Gold Stock Market Update

There is an old story about a fellow who discovers the power of compounding.  He puts $100,000 in the bank at 7% interest and has his body frozen for 50 years.  When he awakens, he runs to the phone to call the bank to see how much his account is worth, and the operator asks that he deposit $1,000 for the call.  Well, we don't see many pay phones these days, but the threat of inflation suddenly presenting you with some surprises due to the current "stimulus" program is very real. 

The devastation wrought by an implosion of debt during the latter part of 2008, along with the Obama victory, has produced what may be the greatest investment opportunity in the last 100 years.  Don't be fooled by the media hype and deceit dished out by Wall Street and the Feds.  You can learn to identify the best opportunities on your own with a very simple technique called "comparative strength and weakness."  I will reveal how to apply this tool. But first, here is what comparative strength & weakness analysis is telling us to expect from today's markets.

First - Buy Gold!

Gold is a currency.  Gold is real money, but it's unique from all the other currencies.  All currencies, with the exception of gold, are fiat currencies.  They are synthetic.  Over time, they all fall, but at different rates.  This can give you an illusion of strength when one currency is not falling as fast as the rest.  Gold has held its value and has proven its merit during the panic liquidation we saw in 2008.  Yes, gold sold off.  As the debt markets imploded, investors and money managers were forced to sell anything and everything, regardless of value, to raise cash in order to pay off loans.   Gold was not exempt and that presents you with a major buying opportunity.

As of early March 2009, the Dow Industrial Average has sold off over 51% from its October 2007 high at 14,279.  The S&P 500 has fallen 54% during the same period.  On the other hand, gold has managed to appreciate by 20% during the same time frame.

How you can use comparative strength and weakness analysis to learn what to buy and what to sell.  When one asset class holds up better than the rest, it is considered comparatively strong, and it is the best place for you to go with your money.

The recent bounce in the U.S. dollar - which is due to foreign investors and institutions liquidating foreign investments priced in foreign currencies, selling those currencies, and then buying dollars in order to pay off U.S. dollar denominated loans - has had surprisingly little effect on the price of gold.  As mentioned above, while the stock markets have been devastated and many commodities have been depressed, gold is still selling for more than it was at the stock market's all-time high.  Gold's "comparative strength" is sounding loud and clear that you should be holding and buying gold. 

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Gold - Is there a down side?

One argument against buying gold is that due to the debt crisis and a failing economy, we are going to experience a long period of deflation.  There are several problems with this rationale. 

Most simply, if we were going to see a drawn-out period of price deflation, gold would be selling for less than $500 rather than $900.  Although the prices of all asset classes, including commodities, were driven to extreme lows due to recent forced liquidation as the world deleveraged, gold has more than held its ground.

With the exception of gold, many commodity prices are now below their cost of production.  Oil at $40 creates supply destruction.   Production will not continue at a loss, and current low prices along with the unavailability of credit for future exploration and development ensures future commodity and raw material shortages. 

Shortages equate to higher prices.  The media has not filled you in on the fact that recessions see economic activity decrease, but not stop entirely.  There will still be demand.  Energy demand, for example, will not cease. Everyone will not walk to the grocery store.   Even with the most severe estimates for unemployment during 2009, there will still be 144 million paying jobs.  Nevertheless, supplies of raw materials will fall much faster than abatement in demand.  This situation ensures higher commodity prices, and gold will be the leader. 

The Federal Reserve and Treasury are pulling out everything in their kit bag to stimulate the economy.   This may, indeed, work for a time.  The economy may temporarily improve, or at least stop deteriorating.  The problem is that they are trying to save an alcoholic by feeding him whiskey.  The government is determined to increase debt and flood the economy with cash, regardless of the consequences.  If a $1.7 trillion deficit doesn't do the trick, they will borrow and spend again and yet again if need be.  The Key nesians are running the show, and their behavior is 100% predictable.  They are in panic mode, and the ultimate cost will be a depreciation of the U.S. dollar.

In the face of declining commodity supplies, this will force commodity prices higher.  This is readily apparent in the case of gold, which is leading the pack higher on a comparative strength basis.  There is still a narrow window here to accumulate gold.  You must not wait too long.  Soon, shortages will hit home, inflation will accelerate, and the next leg in the commodity bull will fire up on all engines.  There will not be a new bull market in stocks (see below), but there will be a resumption in the bull market for gold.

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There are three ways to take advantage of the next leg in the gold bull market - buy physical gold, buy gold ETF's (paper gold), or buy mining shares.

It has become difficult to buy physical gold.  I prefer to buy bullion coins like Krugerrands, American Eagles, Canadian Maple Leafs, or Austrian Philharmonics.  However, the allure of physical gold and the dire future in store for the dollar and the economy has not been lost on large investors.  Merrill Lynch recently announced that some of its richest clients are so alarmed by the state of the financial system and signs of political instability around the world that they are now insisting on purchasing gold bars in their accounts.  The demand for physic al gold has driven premiums up and delivery times out.  I believe everyone should have some physical gold, and all three approaches (including buying paper gold) are discussed in our "Gold Expectations" report.  This booklet is included with all subscriptions. 

The second way to invest in gold - and discussed in the "Gold Expectations" report - is to buy gold mining companies.  They are not immune to the problem of obtaining credit when there is little to be found.  Rob McEwen of Goldcorp fame recently said that finding financing was more difficult than finding gold.   Nevertheless, the more promising companies are attracting investors.  Your subscription to  and "Gold Expectations" will reveal what specific mining stocks you should avoid, which you should consider buying now and at what price, and which mining shares should be put on your radar for future purchase.

"Gold Expectations" will also reveal a wonderful little indicator that will tell you when the gold mining sector is overpriced and when it is underpriced.  As gold shares were hitting their extreme lows in October and November of 2008, this simple model was giving us its most bullish readings EVER!  Since then, the XAU has doubled and many of the gold issues on our list have tripled and more.  One flew from a low of $0.41 to $3.80 in less than eight weeks.

We update all of our indicators and present our current analysis in each issue of the Professional Timing Service newsletters.  I can't forecast what our models will be saying in the future; but as we go to press with this flyer, our work is pointing to new highs in gold during 2009.  Depending on how economic forces and world events unfold, we could see those highs sooner rather than later in the year.  New highs in gold this year is a given.

My models are forecasting that the Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index (XAU), which reflects the activity in precious metal mining stocks, will reach 300 when gold hits new highs.  That is an increase of 360% from the October lows when we were seeing our most bullish readings and an increase of over 160% from current levels.  The outlook for select gold and silver stocks has rarely looked better.

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Everyone needs to own some gold, and you need to consider gold in your portfolio now.  Our report "Gold Expectations " will give you the tools to assist you in finding the best gold buys.  The report further details just why the Obama victory and debt deleveraging has created a rare entry point into the gold market and just how you can exploit it. 

With the fundamentals and technical aspects as bullishly aligned as they are presently, buying gold at $900/oz. is as close to a slam dunk as you will ever find in the markets.  Buying gold while egregious monetary and fiscal programs are being instituted is almost like buying fire insurance after your house burns down.  There is still some time, but no one knows how much.  The bargains will not last forever.  Once gold breaks to new highs and you begin seeing $50 to $100 daily up moves, it will be too late.  If you do nothing more than pick up a few shares of Goldcorp (GG-NYSE) under $28.00, you should fare well by this time next year.

Second - Buy Some Crude Oil!

The second major opportunity we are facing is investing in other commodities - including crude oil - while they are still selling below their cost of production.  Gold is showing the way, and crude oil will follow.  It always does.  My technical work is not yet as bullish on crude oil and the overall commodity complex as it is on gold, but the green flags are starting to appear.  You will read about all the technical and fundamental developments as they emerge in our monthly and mid-monthly newsletter publications, as well as in our Tuesday and Thursday online updates.

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Third - Don't Buy Bonds!

The third opportunity we are facing is not so much an opportunity as a strong warning. Don't buy bonds.  Bonds at today's prices are the absolute worst investment on the Street.  Yes, I know that the Fed has been driving interest rates lower, and the bond market has benefited.  For several years, my advice has been for you to only approach the bond market on a trading basis.  Do not invest long term, fixed income money in bonds.  This approach has worked out quite well for our readers.  We offer all subscribers access to the signals from our bond model as well as what specific bond fund trades you should take with each signal. 

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Incidentally the technical behavior in the TIPS this month is pointing strongly to an imminent resurgence of inflation.  This dovetails nicely with our expectation for much higher gold prices this year.

Last - Get The Heck Out of the Stock Market!

