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Ecuador and Gold


There is gold and legends of vast treasure in Ecuador.

Legend also says that those who journey into certain treasure valleys either die with a stake in their heart or go mad.  I’m happy we did not know that legend when we decided to hike into the Llanganatis.

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Merri and me with a group of medical doctors getting ready to hike into the LLanganatis.

We journeyed there, not for gold, but for the treasure of long lives as rumor has it that longevity comes from these valleys mists.

Learn about our LLanganatis journey here.

Then read Dr. Andres Cordova message that shares more about the LLanganatis, and Ecuador’s real new gold treasure in the note below.

Gary

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Dr. Andres Cordova

THE LEGEND OF ECUADOR GOLD

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Gold mask from prehispanic Ecuador

As the price of gold rallies to a 7-year high fueled by the Covid 19 crisis with many seeking a hedge against uncertain financial markets, I have been dwelling as to how, for the past several years, Ecuador has been touted from within and without as one of the worlds next greatest frontiers for gold and other precious metals and how throughout history there’s been a lust for gold, spawning from hordes of alchemists in Medieval Europe to epic searches for the mythic El Dorado, a city of gold said to lie hidden somewhere in the New World.

One of such searches departed from Quito in 1541, crossing the majestic Andes mountains into the lush yet treacherous jungle. It was a party comprised of 340 soldiers and 4000 natives led by Spanish Conquistadores Gonzalo Pizarro and Francisco de Orellana, both of whom had taken part in the toppling of the Inca Empire.

This search for El Dorado started very near from where Hotel Quito lies. Actually, Gary Scot hosted a wonderful conference in this hotel with spectacular views several years ago.

Exhausted and demoralized after many of the soldiers and natives had died from hunger and with El Dorado nowhere to be seen, Pizarro quit while Orellana kept on keeping on going, so much so that he made it into the Atlantic Ocean, having found the mighty Amazon River along the way, so named due to the tribe of female warriors that had continualy attacked the search party by its shores.

The legends of vast troves of Inca gold in Ecuador and the region have permeated the imagination of treasure hunters, historians and archeologists since the 16th century.

As the immense Inca Empire was giving way to the European conquistadores half a millennia ago, Atahualpa, the last Inca Emperor, born in the what the Inca’s called the “Kingdom of Quito” had been captured by the Spaniards who requested a room full of gold as ransom.

As Atahualpa was becoming too much of a liability for the hopelessly outnumbered captors, he was killed before the ransom could be delivered.

Legend has it that such a breathtaking ransom treasure was therefore never delivered and buried deep in the Llanganatis region, between the Andes and the Amazon. The LLanganatis was named a National Park in Ecuador in 1996.

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Llanganatis

Search for gold has been going on in Ecuador for ages. Until very recently, mining in Ecuador, especially for gold, has been done in rather precarious conditions, with low tech, disregard for the environment and mostly under the radar.

Since some years ago, the government has been undertaking ever more sweeping and aggressive crackdowns to curtail these shoddy practices and has endeavored to usher in a new era were national and foreign companies can invest in the search and extraction of gold and other minerals with substantial investments, high standards, thorough environmental guidelines and continued control and supervision.

While in neighboring countries like Chile and Peru large scale, high-tech mining has been around for decades, in Ecuador it’s just starting. We therefore have the broadest horizons in this field.

As with most any human activity, mining has an environmental trade off and there’s been backlash from many communities, especially indigenous ones whose livelihoods and hearts are so deeply connected to nature. These are delicate matters; it’s arguable if a country like Ecuador can afford to disregard its mining potential however responsibly it may be undertaken.

I believe it is far better to have high tech, well controlled and answerable companies mining in approved areas than a constellation of under the radar operations sprouting here and there, with little to no standards.

This past March the Central Bank of Ecuador managed a short-term loan of $300 million backed by 240,000 ounces of gold from Ecuador’s reserves, to bring some relief to an embattled Government in its efforts to stem the Covid 19 outbreak.

Recently, mining authorities in Ecuador announced the discovery of gold and silver deposits in specific areas that may come to be the first and second largest in the world. One of those mines, some 60 miles from Quito, would bring a $26 billion investment to Ecuador and entail the third largest gold production in the world for Ecuador.

It appears that gold and Ecuador will be intimately intertwined for the foreseeable future. I trust that with all environmental checks in place, formal and high-tech gold extraction in Ecuador can be a source of new wealth for the country that can help palliate lingering problems and challenges in the fields of nutrition, health, education, well being and lack of opportunities for those less fortunate in Ecuador.

Stay safe,

Andrés Córdova

Spanish Words You Can Use

Legend – Leyenda
Gold – Oro
Exploration – Exploración
Richess – Riqueza
Loan – Préstamo

Why You Can Learn Spanish in Three Days

You can learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

Fortunately there is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

This course is now available online.

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Merri teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Soviet educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Baroque Relaxed Concentration Sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.

Education-educacion.

Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

The third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

In an incredibly short time you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

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Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.

Gary

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Click here for FREE Super Spanish video.

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

 

Why Gold Prices Will Soar


Gold is a poor value according to my reckoning.   See here why you should own it anyhow.

I create a lot of confusion about investing in gold because there are two reasons to buy gold and silver.  So sometimes I am saying, “do not speculate in the precious metals, but invest in some”.

The first reason to invest in gold is as a speculation.  At times when gold is priced so low that it’s good value, there can be special opportunities to profit in gold, silver and platinum.

The analysis in our Report “Silver Dip 2019” suggests that once gold’s price shoots much past $1,350, its not a good value for speculation.

The current chart of gold’s price at goldprice.org shows that gold surged past it’s good value point in early 2019 long before the pandemic and stock market correction.

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This graph suggests that gold is a poor value in its current price range around $1,700.

In other words we should not speculate in gold at this time, but there is a second reason to own gold and silver… as insurance.   Investments in precious metals are financial insurance, a store of value.

You should already have made this part of precious metals investments long ago.  If not, bite the bullet and invest in gold or silver or both now even though their price is no bargain.

The price of gold and silver may very well rise due to inflation created by the government’s wanton spending.

Eric Roseman CEO of ENR Asset Management (1) agrees.  In the May ENR Advisory Extra bulletin he wrote:

I’m also gravely concerned about skyrocketing U.S. and foreign deficits as central banks and governments alike print trillions to finance the deep recession and soaring unemployment. This is why I’m bullish on gold. U.S. deficits are heading to the Moon. I would argue that a default cycle is looming because of the sheer size of existing and upcoming debt issuance – both sovereign and corporate. The Fed can technically print into oblivion, unlike most other nations. Yet even the Fed can’t mint money forever before compromising the dollar and the Treasury market.

GOLD: The U.S. dollar will eventually go down. The post-2011 secular USD bull market is nearing an end, lacking any fundamental support as deficits blast higher, rates crash lower and the Fed prints much more money compared to 2008-2009. The United States government expects to borrow a record $4.5 trillion this fiscal year as it steps up spending to battle what is likely to be the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Gold is only 11% below its all-time high of $1,924 an ounce in 2011 but has room to shoot past this.

Eric believes the price will “blast through that $1,900 threshold over the next 12-18 months, if not sooner.”  His advice: all portfolios should have at least 5% to 10% in physical gold.

Eric agrees with me that the world economy has a chance to slowly transition away from a highly deflationary setting and move into a more inflationary environment, probably around the middle of the 2020s.

This is another support for a long term price rise.  The world will have to keep zero interest rates.  The huge debt that’s being accumulated is unsustainable, even at low or no interest, but rising interest costs would throw almost every government budget into a tailspin.

If interest rates cannot rise to offset inflation, commodities, real estate and equities will be the main asset sectors providing protection.  However real estate and equities are more subject to currency rises and falls.

There are likely to be competitive devaluations between countries trying to make their products more affordable as major economies battle against slow growth and increasing deflationary pressures.

“Gold as a quasi-monetary standard will likely be revalued higher relative to all fiat money.”

Gary

Stock Investing In the New World

On January 12, 2020, I asked subscribers this question:

“Will the 2020 stock market decade be more like the 2000s decade or the 2010 decade?”

Here is a chart of the Dow Jones Index for the past three decades.  You can see that bubble pop just before the beginning of the 2000 decade.

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For the past four years, my strategy, to protect against the next stock market crash and yet gain from rising share prices is to invest in an equally weighted portfolio of the value based country ETFs.

We track 46 stock markets around the world in our Purposeful Investing Course to determine which markets offer the best value and now sit in a perfect position to take advantage of the global stock market correction.

Since no one knows what the future will bring, investing in value makes the most long term sense.

Our Purposeful Investing Course (Pi) teaches an 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.

Sticking to math based stock market value and country ETFs eliminates the need for hours of research aimed at picking specific shares.   Investing in an index is like investing in all the major shares of the market.  You save time because all you have to do is invest in the ETF to gain the profit potential of the entire market.

To achieve this goal of diversification the Pi portfolio consists of Country Index ETFs.

Country Index ETFs are similar to an index mutual fund but are shares normally traded on a major stock exchange that tracks an index of shares in a specific country.  ETFs do not try to beat the index they represent.  The management is passive and tries to emulate the performance of the index.

A country ETF provides diversification into a basket of equities in the country covered.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

Here is the Pifolio I personally held at the beginning of 2019.  Now I am updating my plan to decide when it’s best to invest more.

70% is diversified into developed markets: France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom.

30% of the Pifolio is invested in emerging markets: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

iShares Country ETFs make it easy to invest in each of the good value markets.

The ETFs provide incredible diversification for safety.  For example, the iShares MSCI  Japan (symbol EWJ) is a Country Index ETF that tracks the investment results the Morgan Stanley Capital Index MSCI Japan Index which is composed mainly of large cap and small cap stocks traded primarily on the Tokyo Stock Exchange mainly of companies in consumer staples, financials and materials. This ETF is non-diversified outside of Japan so an investment in the ETF is an investment in hundreds of different Japanese shares.

iShares is owned by Black Rock, Inc. the world’s largest asset manager with over $4 trillion in assets under management.

There is an iShares country ETF for almost every market.

How you can create your own good value strategy.

I would like to send you, on a no risk basis, a 130 page basic training course that teaches the good value strategy I use.   I call this strategy Purposeful Investing (Pi).  You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

When you subscribe to Pi, you immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

You also receive a 100+ page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

This year I will celebrate my 52nd anniversary of global investing and writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

Those five decades of experience have taught me several incredibly valuable lessons.

