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Two Recession-Proof Investment Picks for 2008-2010

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Dow Jones Index, January 2008

My Fellow Investors,

These are perilous times, for even the best of us.

A few short months ago, the market analysts were telling us this would never happen…that the fallout from the banking industry’s irresponsible lending practices would be confined mainly to the housing sector, and our broader economy would continue its gentle ascent.

Folks, the hot-air balloon ride is over. Today, we find ourselves unwilling passengers on an economic Hindenburg. The markets are dropping fast. Typically reserved pundits are openly using the R-word—recession—and a few have even mentioned the D-word!

In response, the Fed enacted an emergency interest rate cut, and the President proposed a $150 billion economic stimulus package. The mitigating force of these actions is yet unknown, but this such is certain: things will get worse before they get better.

The Best of Times is the Worst of Times

Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

These words of wisdom were spoken by the great Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett. Over the past few decades, Buffett’s contrarian investment strategy made him a billionaire fifty-five times over—and now it’s your turn.

The global securities market is currently paralyzed with fear. Are you feeling greedy? Good.

I am not suggesting you play the market timing game, buying anything that looks cheap and hoping for a short-term rally. That would be foolish. Instead, I want to share two very special investment picks with you.

The Next Google?

Before I do that, let me explain why I am so bullish on these two stocks. Incredibly, they carry:

  • NO currency risk,
  • NO interest rate risk, and
  • NO credit risk.

You read that right: these investments are practically guaranteed. No matter what happens to the U.S. economy, your nest egg will remain safe here.

Forget the glamorous alternative energy and Internet sectors, with their sky-high valuations and hordes of market analysts. The opportunities I reveal below are practically unknown to the investing public, and certainly undervalued—despite their mighty growth prospects.

Did I mention both of these investments pay regular dividends?

Without further ado, here is my free gift to you…

My Rock-Solid Picks for 2008

A lifetime of wealth can be yours, if you only invest in yourself. Mind and body are your most valuable possessions; if you take care of them, they will take care of you. Neglect them for too long, on the other hand, and no amount of money will ease your suffering!

Mind-body awareness is the single best investment you will ever make. Where should you start? Try martial arts!

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tip Diva // Jan 26, 2008

    Thank you for submitting this post to Carnival Of Tips.

    Thank you for these refreshing post! And here I think I’m going to be reading about the latest penny stocks (goodness knows how many I’ve read so far since last Tuesday’s rate drop!) I hope more people pick up on this post.

  • 2 Chris // Jan 26, 2008

    Monetary savings are inevitably funneled towards the top of the pyramid. I hope this will prompt a few to reconsider how they invest their precious life time.

    For those who are interested, this post was inspired by:
    Second Life: Virtual world’s supposed economy is ‘a pyramid scheme’
    Second Life is a pyramid scheme and a normal economy
    and The Motley Fool: Stock Market Advice

  • 3 Al at 7P // Jan 26, 2008

    Thanks for the investment tip. Definitely a keeper for my retirement account!

  • 4 joe // Sep 4, 2008

    * NO currency risk,
    * NO interest rate risk, and
    * NO credit risk.
    Sounds to good to be true, maybe a scam…..

  • 5 Chris // Sep 4, 2008

    Joe,
    It’s no scam! Get in on the ground floor, before the government makes it illegal to profit by studying martial arts or meditation.

  • 6 Chuck Yuan // Feb 15, 2010

    I don’t profess to know everything about all topics of investing… so my question to contemplate in making any investment decisions is “does it counter-act the decline of the Dollar?” As with any investment these days, that is my main concern.

    In my search, I have found that only gold truly counter-acts the decline of the U.S. Dollar. Since the Euro was established, although it is only back by gold 15%, it has by far outperformed the U.S. Dollar and, since the U.S. Dollar is not backed by gold, it has lost it’s value and continues to lose its value. So far, the only investment I have found to truly counter-act the fall of the Dollar is by literally backing yourself with gold.

    To be specific, U.S., investment-grade gold and silver coins, so it’s not just bullion, which value is derived by way of its weight, but also the collector’s or “rarity” value. In other words, gold bullion’s value is based on it’s weight alone, whereas an investment-grade gold / silver coin’s value would also be from their rarity value, in addition to their actual weight in gold and silver.

    Lastly, the primary reason to look at coins as an investment, at least for me, is their privacy level, because no one has to know that you have them. They are not reportable, as most other investments. I am a client of and highly recommend Gold Run Investments for their expert advice as well as the best pricing structure. They have educated me to the point where I believe I have a good understanding now in the difference of several different types of gold investments.

    For more information, go to GoldRunInvestments.com. Don’t ask for me, because I am not a part of their company, I am just a very happy client and will continue to invest with them because they have the lowest prices that I have found, after contacting several of the firms, and the savings has gone right back into my investment portfolio for a higher return on my investment, which is why I tell everyone I know.

    If you have questions, talk to their experts. They will explain everything without making you feel ignorant. It was a process for me since I used to invest in gold stocks, but then again, learning how to invest in stocks was a process for me, too. Best of luck to you in protecting yourselves and your family.

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