A combination of assets to own that that make market chaos manageable...even profitable

Even before Russia marched into Ukraine on 24 February, anxiety was high among investors.

The ASX had one of its worst year starts on record.

Tech stocks and cryptos…annihilated.

Interest rates…rising.

Central banks finally said, ‘No more stimulus — no more free money.’

Inflation was ALREADY biting.   

Something had shifted in the markets.

And yet, as crazy as it seems…

Early 2022 almost seems like the good old days!

You don’t need a PhD in economics to see there’s been a seismic shift since then.

A NEW host of risks and fragilities just entered the frame.

These have no recent precedent.

This is not your normal cycle peak.

According to the former CIA and Pentagon advisor you’re about to meet, we just entered FAT TAIL territory.

What does that mean?

You’re about to find out.

My name is James Woodburn, Publisher at Fat Tail Investment Research.

You’re about to discover a series of portfolio moves we think you should make.

All of them are easy to do.

But they might seem radical…

And the reasoning behind them might seem hyperbolic.

But consider…

What seemed crazy at the start of 2022 has now become rational and accepted dinner table conversation.

The chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore recently gave a speech titled ‘Responding to a Perfect Long Storm’, where he stated:

It is only a question of how bad the outcomes will be.

The situation will likely get worse…before it can get better…but none of the trajectories…is going to lead the world to a better place.

Global growth fears among institutional investors are at their highest in 25 years, according to the Financial Times.

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio echoed this in a recent interview with Politico:

If one doesn’t worry…one needs to worry.

If those bleak assessments are correct, where does that leave you?

That’s what this presentation is about.

If you feel your investing future just got hijacked by a bunch of new variables beyond your control…

If you believe central banks when they say they won’t ‘save the market’ in the next big crash…

If you’re at or near retirement age and wondering what this means for the last, most important wedge of your investing life…

Or if you’re simply looking for some clear answers to the WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW question…

…then you’re about to get a plan of action.

...It’s called Jim Rickards' Fat Tail Portfolio.

Now, on the surface, it’s an unorthodox way to spread your investments.

It’s certainly not what the major financial advisories are telling their clients right now.

They’re telling you to stay the course…don’t overact…hold all your shares…maybe buy a few more…in the form of oil stocks…

They say geopolitical shocks like this are ‘usually short-lived’…

…and a resurgence of the Cold War ‘is not likely to happen’ — that’s David Bahnsen, a Forbes ‘top advisor’.

Don’t believe a word of it.

One advisor based out of Montreal recently had the gall to send a note to his clients claiming that…

…even if there’s a civilisation-ending nuclear war, you should ‘stay bullish on stocks’!

That’s the insane, entrenched mindset from many conventional ‘experts’ right now.

The solutions in Jim Rickards’ new Fat Tail Portfolio — the ones we’re going to lay out for you now — are an antidote to these fictions.

The underlying idea is that as crazy and scary as this market seems right now, you CAN beat it.

But you need your eyes wide open…and you need the RIGHT intel.

Jim Rickards describes his new Fat Tail Portfolio as:

Geoeconomic diversification for the most unstable market in living memory, with an Australia-centric focus.

But you can think of it this way…

A combination of assets to own right now that make ongoing chaos manageable — even PROFITABLE — for you going forward.

As you’ll see, Jim Rickards is one of the few analysts who predicted much of the extraordinary news flow we’ve seen recently.

To many who follow him, nothing has been a surprise.

Except, perhaps, how quickly Jim’s forecasts have come to pass.

In fact, he first publicly predicted a war in Ukraine as far back as 2015.

That same year, he was one of the few analysts on the planet who forecast the Trump victory that shocked the mainstream.

But knowing what’s coming and WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT are two separate things.

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Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio, as you can see, takes the form of a bell curve.

It takes into account a variety of inputs and scenarios stretching from the next few weeks to the next two years.

And it splits your investment actions into three sections.

These sections are based on probability.

There are some scenarios right now, for instance, that you can almost bet the house on.

Closer-to-the-bell curve factors. Things we can pretty much count on in the near future.

