Alex Koyfman


Born in Soviet Russia, Alex immigrated to the US with his family in the early 1980s. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, and a JD from Penn State.

His interest in finance and investing began at an early age, and he was trading actively by his late teens — taking advantage of the rapidly developing opportunities online trading gave non-profession investors. His earliest successes include a very risky but ultimately highly lucrative purchase of Worldcom shares as panic sent the stock plummeting to below $1.

After lawschool, Alex made the decision to give up a promising future in the legal industry, and turned to trading and investing full time — including an increased focus on both early stage public equity, and startup stage private equity investing.

In the fall of 2014, longtime friend and colleague Brian Hicks persuaded Alex to start the now flourishing Microcap Insider investment advisory — a newsletter which profiles the best and most prospective technology and resource companies trading today.

His scientific approach, and statistical de-risking methods have helped build a strong, fast-moving, high-averaging portfolio which handily out-performs any hedge fund in operation today.


Recent Articles by Alex Koyfman

Complete Electrical Failure at 104,000 Feet

Posted on January 13, 2022

Here Lies Plastic, Our Loyal Friend, 1907–2022

Posted on January 6, 2022

Is Die Hard the Wokest Movie You've Ever Seen?

Posted on December 30, 2021

Will This Carbon-Neutral Rocket Fuel Save the World?

Posted on December 16, 2021

There's Plastic in Your Tap Water

Posted on December 9, 2021

What Are "Pyroplastics" and Why Are They Deadly?

Posted on December 2, 2021

South Korea Endorses Ammonia Fuel

Posted on November 18, 2021

COVID's Environmental Cost: 25,000 Tons of Trash

Posted on November 11, 2021

This Could End the Plastic Industry as We Know It

Posted on November 4, 2021

The "Model T" of the Ammonia Fuel Era

Posted on October 28, 2021

Amazon Hops Aboard the Ammonia Bandwagon

Posted on October 21, 2021

It's Official: Ammonia Fuel Is Now a Commodity

Posted on October 14, 2021

Forbes Picks Up Ammonia... 8 Months After Us

Posted on October 7, 2021

Tesla's Real Nightmare: A Carbon-Neutral ICE Fuel

Posted on September 30, 2021

Diaper King to Build Chicago-Sized Smart City?

Posted on September 23, 2021

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