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Did you know that one of the most popular words on the internet is God?
Are emotions something you are open to experiencing? Exactly how open are you? However open you might think that you already are to emotions, you might experience further opening in a moment.
Remember that whatever emotions develop, you can relax by breathing calmly for a few moments. You might pause briefly now to calmly breath, then continue.
Did you pause yet? Is there anything that you could easily change (like in the room where you are right now) to improve your receptivity to any powerful emotions that may arise? If so, go ahead and change in before you keep reading.
“Suddenly a chariot of fire appeared… and [the Prophet] Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.”
2 Kings 2:11
The original text in Hebrew:
יא ויהי המה הלכים הלוך ודבר והנה רכב אש וסוסי אש ויפרדו בין שניהם ויעל אליהו בסערה השמים
“… Behold, a whirlwind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and, in the midst of the fire, something like glowing metal.”
Those are two quotations from “the Old Testament,” which is an ancient oral tradition of the Israelites. The spoken words were later transcribed in to Hebrew writing, then translated, then published in the Christian Bible.
So, when you see certain shapes, can the perception of those shapes trigger powerful emotional responses for you? Right now, you are reading words that are composed of sequences of shapes (mostly letters plus a few “punctuation marks”). Perhaps you recognize a particular sequence of shapes and then you recognize each word and finally the meaning of the words together, right?
Once upon a time, there was a clear sequence of words that delivered a message that was very unfamiliar to many people. Imagine that some people were so frightened by the message that they obsessed over a particular word or a particular chapter. Sound familiar?
If disturbed enough, then they might even begin to argue over a few details (rather than calmly discuss the larger whole). They might even panic, dismissing the story as absurd or impossible or simply irrelevant. Then, they would focus on anything else that could distract them from their anxiety about the unfamiliar idea.
But why do some unfamiliar ideas produce curiosity while others produce panic? Why do different people have different reactions to the same ideas (or the same paintings or the same passages of scripture)?
What if someone is paranoid about anyone seeing them display fear? What if certain ideas were perceived as major threats because those ideas triggered fear and terror?
What if a person pretends to be calm and intelligent, but was actually constantly terrified about the possibility of a greater intelligence than their own? What if certain ideas were threatening to their pretense of calm intelligence? What if certain ideas exposed their constant paranoia and anxiety?
Next, imagine a Dutch painter in the year 1710 AD who saw something so fascinating that he included it in his painting. Maybe it was a round object that hovered over a gathering of people as it beamed down 4 shining “pillars.” Maybe the painter even labeled the 4 things “cherubim.”
The painting above is titled “The Baptism of Christ” (“De Doop van Christus”). It was painted by De Gelder (1645 – 1727), a famous student of Rembrandt.
Next is an even older painting from about 1430 AD called “The Miracle of the Snow,” which features Jesus and Mary as well as some very unusual cloud formations. It was painted by Masolino Da Panicale (1383-1440).
Of course, it is not impossible that the artist actually saw those straight lines of naturally-occurring regular clouds and then simply copied something he saw, right? However, the event depicted is called a miracle not because it is normal, but because it was very surprising.
The “miracle” involved some snow falling in Rome, Italy on August 5th, 352 AD. Snow rarely falls in Rome at all. Snow in August (in the hot summer) would be even more surprising, right?
Now, back to the contents of the Bible, I have found it notable how little reference is made by most Christians to the contents of the Old Testament in particular. In fact, most Christians that I have met seem generally unfamiliar with almost all of the Bible.
Consider that they generally do not know what it says. They certainly do not learn Hebrew and study the original (untranslated) scriptures. They might not read many of the commentaries written in the last few thousand years. They might not be very interested in the Bible and comprehending it. In fact, they might be completely terrified of it. Maybe terror is the perfect result when people of their maturity and intelligence explore the contents of the Bible.
Back to the topic of emotions, how open are you to understanding the response called shame? Shame is a type of fear, right? How open are you to all different types of fear?
Many people value soothing diversions. They can escape for a while from a background experience of anxiety. They can distract themselves with popular trivia, such as the latest political controversy. They may have no actual personal interest in the topic, but they can converse about it for hours. When some new popular scandal is publicized to them (or discovered by them), they will ignore the older, familiar one and focus on the latest issue.
