awards for his professional and charitable achievements including the Early Achievement Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and Canada's Top 40 Under 40 award. Mr. Watson is also President, CEO and Director of Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Bear Creek Mining Corp. View Guest page
Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author and an adviser to two American presidents. In 2012 he took a sabbatical from writing to serve as a senior adviser to the Ron Paul presidential campaign. He is the author of more than thirty books and a co-author of a book with President George H. W. Bush. His books are known for their primary sources. He has interviewed six presidents and first ladies, nineteen of the presidents’ children and twelve presidential siblings. Wead served as special assistant to the president in the Bush, Sr. White House. He is a co-founder of Mercy Corps which has distributed more than $2 billion of food and medicine around the world. Mr. Wead is researching and writing the final book in the trilogy, Sibling Rivalry: The brothers and sisters of the Presidents. As part of this trilogy, he previously wrote All the Presidents' Children (2003), an instant New York Times bestseller, and The Raising of a President (2005). View Guest page
Mikey Weinstein is the undisputed leader of the national movement to restore the obliterated wall separating church and state in the most technologically lethal organization ever created by humankind: the U.S. Armed Forces. Mikey Weinstein is the Founder and President of the four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominated civil rights organization the "Military Religious Freedom Foundation" (MRFF) and author of WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE: One Man’s War Against an Evangelical Coup in America’s Military. He is an honor graduate of the USAF Academy, a former White House Counsel in the Reagan Administration (where he spent over three years in the West Wing of the Reagan Administration as legal counsel in the White House) and former General Counsel to Texas billionaire and two-time Presidential candidate H. Ross Perot and Perot Systems Corporation. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. View Guest page
Roger Wiegand is the Editor Trader Tracks a stocks, futures and commodities newsletter for active traders. A native of Michigan, Roger has a sales and marketing background in the aircraft and real estate industries. His real estate experience has been especially helpful in his prompt prediction of America’s current economic depression. His current focus is on the precious metals, currency, energy and interest rate markets for trading. View Guest page
Addison Wiggin is the executive publisher of Agora Financial, LLC, a fiercely independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He’s the creator and editorial director of Agora Financial’s daily 5 Min. Forecast, editorial director of Agora Financial’s flagship publication The Daily Reckoning, and co-writer and executive producer of the acclaimed film I.O.U.S.A. Wiggin is the founder of Agora Entertainment, exec. producer and co-writer of the documentary film I.O.U.S.A., nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and the 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature. It was also shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award. He is the author of the companion book of the film I.O.U.S.A. and a three-time New York Times best selling author. Wiggin authored the international best-seller The Demise of the Dollar and Why It’s Even Better for Your Investments. Addison will offer his view on the impacts of national debt, economic stimulus, and more. View Guest page
Paul Michael Wihbey
Paul Michael Wihbey is president and founder of GWEST LLC. (Global Water and Energy Strategy Team), a Washington-based consulting firm specializing in the geopolitics of strategic resources such as oil, gas and water. Since the establishment of GWEST in late 2002, Mr. Wihbey has provided in-person briefings on energy and energy-related issues to the heads of state of Nigeria, Ecuador, Congo/Brazzaville and Sao Tome & Principe. He has also briefed senior Congressional and Administration policy advisors and officials at the Dept. of State, Commerce, Defense and Energy. Mr. Wihbey has written numerous articles and studies and has testified to the US Congress (House Africa Subcommittee, March 2000). View Guest page
Walter J. "John" Williams (known as John Williams) was born in 1949. He received an A.B. in Economics, cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1971, and was awarded a M.B.A. from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1972, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. During his career as a consulting economist, John has worked with individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies. For more than 25 years, John has been a private consulting economist. Out of necessity, he became a specialist in government economic reporting. He learned that virtually all economic stats quoted by the U.S. Government are spun using optimistic assumptions that often bear little reality but make politicians look good and put money in the pockets of Wall Street. John writes the Shadow Government Statistics newsletter and his work has been recognized by the main stream media where he has been quoted in publications like the New York Times and Investors Business Daily. View Guest page
Walter J. Williams
Walter J. "John" Williams (known as John Williams) was born in 1949. He received an A.B. in Economics, cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1971, and was awarded a M.B.A. from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1972, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. During his career as a consulting economist, John has worked with individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies. For more than 25 years, John has been a private consulting economist. Out of necessity, he become a specialist in government economic reporting. He learned that virtually all economic stats quoted by the U.S. Government are spun using optimistic assumptions that often bear little reality but make politicians look good and put money in the pockets of Wall Street. John writes the Shadow Government Statistics newsletter and his work has been recognized by the main stream media where he has been quoted in publications like the New York Times and Investors Business Daily. View Guest page
Dr. Lee Wilson
Dr. Lee Wilson, member of the advisory board of Nanostruck Technologies, completed a PhD in physical chemistry from the Univ. of Saskatchewan (1998) and was an NSERC (the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) visiting fellow at the National Research Council of Canada at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences. Currently, Dr. Wilson is an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Wilson has led the development of a nano chitosan copolymer powder, a derivative of crustacean shells, that's being used exclusively by Nanostruck Technologies for its water remediation technologies. Dr. Wilson specializes in physical chemistry and materials science and his current area of research aims at the development of new types of materials (such as molecular sponges) that will have a significant impact on areas such as the environment, biotechnology, medicine, chemical delivery/separation systems and membrane materials for water purification. View Guest page
