Lobo Tiggre

Lobo Tiggre

Formal First Name
Nick Name
Louis James

Lobo Tiggre is the Founder and CEO of Louis James LLC, and the Principal Analyst and Editor of The Independent Speculator. He is a legendary mining stock speculator and writer who applies a very intelligent and well-designed approach to speculation. Tiggre joined Casey Research in 2004 and by 2007, he was writing and making investment recommendations in Casey’s flagship newsletter, the International Speculator. He researched and recommended speculative opportunities for legendary speculator Doug Casey for almost 14 years, writing under the name “Louis James.” At Casey Research, he learned about the newsletter business from Casey co-founder David Galland, and resource speculation from the legendary speculator Doug Casey himself. Before that, he was a writer and publisher involved in numerous ventures.

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  • The Independent Speculator is Tiggre's flagship monthly publication that delivers actionable ideas, information, and analysis made by Louis James LLC.

  • Through the newsletter, he brings his experience, connections, and deal flow directly to you, without the barrage of marketing hype used by larger publishers.

  • In addition to monthly newsletters, the service offers email alerts, news analysis, a go-to list, and other essential features to help you invest.


  • Tiggre has become a natural resource speculator specializing in metals and mining.

  • He is not a professional geologist but is frequently mistaken for one. He learned from the best geologists in the world and from investors like Rick Rule.

  • His long tutelage under world-class geologists, writers, and investors resulted in an exceptional track record. 

  • A fully transparent, documented, and verifiable track record is a central feature of Tiggre's services today. As of January 15, 2024, the average gain of all closed trades is 53.8%. 

  • He puts his own money into the speculations he writes about, so his readers will always know he has “skin in the game” with them.