The 2008 crash was just a
tremor before the ’quake...

The BIG Crash
Is on Its Way

Below, you’ll discover:

Dear Reader,

The first of three dangerous triggers we’ve been tracking has just flashed red. Any day now, I expect the next two to trigger, confirming the arrival of a new financial beast...

One that dwarfs what we saw in 2008. One that cuts the stock market in half. One that slashes another 25% off the value of our home prices. And one that ruins any hopes of retirement for those on the borderline.

The reason for this crisis is simple...

It’s here because we didn’t fix a single problem from the 2008 crisis. Not a single one.

Instead, we papered over the bad loans the banks made. We bailed out industries that were on their deathbeds. And we forced interest rates down even further, causing the creation of a whole new series of bubbles.

But here’s the thing...

The trick to surviving this next crisis is timing. You must know when it’ll hit. And you must be able to prepare your finances... your family... and your business accordingly.

That’s why I’ve written this letter today.

I’d like to show you the full details behind two of these three proprietary triggers. You’ll see how the first is already under way. Then, a little later, I’ll show you how to get information on the third trigger.

Why should you care about what I have to say? Let me show you...

Knowing These Triggers
Could Make All the Difference

Imagine in January 2008 getting an alert from a trusted source that financial Armageddon was coming.

What would you have done differently on the eve of the housing bust? Sold your house or all of the stocks in your portfolio? Shorted bank stocks?

Maybe you wouldn’t have started that business expansion you were planning.

If you did any of these things, good for you. You likely avoided the worst of the crash.

But if you’re like most people, you could’ve lost 30–50% of your net worth.

And up to 56%, if you weren’t careful.

This time around, history doesn’t have to repeat. Nor does it have to rhyme.

Knowing the three triggers you’ll see in this letter is crucial to surviving the next crisis.

I can’t guarantee you won’t lose a single cent — but I can assure you that you’ll be a lot better off than those who don’t know what it is or when it is coming.

And believe me... you’ll want to be prepared this time.

An “Economic 9/11” Is on Its Way

It’s not just me warning of what’s coming next...

Trend forecaster Harry Dent warns it will be “a repeat of 2008–09, only bigger, when it finally hits.” And Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute is calling for an “economic 9/11” that could lead to a run on banks, social unrest, and anti-government sentiment... causing the government to call forth “economic martial law.”

And finally, Peter Schiff said 2008–09 was “the tremor before the earthquake.” The real crash is still coming.

Before I reveal these three triggers... and show you exactly what you can do today to protect yourself from what’s to come... first, allow me to introduce myself.

An Insider’s Look at the Crisis

Hi, I’m Doug French. I am a senior writer at the Laissez Faire Club. I joined LFC after a three-year stint as president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the premier organization in promoting the study of Austrian economics.

I spent 22 years as a banker in Las Vegas. Practically ground zero of the housing bubble.

I have written the book Early Speculative Bubbles & Increases in the Supply of Money, in which I explore the relationship between the causes of market bubbles and the money supply.

The lessons learned in studying the major bubbles over history help me put today’s market into perspective.

As you probably already know, our current economic problems can be traced back to the 1990s “dot-com” bubble and the government’s response to the stock market crash in 2000.

This response of actively pushing interest rates lower to encourage consumer spending — you know this as “stimulus” — eventually led to an even bigger and more destructive housing bubble. And of course, the credit crisis of 2008.

As a senior vice president at a community bank in Las Vegas from 1997–2008, I witnessed firsthand both the housing bubble and the resulting crash.

Through researching my book on speculative bubbles, I understand the causes of every major bubble in the history of the world.

The Dutch Tulip Mania bubble in the 1630s. John Law’s Mississippi Bubble in 1720. Britain’s South Sea Bubble in 1720. Just to name a few.

And after all that research of the most destructive bubbles in history, I can tell you this: Our government’s response to the housing crash has been nothing short of spectacular.

And it’s this response to the housing crisis that has sowed the seeds for a bigger, more destructive event.

Put simply, none of the problems that caused the 2008 housing crisis has been solved. Not one.

In fact, they’re only getting worse:


As you can gather from this chart, interest rates are lower today than they were during the height of the housing bubble. The average long-term interest rate on U.S. Treasuries in American history has been roughly 5%.

