It’s Time for YOU to Profit from Washington’s Bank Bailouts!
Yes, it sounds completely crazy. But my colleague and I have discovered a special group of “government bailout contracts” that were created during the height of the financial crisis.
These contrarian investments are not stocks, bonds, options, or preferred shares. In fact, they were never even meant to be sold to the public!
But because of a massive government screw-up, you can buy them right now in your regular brokerage account. And I think they could hand you gains of 63.6%, 102.8%, or even 350.7% in 2012 …
|Nilus Mattive, Weiss Research Analyst
Washington’s bank bailouts will likely go down as one of the most hated — and bungled — operations in American history.
In fact, as I’ll explain in this report, I now have absolutely NO DOUBT that major screw-ups happened during the financial crisis of 2008 and in the months afterward.
As a U.S. taxpayer, my discoveries make me livid.
|Tom Essaye, former NYSE floor trader and hedge fund manager, Director of Research at Weiss Research
But where the Occupy Wall Street crowd sees a reason to sit outside and forgo showers ... I see this as a massive chance to get restitution in the only way that matters — by getting richer!
Yes, in America’s financial sector. Yes, today. And not just in spite of the bailouts ... but BECAUSE of the bailouts.
It all started when my friend and colleague Tom Essaye introduced me to a special class of investments that we’re simply calling “government bailout contracts.”
Leave it to Tom to have discovered them. After all, he’s a former NYSE floor trader. He has multiple degrees in finance. And he used to manage millions at his own hedge fund.
So you won’t be surprised when I tell you that ...
I “Googled” These Special Investments and
Only Got Back THREE Useful Results ...
Right after Tom first mentioned these investments to me, I did what anyone would do — I fired up my trusty web browser and started searching the Internet for more information.
I fully expected to find a hundred articles on the subject. Maybe not a USA Today column or anything ... but at least a bunch of stories from specialty publications like The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, or Forbes.
To my surprise, there were just three results of any value at all!
Sure, there were plenty of quick mentions of these investments — and plenty of tangential information — but practically NOTHING that would help you use these investments at all. And the only article that even mentioned any names was woefully outdated.
“What gives?” I thought.
How, in this day and age where everybody knows about everything could my friend Tom’s great investment idea not even be back-page news on the Internet?
Well, since then I’ve done a lot of research. And I think the answer is pretty clear ...
These “Government Bailout Contracts” Were Probably
Never Meant for the Public in the First Place ...
So Washington Certainly Doesn’t
Want Them Advertised Now!
I’m just going to get this out there right upfront: The big idea here is investing in America’s banks and other financial institutions ... specifically, the same ones that received bailout money from Washington!
Now do you see what I mean? Do you see why the Occupy Wall Street crowd would practically lynch us if we presented this idea to them? Why my tea party friends might disown me? Or even why Dr. Martin Weiss might fire me for talking about this?
But please, just bear with me for a minute ...
First off, we are not proposing you buy bank stocks. Nor bonds. Nor even preferred shares. Nor any sort of options contract.
Rather, we have discovered a handful of “government bailout contracts” that are an entirely unique animal ... that I am almost certain will NEVER become again in our lifetimes.
Not even the greediest bankers on Wall Street would be bold enough to suggest them again. Nor would any corporate executive in his right mind ever willingly sign away so much of his company for so little again, either.
Rather, these investments could have only been born out of that most notorious of phrases ...
“We’re from the government and we’re here to help!”
It was September 29, 2008. Many of Wall Street’s finest minds were huddled together with Washington’s powerbrokers and some of corporate America’s biggest wigs.
Obviously, I wasn’t there. But I imagine there was a lot of cursing and a whole lot of sweating going on in that room.
I figure it felt like a foxhole, where men either turn to God or make deals with the devil.
And from what I can tell, it ended up being a case of the latter.
You have to remember that the financial world was literally collapsing all around these guys. Lehman Brothers had just gone under. It looked like AIG would be next. There were stories hitting the wire about runs on banks ... money market funds breaking the buck ... and a stock market crash that would make 1929 look like a mild correction.
Heck, this was the time when Henry M. Paulson, Jr. — the Treasury Secretary of the richest country in the world — literally got down on his knees and begged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not to “blow it up” by withdrawing her support for a $700 billion rescue bill!
