The 21st century was supposed to be the most glorious time in human history. The internet brought all human knowledge to our fingertips.
Democracy, and carefully regulated capitalism, had brought unparalleled wealth that led to Wall Street and venture capital firms lining up to fund new ventures, new inventions, and new businesses.
A surge in globalism meant that we could harness the unique talents and resources of the entire planet. And new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, blockchain technologies, electric vehicles, all promised to bring a quality of life that our grandparents could only have dreamed of.
Stocks went up year after year. The Cold War was won. There was a new Age of Information making everything and everybody so much smarter—and richer, too.
The world was a happy place and Americans were its happiest people. U.S. consumer capitalism was the envy of all mankind.
But something went very wrong.
Cities made unlivable by homelessness and lawlessness… The biggest drop in family wealth in years … the biggest fall in productivity in years…
We’re more connected than ever, yet more isolated as well.
Instead of establishing the utopian society so many had hoped for, America ignited a ticking time bomb that is about to explode and smother American citizens and investors under the fallout.
We can see the signs wherever we look. It costs a hundred dollars to fill up a tank of gas. The price of everything has soared: food, lumber, medicine, and that’s if you can find these things in stock.
We’ve seen a constant shortage of goods and supplies in recent years. Companies have slowed down their hiring, leaving unemployment on the rise.
Americans are feeling the pressure everywhere in every aspect of our lives, but this is all just the tip of the iceberg.
We’ll soon be divided into the haves and the have nots, and there’s only one solution to make sure you’re on the winning side: Build true wealth.
Here’s how in three steps…
Take Control of Your Own Money
It’s always a good idea to keep some of your money in cash in case of emergencies.
For example, if you put your money in a money market fund paying +4% and the S&P 500 drops just 5% – that’s a 9% positive swing in your favor.
It’s also vital that you understand how to invest.
Not just the strategies and tactics that go into identifying winning trades, but the underlying tenets that define a successful investor. These principles are the foundation on which my own successful investing career was founded. And I still preach them to this day. So much so that we took those ideas and compiled them into reports for our readers.
Once you understand these vital concepts, you can start to thrive in any environment by focusing on the right vehicles.
Put Your Money in Safer, Alternative Investments
If finding profitable short and long term investments with limited risk was easy, everyone would be a winner.
There’s a science to identifying winning trades. It’s one that my team and I have executed to the highest level over the last three decades. We’ve done so thanks to a proprietary strategy that combines fundamental and technical analysis through a macro lens to identify clear opportunities.
Here are a few of the biggest opportunities our team has identified moving forward, with a full report on each that you can get access to.
1 The Midas Touch: Turn Your Investments to Gold
Gold has long been regarded as a safe haven for investors in times of economic trouble. But that doesn’t mean it’s as simple as “go buy gold.” This report makes it easy for investors to maximize their returns in precious metals. After reading this report, you’ll be able to:
- Find the best deals
- Identify “fools gold opportunities” that are too good to be true
- Discover how to buy gold the right way
- Take advantage of real gold bullion (and get tips on hiding it in safe, secret places like under the desert in the Mojave).
These high level investment strategies come right from the head of a Swiss private investment firm, the inventor of a white-labeled international trading platform of gold bullion, and a world renowned commodities speculator. And they can instantly help you cash in on the coming gold boom.
2 “Long Oil”: Bill Bonner’s Big Bet On Dirty Energy
This is about more than “oil.” This report is a must have for investors looking for long term investments with maximum profit potential. This guide gives readers access to actionable insights directly from a former BP geologist, Bill Bonner’s own family capital management partner, and a world-renowned expert in global supply chain analysis.
