My name is Nick O’Connor.
I’m the publisher at Southbank Investment Research, the London division of the world’s largest underground research network.
As I write, our network has more than 4 million readers in more than 100 countries worldwide. More people read our work than The Economist and The Wall Street Journal – put together.
Though we rarely publicise it, the secret to our success comes down to one thing:
The connections we’ve cultivated with some of the most experienced, powerful, wealthy and perceptive investors on the planet.
I tell you that because last year these connections led me to take part in a private meeting with several of the financial world's most powerful financiers.
I can't give you names. But I can tell you that joining us were a former US senator... a White House budget Director… and the single most powerful central banker alive today - a man who almost single-handedly ran the world’s financial system for 18 years.
Also around the table were at least two multi-millionaires, a former hedge fund manager and a New York Times best selling author.
This meeting was invitation only. A million pound cheque wouldn’t have got you in the room.
There were no members of the public in attendance – only a handful of people from within our network.
The highly privileged information I received inside that room led directly to the warning I need to share with you urgently today.
It involves an emerging threat to your wealth, savings and investments...
And – thanks to what I'm about to share – I believe this crisis will be more dangerous for Britain than almost any other country on the planet.
Before I explain, know this...
Our network of researchers has an uncanny knack of spotting – and predicting – some of the most dangerous financial crises of the last several decades.
For instance, one of our researchers went on record as early as 2005 to predict the global financial crises, which he anticipated would start in the US property market and spread worldwide. He was right. In 2008, Lehman Brother's went under, bringing the financial world to a grinding halt.
In 2011, several of our analysts accurately forecast the European debt crisis, which started in Greece before quickly spreading across the entire European continent, tipping entire countries into financial crisis.
I don't say that to boast, but because my warning to you is connected to those accurate forecasts.
I believe we're months away from another major bankruptcy...
One that's many, many times more dangerous than the Lehman Brothers, Greek and Asian Financial crises ~ put together.
If you thought the 1997, 2008 and 2011 debt crises made the financial system look fragile... if you think a 40% drop in the stock market... or entire nations begging for a bailout is bad... you're in for a nasty surprise.
In short, I believe we're about to see the biggest bankruptcy in history... a single event that will bring the global financial system to its knees.
When it does, it’ll be a financial nightmare for investors. Lots of people will suffer terribly. I expect huge losses for investors across the board.
Chances are, the fallout will hit everything from your bank account, your stocks, your pension, your home, your job, Brexit and everything else in your financial life.
More than that, I believe the crisis will quickly morph from the financial markets into a political and social disaster that will see angry people in the streets… entire governments falling… and the false “stability” of the last decade coming to an abrupt halt.
A lot of what I’m going to show you may seem incredible. And you may not like some of the conclusions I’ve come to. But as you’ll see, you can challenge every single fact I present. You'll find there's hard proof behind every claim I make. You’ll see that I’m right.
And you’ll realise that it’s vital you both understand and prepare for this bankruptcy, which will shock the markets in ways we probably can’t even imagine yet. I’ll show you what I’m recommending my own friends and family do to prepare their money for this impending crisis. And I’ll show you not only how you could protect yourself, but how you could come out of this dangerous situation much, much richer than you’d ever thought possible.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me take a step back and show you what’s going on.
The dark secret buried within
Britain's financial system
Think back to the days and weeks just after Lehman Brothers defaulted in 2008.
It was the biggest bankruptcy in history (at the time). And it set off a chain reaction across the financial system that almost brought the Western world to a grinding halt.
The US stock market crashed by 40% in a matter of weeks. The entire banking system almost went to the wall. The UK economy and housing market tanked. According to the Bank of England, the crisis destroyed $2.8 trillion in wealth.
But what shocked many people the most was just how quickly the financial system right here in Britain went from seemingly stable... to virtually bankrupt.
It happened overnight. One minute the banking system was solvent... sound... and strong... the next it had fallen to pieces.
That fragility shocked a lot of people I know.
It is what enabled a bank no one had heard of in the USA – Lehman Brothers – to trigger a crisis that lead to the entire British banking system being bailed out (as well as a recession, a change in government, austerity and a spike in the national debt).
Ask yourself: why did that happen?
What left Britain so exposed... so fragile?
The argument back then was that the banks had become "too big to fail". But that isn't true. It wasn't the SIZE of the banks that was the problem.
It was how CONNECTED they all were.
They were too deeply interlinked for anyone to properly understand how a default would affect the whole system. The chains that bound the world's financial system together were too complex... and too obscure...
That meant when one bank went down... the whole system almost went with it.
A University of Chicago economics professor called Randall Kroszner actually studied this after the financial crisis. He found that the more complex and connected the system gets, the more fragile it becomes:
"The many layers of intermediation create chains of inter-linkages that can make the entire system more vulnerable to shocks in any one market or at any single institution."
