Your Savings & the Liars, Cheaters and Thieves


Who are the liars, cheaters and thieves stealing our hard earned savings and wealth?

Hackers, for sure, want our money.

A recent Forbes article” “Hackers Are Hijacking Phone Numbers And Breaking Into Email, Bank Accounts: How To Protect Yourself” (1) explains.

The article shows: How if you have a cell phone and use Gmail, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Twitter and the websites of banks and countless other web services: you are at risk of being hacked, having your money stolen and having sensitive information exposed.

With just your phone number and a little bit of what’s called “social engineering” in which a hacker doesn’t necessarily need technical knowledge but just to convince a customer service rep that they are you, a maliciously person can break into all the above accounts and more.  It starts by getting some readily available information about you like maybe address, number, birthday or last four of your Social Security Number and giving some combination of them and a plausible story to a telco customer service rep who then lets them into your account where they then proceed to have your phone number forwarded to their phone or “ported” to another carrier and the hacker’s device.

Then the phone hijacker simply goes to, say, your Gmail or your online bank account, tries to log in as you but clicks “forgot the password” and resets the password by getting a code texted to your phone number, which is now directing all its messages to their device. Then they are in your account — and you are locked out.

Thieves.

The article suggests setting up a pass code on the account as protection.  Use a mobile-carrier-specific email address to access that account.  Disable online access to your wireless account.  Tell your phone carrier you’d like to require changes to your account made only if you show up in person with photo ID.  That’s irritating, frustrating, inconvenient and wastes time.  But it makes good sense.

Is Wall Street an even bigger threat?

There are even greater risks we face though.

Here is one way the institutions… who say they look after our money… really look after themselves.

The Wall Street Journal article “Day Trading in Wall Street’s Complex ‘Fear Gauge’ Proliferates” (2) tells how investment banks have created products to invest for or against Wall Street’s index of volatility.

They are called VIX related exchange traded notes and are now among the most actively traded securities on the public stock markets.

They must be good. Right?

Sure they are good… but for whom?

One of the early developers of these securities (a financial professor at Vanderbilt University) warned that these securities are too risky nonprofessional investors.  The S.E.C. publicly warned investors about the risk.

And it’s true… the fund prospectuses warn that large sums of money can be lost.

They are murky, these warnings… small print.  Hard to understand legalese.

Promotions are in bold, however…

The message is loud and clear.  Get rich!

The message incites speculative fever.  It’s easy to catch and is at epidemic levels now.

At cult levels in fact.

The day trader disease is nothing new.  20 years ago, dot-com and tech companies soared and swooned.  People quit their day jobs to trade using new E-Trade outlets.  A new generation of day traders, now bet on VIX, as they are hyped up on social media led by Stock Twits, Twitter and Facebook where the claimed experts argue which easy way to get rich is best.

These supposed pros spread the disease like a virus among stay-at-home investors.

Liars!

Most investors get killed.  

The VIX related funds have a yearly return history of negative 58 percent.

Since their inception in 2009 buy and hold investors have lost 99%.

Negative!  That means minus.  Loss.  Money gone.  Finances ruined.

A few investors make a fortune.  Guess who is involved?

The leader of this pack is Barclays. Their iPath S&P 500 Short Term Futures ETN (VXX), and such investments have attracted over $14 billion since 2012.

Wait a minute?

Wasn’t it Barclays that was was recently fined $115 million by a U.S. regulators for allegedly attempting to manipulate the major benchmark interest rate between 2007 and 2012?

Is this the same Barclays that was slapped another $109 million fine for trying to keep a huge deal with super rich clients so secret that the bank  bought a new safe just to store the documents.  Regulators said the lengths Barclays employees went to hide $2.8 billion of an investment deal that included the bank’s own staff, “threatened confidence in the U.K. financial system.”

Yes… it did.

Didn’t Barclays and Credit Suisse get fined $154m by US regulators for their US “dark pool” trading operations.  Barclays mislead investors and their part of the fine was $70m.

Credit  Suisse was the other culprit. They had an even larger fine ($84 million).

By the way… can you guess?

Who is the other leader in these VIX traded securities that are killing so many day traders?

Dare I write the name?  Credit Suisse.

Cheaters.

Hackers, big banks, brokers and social media… the liars, cheaters and thieves.

They sell the Cinderella Effect.

Warren Buffet said it…

“The line separating investment and speculation, which is never bright and clear, becomes blurred still further when most market participants have recently enjoyed triumphs. Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball. They know that overstaying the festivities — that is, continuing to speculate in companies that have gigantic valuations relative to the cash they are likely to generate in the future — will eventually bring on pumpkins and mice. But they nevertheless hate to miss a single minute of what is one helluva party. Therefore, the giddy participants all plan to leave just seconds before midnight. There’s a problem, though: They are dancing in a room in which the clocks have no hands.”