Our investment plays based on this inhabit in the INNER section:

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The INNER section forms the bulk of the Jim Rickards Fat Tail Portfolio.

The selections HERE are based on ‘known knowns’.

The global financial war that has erupted and what this means for a decade-long bull market that was already faltering…

The Russian sanctions and their collateral damage in surprising places…

Central bankers tightening monetary policy amid the biggest geopolitical crisis in recent history…

Inflation — that’s at a four-decade high and rising — and the second-order effects for the world economy and your wealth…

(You might even have some timebombs sitting in your superannuation fund right now.)

The INNER section of Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio takes all the above into account.

According to Rickards, you can count on these outcomes with a high level of predictability.

They’re already in motion.

Matching the right investments with what happens next is trickier, though.

Especially when you’re doing it through the prism of the Australian investor.

It takes what you could call ‘legal inside information’.

The right predictable analytic models…an understanding of stochastics and probability…superior information gathering techniques like polling…and even satellite imagery…

And friends in the right places are essential right now on Wall Street…in the Pentagon…among the decision makers…around the world…

…as well as applied mathematicians…computer scientists…artificial intelligence…and cyber experts.

It’s not surprising you get skewed info from mainstream advisors.

THEY tend to not have those people in their contact list.

As nuts as everything seems right now, with this toolkit, you can form a good idea of what’s going to happen next.

And what investments
you should be in right now

We think we’ve done a pretty good job for you here, as you’ll see later in this presentation.  

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Then we’ll move to the OUTER section of the Jim Rickards Fat Tail Portfolio.

This is where that toolkit needs to work even harder.

The outcomes here are less certain.

That makes the investment moves around them riskier.

But the potential returns start to skyrocket if the scenarios these holdings are intended for play out.

One play here, for instance, is on what happens if FAMINE overtakes WAR as the main global story in 2023.

Few in the mainstream are talking about this, it’s all Russia/Ukraine.

Even fewer are preparing their portfolios.

Right now, the full extent of the food crisis is fogged by the war and hidden from view as countries draw down their food inventories.

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But, very soon, the raw price spikes you see here are going to result in just-as-big spikes in certain stocks…

Our aim is to get you into these stocks before that happens.

Because the odds of a global famine — which makes the famous Ethiopia famine of 1983–85 look tiny in comparison — are shortening by the day.

Few people other than Jim Rickards have war gamed this scenario.

There are easy moves you can make in your portfolio right now that are not only smart personal investments, but are ethical too.

For instance, we’re putting an urgent buy on a local food producer operating out of east coast Australia and Tasmania.

They’ve now put an urgent five-year plan in place to get supplies overseas.

The OUTER section of the Jim Rickards Fat Tail Portfolio also has plays focusing on THIS.

In the space of a few months, nuclear power has become popular again.

Particularly in Europe as oil, gas, and coal prices spike.

But the mainstream is only covering half the story…

YOUR focus here should be the buildout of small-scale modular nuclear power plants.

The companies at the forefront of this could see incredible growth in 2023.

We’ve selected two.

The OUTER section of the Fat Tail Portfolio is populated by a range of moves of this nature.

Slightly lower in probability than the plays in the INNER section.

But a magnified payoff, if they do indeed pay off.

And then we’ll move to EXTREME.

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We only have two moves here.

We’ll get to the EXTREME section later.

Suffice to say, I hope these two investments NEVER have to pay off for you!

But if they do, they could do so spectacularly… 

One ‘extreme fat tail’ scenario here is a 50%-plus crash in global stock markets.

Something like 1929, the most catastrophic crash in market history.

What if we see a mass-sell event that equals or is EVEN WORSE than that?

The odds for this are higher than you might think.

Which is why we’ve included an
ultimate hedge move…

It’s one you can make right now to position part of your portfolio for a substantial rise if that happens. And no, it’s not gold.

ANOTHER extreme scenario we’ve paired several moves with can be summarised in one word:

Escalation.

Some kind of scenario where NATO is dragged in and the conflict spreads to other European counties.

These are low-probability, HIGH-IMPACT trades based on that outcome.

But they’re ones you should consider making now.