Jeffrey R. Wilson
Jeffrey R. Wilson, President and CEO of Precipitate Gold, has 20 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining investment industry. Mr. Wilson brings to Precipitate a wealth of contacts throughout the investment community including institutional investors, retail brokers, investment bankers, mining analysts and private investors. During his career, Mr. Wilson has been involved in numerous equity financings, ranging from IPOs to private placements and syndicated brokered financings. Mr. Wilson began his career in the early 1990's as an Investor Relations Manager and eventual Director of two public companies, namely Welcome Opportunities Ltd. (bought out by Endeavour Mining Capital in 2002) and Aquiline Resources Ltd. (bought out by Pan American Silver in 2009). In 2005, Mr. Wilson was involved in the formation of Silver Quest Resources Ltd., which was bought out in 2012 by New Gold Inc. Most recently, Mr. Wilson was VP Corporate Communications at Geologix Explorations Inc. View Guest page
John Truman Wolfe
John Truman Wolfe holds a Masters Degree with Honors from the California State University at San Jose and is the former Chairman of the Department of History at John F. Kennedy. He has been a senior credit officer with banks in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beverly Hills, California. He is the co-founder of a company that oversees the business and financial affairs of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Mr. Wolfe is a financial adviser, political commentator & author of such books as Mind Games and Behind the Wizard's Curtain. He writes and speaks on matters of international finance and banking with particular attention to the oppressive activities of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His article "The Financial Crisis: A Look Behind the Wizard's Curtain” lead him to further research and write his new book, Crisis by Design, which reveals the root causes of the worldwide economic crash, why it happened, where it is headed and what you can do about it. View Guest page
L. Todd Wood
L. Todd Wood Todd is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has been an aeronautical engineer and an Air Force pilot, and flew for the 20th Special Operations Squadron that started Desert Storm. In 1991 to 1994 he was active in classified missions in support of counterterrorism under the control of the National Command Authority and deployed throughout the world. In 1994 Todd joined an investment bank. During this second career he became highly knowledgeable in Emerging Markets Fixed Income and traveled a great deal internationally with a focus on the Caribbean. He became acutely aware of the consequences of economic decisions and their effect on national and economic security. However, Todd's love of storytelling made him leave the financial business in 2011 to write. His economic thriller Currency was published in December of 2011. Once he began typing, he never stopped. He has been published in the Armed Forces Journal and now lives in a farm in Connecticut. View Guest page
Paul Yusem is the editor of The Gold And Silver Analyst newsletter that started publication on January 31, 2011. His analytical skills were initially developed at the University of Illinois/Champaign where a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering was obtained. Paul Yusem previously participated in the Bloomberg gold survey for 120 weeks from 3/17/05 through the week of 7/2/07. The Bloomberg gold survey previously had an accuracy rate in the 57% to 58% range. Paul Yusem accurately forecasted the gold price 79 out of 120 weeks, or 66% of the time. View Guest page
Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research and a fellow for the European Governance Institute. He is the Lead Independent Director of Telecom Italia and the Vice President of the American Finance Association. He is the co-author of Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists and a contributing editor of City Journal. His latest book is A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity (Basic Books; June 2012). He lives in Chicago with his wife and children. View Guest page
A Capitalism for the People. Gold for the People
July 24, 2012
Hosted by Jay Taylor
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Doug Groh visits for the first time and Luigi Zingales returns to further discuss “A Capitalism for the People.” True free market capitalism levels the playing field and rewards suppliers who meet market demand rather than brown nosing and patronage activities, which is why Prof. Zingales moved to America. But now he sees an avoidance of competition and elitism to the detriment of all but the ruling elite. How can we move back toward a free market America? Meantime, how do Americans hang on to what they have against a socialist assault aimed at those who have been rewarded in the past by their merits? Tocqueville Gold Fund mining analyst Doug Groh will talk about the gold share values and how owning the shares may provide some respite for retaining and increasing wealth for those who have chosen to save the fruits of their labor. We will ask Doug if he shares Rick Rule's optimism for the gold share markets at this time and ask him to comment on some of his fund's favorites.
Turning Hard Times into Good Times
Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Jay Taylor’s show will explain the real underlying causes for plunging stock prices, plunging home prices and growing unemployment. By correctly diagnosing the cause of America’s economic decline, rather than listening to excuses from Wall Street and Washington, Jay will offer winning investment ideas to protect and increase wealth. Topics to be discussed will include the cause of the decline of: our monetary system and our economy, the housing markets, the equity markets, and commodities, Why gold and silver are rising in value and how investors can profit from the direction of these markets through specific stocks, ETF’s and precious metals will also be discussed. Turning Hard Times into Good Times is broadcast live every Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Jay Taylor has been able to more than double his newsletter’s model portfolio from 2000 to the present even as the S&P 500 was in the process of losing 50% of its value!
The insights provided to Jay came from a history professor in 1967 who advised Jay that when countries go off a gold or silver standard, hard economic times are sure to follow because nations begin to think they do not need to work hard and save to enjoy a better life. Indeed there is no free lunch and a gold standard reminds people of that every day.
Jay watched his professor’s prophetic words come true when in 1971, President Nixon completely detached the dollar from gold. Not surprising to Jay, the price of gold skyrocketed in the late 1970s as inflation wiped out vast amounts of wealth from average Americans. To protect his own wealth Jay began to invest in gold and gold mining shares and in 1981 he began sharing his success and insights in his newsletter. In 1981 Jay began writing a subscription newsletter that has earned his subscribers countless thousands of dollars over the years.
Jay’s insights as to the real cause of our problems has enabled him to find investment strategies that work. Diagnose a problem correctly and you have a chance for success. Diagnose a problem incorrectly as the establishment does and you are sure to fail.