Speakers 2017-10-17T15:55:09+00:00

Our 2017 Speaker Faculty


Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer for Navellier & Associates. For the previous 20 years (1989-2009), he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (previously known as Phillips Publishing). From 1983 to 1989, he edited Gold Newsletter and Wealth magazine for Jim Blanchard. This is Mr. Alexander’s 33rd consecutive appearance at the New Orleans Conference.  (His first conference was 1981, but the string started in 1983.

Chris Blasi

Chris is a veteran of the financial and technology industries with over 30 years’ experience. Chris is also the creator of the patented PMC Ounce, a dynamic and innovative physical precious metals investment asset. His professional work in financial services includes roles with a major broker dealer and boutique merchant banking firm. In conjunction with his investment banking and wealth management roles, Chris has extensive experience in the technology industry, specifically working within the financial services industry. As a recognized expert in the precious metals and financial markets, Chris has contributed to publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, MarketWatch, TheStreet.com, USA Today, and CNBC.

Peter Boockvar

Peter is the Chief Market Analyst for The Lindsey Group, a macro economic and market research firm. He is also the Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bookmark Advisors, an asset management firm. Peter also is the Editor of The Boock Report, a market and economic newsletter. Prior to this Peter spent a brief time at Omega Advisors, a New York based hedge fund, as a macro analyst and portfolio manager. He also was an employee and partner at Miller Tabak + Co. for 18 years, where he was the equity strategist and a portfolio manager with Miller Tabak Advisors.

Thom Calandra

Thom Calandra is the investor behind The Calandra Report. TCR is a subscriber service for a network of large and small investors. Thom started CBS MarketWatch in the 1990s – it is still the world’s largest financial news service on the Internet! His favorite commodities right now are platinum, gold, children and time. The Calandra Report charges a yearly fee of $139. More about Thom at www.thomcalandra.com. He and his family live in California.

Doug Casey

Doug Casey, Founder and Chairman of Casey Research, is the best-selling author, world-renowned speculator, and libertarian philosopher who has garnered a well-earned reputation for his erudite (and often controversial) insights into politics, economics and investment markets. Doug is widely respected as one of the preeminent authorities on “rational speculation,” especially in the high-potential natural resource sector.

Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson is the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, airing on primetime on FOX, and founder of The Daily Caller, one of the largest and fastest growing news sites in the country. Carlson was previously the co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend. He joined FOX from MSNBC, where he hosted several nightly programs. Previously, he was also the co-host of Crossfire on CNN, as well the host of a weekly public affairs program on PBS.

A longtime newspaper and magazine writer, Carlson has reported from around the world, including dispatches from Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon and Vietnam. He has been a columnist for New York magazine and Reader's Digest. Carlson began his journalism career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock. His most recent book is entitled, Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News. He appeared on the third season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

In this penetrating look at today's political climate, Tucker Carlson takes audiences behind closed doors, offering a candid, up-to-the-moment analysis of events as they unfold. From a look at Congress and the agenda ahead for the next Administration, to behind-the-scenes stories from his time following Donald Trump and his campaign during the 2016 race for the White House, you can always count on Tucker for a witty, informative and frank take on the future of the Republican party and all things political.


Brent Cook

Brent Cook, a renowned exploration analyst and economic geologist, is the co-author of Exploration Insights, (www.explorationinsights.com). He has over 35 years of experience providing economic and geologic evaluations and opinions to major mining companies, resource funds and investors. He was principal Mining and Exploration Analyst to Global Resource Investments from 1997 through 2003, where he provided analysis to retail brokers and two in-house funds managed by Rick Rule. He has worked in over 60 countries on grassroots through mine feasibility projects, evaluating virtually every mineral deposit type. Exploration Insights is an independent newsletter that discusses what Brent and Joe Mazumdar are buying, selling and avoiding in the junior mining and exploration investment sector.

Adrian Day

Adrian Day is a British-born writer and money manager, a graduate of the London School of Economics, and president of his own money management firm, Adrian Day Asset Management, where he specializes in global diversification and resource equities. His firm is also the sub-advisor to the Euro Pac Gold Fund.  He has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Wall Street Journal radio.  His latest book is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (published by Wiley & Sons).