- Uncover the unconventional wisdom behind playing crude oil
- Find out which companies are in position for the highest returns and how to play each one
- Avoid the mistakes investors make when investing in the oil sector
3 Hot Topic Investments: Profiting from the Crypto Winter
After the collapse of cryptocurrency exchanges, many regular investors were uncertain about which cryptocurrencies and companies are a smart (or even safe) bet. But crypto’s legendary profits are there and waiting, if you know where to look. This guide tells you:
- Exactly where to put your money during the “Crypto Winter”
- Red flags to avoid in digital investing
- Plus, you’ll find out how to properly understand how crypto is changing the monetary environment
4 Dr. Prins’ Infrastructure Play of the Decade
Discover how to invest in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Over $1.2 trillion dollars were pledged to rebuild “America’s roads, bridges and rails, access to clean drinking water, high-speed internet, and the advancement of environmental justice.” Billionaires the world-over too have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars a year dedicated to Biden’s “infrastructure decade.” This guide will: This guide will:
- Give you the details on how to claim your share of the American infrastructure play
- Show you the companies leading the charge in this tsunami of investment
- Give you an idea of where not to invest your funds
These reports give you insights into four distinct investment opportunities that stand to pay off big in both the short and long term.
Together, they can help you:
- Take control of your own wealth and safeguard your money from bank failures
- Build a truly diversified portfolio that provides value in both the long and short term
- Enjoy safety in uncertain times, even as others panic when things fall apart
- And so much more …
But the time to take action is now.
Ongoing Analysis & Support
You’ve just discovered some very important but very difficult truths.
This information is the kind of data my team and I have researched and collected for decades.
And we’ve been sharing that information in a private investor group called The Essential Investor.
Today, I’d like to invite you to become an Essential Investor, and claim more than $1,300 in free bonuses when you join.
In our private member forum, we provide:
- Weekly trade alerts explaining what to buy, when to buy it, and exactly why we’re buying, so that our members can learn while they earn
- The Model Portfolio featuring 20 additional trade ideas every mont (15 long and short term positions with extremely defined and limited risk exposure and 5 highly researched speculative opportunities with substantial upside) for members who want to be more active in their investment approach
- The Essential Investor Members Only Forum where you can connect with other members, find new investment opportunities and ideas, and get answers to your biggest questions and overcome your investing obstacles
You’ve just seen a sample of the type of value we provide through our research.
We look beyond just what’s on the surface to identify the real story, revealing threats and opportunities that go beyond what’s at eye level.
Here are just a few examples within the Essential Investor Model Portfolio:
1 Charles Schwab (SCHW)
Wait … a BANK as the first example of a stock worth buying in the middle of a report on a banking crisis?!
Well, as I said – we go far beyond the surface to identify opportunities, and Charles Schwab is indeed a great opportunity. The only one within the banking sector in my opinion.
SCHW is an oversold stock, and we’re buying at up to $58 share price.
Our team would consider them pretty close to a blue chip bank. Dare we say a flight to safety.
They don’t make outrageous claims. And they don’t do a lot about outrageous investing. They are just getting punished by the media and the market acting out of fear.
The Schwab stock price fell off a cliff. But nothing had changed at the bank. Nothing had changed with the trading platform.
What did change—and has been changing—was the Fed’s dramatic effort to fight inflation by raising interest rates at an historic pace. This increased the attractive returns “money markets” will pay.
Individual investors who’d been trading on the Schwab platform… and those who’d given Schwab their money to be managed in one of the Schwab funds… started pulling their money out, seeking higher returns in money market accounts.
Big institutional bankers took notice. They started dumping Schwab stock. The stock dropped nearly 40% in a matter of days.
But that’s what makes this case “curious.”
Schwab has a $90 billion market cap. But it was—is—being treated like a regional bank, subject to volatile rates, and investors chasing higher returns elsewhere.
Schwab is a victim of the digital era of crowds. And when that happens, stocks can drop very quickly because, again, people are hitting the sell at any price button and a stock will drop to a place that’s just unreasonable compared to the overall value of this company.
It happens fairly quickly.
And the pullback has opened up a new avenue for Schwab in the next three to six months.
Now, you have to be careful in situations like this because the other side of an oversold stock is sometimes called a “falling knife”.
As always, you never want “to catch a falling knife” because you can cut your hand. It’s better to wait for a stock that’s oversold to kind of show some level of strength or at least some level of stability before stepping in and buying it.
Do your due diligence. Look carefully at the fundamentals of the company. Ask, “how much should this company actually be worth?” And then once the situation stabilizes, that’s typically when it’s a much better time to step in and start to buy.
2 SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)
Overall, now is an excellent time to buy and hold physical gold. But there’s also the Spider Gold Trust, which has been a positive position for us, and could see a significant return moving forward.