These links make the global financial system incredibly vulnerable.
But for BRITISH investors... they're a national nightmare.
You see, there's a dark secret at the heart of the UK financial system. It's something that makes us uniquely exposed to financial crisis no matter where that financial crisis starts.
Put simply, our financial system is dominated by what are known as "super-spreaders".
These are financial institutions that – like early patients in a disease epidemic – transmit toxic problems from one part of the world to another.
They're mostly banks with thousands of complex connections to other financial institutions.
This isn't lending to 'real' businesses like you or I would run.
It’s lending to other banks. Other financial businesses. Other super-spreaders.
It’s these connections – as we saw in 2008 – that make for a fragile financial system when crisis strikes.
And here's the thing...
Most major nations have one... maybe two major "super spreader" banks. Deutsche Bank is one in Germany. JP Morgan another in the USA...
But in the UK...
OUR ENTIRE BANKING SYSTEM IS ONE BIG SUPER SPREADER!!
Our five major banks – banks that dominate the UK economy – are ALL "super spreaders".
They're all intertwined with the global financial system.
Which means when a crisis strikes in a major financial market... it's virtually guaranteed it'll spread to Britain and expose our own system's vulnerabilities incredibly quickly.
Join the dots...
and the results are terrifying
My researchers and I have spent the decade since the last financial crisis digging into this. What we've found will shock you... and likely make you worried for your financial future.
But it's important you understand this NOW – while you still have a chance to act.
Consider just how fragile our financial system is to external shocks:
**The UK financial system loans a scary amount of money out to other financial institutions – in fact, FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT more than the G7 average. As of 2014 (the latest figures available) this figure stood at 34% of our entire GDP.
**The UK financial system has the highest exposure to foreign debt in the G7 – again, because our entire banking system is one big 'super spreader'.
**It is by far the most bloated sector, compared to the size of our economy, of any G7 nation. Banking assets are worth four times the entire UK economy.
**It is second only to Canada when it comes to exposure to consumer debt. Consumer debt is expected to reach 150% of GDP by next year.
**It has the lowest 'useful lending' ratio (lending to real businesses not other financial institutions) in the G7.
**It has the highest 'risky assets' ratio of any G7 nation (the ratio of safer 'core' assets to riskier 'non core' assets).
**It has the highest level of 'securitised assets' in the G7 – complex securities that helped create the last crisis.
**The highest leverage (borrowing) ratio of any G7 banking system
**According to the New Economics Foundation, the UK financial system is the least resilient financial system in the G7.
And not just by a little bit.
The Foundation ranked each country by resiliency. The UK came last. The next least resilient system was Italy... which is rated twice as strong as the UK.
**In other words, the UK financial & banking system is simultaneously the most exposed AND the most fragile modern financial system in the modern world.**
Shocking, isn't it?
Yet I've never seen that reported in any major media outlet.
Nor this: all of the figures I just showed you are part of the financial system that the banks declare – the visible part.
But according to Bank of International Settlements researchers, offshore debts (undeclared) of the global financial system now stand at between $13 and $14 trillion.
But it’s all hidden. The transactions are only declared in the footnotes of banks' accounting statements. According to BIS researchers:
These transactions are functionally equivalent to borrowing and lending in the cash market. Yet the corresponding debt is not shown on the balance sheet and thus remains obscured.
So… as bad as things look in the global financial system – which the UK is intricately connected to… the reality is probably a LOT worse.
The bad news doesn’t stop there.
If anything serious happens to the UK financial industry... the British state and economy would collapse.
I don't say that to scare you. I'm simply stating economic reality.
The financial industry employs more than 7% of the entire UK workforce (2.2m people).
It is our largest tax paying industry (11.5% of the tax take). In fact, it contributes more in tax than Scotland and Northern Ireland PUT TOGETHER.
It's also our largest exporter, with a £72bn trade surplus.
But what's more worrying is how much the industry subsidises the rest of the country...
Financial services are predominantly based in the South East and London... which are the only regions that produce a fiscal surplus. Every other region in Britain takes in more in government expenditure than it produces in tax take.
Stating that won't go down well with some people, I know.
But it's a fact.
And it creates a worrying situation...
Our financial system is the single most important industry in Britain...
But it's also the most fragile... vulnerable... and exposed to global financial crisis.
This means virtually any financial crisis – anywhere on the planet – is a threat to our economy, our way of life and your money.
Britain’s “super-spreader” banks might contribute cash to the economy.
But they also mean we’re frighteningly exposed to global financial crisis.
Which is why I’m so worried.
I believe I have credible evidence 2018 will see another ‘Lehman’ style event in the financial markets.
In involves the default of a major country…
It is going to send shockwaves through the financial system.
Shockwaves Britain is virtually defenceless against.
