'Absolutely mind-blowing beyond my expectations'
'The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and his enemy's.'
Right now the world is a battlefield.
It is a world of constant chaos.
A world - it seems - that's spiraling out of control.
Where daily news headlines are out-Hollywooding Hollywood...
But where financial markets seem IMMUNE to the chaos.
The world is a battlefield... and yet stocks have made record highs... and volatility is at its lowest in years.
How did we get here?
Where is it all leading?
How long can markets keep going up amid violence and turmoil?
Is there a way you can be a winner... by controlling all this chaos?
Earlier this year, some of the world's best financial strategists met in Melbourne Australia to answer these questions for you.
They included the world's pre-eminent financial warfare expert...
A decorated counter-terrorism commander...
A Harvard-trained resource and energy market specialist...
The prophetic author of The Coming Dollar Crisis...
A who's who of geopolitical analysts, finance industry legends and skilled traders.
All united with a single goal...
To help you make sense of the madness... and
It was called World War D.
It was billed as 'the biggest investment summit of the decade'.
It didn't disappoint...
'Absolutely mind-blowing beyond my expectations'
'The BEST INFORMATION available,
contrary to mainstream economic reporting.'
'Exciting, dynamic, passionate, informative, challenging, so professional... Brain-stretching.'
All 350 seats sold out. But if you couldn't make it to the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, today is your lucky day.
This is your World War D Highlights Reel.
You'll hear some startling predictions - some of which are ALREADY playing out.
You'll also get answers to forbidden questions.
Questions few in the mainstream dare to even ask.
Most importantly, you'll get a glimpse at some concrete investment ideas that emerged.
Because, while a lot of the recent news can make you feel the world is out of control...
I'm Dan Denning, publisher of The Daily Reckoning Australia.
18 months ago I decided to stage an investment conference the likes of which had never been seen in Australia.
One with world-class speakers talking about a single, urgent, global problem. A problem I believe is the most important investment issue of our time. But not only would they be talking about that problem, they'd be delivering investment solutions to it...for an exclusively Australian audience.
I bounced the idea around with the other editors here at Port Phillip Publishing. It would be costly. It would take a lot of focus. But done correctly, it could help Aussie investors survive the coming monetary crisis with their retirement plans intact.
We knew we had to do it. We made our list. We checked it twice. And then I wrote a short personal invitation to the top six candidates on the list of possible keynote speakers.
Now let me stop right there and tell you something. When you've been in any industry for almost two decades like I have, you build up contacts.
These are people you meet on conference calls, at conferences, at airports, in hotel lobbies, or in small boardrooms to discuss deals and have private conversations.
You don't use those contacts all the time. But when the time calls for it, when someone you know has expertise on a matter that's of vital interest to you or your business, your friends, or your family, you most certainly DO use them.
All the contacts I invited are people I've met, gotten to know, and worked with...over the course of my nearly 20-year career spanning three continents.
The response I got exceeded my expectations.
To a man, not only did they agree to come, they agreed that the topic of the conference was easily the single-most important investment issue of the day (and of the era).
They each immediately fired off a series of presentations ideas.
Given the type of people they are, I wasn't surprised.
Some people are naturally fired up about big ideas and the chance to discuss them, especially when you can do so with people whose judgment you trust and respect.
From the moment I hit 'send' on that invitation, the momentum for a world-class, one-of-a-kind gathering began to build.
Yet I tell you what, the idea was met with some scepticism, not the least of which came from my own accounts department.
When I showed my head of accounts the rough cost of flying our keynote speakers to Melbourne business class...putting them up in a hotel room...and paying their speaking fees... he thought I was joking.
You see, the people I invited are sought after at the highest levels of the financial world.
I'm not exaggerating, as you'll see shortly. Top money managers, governments, and even the military line up and open their wallets to hear what these men have to say.
It was going to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to put the event together.
As a business proposition, it was break-even at best.
But as a publishing proposition,
And to be quite honest, I couldn't see any other organization in Australia bringing together the lineup I had in mind.
