They're Betting Millions on $10 Natty Gas

Natural gas may be plunging to seven-year lows, but one fund is betting heavy that the commodity will rebound by more than 200% over the next six months. And we're looking to profit right along with them.

But there's a catch. . . You must be patient and bet smart.

Right now, gas demand is so weak and supply is so great that some believe we could run out of storage capacity before the winter heating season even starts. That alone would require gas companies to cut back on flow from wells or shut down production, which would push prices back up.

Plus, the glut could eventually and easily turn into a deficit ― which would happen more quickly if and when the economy begins to recover. Any recovery would quickly eat through inventories, simultaneously catapulting natural gas prices.

And there's even hope that a cold winter will spur strong demand.

And while it may not set the stage for an immediate rise to $10, we could easily see $7 to $8, as we head into the winter months.

It's part of the reason why one fund spent millions buying up January and February 2010 call options. . . and why we're safely and cautiously following their lead.

But like we said, patience is required.

We could still see further price deterioration, as companies with high debt and interest payments fail to cut production. In Q2 2009, for example, companies like Chesapeake Energy (CHK) used higher production efforts to beat Street earnings expectations.

Even the Gas Companies are Bullish

When you review as many company earnings reports and forecast estimates as we do, you pick up on the sentiment of the business community, which is bullish in the case of natural gas.

Here's what EOG Resources (EOG) had to say, for example:

"Our view of the North American gas and oil markets is consistent with our previous earnings call, except that we've become more bullish regarding 2010 and 2011 gas prices. . . we expect the gas market to turn sometime early in 2010 almost regardless of what happens to LNG imports."

Even Obama Could be a Nat Gas Boon

The Obama Administration will see some type of environmental legislation aimed against carbon and its role in the theory of global warming. So over the next few months, we'd expect to see either a "Cap and Trade" or carbon tax (the price of which can eventually be passed to the consumer), which some in the industrial world are pushing for.

And for natural gas, either is attractive. . . since it's much cleaner than both oil and coal. So if we see a carbon tax passed this year, natural gas would immediately become even more competitive and expensive than it is now.

While the current situation requires patience, it's a value investor's dream come true.

Some companies will make a killing from the collapse in natural gas prices. . . others will just fade away into oblivion. But you only need to buy into the bigger-named stronger companies, like Chesapeake and Petroquest (PQ), to take advantage of the eventual recovery.

Just like a value investor, identify the beaten-down bargains and hold on until the rest of the market catches up to your way of thinking. . . which they'll eventually do in time. If you thought $4 natural gas was a bargain, $3 or slightly below is an absolute steal.

Our near-term forecast pegs natural gas at $5. . . but remember, you must be patient and bet smart in this market. Natural gas will not recover overnight. . . but it will pay off.

Turn $1 into $50 While You Sleep

Doing nothing while collecting royalties has to be one of the best ― and easiest ― ways to get rich. For instance, David Sengstack does nothing and collects royalty paychecks of $2 million per year... just because his dad was smart enough to buy the commercial rights to a song you've sung a hundred times, "Happy Birthday to You."

Michael Jackson does nothing and collects royalties every time a Beatles song plays on the radio (he bought the rights years ago). But Paul McCartney ― now a billionaire ― does nothing and collects even more on the 3,000 song rights from other artists that he owns.

Paul Newman made plenty acting. But licensing his name piles up even more donations for his favorite charities ― over $200 million so far ― from royalties on the Newman's Own food line.

Even boxer George Foreman does better doing nothing than he did fighting in the ring, thanks to the $137 million royalty checks he gets for lending his name to a grill.

No wonder the world's richest investor calls collecting royalties the best business in the world. It's literally one of the easiest ways to do nothing and "make money while you sleep."

What might shock you is that there actually IS a way for anybody to tap into a pool of growing royalties... wealth that piles up by itself... that, ultimately, could be worth more than the entire Beatles catalog, all the commercial rights to "Happy Birthday," and the total value of the top 25 most expensive works of art in the world... combined.

And you can set it up in less than five minutes.

I call it the "Chaffee Royalty" program, after a former schoolteacher and wealthy American millionaire, Jerome B. Chaffee. Just like people who make a living collecting royalty checks, you don't need to do anything once you've tapped into the program.

You just sit back and watch the money pile up.

8 Americans Who Just Cashed in on "Chaffee Royalties"

Even though I'm almost positive you've never heard of "Chaffee Royalties," some of America's wealthiest families have ― though by another name. In fact, it's a secret that's made more than a few Americans exceedingly rich.

Robert Friedland made millions of dollars when his "Chaffee Royalty" holdings jumped in value from $4 to $167 in just two years

George Hearst borrowed the $3,000 he used to buy his way into "Chaffee Royalties" in Nevada. Within months, his stake had grown to $91,000 ― money he used to buy even more royalty rights, which ultimately launched his empire

Jim Fair, a former Illinois farmer, got so rich with his "Chaffee Royalties" he was able to hand his daughter a $1 million check as a wedding present

William O'Brien earned enough from his "Chaffee Royalties" to make him one of the 100 richest Americans of all time

Former California carpenter John Mackay scraped together $500 to buy his first share in a "Chaffee Royalty" program. He made enough to build a mansion surrounded by 70 acres of land and formal gardens for his son

E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin parked his last $800 in "Chaffee Royalties" while living in Virginia City, Nev. By the time he was through, he'd piled up royalty wealth worth over $5 million

James Flood, who came to the U.S. with next to nothing, got so rich on "Chaffee Royalties" he was able to build a beautiful sandstone home on top of San Francisco's famous Nob Hill. It's still there today

Then there's Stanley Dempsey. A lawyer who quit law and put his money into "Chaffee Royalty" contracts now makes his living collecting on 23 different streams of royalty income. Forbes even featured Dempsey and called his fortune "virtual gold," since he barely has to do or run anything to keep the money rolling in.

But there's no reason you can't collect anytime you like.

In fact, now that these "Chaffee Royalty" programs trade directly on the stock exchange, you can get in anytime you like. And with the right timing, you can get in at a very good price. And then start seeing gains from "Chaffee Royalties" immediately.

This is the situation we're in right now.

Which is why I'm writing you today.

See, in 2002, one of the most impressive "Chaffee Royalty" opportunities of all time closed its doors to new funds, just after delivering a 50-to-1 payoff for its earliest "members."

Today, that opportunity is back.

And for reasons I'll share, the timing now is better than ever.

What's more, today, there's more than one way to lock into "Chaffee Royalties." And one of those options, according to research that took me nine months to pull together, could pay out even better than what was once the most profitable "Chaffee Royalty" opportunity of all time.

We'll get to those details.

But first, let's start at the beginning...

The "Chaffee Royalty Program" That Changed America

Jerome B. Chaffee didn't make enough as a schoolteacher. So he took a job as a sales clerk in a dry goods store. Then he took that money and started a dry goods store of his own.

When that wasn't enough, he packed his bags and went to Colorado in 1860.

See, Colorado then ― as right now ― was mineral rich. And even though Chaffee knew next to nothing about mining, he saw the possibilities. And started snapping up the "royalty rights" on as many gold and silver claims as he could afford.

Every time one started to pay off, he bought more. Until he had a business making between $300,000�500,000 per year ― or as much as $17.3 million today.

Suddenly the ex-schoolteacher was very rich. And powerful.

Chaffee took up politics, pushing for laws that would lock in the same kinds of opportunities for everybody. He even went to Washington and became a senator ― and a friend of the president, Ulysses S. Grant.

Chaffee's own daughter even married the president's son, Ulysses S. Grant Jr.!

In 1872, Grant expanded on protecting the resource rights that Chaffee championed by signing the General Mining Act, a law that still safeguards mineral rights today... has already created countless American millionaires... and helped blow open the gateway to the American West.

"Chaffee Royalties" let you tap into rich mineral rights more easily than so many others did years ago. You don't need a lot to get started. In fact, you do practically nothing. Even as the rich resource wealth piles up.

I've done all the legwork already. It's written up in my newest research report, Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep.

You cannot buy this report anywhere. However, at the end of this letter, I can show you how to download your own copy very easily. Inside, you'll find details on why now is easily the best time in history to make money tapping into "Chaffee Royalties."

I then go ahead and name for you my top five favorite ways to get started, including the No. 1 "Chaffee Royalty" opportunity available today.

And getting in right now won't cost you more than about $6 per share.

Almost Nothing to Get Started. . .
Provided You Act on This Quickly

The better known these "Chaffee Royalty" opportunities become, the faster the entry price goes up. That's just the way they work. Simply because new capital lets them add even more rich royalty streams, increasing the value of the program for shareholders.

For instance, in my report, I tell you about one royalty-collecting group that let in new "members" for just $3 per share as recently as June 2005. But as royalty assets grew, so did the cost of entry ― up to $19 per share today.

That's a 530% return if you got in early. I see it going still higher, but the longer you wait, the more of these gains you'll miss out on in the future.

Then there's another one of these unique "Chaffee Royalty" opportunities I name in the report that first hit the open market at just $1.10. As of this writing, it's already asking new "members" for $32 per share. That's a solid 2,809% return so far ― turning every $5,000 into well over $140,000.

While I see still more ahead, this, too, is far from the best gain I expect you to have the opportunity to make. In fact, one of the most famous "Chaffee Royalty" plays of all time ― which I'll tell you about in detail in just a second ― soared from just a few dollars per share to more than $180 per share before it was through.

Anyone with the luck to get in early had the chance to make as much as $50 for every $1 invested ― or $250,000 for every $5,000. And then, in 2002, this particular "Chaffee Royalty" miracle closed its doors to new investors.

As you'll see, it's back again. And already piling up new royalty stream income for the new wave of shareholders. You can easily move on this right now. But before you do, let me show you a way I believe you can do even better than by revisiting any of these already time-tested "Chaffee Royalty" moves.

Again, it's all in my new report, Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep.

So why haven't you heard of "Chaffee Royalties" before?

Because most mainstream headlines don't look deep enough into the deals to discover them. At least, not until the early opportunities are long gone.

As an ex-commercial banker who used to handle $400 million contracts for breakfast, looking deep behind the scenes... for Special Situations like this... is my specialty.

That's what first got me looking into "Chaffee Royalties" as a unique new way for investors to get very rich. It's also what has me convinced, along with some very smart and very rich investors, that this may be one of the best undiscovered ways to "make money while you sleep" available today.

But there's something else...

Because today, with the massive global credit crisis... soaring energy costs... and the systematic destruction of your dollar-denominated savings... this is also the best market ever to start looking at these "Chaffee Royalty" programs as a way to build wealth.

Why? I lay it all out for you in my new report, Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep, which can act as a valuable "primer" on exactly how to tap into this new wave of royalty-backed riches.

Here's a glimpse of what you'll find...

Big Mining Gains Without the Usual Big Risks

All the value in "Chaffee Royalties" is backed by real resource wealth.