This is the virus… “promises of large doses of effortless money”.

The inoculation is the search for value.

There is no value in VIX.  It’s just an idea… a gamble, a bet against fear .  Professional investors with huge reserves may gain by using VIX as a hedge.  They can use VIX to protect us when we are their customers.

But do they? Or do they offer up VIX as a speculation.

If they do to you…beware.   VIX is a disease that infects human nature and robs us of our savings and wealth.

Gary

(1) Forbes.com:/sites/laurashin/2016/12/21/hackers-are-hijacking-phone-numbers-and-breaking-into-email-and-bank-accounts-how-to-protect-yourself/#4f528aac360f

(2) NYTimes.com:  Day Trading in Wall Street’s Complex ‘Fear Gauge’ Proliferates

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Turn $29.95 into $7,313 profit…

This has happened already… and that profit came in less than seven months!

Right now, an amazing investing trend is taking place. 

Right now.  Most investors will miss cashing in.  You do not have to lose out.

Really?  Let’s take a look why…

Borrow $10,000.  No loan application is required.  Or you can borrow $1,000 or $100,000. The amount does not matter much.  That decision is yours.  You’ll  get the lowest interest rates of any broker, (according to the Barron’s 2017 online broker reviews), right now between 1.41% to 2.66%.

Here is what has happened…

The trend is already on it is way.  We first alerted readers in December of 2015.  Just recently the trend turned hot and is accelerating, so you cannot wait long.

The two charts below are from one of my personal, real test accounts.  I set up the accounts and invested with my own personal funds to track what’s going on (and profit myself) so I can share my discoveries with readers.

There is no fake news here.  The figures below are the results of real money invested after costs… and the profits are growing  as you read this note.

We made the investment, based on a mathematical value analysis, before the trend started. We have been waiting since for the investment’s evolution to roll.  This is the best way to invest,  spot a value anomaly, get in position and wait… like a hunter.  The trap is set.

Wait…

We were patient.  The profits did not come as fast as expected… but as you’ll see, the waiting was really worth while.  We did not have to spend a lot of time trading either.  We have better things to do in life.   This is a time saver type of investing.  The tactic also avoids costly trading fees that eat up most investing profits.

We stalk.

Find good value…

Invest. Wait until the trend picks up.

Then we profit!

Like right now…  as these real time results since January 2017 show.

We took our position at the end of 2015.   The results for the first year (shown in the blue line) were not bad.  They were a bit better than the S&P 500 (green line)… for those who waited.

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January 2017, the trend really started to warm.

In May, 2o17 it became hot!

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Let’s look at this in numbers…

The portfolio was $41,594 at the beginning of January this year.  In just over seven months that portfolio grew to $49,397, up $7,803 or 18.76% of the total portfolio.

But wait a minute…

Because a loan could be made (at 2.66%) only $10,000 need be invested.  $31,594 of investment could be derived from an investment loan.  The interest on that loan for seven months was only $490.  After that loan cost, the profit was still $7,313 or 73.13%.

73% in just seven months?

That’s right, already.  There is even greater potential ahead.

Learn how to tap into this profit which most investors will miss…

Discover… where to get the investments… where the best loans are…  how the strategy works.

This information is in my report Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More.”

I have taught the concept in this report to tens of thousands of readers. They have made millions.

In 2015 I updated and offered this report for $29.95.

You can get the report while the trend is hot… and you can  get it FREE.

I’ll explain why I want as many readers as possible, and why you’ll want it, in a moment.

First let me answer a really important question…

Isn’t there some risk?

Yes.  There is always risk when you invest.

The first golden rule of investing outlined in the report and our Purposeful investing Course (Pi) is…”there is always something we do not know”.

The numbers above are what have happened.   We never know for sure what will happen.

But there is a way to dramatically increase the odds that your investment will reap this type of high reward and be safer because of Pi Strategies.

Pi stands for the Purposeful investing Course and Pi strategies are built around several layers of tactics.

Pi Tactic #1: Diversify 80% to 100% of a portfolio equally in ETFs that invest in good value developed and emerging equity markets as defined by Keppler Asset Management.

Pi Tactic#2: Use trending algorithms from Tradestops.com to buy, sell or hold these good value ETFs.

Pi Tactic #3: Add spice with ideal condition speculations in forex distortions and precious metals.

The Purposeful investing Course (Pi) is NOT about fast moving, speculative stock and currency trading.  Pi is about slow, worry free, good value investing based on mathematics.  Pi’s is to save time by investing for profit, not pride. 

This means there are only three reasons why we should invest.  We invest for income.  We invest to resell our investments for more than we had invested.  We invest to make the world a better place.

We should not invest for fun, excitement or to get rich quick.  Let’s put our time to better use.

