So this is the transcript for The Elevation Group sales webinar which has produced over $3.2 Million in sales in less than 7 days, and $25Million in total sales.
It’s one of the single most profitable presentations I’ve ever produced in the past 10 years and it was the very first automated webinar that I ever produced and used.
(Please note that I sold that company in 2014).
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Hello everyone Mike Dillard here and I apologize for the little technical difficulty I was having, but we’re good to go now, so allow me to officially welcome everyone to today’s presentation….
Now time is of the essence and I have a ton of incredible information to share with you today, so I’m just going to dive right in… We’re here today to talk about one thing… How to get rich.
More specifically, I’m going to show you how you can turn times of Economic trouble like those we’re experiencing today into enormous wealth,
I’m going to show you how you can take advantage of the single greatest wealth transfer in the history of mankind, that is happening at this very moment.
And what really makes this presentation unlike anything else you’ve ever seen, is that I’m going to
take you inside the black box investing strategies of the rich, and show you how they really protect and grow their money,
Now I realize this might seem like an odd topic to discuss right now… After all, the economy is in the verge of depression. Over 20% of the US workforce is unemployed. The average baby-boomer’s portfolio has lost 30-40% of its value, and there’s no true recovery in sight. So giving a presentation teaching people how to become financially wealthy, during the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression, seems a little counter-intuitive, if not down-right silly.
But here’s why the exact opposite is actually true…
Wealth is never destroyed. It is only transferred from one person to another.
When your stock portfolio went down in value, that wealth was transferred to the guy who shorted the market.
When the subprime mortgage crisis hit, and the value of housing went down, that money was transferred to guys like John Paulson and Steve Eisman
who made Billions because they were short on those loans.
Change creates opportunity, which is why more people became millionaires during the Great Depression, than any other time in American history.
And that single fact, is why we’re here together today
When massive change takes place, wealth transfers from one person’s hands to another, and today we’re living through the single greatest transfer of wealth in human history.
So while it may seem a bit strange to talk about getting rich during what is unofficially a global economic depression,
It’s actually the best opportunity you will ever have during your life-time to become very, very, wealthy … IF… You know how.
And that is the million-dollar question we’ll be answering today, in two parts…
The first half of this presentation is about predicting the financial future,
and what I believe is going to happen with the global economy in the coming 6 to 36 months, After spending the past 4 years studying this subject intensely.
And in the second half, I’m going to show you how I’m positioning my business and personal assets to take advantage of this opportunity, and how you can do the same.
All I ask for in return, is for your time.
I want to let you know up front, that today’s presentation is going to be around an hour in length.
And based on the feedback I’ve received so far, it will be the most valuable hour you may ever invest into your family’s financial security, and prosperity.
One thing is certain… You will not leave here the same person, or with the same view of the world again.
So please turn off your chat software, close down Facebook, turn off your cell phone, and give this video your undivided attention.
Because what I’m about to share with you today, will have an immediate and massive impact on your future.
Now before we dive in,
most of you are already familiar with my story, but I’m sure there are a few people watching this whom I haven’t had a chance to meet yet,
so I wanted to give you the quick 20 second bio so you’ll know a little more about me, and my background…
I’m 34 years old, and have an amazing family here in Austin Texas. Back in 2005, I started an online marketing company called, Magnetic Sponsoring, which publishes books, CD’s, and DVD’s that teach small business owners how to market and sell their products online, using attraction marketing.
Over 1,000,000 leaders around the world have subscribed to my email newsletters, and I’ve had the privilege of speaking to 1000’s of entrepreneurs about success and marketing from stage, or through the various publications we’ve been featured in.
Today I run three companies out of two offices with dozens of employees, which have produced more than $30,000,000 in combined revenue during the last 3-4 years alone.
And I know that when it comes to the internet, people can just throw out numbers and make up anything they want, so I thought I’d pull out my 2009 tax return for just one of the 3 businesses which did $6.3 Million just by itself in 2009.
Now when it comes to my personal life and what I love to do for fun, I’m actually a huge baja racing fan… Here’s a picture of our team suiting up to race the Baja 1000 down in Mexico recently.
But my primary passion and focus over the past three years has become the economy and investing, and you’ll soon see why…
I’d like to begin our journey here today with a story from the past, because understanding the past, is the key to predicting the future.
And the ability to predict the future, is key to building incredible wealth.
So… Once upon a time…
Life was tough for the largest empire that had ever spanned the globe…
Unemployment levels were at all time highs and getting worse.
As a result, people were saving money and spending less.
Retail shops continue to closed their doors and layoffs increased as demand for products slowed.
So in response, the government hired thousands of workers at inflated wages.
The administration spent record amounts of money on public works projects, food programs to feed the population,
and continued to increase the size of the military in order to protect their interests around the world.
And as the massive cost for these programs continued to increase, the government had no choice but to print more money in order to pay the bills.
All of this will ultimately result in the hyperinflationary destruction of the currency, and the fall of the empire.
And I can say that with 100% confidence and certainty…
because it’s already happened.
Everything I’ve just described, was pulled from the pages of history, and are recounting the final days of Rome in 301 AD, under Emperor Gaius Diocletian.
But if it sounds like a familiar story line, then you’ve gotten the point.
The trends I just described happened to Rome as they continued to expand their empire.
In order to fund their global expansion and wars, Roman leaders continually devalued their currency at the time, which was gold and silver.
They did this by clipping coins, and mixing them with lesser metals like copper, year after year, reducing the value of every coin in the process.
This led to rampant inflation by the time Gaius took the throne in 284 AD, as it took more and more coins, to buy the same amount of goods.
So in 301, he issued his infamous Edict of Prices, which imposed the death penalty on anyone selling goods for more than the government mandated prices, and he froze all wages.