Other publishers and financial players have neither the interest, nor the money, nor the imagination to do it.And with only a maximum of 350 seats available in the ballroom of Melbourne's Grand Hyatt, there were a limited of number people who could even attend the event. To put it on, we'd have to suspend normal publishing operations and focus all
our energy on putting on a great show for a privileged few.
You know what I did? I weighed up the cost and the consequences...and then I imagined two days with the world's most insightful financial thinkers on the stage talking directly to you....and I said there's no way in hell we're not doing this.
I hope you can tell how passionate I was at the time. But maybe you're wondering why. Let me explain.
It doesn't happen more than once in an investment lifetime. But when it does happen - when a whole monetary system collapses and the world falls to warring over its successor - the whole game changes.
Not just the rules of the game.
Everything - power, wealth, control, military dominance - is up for grabs.
You probably sense it, with all the insane news lately, but haven't been able to put your finger on it.
But if you take a few steps back...you can see that we have just entered what history will look back on as the defining events of our era.
The global financial system - backed by US dollar - is dead. It's been kept on life support by central bank stimulus since 2009, resulting in trillions of dollars in new debt. It will take even more debt just to keep things on an even keel in 2015.
Eventually, this debt will break the back of the system. It's only a matter of time. The smart investors and insiders know this. They're preparing already.
If you're not, don't be alarmed. No investor in the history of the world has been here before.
In effect, a new World War is raging...between a failing system (the dollar standard) and whatever comes next.
I call it World War D. I'll show you what the Ds are (there are three) in a minute.
But let's be clear, no one knows what the financial system will look like when this war is over.
And we have no idea how long the war will last.
That's a horrible position to be in, when it comes to making decisions with your money.
Is there a simple solution?
No, there isn't. As Mencken once said: 'For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.'
Complex problems require complex thinking and discussion. Then solutions. Then action.
I set about finding a solution to the complex problem of how an individual investor can win World War D. To do that, I called in my most knowledgeable and talented investment contacts.
The result was the World War D conference. And I can tell you now it's one of my proudest achievements in almost two decades in financial publishing.
Over the next few minutes we'll cover some of the insights that came out of the conference.
I have never pulled off an exercise like this before. In fact, I'm unlikely to again. Getting the world's top financial minds together in the same room at the same time is no small feat.
To make sure those who could not attend could still benefit from this extraordinary gathering, we also created a DVD Box Set of the conference for posterity.
It's like your own 'Virtual Seat' in our Melbourne 'war room'.
Before the conference even began, over 1,000 Australian investors (and some from the US, the UK and Japan) secured their copy of the DVD. That initial print run was quickly exhausted.
But based on that response, and based on recent world events, I've decided to do another run of DVDs, this one limited to just 1,500 more.
Once this run is gone, that's likely to be it. If you like what you see here and want the full package, I'll show you how to secure a copy shortly.
For now, as promised, some highlights.
Let's start with the obvious question...
As I said the 'D' actually stands for three things.
Understanding how these three Ds interact is the perhaps the most important thing you can do for your wealth in your lifetime.
The first D stands for DEBT.
There is simply too much of it. Governments, banks, and corporations are creating more of it in the belief that it's some kind of answer to the problem.
Let me tell you something, low interest rates, mispricing of risk and sky-high debt levels caused the Global Financial Crisis in the first place. And yet they are still considered the 'solution'.
It brings to mind the observation of Viennese critic Karl Krause about psychiatry, 'the disease which masquerades as the cure'.
The overwhelming consensus in the Savoy Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt was that the disease will prevail in the end.
The question is how many of us will survive with our wealth intact?
VERY FEW, according to Satyajit Das, the famous trader and author of Guns & Money and Extreme Money.
Das was dressed for the occasion, wearing all black...
Satyajit Das at
World War D
Das told the audience:
'We financialised our economies. We really had no real consumption in terms of the products we've made. We didn't sell real things. We played the game of shuffling financial assets. Our banks became big. We spent a lot of time with financial engineering, less with real engineering.'
Then he produced some truly harrowing statistics. You have to see them for yourself.
For instance, did you know that the US Federal Reserve's own numbers prove its Quantitative Easing project has been a dismal failure?
Das showed that for every dollar in economic growth, the Fed printed TEN dollars.
