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Welcome to a World Without Borders
Expand your investment horizons with a fresh new world of undervalued opportunities – and a fresh new world perspective.
Without Borders is unlike any other investor service. One of the things that make it so unique is the editorial staff.
Fitzroy McLean, the nom de plume of the senior editor of Without Borders, has a background that could best be described as “unusual.”
He is a very successful entrepreneur and investor. He graduated from West Point and Oxford and served overseas as an Infantryman, Special Operations Soldier and later an intelligence officer.
Now, you may have some very personal feelings about intelligence operatives of any government, especially the U.S. Many people do.
And the truth is, he had many of the same kind of questions and reservations about the work he was doing …
… which is why he quit. Well, that was one reason. The other had to do with a sexy Serbian and an embarrassing incident involving public nudity.
He hung up his cloak and dagger and devoted himself exclusively to seeking economic opportunity worldwide.
During his career in government and later as a fund manager and investment banker, Fitz developed privileged political and business relationships throughout the world.
Taking full advantage of these extensive personal connections, he and his team now scours the world for deeply undervalued companies squarely positioned in the path of progress. While they’re at it, they look for interesting, safe countries in which to live and invest, travel and enjoy. They live their lives to the fullest.
And now, instead of traveling the world and reporting back to any government, they report their findings directly to the readers of Without Borders.
In Without Borders, you’ll have access to their extensive international connections and overseas know- how as you travel the world with them, seeking out the smartest investments and some of the finest places to visit.
Think of Without Borders as your Own “Intelligence Service.”
A Special Message From Fitzroy Mclean
Hear the “monetary printing presses” firing up again? We are standing at the nexus of an unparalleled opportunity to gain wealth.
The business cycle turned firmly toward gold and silver back in 2001. Since then, gold has appreciated seven-fold and silver has moved up by a factor of ten.
This is due in part to an extraordinary series of “easings orchestrated by the US Federal Reserve. There is more to come! Last time the business cycle turned in the 1970s, gold soared from US$35 an ounce to US$800 and silver to US$50.
It wasn’t just precious metals. During the later 1970s when stock averages were generally trending downward, some investors concentrated on dividend-producing stocks and selling call options against them.
Other sold short or bought commodities or real-estate. By 1985, the market had not only recovered but was on the way to higher highs.
Currently, the stock market is far from moribund. Easings have helped double the price of stocks and has raised precious metals values as well.
QE3 – All Bets Are Off …
Because of the new Fed money-printing program called QE3, all bets are off in 2012 and beyond. Of course, we could see terrific volatility in the equity markets toward the end of the year – in October or even November or December. Or we could see appreciation.
Even if we see a generalized asset crash, certain underlying fundamentals remain in place. What inevitably halts monetary velocity is high interest rates … but right now the Fed is doing its best to keep rates low and to jam liquidity into the system.
Another point to keep in mind is that commodity oriented investments thrive in low interest rates environments that usually create higher price inflation. The 1970s evolved into a decade of high inflation and considerable stock market ups and downs.
Certain asset classes did extraordinarily well in the 1970s. The times we’re living in are similar to the 1970s, a difficult time with oil shortages and price inflation. Millionaires were minted in the 1970s!
First people invested in physical gold and silver and then they invested in paper gold and silver. Inevitably, paper gold and silver will be bid up to massive heights in the 2000s.
Over time, central bank rate cutting and money printing will drive certain asset classes much higher, just as happened in the 1970s. Even a fiscal cliff cannot likely derail a business cycle.
It’s not just gold and silver … The 1970s were not generally kind to stocks, but even during that 10-year period there was opportunity.
Some investors concentrated on dividend-producing stocks and selling call options against them. Other sold short or bought commodities or real-estate. By 1985, the market had not only recovered but was on the way to higher highs.
Just like today, the 1970s were marked by extremes – extremely difficult economic conditions and extreme wealth opportunities. Famous commodities investor Jim Rogers – cofounder of the Quantum Fund with multi-billionaire George Soros – agrees with this!
