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I’m Martin Weiss, founder of Weiss Research.
You may know that name because every day, more than 600,000 people in over 90 countries around the world get our financial publications.
And hundreds of thousands more have used our Weiss Ratings on banks, mutual funds and stocks to help make prudent financial decisions.
Millions more have seen me or my team of financial experts on major TV networks in the Americas, Europe and Asia. And recently, we’ve been cited in the international press a lot because we were the FIRST rating agency to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing BUT the truth about the financial mess the United States government has gotten itself into.
America’s three big credit rating agencies still give the U.S. government a stellar rating despite America’s many financial troubles. But we are very different because we gave the U.S. government a credit rating that places it where it really belongs: Just above countries in deep financial troubles.
After we issued our low rating on the U.S. government ...
The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s reported that the Weiss Rating is a mere two notches above “junk” — the category assigned to near-bankrupt nations.
America’s leading financial magazine, Fortune, expressed shock that we ranked America’s finances below several smaller countries.
And another highly respected U.S. financial publication, Forbes, reported that Weiss beat Standard & Poor’s in downgrading the United States government.
One reason our research has gotten a lot of global attention recently is because so many of our prior warnings of financial disasters have come true. Our company was the only one in the world that issued low ratings — and specifically named — nearly every major company that collapsed in the last debt crisis.
Months BEFORE they failed, we warned about the failure of America’s biggest banks, including banks like Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Citigroup, and Bank of America.
Some of these giant banks went bankrupt and no longer exist today. Some were rescued by the U.S. government just before they failed. But every time our warnings came true more and more people around the world began to pay attention to our NEXT warnings. And the New York Times to say, “Weiss was the first to see the dangers and say so unambiguously.”
NEWSMAX said, “Weiss’s prediction of the current economic crisis is uncanny.”
And DowJones and the Wall Street Journal wrote, “Weiss is the leader in identifying vulnerable companies.”
More importantly, our forecasts allowed investors all over the world to avoid big losses and even make money as the crisis unfolded. In fact, on average, the 15 investments we gave the highest ratings to rose 467% DESPITE the worst debt crises in recent years. Plus, we also recommended specialized investments that are designed to make you money BECAUSE of the crisis.
I expect they’ll do even better in the months ahead. Because now, a far more dangerous phase of this crisis is beginning.
No matter where you may live,
This monumental event will plunge vast numbers of middle-class families into the nightmare of poverty, homelessness and hunger. In the worst-case scenario, you will see soaring crime, the confiscation of property, the suspension of civil rights, and even martial law.
Not only in countries that are already unstable, but also in the United States itself. Even in the richest countries, the vast majority of the middle class will suffer. But a select handful will use this crisis to build substantial wealth. If you act on the simple recommendations I’ll give you in this presentation, you could be one of them.
This unhedged warning
I’m well aware that these forecasts will be controversial even among my closest friends. But in our time together today, I’ll present powerful evidence of their accuracy.
I’ll describe exactly what to expect as this global financial crisis continues to unfold — how it’s likely to impact you, your family and your finances. I’ll NAME the giant banks around the world that are most vulnerable.
And, I’ll give you my strategies for protecting and improving your finances as this crisis unfolds.
If you take the simple steps I’ll recommend in a moment, I can guarantee you’ll be a lot better off than people who haven’t prepared. Even if I’m wrong about how massive this crisis will be, you should still do very well. And if I’m right, you could make more than enough money to get your loved ones through in safety and comfort.
In a moment, I’ll tell you about the big event that will trigger America’s decline. I’ll explain how it will directly impact the economy of every country in the world. And I’ll show you how it could change your life forever. But first, let me tell you about how this has actually happened before!
I personally lived through
I went to high school in a large foreign country, one of the largest in the world. And when their leaders made the same mistakes Washington is making now, all hell broke loose.
First, the cost of living exploded. Suddenly, everything we needed to buy cost ten times more. In some cases, the crisis became deadly: Prices rose so quickly that construction companies began using lower-quality concrete.
