"Kip's VRA financial newsletter is a MUST read for every saavy investor in this country. Disregard it at your own peril. His mantra is my mantra: Buy Gold and China. Sell short on pretty much everything else. Kip Herriage's newsletter is my financial Bible."

--Wayne Allyn Root
2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate
Author, "The Conscience of a Libertarian"

Twitter: @kherriage

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Saturday
Mar182017

VRA Alert: My “Stock of the Century” Just Soared 285% in 30 Days. 

I predicted that 2017 would be my best year ever. Looks like another of my predictions is coming true. But here’s what makes it that much sweeter…I so love destroying Wall Street’s shell game!

My “Stock of the Century”, following a most important news release, has just rocketed 285% higher...in just the last 30 days…but the move higher is only beginning.

I just received the following from Robert K. (New Jersey):

“Kip, you said this was going to happen. Now, it’s happening! Because of your recommendations, my portfolio just grew from $12,000 to $46,000 and it only took ONE month. Amazing. Thank you!!”

You’re most welcome Robert. My VRA System continues to demolish the Wall Street frauds, but my real expertise lies in picking huge winners.

Here are my top stock picks, all-time:

Ivanhoe Mines: I recommended Ivanhoe at less than $2/share and then took profits at $23/share, in less than 14 months. A $5000 investment turned into more than $65,000.

JB Oxford (one of the original online brokers): I recommended JB Oxford at .75/share and took profits at $22/share, in less than 1 year. A $5000 investment turned into $146,000.

And my all-time #1 recommendation, Ultra Petroleum; I recommended Ultra at .15/share and within 8 years a $5000 investment was worth more than $6 million!

My “stock of the century” may have just had a monster month…but now that the news is getting out, this is when the real fun starts…this company is on its way into the financial mainstream and I fully expect it to become one of my BEST all-time buy recommendations. When my stocks take off…they really take off. 

  Here’s an email I received three weeks ago from a VRA Subscriber:

“Kip, after losing money in the market with my broker year after year, I have finally found the one guy that not only makes us incredible money but that actually seems to care about OUR success. 500% gains in 2 months. WOW. I read your early morning updates right when you send them out and they are by far my favorite emails of the day. My wife and I sincerely THANK YOU!” TK and MK, Miami, FL.

Many of you have followed my work for years…some for decades…now is the time to make sure you are a Member of our community. My VRA Trading & Investing System is unlike anything you’ve seen before. I know, because I created it…no one else has it…it is my propriety work.

  * Each morning I email you before the US markets open. I tell you exactly what to own, exactly what price to pay and then exactly when to sell and take profits.

  * Your VRA Membership also comes with my two VRA Special Reports (“Making a Fortune in Precious Metals and Mining Stocks” and “Kip’s Stock of the Century”). My Stock of the Century may well more potential than any stock I have ever discovered.  Just this past month it has soared 285%, but that’s nothing compared to what it’s about to do.

  *  Your VRA Membership also comes with your private Members Site, my VRA Core Portfolio and every VRA Update that I have issued going back to 2005.

It’s my sincere hope that you’ll act on this invitation. For the next 72 hours you can join us for either 6 months or a full year, with a discount of up to 75%.

Just click on the link below. Choose either a 6-month or 1 year membership…at a savings of up to 75%!

https://vrainsider.com/vra-join

I look forward to welcoming you to our VRA Community. 

Kip 

Kip Herriage

VRA Founder/Publisher (2003)

VRAletter.com


Saturday
Feb182017

In My 31 Years, This Will Be My Best Year Ever. Come and Join Us!

In My 31 Years, This Will Be My Best Year Ever. Come and Join Us!

Hi, it’s Kip again. I’ll keep this very brief…2017 will be my best year ever in beating the markets. If you’re serious about making more money with your investing than you’ve ever experienced, take 2 minutes and keep reading. 

In just the last 2 months (from December 20th to today), my VRA Core Portfolio (which contains ALL of my recommended stocks) has a net gain of 570%, with an average gain per stock of 71%. All “time stamp” documented.

