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Michael Campbell

, Business Analyst | Broadcaster | Author

Michael Campbell helps audiences find ways to survive and thrive in today’s tumultuous economic environment. The top-rated business analyst in British Columbia, Campbell is the senior business analyst for BCTV News on Global TV and a frequent contributor to their Canada Tonight broadcast. He is also the host of radio’s MoneyTalks, and the author of the bestseller, Cooking the Books with Mike: Michael Campbell’s Favourite 50 Recipes for Instant Financial Success.

Martin Armstrong

, Armstrong Economics

Martin Armstrong is the Founder of Armstrong Economics which provides analysis for the average person to comprehend the global economy and for professionals to access the most sophisticated international analysis possible. Mr Armstrong developed the Economic Confidence Model, which focuses on the impact of the 8.6 year business cycle on the world economy. Armstrong Economics uses this model to provide an integrated understandable global model approach that is free of personal bias, bravado, or other nonsense to enable you to see the inherent inner-workings of the world economy to grasp how everything is truly integrated into a single enterprise driven by international capital flows. Martin Armstrong is the subject of the movie The Forecaster.

Victor Adair

, Senior Vice President and Derivatives Portfolio Manager, Pi Financial

Victor Adair began trading over 40 years ago and has held a number of senior executive positions during his career as a commodity and stockbroker. Victor is a regular analyst and frequent host on Mike Campbell's nationally syndicated MoneyTalks Radio Show, he is frequently interviewed on business TV and occasionally speaks at financial conferences. His primary business focus is corporate risk management using exchange traded derivative markets. He actively trades futures and options in currencies, interest rates, precious metals, stock indices and commodities for his own accounts and for a limited number of managed accounts.

Paul Beattie

, BT Global

Paul Beattie has over 30 years as a professional in finance with extensive international experience. He earned an MBA from INSEAD, France and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Queen’s University, Canada. Paul co-founded with Jacques Lacroix the investment firm BT Global Growth in 2006. From 2000 to 2006, he co-founded and worked as a managing Partner, of a boutique investment bank, Stable Capital Advisors. Paul also possesses extensive experience in private equity, including raising investment capital for alternative asset funds from within Canada and abroad. He was also a founding executive of Telesystem International Wireless in 1994 and its predecessor company in 1992. He was Vice-President, Mergers and Acquisitions and was involved in all aspects of financing activities.

As the head of Business Development and Investment Strategy in emerging countries he had the chance to work in Brazil, the Czech Republic, India, Mexico, Romania, and across South East Asia. Paul Beattie was involved in all aspects of international investments and public/private capital raising activities totaling several US $ billions. Mr. Beattie began his career as Investment Banker from 1986 to 1991 at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., in the position of Vice-President, Corporate Finance and was involved in a diverse range of advisory assignments and capital markets activities including M&A mandates and new equity issues for Canadian clients with private and public financing on these transactions exceeding CAD $850 million.

Aaron Dunn

, Keystone Financial Independent Equity Advisors

Aaron Dunn, BComm, CIM, CFA - Serves as Senior Analyst at Keystone Financial one of Canada’s only independent stock market research advisor firms. Mr. Dunn is considered an expert at uncovering Canadian Dividend growth stocks and serves as head analyst for KeyStone’s Income Stock Research Service. He is a regular guest on BNN and Canada’s number one financial radio show MoneyTalks with Michael Campbell.

Ryan Irvine

, Keystone Financial Independent Equity Advisors

Keystone specializes in uncovering, before the broader market, under followed small to mid-sized companies that are financially sound and producing solid growth in both revenues and earnings. Mr Irvine has annually presented conference attendees with the World Outlook Conference Small-Cap Portfolio which was up over 32% in 2013, 86% in 2012 and 60% in 2011.

Ozzie Jurock

, Jurock.com

President of Jurock Publishing Ltd (since 1993), Ozzie Jurock (FRI) is the author of Forget About Location Location, Location, What, When, Where, and How to Buy Real Estate in Canada and The Real Estate Action Book. Ozzie is the only Canadian real estate advisor featured in Donald Trump's book: Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received: 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies. Ozzie is also featured in a prominent chapter in the US Bestseller The Trendsetters.

Mark Leibovit

, VRTrader.com

Mark Leibovit, CIMA, is Chief Market Strategist for VRTrader.Com. His technical expertise is in overall market timing and stock selection based upon his proprietary VOLUME REVERSAL (tm) methodology and Annual Forecast Model. His trading strategy provides clearly defined risk-management guidelines based on his technical volume indicators. His Annual Forecast Model has gained increasing notoriety on Wall Street as a predictor of future market movement. Mark has often held the post of Top U.S. Market Timer and #1 Intermediate Market Timer as ranked by Timers Digest. His book, 'The Traders Book of Volume' was recently released by McGraw-Hill.