The first lesson is that there is always something we do not know.

The second lesson is that stock market booms and busts always eventually return to value.

Third, the only sure way to succeed is to use time not timing.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.

Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report and access to all the updates of the past two years.

 I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know in the first two months for a full no fuss full refund.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

The Pi subscription is normally $299 per annum but currently we have a Pandemic offer for our International Club.  It’s a better option to be a club member as you receive Pi at no charge and save the $299.

Club members also receive two more reports I’ll send about the most exciting opportunities I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains 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.

This report sells for $29.95 but when you become an International Club member you’ll receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” FREE.

Plus get the $39.99 report, “The Silver Dip” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the past two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80 and has remained near this level, compared to a range of the 230s only two years ago.

These two events are a strong sign to invest in precious metals.

I prepared a special report “Silver Dip” updated in late 2018.   The report explained the exact conditions you need to make leveraged silver & gold speculations 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 about speculating in precious metals gained through 30 years of speculating and investing in gold and silver.

Save $598.23… when you become a club member.

Join the International Club and receive:

#1: The $299 “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program including SNAP”.  Free.

#2: The $299 Purposeful investing Course (Pi).   Free.

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#4: The $39.99 report “Silver Dip 2019”.  Free

#5: The three $19.99 reports “Shamanic Natural Health”.   All three free.

#6: The $39.99 “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” report.  Free.

#7: Plus updates and other report I release in the year ahead.

These reports, courses and programs would cost $767.73.

The International Club membership is $349 so the 2020 membership normally saves $418.78. 

However due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have cut membership in half and are currently accepting the discounted membership of $174.50 today.  You save $598.23 instead!

Then because this global recovery is going to take years, we’ll maintain your membership at just $99 a year rather than $349.  Your membership will be autorenewed in 2021 at $99, though you can cancel membership at any time.

Save $598.23.  Join the International Club for just $174.5o.   Receive all the above online now, plus all reports, course updates and Pi lessons through the rest of 2020 and into of 2021  at no additional fee.

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Become an International Club member today and you get a year’s subscription to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Gary

(1) Get details about ENR portfolio performance from Thomas Fischer at thomas@enrasset.com

 

Why NOT speculate in gold now?


Here’s one reason why you have not heard much about precious metal investments at my website recently.

One of the investing ideas we track for our International Club members is called the Silver Dip.  The idea is that it’s a good time to invest in when silver when three conditions exits.
The three conditions for the Silver Dip are:
#1: Gold’s price is a good value.
#2: Silver is overpriced versus gold.
#3: There is an overvalued currency with a low interest rate that can be used to leverage investments in silver ETFs.

The first reason I have not been writing about the Silver Dip right now is that gold is not currently priced at a good value.

The Silver Dip is a speculative tactic that is first and foremost based on the real value of gold.

The excerpts below from the “Silver Dip 2019” report shows why I do not feel it’s good value now.

Gold and silver also combat inflation.

The chart below shows how gold and silver have pretty much kept pace with inflation long term.

It requires about the same weight of gold or silver today to buy a car, go to a movie or rent a car as it did in 1942. Gold or silver today will buy quite a bit more coffee, sugar or milk than it did in 1942 (one reason why food prices are now accelerating).

Gold and silver have appreciated a lot since 1942. How much are they worth now? What is their
real value?

This of course is THE golden question… so let’s compare prices.

Here’s a chart I prepared for the Silver Dip 2015 report and since there has not been a lot of inflation, I have not updated it.

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The excerpt continues:

Gaining a true perspective is difficult because gold and silver prices were held at fixed prices for so many years. This distorts the accuracy of the picture. Statistics can also be misleading.

The chart shows that from 1942 until 2016 prices of most major items increased around 35 times.

Gold was up 33 times from its value in 1942.  Silver was up 38 times in the same period.

If these conclusions are accurate, it means that gold and silver were reasonable hedges against inflation.

This analysis suggests that when the price of gold is at or below $1,350 it is likely a good deal.   The foundation of the Silver Dip strategy is that ideal conditions are best when gold is in this price range.

There you have it.  Once gold’s price shoots much past $1,350, The Silver Dip increases in risk and loses its value protection.

The current chart of gold’s price shows that gold started to surge past it’s good value point not long after we released the Silver Dip 2019 report in early 2019.

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This graph suggests that gold is a poor value in its current price range over $1,700.  Even if the gold silver ratio and the gold platinum ratio indicate that silver and platinum are better value than gold, they are all poor value investments.

There are two ways to invest in gold and silver (since they do not provide any yield).  The first investment is as insurance, a store of value against inflation.  You should already have made this investment long ago.  If not, bite the bullet and invest in gold or silver or both now even though their price is no bargain.

The price of gold and silver may very well rise due to inflation created by the government’s wanton spending.

Let’s hope that our gold and silver investments do make us a fortune!   Just like insurance… this part of precious metals investing should be like comfort food, available for a warm fuzzy feeling, but not partaken.

If gold shoots to $3,000 it’s because the price of our other investments are down.

The second reason to invest in gold and silver is as a speculation.  When conditions are ripe (such as shown above) profits can be huge.  Now’s not the time though.  Gold and silver are historically overpriced and not good for speculation.

Gary

See a special COVID-19 special half price offer to the International Club below

On January 12, 2020, I asked subscribers this question:

“Will the 2020 stock market decade be more like the 2000s decade or the 2010 decade?”

Here is a chart of the Dow Jones Index for the past three decades.  You can see that bubble pop just before the beginning of the 2000 decade.

microtrends.com

We need to understand that the COVID-19 pandemic did not cause the collapse of global share prices.

Equity prices were too high and just waiting for an excuse to fall.  The pandemic is the excuse, not the cause.

For the past four years, my strategy, to protect against the next stock market crash and yet gain from rising share prices is to invest in an equally weighted portfolio of the value based country ETFs.

We track 46 stock markets around the world in our Purposeful Investing Course to determine which markets offer the best value and now sit in a perfect position to take advantage of the global stock market correction.

Since no one knows what the future will bring, investing in value makes the most long term sense.

Our Purposeful Investing Course (Pi) teaches an 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.

Sticking to math based stock market value and country ETFs eliminates the need for hours of research aimed at picking specific shares.   Investing in an index is like investing in all the major shares of the market.  You save time because all you have to do is invest in the ETF to gain the profit potential of the entire market.

To achieve this goal of diversification the Pi portfolio consists of Country Index ETFs.

Country Index ETFs are similar to an index mutual fund but are shares normally traded on a major stock exchange that tracks an index of shares in a specific country.  ETFs do not try to beat the index they represent.  The management is passive and tries to emulate the performance of the index.

A country ETF provides diversification into a basket of equities in the country covered.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

Here is the Pifolio I personally held at the beginning of 2019.  Now I am updating my plan to include when it’s best to invest more.

70% is diversified into developed markets: France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom.

30% of the Pifolio is invested in emerging markets: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

iShares Country ETFs make it easy to invest in each of the good value markets.

The ETFs provide incredible diversification for safety.  For example, the iShares MSCI  Japan (symbol EWJ) is a Country Index ETF that tracks the investment results the Morgan Stanley Capital Index MSCI Japan Index which is composed mainly of large cap and small cap stocks traded primarily on the Tokyo Stock Exchange mainly of companies in consumer staples, financials and materials. This ETF is non-diversified outside of Japan so an investment in the ETF is an investment in hundreds of different Japanese shares.

iShares is owned by Black Rock, Inc. the world’s largest asset manager with over $4 trillion in assets under management.

There is an iShares country ETF for almost every market.

How you can create your own good value strategy.

I would like to send you, on a no risk basis, a 130 page basic training course that teaches the good value strategy I use.   I call this strategy Purposeful Investing (Pi).  You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

When you subscribe to Pi, you immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

You also receive a 100+ page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

This year I will celebrate my 52nd anniversary of global investing and writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

Those five decades of experience have taught me several incredibly valuable lessons.

The first lesson is that there is always something we do not know.

The second lesson is that stock market booms and busts always eventually return to value.

Third, the only sure way to succeed is to use time not timing.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

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 I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know in the first two months for a full no fuss full refund.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

The Pi subscription is normally $299 per annum but currently we have a Pandemic offer for our International Club that as a club member you receive Pi at no charge and save the $299.

Club members also receive two more reports I’ll send about the most exciting opportunities I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains 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.

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Plus get the $39.99 report, “The Silver Dip” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the past two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80 and has remained near this level, compared to a range of the 230s only two years ago.

These two events are a strong sign to invest in precious metals.

I prepared a special report “Silver Dip” updated in late 2018.   The report explained the exact conditions you need to make leveraged silver & gold speculations 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 about speculating in precious metals gained through 30 years of speculating and investing in gold and silver.

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Pandemic & Gold


Gold and silver normally rise in price (but not in value) during times of panic.

I keep a supply of gold coins and wafers as insurance for times of panic or hyper inflation.

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1/10th ounce Cuban gold coins.

A recent article at this site “Pandemic Inflation” looked at why we should expect the current massive government spending to create inflation.

This does not mean that we should make a investments in gold and silver at this time.

There are two reasons we should  invest in gold and silver.

The first purpose of precious metals is to act as insurance that protects us from economic catastrophes like the one we face now.  But insurance is best purchased before the calamity.   You should already have your precious metals insurance.

If you don’t, get it, but you’ll pay a premium.  The price of gold is volatile, at a seven year high and  dealers who cannot keep up with demand are charging ridiculous premiums even for gold they cannot deliver.

If you do not have a portion of your portfolio in precious metals (I like to keep a couple of years of living expenses), bit the bullet and cover yourself now.  Gold’s price could go much higher. There is absolutely no need for you to pay exorbitant premiums for metal you cannot not receive for a month or more nor ongoing storage fees.

You can see how to get the best deal on your purchases right now at Asset Strategies International.

The second purpose of precious metals is as a speculation. I have written about powerful ways to speculate in gold, silver and platinum in my report, “The Silver Dip”.

Here’s one reason why you have not heard much about the Silver Dip recently.

A Purposeful Investing Course subscriber recently sent this question:

Gary – I have not heard much about the Silver dip since the markets have plunged and Corona virus news dominates. What is the current view?  Thanks

One of several reasons I have not been writing about the Silver Dip right now is that gold is not priced at a good value.

The Silver Dip is a speculative tactic that is first and foremost based on the real value of gold.

The excerpts below from the “Silver Dip 2019” report shows why I do not feel it’s good value now.

