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

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...


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…