Gerardo Del Real

Based in Austin by way of Chicago – Go Cubs! – and Alaska… for the past decade Gerardo Del Real has worked behind-the-scenes providing research and advice to large institutional players, fund managers, newsletter writers and some of the most active high net worth investors in the resource space, including those who count in billions.

With the resource space near a bottom, Gerardo writes and publishes Resource Stock Digest Premium as a newsletter for independent, financially sound individuals and funds to evaluate opportunities presented in the context of their own portfolio.

His general market commentary can be found in his weekly Outsider Club column and at his sister site, Resource Stock Digest.

Danielle DiMartino Booth

Danielle DiMartino Booth is a global thought leader on monetary policy, economics and finance. She is the author of FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America (Portfolio, Feb 2017). FED UP rose to #22 on Amazon’s Best Seller List.

DiMartino Booth founded Money Strong LLC in 2015. Through her economic consultancy, she has published a weekly newsletter for 140 consecutive weeks. Her writings are regularly featured on Linked In, Seeking Alpha, Nasdaq, Talk Markets and dozens of other websites. In affiliation with Gartmen Media, DiMartino Booth also publishes a weekly newsletter subscribed to by institutional investors.

DiMartino Booth is a full-time columnist for Bloomberg View, a business speaker, and a commentator frequently featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Radio, Fox News, Fox Business News and other major media outlets.

Prior to Money Strong, DiMartino Booth spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas where she served as Advisor to President Richard W. Fisher until his retirement in March 2015. She continues to research, write and speak on the financial markets, focusing recently on the ramifications of credit issuance and how it has driven global fixed income, equity and real estate market valuations. Sounding an early warning about the housing bubble in the 2000s, DiMartino Booth has earned a reputation for making bold predictions based on meticulous research and her unique perspective honed from years of experience in central banking and on Wall Street. DiMartino Booth began her career in New York at Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where she worked in the fixed income, public equity and private equity markets. DiMartino Booth earned her BBA as a College of Business Scholar at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.

Mickey Fulp

The Mercenary Geologist Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp is a Certified Professional Geologist with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences with honor from the University of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the University of New Mexico. Mickey has over 35 years of experience as an exploration geologist and mining analyst in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.


Dennis Gartman

Mr. Gartman has been directly involved in the capital markets since August of 1974, after his graduate work at the North Carolina State University. He was an economist for Cotton, Inc. in the early 1970s, analyzing cotton supply/demand in the U.S. textile industry. From there he went to NCNB National Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he traded foreign exchange and money market instruments. In the late 70s, Mr. Gartman became the Chief Financial Futures analyst for A.G. Becker & Company in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Gartman was an independent member of the Chicago Board of Trade until 1984, trading in Treasury bond, Treasury note and GNMA futures contracts. In 1984, Mr. Gartman moved to Virginia to run the futures brokerage operation for the Sovran Bank, and in 1987 Mr. Gartman began producing The Gartman Letter on a full time basis. He continues to do so today.

Clients of The Gartman Letter, L.C. include many of the leading banks, broking firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, energy trading companies and grain trading companies. Mr. Gartman has lectured on capital market creation to central banks and finance ministries around the world, and has taught classes for the Federal Reserve Bank’s School for Bank Examiners on derivatives. Mr. Gartman served a two-year term as an outside Director of the Kansas City Board of Trade from 2006-2008. He has been a member of the Suffolk Industrial Development Authority, and now serves on the Investment Committee of both the University of Akron and the North Carolina State University. Mr. Gartman appears often on CNBC Television and Bloomberg Radio, discussing commodities and the capital markets, and speaks before various associations and trade groups around the world.

Nick Giambruno

Nick is Doug Casey's globetrotting companion and is the Senior Editor of International Man. He writes about economics, offshore banking, second passports, surviving a financial collapse, foreign trusts and companies, geopolitics and value investing in crisis markets, among other topics. He is also the Senior Editor of the Crisis Investing investment publication. In short, Nick's work helps people make the most of their personal freedom and financial opportunity around the world.

Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg guides you to appreciate the essential nature of politics by examining the underpinnings of liberal and conservative ideologies, economic policy and the changing role of modern-day media.

As senior editor of the National Review, Jonah firmly established himself as a prominent analyst with the publication of two New York Times best-selling books, including “Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning.”