I am recommending just 8 stocks to my Members (I never recommend more than 10, at any time) and while the actual stock selections are for VRA Members only, here is exactly how each stock has performed…since just December 20th, 2016.

+201%

+122%

+36%

+91%

+183%

-13.6%

+10%

+23%

8 recommended stocks, with a total “net” gain of 570%...for an average gain of 71% per position.

Here’s an email I received just this week from a VRA Subscriber:

“Kip, after losing money in the market with my broker year after year, I have finally found the one guy that not only makes us incredible money but that actually seems to care about OUR success. 500% gains in 2 months. WOW. I read your early morning updates right when you send them out and they are by far my favorite emails of the day. My wife and I sincerely THANK YOU!”

 TK and MK, Miami, FL.

I said I would keep this brief. Many of you have followed my work for years…some for decades…now is the time to make sure you are a Member of our community. My VRA Trading & Investing System is unlike anything you’ve seen before. I know, because I created it…no one else has it…it is my propriety work.

*  Each morning I email you before the US markets open. I tell you exactly what to own, exactly what price to pay and then exactly when to sell and take profits.

* Your VRA Membership also comes with my two VRA Special Reports (“Making a Fortune in Precious Metals and Mining Stocks” and “Kip’s Stock of the Century”). My Stock of the Century is an unknown energy company with more potential than any stock I have ever discovered.  Just this week it soared 142%but that’s nothing compared to what it’s about to do.

* Your VRA Membership also comes with your private Members Site, my VRA Core Portfolio and every VRA Update that I have issued going back to 2005.

It’s my sincere hope that you’ll act on this invitation. For the next 72 hours you can join us for either 6 months or a full year, with a huge discount of 75%.

Simply go to VRALetter.com and click the “Join Us Now” tab.

1) For your 6 Month Membership, use promo code: vra6month

($495, or 75% off from $3995 web site price)

2) For your 1 Year Membership, use promo code: vragold

($998, or 75% off from $3995 web site price)

Offer is good for next 72 Hours….

We look forward to welcoming you to the VRA!  

Sincerely,  

Kip Herriage

VRA Founder/Publisher (2003)

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Feb092017

VRA Update: An Extraordinary Phone Call

While short term overbought, everything that I see is confirming that the 3 month highs we're seeing right now in precious metals are only just the beginning. The planets appear to be aligned for us. In just the last 2 months the VRA has total gains of more than 370% in our VRA Core Portfolio mining stocks.

Bu today, I have to share some details from a phone call I had with a long time VRA Subscriber from New York. "John" is a senior bank officer with one of the largest banks in the country. I assured him that I wouldn't include his real name (or the name of his bank), but everything else is as exactly as he told me.

Extraordinary Phone Call

"John", my banker friend in New York (not his real name, but he is from NY) has been with his "monstrosity of a bank" (his words, not mine) for more than 20 years. He started with them right out of college and loves what he does for a living. I know this to be true because he's one of the few people I know that puts in as many hours as I do. It's his passion...and he's very, very good at it.

John no longer works with retail customers...he's high end commercial/Wall Street lending only these days...but because of his senior position, he sees all the reports. In a nutshell, here's what John told me today:

First, the Trump phenomenon has already had a huge impact on the level of business they are doing. In his words, "the change was like night and day". John told me that within just a few days of the election, top CEO's, CFO's and senior company leaders were on the phone to them, asking what their options were to increase the amounts they could borrow. Again, in John's words, "it was like somebody put the word out on CNN or on the cover of the NY Times...the economy is back...and everyone just wanted to get going, now."

Second, John told me that his bank "pretty much immediately began freeing up lending". We already knew that banks have been sitting on record levels of cash...it's now clear these excess reserves are about to start working their way back into the US and global economy (roughly 1/3 of John's business is with international clients).  

I asked John if this means we're headed back to "fog a mirror" loans...2004-2006, easy money credit without the ability to pay it back, should the economy go into the tank again. His candid answer was "no...well, not yet anyway". 

He also shared details about lending approval rates, which have already jumped "significantly", just since the election.  

