Contributors

PBRG CONTRIBUTORS

Mark FordMark Ford

Mark Ford is the co-editor of The Palm Beach Letter and co-founder of the Palm Beach Research Group. Mark started his first business when he was 11 years old. In the decades since then, he’s started hundreds more.

Mark grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. He has a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, CUNY, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and did Ph.D. work at Catholic University. After college, Mark joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching students at the University of Chad in Africa.

In 1982, Mark moved to Palm Beach County and took a job with a small publishing company. He worked as an apprentice to a well-known businessman in South Florida. He helped that company grow to $135 million in annual revenues, became a multimillionaire himself, and retired at age 39.

After a year of writing poetry, he became a consultant to the health and investment publishing industry. He was involved in the development of dozens of multimillion-dollar businesses, including one whose revenues recently exceeded the $400 million mark.

He has also written a dozen books on entrepreneurship, personal productivity, and wealth building. Three of these were New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-sellers.

After turning 60 years old, Mark “retired” again. He now focuses on growing his investments and writing for the Palm Beach Research Group.

Mark currently lives in Palm Beach with his wife, Kathy.

Tom DysonTom Dyson

Tom Dyson is the publisher of the Palm Beach Research Group and co-editor of The Palm Beach Letter. Tom bought his first stock when he was 11 years old. He has been studying the art of investing and speculating ever since.

Tom graduated from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He’s a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, one of Britain’s top accounting bodies. He has also worked for bond trading desks at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup.

For the past six years, Tom spent his time researching and writing about conservative income investments. His income-focused newsletter, The 12% Letter, was one of the most popular advisories in America.

Teeka TiwariTeeka Tiwari

Teeka Tiwari is the co-editor of The Palm Beach Letter. He epitomizes the American dream. Growing up in the foster care system in the United Kingdom, Teeka came to the United States at age 16 with just $150 in his pocket and the clothes on his back. By 18, he had become the youngest employee at Lehman Brothers. Two years later, he shattered convention by becoming the youngest vice president in the history of Shearson Lehman.

In 1998, he made a small fortune going short during the Asian crisis. But then, he “got greedy” (in his own words) and hung on for too long. Within a three-week time span, he lost all he had made—and everything else he owned. He was ultimately compelled to file personal bankruptcy.

Two years after losing everything, Teeka rebuilt his wealth from the markets and went on to launch a successful hedge fund. After these events, he developed a newfound appreciation for risk. He made risk management his No. 1 priority. Now a retired hedge fund manager, Teeka’s personal mission is to help teach individual investors how to grow their money safely.

Teeka has been a regular contributor to the FOX Business Network and has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNBC, ABC’s Nightline, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and international television networks.

Tom DysonBob Irish

Bob Irish recently retired from a successful career in the financial services industry. He is now co-editor of The Palm Beach Letter. Prior to joining the Palm Beach Research Group, Bob spent 30 years with two world-class money managers. Most recently, he was the national spokesperson for a major mutual fund organization and a sought-after keynote speaker.

Bob has been happily married for over 30 years and has two adult children. He’s traveled to 41 countries, is an expert skier, and once had his golf handicap down to a 6.

Bob began his career in the financial services industry at Institutional Investor magazine. He is a graduate of Washington University.

Tom DysonGreg Wilson

Greg Wilson serves as the chief analyst for The Palm Beach Letter and Palm Beach Confidential. In addition, Greg’s the editor and analyst for the Legacy Portfolio.

Originally from New York, Greg graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in accounting and received his MBA from Pace University, where he specialized in strategic management and finance.

His previous experience includes working for a real estate company where he spent time as a mortgage accountant and REO manager. Most recently, he had a customer service role with one of America’s largest banks.

Greg is an avid New York Yankees and Game of Thrones fan. In his spare time, he enjoys reading Barron’s at the beach.

Tom DysonWilliam Mikula

William Mikula is the chief analyst of Palm Beach Income.

William came on as lead analyst in August 2013. After that, the Palm Beach Income trading service went on a win streak of 103 full-cycle trades in a row. Since William joined the team, the service has a win rate of 96.2% (as of June 2016). 

His previous experience includes founding, running, and selling various businesses. He understands what makes businesses “work”… and what numbers to focus on when measuring a company’s overall health. He’s a voracious reader and has a passion for analyzing all types of companies.

Originally from upstate New York, William graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in business administration. He and his wife currently reside in Atlanta.

J. Reeves

J. Reeves has spent most of his adult life in “the shadows” around the globe as an intelligence analyst. Prior to joining the Palm Beach Research Group, Reeves ghost-wrote books and conducted research and analysis for the largest independent investment research firm in the world.

He now writes The Palm Beach Daily. The Daily is dedicated to helping its readers achieve financial freedom and fulfilling, meaningful lives.

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

Tom DysonBill Bonner

Bill Bonner founded Agora Inc. in 1978. Since then, it’s grown into one of the largest independent newsletter publishing companies in the world.