Gold and silver combat inflation.

The chart below shows how gold and silver have pretty much kept pace with inflation long term.

It requires about the same weight of gold or silver today to buy a car, go to a movie or rent a car as it did in 1942. Gold or silver today will buy quite a bit more coffee, sugar or milk than it did in 1942 (one reason why food prices are now accelerating).

Gold and silver have appreciated a lot since 1942. How much are they worth now? What is their real value?

This of course is THE golden question… so let’s compare prices.

Here’s a chart I prepared for the Silver Dip 2015 report and since there has not been a lot of inflation, I have not updated it.

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The excerpt continues:

Gaining a true perspective is difficult because gold and silver prices were held at fixed prices for so many years. This distorts the accuracy of the picture. Statistics can also be misleading.

We could spend a lot of time trying to devise a more accurate picture, but this review provides a broad understanding of the relation to the price of gold and silver and cost of living.

The gold price of $33.85 an ounce (before the end of WWII and the huge inflation this conflict created), is the more accurate than the price at the end of the war. We use this price and the costs of 1942 houses and cars and wages in this comparison. Houses, cars and wages took a big jump due to war fueled inflation.

The price of gold and silver were artificially kept low in 1947.Since 1942 US median income increased 29 times.

House prices rose from 1942 until 2016 47 times.

Cars jumped 36 times.

Gold was up 33 times from its value in 1942.

Silver was up 38 times in the same period.

If these conclusions are accurate, it means that gold and silver were reasonable hedges against inflation.

The price of gold and silver are likely to continue rising and falling along their medians. If the conclusions of the inflation comparison are correct, anytime silver drops much below $14, it is a good value.

Gold at or below $1,350 is also likely a good deal and the foundation of the Value Dip strategy is that ideal conditions are best when gold is in this price range.

There you have it.  Once gold’s price shoots much past $1,350, The Silver Dip increases in risk and loses its value protection.

The current chart of gold’s price shows that gold started to surge past it’s good value point not long after we released the Silver Dip 2019 report in early 2019.

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This graph suggests that gold is a poor value in its current price range over $1,700.  Even if the gold silver ratio and the gold platinum ratio indicate that silver and platinum are better value than gold, they are all poor value investments.

Gary

 

Silver Dip Reveiw


A recent lesson at our Purposeful Investing Course (Pi) reminded subscribers of several commodity relationships that we should watch as value investors.

Commodities have extra value now because most stocks and bonds are priced at or near all-time highs, but commodities are priced far below their highs which peaked more than a decade ago.  In 2019, the main commodity index was 61% below its all-time high hit in 2008.

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On top of this, the U.S. Dollar rose against other currencies for its ninth year in a row.  The greenback is overvalued and this offers special opportunity using dollars to leverage some commodities.

The question “is gold and silver a good value now?”

Here are excerpts from our “Silver Dip 2019” report:

The value indicator the “Silver Dip” used in the 1980s and 2015 and now is simple. The strategy is based on the gold-silver ratio as a main indicator that the price of silver is a good value.

The threshold we watch for is a spread of 80. When the price of gold is 80 times (or more) higher than the price of silver history this suggests that silver is undervalued to gold and will rise faster than gold.

Rarely has the ratio been as high as 80, only five times in 36 years as the chart below shows.

In 2017 Platinum was the best option for speculation and the platinum ETF PPLT was recommended for the first time due to its ideal speculative position in 2017. That idea gold platinum ratio position remained throughout 2018 (we’ll review it later in this report), but the price trend of platinum also remained negative (and PPLT was stopped out) for the entire year.

Gold at or below $1,350 is also likely a good deal and the foundation of the Value Dip strategy is that ideal conditions are best when gold is in this price range.

As a general rule, platinum is undervalued when it sells for less than gold. As the chart below shows, platinum costs more than gold much more often than not. The fundamental reasons for platinum’s high price, including platinum’s supply scarcity, support this.

Gold was at $1551.90 an ounce Thursday morning January 17, 2020.

Silver’s price at 17.90 an ounce is at a gold silver ratio of 86 and platinum at $1004.00 an ounce is priced way below the price of gold.

This suggest that both silver and platinum will rise faster than the price of gold, but gold price may be a bit high at this time.

We’ll reexamine gold’s valuation in the “Silver Dip” 2020 update.

Gary

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Why Leverage Silver ETFs

Turn $250 into $51,888… in Four Years or Less?

I first spotted an opportunity in 1986.   Two short term distortions (in the price of silver and the strength of the British pound) created potential for huge profits.  I wrote in a report (called the “Silver Dip”) that told how to borrow British pounds to speculate in silver and earn over $50,000 profit.  That’s the headline I used then in 1986, “Turn $250 into $51,888… in Four Years or Less”.

The report showed how to take borrow overpriced British pounds and invest the loan in under priced silver.   $250 was required to set up the loan.  No other cash was needed to borrow the pounds.

Readers who followed the report made $46,299 on the no cash investment in only one year

Then in 2015 I spotted the same distortion again.  The British pound was overvalued.  Silver was undervalued. 

I quickly issued a report… the “Silver Dip 2015” that looked at how similar conditions to 1986 had fallen into place.  The price of silver had reached a six year low.  The British pound strength was rising.  The dollar per pound rate was $1.55 per pound, exactly the same as in 1986 and the silver/gold ratio rose over 80 just as in 1986.

That report revealed the iShares Silver Trust, a silver ETF  and during the year after issuing this report, the share price rose from $13.57 per share to $19.60 in 2015.

The rise in the silver price created a nice profit.   The currency and leverage tactics within the strategy turned the nice profit into a very nice profit.

A $10,000 (6,451 British pounds) loan purchased 736 shares at $13.57.  In 2015 the shares rose to $19.60 and were worth $14,425 (up 44.25%).

Those profits were spectacular by any stretch of the imagination but turned out even better because the profits above excluded the forex profit.

In 2015-2016 , the British pound dropped almost exactly as it did 30 years ago!  The British pound fell from $1.55 per pound to $1.33 per pound.

At $1.33 per pound, the 6,451 pound loan only required $8,575 to pay back the loan.  This created an extra $1,425 forex profit.

When the opportunity appeared again last year, I updated the report to  “Silver Dip 2018”.

The 2018 report showed how the opportunity for this speculation was even better than it was in 2015.

Yet the profits have not yet arrived.  This allows me to make an amazing no-risk guaranteed offer to you.

Silver Dip 2019 includes profit calculations for 2019 and I offer you the report “Silver Dip 2019” with a year long guarantee.

“If the profits recommended in the report don’t arrive by the end of the year, I’ll give you a complete and full refund”.

That’s right if the tactic described in Silver Dip 2019 do not hit their target, you don’t have to pay a thing for the report.

Investing in silver ETFs leveraged with margin loans may create extraordinary profits in 2019.

The “Silver Dip 2019”  shows how to easily make an ideal speculation for almost any amount.   The report shows when and how to get margin loans in dollars, British pound, Japanese yen or euro.

In fact you learn how to borrow in 23 different currencies, even Russian rubles, so you can choose the weakest currency with the lowest interest rates.

Low Interest Loans

Interest on the loan won’t eat up profits.  The “Silver Dip 2019” shows how to borrow many currencies right now for less than 2%.

The Silver Dip is only exercised when conditions are absolutely ideal.  Value investors never push this rule.  Investment and speculative markets are full of rumor, conjecture (a lot of it false) and hidden agendas.  The Silver Dip relies instead on a really simple theory… that the price of gold should rise about the same rate as other basic goods and the rise and fall of silver’s price should maintain a parity with gold.  When that parity is out of balance (as it has been since August 2018) silver’s price is ready to explode.

The “Silver Dip 2019” explains how to speculate in silver ETFs plus outlines the following:

  • How to use the Silver Dip strategy without adding a penny of cash if you already have investments.
  • How to invest as little as a thousand dollars in silver if you do not have a current investment portfolio.
  • Why this is a speculation, not an investment:  who should and should not speculate and how to limit losses and take profits.
  • Three reasons why conditions are excellent for better for a Silver Dip now.
  • Three different ways to invest in the US or abroad.
  • How to buy gold and silver or platinum with or without dollar leverage margin accounts.

The “Silver Dip 2019” also contains four matrices that calculate profits and losses so investors can determine cut off positions in advance to protect profits and/or losses.  The report also looks at how to switch time horizons for greater safety.

Rising interest rates make the stock market highly dangerous in the short term. “The Silver Dip 2019” shows how to create a safe, diversified good value stock portfolio and use it to generate much higher returns with a little controlled speculation in silver.

Learn how to beware of certain brokers and trading platforms, how to choose a good bank or broker and how silver profits are taxed.

The report includes a complex comparison of silver’s price with other costs of living from 1942 to today to help determine its real value.

Finally, learn why and how to use advisers to manage profits from silver dips.

Current circumstances could cause the price of silver to rise rapidly at any time.  Do not delay reading this report.

The Silver Dip sold for $79 in 1986.  Due to savings created by online publishing (we have eliminated the cost f paper and postage), we are able to offer this report for $39.95.

Order now by clicking here.  Silver Dip 2019  $39.95

The benefit of 50 years experience in watching markets, metals, bonds, interest rates and currencies, I have learned many special pricing situations to watch for.

These special opportunities do not appear every day.  That’s why they are special.

Unless you have seen them come and go, it’s hard to see them coming again.

That is why I was willing to wait for years for silver to be in a special pricing position.

Our courses and reports are about finding good value and they have been helping astute readers find value investments, again and again for 50 years.

The “Silver Dip 2019” report shows a current huge opportunity.  I continuously watch for aberrations in currency and precious metal markets.   Sometimes a rare quirk, such as the currency distortions, low cost loans and low silver price  offer potential for profit, with very little risk of long term loss.

Investors who speculate on these aberrations at the correct time can make fortunes.

The time is now.

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.

We are stalking precious metal opportunity now.

The trap is set. We are waiting…

This opportunity is explained in the report “Silver Dip 2019”.

You can order the Silver Dip 2019 here for $39.95

Here is why there is no risk for you.  The report is 100% guaranteed.

I do not sell book, reports and courses.  I offer benefits.  If  the Silver Dip 2019 does not bring you the benefits you expect, just let me know any time in 2019 and I’ll send you a quick, no questions asked, full refund.

I can’t promise that silver’s price will rise in 2019 but  I can guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied with the report or… you can have your money back in full.

