John joined Sprott Global in early 2016 after finishing a master’s degree in Austrian Economics and one year at Euro Pacific Capital.
John was drawn to the Sprott organization by his following of Rick Rule and other like-minded individuals inside the organization. There are few places where Austrian Economics is applied to finance as effectively as Sprott. John first became interested in finance after reading Liar’s Poker, which turned his interest to economics. The economic way of thinking is useful for understanding the unseen and knowing what you don’t know. He feels that mainstream economics and finance tend to only scratch the surface and that deeper fundamental analysis is often overlooked.
Investing in gold and mining equities is a great extension of Austrian Economics. John hopes to get his clients involved with related investments for wealth protection and generation. By doing so, he seeks to provide a counterweight to general market holdings as gold and mining stocks are often less correlated and therefore can help hedge not only a well-diversified portfolio but also against established norms in the finance industry.
John grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from George Mason University in Virginia with an MA in Economics. He currently lives in Carlsbad, CA with his family and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 & 55 registrations. For an introductory phone call with John Barker, please dial 760 444 5293, or email him directly at email@example.com