"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

Twitter: @kherriage

Karl Bessey

Mary Dee

Mike Budny 
Friday
Nov182011

Long Term, Independent Thinking - Living Life on Your Terms

I have not always been a long term, independent minded, macro thinker and investor. In my early years on Wall Street, I followed the actions of a senior investment advisor who was an options specialist. He placed anywhere from 1000-5000 options orders DAILY, and his technical analysis was minute by minute, and many times second by second. It took me about a year to realize that this kind of investing just wasn't for me...much too risky and fast moving...with way too much guesswork. Jack (the options specialist) wound up having a heart attack, and while he recovered 100%, he was forced to give up options trading...turns out, it wasn't really his style of investing either.

Within about 5 years into the business, a mentor came into my life that perfectly suited my personality. Ted had been in the industry about 40 years when I met him, and he completely understood how the markets worked and why they worked the way they did. His view was that all successful investing and decision making started with the macro view...the big picture economically and personally. He believed that once you understood the macro fundamentals that you could then choose the specific industries and companies that made the best investment sense. He also believed that having a long term perspective was the only way to go, and that following YOUR instincts...not someone else's...was the key to making great decisions.

Over the years I studied the work of other well known macro investors. Experts like Peter Lynch and Warren Buffet are famous for their macro work, and it didn't take me long to realize that this was the ONLY way to build lasting, long term wealth...not just using the stock markets, but with real estate and commodities as well. Napoleon Hill taught me the same principals about life through Think and Grow Rich. Over the last decade plus I've done my best to describe and teach this style of living, and from time to time I receive emails that illustrate the success my subscribers have had.

Recently, I received the following email that I'd like to share with you here:

Dear Kip,

Thank you for your consistently passionate work and for steering us in the right direction. Before I joined WMI and began taking the VRA, my financial life was a mess. We were way too leveraged in real estate and had never had success in the stock market. If we had not listened to you about 3 years ago, we would have lost everything. When I first shared with my wife your views of the stock market and real estate market, she thought you were crazy. She told me "there is no way we're selling these properties now. Doesn't he know that we are already underwater and will have to take losses"?

We talked about these decisions for a couple of months and then bit the bullet and got out from underneath these properties. If we had kept them, we would be in bankruptcy today, with millions in losses. Instead, we are debt free and we are making money in the VRA and gold and silver.   

Every time we hear you say that you are "equal opportunity offenders" we both laugh, but we also know exactly what you mean by it. Thank you and Karl for being men of your word and for following your instincts. You have lots of fans out here and we are on board for the 50 trillion transfer.

Thank you!

M & M - California  

Solid investment advice is really no different than solid wisdom for life. And no, living your life with a long term, independently thought out mindset is not always the easiest thing to do. Many times you have to fight what might be 10, 20 or even 50 years of wrong way-conditioning, and frequently, this conditioning may come from those that you care about the most (family and friends).    

We deeply believe in the principals that WMI stands for. Authenticity...Loyalty... Freedom...Prosperity...and of course, The Truth. The truth resonates, and when you reach the point in your life where you recognize the truth, when you see it and when you hear it, all of your life decisions become more grounded...more real...and more concrete.

I appreciate the fact that I had both of these mentors in my life, Jack and Ted. They both taught me an incredible amount about myself, and the life that I chose to lead. As you continue on your journey to prosperity and authenticity, may your mentors serve you as well as mine have served me.

Your friend

Kip  

 

 

Sunday
Oct302011

Number 14 is Sure to be Number 1!

 

Houston, TX (October 30, 2011) – Wealth Masters International proudly announces details on their 14th m2 Wealth Conference in Maui, December 5-8. The event also marks a significant birthday celebration for WMI, kicking off their 8th year in business. In addition, it will be the world’s first glimpse of PURE, a company focused on life-changing nutrition, anti-aging and wellness. Dr. Becky and Dan Maes, the industry veterans leading PURE, will be there to deliver a sneak preview of the company’s innovative 2012 launch plans.