Oil. Gas. Gold and silver. Copper. Nickel. Diamonds.

But the beauty of these royalty streams isn't just the hard asset value that's behind them.

Instead, it's the fact that... as you watch the wealth pile up... you do it with none of the major risks that most mineral and hard asset investors face.

How so?

That's the unique opportunity with "Chaffee Royalties."

They're designed to deliver all the upside of the world's rich mineral wealth. But without passing on any of the major exploration, management or environmental costs of mining or drilling to the end shareholders.

Imagine, for instance, if you could own a "piece" of Apple's iPod sales... without paying a nickel toward the operating costs, research or advertising.

Imagine if you could collect Google's ad sales... or Exxon Mobil's oil revenue... without forking over for employee salaries, building and maintaining headquarters, or any of those other costs that typically nickel-and-dime shareholders out of gains.

"Chaffee Royalties" let you do that, backed by pure gains on some of the most valuable mineral and other raw resource deposits in the world.

No Better Time Than NOW to Take Advantage of "Chaffee Royalties"

Right now, resource companies are lining up to swap some of their gross profits for these royalty programs. Why would they do that?

It's simple.

See, right now, the global credit crunch is just one of the forces destroying the U.S. dollar. And that, plus unstoppable Asian demand, has sent the value of gold... silver... copper... nickel... zinc... lead... and just about every other mineral asset you can name... soaring.

That's great for anyone who produces or sells those resources.

Trouble is, as energy prices go up, so do the operating and production costs for the miners. So if they want to expand to capitalize on the resource boom, they need money.

Usually, that money comes from the banks. But the banks don 't want to make any new loans today. And the resource companies themselves ― like Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining ― just don't have the cash flow to take up the slack.

So they turn to the royalty companies instead, trading big loans for future profits on the huge piles of resources they're drawing out of the ground.

As long as the minerals keep coming up... and the market keeps begging for more... these royalty companies and their program "members" get rich, without ever owning an inch of dirt or worrying about running the actual mining business.

It's that simple. And right now may be the best time in history to be a part of the "Chaffee Royalty" trend. Even the Financial Post recently reported:

"Today, the last thing many investors want is operating control. Mining companies are fighting staggering capital cost increases due to soaring demand for labor and equipment, as well as fuel and power. The beauty of the royalty model is that it gives investors all the exposure on the revenue side and none on the cost side."

The Financial Post went on to say, "[Chaffee Royalties] are the low-risk way to play the mining game" and the "ideal way to get lower-risk exposure" to gold, energy and other resource wealth.

No work. No major worries. No management.

Just royalty riches.

Here's a great example...

Up to 50 Times Your Money. . .Without Getting Your Hands Dirty

The Goldstrike mine ― in northeastern Nevada ― is one of the best producing and most profitable gold mines in the world.

Millions of dollars are spent pulling out and processing as much as 35,000 tons of rock per day. Year after year. More than 1,600 employees work the site.

That's nearly the same size as the whole population of nearby Carlin, Nev.

Anyone who owned a piece of Goldstrike made a fortune.

Pierre Lassonde was one of them. But Pierre never actually owned the mine. He never actually hired a mining team, either. Or spent every day on the mining site.

Instead, he had a better plan.

See, at the time, Pierre was one of the top gold analysts in Canada, with more than 25 years of mining experience. And, though he knew early about the potential at the Goldstrike site, what he also knew was that he could get rich without having to do the work.

Because he'd worked out a way to let someone else do it for him while he collected the "Chaffee Royalties" we've just talked about. And he did. To the tune of many millions of dollars.

Not just for himself.

But for the shareholders who helped "back" Pierre on the deal...

The Laziest, Low-Risk Road to Mining Riches

You might still remember Pierre's company. It was called Franco-Nevada, and at the start, it was pretty tiny. Some mining companies have as many as 30,000 or more employees worldwide.

Pierre's company started with just two ― himself and a partner.

And his plan was not to own an actual piece of the rich Goldstrike property ― but to dedicate Franco-Nevada's assets to buying only the "Chaffee Royalty" rights to Goldstrike instead.

And when Goldstrike hit big on gold, the royalty money started pouring into Franco-Nevada. And all Pierre and his team had to do was rake it in.

In those early days, you could have picked up Franco-Nevada shares for just a few dollars... and then watched them soar to well over $180.

By the time Franco-Nevada got snapped up in 2002, it had ballooned from a tiny $2.3 million firm... to a company worth the $2.9 billion shelled out by Newmont Mining... which saw the writing on the wall and bought up Franco-Nevada's whole portfolio of royalty deals in one grab.

With the buyout, your chance to get in on the original Franco-Nevada pool of "Chaffee Royalties" ended. Pierre Lassonde took over as Newmont's new president. Until recently, he even chaired the World Gold Council.

But Pierre never forgot what a low-maintenance income bonanza he had with Franco-Nevada. And just recently, at the tail end of 2007, he tried to quietly bring Franco-Nevada back onto the public market. News still traveled fast, and Franco's IPO hauled in a record $1.2 billion.

Here's the beauty of this new arrangement.

Franco-Nevada held onto a pile of royalty contracts, even while under Newmont's shadow. And now, with its IPO money, it's perfectly positioned to snap up even more.

This is just one reason why "Chaffee Royalties" could very well be the safest way, right now, for you to play this ongoing global scramble for commodities. And by the way, the new Franco-Nevada could also be one of the better ways for you to play this opportunity, too.

However, I'm convinced I've found one that's even better.

Right now, it's still very small. Just as Franco-Nevada was at the beginning. And you can still get in at that early, easy entry stage.

Because it's so small, I can't possibly name it here. That wouldn't be fair to the small group of individuals who pay to follow my research on these specialized, lesser-known opportunities.

There is, however, a way I can share this with you.

Which I'd like to tell you about right now...

The Next Franco-Nevada

In my new report, Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep, I give you everything I've found ― after nine months of deep research ― on the best of the "Chaffee Royalty" opportunities open to you right now.

But the one I recommend first to my readers and friends is one I can't resist telling you a little more about right now.

If you've ever flown across the Atlantic, there's a good chance you've seen it.

Or at least, you've see the "crown jewel" assets that make this still undiscovered "Chaffee Royalty" opportunity so rich. It's called Voisey's Bay. And it's one of the most valuable piles of ice and rock ever discovered.

From a plane window, it looks like a map made of elephant skin. Nothing but frozen rivers and gnarled earth, stretched out as far as you can see.

But underneath, you'll find as much as $50 billion worth of mineral wealth. Discovered in 1993, it's already making fortunes. Not on gold or silver, but on some of the world's richest deposits of copper, cobalt and ― mostly ― nickel.

And it's the nickel that should to continue to make many more people very rich. Including anybody who holds a "Chaffee Royalty" deal on those same vast nickel deposits.

Let me just show you why...

You need nickel to make steel. And China churned through 7.5 million tons of stainless steel last year. It'll produce 9 million tons before the end of this year

Over 65% of world nickel demand goes into the making of high-grade stainless steel

Even in a slowdown, China needs to build railroads to transport energy and cities to house their exploding population. For both, China desperately needs stainless steel

China alone uses up six times more nickel now than it did in 2000

In the last five years, Chinese nickel demand surged from 50,000 tons of nickel per year... to over 200,000 tons. No other country consumes as much.

Global nickel demand could surge another 10% before 2009

As with all metals, nickel prices fluctuate. But top metals analyst still see nickel prices spiking as high as $20 before the end of 2008.

You can see how this shapes up.

And buried deep in Voisey's Bay, you'll find one of the world's largest and highest-grade nickel deposits ― and easily the richest Canadian mineral discovery of the last 40 years.

There's easily enough nickel here to make this one deposit a cash cow mine for the next 20�25 years. If you want to own just the direct mining shares, you can look to a Brazilian company ― Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) ― which owns and works the property.

But before you do, let me show you an even easier way...

Getting Paid for Just Breathing

Because CVRD does all its own exploration at Voisey's Bay, it pays for it. And so do its shareholders. They pay for the digging. They pay to process the tons of rock. They pay to get all the copper, cobalt and nickel ready for sale on the open market.

Sure, they make money. But they spend money, too. A TON of it.

So far, more than $1 billion just on developing CVRD's properties in this one area. That's nothing to sneeze at, even if the price of nickel is soaring. But I can show you how to tap the "Chaffee Royalties" tied to those same minerals so you can take profits without the costs of running a mine...

Without the major cost concerns.

Without even worrying whether or not the price of nickel will go up.

You see, right now, there's another company in Voisey's Bay doing what Franco-Nevada did so early in its own legendary march toward blockbuster 50-fold gains.

This company, like Franco, traded some early investment capital for the unique "Chaffee Royalties" rights connected with Voisey's Bay nickel. And now it's offering a piece of those royalties to you, as a potential shareholder.

This is a very rare opportunity.

It's not so difficult today to find other companies offering "Chaffee Royalties." But it's not as easy to find one in as early a stage as this one. With a share prices that's still this low... and nearly 100 royalty contracts either already producing or about to produce potential gains for new shareholders.

Remember, one of the "Chaffee Royalty" companies I told you about jumped from $3 per share to $19 very quickly... another soared from $1.10 to $32... and Franco-Nevada itself went from under $4 to more than $180 per share before it closed its doors to new "members."

This next future blockbuster royalty opportunity is already on the move.

On this Voisey's Bay deal alone, it should collect royalties between $16�20 million. And yes, that's if nickel prices today don't budge another inch.

What happens if nickel surges again to the record levels it hit last May?

If that happens, count on another $24 million in royalties going straight to this little company's bottom line. That might not sound like much for a big, well-known company. But for a company like this ― still undiscovered and valued at only just over $400 million on the stock market ― this is enormous. And just based on that, I already calculate that this could be an easy way to triple every dollar invested over the next two years.

But it doesn't stop there.

Because, you see, this little "Chaffee Royalty" outfit ― like the early Franco-Nevada ― has a lot more going for it that just the sweetheart royalty deal on Voisey's Bay nickel.

As I said, it carries nearly 100 royalty deals ― any one of which could start producing as well or better ― and all of which give you even more opportunities to pile up royalty wealth on five different continents... and in 10 different countries... in 18 different commodities.

Gold Gains With Much Less Risk, Too

On top of the Voisey's Bay "lock" this company has on Canadian nickel... it's also taking in piles of royalty cash for itself and its shareholders on some of Canada's richest gold deposits.

Not to mention even more gold royalties on one of the most productive gold mines in Chile... another huge "Chaffee Royalty" stream on more than 1 million estimated ounces of Nevada gold... and even more gold royalties on a large mine in Australia.

I haven't even mentioned the royalty streams on platinum properties... uranium properties... and even more copper and cobalt properties... just to name a few. Some pay huge royalties now, and some promise huge potential royalties as they steadily come online.

