Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. Trace Mayer holds degrees in Accounting and law. He has studied Austrian economics focusing on Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises. He was among the first popular bloggers to publicly recommend blockchain technology, Bitcoin, in its infancy with a market cap under $2m and well before its massive rise over $11B in November 2013 and hosts the extremely popular Bitcoin Knowledge podcast. Blockchain technology holds the most disruptive potential for actually being able to execute such massive creative destruction as capital burrows down the liquidity pyramid into safer and more liquid assets like gold and Bitcoin.
2016 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program
I primarily research small cap equities with a focus on the clean energy, technology, and consumer discretionary sectors. I focus on value and growth at a reasonable price with underappreciated/misunderstood near term (6-12 months) catalysts.
I'm also interested in controversial and turnaround equities, searching for value in companies that have fallen out of favor with the investment community by doing significant research and taking a long or short position based on my findings.
"We try to find things that are misunderstood...And then if we think something is misunderstood then we figure out if it’s misvalued. And if we figure out that it’s misunderstood and misvalued, then we tend to invest." - David Einhorn
"Luck is what happens when preparations meets opportunity." - Lucius Seneca
Jason Hamlin is the founder of Gold Stock Bull and publishes a highly-rated investment newsletter focused on strategies for profiting in the bull markets in gold, silver, energy and agriculture. Mr. Hamlin has a background analyzing charts and trends for the world’s largest market research company, is versed in fundamental and technical analysis and has consulted to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Jason is a cycles investor, student of Austrian economics and speaks regularly at investment conferences throughout North America. The Gold Stock Bull newsletter is focused on finding junior mining companies that are undervalued relative to their peers.
Mark Thomas has been a successful individual investor, trader, investment newsletter author and has been actively involved in the Financial and Securities markets since 1990. Mark currently is seeking a new opportunity in securities operations or analysis in Orange county, CA.
Prior to his current position Mark was the author of investment newsletters Value Stock Tips.com from 2005-2008, Higher Gold Prices.com from 2008-2010 and The Silver Shortage.com from 2010-2012. Mark also worked professionally in the securities field since 1996 to 2004. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with emphasis in investments from California State University Long Beach. He also just recently graduated from Western Governors University Texas with a second Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.