Chris Waltzek & Bob Chapman, The International
Forecaster discussion and answer listener's questions.
Chapman is 72 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
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
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 todays
North American scene. He is well known.
1976 to present he has spoke 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
Williamsaka Walter J. "John" Williams
was born in 1949. He received an A.B. in Economics,
cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1971, and was
awarded a M.B.A. from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School
of Business Administration in 1972, where he was named
an Edward Tuck Scholar. During his career as a consulting
economist, John has worked with individuals as well
as Fortune 500 companies.
Williams' Shadow Government Statistics is a monthly
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flaws in current U.S. government data and reporting,
as well as in certain private-sector numbers.. It
also looks at the financial markets free of the hype
so often put forth in the popular financial media.
Generally published on the second Wednesday of the
month, the newsletter is supplemented by Flash Updates
and occasional Alerts that highlight unusual developments.
Goyette is an American talk show host and writer.
He is a libertarian commentator, who is noted for
his outspoken anti-war views, his opposition to the
war in Iraq, and his economic commentary. He is the
author of the book The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving
the Impending Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil, and
Other Unconventional Investments, which Congressman
Ron Paul calls "a must read," and investor
Peter Schiff describes as "...a sensible plan
to protect your wealth."
formerly hosted talk radio shows based in Phoenix,
Arizona on KTAR, KFYI, KXXT, and KFNX. His show aired
for the last time on KFNX on June 13, 2008.
President, Chairman of Investment Committee
25+ years of investment experience with a focus on
Editor of The Complete Investor
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Author of six books - most recent, The Coming Economic
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Regular guest on CNNfn, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg
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