So ask yourself...
If the events of 2008 were to be repeated over again, how would you cope? How would a 40% drop in the stock market impact your life, portfolio and pension?
What if you saw lines forming in front of your bank, like they did before Northern Rock? What if your pension fund was in the news and your broker refused to pick up the phone?
Would you know what to do? What to buy and sell? How to avoid the carnage... or even turn it to your advantage?
I can't say for sure exactly how far the markets will fall... or how much investors will lose... if I'm right. All we can do is look at what happened in 2008 and 2011 for guidance.
If I’m right, this bust is virtually inevitable.
It'll be the biggest and most destructive bankruptcy of all time
Today I want to show you how to survive when one of the most important "cogs" in the global financial system goes bust.
It is intimately woven into the financial system – far more so than either Lehmans or Greece.
Its debt is held all over the world, including right here in the UK... as well as the USA, France, Germany, China, Japan and Spain.
In fact, according to Oxford Economics analyst Taha Saei a default would "shatter" the economy... and destroy €400bn in private wealth (and that's a conservative estimate).
To be clear: Not only is it BIGGER than Lehmans... it is also far, FAR more interconnected.
It's no wonder Deutsche Bank analysts claimed last year that with a "legacy toxic debt holdings [it] ticks a number of boxes to us for the ingredients of a potential next financial crisis."
It's easy to see why. This is a vital part of the global financial system and I have credible evidence it is rapidly descending into crisis. Consider:
- It is the third biggest credit market in the world, with more than €2 trillion debt outstanding.
- Its GDP growth has been flatlining for a decade, while debt has increased by €800 billion.
- It has to find €86 billion every single year just to pay the interest on its debts.
To be blunt... it is one giant mess.
And it is connected to virtually every financial institution on the planet. Its debt is held everywhere. Chances are your bank holds some of its debt... or trades closely with someone who does. Remember, our banks are "super-spreaders". They're connected deeply to the financial system. It's virtually impossible to avoid the second or third order effects of a major default.
If you're not prepared for the repercussions of that, you're making a huge mistake.
Because when this crisis flares up, I believe it'll expose the terrible fragility in the financial system once and for all...
The biggest bust in history
You see, I believe in 2018 we'll see an entire nation – a G7 nation – go to the wall.
It's a major European country that has been utterly destroyed by the insane Euro project...
It has over $2 trillion in debt outstanding...
Its banking system is rammed with toxic, non performing debt...
And its economy is flatlining – economic growth has gone nowhere for nearly a decade, despite the national debt skyrocketing by more than $800 billion.
It is doomed.
Take a closer look and the situation on the ground is nothing less than horrifying – especially for such a vital part of the financial system…
In Italy, living standards are well below where they were ten years ago. And GDP is barely above the level when it joined the euro in 1999. That's nearly two decades in which the only thing to grow reliably is... debt.
Five recessions since the 90s and one triple-dip recession since 2008 have crushed the Italian economy.
Unemployment has been stuck above 10% since 2012 and youth unemployment is at above 30%.
The government budget and debt to GDP are a nightmare too. Debt to GDP is now at 132% - the levels which got Greece into trouble.
In fact, the Italian government now owes 35 thousand euros per person, six thousand more than the Greeks.
It spends 10% of its government income on interest expense and 4% of its entire national GDP. That’s double the OECD average, and the highest in Europe over the last 6 years.
The real problem is that the debt to GDP ratio isn’t falling, despite the perfect conditions for it to do so. Growth in the Eurozone has picked up, interest rates are extraordinarily low. But Italy's debt to GDP just won’t go down.
If it’s not falling now, it never will. Well, not without a default – which would be the biggest in history.
Bankruptcy: slow at first...
then all at once
To be clear, mathematically, there is simply no way out for a country that was once the most powerful in the world. When government debt is at 132% of GDP and GDP growth is at 1%... there can be no escaping disaster.
It's no wonder money is flooding out of Italy... and the population is shrinking.
Without migration, mostly from Africa and Asia, the population would be shrinking by a quarter of a million per year! In 2015, the fewest number of native Italian children were born since 1861.
How will the country pay off its debts with less and less people to do so? That’s a rhetorical question, given no one has any real idea how these debts can ever be paid back.
The banks certainly know what’s about to happen. They're dumping Italian government debt - according to one firm, banks ditched 12.6 billion euro in December 2017 alone and 40 billion euro in the last three months of 2017. That’s still only 10% of their total holdings though – it's nowhere near fast enough.
It’s not just government debt that’s the problem in Italy, though. The private bad-debt problem is awful, too.
Even with interest rates near zero, Italian people can’t pay their debts. And these bad debts have built up steadily, with no resolution over time. Global investment bank BNP Paribas reports:
“Indeed, the Italian banking system had a 16.4% ratio of non-performing loans in the third quarter of 2016.