Some may be eager to argue over political reforms that are being negotiated thousands of miles away. Some may focus more on matters within their personal discretion (their direct influence or capacity).
The masses are programmed to focus on subjects that they cannot directly control. They are programmed to be excited, anxious, and even hysterical. The behaviors modeled for them in mainstream media includes a lot of complaining and arguing. They live in context of divisiveness (toward various other people) and condemnation toward perceived threats.
What other ways can someone relate to a perceived threat? First, someone could withdraw for safety. Second, someone could attempt to assess the specific risk and dangers. Third, someone could attempt to neutralize or reduce the dangers, such as by forming an alliance with the threat (or scaring the threat away).
In other words, people could respect a possible threat. They could be cautious about it. They could even pause occasionally to keep relaxed and to breath calmly.
Condemning a possible threat is an attempt to push away or repulse the possible threat. However, when Christians read the Old Testament, will they be terrified and ashamed of what is reported there as the recurring behavioral patterns of Moses or Phinehas or Hashem? What if they get no value through condemning those individuals and those stories?
Then they simply must find other things to condemn. Perhaps they will condemn the very same behaviors in others that are attributed to their own heroes in The Old Testament. However, as long as they do not read the Old Testament, they can just obsess over condemning anything that does not fit the preferences and presumptions that they have been programmed to keep and to protect.
I respect hysteria. I respect panics of condemnation. I respect that people seek to escape from shame through their panics of hysterical condemnation.
Shaming someone directly can result in them withdrawing or fleeing. Repeatedly insulting another person or criticizing them hysterically can drive them away.
However, condemning others will not relieve shame. Condemnation, at least how it is commonly practiced (as in vilification of a few distant targets), may be merely a diversion and thus must be constantly practiced or else the underlying experience of latent shame can suddenly be apparent and that can be quite intense.
So, shaming others hysterically does not end hysteria. You may have even read that somewhere before, right?
This has been a warning and an invitation. The warning is that anyone who is not ready to respect emotion should withdraw and forget this content (at least for a while). The invitation is that if you are ready to respect all emotions while calmly and intelligently studying them, then you can notify me by sending me a comment.
Yes, I was recognized as a genius at an early age. Yes, I competed against other kids
(who were my age or older) and I performed far above average. Yes, I was lavished with attention for my
superior academic performance.
What about inner discipline? I found so many things to be easy that when
I did encounter something that did challenge me, I got frustrated easily. I would just quit
(maybe after inventing an excuse). If someone questioned my stated rationalization for quitting, I might
insist furiously that I did not care. But why so furious?
Also, what about communication and social skills? I was used to figuring things out on my own.
Most other people slowed me down. To do well in school, I certainly did not need to collaborate.
However, outside of school, I did not have much experience with other people. I was a classic nerd.
The more someone suggested I get assistance, the more I might insist on doing it myself.
What about when I got smarter than most adults and they did not understand my ideas (or did not find them
interesting)? Again, I lacked discipline and communication skills. Spoiled by the attention I got in schools,
I resented other people in my personal life for not being more admiring, more flattering, and more grateful.
Why weren’t they more like the recruiters who competed for my attention?
I was not just a classic nerd. I was also an under-appreciated, frustrated genius.
In other words, I was an arrogant brat.
Eventually, after years of boredom and frustration in graduate school, I was motivated to try something new.
The good news is that I learned a lot. The bad news is that being a genius was often irrelevant or even
counter-productive. I was simply not interested in many popular subjects and conversation topics.
I would rather read an entertaining book.
Also, I did not really want to find other geniuses. I wanted to find people that gave me social validation.
I wanted everything to be easy.
I wanted life to be more like school. In school, the teacher gives us the answers, which we memorize and repeat back.
Then, we get rewarded. We do not need to understand most of the material. Neither does the teacher.
Even if some idea taught in science class was disproven decades prior, I just wanted to know how to get a good grade.
Maybe other people valued comprehension and intelligence, but I just wanted someone to assign me
a curriculum and then be interested in me conforming to their rituals.
Over the years, I encountered interpersonal challenges, financial challenges, and then serious health challenges.
All of those challenges focused my motivation. Eventually, I realized that
if I networked with other people who were unusually perceptive at least in one area of expertise, that
could be very good for me.