To mark the occasion and encourage the entire WMI community to be there in force to experience it, Kip Herriage, WMI CEO & Co-Founder has released this special media statement:

"Since opening our doors in January 2005, Wealth Masters has sponsored 17 world class, sold out events (thirteen m2 Wealth Conferences and four m3 Private Wealth Groups). What makes WMI events so popular? Based on the feedback we’ve received over the last seven years, we would have to say that their success is in large part due to the time-tested, TRUE experts that we feature as keynote speakers on Wealth, Health and Wisdom. And, with the $50 Trillion Wealth Transfer picking up speed, #14 looks to be our best line-up EVER!

FIRST, one of the three US-based major news networks will be there to film one of our most successful WMI Member stories to date, as he gives an incredible, must-see keynote presentation!

These are just a few of the additional m2 highlights and 20+ Keynote Presenters:

•Mike Maloney, of GoldSilver.com fame, and THE recognized global expert on precious metals.

 •G. Edward Grffin, bestselling author of the Federal Bank expose, "The Creature from Jekyll Island"

•Rob McCaulay, CEO of Falcon Oil and Gas. Is this really the energy story of the century? •

Wayne Allyn Root, Vice Presidential Nominee 2008, best selling author, relentless self-made multi-millionaire entrepreneur •

John Perkins, bestselling author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" •

Joe Sugarman, the original infomercial and copywriting expert, and founder of the sensational global phenomenon that is "BlueBlockers"

And of course... the WMI staple... Wealth Creation! No fewer than EIGHT, game-changing wealth creation opportunities... no longer are these strategies reserved only for the elite 1% of the world 

WMI’s 14th m2 Wealth Conference is set for December 5-8 at the Westin, Maui. This is an extremely popular destination at a highly desirable time of year and WMI expects available space to fill up quickly.

We look forward to seeing you in Maui!

 

 

Sunday
Oct302011

European Bailout Package Announced - $1.3 Quadrillion Derivatives Implosion May Be Next  

European Bailout Package Announced  - $1.3 Quadrillion Derivatives Implosion May Be Next 

The announcement from the EU has been made, with the initial size of Europes bailout package announced as $1.7 Trillion USD. Details? What details! 

As I write this (at 3:30 am cst), the stock markets seem to like the news, with Dow futures up 180 points, and similar gains happening globally. The question is, will the party last? 

First, the details as we know them…followed by the HUGE risks that I see coming from this plan.

Here’s what we know so far, and one specific part of it is going to scare the ---- out of the $1.3 quadrillion (in size) derivatives markets, specifically the CDS market, or Credit Default Swaps. 

First, the size. Trust me when I tell you that the announced size of $1.7 trillion USD is just the beginning. This “European TARP”…or Euro bank bailout, which is exactly what I predicted would be announced…will allow for a 50% soft default on Greek government debt. This IS a sovereign debt default, and incredibly, Greece got off without any real forced austerity measures. I can tell you immediately that every bankrupt country across Europe is licking their chops at this deal. Why? Because Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain just realized that this is the EXACT deal that they will be able to negotiate as well! And, they will be able to do so without having to announce major changes to entitlement programs, or any other forced austerity measures that would have reigned in their ridiculous levels of beyond bankrupt spending.

Second, and this is where everyone reading this should be furious, it’s clear that a large portion of this bailout money will come from the International Monetary Fund, or the IMF….folks, that’s me and you….taxpayers of the world! How much you ask? Well, even without the official details right now, I can tell you that based on history, my educated guess is that about 20% will come from me and you…so, let’s call it $340 billion USD or so. Hey, this bailout stuff is fun, huh.

Third….next up we will learn how the European Central Bank (ECB) plans to participate in the party. Following the model from the US TRAP and stimulus bailouts of 2008/2009, we saw Ben Bernankes Federal Reserve initiate massive amounts of paper money printing, which they called Quantitative Easing…first QEI and then QEII…which combined totaled more than $2.5 trillion (just that we know of), which was used to by our OWN government and mortgage debt. So….we can look for the ECB to do pretty much the same thing…they will soon begin printing massive amounts of Euros, which will be used to buy European debt. Again, because NO ONE else will!  

Folks, the financial playbook that we have seen play out in the US will now be played out in Europe…almost to a tee. Here’s what it means for our future….massive currency inflation…and eventually, hyperinflation.

