Brad Hartung, Penny Stock Research Contributor


Brad Hartung writes a blog called the Small Cap Pirate where he highlights biotech and mining stocks that he thinks are headed higher and offers some insight into speculating in small cap companies. Soon he will be launching a subscription newsletter, The Left Coast Speculator, for people who want to invest in clinical stage biotech and junior mining companies.

After serving in the US Navy as a helicopter pilot, he entered the financial services industry as a retail stockbroker in October 1999 for what he describes as, “the easiest three months in any stockbroker’s career.” Even after the and Y2K busts, he managed to grow his clients’ account but quickly learned that brokerage research reports and analyst ratings were completely useless. He began a journey to discover the most reliable method for finding stocks that were about to have a huge increase in value. This mission included stops at a couple brokerage firms, many late night conversations with veteran traders, and even a stint as an intern at a foreign currency hedge fund.

He finally uncovered the strategy to identify high growth stocks and now you can read about his most recent stock highlights at