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I first became interested in investing and economics in 2007. Shortly after, I watched as financial markets crumbled and our government was forced to bailout just about everyone. I wanted to know why it happened, how no one saw it coming, and how we could look at bailouts as a solution - as it doesn't address why it happened in the first place. This is where I learned about Austrian economics versus Keynesian economics, and how there were economists who saw it coming and were predicting it for years.
My in-depth research on the precious metals sector began around 2013, and it has been a consistent passion since that time. Although I've more recently began researching into multiple sectors, this sector has continued to be my main focus. I began to anticipate then that gold and silver would soon be bottoming out and a massive bull market would unfold. I believe in buying deep value, and not chasing the next hot stock. I currently believe that precious metals are one of the most undervalued sectors, and when that changes, I will move on to the next undervalued sector.
However, I don't only invest in precious metals. I always look to find deep value in equities as well. I use a certain criteria to decide which companies to buy or own, based on both fundamental and technical requirements. In 2017, the companies that met this criteria had an annual return of 34.3%. I believe in doing your homework, and I have a very research intensive focus.
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