Finally, when I asked John "why"...exactly what does he attribute these changes to...his answer came quick: "it's all about Trump. People around here see Trump as a financial and real estate giant. If you had to pick one person to jump start the US economy and give us a chance of getting back to 4% GDP, it's this guy."

I'll be honest with you. This call absolutely blew me away. Not because I was really all that surprised to hear John say these things...but because they confirmed for me exactly why I voted for Trump. It made me feel even more like I made the right decision (not that I would have ever voted for HRC...yuck).

It also confirms the action that the VRA System has been seeing in the financials. You may remember the VRA Updates, where I included charts and analysis of the financials, back in the Spring. They were telling us back then that something big was coming in bank stocks. 

Take a look at this 1 year chart of XLF (financial ETF):

Stunning move higher since the election. And folks, know this as well; when the bank stocks get going, they tend to run for 2-3 years. This means the 20% move higher since November 8th is likely just the beginning. 

This also tells us that the global relation trade is very, very real. But it also tells us that the FED is WAY behind the curve. Unless they start raising interest rates and fast, we're about to see a level of inflation that we have not had in many, many years. 

And what sector loves inflation, more than any sector on the planet? You guessed it...precious metals. Especially when real interest rates are negative (as they are right now). Real interest rates are determined by taking the 10 year Treasury Bonds yield (currently 2.3%) and subtracting the level of inflation (CPI). 

I've never believed the BS numbers that the government gives us on inflation, showing the CPI increasing at just 2% a year. Let's assume that the real number is really 5% (still too low in my book)...this gives us a real interest rate of roughly -2.7%...and rapidly growing. This is HUGE for gold and silver! This is what the smart money is looking at...this is why precious metals and the miners are taking off...especially the ones that the VRA recommends.

And it confirms almost everything that John told me today. Look out everyone...it looks like serious growth is on tap for the US and global economy. BTW, this is also very big for oil and natural gas...coming demand could eat into energy supplies fast than just about anyone is predicting. My $70 oil target for this year could be on the low side...maybe even by quite a bit.

Until next time, thanks again for reading...

Kip

Thursday
Jan192017

Becoming Wealthy in the Age of Trump. My FREE Gift to You...

Please accept my just finished book as my free gift to you. “Becoming Wealthy in the Age of Trump” is the follow-up to my 2011 book and will show you exactly how the US and global economies will react to President Trump’s policy of “America First”. (Hint: it won’t be all smooth sailing).

Your copy is waiting for you at: vrainsider.com


Wednesday
Dec282016

VRA Update: Struggle to Dow 20K. Repeat of 1 Year Ago? Another Reason to Love Precious Metals.

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and that you have an even better New Year and 2017. 

This past Friday I wrote the last word of my second book. Waves of relief! "CrashProof Prosperity 2.0, Becoming Wealthy in the Age of Trump" should be out of final edits this week.

Typically this is the slowest week in the stock market...but before we decide to phone it in for the next few trading sessions, let's remember what happened at exactly this time last year.  

On 12/29/15, the Dow Jones closed at 17,720, posting solid 100 plus point gains and signaled to many that we would finish the year on a strong note and then rip and roar higher as we started 2016.

But the markets had their own game plan...

The very next day...12/30/15...the Dow struggled and wound up closing 120 points lower. And the final trading day of 2015 was even worse, wth the Dow losing 175 points. It was this loss...175 points on heavy volume for New Years week, that got everyone's attention. Then, once we kicked off 2016, it was a blood bath...the Dow lost another 280 points on 1/4/16.

Before the sell-off was over, the Dow would plummet 2000 points in just over 3 weeks. An 11.2% loss in the Dow, and losses in the Russell 2000 that would more than double the Dow's loss. 

It was a blood bath in stocks...and the VRA was perfectly positioned for it.

By the time we sold (1/14/16), our combined profits from 3 positions would total 139%.

Today, I see signs of what could well be a repeat from this time last year. Everyone has Dow 20,000 baked in the cake...market internals "might" be just strong enough to get us there. But what then?? And, if we fail to reach Dow 20K, look out below...the waves of selling pressure could be enormous. 

