More so than ever before, investors like you and me face an urgent dilemma:
If we want to keep our money absolutely safe, we earn virtually nothing. But if we want to earn a decent return, we usually wind up taking too much risk.
Take short-term U.S. Treasury bills, for example.
They used to be the Rolls-Royce of safety, while still giving you pretty good mileage — a relatively decent return. Today, the safety is still excellent. But the yield is terrible.
Or consider what it would take today to get the kind of yield that Treasury bills used to offer:
- You’d have to buy Treasuries with maturities all the way out to 30 years, exposing yourself to big declines in their market value. Or, worse …
- You’d have to buy junk bonds — those rated double-B or lower and expose yourself to both big market declines AND the likelihood of a default.
This dilemma is also what drives investors into unfamiliar market niches that entrap them … or exotic trading tactics that leave a long trail of losses.
Yes, there are now some rumblings, starting in far-away places like New Zealand, that major countries will raise short-term interest rates.
But don’t hold your breath. The Fed is likely to find excuses to drag its feet. And when we do get more yield for our money, it could come with less purchasing power for our dollar.
This is nothing new. But with more investors now making more money in riskier investments, it’s a situation that’s coming to a head right now.
So I’ve decided to help you solve this dilemma once and for all — with a three-part series of fireside chats from my home.
Please be sure to make note of the schedule …
- This coming Monday at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, I’ll give you my Big Picture vision of what’s happening and what some of the shocking consequences could be.
- Then, at the same time on Wednesday, I’ll tell you what my team and I are doing about it to help you through this year — and years to come.
- And on Friday, I will show you what Elisabeth and I are doing personally with our own money in response to this situation. Plus, I’ll give you five steps you can take right now to get both better safety and a higher return.
But it’s critical that you understand three important facts about this unprecedented three-part video series.
First, I will not ask you to register to attend. Registration tends to limit attendance. The information I plan to release is simply too critical to do so. Because it is absolutely essential that every one of our readers has access, we have made arrangements to accommodate an unlimited number of viewers.
Simply click this link a few minutes before 2:00 PM Eastern Time (1:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM Pacific, 6:00 PM GMT) on Monday to participate.
Second, this is NOT a commercial series. No product will be offered for sale. 100% of the information I give you is designed to help you preserve your wealth and profit.
Third, each session will be only five to six minutes long. My mission is to get you the most help possible in the shortest amount of time.
So here’s what to do:
- Mark your calendar for 2:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday, March 17.
- A few minutes before the hour, turn up your computer speakers and click this link.
- After you’re done, be sure to accept my gift for your interest — one of our valuable special reports on the topic that interests you the most.
Good luck and God bless!
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