Based on game theoretic framework, we’ve selected moves for you that should benefit if this bleeds into a pan-European conflict.

The real answer is to avoid escalation in the first place,’ says Jim:

But that precaution is often overlooked because leaders and their advisors lack the training in escalatory dynamics and game theory.

At the time of recording, this is still an EXTREME scenario.

But it’s a prudent one to plan for…and we’ve done that for you in Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio.

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Now, what you’re looking at is obviously a model portfolio.

Not a literal prescription.

Nobody’s going to put a gun to your head and make you buy the whole lot.

What you invest in and how much you invest is up to you.

For instance, we’ve included two internationally-listed stocks in Jim’s framework.

The rest you can buy on the ASX.

We’ve included those for a good reason, as you’ll see.

But if you prefer to stick to domestic plays, that’s your choice.

We’ve intentionally built the Jim Rickards Fat Tail Portfolio around the specific needs, risks, and available opportunities for the Australian investor.

The most important thing about
it is its architect…

Jim Rickards

Jim Rickards

He is arguably the most qualified analyst on the planet for dealing with where the world has swerved in 2022…

…someone who has spent his career navigating and, in some cases, even PERSONALLY INFLUENCING points in history where investing and geopolitics intersect.

For many, James G Rickards needs little introduction.

He’s the guy presidents go to when things get real…

He was called on by the Nixon administration to help craft the petrodollar agreement…  

By the Carter administration as it negotiated the Iran hostage crisis in 1980…

And Jim Rickards was tapped by the CIA to lead counterterrorism efforts after 9/11…

He warned the US Treasury of the subprime collapse several years before it happened. That time he was ignored…

…and then was called in again in September 2009, to testify to the House of Representatives and explain how he saw it coming and they didn’t.

Jim’s worked on building financial analytics systems for the CIA.

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He’s helped the Pentagon design their economic war games.

In April, Jim was called to lead the financial war seminar at the US Army War College, from which he tweeted:

No need for hypotheticals this year…we got a REAL financial war going on…

For decades, Jim Rickards has been the analyst called on to strategise what happens next, while the world seems to be going berserk.

He’s the investment banking/intelligence analyst you call when you want the truth and not whitewash.

Put simply, when Jim makes predictions at times in history just like this…

…YOU LISTEN.

And when he and his team pair those predictions with a series of specific portfolio moves that you can make right now…

which are customised to the Australian situation and Australian private investors…you drop everything and pay even closer attention.

That’s what we’re going to be doing with Jim for the rest of this presentation.

JIM RICKARDS

We have the best predictive analytic models around.

There are patents pending on them. I’ve worked on them with associates, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, artificial intelligence experts, and subject matter experts.

And we’ve developed better predictive analytics.

So we’re looking at the same topics, but we’re looking at it through a different lens, with different tools.

And we have a much better ability to predict what’s coming.

A lot of people say:

‘Well, you can’t predict markets. You’ve got to be ready for everything or get a certain kind of portfolio or just mimic the market or be a passive investor, go for the index.’

None of that is true.

The fact is you CAN predict markets, but it’s hard.

It’s impossible for most people because they don’t have the right models.

Markets are what’s called path dependent. Which means every day, when you wake up and the market’s open, it’s not a coin toss. It’s not a draw of the card. Those things do apply at the craps table or the roulette table or in a game of poker. That’s how you think about things there, but not in markets.

They’re affected by what has happened before.

So we say it’s not so much that we have a crystal ball. We don’t, but we can see the future because the future is here today.

The future’s here now.

You just have to know where to look because by looking at the present, you have a very good idea probabilistically as to what’s going to happen next.

And the stochastics aren’t a coin toss — not 50/50.

No, it’s very path dependent, as I say. You can predict it, but you need the right toolkits. And that’s what we’ve developed, that’s what we have.

And that’s what sets us apart.

If that sounds intriguing, I’ve enlisted Jim’s help to come up with a plan for you.

As I’ve said, it’s called the Jim Rickards Fat Tail Portfolio.

I’ve assigned Jim two of my best local analysts, guys who I think are among Australia’s elite macro and hard asset investment specialists to work with him and help populate the three segments of this portfolio.

