I wish you were here!
The excitement is palpable.
The silence, as we listen to the experts on the stage at the Nashville Airport Marriott Conference Center, is heavy with focus.
The buzz between speakers and around the coffee pots during breaks vibrates with passion.
People are here to better understand…
People are here to discover…
…investment strategies that work now…
…investment strategies that will work in the future, regardless of what the markets do…
…like-minded individuals who also seek a better way to grow their wealth and improve their investment success…
Well, they’ve come to the right place, because that’s exactly what they’ll find during the next three days here in Nashville.
Our mission: to uncover the real deals and expose the hype!
This mornrning, shortly before we kicked off our fifth annual summit, I emailed you with some housekeeping details. Keep that email handy so you can look at the agenda and see who’s up for the mornrning or afternrnoon.
If you’re watching via LIVE Stream, then you’ll know who’s up next or what time to check in if you want to watch any one speaker in particular.
In my email this mornrning, I also told you that I’ll be reporting all the exciting details and events over the next three days. So be sure you don’t miss any of my emails. They’ll arrive in your inbox twice a day until Saturday night.
Right now, we’re having a coffee break before…
…Michael Terpin talks to us about bitcoin, blockchain, and initial coin offerings (ICOs)… and how to invest in what will soon be a $5 trillion asset class.
Earlier we heard from Brendan Kennedy. He’s the CEO of Privateer Holdings and the go-to expert on investing in legalized cannabis.
And Harry wowed attendees and viewers before that with his talk about the greatest political and financial upheaval in modernrn history and how to turnrn it to your advantage.
Thankfully, I’m a skilled typist and was able to take pages and pages… and pages… of notes.
Wrapping us up today is Stephen Sandford, author of The Gravity Well. He’s going to talk about the opportunities above us, in space.
I’ll share all the tidbits I can tomorrow mornrning, once I’ve had a chance to sift through those copious notes and pull it all together into something cohesive. But, for now, I wanted to give you a better idea of who’s talking this week and to explain why you should be listening to them.
Besides Harry Dent (who spoke at 1:25 Central today), Rodney Johnson, Adam O’Dell, Charles Sizemore, John Del Vecchio, and Lance Gaitan, we’ve also got…
Brendan Kennedy, who spoke this afternrnoon at 2:45 p.m. Central), is CEO of Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in legalized cannabis. He and his company sit on the cutting edge of what could soon become America’s next great boom industry. And his goal is to become the worldwide leader in “corporate pot”.
Brendan and the Privateer team have so far raised $82 million to launch a portfolio of global, responsible, and mainstream cannabis brands leading the future of the industry – including portfolio companies Marley Natural, Leafly, and Tilray, which quickly became the largest single supplier of medical-grade cannabis in Canada.
It’s clear that the potential in legalized pot could be massive. And Privateer is staking its claim at the forefront of the industry with some lofty ambitions.
Michael Terpin, who will speak at 4:15 p.m. Central, is the co-founder and chairman of BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups. BitAngels currently has over 600 members and has made more than 25 investments in bitcoin and other cryptocurrency companies.
Michael is one of the leading “go-to” experts on bitcoin, and he’s spoken all over the world on it, including Bitcoin 2014, Satoshi Roundtable, South by Southwest, and TEDx Hollywood.
He sees a huge future in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for a variety of reasons, as he told the Business to Freedom podcast earlier this year.
Michael is also the co-founder and managing partner of bCommerce Labs, the first technology incubator fund focused on e-commerce companies for bitcoin and the blockchain, and a partner at Flight VC, where he helps run the AngelList Bitcoin Syndicate with legendary super-angel Gil Penchina.
Stephen Sanford, who’s scheduled as the last speaker for today, was just nine years old when he watched Neil Armstrong take one giant leap for mankind onto the moon… igniting his love for science, engineering, math, and technology.
After getting his Master of Engineering, Stephen spent 28 years working at NASA, including stints at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and NASA headquarters before becoming the director of space technology at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
After retiring from the agency in 2014, he began writing his dynamic must-read book The Gravity Well: America’s Next, Greatest Mission, which details the benefits of a better funded space program.
His view of space is the same as our view of investing – that the region beyond Earth is a steep, rugged terrain filled with challenges but also… vast wealth.
Stephen calls the expanse of knowledge we gain from chasing our space dreams the “knowledge ore.” And he’s calculated that for every dollar spent on space, that “knowledge ore” brings back as much as $8!
Lacy Hunt is Executive Vice President of Hoisington Management Company, where he manages over $5 billion of assets on behalf of pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, and other entities.
He holds a hard line against the excessive debt that grips the global economy. And he shares our view that governrnment has furthered our current predicament. Instead of using sound fiscal solutions to “right the ship,” we’re fanning the flames by taking on more debt and aggravating the problem.
Howard Lindzon is a world-renowned angel investor, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur whose vision was key to the launch of Ticketfly, Buddymedia, Golfnow, Lifelock, StockTwits and many more.
He’s also shepherded lucrative deals with Uber, Twitter, Ebay, Pandora, Comcast, and CBS Interactive, to name just a few. These deals have collectively been worth over $1 billion to him and his partners. He’s one of the most sought-after social media experts in the world today.
Andrew Pancholi is General Partner and Portfolio Manager at Fidelis Capital Management and creator of the Market Timing Report. And he’s Harry’s “go-to” man when it comes to timing the markets. He’s also maybe even a little more obsessed about cycles than Harry himself!
Back in April 2014, he flew from London to meet Harry and the team at an emergency gathering, which is now known as “The Good Friday Meeting.” There he warnrned Harry, Rodney, and the others of the imminent collapse of the euro, stating not only the EXACT date it would happen but also giving them the price within a handful of ticks.
It really pays to listen to what Andy has to say. Not only has he accurately time the collapse of oil, but he also forewarnrned of the UK’s financial challenges a full six months before Brexit. He also called the commodity bull markets in 2008 and 2010.
Mark Gordon will take us to the sea. He’s the President and Chief Operating Officer of Odyssey Marine Exploration, a Nasdaq-traded company engaged in the exploration and archaeologically sensitive recovery of deep-water shipwrecks.
He adamantly believes in following your dreams…and at this year’s Irrational Economic Summit, he’ll explain not only how you can do this…but how you can finance it as well. It starts with making smart investments.
Odyssey uses innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology to conduct extensive deep-ocean search and recovery operations. Its discovery and excavation of the Civil War-era shipwreck the SS Republic made internrnational headlines, and resulted in the recovery of over 51,000 U.S. gold and silver coins and nearly 14,000 artifacts.
Raoul Pal is CEO and Co-Founder of the multimedia empire Real Vision Group and The Global Macro Investor, which is an elite macroeconomic and investment strategy research service for the world’s leading hedge funds, pension funds, banks, and sovereign wealth funds.
But that’s not enough to Raoul. On top of that, he’s an advisor to governrnment organizations and a consultant for several family investment offices globally!
He wrote The End Game, the most-read financial article in the history of the internrnet. He helped make the successful BBC TV series “Million Dollar Traders,” where he undertook the financial market and investment training of the contestants.
Talk about bringing together the greatest minds if the most exciting industries!
Remember to watch via LIVE Stream if you’re not with us in Nashville, and watch out for my email tomorrow mornrning. I’ll be sharing details of what Harry, Brendan, Michael, and Stephen had to say.
Until then, live from the Irrational Economic Summit 2017…