About Us

Sebastian Purcell, PhD

Founder, Chief Investment Officer

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Elyse Purcell, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Our Mission

Our mission is literally to democratize the tools of hedge fund managers for ordinary people. The Art of the Bubble is a free series of lessons on the principles that inform the strategy of 1.2 Capital Management, a cryptocurrency hedge fund. The hedge fund, of course, uses more sophisticated techniques and a dedicated team, but the principles are the same.

This is our way to even the score a bit, which is why we give away all of our basic lessons and why we keep our services affordable.

Our Story

The Art of The Bubble began in a university classroom. We had been teaching students how to apply the tools of logic to real-life situations like the stock market.

We soon learned that most students knew next to nothing about the market and so began to develop lessons and meet with students outside ordinary hours just to teach them the basics. Starting from these origins, our team continues to use data analytics as its backbone for thinking about broad trends in the macroeconomy. Then we monitor the health of specific industries and focus on selecting the “bubbliest” stocks and coins in those industries to trade.

Why Subscribe?

Social media has changed our relationships, our dating lives, and now trading and investing.

The result is that bubbles are everywhere.

Bubbles are irrational, but they offer small investors the opportunity to make life-changing trades in unprecedentedly short periods of time. The Art of The Bubble focuses on testable, data-driven strategies to make sense of these bubbles in cryptocurrencies, cannabis, and everything bubbly.

Our 2020 trades returned better than 8.7x, 2021 closed out at 8.3x, and 2022 is just about even.

Subscribers get access to these trades in real-time so that they can verify on their own. They get access to the output of algorithms that inform these decisions, depending on their plan. Finally, they get access to a learning community to bring up new topics and troubleshoot issues as they come up on Discord.

  • You will learn testable methods for investing and trading that can produce high returns and move you towards financial freedom.
  • No prior knowledge about trading or investing is assumed.
  • We are a team of trained professors with multiple teaching awards, so we understand how to convey information.