Why does Jeff believe gold is going to rise?

Why does Jeff believe gold is going to rise?

When it comes down to it, gold has served as a measurement for how healthy the U.S. economy is ever since we went off the gold standard under FDR’s presidency in 1933. When the economy and U.S. dollar are rallying, gold sinks. When the economy and U.S. dollar plummet, gold goes on a tear. All […]

What’s the best way to invest in gold?

What’s the best way to invest in gold?

This is a great question, because there really are several ways to invest in gold, but not all of them are equal. First, don’t invest in the gold ETF. For starters, it doesn’t put the physical metal in your hand, and it’s too disconnected from the actual production process. So, you can invest in gold […]

There’s a huge debate going on in the country right now about whether or not raising the minimum wage will be good for the economy. Why does Jeff think raising it will backfire?

There’s a huge debate going on in the country right now about whether or not raising the minimum wage will be good for the economy. Why does Jeff think raising it will backfire?

First of all, raising the minimum wage will simply lead to inflation and just generally undermine the economic well-being. The debate is revolving around this idea that, if you raise the minimum wage, it will pump more money into the economy. People who are getting paid more will have more money to spend, and businesses […]

How does one go about offshore investing?

How does one go about offshore investing?

Some of the best opportunities you’re simply not going to find on any American-based stock exchange. Opening a brokerage account overseas will give you access to the emerging markets of the world. These are the places where real growth is happening — where economies are developing, not stagnating or faltering, and where middle classes are […]

What is your opinion on FATCA?

What is your opinion on FATCA?

FATCA is concerning for multiple reasons. When you consider legislation such as the Patriot Act — designed purely for the sake of eliminating our freedoms and rendering us more susceptible to government infringement — you begin to see these motivations in other legislation as well. FATCA has lengthened the far-reaching arm of the IRS. Offshore […]

I’ve been waiting for the Fed to raise interest rates for awhile now, but you say they’re not going to raise rates by any more than a marginal amount. Why is this and what can I invest in instead?

I’ve been waiting for the Fed to raise interest rates for awhile now, but you say they’re not going to raise rates by any more than a marginal amount. Why is this and what can I invest in instead?

They just can’t. Raising interest rates means raising their interest rate payments. They implemented a zero interest rate policy (ZERP) because they can’t afford this additional burden. Raising rates back to historical norms of 5% would occupy a third of the U.S. budget — about $1 trillion. Raising them even 1% is an annual expenditure […]

How can I become a Member of  the Sovereign Society?

How can I become a Member of the Sovereign Society?

There are several ways you can join The Sovereign Society. Membership includes our special private monthly advisory letter, Jeff Opdyke’s Total Wealth Insider, which includes our updated portfolio and expert commentary. Members also receive access to exclusive white paper reports. You can become a member online by clicking here. Or, if you prefer, you can join […]