Guests

Bethany McLean
Journalist
Bethany McLean is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She is also a columnist at Yahoo Finance and a contributor to CNBC. Her two books are the The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron and All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis. She lives in Chicago. She has also written two mini books, Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the US Mortgage Giants and Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World. She also serves on the boards of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago and the Foundation for Financial Journalism. She's a 1992 graduate of Williams College.
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Kevin Duffy
Co-Founder of Bearing Asset Management
Kevin Duffy co-founded Bearing Asset Management in 2002 along with Bill Laggner. He and Laggner were vocal critics of the 2007 credit bubble, shorting many of its most aggressive players including Countrywide Financial, Fannie Mae, Citigroup, and Bear Stearns. Prior to Bearing, Duffy co-founded Houston-based Lighthouse Capital Management in 1988.
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Gregory Zuckerman
Writer
Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, ​a 20-year veteran of the paper and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award — the highest honor in business journalism. Greg is the author of “The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters,” a national bestseller published October 2014 by Portfolio/Penguin Press. The book describes how several unlikely individuals created an American energy renaissance that brought OPEC to its knees. The Frackers was named among the best books of 2014 by The Financial Times and Forbes Magazine and book of the year by the New York Financial Writers Association. Greg also wrote “The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History,” a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller published December 2010 by Crown Business/Random House. The book has been translated into 10 languages.
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Dan Schum
Trader
Dan Schum is 39 year old engineer living California with his wife and 3 kids. Schum started investing in 2013 with a lot of book reading. He focus's on tiny companies with most having a market cap less than $5M. He has invested his entire retirement plus some after tax savings in these stocks. Schum started a blog nonamestocks.com in 2015 where he writes about stocks he owns. Some of the stocks Schum owns are dark so he has also written posts about dark stock related issues like SEC rules, otcmarkets categories, and brokerages that will allow this type of trading.
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David Collum
Professor at Cornell University
David Collum is a professor and chair of the chemistry and chemical biology department at Cornell University. He authors an annual macroeconomic assessment titled “The Year in Review,” which gives one of the best synopses of anything that mattered in the markets during the previous 12 months. His blog has appeared in popular websites such as Zero Hedge and Peak Prosperity.
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Mark Minervini
Author and Founder of Minervini Private Access
Mark Minervini is one of the world’s most successful stock traders and an international performance coach. He is a former U.S. Investing Champion (won in 1997 with a 155% annual return) and the author of the best-selling books Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard and Think and Trade Like a Champion.
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Raoul Pal
CEO and Co-Founder of Real Vision
Raoul Pal is a former hedge fund manager who retired at 36, Raoul Pal is a co-founder of Real Vision, a financial media company offering in-depth video interviews and research publications from the world’s best investors. He has run a successful global macro hedge fund, co-managed Goldman Sachs’ hedge fund sales business in Equities and Equity Derivatives in Europe, and helped design the BBC TV program Million Dollar Traders, training participants in investment and risk management strategy. Raoul retired from managing client money and now lives in the Cayman Islands, from where he manages Real Vision and writes for The Global Macro Investor, a highly regarded original research service for hedge funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, and other elite investors.
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Harris Kupperman
Founder of Praetorian
Harris Kupperman is the founder of Praetorian Capital, a hedge fund focused on using micro trends to guide stock selection. Harris is also the chief adventurer at AdventuresInCapitalism.com a website that details his investments and travels. Additionally, Harris is the Chairman and CEO of publicly traded Mongolia Growth Group. Please welcome Harris Kupperman.
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Austin Root
Editor of Stansberry Portfolio Solutions
Austin Root is editor and portfolio manager for the Stansberry Portfolio Solutions products. He is also director of research and director of corporate development for Stansberry Research.
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Dan Ramussen
Founder Verdad Capital
Dan is the Founder of Verdad Capital. Before starting Verdad, Dan worked at Bain Capital and Bridgewater Associates. Dan earned an AB from Harvard College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the New York Times bestselling author of American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt. In 2017, he was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.
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