But prices continued to rise. Merchants could no longer sell their wares at a profit, so they closed their shops.
People either left their chosen careers or just accepted welfare from the state.
At the time, Rome had a population of about 1,000,000 citizens, and the government was handing out free wheat to 200,000 of them a day. That’s 1 in 5.
Today in the US, 1 in 4 children are now fed by government-subsidized food stamps.
CHART 1 Here’s a look at the massive exponential increase in food stamp reliance since 2007 which is unprecedented, but this chart only goes up to July of 2009.
If we fast-forward 18 months to today, that number has gone vertical, surging to 46.5 million participants as of 2012.
Now because the economy was so poor, Diocletian adopted a guns and butter policy,
putting people to work by hiring thousands of new soldiers and funding numerous public works projects.
This effectively doubled the size of the government and the military.
Today, the government and all of its related agencies, account for 50% of the US GDP.
With the government acting as the consumer and employer of last resort, deficit spending sky-rocketed.
All of this resulted in the world’s first documented hyperinflation.
All currency-based trade came to an end, the economic system reverted to barter, and the greatest empire in history, collapsed.
Now we often hear the saying, that you can predict the future, by studying the past.
And while that may be true, I am not a major student of historic events, because I believe there is a more reliable predictor of future,
and that is human nature, which I AM an avid student of.
Because no matter how much our society has grown technologically, or how much knowledge we have acquired,
at the end of the day, we are still human.
And our decisions, our patterns, and behaviors are still dictated by the one thing we can never escape from,
which is our nature and our drive to avoid pain, and pursue pleasure.
So while many people may think that we as a nation are different than Rome…
That here in the year 2012, we’re evolved, and that we have the knowledge and technology to prevent or fix any challenge that may arise,
they are forgetting the one and only thing that matters…
That we’re still the same animal behind the wheel, and that our nature has not changed.
In fact, as my friend Michael Maloney documents in his recent book on the history of currencies, there is a 7-stage progression that happens over and over again…
I shared this with everyone after you registered for today’s webinar, but I’d like to spend 20 seconds reviewing it once more because it’s that important…
Stage 1: A country starts out with good money, which is either gold, or backed by gold.
Stage 2: As it develops economically and socially, it begins to take on more and more economic burdens, adding layer upon layer of public works and social programs.
Stage 3: As its economic affluence grows so does its political influence, and it increases expenditures to fund a massive military.
Stage 4: Eventually it puts its military to use, and expenditures explode.
Stage 5: To fund the war, the costliest of man’s endeavors, it steals the wealth of its people by replacing their money with currency that can be created in unlimited quantities.
It does this at the outbreak of war, as in the case of WW I, during the war as in Vietnam, or as a perceived solution to the economic ravages of previous wars as Germany did after WW I.
CHART: This chart clearly shows the massive disparity between the military spending of the US, VS the rest of the world, with the US spending almost twice as much than the rest of the entire world combined.
And the trend is increasing exponentially, with more than $700 Billion going to the military in just 2011 alone.
Stage 6: Finally, the wealth transfer caused by expansion of the currency supply is felt by the population as severe consumer price inflation, triggering a loss of faith in the currency.
Stage 7: An en masse movement out of the currency into precious metals and other tangible assets take place,
the currency collapses, and massive wealth is transferred to those who had enough foresight to position their money into the right asset class before hand…
As I’ll demonstrate later in the presentation, the United States is sitting right between Stage 6 and Stage 7.
Now let’s talk about what’s happening today, and then how you can profit from it…
CHART: On the surface, most people think the severe recession we’re in right now, is a result of the busted housing bubble, which resulted in a massive credit contraction shown here. And while that is indeed the case, what people don’t realize,
is that the credit crunch is only 1 of 5 challenges we’re about to face, and in fact, the other 5 are much larger.
So let’s start with number 1… The housing bubble…
On August 6th, 2007, the “American Home Mortgage Company” filed for bankruptcy.
IMAGE: It was the sign that the global system could not absorb any more debt. Record amounts of debt around the world had fueled the incredible growth seen in the US, in Dubai, in Singapore, in Malaysia, China, and many other countries who had experienced massive booms in real-estate and development.
That day, the debt bubble burst,
and because all of this debt had been collateralized and resold time and time again through derivatives, it was an event that was felt around the world.
Now the popping of any credit bubble is a deflationary event, and in the case of the great depression, it was extremely deflationary.
When a home goes into foreclosure, a loan gets defaulted on, or someone files bankruptcy, that currency simply disappears back into currency heaven where it came from.
So as credit goes bad, the currency supply contracts and deflation sets in.
This is what happened in 1930-1933.
As a wave of foreclosures and bankruptcies swept the nation, one-third of the currency supply of the United States evaporated into thin air.
Over the next 3 years, wages and prices fell by one third.
Companies could not afford to pay their employees, and those people could not afford to pay their bills.
And as we all know, whether it’s from stories from our grandparents, or pictures from the history books, it was disastrous period in our country’s history.
This process began once again, in 2008 with the popping of the housing credit bubble.
Over the past 24 months, deflation has sucked an estimated 60 TRILLION worth of credit out of the global economy.
That’s 60 Trillion dollars worth of fuel, which was flaming the fires of growth around the world, and it virtually disappeared over night.
The result is MASSIVE DEFLATION: Money and credit have become harder and harder to find as the money supply continues to contract. There’s less money to be spent, so prices and volume of sales continue to fall.
Falling prices and sales volume leads to more layoffs and reduced salaries, which means less money is spent, creating a downward spiral.
today, real unemployment in the United States is actually twice the official number stated by the government, which does not include people in that statistic, who haven’t looked for a job in more than 30 days, or those who have part-time jobs.
