Gaurav S. Iyer, IFC

Gaurav S. Iyer is a research analyst and editor at Lombardi Financial. He currently writes for Profit Confidential where he focuses on macroeconomics and capital markets.

On the equity side, Iyer is a fundamental analyst who focuses on company business models and how those companies are positioned within their industry compared to their competitors. His economic research and analysis has appeared in The Economist.

Iyer co-founded the Rethinking Economic chapters in Toronto and Montreal, Canada.

Get to know Gaurav…

What was your very first investment?

My older brother had saved a nest egg and wanted to invest, so he asked for my help. Finding ripe industries was easy since I already understood economics. This was in 2009, and I realized that financials were sure to rebound. But once I began looking at individual companies, I gained a new level of respect for how uniquely structured each firm could be, and what it meant about their potential for success or failure.

What has been the most memorable moment of your investment career?

My most memorable moment came from owning a large-cap tech company. It was an over-hyped stock that was straining under a heavy load of pessimism. Those are the moments that define successful investors. I did not listen to the naysayers; I trusted my analysis, and a year later the stock had earned 30%.

What is your investment philosophy?

I am a value investor. I think of companies, not stocks. It helps me to know where exactly a business is making its money, how it plans to expand, and whether it can defend its market share. Only once you know those things can you determine if the stock is over- or under-priced.

Gaurav S. Iyer's Articles

Ripple News Update Yesterday, a Reddit user named “kidfromkansas” posted instructions for other XRP fans to petition Coinbase. They want the currency listed beside Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. (Source: "(How To): Request XRP be added to Coinbase," Reddit, November 20, 2017.) Overnight, the post became extremely popular, with…

Ethereum News Update Today’s biggest Ethereum news doesn’t even have Ethereum in the headline. It read: “CME's Bitcoin Futures Likely to Start Trading December 11” and was published yesterday on CoinDesk. The article was later corrected to specify that CME Group Inc (NASDAQ: CME) accidentally published December 11 as…

Litecoin News Update Litecoin prices soared last week as tensions between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash rumbled to a halt. However, there’s one currency that has gained far more from the Bitcoin drama: Dash. Like LTC, Dash is a decentralized currency looking to build a wide user base. Both…

Ripple News Update Ripple prices have been sitting in a tinderbox ever since Ripple's conference in October, waiting for a spark to set it aflame. That spark (in this metaphor) arrived last week in the form of a partnership. A partnership with whom, you ask? Oh, just American…

Litecoin News Update On Monday, Litecoin prices extended their rally to 19% as more money flowed into the cryptocurrency market. Total investment in the sector rose above $239.0 billion, which is vastly higher than most analysts thought was possible at this point in the year. This helped lift…

If you came to this article through a search of “Monero Price Prediction in 2018,” you came to the right place. This report provides an overview of the Monero cryptocurrency, including how Monero (XMR) derives its value and distinguishes itself in a crowded market. Also, this report contains Monero…

Investors who missed out on the Bitcoin surge to $7,834.72 should pay close attention to today’s Ethereum news update. ETH is on the verge of getting its own derivatives market, which is precisely what sent Bitcoin flying to the moon last month. I know that memories are short in…

Ripple prices have moderated since their extraordinary surge on Thursday morning, but the currency is still up more than 10% on Friday. The Ripple to USD exchange rate appreciated from $0.210449 to $0.232294, an increase of 10.38%. It all happened so quickly. I started writing my daily Ripple…

Litecoin is the “silver to Bitcoin’s gold.” Or at least that’s what analysts (this analyst included!) keep saying. It is repeated so often that today’s Litecoin news update should be utterly predictable. On Friday morning, the Litecoin to USD exchange rate advanced 4.84% to $66.67. It was the…

Ripple News Update On Thursday morning, Ripple prices experienced a spontaneous surge that sent XRP skyrocketing to $0.262250. This 24.41% increase in the Ripple to USD exchange rate happened in under an hour. If you’re wondering what could have sparked such a rally, consider this: American Express Company…

Although Ethereum prices fell overnight, investors should not be downcast about today’s Ethereum news—it is actually quite positive. For one thing, the civil war between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is almost over. BCH dropped 14.88% during the last 24 hours, while BTC advanced to $7,477.17. Put another way,…

Today’s Litecoin news is strikingly similar to our prediction from earlier in the week. We warned you that the Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash rotation was bizarre and that it would most likely reverse in due course. And of course, that is exactly what’s happening. BCH dropped 19% overnight,…

Novice traders in the crypto space suffer from illusions that can, at times, hurt our Ripple price prediction. For example, many of them believe that every “altcoin” is made in the image of Bitcoin, and therefore is affected by the same news as Bitcoin. This is patently untrue.…

“Sin Stocks” Make Great Investments By now, investors know that marijuana stocks can multiply your wealth by up to five times. The cat is out of the bag, and, as a result, cannabis is one of the hottest sectors of the stock market. It shouldn’t come as surprise……

Another day, another 20% rise in Bitcoin Cash. Is this good Litecoin news? Should investors get excited about the fact that Litecoin is in the mix of Bitcoin’s civil war, or should they run for the hills? Let’s take a closer look… First off, the effect on LTC…