Named one of the top 50 political commentators in America by The Atlantic magazine, Jonah’s informed and thoughtful perspectives spark indispensable dialogue and debate. Whether discussing the intellectual history of the Left or the hazards posed by political clichés, he scrutinizes prevailing opinions and generates new insights.

As Jonah regales listeners with his trademark passion and humor, listeners come to recognize the power of ideas to shape a movement as well as individual beliefs.


Lindsay Hall

Lindsay Hall served 15 years in the Financial Markets both trading and teaching others how to strategize in stocks, commodities, options, and foreign currency.  Her efforts included over 2,500 hours of live television, a Telly award winning solo show dedicated to foreign currency trading, thousands of pages published and dozens of international speaking engagements.  Current mission: Teach people how to use the right building blocks to achieve their wealth building goals, protect their assets and restore what might be lost in the face of catastrophe.

Stephen Hayes

Stephen F. Hayes is editor in chief of The Weekly Standard and author of two New York Times bestsellers: Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President and The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America. He is a regular Fox All Stars panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier.

Before joining The Weekly Standard, Hayes was a senior writer for National Journal's Hotline. He also served for six years as Director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. His work has appeared in the New York Post, the Washington Times, Salon, National Review, and Reason. He has been a commentator on CNN, The McLaughlin Group, the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, and C-SPAN. Before becoming editor in chief, Hayes long served as a senior writer at The Weekly Standard.

A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and DePauw University, Hayes was born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.


Steven Hochberg

Steven Hochberg is the co-editor of The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, a monthly financial newsletter, as well as editor of The Short Term Update, a three times a week online market forecasting service. Mr. Hochberg is a sought-after speaker and has been widely quoted in various media outlets such as USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barron’s, Reuters and Bloomberg, and has been interviewed numerous times for his market views by CNBC, MSNBC and Bloomberg Television.

Nick Hodge

Founder and President of The Outsider Club, Nick Hodge has become well-known for a “call it like you see it” approach to money and policy. As the author of two best-selling books on energy investing, his insights have led to numerous appearances on television and in various outlets on the Web. As investment director of Early Advantage, Nick has led tens of thousands of investors to 10 triple-digit wins and over 220 double-digit wins in the mining, energy and technology sectors.

Louis 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 constantly travels the world, visiting highly prospective geological targets, grilling management and company geologists to find out what they really think. Whether it's days of back-to-back meetings with mining company executives in Vancouver, pounding on rocks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, examining drill core in Argentina, or eating food with names he can't pronounce with local miners in China, Louis is constantly looking for the next double-your-money winner.

Byron King

Byron King is a Harvard-trained geologist, with a strong background in geochemistry and mineralogy. He’s also a former naval officer who served on the staff of Chief of Naval Operations. Now Byron writes about precious metals and mining for Agora Financial. His newsletter is called the Rickards Gold Speculator With Byron King.

Byron uncovers investable opportunities in precious metals, looking for asymmetric trades with minimal down-side and strong upside. He focus on applying high tech to classical geology, and writes with a common-sense approach that’s easy to understand.

Robert Kiyosaki

Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad —the #1 personal finance book of all time— Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes the world needs more entrepreneurs.

With perspectives on money and investing that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned an international reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage and has become a passionate and outspoken advocate for financial education.

Robert’s most recent books—Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and More Important Than Money—were published in the spring of this year, to mark the 20th Anniversary of the 1997 release of the classic Rich Dad Poor Dad. That book and its messages, viewed around the world as a classic in the personal finance arena, has stood the test of time and continues to resonate with audiences of all ages around the world.


Brien Lundin

With a career spanning four decades in the investment markets, Brien Lundin serves as president and CEO of Jefferson Financial, Inc., a highly regarded producer of investment-oriented events and publisher of investment newsletters and special reports. Under the Jefferson Financial umbrella, Mr. Lundin serves as publisher and editor of Gold Newsletter, the publication that has been the cornerstone of precious metals advisories since 1971, and as the host of the annual New Orleans Investment Conference, the oldest and most respected investment event of its kind.

As editor of Gold Newsletter, Mr. Lundin covers not only resource stocks, but also the entire world of investing, from small-caps of every type to macroeconomics and geopolitical issues that ultimately affect every investor. As host of the New Orleans Investment Conference, Mr. Lundin has annually brought the giants of investing, economics and geopolitics together in intimate presentations with many of today’s most sophisticated private investors. In all of these endeavors, Mr. Lundin has striven to burnish the brilliant legacy of the late James U. Blanchard III, his great friend and the founder of both Gold Newsletter and the New Orleans Investment Conference.

