The son of an award-winning gold panner, Jeff Clark has been around the gold sector since 2005. His family has owned mining claims in California, Arizona, and Nevada. As an active investor with strong writing skills, it was natural for Jeff to become an analyst and editor in the mining industry. Jeff has since become a popular writer, first as editor of Casey Research’s popular BIG GOLD newsletter, and now as Senior Metals Analyst for the Hard Assets Alliance. He’s been a speaker at numerous conferences, including Cambridge House, Sprott Resources events, the Silver Summit, and others. His goal is to provide original research and analysis of the precious metals sector, for both capital preservation and capital.
I am just a guy in my 50s. Pay no attention to my accolades or the lack thereof. Although I am not really interested in getting rich,...that is, I really have no ambition to spend money, I do, however, like to measure my grasp on reality by my (in)ability to beat the market. For a benchmark I simply use VTI and VXUS to determine if my slicing, dicing, tilting, ETF rotations, and stock picking add any value. My portfolio is humble but that is not the point. I live in the middle of nowhere in a desert oasis that is obscured from any traveler’s view by visible heat waves that blur the atmosphere. Hopefully my remoteness improves my objectivity.
Here you find me. Another one in this world. Living my life, working for the betterment of society.
I am especially interested in the fields of the emerging markets, as well as precious metals mining. I tend to avoid the bullion in favor of the mining stocks, as I would rather put my faith in actual people rather than forming a hoarded idol of dead metal. Update: Have now bought physical silver, and feel reassured. Next up, more silver and a shotgun. Be prepared!
If anyone is looking for a humanitarian way to combine capitalism and charity, I recommend looking at Kiva. This site lets you take part in Micro-finance with budding entrepreneurs around the world for as little as 25 dollars. True, you receive no interest, but you are still helping to support the world economy, and more importantly, making an outreach to real people.
Sometimes in my mind that's a better approach than the top-down trickle-down of investing in huge overseas conglomerates.