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

This Unique Fund Has Beaten the Market for 40 Years

Chris Mayer

There is a portfolio that makes the coffee can portfolio look impatient: the Voya Corporate Leaders Trust Fund. It was the subject of one of the best stories I read all week. Ross Kerber wrote it for Reuters. Chris Mayer gives his insight on it here...


Greetings from Zurich

Chris Mayer

Chris Mayer's writes from the Hotel Storchen on the bank of the Limmat River in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland. It is a picturesque city with its lakeshore location and the snowy Alps in the background. He investigates the world's favorite wealth haven and how crackdowns on tax evasion are eroding its edge.


Feel That? It’s the Chill of Deflation

Chris Mayer

Appreciating currencies, falling prices and lower interest rates, oh my! Chris Mayer lays out the “whats” and “whys” of today's deflation and tells you what kind of company can forge ahead despite it...


Peter Thiel Explains What Backs the U.S. Dollar

Chris Mayer

In a recent interview, Peter Thiel gave a simple and clear explanation of what gives the U.S. dollar its power. “It surprised me,” writes Chris Mayer, “because I had not heard anyone but fringe economists give it. And yet it is the key to understanding modern money.” Chris revisits the idea… including some radical ideas “that will change the way you think of money and the economy forever.”


A Mexican Oil Boom in the Making: How You Can Profit from a Proven Operator

Chris Mayer

There are rumblings of an oil comeback in a country that isn’t often mentioned in the same sentence as oil. But they’re been a major producer for years, and lately they’re really getting their act together. That’s why today, Chris has a new opportunity from this little-thought-of nation, that could set you up for big gains in the years ahead…


Oil’s Pricing Mystery Has Been Solved

Chris Mayer

It’s a new year, but it’s still the same market with the same people in it and the same worries. The big story is still the collapse of oil prices. As Chris Mayer writes in this essay, oil just slipped to a new 5 1/2-year low. Click to read Chris reveal some things you probably didn’t know about oil pricing -- an explanation for crude's crash from "the only guy who seems to get this"...


How The Mainstream Is Wrong About The Oil Market

Chris Mayer

There is a lot going on all of the sudden… normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba… the collapse of the ruble… Fed policy chatter that sent the markets into a frenzy… and more. But as Chris shows, the biggest story of the year has to be the collapse of oil prices…


Don’t Chase Returns in 2015!

Chris Mayer

The year 2014 was one of the worst ever for stock pickers. But almost everyone thinks about this in the wrong way. And it could cost you a lot of money in the long run if you think this way too. Chris Mayer offers another way to think about it in today's essay...


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...