In fact, he recently told CNBC, “The Federal Reserve is pumping huge amounts of money into the market… This is a Federal Reserve rally. The money has to go somewhere, and it’s going into the stock market and the commodity market.
If your portfolio is positioned correctly, you may see gains beyond anything you imagined. Get it right and you can make an absolute fortune. Get it wrong and, well … you may end up VERY unhappy.
Of course, you can sit on the sidelines and play it safe. But if you believe that “crisis provides opportunity,” then come with me. It’s not going to last forever!
Welcome to the 1970s … on steroids!
Over time, it is clear what will happen …
With all the various easings and “loans,” central banks have dumped an impossible-to-comprehend $US50 TRILLION or so into the larger economy. Much of that money is sitting in bank coffers right now. But not forever …
Eventually that money will begin to circulate, causing central banks to tighten dramatically – at great cost to the economy and to investors.
Remember the meltdown of the late 1970s when Fed Chairman Paul Volcker virtually paralyzed the American economy with 20 percent interest rates? Well, this time central banks may have to raise rates far higher than that to sterilize the tens of TRILLIONS they’ve pumped into the market.
When the Fed starts to raise interest rates to stamp out price inflation, chaos may follow. The markets have gone up so far and fast that the ride down may be difficult indeed. The US, Europe and larger developing countries like China and Brazil will all be trapped in the same downward spiral.
For Americans, the pain will be compounded by the end of the dollar reserve system as the world’s monetary standard. No, the dollar won’t go away, but it will become a good deal less important. And as it becomes less important, other nations will find it less necessary to hold dollars.
Savers and investors may find nowhere to turn. As they evaluate their situation, they will notice their houses remain underwater, their fixed income instruments are souring and their 401 K equity investments are continuing to plunge.
At the same time as investible assets are headed down, the cost of living will continue to rise. Many will decide that the only way out is to go back to work – even if it means bagging groceries at the mall …
Perhaps I Was Just Like you …
I’ve been investing for decades, starting when I was in my early teens. I had a knack for it. Today, I run numerous public companies and am a millionaire many times over with houses, farms and other properties around the world.
As a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger and Special Operations Officer with a graduate degree from Oxford, freedom is at the heart of everything I do. I still aspire to the beliefs I absorbed during my military training, the ones in which I came to believe deeply.
For the longest time I didn’t fully take advantage of my talents and investment capabilities. I had to will myself to do it, to fight past fear and doubt and take risks that pushed the boundaries of my emotions.
Today I have what I want and rather than being paralyzed by inaction, I have equipped myself psychologically and in a material way to respond quickly and successfully to whatever life brings.
I want to help you do the same.
Strike, then Hike …
My advice … Stay flexible. Don’t be wedded to your positions. It is most important to take opportunities in the great golden bull market – whether they are in gold, silver or other instruments.
But it is just as important to understand when to “take a hike.” There’s no reason to sit there and experience losses along with gains. Not when we can anticipate.
Not only is the Fed printing another US$600 billion as part of QE3, but officials are STILL involved in something called “Operation Twist.” The Fed is selling short Treasuries and purchasing long to force shorter-term Treasuries lower and yields higher.
This is part of Fed operations to keep interest rates low and money liquid. What will this do for stocks? We’re apt to see some major and savage moves – both ways. Let’s buy and sell with maximum efficiency.
Anyone can find data pertaining to where we’ve BEEN in this Internet era. But the trick is to combine data and investment “instinct” to create forward-looking scenarios.
This is what I do for a living. I’ve spent much of my adult life studying economic and investing and my readers profited considerably from my insights.
- My emerging-market fund earned over 30% annually before being absorbed by one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds.
- My larger portfolio – a byproduct of my global outlook – returned more than 40% annually since inception.
- We gained thousands of subscribers in twenty-three countries that desired to invest beyond the artificial constraints of geography.
Unlike editors of other publications, I’m actually dedicated to visit the places about which they write. We’re constantly on the road talking to government ministers and business leaders, as well as bartenders, street vendors, ship captains, stevedores and stockbrokers.
My best ideas end up in Without Borders.