This final opportunity, like the last one, is negative.  For the last two years, our brochures and newsletters have been warning folks to get out of the stock market.  If you did nothing more than that, you would have not wasted your time in reading them.  The forced liquidations and selling panics are not over.  There is a lot of bad debt yet to be settled. 

Corporate earnings will fall.  Latest estimates put 2009 earnings for the S&P 500 at just over $32.00.  Even after a smashing 50% decline, the S&P is still a bearish 21 times earnings.  The average PE is 15 times, which would put the S&P at 480 based on 2009 earnings.  If that isn't bad enough, the average never happens.  There is always overshoot; and at 12 times 2009 projected earnings, the S&P would be close to 380. 

Bear market rallies aside, there is a lot more potential on the down side for the averages than on the up side.  The bear market will not be over until everyone has sold their stock.  Unless you are a trader, you are not going to make any money in financial/paper assets for some years to come.  We offer several trading models tuned to the stock market's popular averages that are available to all subscribers.  Our Nasdaq Slow Tracker, which is included with all subscriptions, has given our readers invaluable guidance with the twists and turns in this market. 

Our cyclical work is beginning to point to an "Obama rally" that will likely spring from lows over the next several weeks.  However, we needn't guess.  The Nasdaq must lead in order to have a decent rally in stocks.  When the Nasdaq Slow Tracker issues its next buy, subscribers will have the key to identifying the next sustainable rally in the stock market.  More importantly, they will also be able to identify when that bear market rally is over with the Nasdaq Slow Tracker's following sell.  Indeed, you can learn to navigate the stock market if you have the proper technical tools.  One year subscriptions will include "A Handbook for the Perplexed."  It will not reveal how to calculate our proprietary models, but it will teach you how to formulate and apply other important tools so you can learn to manage the markets better on your own. Learn to be your own advisor.

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What you will receive with your subscription to Professional Timing Service:

* Ongoing analysis of the gold market, including bullion, paper gold ETF's and mining shares.

* Monthly newsletter and mid-monthly updates.

* E-mailed mid-weekly updates on Tuesday and Thursday.

* Exclusive access to our "Special Reports" folder that includes all of our current studies.

* Signals telling you when to be in and out of gold funds, including the Rydex Precious Metal Fund.

* Objective signals on trading the U.S. Dollar Index, bonds, and the Nasdaq.

* Income-producing energy investments that put the dollar to work for you rather than against you

* Sane and sensible information that will assist you in managing your financial future.

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Plus, if you subscribe for a year, you will receive a copy of "A Handbook for the Perplexed."  This booklet reveals my favorite technical tools and techniques.  They are all quite simple to keep, but they are very effective.  

Perhaps most important, each monthly letter includes an updated list of what stocks to buy now and exactly what price you should pay for them.

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The second major leg of the millennium's great gold bull market is getting under way, and gold should far outperform other asset classes this year and next. 

RNAi’s Huge Buyout Deals: Who Will Benefit?

There's been so much stem cell news recently, I haven't written a lot about the other major breakthrough area in medicine. That is, of course, RNA interference. So I'd like to rectify that.

For those of you who are not familiar with RNA interference, here's what it is and how it works: DNA is, in a sense, the operating system software for our cells. As such, DNA does not directly interact with genes. It's too important to risk corruption through unnecessary exposure. Instead, DNA operates by sending out chemical instructions. These instructions are in the form of complex RNA molecules. They are similar to double-stranded DNA, but are usually single stranded.

Basically, these extraordinarily complex RNA molecules control gene activity or expression. This is important because nearly all diseases are either caused or cured by the proteins produced by genes. You can, therefore, think of the ability to increase or decrease the production of these proteins as an on/off switch for diseases.

The remarkably young science of RNA interference is based on the accidental discovery that it is possible to flip these switches. The remote control, so to speak, for these switches consists of portions of RNA molecules. Because these portions are recognized as invaders by the body, they provoke the rejection of larger disease causing RNA molecules. The other side of the coin is "RNA activation." This is the process that increases gene expression.

The birthday of the science, according to many, was in 1998. That was when an academic paper by Craig Mello and Andrew Fire was published. Based on RNA interference in a nematode worm, it won them the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2006.

RNAi companies, unlike stem cell firms, have grown very rapidly. Many have already been gobbled up and their value diluted in Big Pharma umbrella companies. This is not, by the way, because RNAi is further along. Nor is it because RNAi has more potential than regenerative medicine.

It is because RNAi was spared the legal and ethical concerns that stem cell companies had to deal with. Now the legal situation has been clarified and embryonic stem cells have been replaced for therapeutic uses by iPS and parthenogenetic cells. As a result, we can expect important stem cell companies to make similar deals.

Regardless, many RNAi companies already have significant capitalization and Big Pharma partnerships. Even at that stage of their development, however, they still have profound transformational potential. For example, I would have added RNAi pioneer Sirna Therapeutics to our portfolio. Sirna, however, was acquired in 2006 by Merck & Co. Inc. in a deal worth $1.1 billion.

That deal, the largest in the RNAi space so far, was followed by others:

Anglo-Swedish pharm firm AstraZeneca Intl. made a $400 million deal with a European RNAi firm Silence Therapeutics.
Alnylam formed a $1 billion partnership with Swiss giant Roche.

The high-water mark for RNAi stockholders, however, is still the Sirna Therapeutics acquisition by Merck in October 2006.

As I've written before, RNA interfering molecules work. There is no question that they flip the switches they're supposed to flip. The challenge, however, is getting them to their target genes before they are recognized and destroyed by the body's immune system. Various companies are homing in on specific delivery solutions now. There are, however, many different solutions to the delivery problem. Each gene switch has its own special considerations and there is no "one size fits all" solution.

Most of the new RNAi companies have been founded specifically to develop RNAi therapies. One of our picks, however, found itself with special insight into the challenges of drug delivery even before Big Pharma began buying RNAi startups.

An American Stock Trader: Burt Blumert

Burt Blumert 2-11-29 to 3-30-09

Burt Blumert was a champion of freedom, a modern day hero.  He owned Camino Coin in Burlingame, CA, which he sold about a year or two ago. 

Burt Blumert was a long time friend of recent presidential candidate, and freedom champion, Ron Paul, who also once owned Camino Coin. 

Burt Blumert was also the publisher of

I first met Burt Blumert when I needed to sell some silver back around 2004 for a stock deal.  Burt was the only dealer I could find who could give me a wire transfer the same day for the size of silver that I wanted to sell.

Since then, Burt became one of my top suppliers, and also a good friend.  For a while, I did not know how important and influential Burt was to the freedom movement.  Part of that must have been due to his wry humor that was lost on me.  I once suggested to him that he should write, and he quipped, "Who has time for writing?" when I knew so little about who he was, and so much that he has written.  I thought he was serious.  I was clueless.

To get a glimpse into the man let me tell you a few stories. 

Once when I was visiting his Coin Shop, waiting patiently to talk to him as I was waiting to do one of my typically large deals, he was on the phone for a long time trying to convince a man to not buy just a single ounce of gold, because the shipping cost would be an excessive premium on the cost of the gold, as shipping would cost too much for shipping and insurance for a single piece of gold, which is an exorbitant percentage, and thus, it would make far more sense to gather a group of friends together to buy at least 10 ounces, so as to save money on the shipping, and pay less of a percentage.  Burt went around and around with this man, saying he would be happy to ship one gold coin if he insisted, but he passionately tried to talk him out of it, as Burt honestly thought that shipping only one coin would be a bad deal.

I was amazed and touched by several things.  First, I was touched by the obvious love that Burt has for all of his customers, whether small or large.  I was also astounded that he would spend so much time on one customer, particularly a small customer, when I was waiting right there, when my own purchase was so much bigger.  I was also astounded that he was actually, and passionately, trying to talk the man out of the sale, for his customer's sake! 

But perhaps it also revealed something about Burt's attitude towards where the gold price was headed.  After all, I reasoned at the time that a 10% premium would be counted as next to nothing if the gold price were headed upwards of several 100% over the next few years. 

Later, I learned that Burt published

I always felt like Burt knew more about me than I did about him.  Once he quipped, "Yeah, it's been a while since we've had any of those heavy hitting stock traders buy silver, and when they start buying, you know it's time to sell."  I thought I should have reminded him that I was a large stock trader, and then launch into all the reasons why one should buy silver, but I just kept quiet.  I suppose he probably knew that about me and was just teasing me.  The humor of these bullion dealers, you have to watch out.