Right now, gold is trending higher. We’ve seen gold actually cross above the $2,000 per ounce mark and could see $3,000 by the end of the year.
There’s a lot of firepower and a lot of tailwinds behind gold right now. Part of the reason people are enjoying investing in gold and why this is so attractive right now is because of inflation, which is poised to continue rising hire as the banking crisis adds fuel to the inflationary fires.
Gold tends to hold its value over a long period of time despite the fact that the value of the dollar is declining. So if the value of the dollar is declining, it means it takes more of these weak dollars to buy an ounce of gold. And we have seen the dollar pull back both in absolute terms and also compared to other currencies. The more you print, the more debt the US goes into, the more potential there is for the dollar to be devalued. So gold is a good hedge against that.
3 Vaneck Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)
GDXJ is another fund that invests in gold mining companies. So this is a play that follows the same theme, but is much more aggressive.
The same move in gold price can lead to significantly more profit in GDXJ because it’s made up of a variety of junior miners. And part of the reason that GDXJ has done so well is because junior miners (small mines that are beginning the process of developing and actually starting to pull gold out of the ground) often run at a loss in the early stages of their businesses because there’s just so much input that has to go into creating a mine:
- Getting all the environmental permits
- Labor is high
- Fuel costs are high
- Equipment costs are high
But as gold starts to move higher, these junior miners can go from actually losing money to making a profit just because gold went from $1,900 announced to $2,100 announced. And we know as investors, there’s a huge difference between owning a company that actually generates a profit versus owning a company that makes a small loss. And so as these small gold miners turn that corner and become more profitable, the stocks that are included in GDXJ have the potential to shoot significantly higher.
4 Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)
Intuitive Surgical is one of my favorite picks right now in the medical device area.
Medical devices are doing well right now because so many people stayed away from hospitals during COVID that really needed either an implant done or some kind of elective surgery, but an important elective surgery. And now that COVID is less of a risk, people are going back in and getting these procedures done.
Intuitive Surgical has a very unique platform where they do robotic surgeries and install a base of very expensive robot system, and that costs a lot of money, and the company makes a ton of profit from that system going in.
But the really exciting thing is that once that system is in and they’re putting them in hundreds of hospitals throughout the country, then there are consumables that are used every time that system does a surgery.
Intuitive Surgical then provides all of those consumable products that are used with that robotic surgery. So they have an installed base that continues to generate revenue week after week and month after month. Now that China is opening up following their archaic lockdowns, we’re actually seeing Intuitive Surgical business pick up in China as well.
We foresee this trend continuing, making ISRG a very attractive buy.
4 Valero (VLO)
Valero is an energy refiner, turning oil into gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and so forth.
The bet we’re making on VLO is a play on the spread between what it costs Valero to buy oil and what Valero is being paid to sell refined products. This is what’s known as “a crack spread,” essentially the difference in price between what you can sell the jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, at, and what you have to pay for the actual crude oil that you buy.
We look at it as built in arbitrage.
Spread between those two is the profit that you can make for every single barrel of oil. Those crack spreads have been very wide recently just because we’re seeing very high demand for diesel and jet fuel, and there have been low inventories, which makes people worried about shortages.
This naturally drives prices higher. Meanwhile, oil has been low. We’ve recently seen a little bit of a rebound in oil, a trend which may continue, but oil prices or the input prices for Valero have been relatively low, whereas their profit from selling refined products has been higher.
In addition to just having a very profitable business, Valero actually pays a great dividend because of this reliable practice. That dividend helps the company to hold value or the stock to hold value in good times and bad, because investors know that they will get paid from this company’s profit spreads.
Three decades of success have proven us right, and will continue to prove us right now.
With the banking crisis upon us, it’s time for investors to take action or face the consequences.
Go back to imagining your retirement.
Imagining the panic that spills into every facet of our lives as banks cause systemic havoc throughout the financial system.
Now imagine you took action today to join The Essential Investor …
Imagine being able to take that dream vacation, and bring the whole family with you.
Imagine being able to live in that dream house …
To spend unlimited time with the family…
And to make sure they’re all taken care of and leave behind a legacy of support.
Now imagine looking back and being able to say it was because of The Essential Investor.
That’s our goal for you.