Developers added more floors to buildings in an attempt to recoup rapidly rising costs.
So when one of these skyscrapers collapsed, a high school teacher who lived next door found his home crushed under the rubble, his wife still inside.
Later, in sheer desperation, the government begged the people to donate their gold jewelry and coins to help save the economy.
One woman even pulled the wedding ring off her finger to give it to the government. Local officials shook her hand but corrupt politicians pocketed the gold.
Later, the government got so desperate; it summarily froze everyone’s bank accounts. It confiscated their money and replaced it with a new, far-less valuable currency. And that was only the beginning of the people’s suffering.
In the end, they were doomed to decades of intense financial pain, shame and lost personal liberties. I can assure you these stories are true — because I witnessed them personally:
The high school teacher who nearly lost his wife when the skyscraper collapsed was my teacher.
The patriotic woman who donated her gold wedding band was my best friend’s mother.
These things happened when I was a young man living in the third largest country in the capitalist word at that time — Brazil.
But my story
More recently, this kind of crisis has also struck a very powerful European nation.
After its leaders made the same mistake ours are making now, the country’s bonds collapsed in value, interest rates exploded to over 200%. In just six months, its stock market plunged 75%.
The common people suffered tremendously: A staggering 60% of the workforce was paid only partially and received their paychecks months after they were due.
As the economy collapsed, millions of average citizens fell victim to crime and corruption. The police demanded bribes for traffic violations — both real and imagined.
Organized crime syndicates divvied up the country into their own private fiefdoms, profiting from protection rackets, prostitution, smuggling, narcotics-peddling and even murder for hire.
The government itself admitted that the criminals owned or controlled about half of the country’s private businesses.
A friend of mine, who lived there at the time, said:
“Many banks, including some of the largest in the country, shut down. Can you imagine that? I mean they closed their doors forever. Nobody thought that could happen. So the little bit of savings in the bank that we had? It was wiped out!
“People didn’t know what to do. They had nothing they could do. The only thing they could do was to go back to the banks and hammer on the bank’s locked doors. And that’s all.
“Well actually, some people did more. They demonstrated on the streets. They carried their little miniature coffins and it was their devalued money. And they carried these coffins and marched past the headquarters of our central bank, our government bank.”
All this happened in the 1990s — in Russia, formerly one of the most powerful nations on the face of the Earth.
Of course, the U.S. is not Russia. And the U.S. economy is far larger than Brazil’s. But any country, including the United Sates, that has made the same mistakes Brazil and Russia made will invariably suffer similar consequences.
Europe is already suffering through
Consider Greece, for example. A friend of mine who lives in Greece says:
“Athens is beginning to look like a ghost town. Everywhere you look, shop windows are boarded up. Of those that are still open, most are running going-out-of-business sales.”
Greece is not alone!
But Greece is not alone! In Spain, similar stories are being told in Madrid, Barcelona and 50 other cities across the country.
Tens of thousands of Spanish workers have taken to the streets to protest a problem they thought they’d NEVER see again in their lifetime: 21% unemployment!
A friend of mine in Madrid says:
Meanwhile, in Ireland, the government faced immediate default and was forced to impose harsh austerity measures that plunged the country into depression.
In London and cities all across England, similar kinds of austerity measures recently triggered the worst riots of modern times.
Entire neighborhoods went up in flames.
Even large commercial buildings were set on fire, and left in ruins. Worse, this financial and social crisis is threatening to spread to countries like Italy, France and even Germany.
Some people say: “Yeah, but the United States is different! That type of thing rarely happens in the United States of America.”
I assure you: The people of Brazil, Russia, Greece, Ireland and Spain never dreamed it could happen there, either!
The truth is America’s leaders have made the same financial blunders that the leaders of Brazil, Russia, Greece and Spain have made.
As another Greek friend says:
And yet that’s precisely what our government is doing here in the United States.