He also gave us a glimpse into the near-future... outlining three 'fiscal AK47s' governments are going to use to try and shoot their way out of the next global financial crisis.
But the riveting part of Das's extended presentation - we gave him 90 minutes - is where he talks strategy.
Specifically, Your Economic Dystopia Retirement Strategy.
You'll find out exactly what that is, and what he's buying right now.
This includes Das's top two emerging market bond picks in the world - paying you 4.3% and 6.875% respectively.
But the core of his strategy is what Das calls When Harry Met Sally Investing.
This is where you can pick off gains like 54% from Greek bonds and 43% from the Nikkei by mimicking central bank actions.
As World War D attendee D. Scandel says:
'Das is brilliant and worth the money alone.'
Ex-Citigroup chairman Chuck Prince said in 2007, 'When the music stops in terms of liquidity, things will get complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance. We're still dancing.'
So what are some other ways to 'dance' as World War D plays out?
You can order your copy of the World War D Box Set by CLICKING HERE. If you do, you'll discover...
The second D in 'World War D' stands for DEVALUATION.
Since 2007, nearly all developed nations have been engaged in a race to devalue their currencies.
They're not doing it for fun. They're doing it to try and make their exports cheaper...and to bolster their ailing economies.
Think of it as something akin to a retail price war. One shopping chain tries to 'out-discount' another. And it's a race to the bottom.
Now, you may think financial warfare is a metaphor.
What we discovered at World War D is it isn't. It's real. It's happening now. And there will be more of it in the future.If you're an investor and you're not aware of it, you're going to get blindsided. You can't ignore this reality. Even if you're a fundamental investor making fundamental decisions. Because this war is not going away. In fact, it's getting worse.
Let me have the world's eminent expert in financial warfare explain it to you...
'If you think of a traditional Venn diagram...one big circle is the world of national security, intelligence and defense. Another big circle is the world of capital markets, stocks, bonds, commodities, derivatives, etc.
'Think of the intersection of the two; that's what we're talking about.
'That intersection is getting bigger, more important, and there are very few people standing in the middle. [There are] brilliant practitioners on both sides - on the military side and on the financial side. But the number of people who are really conversing with both worlds is few. That's going to be more and more important to you as investors on a going-forward basis.'
That's Jim Rickards.
He's the author of the best-selling Currency Wars. And Jim launched the sequel, The Death of Money, exclusively at World War D.
Jim has a funny knack of being in the right place at turning points in history.
In 1981 he was involved in the release of 52 US hostages in Iran.
In 1998 he was the principal negotiator of the government-sponsored rescue of the collapsed LTCM hedge fund.
And in 2014 he gave a keynote presentation at World War D.
His speech title was Mutually Assured Financial Destruction - the Future of Warfare is Financial War.
And the message was stark:
We have entered a phase of history where war will be fought as much in the global capital markets as in the deserts of some far-flung country.
And unless you prepare your portfolio now,
That may sound like an exaggeration.
But when a guy like Jim Rickards makes a statement like that, you listen.
The Applied Physics
Laboratory at John Hopkins
University, Washington DC, USA
In the early months of 2009 the Pentagon summoned Jim...to the top secret Applied Physics weapons laboratory in Washington.
Now Jim doesn't know the first thing about missiles or drones.
He was there to be the facilitator and a planner of the world's first ever financial war game.
The weapons were non-kinetic. Nothing that would shoot or explode. You could only use stocks, bonds, currencies, derivatives, commodities.
And the teams were the ones you'd expect: a US team, a Russian team, a Chinese team and so forth. There was also a team representing the banks and hedge funds.
One of the scenarios that Jim Rickards introduced was this...
Russia and China would get together, pool their gold and issue a new currency backed by that gold.
From that day forward, any Russian natural resource exports or any Chinese manufactured exports could only be paid for in this new, gold-backed currency.
In this scenario, the American dollar is completely sidelined.
Now at the time, this scenario was laughed at...