They’ve constructed a series of moves to make right now.  

We think that if you do this, you have a great chance of coming out ahead over the next few years.

So let’s dig into those moves and Jim’s Fat Tail Portfolio.

To start, look closely at these share price charts:

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Source: Yahoo Finance

These are share price jumps in a specific category of ASX-listed miners.

Ones that deal in strategic minerals.

Not every stock in this category experienced these recent gains, but losers have been rare.

Mining.com says the global mining sector put on $355 billion in value in quarter one of 2022 alone. 

And much of that was from strategic minerals.

These are KEY INPUTS that keep the world’s assembly lines running.

As Jim will explain in a second, a never-seen-before supply crunch in these key inputs is coming.

A semi-permanent disruption…

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Source: Yahoo Finance

The SECOND thing you need to know about the strategic metal gains you’re looking at here…

This is the smart money’s FIRST reaction to this new normal.

They weren’t notched in a year, nine months, or six months.

They were all made in a six-week window…

…ramping up from the exact moment missiles began falling on Ukrainian cities on 24 February.

If you want firsthand proof of how lethally effective smart geoeconomics investing can be…

…and the value of adopting the Fat Tail Portfolio principles going forward…YOU’RE LOOKING AT IT IN THOSE CHARTS ABOVE.

I’m not saying the stocks we’re about to introduce will double or triple within six weeks.

If it happens with some plays we’ve selected, great.

But that’s actually not the point of this portfolio at all.

…which is, instead, a LONGER-TERM action plan, based on a series of trends, probabilities, and outcomes Jim sees playing out over the coming year.

The point about those strategic metal stock explosions is this:

There’s a reason smart money
gushed into these stocks as soon
as the war started…

These were the very first chess moves in what’s going to be a year-long scramble for disrupted KEY INPUTS…

…the critical materials needed to make everything from iPhones to EVs.

According to Jim Rickards, perhaps the smartest investment move you’ll make for the next five years is buying the right investments that are going to fill these gaping supply chain gaps.

If you’re going to buy these kinds of stocks, you should do it now.

Here’s why…

And what to buy

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President Joe Biden just invoked this…

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The Defense Production Act.

This is a Cold War-era statute that gives the President emergency powers to ramp up American critical mineral production.

It’s a drastic move, happening for a simple reason…

Vladimir Putin knows the stranglehold he has on the supply chain of Western technology.

Most people have no idea JUST HOW MUCH STUFF Russia and Ukraine supply the world with.

But they’re GOING to realise soon.

There’s a small list of key inventories from that region that are running dry.

Manufacturers have been drawing on stockpiles of these key inputs since the sanctions kicked in in March.

Those stockpiles are about to be used up.

And a desperate search for new sources is underway.

For many corporations worldwide, you just can’t run your assembly line without these sources.

JIM RICKARDS

Supply chains are very elongated.

At one end, you have the ultimate consumer. The person who goes in to buy a car or go shopping at the grocery store and buy whatever’s at the end.

The manufacturing is in the middle.

But at the SOURCE, at the beginning of the supply chain, you have the INPUTS.

And that’s where RUSSIA comes in.

So platinum, palladium, titanium, and aluminum. In many cases, you find that they supply 40% or 50%...or, actually, I was looking at numbers for New Zealand, up to 100% of certain key inputs.

You just can’t run your assembly line without them.

And not only that, but also agricultural inputs.

Ukraine supplies about 25% of all the wheat exports in the world. And for certain countries in Africa and the Middle East, they get 100% of their wheat from Ukraine.

And, of course, Russia started the war, but Ukraine’s the victim of this — the target if you will. So nothing’s coming out of Ukraine either, because Russia is sort of shutting down these ports.

So now this is affecting manufacturing in Japan, South Korea, Australia, the US, etc. They’ve been able to muddle through. But now we’re at a point where things are going to start to shut down.

Many, many examples of those. Electric vehicles (EVs), well, they run on batteries.

They don’t run on magic!

They run on batteries, and the batteries are made with nickel, lithium, and other critical metals and materials. A lot of which comes from Russia. So all that is going to get shut down.

