For the past few weeks, James has been sharing his ideas in the Crowdability newsletter...
And just two days ago, he pulled back the curtain on a special project we’ve been working on together. I’ll tell you more about that in a moment—but first I think it’s important that you understand something:
When we recruit someone like James, before we allow them to share their research with you and other Crowdability readers, we put them through an extremely rigorous due diligence process.
You see, I’ve been in the investment research and publishing world for more than a decade now, and over the years, a lot of “gurus” have come my way.
Many of them have slick sales pitches, but when it comes to actual investment performance, they aren’t the real deal.
James, on the other hand, is as real as it gets.
To show you what I mean, today I’ll walk you through our diligence process…
This is how we verified that James can help you get rich in the stock market.
Unique & Unconventional Approach to the Market
When it comes to the stock market, if you follow the crowd, you won’t make any real money.
At best, you’ll simply do average.
To be above average—to have a shot at earning massive returns—you need to do things differently.
That’s one of the first things that drew me and Matt to James:
His approach to the market is unconventional, so it would be difficult, if not impossible, for someone to replicate it. I’ll explain...
James has been both a professional early-stage venture capitalist as well as a hedge fund manager.
That means he’s gained access to a number of well-placed insiders over the years—and he can use this network to generate winning trading ideas.
As Matt wrote about a couple of weeks ago, James’ network includes people like Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook; Ted Leonsis, the former president of AOL; and Jim Cramer, the host of the TV show, Mad Money.
Through this network, James was introduced to gems like TrovaGene (TROV), a small healthcare firm in the field of non-invasive diagnosis.
After doing his own research on TROV, James made an investment in the company—and then recommended that his subscribers do the same.
On August 14, 2014, he publicly predicted that this little stock would soon take off.
Shortly thereafter, it shot up as much as 288%.
The thing is, given the nature of James’ connections, it would be next to impossible for other investors to copy trades like this.
This gives James—and his subscribers—a permanent competitive advantage.
Long-Term Track Record
But James doesn’t just have one or two winners to his credit... he has hundreds.
In fact, back in 2008, during one of the worst stock market crashes in history, James made a series of very public stock predictions.
He actually published an entire book with a list of long-term investing ideas. Here’s how just a small handful of his picks performed:
- 252% gain on Altria (MO)
- 186% gain on American States Water (AWR)
- 885% gain on Apple (AAPL)
- 390% gain on Autoliv (ALV)
- 172% gain on Barnes Group (B)
- 344% gain on Brookfield Asset Management (BAM)
- 786% gain on Cigna (CI)
- 172% gain on Copart (CPRT)
- 116% gain on Corrections Group of America (CXW)
- 339% gain on Cynosure (CYNO)
- 440% gain on Disney (DIS)
- 120% gain on Eli Lilly (LLY)
- 299% gain on Equifax (EFX)
But we still needed to see one more thing—and this is where most investment professionals fall short…
Short-Term Track Record
It’s easy for someone to tout trades they made years ago…
Many investors have a good run here and there.
But where most folks fall short in our diligence process is when we ask to see their recent recommendations—the companies they’ve publicly recommended over the past few months.
If they can’t perform in current market conditions, they don’t deserve our attention.
Well, here are the last three recommendations James has made in his newsletter, along with performance numbers:
- Navient (NAVI): 20.59% gain
- ReMark Media (MARK): 15.11% gain
- Alcoa (AA): 41.1% gain (in just 3 months)
If you’re ready to learn more about how James can help you, I think it’s time you hear it from the man himself.
If you click this link, you can hear directly from James how he’s managed to make himself—and his clients—millions of dollars in the market.