CHART So if you include those two groups, real unemployment sits right around 23% today, while the unemployment rate during the great depression was 24%. Here is a current chart going back to the 1940’s, showing the number of Americans unemployed for 27 weeks or more, to put the severity of the real number into perspective…
As deflation continues, the value of people’s homes continue to decline, destroying the number one source of available equity and credit that most people had amassed.
IMAGE: Tax revenues for the government decline, which means an increase in taxes for the rich.
Now this is what the majority of the people in our country are aware of, because they’ve heard about it in the news, they’ve seen the price of their home decline, or they’ve been fired.
But let’s get into the real problems that aren’t discussed nearly as often…
2: Record Amounts Of New Debt:
Ben Bernanke and the government will do everything within their power to fight deflation, because deflation would cause a domino effect of defaulting IOU’s that would absolutely destroy a debt based economy, like the one that we have.
In fact, this is a chart of our National Debt from 1940 to 2010, and I believe that it speaks for itself.
Today the US has a gross domestic product of $14.6 Trillion dollars.
Our debt level is at $15.8 Trillion dollars, and growing by more than $1 Trillion per year, which means that for the first time in history, we currently owe more than we produce.
Now the big question is, who’s buying all of this debt?
Well until recently, the biggest buyer has been China which today has around $3 Trillion in US holdings.
But since 2009, they have been purchasing less and less, and now they have begun to actually sell our debt,
so Japan stepped in and started purchasing more and more, well at least until the Earthquake.
But the #1 buyer of US debt since 2008, has been the Federal Reserve itself, who is now purchasing up to 80% of all new debt issued.
Without anyone else willing to buy US Treasuries, the Fed is being forced to print new money out of thin air, in order to buy the debt themselves.
The more they print, the more we own interest on.
The more interest we owe, the more we have to print.
And we, the tax-payers of the United States, are left holding the tab for every single dollar of it.
This is called “debt monetization”, and it is the last desperate move a bankrupt institution can make
in order to keep their Ponzi Scheme going.
This move has prompted the Standard And Poors rating agency to downgrade the US credit rating for the very first time in history, from AAA to AA-…
We’ve been expecting and calling for this to happen for more than three years, and now it’s reality.
But this is just the beginning. In the coming months and years, the true state of our union will become clear to everyone, and once that happens, it will cause interest rates on our Nation’s debt to sky-rocket…
which is no different than Amex raising the interest rate on your credit card debt.
Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds would tumble; and commodities like gold and silver would skyrocket.
borrowing costs for everything would climb sharply, killing the housing market for good.
Should we default on our debt, it would lead to an unimaginable depression and
a period of social and political upheaval unlike anything we’ve seen since the Civil War.
If you think that sounds a little extreme, keep this in mind…
Around 50% of the entire US work force today is employed by the government.
If the debt ceiling isn’t raised, or the US defaults, 50% of working American’s will stop receiving their government paycheck.
That includes everyone in the military, social services, judicial services, postal system, fire departments, EMS, and law enforcement to name just a few.
The usual timeframe between a country’s debt outlook being downgraded to negative and their credit rating being downgraded
is around six months to a year. The clock is ticking, which is why I’m so glad you’re learning about this ahead of time…
The bottom line is that too much debt got us into this mess, but we can’t let the balloon continue to deflate, or it will shrink down to nothing, and we’d fall into the next great depression.
So the Fed’s only option is to keep raising the debt ceiling, and continue pumping in more and more debt, in order to stop the IOU dominos from falling,
and with every dollar printed into existence, it decreases the value of the dollars already in the world.
This process is called inflation. And all I need to show you is one simple picture…
This chart shows the total amount of currency that’s been produced by the Federal Reserve, from since 1913.
It took 84 years, from 1913, to 2007 to put $825 billion dollars into circulation.
The Fed doubled that number within the first 24 months of the crisis, trying to keep the global bubble inflated.
This is rapidly reducing the value of your money.
CHART In fact, here is the chart for US Dollar value over the past 12 months, which already shows a 15% drop in value in less than a year…
And there will come a point in time, when all of these countries will sell they dollars they have,
in order to salvage any value that might have left
[[SLIDE 18]] Recently that process has begun with an announcement from China that they intend to sell 2/3’rds of its $3Trillion in US Holdings.
As a result of the Fed’s printing, all countries are being forced to print money. If they do not, their currencies will rise in value against the dollar,
and their exports will drop, causing deflation in their economy.
May countries have been forced to inflate their currencies before, but NEVER in history…
Has every major country in the world been forced to crank up the printing presses simultaneously.
This will most likely result in hyperinflation, as the economies of the world race to keep their currencies from appreciating in value against everyone elses.
According to history, the prices of food, energy, and goods will sky-rocket, bankrupting everyone you know.
Your expenses will go up, while your income will go down. Anyone that is on a fixed income, who does not own gold, will be forced to feed themselves from a bread line, or starve.
This is the sign that a nation has entered Stage 7 of it’s lifecycle…
And as for the US, this process has already begun…
Just in 2010, global food prices rose a dramatic 24%.
In 2011 we experienced record all-time highs in the world food price index due to inflation, resulting in the riots in six countries, and over-thrown governments in Tunisia and Egypt.
Now if you think this is really extreme worst-case scenario, dooms day stuff that will never happen,
Keep in mind that hyperinflation has already happened in over 30 countries in the last 100 years alone:
And just recently in May of 2011, Belarus fell into hyperinflation.
The bottom line?
If we stop printing stimulus money, the bubble will collapse, and the economy will fall into a severe deflationary depression.
If we continue printing stimulus, history dictates the end result will be the hyperinflationary destruction of the currency.
