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The Independent Speculator is our flagship monthly publication. It delivers actionable ideas, information and analysis via disclosure and discussion of actual investments we make. This is not a theoretical approach to speculation. The trades are real. So is the money we risk. And so is the opportunity for clients to enter the same or similar trades. ( Click here to see what professional geologist who joined us on a due diligence trip has to say about our work.)

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When something important happens between editions, we let you know. This could be vital company news, a new stock pick, or anything that can’t wait.


When companies in our portfolio release news, we post links and analysis of the significance, and guidance on what we’re doing as a result—usually within 24 hours.


The Independent Speculator now comes with a secondary portfolio of larger, lower-risk speculations for those who want leverage with different investing priorities than ours.


The Independent Speculator also comes with a secondary portfolio if higher-stakes speculations for those who want to swing for the bleachers more often than we do.


The Independent Speculator includes a complimentary subscription to our Consumer Reports style My Take service.


A chance to tag along with our team on certain due diligence trips.


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