This is why the core Pi model portfolio (that forms the bulk of my own equity portfolio) consists of 19 shares and this position has not changed in over two years.  During these two years we have been steadily accumulating the same 19 shares and have not traded once.

Now the trend behind every one of these shares is up!

It’s not too late to capture this trend.

This good value portfolio is based entirely on good value financial information and math.

In my opinion, Keppler is one of the best market statisticians in the world.  Numerous very large fund managers, such as State Street Global Advisers, use his analysis to manage over $2.5 billion of funds.

The Pi analysis begins with Keppler who continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each major stock market’s history.

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Michael Kepler CEO Keppler Asset Management.

Michael is a brilliant mathematician.  We have tracked his analysis for over 20 years.   He continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each stock market’s history.  From this, he develops his Good Value Stock Market Strategy and rates each market as a Buy, Neutral or Sell market.  His analysis is rational, mathematical and does not cause worry about short term ups and downs.  Keppler’s strategy is to diversify into an equally weighted portfolio of the MSCI Indices of each BUY market.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little time, management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.

The report I am offering you free reveals all 19 ETFs that are being swept up in this trend.

These shares are the main portfolio we study in our Purposeful investing Course.  Then we add spice with leveraged speculations that offer additional profit potential often using leverage.

For example in the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.

The two conditions are in place and are driving this current trend.

 

The current strength of the US dollar is a second remarkable similarity to 30 years ago.  Three decades past, in 1985 the dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then in 1988 the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.

A repeat of this pattern has been  growing, has started and could create up to 50% extra profit by the time it ends.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.   My short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More”  is simple, gets right to the point and shows what to do, plus includes links to 153 pages of Keppler Asset Stock Market and Asset Allocation Analysis so you can keep this as simple or as complex as you desire.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that allows you to accumulate these bargains now in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

You can order this report Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” for $29.95.  Order the report here $29.95

You can have the report free when you subscribe to Pi.

The purposeful investing Course (Pi)will help you cash in on this current trend.

Feed a man a fish.

We have all heard the story.

This is the basis of Pi, to give you an easy, low cost repeatable routine so good equity, currency and metal trends can be found again and again.

Our courses on investing have been helping astute reads find value investment again and again for decades.

For example in 1986 I issued a report called The Silver Dip that showed how to borrow 12,000 British pounds (at almost 1.6 to 1 dollars per pound the loan created US$18,600) and use the loan to buy 3835 ounces of silver at around US$4.85 an ounce.

silver chart

Imagine investing in a spike like this… with leverage!

Silver had crashed, I mean really crashed from $48 per ounce.   As prices decreased from early 1983 into 1986, total supply had fallen to 449.7 million ounces in 1986.  Mine production was restricted by the low prices at this time, with silver reaching a low for this period of $4.85 in May 1986.  Secondary recovery also was constricted by these low prices.

Then silver’s price skyrocketed to over $11 an ounce within a year. The $18,600 loan was now worth $42,185.

The loan was in pounds and in May 1986 the dollar pound rate was 1.55 dollars per pound.  So the 12,000 pound loan purchased $18,600 of silver.  The pound then crashed to 1.40 dollars per silver.  The loan could be paid off for $13,285 immediately creating an extra $5,314 profit.  The profit grew to $47,499 in just a year.

Conditions for the silver dip returned 30 years later.  The availability of low cost loans and silver were at an all time low.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events.  The price of silver had crashed all the way from nearly $50 an ounce to below $14 an ounce.  At the same time the silver gold ratio hit 80, a strong sign to invest in precious metals.

I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a leveraged silver speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The purpose of the report is to share long term lessons gained through 30 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  While working on the report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80 and the price of silver dropped below $14 an ounce, I knew I needed to share this immediately.  As explained above, that report helped create a 98.68% profit in just eight months.

The “Silver Dip 2017” report shows a new, even bigger opportunity.  After 50 years of global business and investing, I have learned to watch for aberrations in currency and precious metal markets.  Sometimes a rare quirk, such as we saw with the yen loan and the Silver Dip offers potential for profit, but almost no risk of long term loss.  I’ll give you a hint… the new report might better be named the Platinum Dip

Investors who jump in at the correct breaks in the sequence can make fortunes.  Success is almost guaranteed.  In fact an 89 year study showed a 99% change of success when sequence distortions are worked in a certain way.

That trend is over now but a new metals trend is in place.

We have stalked it.

The trap is set. We are waiting…

This opportunity is explained in the report Silver Dip 2017.

You can order the Silver Dip 2017 here for $39.95

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(1) Learn more about ENR Asset Management services from Thomas Fischer thomas@enrasset.com

(2) Bloomberg: Dollar Index Chart

(3) www.benzinga.com:  Silver etfs slide as dollar bounces

(4) Learn more about Tradestops.com here.


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