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.