get rich slow

Get rich slow

The rules of how to get rich are simple. Study opportunity. Notice an opportunity before other people do. Capitalize on it.

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Some people get rich quick and some get rich slow. In late 2002, I made $12,000 in a single week. That was a lot for me. I did it by investing $4,000 of my own money (through a brokerage account). That experience quickly altered my perspective on wealth.

In early 2003, I published my first analysis of market trends and opportunities. In the article, I featured a sector of the US stock market that went on to gain 1600% in under 10 years. Most people have still never heard of that sector- even investment professionals. I also referenced the coming real estate crash and stock market crash, as well as rising prices of commodities and the emerging global decline in borrowing and lending.

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Gas Prices Are Up!!! Feelin’ the Pinch… (Photo credit: Clan UiBriain)

In 2004, I published more alerts focusing on an accelerating rise of fuel prices as the primary trigger of the emerging economic transfer. I say transfer because when ownership of lots of land and lots of businesses are suddenly changing over from millions of people to a few people, that is just a transfer of wealth. Because of the huge amount of wealth transferring to a small group of recipient beneficiaries, it is a huge opportunity (still in progress).

As for me personally, in 2006, I made $20,000 in a single month. This time, I used no money of my own- not even borrowed money. Again, that experience quickly altered my perspective on getting rich.

But sudden increases in income can be quite stressful. I also made all that money at a cost to my health and well-being. A few months after quickly making $20,000, I experienced the excruciating pain of passing several kidney stones. In early 2007, my health declined dramatically and I suddenly lost the ability to walk.

Gas prices in late May 2008.

Gas prices in late May 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

However, I was still clear about the opportunity that was emerging. I was also clear that most people seemed incapable of noticing the simplicity of the opportunity. Their presumptions and emotions (such as a paralyzing terror of being far from “the herd”) seemed to prevent them not only from acting in their own self-interest to at least easily avoid huge losses, but from even perceiving the risk that was so obvious to me and many other authors and analysts. Many of the masses followed the lead of the mass media and blamed specific politicians rather than recognize the simple reality of the global economic trend and the huge regional variations, such as gasoline prices of over $11 per gallon in the UK but under $1 per gallon in many places with low demand and abundant supplies (such as Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela).

As the huge transfer of wealth accelerated in 2008, I published advance warnings of two simple trades that together made 700% in a single year. However, I had been waiting for that opportunity for several years. I have seen gains of that size in much smaller periods than a year, but those opportunities can be very rare. It can take years of waiting to notice the set-up of a rare opportunity in which huge amounts of wealth will quickly transfer to a very few selective investors and then, finally, to accurately identify the first signals of a predictable quick gain of hundreds of percent.

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had been studying how the masses of people perceived (labeled) reality. I had been studying their beliefs and presumptions and interpretations and biases: their resistance to accurately perceiving risk and opportunity. People (including me) have a bias against admitting that they have been wrong, even about obvious ponzi schemes like AIG and the rest of the insurance industry (who rely on new cash revenues from today’s premiums to cover their massive liabilities from the past, sometimes very aggressively rejecting insurance claims and then issuing even more ridiculous promises, such as in the recently popular “guaranteed annuity” contracts of massive unfunded liabilities).

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I had also been studying how the values and priorities of the masses can suddenly change, resulting in changing behavior, which results in changing prices. For instance, as oil prices continued the rise that I had forecast in 2004, they surged by over 1200% in under a decade (resulting in a relatively small increase in gasoline prices). Energy-starved regions like Japan, Greece, Italy, Arizona, and Nevada experienced early and deep declines. Japan’s economic contraction started in 1989 and has been quite deep, though Japan is currently still one of the biggest economies in the world, which may or may not continue in to the next decade.

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Similar to Japan’s early and deep decline, Arizona and Nevada started to decline economically in mid-2005 and prices of real estate have fallen more than 50% in many areas there, especially the sprawling desert suburbs around Phoenix and Las Vegas. That is years before most of the US and dozens of percentage points deeper.

Official seal of Las Vegas
Official seal of Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why did places like Japan and Arizona have such early and deep declines relative to other places where energy was more abundant (less scarce), such as Alaska (or Venezuela or Arabia)? Alaska benefited from the rise of fuel prices, as wealth flowed from places like Japan and Arizona to places like Alaska. Alaska continued to have huge government surpluses, easily continuing their  long-standing socialist policy of giving each of their residents thousands of dollars per year just to live there. Where did that money come from? Selling fuel to people in places like Arizona and Japan.

Las Vegas is a center for gambling. Many people there are used to risking money- making money fast and losing money fast.  Still, most people there were surprised to find out that their most risky gambling had been on borrowing money for real estate speculation, which resulted in waves of foreclosures and bankruptcies there since 2005.

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Flag of Las Vegas, Nevada. SVG image created by uploader based on a PNG image found at the English Wikipedia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How can people get rich safely, slowly, and securely? They either must accurately recognize opportunity before most other people do or partner with someone such as myself who can easily recognize opportunity before most other people can. People interested in my assistance in getting rich slowly can send me a private email to 144jr144 at GMAIL.COM.

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