As Jim says:
'We had uniformed military and intelligence experts, and people from the Fed, people from the United States Treasury, think tanks, universities, etc., and what I'll call the Harvard professor-types, actually ridicule us, "This is ridiculous. Don't you know gold has no place in the monetary system. It's obsolete," etc.
'Why are you doing this? This just seems like a waste of time.'
So what's happened since then?
Take a look...
Since 2009, Russia has increased its gold reserves 70%.
And China has increased its gold reserves many hundreds of percent.
No one knows the exact number because the Chinese aren't saying. During wartime, it's not the kind of information you make public.
In a recent article in the Gold Forecaster entitled China has control of the Gold Price, Julian D. W. Phillips says:
'China is not only the main force in the global gold market, but they control the gold market. They play their control very cleverly, so that it is not apparent.'
In other words...
At least part of the 'ridiculous' scenario modeled by Jim Rickards for the Defense Department in 2009 has played out.
So what does Jim Rickards seen coming down the track next?
I warn you now.
It's not good news.
You can claim your copy of the World War D Box Set today by clicking HERE. If you do, you'll discover:
What will the world look like when World War D is over?
That's the question Richard Duncan set out to answer in his speech 'How Capitalism Died and Where That Leaves Us'.
If Duncan's name sounds familiar, it's because of a book he wrote back in 2005 called The Dollar Crisis. For the first time, this book forced people to consider a world without the US dollar as the world's reserve currency.
Today that's a fairly common argument. Although not everyone agrees with it.
Ten years ago the idea that the Yuan, the Euro or a new gold standard might usurp the dollar was lunacy. The talk of circus freaks and fringe-dwellers.
At World War D Duncan forces you to consider another world...
Capitalism is dead, Duncan argues. In place of it we now have creditism - a form of credit-fuelled economic growth directed by the government.
But, he warned, that system is in danger of imminent collapse.
Take a look at this chart...
As you can see, all US debt amounted to one trillion dollars in 1964.
Government debt, household sector debt, corporate debt, financial sector debt - all of it, one trillion.
Over the next 50 years, it's expanded 59 times, from $1 trillion to $59 trillion.
This explosion of credit created our world.
It made us all appear richer without having to do any real work.
It ushered in the age of globalisation.
It allowed countries like China and Japan and Taiwan and Korea to sell things to the West and be paid in dollars they reinvested in US bonds. That kept interest rates low and the credit cycle booming
But as Duncan starkly showed at World War D, the bursting of this credit bubble is going to end the world as we know it too.
What will the new world look like?
Well, according to Duncan, most of the world's banks would fail. That would destroy most of the world's savings.
The global economy will implode.
In the 1930s US GDP shrunk by 46% and unemployment hit 25%.
Trade barriers would go up again as they did in the 30s. Globalisation would collapse. The developed world would no longer afford be able to afford social security and generous social welfare. China's economy would implode. You'd see widespread starvation, chaos and probably war.
That's what happens when a half-a-century-long $59 trillion credit bubble pops.
I know. It's bleak.
And I know there were representatives from the mainstream media in the room when Duncan gave his speech...who were probably snickering at him for even contemplating such a doomsday scenario.
But if it's one thing I've learned over the years, it's this:
You often encounter disbelief and anger when you try to tell people what's really going on. Some people just can't handle the truth.
But you don't profit by sweeping worst case scenarios under the carpet.
You analyze them. Attach a probability level to them. And then you make what preparations you can for them.
Claim your WWD Box Set by CLICKING HERE and you'll get an idea of what some of those preparations are.
Because as Richard Duncan will show you, not only is the current financial system full of dangers... there are ALSO enormous opportunities if you just grasp them.
As he told the audience...
'This is a not only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it's a once-in-history opportunity. It's not going to last. It is a window of opportunity. It will close. Unfortunately, no one seems to see it the way I do.'
What is this opportunity?
You'll need to order the full set of presentations to find out!
My goal was for World War D to be a sort of investment Manhattan Project.
And I think we succeeded beyond even my own expectations.
That might sound like a boast, but I'll explain what I mean.
The Manhattan Project had an almost impossible goal. To make sure the Allies perfected a nuclear weapon before the Germans.
It was almost impossible because the Germans had a massive head-start.