Bill has started businesses across the globe… co-written two New York Times best-selling books… employed thousands of people… made investments on five continents… launched over 1,000 products… and sees a dozen different business deals cross his desk every week. He shares his fascinating insights on business, finance, politics, and society in the Bill Bonner Letter and Bill Bonner’s Diary.

Tom DysonDoug Casey

Best-selling author, world-renowned speculator, and Casey Research Founder Doug Casey has garnered a well-earned reputation for his insights into politics, economics, and the investment market. His book Crisis Investing spent multiple weeks as No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980—surpassing big-caliber names like Free to Choose by Milton Friedman, The Real War by Richard Nixon, and Cosmos by Carl Sagan.

He’s been a guest on hundreds of shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Maury Povich, NBC News, and CNN. And he’s been featured in numerous periodicals such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post. Doug has lived in 10 countries and visited over 175. Today you’re most likely to find him tucked away in the high red mountains outside Salta, Argentina.

Tom DysonChris Mayer

Chris Mayer learned the art of valuing companies the hard way—through decades of work as a corporate banker. Today, he is the chief investment strategist of Bonner & Partners’ newest advisory, Bonner Private Portfolio. Chris is an expert at finding companies that provide outstanding returns for his subscribers.

Chris has spoken on Forbes on Fox, CNN Radio, and CNBC. His essays have appeared on The Mises Institute, The Daily Reckoning, Grant’s Investor, and Individual Investor Magazine. He’s also been quoted on MarketWatch and in the highly regarded Grant’s Interest Rate Observer.

Tom DysonNick Giambruno

Nick Giambruno is Doug Casey’s globetrotting companion and the senior editor of International Man. He writes about economics, offshore banking, second passports, surviving a financial collapse, foreign trusts and companies, geopolitics, value investing in crisis markets, and more. He is also senior editor of the Crisis Investing investment publication.

In short, Nick’s work helps people make the most of their personal freedom and financial opportunities around the world. He’s lived in Europe and worked in the Middle East, most recently in Beirut and Dubai, where he covered regional banks and other companies for an investment house. Nick is a CFA charterholder and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, summa cum laude.

Tom DysonChris Lowe

Chris Lowe began his career as a commodities and energy markets analyst for Reuters. In 2007, he decided to “go independent” and become an analyst at Agora Publishing. He helped start Agora’s first foray into the Latin American market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Chris is currently Bonner & Partners’ editor-at-large. He heads up Bonner & Partners Inner Circle, which keeps him in close contact with Bill’s international network. He’s also a frequent contributor to Bill Bonner’s Diary. When Chris is not on the road, he’s based in Berlin, Germany.

Tom DysonLouis James

Louis James’ background in physics, economics, and technical writing prepared him well for his role as managing editor of the International Speculator and Casey Investment Alert. Like Doug Casey, Louis travels the world visiting highly prospective geological targets, grilling management and company geologists, and interviewing natives in a variety of languages to find out what they really think. (He’s fluent in French and Spanish, and speaks some German and Russian.)

Louis is always looking for the next double-your-money winner. He evaluates dozens of companies every month, conducts due diligence of the best, then compares notes with Doug to bring only those most likely to provide rapid high returns to subscribers’ attention.

Tom DysonE.B. Tucker

E.B. Tucker is senior analyst for The Casey Report. Each month he works directly with Doug Casey to find a clear view of what’s happening in the world and the best ways to profit.

E.B.’s been profiting from crises for years. In early 2009, he realized the U.S. housing bust would create a generation of renters. He raised money and bought a large portfolio of single-family rental houses at rock-bottom prices… as low as 10 cents on the dollar. He was also a founding partner and managing director of KSIR Capital Management, an investment firm focused on gold and silver equities. He knows the gold and silver business inside and out.

Most recently, E.B. was co-editor of Stansberry International and a research analyst for Porter Stansberrys Investment Advisory.

Tom DysonJeff Brown

Jeff Brown is a high-tech executive with 25 years of experience. It’s helped him successfully identify tech companies well-positioned for exponential growth. Several of the private companies he’s invested in have already more than doubled in value.

Jeff built early-stage startups and ran organizations generating hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues. He now shares that knowledge and experience with readers of his Exponential Tech Investor investment advisory.

Tom DysonJames Altucher

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master, and best-selling author. He has started and run more than 20 companies and is currently an investor in—and adviser to—over 30.

But at one point, James lost everything. In a matter of months, his account drained from $15 million to $143. Depressed and on the floor, James realized today’s standard view of success comes with conditions. The only way to be successful is to “choose yourself.”

Through his Wall Street Journal best-selling books (including Choose Yourself), respected newsletter, top 10 ranking podcast, and contributing articles for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,and Financial Times, James helps more than 1.5 million people create financial and personal freedom in their daily lives. “It’s about going deeper and exploring what it means to be human and achieve well-being in a world that is increasingly complicated.”

You can find James’ best and most controversial advice in The Altucher Report, which provides you with James’ most researched ideas in business, finance, and entrepreneurship.

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