Look, almost everywhere in the world, especially in the United States and Europe the pattern is clear:
First, the government spends everything it has.
Next, the government borrows all it can from its people.
Then, it borrows still more from foreign countries and banks.
The debts become so onerous and horrendous that they trigger the doomsday event that I’m going to tell you about in just a moment.
That’s when panicky political leaders turn on their own people. They confiscate their wealth and destroy their freedoms.
Yes, America is still the richest country in the world. But that fact has enabled America’s leaders to take the greatest and most dangerous risks in the world.
As a result, you could argue that ...
The U.S. is now in WORSE shape
The main reason is because of the very risky kind of speculation that is extremely popular among the largest American banks.
The world’s most famous American investor, Warren Buffett, calls these speculations “financial weapons of mass destruction.”
I’m talking about special kinds of investments called “derivatives.” These investments were a major cause of the great financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. They nearly destroyed America’s largest banks and the entire U.S. economy.
In Russia, their banks were never exposed to large amounts of these financial time bombs.
Neither did Brazil’s banks.
And you’d think that, after the 2008 financial crisis, U.S. banks would have learned their lesson. But you’d be wrong.
According to the Comptroller of the Currency, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department — U.S. banks held $176 trillion in derivatives at the height of the debt crisis in 2008. Today, U.S. banks hold $244 trillion in derivatives — nearly 40% more.
That fact alone places the U.S. in greater danger than many other countries, past or present.
U.S. debt and obligations
America is also in great danger for another big reason. The American government is now sitting on the largest pile of debt in the history of civilization: About $14.5 trillion and counting.
Hard to visualize what that much money looks like? Maybe this will help ...
If you asked your bank to give you a stack of $100 bills worth one million dollars, it would look like this — a neat little pile of money ...
One billion dollars looks a LOT more impressive.
But here’s what one trillion hundred-dollar bills would look like.
And this is our current national debt: $14.5 trillion.
It’s a positively staggering amount of money.
And it doesn’t even begin to include the debts the U.S. government owes to retired Americans for their pensions and medical care.
Add ALL of the U.S. government debts and obligations, and you’ll see how truly big they are: Over $120 trillion.
But it’s not just the sheer size of our nation’s debt that’s so frightening. It’s the fact that it’s growing so rapidly — at a speed that’s far greater than anything we’ve ever seen before:
The U.S. government is now growing the debt by AT LEAST $1 trillion each and every year.
Now, at this point, you’re probably thinking: “But surely — Washington will ultimately do the right thing and STOP bankrupting America — right?”
But the reality is that Washington has consistently made the opposite choice.
The die was cast in 2008, when the housing bubble burst and giant American banks were going bust.
At the time, the U.S. government could have simply allowed those who had made the big gambles to suffer the natural consequences of their actions.
Instead, Washington bailed out the banks, absorbed those bad debts, and spent trillions of dollars to fight the recession.
At the time, some people thought that was a good idea. But look what happened.
In just 12 months between 2007 and 2008, Washington TRIPLED the federal deficit from $161 billion to $459 billion. Of course, U.S. political leaders swore that this was a one-time-only event, needed to fight the recession.
They lied. Washington tripled the deficit AGAIN ... to $1.4 trillion in 2009.
Then, again, they solemnly promised that this, too, was temporary — for emergency purposes only.
But that was a lie, too. The 2010 deficit was $1.3 trillion.
Plus, the deficit for 2011 is the biggest of all: More than $1.5 trillion.
And in a double-dip recession, the deficit could surge to $2 trillion dollars.
All these dramatic changes and all these lies are what inevitably lead to the doomsday event that is now on the near horizon for America and nearly the entire world.
Still skeptical? Then consider this ...
In the past, the United States government always borrowed nearly all the money it needed from its own citizens. But in recent years, it has borrowed most of the money from investors in other countries, especially from China. In fact, the United States now owes foreign investors over $4 trillion dollars.
That’s more than four times MORE than it owed foreign investors when the U.S. plunged into recession in the early 2000s.