You can order the Silver Dip 2019 here for $39.95

Gary

Digital Currency Backed by Gold


Some investors love crypto currencies.  Others love gold.

Now they have come together, gold and blockchain technology.

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When it comes to blockchain technology, I am a Luddite.

I have always prided myself as an early adopter.   During the 51 plus years I have been writing about global investing I have helped readers capture many trends at a most early stage.

In the 1970s I was one of the original gold & silver bugs.  I was also a leader into Japanese, German , Swiss, British, Australian and Hong Kong markets that decade.

In the 1980s I led investors to London and Isle of Man real estate.  Then in the 1990s we recommended investing and living in Ecuador long before others.

But when crypto currencies came along, I missed the boat.  More accurately I did not even try to catch its sailing.

I have always had a feel, a mental-emotional anchor of value for precious metals, real estate, global currencies and shares.  That drove me to speculate and make huge profits (along with some losses too).

That feeling has not emerged with blockchain currencies.

I’m going to London later this month, mostly to be with grandchildren, but also to consult with a blockchain expert to see if I can really grasp blockchain so it’s mine.  Unless one has such a feeling… investing in what you do not understand is dangerous.  One lacks commitment, conviction and the ability to spot distortions that create value.

I do not have that understanding of blockchain yet, but I can see why it could become a valuable economic tool.

The article “The End of Capitalism Has Begun”(1)  at the Guardian Newspaper’s website (I recommended you read this earleir this week) helped me understand why crypto currencies could become a mainstay in the world.

One paragraph in that article explained why blockchain is evolving.

The article says: Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, whole swaths of economic life are beginning to move to a different rhythm. Parallel currencies, time banks, cooperatives and self-managed spaces have proliferated, barely noticed by the economics profession, and often as a direct result of the shattering of the old structures in the post-2008 crisis.

As a result, large parts of the business class have become neo-luddites. Faced with the possibility of creating gene-sequencing labs, they instead start coffee shops, nail bars and contract cleaning firms: the banking system, the planning system and late neoliberal culture reward above all the creator of low-value, long-hours jobs.

We need totally different visions about every aspect of the economy, including currencies.

We Luddites had better catch up!

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Image from the Forbes article “10 Blockchain Companies To Watch In 2019” (2)

The article says: This list showcases 10 companies working to make blockchain more accessible, prominent and mainstream. Some you may have heard of; others are new to the scene. The companies come from all regions of the world. Each offers something unique with the potential to disrupt traditional industries as well as gain support from legitimate entities.

One of the ten blockchain companies listed in this Forbes article is Karatbars International GmbH.

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The article says: Based in Germany, Karatbars International GmbH is the parent company of KaratGold Coin and a robust gold-based ecosystem of cross-border blockchain solutions. Their latest product, the IMPulse K1 Smartphone, is the first phone using Voice Over Blockchain Protocol (VOPB). Currently, KaratGold allows consumers to trade or purchase gold on more than 500,000 acceptance points worldwide. With all of the recent talk about Bitcoin versus gold, this company provides the best of both worlds.

I am still grappling with my understanding of blockchain and how this digital technology fits together with gold.  Fortunately while I am researching this, a long time friend and scientist, Bob Shane has acquired a lot of information about Karatbars.

Bob wrote: Hi Gary,  here is a summary of what I have been doing in crypto and of the gold backed crypto from Karatbars alone with some video and information links.  Keep in mind many people are only interested in getting gold and saving it for some crisis in the future.  Others are more interested in getting the gold backed coin (KBC) and passively holding for a couple of years as its value goes up.  Others are traders.

For people wanting to build a gold backed crypto business there is also a referral program where commissions are paid for introducing the program to others.

For the last few years I have been investing in cryptocurriences.   I have made some money and lost some money but am still ahead.  I’ve learned a lot and know that crypto is the wave of the future but it needs to be backed by tangible assets or could fail.  The most promising company I have found has their coin 100% backed by gold bullion from some of the largest gold mines in the world that they own or have rights to the gold.

We are told that by the next meeting of affiliates in Sao Paulo, Brazil, December 15, 2019 that Karatbars will be a public company listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This will be the first regulated crypto company listed on stock exchanges.

The bank they are opening will be open and fully functional, live on blockchain as well as physical, plus the company is opening of new gold mine in Brazil.

Bob also sent me an article from the Coindesk.com website, entitled “Gold backed crypto tokens promoter investigated by Florida regulators” (3).  This article has both positive and negative comments, but should be read by anyone considering this gold back currency.

Crypto currencies are still new in the economic world and they face some major hurdles.

Perhaps the biggest hurdle of all is governments.  After all they are the biggest creators of digital currencies, (their own currency) and they are savage monopolists.

The US money supply for example is based on cash, coins (M1), and balances held in checking and savings accounts, and other near money substitutes (M2).  M2 in other words is a digital currency without any real backing.

According to data from the Federal Reserve, as of March 2019 a little over $3.7 trillion in M1 money was in circulation, while almost $14.5 trillion in M2 money was circulating in the United States.  Well over half of the American money supply is digital currency.

The Wall Street Journal article “Visa Mastercard and others reconsider involvement in Facebook’s Libra network” (4) shows how governments will be brutal to anyone, even a coalition as large as Facebook, Visa and Mastercard, if the government feels that it monopoly and control over its currency is at risk.

The article says: Some of Libra’s backers decline Facebook’s requests to publicly support the project

Cracks are forming in the coalition Facebook Inc. FB -0.43% assembled to build a global cryptocurrency-based payments network.

Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. MA -0.68% and other financial partners that signed on to help build and maintain the Libra payments network are reconsidering their involvement following a backlash from U.S. and European government officials, according to people familiar with the matter. Wary of attracting regulatory scrutiny, executives of some of Libra’s backers have declined Facebook’s requests to publicly support the project, the people said.

At best, Karatbars and all crypto currencies are a speculation and must be approached with caution.  So too were Hong Kong shares in the 1970s, London real estate in the 1980s and Ecuador real estate in the 1990s.  Those speculations I took turned into outstanding profits.

The idea of crypto currencies is worthwhile and I love an approach that backs a blockchain currency to gold so I am continuing my research with an open mind.

While I am researching this union of blockchain and gold, you can research as well.

For more details on KARATBARS INTERNATIONAL contact Bob Share at shanebob@msn.com

Gary

The Only 3 Reasons to Invest

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The stock market has always been the best place of places to protect and increase wealth over the long haul.   Yet it’s also been the worst place to lose money, a lot of it, quickly.

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 our world a better place.

The goal of investing should be to stabilize our security, bring feelings of comfort and elimination of stress!

We should not invest for fun, excitement or to get rich quickly. We should not divest in a panic due to market corrections.

This is why my core stock portfolio consists of 19 shares and this position has hardly changed in three years.  During this time we have been steadily accumulating the same 19 shares and have traded only three times.

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This portfolio is built around a strategy that’s taught in my Purposeful Investing Course (Pi).  I call these shares my Pifolio.

This portfolio more or less matched the S&P 500 until May 2018.  Then a stronger US dollar made the portfolio look like it was falling behind.   This currency illusion creates a special opportunity we’ll view in a moment.

This portfolio above is based on stock price to value analysis built around 91 years of stock market data.

The value analysis is used to create a portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover  stock markets that are undervalued.  I have combined my 50 years of investing experience with the study of the mathematical market value analysis of Michael Keppler, CEO of Keppler Asset Management.

In my opinion, Keppler is one of the best market statisticians in the world.  Numerous very large fund managers use his analysis to manage over $2.5 billion of funds.  However because Keppler’s roots are in Germany (though he lives and operates from New York) and most of his funds registered for the European Union, Americans cannot normally access his data.

I was lucky to have crossed paths with Michael about 25 years ago, so I am one of the few Americans who receive this data and you will not find his information readily available in the US.

In a moment you’ll see how to remedy this fact.

The Pifolio analysis begins with Keppler’s research that continually monitors 46 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.  Then Keppler takes market’s history into account.

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Michael Kepler CEO Keppler Asset Management.

Michael’s 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 good value (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.

A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any one stock in that country is an attractive investment.  This eliminates the need for hours of research aimed at picking specific shares.  It is not appropriate or enough to instruct a stockbroker to simply select stocks in the BUY rated countries.  Investing in the index is like investing in all the shares in the index.  You save time because all you have to do is invest in the ETF to gain the profit potential of the entire market.

To achieve this goal of diversification the Pifolio consists of Country Index ETFs.

Country Index ETFs are similar to an index mutual fund but are shares normally traded on a major stock exchange that tracks an index of shares in a specific country.  ETFs do not try to beat the index they represent.  The management is passive and tries to emulate the performance of the index.

A country ETF provides diversification into a basket of equities in the country covered.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

Here is the Pifolio I personally held at the beginning of 2019.

70% is diversified into Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) developed markets: Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom.

30% of the Pifolio is invested in Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) emerging markets: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

iShares Country ETFs make it easy to invest in each of the MSCI indicies of the good value BUY markets.

For example, the iShares MSCI Australia (symbol EWA) is a Country Index ETF that tracks the investment results the Morgan Stanley Capital Index MSCI Australia Index which is composed mainly of large cap and small cap stocks traded primarily on the Australian Stock Exchange mainly of companies in consumer staples, financials and materials. This ETF is non-diversified outside of Australia.

iShares is owned by Black Rock, Inc. the world’s largest asset manager with over $4 trillion in assets under management.

There is an iShares country ETF for every market.

How you can create your own good value strategy.

I would like to send you, on a no risk basis, a 130 page basic training course that teaches the good value strategy I use.   I call this strategy Purposeful Investing (PI).  You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You get this course when you enroll in our Purposeful Investing program (Pi) with a triple guarantee.

Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the 130 page basic training, a 46 stock market value report, access to all the updates I have sent in the past three years, two more reports on investing (described below) and an online Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

When you subscribe to Pi, you immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

Included in the basic training is an additional 120 page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

You also receive two special reports.

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 again!

30 years ago, the US dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains 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.

This report sells for $29.95 but in this special offer, you receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip 2019” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

In September 2015, I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a silver speculation, leveraged with a British pound loan, that could increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The tactics described in that report generated 62.48% profit in just nine months.

I have updated this report and added how to use the Silver Dip Strategy with platinum.   The “Silver Dip 2019” report shares the latest in a series of long term lessons gained through 40 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  I released the 2015 report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80.  The ratio has corrected and that profit has been taken and now a new precious metals dip has emerged.

I have prepared a new special report “Silver Dip 2019” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.

