Kal Kotecha PhD, is a seasoned investment newsletter writer, strategist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, economist and sought after speaker. Since 2003, he has been the editor and founder of the Junior Gold Report (JGR) (previously known as the Kotecha Resource Report/Moly-Gold Report until the name change to JGR in 2010). JGR provides critical analyses of companies profiting from the precious and base metals sector with a readership of thousands of investors. Dr. Kotecha’s reports and articles have been featured on amongst other sites: Kitco.com, 321gold.com, Seeking Alpha, the Aureport, Streetwise Report, SmallCapPower, InvestorNewsNetwork and Mining.com.
Dr. Kotecha proudly has his own column on the homepage of Stockhouse.com and on The Market Herald. He also is a keynote speaker at premier conferences on Bay Street and beyond. He has spoken on such topics as trend investing, the cannabis sector as well as on blockchain and cryptocurriences.
Dr. Kotecha has been an annual speaker at PDAC since 2016 – the annual PDAC Convention is regarded as the premier international event for the mineral industry. It has attracted more than 25,000 people from 125 countries in recent years. His reporting includes worldwide onsite analyses with a focus on developing companies. Dr. Kotecha has previously held leadership positions with many junior mining companies.
Dr. Kotecha holds: a B.A. double majoring in Economics and Psychology, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration specialising in Finance, and a PhD in Business Administration. His PhD thesis focused on the Affective Heuristics of the 2008 stock market crash. He has also lectured economics at the University of Waterloo and Niagara College where he received the distinct honour of being named Professor of the Year in 2014.
Apart from his enthusiasm for the investing world, his passion is helping the homeless. He is a former volunteer and COO of A HandUp for the Homeless.
Currently he volunteers for the “Out of the Cold” program and in 2018, with the help of 15 generous volunteers, he ran and operated the “Out of the Heat” program in the Waterloo Region, ON feeding over 150 participants weekly.
Dr. Kotecha is expanding his charity work with the development of an organization that will focus on helping children trapped in abusive situations worldwide.