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Thursday, July 2, 2015
What would you say if I told you there's an easy way to invest in gold, silver, and copper with zero downside risk?
That probably sounds too good to be true. But it isn't...
Importantly, you can make real money on this deal. You could make up to 45% in five years if these metals soar. And once again, your worst-case scenario is getting ALL of your money back.
Let me explain...
Last week, my colleague Steve Sjuggerud hosted Frank Trotter on his Inside True Wealth podcast. Longtime readers may recognize Frank's name. Steve calls him "the most creative banker he has ever met."
Frank was a pioneer in online banking as the founder of Everbank.com. And today, EverBank has grown into a company with $24 billion in assets.
The company continues to grow, in part by offering smart, "outside the box" ways for people to park their money. And its newest product allows investors to buy gold, silver, and copper with zero downside risk.
This investment is the Five-Year MarketSafe Power Metals Certificate of Deposit (CD). Like all CDs, its 100% Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured... so no matter what happens to the price of gold, silver, and copper, you'll get all of your money back in five years.
But even though your risk is low, your upside potential is big... as much as 45%.
The CD gives equal exposure to each of these metals. As the metals appreciate, you'll make more money... The max you can earn over five years is 45%. (You can find the full details on the CD's fact sheet here.)
Now, a 45% gain might not sound exciting. But typical five-year CDs pay 1.25%. You could do much better if these metals move into a new bull market like we saw in the last decade.
We can't know if that will happen. But we do know that earning interest on safe investments is nearly impossible today. This CD gives you a chance to earn higher-than-usual interest if gold, silver, and copper move higher in price.
And the best part is... if these metals crash, you lose nothing!
This isn't an investment that will make you rich. But if you have extra cash sitting around, it's a smart place to "park" that money. Your downside is zero and your upside is 45%. Not bad!
If you're interested, you can check out the full details here. But make sure to check it out soon. EverBank is only taking deposits for this CD until July 9, 2015.
Brett also recently shared why he believes stocks still have more room to run from here. Check out his essays here:
"The current bull market might feel old. But history shows it should continue from here."
"Gains keep racking up in stocks... but investors simply aren't interested."
SELLING THE BASICS: PACKAGED-FOODS EDITION
On Tuesday, we showed you that our "basics" advice was working with giant beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD). Today's chart shows our strategy at work with food giant ConAgra Foods (CAG)...
You don't need to sell fancy products to be a successful business. "Boring" products like soda, beer, and cigarettes are always in demand. While the companies that make these products might not be exciting, their steady, profitable businesses generate cash flow for investors. We're seeing that right now in the food industry...
ConAgra sells a variety of "packaged goods"... The company's major brands include Chef Boyardee canned pasta, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Healthy Choice diet food, Swiss Miss hot chocolate, and Peter Pan peanut butter, among others. It's a great business. These products can stay popular for decades. They generate billions of dollars in revenues, and they don't require additional spending from the company.
As you can see from the chart below, ConAgra has been in a solid uptrend. Shares recently broke out to an all-time high... and have risen more than 45% over the past year. Selling the basics may be boring... but it works.