The opening to Eric Fry’s latest teaser ad sounds similar to many other gold-focused teaser pieces we’ve looked at over the years…
“If you want to make a fortune in 2020, there is only one thing to know. After four years of going nowhere, gold is once again in a bull market.
“Because of events stemming from the recent ‘coronavirus panic’ (which I’ll detail in a minute), this new bull market will be unlike any other we’ve ever seen before…
“Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors, says the price of gold is going to hit $10,000 per ounce.
“Pierre Lassonde, chairman of Franco-Nevada Corp., has even higher expectations. He believes gold could easily hit $25,000 over the next 30 years.”
Those two dudes made fortunes on gold, and the fortunes they’re making today rely on them selling the gold story, so it’s no surprise that they’re super-bullish… they almost always are (Holmes manages mutual funds that are best-known for their gold focus, Lassonde founded and operates the largest gold royalty company).
So what’s Fry selling now? Well, he’s mostly selling his newsletter, of course, Fry’s Investment Report ($79/yr), but he’s using the notion of “the #1 Gold Investment in America” to get you to pull out your credit card. So let’s research that a bit, help you build your own opinion, then once you’re comfortable with the reality behind the tease you can make the call on whether you want to subscribe to another newsletter, without the pressure of “secret” behind the curtain.
Here’s a bit more from the tease:
“I’ll show you, step by step, the #1 gold investment you can make to capitalize on the new bull market in the yellow metal.
“And no, it has nothing to do with bullion, coins, ETFs, mining stocks, or any other type of investment you’ve likely heard about before.
“What I’m about to show you is MUCH better.
“The #1 Gold Investment in America
“In the last gold bull market from 2000 to 2011, this investment went up…
“Roughly five times more than bullion…”
He shows that in a handy graph, too, which always gets attention — during that bull market, the gold price rose 281% and this “#1 Investment” apparently rose 1,622%. Not bad, eh? Particularly since some actual mining stocks, like Barrick (GOLD) actually were worse investments during that time than just owning the metal itself (that happens with some regularity, unfortunately — miners tend to overspend in good times, and it’s a pretty terrible industry with high fixed costs, high uncertainty and risk in each operation, and no control over the price of the end product).
Fry throws in a good dose of fear as well, as is pretty much required of any gold pitch…
“I believe the world’s richest people know that an historic transfer of wealth is about to happen very soon.
“A huge financial ‘reset’ is coming.
“And the world’s richest people stand to get even richer as a result of it.
“Here’s what they know that you might not know…
“A paper currency like the U.S. dollar not only acts as money…but it’s also like the ‘stock price’ of a nation.
“If a nation’s government manages its tax revenue and spending smartly, that nation’s currency will rise in value—or at least remain relatively stable—over the long term.Are you getting our free Daily Update
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