Only the Greek, Cypriot and Portuguese banking systems had higher ratios at 47%, 47% and 20% respectively.
However, their assets only represented respectively 1.2%, 0.3% and 1.4% of total eurozone bank assets.
The figure for the Italian banking system is 13%, making it the third biggest in the eurozone."
Deutsche Bank estimates the non-performing loan problem to be even larger now, at 349 billion euro. That’s more than Greece’s default! It’s about the same size as the losses on sub-prime mortgages in the US during the 2008 crisis.
This means the banking system has a problem the size of Greece in 2012 and American sub-prime mortgages in 2007.
And this under good economic conditions... with interest rates at historic lows.
In short, it’s the third biggest debt market on the planet... a vital cog in the financial system.
France... Germany... Britain... the USA... China... Japan... ALL own a chunk of its toxic debts.
When it goes to the wall... there's no telling how quickly the damage will spread… or how quickly our “super-spreader” banks will import financial problems.
According to Oxford Economics analyst Taha Saei, this country owes the rest of Europe 25% of its GDP... enough that a default would cripple Europe.
Even under strong majority leadership Italy’s situation would be almost insurmountable…
But unfortunately, the rot has started to set into the political system, too.
March’s general election saw no majority voted in, and it has taken two months for the first semblances of a government to form, with the BBC reporting that “few Italians [could] really see what has improved since the economic crisis.”
A threadbare alliance between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League party has formed, and the next prime minister of Italy looks set to be Giuseppe Conte, a law professor with no political experience.
The Washington Post called the alliance the “populist front that neither Berlin nor Paris wanted to see”.
Pre-election, a document was leaked suggesting that the Italian government alliance has plans to exit the Eurozone and request that €250 billion of Italian debt be written off.
Federico Santi, analyst at Eurasia Group, said that the parties’ fiscal policy plans would “result in a huge increase in the deficit, a blatant violation of EU deficit rules.”
Could the EU hold Italy hostage as they did with Greece, by threatening to crash the Italian economy as they did with Greece, if Italy didn’t introduce strict sanctions to try and combat the upcoming bust?
They could try, but The Washington posted noted, “doing this would potentially put Europe at Italy’s mercy, because at that point it would have little to lose by leaving the euro, in all likelihood setting off a contagion that would engulf everyone else.”
Italy’s future government has scrapped its way to power on a wave of a “people’s republic” and on chants of “Italians First”... nationalism appealing to regular voters just as it did in Greece.
When the Italians exit the Eurozone, the consequences will be dire, but the EU cannot try to force the Italian government’s hand as they did with Greece.
In the words of the Financial Times, Italy is “too big to fail and may be too big to save.”
As Deutsche Bank put it last year, this is a situation with:
"A country nearing an election and with high populist party support, with a generationally underperforming economy, a comparatively huge debt burden, and a fragile banking system which continues to have to deal with legacy toxic debt holdings ticks a number of boxes to us for the ingredients of a potential next financial crisis."
Never mind the "next" financial crisis.
How about THE BIGGEST FINANCIAL CRISIS IN HISTORY!!!
Think back to 2008 and 2011. Lehman Brothers and Greece were dots on the horizon compared to what'll happen if this keystone of the financial system goes under…
One of the world's greatest historic powers going bust is more than just the end of the Eurozone.
It is part of a global unwinding.
An unwinding of a period of excess – in which debts have skyrocketed and the financial system has become highly fragile – that will go down in the history books.
For many, it will be life-changing.
People will lose fortunes. Dreams will be shattered. But, for those astute enough to read the signs in advance, there will also be chances to make a fortune. I’ll show you what I mean by that in a second.
When the next crisis hits, the terrible fragility of the global financial system will be exposed.
At that point, you’ll have some difficult decisions to make.
Believe me, you HAVE to get these decisions right.
Making a mistake in the next market meltdown could leave you playing catch up for the next 20 years.
Don’t make the mistake of putting it off and then forgetting about it.
The pressure within the system is intensifying. Something is going to crack and when it does it will be devastating.
When the fragile system gets pushed to the limit, it will happen very, very quickly.
Nervous and panicked bond markets will ricochet onto share and property markets.
Some investments could see jaw-dropping falls, just as we saw in 2008...
With restricted credit and cash, share markets being battered and forced selling in global markets, what will this feel like?
That all depends on one thing:
Whether you’re prepared or not.
When the s*** hits the fan, you want to be on the right side of the equation. You want to be a winner, not a loser.
That means being prepared… thinking ahead… and having a plan.
Consider… The best buying opportunity in history was in 1932 after the market crashed. If you bought then and did nothing else you’d be very rich. And maybe we’ll have another opportunity like that.
