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Lobo Tiggre, aka Louis James, is the founder and CEO of Louis James LLC, and the principal analyst and editor of the Independent Speculator. He researched and recommended speculative opportunities in Casey Research publications from 2004 to 2018, writing under the name “Louis James.” While with Casey Research, he learned the ins and outs of resource speculation from the legendary speculator Doug Casey. Although frequently mistaken for one, Mr. Tiggre is not a professional geologist. However, his long tutelage under world-class geologists, writers, and investors resulted in an exceptional track record. The average of the yearly gains published for the flagship Casey publication, the International Speculator, was 18.5% per year during Tiggre’s time with the publication. A fully transparent, documented, and verifiable track record is a central feature of IndependentSpeculator.com services going forward. Another key feature is that Mr. Tiggre will put his own money into the speculations he writes about, so his readers will always know he has “skin in the game” with them

Louis James - You don’t have to go to Hollywood to make a movie, but it’s a great place to put a movie project together and finance it. Similarly, you don’t have to go to Canada to launch a natural resource project, but it’s a great place to do it. It’s often said that about 80% of the […]

Louis James - You probably don’t need me to tell you that gold’s taking it on the chin today. The important question is: what comes next? I always tell readers I have no crystal ball—and that they should run from anyone who tells them they do. But that doesn’t mean we have no information on what’s going on. […]

Louis James - I’ve explained my reasons for staying on the sidelines of the oil and gas market several times. But, as Ayn Rand advocated, I like to check my premises. So I decided to interview an oil and gas expert I know from my Casey Research days, Chad Champion of The Champion Investor. NOTE: I didn’t tell […]

Louis James - Uranium prices are up a good 10% over the last month, with the latest quote at US$23.50. Stocks in uranium producers like Cameco (CCO.TO, C$15.53) are up in proportion. Uranium exploration stocks are up even more: Fission Uranium (FCU.TO) and Nexgen Energy (NXE.TO) have leapt over 18% from their May 31 closes. Does this mean […]

June 9th, 2018 | A Painful Lesson

Louis James - Today I took a 50% loss on what had been my largest speculation for years. This was the gold stock fund I bought when my former employers required me to sell all my stocks near the market bottom in 2015. Well, not all of them… just the ones that were in the newsletter I wrote […]

June 4th, 2018 | Land Bank Plays

Louis James - A land bank is a company that buys large mineral deposits when prices are way down, making them uneconomic. This puts them on sale for pennies on the dollar. A project can even be picked up for free, if the previous holders drop it. The land bank company can then stake claims over the deposit. […]

HoweStreet.com Radio - Is there a demand for electric vehicles?

Louis James - Wall Street took a beating today, as did markets in Asia—and Europe, of course. It was political turmoil in Italy that sent waves of uncertainty sweeping around the world. For what it’s worth, I don’t know anyone in finance in Europe who thinks the EU will break up. I do know American observers who’ve been […]

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