I could develop new skills, especially by modeling successful people or even getting trained by them.
I could get better at communication (as long as I recognized a potential benefit to me
through the communication). I could get better at self-discipline in general (again, as long as I recognized a potential reward).
Eventually, some of those folks might also be perceptive enough (and desperate enough) to recognize my strengths. I could form mutually-attractive partnerships (the kind that everyone involved would value nurturing). Instead of just being an isolated genius, I could be part of a network of people getting breakthrough results from insightful, elegant innovations. That seemed like such an attractive outcome that it would even be worth some experiments and learning from “trial and error.” After all, that is the kind of thing that geniuses love, right?
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Interesting viewpoint. But I see the reason that government puts its fingers into licensing marriages is so the product of marriage (children ) could be theirs.
One point he did make that I found intriguing was the concept of government licensing love (which marriage between two people of the same sex is) What business does government have to meddle in that arena? Why shouldn’t I have access to all the benefits you listed outside of marriage. If there are benefits there must also be restrictions, just like in marriage. Several years ago it hit me strangely my getting a marriage license. I felt i had invited a third party into bed with me. I felt akin, but worse than the Scots having to give the first night to the baron who reigned over the wedded couple (See Braveheart). Correct me if I’m wrong, but submitting to a license puts me under new rules and regulations that are outside the arena of common law. It also makes what is produced under that license (children) subject to regulation by the government. Pretty soon government will be licensing breathing or licensing masturbation, which is being married to yourself. They already have licensed Marijuana. Taking psychedelics is illegal. WHY? Why is drinking alcohol legal? It is far worse for you. The whole concept of government licensing is more to give the government more control than.to protect the public.
All the sheep, donkeys, goats, cattle, and 32,000 Virgin girls were taken. All the male midianites of any age were massacred (by the lord’s command) and all females except those 32,000 were also massacred.
Now, if you have been trained to be ashamed of those simple realities, that is a different issue. If you have been programmed to be confused, so be it. But the reality is simple enough.
Common law does not “protect” anyone either. If you are able to assert your interests according to the principles of common law, that is you protecting yourself by one of several possible methods.
in other words, governments bully and extort whoever they target, then they say “hey, but now we will do you a huge favor by extending your benefits to your wife (as long as you marry her in conformity to our rules). You should thank us!”
To then extend the social security benefits to same-sex couples may be bizarre. I consider it distracting trivia.
However, The bottom line is that governments are in charge due to their superior military capacity. They take what they can and then make the rules for how to apply to get a better chunk of the wealth that they redistribute.
A few billion dollars in social security benefits by new definitions of marriage is trivia. The basics of the system remain.
We may condemn the benefits in shame. We may reject them and say “I do not deserve it.” Or, we may be grateful for the benefits we have received, are receiving, and will receive.
they also benefited you. For you to organize yourlife around being a better perfectionist than those evil ones (who live in cities or whatever), that is a full time job.
you are either complete with your past or you are an idolater worshiping your past with condemnation. You vilify a villain. You lose. Game over.
if you are scared, great. There are dangers.
Most Paranoia is about being terrified but pretending not to be- it is a form of ashamed hysteria. However, to be cautious means to allow fear to move your attention to possible risks and then measure them (get powerfully related to them).
instead of fearing God, you fear shame. You do not relate to shame as a great blessing. You justify paralysis as a method for avoiding shame. What if you stopped avoiding it?
imagine that all of that stirred up some emotion in you, but you worshiped the idea that several emotions are shameful and must be avoided.
Imagine that eventually you isolated yourself so you could privately allow emotion to stir vitality in you and cause you to refocus and learn.
imagine that you have been fighting you.
Interesting article, that talks about how complex systems fail, from the perspective of global economies. Read the article, and stop and think about how your complex system Thrives, limps along, or fails. Jack NeilAlert
screenshot from the original location of the 2004 article:
I have “very moderately leveraged positions” that benefited quite a bit from that sudden swing. The pace of redistribution from the naive to the astute is speeding up, as expected.
The demand for currency comes from the military power of the state. When a mafia forms an army and says “we are the state and you all owe us protection money in the form of taxes and fines and fees,” then what happens? If the coercion and violence of the mafia’s soldiers is sufficient to terrorize the masses, then they perceive that their best alternative is to avoid getting arrested by paying the invented tax liabilities.