What will happen? Simple… Politicians will choose the path of least resistance, and perceived pain, which means they will choose to print.
IMAGE: But let’s imagine for just a moment that we’re back in 2007, and that everything is fine… The economy is humming a long like it had been since 2002, and the sky is blue, and the birds are chirping… Even if that were the case, we’d still have our third challenge out on the horizon waiting for us…
3: Your Parents… Also known as Social Entitlement Program Obligations:
This is pretty simple… The GDP of the US is about 14 Trillion per year.
Between Social security, Medicare, and Medicaid, the US has an additional $113 trillion in debt obligations that are coming due, and that is literally impossible for us to pay.
This is in addition to the 1-2 Trillion in new debt the US is accumulating annually…
There is no way for the government to pay for these obligations, even if the economy had not crashed. It is impossible.
There are only two options left to deal with it…
1: Debase the currency through inflation, reducing the overall value of the debt to a manageable level.
In this case, boomers will always get a social security check every single month as promised… Let’s say it’s for a $1000.00/Mo
but the value of that check will be greatly diminished because of inflation, and won’t really do you any good, when milk is $20.00 per gallon.
Or 2: Simply default on the debt, but why do that when you can simply print the money?
4: So now we get to our 4th challenge, which is the great 401K pullout. Robert Kiyosaki actually predicted this back in 2002, in his book called Rich Dad’s Prophecy.
Now when Social Security was created in 1935, there were 42 workers for every retiree,
Today there are only 3.3, and by 2030, there will only be 2, which means that it will be impossible to continue funding the Social Security program, and this is an issue that’s actually gotten quite a bit of press over the past few years…
But the baby-boomer population has another egg waiting to hatch called an IRA, which mandates that the biggest stock market crash in history is now on the horizon.
Congress blessed the 401K plan in 1974 as an attempt to fix the dying pension system.
And since then, the 401K and IRA’s have become the primary vehicle for investing the money of the baby boomers into the stock market.
Their massive population, coupled with relatively steady times in the US politically, and financially, created immense demand for stocks and mutual funds,
Today, the majority of wealth still out there in the US, is held by the baby-boomers in their retirement accounts.
But there is tiny little technicality that is going to trigger the biggest stock market crash in history…
As this generation hits the age of 65 between the years 2012 and 2016, they are required to pull approximately 6% of their money, out of their IRA’s by law, which will
begin the forced sale of their stock.
Which means we have the largest, and richest group of people in this country, pulling their wealth out of the market.
With younger generations unable to purchase the amount of stock being sold, the prices will begin to drop quickly.
As retiree’s see the value of their retirement dropping by the day, they’ll pull their money out even faster, starting mad dash for the exit.
So finally, we get to… PEAK OIL. Everything that our civilization is today, is because of oil.
(35) Everything you see, everything you eat, everything you wear, everything you buy, is 100% dependent upon easy, cheap oil.
The computer you’re watching this presentation on, is nothing more than a physical manifestation of oil that was pumped out of the ground, and the inexpensive, plentiful energy that we released from it.
If you were to picture the entire city you live in, covered in black oil, it would be an accurate representation because every inch of every road, and every brick in every building, was created through oil.
And if you have any doubt regarding the importance of what’s in these barrels, let me put it into perspective…
CHART: This graph shows the growth curve of the human population, over the course of 8,000 years.
I want to draw your attention to this period right here, where the growth suddenly – out of nowhere – turns vertical and exponential…
We’re looking at the early 1800’s, and I want you to ask yourself what happened during that time period, that could have possibly made this kind of growth possible…
The answer is simple. It was the discovery of oil and the invention of the first modern oil well.
But oil is a finite commodity. There’s only so much of it in the ground,
CHART: and unfortunately, in 1979 we passed the point of “cheap and easy” on the bell curve, and into a realm of diminishing returns that we have no solution for. This is known as the point of Peak Oil. Peak oil doesn’t mean that the world is going to run out of oil, because it will not.
What the world will run out of, is “cheap oil”.
Energy is the lifeblood of any economy, and the world as we know it is completely and utterly tied at a genetic level to cheap, easy oil.
CHART: The kind of cheap oil that our miraculous, global economy depends upon. The kind of oil that makes it possible to ship bottles of water and potatoes from the other side of the planet, and then have them flown and trucked to your local Wal-Mart for less than a buck per bottle. So where do we stand today?
Well right now, the US consumes 25% of the world’s daily oil supply, and imports more than 70% of that amount.
Unfortunately, that cannot continue, because we’re dealing with these two graphs, and the numbers they contain…
CHART: This first is a graph that shows us the progression of new oil discoveries over the past 100 years. And what we need to understand, is that the amount of new oil being found has been rapidly declining since 1970.
CHART: The second graph shows the level of depletion of existing oil reserves and export rates, which is both pronounced, and accelerating.
As of 2008, 42 of the largest 50 oil-producing countries had entered into decline.
In 2009 the IEA or International Energy Agency, confirmed that global oil production is currently declining by 9.1% per year.
Which is a major problem because developing nations like China and India are hungry for their share.
And new oil is becoming more and more expensive and dangerous to find. When oil is cheap, they can’t afford to drill for more, but when oil is expensive, the endless growth our global economic system is dependent upon, grinds to a halt.
We’ve been living in the sweet spot, but those days are quickly coming to an end.
And this is why the economy will never return to its previous levels of growth. the amount of cheap energy needed to fuel it, is no longer available, and we are now into the declining stage of the bell curve.
So given these 5 challenges what will happen to the economy and when?
Well that’s what I’m going to cover next, and if you haven’t over-dosed on anti-depressants just yet, congratulations.
You’ve made it through the pain, and now it’s time to talk about the massive opportunity that’s sitting before you.