By 1941 the Nazis had a heavy-water plant, high-grade uranium compounds, the best scientists in the field, and the most awesome chemical engineering industry the world had ever seen.
Albert Einstein warned President Roosevelt that the Allies were about to lose this race. And that the consequences would be catastrophic.
So the Manhattan Project was born.
But to reach the almost-impossible goal you needed brilliant people. Lots of them. And not just scientists. By the middle of 1944 the Manhattan Project had 129,000 workers. 84,500 were construction workers. 40,500 were plant operators. There were 1,800 military personnel with all kinds of different specialisations.
There were espionage experts, military historians, technicians, mathematicians, medical doctors, radiologists and more.
The point is...
I knew it would take more than just straight investment experts to solve a complex problem like World War D.
We needed to come at it from all directions.
For instance, there was a strong consensus at the conference that we are now all living in a police state enforced by improving technology.
Is that true, or just paranoia?
If it IS true, what should YOU being doing about it?
And that brings us to the final 'D' in the World War D puzzle.
Because there is an inseparable relationship between personal wealth and personal freedom.
But now advances in the digital realm are making it possible for the government to attack personal freedom like never before.
And nobody seems to care!
I care. And I know that understanding this new digital battle-space is one of the most important things you can do for your future wealth. Because if you can understand it, you can survive it. And not just survive it. You can beat it.
For that reason, I flew the world's leading expert on the digital battle-space to Melbourne to grill him on stage.
When someone casually mentions that one of his companies just sold for $295 million, you listen to what he believes will make money over the next ten years.
John Robb, digital
That's why you could hear a pin drop when John Robb made his speech: iWar: How Anybody can Declare War on the World and Win.
Robb was a counterterrorism specialist with the United States Special Operations Command. He was a mission commander in hotspots like El Salvador, Panama, Colombia and Egypt. Today he is a military theorist and successful tech entrepreneur.
When his best-seller Brave New War came out he was requested for briefings by the NSA, CIA and right up to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Basically: He's a guy you stop everything and listen to when predicting the future.
And at World War D Robb said the future would be driven by 'super-empowered individuals'.
Thomas Friedman first coined the phrase last decade. His theory was simple.
Globalisation has decentralised power and eaten away at the authority of nation states. It has empowered non-state actors (often individuals) with weapons like email, the internet, social networks, encryption, digital currencies, drones, and other emerging technologies.
Some of these super-empowered individuals are awe-inspiring. They genuinely want to make the world a better place. Some want to change what they see as perceived injustices.
And some are very angry...and, as Robb showed us, very dangerous.
'People that have access to computers, networks and globalization can use those to do an amazing amount of stuff, an amazing amount of work,' Robb told the audience. 'Stuff that used to take an entire corporation or government agency to do just a decade ago.'
'However, not everyone is going to use it for productive [ends], and a lot of people are going to use it to disrupt the systems that we rely upon, break them for personal gain. These super-empowered individuals are able to leverage the network precisely because it's huge, beyond the scope of any national system. It is interconnected. It is extremely vulnerable to disruption.'
And in the centralised systems of the modern world, you get cascading failure. One crashed system takes down the next and so on.
Now I confess, I DID wonder how a guy like John Robb talking about these issues would go down at an investment conference.
Turns out this was voted the 'must-see' presentation of the whole two days.
Part of the reason for that was it contained one of the boldest claims of the whole conference:
China isn't just in a far, far weaker position that most economists think. It's actually now an economy in reverse. One that could be obsolete within 20 years.
I know. That's some claim. If it came from anyone else I would be skeptical.
But you should see Robb's reasoning. Remember when Japan was touted to usurp American economic power in the 1980s? You saw what happened next. Robb shows in detail why the same thing is going to play out with China.
He also covers:
'John Robb - 10/10. I need to subscribe to his blog & work,' - attendee L. MacMahon wrote afterwards.
I brought in another specialist in the digital aspects of World War D.
Futurist, high-tech analyst and editor of Revolutionary Tech Investor Sam Volkering gave another presentation worth the price of the whole World War D Box Set on its own.