Looking throughout the entirety of U.S. history, interest rates haven’t been under 3%... except when the false postwar prosperity was unleashed in the 1940s.

What does this mean to you?

Well, think of interest rates as the “cost of money.” When the cost of money is low, as it is today, you as a business owner may borrow to upgrade your fleet of trucks or expand your office space. As a consumer, you may refinance your house or buy a new car.

Alternatively, when the cost of money is high, you may reconsider or postpone those longer-term investments and save your capital instead. In this scenario, you become a saver and earn a high interest rate on your savings.

Then, when many of us save our money at the same time, interest rates, or the cost of money, tend to fall. Which is a good thing. It’s the natural order of an economy. The way it’s supposed to work.

But here’s the problem. The historically low interest rates you see in the chart above are not due to a high or increasing amount of savings.

Instead, these historically low interest rates are caused by government “intervention.”

Put as simply as possible, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. central bank, has been creating money out of thin air. Then using that previously nonexistent cash to purchase U.S. Treasuries and bonds. When they do this, it pushes down interest rates.

Those lower interest rates tell you as a business owner and consumer that “Money is cheap! So go ahead and begin that construction project. Upgrade your fleet of trucks. Go purchase that car!”

There are some people, I among them, that would call this “irresponsible monetary policy.” Creating massive amounts of cash out of nothing to give a false signal to the market. This, in a nutshell, is what caused the 2008 boom and bust.

And for the record, I’m not the only one who thinks “booms” are based on irresponsible monetary policy...

Take a look at one article I came across recently from the Lewiston Evening Journal in 1942:


The article states "They want prosperous times, of course, but they don't believe the way to get and keep 'em permanently is to acquiesce in ten or a dozen years of business delirium, winding up in about a generation of gradual recovery from the national loot of the initial decade."

And before this man penned this article, it was Ludwig von Mises who warned, “True, governments can reduce the rate of interest in the short run. They can issue additional paper money. They can open the way to credit expansion by the banks. They can thus create an artificial boom and the appearance of prosperity. But such a boom is bound to collapse soon or late and to bring about a depression.”

Unfortunately, very few heeded these warnings...

And because of long-running policies like I described above, we created a debt “prosperity.” And now we’re walking across a bridge that’s finally beginning to crumble beneath us.

All around you are signs that this “false prosperity” is beginning to wear thin.

For example, today it is estimated that four out of 10 Americans have less than $500 to their names.

And one out of three Americans doesn’t even have a savings account.

The unnerving truth is that most Americans have barely enough to get by with one missed paycheck. It’s why more than 46 million Americans are on food stamps today.

And also why food stamp growth is 75 times greater than job creation growth, according to statistics provided by the Senate Budget Committee.

And then there’s this...

Here you can see where the trouble begins. For over a decade, personal savings have been on a steady decline, while household debt has skyrocketed:


While the pundits screamed that houses were the best “asset” in the market, they were creating a “perfect storm” of debt that would eventually hit consumers right where it hurt:


And with consumer debt at all-time highs and savings at dangerous lows, the federal unfunded debt and liabilities amounting to more than $86 trillion are growing 21 times faster than the economy...

This can only mean one thing: The government has only assured that the next financial crisis is going to be worse — much worse.

The Absolute Best Move Before the Storm

What could the next crash look like?

Well, I don’t mean to scare you... but the 2008 crash will seem quaint in comparison to what’s to come.

And how it will affect you largely depends on three things...

Where you live... where you place your assets...

And how dependent you are on the current financial system.

Of course, I can’t predict exactly what the crash will look like for you.

But I’m sure you can imagine what your neighborhood would look like if everyone woke up tomorrow morning to find all of their money completely worthless.

Or if stocks drop 20–42%, as some prominent trend forecasters are predicting.

Or... if taxes go through the roof making this year’s “Taxmageddon” look like a Sunday picnic.

All of these are possible.

With that in mind, here’s what I can do for you.

I can help you spot three unique “triggers” that will show you — with amazing accuracy — when the next big crash is closing in.

The best thing you can do to protect yourself is figure out how to see the storm coming.

There’s literally never been a more important time to learn how to spot what’s to come.