And just one more example. Everyone knows that Taiwan is the leading manufacturer of semiconductors. China, the US, and others make them, but Taiwan and South Korea have by far the largest semiconductor industries and the most advanced.

They’re down to five nanometres, which is the actual cutting edge, and are looking at three nanometre chips coming soon.

Well, how do you make a semiconductor?

There are a lot of aspects to it. But there are basically layers, and you have to etch the circuit in the layers on the surface. And you do that with a laser. But the lasers are powered with a certain kind of processed neon gas.

Guess where 70% of the world’s supply of processed neon gas comes from?

One plant.

In Odessa, Ukraine.

And it’s about to be shut down.

So my point is, all this you can see coming, because we know what the components are. We know what the inputs are. We know where they come from.

But it hasn’t hit home yet.

Because of these reserve inventories and some other workarounds. But that’s all coming to an end.

And so we’re going to see these prices skyrocket.

So it’s not too late for investors to get in on some of these plays.

OK. So if you want to front run this, what are the stocks to do it with?

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Source: Yahoo Finance

Not these ones.

These were the first knee-jerk beneficiaries.

What you need to do is look further ahead at what happens next. 

You need to look at what inputs are most vulnerable when ‘just-in-time’ inventories and ‘lean supply’ runs out.

Which is about to happen IMMINENTLY.

And THEN you need to make a call on what companies have proven supplies to fill those gaps.

To do that, you need an intimate knowledge of the current sanctions, how sanctions work, and how they’re going to impact already fragile supply chain logistics.

Jim’s a self-professed ‘sanction geek’.

He’s read all of them. At least the US ones from the federal register and Department of Treasury.

Hundreds of pages like this...

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Based on Jim’s findings, we’ve formed an outlook for the next 6–12 months for KEY INPUT shortages.

We’ve run the ruler over a whole universe of suppliers and drilled down to what we see as the best strategic metal/key input players on the planet to own RIGHT NOW.

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Now, each of these strategic supply gap moves falls into THIS part of Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio — the INNER section.

That doesn’t mean they’re without risk.

Not at all, they’re mining stocks, and as such, should be considered speculations.

For instance, one is a platinum group elements (PGE) play.

This group of six key inputs, especially the major three in platinum, palladium, and rhodium, are prized for their catalytic qualities.

Internal combustion engines must have them to meet modern emissions standards.

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Russia is the world’s biggest palladium supplier.

That’s a big problem.

A company we’ve landed on is about to offer a solution to that problem.

It’s found one of the biggest Australian PEG discoveries in recent history.

It’s just kicked off a massive 20km-wide drilling program.

But it’s yet to pour its first PGE metals.

These are the kind of embedded risks with many strategic mineral miners.

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The reason each of our key input plays fall inside HERE in the INNER, higher-probability section of the portfolio, is simply because the geoeconomic tailwinds behind them are as strong as you’ll ever see right nsow.

Supply chains are such large, complex systems that when they break down, they can’t be put back together quickly.

The term ‘supply chain’ is just a name that we give to a nexus of logistics, inputs, processes, transportation, packaging, distribution, marketing, customer relations, vendor relations, and human capital.

Together, these support the supply and demand of every physical, digital, intellectual, or artistic artefact on the planet and in space.

The supply chain is everywhere.

It’s not part of the global economy.

It IS the global economy…

JIM RICKARDS

So we’ve got intrinsic supply chain problems, starting with the trade wars in 2018.

Then, here comes the pandemic that makes things much worse.

And now, we’ve got war.

And the economic war...look, the shooting war is tragic. I mean, civilians are being killed. This is all a horror, but the war IS a horror. So that’s what you have.

But the economic war...there’s always an economic element in shooting war. That’s always true. But here, I would say the economic war has a greater scope, possibly a greater duration, and certainly a much greater economic effect than anything that’s going on on the ground.

As we said, there’s no prospect that it’s going away soon.

So now you’ve got strategic outputs that you need to source to keep manufacturing processes going that are NOT available.

So any happy talk you hear about ‘Oh, we fixed the supply chain.’ It’s just not true.

