Teeka Tiwari is the editor of our flagship service The Palm Beach Letter and small-cap and cryptocurrency advisory Palm Beach Confidential. A former hedge fund manager and Wall Street executive, he’s widely considered one of the world’s premier cryptocurrency analysts.
Teeka epitomizes the American dream. Growing up in the foster care system in the United Kingdom, Teeka came to the United States at age 16 with just $150 in his pocket and the clothes on his back. By 18, he had become the youngest employee at Lehman Brothers. Two years later, he shattered conventions by becoming the youngest vice president in the history of Shearson Lehman.
In 1998, he made a small fortune going short during the Asian crisis. But then, he “got greedy” (in his own words) and hung on for too long. Within a three-week span, he lost all he had made—and everything else he owned. He was ultimately compelled to file personal bankruptcy.
Two years after losing everything, Teeka rebuilt his wealth in the markets and went on to launch a successful hedge fund. After these events, he developed a newfound appreciation for risk. He made risk management his No. 1 priority. Today, Teeka’s personal mission is to help teach individual investors how to grow their money safely.
Teeka has been a regular contributor to the FOX Business Network and has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNBC, ABC’s Nightline, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and international television networks.
Greg Wilson is the chief analyst for The Palm Beach Letter and Palm Beach Confidential.
Originally from New York, Greg graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in accounting and received his MBA from Pace University, where he specialized in strategic management and finance.
His previous experience includes working for a real estate company where he spent time as a mortgage accountant and REO manager. Most recently, he had a customer service role with one of America’s largest banks.
Greg is an avid New York Yankees and Game of Thrones fan. In his spare time, he enjoys reading Barron’s at the beach.
Nick Rokke is the lead analyst for The Palm Beach Daily. Nick has been captivated with the stock market since the age of 14, when he made his first investment in Intel. In one day, Intel went up 10%, earning Nick $50 (big money for a kid at the time). Since then, he’s been hooked.
Nick graduated from St. Norbert College with an accounting degree and quickly became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) while working at a Big 4 accounting firm. Later, he joined a hedge fund accounting firm where he discovered how some of the world’s most successful (and unsuccessful) hedge funds traded.
Nick eventually took the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) tests—the gold standard for financial analysts. After passing all three tests the first time (something only 9% of CFA candidates do), he earned his charter.
He’s been an avid investment newsletter reader since college, and in 2015 joined Bill Bonner’s research team, where served as head of research for two years. Now he shares his analytical and market expertise with thousands of Palm Beach subscribers.
Chris Wood is an analyst on our Palm Beach Confidential team.
After attending the University of Texas and playing running back for the Cotton Bowl Champion Longhorn football team, Chris transferred to Loyola University and studied under top Austrian economist Walter Block. There, he earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA in economics and finance.
Before joining Palm Beach Research Group in 2018, Chris was a senior analyst at Casey Research, where he was editor of Extraordinary Technology. Prior to joining Casey Research in 2008, Chris was a valuation expert who appraised dozens of private companies and commercial properties. His deep understanding of what makes a business valuable has helped him build one of the most impressive track records in the financial industry.
For example, when Chris recognized the potential of small drug companies developing pain killers that don’t get you high and don’t lead to addiction, he recommended buying Nektar Therapeutics and Cara Therapeutics in October and November 2016. Less than eight months later, his subscribers cashed out a 233% gain on Cara. And his subscribers only had to wait eleven months to book a gain of 153% on Nektar.
In April 2017, Chris recommended 22nd Century. This company is a plant biotech firm developing tobacco with less nicotine and cannabis with less THC. Chris called it “one of the safest marijuana stocks you can buy” because it had a potentially lucrative tobacco business to fall back on if a hiccup occurred in the marijuana legalization boom. Subscribers made 131% in just nine months.
In total, Chris booked 100%-plus gains on seven stocks in 2017.
William Mikula is the chief analyst of Palm Beach Income.
William came on as lead analyst in August 2013. After that, the Palm Beach Income trading service went on a win streak of 128 full-cycle trades in a row. Since William joined the team, the service has a win rate of 96.8% (as of December 2017).
His previous experience includes founding, running, and selling various businesses. He understands what makes businesses “work”… and what numbers to focus on when measuring a company’s overall health. He’s a voracious reader and has a passion for analyzing all types of companies.
Originally from upstate New York, William graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in business administration. He also attained a certificate in paralegal studies from Kennesaw State University. He and his wife currently reside in Atlanta.
Tom Dyson is co-founder of the Palm Beach Research Group. Tom bought his first stock when he was 11 years old. He has been studying the art of investing and speculating ever since.
Tom graduated from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He’s a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, one of Britain’s top accounting bodies. He has also worked for bond trading desks at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup.
For the past six years, Tom spent his time researching and writing about conservative income investments. His income-focused newsletter, The 12% Letter, was one of the most popular advisories in America.
Mark Ford is co-founder of the Palm Beach Research Group. Mark started his first business when he was 11 years old. In the decades since then, he’s started hundreds more.
Mark grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. He has a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, CUNY, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and did Ph.D. work at Catholic University. After college, Mark joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching students at the University of Chad in Africa.
In 1982, Mark moved to Palm Beach County and took a job with a small publishing company. He worked as an apprentice to a well-known businessman in South Florida. He helped that company grow to $135 million in annual revenues, became a multimillionaire himself, and retired at age 39.
After a year of writing poetry, he became a consultant to the health and investment publishing industry. He was involved in the development of dozens of multimillion-dollar businesses, including one whose revenues recently exceeded the $400 million mark.
He has also written a dozen books on entrepreneurship, personal productivity, and wealth building. Three of these were New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-sellers.
Before joining the Palm Beach Research Group, Bob spent 30 years with two world-class money managers. Most recently, he was the national spokesperson for a major mutual fund organization and a sought-after keynote speaker.
Bob has traveled to 41 countries, is an expert skier, and once had his golf handicap down to a 6. Bob began his career in the financial services industry at Institutional Investor magazine. He is a graduate of Washington University.