But you want to be aware. You have to be AWARE! That’s the most important thing, to understand what’s going on.
And so, when that crash comes…it’s not the end of the world. It’s just a crash that you SHOULD have expected.
You should have been ready for it. You should have had some money aside. So now you can do something with that money.
Most people when the crash comes, they’ll be scared and they won’t want to do anything. Then they’ll get the money out of the ATM, panic, sell their stocks, sell their gold…
YOU don’t want to be in that situation.
You want to try to understand, in advance, what’s going on. So you can react in a sensible way. So that you WON’T panic.
That’s why I’ve created this presentation.
Because if you can understand and prepare, more or less (because nothing’s perfect) then you’re not such a prisoner.
You’re not taken unawares when things start to go bad.
And there are signs things are going bad – quickly – as you read these words…
How a private meeting with the world's most connected banker showed me collapse is imminent
As I said, I'm a part of the world's largest underground research networks.
That gives me access to people... and information... that most analysts can only dream of.
Here's an example. Last year, I was lucky enough to meet – alongside a handful of other members of our network – with the single most powerful and connected central banker of the modern age... Alan Greenspan.
If you don't know who Greenspan is... he ran the Federal Reserve for 18 years, until 2007. He was known as the most powerful man in the financial world. And he's still one of the best connected.
A lot of what we discussed in private last year would shock you.
But the most important thing to know right now is this: Greenspan effectively revealed where he believes the "weak point" in the global financial system is. It relates specifically to the European debt and banking systems.
I doubt you've heard of it before.
But right now, it's flashing red alert. In fact, I believe it is telling us that a major debt crisis could be months... perhaps even weeks... away from exploding.
It's called the "Target 2 Balance System".
And effectively it reveals when money is flooding out of one European nation and into another.
In any normal system, it'd be irrelevant. If big money leaves Britain for America, the pound drops – people sell pounds to buy dollars. It's simple.
But if money leaves (for example) Greece to flood in to Germany... no one need buy or sell Euros at all. The Euro payment system hides capital flight unless people actually sell Euros.
The Target2 system measures what's really happening. It reveals where money in the Euro system is really moving. It shows you when people are abandoning ship in one nation and fleeing to another – a key sign a crisis is on the way.
There's a reason Greenspan is worried about Target2 balances. It's been a great indicator of impending crisis...
Take a look at this chart, in the leadup to the 2011 European debt crisis. The spike in the chart represents a sudden flood of cash AWAY from Greece, Ireland and Spain (all of which were on the brink of collapse) and into "safe" places like Germany.
The chart spiked... capital flooded out of the Southern nations...
And triggering a crisis in those nations that smashed markets all over the world into bear market territory.
Here's the thing...
History is repeating itself...
As I said, the economic situation in Italy is a nightmare. And as the Target2 balances show... money is flooding out of the country...
Money on the ground is – once again – flooding out of the Southern European nations and into Germany.
So let me be blunt.
I believe at some point in the imminent future, this situation is going to explode. Either borrowing costs will spike, making Italy's debts unpayable... or the political situation will implode... or so much money will flood out of the country that the economy will fall into a depression it'll never escape from.
Whatever happens, I believe Italy's current situation is going to push the entire global financial system back into crisis mode and revealing just how fragile the system really is.
When that happens, there's no telling what the damage will be.
But if 2008 and 2011 were anything to go by... it's not going to be pretty.
Consider... when Lehman Brothers went under in 2008, this is what happened to the FTSE 100:
As David Buik, an analyst at BGC Partners, said at the time:
"There is nothing more toxic than fear and uncertainty to galvanise equity operators to dump their books unceremoniously.
That's exactly what happened in extreme degrees of volatility that had never before been experienced in the living memory of mature markets."
Lehmans was so interconnected that the entire banking sector essentially went bust in the space of a few days... smashing the UK financial system to the point of collapse.
When Greece came cap in hand for a bailout in 2011, global stock markets tanked again.
Keep in mind: If Italy goes to the wall – and the warning signs are flashing – it could be an order of magnitude worse than the Greece crisis.
Ask yourself: what would you do if we saw crashes like 2008 and 2011 again?
Could you take the hit? Would your portfolio, savings and pensions be safe? Would you know where to position yourself to survive?
Or would you end up – as I know many people will – panic selling at the worst possible moment.
That's why I've spent a significant amount of time and money preparing this research for you... and working with my analysts to show you how to move ahead of the crisis... protect your money... and even turn it to your advantage.
Yes, this isn't just about running for the hills. When major market events like this occur, they trigger a huge movement of capital around the world. That always creates winners and losers. Most people end up as losers. But those who understand what's coming... who are prepared to calmly turn the situation to their advantage... they can win big.
That's my goal in writing to you today: to help you make the right decisions… and come out of this situation better off than you went in (perhaps even richer than you thought possible).