A few years after I met him, I finally attended one of Burt's freedom conferences in Burlingame, CA.  It was unlike many of the other mining shows I've been to in Canada.  The only thing that is similar is the annual "Freedom Fest" in Vegas in the summer.

At the second freedom show I attended, I brought my brother Terbo Ted, who later was inspired to run for congress.

Ted remarked, "It's funny, all my friends are so passionate about freedom and are so against government corruption, but all these old guys know so much more about it on an intellectual level, and they are all so cool, because they can express "down with the man" so much more eloquently!  Our dad would have loved to know about these guys!"

Burt similarly had good things to say about us, as ignorant as we are, he remarked about us, "It's good to see young people like Jason and Ted here, you guys are the future."

I've had a few serious conversations with Burt, too.  I once asked him about the guys at, who are doing all they can to reveal the market manipulation in the gold price.  I have high respect for both GATA and Burt, so of course, I wanted to know what he thought.

Burt reminded me that he has been a gold dealer since 1959, and that it was outright illegal to own gold bullion until after 1975, so compared to back then, today we have a free market in gold.  To him, the "young fellows" over at GATA should not be so surprised that governments make war on gold, as "it's always been that way."

Burt sent me one of his essays in which he says GATA deserves to win the "Freedom Futility Award", in his essay: "The King Doesn't Like Gold, Never Has, Never Will � Unlike Mr. Chang"

Clearly, it's always been that way during Burt's lifetime, but not in all of human history.  At times, governments rise up in support of gold, as the Eastern Roman Empire, or Byzantine Empire's gold standard lasted over 600 years.

But also, people today just don't know as much as men like Burt Blumert does.  Part of the problem with being so smart is that you can be out of touch with what the common man knows.
People today often think that the U.S. government has the gold to back the currency in Fort Knox, not knowing that the U.S. government has only 261 million ounces of gold or less, which, even if they had the full amount is not enough to back even 1% of the money in U.S. banks!

Burt replied to my point about the Byzantine Empire with:

Yes, your history is right on, Jason; gold and silver were the only money through 1913. The founders were well aware of the evils of paper. Sure there were occasional earlier breaches,
like the US War between the States, and the French had some relapses
with their revolution. The British were also shaky every now and then.

So, I'll amend my observations about the King to focus on WWI and after.

Our own history since then is sordid.

What is our role? We must expose the crooks and encourage dealers who don't grasp
the philosophy, but give the customers a fair shake. Education is the key, especially  for the customers.

Some folks look to conspiracy as the single answer and that is my only point. I see the same problem with those folks who believe that exposing conspiracy in every event is the only action necessary. Gary North's last two articles for LRC focus on that issue.

Jason, I sincerely believe that your work is superlative. Some of your readers, however, get lost along the way and think unmasking the bad guys would solve the problem.

Unfortunately, after 50 years at Camino I am spending these days looking for beaches to bask on.(i haven't found any yet.) But, I don't visit the office very much. Maybe we can have lunch with Lew one day soon.  As you know he loves the Bay Area and visits regularly.

I do follow the markets and can report with certainty that when the gold price broke recently, one New York buyer, who wanted physical gold, ordered 50,000 Krugers. Dealers were paying up to $5 over melt last week. My best recollection was that the last time that happened was in the 1970s.I traded 100 of my own KRs for 100 American Gold Eagles and kicked in 1%. I may have to be patient, but I think i will come out Okay.

If someone was to bid $5 over for a Silver Eagle, I believe he would buy some coins.

Just some passing thoughts.

I realize that Burt started his gold coin dealership in 1959, which would have been when he was 30 years old.  I'm going to be 39 tomorrow, so Burt "saw the light" 9 years earlier than I did in my lifetime, but in my defense, I'll note that I became a gold and silver advocate by age 30, too.

I would have like to have told Burt about my new coin shop, but now I'll never get to make that phone call.  I missed my chance to have lunch with Burt, but maybe I'll need to call up Lew.

Here are some excerpts from our last few emails that we exchanged from late 2008:

Good morning Jason and congrats on the new baby.

Although I'm sort of retired from the metals business, I still snoop around and am happy to help my old clients and pals.

Of course, I'm involved with Lew every day and I actually have a book coming out next month, "Bagels, Barry Bonds and Rotten Politicians"

It's a compilation of some of my better satiric pieces. There are two sections devoted to Gold and I'll make sure you get a copy.

As you know, I am a fan of yours and feel you accomplish a great deal alerting your readers to scamsters, but sometimes you "protesteth too much"

In any event, please see something I did a few years ago (it is in the book)

"The King Doesn't Like Gold, Never Has, Never Will � Unlike Mr. Chang" keep watching the rascals / yes, get the word out Keep up the good work

The rascals who default on commitments deserve to be in jail. Those who cannot honor commitments because someone else defaulted on them may be pitied, but they still deserve a special place in hell. For 50 years as a dealer, we never stored customer metals At Coin Shows and Hard money Conventions, we shouted the message to all, "Take delivery of your metals."

Most listened, but just as there is a new audience for the Three Stooges every seven years, there are always fresh victims who will surrender their gold  and silver for a piece of paper.

Keep spreading the message, Jason. If you help just one poor sucker to keep
his gold and silver the struggle was worthwhile.

I want to focus on that first story I told you about Burt.  Think of how important it is to convince a customer to convince a few of his friends to buy gold, too.

I did some more thinking about that.  The U.S. Mint only has 10-15 direct distributors.  All mints work that way, with so few direct buyers.  In turn those distributors can only handle a limited customer flow.  In turn, their dealers can handle a limited customer flow, and so on.

At Rocklin Coin Shop, we handle about 50 customers a day, in a busy day, and being open 6 days a week means we can handle about 300 people per week, as, of course, many are repeat visitors.  But the city of Rocklin is 50,000 people.  To serve so many people nearly half of our customers, 166 of them, would have to open up their own coin shop, each serving another 300 customers, to serve the whole city!

The world needs a whole lot more Burt Blumerts, and we will sorely miss him.

Move Your Money Out of the Country…and Soon

We are patriots. We have proudly served in our country's military, have extended a helping hand to its public sector, and have plowed our entrepreneurial enterprise into its once fertile soil. We love America, but these days, America does not love us back. It takes without giving and squelches free enterprise. These days, America is no longer the land of the free, especially when it comes to the market.

Just look at the headlines, seemingly ripped from the pages of Atlas Shrugged: Unconscionably large bank bailouts. Punishing regulations and tax requirements. An arctic business climate. Government money bombs. Riots and protests. Slowing trade. Protectionist rhetoric. Demonized corporate executives. Even pirates hijacking cargo ships. One can guess what will happen next.

We predict the next several years will usher in larger, more obtrusive governments, resulting in a decline of personal liberty and financial privacy. The world will become increasingly polarized between two groups: those who consider government intervention a great idea, and the rest of us who happen to be sane.

As such, you can bet your last falling dollar on some absolute certainties: bank nationalization is a given, at least de facto if not de jure; taxes are going up on those of us with any money left; the Fed's money blitzkriegs will spark a blaze of inflation; and financial privacy will be a thing of the past in the United States.

The obvious and necessary solution is to position one's finances outside of the United States, and to do so now, while the narrow and finite window of opportunity is still open.

To be clear, evading (or even avoiding) taxes at this point is not a wise move, given the size and scope of the ever-growing IRS. But there are significant advantages to expatriating your capital now:

For starters, you will actually have control of your own money. Yes, in certain instances you'll be obliged to tell the IRS exactly where it is and what you're doing with it, but no government agency will have the authority to reach into your overseas pocket and freeze or expropriate (read: steal) on a whim just so Team Obama can give it away to pay for someone else's McMansion.  Plus, when exchange controls are implemented and Americans are forbidden from wiring money overseas, your capital will already be secured in another jurisdiction, where you will be free to do what you want with it.

Secondly, you will no longer have to assume the risk of insolvent banks or go through the hassle of petitioning the government to get your FDIC insurance bailout. Many overseas banks are far better capitalized than those in the United States, and some of them are in jurisdictions with constitutionally protected banking privacy.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, moving money overseas gives you a last chance at diversifying out of the dollar, which, in a very short period of time, will barely be worth the paper on which it's printed.

Bank and Brokerage Accounts

Opening a foreign bank or brokerage account is easier said than done; the United States government severely restricts where and under what terms you can open a bank account, invest in a fund, or engage in other economic activities that facilitate the protection of and access to your assets. As the signatory on an overseas account, you are required by law to inform the federal government on Treasury form TDF 90.22 by the end of June each year. Ostensibly, this has been done in the name of fighting money laundering, but it has the effect of severely restricting your freedom of financial movement.