Tech Analyst and
Forget about Google's Glass and driverless cars, Microsoft's Surroundweb and PayPal's Beacon, Sam told us...
The REAL money in high-tech over the next two years will come from technologies, companies and stocks you've likely never heard of. He shows:
As you'll see if you view the presentations, everything going on in the world right now is related to World War D. What happens next will impact ALL your wealth. Be it in property and stocks...in bank accounts, in bonds or in precious metals.
The time to have a discussion about this event is NOW, while you still have time to do something about it.
And yet -
In case you haven't noticed, almost all the information you get from the Australian media is the product of just two companies: Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation or John Fairfax Holdings.
That means you're hearing fewer alternative opinions than you'd hear almost any other place in the free world. Considering you tend to make investing decisions based on what you hear in the media, that's a big problem.
This is the whole reason Port Phillip Publishing came to Australia in 2005. To solve this problem. And to be an independent and alternative source of ideas.
When I say 'independent' I mean we answer to no one but our own paying subscribers. There are no advertisers to please. We don't manage money and tack on a fee. And we don't recommend financial products in order to earn a trailing commission, or get paid to write about the companies we recommend. This complete financial independence from everyone except our own readers gives us total editorial independence. And it gave me the opportunity to organise a conference for you that I knew no one else in Australia would dream of, or bother to organise.
Yet I think you'll see it was one of the most remarkable and valuable investment events ever held here - certainly far more valuable than the upcoming G-20 summit in Brisbane later this year.
That's why I put so much time, effort and money into making the World War D conference a reality.
To connect with like-minded people who are worried about what's happening in Australia and the world right now...but are willing to front up and DO something about it...for themselves. But more importantly, for their children and grandchildren.
We had every minute, every word, every prediction and every recommendation professionally filmed. It's available in a DVD Box Set that also includes an iPod-friendly Mp3 file you can download.
If you care about these issues, and are intrigued by some of the highlights you've seen so far, you should secure your copy right now.
We've only produced 1,500. And that's it: it's not likely we'll be burning any more. If you want to get up to speed on these issues, now is your chance.
Look, let's be direct.
The entire financial system - indeed the entire global economy - is now in the grip of an experiment by academic bankers.
And look at the markets! Most investors are confident the global financial crisis is ancient history and boom-times are here for good.
The almost overwhelming consensus at World War D is that this is not the case.
And that we are in for some kind of reckoning.
I say 'almost' because you won't find any kind of COMPLETE consensus at World War D.
For instance, after lunch on day one, our own Kris Sayce took the stage to throw A FEW BOMBS. And in his own inimitable fashion, he told our first two international keynotes that they were flat-out wrong.
That's the beauty of getting contrarians together in one place.
There's no bland party line. We can make unpopular predictions. We can bicker and argue as much as we like. And you in the audience can make up your own mind.
There's a good reason attendee D. Findlay called World War D 'brain stretching'.
For instance, you'll have cycle guru Phil Anderson enlighten you on the hidden structure of the markets. He explains...
'May I say, humbly, I was the only person in the world, I do mean this humbly, I was the only person in the world that forecast in 2008 and continuously since then that the world would recover, that it would recover very strongly, and that's the article here was published was in Moneyweek October 10, 2008.
It was a full-page cover article. Property will fall until at least 2010, then US stocks will lead the way. It says in there that by 2013 I was expecting the US market to be back in all-time new highs.
'There is just one thing I'd like you to take away with you, over the next half an hour. The thing I would like you to take away is
'It is well defined.
'And it is governed by certain rules...which you will never, ever hear anybody talk about.'
Phil has produced a huge amount of evidence that there is a land cycle precisely 18.6 years in length. That's 200 years of history in the United States, 300 years of history in the UK, 400 years of history in the Netherlands.
If you understand this cycle...according to Phil, you can predict what the property and stock market is going to do here in Australia.
At World War D, Phil demonstrated how to do this.
Vern Gowdie, Chairman of Gowdie Family Wealth, has been on the Australian financial scene for over a quarter of a century.
And he's not afraid to call things as he sees them. Perhaps that's why his presentation was another surprise hit of the World War D conference.
It was about playing the long game with your wealth.