What form of payment is accepted by the high priests of the mafia who collect tax payments down at the courthouse temple? If they say casino tokens from Harrah’s, then public demand for those casino tokens rockets. When the US invaded Texas (which was part of French Mexico at the time, right?), then Texans no longer wanted Pesos but wanted US Dollars suddenly. Same for the Louisiana Purchase (demand for one currency collapsed in that region and everyone wanted to exchange the old currency for the US Dollar).
This was more costly to them then making wooden nickels, but much more reliable, since the masses could rather easily access wood and “counterfeit” wooden nickels. So, the man-hour cost to produce a wooden nickel might be a tiny fraction of what the “rightful government of the Levites and Israelites” could intimidate the masses in to paying to buy that nickel. For instance, the masses might pay one sheep or a dozen oysters (which was worth however many man-hours of labor) in exchange for a wooden nickel that cost a tiny fraction of a man-hour to produce.
Replace “wooden nickel” with “precious metal coin of gold or silver.” It is that simple. Now you know now why the prophets said “the gold bull is just a symbol of the power of the state. Do not worship the bull statue. Do not worship the gold. Respect the government’s soldier’s and respect the Lord of the heavenly armies of flying fallen angels who resides in Mount Hermon, who has threatened us with plagues and then made good on his threats (killing 24,000 Israelites) and who sent a flood to devastate so many species on this planet, and who will come again in the early 20th century to spread Spanish flu to depopulate us.”
If they have to invade Iran and confiscate “our American oil” to sell to cover US treasury debt, so be it. Detroit can’t bring that kind of “political will” to the bond market.
Switzerland is in the center of this “donut.” The EU is a funnel or siphon to enrich the Swiss bankers.
i used that pic in this article called “living in a military empire”:https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/…/living-in-a…/
When someone is looking for an isolated long-term solution to the
“problem” of market fluctuations, the big issue is that THEY ARE RELATING TO MARKET FLUCTUATIONS AS A ****PROBLEM.**** Pension fund managers, no offense intended, are pension fund managers because of their relatively low level of competence. They are attracted to social validation and groupthink to compensate for lack of comprehension of markets.
There are NO highly competent fund managers working for pension funds to my knowledge. Why would a competent fund manager ever settle for working there?
Train the masses to be ashamed of perceiving the simplicity of how governments work and what governments are. One by one, as the masses recognize different aspects of the current political corruption, they will reactively think “it was NEVER like this before. That ONE dude or group has BETRAYED us!!!!”
Schools program blind conformity (and repression of emotions that are disruptive to the classroom and thus are labeled as shameful or negative). That produces widespread social anxiety and chronic physical tension to suppress the display of the “shameful” emotions (thus lots of PC libtards). Then, the leaders direct everyone’s attention to “important paranoias” like how cholesterol causes autism and how everyone should drop everything to promote equal rights for bisexual libertarian vegan pot smokers who insist that “they were just were born that way.”
The image is from my 2013 article titled “homosexuality: a behavioral-choice-or-a-genetic-condition?”
They are government-approved ponzi schemes that have no military to back them. They bring in premiums each month in the hope of covering their massive stack of unfunded liabilities. When they “bet wrong” with all of their gambling, they go down.
FDIC is similar. The government insurance program for the Savings & Loans institutions collapsed in the 1980s. Insurance without a court system and military to enforce the guarantees is about as powerful as the ink on the paper of a condeferate dollar.
I recommend tax EXEMPT shelters. (Disbursements may be taxable as income, but any profits in the sheltered brokerage account are exempt from taxes).
Yields on short-term US treasury notes just “improved” 12% overnight. That is “great” for existing bond-holders. However, that kind of volatility is “not good for amateurs,” like as far as wanting to sleep well.
It was never -me- that made my intellect out as though it makes me better than anyone.. the only one that cares whether another is smarter than them, and judges themselves or the other based on that, is the one that is insecure about their intellect. They dont like having their self-estimated lack of intellect confirmed. Suck it.
I have made a few things lately about the cultivation of social anxiety through schools and media. The effectiveness of the common programming is quite extensive.
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Balloon demand through perceived scarcity.
