The following is a message my friend and mentor Doug Casey published to his readers at InternationalMan.com. It’s full of things I’d be embarrassed to say about myself, but Doug said them, and stands by them. Given that Doug and I could now be seen as competitors, I thought it worth sharing his independent take on my work.
Dear International Man Reader,
I have a very simple, but powerful recommendation for you.
As you know, I think a gigantic financial storm is coming. I’m building up my liquidity in preparation. Whether you agree with me on the coming crash or not, we can all use more money.
In that regard, I want to recommend the services of my friend and colleague of many years, Lobo Tiggre. You may remember him under the pen name “Louis James” which he used when he wrote the International Speculator for me at Casey Research.
I can say with some pride that Lobo was my student for the better part of two decades. He’s now on his own, publishing The Independent Speculator.
Friendly competition is good. The market can always use another good analyst.
More important is that Lobo has his own style and focus, which is both different from and complementary to my own.
Even more important than that, his work is excellent.
The material he gives away for free at IndependentSpeculator.com is far more valuable than the recycled news and opinions of many blogs. It features analysis of commodities, companies and markets seeing significant action.
And that’s just on his freeblog—which, if you subscribe, you’ll be pleased to find does not result in a torrent of unwanted junk email hitting you every day like a fire-hose.
As for his paid service, The Independent Speculator, the value is that Lobo has become very, very good at picking winning resource stocks over the years.
You probably know that I like to buy in private placements. There are people I rely on who patrol the streets of Vancouver and Toronto to bring me word of the best deals of that sort. Lobo does this too, but his specialty is in identifying stocks to buy on the open market—stocks that, when they go up, usually go up a lot.
I saw that over the years he worked for me at Casey Research. The average annual gain in the International Speculatorduring the time he helped me with it was 18.5%—including the crash of 2008 and the bear market since 2011. Lobo consistently beat the market when he worked for me.
Now, I mentioned Lobo’s style. He’s not one for hype and sensationalism. He’s the type of guy who prefers to look you in the eye, offer you a square deal, and do business on a handshake. I’ve known him almost 30 years, and he’s always been a straight shooter.
He won’t jack up his price 100% so he could pretend to offer you an exclusive, limited time discount of 50%.
So, no, I don’t have an exclusive offer for you just because Lobo is my friend. There are no bells and whistles here. Lobo doesn’t give anyone discounts, but rather gives everyone a fair deal that they are free to take or leave. And he’ll be the first to remind you that past performance is not guarantee of future results. But he will deliver extremely valuable research to his readers, month after month.
So, yes, I highly recommend that you subscribe to The Independent Speculator—not because of any supposedly special offer, but because I know he can help his readers make a lot of money.
I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.