The Trend Following Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Check out this email I received from a subscriber…

“I have read the next bubble to implode will make 2008 look like a minor event… I guess building a fast, bulletproof car and watching reruns of Mad Max to gather clues to what is coming is a [good] strategy.”
– Bob

Maybe he’s right about a coming apocalypse. But that’s not a real strategy for the real world.

I’m all for preparation. But binge-watching dystopian films and bulletproofing your own Mad Max 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT coupe to prepare for the next economic collapse is not the path.

Today, I’m going to show you the best way to find peace and prosperity in a royally ****ed up world.

It’s All Perverted Theater

Look, don’t get me wrong, I understand why millions are on edge lately…

We have record levels of worldwide debt… stagnant economies… Brexit fear looming… and massive global instability. And the reckless central bankers who created this mess are more than happy to make it even worse.

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if a major shock event – a black swan – hit tomorrow and knocked 20% off the S&P in a day.

So how come I’m not worried?

Well, I have a backstop… a strategy that protects me from market meltdowns. (More on that in a moment.)

And, to be honest, I enjoy watching the chaos.

It’s like watching the clueless in zombie movies…

There’s “Average Joe,” who’s been hoodwinked over and over again into investing his hard-earned money into a rigged system… and he’s desperately trying to find a way to survive.

There’s “D-bag Banker,” the wealthy financier who’s made a killing off the backs of guys like “Average Joe.” His desire is to stay out of jail and plan his next swindle–like Axelrod in the TV show “Billions.”

And then there’s “Stormtrooper Janet”… the feckless central banker with the enormous ego that made the entire swindle possible. She wants to control the world… and has it on the brink of chaos at all times.

There’s fantastic drama on display… so much suspense… and the performances are so compelling.

But, I realize not everyone is like me. I have learned to see this as bizarre entertainment.

The fact is there are millions of real-life “Average Joes” caught in this all-too-real nightmare.

They’re holding on to stocks and praying for the best. And all they’re trying to do is protect their retirements.

They live the stress every day. And they’re told by media to worry about the next meltdown literally 24/7.

But I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to do that to yourself. You don’t. There’s a much better way to live a life.

So just sit back. Take a deep breath. And give a listen to today’s podcast…

It’s about one of best discoveries I’ve ever made…

It’s a 1959 article from Time magazine that’s one of the first trend following articles to appear in a major American publication.

I couldn’t believe what I found inside this magazine. I revealed the details in a podcast I recorded last year…

Here’s what you’ll learn…

  • Why public enthusiasm is a far better indicator than a P/E ratio…
  • The only sound reason for buying a stock…
  • Why relying on fundamentals is fool’s gold
  • Why it’s good to be a “silent partner” in the stock market
  • How all the money in markets is now made away from Wall Street trading floors
  • And more!

Click here to listen to today’s podcast.

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Michael Covel
for The Daily Reckoning

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