To do that, I'd like to show you what my team recommend you do immediately to survive what's coming...
demand RADICAL ACTION
There’s a huge problem facing every investor and saver today…
The post 2008 financial world is far more fragile… hostile… and vulnerable than anyone is prepared to let on.
The number of threats to your wealth today far surpasses what almost any previous generation had to contend with.
Just think about it…
There’s been no other time in history in which so many entire nations have been pushed to the brink of bankruptcy…
In which whole political and economic systems have imploded (just look at what’s happening in Europe today)…
In which TRILLIONS of dollars of capital have been invented out of thin air and flooded the financial system…
In which powerful countries like Britain have seen their national debts DOUBLE in peacetime, with no end to the borrowing in sight.
At times like this, just understanding what’s happening isn’t enough.
Put simply, extraordinary times demand radical actions.
Actions to not just to protect your money… but to make sure you come out of this mess richer than you went in. A lot richer.
Once upon a time you could simply tuck your savings away in the bank and know it was safe… or simply buy and hold big blue chip stocks for the long run… or trust that your pension wouldn’t be meddled with…
But those days are over.
The financial system has gone “through the looking glass”. Now, keeping your money safe means thinking differently… being creative… and considering ideas that most people don’t even know about.
If you want to protect and grow your wealth, you need to be active and pursue “aggressive defence” – by taking steps to turn the fragile financial system to your advantage.
Which is precisely what I want to help you do.
Four secrets to making money and keeping your wealth safe during a crisis
As I said, I’m lucky enough to be a part of one of the most incredible networks of investment experts, analysts and big picture thinkers in the world. Our four million followers worldwide are testament to that.
I’m in regular contact with multi-millionaire investors… former billion dollar fund managers… industry insiders… banking and property experts… the list is endless.
I've harnessed my network to do something I don't think you can find anywhere else...
We've put together what I believe is THE most valuable set of ideas, insights and recommendations in the world, if you want to understand and profit from the biggest bankruptcy in history…
The way I look at it is like this...
The global financial system... and the UK financial system in particular... are way more fragile than anyone lets on.
Yes, there are 'countermeasures' against crisis in place, like the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which in theory protects some of your savings from problems in the financial sector (not just the banks but the entire financial regulated financial industry).
The problem is... it's never been tested by a real crisis. It's just another promise.
No one can guarantee you anything in this financial system. Not me... not your bank... not the government.
And frankly, most of us have 100% of our wealth tied to this system. Your banking, mortgage, pension, ISAs... it's all tied to the traditional financial system.
Fine. There's not much any of us can do about that.
Except – as a prudent, common sense insurance policy – to take 1-2% of that capital... and get it out of the existing financial system for good.
Ideas like that are seen as radical... even immoral in today's world.
But to me... it's just good common sense.
Which is why I'd like to help you do exactly that.
To start with, we’ve compiled a dedicated briefing containing everything you need to know about what could be the biggest market panic of 2018. It’s called Surviving the Biggest Bankruptcy in History.
If you want to stand any chance of getting ahead of this crisis…
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In it, you’ll find a series of simple measures you can take today to get your money OUT of the financial system…
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For instance, did you know that there’s a simple secret to getting your money out of the traditional financial system that can deliver huge returns during times of crisis… without touching stocks, bonds, gold, property or commodities?
Anyone can take advantage of this secret… and capture major returns when the system freezes up.
In 2007, when the banks were on the brink, it turned £8,000 into £18,000 in a matter of weeks. Over the longer term (say, ten years) I’ve seen this secret deliver 10x returns.
We go into detail on how to get this working for you in your research report.
**SEED YOUR WEALTH IN THE NEW, DEBT FREE FINANCIAL SYSTEM
Did you know there’s a way you can tap into an entire alternative financial system – often anonymously – that is completely cut off from the toxic debt and credit markets?
My view is every single person on the planet should have some capital stashed in this alternative financial system, just in case.
And here’s the best part: tapping these alternative financial assets can also deliver extraordinary returns. I’ve seen people turn £1,000 into £30,000 or more in less than a year, without ever touching stocks or bonds.
Are there risks? Of course. But there’s one risk you don’t need to worry about – and that’s having your capital in the bankrupt financial system. This alternative money system is completely cut off from the normal debt, credit and banking system.
If and when the traditional markets blow up, no one knows exactly how far the contagion will spread… but you’ll be glad you have at least a portion of your capital outside the traditional banking system (and beyond the reach of the government).
**THE ONLY KIND OF GOLD WORTH OWNING IN A CRISIS
Here’s another great example… there’s a special kind of gold that is FAR more durable than regular gold, but with all the same wealth preserving qualities?
It’s still outside the financial system… it can still soar in times of currency depreciation and inflation… but it’s much more discreet and easily portable.
