Jim Sinclair is primarily a precious metals
specialist and a commodities and foreign currency
trader. He founded the Sinclair Group of Companies
(1977), which offered full brokerage services
in stocks, bonds, and other investment vehicles.
The companies, which operated branches in New
York , Kansas City, Toronto , Chicago , London
and Geneva , were sold in 1983.
From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Sinclair
served as a Precious Metals Advisor to Hunt
Oil and the Hunt family for the liquidation
of their silver position as a prerequisite for
the $1 billion loan arranged by the Chairman
of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volker.
He was also a General Partner
and Member of the Executive Committee of two
New York Stock Exchange firms and President
of Sinclair Global Clearing Corporation (commodity
clearing firm) and Global Arbitrage (derivative
dealer in metals and currencies).
In April 2002, shareholders of
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration (formerly Tan
Range Exploration) approved the acquisition
of Tanzania American International, a company
controlled by the Sinclair family, for shares
in Tan Range . Following this transaction, Mr.
Sinclair became Chairman of Tan Range and now
leads its efforts to become a gold royalty company.
He has authored numerous magazine
articles and three books dealing with a variety
of investment subjects, including precious metals,
trading strategies and geopolitical events,
and their relationship to world economics and
the markets. He is a frequent and enormously
popular speaker at gold investment conferences
and his commentary on gold and other financial
issues garners extensive media coverage at home
In January 2003, Mr. Sinclair
launched, "Jim Sinclairs MineSet,"
which now hosts his gold commentary and is intended
as a free service to the gold community.