So it’s a gross understatement to call this a time of tension.
That’s why, after countless cross-country flights and late-night phone calls, the Washington crew was able to strong-arm our nation’s corporate executives into a deal that they would have never accepted under normal circumstances.
It probably went something like this:
“Take our bailout money. And in return give us the right to buy stakes in your companies at firesale prices. We never plan on actually doing this, mind you. It’s just to make this deal look good on paper. And when the smoke clears, we’ll simply sell them back to you and nobody will know the difference.”
Hands were shaken. Cash was distributed. And for the most part, things went according to plan.
A number of our country’s most important companies got immediate government cash infusions. A further Wall Street tailspin was averted. And despite the fact that all of us taxpayers got completely ripped off, the “Masters of the Universe” got away squeaky clean.
Or at least they did until May of 2009.
That’s when a Podunk company in Evansville, Indiana became the first to buy back those special contracts ... paying just $1.82 million to complete the deal.
Never mind the fact that independent analysis valued these contracts at more than THREE TIMES that value!
As Taxpayers We Should Be Outraged ...
But As Investors We Should Be DELIGHTED!
Yes, our illustrious leaders basically sold us out to Wall Street not once but twice.
Not only did they take our tax dollars and fork them over to a bunch of rosy-cheeked executives in pinstripe suits ... but they clearly chose NOT to make us any type of profit when they started selling these special contracts back!
Luckily, after the first couple of sweetheart deals like this, some astute observers called up their local representatives and made a stink. So Washington was forced to start asking for more during future sales.
The companies, however, balked at paying anything near fair prices.
After all, they knew darn well how underpriced the first couple of deals had been. So, essentially, here’s what they said to Washington:
“Why should we pay more just because taxpayers are upset? Go ahead and sell ‘em to someone else then!”
This is where you and I come in ... because Washington DID ultimately go ahead and put these investments up for sale on the open market via Dutch auction.
Only, as is usually the case with these kinds of profit parties, very few folks got invitations ... and even fewer folks actually showed up to bid.
So right now, these little-understood investments are still just sitting there ripe for the taking on the open market.
Four Reasons Why These
Special Bailout Contracts Are So Attractive ...
Just as an example, one of these special “government bailout contracts” covers a company that you would definitely know by name.
It has more than $1.3 trillion sitting on its balance sheet right now. More than 70 million customers. And it’s likely that you or someone in your family regularly visits one of this company’s 9,000 locations across the country.
A few short years ago, investors were clamoring to buy its shares for as much as $44 dollars.
Today, they’re trading for as little as $24.
Just based on all these fundamental facts, Tom and I think this company (and others like it) could be the contrarian plays of the year.
Heck, even if this particular company just hit its old high, you’d reap a very handsome return of 248%!
Yet we are NOT recommending you go out and buy this company’s shares at $24.
We’re not even suggesting you pay two thirds — or one half! — of that already beaten-down market price.
Instead, you could use one of these special government bailout contracts to effectively get shares of this cash-rich blue chip company for as little as $0.60 a piece!
Yes, you read that right. You can currently go out there and control shares of this $12 billion-a-year behemoth for less than some fly-by-night pink sheet company that doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell of ever turning a profit.
And again, I am NOT talking about regular options contracts. I believe these special government bailout contracts are far superior to options. Why?
No special type of brokerage account or clearance is required. You buy these Frankenstein contracts just like regular shares of stock or ETFs.
They trade as frequently as 400,000 times a day. That gives you plenty of liquidity to get in and out anytime you want (as long as it’s during regular market hours).
They are even allowed inside IRA accounts! A few wealthy investors I know have already backed up the truck on these for their own IRAs and they plan on holding them for years. Which brings me to the best part ...
And when you buy these special government bailout contracts, you get as long as eight years for them to produce big profits!
Let me explain that last point a little further.
If you want to benefit from a company’s rising share price, you can typically do one of two things:
- You can just buy its stock. The good part is that you can just hold it for as long as you like. The bad part is that you will have to shell out a substantial sum of money and you can lose ALL of your initial investment if things go the other way. That’s why many savvier investors opt for ...
