Chapman is 70 years old. He was born in Boston,
MA and attended Northeastern University majoring
in business management. He spent three years in
the U. S. Army Counterintelligence, mostly in Europe.
He speaks German and French and is conversant in
Spanish. He lived in Europe for six years, off and
on, three years in Africa, a year in Canada and
a year in the Bahamas.
Chapman became a stockbroker in 1960 and retired
in 1988. For 18 of those years he owned his own
brokerage firm. He was probably the largest gold
and silver stockbroker in the world during that
period. When he retired he had over 6,000 clients.
1962 through 1976 he specialized in South African
gold shares. He and his family lived in Salisbury,
Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) and Johannesburg,
South Africa from 1970 to 1973. During that time
he did a great deal of further study into the South
African mining industry.
Chapman belonged to The Traders Association for
25 years. He did all his own trading. During his
South African years some was done directly through
Johannesburg, but 95% was done through London brokerage
firms. Hence, he has extensive contacts, both in
London and on the Continent.
in 1967 Mr. Chapman began writing articles on business,
finance, economics and politics having been printed
and reprinted over the years in over 200 publications.
He owned and wrote the Gary Allen Report, which
had 30,000 subscribers. He currently is owner and
editor of The International Forecaster, a compendium
of information on business, finance, economics and
social and political issues worldwide, which reaches
10,000 investors and brokers monthly directly, and
parts of his publication are picked up by 60 different
websites weekly exposing his ideas to over 10 million
investors a week.
1976, after the Soweto riots, Mr. Chapman began
buying North American shares exclusively for his
clients. Up to that point only a handful of American
and Canadian issues interested him, due to the high
dividends the South African shares had paid out
over the years. Between 1976 and 1988 his business
surged from 1,000 to 6,000 clients, so the bulk
of his business ended up being Vancouver Stock Exchange
issues. For this reason he is very conversant with
the quality of management, geologists, properties
and traders on today¹s North American scene.
He is well known.
1976 to present he has spoken and given workshops
at over 200 business conferences worldwide, and
has been on radio and TV hundreds of times. Until
his retirement he was always judged by the attendees
to be one of the top three speakers and never once
was lower than first in workshops due to his vast
knowledge of the mining business and his grasp of
worldwide financial markets and political scenes.
June of 1991, at the request of business associates,
and due to retirement boredom, he began writing
the International Forecaster.
IS THE INTERNATIONAL
International Forecaster is a compendium of information
on business, finance, economics and social and political
issues worldwide. In its present form it has been
published since 1991. Prior to that it was published
as the Gary Allen Report between 1978 and 1990.
Robert Chapman has been writing in the same vane
since 1967. He spent 28 years in the stock brokerage
business. For 18 of those years he owned his own
firm. He was one of the biggest precious metals
stockbrokers over those years. The publication has
had a number of very successful recommendations
over the past ten years, particularly in interest
rates and their market effect, currency recommendation,
commodity picks and views on market direction. This
is a sophisticated publication written in a simple
and concise manner. Mr. Chapman does a tremendous
amount of research each month in several languages.
This is not a highlights publication. It goes into
subjects in depth utilizing and weaving finance
and economics with the realities of social and political
issues bringing about a synthesis, which hopefully
determines the direction of different markets. If
you are a reader you won't be bored. This publication
pulls no punches.