Founder, Partner, and Chief Executive Officer of Streettalk Advisors

Lance Roberts has 23 years of experience in the financial field from private investments, startup venture capital, banking and private equity to portfolio management. Mr. Roberts originally founded a NASD Broker/Dealer in 1998 with two international partners and in 2001 separated from the firm with Michael Smith to found and operate Streettalk Advisors.

Mr. Roberts is the host of “StreettalkLive with Lance Roberts” and has been both locally and nationally syndicated. He is also the Chief Editor of the “X-Factor” report which is currently circulated in 13 countries and has a strong track record of economic and market calls.

As the Chief Economist and Investment Strategist of Streettalk Advisors – he and Michael Smith build and manage an array of portfolios that have adhered to the principals of capital preservation during the market decline of 2008 and they have a successful track record of transferring macro economic analysis to portfolio driven strategies.

Mr. Roberts serves on the Investment Policy committee of Streettalk Advisors along with Luke Patterson and Michael Smith. He has also appeared frequently as an analyst on both Fox26 and CNN.

Interview  |  Weathering the Future

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Former President of Shell Oil and Founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy

John Hofmeister is the former president of Shell Oil Company. He is the founder and CEO of the not-for-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy, a public policy education firm that promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions for the nation, including a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policies and public education on energy issues.

Hofmeister is also the author of the new book Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Hofmeister serves as the Chairman of the National Urban League and is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee. Hofmeister also serves on the board of the Foreign Policy Association. He resides on Houston.

Interview  |  Straight Talk From An Energy Insider

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Author of The King Report

Our Market Strategist, Bill King, has authored “The King Report” for over 19 years. It is an independent view on global, political, financial, and economic factors that influence world markets.

As author of the firm’s daily research, Bill’s candid observations and forecast on the economic, financial, and political forces that are impacting the markets have been extremely accurate. However, this report is not the usual garden variety information that is issued by the financial media and Wall Street. Bill, in plain language, refutes conventional “noise” about Wall Street activity and articulates the real factors and impetuses that drive market activity.

The inside world of Wall Street is far different than what is disseminated to the masses. The King Report is now a daily “must read” and is discussed at morning meetings by some of the largest investment institutions throughout the US and Europe.

Interview  |  Speaker Bill King

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Best-selling Author and President of Milliennium Wave Investments

As a recognized expert on investment and economic issues, Millennium Wave Investments president John Mauldin is a New York Times best-selling author, prolific writer, and editor of the highly acclaimed Thoughts from the Frontline e-letter, which is read by over 1,5000,000 readers weekly.

He is also the author of the best-selling, Just One Thing and Bulls-Eye Investing, which explores strategies for achieving absolute returns in a variety of funds and investments, including hedge funds.

Mr. Mauldin has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and many radio shows across the world. He is also a frequent contributor to other financial publications, including the Fleet Street Letter and The Daily Reckoning.

Author of Bull’s Eye Investing And the Editor of Thoughts from the Frontline

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Interview  |  The End Game: The End of The Debt Supercycle

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Chief Economist & Strategist at Gluskin Sheff

David Rosenberg is Chief Economist & Strategist at the Toronto-based investment firm Gluskin Sheff. Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff, David was Chief North American Economist at Bank of American-Merrill Lynch in New York and prior thereto, he was a Senior Economist at BMO Nebitt Burns and Bank Nova Scotia.

Mr. Rosenberg received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. He has ranked first in economics in the Brendan Wood International Survey for Canada for the past seven years and was on the U.S. Institutional Investor All American All Star Team for the last fours years, and was ranked second overall in the 2008 survey. Mr. Rosenberg also ranked 4th out of 104 economists in the 2009 Thompson-Extel survey of global portfolio managers.

Interview  |  The Market And Macro Outlook In 3D: Deleveraging, Demographics, Deflation

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President, A. Gary Shilling & Co.

Dr. Shilling is well known for his forecasting record and his numerous books concerning economic themes and investment strategies. He is a regular columnist for Forbes (which he has written since 1983) and his articles appear in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among others.

He also appears frequently on radio and television business shows including CNBC. He is a member of The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan Economic Journal) Board of Economists and was an informal economic advisor to former President George Bush.

Dr. Shilling has testified before various Congressional Committees, including the Joint Economic Committee and the House Committee on Banking. Before establishing his own firm in 1978, Dr. Shilling was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of White Weld & Company. Previously, he set up the Economics Department at Merrill Lynch a age 29, and served as the firm’s first chief economist.

Interview |  Economic Strategies For An Era Of Slow Growth And Deflation

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President and CEO, Altegris Investiments

John Sundt has more than 24 years of experience in the alternative investment industry. He is the founder of the Altegris Companies and President and CEO of Altegris Investments.

Mr. Sundt is also President of APM Funds, which serves as General Partner to a select group of hedge funds and commodity pools. He is a member of the Altegris Investment Committee, responsible for qualification, approval and on-going review of all investment strategies and managers of the Altegris platform.

Prior to co-founding Altegris, Mr. Sundt was Director of the Managed Accounts and Senior Vice President of the Managed Investments Divisions of Man Finacial.

Interview  |  Investment Strategies For The New Normal

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Sr. Fellow at the Mises Institute

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

He is the author of ten books, most recently Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. Woods’ books have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, German, Czech, Portuguese, Croatian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.

For eleven years Woods served as associate editor of The Latin Mass magazine; he is presently a contributing editor of The American Conservative magazine. A contributor to six encyclopedias, Woods is co-editor of Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, an eleven-volume encyclopedia.

Woods has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C-SPAN, and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio programs, including National Public Radio, the Dennis Miller Show, the Michael Reagan Show, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, and the Michael Medved Show.

Woods lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and four daughters.

Interview An Alternative Approach To Understanding The Economy

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