I didn’t share all of this with you today to scare you.
I shared it with you today, because it’s simply reality, and everyone watching this has two choices…
You can hide your head in the sand and ignore it like most people will, hoping that someone else will save them.
Or you can see the situation for what it is, take responsibility for your life and your future, and come out the other side of this more prosperous than before.
And the simple fact of the matter, is that we are about to live through the largest wealth transfer in the history of human civilization.
So what are you going to do about it, and how can you end up on the winning side?
Well I cannot, and will not, tell you what you should do with your money.
That is your responsibility, and your decision. Not mine.
All I’m willing to do, is tell you what I am personally doing, which may or may not prove to be a wise course of action.
Before you buy anything, or do anything with your money… Do your homework.
Look at the facts as you see them, and make your own decisions.
I intend to be on the winning side of this transition, which is why I’ve been doing my homework, and taking action.
So here’s what that looks like…
I expect deflation, which is taking place in the housing, credit, and job markets, followed by hyperinflation because the Fed will print their way to oblivion trying to prevent it.
Unfortunately this means we’re most likely going to experience what is called a “hyperinflationary-depression”, as major conditions of both tragedies occur simultaneously.
Here is a quick chart of the massive deflation that took place in 2008 and 2009 in housing prices, and the beginning of the second leg down that’s begun here in 2012…
So with that expectation, I have two priorities…
The first is to protect what I have…
For the past 2,400 years, a pattern has continually repeated in which governments debase and dilute their money supply,
until a point where the common psyche of the people and the collective mind of a country, begin to feel that something isn’t right.
They sense the loss of their purchasing power, as the debasement progresses and then something miraculous happens.
Through the free market system, the will of the public causes the only real money on the planet, gold and silver, to automatically revalue.
In doing so, it accounts for all the currency that has been created since the last revaluation.
For Example: At the beginning of WW I, Germany went off the gold standard so they could fund their war by revving up the printing presses.
The number of German Marks in circulation increased by 400% during the war. Prices however did not keep up with inflation, so the effects were not felt.
The reason prices didn’t increase with inflation, is because in times of uncertainty, people tend to save their money… The last thing the general public is going to do in times of war, is go invest their money in the market, or buy a new house.
But by the wars end, the sun started to shine… The dark time had passed, and it was time for prosperity.
Confidence came back, and with it, the massive amount of currency that had been horded, causing rampant and instant inflation.
Right before the end of the WWI in 1918, the exchange rate between gold and the German Mark was about 100 Marks per ounce.
By 1920, it was 1,000 to 2,000 marks per ounce. Retail prices quickly followed, jumping 10-20 times.
In today’s terms, that means that a gallon of gasoline would go from $3.00 to, $30 -$60 dollars per gallon.
CHART: By 1923, five years later, the currency had fallen into hyperinflation. The cost of a single chicken egg, went from 8 cents, to 80 billion marks.
CHART: Anyone who had their savings or wealth in German Mark’s lost everything.
CHART: But if you owned an ounce of gold, it had risen in value from 100 marks, to 87 Trillion.
Which in and of itself, doesn’t really mean anything when eggs cost 80 billion marks, but what that ounce of gold allowed you to do, was retain the wealth you had works for years to acquire, and to protect it from inflation.
At the end of the day, the poor were still poor, and the rich who knew the value of gold were still rich, but the middle class who had put its faith the government and it’s currency, were completely wiped out.
If you were able to adapt, and if you had gold, you could take advantage of huge opportunities.
In fact you could buy an entire city block in downtown Germany, for 25 ounces of gold, which is roughly $42,000 today…
The lesson here is this…Energy is never destroyed, it is only changed from one form to another. And like energy, wealth is never destroyed. It’s simply transferred from one agent of value to another.
Without exception, every single fiat currency that has ever been created has been destroyed,
and without also exception, the value agent of last resort during its death, has always been gold and silver.
The track record is flawless.
The purpose of buying gold, is not to horde gold. It’s simple to recognize this cycle of for what it is, and to invest the proper vehicle at the proper time.
CHART: The ultimate goal is to accumulate passive cash-flow assets like real-estate, or dividend stocks, but to do it in time with the cycle we’re in, not against it.
So let me give you an example to demonstrate what I’m referring to… In 1971, the Case-Shiller home price index for a median, single family home was $20,663.
The price of silver at that time was $1.39 per ounce.
That means it would have cost 14,823 ounces of silver to buy a median priced home that year…
The next 9 years consisted of a precious metals bull-market.
By 1980, the same home cost $42,747 and silver was at $52.50 per ounce. Which means it only required only 814 ounces of silver to buy the same exact home 9 years later.
The home had increased in price 2 times, or 100%. However, the currency supply during that same period had grown 2.45 times. Inflation increased throughout the 1970’s, and while that resulted in the increase in price of real-estate,
the actual value of it against silver, declined significantly, which had risen 3,641%.
If you bought a home in 1971, and sold it in 1980, you made a 100% return. If you had invested in silver, you made a 3,641% return.
Now here’s something to think about… If you had sold your house in 1971 for $20,663 and purchased silver with that money,
by January 1980 your investment would have outpaced real-estate by a factor of 17, growing to $770,796.00 in just 9 years.
If you then sold your silver, you could buy 18 median priced homes in cash, at the 1980 price of $42,747 per house. Pretty freaking amazing.
Well today, we’re in a similar situation, only better.
Real-estate has become much more overvalued and silver has become extremely undervalued.
Measured against silver, the median-priced single-family home in the US peaked in 2001 at 38,123 ounces of silver.
Today, silver stockpiles are only a fraction of what they were in 1980.
This month, a 500-ounce box of silver is selling for around $15,000, and a median priced home is selling for $200,000.