That’s why I’ve invited one man who knows what’s happening... and can help you understand too before it’s too late.

He has used his understanding of boom and bust cycles to identify three very specific “triggers” that, when flipped, will signal the next crisis is very close to your front door.

These “triggers” are no secret, per se... yet 99% of the public would never think to pay attention to them.

They’re important to you for one simple reason: They will signal the crash is approaching, and just how rapidly it is moving.

This way, you know when best to brace yourself and make all necessary final preparations for what’s to come.

On top of revealing these triggers for the first time, we’ve also prepared a special report that will show you the steps you need to take to protect your wealth... whether it’s $100 or $1 million.

Before I introduce you to your guide to shielding your assets from the hell storm that could — as you will see — hit as soon as this year...

First, let me explain the triggers...

How to Pinpoint When the
Next Crisis Is Near

As I mentioned, one of the signpost “triggers” of the next financial crisis is being flipped as I write.

Trigger #1: Accumulation of gold and silver (or a “diversification out of Treasuries”) by foreign central banks.

Our government wants to keep interest rates low to encourage you to spend money and grow your business. One way they do this is by creating money out of thin air and buying U.S. Treasury bonds. You know this as “stimulus.”

Another way to do it is to get other countries and their central banks to buy our Treasury bonds. And for decades, they have been more than accommodating.

This has helped to keep interest rates in the U.S. low. It’s also been a signal that outside governments are confident the U.S. will be able to pay back those loans.

But recently, some of our biggest lenders have been looking for alternatives to buying U.S. Treasury bonds.

The alternatives of choice: gold and silver.

We know that China’s central bank has been “secretly” acquiring gold for years.

Our best guess amounts to an astounding amount, as you can see in the chart below.


Last year marked the first year the mainstream media started to pay attention to this trigger... meaning a critical mass was hit long ago.

For example, International Business Times recently published an article with the headline “Central Bank Gold Demand Still on Track to Hit Highest Level Since 1964; Despite Q3 Dip.”

“The world’s central banks collectively bought 374 tons of gold in the first nine months of this year. That’s higher than last year’s 343 tons for the same period.”

CNBC reported in December 2011, “Foreign Central Banks Cut Treasury Holdings by Record.”

In January 2013, Peter Schiff wrote, “The market for U.S. Treasuries may be losing its last external pillar of support. Re-elected on Sept. 26, Shinzo Abe has quickly set a course for limitless inflation, saying Japan must ‘free itself from deflation and the strong yen.’

“This is significant to the global economy, as Japan is the largest foreign power left with a strong appetite for U.S. Treasuries. If this demand falters, the Fed may be the only remaining buyer of new Treasury issuance.”

Why is this “trigger” important to you?

Because even with extremely low interest rates, the U.S. economy is sluggish. The only ways rates can stay low is by having someone willing to buy our Treasuries.

When outside governments back off, the result is rising interest rates. When interest rates rise in a weak economy, the economy becomes weaker.

And stock markets crash.

Now, as you can see from the chart below, gold as an alternative to U.S. Treasury bonds has taken off.

And just like interest rates, the only way from here is up.


This trigger is flipped. And it’s setting the stage for the next trigger, which is in its very early stages.

Trigger #2: Increasing gold and silver prices. The second trigger is the inevitable increase in gold and silver prices.

As you can see in the chart below, there is a striking correlation between gold prices and the number of bonds the Federal Reserve has purchased — aka the Fed balance sheet. As the Fed cranked up the printing press, this chart reveals, gold began to rocket higher:


This is significant because of the Federal Reserve’s latest announcement: QE4. Or as we like to call it, QE-ternity.

All this means is Ben Bernanke has promised the American people he would print $85 billion a month — or $1 trillion a year — until the economy “heals.”

If you refer back to the chart, you’ll see gold’s response to a $2 trillion increase in the Fed balance sheet from 2007–2012. Now, imagine what gold will do when the Fed prints twice as much.

Not convinced that gold has a way to go?

Maybe this will make you a believer...


In the above chart, we are looking at the correlation between U.S. total debt and the gold price.

Pretty similar, right?

That’s not all. If you recall, the last debt ceiling debate in 2011 caused gold to shoot from $1,500 to $1,900 in only two short months.

