A Personal Message from Kip Herriage
For 15 years (1985-1999) I was a top Wall Street financial advisor and venture capitalist,
working at the highest levels for the most respected names in international finance. In addition to managing serious money for the elite and the companies they owned, my investment banking business worked hard to take seven companies public, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. For a small town Texas boy I felt like I had become my own master of the universe.
In 1999 however something happened that would change my life forever. Michael Metz, our Director of Research at Oppenheimer and one of the all time great investing guru’s (also my mentor and a truly great man) recommended that I read Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, written by Charles McKay in 1841. The timing could not have been more perfect. In this all-time investing classic, McKay writes in incredibly colorful detail about the largest investment scams and schemes to ever hit the planet, and yes, while most have heard about Tulip Mania, you owe it to yourself to read about this incredible scam (and many others) in McKay’s own words.
And that’s when it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was, at that very moment, personally living through one of the greatest investing delusions of all-time the Internet Dot-Com Bubble! But this time, instead of tulip bulbs skyrocketing in price by 10,000% in less than a year, all around me there were publicly traded shell companies with .com tied to their names (and little else) that had become more valuable than many of the biggest blue-chips on the planet!
And that’s when I made one of the biggest and most important decisions of my life. I knew that it was just a matter of time until the dot-com bubble would become the dot-bomb bust, and it was time for me to leave Wall Street in my rear view mirror once and for all. Shortly thereafter I sold my business and retired at the ripe old age of 38, but not before I advised my clients to get out of anything tied to the dot-com’s a move that saved them tens of millions in losses, as the internet laden NASDAQ collapsed more than 75% over the next two years.
In 2003, at the request of long time clients, I officially launched my investment newsletter, the Vertical Research Advisory (VRA), which I have Published and Edited for the past twelve years showing my valued Subscribers EXACTLY how to demolish the stock market year in and year out.
Here’s a sampling of my predictions and investment recommendations (all documented):
2003: Recommended that VRA Subscribers buy gold at $375/oz and silver at $4.75/oz…massive bull market began with gains of 500%+ .
2004: Recommended “Chinese Miracle” equities….gains of more than 350% followed.
2006-2007: Began aggressively warning investors about the coming collapse in real estate and the stock market, along with the exact steps to take. We know what happened next.
2008-2009: VRA Subscribers made more than 500% in less than 6 months as we made insane profits from the wild swings in the market.
2010-2011: VRA Subscribers made more than 1300% on my Buy Recommendation of Ivanhoe Mines in less than 10 months!
2012: Through short sales and put options, VRA Subscribers made more than 1000% when First Solar collapsed in price from $137 to $14.
2013: As FaceBook imploded following the IPO, Subscribers made over 500% using simple and powerful options strategies.
2014: Locked in gains of more than 1000% using Stocks, ETF’s and Options.
These timely recommendations represent a small sampling of the profits we have been able to lock in since 2003.
NOW…as the world wakes up to Central Bank created currency inflation, the really big gains for VRA Subscribers are about to begin.
As Dr. Napoleon Hill says in the #1 selling business book of all time Think and Grow Rich, Whatever the Mind Can Conceive and Believe, it Can Achieve.
This is a major component of the mindset that I adopted after leaving the street, and it’s the exact thought process that I apply daily as the Founder and Publisher of the VRA.
I very much look forward to working with you, and assisting you in beating the stock market, year in and year out!
Founder, Vertical Research Advisory (est. 2003)
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