But it still hasn’t been enough. The U.S. Congress and the White House wanted to spend even more money than Americans and foreign investors would loan — combined.
The Fed declared WAR
So America’s central bank — the Federal Reserve — printed hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars and loaned most of that money to the U.S. government, too.
How many hundreds of billions of dollars? Let me put it into perspective for you.
Remember 1999, when the U.S. government was afraid that a computer defect called the “Y2K bug” would shut down the U.S. banking system and crush the U.S. economy. So, to avert a collapse, the U.S. Federal Reserve printed $73 billion to keep the banks from collapsing.
That’s the first blip on this chart.
Now let’s go to 9/11, when the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington paralyzed the U.S. economy. In response, the Federal Reserve printed another $40 billion. That’s the second blip on the chart.
Every time, the Federal Reserve ran the printing presses, financial experts responded with anger. They said the amounts were so huge; they might reduce the dollar’s value. And sure enough, the value of the dollar did plunge.
But that was only a drop in the ocean compared to what the Federal Reserve has been doing recently.
Since the debt crisis of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve has printed more than $1.6 TRILLION dollars.
That’s twenty-two times MORE money than the Fed created during Y2K.
And it’s FORTY-ONE times more than it printed after 9/11!
That’s why the U.S. dollar fell so sharply in value against the world’s strongest currencies.
That’s why food prices surged all over the world.
And that’s why gold has more than doubled in value.
But all this is only the beginning.
In Brazil, Russia, Greece and Ireland what happened next was that revenues and tax collections began to fall.
It became impossible for those governments to repay its debts.
And here again, the United States is following a similar pattern: Despite the massive amounts of money Washington has thrown at it, the U.S. economy is sinking — and U.S. government revenues are falling — AGAIN!
Despite the trillions of dollars the U.S. government has spent on stimulus and bank bailouts, the United States is now facing a huge double-dip recession.
That’s especially scary this time around. Because this time, the U.S. government isn’t putting money into the economy with more stimulus.
The U.S. government has no choice but to take money OUT of the economy with budget cuts! And as the economy falls, instead of collecting more from taxes, it collects LESS.
The money Washington so desperately needs to pay the interest on its debt simply vanishes.
Look, throughout history, we’ve learned that when a nation becomes this deeply indebted and in this much economic trouble, the next step is always the same:
In every case, the next step is the doomsday event that I promised to tell you about.
So what is the ultimate catastrophe that doomed the people of Russia and Brazil to decades of poverty and dependence?
What is the next bombshell that’s beginning to explode in Europe and the United States, destroying the people’s wealth and threatening to rob them of their personal freedoms?
What is the historic, life-changing, world-changing event that is also about to destroy massive amounts of wealth — not only in the United States but also in virtually every country on Earth?
It’s when the U.S. government can no longer borrow and simply runs out of money.
That’s the moment when all hell breaks loose.
No, I’m not talking about what would happen if the U.S. Congress simply failed to authorize more borrowing — like it almost did in August of 2011. That was a just a sneak preview of the true big event still dead ahead.
I’m talking about, a sudden rejection of U.S. debt by the world’s investors — an international creditors’ revolt that makes it almost impossible for the United States government to borrow any more money.
What will happen when global investors abandon the United States? When the Chinese and other lenders say “No more!”
When they simply say:
“Sorry — but America’s line of credit is CANCELLED. Washington’s loan application is DENIED!”
The answer is chaos.
The United States government borrows almost HALF of the money it spends. So if it could not borrow more money, it would have to cut almost HALF of what it spends on every domestic and international government program.
The U.S. economy would collapse. And the economy of every country that depends on the U.S. for capital or exports would also collapse.
This is not far away in time. The warning signs are already here ...
Warning sign #1: According to Beijing officials, China, the world’s largest buyer and holder of U.S. government securities, has suffered a loss of $271.1 billion between 2003 and 2010 as a result of the dollar’s steady depreciation.