In addition to his responsibilities with Jefferson Financial, Mr. Lundin is an active investor and speculator in the mining and technology sectors. He is a co-founder, and the Chairman, of Natcore Technology, Inc. (NXT.V), which controls a revolutionary new film-growth technology that promises to transform the solar energy, semiconductor and optoelectronic industries.


Robert Meier

Robert Meier has been a conference speaker since 1976, and a Gold Newsletter contributing editor since 1979. The Rutsen Meier Belmont (RMB) Group specializes in “Big Move” option strategies in precious metals, interest rates, stock indexes, agricultural commodities and foreign currencies (FX).  The RMB Group has served New Orleans Conference attendees since 1984. Their client advisory services,  “Options Edge” and “Currency Trader” are highly respected. Their individual managed account division offers a wide selection of accounts – from single markets, such as gold to those trading dozens of world class commodities

David Morgan

David Morgan is a widely recognized analyst in the resource sector and consults for hedge funds, high net worth investors, mining companies, depositories and bullion dealers. He is the publisher of The Morgan Report, and featured speaker at investment conferences in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Morgan has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, BNN, and TV stations in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Morgan Report covers the entire Resource Sector with the exception of oil and gas.


Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy, chairman of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), has an extensive commodities and futures background with some of the world’s most well-known Wall Street firms. However, those firms probably wish they’d never heard of him. That’s because GATA has since compiled a vast body of evidence implicating some of them in what he says is a scheme to manipulate the price of gold and silver. GATA has held four international conferences, the most recent being held in August of 2011 at The Savoy Hotel in London, with 400 attending from 38 countries. Bill is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and was a starting wide receiver for the Boston Patriots in 1968.

Peak Prosperity

Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart are the co-founders of PeakProsperity.com, where they have been educating millions of readers about the risks in our Economy, Energy and Environment systems since before the 2008 financial crisis. With degrees from Duke, Cornell, Brown and Stanford between them, both held executive positions in companies such as SAIC and Yahoo! before consciously opting out of the corporate life for a more meaningful purpose: to build awareness of the looming changes the next 20 years will bring, and to help concerned individuals take prudent action in advance.

They both moved their families to more rural, self-sufficient locations with strong community engagement, and launched the website PeakProsperity.com. The website is visited by 4 million people a year, and its video series The Crash Course has been viewed over 15 million times and translated into over 12 languages.


Chris Powell

Chris Powell is managing editor of the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, where he has worked since 1967. His political columns are published in a dozen newspapers in Connecticut and Rhode Island. He and LeMetropoleCafe.com proprietor Bill Murphy founded the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee in 1999 to expose manipulation of the gold market.

Robert Prechter

Robert Prechter’s 1978 book, Elliott Wave Principle, forecast a 1920s-style stock market boom. His 2002 title, Conquer the Crash, predicted the global debt crisis. His firm, Elliott Wave International, forecasts stocks, commodities and currencies from intraday to long term. Prechter has co-authored academic papers on financial theory and predicting election outcomes, which you can access at SSRN.com. Read more at www.robertprechter.com.
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Gwen Preston

After years with The Northern Miner and alongside Marin Katusa at Casey Research, in 2014 Gwen Preston saw mining hit bottom and knew she wanted to participate in the pending rally independently and proactively. Thus was launched Resource Maven, a chronicle of Gwen’s market insights and portfolio moves. Gwen knows mining’s people and projects; she understands how to turn big picture trends into specific investment opportunities. But it’s not all buying: Gwen often advises partial sells on performing stocks, managing risk by lowering costs and increasing upside potential. With a technical background, a strong network and years of experience, Resource Maven knows how to find and hold value in this cyclical sector.

The Real Estate Guys

The Real Estate Guys™ radio show is an investing talk show featuring hosts Robert Helms and Russell Gray.  Broadasting on conventional radio since 1997, the podcast version is heard in over 190 countries.  Notable guests include Steve Forbes, Peter Schiff, Donald Trump, James Rickards, Mark Skousen, Robert Kiyosaki and many others.  To listen online and subscribe to the free newsletter, visit www.realestateguysradio.com.

