J Mintzmyer

J Mintzmyer

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J Mintzmyer is the Founder and Head of Research at Value Investor's Edge, a top-ranked, deep value, research service on Seeking Alpha. At VIE, he leads in cultivating a deep value research community focused on maritime shipping, offshore energy, and energy infrastructure. Mintzmyer is a well-known voice in the global shipping community, with unparalleled investment results in shipping and a penchant for activist investing. He has nearly 15 years of direct experience analyzing and investing across the shipping sector and is a frequent participant at industry conferences. He also has an extensive background in financial analysis, equity research, accounting, portfolio management, and customized asset allocation through nearly a decade of formalized education, personal studies, and practical experience.

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Academic History


  • Mintzmyer leads a team of 11 analysts and data experts who focus exclusively on maritime shipping and related energy infrastructure. 

  • The team has delivered consistent outperformance since launch in 2015 and the long-only model portfolios have produced an average annualized return of 43% over the past 8 years.

  • VIE offers exclusive analytics, research reports, earnings coverage, and a live chat with an engaged community of more than 750 members.

  • Subscribers leverage exclusive in-depth analytic reports and community investment experience to discover disconnects in global shipping and a variety of other beaten down sectors.


  • J Mintzmyer is an avid reader of business, investments, and biographies.

  • He specializes in deep value stocks and macro analyst in the maritime shipping and energy sectors. 

  • ranked Mintzmyer’s performance in the top 3% of all global analysts at the end of 2015 for his 2-year investment performance. 

  • At the end of 2016, Mintzmyer was ranked in the top 2% for online 'bloggers' for a two-year performance. 

  • His exclusive analysis has received numerous "Top Idea," "Must Read," and "Small Cap Insight" awards. 



  • He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, is regularly quoted in trade journals, and hosts a popular podcast featuring shipping industry executives.

  • He also hosts regular "Virtual Investor Forums," which are a must-attend for anyone interested in the shipping and infrastructure industries.

  • He is commonly cited in industry news such as TradeWinds and Splash 24/7 and has been interviewed multiple times on Cheddar TV.