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Craig Brockie is a contrarian investment advisor in Beverly Hills, who provides wealth management services to high net worth clients. He prefers to bill his clients solely based on performance, getting paid only for results.
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Contrarian Advisors
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Contrarian Investing News
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  • JPMorgan And Golmach Sachs Repackaging Crap For Suckers To Buy Again

    Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage-backed securities were all the rage. We know how that ended, with the public getting fleeced and the banks getting bailed out.

    As my associate, Steven Jon Kaplan pointed out in a recent "True Contrarian" newsletter, update:

    • The latest trend is to do the same repackaging scam with high-yield bonds and related assets, because high-yielding corporate debt is the 2014 equivalent of what mortgage debt had been in 2007.

      It's not clear if the title of the following article is intended to be sarcastic or not, but it's certainly true that investors are easily fooled into buying recycled garbage roughly every seven years without exception. Not surprisingly, these new securities are rated AAA by Standard & Poor's:

      JPMorgan Joins Goldman in Designing Derivatives for a New Generation

    Do you think that JPMorgan or Goldman Sachs have the best interests of the general public at heart? I didn't think so.

    What's shocking to me is that so many people today have been brainwashed into believing that the Federal Reserve has their back and therefore the stock markets cannot experience another severe bear market. This despite the fact that we've experienced a severe bear market every seven years since for the past two decades and so much evidence suggests that the next one is already beginning.

    If you believe the Fed is on our team, please watch this critically-acclaimed free documentary, "The Secrets of Oz."

    If you'd like to learn how to protect and grow your money in a bear market, click here to get your free report now.

    Aug 19 4:34 PM | Link | Comment!
  • High-Yield "Junk" Bond Weakness Is Warning That The Bear Market Is Back

    Yahoo Finance recently ran a story with the headline, "Last time this happened, stocks sold off hard."

    The article points out that in July, low grade, high-yield corporate bonds-affectionately called "junk bonds"-were on track for their worst month in nearly a year. Investors junked their junk bond funds to the tune of $4.8 billion in just one week, according to a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

    Junk bonds tend to trade closely with stocks. That's because junk bond prices are closely tied to companies' ability to repay the debt which, like stocks, depends on the fortunes of the company.

    Just like I was in late 2007, this year I have been warning investors that the epic bull market that began in early 2009 is now transitioning into another vicious bear market.

    Just look at this chart. (Click to enlarge)The performance of junk bonds is definitely a good indicator for stocks and their recent weakness, after reaching bubble peaks is definitely a warning signal for investors.

    Did you lose money in 2008? We didn't.

    If your financial advisor didn't warn you prior to the 2008 financial crisis and hasn't said anything by now, then it's up to you to make sure that doesn't happen again. Click here to qualify for a free initial consultation.

    Until next time…

    Flourish and prosper,
    Craig Brockie - Registered Investment Advisor
    Contrarian Advisors - Rational Wealth Management
    Phone: 1-800-996-4657 - Email:
    Address: 433 North Camden Drive, Sixth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Aug 14 3:38 PM | Link | 2 Comments
  • Ken Gerbino - Professional Investor And Gold Investment Fund Manager

    Kenneth Gerbino is a seasoned investment manager I wanted to introduce you to. Not only is he the head of an investment firm that manages private equity accounts, but he also heads the Gerbino Gold Group, a private fund that invests in precious metal mining stocks.

    As my readers know, I am extremely bullish on gold and mining stocks over the next 12-18 months and believe we are in a secular gold bull market, which began in 2000 and still has a long way to go.

    With over 37 years of experience, Ken Gerbino has achieved many important milestones. In 1984 he acted as the Founder and Chairman of a nationwide economic reform group that is noted for aiding in the passage of the United States Gold Coin Act. This was a major step in instituting the United States Gold Eagle coin.

    I'm a strong believer in reforming the monetary system. To learn more about the history of money and why this issue is so important, I highly recommend watching this excellent documentary on YouTube.

    Moving forward, Gerbino earned a spot in the 1994 and 1996 editions of Nelson Publications "America's Best Money Managers". Kenneth J. Gerbino & Company ranked in the Top 10 tier amongst other successful investment accounts.

    Ken is definitely someone I respect in the investment world. He has learned how successfully manage assets and has published a great deal of useful information to help others as well. He offers a one hour Wealth Planning Consultation where he strategically advises you on subjects relating to improving your portfolio and worldwide investment tactics.

    In speaking with Ken, he impressed me as a straight shooter and competent investor. I look forward to getting to know him better and recommend getting familiar with his work. Here is a 2013 interview with Ken about gold that you might enjoy.

    Aug 06 3:52 PM | Link | Comment!
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