Lance Roberts

, Editor of Real Investment Advice, Host of "The Real Investment Hour" & Chief Strategist for RIA Advisors. Realinvestmentadvice.com

Having been in the investing world for more than 25 years, from private banking and investment management to private and venture capital, Lance has pretty much "been there and done that" at one point or another. His common sense approach, clear explanations and “real world” experience has appealed to audiences for almost two decades. After building an extremely successful Registered Investment Advisory firm in Houston, Texas with almost $700 million in AUM, Lance is back at it building the next generation wealth advisory firm incorporating new tech with old money. Lance is the Chief Editor of the Real Investment Report, a weekly subscriber based-newsletter that is distributed globally. He is also writes a daily blog which is read by tens of thousands from individuals to professionals, and his opinions are frequently sought after by major media sources.

Josef Schachter

, Author, Schachter Energy Report

As a 40-year veteran of the Canadian Investment Management Industry, Josef Schachter has experienced several exceptional and turbulent global economic and stock market cycles. With his primary focus on the Energy Sector, Josef is able to weave global political, economic and monetary issues with current energy data into a compelling story of what’s going on in the sector, what is to come, and why.

After Providing Oil & Gas Research for Institutional Investors for over 15 years, Josef launched the Schachter Energy Report in April 2017 to provide crucial energy investment information to individual investors. He sees a vibrant new Energy Bull Market beginning in 2019 and believes that the time to become fully invested in energy is NOW! The Schachter Energy Report Coverage List includes 31 Energy and Energy Service Companies.

Dr. James E. Thorne

, Capital Market Strategist (CNW Group/Wellington-Altus Private Wealth)

Prior to joining Wellington-Altus Private Wealth, Dr. James Thorne was most recently chief capital market strategist and senior portfolio manager at a leading independent investment management firm. He also held various senior investment management positions in the U.S., including chief investment officer of equities, managing director and chief capital market strategist. During his tenure he developed small, mid and large-capitalization investment strategies, which employed a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis and achieved top-quartile performance. Dr. Thorne received a Ph.D. in economics in the fields of finance and industrial organization from York University and worked as a professor of economics and finance at the Schulich School of Business and at Bishop's University.

Greg Weldon

, Weldon Financial

Greg Weldon is in his 30th year observing and analyzing the global financial markets. His pedigree includes a trial-by-fire introduction to the industry as the point-man in the COMEX Gold and Silver pits. He left the floor to move into institutional brokerage, and on to hone his skills as a trader, purveyor of macro-markets and portfolio-risk manager. In 1997, Greg started Weldon Financial, and launched "Weldon's Money Monitor", and "The Metal Monitor", products that have more recently evolved into the all-encompassing "WeldonLIVE (with TradeLAB)." Greg has sucessfully navigated some of the most treacherous markets in history, most often guiding clients into macro-market trends and profitable trading strategies, repeatedly, year-after-year, over the 18-year history of producing top-shelf, thought provoking, global-macro market research. Greg authored he book "Gold Trading Boot Camp", published in November of 2006, in which he very accurately predicted that the US credit markets would implode, that the Fed would purchase trillions of dollars of US government debt, and that Gold prices would more than double from their then-level of $550 per ounce.

Peter Grandich

, Peter Grandich & Company

Peter Grandich entered Wall Street in the mid-1980s with neither formal education nor training, and within three years was appointed Head of Investment Strategy for a leading New York Stock Exchange-member firm. He would go on to hold positions as Chief Market Strategist, Portfolio Manager for four hedge funds and a mutual fund that bore his name. His abilities have resulted in hundreds of media interviews on virtually every major financial network. He has spoken at investment conferences around the globe, edited numerous investment newsletters and was one of the more sought-after financial commentators. Formerly the editor and publisher of The Grandich Letter from 1984 to 2014, Grandich was also a Senior Commentator for Moneytalks.net from 2013 to 2015.

Grandich has been a member of the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants, The New York Society of Security Analysts, The Society of Quantitative Analysts and The Markets Technician Association. He is an active supporter of Athletes in Action, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Good News International Ministries and Catholic Athletes For Christ. Through Athletes in Action, Grandich assisted with Bible study and chapel services for the New York Giants and New York Yankees from 2002 to 2016. His autobiography, Confessions of a Wall Street Whiz Kid, was first published in the fall of 2011 with its most recent edition being released in April 2019. It is currently available on Amazon.com. You can also read the book for free online.

Peter Grandich and his wife, Mary, have become major benefactors to the Allaire Community Farm and are assisting in its business development. They currently reside in New Jersey and have one daughter, Tara.