How to Insure Your Financial Freedom

by Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategist
Friday, October 8, 2010: Issue #1362

If there’s one word that encapsulates the world’s current investment environment, it’s this: uncertainty. For example…

  • A raft of economists and market analysts look at the sharp climb in Treasury bonds and claim that we’re in for a period of deflation, perhaps like Japan experienced in the 1990s… or worse.
  • Other economists point to the historic rally in gold that has pushed the price through the $1,300 per ounce mark and forecast higher inflation.
  • Over the first half of the year, the Eurozone looked like it was coming apart at the seams and the euro got slammed. But in the third quarter, the currency staged an impressive rally, climbing 11.5% against the U.S. dollar.
  • Will the dollar rise or fall from here? It’s hard to say. We’re in the midst of an international currency war. Governments and central banks around the globe are trying to force down their currencies in a beggar-thy-neighbor attempt to gain a competitive advantage over their trading partners.

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Mundell recently noted on Bloomberg TV that this “is a terrible thing for the world economy” and that, “We’ve never been in this unstable position in the entire currency history of 3,000 years.”

So what are investors doing to combat it?

The Ultimate 2-for-1 Investment: Upside Growth and Downside Protection

Is it any wonder that so many investors are hiding in cash, earning an average .05% return on their money? (Note that an investment compounding at this rate takes 1,440 years to double.)

But wouldn’t it be great if you could own an investment that allows you to participate in global growth if the world economy recovers and protects 100% of your portfolio if it doesn’t?

Such an investment already exists. In fact, Erika Nolan and Shannon Crouch just wrote a book about it. It’s called The Insured Portfolio: Your Gateway to Stress-Free Global Investments.

Protect Your Wealth and Assets from the Ravages of the Market

I’ve known Erika and Shannon – and respected their global expertise – for years. You may have met them yourself at one of our many conferences. They head up The Sovereign Society, an offshore asset protection and international finance organization. Their specialty is showing investors how to preserve wealth, protect assets from frivolous lawsuits, diversify outside the U.S. dollar and enjoy tax-privileged growth.

As a former Wall Street executive myself, I can assure you that the average broker, insurance agent or money manager knows nothing about this area. Erika and Shannon have decades of experience in the field and have teamed up with Marc-Andre Sola, a Swiss attorney, to provide the best and latest information on offshore asset protection and estate planning.

If you’re young, just starting out in the investment game and have yet to accumulate much, you can safely give this information a miss. But if you’ve accumulated a substantial nest egg and are concerned about potential losses from volatile markets, high inflation, a weak dollar or potential litigants, The Insured Portfolio offers battle-tested strategies you cannot afford to ignore.

You’ve Worked Hard for Your Money… And Here’s the Best Way to Make Sure You Keep It

Look at it this way: If you’re a high-net-worth individual, you’ve probably succeeded against intense competition in your field. (That’s not easy.) You’ve paid a high percentage of your income in taxes. And you’ve saved a substantial amount of your after-tax income instead of spending it.

Are you willing to let violent markets, misguided and self-interested politicians or rapacious lawyers take the fruits of years of hard work, persistence and prudent living?

If your answer – as I suspect – is a resounding “no,” check out The Insured Portfolio. It’s available at bookstores nationwide. Or you can pick it up today for less than $20 on Amazon.

Good investing,

Alexander Green