I’ve studied this closely. Actually, my next book is on this topic. It’s written, we’re just in the process of editing it now. But I can tell you this is going to get much, much worse.

This is not some edge-of-the-bell-curve possibility.

It’s here. 

It’s going to get worse.

If you’re smart, you’ll position yourself for it today while the supply chain crunch in strategic key inputs is STILL not priced into many stocks.   

The clock’s ticking on that though…

Until now, intermediate manufacturers have had inventories they could use to keep assembly lines running, even though new supplies weren’t arriving.

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Now those emergency supplies are done.

The challenge is finding the right gap-filler stocks that could be the biggest winners.

We’ll get to these stocks shortly.

First, let’s hit he next core theme of Jim’s new Fat Tail Portfolio.

It’s interlinked with the supply chain dynamics we’ve just been talking about.

But on an even more far-reaching scale… 

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Inflation headlines are everywhere.

They’re accurate, says Jim, but they don’t tell the whole story — that we could see an inflation super spike even higher than the 1970s and early 1980s. 

A level of inflation you’ve unlikely seen in your lifetime.

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Source: VoxEU

Inflation in 1981 was 10.3%.

It’s a whole lot higher than the 7.9% of February 2022.

But 1981 wasn’t an outlier.

It was part of a 10-year stretch from 1973–82 that was the worst inflation since the end of the Second World War.

Average annual inflation over that decade was 8.7%.

WHAT IF 2022–30 DOUBLES THAT?

What would that do to the world economy and stock markets?

To societies?

The Arab Spring, which began in 2010, was largely caused by the sort of inflation we’re seeing now.

Now, a super-spike from here is by no means a certainty.

But the probability is high enough that you need to prepare for it...with some easy moves you can make today.

You’re already seeing the initial effects.

At the petrol pump or when you buy a punnet of strawberries or timber for the new shed.

They’re as clear as day.

What’s less clear are the thousands of invisible ways inflation hurts you.

And the ways you can align your portfolio to actually benefit from this ‘new tax’ on wealth.

Whether you’re looking to keep your superannuation returns strong, a fixed-income investor, or an outright speculator…

You should consider these inflation trades now.

JIM RICKARDS

So the question for investors is what do you do about it?

And you have to do SOMETHING.

Because there are certain portfolios that are extremely vulnerable that will be just kind of eaten alive.

Other portfolios will thrive.

We’re not rooting for inflation, but some portfolios will do quite well. And others are a little bit of a mixed bag.

So it’s more important than ever, in an inflationary environment, to look at your portfolio and make sure you’re on the right side of the trade.

Now, generally speaking, the people who lose the most are going to be the investors you describe.

So if you have anything in fixed income, pension, superannuation fund, annuity, an insurance policy, a bond, anything that pays you a set amount is going to be disadvantaged in inflation.

You’ll still get your money. It just won’t be worth as much.

So what is a portfolio that will not only be robust to inflation — meaning it won’t get devalued — but may even thrive or do better?

We’ve spent many weeks working with Jim to answer this question.

As the cascade of disruptions continue to inflate the global money supply, these should get you on the right side of that trade.

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Like strategic minerals…these moves are housed in the INNER part of the portfolio.

A historic inflation crisis is extremely high consequence.

But there’s no improbability about it.

You’re not gambling on it happening.

It’s already everywhere…and it’s getting worse.

On 11 April, even White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted inflation will be ‘extraordinarily elevated’ for the foreseeable future.

The tricky question is what moves do you make now to protect your portfolio and even exploit inflation for high returns.

There’s gold…obviously.

Jim literally wrote the book on it: The New Case for Gold.

People wanting to abandon government money because of inflation will still turn to precious metals.

They’re an island in a sea of credit, an investment without a counterparty, unlike almost any other — including cash at the bank.

In fact, Jim believes in a fat tail scenario where — if events spin further out of control by 2023 — you may not be able to get gold at any price.

But PHYSICAL gold as an inflation hedge is an obvious no-brainer.

The inflation trades you’ll find in Jim’s Fat Tail Portfolio look to get you in on the right side of what’s to come with some lesser-known and potentially far more profitable moves.

