Thought Leadership

Eric Jackson’s innovative approach and research framework is in part, due to his unique and varied background. EMJ Capital has a repeated track record of finding the next set of unsung future winners early on and making compounding growth stock predictions. He is routinely asked for insight on CNBC, Bloomberg News, and other media outlets. Read the articles below to gain some insight on Eric’s Past Thought Leadership.

CNBC reports EMJ Capital finishes 2020 up +145% Net

January 4, 2021

On January 4, 2021, Eric Jackson was featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell to comment on the future of tech stocks and identify “Next-Gen FAANG” opportunities.

CNBC Closing Bell – “EMJ Capital’s Eric Jackson picks for 2021.”


EMJ Capital Hedge Fund Up 121%. Eric Jackson comments on Next-Gen FAANGs

December 08, 2020

A December 8, 2020 Bloomberg article highlighted Eric Jackson’s long-short fund which more than doubled in 2020 because of profitable bets on tech firms that thrived when the coronavirus hit. 

The article highlighted EMJ’s tech picks that thrived amidst the pandemic and attractive picks moving forward. EMJ’s Eric Jackson hunts growth stocks that can double or triple in the next 2-3 years. 

READ BLOOMBERG ARTICLE – “Hedge Fund Up 121%… Next-Gen Faangs”

Bloomberg News Highlights EMJ's 2020 Performance

May 6, 2020

On May 6, 2020, Bloomberg News positively profiled EMJ Capital’s  investment strategy for gaining 56 percent on strength of technology-focused holdings.

READ BLOOMBERG NEWS – “One-Man Hedge Fund Gains 56% with Virus Resistent Tech Bets”

Internet Auction Pioneer

April 14, 2020

On April 14, 2020, Eric Jackson made the bullish case for this consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales platform when the stock was at $35.

READ MEDIUM ARTICLE – “Hit ‘Buy Now’ on eBay” 

On March 6, 2020, Eric Jackson predicted that changes from Coronavirus would be long-lasting and benefit face-to-face platforms

March 6, 2020

Eric Jackson declared on March 6, 2020 that the Coronavirus pandemic would have a profound long-run impact on the global economy and made the case for face-to-face platforms.

READ MEDIUM ARTICLE – “Changes From Coronavirus Will Be Long-Lasting…”

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Eric Jackson predicted Satya Nadella to be named Microsoft CEO 6 months beforehand

Aug 27, 2013

Amidst much speculation – On August 27, 2013 Eric Jackson predicted Microsoft hire of unknown Satya Nadella as the next CEO. 

READ THE STREET ARTICLE – “Here’s Who Will Replace Ballmer at Microsoft”

Update: Jackson’s prediction was correct ahead of Microsoft’s big run.

Eric Jackson Predicted Alibaba's Massive Success Back in 2011 When Valued at $10B

February 23, 2011

In a February 23, 2011 article via the The Street,  Eric Jackson predicted that Alibaba would be worth over $100B in the coming years instead of its $10B private valuation.



Written 20 years ago, Eric Jackson’s PhD dissertation is one of the first studies to fully explore how a firm’s management and board characteristics are linked to IPO market capitalization and post-IPO performance.

Based on upper-echelons theory, Eric Jackson argues that the firm’s long-term operational and stock performance depend on the substantive abilities of the members of the firm’s management team and board, measured as their combined human and social capital – what Eric calls the firms’ upper-echelons capital.

Read Eric Jackson’s To Know and Be Known, Upper Echelons Capital’s Effects of IPO Performance.

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