Published January 25, 2017

More Welfare, More Warfare

Editor’s note: Today, we have a special essay from Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno. In it, Nick discusses several key themes investors need to look out for this year. He also explains why the U.S. dollar is in serious danger right now.

We’ll also tell you about one of Nick’s top speculation opportunities in the Chart of the Day. Enjoy!

By Nick Giambruno, editor, Crisis Investing

“It’s a big club and you ain’t in it!”

I often think of these words, spoken by the great comedian George Carlin, when I read about the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Every year, global elites descend on Davos to discuss the big issues of the day in a Bilderberg-like conclave. This year, George Soros was there. So was Bill Gates.

The most important world leaders go. As do CEOs of the world’s largest companies, mainstream media bigwigs, and prominent academics. Central bankers attend, too.

In short, it’s a bunch of out-of-touch, self-anointed elites meeting to hand down from above their uniformly bad “solutions” to the world’s problems. Then they pat each other on the back for all the good they’re doing.

No matter the problem, their prescription is always more welfare, more warfare, more money printing, more taxes, and of course, more centralization of power into global institutions.

Interestingly, Donald Trump has never been invited to Davos. But his many opponents surely have.

This year, former Vice President Joe Biden gave a provocative speech. He accused Russia of trying to “collapse the liberal international order.” It was basically a call to arms and only increased tensions.

Rising populism was another hot topic. The Davos crowd sees it as a huge threat.

One professional academic there claimed: “We have to pay for the social cohesion that we need to keep our societies advancing, and accept that this may be a higher tax burden on people.”

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), struck a similar tone: “It probably means more redistribution than we have in place at the moment.”

Speaking of the IMF, the global elite has wanted a supranational global currency for a long time. In fact, it already has one on deck.

The IMF issues a type of international currency called the “Special Drawing Right,” or SDR. The SDR is simply a basket of other fiat currencies—the US dollar, the euro, the Chinese renminbi, the Japanese yen, and the British pound.

The SDR is not based on sound economics or the interests of the common man. It’s just another cockamamie invention of the economic witch doctors in academia and government.

The SDR is dangerous. It gives the government—in this case, a global government—more power.

The SDR is nothing new. The IMF has been slowly building it up since 1969. They’ve just been patiently waiting for the right moment to use it to displace the US dollar as the world’s premier currency.

Another 1929- or 2008-style financial collapse would be the perfect excuse for the globalists to execute their SDR solution.

Trump has inherited a stock market bubble near its peak—fueled by the Fed’s easy money policies. And he knows it. In recent months, he’s called the stock market a “big, fat, ugly bubble.”

There’s an excellent chance this bubble will burst on Trump’s watch. He might play along with the global elites’ SDR scheme, but I doubt it.

This is why Trump's first 100 days in office could change everything… in sudden, unexpected ways.

The situation is so critical that New York Times best-selling author Doug Casey and I put together an urgent video explaining how it could unfold—and how you can stay out of the crossfire. Click here to watch it now.

Chart of the Day

Platinum is still a screaming buy.

Two weeks ago, we told you that platinum was trading at a deep discount to gold. We explained that an ounce of platinum almost never trades for less than an ounce of gold.

It’s only happened a few times in the last hundred years. That makes it a historical anomaly. Situations like this don’t last long.

We urged readers to take advantage of this incredibly rare situation. Since then, the price of platinum has jumped 2.5%. Nick Giambruno’s top platinum stock has spiked 15%, as you can see in the chart below.

Both are likely headed much higher, too. That’s because platinum is still abnormally cheap.

If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, we urge you to take action soon. After all, situations like this don’t last long.

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Justin Spittler
Delray Beach, Florida
January 25, 2017

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