You also learn from the Value Investing Seminar, our premier course, that we have been conducting for over 30 years.  Tens of thousands of delegates have paid up to $999 to attend.  Now you can join the seminar online FREE in this special offer.

This three day course is available in sessions that are 10 to 20 minutes long for easy, convenient learning.   You can listen to each session any time and as often as you desire.

The sooner you hear what I have to say about current markets, the better you’ll be able to cash in on perhaps the best investing opportunity since 1982.

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Tens of thousands have paid up to $999 to attend.

This year I celebrated my 51st anniversary of writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

Stock and currency markets are cyclical.  These cycles create extra profit for value investors who invest when everyone else has the markets wrong.  One special seminar session looks at how to spot value from cycles.  Stocks rise from the cycle of war, productivity and demographics.  Cycles create recurring profits.  Economies and stock markets cycle up and down around every 15 to 20 years as shown in this graph.

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The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns can create war.

The chart above shows the war – stock market cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WW III) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Details in the online seminar include:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price-to-book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios). His big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

Use time not timing.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  The best ratio is normally 1.6 to 1.  We’ll sum up the strategy; how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on the times and each individual’s circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

The online seminar also reveals  the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed this test.

I have good news about the cost of the seminar as well.   For almost three decades the seminar fee has been $799 for one or $999 for a couple. Tens of thousands paid this price, but online the seminar is $297.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal investing Course.

Save $468.90 If You Act Now

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More”, the $39.95 report “Silver Dip 2019” and our latest $297 online seminar for a total savings of $468.90.

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Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip 2018” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Your subscription will be charged $299 a year from now, but you can cancel at any time.

Gary

(1) www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun

(2) www.forbes.com/sites/joresablount/2019/05/31/10-blockchain-companies-to-watch-in-2019/#1d19e1c3543f

(3) www.coindesk.com: Gold backed crypto tokens promoter investigated by Florida regulators

(4) www.wsj.com/articles/visa-mastercard-others-reconsider-involvement-in-facebook-s-libra-network-11569967023

New Inflation Scenario


The price of silver and gold are on the move… up!

We never know for sure if the rise will be sustained or high, but one thing is certain… there will be inflation.  That’s bad news for living, but usually good news for the price of gold.

Now a growing, global government interference in stock markets can push the cost of living up, even more.

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Last week we sent our Purposeful Investing (Pi) subscribers the August 2019 ENR Advisory Extra bulletin.

This advisory is for ENR’s largest clients and is only available to these large clients and PI subscribers.

ENR is one of the very few investment management companies that can help US investors bank and hold assets with non US banks.

This report looks at why inflation is coming and how to protect our wealth now.

The bulletin begins: It’s conventional wisdom in 2019 that inflation is dead, and the U.S. dollar is King.

Pundits, professional investors, market commentators and bearish advisors have been warning about looming inflation for the past 20 years, and most recently, since the advent of global quantitative easing (QE) in 2009.

Indeed, a period of unorthodox monetary policies initiated by the Federal Reserve (Fed) in 2009 saw more than $4.3 trillion printed to purchase U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities, according to Bloomberg.

In Europe, the European Central Bank (ECB) has minted about €4.65 trillion ($5.2 trillion) and is second only to the Bank of Japan, which has pumped more money into its economy to fight deflation; in fact, the Bank of Japan’s balance-sheet is now larger than the country’s gross domestic product.

And yet, despite all the money-printing – the most on record since the 1930s – inflation failed to ignite in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Even in China, several financial stimulus packages since 2009 have failed to grow inflation (see Total Assets of Major Central Banks, page 2, courtesy of Yardeni Research). According to InflationData.com, U.S. long-term average annual inflation as measured by the CPI is 3.25% from 1913 to 2018.

Before we look further into the bulletin, let’s ask, “have we really been without inflation?”

Not entirely.  According to the price history website in 2013dollars (1)  apples priced at $20 in 2000 cost $32.06 in 2019.  All food prices moved the same.

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Housing was worse.  Housing priced at $100,000 in 2000 cost $155,802.64 in 2019.

Other price rises were far worse.  Take education as an example.  Educational supplies priced at $100 in 2000 were $246.23 in 2019.
College tuition priced at $20,000 in 2000 rose to $51,793.28 in 2019.  I suspect that easy student loans luring unsuspecting students had something to do with that.

Though these price increases are disturbing,  they would have been far worse if the 200o and 2009 recessions had not kept inflation down. Those recessions created a global low interest rate economic scenario that we have not seen in our lifetime.

ENR’s Advisory explains reasons why the scenario may now lead to much worse inflation.  The first part of this inflation scenario is the aging of the population.

One potential threat looms large over the next several years: U.S. entitlement spending. Mr. James Piereson, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, published an insightful and equally alarming editorial in The Wall Street Journal on February 28, 2019 titled “How Debt Makes the Market Volatile.’ According to Mr. Piereson, global credit market debt, which includes all government, corporate and consumer debt, reached $244 trillion in 2018, compared with worldwide economic output of $85 trillion– a ratio of nearly 3 to 1.

The situation is worse in the United States: The St. Louis Fed calculates that total U.S. credit-market debt was $69 trillion in December 2017 compared to $19.4 trillion of GDP – a ratio of 3.6 to 1. Since 1980, according to Mr. Piereson, credit-market debt has risen 15-fold compared with a seven-fold increase in nominal GDP.

At more than $21.5 trillion – and growing – the federal debt is an out-of-control runaway train. Mr. Piereson poignantly depicts, interest payments continue to consume a rising share of federal spending. The U.S. government spent $315 billion in net interest payments last year, nearly 8% of its total $4 trillion in expenditures. Though the average annual interest rate on federal debt has declined from 6.6% in 2001 to 2.5% currently, the drop in per-dollar interest has encouraged the government to borrow much more. If rates were to rise, even modestly, from current levels, deficit-spending could overwhelm other spending priorities.

Entitlement spending needs to be controlled. Social Security’s costs are expected to exceed income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, forcing the program to dip into its nearly $3 trillion trust fund to cover benefits, according to The Wall Street Journal.

By 2035, the trust funds for Social Security and Medicare will be exhausted, and Social Security will no longer be able to pay its full scheduled benefits, unless Congress boosts the program. Then there’s the federal budget. Both programs are putting more pressure on the governments’ budget projections. Social Security and Medicare account for 45% of federal spending, excluding interest payments on the national debt and have contributed to larger deficits that are set to exceed $1 trillion a year beginning in 2020.

Why focus on global debt accumulation and not just America’s government borrowing?  The aging of the global population is not just an American affair.   The population boom after WWII was international.   Now, Western societies, the US, Europe and Japan are overloaded with retirees who have been promised a lot!  But the assets to deliver the promises are not there.

Importantly, at a time when fiscal hawks in Washington and globally have literally deserted fiscal prudence, deficit spending and debt-servicing are likely to trigger the most significant inflation event since the 1970s Arab oil embargo.

The last two recessions and low interest rates have added another dilemma in the new inflation scenario.

The Advisory answers this question when it says: Central Banks Shift Bias; Inflation on ‘Sale’

As the Fed, the ECB and other central banks shift to an easing bias this year and possibly reintroduce another round of QE, global risk-based assets will appreciate. The prospect of renewed easing by the ECB only stands to intensify an already distorted bond market and encourage investors to buy riskier securities. At some point, that could become a trigger for a nasty bout of financial turmoil. According to Deutsche Bank, about 25% of the world’s sovereign bond markets now have negative yields.

With a total of 35 global central banks already cutting interest rates this year, the odds increasingly favor a mad dash into global equities later this fall and into 2020. Declining rates are bullish for stocks and bonds; also bullish is the possibility of the ECB purchasing euro-zone equities, similarly to the Bank of Japan.

What if the Fed follows suit and purchases stocks? The ongoing distortions in euro-zone and Japanese bond markets might spread to stocks, if central banks launch asset purchases of said assets in Europe and the United States. The Bank of Japan, for example, owns about 75% of the country’s exchange-traded fund market and is a top ten shareholder in 40% of Japan’s listed companies, according to The Financial Times.

That’s an incredible intrusion on capital markets. A central bank has no business buying stocks.

As the world rushes into equities and credit again, financial risks will grow. And one of those risks is inflation – virtually on nobody’s radar. More money-printing, larger deficits and wider distortions in asset prices will eventually come home to roost when this incredible monetary experiment is finally exhausted.

One way to survive inflation is to invest in good value equity markets.  I explain this at Profitable Investing Made EZ

The ENR Advisory provides some inflation fighting clues and says:  Surviving Inflation: How to Invest and includes 4 inflation hedges. These include gold bullion, B2Gold Corp., Japanese yen, and the iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Trust.

The Advisory says (bolds are mine) : The first inflation asset to buy now is gold bullion, preferably in physical form.

Gold ETFs are a secondary option and should be used mainly as a diversification tool for institutional investors and managed accounts because gold ownership is more expensive. You can buy gold domestically in the United States through reputable dealers like KITCO, The Hartford Gold Group, Asset Strategies International and Advantage Gold.

Americans can also tuck some gold in their IRAs.

If you must buy an ETF, I like the iShares Gold Trust (NYSE-IAU) levying just 0.25% per annum in fees.

Also, providing much less liquidity but also less expensive, is the Graniteshares Gold Trust (NYSE-BAR), charging an industry-leading 0.175% in annual fees.

Silver is also dirt-cheap, especially compared to gold.  The Gold-to-Silver ratio sits at its highest levels in more than 30 years, meaning silver is extremely undervalued compared to gold.

Though more cyclically tied to the global economy, silver is nevertheless a monetary metal and will follow gold prices higher. From its high of $48.60 an ounce in 2011, silver is down a dizzying 66% at just $16.44 an ounce. I like the iShares Silver Trust (NYSE-SLV).

No other real asset has endured a deeper bear market than commodities. From all-time highs in July 2008, commodities are still down more than 60%.

Historically, inflation tends to rise after periods of low inflation, and vice versa. Considering how conventional market wisdom has essentially ‘given up’ on rising inflation after almost four decades of falling prices coupled with the prospects of significantly higher U.S. deficit financing, real assets look like a big bargain in mid-2019.

Inflation has been held down over the last 20 years by low interest rates and increased global productivity created by the introduction of computers and the internet into commerce.

The benefits of these technological advances are likely to wane and added to the problems created by an aging  society and wanton government spending… we can logically expect a dramatic increase in inflation.

