One of Canada`s most respected business and economic analysts, Michael is best known as the host of Canada’s top rated financial show MoneyTalks available worldwide on the most popular podcast service providers. His outstanding investing track record has been recognized by internationally renowned analysts like James Dines, Martin Armstrong, Peter Grandich, Greg Weldon and many more. An experienced and successful entrepreneur, Michael is also the long-standing chair of the BC Special Olympics golf tournament.
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. http://www.armstrongeconomics.com
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.
After graduating from Cornell University in 1990, Tony Greer began hgis trading career in the foreign exchange market for Sumitomo Bank and UBS. He joined the J. Aron division of Goldman Sachs in 1994, where he learned the rigor of trading large commodity books. Tony left the commodity desk at Goldman Sachs to launch his own equity trading operation in 2000, which surfed the dot.com crash for two years. Tony then began a career as an equity sales trader, educating his clients in the natural resources space. Tony started his own independent market analysis company, TG Macro, then launched the Morning Navigator newsletter on election day, 2016 with the view that the world was about to change dramatically. The Morning Navigator is now distributed to over 800 professionals worldwide.
Long passionate about markets, Kevin grew up in a household where his father was an equity research director. Being exposed to market talk as long as he can remember, Kevin’s true love was always macro. In fact, his first trade was in the US dollar index which promptly went limit-locked against him.
Not deterred, Kevin persevered and got a job on institutional equity desk for a big Canadian bank in the 1990s. Kevin moved into a proprietary group where he was in a charge of the equity derivatives book. Kevin had a ringside seat for the madness of the DotCom bubble, but in 2000, with a new young family, and the desire to no longer work for a bank, Kevin set off on his own. For the next 17 years, Kevin would trade his own account with another former co-worker, and a full-time computer programmer student they hired. Since then, Kevin has joined a well-establish prop group.
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.
Paul Beattie has over 33 years as a professional in finance with extensive international experience. Canada. Paul co-founded the investment firm BT Global Growth in 2006 with Jacques Lacroix. Prior to BT Global Mr. Beattie began his career as Investment Banker in 1986 at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc, became VP of a Canadian telecom, and was Head of M & A for one of Canada’s most successful cellular companies. In 2000 he co-founded and worked as a Managing Partner of a boutique investment bank, Stable Capital Advisors. Paul is a member of the McGill University Health Centre Foundation Campaign Cabinet. He is co-chair of the Respiratory Campaign. Paul has an MBA from INSEAD, France and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University.
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 ™ 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.
Ryan Irvine is the founder of KeyStone Financial (www.keystocks.com), unique in the Canadian financial services sector as a truly independent stock market research advisor for individual Canadian investors and institutions for 23 years. KeyStone analysts follow a strict growth/value at a reasonable price (GARP) model to find the best individual stocks (growth and dividend-paying growth stocks) to recommend to clients. Each year our analysts look at every stock in Canada (approx. 3,500) and over 4,000 in the U.S. to uncover great businesses you can find nowhere else. KeyStone helps investors take a long-term approach when helping clients build their portfolios, making ongoing specific recommendations on when to BUY a stock, how long to hold, and when to sell. With these recommendations, clients use a discount brokerage to help them build simple, cost-effective 15-25 stock portfolios designed to beat the market.
Aaron Dunn, CFA, is VP of Research and Senior Analyst at KeyStone Financial (keystocks.com), Canada’s leading provider of independent, unbiased investment research on North American stock markets. A unique research firm, KeyStock.com has an over 20-year track record of identifying fundamentally strong and attractively valued stocks with outstanding results. Mr. Dunn is passionate about helping individual investors navigate the financial markets and has over 15 years of experience providing clients with specific buy/sell investment advice on small-cap and dividend growth stocks. He is a regular guest on Canada’s number one financial show Money Talks with Michael Campbell. Mr. Dunn has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University and is a CFA charterholder.
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. In March 2020 a new energy super cycle started which he sees lasting into the end of this decade. The ‘pause that refreshes’ in Q3-Q4/22 provided a second bargain entry point. His research coverage list The Schachter Energy Report provides coverage on 33 Energy and Energy Service Companies.
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.
Victor Adair began trading penny mining stocks while attending the University of Victoria over fifty years ago. He worked in the mining business in Canada and the USA for the next few years, and started a gold and silver bullion trading company. Victor became a commodity broker in 1977 and a stockbroker in 1978 and held several senior executive positions as a broker, manager, analyst and derivatives portfolio manager. He retired from the brokerage business in 2020, but actively trades currency, interest rate, precious metal, energy and equity derivatives. He has been a regular analyst and occasional host of Mike Campbell’s MoneyTalks show for over twenty years.