Warning sign #2: In June of 2011, China’s National Development and Reform Commission announced it could lose another $578 billion if it continues to hold these huge loans to the U.S.
Will they continue to suffer these losses passively?
The answer is ...
Warning sign #3: Two high officials — Zhou Xiaochuan, the head of China’s central bank and Xia Bin, a member of the monetary policy committee of the central bank — are ready to abandon the U.S.
Both recently made it clear that they could easily get away with a huge reduction in the amount of U.S. treasuries they own.
Other nations are also shifting their reserves from U.S. Treasuries to gold and silver, plus oil, coal, and other tangible assets.
Mexico, Russia and Thailand have recently bought well over 100 tons of gold instead of U.S. treasuries.
Even Tanzania is planning to shun the dollar and shift its reserves into gold!
Gains of 245% ... 369% ...
Put simply, that fateful day — when Washington is no longer able to borrow the money it desperately needs is speeding toward us like a runaway freight train.
This is why Congressman Ron Paul recently issued this somber warning:
Congressman Paul is correct.
The worst-case scenario ...
When Washington can no longer borrow money, it will be a big event that will mark the end of America as we know it.
It will force the United States government to cut up to HALF of every dollar it spends. Therefore, with the U.S. government programs slashed or cancelled ...
With U.S. consumers paralyzed in fear ...
With the U.S. economy collapsing, and ...
With global investors refusing to lend more money to Uncle Sam ...
Here is the worst-case scenario — the scenario I fear the most ...
Hunger and homelessness explode to pandemic levels in the United States.
The victims take to the streets. Rallies turn into demonstrations ... then, into protests ... and finally, into riots.
With law enforcement severely crippled by the spending cuts, crime skyrockets.
With fire departments running at austerity levels, cities burn.
With emergency services and hospitals out of money, people die.
The same happens in many countries of Western Europe, which are in even deeper debt than the United States. The turmoil even spreads to fast-growing countries like India and China.
As we saw in Brazil and Russia, Washington and other governments have no choice but to restore order by taking away personal freedoms.
And never forget this final, devastating fact: No bank ... no government ... no group of nations ... is rich enough to save America.
Members of Congress:
Still finding all this hard to believe? Then consider these ten former chief economists who advised U.S. presidents. These are the chairmen of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors.
All of them have since departed from their office, but they recently wrote that that the next debt crisis could, and I quote “Dwarf 2008!”
That’s an absolutely shocking assertion: In 2008, the United States and almost the entire world came within a hair of a massive, devastating meltdown. Most of America’s and Europe’s largest banks were pushed to the brink of failure. The entire economy of the West was only a few hours away from a fatal collapse.
Now, these ten former White House advisors are warning that this next debt crisis could dwarf the last one. Why? What could cause that?
They say it’s precisely the doomsday event I just told you about: The fact that one day global investors may simply stop lending more of their money to the U.S. government.
And these ten former presidential advisers are not the only ones in the United States who are ringing the alarm bells.
Senator Mark Warner says, “We’re approaching financial Armageddon.”
Senator Joe Manchin calls this crisis “A fiscal Titanic.”
Admiral Mike Mullen, the head of America’s military command, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is warning that this crisis is “the biggest threat to our national security.”
And David Walker — the former chief auditor of the United States government says:
“The bottom line is: We’re not Greece. But we could end up with the same problems!”
And mind you, these men are not extremists. They have nothing to gain by trying to scare people. They are merely following the facts to their logical conclusion.
That’s what I’ve done in this report. The warnings I’ve given you are based on nothing more — and nothing less — than economic reality and historical fact.
My research team and I have simply analyzed the numbers and told you the truth. Just like we did when we issued “D” ratings on nearly every big bank that subsequently failed.
Just like we did when we gave a “C” rating to the United States.
We have no political agenda. We are not affiliated to any political party or government in the United States or elsewhere. We have no national bias for or against any country. We also have no relationship with the tens of thousands of companies or countries that we rate.