See one way to beat inflation by leveraging speculations in silver and gold with an overpriced US dollar below.

ENR Asset Management is one of the few SEC registered investing advisors that can assist American investors in banking in Austria and Switzerland.  For details send me a note with the words AUSTRIA in the subject line to gary@garyascott.com

Gary

Turn $250 into $51,888, Guaranteed

Turn $250 into $51,888… in Four Years or Less.

I first spotted an opportunity in 1986.   Two short term distortions (in the price of silver and the strength of the British pound) created potential for huge profits.  I wrote in a report (called the “Silver Dip”) that told how to borrow British pounds to speculate in silver and earn over $50,000 profit.  That’s the headline I used then in 1986, “Turn $250 into $51,888… in Four Years or Less”.

The report showed how to take borrow overpriced British pounds and invest the loan in under priced silver.   $250 was required to set up the loan.  No other cash was needed to borrow the pounds.

Readers who followed the report made $46,299 on the no cash investment in only one year

Then in 2015 I spotted the same distortion again.  The British pound was overvalued.  Silver was undervalued. 

I quickly issued a report… the “Silver Dip 2015” that looked at how similar conditions to 1986 had fallen into place.  The price of silver had reached a six year low.  The British pound strength was rising.  The dollar per pound rate was $1.55 per pound, exactly the same as in 1986 and the silver/gold ratio rose over 80 just as in 1986.

That report revealed the iShares Silver Trust, a silver ETF  and during the year after issuing this report, the share price rose from $13.57 per share to $19.60 in 2015.

The rise in the silver price created a nice profit.   The currency and leverage tactics within the strategy turned the nice profit into a very nice profit.

A $10,000 (6,451 British pounds) loan purchased 736 shares at $13.57.  In 2015 the shares rose to $19.60 and were worth $14,425 (up 44.25%).

Those profits were spectacular by any stretch of the imagination but turned out even better because the profits above excluded the forex profit.

In 2015-2016 , the British pound dropped almost exactly as it did 30 years ago!  The British pound fell from $1.55 per pound to $1.33 per pound.

At $1.33 per pound, the 6,451 pound loan only required $8,575 to pay back the loan.  This created an extra $1,425 forex profit.

When the opportunity appeared again last year, I updated the report to  “Silver Dip 2018”.

The 2018 report showed how the opportunity for this speculation was even better than it was in 2015.

Yet the profits have not yet arrived.  This allows me to make an amazing no-risk guaranteed offer to you.

Silver Dip 2019 includes profit calculations for 2019 and I offer you the report “Silver Dip 2019” with a year long guarantee.

“If the profits recommended in the report don’t arrive by the end of the year, I’ll give you a complete and full refund”.

That’s right if the tactic described in Silver Dip 2019 do not hit their target, you don’t have to pay a thing for the report.

Investing in silver ETFs leveraged with margin loans may create extraordinary profits in 2019.

The “Silver Dip 2019”  shows how to easily make an ideal speculation for almost any amount.   The report shows when and how to get margin loans in dollars, British pound, Japanese yen or euro.

In fact you learn how to borrow in 23 different currencies, even Russian rubles, so you can choose the weakest currency with the lowest interest rates.

Low Interest Loans

Interest on the loan won’t eat up profits.  The “Silver Dip 2019” shows how to borrow many currencies right now for less than 2%.

The Silver Dip is only exercised when conditions are absolutely ideal.  Value investors never push this rule.  Investment and speculative markets are full of rumor, conjecture (a lot of it false) and hidden agendas.  The Silver Dip relies instead on a really simple theory… that the price of gold should rise about the same rate as other basic goods and the rise and fall of silver’s price should maintain a parity with gold.  When that parity is out of balance (as it has been since August 2018) silver’s price is ready to explode.

The “Silver Dip 2019” explains how to speculate in silver ETFs plus outlines the following:

  • How to use the Silver Dip strategy without adding a penny of cash if you already have investments.
  • How to invest as little as a thousand dollars in silver if you do not have a current investment portfolio.
  • Why this is a speculation, not an investment:  who should and should not speculate and how to limit losses and take profits.
  • Three reasons why conditions are excellent for better for a Silver Dip now.
  • Three different ways to invest in the US or abroad.
  • How to buy gold and silver or platinum with or without dollar leverage margin accounts.

The “Silver Dip 2019” also contains four matrices that calculate profits and losses so investors can determine cut off positions in advance to protect profits and/or losses.  The report also looks at how to switch time horizons for greater safety.

Rising interest rates make the stock market highly dangerous in the short term. “The Silver Dip 2019” shows how to create a safe, diversified good value stock portfolio and use it to generate much higher returns with a little controlled speculation in silver.

Learn how to beware of certain brokers and trading platforms, how to choose a good bank or broker and how silver profits are taxed.

The report includes a complex comparison of silver’s price with other costs of living from 1942 to today to help determine its real value.

Finally, learn why and how to use advisers to manage profits from silver dips.

Current circumstances could cause the price of silver to rise rapidly at any time.  Do not delay reading this report.

The Silver Dip sold for $79 in 1986.  Due to savings created by online publishing (we have eliminated the cost f paper and postage), we are able to offer this report for $39.95.

Order now by clicking here.  Silver Dip 2019  $39.95

The benefit of 50 years experience in watching markets, metals, bonds, interest rates and currencies, I have learned many special pricing situations to watch for.

These special opportunities do not appear every day.  That’s why they are special.

Unless you have seen them come and go, it’s hard to see them coming again.

That is why I was willing to wait for years for silver to be in a special pricing position.

Our courses and reports are about finding good value and they have been helping astute readers find value investments, again and again for 50 years.

The “Silver Dip 2019” report shows a current huge opportunity.  I continuously watch for aberrations in currency and precious metal markets.   Sometimes a rare quirk, such as the currency distortions, low cost loans and low silver price  offer potential for profit, with very little risk of long term loss.

Investors who speculate on these aberrations at the correct time can make fortunes.

The time is now.

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.

We are stalking precious metal opportunity now.

The trap is set. We are waiting…

This opportunity is explained in the report “Silver Dip 2019”.

You can order the Silver Dip 2019 here for $39.95

Here is why there is no risk for you.  The report is 100% guaranteed.

I do not sell book, reports and courses.  I offer benefits.  If  the Silver Dip 2019 does not bring you the benefits you expect, just let me know any time in 2019 and I’ll send you a quick, no questions asked, full refund.

I can’t promise that silver’s price will rise in 2019 but  I can guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied with the report or… you can have your money back in full.

You can order the Silver Dip 2019 here for $39.95

Gary

(1) www.in2013dollars.com/College-tuition-and-fees/price-inflation

The Fall of the Dollar’s Sovereignty


The dollar is doomed.  Always has been. Always will be.  Like all currencies, no matter how well they work, governments cannot leave them alone.

The nature of government is to spend more money than it has.  This wanton spending creates inflation.  Inflation eventually destroys almost all currencies that are capable of being manipulated by governments.

That’s why gold has always been a good money.  Governments cannot manipulate (much) how much gold is in the ground and what it requires to mine it.

But governments will attack anything that threatens their ability to control money.

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For example in the 1930s, gold rose in importance as the US economy collapsed.  FDR signed Executive Order 6102, forbidding the “hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States”.  The “Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917” and “Emergency Banking Act” were used to limit American gold ownership.   The penalty could be as much as $10,000 and/or up to five to ten years in jail!

The stated reason for the ban was that hoarding of gold made the depression worse.

The real reason was to remove constraints on the Federal Reserve on increasing the money supply during the depression.

That law was not repealed until 1974.

This is why cryptocurrencies are at risk.

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Image from “Diving into the Google Ban on Cryptocurrency Advertising” (1)

We can already see the US government resisting cryptocurrencies.

A Wall Street Journal article “Fed’s Powell Says Facebook’s Libra Raises ‘Serious Concerns” (2)  shows that America’s central bank is owrried about the implication of Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra’s.

The article says: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and legislators in both parties expressed broad concern about Facebook Inc. ’s plan to create a cryptocurrency-based payment network, underscoring the intense legislative and regulatory scrutiny the project could face.

Mr. Powell, speaking to the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, expressed doubt about the feasibility of launching the digital coin, dubbed Libra, on the timeline Facebook has targeted.

“I think we agree that Libra raises a lot of serious concerns, and those would include around privacy, money laundering, consumer protection, financial stability,” he said. “Those are going to need to be thoroughly and publicly assessed and evaluated before this proceeds.”

Libra could be different, in part because Facebook’s 1.56 billion daily users gives it the potential for widespread adoption.

“The size of Facebook’s network means it could be, essentially, immediately systemically important,” Mr. Powell said Thursday. “This should be subject to the highest level, the highest expectations in terms of privacy but also prudential regulation.”

An ancient Chinese saying goes like this. “First the man drinks the wine. Then the wine drinks the wine. Then the wine drinks the man.”

This quote describes the nature of institutions, such as rising US spending and debt.  This cannot go on forever!

But governments begin by serving an idea that enhances mankind.  Yet they endd up being served by man. As governments absorb themselves they lose the respect of those they were intended to serve.

This is true of the falling dollar.

To maintain itself governments revert to trickery or force. This is the case of the falling dollar.

The Western monetary system is based on deceit and trickery. However the game can only be played for so long and cryptocurrencies create a challenge.

We can see the IRS attacking as well as the Fed.

A Wall Street Journal article last week “IRS Sending Warning Letters to More Than 10,000 Cryptocurrency Holders” (3) details the initial battle.

The article says (bolds are mine): ‘Taxpayers should take these letters very seriously,’ IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said

The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending letters to more than 10,000 cryptocurrency holders, warning they may have broken federal tax laws.

Investors, speculators and Facebook Inc. have extolled the potential of digital currencies.

At the same time, use by drug dealers and other nefarious actors has marred its reputation. The IRS has expressed worries about the ability of digital currencies to promote tax evasion.

An IRS spokesman declined to say how it learned about the targeted cryptocurrency holders and their transactions.
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One possible source is information provided to the agency by cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. In mid-March of 2018, Coinbase provided data—under a federal-court order—on about 13,000 accounts as requested by the IRS.

Coinbase turned over data on customers who bought, sold, sent or received digital currency worth $20,000 or more between 2013 and 2015.

The data included the customer’s name, taxpayer identification number, birth date and address, plus account statements and the names of counterparties.

The sternest version of the letter, released Friday, asks recipients who believe they have followed the law to sign a statement declaring, under penalty of perjury, that they are in compliance with tax laws.