This company provides more than just access to some of the best gold, silver and diamonds... uranium, coal and oil... natural gas... nickel, copper, cobalt and zinc... in the world. It also gives you the diversity and balance that you just can't get from most straight mining shares.

Without sacrificing the rare opportunity for triple and quadruple gains.

And just as good as the royalties this company already takes in is the promise of future royalties on deals it's already made. Take this company's royalty rights on a hugely profitable gold mine in Chile.

Mining giant Barrick does all the work to get the metal out of the ground. And that mine alone should churn out as much as 775,000 ounces of gold per year... at a cost as low as $130 per ounce. In fact, this Chilean mine should be Barrick's third largest operation by 2010.

Owning Barrick directly isn't a bad move. It's one of the best mining stocks in the industry. But it's not cheap. And Barrick, as I said, faces some rising costs and shrinking cash flow.

This little company, however, owns the "Chaffee Royalties" on the same gold mine. It paid only $11.4 million, very early on. And I expect it to make that back many times over during the life of the mine.

Barrick and its shareholders love the deal, because it means they get money to expand exploration and production. This royalty company and its "program members" love it because it's yet another stream of resource royalty income.

As long as Barrick keeps bringing gold out of the ground, this little company rakes it in. And so do you, if you hold this company's still affordable shares.

Plus, while this company already makes very good money on its five best royalty deals... let's not forget what you get out of its huge portfolio of nearly 100 other royalty deals.

Right now, another 11 of these new royalty arrangements are scheduled to come online over the next several months. That's more royalty income without the major mining costs. And more value in this little royalty company's shares.

I told you before that the Voisey's Bay income alone was enough reason for this little royalty company to give you an easy triple on every dollar invested. But with these extra royalty agreements, including the 11 new ones that should come online over the next few months... this isn't just an easy triple... it could, conservatively, be a "ten-bagger" stock.

But even then, I STILL think saying you could make 10 times your money on this is also conservative...

How This Beats the Best Royalty Play of All Time

Wouldn't it be nice to know that without lifting a finger, you're accumulating the kind of money that could free you from work... fund your retirement... and pay for your future?

That easily could have been the case if you'd have known to move early on Franco-Nevada.

But let me just walk you through how that unfolded. Because, you see, Franco-Nevada going from zero to $40 million per year in royalty income took about 12 years. And that was ultimately enough to take its shares from $4 to over $180 per share.

Not bad, right?

Another of the "Chaffee Royalty" opportunities you'll read about in my new report, Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep, took 15 years to get to its first annual $30 million in royalty income. That was enough to get it from $1.10 per share to over $32. For a gain so far of 2,809%.

While I believe that last company could go still higher, I urge you to pay attention now to this little company I've been telling you about ― which I like to call the "next Franco-Nevada" for a very good reason.

You see, this little company recently managed to jump from about $400,000 in annual royalty income... to over $13.7 million... in less than two years! That's many times faster than even some of the best "Chaffee Royalty" companies I've ever seen.

What's the key difference?

The track record of this small company for picking the best royalty deals is impeccable. What's more, it just recently picked up another 16 new royalty deals... including royalty draws on four new gold mines... four new diamond properties... two new uranium deals... and three more new nickel royalties... plus royalties on rich new deposits of zinc, lead, silver, cobalt and molybdenum.

With nearly 100 royalty streams, your chances of the "next big hit" or major discovery could be huge. And remember, you need only one to pay off ― the way Goldstrike did for Franco-Nevada ― to see even MORE upward pressure on the value of this royalty company's shares.

If just one of these nearly 100 royalty deals pays off big... I'm confident that this isn't just a triple or a ten-bagger opportunity, but quite possibly the next 50-to-1 payday for anyone who acts on this quickly.

Maybe even better.

It's like owning an option on what could become the best resource play of the century. If it doesn't pan out, you still do extremely well. And if it does, you get rich.

Just in case you think I'm overstating the evidence, the fact is that at least two of these new royalty deals already look like they could add 25% in new royalty income to this company's bottom line over the coming year.

With that amount going up over the years ahead.

Right now, this company lists on the stock market for only $408 million. Given that it has only $22 million in debt... plus over 100 royalty contracts... and an easy $40 million already looking likely, thanks to its nickel and gold royalty deals alone... you're talking an incredible deal. Other royalty companies have already sold for double that multiple.

But as I said, few of these other mineral rights royalty companies have as good a spread of different royalty streams as this one. And with every dollar that comes in, it continues to add more great royalty streams to its portfolio.

Based on that, plus everything else I've already told you, I fully believe this is the best "Chaffee Royalty" opportunity listed on the market today. Maybe even better than getting into Franco-Nevada at the start of its amazing 50-to-1 profit run.

A takeover... more soaring energy prices... soaring interest in the shares... they could all take the share price higher, very soon... closing out the best of this opportunity very quickly.

So I urge you to get my report, by accepting the special invitation at the end of this letter, as soon as you can. As I said, Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep isn't free. And I won't take your money for it, either.

It's simply not for sale, anywhere or to anyone.

But there is one way to get a copy into your hands instantly. All you have to do is accept a special invitation. One that could potentially make you a fortune over the year ahead. And show you how to access a pool of investment wealth you never knew existed.

I Should Introduce Myself

My name is Chris Mayer.

Maybe you've heard of me. I'm known for the appearances I make on financial news shows like Fox Television's Bulls & Bears... Forbes on Fox... and the CNBC financial reports.

Or maybe you know me for my new book, Invest Like a Dealmaker. Or from interviews I've given to national radio talk shows or in the newspapers.

You might even know my background, which wasn't originally in financial market analysis at all. I was a commercial banker, for one of the largest and most respected banks in the U.S., overseeing a $250 million investment account and loans for $400 million companies.

It was a role I loved. I'm proud to say I was a vice president there before I turned 30. And not once during my tenure did we lose a single dime on our major corporate loans. That's a rare claim in lending.

I mention it because that background ― poring over the balance sheets of major and minor companies alike, looking for anomalies, mistakes and even hidden value ― was about the best stock picking training you can imagine.

It's why I eventually stepped away from the bank.

Because I loved the markets. And I loved picking winning stocks even more. I do that now, for over 29,220 readers, in a highly sought-after monthly stock market research letter.

But for years, I kept coming across a kind of investing opportunity that I just couldn't share in my widely read monthly letter. Stocks and other plays that were just too small... too "different"... and just that much harder to find or track for your average, mainstream reader.

The "Special Situations" Kept Secret From You All These Years

The undiscovered opportunities I kept coming across are what Wall Street calls "special situation" stocks ― fast moving, hidden opportunities that are extremely popular with insiders but just too small or too little known for the average investing mainstream.

Takeovers and buybacks... secret mergers... heavy insider buying opportunities... and "Chaffee Royalty" moves like the one I'm showing you today.

Every single one of them revealed money most investors just kept leaving on the table...

Huge opportunities.

I couldn't stand knowing how many of these kept going unnoticed.

So I did something about it. I worked with my publisher to create a brand-new kind of research service, called Mayer's Special Situations.

This is not a simple newsletter for mom and pop market watchers.

It's a much more revealing and advanced research advisory service, tailored for elite readers. How are we doing so far? The service is barely 23 months old.

And we've already clocked gains like 44% on Fundtech... 100% on Lindsay Manufacturing... 122% gains on Gorman-Rupp... 132% on T3 Energy Services... not to mention gains on shares I can't name because they're still open. But we're already up 26% on one... 36% on another... 48%... 50%... 78%... and then 84%... 93%... 129%... 137%... 153%... the list goes on.

Just on an average of all the winners and losers in my current portfolio, we're already racking up an average 33% so far. And on a cumulative basis, a stunning 758% altogether.

These are opportunities you just can't read about anywhere else. And much earlier in the moneymaking stage than you'll discover anywhere else...

You'll get the moves that go beyond regular stock investing, like the special "royalty program" plays I revealed to you today

You'll get the stock opportunities pros would rather trade, above the humdrum, and hinging on the "behind the scenes" deals and insider moves we all know really move markets

You'll get the picks that can move your money quickly, and in a very short time, but with my own "banker's twist" ― where I'll do the qualified number crunching most brokers don't even know how to do ― to ensure that I never ask you to take an unjustified risk

You'll get advance warning on above-and-beyond moves, with far greater potential than you average, everyday stock opportunity.

Of course, the easiest way to reveal what Mayer's Special Situations can do for you is to let you try it for yourself. Which is exactly what I hope you'll do.

Here's What Others Are Already Saying

Matt M. was one of my earliest Mayer's Special Situations readers. Take a look at what he told me recently...

"Chris, your recommendations total $272,000 ― 15% of my portfolio... I like your approach and style ― and the results ― you identify opportunities that I would not be able to find by myself."

Here's one from subscriber Eric L...

"Hey Chris, your Libbey recommendation alone just paid for my Acapulco vacation ― thanks! Your reports are very professional without being stuffy... You're one of my main go-to guys... keep up the great work, and thanks again!

And this is what Special Situations reader Michael K. wrote in to report...

"I'm enjoying this new service, and I love the way you think about investments. My highest compliment is that I look forward to your updates and recommendations. I appreciate your thorough and thoughtful analysis and independent thinking and research. And the bottom line is you are making me money..."

You can guess I love getting letters like these. And I have piles of them. The gains, the rare and undiscovered alternatives to typical stock investing opportunities, the handpicked moves and careful research... I'm happy to finally have the chance to share this with people who can appreciate how rich these "special situations" opportunities can be.

I'm not looking to brag.

I just want to make it clear that you'll find something here that you're not going to find elsewhere. One popular financial writer even wrote, on his financial blog Market Metaphysics...

"Chris Mayer is the best financial journalist you've never heard of... Mayer's elegant prose will make you wonder why you don't find this caliber of writing in the mainstream financial press. Mayer's essays are sharp intellectual discoveries... all this and solid investment ideas, too."

Again, I'm proud of the kudos. But I'm even more proud of the results. And I'm going to urge you, in just a second, to give me a chance to do the same for you... starting immediately with the new research report I've told you about, Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep...

The Single Best Way for You to Get Rich on Royalties Right Now

Right now, there are several companies listed on the stock market that use the "Chaffee Royalty" model to enhance shareholder wealth.

That's why I've spent the better part of the last year doing careful research to find only the best ones for you to consider adding to your portfolio.

And I've written each of them up in detail in the new report we've talked about, Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep. Inside, you'll find my full and targeted analysis on...

