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Daily Profit Cycle is published by Digest Publishing.

At Daily Profit Cycle, we pledge to deliver foresight in a world of groupthink, along with outsized profits during the ups and downs of all market seasons. We believe there's a natural rhythm — or cycle — to the market and the sectors within it. Understanding these cycles — and where we are in them — is key to higher investment profits in both the short- and long-term. To that end, we offer some of our insights in the free Daily Profit Cycle newsletter.


Nick Hodge

Now in Spokane after over thirty years in northeastern Maryland, Nick Hodge is the Co-founder of Digest Publishing and Publisher of Daily Profit Cycle.

He offers a series of products geared toward helping high net worth and retail investors manage their own money and financial destiny.

Previously, Nick founded the Outsider Club, and built it into a financial publishing behemoth serving hundreds of thousands of investors and generating tens of millions in revenue.

He has co-authored two books on investing, Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks and Energy Investing For Dummies.

Nick has long championed investing via private placements, and has made millions for himself and his clients while helping to finance some of the most exciting early stage companies in the resource, energy, cannabis, biotech sectors — and beyond.

Known for a “call it like you see it” approach to money and policy, Nick’s intuition for using global change for financial gain has earned him followers across the world and led to countless media appearances.

When he's not writing, investing, or flying around the world to meet with company executives, Nick can usually be found somewhere on his small ranch in the Inland Northwest with his beautiful wife and three children, pursuing the outdoor activities he grew up with and continues to love.

You can check out Nick's premium investment research and advisory products here. You can see his weekly podcast, Investing in Bizarro World, here.

Gerardo Del Real

Based in Austin by way of Chicago – Go Cubs! – and Alaska... Gerardo Del Real is Co-founder of Digest Publishing, and editor of Daily Profit Cycle.

Prior to these roles, he spent a decade behind-the-scenes, providing research and advice to large institutional players, fund managers, newsletter writers and some of the most active high net worth investors in the resource space, including those who count in billions.

Del Real’s insights and advice have made – and saved – investors millions of dollars. For years he advised clients to steer clear of most companies in the resource space. And for years the resource bear persisted.

Gerardo's due diligence and track record has allowed him to create a unique and powerful network of contacts that he leverages to maximize the incredible money-making opportunities that now exist in the resource sector.

He’s helped everyone from retail investors to billionaires maximize their mining stock returns because it's where he made his wealth as well. Gerardo's "eat your own cooking" approach sets him apart from other wannabee gurus.

You can check out his premium investment research and advisory products here. You can see his weekly podcast, Investing in Bizarro World, here.


Ryan Stancil

Ryan Stancil is an editor and regular contributor to Daily Profit Cycle.

He’s been active in the financial publishing industry for more than half a decade, offering insights and commentary on technology and geopolitics to help readers make sense of the constantly changing landscape and how it affects their investments.

His readers appreciate his "tell it as it is" writing style, where he always offers a fresh new perspective on what's happening in the market and leaves nothing unsaid.

Chris Curl

Chris Curl was born at the forefront of the millennial generation in Leesburg, Virginia.

And while he’s remained on the forefront of many things — including the cryptocurrency market — his seek-the-opportunity approach to life has taken him well out of the DC suburbs.

Chris was into technology and gaming very early, working for an online gaming newsletter back in 1997 when he was 14. He filmed and edited movies in high school. And ultimately went on to serve Netflix in its very early days.

But he never lost the gaming itch. And he knows it from both the user and hardware side. Chris has built and refurbished several custom retro arcade gaming units. He’s also into import cars. He can hold a conversation with top Porsche owners — though he hasn’t owned one in a long time. Or he can replace the throttle position sensor on his own Mercedes.

Now based in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Chris was able to navigate the crypto cycle to make 60-75x his money on more than one coin. And he thinks higher prices are ahead for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in 2022.

Chris has had a ton of what he calls “Joe jobs ” — from working at Starbucks to delivering pizzas. But his mission is now clear: Make enough money with crypto to be financially independent.

Join his premium newsletter Crypto Cycle today!

John Carl

John Carl is a regular contributor to Daily Profit Cycle and is based in Charlottesville, VA.

He first entered the financial world in 2009, when he made wildly profitable calls on Netflix, Chipotle, and Green Mountain Coffee.

High on his early success at stock picking, John decided to try out a career as a day trader. This part didn’t go so well—especially when most of his trades put him in direct competition with activist hedge fund investors like David Einhorn and Daniel Lobe. He learned the hard way what it’s like to get kicked in the teeth by bigger players in the market (not fun!).

But each setback led to new insights, and with some care and strategy he learned how to make wiser investments. He clawed his way back with big wins on stocks like Cisco, NVidia, and Taiwan Semiconductor (in addition to dozens of smaller plays).

This is also when John found his way into financial publishing. With the help of a few old investing buddies, John began to write articles for several different publishers in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. Slowly, a career emerged.

Today John writes about precious metals, cannabis, cryptos, technology, and bio-tech. He travels all over the world to get the inside scoop: from cannabis greenhouses in Canada to coffee farms in Guatemala. But above all else he’s an investor, just like you—and you can be certain he’s always willing to put his money where his mouth is.