It also says the recipient should understand the IRS may be in touch with them.

Tax professionals warned that the letters shouldn’t be ignored.

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Would you trust this man with your money?

Expect Facebook to be the big cryptocurrency target because they are so huge and also vulnerable.  We can also see how the government’s attack has begun there in the New York Times article, “Forget the fine—we should have taken Facebook to court, says FTC commissioner” (4)

The article says:  The settlement won’t force accountability or impose any restrictions on the way Facebook collects or uses people’s data, warned one of the FTC’s five commissioners.

It ain’t about the money: As it announced the fine yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission boasted that it had slapped Facebook with the biggest fine ever imposed on any company for violating consumers’ privacy. But Facebook’s share price actually went up when news of the fine leaked last week. If you want to know why, it’s worth reading this dissenting statement issued by commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter.

What she said: It doesn’t change anything fundamental about Facebook’s practices, Slaughter said, and it won’t deter Facebook from breaking the law again in future. “Rather than accepting this settlement, I believe we should have initiated litigation against Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg,” she said.

Little chance of litigation: The settlement means the FTC now cannot prosecute Facebook for “any and all claims prior to June 12, 2019.”

My gut reaction is that big business is as likely to screw us as big government.  I don’t think I can trust Facebook any more than I can trust the Fed or the Executive Branch or Congress or any part of the global political system.

Don’t get caught in the crossfire!

This is all new stuff… the loss of government control over territory and money.  How institutions will react are impossible to predict, but like all wars, its best not to get caught in the middle of a battle.

One way to maintain peace and happiness is to live as a Pruppie.  See what Pruppiesm means below

Gary

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Profit from post COVID-19 trends.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?

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Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.

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Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from Amazon.com show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.

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Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

The report “Live Anywere-Earn Everywhere” shows specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increases your income, makes you smarter, healthier and provides tax benefits as well. 

There are specific places where property is especially inexpensive, now because previous owners do not know about the special qualities created by the pandemic.

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can be enhanced by the pandemic but also create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.

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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond we created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

My Guarantee

This may be the most important report I have written in 50 years.  The information is certainly the most urgent.  Do not delay.  The risks are upon us right now and you’ll understand how the final steps of the alliance are taking place as you read the current news.

To take any risk out of gaining this urgent information with my full satisfaction or money back guarantee.  If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.  I guarantee you can ask for a full refund any time within 60 days and I’ll refund your payment in full, no questions asked.

You can keep the reports as my thanks for ordering it.

Buy Live Anywhere, Earn Everywhere Report  $39.99

(1) cryptocurrencynews.com: Google ban on cryptocurrency advertising

(2) www.wsj.com: Fed’s Jerome Powell faces senators after rate cut signal

(3) www.wsj.com: Irs sending warning letters to more than 10,000 cryptocurrency holders

(4) www.technologyreview.com: Forget the fine we should have taken facebook to court

Don’t Wait for Silver to Play Catch-Up to Gold


Don’t Wait for Silver to Play Catch-Up to Gold

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Is now the time to invest in silver? According to many experts, the answer is yes.

The silver market is very small—so even a little money moving into or out of the industry can impact the price to a much greater degree than other assets (including gold). This greater volatility means that in bear markets, silver falls more than gold. However, in bull markets, silver tends to soar much further and faster than gold!

Here are a couple good examples from recent memory… check out how much more silver gained than gold in the two biggest precious metals bull markets in the modern era:

Gain from 1970 low to 1980 high

Gold  2,328%

Silver  3,105%

Gain from 2001 low to 2011 high

Gold 650%

Silver 999%

Based on these trends, silver is likely to outperform gold in the next bull market, too, because the silver industry remains so tiny.

Gold’s recent breakout confirmed above $1,400 is a strong indicator that we are now looking at the start of the next gold bull market. While silver spot prices have increased from this year’s earlier low of $14.36, they have not yet begun to catch up to the explosion of gold in the past month. This makes now a great time to enter into the market, and silver Monster Boxes are an easy way to achieve divisibility and stay organized in large quantities of silver coins.

This sealed Monster Box (Mint Box), contains 500 back-dated, 1-ounce silver American Eagle coins. Each box comes sealed from the U.S. Mint, ensuring that the coins have not been tampered with.

From owning silver bullion to buying silver ETFs, there are plenty of ways to invest in silver and diversify your investment portfolio. However, the current low spot prices and our low premium offer on silver Eagles can’t last, so now is the time to buy bullion in bulk.

Demand for silver will likely increase in stride with the rising spot prices of gold, which could lead to a substantial growth in silver rates in the coming months. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

You can learn more about ways to own smart silver from Asset Strategies International

Turn $250 into $51,888, Guaranteed

Turn $250 into $51,888… in Four Years or Less.

I first spotted an opportunity in 1986.   Two short term distortions (in the price of silver and the strength of the British pound) created potential for huge profits.  I wrote in a report (called the “Silver Dip”) that told how to borrow British pounds to speculate in silver and earn over $50,000 profit.  That’s the headline I used then in 1986, “Turn $250 into $51,888… in Four Years or Less”.

The report showed how to take borrow overpriced British pounds and invest the loan in under priced silver.   $250 was required to set up the loan.  No other cash was needed to borrow the pounds.

Readers who followed the report made $46,299 on the no cash investment in only one year

Then in 2015 I spotted the same distortion again.  The British pound was overvalued.  Silver was undervalued. 

I quickly issued a report… the “Silver Dip 2015” that looked at how similar conditions to 1986 had fallen into place.  The price of silver had reached a six year low.  The British pound strength was rising.  The dollar per pound rate was $1.55 per pound, exactly the same as in 1986 and the silver/gold ratio rose over 80 just as in 1986.

That report revealed the iShares Silver Trust, a silver ETF  and during the year after issuing this report, the share price rose from $13.57 per share to $19.60 in 2015.

The rise in the silver price created a nice profit.   The currency and leverage tactics within the strategy turned the nice profit into a very nice profit.

A $10,000 (6,451 British pounds) loan purchased 736 shares at $13.57.  In 2015 the shares rose to $19.60 and were worth $14,425 (up 44.25%).

Those profits were spectacular by any stretch of the imagination but turned out even better because the profits above excluded the forex profit.

In 2015-2016 , the British pound dropped almost exactly as it did 30 years ago!  The British pound fell from $1.55 per pound to $1.33 per pound.

At $1.33 per pound, the 6,451 pound loan only required $8,575 to pay back the loan.  This created an extra $1,425 forex profit.

When the opportunity appeared again last year, I updated the report to  “Silver Dip 2018”.

The 2018 report showed how the opportunity for this speculation was even better than it was in 2015.

Yet the profits have not yet arrived.  This allows me to make an amazing no-risk guaranteed offer to you.

Silver Dip 2019 includes profit calculations for 2019 and I offer you the report “Silver Dip 2019” with a year long guarantee.

“If the profits recommended in the report don’t arrive by the end of the year, I’ll give you a complete and full refund”.

That’s right if the tactic described in Silver Dip 2019 do not hit their target, you don’t have to pay a thing for the report.

Investing in silver ETFs leveraged with margin loans may create extraordinary profits in 2019.

The “Silver Dip 2019”  shows how to easily make an ideal speculation for almost any amount.   The report shows when and how to get margin loans in dollars, British pound, Japanese yen or euro.

In fact you learn how to borrow in 23 different currencies, even Russian rubles, so you can choose the weakest currency with the lowest interest rates.

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Interest on the loan won’t eat up profits.  The “Silver Dip 2019” shows how to borrow many currencies right now for less than 2%.

The Silver Dip is only exercised when conditions are absolutely ideal.  Value investors never push this rule.  Investment and speculative markets are full of rumor, conjecture (a lot of it false) and hidden agendas.  The Silver Dip relies instead on a really simple theory… that the price of gold should rise about the same rate as other basic goods and the rise and fall of silver’s price should maintain a parity with gold.  When that parity is out of balance (as it has been since August 2018) silver’s price is ready to explode.

The “Silver Dip 2019” explains how to speculate in silver ETFs plus outlines the following:

  • How to use the Silver Dip strategy without adding a penny of cash if you already have investments.
  • How to invest as little as a thousand dollars in silver if you do not have a current investment portfolio.
  • Why this is a speculation, not an investment:  who should and should not speculate and how to limit losses and take profits.
  • Three reasons why conditions are excellent for better for a Silver Dip now.
  • Three different ways to invest in the US or abroad.
  • How to buy gold and silver or platinum with or without dollar leverage margin accounts.

The “Silver Dip 2019” also contains four matrices that calculate profits and losses so investors can determine cut off positions in advance to protect profits and/or losses.  The report also looks at how to switch time horizons for greater safety.

Rising interest rates make the stock market highly dangerous in the short term. “The Silver Dip 2019” shows how to create a safe, diversified good value stock portfolio and use it to generate much higher returns with a little controlled speculation in silver.

Learn how to beware of certain brokers and trading platforms, how to choose a good bank or broker and how silver profits are taxed.

The report includes a complex comparison of silver’s price with other costs of living from 1942 to today to help determine its real value.

Finally, learn why and how to use advisers to manage profits from silver dips.

Current circumstances could cause the price of silver to rise rapidly at any time.  Do not delay reading this report.

The Silver Dip sold for $79 in 1986.  Due to savings created by online publishing (we have eliminated the cost f paper and postage), we are able to offer this report for $39.95.

Order now by clicking here.  Silver Dip 2019  $39.95

The benefit of 50 years experience in watching markets, metals, bonds, interest rates and currencies, I have learned many special pricing situations to watch for.

These special opportunities do not appear every day.  That’s why they are special.

Unless you have seen them come and go, it’s hard to see them coming again.

That is why I was willing to wait for years for silver to be in a special pricing position.

Our courses and reports are about finding good value and they have been helping astute readers find value investments, again and again for 50 years.

The “Silver Dip 2019” report shows a current huge opportunity.  I continuously watch for aberrations in currency and precious metal markets.   Sometimes a rare quirk, such as the currency distortions, low cost loans and low silver price  offer potential for profit, with very little risk of long term loss.

Investors who speculate on these aberrations at the correct time can make fortunes.

The time is now.

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.

We are stalking precious metal opportunity now.

The trap is set. We are waiting…

This opportunity is explained in the report “Silver Dip 2019”.

You can order the Silver Dip 2019 here for $39.95

Here is why there is no risk for you.  The report is 100% guaranteed.

