Chris Mayer

Chris Mayer

Chris Mayer is managing editor of the Capital and Crisis and Mayer's Special Situations newsletters. Graduating magna cum laude with a degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Maryland, he began his business career as a corporate banker. Mayer left the banking industry after ten years and signed on with Agora Financial. His book, Invest Like a Dealmaker, Secrets of a Former Banking Insider, documents his ability to analyze macro issues and micro investment opportunities to produce an exceptional long-term track record of winning ideas. In April 2012, Chris released his newest book World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents

Chris Mayer's Recent Articles

The $4 LED Trend You Don’t Want to Miss

Chris Mayer

The opportunity to sell and install LEDs is enormous. We’re talking about over a billion lighting fixtures. And the areas with the largest potential -- like parking lots -- have barely begun to change. Banker to the presidents Chris Mayer says you could triple your money in this new tech trend. Here's what you need to know.


Lessons from The Forgotten Depression

Chris Mayer

“I read The Forgotten Depression over last weekend” writes our own Chris Mayer. “There are at least a couple of things you can count on with a book by Jim Grant. It will be well written. And it will be well researched. This book is both of those things.” Read on four anecdotes from the book and Chris’ insight on drawing lessons from history...


The $50k Manhunt For 100-Baggers

Chris Mayer

The elusive 100-bagger is a stock that turns a $10,000 investment into $1 million. Does it exist? Or is it some fantastical creature that people only talk about, like the unicorn or Bigfoot? Chris Mayer has launched a $50,000+ investigation to prove that not only do they exist, but he might be able to spot them out just for you. Read on…


Sosnoff’s Law & Other Valuable Lessons

Chris Mayer

Our own Chris Mayer let his 10 year anniversary as a newsletter editor pass by without fanfare. Read on for his S&P-crushing track record and ten years' worth of valuable lessons in the trenches...


Modern Monetary Theory (MMT): How Fiat Money Works

Chris Mayer

From time to time, the curious economist in you may wonder, "How does a fiat currency system actually function?" and, further, "Why don't more countries default on their debt?" Well, it turns out there as a nifty little theory that explains exactly why these things happen. And the answers may surprise you. Chris Mayer explains...


Why a Central Bank Can Never Run Out of Money

Chris Mayer

If you were to ask all of the world's economists and financial pundits to explain "modern money," most of them would probably get it wrong. Today, Chris Mayer offers a detailed description of what money really is, and how understanding it puts you one giant step ahead of most economists and investors. Read on...