Many foreign banks simply won't work with you…don't worry, it's nothing personal. Uncle Sam has been beating them down since the Reagan years, and between Qualified Intermediary rules, tax treaties, and the USA PATRIOT Act, Sammy gives himself a lot of regulation to bury the opposition with.

There are some jurisdictions that are still excellent banking centers; Switzerland may have rolled over, but Panama, Uruguay, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates have thus far ignored the call for "greater transparency" (read: government access to private finance).  

Some individual banks, like Credicorp and Global Bank in Panama, or Banco Itau in Uruguay will not work with U.S. citizens anymore, but there is still opportunity with the hundreds of remaining banks in these jurisdictions. 

Similarly, opening a foreign brokerage account is a shrewd move, not only to move your money overseas but also to have greater access to financial markets. Remember when world markets tanked on Martin Luther King Day 2008? If you were a U.S.-based investor and wanted to sell, sell, sell, you had to wait a full 24 hours until the markets opened after the holiday on Tuesday morning. If you had been invested with global depository shares through a foreign brokerage, you could have saved yourself several points and gotten out in time.

We would suggest looking at Verdmont Capital and PanaAmerican Capital in Panama, and Saxo Bank in Denmark.

Bullion Storage

If you have gold, it would be highly beneficial to get it out of the U.S. ― stat. If you do keep it in the U.S., your only truly reliable and private option is to store it yourself in a safe that you bury in your backyard.  Otherwise, move it out of the U.S. now before Team Obama pulls an FDR and takes your gold from you.  

At the moment, gold is not considered a monetary instrument by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, so there is no legal requirement to declare your bullion upon leaving the United States. Some countries, like Taiwan and Uruguay, require you to declare gold in excess of a certain value to customs officials upon entry.

We recommend Panama, Austria, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates as locations to store bullion; one particular favorite is a location called Das Safe ( in Vienna where anonymous safes start at 400 euro/year.

Real Estate

It might sound counterintuitive after the subprime debacle, but real estate is a sound option for moving money outside of the United States; there are zero reporting requirements. It's your business where you own property, and (so far) no one else's. You can purchase property in a private way by setting up a corporate structure to hold the assets so that they're not in your name (Panama is an excellent jurisdiction to set this up), and although there are many places with depressed real estate markets, there are also many with good growth potential: in Latin America, we would recommend Panama, Colombia, Uruguay, and Chile. In Europe: Slovakia, Albania, and Poland. In the rest of the world: Lebanon, Hainan Island (China), the Philippines, Cambodia, and New Zealand.

Time is of the essence ― start looking for your safe haven now.

In response to the article by Samantha Buker a couple days ago, a Shooter writes:

Pardon me if I am incorrect, but didn't FASB install the current version of mark-to-market only a couple of years ago? I believe we did quite well without it for, let's say, about 80 years from the Great Depression. Why should we let some mortgage deadbeats bring down the entire banking system? More to the point, if the installation of mark-to-market was recent, doesn't it suggest the possibility that the entire financial crisis has been a contrived event? Instead of more rants about quantitative models, I'd like to hear some serious analysis on that. Steve Forbes is claiming that mark-to-market and the removal of the uptick rule are together responsible for the recession turning into a crisis.

Hmmm… Good point. I asked Sam and here's what she said:

The market also did quite well without the trading of derivatives.

And Yes, I'm ranting because, based on what Congress did to Herz, we see that the "mortgage deadbeats" are still holding the reins.

Mark to market, if you read Herz's testimony, was a relatively recent event...and it did allow for more forced transparency of what the banks were holding asset-wise.

The savvy investor, like Dan Amoss, reads between the SEC lines and finds these flaws BECAUSE of mark to market.

Hence, when the weak were caught in their dirty undies...the market hung them out to dry.

And another Shooter writes in with words of encouragement: "If people think things are bad now; all I can say is: CHEER UP ― IT'LL GET WORSE!"

Gold Stocks to Soar On Obama Budget

This one comes straight from USA Today:

"This is change, whether you believe in it or not. And not just pocket change.

Following through on many of his campaign promises, President Obama wants to spend about $3.6 trillion next year to pull the nation out of recession and begin major new initiatives in health care, energy and education."

Of course, the "altered" budget has dwindled down quite a bit since the first proposal hit the presses...

... It's only about $3.5 TRILLION now!!!

Well pop the champagne corks and take another mallet swing into the heart of the dollar - which is already on its death march.

My friends, we're staring right down the throat of hyperinflation.

And if it has you a little more than ticked off, you're not alone.

But don't let any of that anger get the best of you.

The truth is, since these wreckless, multi-billion dollar bailouts/TARP/stimulus bills started destroying our dollar, another investment's been on an absolute rampage... gold.

In fact, many world-class analysts agree that its rally is just warming up. Some are predicting that it could easily break $2,000 an ounce before long.

And if you're thinking of taking advantage of it before it surges any higher, get this...

Our international gold guru, Greg McCoach, recently uncovered a powerful investment loophole... one that allows everyday investors to collect double the gains made by physical gold prices.

Read that again. Double the gains!

Best part is, you don't need a loaded bank account, knowledge of the gold market, or even hours a day, researching companies to get started. Twenty five bucks and five minutes is all it takes!

And in your report below, he outlines every profitable detail. He even shows you exactly how you could start taking advantage of this surge today - while it's still early!

What I'm about to share with you is no coincidence.

It's not a temporary trend, either.

Instead, it's a money-making phenomenon so powerful that our team of researchers spent eight months investigating its validity.

First, let me say that these charts are NOT duplicates.

The one on the left represents the closing price of physical gold over the past six months. The one on the right is the investment we're following extremely close. Now, at first, they appear virtually identical. And they should... one is directly based on the other.

But that's where the similarities end. How so? Just check out the two charts again... only this time, with gains attached:

From September 10 of 2008 until September 22nd, physical gold prices soared 19.65%... but the diamond in the rough we uncovered soared an astonishing 45.46% - more than doubling the gains gold attained!

I know. It looks crazy. And I don't blame you.

In fact, when we first heard about this opportunity, we couldn't believe it either.

Scratch that - we thought our source had been drinking a little too much Makers Mark.

After all, how could an investment exist, directly related to gold prices, that pays you DOUBLE the gains gold makes?

... a 25% gain pays you 50%... a 50% gain doubles your money... and so on!

It seems completely illogical.

And that's why we kept this discovery under wraps since March.

You see, before we could show you an opportunity this powerful, we needed to know exactly what we had. We also needed to know how and when would be the best time for hungry investors like you to start taking advantage of it.

I'll give you the full details of how it works below. First, let me show you...

How Capitol Hill could make you filthy rich

Imagine for a moment, that you knew about certain factors - already in place - that would cause the price of gold by... say... as soon as next month to start skyrocketing.

Even better, you knew you were facing a "bottom" in gold prices... and that this imminent surge could last a couple of years.

Taking advantage of this one-of-a-kind investment at the right time, you'd be able to ride the coming wave and easily collect a fortune - safely pulling in twice the gains gold makes.

Best part is, unlike other investors who are buying expensive futures contracts or even physical gold, you don't need a lot of money to get started. In fact, you can begin collecting "The Doubling Effects" with just $25.

All you need to know is when...

Well, thanks to the boys on "the Hill," we don't have to look for any crazy trends around the corner, pore through complicated computer models, or rely on so-called overpaid experts to tell you when gold prices are going to surge.

Truth is, all you have to do is thank the combined +$700 billion bailout from Uncle Sam.

In fact, it's because of the banking industry's last ditch efforts to stay afloat that we're now staring straight at the largest inflationary period in years.

And it'll blow wide open...

You see, broke USA doesn't really have the cash on hand for this unprecedented funding... and if you think for a second that every single employed American is going to be taxed an additional $5,000 this year to pay for it - in an already stretched thin economy... think again.

In reality, the only option that the Fed has is to print more (and I hate to call it this) Monopoly Money.

That much cash is already set to send an inflationary shockwave across the entire nation.

As I'm sure you know, when there's inflation - even the rumor of inflation, the gold price does something beautiful... it skyrockets.

And the proof that gold's already revving its engine is all around us...

The private sector's recently gobbled up in excess of $30 billion worth of T-Bills - enough to guarantee a negative return - over fears of the coming economic crash.

On top of T-Bills, investors seeking safer investments are buying so much physical gold that bullion dealers as well as producers can't keep up.