One of the easiest and purest plays on the coming surge in silver prices. With this company's already solid "Chaffee Royalty" streams of income, you could tap into six of the world's top silver deposits, including a stream of expense-free royalty income on the largest silver deposit ever discovered. If you like silver as an investment play, this could be the single best way to play it

With one move, this next "Chaffee Royalty" play could give you a claim on royalty deals for nearly 50 mining properties in mineral-rich Nevada... plus a piece in wholly owned and productive mines with several million ounces of proven gold already in the ground

Like the other pure "Chaffee Royalty" companies, this next player owns no mines. Or mining equipment. In fact it has only 15 employees. But that hasn't stopped it from tapping into royalties from several of the world's best gold mines... on the future sale of over 50 million ounces of gold and more than 1 billion (with a "B") ounces of silver

The new Franco-Nevada is a lot like the old Franco-Nevada ― jammed with choice royalty deals. After raising over $1.2 billion with a record-breaking IPO at the end of 2007, the new Franco bought back 190 royalties on metals and mineral companies... plus another 100 royalties on oil and gas producers. Is it still a good buy? I reveal the answer inside my report

My favorite "Chaffee Royalty" company by far, I save for last. With nearly 100 mineral royalty rights and a brilliant track record of picking deals with as many as 25�30 years of production, this is easily the best way for you to combine big money-multiplying gains with higher safety than you could possibly get just owning mining shares outright.

I urge you to take a look.

And keep in mind, on each of these deals, the royalties are coming in on minerals already discovered, but there's also potential for more discoveries down the line. By already owning a piece of the royalty rights, you'd also be locking in on those future income streams too.

When the mines' owners invest more money to expand the mines, you'd also automatically own a piece of that expansion. Without investing another dime.

What if there's another breakthrough mineral discovery on one of the mineral properties? The royalty rights shareholders own a piece of that too. Along with the bump it could give to the royalty company's shares.

It's like owning an option on the resource boom, with which you get all the future upside gains at a much cheaper entry price. And without any of the major downside headaches.

As long as those mines are producing, the royalties roll in year after year. And with the companies I've found and featured in the report, you've got access to "long haul" deals that have as many as 25�30 years of production left in the related mines.

So those royalties have plenty of time to pile up pretty high. In other words, you could start benefiting from the royalties immediately. And then keep on collecting for many, many years to come. All while even more royalty rights get added to your share of the overall portfolio.

Why would you want to pass that up?

You'd have a tough time finding a better deal ― with full and growing access to the "mineral rush" upside, almost as far as the eye can see, but with very little to none of the conventional mining or exploration company risks ― and that's just the beginning of what I'm ready to share...

Five More "Special Situations" Moneymakers You Don't Want to Miss

Right now, my Mayer's Special Situations readers and I are looking at five more rare "special situations" I don't want you to miss...

Unless you know mining, you've never heard of molybdenum. But it's known as the "energy metal." And it's key to all things energy. This little company produces it better than anybody, with a share price that's an easy double within the year. Even if "moly" prices don't budge

The world's energy fields are getting old. And this one stock gives you a better way to play this than anybody. Right now, it's still deeply undervalued. But that won't last for long. In our first 11 days with this company, we were up over 6% ― so it's already on the move

T. Boone Pickens, the 79-year-old billionaire, must love this next stock as much as we do ― he just bought $76 million worth. And I see it soaring much higher, on the back of a surprise supply-demand super-crunch in this one ignored raw resource

This tiny little $2 copper stock is super cheap with huge potential. It's another easy double within the year. Plus, it pays a 5% dividend ― how can you beat that?

Drug companies come and go, but with the boomers marching into the golden years... it's a sure bet someone somewhere is writing a medical prescription. The more they write, the better for this last company. It's a spinoff story with solid 300% gain potential ahead.

You'll find out the names of these rare "special situation" moves in your free report Five Stunning "Special Situation" Plays You Can't Afford to Miss. You can download that the minute you accept my invitation to become a subscriber to Mayer's Special Situations.

Here's how it works...

How to Gain Full Access to My Elite "Special Situations" List

I'm sure you understand this "special situation" research isn't free.

These plays are more difficult to find and track than regular stocks. And you can share them only with a smaller group of readers. That way, the share price won't get influenced.

So the first thing I insist on is that we keep new enrollment at a maximum of 2,000 slots. Not one more. If you come in after that, I'm afraid you're out of luck until we can open enrollment again. No exceptions.

Second, I need to ask a reasonable price, given the potential of the plays I reveal and the level of sophistication I'm hoping to attract in my readers.

What's a fair price for gaining access to these highly valuable, undiscovered "special situation" deals? Before I answer that, let me tell you about just one more little-known opportunity you should add to your portfolio right now...

Grab Your Share of a 500 Billion Barrel Oil Payout Underneath North Dakota

This is just one more thing I can't resist telling you about.

My readers and I have tracked it recently, and it's one of the most exciting investment stories taking shape in North America today. In short, it starts with incredible new research related to the "Bakken Trend."

This is an absolutely huge stretch of American acreage that could hold as many as 250 billion barrels of oil ― possibly even as many as 500 billion.

And smack in the middle of this suddenly valuable stretch of land is an astounding undiscovered play that was going for less than $2 per share when I first wrote about it for my Special Situations subscribers.

It's already shooting up ― I see a triple on these shares not too far into the future. And even higher ― as much as $10 ― not much longer after that.

I would love nothing more than to name it for you, right here.

But that wouldn't be the least bit fair to my paying readers. So I'll tell you what I'm going to do. If I hear from you immediately, I'll include a copy of this new Bakken Trend report, America's Secret 500 Billion Barrel Bonanza (and How It Could Make You up to Five Times Your Money), in your welcome package for Mayer's Special Situations.

The door to this incredible opportunity just swung open again in 2008. There's no telling how long it will last. That's why you must collect your share of "Chaffee Royalties" before they're gone for good.

So let's sum this up.

When you sign on for an elite, fully guaranteed subscription to Mayer's Special Situations, you immediately get...

The breaking story about the incredible new energy investment discovery right here in America, in the new report I just told you about, America's Secret 500 Billion Barrel Bonanza (and How It Could Make You up to Five Times Your Money)

You also get my exclusive new research on the "do nothing" wealth you can pile up in America's "Chaffee Royalty" opportunities, in your copy of Big Mining Money Without the Big Risks: How to Build Resource Royalty Wealth While You Sleep

A bonus special report to get you up-to-date immediately on the very best of what the rest of my members are reading about right now, called Five Stunning "Special Situation" Plays You Can't Afford to Miss

My members-only stock analysis, which I'll send directly and privately to my Mayer's Special Situations readers, once every month, with coverage of our newest exclusive on an undiscovered "special situation" stock or other alternative market play

Plus, between every full analysis report, we'll stay in steady contact each week so I can make sure you're on target with everything new that's happening in the portfolio, from what to hold to when to take gains, and more

And finally, only members will have password-protected access to the Special Situations private Web site, where you can find full backup of all alerts and updates, plus the latest news on the portfolio and downloadable copies of all your reports... so you'll never be left wondering what to do on these underreported, fast-moving and lucrative play

Here's one more bonus: Everyone who signs on will get free access to my publisher's brand-new Agora Financial Executive Series. The Executive Series consists of two daily e-letters and provides you with an insider's view of our editorial room. First, every morning, you'll receive the Rude Awakening delivered straight to your e-mail box. Each "Rude" article enlightens you with focused, articulate essays -- each of which delves deep into some of the core investments that Agora Financial is researching. Next, you'll also receive the 5 Min. Forecast every weekday at noon. The 5 Min. Forecast aims to cut through the incredible glut of "news" by providing you with a quick-and-dirty roundup of the day's most essential ideas and not-so-common knowledge -- in five minutes or less. Normally, this would be an $195 value. But because you're willing to take me up on this trial invitation, this bonus gift is yours free.

So with all of that, what is it worth? To you, it could be worth thousands... tens of thousands... hundreds of thousands. It all depends on how ready you are to jump on these often-missed "special situation" opportunities.

I've seen other services offering half this much and less... charging as much as $2,000... $2,500... even $5,000. Yet even with the coming price hike for new members, I won't ask you to pay anything even close to that.

You'll get the full year of all of my best "Special Situation" research and updates for the reasonable introductory price of only $995.

It couldn't be more plain.

One more thing...

Because of the nature of the stocks we'll cover... and the "special situations" that make them so valuable... I simply can't expand our Mayer's Special Situations membership circle any wider.

What's more, I must insist that when you join as a subscriber, everything you discover inside the circle stays in the circle. You must promise that you won't share our list of "special situation" plays with anybody.

If that's not something you can do, this service might not be for you. Because these unique plays are intended for your eyes only. No exceptions there, either.

Of course, I'm ready to make my own promises, too...

Try my Mayer's Special Situations for the next 90 days. Read the included special analysis in the reports I'll send. Try the recommendations, pocket the gains and see what you think.

If you don't see at least money-tripling opportunities in the reports and regular alerts and updates I'll send ― on any one of the royalty companies we talked about ― then I want you to cancel and I'll send you a full refund, no questions asked.

It's that simple. Either you see results or you pay nothing. Period. And by the way, after those first 90 days, you can still get a refund to cover the remainder of the subscription. Again, no questions asked. And no pressure. The choice is entirely up to you.

That gives you plenty of time ― with no pressure from me ― to make up your own mind.

This "Unknown" Factor Will Help You Profit From Solar Stocks

This past Friday, while the market was barreling north, thanks to the obligatory positive remarks made by Ben Bernanke (who didn't see that one coming?), an analyst from Jefferies & Co. issued downgrades on a number of solar stocks.

Needless to say, the sheep followed, and most solar stocks ended the day in the red.

While there are certainly issues still plaguing the solar market, one reason given for these downgrades is a bit questionable. That reason being, "end markets are not ready to support the levels of volume production being planned for 2010."

Essentially, in an effort to counter lower average selling prices, many solar companies are dependent upon heavy volume. But to assume that end markets are not ready to support levels of future volume production is not a safe assumption to make. At least not with so much stimulus money and muscle backing increased solar integration in both China and the United States.

Granted, since much of this solar support has either just started or is set to start shortly, it's difficult to quantify. The fact is technically, the effect of this government support is still an "unknown."

Sure, we can predict how it'll affect the market. . .  But when you make a prediction, isn't that really like making a guess? And when it comes to making investment decisions, who wants to just guess when you have current, objective data right in front of your face?

Yes, $117 million of the stimulus has been set aside for solar. But most of that money hasn't even started to funnel through the system yet. So, do we disregard that funding, although we know it's a lock ― but just hasn't traveled from point A to point B yet?

Or do we figure into the equation the result of this funding, before it actually gets to where it needs to go? Moreover, do we figure into the equation the tax credit extensions that take us through 2016, or an increased demand coming as a result of lower pricing?

Based on how this market has unfolded over the past five years, this can actually be a tough call to make.

What If?

We've never been comfortable with completely disregarding the "what ifs." After all, the "what ifs" are what made most Green Chip investors get into the renewable energy market to begin with.

What if oil prices climb above $60 a barrel?


What if climate change becomes a launching pad for the integration of renewable energy?


What if we deplete all of our fossil fuel resources?

Between now and 2025, it is likely we will see the peak of every single one of our finite fuel resources.

