Editors

Brian Chu

Brian started out teaching higher education actuarial studies, statistics, finance, accounting, economics and risk management. This gave him an in-depth theoretical understanding of the foundations of the financial markets…and how to analyse a wide range of data.

While he delivered high-quality lectures and engaged in academic research, he invested his savings into the financial markets. For a number of years, he made some gains, but he also gave a lot of them back.

However, in early 2013, his fortunes would change…

Meeting with an old primary school friend one day after church, this friend opened his mind to the TRUE world of central banking. He realised the extent to which large financial institutions act in their own interest at the expense of the general population. And so began an odyssey of deeper research you’ll never learn at any university…

He discovered the works of gold market veterans — from Mike Maloney to Tekoa Da Silva, to Peter Schiff, Rick Rule and Eric Sprott. With their guidance, he invested in and endured the brutal 2013–14 gold bear market. It taught him a lot.

In the years after, not only did he recoup his past losses, he accumulated sufficient funds to allow him to pursue investing as more than just a side hobby.

In early 2017, he began to build his own database to record operational, financial and metallurgic information of various ASX-listed gold mining companies.

Having gained a deeper level of intuition from his past few years of success, he tested this with the data and detailed his findings via a series of research reports, published on HotCopper in 2018. These reports were very well-received and, in late 2018, he started writing valuation and SWOT analysis reports for selected gold mining companies, regularly posting them on social media and stock market discussion forums.

Soon after he established his own fund, the Australian Gold Fund, which remains the only 100% gold equity fund in Australia today. In doing so, Brian put his strategy and research skills to the test under public scrutiny.
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Tom Meyer

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Tom Meyer began as a financial adviser with Wall Street investment bank, Dean Witter Reynolds, in 1993. After Dean Witter merged with Morgan Stanley, he became a manager in the Morgan Stanley system.

Around the turn of the millennium, he met a software engineer who had developed one of the first algorithmic-based trading programs. The markets were getting crushed thanks to the dotcom crash, but these new systems were making money.

That prompted Tom to leave Wall Street. He began collaborating with his software contacts and others who believed that sophisticated algorithms were the future of trading stocks.

One of these collaborations led to the development of a program available only on Bloomberg’s network for investment banks and institutional traders (Tom still supplies research to Bloomberg each week). And another brought Tom into our world.

This is a genuine coup. Not only have we worked with Tom to develop his algorithm and make it available in Australia for the first time…but we’re making it available to private retail Aussie investors like you for the first time.

Algo Trend Trader

Callum Newman

Callum Newman originally studied Communications (Journalism) before deciding financial markets were far more fascinating than anything Marshall McLuhan ever came up with.

Ever since he’s been studying to discover why currencies, commodities and stocks move like they do.

Between 2014 and 2016 he launched Cycles, Trends and Forecasts and Time Trader with the preeminent economist and author Phillip J. Anderson.

In 2015 he created The Newman Show Podcast, tapping his network of contacts, including investing legend Jim Rogers, plus best selling authors Jim Rickards, George Friedman and Richard Maybury.

He also launched the hugely popular daily Money Morning Trader service, profiling the hottest stocks on the ASX each trading day.

He helms our flagship stock investing letter, Grand Cycle Investor.

Callum Newman’s Grand Cycle Investor Catalyst Trader

James G. Rickards

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James G. Rickards is the global strategist of Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence, the flagship advisory newsletter from Fat Tail Media.

He is a lawyer, economist, and investment banker with 35 years of experience working in capital markets on Wall Street. He was the principal negotiator of the rescue of Long-Term Capital Management by the US Federal Reserve in 1998.

His clients include institutional investors and government directorates. His work is regularly featured in the Financial Times, Australian Financial Review, Evening Standard, New York Times, The Telegraph, and Washington Post, and he is frequently a guest on BBC, RTE Irish National Radio, CNN, NPR, CSPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, and The Wall Street Journal.

He has contributed as an advisor on capital markets to the US intelligence community, and at the Office of the Secretary of Defence in the Pentagon. Rickards is the author of The New Case for Gold (April 2016), and three New York Times best sellers, The Death of Money (2014), Currency Wars (2011), and The Road to Ruin (2016) from Penguin Random House.

Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence

Nickolai Hubble

Nickolai Hubble

Nick has worked in financial publishing since 2010 as the editor of the Daily Reckoning Australia, the UK-based Capital and Conflict, and the retirement themed Money for Life Letter.

Having seen the true nature of the investment banking business in 2008 from inside Wall Street’s most notorious bank, Nick decided to find somewhere he could give honest, hard-hitting and profitable investment advice in an ethical way.

He found us at Fat Tail Media, a firm with no line to tow and no conflicts of interest allowed. He’s delighted to work as Investment Director and Editor for Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence. Here he helps turn Jim’s big picture views into specific actionable advice and ideas for Australian investors.

Nick holds degrees in Finance, Economics and Law from the prestigious Bond University. He’s a licensed financial advisor in Australia and a flying trapeze artist.

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