Rachel’s note: Our founder, Doug Casey, believes in helping our readers achieve financial freedom… without putting their current lifestyle at risk.
But if you’re looking to create wealth in today’s economic environment, you need to think outside the box…
That’s why today, we’re sharing an essay from our friend over at Palm Beach Research Group, Teeka Tiwari.
He’s been researching a new type of income stream most investors have never heard of. And its average yield is 551% higher than the S&P 500.
The best part? You don’t need to put a lot of money at risk to see a lifetime of ever-growing income. Teeka’s sharing all the details in a special presentation on Wednesday, February 24… and you can attend for free. Just go right here to reserve your spot.
Then, check out Teeka’s essay below…
By Teeka Tiwari, editor, Palm Beach Daily
Not so long ago, retiring with a comfortable nest egg took some time, but it wasn’t impossible.
That’s because from the late 1960s to 2007, the average interest paid on a 10-year government bond was 7%.
If you worked hard, put money away in a bond portfolio, and reinvested your interest, $100,000 in bonds would become worth $750,000 in 30 years. That would have thrown off a comfortable $52,500 a year.
Not champagne and caviar money… But certainly enough to have a dignified retirement.
All of that ended when the Federal Reserve decided to wage a “war” against declining stock prices during the 2008 Financial Crisis.
In its frantic efforts to save the stock market, the Fed cut interest rates to near zero. Then, it printed $3.6 trillion in new cash to buy back distressed bonds from its banker buddies.
This was not a victimless crime.
You – the American saver and future retiree – got screwed.
How? Remember how $750,000 in bonds would give you $52,500 a year in income?
Today, because rates are so low, instead of making $52,500 in annual income, you’ll now make about $7,500. So you’d now need $5,250,000 in bonds to equal what $750,000 in bonds would’ve paid you just a few years ago.
Don’t believe the Fed when they say there’s no inflation. How is there no inflation when you need 7x more money to maintain the same lifestyle you would’ve had 20 years ago?
While your interest income has cratered… the wealthy are making off like bandits.
Over the past three decades, the top 10% of U.S. households have seen their wealth rise by 10 percentage points, according to Fed data reported by Forbes…
At the same time, the bottom 50% of U.S. households have seen their wealth cut in half.
And in dollar terms, the top 1% of Americans have a combined net worth of $34.2 trillion, while the bottom 50% have a combined net worth of just $2.1 trillion.
The deck has been stacked against the average American for decades… and the billionaires laughed all the way to the bank.
If you want to do more than just get by… you must do something different. The same old, same old just isn’t going to cut it.
That’s why my mission has been to help everyday Americans find a way to safely plug this income gap without putting their current lifestyle at risk. It’s the reason why I’ve traveled so extensively and partnered with experts outside my core field of knowledge.
It’s all in an effort to help you claw back the profits and income that’s rightly yours.
Building Your Own Cash Machine
That’s why today, I want to talk to you about a way to build your own collection of cash machines.
It’s a new way of creating wealth that could change your life forever… Even if you only have a small amount of money to invest.
Back when interest rates were higher, you still needed a lot of money to make money. For instance, when I started my career on Wall Street in 1989, the 10-year Treasury note paid about a 10% yield.
If you put $100,000 in T-Notes and reinvested the interest over 30 years, you’d have collected $282,000 in interest payments by the time you retired (plus your $100,000 principal).
That’s a great return… but $100,000 in 1989 is equivalent to more than $200,000 today. Less than 1 in 10 people can put their hands on that much cash.
And as I mentioned above, the 2008 Financial Crisis changed everything…
It demolished 401(k)s and other savings accounts… And it prompted the Fed to start slashing interest rates.
Since then, everything we knew about creating wealth through income investments changed.
Yields disappeared… CDs (certificates of deposit) began paying next to nothing… Annuity streams dried up… And safe stocks that used to pay a good yield went up so much their dividend yields were driven into the basement.
Today, the yield on the 10-year note is about 1%. Even if you had $1 million, you’d only make $11,800 per year. That’s not enough to cover your family’s health insurance, let alone fund a retirement.
And things are about to get worse…
It’s no secret the Federal Reserve is pulling out all the stops to rescue the U.S. economy from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed has gone on a record bond-buying spree that is dropping interest rates across the board.
That’s why, if you’re looking to create wealth through income in this ultra-low-rate environment, you need to think outside the box…
A Lifetime of Ever-Growing Income
Over the past year, my team has been researching a new type of income stream only a few folks know about. I’d wager 99.9% of Americans have never even heard of it.
Yet, we’ve used this asset to deliver average yields of 10% and extraordinary yields of as much as 45%, 141% and 226% – regardless of what’s going on in the market.
Our average yields are about 551% higher than the current yield on the S&P 500. On top of those yields, we’ve already delivered average open capital gains of 549%.
It’s all from a brand-new way of investing that maybe one in 10,000 people have ever heard of. It’s a technology that increases in value and yield the more people use it. I call these investments “Tech Royalties.”
They’re a new subclass of cryptos that pay out more crypto in rewards.
What I love about these investments is you can achieve massive capital appreciation along with massive yields… without risking massive amounts of capital.
Asymmetric Risk Is Your Fast Pass to Low-Risk Wealth
I call this type of investing positive asymmetric-risk investing. That means you can have huge upside from just a handful of tiny investments… even as small as $200.
Imagine owning a small stake in a portfolio of 10 music acts, and one becomes The Beatles while another becomes Elton John.
This is the opportunity in front of you right now with Tech Royalties.
In my opinion, some of these names will end up being worth hundreds of billions of dollars. It’ll be like owning a piece of The Beatles when they played seedy nightclubs in Munich before hitting it big in the U.S.
You’ll own a piece of them and the income they kick out forever.
Imagine securing the equivalent of a royalty stream that changes the course of your entire generational line. That is the opportunity in front of investors today.
I want to tell you more about Tech Royalties… but I’m running out of space here. That’s why on Wednesday, February 24 at 8 p.m. ET, I’m putting on a special Tech Royalty Summit training event.
During this event, I’ll explain what Tech Royalty investing is… how to spot the good ones… and stay away from the bad ones.
I’ll also share the name of my No. 1 Tech Royalty investment for free. The last time I gave away a free pick… it went up as much as 166%. And the average peak gains of all my free picks has been 883%. You won’t want to miss it.
Let the Game Come to You!
Editor, Palm Beach Daily