Nicoya Research

Nicoya Research publishes financial research aimed at helping independent investors profit in the markets. The company is named after a remote area of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, the Nicoya Peninsula. It is known for its white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters and lush jungles. The Nicoya Peninsula is considered one of the few Blue Zones in the world, where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years.

Jason Hamlin started his investing career while living on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. He eventually bought land in the region and his daughter was born there, given “Nicoya” as her middle name out of her parents’ reverence for the region.

At Nicoya Research, we study macroeconomic cycles in order to determine the best sectors in which to invest. We then apply fundamental and technical analysis to uncover the best-in-breed companies within these sectors. We study their financial reports, get on the phone with management, study analyst reports and go the extra mile to acquire the highest-quality information used to make successful investment decisions.

We are contrarian investors, looking to invest early in companies that have yet to be fully appreciated by the wider markets. Our strategy involves identifying deep value and having the courage to buy when the herd is selling and sell when the herd is buying. We will also jump on momentum plays early when significant breakouts occurs and employ swing trading to maximize gains.

We are a boutique research firm with a strong focus on client satisfaction. We never accept compensation to promote stocks, eliminating any conflict of interest. We also steer clear of the hyperbolic marketing hype that plagues the investment newsletter business. You will never find us guaranteeing “5,241%” returns or making you sit through a 15-minute sales pitch in order to access our research. Furthermore, we personally respond to all subscriber questions within 24 business hours.

Jason Hamlin

Jason is the founder of Nicoya Research and has been publishing investment research at since 2006. His background is in data analytics for the world’s largest market research firm. Jason consulted to Fortune 500 companies around the globe, including Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson and Del Monte. Jason eventually left the corporate world and leveraged his analytical skills to trade stocks successfully full-time.

Jason’s investment philosophy takes into account political, historical and socio-economic factors to determine macroeconomic trends and isolate the sectors that stand to benefit. He then applies fundamental and technical analysis, as well as proprietary models, to find companies that are undervalued within those sectors.

Jason is a contrarian, cycles investor and student of Austrian economics. He is a regular speaker at investment conferences and proponent of sound money, limited government and decentralization of power.