I think Vern's speech hit a chord because the 'baby boomer' and retiree attendees appreciate they can ill-afford to make a costly mistake at this stage of their lives.
Recouping a significant capital loss becomes so much harder when you are in retirement or with retirement looming.
Vern talked about ways to mitigate that risk.
In fact he presented TWO model portfolios.
One he has his own money spread across now, to take into account a 'GFC 2-style' event he sees on the horizon.
And then an 'after-event portfolio'. A spread of assets you should look to accumulate - at great prices - after a major market correction.
Vern also showed how it's possible to outperform the majority of investment managers, at a fraction of the cost. And why in a low growth, low return investment environment minimising expenses is important.
I knew it was going to be good. I didn't know it was going to be THAT good.
You can lock in your copy of the final run of the World War D DVD/Mp3 Box Set by clicking here.
If you only get one or two ideas that prompt you to think differently about the way you invest in this climate, then it's definitely worth the small cost (a tiny fraction of the full ticket price)...
JIM RICKARDS – Mutually Assured Financial Destruction – The Future of Warfare is Financial War
RICHARD DUNCAN – How Capitalism Died and Where That Leaves Us
KRIS SAYCE – The Gift of the Magi – Why Central Banks and Gold Bugs are Wrong about the Meaning of Money
JOHN ROBB – iWar: How Anybody can Declare War on the World and Win
NICK HUBBLE – World War Demographic
SAM VOLKERING – The Third Certainty: Why Benjamin Franklin was Wrong and the Technology to Prove it
GREG CANAVAN – How Money Went From Sound to Unsound in 100 Years
BYRON KING – Preserving Wealth While Rome Burns
SATYAJIT DAS – Now: No Way Out! Financial Fetishes and Economic Dystopia
PHIL ANDERSON – The Biggest Boom of all Time is Still Ahead of Us
This is a list of all the presentations you'll be able to watch.
In my opening remarks I warned attendees that we would be covering uncomfortable - even dangerous - territory. As you'll see I wasn't wrong!
You won't miss a single word, prediction or actionable idea. Not just from our heavy-hitter keynote speakers. But from every Port Phillip Publishing editor you know and follow.
I can say with some pride my team of editors acquitted themselves admirably!
As attendee H Mercer writes:
'Wonderful choice of speakers. The Port Phillip Publishing speakers are to be highly congratulated as they have been even better and more entertaining than the overseas speakers.'
But that's not even the best part...
Where attendees REALLY got stuck in was at the World War D Focus Sessions.
This is where our experts spent the second half of day two drilling down to ACTUAL STRATEGIES, PLANS and RECOMMENDATIONS.
Claim your Virtual Seat now and you'll be as good as having been in the room at:
Focus Session 1: Small cap and resource stock opportunities
With renowned, Harvard-trained geologist Byron King, small cap experts Kris Sayce and Tim Dohrmann, Australian resource stock specialist Jason Stevenson and Switch Trader Brian Jagger.
World War D is being fought in the world's stock and bond markets. The dangers are great. But the chances to make money are even greater. This Focus Session explored those opportunities...
Focus Session 2: Geopolitical and macroeconomic issues for 2014
With me (Dan Denning), author and cyber-warfare specialist John Robb, sound money expert Greg Canavan, family wealth advisor Vern Gowdie and cycle guru Phil Anderson.
Right now armed conflict is taking place in at least 22 countries in the world. A new Cold War looms. And the Middle East is on fire. But what happens next?
The future is, of course, unpredictable. But at the very least, you can be thinking about different futures and how they'll affect your wealth. That's what this Focus Session was all about.
Focus Session 3: Superannuation, Retirement and Family Wealth
With me (Dan Denning), co-author of Family Fortunes Will Bonner, retirement experts Simon Munton, Nick Hubble and Vern Gowdie.
How do you build family wealth that survives not just World War D...but for the next 100 years?
You'll come away from this Focus Session with a very different idea as to what family wealth is all about. It is not stodgy. Not boring. On the contrary, it is the most dynamic, forward-looking capital in the world...
And you do not want to miss THIS one...
