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What if I told you that a two-millennia old economic pattern is about to reassert itself – and you can profit from not one but two Unstoppable Trends by getting in today?
Better yet, what if pundits were almost universally writing off what I am about to share with you, further clearing the way for savvy investors to enjoy the earliest windfalls and potentially the biggest gains, too?
Much of the media and many of the mainstream investment houses are ignoring this country. The IMF and Morgan Stanley are both forecasting dismal GDP growth in the next few years. Just last month, Bloomberg labeled its markets as being in an “amateur hour” phase.
So why is it that the elite are piling in?
For the same reason I’m telling you that it’ll be a winner – because they know like we do that the hoy-paloi is overlooking some key numbers – not to mention basic history. For 18 of the last 20 centuries, this juggernaut has been the world’s largest economy. And with more than 7% growth last year, it’s outpacing the U.S. to reclaim the title. Again.
What we’re seeing is a seismic shift not just of global power but capital – and that will mean enormous profits for people who see it ahead of time.
Analysts are getting it wrong. Now you can profit before they have time to wake up.
Here’s what’s really going in in the world’s fastest-growing economy.
New reports from the likes of the IMF and McKinsey hypothesize that global growth rates will drop by 40% or more over the next half century. The growth-killers they point to are an overabundance of debt, unequal wealth distribution, and an aging population.
Don’t fall for it.
For one thing, people have been calling for the end of things since, well, the beginning of things. The Internet and mass media merely magnify the rhetoric and give the legion of doomsayers a platform and make them harder for individual investors to ignore.
While we’re at it, let me remind you that this is the same crowd calling for the end of the financial universe as we knew it in March 2009… right before the S&P 500 took off on a 180% run higher. I sure hope none of you decided to sit that one out.
For another thing, every great crisis is, in fact, a realignment of opportunity. Weaker players get weeded out, stronger players consolidate their market share, and profits mount.
This is especially true when you understand why AND what one of the single most powerful Unstoppable Trends of all means for your money – Technology.
We’re going to talk about that today and share my take on an $8 stock with the potential to set you up for profits perfectly.
First, here’s the secret growth “engine” the doom-and-gloomers are missing.
Just over two months ago I unceremoniously kicked McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) off my “buy” list noting that for the first time in more than 10 years that the company was no longer tapped into any of our globally “unstoppable trends.” Now, with the stock down another 7% since then, the Board has just kicked CEO Don Thompson off the menu, too.
Is this move enough to put Mickey D’s back on my list?
That’s a great question. It’s not for nothing that the stock is practically investment royalty. It’s established, it’s widely held, and it returned $6.4 billion to shareholders last year.
It’s also a logical question because a change in senior management can be a powerful catalyst for higher returns. ABB, for example, took off on a 1.359% run in the five years after Jurgen Dormann took over for former CEO Joergen Centerman. Similarly, Yahoo! Inc. has returned more than 190% since former Google exec Marissa Mayer took the reins and launched a series of bold acquisitions in the summer of 2012.
McDonald’s stock jumped 5% the day Thompson hit the pavement after a 25-year career and less than two years as CEO, so investors are naturally giving the stock a second look. They’re all wondering – “Is this the day McDonald’s turns things around?”
The really great thing about following our “Unstoppable Global Trends” is that there are many ways to invest in each of them. The possibilities are endless, as is the profit potential.
Take Demographics, for example.
We’ve talked a lot about what’s happening in Japan right now and the conditions there that make it the perfect “Anti-Trend” investment. Between the crushing debt, the aging population, the lack of a workable immigration policy, and decades of abysmal fiscal policy working against it, the country is in trouble – thus my recommendation to short the currency via ProShares UltraShort Yen (NYSEArca:YCS).
It’s returned more than 116% since the Japanese yen was at 76 to the dollar when I initially recommended it to paid subscribers. And it’s returned another 5% since November 26 when I brought it to your attention. Now it’s set for another leg up.