In fact, most of them would probably prefer that we just kept our mouths shut. One giant company even threatened my life by saying “Weiss had better shut up or get a body guard.”
But to quote one of America’s most popular presidents, “I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell.”
Our loyalty is with the people — consumers, savers, investors and everyday citizens in every country of the world. We are loyal to the people who rely on us to tell them the truth about what we see in the future, and about the companies or governments they entrust their money to, invest in, or do business with.
The good, the bad and the ugly.
This is how my company has become the last line of defense for the average person against greedy CEOs, and power-mad politicians and corrupt officials everywhere.
And this is why, in just a moment, I am going to give you the steps you need to take to prepare and I am even going to NAME the global banks most likely to fail.
Believe it or not,
Nevertheless, if the crisis I’ve just described is hard for you to imagine, I certainly understand.
Most people think the United States is so strong and powerful, it will never experience this kind of crisis. For most people living in advanced countries, things still seem so “normal” — so routine. It’s hard for them to imagine that such terrible things could happen — and that it could all happen so quickly, in the twinkling of an eye.
But isn’t that always the case? Isn’t there always a calm before the storm? Aren’t people always caught by surprise when historic crises strike?
After all — nobody believed the Soviet Union would collapse virtually overnight — and when it did, it caught everybody by surprise. Even the C.I.A. failed to see that one coming!
And remember, for years, Islamic extremists made no secret of their determination to knock down the World Trade Center. They actually tried to do it in 1993.
But among the thousands who streamed into the twin towers on September 11, 2001, how many — if any — believed they had anything to worry about?
Many, including my cousin’s own daughter and some friends, just kept going to work as they always had — and thousands paid the ultimate price.
In Japan, even though they had been repeatedly warned, nobody — including my own son, who lives in Tokyo — believed the nuclear power plants would suffer multiple meltdowns.
Once again, their denial was costly in the extreme.
Even in my own 40-year career as a financial analyst, I’ve seen denial exact a hefty price over and over again.
A few years ago, only a handful of people believed our senior analyst Mike Larson when he repeatedly warned that the real estate bubble was about to burst.
And of course, very few listened when we warned that Lehman would go belly up and that even the almighty Bank of America would come within an inch of its life.
So I’m under no delusions here. I know that the vast majority of people around the world will fail to heed this warning and fail to get ready for this crisis.
I sincerely hope — for your family’s sake — that you are not one of them.
Because the precautions required to weather the coming tempest are not difficult.
And even if the storm turns out to be less severe than I fear it may be, the worst that’ll happen is that you’ll sleep better at night and you could make some money in the process.
Take these six steps immediately
So WHEN should you expect to see this cataclysmic event — the moment when Washington runs out of money? Soon. VERY soon.
The U.S. government sells its government bonds and notes every month. So it could happen at virtually any moment.
There is, however, some good news:
First, you still have some time — but not much — to prepare. If you take action right away, you can still use the defensive steps I’m about to recommend to protect your family.
And second, there are simple things you can buy that will not only protect you, but also give you the opportunity to build substantial wealth.
Here are the steps I recommend you begin taking immediately to protect yourself and your loved ones from the coming storm ...
STEP #1 is to prepare your defenses: If you count on your government for anything, you’ll need to plan to live without it.
As we’ve ALREADY seen even in some of the world’s most advanced countries, governments will have no choice but to cut spending as this crisis unfolds.
That means you’ll need a plan for getting by on your own — without help from government agencies that pay pensions, health expenses or other government programs.
Also keep this in mind. Washington — and even some of the richest governments in the world — may no longer be able to bail out your bank if it fails.
It would also be a good idea to make preparations to ensure your family’s physical safety. Because police, fire and emergency services will probably be hard to come by in some of the nicer neighborhoods and communities.
If you live in a large city, have a plan and a place to go if things become uncomfortable for you.
Those are the basics. But there’s so much more I need to tell you to help you through this crisis, I couldn’t begin to cover it all in this presentation.
