Your Dollars, Overlooked…

There was big news last week — a bombshell headline that should have sent investors scurrying for the exits.

Instead, it got buried under stories about mugshots…

In a minute, I’ll tell you more about the story Wall Street overlooked — and why ignoring it could prove very costly.

But first, let’s take a look at our top stories and Reader Forum. 

Your Top Stories & Analysis of the Week:

  • “Four Real Asset Picks From Byron King!'' (Rude Awakening, Byron King): Sean Ring was on vacation last week, so Byron filled in with a guest essay. He starts with Eritrea, a mineral-rich African nation that explains a lot about current geopolitics. In fact, Byron says that what’s happening on the global stage all but guarantees high inflation will continue in the United States. He recommends investing in companies that deal with real assets — including four specific names that produce the most crucial base metal of all.
  • “Groundhog Day (Lockdown Edition)” (Altucher Confidential, Chris Campbell): COVID is making headlines again… and Alex Jones claims the government is planning a new wave of lockdowns and restrictions. Chris isn’t willing to believe it just yet. But there are some investment strategies you should consider setting up, just in case. He even names an opportunity on his “COVID 2.0 watchlist” that looks poised to succeed no matter what happens.
  • "3 AI Apps to Change Your Life" (James Altucher’s Investment Network, James Altucher): Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t just some up-and-coming technology. In a lot of ways, it’s already here. And in the most recent issue of his Investment Network, James tells readers how they can harness the incredible power of AI right now. I think you’ll be amazed by the AI-powered apps James introduces. That’s why I put together a special excerpt of his recommendations and unlocked it just for you.

Remember, we publish tens to HUNDREDS of stories. The write-ups above are our TOP ones for the week — including one that had been roped off from the public. If you want to stay ahead of the pack, make sure you’re caught up now. 

And if you’d like to nominate any of our stories for next week’s “Top 3,” just let me know at

The Reader Forum:

First for the Forum today, Situation Report with Jim Rickards member Chad R. tells us in a survey: 

Thanks for all the support you and your team are providing. Top-notch company! 

Great to hear from you, Chad! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you succeed — and I’m glad you noticed. 

Of course, we’ll continue to be here for you if you need us. And I look forward to sharing this with everyone at Paradigm. 

Next, Jeff T. sends his regrets that he won’t be attending our Paradigm Shift Summit on Oct. 3:

I would love to join you in Las Vegas — I always enjoy it, although I haven't been for a few years. Main reason why I haven’t been — and won't be at your event — is that it’s quite a long way from London…. You could always send the whisky (the real stuff is spelled without the “e”) by courier. 

It’s a shame you can’t make it, Jeff. But it might amuse you to know that Sean Ring had a similar complaint about our last Whiskey Bar. He even showed up with a bottle of real whisky, hoping we’d permanently drop the “e” from future events.

And unfortunately, it’s illegal to mail alcohol overseas… so don’t expect a tumbler showing up at your door.

Finally for today, while we’re encouraged by the compliments we receive, I’m also happy to answer your questions whenever I can.

This week, Heather A., a new member of Jim Rickards’ Situation Report, says: 

 There were three recommendations for trades… when I joined The Situation Report recently…. [But] there is no reference to any of them in the portfolio for The Situation Report, and I would like to understand why. 

Welcome aboard, Heather! And I’m happy to help you out.

Sometimes the reports new readers receive contain “unofficial” recommendations — meaning the plays won’t be added to the service’s model portfolio.

In some cases, it’s because the report is about a special opportunity that falls outside of the service’s normal strategy. 

Maybe it’s an option play in a service that usually recommends stocks. Or perhaps the company is smaller than the typical recommendation. Since they’re not part of the service’s normal model, putting them in the model portfolio could be confusing.

Other times, it’s a matter of timing. New members sign up every day… and if they follow the report’s recommendations, there could be a lot of confusion about entry prices and dates in the model portfolio.

But just because it’s an “unofficial” recommendation doesn’t mean we’re not tracking it. Our editors keep an eye on all of their plays and will tell you if you need to take action.

And that wraps up this week’s Reader’s Forum!

Remember, I’m always standing by for your emails at

Questions? I’ll get answers! Comments? Let me hear them! Problems? I’ll try to solve them! 

This is YOUR forum! 

(And remember, for customer service issues, please use our contact page.)

Now, here’s what’s happening around the water cooler this week…

The Water Cooler — Upcoming Events and More

Last week the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — the BRICS — met for a major summit.

Few U.S. news outlets paid any attention… and Wall Street largely ignored the meeting, too.

“BRICS seems like some foreign thing, happening in some faraway land,” laments our Byron King. “So it's hard to explain the importance of BRICS to most Americans.”

Luckily for us, Jim Rickards predicted the outcome months in advance.

I’m talking about the fact that the BRICS are expanding to add new members — including Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates.

They’ll officially join the BRICS collective on Jan. 1, 2024.

Just don’t be fooled by the mainstream coverage. This isn’t some minor diplomatic posturing.

Three major oil producers are saying they’ve had enough of U.S. dominance. For decades, their petroleum has been priced in our dollars — an arrangement that has kept the greenback strong.

The new BRICS lineup can hasten a move away from that system… spelling the end of the U.S. dollar’s dominance.

Even the few outlets that understand what’s happened are underselling the danger.

A MarketWatch headline informs us that "BRICS expansion poses a threat to dollar hegemony — but only in the long term, says ING"

“‘Only in the long term’ is such a cop out,” says publisher Matt Insley. “It’s like saying, ‘Nixon's closing of the dollar window in 1971 poses an inflation risk... BUT ONLY IN THE LONG TERM.’"

In other words, MarketWatch and ING are giving people a false sense of security… making the effects of the BRICS expansion seem like some nebulous, faraway thing.

Anyone who held similar delusions when Nixon made his move was completely unprepared for the economic devastation ahead.

Our team fears it will be the same this time.

To be fair, it is a complicated story… so you’d be forgiven for not understanding what it all means or what you can do to prepare.

But you can rest assured that our team is staying on top of this scary new development — and we’ll do our best to keep you well informed!

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