The point is, when it comes to renewable energy, you can't always disregard those "what ifs" and expect to make any money.

Especially when you throw China's energy mess into the mix.

What if China. . .

Let's look at the numbers.

According to the State Grid Corp. of China (the largest electric power transmission and distribution company in the world):

  • China's power demand is expected to more than double from 3.4 trillion kilowatt-hours in 2008 to approximately 7.7 trillion kilowatt-hours in 2020.

  • Installed power generating capacity is expected to increase from 793 gigawatts in 2008 to 1,600 gigawatts in 2020.

  • Installed capacity of clean energy will account for about 35% of the total installed capacity in 2020. Today, it represents about 10 percent if you include nuclear, about 8 percent if you exclude nuclear.

So how is China going to facilitate a 25% growth in clean energy capacity?

Well, some of this will come from China's new solar initiatives. These include:

  • The Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Science and Technology's Golden Sun solar subsidy

  • National Development and Reform Committee's (NDRC) feed-in tariff

  • Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Science and Technology's Building Integrated Photovoltaics subsidy

About a month ago, guidance was given on the Golden Sun subsidy. It will be capped at 640 MW, which works out to 20 MW per Chinese province.

Separate from that is the NDRC's feed-in tariff. And while the specifics aren't due out until Q4, it's expected the tariff will cover 1.5 GW of solar installations through 2011.

Then there's the 20RMB-per-watt subsidy for building integrated photovoltaics, which is expected to cover 500 MW through 2011.

In total, these subsidies will cover 2.6 GW of new solar through 2011.

This kind of stuff is not irrelevant, and in our opinion, should not be disregarded when analyzing the ability of end markets to support levels of volume production planned for 2010.

The fact is pricing will continue to fall, production will continue to increase (instigated by government support and continued through increased consumer demand, as a result of decreasing prices), and the long-term sustainability of the solar industry will be validated through technological innovations and the holy grail of grid parity ― which many believe is only about six to seven years away.

This is the future, my friends. And those who disregard solar because of random downgrades and herd mentality will miss out on one of the greatest investment opportunities of the 21st century.

To a new way of life, and a new generation of wealth. .

Don't Wait for Wall Street to Hand You an Opportunity - Make Your Own

You've heard of initial public offerings — IPOs.

The talking heads on CNBC love to play them up.

Trouble is, people who buy them get skinned alive. Historically, their first-year performance is worse than the broad stock market.

And thanks to the credit crisis, IPOs are few and far between anyway.

But I know another special class of stock you can put in your portfolio today… and 99% of investors have never heard of them.

In fact, they fly so far under the mainstream's radar, I call them "covert public offerings" — "CPO's."

I recommended a "CPO" to my inner circle at the beginning of 2009. We got out of half of it for 59% gains in a month… and 132% in four months.

It takes just a handful of wealthy smart-money types to create a "CPO." They do it whenever they get frustrated with the slim pickings on Wall Street.

But don't get the wrong idea. They don't have a monopoly on "CPOs."

You can buy them too.

Best of all, you don't need any sort of special trading account.

You don't need to mess with any paperwork.

You can get into "CPOs" in an existing brokerage account.

If you can buy McDonald's or Microsoft, you can buy a "CPO." Just minutes from now…

If You Can Buy Blue Chips, You Can Make These Plays for Up to 402% Gains

On January 9th there were no good buys on Wall Street.

So I told my readers to do the same thing the world's smartest investors do.

I showed them how to create their own good buy… using a "CPO."

Just 31 days later, I recommended selling half the position… for gains of 59%.

By May, I recommended unloading the rest… for gains of 132%. That's a double in less than four months!

Think about that. Grabbing 59% gains in a month… in a market you've never heard about until today… and doing it with your existing brokerage account.

It really IS that easy…

And I have five other plays in mind — just like it — right now.

Imagine picking up an easy triple… a gain of 206% or more… on a play linked to a market where demand rarely falls.

Another could deliver 402% gains on China's insatiable demand for the world's most precious commodity.

And yet another gives you access to the investing savvy of a wealthy European who's been compared to one of the world's greatest investors. I figure it's good for at least a 54% gain.

And again… this is as easy as stepping off a curb. You can get a piece of the action on all of these as easily as buying a share of Home Depot or Procter & Gamble.

All you need is your current brokerage account or IRA. A few clicks of a mouse, and you have a piece of the action in your portfolio.

Sound intriguing?

I'm just getting started.

Over the next five minutes, I'll clue you in to two other markets you never knew about. And every one of them you can tap into as easily as the S&P 500.

But first, let me tell you a little more about this "under the radar" market where my readers pulled in 59% in 31 days… and 132% in less than four months.

When Wall Street Offers No Good Opportunities, Here's How to Make Your Own

It's this simple: when Wall Street presents no good buying opportunities, the world's smartest investors make their own.

Really. These guys look around on the NYSE, the AMEX, the Nasdaq, and they see NOTHING worth putting their money into.

So here's what they do instead.

A bunch of them spot a good opportunity in a quality company that's NOT traded on one of those exchanges. Something with the potential for big gains… often very quick.

So they get together and approach a broker to make it happen. Then the broker creates a "CPO" — a "covert public offering."

Thing is, the smart-money types make the "CPOs" happen. But again… they're available to you, too.

And despite their "covert" nature, they're just as easy to buy as a blue chip.

In fact, some of these companies are blue chips.

But I bet nine out of ten U.S. investors have never heard of them.

Forbes and Fortune rarely say anything about them. They don't show up on Internet stock screeners. Conventional Wall Street analysts don't give them the time of day.

Result? Ordinary investors miss out on the quick gains of 59% and 132%. For now, let me address another question you might have…

Why Can't You Find These 59% and 132% Gainers on the Regular Exchanges?

By now, you're probably wondering something.

If these stocks are so good — some even blue chips — why can't I find them on the major exchanges?

Well, avoiding the major exchanges gives these blue chips a couple of huge advantages.

First, they don't have to follow the exchanges' rules.

That means they don't have to prepare financial statements following U.S. accounting standards. (Instead they use international standards, which are just as good.)

And here's another thing, probably more important.

They don't have to follow the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

That means they don't have to follow the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Maybe you've heard of that one. Congress passed it after the Enron debacle. It was supposed to keep companies' accounting on the up and up.

But for too many companies, it just imposed big-time paperwork hassles. More than a few firms don't want to deal with — including these "CPOs" I've talked about.

But don't get the wrong idea.

I'm not talking about fly-by-night companies here. As I said, some of them are blue chips.

Let Me Take the Wraps Off Five "Covert Public Offerings" — RISK-FREE

So, you're wondering, what gives? How can these blue chips thumb their noses at the U.S. exchanges and the U.S. government?

Simple… We're talking about blue chips based in other countries.

Top-notch companies. They just happen to have a home address somewhere other than the USA.

So they're already governed by the rules of the stock exchanges in their home countries. And government regulations, too.

They simply don't want the hassle of dealing with U.S. rules and regulations on top of that.

That's where these "covert public offerings" come in. Smart big-money investors who want a piece of these companies create a "CPO" so they can invest in them easily.

But they don't make a big deal about it. That's why I call it "covert."

Still, you benefit… because once they create a "CPO," you can buy a piece of these outstanding companies as easily as buying McDonald's or Wal-Mart.

Oh, I should mention one other advantage of these unique investment opportunities.

These Plays Can Also Get You Out of the U.S. Dollar.

In fact, they give you exposure to some of the world's soundest currencies.

Like the Norwegian krone — the strongest currency in the world so far in 2009.

Or the Singapore dollar — which investment legend Jim Rogers calls the world's best currency.

That should make you feel pretty good at a time when the U.S. dollar's in deep trouble.

In fact, the dollar's tumbled big-time in recent weeks… and it's teetering on the edge of an even bigger fall. That means there's no better time than now to jump in to these plays.

Put it all together, and we're talking about some of the best assets in the world. And until today, you've probably never heard of them… simply because they don't trade on the NYSE or the other big U.S. exchanges.

Why would you want to miss out on these world-class assets… at dirt-cheap prices… with huge upside potential?

You don't have to.

You can learn about five "CPOs" primed for big gains in a special report I've prepared just for you. It's called How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings."

Every one of them has the same potential as the play I told you about at the beginning of this letter — 59% in a month, 132% in four months.

Right now, let me tell you about the immense potential of these plays…

The World's Largest Nitrogen Producer — At 66% OFF

"What?" you're saying. "Nitrogen? This is a little too far-out for me."

Stick with me for a second. Nitrogen is the key ingredient in fertilizer.

As you know, fertilizer makes modern farming possible. Nitrogen is one of those things that stand between the world's people and mass starvation. It's big business.

And it's bound to get bigger as more people in developing countries join the middle class.

It just happens that the world's biggest nitrogen producer trades on the Oslo stock exchange. You'd never find it unless you knew where to look.

And this stock's an easy triple from here — a gain of 206%.

Management has made some super-smart acquisitions to get where they are.

They bought a competitor in Brazil to become a major player in one of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets.

They bought a competitor in Europe to get access to a prime phosphate mine.

They bought a competitor in Canada for access to ammonia (which contains 82% nitrogen).

And yet, with all that buying, this company's in a prime position to profit — big.

New ammonia projects are being shelved left and right. The financial crisis means no credit for its competitors. And yet, the recession hasn't stopped global demand for grain.

Best of all worlds for this company. If you were to bust up the company into its different operating units and sell them as stock, you'd be looking at a combined market cap of  $25 billion.

You're looking at an easy triple from here.

Again, it trades in Oslo. No way is your broker going to know anything about this.

But you can buy it as easily as any U.S.-issued share… because some smart investors have turned this into a "covert public offering."

You can buy the "CPO" of this company as easily as shares of Dell or General Mills.

And because Norway's currency is looking super-strong compared to the dollar… with even more strength going forward… now's the perfect time to get in.

I'll show you how in a special report I'd like to send you, absolutely risk-free. It's called How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings."

Once you read it, you'll be seconds away from putting this great company in your portfolio, if you choose.

Or how about this opportunity?

China's Record-Setting Water Firm… for Only $2 Per Share

I'm looking at a $1 billion company that's doing gangbuster business with water filtration in China, the parched Middle East, and drought-stricken northern Africa.

More to the point, this is a company that did record business in 2008, and it's on track to do the same in 2009. Revenues are steady and net profit is up.

In this economy, how many companies can you say that about?

It's a real "bootstrap" kind of story, too — founded 20 years ago by a woman who raised the start-up money by selling her condo and her car.

She still owns 30% of the company. So she has a powerful incentive to treat her shareholders as well as she treats herself.

Oh, here's a nice bonus. This stock gives you exposure to the Singapore dollar.  Investing legend Jim Rogers calls it the world's best currency.

It trades in Singapore. Once again, no access on the big U.S. exchanges.