In just the past month, gold prices have steadily soared almost 14% - with another 50% surge expected in the near term.

And that's just for the short term. I haven't even mentioned the juiciest part.

History To Repeat: Why Gold Prices Could Super Spike To $5,000...Making you a massive fortune along the way!

Right now, gold sells for around $1,000 an ounce.

But what if you knew about the factors at play, happening this very moment, that could soon make the $1,000 mark look like pocket change?

Heck, with the investment tool we uncovered, with gold at $1,000, you'd be turning every $5,000 into $7,500.

Now, just to get an idea of what to expect in the future, after 2009's inflation already has you sitting on a mountain of cash, let's take a quick look at our last massive gold super spike...

During the great gold bull market of the 1970s, the average monthly gold price increased from under $35 to over $675 an ounce... representing a 1,833% gain.

If today's gold bull market makes similar moves forward, gold prices could skyrocket well past $5,000 an ounce. Just take a look:

Now gold prices at $5,000 may seem like a stretch, especially considering the metal hasn't had much strength over $1,000. Nevertheless, $5,000 gold is absolutely possible. Here's why:

How a Gold Bull Market Works

Every major gold bull market in modern history has consisted of three main stages:

1. Currency Devaluation Stage

2. Investment Demand Stage

3. Mania Stage

During these three stages, gold prices typically rise in a parabolic upswing, which ultimately results in a sharp, skyrocketing price spike. (Take a look at the 1970s gold bull market chart above, as an example of this phenomenon.)

So far in today's gold bull market, we've seen evidence of the first two stages:

During the first stage of a gold bull market, prices increase because of currency devaluation.

So far in this bull market, a dramatic drop in the value of the US dollar against other world currencies has lifted gold prices over the past 7 years - breaking the $1,000 per ounce mark. In fact, this devaluation is evident in the 42% drop of the U.S. Dollar Index between the summer of 2001 and spring 2008.

And now, thanks to the massive banking bailout that we can't REALLY pay for, we're about to add some TNT to an already highly-explosive situation.

In the second stage, gold prices continue to grow due to increased investment demand. Attracted by the modest gains of the first stage of the gold bull market, investors begin to buy gold as an investment, which further snowballs the price of gold higher.

And with today's screaming demand for physical gold, the introduction of gold ETFs - and similar products - investment demand has had incredible strength since the beginning of this gold bull market, growing in terms of both tonnage and dollar demand.

Again, the first and second stages of a gold bull market generally return considerable gains. In fact, gold prices in this bull market have increased as much as 306%.

Of course, with the investment tool that I'm about to show you, that modest 306% return could have stuffed your pockets with more than 600% gains!

Don't worry if you missed it. Truth be told, it's the third and final stage of a gold bull market that can turn everyday investors into instant millionaires.

How the mania stage of a gold bull market could hand you several thousand percent gains in very... very short order

Everyone knows there's no rush like a gold rush. And a speculative mania can kindle an inferno of popular greed that rivals that of the Conquistador's legendary lust for gold.

During the third stage of a bull market, mania buying finally turns gold's parabolic upswing into a blistering price spike.

Make no mistake, mania stage already started. And this time, it's happening across the entire globe...

Earlier this year, the U.S. mint suspended sales for its American Eagle 1 ounce gold coin.

The South African Rand Refinery, makers of the infamous Krugerrands, admitted that they were temporarily bone-dry.

Australia's Perth Mint announced they were no longer selling gold to citizens.

Germany's Bundesbank refuses to sell their gold to the public, claiming it as a strategic asset required for the confidence and stability of the euro.

The World Gold Council recently reported an all-time quarterly record ($32 billion) for gold as investors seek refuge from global financial meltdown. That's an astounding 45% increase from the previous record - ever.

And this rapidly spreading shortage is only the beginning of what is bound to launch gold prices to levels of mass hysteria... making those on top of the wave filthy, filthy rich.

Now let me tell you how you can...

Double your gold profits with this unique investment tool

Earlier this year, one of the world's leading international investment managers launched a new, one-of-a-kind investment vehicle designed to double the monthly return of gold prices.

Mind you, this investment has been all but ignored by media since its launch. Gold, after all, has never been understood or appreciated by the mainstream, despite its historic economic significance.

Still, for every 1% increase in the price of gold, this new gold investment vehicle delivers a positive 2% return!

There's no investment club to join. You won't have to open a special account to get in on the action. It trades on the NYSE. Plus, it's completely liquid... and easy to add to best stock account you own right now.

To top it off, as you already know, now is the time you want to be in gold!

Yes, gold prices have pulled back since mid-July, as the U.S. dollar found strength as a result of foreign buying.

And it's likely that the U.S. dollar will continue to remain strong in the short-term, subsequently holding back the price of gold.

But it simply won't last long.

Sooner or later the U.S. dollar will collapse. It's imminent.

In fact, we're already uncovering tons of evidence to prove that it's already started.

And it's launching the mania buying stage to previously unthinkable levels...

... Making this new gold investment vehicle a true "no-brainer."

Now, very briefly, before I get into the details of how you could start collecting DOUBLE gold's profits, let me introduce myself...

Secrets of a Mining Speculator

Hi. I'm Greg McCoach.

For the past eight years, while other investors played stale blue chips (some of which straight up collapsed), I've been showing home-run investments to people just like you, year after year.

You see, in January of 2000, I set out to create the most profitable mining investment advisory service the world's ever seen - the Mining Speculator.

We didn't want to waste time with top stocks that dawdle on their way up the ladder. We're investing for one reason - to become filthy rich.

Since we started, we've found some of the most undervalued stocks on the planet. We've grabbed our piece just before the biggest gains occur. And this goldmine of a gold investment is no different.

We scour the earth for these opportunities as protection against the financial uncertainties that have engulfed the U.S. and world markets. As the saying goes:

"Periods of great crisis also offer great opportunity."

Right now - without question - the best opportunities for investors to protect themselves against the coming financial reckoning are with precious metals and in particular, with this gold investment that promises double the returns.

In addition to our picks in the metals sector, we dish out the most accurate and truthful - sometimes painful - economic commentary that we can find to help investors just like you sift through the massive amount of disinformation put out by the mainstream media.

And just so you can form a better picture for what I'm talking about, below I've added a few excerpts from past investment alerts that have helped us uncover some of the most explosive plays in the market - well before anyone else catches wind...

December, 2005, the dollar vs the strength of gold:

"First we have gold over $500 an ounce and oil is back over the $60 a barrel level. Both appear like they will continue to go higher... These things are significant because in the happy picture of America's finances and the world economy, they shouldn't be [that high]. If everything were so rosy then these things certainly would not be happening."

January, 2006, a housing and foreclosures warning... long before the bubble burst:

"We will see more personal bankruptcies than we have seen in recent years as an alarming number of consumers that opted for interest only and adjustable rate mortgages are faced with an ugly reality, and no chapter 7 bankruptcy protection."

February, 2006, as the Dow first broke 11,000:

"We are [soon entering] a period where investments in precious metals will severly out-perform those in the general market. More importantly, investments that typically have been good performers in the past few decades, (i.e. money in the bank, T-Bills, bonds, and blue chip top stocks), now have great risk associated with them. Most investors of course don't see it this way, but I believe they will soon learn for themselves the hard way."

November, 2006, when other "experts" were calling gold's ceiling at $720:

"I expect that in the year 2007, we will start to see a major run for the exits away from the dollar. How bad this gets is anybody's guess, but the bottom line is that this will be incredibly bullish for gold and should take the yellow metal to new all-time highs. Most likely over $1,000 an ounce."

I could go on all day. But the point is, as you can see, some of what we had to say was shocking and, frankly, hard to swallow at the time. However, as you can see, all of these events have happened or are happening now. And many investors like you are now sitting on massive fortunes.

Bottom line, some people just don't have the stomach for the index-busting gains from the opportunities we set ourselves up for so early. If you think this isn't for you, don't worry. It's not for everyone.

But if you think you can handle it, and want to not only protect your wealth from this economic insanity but also profit like you never imagined, I want to give you a fresh copy of my latest report.

It's called, "How to Double Your Gold Profits: The World's Only Investment Vehicle Yielding Double the Monthly Return of Gold Prices." And I want you to have it for FREE.

How to get started doubling your gold profits

All you have to do is take a risk-free $25 trial of my Mining Speculator advisory.

Mining Speculator isn't your normal investment advisory. It is, however, the definitive resource for investors seeking profits-and protection - in a gold and precious metals bull market with no end in sight.