When choosing these moves, Jim says, you need to ask a simple question:

Who wins in an inflationary world?

History shows us large gold-producing companies can potentially win big.

One of our inflation plays is an Australian gold miner about to enter its production phase at the perfect time.

It’s a 24/7 open-pit mine, has a 16-year life, and as soon as the gold starts hitting the market, you could see a steady rerating in this share.

Another play is a company Jim’s team judge as one of the most undervalued producers on the ASX right now with a spread of mines across New Zealand, the Philippines, and the US.   

Of course, gold and gold stocks are just one part of the inflation equation.

What you need to do is make sure you own investments that will be winners as this new tax on wealth continues to wreak havoc, increase prices, destabilise economies, and even decide elections over the next 12 months.

We’ve worked with Jim to implant these moves into his Fat Tail Portfolio.

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So that’s the INNER part of the portfolio.

First, strategic element plays.

KEY INPUTS that are going to be hotly contested.

These cover lead, zinc, copper, silver, and the platinum group elements.

Then moves that benefit from more broader global inflation.

These are portfolio moves where the fat tail risk is minimal because the trends are predictable.

In fact, they’re already in motion.

This section of the portfolio alone could see you come out well ahead over the next few years.

But it’s worth stressing one more time…

Just because these comprise the ‘safer area’ of the Fat Tail Portfolio, doesn’t mean they’re risk-free investments.

No investment is without risk.

While they’re INNER moves, they’re definitely still speculations.

If you’re willing to take that risk, we strongly suggest you invest in these immediately.

We’ll show you how to do that in a moment.

Now we move further away from the center of the bell curve, closer to genuine fat tail territory…

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These holdings aren’t pure gambles.

They’re not based on crazy predictions.

But this is where Jim’s modelled outcomes become slightly less probable, or a little further down the track, but no less significant if and when they occur.

This is where Jim projects what the current situation might look like one or two years from now.

This is difficult…but not impossible.

At the time of recording, for instance, Russia is on the brink of defaulting on its debt.

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The initial losses could be as high as US$150 billion.

That’s based on the outstanding debt.

How does that affect YOU?

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Well, if default happens, then contagion takes over.

Losses cascade out of control.

Like the subprime crisis in 2008, but potentially worse.

Here’s something 99% of investors right now don’t realise… 

Russia actually brought the world to the brink of systemic collapse once before.

Unlike today, THAT Russia-caused crisis wasn’t on the front pages 24/7.

It was dealt with behind closed boardroom doors.

But just like now, we were perilously close to massive defaults and a global contagion.

One man was instrumental in
stopping it dead…

And saving millions of ordinary peoples’ retirement portfolios worldwide.  

That man, as you might guess, is Jim Rickards.

JIM RICKARDS

I mean, to use an American expression: this is not my first rodeo.

On 17 August 1998, Russia defaulted on their external debt and greatly devalued their currency.

That triggered a global financial crisis.

This had actually started in June 1997 in Thailand, with a devaluation of the bot and a run on the bank.

And then contagion took over and spread to Malaysia and Indonesia. By the late autumn of 1997, it hit South Korea.

You know the old expression, ‘You should always buy stocks and bonds when there’s blood in the streets’.

Well, sadly, there was real blood in the streets.

People were getting killed. Riots in Korea calmed down a little bit over the winter and then boom, in 1998, it blows up in Russia.

And everyone thought that Brazil would be the next domino to fall.

Turned out to be a hedge fund called Long-Term Capital Management.

I was their chief lawyer.

So it ended up in my lap. And I negotiated that bailout, that rescue — US$4 billion, all cash, to support a US$1.4 trillion balance sheet of derivative dispositions.

Now, what people don’t realise is we got it done.

The money changed hands.

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates twice in very rapid succession at emergency meetings.

And the world went on.

But we were hours away — just hours away — from shutting down every market in the world.

It would’ve started in Tokyo, Sydney, gone around the world, and ended up in New York.

They all would’ve been closed at least for a few days. That’s how bad it was.

And Lehman Brothers would’ve failed THEN!

We wouldn’t have had to wait until 2008. They were the next in line.