Focus Session 4: Society, Technology and the Future
With futurist and tech 'moon-shot' hunter, Sam Volkering, as well as Kris Sayce, Phil Anderson, Byron King and John Robb.
This may have been the most valuable hour of the whole event. Sam Volkering hunts for moon-shots in the tech space. Last July he tipped a then-unknown Sydney-based biotech that went on to go up 497% over the next eight months.
This is the positive side of World War D. Immersive technology...3D printing...bio-fabrication...carbon nanotubes...quantum computing - you name it.
For investors, things have never been more exciting or potentially more profitable...provided you know where to look...
These focus sessions were enormously fruitful. Here's just some of the ground covered (after gentle prodding from audience questions)...
All that's in store when you order your copy.
PLUS you'll also get all the exclusive backstage interviews with the speakers that delegates WON'T have seen.
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'Outstanding. Absolutely the right people. An eclectic group which ultimately came through as a strength.' - P Noonan
'Das is brilliant and worth the money alone.' - D. Scandel
'Wonderful choice of speakers. The Port Phillip Publishing speakers are to be highly congratulated as they have been even better and more entertaining than the overseas speakers.' - H Mercer
'Nick Hubble - what a star - excellent, fun & thought provoking.' - L MacMahon
In fact in many ways it's better than being there. Even if you were there, there's no way you'd have been able to attend every presentation and focus session...let alone take the time to absorb them.
The problem - for those coming to Melbourne, anyway - was the depth of talent and expertise we had to draw on.
The schedule was so packed we needed to run some of the sessions simultaneously. That means we had to ask conference-goers to choose which Focus Sessions they wanted to attend.
Sure, your Virtual Seat won't allow you to hang out with us at the 5-star Grand Hyatt in the heart of Melbourne...enjoy the complimentary buffet lunches...or attend the cocktail reception and the wine tasting.
But you don't need to enjoy any of the amenities to benefit from the best investment conference held in Australia this year.
Every idea shared...every good and bad scenario discussed...every 'bomb' hurled by James Rickards...every investment talked about...it's all there in video and, if you prefer, audio format.
You can watch the show at your leisure.
If you're interested, I'm giving you the chance to pick up the DVD Box Set - and the bonus iPod-friendly Mp3 audio recording - of the entire World War D conference for just $199.
Honestly, this is a real bargain you're getting.
Conference-goers forked out as much as $949 for a ticket.
And all those tickets sold.
Because even THAT'S a bargain when you look at the titans who delivered insights and advice over those two days...You can probably imagine the fees and travel costs I covered just to get Rickards, Duncan, Das and Robb here alone. Excellence doesn't come cheap.
I could charge $500 for these box sets and still sell every copy.
But I'm not going to do that. Because my motive for bringing these people together is not financial. I want to help you prepare for World War D by giving you the best thinking and advice in the world.
This kind of thinking and preparation could be the difference between a comfortable retirement and one filled with anxiety and regret. I can't guarantee you that we'll cover all the big risks. And I'm sure we missed some opportunities.
But I CAN promise you that you won't find a more thought-provoking, entertaining, and useful investment event anywhere this year...and maybe this decade.
So don't delay. To order your discounted copy - and BONUS MP3 audio recording - CLICK ON THIS LINK NOW.
There's a chance you'd really love to hear all these presentations...but don't know if you'll have time to watch the whole two days.
Well there's one more option for you...
I know I do more listening to books and podcasts on my iPod these days than I do watching television.
If you want, I've arranged for you to download JUST THE MP3 AUDIO FILE.
That's everything I've talked about - but AUDIO ONLY - for $99.
You won't get to see the presentations. But you can listen to them on the go - in your car, going for a walk, mowing the lawn. And for just $99.
An absolute bargain.
To do that, just choose the audio option after you click the ORDER NOW link below.Remember: Investors paid up to $949 to secure their seat to this one-of-a-kind event. There are some experiences you can only get if you're willing and able to pay for them. Being at World War D with some of the world's best geopolitical analysts is one of those events.
But if you couldn't make the event, you can still benefit from it, and at a significantly lower price than attendance would have cost you.
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Thanks for reading.
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