That’s why I’ve just put the finishing touches on Four Horsemen of the American Apocalypse: Protect Yourself and Profit It’s the ultimate survival guide for 2012 — and I want you to have a copy free of charge.
In this free but indispensable emergency guide, I show you how this great debt Armageddon is likely to unfold, including the outrageous things governments could do to fight it and how they’ll impact you!
I give you very specific instructions on the steps you must take to get your financial house in order. And I show what to do immediately to protect your savings, your investments, your real estate, and everything you own.
I show you how to shield your bank account and protect your retirement funds. I give you a handy tool to insulate your stock portfolio and even show you how to protect the value of your home and other real estate — no matter how bad things get.
PLUS, I lay out the steps you need to begin taking right away to defend your family and to help ensure their physical safety even in a worst-case scenario.
STEP #2 is to make sure your bank is the safest one you can find.
Here, there’s even more I can do to help. Our Weiss Ratings is the nation’s leading provider of independent ratings on 16,000 banking institutions.
Since 1990, we have issued grades on a total of 1,533 banks that subsequently failed.
On 90% of those banks, we issued a clear warning to consumers ONE FULL YEAR ahead of time. And on nearly all of the rest, we issued a warning or a caution flag at least a few months before the failure. Now, the problems in the banking industry have gotten a lot worse.
Just in the United States alone, 49 relatively big banks and thrifts with assets of $1 billion or more, have failed in the last two years. We issued an advance warning on EVERY SINGLE ONE. So it’s important that you make sure you are NOT using any of the weakest banks on our list:
Bank of America (U.S.)
Bank of Ireland (Ireland)
Barclays Bank (U.K.)
Crédit Agricole (France)
JPMorgan Chase (U.S.)
Lloyds Banking (U.K.)
Mitsubishi Bank (Japan)
Société Générale (France)
And many others.
Regardless of any government bailouts, if you are currently doing business with any of these banks, I’d recommend that you switch most of your money to a more stable institution right away.
I’m talking about a bank with a rock-solid balance sheet ... with high lending standards ... and without those time bombs in its portfolio called derivatives.
Banks like that have the financial strength to see you through no matter what happens!
And here, too, we can help. Because Weiss Ratings ALSO has a flawless record of identifying the truly SAFEST banks around the world.
So to help you get your money through this crisis unscathed, I want you to have a complimentary copy of:
The Weiss Ratings “X” List: The World’s Weakest and Strongest Banks
In this guide, I give you the complete list of the weakest banks and credit unions that you should avoid at all costs, and also. A full list of the strongest banks and credit unions, well equipped to weather the coming storm.
STEP #3 is to build an impenetrable wall of privacy around your finances: Make no mistake — most government officials whether honest or corrupt, are not likely to be your friends as this crisis unfolds.
If history proves anything its’ that there’s virtually nothing as dangerous as a government that’s being threatened with extinction.
If the worst-case scenario, if a politician or bureaucrat comes to the conclusion that your rights and property stand in the way of saving the government ... you can kiss those rights good-bye.
You’re also going to have to think about others who will be desperate enough to seize your wealth — especially if you live in a city or even the suburbs of a large metropolitan area.
Privacy — keeping a low profile for yourself and your assets — will be among your best defenses.
And in the third emergency guide we created for you — The Invisible Man: Hide Your Assets from Prying Eyes — we give you simple, legal ways to enhance your privacy and protect what you own — and more — including ...
* What government snoops can already know about you: The four surprising ways governments spy on you and how the information they collect could be used against you as this crisis unfolds.
* Six outrageous assaults on your money and liberty: The shocking steps a government can take to violate your rights as this crisis worsens.
* SIX legal ways to protect your money and your life: Quickly and easily get your money off of the government’s radar screen ... and more!
Now, let’s move on ...