It's where investors burned by the financial crisis are now turning... as a safe-haven alternative to the agenda-guided mainstream financial media. Truth is, in our Mining Speculator portfolio, we disqualify 99.9% of the gold, mining and precious metals plays out there.

But when we're fully 100% behind a company, like this rare gold opportunity, you'll get the trade recommendation in a moment's notice. We tell you what to buy, when to sell, and when to hold... so you can enjoy the greatest gains possible.

Plus, you'll also receive - every month - profit producing research, including my special Mining Speculator reports and urgent updates, as well as unrestricted access to the Mining Speculator site... all for just twenty five bucks every three months... or $79 a year - that's less than $0.22 a day!

In other words, for less than a pack of Bazooka Joe, you can begin receiving my Mining Speculator advisory, in addition to getting a free copy of my new special report, "How To Double Your Gold Profits: The World's Only Investment Vehicle Yielding Double the Monthly Return of Gold Prices."

The companies you'll learn about and that I want to share with you today have the potential for payoffs, so large, you may never go back to your broker for advice again. Let me help you make those returns.

But I can't promise the deep discounted price I'm offering will remain that low for long. My publisher's already talking of hiking the price several hundred dollars more per year.

Not that I can blame him. I've seen other services boasting a fraction of the returns I've delivered to investors like you over the years (charging as much as $5,000.)

However, locking in a one-year membership guarantees that you receive the Mining Speculator at that low rate even after other people could be paying more.

And, if you're not completely satisfied with the quality of service and commentary we offer, simply cancel before 30 days and I'll refund every penny!

That's it! Not a single question asked!

How many other services have you seen that offer you a refund this good?

Plus, if you decide to cancel, you can keep my newest research report, "How to Double Your Gold Profits: The World's Only Investment Vehicle Yielding Double the Monthly Return of Gold Prices." It's yours FREE.

But like I said, gold's already started surging. And it's not turning back any time soon.

Basic Stock Market Introduction

Many times, the number one hurdle that you face is not being able to picture succeeding.

If you can't see it, how can it happen?

After reading this email you will know what it takes to make it in the stock market.

Let's create that picture now...

It all starts by clicking on a link - you have now taken an action - proof that you want to succeed.

You answer questions that allow us to figure out what you are looking for and how the stock market can fit into your life.

You get a call and you gain an understanding of how you can customize the stock market to fit your lifestyle.

You start working one on one with a stock market coach - someone who actively trades, is passionate about the market and loves to teach it to others.

Your coach teaches you:

A system for buying top stocks based on easy to learn technical indicators.

A system for selling that strictly adheres to the concept of risk vs. reward - this is how you learn to let go of the losers and hold on to the winners.

How to build, grow and maintain your best stock list so that you have top stocks to choose from and are organized to the point that you can capitalize on opportunities rather than squandering them.

*If necessary, we will also walk you through the process of opening a trading account and extend "professional" courtesies to you such as: free trades, preferred pricing and state of the art technology.

You will begin to understand that technology today is more advanced and user friendly than it has ever been. You can customize orders based on parameters you learn with your coach and make trades while you are at work!

You will start small, the initial goal is to gain "proof of concept."

This allows you to see that the system works and by trading in small lots you are more focused on "the right and wrong" than the money.

You will start to develop your list and make trades.

You will have weekly calls with someone who has had a passion for the stock market for more than a decade - me.

These calls will make sure you stick with it and get results.

You will become part of an exclusive stock community that has learned to trade the same way that you have so that the ideas shared are always relevant and valuable.

You will succeed in the stock market.

Mobs, Messiahs and Markets

At this very moment, the public markets are teetering on the brink of a major change of direction…$500 trillion in derivatives could be ready to explode…$15 trillion in worldwide stock market capitalization could disappear…the average American house could lose 20 - 40% of its value…as 5 million families are forced into bankruptcy.

Couldn't happen? Do you believe Ben Bernanke won't let it happen? Or that Wall Street will find a way to avoid it?

If so…you are thinking just like you're supposed to think. That is, you're not thinking at all. Crowds don't think. And they don't protect themselves until it is too late.

Crowds aren't as unpredictable as people suspect. They follow a hidden logic -- which is encoded in all our genes. Once you understand the secret, you'll avoid being a victim of government, fads and fashions, and mass market sentiments…

Have you ever wondered why certain people always seem to come out on top -- no matter what life throws at them?

They make money when others lose it. When social upheavals…or market disasters strike, they somehow manage to avoid being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

'You can't beat the market,' say the scholars. But some people do…more or less consistently. Some people see the early signs of market booms and busts…and some people are able to resist the lure of temporary fads and destructive manias. In fact, they even seem able to turn these mass movements into exceptional private opportunities!

It is as if they were programmed differently from the rest of us…as if they understood -- naturally -- how things worked….

You can't change your own personal programming…
But you can learn to recognize the patterns…
And profit from them…

In the end, the margin between success and failure, profits and losses, defeat and victory is VERY NARROW. And the little margin of success can often be traced to a single insight.

This insight is what you will find described in this remarkable new book.

It shows you why the winners have always been those who can stand outside the mass delusions of their time and see things for what they really are.

An Epic Disaster in the Making

Look what happened during World War II. In Eastern Germany in 1945, old men, women and children went about their business as if nothing was wrong. Soviet Army tanks were already cutting into their homeland. Millions of Soviet troops were advancing rapidly. Yet the civilians didn't try to get away until the very last minute -- when it was too late. They had been told by their leaders that the German army would stop the Russians at the border. Tragically, they believed them!

Yet…SOME people saw the situation much more clearly. They understood how crowds are easily manipulated and misled. They understood how the Nazis had manipulated public opinion from the very beginning…and how irrational crowd sentiments always lead to disaster. These people got out of the way long before the real catastrophe came. The same is true in markets…

The crowd always wants to believe that everything will work out. Most of the time, it is right. Major debacles do not come along every day.

But they do come along from time to time. And that is when you need to start thinking. That is when failing to see how mass sentiments motivate, inspire and direct people and turn fatal.

The Most Important and Entertaining Book You'll Read This Year…

Mobs, Messiahs and Markets is a new book by William Bonner and Lila Rajiva. Read it and you'll have the inside story on markets, politics, fads, fashions, trends and wars. And most importantly, you'll  be much better able to make sure you're not their next victim.

You'll also be better able to invest your time and money better…free from the claptrap of what Bonner and Rajiva refer to as 'dangerous, destructive public thinking.'  It is also a joy to read.
What makes this book so fascinating is that it looks at history and current events in a new, rollicking way.

For example, why do people buy expensive, gas-guzzling Hummers? Why do men take Viagra…why is there a $700 billion trade deficit? And how do these things connect to the investment markets? You'll see that a lot of what we see in life is actually founded on lies…fraud…and exaggerations. It all seems incredibly complicated and confusing until you understand the key element -- the sociobiological reason behind the everyday swindles we take for granted.

You'll read how this relates to the debt bubble, the real estate bubble, the trade deficit, sex, lies and the follies of the American empire! All of this is explored and depicted in this thought-provoking work.
After reading Mobs, Messiahs and Markets you'll be able to understand the spectacles of modern life, from five-year plans to financial manias, to wars to end all wars…

But let us return to the immediate threat you face. Today, the threat of real war seems far away. But the threat of financial disaster is close at hand. No one knows how close, but it is there.

Two million homes are expected to be foreclosed this year. Hedge funds, mortgage companies and individual investors are all taking a beating

Builders are going out of business. Mortgage lenders are declaring bankruptcy. New financial innovations -- hedge funds and derivatives -- may be sitting on trillions of potential losses. Two Bear Stearns hedge funds already went broke. Then, investors were shocked when Bear refused to allow them to take their money out of a third troubled fund.

The biggest U.S. mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial Corp., was forced to borrow BILLIONS because of ongoing credit trouble. And between July 13 - Aug. 6 of this year, more than $1.2 trillion of market value was erased in the U.S. alone.

Meanwhile, Americans count their wealth in dollars. What exactly is the greenback worth? No one knows. The dollar just fell more than 3% against the yen -- its lowest since July 2006 -- on signs that the U.S. economy is suffering from the subprime meltdown. It is at an all-time low against the euro. And against the British pound, it is at a 27-year low. Not only that, but the dollar index dropped below the 80 mark for the first time in 15 years -- a key psychological benchmark.

But here's the important point: Since it has been cut loose from gold in 1971, the value of the dollar is no longer controlled by the bankers, or the printing presses or even by economic fundamentals; instead, it has become controlled by CROWD DYNAMICS. In other words, the fundamental building block of American wealth is itself a feature of the same mass sentiments at work in the rest of the markets.