But you can still buy this stock — for just $1.50 a share — as easily as hitting a few buttons and picking up shares of Home Depot.

I figure the stock's an easy double from here. But that's just the short-term outlook.

Longer term, I'm looking at $5 or $6 a share. At today's prices, that's a gain of 302%.

And now's the perfect time to move on this. Water rates in the company's home market of China are well below the world average. They're about to spike upward… delivering a big boost to the firm's bottom line.

I can't wait to share the name of this company with you. It's in the special report called
How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings."

In just a few minutes, I'll tell you how to get your hands on a copy.

Then you'll be on your way to holding some of the world's best assets you'd never heard of until today.

But right now, let me share with you another one of these great CPO stories…

Own the "Swiss Berkshire" for as Much as 35% OFF

Chances are you know all about holding companies… the fantastic gains they deliver… and the historic performance of the most famous one of all.

Problem is, once they become really big, they can no longer invest in the sort of small up-and-coming companies that delivered all those great historic gains.

Which brings me to an opportunity that's like turning the clock back. You can get it right now for 35% off.

It's run by a guy Forbes calls the "Belgian Buffett." He lives modestly near his boyhood home, but shies away from the spotlight. Which just means he has more time to make great deals for himself and his shareholders.

His holding company has a hand in five great European firms. Everything from oil to power generation to cement to garbage disposal… even wine.

If you add up this company's stake in all its different businesses, you get a figure at least 35% higher than the firm's market cap.

That's like getting all these great businesses at a 35% discount.

Eventually the market will catch on… and the share price will catch up.

That's on top of the value of the businesses themselves going up.

And it's also on top of any currency gains you get from this play. See, the stock trades in Switzerland. So you get all the upside of the Swiss franc.

All of these factors are about to start playing out within weeks… maybe even days.

And until then, you collect a nice 4.5% dividend.

You can own shares just as easily as an American blue chip — even though it doesn't trade on the American exchanges.

Let me tell you about this company — along with the fertilizer firm, the Chinese water play, and two other great opportunities — in my report How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings."

What are the other two opportunities I'm talking about?

Let's jump right in…

One of the World's Lowest-Cost Iron Producers… With a Prime Customer Already Lined Up

Late in 2009, one of the world's newest — and biggest — iron ore mines is coming on line.

We're talking a billion tons. Producing eight million tons a year to start, ramping up to 16 million… and continuing for another 30 years.

By itself, that's no big deal.

But consider this…

  • The mine is in Canada — little chance of a government confiscating the property

  • It's located near existing rail lines for transport and hydroelectric plants for power

  • That means its costs will be among the lowest in the industry

  • A Chinese company has already signed up to buy 60% of production at market prices

The company that owns this mine is already generating $400 million in cash flow.  Compare that to a market cap of just $600 million… and you can see how dirt-cheap this stock is.

Better yet, you get exposure to yet another strong currency — the Canadian dollar.

This pick is already up 54% since I recommended it barely a month ago. 

But it's not too late to get in. Better act soon, though… once production is underway in just a few weeks, the pundits on CNBC will finally wake up and take notice.

They've never heard of this company, but now you have… and even though it doesn't trade on a U.S. exchange, you can buy it as easily as Kraft Foods or AT&T.

I'll show you how in How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings."

You'll also get the skinny on another Canadian gem I think is set to quadruple…

A Potential Quadruple — Even if Natural Gas Prices Stay At Historic Lows

The company I'm thinking of is a natural gas producer that can be had for about $2 a share.

Except it's worth easily double that.

I'm looking at a report it filed with the Canadian government detailing how much gas it's sitting on.

There's so much there, it's worth double the company's market cap… and this is with natural gas prices at historic lows.

That's a $2 stock that turns into $4… just the stuff that's proven.

Then there's the additional property where geologists have made some ballpark estimates.

Now we're talking about a potential $6 stock. A triple.

But there's still more acreage the company owns that's yet to be explored.

If that plays out, we're talking at least $8 a share… and maybe as much as $11.

And that's if natural gas prices go nowhere. I don't think they will. Too many people in Eastern Canada and New England want access to what this company has. Natural gas prices sit at historic lows. That can't go on. And hurricane season is here too.

Point is, this potential to quadruple your money could start playing out just days from now.

No one's writing about this company in Fortune or at Marketwatch. But you can get it — right now — at just $2… and you can buy it just as easily as clicking a few links on the website of your existing brokerage account.

You can buy this one just as easily as the Canadian iron ore play… the Swiss Berkshire… the Asian water play… and the big-time nitrogen producer.

You haven't heard of any of these "CPOs" until now. And I'll reveal all of them in How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings."

Let me recap something important here. Because these stocks don't trade on the big exchanges… computer screens won't pick them up.

You won't see mainstream columnists writing about these stocks in Money or BusinessWeek… because they just don't know about these opportunities.

And you can forget about your broker catching onto them.

There's no incentive for him to recommend these names, even if he knew about them.  It takes serious research to uncover these ideas.

But that's what I'm all about…

Let Me Send You 18 "Special Situation" Opportunities… RISK-FREE

"CPOs" fall under a category of investment opportunity known as a Special Situation.

A Special Situation is not your usual run-of-the-mill stock idea that everybody and their mom already knows about.

Look, you don't need to plunk down a lot of dough so some guy can tell you what a great deal Wal-Mart is right now.

If that's the kind of stuff you're interested in, you can stop reading right here and go back to trolling the Dow Jones Industrial Average for investment ideas… you and about 300 million other Americans.

No, this is about finding ideas that aren't on the front pages. Not yet, anyway.

Thing is, "CPOs" are just one Special Situation sector I have my eye on right now.

Read on, and I'll reveal five Special Situation sectors… 18 opportunities in all, including the ones I've already told you about… and when I'm done, you can put your newfound knowledge to work right away.

Because, as I said, you can buy these stocks as easily as you can buy McDonald's or Coca-Cola. A few clicks of the mouse, you're home free.

You just learned some things about Special Situation sector #1. Now let me open your eyes to another Special Situation sector.

Here you can be your own venture capitalist — from the comfort of the chair you're sitting in right now.

Special Situation #2:Be Your Own Venture Capitalist… and Turn Every $1 Invested Into $50

"Venture capitalist."

Sounds exotic, doesn't it?

Think of venture capital and you might think of the megabucks people who fund cutting-edge tech and biotech research. They're betting they'll make even bigger megabucks when the research turns into something customers will pay money for.

Not the sort of thing within the reach of someone like you, right?

Well, I have a little twist on venture capitalism that's totally accessible to you. Just as accessible as a "covert public offering", in fact.

And like "CPOs," you can buy these just as easily as one of Disney or DuPont.

Become the sort of venture capitalist I'm talking about, and you can have a steady combination of capital gains, income… or both! Play it right, and you can even turn every $1 invested into $50.

The kind of venture capitalist companies I'm thinking about work in the natural resources field.

Except they don't really do any "work" at all.

They put up the money for geologists, engineers, drillers, and miners to do the real work.

And when they pull oil or gold or copper out of the ground, they collect a cut of the profits.

It's a brilliant way to make money in the resource sector. No equipment expenses, no vast payroll to meet. Just sit back and collect a healthy cut of the profits. Royalties.

That's exactly the strategy a company called Franco-Nevada used earlier this decade. It put up the money for some gold miners in the western U.S.

Brilliant strategy. It popped from a few bucks a share to $180. Early investors made 50 times their money.

I've been keeping my eye out for the next generation of Franco-Nevadas. And I've spotted three opportunities.

Make At Least Ten Times Your Money Feeding China's Insatiable Appetite for Steel

Chances are you don't think much about nickel.

Sure, it's the main metal in an American five-cent coin.

But it's also an essential ingredient in stainless steel. Without nickel, moisture corrodes steel. And heat warps it.

No nickel, no jet engines. Or food-processing equipment. Or hundreds of other uses.

China needs nickel to keep growing. Lots of it. And one "venture capital" firm is supplying the cash to pull nickel from the ground in northern Canada. Lots of nickel.

More than half of this company's worth sits in this one mine. And it's not just nickel being mined there. Copper and cobalt, too.

There's only upside from here. Nickel prices are coming off historic lows. The last major nickel mines anywhere in the world came on line in 2007.

But the story gets even better.

Because another third of this company's worth comes from a gold mine in South America.

And it's sitting on more than 80 other properties. Many of those aren't producing anything at all… not yet, anyway.

But when they do, look out.

How much can this one "venture capital" play make for you?

Let's look at just the nickel. 

For every $1 the price of nickel goes up, this company will make another $2.4 million.

If nickel goes from the current $7.50 a pound to, say, $12.50… we're looking at an immediate double.

That's before you factor in the gold.

Or all of the other projects just coming online (ten just in 2009)… or still in the planning stages.

Hang onto this long enough, and you're looking at a classic ten-bagger.

In fact, I think you can buy and hold this single stock for ten years and ride it all the way from under $3.50 to over $60. That's more than 17 times your money.

But you need to get in now.  Nickel prices are just coming off historic lows. And with clear signs of economic recovery in China and other developing countries, it could rocket up faster than anyone expects.

I can't wait to tell you all about this company. I bring you all the details in another special report. This one's called Be Your Own Venture Capitalist: Royalty Plays for 2010 and Beyond.

I'm making it available as part of a package deal along with How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings."

But hold on. I'm just getting started. Because there's more than just one of these stellar "venture capital" opportunities. In fact, you can think of this the same way as "covert public offerings" — a whole new market you'd never even heard of before today!

How a 19th Century Railroad Gone Bust Can Deliver You 105% Today

How'd you like to own a piece of prime real estate that's home to a steady stream of oil and gas revenue?

You can — and just as easily as clicking on a brokerage account's website and buying shares of Target.

Right now, you can buy into a land trust that owns a patch of property in Texas.

I'm talking a big patch. As big as the state of Rhode Island.

The land was left over from a bankrupt railroad venture in the 1880s.

For 130 years now, investors have bought in… and now's the best time to start hauling in big money.

That's because this trust is steadily growing its royalty stream from all that oil and gas.

Look how this company doubled its royalty revenues in four years!

At $70-a-barrel oil, that alone makes the company worth $20 a share.

That doesn't include the value of the land itself, some of which it sells from time to time.  Or the grazing rights. Or the easements and other special deals.

Or the upside of a rising oil price. That's why it's important to get in on this play now… to capture as much gains as possible from a return to rising energy costs.

And then there's management's buyback program. Any new money that comes into the trust is used to buy back shares. That means fewer shares in circulation… so the shares you hold onto grow in value.

No wonder I see such a bargain at just $33 a share.

And I'll tell you all about it in the special report, Be Your Own Venture Capitalist: Royalty Plays for 2010 and Beyond.

In a few moments I'll tell you how you can get your own copy, in addition to How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings" — available in tandem under a special offer.

Put those two reports together and we're talking eight picks in two Special Situation sectors you'd never heard of until you started reading this letter.