STEP #4! It’s to own mankind’s greatest crisis hedge — GOLD: Since we first began recommending them in 1999, gold bullion coins and bars have risen by 450%. An initial $10,000 investment is worth $55,000 today; and gold has even risen dramatically against some of the strongest currencies in the world.
Just since 2008, gold bullion coins and bars have more than doubled in value against the U.S. dollar.
So we strongly recommend that you hold a reasonable portion of your ready money in physical bullion — mostly smaller denomination bullion coins.
Did you know that you can actually get some free gold simply by selecting the right bullion coins to buy?
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STEP #5 is to hedge against financial losses — with investments designed to spin off substantial profits when the economy implodes.
You don’t need a Ph.D. in economics to know that the crisis I’ve described in this presentation is NOT going to be good for most stock markets.
So your first priority as an investor is to make sure that you do not own the stocks that are most likely to plunge.
And one of the services my company provides is a powerful free tool you can use to help decide precisely which ones they are.
Your second priority is to harness the power of those declines — not merely with a special class of investments that rise in spite of them, but with things that soar because of them!
In your next free report — Shield Your Wealth in Terrible Times — we’ll give you our comprehensive strategy for using these muscle-bound investments as portfolio insurance — to protect your other investments against loss.
In 2008, for example, the bank stocks we warned about plunged up to 98%.
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STEP #6 is to go for truly huge gains as this crisis unfolds: At a time like this, a powerful offense is your best defense.
Building up substantial cash reserves is the best way to ensure your family’s safety and comfort.
Plus, when you see a trend that is this imminent, this clearly defined, and this powerful, you may want to take some risk and swing for the fences.
After all — it may be your last chance to go for truly huge gains for quite some time!
In your free copy of The Ultimate Crisis Investment — we introduce you to an entirely NEW way to invest: A way to keep your money growing safely no matter how rocky the stock market becomes.
The data shows that, if you had used this strategy from 2001 through the end of 2010, you could have beat the S&P 500 by 10.5 to 1, with an overall return of 467.8%.
That’s enough to turn $10,000 into $56,780 or $100,000 into $567,800.
You don’t need a lot of money. You don’t need to have a lot of experience as an investor. And you don’t even need to use exotic investment vehicles.
Best of all, this was possible even in the worst of times. Right now ...
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That’s why we prepared these six emergency survival guides for you. They won’t cost you anything and you can download them right now.
All I ask is that you also take a look at our monthly newsletter, Safe Money Report.
Safe Money Report is our flagship publication here at Weiss Research. It has the distinction of having warned investors of every major financial threat of the past 35 years.
As the publisher, I work closely with Mike Larson, its editor, to bring you everything you need to protect and grow your wealth in these troubling times.
Mike Larson is quite well known here in the United States.
He is a regular guest on major U.S. TV networks, including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business News.
He’s also very frequently quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Associated Press, Reuters, and many other major news outlets.
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You could have actually grown your wealth even while others were losing theirs!
I hand-picked Mike as editor of my Safe Money Report because of his uncanny ability to foresee future economic trouble. We make a great team.
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4. The Weiss Guide to Prudent Gold and Silver Investment
5. Shield Your Wealth in Terrible Times
6. The Ultimate Crisis Investment
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And I have one more very important thing to say: I wish I could tell you that the world’s most powerful governments will pull us back from the brink in the nick of time.
Sadly, though, it’s probably too late for that. The mountain of debt that governments all over the world have created — and the huge gambles our banks have taken — virtually guarantee that the United States and Europe will fare no better than Brazil, Russia, Greece or the other nations that have made similar blunders.
The numbers don’t lie. Yes, it’s a crying shame that our once-great nation has come to this. It didn’t HAVE to happen.
Never before has a nation possessed the vast riches that America has amassed.
Never before have America’s citizens enjoyed such personal wealth, comfort and security.
And never before have they squandered so much of their wealth so needlessly or in such a thoughtless manner.
Mike Larson and I are committed to getting you through this great crisis with your wealth intact and growing — and the six free emergency guides are a great place to begin your preparations.
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