Rick Rule

Rick Rule has devoted over 35 years to natural resource investing. His involvement in the sector is as broad as it is long; his background includes mineral exploration, oil & gas exploration and production, water, agriculture, and hydro-electric and geothermal energy. Mr. Rule is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences, and a frequent contributor to numerous media outlets including CNBC, Fox Business News, and BNN. He founded Global Resource Investments in 1993 and is now a Director of Sprott, Inc., a Toronto-based investment manager with over $7 billion in assets under management, and CEO and President of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., where he leads a team of skilled earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resource investing.

Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff is the CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, an SEC-Registered Investment Adviser and a full service broker/dealer. He is one of the few widely known economists and investment professionals to have spoken about the financial crisis before it began. As a result of his frequent media appearances and written commentaries on the economy, the stock market, real estate, commodities, gold, currencies and politics he become one of the most recognizable figures in the financial world. He is a widely followed opponent of debt-fueled growth policies and known for his advocacy for emerging market and commodity-focused investments in countries with positive fiscal characteristics.

Mr. Schiff has been quoted hundreds of times in leading news outlets around the world, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Die Zeit, Tokyo Shinbun, South China Morning Post, Investor’s Business Daily, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News and Fox Business Network. His best-selling book, “Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse,” was published by Wiley & Sons in February of 2007. His most recent book, “The Real Crash – America’s Coming Bankruptcy,” was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2014.

He is also the owner of SchiffGold, a company specializing in the sale of gold and silver bullion. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Senate in 2010 in his home state of Connecticut. He currently resides there with his wife and two sons.

Judy Shelton

Economist Judy Shelton specializes in global finance and monetary issues. She has testified before Congress as an expert witness at hearings conducted by Senate Banking, Senate Foreign Relations, House Banking, House Foreign Affairs, and the Joint Economic Committee.

Dr. Shelton has been consulted on international economic/financial issues by national security officials at the White House and Pentagon. She received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University as a National Fellow; she became a resident Hoover scholar and was appointed Senior Research Fellow (1985-1995). Shelton is the author of The Coming Soviet Crash: Gorbachev’s Desperate Pursuit of Credit in Western Financial Markets (1989) and Money Meltdown: Restoring Order to the Global Currency System (1994). Her opinion pieces appear in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Hill, The Weekly Standard and the Cato Journal. 

Judy Shelton was an economic advisor for the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform chaired by Jack Kemp (1995-1996). She was a founding member of the board of directors of Empower America and also served on the board of directors for Hilton Hotels and Atlantic Coast Airlines. She taught classes on international finance as a visiting professor at the DUXX Graduate School of Business in Monterrey, Mexico (1995-2001). Dr. Shelton joined the Atlas Network in 2010, where she serves as Senior Fellow. She has written two monographs for Atlas: "A Guide to Sound Money" (2010) and "Fixing the Dollar Now: Why U.S. Money Lost Its Integrity and How We Can Restore It" (2011).

Judy Shelton holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, with an emphasis on finance and international economics, from the University of Utah.


Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world. In 2014, he was appointed a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in California. He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and several for-profit companies. In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com). He was analyst for the CIA, a columnist to Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York.

He is the producer of FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” which meets every July in Las Vegas (www.freedomfest.com). His investment books include Investing in One Lesson (Capital Press), The Maxims of Wall Street (Eagle Publishing), and A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors (LFB Publishers). In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, “The Mark Skousen School of Business.” Based on his work The Structure of Production (New York University Press, 1990, 2007), the federal government is now publishing a broader, more accurate measure of the economy, Gross Ouput (GO), every quarter along with GDP.

Michael White

Michael White is President and CEO of IBK Capital Corp., a private boutique investment bank located in Toronto, Canada. While at IBK Capital, he has raised funds for and personally invested in IBK Capital led private placement financings totalling over $600 million.  He has also been active in financial advisory assignments and mining industry developments pertaining to the Wawa gold camp and the Detour gold camp of Ontario; the Mesquite gold mine in south-eastern California; the nickel and chromite deposits in the 'Ring of Fire' area of northern Ontario; and, the nickel deposits at Voisey’s Bay in Labrador to name a few.  Mr. White has a BA in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.