- We recommended a company called Perseus Mining listed in Toronto but operating in West Africa. The shares doubled in less than six months though not one mainstream analyst covered the stock.
- We were consistent supporters of precious metals, even when gold was under US$400 an ounce. Gold of course has moved up to nearly US$2,000 an ounce.
- We suggested that people invest in farmland, second passports and the occasional gun – for purposes of both hunting and self-defense. All these look like sensible – even necessary – suggestions today.
My Secret Edge – Polymetric Analysis Around the World
When you analyze markets, you have to go beyond technical and economic analyses. You have to be aware of government policies and public pressure as well.
This is part of the larger discipline of what I call polymetrics.
We coined the term because governments have continually rewritten the laws of economics or rather attempted to do so. Poly actually means “many” though it has overtones of the word “political.” Metrics has to do with the business cycle (economic) analysis that we apply to investing.
Polymetrics takes into account the following:
- Business cycles
- Government and public policies
- Economic analyses and price action
We track the business cycle because central banks cause booms and busts via incessant money printing. We adjust business cycle expectations based on actions governments take to counteract it. We then further refine projections based on various economic factors and even technical data.
When it comes to stock-specific analysis, we examine fundamentals: growth, earnings, sector vitality. We also look for momentum. A stock that is making noise is a one that will attract investors. A stock attracting attention for the right reasons can be a valuable commodity.
I am not alone in applying polymetrics – I work with a team of accountants and analysts that I have assembled for my personal endeavors and public companies as well.
Issues of Without Borders are crammed with useable information that will help you thrive while others fumble and put their portfolios, careers and families in jeopardy …
- Practical information about passports, visas and regions of the world where you can benefit from more forgiving and prosperous economic conditions.
- Observations about economics, finance and survival that will help you and your family increase wealth while everyone around you is losing theirs.
- Metrics that focus on the larger business cycle, where it is currently and where it’s headed. You need to know where you’ve been in order to ensure you know where you are and the actions you must take to survive and prosper in the future.
- Ways that you can ensure your wealth and increase your prosperity.
- Polymetrics analysis that cuts through the noise and shows you quite clearly where the common wisdom is wrong and what you need to do next.
- Places where you can park your capital gains in a tax-free account for 9% annual growth Invest in two-year rock solid corporate bonds that yield an incredible 12% and can be converted into equity.
- Asset protection with solid privacy laws.
- Methods to obtain a second passport.
- Ways to buy a large house in a cool, lush mountain oasis for less than $170,000 — and not pay a cent in property taxes for 20 years.
- Completely eliminate your estate taxes!
The Most Important Special Reports You’ll Ever Read?
I’ve trimmed US$100 off the price of admission to Without Borders just to make sure you’ll have no trouble subscribing in these “tightening” times.
But in addition to Without Borders, I want to send you two important Special Reports that will add to your knowledge about trading, investing and the world we live in today. One is technical and the other is theoretical with practical aspects.
- Trade the World From the Comfort of your Couch
- Strike, Then Hike
Trade the World From the Comfort of Your Couch is one of the most thorough assessments of trading systems ever compiled. Read it, and you’ll have almost every trading option at your fingertips. If you want to invest efficiently and economically, you must have this report.
Strike, Then Hike explains more fully how business cycles work and why polymetrics uses business-cycle analysis to come to conclusions about powerful, underlying super-cycle trends.
Strike, Then Hike provides you with the secret knowledge that professional traders and investors use but never publicize. Call it a “trade secret.”
In fact, business-cycle analysis is at the heart of trading and investing. It also has an academic pedigree. Once you read Strike, Then Hike, you’ll finally understand the economy’s larger business movements and why certain asset classes fall in and out of favor.
You’ll understand, as well, the predictive elements of this analysis and how come to valid conclusions about economic trends and developments.
Around here we firmly believe the path to success lies directly through where others fear to tread. As global bargain hunters we need not risk our lives or even our livelihood in search of fortune. But that does not mean we should not look where others are not. The great investors always seek out extraordinary opportunities away from the crowd.
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