I like to emphasize concepts through interesting visuals. With that in mind, below is a homepage draft, then the text from the right (so you can read it more easily), then an background image for the next page.
For example, insights allow for easily recognizing risks that most people may neglect to notice. Once recognized, most risks can easily be avoided. Instead of constantly worrying about unknown risks, many risks can be measured and then avoided. Precise clarity about any relevant risks can save an enormous amount of time, resources, and sanity. What a relief!
Producing familiar results with much less effort is great, but what about unexpected rewards? Some insights can result in small but very precise actions that bring massive rewards (even using only very modest resources). The perfect adjustment at the perfect time can bring unexpected rewards.
For instance, what is the best way to fly past a dangerous storm? Sometimes, you can just fly over it!
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What do the most successful investors do differently from the masses? Oddly enough, most people simply do not ask. (They also probably do not ask “exactly how much more successful are those investors?”)
By most successful, I mean the largest long-term profits. We can measure that as a multiple of typical gains. Let’s look at typical gains compared to a simple alternative.
Above is an actual example of 33 years of trading results for two methods. On the left is the final balance that would result from a starting balance of $10,000 placed in to a mutual fund modeled on stock prices of the top 500 companies in the US (which would include different companies over a period of several decades, but a mutual fund investor or 401k investor would not need to pay attention to that detail).
The nominal gains are almost $212,000 (beyond the initial $10,000 invested). That is a very common method. The percentage gained is 2,120%. Sounds pretty good, right? How open are you to even better results than that?
On the right above are the results of a method that is only slightly less simple. The same $10,000 managed with just a bit more care (only a few transactions per decade) produced actual gains of over $427,000, a gain of 4,270%. In other words, the gains on the right ($427k) are over twice as large as the gains on the left ($212k). Now, are you interested yet in learning exactly how easy it has been to produce results that are at least twice as good as average?
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Of course, you might think that the “typical” results are pretty good. In 33 years, the value of the balance multiplied by over 20 times. Pretty successful, right?
One problem with that presumption is that the gains were not constant across the 33 years. The charts above and below show that almost all of the gains were in the first half of the 33 years. Compare those two time periods and then we will review how inflation and taxes have further reduced the success of that method.
For comparison, note that the method that gained 4,270% did so well largely by exiting the stock market prior to ALL of the biggest declines of the last 33 years. By occasionally using select mutual funds and the safest bonds, that strategy even produced gains while most stock market investors were losing money year after year. The total number of transactions were just a few per decade. Sounds pretty easy, right? It has been.
(Further, the investment advisor whose results are shown above actually had much better results than what are shown above. I am showing those results here because that is the simplest and safest strategy of that advisor. It is very easy to do AT LEAST that well.)
How about taxes? While there could also be significant taxes on the amount of dollar increase, there are ways to avoid capital gains taxes and income taxes. Though most investors only delay taxes (like through IRAs and 401Ks), it is a simple thing to use tax-exempt investment shelters. However, most people do not know much about tax-exempt shelters (but do know about inflation). So, let’s ignore the tax issue for now and just focus on the unavoidable issue of inflation.
The black areas above show the actual purchasing power of the original investment (adjusted for inflation). In terms of purchasing power, the method on the left produced more than a 500% increase (but almost all in the first half of the 33 years). The method on the right produced over a 1000% increase, plus it was much more consistent (far safer) than the much more common method.
Again, the results on the left are for a method which would be recommended by most any mainstream financial advisors. Those people are usually just commission-earning salespeople who have a large financial incentive to give advice that is good for the companies that hire them, (but may be not all that great for naive consumers, especially in the last 15 years).
One issue ignored by many advisors (salespeople) is tax-exempt gains. In the chart below, we see that, after taxes (in red below), many investors would only make about a 400% increase in purchasing power from the common method.
That 400% increase is a long way from the gains of 2,120% that many investors might think they have gotten. Inflation results in “false profits” that produce tax liability but no increase in purchasing power. Even with interest income on some bonds, there can be income tax liability. When thinking about multiple decades, we see that inflation can create inflated investment gains that, through taxes, will create a massive transfer of wealth from investors to governments. (The same thing applies to real estate, etc…)
If not using tax-exempt sheltering, the method on the right would produce an after-tax increase in purchasing power of about 800%. By using tax-exempt sheltering, the gain in purchasing power would be over 1000%.