In 1980, when silver reached its peak against, real-estate, it only took 814 ounces to buy that home.
That means that when that cycle repeats, you’d be able to buy that home with only $25,000 worth of silver if you purchased that silver today at around $30/ounce.
And it get’s better… Recently Adrian Douglas at GATA.org made the case for $936 per ounce in the price of silver, and $56,000 per ounce for gold.
Basically, it’s come to light that the bullion banks around the world have leased all of their gold and silver at a rate of 45 to 1.
That means that for every 1 ounce of metal they posses, they’ve sold the rights to 45 people.
Demand for physical delivery of this metal by the potential owners, would cause this leverage to unwind, increasing the price of silver today from $30 per ounce, to $990, and gold from $1,700 to $56,000 per ounce.
It is also important to note that unlike 1980, today we’re in the midst of a currency war, as every major nation races to devalue their currency against the dollar.
Today’s economic crisis is not about stocks or housing… This is the final chapter in the life of another fiat currency that has been abused beyond the point of not return.
In fact, here’s a chart that shows how the Dollar has dropped 15% in value over the past 12 months alone. That means that all of the money you have invested or saved, has already lost 15% of its value in just one year.
This debasement of the currency means the largest wealth transfer in history is underway, as everything reverts back to its true unleveraged value which is intrinsically 0 for a fiat currency. Whether that’s good news, or bad news will depend which asset class you are invested in.
Personally, I went “all-in” in gold and silver starting in 2007 and 2008 when gold was less than $800 per ounce, and silver was less than $10 per ounce.
But – and Ladies and Gentleman, this is the single most important part of this entire presentation.
What’s your next move? Let’s say that you pick up some precious metals and position yourself on winning side of this wealth transfer during the next year or two.
There will come a day when the gold bubble bursts, just like the real-estate bubble did, and the tech bubble before that, which means you’ll need to know two things…
First… When to sell and get out of metals before they plummet.
But most important of all… Where to put your money next.
That is the million-dollar question that has driven me for three years, because buying gold and silver right now is simple. It’s easy. It’s common sense.
But knowing what assets to buy, and how to buy them in today’s new economy, will determine how wealthy or poor you become.
Now I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t raised with a real education in wealth creation.
I grew up in a middle class family with hard-working parents who did the exact same thing everyone else did with their money…
They handed it over to a financial adviser who invested it for the long-term in a diversified portfolio of mutual funds and a Roth IRA.
And along with everyone else, they since lost a sizable portion of their retirement over the past few years, that they will never get back.
Well those days are over,
and you’d have to be an absolute fool to hand your money over to anyone in that industry again. The lesson for me has been loud and clear…
If you stick your money into the vehicles used by the rest of middle class America, you’re going to get sheered with the rest of the sheep.
So if you want to become rich these days, you have to invest your money like the rich do.
Which sounds great in theory, but there’s one little problem…
There aren’t any books or courses out there in the world that show you how to do that.
And I know this because I’ve spent the past two years looking for them.
Sure, there are hundreds of books on making money with real-estate, forex, stocks, or options,
but those are just singular tools and skill-sets that are used to generate cash or offset taxes.
When it comes to a true blueprint for unlimited wealth creation, it doesn’t exist. And once you sit down and think about it, that’s not really surprising… After all… People who are extremely rich typically don’t want to talk about it, let alone write a book telling others how they did it.
Which means that this kind of knowledge is basically trapped inside a black-box that is hidden from the general public like you and I.
But time is too short, and the stakes are just too large right now for you to sit on the sidelines and do nothing.
The time is right now. It’s not next week, or next year.
With every day that goes by, the window of opportunity get’s smaller and smaller, and the risks of inaction get larger and larger…
So I decided to take matters into my own hands, and crack open the box myself.
The result began as a simple passion-project I created for myself and a few close friends nick-named, The Elevation Group.
My strategy was simple…
There are three things you need to get yourself out of the middle class investment slaughter house, and into the world of the rich…
First, you need cutting-edge, inside information from people who really know what’s going on… Not from the talking-heads on CNBC, or from your “adviser” who’s only regurgitating the company mantras that are designed to simply sell you on more of their products.
Second, you need the knowledge and skills needed to act on the information you receive…
For example, if you’re going to buy gold, you need to know how much to buy, what kind to buy, where to buy it from, and eventually when and where to sell it.
If you’re going to set up your own personal family bank, you need to know how to do that.
If you’re going to buy into an apartment complex, or commercial properties in China, you need to know how that’s done.
And finally, you need to have the rolodex necessary to make all of this possible… And this is the single most important piece of this entire puzzle because building wealth is not as much about what you know, but who you know.
You don’t need to be an expert in any of these complicated investing arenas to reap the rewards, you just need to know others who are.
So over the past few months, and at this very moment, I am systematically using my rolodex and connections, to track down
individuals around the world who have net worth’s that range from a minimum of $10 Million, to 1 Billion.
I’m flying to their homes. I’m putting them on private conference calls,
I’m getting them to reveal how they invest and grow their money personally,
and I’m documenting the entire process in a way that’s never been done before inside the private Elevation Group diary.
The goal of The Elevation Group is simple… It’s to empower average ordinary people like you and I,
with the knowledge and contacts needed to achieve extra-ordinary wealth, in a brave new world of investing…
One of my first goals was to indentify the best way to create a secure retirement foundation that wouldn’t be susceptible to the crazy ups and downs of the market we’re experiencing today.
Obviously using investment tools like a 401K or mutual funds that were tied to market performance are no longer options that any sane person would take. As you learned earlier, the days of unlimited global growth that a long-term stock-based investment portfolio depends upon are over.
So what’s the alternative?