But it’s far from the only way to play Japan at the moment.
When we started our time together here at Total Wealth, I identified six “Unstoppable Trends,” each of which has trillions of dollars behind it. I even went so far as to say that every dime you make for the next 10 years will be on that list of trends we’re tracking.
Energy is on the list, with good reason.
Global energy demand has increased every year since the beginning of time. It’s not just tied to human progress… it’s literally the fuel for it. No wonder it’s turned out more millionaires (and billionaires) than perhaps any other investing sector there is.
Yet in the last five weeks, something very unusual has happened.
Brent Crude – the most visible proxy for the state of energy markets – has dropped by more than 18% in just five weeks, going from $85.00 per barrel to a recent low of $69.50 per barrel, a four-year low. And the downturn is still in full swing, leading many investors to conclude that energy investing is a dead end.
You can certainly understand why they’d think that way… the Middle East is going up in flames, OPEC has started a badly miscalculated price war, and supply is plentiful, with the U.S. about to become the world’s largest petroleum producer thanks to fracking and shale.
I’ve gotten more than a few emails asking this:
Is energy is still an “Unstoppable Trend?”
Here’s my answer…
We’ve now explored two of our six “Unstoppable Global Trends.”
Our first one, Human Augmentation, was a subset of the Technology trend… and a knock-the-leather-off-the-ball kind of opportunity. It’s still very much that way, even though the little company I shared with you, EKSO Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: EKSO), doubled in a matter of weeks. Then we explored Standoff Warfare, part of the War, Terrorism, & Ugliness trend.
(We’ve also touched tactics with a look at Energy, taking advantage of a big dip in oil prices to deploy our lowball order on a big player in the sector, and Medicine, which we discussed during the Ebola scare.)
Today we have a perfect opportunity to explore Demographics…
Demographics is actually the first trend on my list, and that’s very deliberate. If you understand this line of thinking, you will naturally set up your portfolio for higher profits and lower risk because you will tap into the way the world works.
Then, I’d like to share a Demographics trade that is unique for three reasons:
- It’s the closest thing many investors will see to a “home run” in their investing lifetimes. That’s because the global variables driving it are irreversibly locked into place. In fact, I think this investment I’m about to show you could easily double from here.
- The biggest money on the planet is involved – more than $5.3 trillion a day – so with this trade, you’re going with the tide rather than against it. (To give you some perspective, the world’s equity markets trade less than $300 billion a day… so, roughly speaking, we’re talking about a trend that’s 16.7x bigger than the total transaction volume for every stock on the planet combined. )
- And finally, it’s backed by a government that refuses to lose.
I thought you might be… let’s get started.
This has been one of my favorite stocks for over 10 years.
I’ve called it a rock-solid investment, a powerful income play, and a global challenger that would be able to outmaneuver the competition to react to changing consumer preferences around the world. I’ve recommended it as a “BUY” twice to my Money Map Report readers, who had the chance to see great returns of at least 42.90%.
Just last year, I named it as one of just a handful of companies that could survive a U.S. sovereign debt crisis.
Even amid a 3.7% decline in August same-store sales, I remained bullish.
But even I can’t get past what just happened.
Here’s why one of America’s most iconic stocks just got kicked off my “BUY” list…
Welcome to Total Wealth and thanks for being part of the family. I’m thrilled you’re a part of this.
Today I’d like to focus on the central reason we’re spending time together – spotting and investing in unstoppable, global, trillion-dollar trends.
For all the complicated stuff going on around us right now… ISIS, Ebola, the Hong Kong riots, central banking madness… the world is actually a pretty simple place when it comes to your money. And we’re going to navigate that together.
I say that because, if you look through history, it becomes very clear that humanity has always been and will always be driven by the six key trends on this list.
Of course, there are offshoots and micro-trends (like the Human Augmentation trend I covered in my report out yesterday). There are even counter-trends.
But I believe every dollar you’ll make in the next 10 years comes back to one of these six things…