Chief Executive Officer at Lear Capital
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With a background in commercial insurance, financial services and retail precious metal sales, Scott Carter is uniquely qualified to address the benefits of holding physical financial assets. Carter is a leading advocate for acquiring gold and silver as a hedge against collapsing currencies, ... more

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When Everything Looks Overvalued
Everywhere most people look, it seems that assets are overpriced. Stocks hit a record high earlier this year, real estate is expensive again, and bonds continue to offer low yields.
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There Are No Guarantees In Life Or Investing
In a world where there are no guarantees, diversification provides the best protection that money can buy.
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Why Not Commodities
Precious metals remain the best way to preserve wealth outside of the stock market.
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How To Change Your Investing Style
It’s easy to adopt a balanced approach to investing but sticking to it is much harder.
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Learning From Losses
No one likes to lose, but losses can teach investors how to win in the long-run. If you invested mostly in stocks before October, then you might be rethinking your portfolio after the correction.
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Simplifying Your Investments
Investors continue to seek simplicity even as Wall Street keeps coming up with more complicated financial instruments and derivatives. The reason is simple - time is money too.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ADXS Advaxis, Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
ARMK ARAMARK Holdings Corporation
BBRY (now BB) BlackBerry Ltd
COF Capital One Financial Corporation
FINL The Finish Line Inc.
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
HDP HortonWorks, Inc.
MAR Marriott International Inc.
ODC Oil Dri Corporation of America
PCL Plum Creek Timber Company Inc.
RTN Raytheon Company
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
STX Seagate Technology.
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
TWX Time Warner Inc.
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Chief Executive Officer
Lear Capital
April 2012 - Present (7 years 7 months)

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Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
1995 / 1998

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