Lyn Alden


Lyn Alden’s background lies in the intersection of engineering and finance.

She has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management, with a focus on engineering economics and financial modeling. I used to work as an electrical engineer at an aviation facility, and over the course of a decade I worked my way up from being an intern to being the lead engineer and running the day-to-day operations and finances of the facility, before retiring early at age 33 with financial independence.

Since then, I’ve been a full-time investor and independent analyst. I’ve been performing investment research for over fifteen years in various public and private capacities and founded Lyn Alden Investment Strategy in 2016. My goal is to provide institutional-level research in plain English so that both institutional investors and retail investors can benefit from it.

My work has been editorially featured or cited on the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Marketwatch, Time’s Money Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Street, CNBC, US News and World Report, Kiplinger, the Asia Times, the Huffington Post, and other media. I’ve appeared on Kitco, Real Vision, The Investor’s Podcast Network, The Rebel Capitalist Show, Macro Voices, The Market Huddle, What Bitcoin Did, and many other shows and podcasts. I’ve also served as an advisor or consultant for start-up companies, hedge funds, and executive committees of large institutions.

This site provides investment research and strategy, covering stocks, precious metals, international equities, and alternative investments. Whether you’re new to investing or experienced, there’s a lot here for you. I analyze advanced topics for institutional investors, and also break many of those topics down for retail investors to keep track of what’s happening in terms of global macro.

In addition to giving you investment tutorials and specific investment ideas, I focus on high-level strategy, including keeping readers up to date on changing market conditions and various asset allocation approaches to capitalize on opportunities. I don’t give personalized investment advice, but I can provide insight and information on investments for my readers.

What I want to do most of all, is give you clear information and analysis.

I take a lot of the chaotic, cluttered, financial noise out there and filter it down into a concise, actionable set of information to help you to make the most informed moves.

That’s what I do for readers of my free newsletter. It comes out approximately every 6 weeks, and tens of thousands of readers love it.