2 Shocking Charts
|By Martin Weiss|
Martin Weiss here with two charts that speak louder than a thousand words.
Start with this chart on the price of U.S. government bonds:
In less than two years, investors have lost trillions of dollars by doing nothing more than buying and holding.
Why? Because as the yields on new bonds shot higher, the market value of the old, low-yielding value automatically collapsed. That’s how it always works.
And never forget!
U.S. bonds and other government securities are supposedly the “safest” investments in the word.
So, if they’re crashing in value, imagine what’s happening to junk bonds, foreign government bonds and even supposedly “triple-A” bonds!
Their values are going to hell in a handbasket.
And if bonds are crashing, what about higher-risk assets?
Well, for a quick answer, take a quick look at the Nasdaq Composite Index — or any other index for that matter — and you’ll see how investors are losing trillions of MORE in stocks:
Sure, stocks rallied sharply on Friday.
But in the one-year time horizon of this chart, the rally is barely a blip. (See slight rise in the lower right corner of chart.)
All told, investors have lost more than $15 trillion, the worst wealth destruction since the Great Depression.
That’s bad. But most worrisome is this …
The events unfolding behind the scenes right now are far more dangerous than just crashing stocks and bonds.
And they’re more frightening than all the bad news coming out about the housing market or the economy.
I’m talking about America — America’s sad path to a bad place like none other in our lifetime.
Some people say it’s a road to hell, and I hope they’re wrong.
But no one can predict the future with precision — let alone the future or a nation, a culture, a way of life.
Here are three things we do know:
- First, you can’t trust traditional assets anymore. Most are already far too dangerous. My two charts prove that.
- Second, you can’t count on the traditional norms of society. Many are already crumbling, and I don’t think I need to cite proof. Just turn on the news.
- Third, to protect your hard-earned money, you need to explore alternative asset classes — especially those with the potential to create new millionaires even as nearly everything else is falling by the wayside.
That’s the path my team and I have been vigorously pursuing, and tomorrow is our big day.
Tomorrow’s the day when we’ll you all about a form of investing that’s mostly disconnected from stock and bond markets.
Have you already reserved your spot?
If so, great! I look forward to seeing you online at 2 p.m. Eastern.
If not, you’d better RSVP right now.
Otherwise, I’m afraid you’re going to miss it precisely when it could make such a big difference in your financial future.
Just remember: Today’s the last day to get your free ticket for tomorrow’s event.
Good luck and God bless!