A Roadmap for a Bizarre World

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 24, 2019

Some people out there are starting to worry about creeping socialism, the number of genders, social justice warriors, and other perceived atrocities.

I’m here to tell you, as I have for nearly a decade now, to keep the focus on yourself, your family, and what matters most to you. That’s ultimately the best way to improve yourself, your community, and the world.

The world has always changed and is always changing.

Today, it’s changing a bit differently than usual, especially in America — and there is an underlying reason for that.

We are at a generational inflection point where millennials are rising up to challenge the world around them, and to fix what they think the Baby Boomers broke.

I’ve written to you before about the Turning of generations. They cause upheavals in society, changes in political climate, and a reorganization of national priorities.

My belief is that while you are seeing short-term flashes of extreme ideas at both ends of the political spectrum, common-sense solutions and middle ground will ultimately prevail. These flashes are being amplified by a mainstream media that's long abandoned logic and in-depth reporting in favor of soundbites and clickbait. (You should've abandoned those outlets long ago. If you tune them out and talk to real people, they are too busy working and raising families to care about the soundbite or outrage topic of the day.)

There will be changes to be sure. And there needs to be. Socialism isn’t and won’t be the answer, but capitalism has undoubtedly left some people behind, or worse. (An opioid epidemic fueled by greed has killed hundreds of thousands of our brothers, sisters, and children, as one example.)

Some of our largest corporations pay no taxes.

Some of our cities don’t have clean water. 

Banks continue to break the law with impunity.

Debt at all levels remains out of control.

Two-thirds of Americans can’t come up with $1,000 and 30 million people are on antidepressants.

So some things clearly aren’t working and changes need to be made to our system. There will be changes to the way corporations and the super-rich are taxed. You are neither of those things.

I expect that to happen over the next decade as the ascending generation acquiesces to the worldview I’ve been laying out for you for years — a less political and religious place where truly good ideas are championed instead of those backed by corporate dollars. (The millennials are still coming of age. Give them a few years to mature out of their “socialism is good” phase.)

If it doesn’t, you should own several weapons and lots of ammunition.

These are some of the reasons I founded Outsider Club several years ago. The writing was on the wall.

Go back and read some of our founding documents and older articles (here, here, here, and here, for example). We will continue to be the independent voice of reason.

Among all this there are unstoppable trends that will create profit opportunities — as there always are. We will continue to sniff those out for you.

And there are things you should do no matter how bizarre the world gets. Here are five that I’ve published in this letter multiple times:

1. Get out of debt. Now.

Debt in this country, both public and private, has become a chronic condition. Using debt to finance consumption is suicidal.

2. Build cash.

This goes for investment accounts and for your home. Now is a time to hold large cash balances in your accounts so that you're liquid enough to take advantage of the bargains that we'll see down the road. We'll be sure to bring many of them to your attention in these pages.

You should also have enough cash on hand to cover your living expenses for a minimum of three months. Have it in your possession.

3. Buy gold and silver.

Right now, a drop in gold prices is a gift because the long-term trend is higher... same goes for silver.

The time to do this is now, when we have a discount window available. Chances of both gold and silver going higher are simply too high to pass up. Look at these holdings as an insurance policy. Your best hope is they become family heirlooms.

Buy it, stash it, and keep it secret.

4. Guns and Groceries.

It's a noble and sublime feeling to be confident in your ability to provide for your family.

Get a long-term food storage program in place. At a minimum, you should be 100% confident in your ability to live for a few weeks without having to go to the grocery store. Prepare to the level you feel is practical.

A while back, we took a poll. It turns out 100% of criminals prefer their victims to be unarmed... Own a gun and possess the ability to use it under duress.

5. Take pride in your liberty.

Let your opinion be heard not through the prism of left or right, but through the lens of right and wrong.

Make your time here what you want it to be, and make sure you're financially secure enough to do it.

Here are trends I see as profit opportunities independent of the political climate:

  • The depletion of quality gold reserves is real.
  • The electrification of everything is real.
  • The connection of everything is real.
  • The need for clean baseload electricity is real.
  • The growing global population is real.
  • The rapid advancement of medicine is real.
  • The rapid legalization, acceptance, and growth of the cannabis market is real.

And speaking of the electrification and connection of everything… here is our latest profit idea on that front.

To your wealth,

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Nick Hodge

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Nick is the founder and president of the Outsider Club, and the investment director of the thousands-strong stock advisories, Early Advantage and Wall Street's Underground Profits. He also heads Nick’s Notebook, a private placement and alert service that has raised tens of millions of dollars of investment capital for resource, energy, cannabis, and medical technology companies. Co-author of two best-selling investment books, including Energy Investing for Dummies, his insights have been shared on news programs and in magazines and newspapers around the world. For more on Nick, take a look at his editor's page.

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