Scottsdale, AZ - Investment Director, Freedom and Capital
Andrew has worked with the top management teams in Fortune 500 corporations. He is an active venture capitalist and advisor to multiple venture capital firms.
His vast experience has made him a highly sought-after business evaluator; from this comes the foundation of his successful investing style. He has been featured on major television networks such as Canada's Business News Network (BNN), CNBC, Reuters, and CNN.
For more than a decade, Andrew has been a keen observer of the markets, traveling to all corners of the earth to uncover the best investment opportunities for his readers, including:
- Farmland in Ukraine
- Mining in the Arctic Circle
- Real estate in Moscow, Russia
- Potash and oil in Canada
- Natural gas in Papua New Guinea
That's just to name a few...
You can add Australia, Thailand, China, Norway, Albania, Indonesia, and others to his list. It is Andrew's firm belief that "it's one thing to get out of the office and explore. It's another to actually know what you're looking for."
His virtually unmatched experience, foresight, and original ideas have helped Andrew stand out from the crowd.
What Readers Say about Andrew Mickey
"Thank you for one of the best, most useful, articles I have seen..."
"Very much appreciate your analysis. Along with all of the geniuses and idiots out there....Good to hear a conservative, reasoned approach to investing."
"Excellent... Finally a glimmer of good news that isn't just a misleading statistic."
"... tells it as it is."
"Mickey has made some great calls... I doubled my money."
As you can imagine, Andrew's no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is style isn't going to win him too many friends, but it has helped his readers out greatly over the years. Everyone says they "cut through the noise," but only a few actually do.
Andrew's investment philosophy is a pretty simple one. He breaks it down into three steps anyone can follow...
Step 1: Get the Big Things Right
Andrew believes the first step to investing successfully is getting the big things right, regardless of what everyone else thinks.
His research has led him to astounding opportunities and away from imminent disasters.
In July of 2006, his research revealed a boom in agriculture that was quietly emerging. He stated: "Fertilizer producers are going to be delivering market-beating returns to investors over the next couple of years." His top pick, Mosaic (NYSE: MOS), returned more than 900%.
Of course, Andrew alerted readers to the impending collapse in agriculture and fertilizer stocks. He warned, "Fertilizer stocks have had an amazing run. But now, expectations are great. This quarter we'll get to see their latest earnings. As we've learned many times before, great expectations lead to great disappointments."
He recommended shorting shares of his Mosaic (in order to profit as the price of the shares went down). Three months later, Mosaic shares were down 75%.
It doesn't stop with just one call...
In December 2007, at the height of the Asian stock craze, a few of Andrew's reader's asked him why he wouldn't recommend Chinese stocks anymore. He simply said, "Hong Kong looks like a disaster waiting to happen," and left it that. Certainly not a popular opinion, but one he stuck to... The Hong Kong stock market went on to lose 65% in the next 11 months.
The most "ludicrous" of all Andrew's calls was in oil. In late 2006 — as oil passed $80 a barrel for the first time in two decades — there was no hotter sector than energy. Andrew composed a 30-page report on the reasons "oil is going to $30 by 2009." At the time, everyone laughed...
As you can see, Andrew is not one to get caught up in the herd. But it's with his second step that Andrew really separates himself.
Step 2: The Rest of the Puzzle
Putting the rest of the puzzle pieces together is where Andrew really shines.
An avid "market junkie," Andrew enjoys delving into the nuts and bolts of a company's operations. He visits companies, walks factory floors, and talks to everyone from the CEO to the lowest level managers and employees.
He sifts through the "important" parts of the financials to determine a company's true health.
His focus on margins, inventories, earnings per employee, and dozens of other factors which go far beyond looking at P/E ratios and book values is where his extensive business experience really pays off.
Step 3: The Fine Line: Act Boldly, Not Brashly
Of course, just identifying the right trends and changes impacting the world and which companies are poised to reap the benefits is only half the battle...
Andrew says this is where average investors get separated from successful investors and the key to earning financial independence: "You can get the big picture, top down stuff right. You can get the bottom-up stuff right. But if you don't take action, you'll have nothing to show for it. Just a bunch of 'could have's' and 'should have's'."
Recent Articles by Andrew Mickey2012 Economic Forecast: - 2011-12-23
5 Charts Reveal the REAL State of the U.S. Economy
Shale Gas Investing: The "Echo Boom" Gains Momentum - 2011-12-23
More Gains Ahead from Surging Follow-On Growth
Forget a 2012 Crash... Get Ready for This - 2011-12-18
Wealth Daily's Weekend Edition
Utilities Investments: High Income and Safe Gains Ahead - 2011-12-16
A New Bull Market is Forming in the Utility Sector
Bond Investing - 2011-12-09
Beat the Stock Market with Bonds
Bill Gross is Wrong: You CAN Earn More than 5% Per Year - 2011-12-02
Easiest Way to Beat the Markets in Another Lost Decade
OPEC and Obama Team Up to Fight Major Energy Breakthrough - 2011-11-25
The Real Future of American Energy Revealed
Gold and Silver Price Rally Imminent - 2011-11-18
Too Much Money, Not Enough Gold
Investing Successfully in an Era of Crisis - 2011-11-11
Forget China's Collapse, Europe's Implosion, and U.S. Debt
Top Investors Eye European Mining Renaissance - 2011-11-05
Wealth Daily's Weekend Edition
One Indicator Signals Big Boom for New Technology - 2011-11-04
Surging Demand Creates New Boom in Cyber Security
Wall Street's Secret Behind the Netflix Collapse - 2011-10-28
How to turn around Wall Street's Biggest Losers
Start Investing Like a Crony Capitalist Today - 2011-10-21
Gov't and Private Industry Collusion Creates Big Profits for Investors
Government Solar Loans are Imploding - 2011-10-14
Taxpayers Lose, A Small Handful of Insiders Win
Junior Gold Stocks Set to Soar - 2011-10-07
The Sell-off in Junior Resource Stocks is Over
Investing in Zinc: A New Bull Market is Born - 2011-09-30
Zinc Prices are Set to Soar in the Months and Years Ahead
Utility Stocks: Best Buy in Stocks Right Now - 2011-09-26
The Utility Sector has Lagged for Years...
Storm Computing: The Next Tech Boom - 2011-09-23
Cloud Computing was Big; Storm Computing is Going to Be Even Bigger
Canadian Real Estate Bubble - 2011-09-19
Masks Massive New Chinese Mega-Trend
The Future of Manufacturing - 2011-09-16
One Billionaire Bets Big on Next Global Manufacturing Hub