- You can buy options. While most options are very speculative and only good for relatively short periods of time, there are longer-dated options known as LEAPS, which can often give you as long as three years for a trade to work out. The big advantage of using options is that you typically spend far less money for a given investment, and therefore you can make many times the return from the same move in the underlying company’s stock.
- BUT right now you can use these special government bailout contracts and get the perfect combination of advantages between stock ownership and options contracts!
The way Tom and I see it, these government bailout contracts are even better than the longest-dated LEAPS options because they give you a full THREE YEARS MORE HOLDING TIME ... and yet they are NOT pricing in that advantage!
So you can buy and hold them all the way out until 2018 or 2019 ... invest far less money than owning the stock itself ... benefit from the advantage of leverage, which amplifies the profit potential involved ... and yet your risk is still strictly limited to the money you invested!
These Government Bailout Contracts
Can Hand You Profits As High As
63.6%, 102.8%, and 350.7% ...
Without Taking Big Risks, Opening Special Accounts,
Or Shelling Out Large Sums of Money!
Very rarely do relatively small fish like us get to “play with the house’s money.”
So if there’s ever been a case of having the deck stacked in our favor ... I believe this is it.
Not just because the government bailout contracts are inherently mispriced. But also because the fundamental picture for the companies they cover should only get brighter from here.
Everyone is so darn focused on the short-term NEGATIVES — on the financial sector, Europe’s debt woes, and the overall U.S. economy — that they are completely missing all the potential AHEAD.
The way I see it, we’d have to be downright crazy NOT to bet on some of our country’s most important companies if we could pay just one-third of today’s prices and hold on for as long as eight more years, right?
With these government bailout contracts, that’s precisely the kind of lopsided bet you get to make!
Heck, ever since Lehman Brothers went under, Washington has proven time and again that it is simply NOT willing to let another major U.S. company fail again.
Moreover, after looking at their financials, Tom and I believe some of America’s financial institutions are in much better shape than investors currently believe.
And please remember: These government bailout contracts cost just pennies on the dollar and can give you all the way until 2018 or 2019 to profit from a turnaround!
Let’s face it: If, seven years from now, some of our country’s biggest financial corporations are completely kaput, you’ll have bigger things to worry about than your relatively small initial investments in these government bailout contracts.
But, on the other hand, even if it takes a full seven long years from now for the rest of the world to come around to buying U.S. companies like these ... you’ll stand to make a killing from those very same small initial investments!
Mind you, we don’t believe it will take seven years to reap the rewards of these underappreciated government bailout contracts!
And by my research team’s calculations, even if one of the companies we recommend rallies 25% in the next year, these government bailout contracts can rise as much as 102.8% ...
Meanwhile, if they regain their former highs, you could be up as much as 350.7% ...
And since we’re talking about the right to hang on all the way out to 2018 or 2019, well, who the heck knows just how much profit potential there is!
Never forget that all markets are cyclical ... and we typically see individual sectors come back into favor far more often than once a decade ... even after some of the worst historical events on record.
It Takes a Very Special Approach to Really Profit
From These Government Bailout Contracts ...
As I’ve already pointed out, you are not going to learn how to profit from these government bailout contracts by watching CNBC, reading The Wall Street Journal, or even reading more focused investment services.
Nor will you find much useful information on them through the Internet.
Rather, we’ve found that these investments are only being talked about in the kind of circles that Tom runs in — the “old money” families, the hedge fund guys, and the other groups of private investors who are keyed in to things that just never make the papers.
And yet UNLIKE a lot of the other esoteric stuff that the Hamptons crowd invests in, anyone with a regular brokerage account CAN buy these government bailout contracts.
That’s precisely why Tom and I have decided to create a report that shows regular investors like you how to use these government bailout contracts for your own benefit.
It’s called “Government Bailout Contracts: THE Contrarian Investment for 2012,” and we’re putting the finishing touches on it right now.
In it, we reveal:
- A complete list of these unknown investments, WITH specific prices to pay for them ... as well as short-term and long-term exit prices to aim for ...
- Everything you need to know to get started using them — getting your account ready, ticker symbol information, how they relate to the regular stocks they control, etc.
- Detailed analyses of every major company covered by these investments — including the good, the bad, and the ugly ... so you can decide which ones you’d like to target and which are best avoided
- A Nobel-prize winning formula you can use to ensure that you’re paying a fair (or MORE THAN FAIR!) price when you place your orders on these investments ...