Why? Because it’s more durable. The strange part is, most gold brokers don’t actively advertise this type of gold. We explain why, and show you how to buy it (without your purchases being traced).
It’s all detailed in the special research report I just mentioned, called Stealth Wealth: Four Ways to Get Off the Financial Grid.
Again, this report is yours, free of charge – just say the word.
All I ask in return is you become a charter member of our newly launched, first of its kind financial survival advisory…
The bottom line is this: There ARE ways to both protect your money from disaster and a toxic financial system whilst making potentially enormous returns at the same time.
You have to be bold… think differently… and willing to consider ideas that you simply will not read about in the FT or Bloomberg, because they’re dismissed as too “out there” for regular investors.
The fact is, there has NEVER been a better time to start thinking like this… to start looking outside the traditional financial system… to start preparing a Plan B that will help you prosper if (or more likely when) the s*** hits the fan.
Which is why I’ve used my connections within the world’s largest underground research network to launch a very special project with exactly this mission: to show you the secret, profitable actions you can take to turn the looming disaster in the financial system to your immediate advantage.
Or in other words…
To share the ideas that could turn market collapses into jackpot events for you and your family…
To get a portion of your money OUT of the broken financial system by any means necessary…
To show you the secrets to making money no matter how bad things get in the financial system.
To do this, I’ve created a first of its kind research advisory designed to share these ideas with you on a regular basis.
It’s called the Zero Hour Alert
And if you’re worried about the fragility of the global financial system… it’s absolutely vital reading.
It’s headed up by two of the best analysts from my global network, including a former Goldman Sachs banker and a man who personally helped manage millions of pounds of wealthy clients’ capital.
Put simply, its aim is to show you what you won’t find elsewhere: the unvarnished truth about the financial system… and the steps you need to take to survive and profit from it.
Each month as a Zero Hour Alert reader you'll get a REAL insight into what's happening in the global financial system...
Paired with actionable ways of turning those problems on their head and getting a portion of your money OUT of the broken system for good.
Chances are these "alternative" financial moves will help you sleep a lot better at night (particularly as the credit bubble unwinds)… and could end up making you a hell of a lot better off.
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Oh, and I forgot.
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We've also prepared a special report on how you can turn the 'great unwinding' in the financial system to your advantage by investing in traditional assets that'll likely soar in a collapse.
It's called Aggressive Defence: Profiting from Financial Collapse.
It’s a vital primer on how you can use the financial system to insure yourself against crisis. In fact, some of these methods have been in use for centuries. We’ll introduce you to the simplest ways of using the financial system to profit from collapse.
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I should point out: All of the moves outlined in these reports come with their own risks attached.
That’s why you should always think carefully when you invest your capital. Any investment involves risks that could result in you losing money. The value of any investment can go down as well as up.
The question you have to ask yourself is: what’s the REAL risk to your capital?
My answer is – having 100% of it tied up in a broken, corrupt and fragile financial system.
Taking 1-2% of it OUT of that system is just good common sense to me.
I’m sure you agree.
But the fact remains, doing this isn’t risk free.
Alternative investments can be hard to sell. In financial jargon this is known as being 'illiquid'. It means if you need to sell something in a hurry, it can be hard to find a buyer quickly. That's part and parcel of having some of your capital outside the system. It's not the same as a share portfolio you can cash in with a few clicks of a mouse.
To state the obvious: that's the whole point. The financial system itself is built on instant liquidity and vast numbers of buyers and sellers. That's the benefit... though it comes with its own risks, as we've been discussing.
Getting out involves different risks. Another is many 'alternative' investments aren't regulated or covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme or Financial Ombudsman. That means you don’t have the same level of ‘protection’ as you would with traditional investments.
I think the risks are worth it. Given what I've shown you today... don't you?
Let’s get our work into your hands right away. Because the fact is…
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That’s a shameful indictment of our leaders, our media and our economists.
But it’s the sad truth.
Look at the Wall Street Journal. Look at the Financial Times. Are they providing real, practical steps to help people survive if the system blows up?
Most media outlets don’t even cover stories like this. That’s because the “establishment” has a vested interest in the status quo.
Most analysts would rather toe the line and pretend the academics, politicians and economists in charge of the system have everything under control… that they haven’t completely ruined the financial world through money printing, excess debt and intervention…
People don’t want to hear what’s really going on.
Government doesn’t want to hear it. They’re the biggest debtor on the planet. They don’t want to hear the end of the credit bubble is coming because they won’t be able to borrow anymore!
There are almost no serious financial actors who want to see the truth and want to talk about the truth.
It’s only we… the independent financial publishers… that can honestly report on what’s going on. And show people how to prepare.
We don’t take advertising. We’re not part of the financial industry. We’re not economists who are paid to look the other way. And we’re not big government.
