James has degrees in both Economics and Political Science. He is a small business owner with several years of past political experience and 17 years of active investing.The majority of James' work can be found on two platforms; ShipBrief and Value Investor's Edge. Value Investor's Edge is a top-rated research service dedicated to offering actionable trades and strategic income opportunities. We now cover a variety of deep value and income-driven sectors, while maintaining our focus and very profitable record of shipping industry coverage. Members receive exclusive access to over a dozen reports per month, including regular shipping and commodity macro analysis from James Catlin, exclusive content by top-tier deep value analyst J Mintzmyer, industrial and MLP ideas from Michael Boyd and international insights from Ian Bezek. This winning team has developed a dedicated following of highly knowledgeable investors and industry professionals who also share their own thoughts and ideas. James and J have worked together for over 3 years on Value Investor's Edge and have been very successful in the industry; however, the price point simply isn't accessible for many of our readers. We've received cumulative hundreds of inquiries about a more 'retail-oriented' or 'affordable' product. ShipBrief is the solution. ShipBrief will provide regular reports on a bi-weekly basis. These reports will cover market updates, a macro review, and provide a specific company focus. This focus will include growth ideas, speculative trades, income opportunities, and warnings against bad firms. Additionally, we offer an analytics section showing the latest charter rates and company specific fleet composition. When charter rates change you will be able to see which companies stand to benefit, or lose, the most. James Catlin and J Mintzmyer are excited to finally offer a more affordable product so that everyone can take advantage of these opportunities.