Gregory Spear, editor of The Spear Report and president of Spear Capital Management, developed his unique "consensus" concept for picking stocks while trying to make sense of the myriad of financial newsletters that he encountered. He noticed that while top-performing newsletters used very different screens to make their picks, they did recommend several of the same stocks. Mr. Spear believed that grouping these companies' screening processes together could outperform even the best of the top-performing individual newsletters. This led to the creation of The Spear Report to guide investors in the use of his concept. Spear Capital Management came into being a few years later to utilize this same consensus strategy in managing live assets. Mr. Spear has spoken on various radio and television programs including CNNfn, Bloomberg, and CNBC.