Capital and Crisis

History:Capital & Crisis (formerly Fleet Street Letter) was founded in Great Britain in 1937 and is the oldest investment advisory letter published in English. It is one of the most well respected letters in the world.  Agora Publishing purchased this publication and launched Capital & Crisis U.S. version in 1997.

Philosophy:Capital & Crisis focuses on “value stock” picks, finding little known, but profitable new companies that have been previously overlooked.

Editor:Christopher Mayer joined the Capital & Crisis team in July 2004.  Christopher Mayer’s contrarian essays have appeared on a number of websites and publications, including The Mises Institute, The Freeman, The Daily Reckoning,,,,, Grant’s Investor and Individual Investor Magazine. His views on financial matters have also been widely quoted, including in the highly regarded Grant’s Interest Rate Observer.

Subscription Includes: A subscription to Capital & Crisis entitles you to

  • Monthly issues
  • Weekly emails keeping you updated on important news about our stocks
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  • Email alerts to issue buy/sell recommendations
  • Access to the Capital & Crisis website
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Where Recommendationsare traded: Generally the recommendations are mostly traded on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation).

More on Capital and Crisis’s Chris Mayer: Christopher began his career in banking, specifically, corporate lending, after earning an MBA with a concentration in finance, He later started writing Capital & Crisis, a monthly newsletter that gave Christopher’s unique brand of financial commentary a more regular and expanded format.  With an unusual fondness for old books, old investors and old ideas, Christopher fits perfectly into the Capital & Crisis mold. He claims a personal library of over 400 books, numerous periodicals, papers and pamphlets, which he brings to bear on understanding the financial world of today.

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