There are "CPOs" — "covert public offerings" — giving you access to some of the world's best assets in an underground market. And there are royalty opportunities — giving you a crack at "personal" venture capital plays.

And there are still more Special Situation sectors you can use to jump-start your portfolio.

Here's another you can take advantage of. It's like buying stock options. Only you don't have to set up an options trading account. And these options never expire.

Special Situation #3:Stock "Options" That Never Expire

Chances are you already know a little about options trading, even if you've never done it.

So you know that an option is a leveraged bet on the direction you think a certain investment will go. A call option, for example, can deliver gains in the hundreds of percent on a small move up in the price of a stock, or a commodity, or a currency.

But if you don't know what you're getting into, you could lose your entire investment.  That's because every option has an expiration date.

It could be a few weeks out, or a few months. But if the move you're betting on doesn't materialize by that time, the option "expires worthless"… and you're wiped out.

What if you could buy an option that never expires?

Imagine buying a "call option" on gold or oil or other commodities… and you could just wait indefinitely for the price to rise. Gold rises from $950 to $1200 — a 26% rise — and you make 300%, 400%, 500% or more on the "option."

You can… and just as easily as buying shares of Johnson & Johnson or Intel. No special account to set up, nothing complicated.

All you need is the right stock in the right sector… and you can leverage your gains on gold or oil or other resources — just like options, but without ever sweating an expiration date. 

And like a stock option, you can load up on some of these for under $10 a share.

Interested? Great! Let's get started…

"Options" on the "Energy Metal" — Good for Gains of 166%

The most intriguing "non-expiring option play" I have in mind isn't on gold or oil or anything you've probably heard of.

It's on a metal called molybdenum.

Yeah, it's a tongue-twister. Don't worry if you can't pronounce it. Even folks in the know call it moly — like the name "Molly."

Without moly, modern skyscrapers would collapse and cars would crumple even in low-speed collisions.

That's because steel reinforced with moly is much stronger than ordinary steel.

Combined with other metals, moly makes your car lighter and more fuel efficient… while actually strengthening the body.

But it's in the production of energy that moly really earns its keep. The uses are almost endless…

  • Reinforcing oil and gas pipelines
  • Refining oil into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel
  • Pipes in nuclear power plants

No wonder some people call it the "energy metal."

Here's the thing. Most of the time, moly is mined as a byproduct of some other metal — usually copper.

So it's tough to unearth a moly "pure play." But I've found one with immense triple-digit potential.

Let me lay out a few of its advantages…

  • Two mines, one in the United States, one in Canada. All told, it's sitting on 445 million pounds of moly

  • One mine in Canada soon to come on line

  • A "roaster" in the United States. What refineries are to oil, roasters are to moly. This company is one of the few with its own roasting capacity. So it can get its metal to market quickly.

In the spring of 2009, shares of this company jumped 50% in a month. That's because signs of economic life are showing up in the developing world… which means demand for the "energy metal" is just about to take off.

So it's not too late to get in. Not yet anyway. 

Let me share the name of this company in yet another special report I'd like to send your way. This one's called "Options" That Never Expire: Resource Riches for 2010 and Beyond. It's available in a special combo pack with the other two reports I mentioned earlier.

You'll also learn the name of two other "option plays" you can hold onto for as long as it takes to get your big payoff… and they're just as easy to buy as a Dow 30 stock.

If Gold Hits $1,000, This Gold "Option" Can Deliver You 157%

Earlier I told you how the sort of "options" I'm talking about could deliver triple-digit gains on just a 26% gain in the gold price.

Now I'm going to go one better.

Here's an option on gold that's set to deliver you 157% gains if gold tops $1,000 an ounce. (It's $962 right now.)

And you're still good for a 71% gain even if the price of gold doesn't budge.


I have my eye on a little gold miner operating in Brazil that plans to grow its production very, very quickly. I mean, veteran gold experts have never seen anything like this.

For every one ounce of gold it's mining today, it could be pulling six ounces out of the ground by 2014. Take a look…

Even veteran mining experts say this company will grow its production at an unprecedented rate

But longer term, there's way more than 157% potential here.

See, as the mines ramp up production, costs will come down. That's even more money in your pocket. We're looking at making potentially six times your money.

And remember, this is if the gold price goes nowhere. If it starts shooting up, we're looking at ten times your money… easy!

This "option" never expires… and you can buy it as easily as General Electric.

And the time to act is now. One of the company's biggest projects is set to expand in just a few weeks.

I explain it all in the special report "Options" That Never Expire: Resource Riches for 2010 and Beyond. 

Don't forget that report also has the details on that moly "option" too.

And there's one more play I've put in there that's just as lucrative.

An "Option" on Natural Gas Set to Triple

Natural gas prices are the lowest they've been in years.

Now you could go onto the futures market and make a bet that they're about to reverse.

That's if you have a futures account and you don't mind the prospect of losing more than your initial investment.

Or you can take out this "option" play on natural gas with the potential to triple.

I'm talking about a company with huge acreage in the Barnett Shale region that lies beneath Dallas-Fort Worth.

Plus more than 100 sites it's exploring on the Gulf Coast… a new discovery in the North Sea… and a smattering of other properties around the continental U.S.

So what, you say. What makes it a great buy?

Here's what makes it a great buy: the Barnett Shale properties alone are worth the company's share price. Everything else you get free.

So even if natural gas prices stay in the doldrums, new discoveries coming online will be new sources of revenue.

And if natural gas prices come off their historic lows… and I think they will, probably within a couple of months … we're looking at an easy triple.

So now's the time to pounce.

Let me tell you about this opportunity — and the other two I just described — in the special report "Options" That Never Expire: Resource Riches for 2010 and Beyond.

I'll show you how you can get a copy absolutely risk-free in just a few moments.

Don't forget, you'll also get the special reports How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings"… and Be Your Own Venture Capitalist: Royalty Plays for 2010 and Beyond.

I also have two other reports I'd like to send your way, as soon as I get your say-so.

But first, I should introduce myself…

"CPOs"… "Personal Venture Capital Plays"…"Options" That Never Expire…I Live for Discovering These Special Situations

My name is Chris Mayer.

Chances are you already know me through my monthly investment advisory letter Capital & Crisis. Or my appearances on CNBC. Or my book, Invest Like a Dealmaker.

So you already know what I'm all about… finding quality companies at cheap prices.

You know I like companies where management owns a good chunk of the shares. That makes their interests the same as your interests.

You know I like companies that are easy to understand. Financial sleight-of-hand never impressed me, and I steered my readers clear from those companies.

And you know I like companies sitting on lots of cash and little debt.

And without bragging too much, I think that strategy's turning out pretty well. Over the last five years, I've generated triple-digit gainers for readers of Capital & Crisis like…

  • 109% on Orient-Express Hotel
  • 121% on Compannia Paranarnse
  • 77% on Ameriprise
  • 145% on Imperial Sugar
  • 71% on Intrawest
  • 100% on Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste
  • 232% on Agrium
  • 109% on Leucadia National
  • 114% on Brookfield Management
  • 115% on Northwest Pipe

So far in 2009, we've racked up gains like these…

  • 46% on a mid-tier gold miner
  • 66% on a maker of oil drilling rigs
  • 94% on a maker of pipeline parts
  • 63% on a key supplier to farmers

I like it when I can help make decent money for folks like you. So it's really gratifying when I get emails like these…

I've done very, very well
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"Ameriprise was a terrific call. Your track record is extraordinary."
— Marc C.
Timely… Right on… Well-Researched
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— Chris D.

Here's the thing. Doing research for Capital & Crisis, I often uncover really juicy opportunities with even bigger upside potential than I've described here. Like the "covert public offerings," the royalty opportunities, the "options" that never expire.

The problem is that often these shares are very thinly traded. 55,000 Capital & Crisis readers simply can't act on these recommendations.

If I put out these recommendations to 55,000 Capital & Crisis readers, the prices would surge and only the readers who acted the fastest could grab shares.

I came up with a solution about three years ago. I invited an "inner circle" of VIP readers to follow some of these little-known, under-the-radar plays.

My VIP Inner Circle Was Up 57% During the Carnage of 2008

And without bragging too much, I have to say the results for readers of my VIP research service Mayer's Special Situations have been pretty darn good.

Every month they learn about a new opportunity in "covert public offerings," "personal venture capital plays," "options" that never expire… and other markets you never knew about until today.

Just in 2008, we booked gains like…

  • 107% on Contango Oil and Gas (in just nine months)
  • 122% on Gorman-Rupp (in less than two years)
  • 194% on T3 Energy Services (in just over a year)
  • 177% on Titan International (in just over 15 months)
  • 112% on Vaalco Energy (in only eight months)
  • 112% on Kodiak Oil and Gas (in just three months!)

The VIPs' overall performance for the year… 14 positions closed, for average gains of 57%.

Compare that to the Dow, which lost 34%.

And this year?

Well as I told you earlier, we closed out gains of 59% and 132% on that gold miner (Fresnillo PLC)… along with 33% on Euroseas International (in just 21 days!)… 26% on PharmMerica… 67% on Kurita Water… and 68% on Ameron International (in eight months).

Meanwhile, we still have open plays up plenty big… like 21% on a Canadian agriculture play… and 45% on a small gold miner.

Oh, and I guess I should remind you that all five of those "covert public offerings" are up big… 24%, 39%, 42%, 54%, and 57%. And every one of them could be on the way to triple or quadruple-digit gains!

Now, be honest… how many of those companies I just named have you heard of?

No shame here in saying "none." That's my whole point. You can't make the big money without going off the beaten path.

I'm writing you because I think you're one of those people who's ready to take the plunge. 

That's why I want to send you the three special reports How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings"… plus "Options" That Never Expire: Resource Riches for 2010 and Beyond… along with Be Your Own Venture Capitalist: Royalty Plays for 2010 and Beyond. That's a total of eleven Special Situation stock picks for you to review…

There's absolutely no risk to you when you let me send these reports. I'll prove it to you toward the end of this letter.

But before I do, I have two other special situations I want to tell you about.

Special Situation #4: Like Investing in $17-a-Barrel Oil

If I were to ask you what's the best sector to invest in for the next 30 years, what would you say?

Stumped? I don't blame you. 30 years is a pretty long time.

But legendary investors like Jim Rogers and Marc Faber already know.

"I think you should move back to Indiana and marry a farmer," says Rogers. In other words, the finance sector's days have come and gone. Agriculture's where it's at.

"There are times in history when the money lenders have been in charge, and we just came through one of those periods. But it wasn't always that way. Wall Street was a backwater in the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s, and it will be again. Farmers are going to be the ones driving Lamborghinis, and the traders are going to have to learn to drive tractors."

Faber says investing in agriculture today would be like investing in oil in 2001… when it was just $17 a barrel.

Why? Well, world grain inventories are at 40-year lows. And this is at the very time that hundreds of millions of people in China and India are joining the middle class.

