General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 17, 2010

Investing In Large Cap Growth & Resource-oriented Stocks – Dr. Stephen Leeb – Leeb Capital Management, Inc.

Dr. Stephen Leeb is a recognized authority on the stock market, macroeconomic trends and commodities, especially oil and precious metals. As Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Leeb Capital Management, a registered investment advisor, Dr. Leeb has been managing large cap growth portfolios since 1999. Over the last decade, he has been ranked in the top 5 percent among his peer group. Dr. Leeb is also founder of the Leeb Group, which publishes a line of financial newsletters. Dr. Leeb sits on various boards sharing his strategic perspectives on financial markets and natural resources. Dr. Leeb is the author of seven books on investments and financial trends. His latest book, Game Over: How You Can Prosper in a Shattered Economy (Business Plus, 2009) predicts a permanent peak in global commodity production. His previous book, The New York Times best selling business book, The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel (Warner Books, 2006), predicted that tightness in global energy supplies would cause the American economy to oscillate between periods of recession and high inflation this century. Dr. Leeb's best seller, The Oil Factor: Protect Yourself and Profit from the Coming Energy Crisis (Warner Books, 2004), outlined the relationship between oil prices and stock market performance and accurately predicted the subsequent surge in oil prices. The book was rated among the top investment books of the year by Stock Trader's Almanac 2005. His earlier best seller, Defying the Market: Profiting in the Turbulent Post-Technology Market Boom (McGraw-Hill; 1999) predicted the collapse of technology stocks and the growing importance of oil, and other hard assets during the 21st century. The book was selected by Library Journal as one of the Best Business Books of 1999. Dr. Leeb earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He then completed both a Master's degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Illinois. Profile
TWST: Would you mind starting with an overview of your firm and bring us up to date with your investment strategy and philosophy?

Dr. Leeb: Basically, we focus in a couple of different areas. We have