- The one mistake you MUST AVOID when using these investments — failing to apply this information can literally make the difference between a winning investment and a losing one!
- Four reasons these investments are superior to stocks, ETFs or even options ...
- An in-depth history of how these investments were created, why they continue to remain underappreciated by mainstream investors, and why we’re so bullish on them going forward ...
- Plus, a whole lot more!
Now, I want to make something very clear. This is more aggressive and a lot more advanced than the kind of things I typically cover in my regular Money and Markets columns or even in my monthly issues of Income Superstars.
It is not about income. It is not about retirement (though you can obviously do this within a retirement account). And it is not even about buying regular stocks, bonds, or options.
Rather, it’s a way to use a typically unknown type of investment to take a relatively small amount of money and potentially earn three, four or five times your initial grubstake.
And while you would have many years for these trades to work out, I think the profits could come very quickly and sharply if investors catch on sooner.
In other words, it IS more speculative in nature ... it is for more aggressive investors who don’t mind going against the crowd ... and it is best suited for some money that you can afford to lose if things don’t work out as planned.
For all these reasons, we have decided to price “Government Bailout Contracts: THE Contrarian Investment for 2012” at $495 ... and we will only be selling 500 copies.
No discounts. No gimmicks. And no other lame sales talk.
For our part, we’re going to provide every detail you need to know to use these investments — the same kind of high-quality research that Tom expected from his own team of analysts when he ran his hedge fund.
Plus, we will be issuing at least four follow-ups to the original report — telling you if it’s time to take profits on our initial recommendations, change tactics, or target new opportunities in this very interesting little niche market.
Look, this is the kind of stuff that institutional investors would regularly pay thousands of dollars for!
We think the price is more than fair when you consider that ... along with the profit potential available from these government bailout contracts.
Besides, we really only want serious investors to read “Government Bailout Contracts: THE Contrarian Investment for 2012” ... PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO ACT on these special opportunities we’ve decided to share.
So by pricing it at $495 — and limiting our sales to just 500 copies — we are ensuring that this information goes only to serious individual investors and that it doesn’t just get circulated all over the place.
Because, seriously, we doubt even your typical broker would have ever even heard of these investments, let alone be able to explain how they work.
We’re almost pretty darn sure that you will never hear them mentioned in any of the financial publications you may currently read.
And we really do think these government bailout contracts will be THE sleeper investment of 2012.
My research shows that the time to buy them is now, while there is still a huge window for them to appreciate in value and while most other investors absolutely hate this particular corner of the market.
That’s why I got so excited about them when Tom first mentioned them to me. And why we’re now giving you the chance to secure your copy of “Government Bailout Contracts: THE Contrarian Investment for 2012”.
By reserving your copy now, you’re ensuring that you’ll be able to jump on our recommendations right away ... and have the maximum amount of time to potentially profit from them going forward.
But again, we are limiting the number of reports we sell to 500 copies. And they are offered on a strictly first come, first serve basis.
So if you don’t mind going against the crowd in search of big profit potential, I encourage you to click on the button below or call Weiss’ customer service department at 800-814-3047 and tell them you’d like to reserve your copy of “Government Bailout Contracts: THE Contrarian Investment for 2012.”
Look, I know this report is not for everyone. And it’s totally up to you whether you decide to act or not. But if you decide to go for it, I really think you’re going to like the ideas in this new report as much as I did when I first discovered them.
Analyst, Weiss Research
P.S. It also bears repeating: Although you can clearly buy and hold these investments for many years, I believe there will be a number of chances to book profits in the shorter term ... along with special buying opportunities, too. That’s why Tom and I have committed to providing at least four special follow-up alerts to all 500 of the people who receive copies of this report.
P.P.S. Interestingly enough, Tom and I mentioned these government bailout contracts at a posh industry insider conference we attended — to guys with offshore accounts, Ferraris, and 50-foot yachts.
Nobody asked a single question or made a single comment. And based on that — along with the frantic smartphone activity — we believe they had never heard of these investments ... AND that they were probably all secretly planning on trying to research them and buy them as soon as they got home. Too bad they won’t find a lot of info out there! I guess they’ll just have to reserve their own copies of this report.
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