JOIN US IN OUR QUEST FOR THE BEST INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS
Written By William Nesbitt
Many people are concerned about the financial markets, and rightly so after the 2008 stock crash and bailout… We say “Stock Crash” because “Market Correction” covers over the fact that millions of people lost a huge part of their life savings. We do not see this as a “correction.” We prefer to speak in plain terms, say it like it really is… Stock Crash.
Suppose you want to invest outside of Wall Street, outside of stocks and mutual funds… Where are the best investments? How can you get income? Once outside of Wall Street, investing becomes a whole new game, with many great opportunities that bring both personal and financial rewards, as well as peace of mind rarely ever found in stocks or mutual funds.
Discover Investments outside Wall Street paper certificates:
This website is all about investments which are selected to perform especially well in this new economic climate, and they are all outside Wall Street. We even searched for investments that work better when economic chaos is occurring, and so, this required us to explore unique opportunities that most investors know little or nothing about. Most of the investments we choose are physical entities you can see and touch right in front of you.
For example, we are big on holding real gold and silver as security against hyper-inflation, but we are against owning gold stocks or silver futures. We regard ETF silver stocks as too risky because there are 200 times the futures contracts in existence as there is physical silver above ground: It should be one to one, not one to two hundred. Why own a paper certificate for gold and silver, when you can hold the real thing in the form of gold bullion and gold coins, or in silver bullion and silver coins.
Our investment solutions divide into three categories to satisfy our three goals of investing: security, growth, and income. Thus, we divided our family capital almost equally in these three ways; security, growth, and income. However, before all else there was one main priority that governed every investment and that priority was not losing our money. Retaining the original capital was? always the essential criteria, and so many forms of investment were discarded because they were deemed too risky to lose the principal, sooner or later, in this precarious economy.
1 – Investing for Security
Investments for security primarily ensure our money is not lost, no matter what, especially since we are facing the specter ?of high inflation in some areas and deflation in other areas. When investing for security, the possibility of growth and income are merely side benefits if they happen at all. If there is a massive economic crash or hyper-inflation occurs, then we want to have a solid capital base that increases in value inside these worst case scenarios. Too many unusual economic eventsare happening for us to rest assured that everything is fine and to believe that extreme scenarios are impossible. We believe anything is possible at this point, and we are preparing for both the worst and the best at the same time. We do not trust the government, nor the banks, nor the media… they all have lied repeatedly, and so, we are taking the responsibility for our future and not leaving our prosperity up to any of them.
2 – Investing for Growth
Investments that grow our money primarily, such that the principal amount increases; thus monthly income is not a criteria. This may be from interest or earnings not paid out yet such as in Tax Lien Certificates, or from the physical growth of a business asset, like a rare hardwood tree plantation.
3 – Investing for Income
This is investing to receive income paid out monthly, some we spend to live day to day; thus growing the principle is not a criteria. The best strategy we found for income investing is to actively work these investments part time to build multiple income streams that keep paying us long after we stop working them… passive income machines, such as billboards.
Taking responsibility for managing our own money:
We are not bankers, nor investment experts, and the investments we choose reflect ?this… we don’t even think like bankers, nor stock brokers, nor investment advisers. We are a family of hard working people committed to never again trusting “experts” who, unfortunately, proved to us in 2008 that they do not have mastery investing our money.
The financial world has changed, and in this era we no longer feel comfortable investing? in stocks, including mutual funds. We no longer trust the people who manage the big Wall Street institutions; maybe we never should have. We continually worry about the ?next stock crash, and this became very apparent when Greece began defaulting earlier in 2010: This gave us a real scare. Were we about to lose it all in the next global downturn? We do not want to live with fears of losing our hard earned money, but when we looked around for alternatives, none were easily found, especially none that would perform well in a chaotic economy. Or so we thought. Continue readingIf you found this blog post valuable, send me a tip.