A name for the bloodiest, most chaotic place on earth.
Taking up a third of the earth's landmass, and containing huge deposits of minerals including most of the oil, Chaostan can affect your life more than anything that happens in your own hometown.
And few, if any, understand it.
Since 1991 Richard Maybury's Early Warning Report (EWR) has been studying Chaostan, and its effects on you and your investments, with astounding success.
May 29, 2014 — Richard Maybury joins Porter Stansberry on his podcast Stansberry Radio to discuss the situation in the Ukraine. Porter asks Richard "what's the big new thing that you see coming?" and "is this thing in Crimea and Ukraine going to be peacefully settled?"
What makes Early Warning Report (EWR) so unique? So interesting? DEPTH. EWR is a unique blend of topics that you've probably never encountered before. Namely geopolitics, finance, economics, and military events.
We don't give you a list of "hot" stock picks, expect you to believe us, and send you on your way. Rather we start with understanding the two major trends affecting your money: war and debasement of currencies.
The US dollar is the world's reserve currency, and thanks to the federal reserve its become a shell game.
Nothing is more crucial to understand: the Federal Reserve dictates the health of the dollar and the health of the dollar, dictates your quality of life. You must know how to adapt.
EWR has long recommended gold as a shield against the Fed. It only takes one look at the chart above to see how successful that strategy has been. Gold has been up 606% since we recommended it just before 9/11.
But an understanding of economics isn't enough, because at bottom what really drives the ups and downs in the financial world are actions of governments.
They regulate all currencies. They create laws that control how the economy operates. They command the militaries that cause the conflicts that disrupt entire regions of the world.
Governments are capable of causing more chaos in your life than any other type of organization on earth. And they do it— constantly.
This is why EWR focuses on geopolitics (world politics).
This approach has led EWR to make some astonishing predictions over the years:
9/11 and soaring defense stocks (in the March 2000 EWR)
Invasion of Iraq and skyrocketing oil prices (March 2001)
A never-ending war for the U.S. in Central Asia (October 2001)
The financial crash of 2008 (May 2007)
The 2013 boom in stocks and real estate (March 2013). The 10 suggested stocks rose 52.6%.
Most investment advisories focus on the particulars of a given investment. They are concerned with the internals. The technicals. Few know anything about the Big Picture - the global trends - that affect investments.
The closest they get to it is to study economics.
The Big Picture is Early Warning Report's specialty.
We see investment trends being primarily determined by economic trends, and economic trends determined by politics.
To forecast what our investments will do we must forecast what governments will do.
World politics changes flows of money, which alters economies, affecting markets, which produces investment profits, as in the case of Lockheed Martin (see the chart above).
We don't mean what the mainstream press and its government watchdogs call politics. We mean the real thing: wars, revolutions, uprisings, and history. It repeats, although never exactly.
Unfortunately, the typical investor is unaware of the impact governments have on markets. He flies politically blind.
The world is like a chessboard, except unlike the conventional board, the number of players isn't 2, it's 200, meaning 200 governments.
To win the game, you need to know how it is played and nobody knows the strategies and tactics better than Early Warning Report.