I do not sell book, reports and courses.  I offer benefits.  If  the Silver Dip 2019 does not bring you the benefits you expect, just let me know any time in 2019 and I’ll send you a quick, no questions asked, full refund.

I can’t promise that silver’s price will rise in 2019 but  I can guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied with the report or… you can have your money back in full.

You can order the Silver Dip 2019 here for $39.95

Gary

A Silver Tip


In 2015, when silver prices were ideal and the British pound dropped in value against the US dollar, many of our readers made some  great profits investing in the Silver Dip.

Now ideal silver conditions have returned.  See how to profit from these conditions below.

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Our Silver Dip 2015 report told how to borrow British pounds to invest in the silver ETF SLV.

Mid October 2015, a 10,000 pound loan resulted in appx. $16,000 to invest in SLV at $15.51 per share.  That $16,000 purchased about a thousand shares.

Those shares were worth $19 a share a year later or $19,000.  The pound had fallen to from $1.60 per pound to $1.38, so it only took $13,800 to pay off the loan. That turned the idea into a really nice profit!

This was not the first time we had helped readers cash in on currency and precious metal price distortions.

I first spotted these distortion opportunities in 1986.   Two short term distortions (in the price of silver and the strength of the British pound) created potential for huge profits.  I wrote in a report (called the “Silver Dip”) that told how to borrow British pounds to speculate in silver and earn over $50,000 profit.  That’s the headline I used then in 1986, “Turn $250 into $51,888… in Four Years or Less”.

The report showed how to take borrow overpriced British pounds and invest the loan in under priced silver.   $250 was required to set up the loan.  No other cash was needed to borrow the pounds.

Readers who followed the 1986 report made $46,299 on the no cash investment in only one year

The strategy behind the Silver Dip is to invest in a silver ETF (we use the iShares Silver Trust ETV (symbol SLV).

The conditions we look for are gold at a good value price ($1,350 or below).  The gold silver price ratio at 80 or higher (price of gold is 80 times higher than the price of silver).   Plus a distorted currency market.

Gold’s price has been rising but is still at the good value threshold.

With gold prices rising, silver is likely to follow suit, but it has not yet so the Silver Dip tactic is more attractive right now.

The silver ETF SLV has fallen from $19 per share to $14 per share over the last year.

The gold price to silver price ratio has risen to an unprecedented 90!

Plus the US dollar index is near a decade’s long high.

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Since the beginning of the year we have seen further strength in the US dollar and this month foreign exchange markets erupted with fresh volatility as the British pound, Swedish krona, Mexican peso and Chinese yuan have all weakened recently. The peso dropped 2.5% in a single day last week following President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexico.

Why has silver prices remained low?

The iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV)

The article at ETFdialynews.com “What’s preventing silver from breaking out to the upside?” (1) explains one reason why silver prcies have been lagging.

The article says: Why is silver doing this? Well, the correct answer is probably closely related to all the currency manipulation going on. In Europe the ECB is seen as parading it’s “policy weapons” while the US Fed is trying to decide whether to goose the market sooner rather than later. The interesting bit there is that they apparently aren’t fond of the whole free-market idea anymore, it’s all about when to push on which pedal, especially currency-related pedals. Which creates havoc for precious metals – Are they doing this because the economy is really that bad? Or because they’ve simply become power-crazed lunatics, convinced they are smarter than thousands of years of historical evidence that gov’t interventions blow up markets?

All these point to distortions that suggest… the price of gold will rise.  Silver’s price will rise faster than gold’s price. The US dollar will weaken and accelerate gold and silver’s price rise.

The “Silver Dip 2019” report shows what to do to cash in on these distortions.  I continuously watch for aberrations in currency and precious metal markets.   Sometimes a rare quirk, such as the currency distortions, low cost loans and low silver price  offer potential for profit, with very little risk of long term loss.

Investors who speculate on these aberrations at the correct time can make fortunes.

The time is now.

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.

We are stalking precious metal opportunity now.

The trap is set. We are waiting…

This opportunity is explained in the report “Silver Dip 2019”.

Here is why there is no risk for you.  The report is 100% guaranteed.

I do not sell book, reports and courses.  I offer benefits.  If  the Silver Dip 2019 does not bring you the benefits you expect, just let me know any time in 2019 and I’ll send you a quick, no questions asked, full refund.

I can’t promise that silver’s price will rise in 2019 but  I can guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied with the report or… you can have your money back in full.

You can order the Silver Dip 2019 here for $39.95

Gary

Or get the Silver Dip 2019 FREE when you subscribe to our Purposeful Investing Course described below.

The Only 3 Reasons to Invest

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The stock market has always been the best place of places to protect and increase wealth over the long haul.   Yet it’s also been the worst place to lose money, a lot of it, quickly.

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 our world a better place.

The goal of investing should be to stabilize our security, bring feelings of comfort and elimination of stress!

We should not invest for fun, excitement or to get rich quickly. We should not divest in a panic due to market corrections.

This is why my core stock portfolio consists of 19 shares and this position has hardly changed in three years.  During this time we have been steadily accumulating the same 19 shares and have traded only three times.

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This portfolio is built around a strategy that’s taught in my Purposeful Investing Course (Pi).  I call these shares my Pifolio.

This portfolio more or less matched the S&P 500 until May 2018.  Then a stronger US dollar made the portfolio look like it was falling behind.   This currency illusion creates a special opportunity we’ll view in a moment.

This portfolio above is based on stock price to value analysis built around 91 years of stock market data.

The value analysis is used to create a portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover  stock markets that are undervalued.  I have combined my 50 years of investing experience with the study of the mathematical market value analysis of Michael Keppler, CEO of Keppler Asset Management.

In my opinion, Keppler is one of the best market statisticians in the world.  Numerous very large fund managers use his analysis to manage over $2.5 billion of funds.  However because Keppler’s roots are in Germany (though he lives and operates from New York) and most of his funds registered for the European Union, Americans cannot normally access his data.

I was lucky to have crossed paths with Michael about 25 years ago, so I am one of the few Americans who receive this data and you will not find his information readily available in the US.

In a moment you’ll see how to remedy this fact.

The Pifolio analysis begins with Keppler’s research that continually monitors 46 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.  Then Keppler takes market’s history into account.

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Michael Kepler CEO Keppler Asset Management.

Michael’s 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 good value (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.

A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any one stock in that country is an attractive investment.  This eliminates the need for hours of research aimed at picking specific shares.  It is not appropriate or enough to instruct a stockbroker to simply select stocks in the BUY rated countries.  Investing in the index is like investing in all the shares in the index.  You save time because all you have to do is invest in the ETF to gain the profit potential of the entire market.

To achieve this goal of diversification the Pifolio consists of Country Index ETFs.

Country Index ETFs are similar to an index mutual fund but are shares normally traded on a major stock exchange that tracks an index of shares in a specific country.  ETFs do not try to beat the index they represent.  The management is passive and tries to emulate the performance of the index.

A country ETF provides diversification into a basket of equities in the country covered.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

Here is the Pifolio I personally held at the beginning of 2019.

70% is diversified into Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) developed markets: Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom.

30% of the Pifolio is invested in Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) emerging markets: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

iShares Country ETFs make it easy to invest in each of the MSCI indicies of the good value BUY markets.

For example, the iShares MSCI Australia (symbol EWA) is a Country Index ETF that tracks the investment results the Morgan Stanley Capital Index MSCI Australia Index which is composed mainly of large cap and small cap stocks traded primarily on the Australian Stock Exchange mainly of companies in consumer staples, financials and materials. This ETF is non-diversified outside of Australia.

iShares is owned by Black Rock, Inc. the world’s largest asset manager with over $4 trillion in assets under management.

There is an iShares country ETF for every market.

How you can create your own good value strategy.

I would like to send you, on a no risk basis, a 130 page basic training course that teaches the good value strategy I use.   I call this strategy Purposeful Investing (PI).  You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You get this course when you enroll in our Purposeful Investing program (Pi) with a triple guarantee.

Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the 130 page basic training, a 46 stock market value report, access to all the updates I have sent in the past three years, two more reports on investing (described below) and an online Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

When you subscribe to Pi, you immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

Included in the basic training is an additional 120 page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

You also receive two special reports.

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 again!

30 years ago, the US dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains 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.

This report sells for $29.95 but in this special offer, you receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip 2019” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

In September 2015, I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a silver speculation, leveraged with a British pound loan, that could increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The tactics described in that report generated 62.48% profit in just nine months.

I have updated this report and added how to use the Silver Dip Strategy with platinum.   The “Silver Dip 2019” report shares the latest in a series of long term lessons gained through 40 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  I released the 2015 report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80.  The ratio has corrected and that profit has been taken and now a new precious metals dip has emerged.

I have prepared a new special report “Silver Dip 2019” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.

You also learn from the Value Investing Seminar, our premier course, that we have been conducting for over 30 years.  Tens of thousands of delegates have paid up to $999 to attend.  Now you can join the seminar online FREE in this special offer.

This three day course is available in sessions that are 10 to 20 minutes long for easy, convenient learning.   You can listen to each session any time and as often as you desire.

The sooner you hear what I have to say about current markets, the better you’ll be able to cash in on perhaps the best investing opportunity since 1982.

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Tens of thousands have paid up to $999 to attend.

This year I celebrated my 51st anniversary of writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

Stock and currency markets are cyclical.  These cycles create extra profit for value investors who invest when everyone else has the markets wrong.  One special seminar session looks at how to spot value from cycles.  Stocks rise from the cycle of war, productivity and demographics.  Cycles create recurring profits.  Economies and stock markets cycle up and down around every 15 to 20 years as shown in this graph.

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The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns can create war.

The chart above shows the war – stock market cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WW III) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Details in the online seminar include:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price-to-book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios). His big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

Use time not timing.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  The best ratio is normally 1.6 to 1.  We’ll sum up the strategy; how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on the times and each individual’s circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

The online seminar also reveals  the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed this test.

I have good news about the cost of the seminar as well.   For almost three decades the seminar fee has been $799 for one or $999 for a couple. Tens of thousands paid this price, but online the seminar is $297.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal investing Course.

Save $468.90 If You Act Now

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More”, the $39.95 report “Silver Dip 2019” and our latest $297 online seminar for a total savings of $468.90.

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Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip 2018” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Your subscription will be charged $299 a year from now, but you can cancel at any time.

Gary

(1) etfdailynews.com: What’s preventing silver from breaking out to the upside