People eat better as they get wealthier. That means they eat more meat. More meat requires more grains to feed cattle and hogs. It takes ten pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat.

Agriculture's been a loser for decades now. But it's due for a big turnaround. And when that happens, look out. Check out the last time farmland was hot — in the 1970s.

Farm prices go in cycles. During the last boom, you could have nearly tripled your money while the stock market was cut in half. Don't miss out on the next boom!

Now… I understand if you don't want to follow Jim Rogers' advice exactly and take up farm life right now. You already have a successful career, or maybe you've retired from one.

But that doesn't mean you're shut out of ways to profit from the trend.

I want to send you a special report called Green Gold: Position Yourself for 30 Years of Explosive Growth.

How to Invest in Quality Farmland at an 86% Discount

Believe it or not, there are funds that invest directly in farmland. And I've found two I think are the absolute best.

They give you a chance to buy up prime farmland that's an absolute steal. I'm talking as much as 86% off similar-quality land in the American breadbasket.

It's right next door in Canada's "Prairie Provinces." Land that costs $2,700 in the United States fetches just $660 in Canada's grain belt. In one section, it's as cheap as $390.

A quirk in Canadian law kept a lid on prices for years. But now the law's been changed and the lid's coming off.

I can show you exactly how to take advantage in Green Gold: Position Yourself for 30 Years of Explosive Growth.

In that report, you'll also learn how to get in on prime farmland in Australia — just a short hop away from all those hungry Asians joining the middle class.

But if you want to stick to North American stocks and still hitch a ride on the agriculture boom… let me show you the perfect one.

How to Collect "Tolls" for North American Grain Shipments Overseas

The company I'm talking about doesn't own farmland. It doesn't produce seed. Nor does it make supplies like fertilizer.

It does something maybe even more lucrative.

It moves the grain that farmers produce to the markets where that grain's in highest demand.

It owns grain elevators across the Canadian breadbasket. It's developed a flawless assembly-line process of loading grain onto 112 rail cars at once.

Then it hauls the grain west to Vancouver for shipment to all those increasingly-wealthy Asians.

It's like owning a toll road for grain shipments. And you can collect a piece of those tolls, starting today.

I figure this company's an easy 50% gain from here… and that's if grain prices stay static. I don't think they will… because I think Asian demand will only grow. 

And this company has the capacity to handle as much grain as Canadian farmers can throw at it.

You'll find the name of this company in your special report Green Gold: Position Yourself for 30 Years of Explosive Growth — along with the other three more unconventional ways to profit from the generation-long boom in agriculture that's just getting underway.

And that's in addition to the other three special reports I've prepared for you… laying out eleven other special situation plays.

First though… I have three more special situation plays I want to reveal to you… locked into one sector I think has explosive potential…

Special Situation #5:  The Most Precious Commodity  of the 21st Century

The headlines are everywhere. But they seem to fall under the radar.

  • February 2009: Three years of below-average rainfall prompts California's governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a water emergency. Water utilities are urged to slash their use by 20%. Los Angeles considers a plan to recycle sewer water into drinking water.
  • June 2009: India's driest June in nearly a century forces a 30% cut in water supply to Mumbai (population 14 million). In Bhopal, three people gathering water from a pipe beneath the dirt streets are hacked to death by angry neighbors who accuse them of stealing water. 
  • June 2009: Drought hits Iraq for the second straight year. Wheat and barley planting in the Euphrates River valley is down 95% from normal. Farmers flee to the cities to look for work. 

Nearly everywhere around the world, fresh water's becoming more scarce. 

Essential rivers are losing volume — the Yellow River in China, the Ganges in India, the Niger in Africa, the Colorado in the United States.

The United Nations says half the world will face water shortages by 2030.

If you know anything at all about me… you know that in crisis, I always look for opportunity.

There's a huge opportunity in water — and hardly anyone is keeping tabs on it.

Part of the reason is that the biggest players in water are big diversified companies like General Electric. Not a lot of "pure plays" out there.

But I've been tracking water pure plays for years… and the payoff's been great!

My inner circle has already bagged gains of 99% on a maker of irrigation systems… 121% on a pump maker… and 67% on a Japanese water treatment company (that also happens to be a covert public offering).

What do we have our eye on now?

  • This company's exclusive technology can deliver you 263% gains.  Agriculture is the biggest user of the world's fresh water supplies. Growing crops and keeping livestock hydrated uses up ¾ of the world's water. And the UN says it'll take 60% more water to feed the world's growing population by 2024. So any company that can use water more efficiently to irrigate crops is bound to make a lot of money. This company has a lock on the most efficient technology. It uses water up to 90% more efficiently than traditional irrigation methods.
  • Put three generations of water know-how to work making you 127%. If you want to move water from one place to another — across the house or across a continent — you need pumps to do it. This company is one of the few remaining independent pump makers, founded during the depths of the Great Depression. Its products helped pump water out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. And they're being used to distribute water in both Afghanistan and Iraq. That's a lot of business from Uncle Sam… with more in the works thanks to the 2009 stimulus bill.
  • Warren Buffett just took a 6% stake in this company. It holds the commanding position in the market for water treatment. Water-borne illness kills two million people worldwide every year. So as the developing world gets wealthier, demand for water treatment is set to explode. This company cleans up water used by industry… and its customers include most of the companies in the S&P 500.

I'll reveal names and ticker symbols for all three of these plays your special report, Blue Gold: Three Blockbuster Plays Set to Burst Wide Open — as soon as you give me your authorization to send it your way.

Let me back up a bit. We're talking about 18 picks spread across five Special Situation sectors.

You can access all of it right now… as soon as you give me your say-so.

And there's one more thing I'd like to throw in, just to make the deal as irresistible as I can…

A Year's Worth of Regular Updates on These Stocks…  Plus 12 More Special Situations Picks… Absolutely RISK-FREE

Earlier I told you about the select group of VIP readers I gathered about three years ago. 

And I told you how together we've racked up gains of 112%… 177%… even 194%… on Special Situations picks just like the ones I've described in this letter.

Every month, these VIPs get a confidential advisory letter from me called Mayer's Special Situations. 

Each issue details a new special situations opportunity with triple-digit potential. 

Some of them are long-term plays that could take years to play out. Others are like Fresnillo, the stock where they had a chance to grab 59% gains in a month… and 132% in four months.

They might be a "CPO" — a "covert public offering." They might be one of those personal "venture capital" plays. They might be the kind of "option" that never expires.  Or they might be a Green Gold opportunity in agriculture… or a Blue Gold play on water.

And every one of them is loaded with opportunity.

I'd like to give you the chance to join this VIP inner circle for one year — absolutely RISK-FREE.

That's right… just for agreeing to check out Mayer's Special Situations, I'll GIVE you the package of five special reports I've prepared for you, risk-free.

That's 12 monthly picks in addition to the 18 opportunities you get in the special reports.

30 opportunities in all to double, triple, quadruple your money… or more.

Plus weekly e-mail updates on the status of the picks I lay out in the special reports.

I don't know of any other VIP stock advisory letter that offers you a value like this.

Grab Your 18 Picks RIGHT NOW and You'll Get a Year's Worth of Mayer's Special Situations — RISK-FREE

So, let's run down the comprehensive list of everything you get with a one-year membership in Mayer's Special Situations.

  • How to Collect 402% Gains With "Covert Public Offerings." This special report is packed with five triple-digit opportunities in "CPOs" you just can't find on the major exchanges.
  • "Options" That Never Expire: Resource Riches for 2010 and Beyond. Here you get three natural resource picks with nearly unlimited upside… stocks you can hold for years to come.
  • Be Your Own Venture Capitalist: Royalty Plays for 2010 and Beyond. Here are three more long-term plays that benefit from royalty income — companies that collect big money from metals and energy while other companies take on all the risk.
  • Green Gold: Position Yourself for 30 Years of Explosive Growth. This special report gives you my best ideas for how to make money from the best opportunity in agriculture in more than a generation.
  • Blue Gold: Three Blockbuster Plays Set to Burst Wide Open.This special report lays out my three best picks for the sector where demand is certain to outstrip supply in the years to come.
  • Monthly issues of Mayer's Special Situations. Each month I'll bring you another great special situations pick with the same sort of mega-potential as everything you'll read about in your package of special reports.
  • Weekly Mayer's Special Situations updates. Every Monday I get you up to speed on any developments with the companies in your special reports and the monthly issues. I follow the quarterly SEC filings and conference calls so you don't have to.
  • Anytime access to the members-only Mayer's Special Situations website.  When you sign up, I'll email you a password that gives you access to the Mayer's Special Situations website. Here you can review previous issues as well as a comprehensive listing of all current recommendations. (Several more, beyond what you get in your special reports are still below their buy-up-to price. You get access to all of them as soon as you give me the word.)

This is an incredible array of recommendations for investing in markets and sectors you just won't read about cruising on MarketWatch or Yahoo! Finance.

In fact, people pay upwards of $5,000 a year to boutique specialty brokerages to get recommendations just like the ones you'll get in your special reports and in Mayer's Special Situations.

I don't think that's a very good deal. In fact, I think it stinks.

Because I work with Agora Financial, one of the most trusted names in the financial publishing field, I can make this sort of research far more accessible.

Many people pay $995 just for a year's subscription to Mayer's Special Situations.  Without the package of five special reports I've prepared just for you.

But as my way of saying "thanks" for just taking the time to read this letter, you get everything listed above for just $795.

That's a one-time price of $795 for access to 18 Special Situation picks across five markets and sectors that probably never crossed your radar until today.

And on top of your instant access to the 18 opportunities spelled out in the special reports, you get 12 more Special Situation picks during the next year. Plus weekly updates on your current recommendations.

I don't know of a better value anywhere when it comes to unearthing hidden, off-the-radar opportunities you'll never hear mentioned on CNBC.

Ready to get started?  I thought so!

I'm Taking On All the Risk… Your Satisfaction is 100% GUARANTEED

Just in case you're still not completely sold on this, I'd like to make you a guarantee that makes it risk-free for you.

Look at it this way: as soon as you give me your say-so and sign up, I'm going to be sending you five special reports packed with 18 potentially profitable opportunities.

That's a lot of value. But I realize it's also a lot of information to come your way all at once.

I want you to have as much time as possible to absorb it, think it over, and decide which recommendations you want to act on.

So I invite you to take a full 60 days to go over your special reports along with your first two issues of Mayer's Special Situations.

If at the end of those 60 days you decide — for whatever reason — that I haven't delivered the value I promise… you can call a toll-free number and I'll refund your subscription fee. Every last penny.

Keep the special reports and your issues. No hard feelings.

But if you're like most of my readers, I think you'll be more than satisfied.

A lot more than you'll be following the S&P 500.

Your chance at quick gains of 59% and 132%… and some long-term quadruples… are just a couple of clicks away.