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

Canopy vs. Aurora Canopy Growth Corp (OTCMKTS:TWMJF, TSE:WEED) is the biggest player in the burgeoning legal marijuana market. Or at least it was until the Aurora-MedReleaf $3.2-billion deal was announced. This report considers the impact of that deal on our Canopy Growth stock forecast, while also speculating about what…

TSLA Stock at the Fork in the Road Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) recently held one of the weirdest, most memorable earnings calls of all time. I didn’t write about it when it happened, because everyone else was doing that. But the dust has finally settled. We finally have the distance…

Canopy Growth NYSE Listing Most of our readers know that Canopy Growth Corp (OTCMKTS:TWMJF, TSE:WEED) is the market leader of Canadian marijuana stocks. However, a Canopy Growth NYSE listing could take the company to another level—a level that offers enormous gains for investors. The company came close to applying…

CannaRoyalty Is a Standout Performer Contrary to the popular '60s song “One is the Loneliest Number,” CannaRoyalty Corp (OTCMKTS:CNNRF, CNSX:CRZ) has enjoyed being a loner in the marijuana industry. Its share price soared even while everyone else’s fell apart. This standout performance has caught my eye over the last…

XRP Prices Hang in the Balance Ripple bears like to claim that XRP “serves no purpose” in its technology, but recent success with the "xRapid" software says otherwise. That—plus the continual “Is XRP a security?” debate—drove Ripple prices round and round in circles last week. I see these…

Bitcoin Prices Are Less Independent Than You Think Inside the world of cryptocurrencies, some truths go unquestioned: 1) centralization is terrible, 2) fixed money supplies are great, 3) cryptocurrencies are uncorrelated from stocks. The last “truth” is now in question. Many analysts, myself included, have raised questions about…

NVIDIA Q1 Earnings Report Some people look forward to birthdays, vacations, and fancy dinners. I, on the other hand, wait impatiently for companies like NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) to announce their quarterly reviews. As soon as they do, I pin the NVIDIA earnings report date to my calendar. (Don’t…

Xiaomi IPO in 2018 When I first heard rumors about a Xiaomi IPO in 2018, I thought: Let the Alibaba/Xiaomi comparisons begin! And sure enough, I’ve already read three articles putting the two initial public offerings (IPOs) side by side. Writers tend to ignore that Xiaomi is going…

BABA Stock Price Drops on Q4 Earnings On Friday, shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) dropped more than one percent after the Alibaba Q4 earnings report came out, sucking more than $4.0 billion out of Alibaba’s market capitalization. If you’re wondering why, we’ve got you covered. But…

A Five Year Deal in Quebec No one claims that Hydropothecary Corp (OTCMKTS:HYYDF, CVE:THCX) is the biggest or baddest marijuana company around. Nevertheless, it has one thing rivals cannot match: the Quebec supply deal. I’ve been writing about HYDFF stock for several months now. What stands out to…

Tesla Q1 Earnings Call Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will announce its quarterly earnings after the closing bell on May 2. Two hours later, the Tesla Q1 earnings call will start. I’m expecting hostility and frayed nerves, so bring the popcorn. Investors are finally pushing back against Tesla and its…

A Storm Brewing for AAPL Stock Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will hold the Apple Q2 earnings call after the closing bell on Tuesday, but most of you knew that. Every investor marks the Apple earnings report date on their calendar, even those who don’t own AAPL stock. This is…

A Historic FDA Decision When I talk to people about cannabis-related drugs, they either roll their eyes or else wink in a knowing way. No one takes it seriously. However, one medication in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pipeline could change that completely—it is called the…

Cryptocurrency Rally Holds Strong Rallies are important, but holding a rally is even more important. Thankfully, that’s what cryptocurrencies have done over the last two weeks. Our favorites either stuck close to their previous levels or they exploded to the upside. Siacoin (SC), for example, rose more than…

Is Aurora Stock Still Undervalued? Although most cannabis stocks have recovered from the first-quarter slump, one company is lagging behind: Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB). If you’re wondering how that’s possible, or why Aurora stock is still undervalued, rest assured, you’re not the only one—it has bothered me for…

Why Invest in Marijuana THC Breathalyzer Stocks? Everyone knows that marijuana stocks outperformed in 2017, but few people are aware of this small, explosive niche in the cannabis market: marijuana breathalyzer stocks. This growing trend is excellent for equities like the two companies we'll look at below. First,…

Jeff Bezos Is the New Warren Buffett Regular readers of Profit Confidential know that I frequently compare Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), to legendary investor Warren Buffett. They have the same gift—an eye for value. Buffett used his talents to amass the greatest investing…

Google Q1 Earnings Call: What to Expect With media attention focused on Mark Zuckerberg, some investors might have forgotten that Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is due for an earnings review on Monday, April 23, 2018. Not us, though. We’ve had the Google earnings report date fixed on our calendar for…