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John Ross Crooks III

John Ross Crooks III

Commodities and Currencies Analyst

“JR” specializes in trading commodities, currencies and options. He has spent almost 10 years analyzing financial markets and writing about global economics.

JR honed his trading techniques and global-macro worldview alongside his father, Jack Crooks, at Black Swan Capital. JR also helped guide individual investors at Money and Markets as well as The Sovereign Society. Previously, he was a contributing editor to Larry Edelson’s Gold Trader Hotline.

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Frank Curzio

Frank Curzio

Stock Analyst

Frank has been analyzing stocks for almost 20 years. In fact, he’s been around the financial newsletter business since the day he was born. His late dad, Frank Curzio Sr., was a portfolio manager and wrote his own financial newsletter for over 30 years.

Prior to coming to Uncommon Wisdom Daily, Frank Jr. was editor of Phase 1 Investor at Stansberry Research, one of the largest newsletters in the world based on revenue. His job was to travel the world and to find small and micro-cap stocks that could become the next Facebook, Gilead or Barrick Gold. Frank oversees Disruptors & Dominators, Adventure Capitalist and Adventure Capitalist Confidential.

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Brad Hoppmann

Brad Hoppmann

Uncommon Wisdom Daily Group Publisher

Brad Hoppmann leads the entire Uncommon Wisdom Daily team. As publisher, Brad sets strategic goals and directs all our editorial, research and technical resources toward achieving them. His wide experience in publishing, technology and financial services give Brad the unique ability to coordinate all our services and deliver extraordinary insight for individual investors. Brad is also a regular contributor to Uncommon Wisdom Daily’s Afternoon Edition and authors the company’s Global Trend Trader stock trading service.

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Nilus Mattive

Nilus Mattive

Retirement and Income Specialist

Nilus Mattive has been obsessed with dividend-paying stocks since the sixth grade. He’s not sure exactly what inspired him — it could have been the movie Wall Street or the popular T.V. show character Alex P. Keaton (played by Michael J. Fox) — but one day Nilus came home from school and said he wanted to buy five shares of IBM with his savings. Although the family had never owned stock before, his parents were happy to help him set up an account. Nilus continued investing all the way through college, where he triple-majored in philosophy, theology, and English. “Everyone kept telling me philosophers end up flipping burgers … so I figured I better become a really good investor,” Nilus jokes. “And as a side note, Bill Miller, the only fund manager to beat the S&P 500 15 years in a row, studied philosophy!”

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Jim Woods

Jim Woods

Financial Journalist

Jim Woods has covered the economy and stocks for over two decades. His varied experience as a financial journalist, financial advisor and money manager provides him with unique insights into the world of investing. In January 2015, Jim ranked No. 4 on TipRanks list of Financial Bloggers with the Best Track Record from 2009-2014. Along with being a frequent contributor to many financial publications, he is the co-author of the book Billion Dollar Green: Profit from the Eco Revolution, and The Wealth Shield: How to Invest and Protect Your Money from Another Stock Market Crash, Financial Crisis or Global Economic Collapse. Jim holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a former U.S. Army paratrooper. A self-described “radical for capitalism,” he celebrates the virtue of making money from his ranch in Southern California.

Dawn Pennington

Dawn Pennington

Editorial Director, Uncommon Wisdom Daily

Dawn Pennington is a financial journalist who previously served as the Associate Publisher and Executive Editor of two Agora Publishing divisions. Prior to that she helped establish the active-trading services at InvestorPlace Media and co-developed its successful OptionsZone division and website.

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