Well using my network, I was introduced to two wealthy individuals named Walter and Paul who taught me how to essentially create my own family bank, which is a strategy used by the rich to accomplish several very important things…
For example, this single strategy alone:
- Provides you with a guaranteed return that averages 6-10% per year, without risk of principle, which means the amount will never drop, even if the market does.
- Enables you to take out your money whenever you want, without penalty.
- Provides complete protection against creditors, so you’ll never have to worry about losing your retirement money due to a lawsuit or bankruptcy.
- Unlike 401K’s or IRA’s, there’s no limit to how much you can invest.
- You can use the money inside your personal bank as collateral for the purchase of a home, etc.
- This strategy offers extreme liquidity so you can have your money in your hands within a few days in the case of an emergency…
- It provides you with monthly revenue in the event of a disability.
- It allows you to “be your own bank”, so you can buy your home, cars, and other large purchases from yourself, so you earn the interest instead of a bank.
- And best of all, it allows you to pull out 100% of my money TAX FREE when you decide to retire.
So this one single investment has completely covered my retirement.
For 40 years, starting at age 60, all the way through age 100, my family and I will have a guaranteed annual income of approximately $100,000/Mo based on a 6% annual return, which is very conservative with this particular vehicle.
And by law, I do not have to pay a single dime in taxes on the money, nor will it ever drop in amount even if the market does…
Which means now I can swing for the fences with more aggressive investments, without having to worry about my retirement.
In the second session of The Elevation Group, I sit down with Paul and we take you through this entire system, step-by-step, and show you all of the numbers.
And if you want to pursue a similar strategy, you’ll find his contact information, including his cell number and personal email address in the resources section.
The next person I got on the phone was Robert Kiyosaki’s personal advisor on Gold, Silver, and Wealth Cycles, Michael Maloney.
Michael’s become a good friend of mine since we met in 2007, and he is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts when it comes to the global currency and finance system.
Here’s a picture of him speaking in at the 8th annual Russian International Banking Conference on the dangers facing the global fiat currency system today.
He’s my inside guy when it comes to Wealth Cycles and the health of today’s currency system.
He’s also the reason I went so heavy into gold and silver back in 2007 and 2008, but contrary to popular belief, Michael is not a gold and silver guy.
He’s a wealth cycles guy, and we are currently mapping out our strategy of when we’ll be selling our metals, and what we’ll be buying with the profits.
And yes… You’ll find out all of those details in this session of EVG, and you’ll find out when I sell my metals, and what I put that money into the day I do it.
In the mean time, you’ll also get access to the little-known resources where I buy my gold, what kind I buy, where I store it, and where I’ll be selling it.
I highly recommend that you do NOT buy any precious metals without this information first.
Now I’m sure a few of you are asking yourself if it’s too late to jump on the band-wagon, or if Gold is already in an over-bought bubble.
Well I can’t and won’t make that decision for you, but I can tell you that I am currently still buying as much as I can.
And I’ll only be selling when the fundamentals that Michael and I discuss in this session of The Elevation Group are reached.
But these two examples are just the tip of the information iceberg we’ve already uncovered…
For those of you who have children, or plan on having children…
Paul and I just uploaded an AMAZING session that will teach you how families like the Rothschilds
educate and prepare their children to respect, manage, and grow their wealth from one generation to the next…
And age is irrelevant here… whether your kids are grown with families of their own, or if you have teenagers who are just starting to appreciate the value of a Dollar…
Without this training, there’s a very good chance your smart decisions and hard-work will be squandered within years after your passing just as you see happen in the Hollywood headlines about rich children who never learned these lessons.
But with this knowledge, you’ll set the foundation to create a legacy of wealth that will last and grow,
empowering future generations you’ll never meet with the knowledge, skills and abilities to change the world for the better.
100 years from now, they’ll look back along the lineage of your family tree and know that you’re the one that changed their destinies.
So in the first six months alone, here’s what we’ve covered…
How to Profit From The Greatest Wealth Transfer In History With Michael Maloney
How To Become Your Own Bank And Retire 100% Tax-Free
Everything You need To Know About Buying And Selling Gold And Silver
How And Why I’m Diversifying My Assets Overseas.
Uncovering the Dirty Secrets Of the Credit Score Game To Maximize Your Investment Opportunities
How To Profit From Hyperinflation With Gonzalo Lira
How To Prepare for The Worst Of Times – So You Will Only Know The Best of Times.
And Which stocks to invest in that produce massive profits as the problems we’ve discussed today continue to unfold. In fact, this expert’s portfolio has produced returns of more than 100% annually the past 9 out of 10 years.
How To Free Your IRA And Invest Your Money Wherever You Choose
And most recently, how to increase your monthly cash-flow with a simple home-business, in which I’m teaching EVG Members, everything I’ve learned about making $20,000,000 from home over the past five years.
but the best part, is that everything I’ve just mentioned is actually taking place in real life.
This isn’t theory, or some old dusty financial education book written by a scholar who’s never actually done any of it…
This is a living adventure that will take the two of us around the world, and inside the black-box investing strategies of the rich in a way that’s never been done before, and that everyone can understand.
I’m pulling back the curtains, and giving all of us the knowledge your financial adviser never wanted you to see, or that he didn’t even know existed.
For the very first time, anyone who wants it, will have access to the strategies and techniques that are actually used by the truly rich, to invest, protect, and grow their wealth, especially during the turbulent times we’re face with today.
Individuals I have come to know and trust who are worth, tens-of-millions, hundreds of millions, and even billions of dollars,
are going to sit down, and teach you their philosophies and beliefs about money that enabled them to attract it.
They’re going to sit down and show you how and where they invest their money, so you can grow it like they do.