Finally, here’s my big concern from what I’ve seen announced so far. This “soft bailout” of Greece, is amazingly being pitched as a “non-default”…meaning that investors that purchased CDS’s against Greek debt as insurance against the exact default that is now taking place, may see their insurance policy (CDS) deemed nearly worthless! If this takes place, I cannot emphasize how big of a deal it could wind up becoming.

Consider this, if the worlds largest investors…those that dominate the credit default swap market, along with all derivatives markets…begin to fear that ALL of their derivatives holdings could be made near-irrelevant at the drop of a hat, then we could be early witness to complete insanity in this MASSIVE and UNREGULATED $1.3 quadrillion marketplace.

How big is a quadrillion you ask? It’s a 1 with 15 zeros. Or how about this…it’s a actually a thousand trillion. It’s also an amount that’s more than 60 times the entire globes GDP. So…if the next collapse starts in the derivatives markets…well, it would make the economic crisis that we’ve seen so far look like a walk in the park.

For now, it looks like the powers that be are willing to do anything and everything to re-inflate the worlds bubble economy. No deleveraging, no real austerity measures, and no economic sanity.  We will continue to aggressively buy gold and silver. And, all of this money printing and debt issuance makes shorting government debt all the more attractive.

The VRA is perfectly positioned to take advantage of every idiotic move our powers that be make. Those that have the courage to make these investments will be the big winners over the next 2-3 years, as this $50 trillion transfer of wealth enters its next phase.

Also, do whatever possible to make it to WMI's 14th m2 Wealth Conference, December 5-8 in Maui. More details on this in the next update! 

Kip    

 

 

Thursday
Oct272011

European Bailout Package Announced - $1.3 Quadrillion Derivatives Implosion May Be Next  

European Bailout Package Announced  - $1.3 Quadrillion Derivatives Implosion May Be Next 

The announcement from the EU has been made, with the initial size of Europes bailout package announced as $1.7 Trillion USD. Details? What details! 

As I write this (at 3:30 am cst), the stock markets seem to like the news, with Dow futures up 180 points, and similar gains happening globally. The question is, will the party last? 

First, the details as we know them…followed by the HUGE risks that I see coming from this plan.

Here’s what we know so far, and one specific part of it is going to scare the ---- out of the $1.3 quadrillion (in size) derivatives markets, specifically the CDS market, or Credit Default Swaps. 

First, the size. Trust me when I tell you that the announced size of $1.7 trillion USD is just the beginning. This “European TARP”…or Euro bank bailout, which is exactly what I predicted would be announced…will allow for a 50% soft default on Greek government debt. This IS a sovereign debt default, and incredibly, Greece got off without any real forced austerity measures. I can tell you immediately that every bankrupt country across Europe is licking their chops at this deal. Why? Because Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain just realized that this is the EXACT deal that they will be able to negotiate as well! And, they will be able to do so without having to announce major changes to entitlement programs, or any other forced austerity measures that would have reigned in their ridiculous levels of beyond bankrupt spending.

Second, and this is where everyone reading this should be furious, it’s clear that a large portion of this bailout money will come from the International Monetary Fund, or the IMF….folks, that’s me and you….taxpayers of the world! How much you ask? Well, even without the official details right now, I can tell you that based on history, my educated guess is that about 20% will come from me and you…so, let’s call it $340 billion USD or so. Hey, this bailout stuff is fun, huh.

Third….next up we will learn how the European Central Bank (ECB) plans to participate in the party. Following the model from the US TRAP and stimulus bailouts of 2008/2009, we saw Ben Bernankes Federal Reserve initiate massive amounts of paper money printing, which they called Quantitative Easing…first QEI and then QEII…which combined totaled more than $2.5 trillion (just that we know of), which was used to by our OWN government and mortgage debt. So….we can look for the ECB to do pretty much the same thing…they will soon begin printing massive amounts of Euros, which will be used to buy European debt. Again, because NO ONE else will!  

Folks, the financial playbook that we have seen play out in the US will now be played out in Europe…almost to a tee. Here’s what it means for our future….massive currency inflation…and eventually, hyperinflation.