And as Washington faces another debt ceiling debate... precious metals could pop up at any moment.

And that would officially flip the second trigger to the next “big bust.”

The third — and, by far, the most-important — trigger can be found in one very specific place anyone can log into.

And it will show you, without doubt, what stage we are in before the dam breaks.

Before I reveal how you can gain access to the third and most-crucial trigger, let me tell you why I’m sharing this with you right now...

Why I’m Telling You This Now

I’m writing you today because, as you saw, we haven’t solved the problems that caused the last crisis. In fact, we just ramped up the same policies that caused the housing bubble in the first place!

This will inevitably lead to another, bigger crisis.

Luckily, we have found a man who has studied market booms and busts for a lifetime. And in his research, he thinks he has found the three triggers that will alert you to when the worst event of your lifetime might be close.

As you have seen, the first trigger has already been flipped.

And when the other two go off, unfortunately, it’s going to be far too late to protect yourself.

Imagine getting this letter in 2007, on the brink of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Would you have heeded the opportunity to anticipate, protect yourself, and potentially even profit from the crash that was to come?

I hope so. But if you were like most people, thanks to the mainstream media missing the signals, you didn’t suspect a thing.

My goal is to make sure you don’t get blindsided... again.

Here’s how...

The Anatomy of
Booms and Busts

That’s exactly why we’ve put together what we’ve called The Anatomy of Booms and Busts: How to Detect, and Protect Yourself From, the Coming Crisis.

This is not a newsletter subscription, a trading research service, or an upcoming conference or a book, either.

This is something completely different from all of those.

It’s an online, three-part video presentation by respected economist Robert Murphy.

Robert has worked as a research analyst for a top research and investing firm… a top economist for an energy research firm… and a senior fellow for one of the biggest free-market research facilities in America.

He’s written seven books…hundreds of articles…published more papers on economics than I could track down and count…and has been given the opportunity to talk at a slew of events all across the U.S.

He’s also credited with predicting the housing bubble long before it happened…

In October 2007, Robert wrote an article titled “The Worst Recession in 25 Years?” In it, he stated...

“One of the consequences that has already manifested itself is the housing bubble. But a more severe liquidation seems unavoidable. The recent Fed [interest rate] cut may postpone the day of reckoning, but it will only make the adjustment that much harsher.”

As you can see, he was able to do what very few did at the time... foresee one of the biggest financial crises of the last century.

In short, Robert knows his stuff.

And through a new project at the Laissez Faire Club, Robert has agreed to share a lifetime of experience with you.

This is not your normal online “webinar” where someone spouts off for an hour and you just sit and listen. This is different.

Here, you’ll get three 25-minute sessions where Robert shares with you how a bubble is created, the way an economy should work and the three “triggers” that will alert you to the next crisis.

It’s a great way for you to learn why the next crash must happen... and why it has to be bigger than the housing bust of 2008... and to get a road map of what you must do as the next crisis approaches.

Again, these three presentations will explain all three “triggers” in full detail, so you are well-informed on what’s to come.

That way, not only can you protect yourself, but your family members, friends, and colleagues you could help along the way with this knowledge.

At the end of the three video series, we won’t leave you empty-handed and wondering how to protect yourself.

After the third session, we’ll send you a special report with an actionable strategy based entirely on the three triggers you will learn all about in the series.

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Dan is a stock technician who tracks “creative accounting” and other red flags the pundits often miss.

For example, Mr. Amoss suggested his readers buy puts on Lehman Bros. in enough time for his readers to get in before 1:45 a.m. on Sept. 15, 2008, when Lehman filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after their stock plummeted 70%.

Here’s what a few of his satisfied readers said,

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Remember — there’s been no effort to solve the problems that caused the last crash. Only more (much more) of the same failed policies.

No matter how you add it up, this will lead to a bigger, more destructive event.

Now, this isn’t your fault. But it’s your personal responsibility to take the steps needed to protect your wealth.

You can either ignore this message... Or starting today... you can make the commitment to take a few simple steps to protect your business, your wealth and your family.

On behalf of your family’s well-being, I urge you to take a look at the solutions I show you in this letter.

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Remember — even as we speak, the United States government is rapidly printing money, sowing the seeds of the next mega crisis.

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