Stanberry Research was founded in 1999 as an independent investment research firm. In addition to his editorial duties, company founder, Frank Porter Stansberry, often writes opinion pieces in a variety of financial publications discussing diverse and controversial issues ranging from the auto manufacturer bailout to the European financial panic, among others.
Stansberry Research has also used infomercials, such as the 2011 production of “The End of America”, as a means of public information dissemination. Frank Stansberry has also been recorded using racist and homophobic slurs on his premium radio program.
In November 2003, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) accused Stansberry of fraud committed while he edited various newsletters published under the umbrella of Agora, Inc., and Agora subsidiary, Pirate Investors LLC.
In August 2007, the court found Stansberry guilty with the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and subsequently denied a 2009 appeal.
Stansberry Research maintains a corporate office in Baltimore, Maryland.