And they’re going to teach you how to protect your money from financial disaster, and give your children the leadership and skills they need
In order to respect the wealth that you and your family will accumulate, so they can be free as well.
Creating wealth in your life is about to get real, it’s about to get personal, and it’s about to get very detailed.
Whether you’re in debt, about to retire, or if you’re just starting the most productive years of your life, The Elevation Group will
provide you with the answers you need to take control of your financial destiny, and give the proverbial finger to financial mediocrity.
So, if you want to join me on this journey, I only have two quick pieces left to cover…
- First, I’m going to tell you how you can be one of the very first people to join The Elevation Group TODAY at a 50% discount
- And finally I’m going to answer some of the frequently asked questions I’ve been asked on Facebook.
So let’s start with your 50% discount… The Elevation Group is a private membership and there is only one rule or expectation that I require of you as a member:
Which is that you take responsibility for your financial decisions.
I have zero tolerance for whiners, complainers, excuse makers, and people who like to blame others for their problems.
I surround myself with positive people who constantly seek to better themselves, and that includes my customers, So if you’re willing to do that, you’re qualified to join.
Now as for the price and your discount…
If you aren’t familiar with private memberships or newsletters in the financial arena, I can tell you right now, that they aren’t cheap.
The majority of them cost from $2,000 and $12,000 per year, with some as much as $50,000 per year.
In fact, here’s the receipt of just one newsletter I subscribe to which cost me $15,000 to join.
Obviously my goal with The Elevation Group is to get this information into the hands of as many people as possible,
while still respecting the amount of value, work, research, and content that goes into this project each month.
So we’ve created two simple options for you…
The first is our standard rate for an EVG Membership which is $197 per month.
That’s just $6.00 per day, which is less than most people spend on their daily coffee fix.
And if you think that’s a little expensive, keep in mind that the credit score maximization tips in Lesson 6 alone
can save you $1,000’s of dollars on your car loan, or $100,000’s on the total cost of your mortgage loan,
which means you’re actually saving a substantial amount of money, instead of spending it.
But right here, right now, I’d like to offer you a massive 50% discount and cut the price in half to just $97/Mo when you join today for one reason…
Because you took the time to watch this presentation and invest in your future.
That’s less than $3.00 per day for information and contacts that will change your financial destiny by the time you’re finished watching the very first video.
Now the second option is our annual membership.
If you commit to joining me on this journey for an entire year,
I’m going to provide you with a full 12-month membership, which is a $2,364 value , for one single payment of just $597.00.
That represents an incredible 75% discount off the normal annual price, and brings the equivalent monthly price down from $97 to equivalent of just $49.00 per month…
So you can either choose from a 50% discount on the monthly rate, or join for a year and get a 75% discount on the annual rate.
Obviously I want you to join for a full year, because that’s how you’ll get the most value from your membership, which is why I’m offering you such an insanely large discount on that option…
Please understand that this extremely special offer is not available on the TheElevationGroup website.
This discount is only available right now during this presentation.
Now whether you pay full price tomorrow, or join today at a discount, your membership comes with a 30 day no-questions-asked money back guarantee,
so if you dive into your membership and it’s just not for you, then you can simply head to TheElevationGroup.net/support and request a no-questions-asked refund.
Here’s the bottom line…
If you don’t feel like you’ve received 10 times more in value from your membership, than the price you paid, I don’t want your money. Period.
This means you have nothing to lose. Either you’re blown away by what you learn, and it helps you build a fortune in the coming years, or you don’t pay a dime.
You can click the payment option that suits you best right now to get started and the registration page will open in a new window so you can continue listening,
because there’s a question I’m sure a few people are asking themselves right now, which is this…
“wow, this looks amazing Mike, and I’d love to join The Elevation Group, but what if I don’t have any extra money to invest right now?”
That’s a great question and I get it, because I’ve been there.
So if you’re wondering if you need to have some kind of minimum amount of money on hand to really take advantage of the opportunities you come across through EVG,
let me share my thoughts with you on that real quick…
You can get into the precious metals cycle right now for around $50 for an ounce of silver.
You can set up your own family bank using the strategies in Lesson 2 for as little as $300 per month.
And then there are opportunities that have buy-in points from $50,000 to $1,000,000 and up.
But if that’s what you’re worried about, you’re missing what’s really important…Yes, having access to the people and investment opportunities I come across is invaluable.
But the REAL value of becoming a member, is the fact that you’ll be changing your subconscious mindset,
and your relationship with wealth, and with prosperity every single time you login and go through the content.
It’s a well-known fact that how much money you make over the next 2-5 years, will be the average of the 5 people you’re associating with most right now.
And THAT is the real power of the Elevation Group because it gives you a direct line into a growing group of some of the most respected and wealthy people in the world, that you’ll have an opportunity to spend as much times as you want with each and every day. And as you do so, you’re thinking will change, your attitude will change, your relationships with change, your income will change, and as a result, your financial destiny will change. Which means that when you become a member, your potential for change and wealth accumulation becomes infinite.
And if you don’t become a member, well the results are obvious… You’ll wake up tomorrow in the exact same position, or worse, than you’re in today.
So with that being said guys, it’s getting late so I’m going to wrap things up… I want to thank you for joining my today. I want to thank you for becoming a member of The Elevation Group, and our little movement to change the world for the better.
If you haven’t registered yet, just click the payment option that suits you best, and get started. You’ll get instant access to entire library of current lessons, and diary entries of The Elevation Group immediately.
This is also your one and only opportunity to lock in the special discount of up to 75% available to you today, so take advantage of it,
and I’m looking forward to the incredible journey we’re going to take together.
Have a great night, and I’ll leave you here with some reviews submitted by current member’s who decided to say yes, and vote for a better future…