We’re the only ones who are willing to tell the truth.
That’s why more than 4 million people worldwide pay to read our work.
And it’s why our UK branch, Southbank Investment Research, has such a loyal following of investors and savers.
In fact, since we started publishing our alternative ideas and insights, we’ve opened a lot of people’s eyes to what’s really happening in the financial world.
As one reader put it, our work is “A must read to REALLY understand what a calamitous situation we are living in – growing worse by the day and intensifying exponentially. IT’S A WAKE UP CALL – and NOT TO BE IGNORED! Failing to prepare is PREPARING TO FAIL!”
Another summed up my attitude to crisis preparation exactly, saying “Don’t trust or rely on the government but take action yourself to prepare for financial Armageddon.”
For some readers, our work is nothing short of life changing. This note alone made every word we publish worthwhile:
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Believe me, nothing makes me feel better than receiving notes like these.
But I have to tell you, right now, I am really worried that a lot of our subscribers and many, many ordinary investors are going to get caught totally by surprise when this inevitable crisis hits.
That's why I created the Zero Hour Alert.
And that's why I'd like to send you the full details on exactly how I believe this is all going to unfold... and exactly how to protect yourself and even prosper during this crisis.
That all starts with my invitation to you today.
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We have found some great ways to make a fortune as the government continues to try to bail out one failing industry after another.
I'll also keep you up to date on what I am doing to protect myself. I'll make sure you stay abreast of changes to the laws and government interventions.
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In short, I report on all the work my firm is doing... the most interesting investment ideas... what we're researching now... and what we expect to happen in the months to come.
I sit down and write this email every morning myself. It's free for paying subscribers of our work... but it gives you an insight into the network and thinking behind our research.
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Think back to the Lehmans and Greek crises...
In 2008... and in 2011... the financial system had a final, desperate move to play.
When Lehman went to the wall, triggering a banking crisis around the world, governments bailed out their financial sectors. Remember the $700 billion dollar bailout in America and the RBS bailout right here?
But some nations couldn’t afford to bail out their financial systems... so the whole nation had to be bailed out. That's what lead to countries like Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Greece to come begging for a bailout too.
The world's central banks helped them borrow enough to cover the Sovereign Debt Crisis in 2012. They printed trillions to pay for it.
In other words, the last crisis was papered over with brand new money dished out at the whim of academics and politicians.
It seemed like the "ultimate solution"… at least, if you didn't think too deeply about it.
The problem is, that's created a situation where everyone assumes any threat can be solved by printing more money.
Stocks crash... print money. Brexit vote shocks market... print money. Greece goes to the wall... print money.
Ask yourself, does that sound like a sound strategy for survival to you?
Does printing money – essentially creating new debt – sound like it will solve a debt crisis?
The very fact you're reading this letter tells me you can see through that nonsense, just as I can.
The reality is, all this money printing has actually made the financial system MUCH more fragile. When the next bankruptcy hits, central banks won't be able to print enough money to stave off crisis without trashing the global economy even more.
Just look at how deep a mess we're already in – this chart shows how much debt central banks have taken on since the financial crisis. Central banks balance sheets have swollen to $14.4 trillion.
We're in over our heads!
And here's where things get really scary...
We're now reaching the limit of what central banks can or will do to bail the system out. There's only so much money you can print before you trash your financial system once and for all.
And we've reached that point now...
That's led to a financial system that is WAY more fragile... WAY more indebted... and WAY riskier than it seems.
That's a recipe for disaster.
And I'm not the only one who thinks so.
At the Davos Economic Forum earlier this year, William White, the Swiss-based ex-chief economist for the Bank for International Settlements said there are now worrying parallels between today and 2008:
“All the market indicators right now look very similar to what we saw before the Lehman crisis, but the lesson has somehow been forgotten.”
There is an intoxicating optimism at the top of every unstable boom when people latch on to good news and convince themselves that risk is fading, but that is precisely when the worst mistakes are made”.
It is frankly scary."
He’s not alone.
Hedge fund manager Richard Haworth – who runs a hedge fund that made a fortune betting on the 2008 collapse – believes the fragile financial system is once again threatening ordinary investors. He had this to say:
“The financial system is a lot more fragile than it was in 2007.
Leverage is up on every single metric, in just about every category, and debt has increased.
The more you indebt someone, the more fragile they become, especially with variable interest rates.”
I'll ask you again: If the worst happens... if a default in the system sends shockwaves around the financial world again... how much would you stand to lose?
How much of your wealth is tied to the fragile... vulnerable system?
To me, it's common sense to get at least a PORTION of your capital out. Now. While you still can.
But I've made that point. I've shown you conclusive proof that I'm right.
The real question is...
Will you take action?
I know what I'd do if our roles were reversed:
Publisher, Southbank Investment Research
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