Who Is Louis James?

Lobo Tiggre, AKA Louis James


Lobo Tiggre is the founder, CEO, and principal analyst and editor of Louis James, LLC. He researched and recommended speculative opportunities in Casey Research publications from 2004 to 2018, writing under the name “Louis James” for privacy reasons. While at Casey Research, he learned about the newsletter business from Casey co-founder David Galland, and resource speculation from the legendary speculator Doug Casey himself.

Although frequently mistaken for one, Mr. Tiggre is not a professional geologist. Nor does he hold the CFA designation, and he is not a licensed financial advisor. Tiggre is a speculator who, during his time with Doug Casey, also learned from many other industry leaders, including Sprott-Global’s Rick Rule, former newsletter writer Bob Bishop, fellow newsletter writer and geologist Brent Cook, exploration geologist and multiple mine-finder Ron Parratt, and many others.

This resulted in a track record of winning recommendations outpacing losers by a wide margin, resulting in extraordinary overall gains. Due to copyright issues, we cannot reproduce or document that track record. However, the average of the yearly gains published by Casey Research for their flagship publication, the International Speculator, was 18.5% per year during Tiggre’s time with the publication. A fully transparent, documented, and verifiable track record is a central feature of Louis James LLC services.

Prior to his work at Casey Research, Mr. Tiggre was a writer and publisher involved in numerous ventures. In 1998, he published his first novel, Y2K: The Millennium Bug. In 2012, he co-authored Doug Casey’s first book in almost two decades, Totally Incorrect. This was followed by another book co-authored with Doug Casey in 2014, Right on the Money. Tiggre has plans for several new books going forward, both fiction and non-fiction.

Mr. Tiggre has also worked for several non-profit organizations over the years, all of them dedicated to the causes of free markets and individual liberty. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Liberty International.

Mr. Tiggre is a graduate of Aiglon College in Chesières-Villars, Switzerland. His formal education included studies in physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also studied economics at UNC Chapel Hill, and wrapped up with a magna cum laude BA in sociology from Duke university.

Tiggre grew up speaking both Spanish and English. He later learned French, German, and is now working on Russian. He is happily married with five children. He lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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