Mr. Taylor is editor of J Taylor’s Gold & Technology Stocks newsletter ( click here to learn more) and host for the popular radio show, Turning Hard Times into Good Times on the Voice America network. His interest in the role gold has played in . monetary history led him to research gold and into analyzing and investing in junior gold shares. In 1981 he began publishing North American Gold Mining Stocks, which preceded his current newsletter. His continuing interest in gold mining prompted him to study geology at Hunter College in New York City, supplementing his MBA in Finance & Investments from Baruch College, NYC. Throughout his career Mr. Taylor worked as a commercial, then as an investment banker. Most recently, he worked in the mining and metals group of ING Barings in New York. Prior to that he was involved in the first gold loan made in modern times in the . to Amax Minerals, a 250,000 oz. loan facility led by Citicorp. In 1997 he resigned from ING Barings to devote himself full time to researching mining & technology stocks, writing his newsletter and assisting companies in raising venture capital. Along with the publishing of his newsletter he currently also hosts the web-based radio show “ Turning Hard Times Into Good Times .”
Exactly sixteen years ago, with the Dow Industrial Average wallowing in the doldrums near 800, Elliott Wave theorist Robert S. Prechter tweaked Wall Street's imagination with his prediction that the most spectacular bull market in history was about to begin. And so it did, right on schedule, with a seismic lurch in mid-August 1982 that forever etched itself into the memory of anyone who was working in the trading pits, as I was. In the decade that followed, with the Dow ratcheting inexorably toward Prechter's once seemingly unattainable target at 3600, his influence and fame became legend. But the Gainesville, Georgia guru's celebrity turned to notoriety after the target was reached in 1993 and he waxed increasingly bearish over the next several years. His 1996 book "At the Crest of the Tidal Wave" forecast global deflation and depression just when the bull market was shifting into high gear. Lately, though, stock averages have faltered alarmingly with some stunning one-day drops, and the economy has begun to slow. Could the bull market finally be over? We asked Prechter, whose answer was unequivocal.