Finally, here’s my big concern from what I’ve seen announced so far. This “soft bailout” of Greece, is amazingly being pitched as a “non-default”…meaning that investors that purchased CDS’s against Greek debt as insurance against the exact default that is now taking place, may see their insurance policy (CDS) deemed nearly worthless! If this takes place, I cannot emphasize how big of a deal it could wind up becoming.

Consider this, if the worlds largest investors…those that dominate the credit default swap market, along with all derivatives markets…begin to fear that ALL of their derivatives holdings could be made near-irrelevant at the drop of a hat, then we could be early witness to complete insanity in this MASSIVE and UNREGULATED $1.3 quadrillion marketplace.

How big is a quadrillion you ask? It’s a 1 with 15 zeros. Or how about this…it’s a actually a thousand trillion. It’s also an amount that’s more than 60 times the entire globes GDP. So…if the next collapse starts in the derivatives markets…well, it would make the economic crisis that we’ve seen so far look like a walk in the park.

For now, it looks like the powers that be are willing to do anything and everything to re-inflate the worlds bubble economy. No deleveraging, no real austerity measures, and no economic sanity.  We will continue to aggressively buy gold and silver. And, all of this money printing and debt issuance makes shorting government debt all the more attractive.

The VRA is perfectly positioned to take advantage of every idiotic move our powers that be make. Those that have the courage to make these investments will be the big winners over the next 2-3 years, as this $50 trillion transfer of wealth enters its next phase.

Also, do whatever possible to make it to WMI's 14th m2 Wealth Conference, December 5-8 in Maui. More details on this in the next update! 

Kip    

 

 

Friday
Aug192011

Behind it All - The Crime Against Humanity

Behind it All - The Crime Against Humanity

Know this; the poverty that’s invading the world is due primarily to one single event…the implementation of fiat currency as a monetary medium of exchange. I have been writing and educating about this most important issue for a decade, and if the 99% of the worlds population that have no clue about the truth of funny money were to wake up one morning with a real understanding of the single biggest fraud ever perpetrated on mankind, we would be witness to fully warranted global unrest on a scale unimaginable… directed towards those in government/politics/banking (mostly shadow) that are directly responsible.  

Watching the riots taking place in and around London are both telling and a shot across the bow, wherever you may live. First, we all know the real reason that riots…social unrest…are taking place; the realities of economic depression and the fear that things have almost no chance of getting better. Forget about the governments official unemployment figures…because those rioting certainly have. Young people, aged 18-30, know that the real rate is 30% (in London and most everywhere else), but they still don’t know the root cause for their economic misery.

Before this global crisis is over, that will change.

Since the creation of the Federal Reserve (and sister central banks in crime) the money we use has lost more than 90% of its value. Stop for a moment and let this sink in…we’ve each experienced, thanks to to the mafia of money, a loss in purchasing power of more than 90%!  The mainstream press calls this “inflation”, but this simplistic definition falls so far short of the truth that it would be a joke if the outcome was not so cruel.

But we know the real reason for rising prices and a greatly diminished way of life;  currency inflation!  Massive amounts of printing of every currency on the globe to fund our bankrupt governments way of life…this crime against humanity reduces the value of our hard work/savings/investments…and it does it on a 24/7 basis, robbing us even while we sleep.

So, when you see the riots in London, and when these same riots then come to your own back door, remember this VRA update. You can also find an in-depth discussion on this subject, along with our criminal cabal of “leaders” behind it, in my book CrashProof Prosperity, WMI’s documentary The Conspiracy Against Your Money, and of course the classic by G Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island.

Finally, we recently learned that the FED intends to GUARANTEE that interest rates will remain low for the next two years, which in theory will promote economic growth and force money into riskier investments (long term debt and stocks).

This guarantee from Bernanke reminds me of his statement of a few months back when he guaranteed that he could also stop inflation in its tracks. In the future it will be fun to add these current guarantees to the LONG list of past economic events that Bernanke was dead wrong about.

The stock market is collapsing and we are now witness to the next big leg down. Regardless of short term manipulation by the FED, the place to be is VRA recommended securities. Gold, silver, short stocks and debt…the speed of tumbling dominos can be heard all over the world...and funny money fiat currency is to blame for it all.

Kip  

 

 

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