But history has shown us that crowd dynamics alone do not hold up a paper currency for very long. Instead, currencies rise and fall alongside the empires that create them, and the U.S. dollar will not be spared.

Delusion Turns Into Catastrophe…

Empires, paper currencies, credit bubbles, economic booms, wars and witch hunts all go through the same predictable stages…because they are all driven by the same crowd sentiments. They all begin in hopeful fervor. And then they mature…decay…and collapse. Until now, no one really understood why or how…People merely referred to these events as the 'madness of crowds' or the 'overreaching' of empires. Groups of people 'go a little crazy' from time to time, they said.

Instead, the progress of mass folly is foreseeable -- not in detail, but in broad outline.
One thing leads to another…delusion to catastrophe…triumph to defeat: Mass man is set up to fail. Whether he is participating in politics, war or public markets.

This new book by best-selling author Bill Bonner and political journalist Lila Rajiva picks up where Charles Mackay'sExtraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds leaves off. For the first time, it reveals how groups of people -- such as the groups that determine market prices -- believe things that couldn't possibly be true…and do things that are not really in their best interests.

When a nation is on the upswing, the average person can swing along with it…and enjoy a reasonably decent life. But inevitably, all public spectacles must have their victims…their lemmings…their cannon fodder…their market losers. And when things go bad, the average man is the one who suffers. He is the man who patrols Baghdad's streets…and pays Wall Street's salaries. He is the man who sends his money to the House of Representatives so it can be spent on boondoggles while his own house is lost to foreclosure. He is the victim of mass sentiments…

The insight you will gain from this astonishing book is CRUCIAL to your understanding of politics…history…investments…and more!

As far as we know, no other book…no other thinkers…no other writers have ever really gotten to the bottom of it.

The Secret Life of Crowds….

It seems so obvious: In the stock market, for example, the crowd runs stocks up to outrageously high levels and then it suddenly becomes fearful and drives them down to where they are outrageously cheap.

All you have to do -- once you understand the pattern…is to keep your eyes open. You CAN buy low and sell high. Plenty of people do already.

But there's more to it. There is the fact that YOU ARE PART OF THE CROWD…and unless you are careful, you will see things the way the crowd sees them.

This is the real secret. The way we think is a result of millions of years of evolutionary selection. Man himself has lived in groups, under the influence of others for at least 50,000 years.

Before that, pre-man also lived in groups, hunted in groups…survived in groups…for thousands and thousands of generations. He is the product of a group…and can barely exist out of it. What's more…groups have powerful taboos and incentives to hold the group together…and make it VERY DIFFICULT to go against them.

But today, there's one difference that it is vital for you to understand:

Groups today are much, much bigger than the tribes in which man's instincts evolved. And that changes everything. Because you can no longer know

people firsthand…and you can no longer see the dangers and opportunities with your own eyes…

Studies show that your brain is hard-wired to work best in groups of a certain size…and no more. Look at a primitive tribe…or even the organization of the army. You will always find groups of about that same 'magic number.'

When you have a group of that small size, people can cooperate based on mutual trust, simple rules of behavior and easily understood hierarchies. The idea of 'human scale' has been touched on in a number of popular books -- but authors have consistently missed the point: As the size of a group approaches or exceeds the magic number, it begins to go haywire.

And the secret to understanding politics, markets, wars and fashions today is this:

Today's groups are huge. But they are still made up of individuals -- each of whom is programmed to operate on SMALL-GROUP principles.

As groups get bigger, group interaction becomes inappropriate…counterproductive and, often, disastrous.

You'll see how the authors demonstrate this in their descriptions of historical events…from the madness of the beautiful Mitford sisters…to the monstrous programs of Mao…to the comically inept performances of Benito Mussolini and Che Guevara. (Did you know that Che was once a central banker? Guess what happened to Cuba's economy when Che was running things?)

Even the most illustrious public leaders are often mind-bogglingly stupid. Alexander the Great…arguably the greatest general of all time…marched his troops through the desert where tens of thousands of them perished from thirst and hunger. Didn't he bother to stop and ask for directions.

Napoleon attacked Russia, and later Hitler attacked Russia -- neither bothered to properly outfit their troops!

You'll see how large lies hold large groups together…giving them a sense of purpose and a direction. That is what Hillary Clinton meant by her 'politics of meaning' quip. And it is also the best way to understand popular slogans, such as Hitler's need for 'Lebensraum' (living room) for the German people…or the Japanese desire to dominate a 'co-prosperity sphere' before World War II…
Of course, we have our lies now…bigger than ever: stocks for the long run. Every vote counts. No child left behind. The war against terror. Ethanol now. Most people are so deeply immersed in public thinking that they never question them.

Bigger Groups. Bigger Lies. Bigger Opportunities.

The secret to making a lot of money in the financial markets, says George Soros, is to 'find the trend whose premise is false and bet against it.'

The group that decides stock market prices includes millions of people. There are 300 million people in the United States of America. And there are billions of people who make up the modern, globalized economy.

How can all of our small-group breeding help us understand how to operate in such large groups? And what does all this mean to the price of beans in Thailand? Or the price of Microsoft stock? As it turns out…quite a lot.

And it means a lot to you too. Because our small-group instincts inevitably lead to big group trends…whose premises are usually false. And with this new understanding of crowd psychology -- that is, the psychology that works on markets -- you can anticipate these trends and how crowds will react to them. In short, you'll be ready to make money in the public markets. And protect yourself.

That is why it is absolutely imperative that you read this book now…at this very crucial moment for the global markets as well as for the U.S. empire.

Mobs, Messiahs and Markets shows you that what is happening now in the markets and in politics is not new. It's all part of the pattern of group dynamics. Same winners. Same losers. You can be a contrarian, say the authors. Or you can be a victim. Taking you through a brief, outrageously offbeat history of the modern world, it shows you why the winners have always been those who can get away…or stand on the sidelines.

For example, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets tells a short history of the Great Crusades -- from the Arabs' point of view. You'll see that the Crusades were supposed to be an expression of religious fervor or political power, but they were really an outlet for the same kind of mass man delusions that run up stock prices!

Or take the European witch hunts of the 17th century. As many as 40,000 - 100,000 people were accused of witchcraft and killed. What was really going on? Did people just go a little crazy? Or was there a combination of thought and action that we can learn from? (You'll find the answer rather surprising…)

If one lesson in history is clear -- crowds act in unintelligent, often suicidal ways -- World War I was one of the greatest public spectacles of all time. Generations of historians have tried to explain why Europeans did such a self-destructive thing. Militarism, nationalism, interlocking alliances, and imperialism -- many are the 'explanations' they have come up with. None are very satisfying. But after reading Mobs, Messiahs and Markets you'll see World War I in a new light too -- as a showdown between vast, modern societies run by premodern men. They had no real reason to go to war…so they went to war without reasons!

These were huge groups…operating as though they were small tribes.

Authors Bonner and Rajiva spend a lot of time looking at history. 'Without history, what else is there?' they ask. 'Reading history,' they say, 'you can see the lies groups told themselves in the past. Then you begin to wonder about the lies we tell ourselves now.'

Why Leaders Lead in the Wrong Direction

How do YOU survive wrongheaded public thinking? You'll get your answer by ordering you copy of Mobs, Messiahs and Markets today…

After just a few pages of Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, you gain an entirely new perspective that could change…and maybe save your life.

Have you ever wondered why, for example, not just one…but BOTH candidates for president seem to be losers? There's an explanation…and you'll find it in this groundbreaking book.

And have you wondered why it is so hard to have a reasonable discussion of politics with friends and neighbors? It is as if people spoke different languages.

Why is it, too, that people who are able to do their work, and conduct their PRIVATE lives, with reasonable success…will often have PUBLIC ideas -- about politics, culture and economics that are completely absurd?

If they drove a car with the same recklessness, they'd soon be dead!

Surviving and Prospering in a Groupthink World

Mobs, Messiahs and Markets ends by giving concrete advice on how readers can avoid what the authors call the 'public spectacle' of modern finance and become, instead, 'private' investors -- knowing their own mind and following their own intuitions.

In the book, you'll discover:

Why the 'little guys' will NEVER get a fair shake in investment markets and how to make sure you're not the pros' next victim

The surest investment for the final stage of a great public spectacle…

Why you should never buy what you want to buy…nor what others want you to buy

Get your name in the paper? Not if you can help it…you'll see why

How to understand mass moods with the clarity and precision you need to profit from them

And that's just the beginning. Mobs, Messiahs and Markets lays out the foundation to overall financial success…

It shows you why the winners have always been contrarians, dissenters and original thinkers.