Know this; if the internals continue to break down, the sell off will be ugly.

Precious Metals/Miners 2017

The article below appeared on Gold-eagle.com over the weekend and its a most important one. As you'll read, gold...as a percentage of total global financial assets, today trades at a level of 9 times less than it did in 1980. Today, gold makes up just .58% of all global financial assets. Remarkable!

The VRA continues to believe that January 2016 marked the beginning of the bull market in gold, silver and mining stocks. I see the same for base metals and oil/nat gas as well. It's called the "reflation trade" and almost certainly marks the return of inflation to global economies. 

No one should be surprised...central banks around the world have been printing their currencies in reckless abandon for years...essentially since the 2008 financial crisis kicked off what historians will recognize as the beginning of "global currency wars". In fact, we see these everywhere we look today. 

And please, do not be fooled. Inflation is defined as the "printing of fiat currency". That's the Mises definition...and its the only one that has ever mattered. Keynesian economists will soon be made to look the dunces that they are, from the NY Times Paul Krugman on (you'll be able to read all about this when CPP 2.0 is released).

Here's the article on gold holdings...just another major reason to own gold, silver and the miners. 

Until next time, thanks again for reading...make it a good holiday week

Kip

 

Gold As A Percentage Of Global Financial Assets

gold forecast

In 2014 Total Global Assets Topped $105 TRILLION (i.e more than $105,000,000,000,000)

(Source: http://www.gold-eagle.com/article/making-case-12000-gold-and-360-silver)

An astronomical amount by any standards. Interestingly, only a small fraction of this monumental amount has been allocated to gold investments. Here below is the record of gold investments since 1980. To be sure a brief history of gold investment demand will indubitably put our analysis into sharp perspective.

In the late 1970s the price of gold soared to the then all-time high of $800/oz…fueled by runaway inflation of that period that propelled gold investments skyward.

(Source: Moore Research Center, Inc)

The price of gold soared from about $160 in 1976 to a little over $800 in early 1980. It is imperative to note that in 1980, gold investments as a percentage of Total Global Financial Assets had reached 5.0%. Hoverer, gold investment demand then began to wane for many of the following years until the new century began in 2000…when the price of gold finally bottomed. In that year gold investments as a percentage of Global Financial Assets had also bottomed at 0.19%.

(Chart Source:  SRSrocco Report: https://srsroccoreport.com )

By 2001 gold investments as a percentage of Global Financial Assets began a slow methodical climb until the 2011-2012 period…when gold again make an all-time peak at over $1,900. Understandably, the price of gold then slowly began to decline in concert with the diminishing gold investments as a percentage of Global Financial Assets (which dropped from 0.85% to last year’s 0.58%.  Think about it:  Gold investment as a percentage of Global Financial Assets were nearly 9 Times greater in 1980 than it is today. To be sure the implications and ramifications of the above are mine-boggling. Here is another chart focus on how minuscule recent gold investment is as a percentage of Global Financial Assets:

(Chart Source:  SRSrocco Report: https://srsroccoreport.com )

Gold Forecast:  In the event gold investments as a percentage of Global Financial Assets again rises to 5.0%, it means 0.05 X 105,000,000,000,000 = $5.25 Trillion ($5.250,000,000,000) will flood into gold. This begs the question:  What might be the impact of a tsunami of increased gold investments hitting world markets?

Here Are The Estimating Rationale

  • Total global gold production is estimated at about 3,000 tonnes.
  • 3,000 tonnes is equivalent to 96,450,000 troy ounces (as there are 32,150 oz/tonne)  
  • Value of one year’s global gold production at $1,150/oz is about $110 Billion

Consequently, in the event gold investments as a percentage of Global Financial Assets again increases from 0.58% to 5.0%, the demand might explode exponentially to $5,250,000,000,000 ($5.25 Trillion).  For this reason this analyst does not dare try to predict how high the gold price will be turbocharged as a result...when this happens. 2017 looks to be a Golden Year for precious metals investors.