Published on January 30 2018

Guess Who Just Went “All In” on This Megatrend

By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch

Ford just went “all in” on one of the world’s biggest revolutions…

Ford is the third-largest U.S. carmaker, and one of America’s most iconic companies.

Henry Ford founded the company in 1903. Back then, very few people could afford cars. They were luxury items.

Ford wanted to change that. So, he built the Model T. This was one of the world’s first mass-produced vehicles. But it was much cheaper than existing car models. Everyday Americans could afford it.

Needless to say, the Model T was a huge success… and not just for Ford and his investors.

The introduction of an affordable and reliable vehicle reshaped American society. The United States became a nation of car owners.

I’m telling you this because the auto industry is once again undergoing a major transformation. And just like a century ago, this revolution will radically change the world for the better.

• I’m talking about electric vehicles (EVs)…

Electric vehicles aren’t like traditional vehicles. They run on electricity instead of gasoline.

A few years ago, this market barely existed. There were just a few hundred EVs in the world. Only the rich drove them.

That’s no longer the case. Today, there are around 1 million EVs in the world. And that number grows by the day.

In fact, analysts estimate that there will be 27 million EVs on the road by 2027. This means the EV market is poised to grow 27-fold over the next decade.

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• Ford obviously wants a piece of this rapidly growing market…

So, it’s rethinking its entire business.

In fact, it just announced that it will spend $11 billion developing EVs over the next four years. That’s more than double what it previously planned to spend. By 2022, the Detroit automaker plans to have 40 EV models.

And Ford’s not the only major carmaker reinventing itself.

• General Motors (GM) is doing the same exact thing…

GM is the largest U.S. carmaker.

It plans to introduce two EV models within the next 18 months. By 2023, it hopes to have 20 models.

That’s an ambitious goal. But European carmakers are entering this market even more aggressively.

Daimler AG, Europe’s second-biggest carmaker, plans to spend at least $11.7 billion developing its own EVs.

Then there’s the Swedish auto giant Volvo. It plans to spend $40 billion developing its own EVs between now and 2030. Eventually, it plans to offer more than 300 electrified models.

I could go on and on… but you get the point.

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• Every major carmaker is going electric…

In fact, Reuters estimates that global automakers have already invested $90 billion in this emerging industry.

That’s an enormous number… but this is just the beginning. And there are a few reasons for this.

For one, governments around the world are cracking down on carbon emissions. They’re basically trying to regulate the internal combustion engine out of existence.

That supports EV production.

• EVs are also becoming cheaper to produce…

And that’s because lithium-ion battery pack costs have plummeted. This is what allows EVs to run on electricity.

Last year, the cost of a lithium-ion battery fell 24%. The cost of this key component is now a fifth of what it was in 2010… and it’s only going to get cheaper.

In fact, Bloomberg estimates that the cost of these batteries could fall another 50% by 2025.

At that point, the industry will reach its “tipping point.” Most new cars produced will be electric.

• Now, I understand that 2025 seems far away…

But you shouldn’t wait to invest in the EV revolution.

That’s because this is the type of megatrend that only comes along once every generation.

When opportunities like this do present themselves, you must get in front of them. In tomorrow’s Dispatch, I’ll show you how you can start profiting from this trend.

Don’t worry—I’m not going to tell you to buy Tesla or any other overhyped carmaker. Instead, I’ll tell you about a much safer opportunity with even more upside.

So be sure to check your inbox tomorrow.

Regards,

Justin Spittler
Tulum, Mexico
January 30, 2018


Chart of the Day: The Dollar Continues Its Downfall

By Joe Withrow, analyst, Casey Research

The dollar is crashing.

That’s the story of today’s chart, which maps the U.S. Dollar Index from 2015 to today. This index tracks the dollar’s performance against a basket of major foreign currencies.

As you can see, the U.S. dollar has plummeted 14% since the start of 2017—and has fallen to its lowest level in three years.

Such a move in the currency market is huge… especially for the dollar.

You see, the dollar is the world’s most important currency. In today’s global economy, the U.S. dollar affects nearly every other financial asset on the planet.

And for Americans, a weak dollar means the money in your pocket won’t go as far. As the dollar falls, the things you buy regularly become more expensive.

Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself from a falling dollar.

Physical, hold-in-your-hand gold is the most conservative way to hedge against a dollar crash. And, as we told you last week, investing in commodities is also a great way to profit as the dollar falls…

—Joe Withrow


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