You'll also learn that there is always more to the story than what you can get in 30 minutes on the TV news channels -- and explains how that to REALLY understand the story, you have to understand how the news is selected by the media…and how the mobs are manipulated by certain special interests…and, finally, how mass sentiments have a life of their own.

Here's the Bottom Line

Over the next few years, many people are going to be ruined; fortunes will be wiped out. New groups of people will acquire wealth and power…while some of today's most powerful and richest people will be destroyed.

Every public spectacle must run its course, say authors Bonner and Rajiva. There is no stopping history.

But individuals cannot only avoid being victims of history, they can be its success stories. They can be among the few whose investments go up when the great mass of people lose money. They can also master the trends and fads that dominate modern life.

Get Your Copy of Mobs, Messiahs and Markets Today

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In Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, you'll gain profound insight on how to steer clear of the mob sentiments…and you'll discover how you can use the information detailed in this fascinating book to improve you own financial future.

The world's finest investors, writers and thinkers agree, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets is the most important and entertaining book you'll read this year…

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Why NXTH is a Sweet Deal

Today's featured company is easy to call a sweet deal because quite frankly, the company is built around the literal interpretation of that phrase. But a deeper look beyond the superficial appeal of a bold new sweetener that not only displaces the bad stuff but adds the good stuff, reveals a business plan with an enormous market opportunity. NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc's (OTCBB: NXTH) innovative sweetener "SustaNectar" can be used in a virtually infinite array of commercial applications including the company's proprietary line of beverages and food products..As this market rallies toward recovery, one must wonder if all that investment capital sitting on the proverbial bench awaiting opportunity will look toward 'better mousetrap' ideas in lucrative markets. Time will tell.

Most importantly perhaps is that NXT isn't a company mired in focus groups, hoping that its products might someday sell. As you'll see below, the company is already in OVER THREE THOUSAND stores and sales are ranking well.

For certain, it is not often that an investment arrives with a business plan that has the potential to benevolently alter how a plethora of foods and drinks are flavored. As you go through your routine today, ingesting, digesting, etc. contemplate how many times you've consumed or encountered an artifcially sweetened item. Have a coffee, a cola, a protein bar. Imagine if those items were sweetened by a product that not only reduced calories but ADDED healthy ingredients.

That perhaps, begins to describe NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc's (OTCBB: NXTH), a sweet new story that may well be on its way.

The Sweetener of the Future... has arrived.

The foundation of NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc's (OTCBB: NXTH) is inarguably, SustaNectar, which can dramatically change the playing field for commercial sweeteners. In fact, SustaNectar's unique composition introduces a new, extraordinary category of functional foods called SweetaCeuticalsT

SustaNectar's secret is a multiple nutraceutical delivery system that offers practical and versatile sweetness to all kinds of food and beverage applications and provides safe, low glycemic, low calorie, healthy, nutritious energy. Like fruits and vegetables, SustaNectar is rich in nutrients, fiber, and plant based antioxidants as represented by proprietary botanical blended bioactive compounds of cinnamon, golgi berry, grapeseed and bittermelon extracts. 

SustaNectar is a delicious contributor to health building benefits even after it sweetens and the sweetener is an ideal composition of active ingredients for all dietary conditions and ages, including diabetes and obesity. 

This is a sweetener that gives back health benefits beyond the typical sweetening experience using the help of millions and millions of time released probiotic bacteria to enhance immune and digestive system functions with every serving,.

SustaNectar is heart, dental, blood sugar, immune and digestive system friendly and  SustaNectar can be used in hot and cold foods, beverages, as well as in baking or other recipes.

Better yet, NXT's Healthy Diary® smoothies are now in 3,000+ stores in 14 states, ranking 6th in category sales nationwide with only regional distribution. The Drinkable Yogurt Market is a 6% share ($221 Million) of the massive $3.5 Billion Yogurt Market that is growing annually by 5% in the US and 10% globally, providing much room for sustainable growth. No other smoothie products in the marketplace today have Healthy Dairy's® combination of appealing packaging, the health benefits of SUSTA TM alternative sweetener, and the company's compelling taste profile. 

The Addition of Critical Management

In evaluating small companies, regardless of their apparent market promise and potential, a critical element is always the depth and acumen of management. In theory, when a company lands a superior talent within its industry amid a chorus of competitive choices it should say something about the quality of the company which the expert has joined and lent his name. Obviously, there is also the benefit of the new executive's core skill set, relationships, knowledge base etc. This is perhaps exemplified by NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc's (OTCBB: NXTH) recent announcement that it has added a former Burger King senior exec and accomplished business veteran to its Board of Directors.

NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc. Announces Mark Giresi, Former Senior Executive at Burger King and The Limited Brands Joins Board of Directors

HOLYOKE, Mass.----NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc. ("NXT") (OTCBB: NXTH) a developer and marketer of proprietary, patent-pending healthy natural sweeteners, food and beverage products, announced today the addition of Mark A. Giresi to its Board of Directors. Mark Giresi is a seasoned executive with almost 25 years of experience in various senior executive positions in the food and retail industries in the U.S. and internationally.

Mr. Giresi was Senior Vice President of U.S. Franchise Operations and Development for Burger King Corporation (NYSE: BKC), responsible for the restaurant operations and support to almost 8,000 franchise-owned and operated stores together with all real estate investments in the U.S. business. >From 1993 through 1998 he held the position of Senior Vice President, Worldwide General Counsel and Secretary for Burger King. During that time, he was also a member of the Board of Directors of Restaurant Services, Inc., the independent purchasing cooperative for the U.S. Burger King System. He began his career with Burger King as a real estate attorney in 1985 and has published numerous articles and spoken on various franchise and intellectual property law topics. Mr. Giresi was a member of the first United States - South Africa Commercial Law Delegation established by the United States Department of Commerce and the government of South Africa.

After his tenure at Burger King, Mr. Giresi joined Limited Brands, Inc., (NYSE: LTD) a $9 billion specialty retail business trading under the Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle Co., and Henri Bendel brands. Mr. Giresi joined Limited Brands in February, 2000 as Vice President of Store Operations and in August, 2001 was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Stores Officer for the Company's almost 4,000 retail stores. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, International, leading the development of the Company's International growth strategy and the day-to-day management of the growth of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works outside of the United States. In May 2005, he was appointed EVP, Retail Operations, responsible for the Company's Real Estate, Store Design and Construction, Visual Merchandising, Store Operations, and Loss Prevention and Brand Protection functions. He was on the Executive Committee of the Company, responsible for its strategy and the overall business performance of its branded specialty retail businesses.

Mr. Giresi has served on several philanthropic and business association boards, including the Board of Directors of the Beacon Council, the business development agency for Miami-Dade County, Florida, the Miami Philharmonic and the International Franchise Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of UFood Grille (OTCBB: UFFC) a franchised restaurant business, Fiduciary Trust International of the South, an investment management firm, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus, Ohio, where he served as the Treasurer and a member of the Executive and Human Resource committees.

Mr. Giresi is a past recipient of the Italian-American businessman of the year by the National Italian American Foundation in South Florida. In 2004, he received the Champions Award from Safe Horizons, a leading domestic violence prevention organization in New York City. He is an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey. He earned a law degree in 1983 from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1980 from Villanova University.

"I welcome Mark to NXT's Board of Directors. We have great confidence that his knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the Company," said Michael McCarthy, President and CEO of NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc. "His proven track record with these globally branded companies will be exceptionally valuable as we launch our SUSTAT brand in the coming months."

About NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Holyoke, MA, NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary NXT Nutritionals, Inc., is a developer and marketer of proprietary, patent-pending healthy natural sweeteners, food and beverage products. The common ingredient for all of the Company's products is its all-natural sweetening system SUSTAT, a minimal calorie, all-natural, nutritional sweetening system. SUSTAT currently serves as an ingredient and sweetener for the Company's nonfat all-natural Healthy DairyT yogurt smoothies and is marketed as a standalone product as well. More information about the Company may be found at Top Stocks Market

Forward-Looking Statements

Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in the press release that relate to the Company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. Words such as "expects", "intends", "plans", "may", "could", "should", "anticipates", "likely", "believes" and words of similar import also identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current facts and analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determined and assumptions of management. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release. Additional information on risks and other factors that may affect the business and financial results of NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc. can be found in the filings of NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.