Along with our regular line-up of feature editors, The Daily Reckoning has a global network of contributors who bring you the latest in investment trends, profitable ideas and alternative ways of thinking. We doubt you’ll find a longer, better or more diversified list of experience and know-how in the finance industry. From fund managers and traders to investment editors and industry insiders, each brings you the best professional and critical perspective on markets, business and politics. Below you’ll find a list of some of our most popular contributing editors.
Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success and garnered camaraderie in numerous communities and industries. A man of many talents, his entrepreneurial savvy, unique writings, philanthropic undertakings, and preservationist activities have all been recognized and awarded by some of America’s most respected authorities. Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally. With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, which offers concrete advice on how to avoid the public spectacle of modern finance. Since 1999, Bill has been a daily contributor and the driving force behind The Daily Reckoning. Dice Have No Memory: Big Bets & Bad Economics from Paris to the Pampas, the newest book from Bill Bonner, is the definitive compendium of Bill’s daily reckonings from more than a decade: 1999-2010.
Kris Sayce, dubbed the ‘Jeremy Clarkson of Australian finance’, began as a London finance broker specialising in small-cap stock analysis on London’s Alternative Investment Market – which covered everything from Kazakhstani gold miners to toy train companies. A fully accredited advisor in shares, options, warrants and foreign-exchange investments, Kris spent several years at a leading Australian wealth-management company before he began working at Port Phillip Publishing where he is currently the Publisher, Investment Director and Editor in Chief of Australia’s most outspoken financial news service — Money Morning.
Sam Volkering is a technology analyst with an amazing talent at finding new, cutting edge technologies and translating that research into how the future will look — and where the opportunities lie. It’s his job to trawl the world to find, analyse, research and — in the right situation — recommend investments in the world’s most innovative and technologically advanced companies. You can find much of Sam’s research and findings in the monthly publications Australian Small Cap Investigator and Revolutionary Tech Investor.
Phillip J Anderson is an Australian academic, author and student of stock, commodity and real estate cycles.
Drawing on the work of British economist Fred Harrison and American technical analyst WD Gann, Phil developed his own theory about 18-year real estate cycles in the early 1990s.
Since then, Phil has been using cycle theory to guide his own investment decisions — crediting the phenomenon with his decision to move to a 100% cash position in July of 2007, just before the GFC wreaked havoc on the Australian stock market. He has also built up a lucrative property portfolio here and in the UK.
Renowned American financial writer and economic forecaster Harry S Dent Jr calls Phil’s book The Secret Life of Real Estate: ‘simply the best book on long term real estate trends we have ever seen.’
Phil is currently predicting a 14-year boom in Australian house prices; an idea he expands on more in a brand new Port Phillip Publishing film, ‘Remembering the Future’.
You can discover more of Phil’s research here.
Byron King is the managing editor of Outstanding Investments and Energy and Scarcity Investor. He is a Harvard-trained geologist who has travelled to every U.S. state and territory and six of the seven continents. He has conducted site visits to mineral deposits in 26 countries and deep-water oil fields in five oceans. This provides him with a unique perspective on the myriad of investment opportunities in energy and mineral exploration. He has been interviewed by dozens of major print and broadcast media outlets including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, MSN Money, MarketWatch, Fox Business News, and PBS Newshour.
Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 35 years’ experience. He worked for the “sell side” (banks such as Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the “buy side” (Treasurer of the TNT Group) and acted as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations and central banks throughout the world.
In 2006, he published the international best seller Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives, a satirical insider’s account of derivatives trading.
Das is also the author of many highly regarded books on derivatives and risk management, which are regarded as standard reference works for professional traders.
He was featured in Charles Ferguson’s 2010 Oscar winning documentary Inside Job, the 2012 PBS Frontline series Money, Power & Wall Street and a 2009 BBC TV documentary – Tricks with Risk.
He is a frequent interviewee and widely quoted in the financial press globally. He has been a featured speaker at financial conferences throughout the world as well as at the Sydney Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas. .
Chris Mayer is managing editor of the Capital and Crisis and Mayer’s Special Situations newsletters. Graduating magna cum laude with a degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Maryland, he began his business career as a corporate banker. Mayer left the banking industry after ten years and signed on with Agora Financial. His book, Invest Like a Dealmaker, Secrets of a Former Banking Insider, documents his ability to analyze macro issues and micro investment opportunities to produce an exceptional long-term track record of winning ideas. In April 2012, Chris released his newest book World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents.
Greg Guenthner, CMT, is the editor of The Daily Reckoning’s (US edition) Rude Awakening. He is also a contributor to Agora Financial’s Trend Playbook, a free resource for trend followers and technical traders. Greg is a member of the Market Technicians Association and holds the Chartered Market Technician designation.
Dan Amoss, CFA, is a student of the Austrian school of economics, a discipline that he uses to identify imbalances in specific sectors of the market. He tracks aggressive accounting and other red flags that the market typically misses. Amoss is a Maryland native, a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, and earned his CFA charter in 2005. In spring 2008, he recommended Lehman Brothers puts, advising readers to hold the position as the stock fell from $45 to $12. Amoss is managing editor of the Strategic Short Report.
Jeffrey Tucker is the executive editor of Laissez Faire Books and the proprietor of the Laissez Faire Club. He’s the author of two books in the field of economics and one on early music. His main professional work between 1985 and 2011 was with the Mises Institute but he’s also worked with the Acton Institute and Mackinac Institute, as well as written thousands of published articles.
Addison Wiggin is the executive publisher of Agora Financial, LLC, a fiercely independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He’s the creator and editorial director of Agora Financial’s daily 5 Min. Forecast and editorial director of The Daily Reckoning (US edition). Wiggin is the founder of Agora Entertainment, executive producer and co-writer of I.O.U.S.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature, and was also shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award. He is the author of the companion book of the film I.O.U.S.A.and his second edition of The Demise of the Dollar, and Why it’s Even Better for Your Investments was just fully revised and updated. Wiggin is a three-time New York Times best-selling author whose work has been recognized by The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Worth, The New York Times, The Washington Post as well as major network news programs. He also co-authored international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt with Bill Bonner.
Simon Black is an international investor, entrepreneur, permanent traveler, free man.
Over the last few years he’s traveled to over 100 countries, met with a President and several diplomats, briefed sovereign fund managers, flown an aerobatic stunt plane, started several companies, hitchhiked in Bogota, taken a train across the orient, lectured on entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe, and personally provided venture capital to new start-ups.
He believes that in order to achieve true freedom, you have to be able to make money, control your time, and eliminate the mindset that you are subject to a corrupt government that is bent on degrading your personal liberty.
Dr. Mark Faber
Dr. Marc Faber is the editor of The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report. Dr. Faber has been headquartered in Hong Kong for nearly 20 years, during which time he has specialized in Asian markets and advised major clients seeking down-and-out bargains with deep hidden value–unknown to the average investing public–bargains with immense upside potential. A book on Dr Faber, “Riding the Millennial Storm“, by Nury Vittachi, was published in 1998. A regular speaker at various investment seminars, Dr Faber is well known for his “contrarian” investment approach.