The Elevation Group
“The year is 2008.
I’m exhausted. The floorboard of the Range Rover is littered with empty Red Bull cans and bags of beef jerky, and that can only mean one thing…
The two-day, 1,500 mile drive from my home in Austin, to Los Angeles CA, has come to an end.
Normally, I’d claim my isle seat on a 10:00 AM Southwest flight, down some peanuts, and stare out the nearest window in disgusted awe as we descend through the brown blanket of smog that envelopes the City of Angels.
But this isn’t an ordinary trip. I’ll need my wheels this time.
A turbulent chapter in my life has finally come to an end, and it’s time to hit the reset button…
Through the years, I’ve noticed that when a person collides with a major challenge or crossroad in life, they tend to direct the resulting energy and emotions into a positive outlet, or they self-destruct in a blaze of unglory.
Hell… In LA, I even think there’s an instruction manual…
Step 1: Down a liter of whisky and chase with cocaine. Step 2: Find the undercover cop posing as “Tammy The Transvestite Hooker” on corner. Step 3: Get arrested. Step 4: Take mug shot for tomorrow night’s episode of TMZ.
Fortunately, I’m not a fan of TMZ, so I’ve decided to undertake a two month long fitness boot camp with my friends Jimmy and Ryan, at a private gym just outside the city.
For the next 60 days, I’ll be based out of a Hilton Extended-Stay hotel, with nothing else to do but exercise, read, and work.
Little did I know that I would be glued to my television as I watched the global economy crack and crumble by the hour – or that this event would define the rest of my life.
I was already aware of the coming collapse thanks to Robert Kiyosaki and Michael Maloney, so I was highly invested in gold and silver by December of 2007.
And as I watched the collapse of Bear Sterns trigger the global financial crises almost a year later, I was confronted with an interesting wave of emotions…
By going “all-in” in gold and silver, I was betting on the collapse of my country’s economy. The worse it got, the better I did.
With gold hitting it’s new all-time high of $1,300+ as we’re about to enter into 2011, it was a good bet… And we’re just in the 3rd inning of this ball game.
And thanks to this series of events, one prevailing thought has occupied the majority of my brain space for the past 3 years…
“We’re living through the greatest wealth transfer in the history of mankind. It will cause unprecedented destruction for most, and unprecedented opportunity for a few.”
The only factor that will determine which group you’re in, is knowledge… Do you know what’s happening, and do you know how to turn it into opportunity?
That question still stands today, and there is still time to create your strategy.
The Elevation Group was created in order to provide you with the education, contacts, and resources you need to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
So congratulations… You’re no longer a sheep headed for shear. You’re officially in the game.
But everyone must make their own choices, and take responsibility for their decisions. If you haven’t read the disclaimer yet, do so now.
I am not a financial planner or advisor.
I am not giving you investment advice, or telling you what to do with your money. I am not here to say or pretend that “I know it all”, and I have no interest in getting into debates with anyone about who is right or wrong when it comes to investing strategy.
I am here to learn. That is all.
In fact, the entire reason The Elevation Group was created was to further my own financial education, and yours in the process.
Through The Elevation Group, I am simply telling you what I am doing with MY money, so that you may learn from my experiences – both good and bad.
You must make your own decisions when it comes to your money, and accept 100% of the responsibility for those decisions.
So without further ado, here are my thoughts when it comes to investing, and my personal strategy…
The Rules Have Changed.
The old adage of “diversify and hold for the long-term” is dead. The global economy, and especially US economy, is dominated by one characteristic: Volatility.
The stock market is no longer a place for citizens to invest in “value”, as it was for the boomer generation.
Today it’s simply a playground for high-frequency-trading robots that execute millions of trades per day, not based on a company’s fundamentals, but strictly the technical position of any given stock, at any given moment in time.”
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