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One simple point is that most “average” investors are unaware of what results are realistic to expect from using the most common long-term investment strategies. They may be totally unaware of the many cases of long-term negative results, like the last 26 years of decline in the entire stock market of Japan:
The most popular strategies are not the most successful strategies. In fact, they are often not successful at all (at least not unless you are the salesperson piling up commissions from selling those methods to some naive mainstream investors).
Using the most common investing methods during periods of weak markets will consistently produce huge losses that can take several decades to recover. In contrast, the most successful investment methods are either designed to work in absolutely all market conditions or adjust along with changes in market conditions.
In the next presentation, one issue that we will explore is the fact that investment markets serve to transfer wealth. Who receives the bulk of the wealth being transferred (and how do they do it)?
Of course, governments benefit enormously from the fees on every trade and the taxes on taxable gains. But that is probably not as relevant to you as making sure that you are one of the “smart money” investors who are receiving the bulk of the wealth that most investors are complacently pouring in to investment markets. All you have to do is let us better position you to receive much more of that flow of wealth.
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Sometimes, a quick demonstration of a very obvious point could be very important to you. Even if the point is quite obvious, it may be very rare for someone to directly explain it. The reality could be very simple and yet very startling (even shocking). However, clearly perceiving the reality could quickly give you access to huge benefits, reduce risk, and eliminate the old familiar anxiety that results from a lack of clarity.
What in particular could become clear? You may be stunned to recognize the simplicity of what is going on with the global transfer of wealth right now. Massive amounts of wealth are being redistributed through two general types of activity: free markets and government programs. We will briefly review both so that you will learn what to do to better position yourself, your household, and your business.
First, why should you be interested? (How will you benefit?)
Most people do not realize that they are the sources of the huge profits of a small number of recipients of a massive transfer of wealth. It is common knowledge that governments create tax systems that collect wealth from the masses. Perhaps it is less obvious where that money goes, but it is probably no surprise that large amounts of tax revenues go to groups like government employees and the manufacturers of the expensive military equipment purchased by governments.
But what about something like investment markets? One thing that is clear is that every single transaction in investment markets will create a cash flow for brokerages. The biggest brokerages and their employees can make a lot of profit just from the commissions for all of those transactions.
But who else benefits? And who is the source of all of those profits? Again, most people do not realize that they are the source of the huge profits collected by a small number of recipients.
How you will benefit is simple. We will benefit you by positioning you to increase the amount of wealth that you receive, as well as reducing or eliminating your current exposure as a source of profit for the select few.
Next, you will watch a slideshow that will demonstrate simply and quickly how massive amounts of wealth are being transferred right now. You can pick from two versions (one with audio and one without audio). There are two basic sections:
Who benefits from investment markets?
Who benefits from the programs of governments?
Before proceeding, note that wealth is not just exclusive ownership of valued resources. Wealth is exclusive access to resources PLUS the intelligent use of those resources.
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SLIDES: (To see all the writing, you may need to increase your screen magnification or click some of the images.)
Keep in mind that investment markets do not create any wealth. They ONLY transfer ownership of existing wealth. Over a lifetime, we can chart different amounts of total gains or losses.
Gains will be shown in black and losses in red.
Here is an idea of the long-term results that most people think is going on with investment markets.
Let’s visually isolate those who profit (in black) from those with a net loss (in red).
Let’s quickly review the investment returns last decade for the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 popular US stocks.
At the end of the entire decade, the result would be a small decline in liquidation value. Also, the vast majority of the time, there was a significant standing loss (often greater than 10%). One reason why many people tend not to notice the negative long-term returns is that they are frequently adding money to make up for their occasional investment losses (like adding funds with every paycheck).
However, stock markets can go down quickly and can take years or decades to recover (if they ever do). Plus, all of that is before we adjust for inflation. There are a few ways to calculate inflation, but all of them would produce double digit losses for that stock market index for last decade, like this:
Also, many investors in the US are subject to taxes for any year in which they have an annual gain. Last decade, there were profits 5 of the 10 years.
Depending on the exact losses on taxes, the final results could be a significant loss of purchasing power, like over 30%. Investors would have done better by just investing in the safest government bonds (to at least balance the loss of purchasing power from inflation).
So, again, here is what most people think is happening:
But here is what is really happening (after considering inflation and taxes):
Again, keep in mind that investment markets do not create any wealth. They ONLY transfer ownership of existing wealth.
Here are some ideas of the different groups that typically benefit from investment markets (as well as those who are the source of those benefits).
As investment markets transfer wealth year after year, huge numbers of typical middle class investors are the source of massive gains for small numbers of recipients.
Also, note that I left out one group who benefits from that transfer of wealth. They benefit even more than the brokerages and the stock exchanges. They collect fees on every transaction and also collect taxes on all the profits. Who do I mean? Governments!
We can pause here. What you have learned so far may be enough to interest you in considering the potential value of investing using the strategies of “smart money” investors who consistently make the highest profits. For many of you, that may begin with accurately re-assessing your current risk levels (not just what your broker wants you to believe).
We can help with all of that. First, I’d like you to also review a much shorter presentation on wealth transfers performed by governments.
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> Skip to learning how the most popular investment methods are so risky.
We will create a chart similar to the one you saw about investment markets.
On the left, we will show different levels of contribution (in red) or benefits (in black).
Note that we are considering the total net transfer of wealth over an entire lifetime.
With governments, how would you imagine that the chart would look? Is it more common to pay more in taxes than is received in benefits?
Considering all the businesses and households in a single country (such as the US), here is a possible range of how many people are net donors or net receivers from government transfers of wealth:
Through taxes and other revenues sources (fees, fines, etc), governments consistently transfer wealth from the masses to those who have the lobbying power to form governments and direct their policies.
Before considering what actions to take, it may be useful to first be very clear on the interests of governments (as in the actual results that they consistently produce). They generally transfer wealth to a select few recipients from large numbers of human resources (contributing donors, such as the taxpayers that are the involuntary “underwriters” of government debt). Even with governments that claim to promote equality, what often happens is that the masses own little or nothing and are assigned their work (with severe punishments for non-compliance), which is also known as slavery.
So, be cautious about the interests of government-regulated specialists. They tell you what they have been programmed to tell you (and they are subject to penalties for presenting truths that are contrary to the interests of a particular government).
Further, do not expect government-regulated specialists to empathize with you or validate your observations. Do not expect the masses to be interested either. They have been programmed by schools and mass media to focus elsewhere. They may have even been programmed by religious indoctrination to be ashamed of accepting their own self-interests and acting on them.
Instead, expect some people to be repulsed by small pieces of this information. This presentation was created to be a gentle but provocative “demonstration of the obvious.” You can share the presentation from the beginning. To share individual points “out of context” can repulse people (as in frighten them without first establishing hope in favorable alternatives).
So, because of years of government-regulated programming to promote the idea of governments as the champion (or even the savior) of the masses, many people will be upset emotionally by simple and obvious truths. In that case, it is important to relax, slow down, and remain calm.
While reviewing the prior content, it is not unusual to get light-headed or experience nausea. In extreme cases, just drink some cool, clean water, take a break and then return to this content as soon as you are able to be attentive.
When it works for you, we can explore some objective measures of what works best and why, plus review why the methods promoted most by governments and financial institutions tend to be so good for them (and so bad for everyone else). You can proceed immediately or get a link emailed to you for you to continue at a later time.
By the way, the massive transfer of wealth is not going to stop. It will still be here whenever you are willing to position yourself wisely to benefit from it more than you ever have before. It will go faster or slower at certain times, but there is no stopping the fact that different people have access to different resources (as well as different levels of expertise in knowing how to use the various resources).
Nature contains diversity (variety), which means inequality. Rats are not as smart as cats, and neither of them are as smart as humans. Just like kids may eventually tame a stray dog, government leaders may eventually tame new human resources to provide wealth to the few (like through invasion and then ongoing colonization with occupation soldiers).
If you have a reaction of contempt (envy) for certain nations, political groups, or politicians, that is common enough, but will be of no practical benefit. Here is what will actually make a real difference in terms of long-term results.
You may be motivated to stop doing any unwise (detrimental, risky) practices that you may have been programmed to do. You may even choose to start doing some things that have been working very well for a select few people for a very long time.
> Learn about the best investment methods (and the results you can get through them).
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