So having watched this happen from a front-row seat, I look at it now.

And by the way, Russia learned their lesson after 1998. They said never again for us. They built their reserves up to US$600 billion, and 20% of that — maybe US$150 billion, give or take — is in gold, physical billion, euros, and some Chinese yuan.

So they have a low debt load and a very high reserve position relative to GDP.

And they were sovereign. They were actually one of the best creditors in the world.

But now that’s all been thrown out because they’re banned from the payment system.

They can’t pay if they want to, even if they have the money.

So my point is, what happened in 1998 was unforeseen. It was debatable whether Russia had to do it or not, but it happened, and it was bad.

Here we are, almost forcing it to happen.

Almost demanding that it happen.

Why would we think the consequences would be any different?

So…

What are those consequences going to be?

And what might the big headlines look like a year from now?

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Most of the holdings in THIS section of the Fat Tail Portfolio should see their big payoffs in 2023 if all goes to plan.

However, they’re investments we think you should make now, before the mainstream understands what’s happening, in order to capture the ‘second-order effects’ of events unfolding today.

Here, Jim’s trying to think five chess moves ahead in the geoeconomic game…

JIM RICKARDS

Mainstream media doesn’t understand how bad things are.

Yeah, they’re covering the story, and war is always good for headlines and good for stories, and people are interested, and so, OK, they’re doing that.

And they talk about sanctions, but they don’t understand what I call the plumbing.

The dense interconnectedness of the global financial system, the very technical, behind-the-curtain stuff that people just don’t see.

And it’s an interesting convergence of financial risk and geopolitical risk.

There’s actually a name for it. It’s called geoeconomics, which is basically geopolitics and economics coming together.

Geoeconomics is the great power competition using economics as a goal and a weapon.

It’s a great tool for analysing several more critical trends that are starting to crest and which investments could be the next to go parabolic as a result.

Jim’s modelling a few outcomes here.

One is a contagion caused by Russian debt default.

Here banks, brokers, and hedge funds the world over are all at risk.

Another medium-term potential outcome is the current global food shortages getting significantly worse in 2023.

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The mainstream media is all over what’s happening NOW.

Russia and Ukraine’s vast grain-growing regions are the world’s bread baskets.

They account for a huge share of the globe’s exports in wheat, vegetable oil, and corn.

Sowing season is upon us.

This disruption already has world prices at all-time highs.

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The Food Price Index is at its highest since it began in 1990.

You’re seeing this firsthand in your local Coles, but it’s the less well-off countries that are getting it WAY worse.

We are now seeing food riots in nations such as Peru, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.

As Jim explained in a recent interview with Traders Summit:

These sanctions are broader…more comprehensive than ever.

And they’re actually BIGGER than the war.

More people are going to die from these sanctions than are being killed in Ukraine. As tragic and difficult as that is.

People are going to die of starvation.

It’s a terrible humanitarian disaster.

But it’s also a section of Jim’s Fat Tail Portfolio, where the investments you make might actually help in saving lives.

This is middle-of-the-bell-curve stuff.

It’s happening now…in real time.

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The reason the trades we’ve landed on here  fall into the OUTER section is they’re calibrated for how we see this EVOLVING OVER THE NEXT YEAR.

If we do, as the Financial Times recently put it, see a global food crisis in 2023 that is characterised by ‘destructive hunger’…

How’s that going to play out in investment markets?

What companies might lose?

And what companies might gain?

What you need to be investing for now are where this all goes from here.

Fertiliser costs — already up 30% this year at the time of recording — soaring even higher.

Animal feed, herbicide and pesticide costs breaking records and bankrupting farmers in 2023. 

Political instability in countries in the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Asia where people were already not getting enough to eat are getting worse. 

In short, a global hunger crisis not seen in living memory.

Grains from the Black Sea region feed millions who survive on subsidised bread and bargain noodles.

Their predicament is NOT being unable to get any feta.

For them, the current geoeconomic game is literally life or death.

According to Jim, if you’re waiting for this situation to fix itself, you’ll be waiting a while…

JIM RICKARDS

These sanctions are.. the best estimate now would be semi-permanent.

And here’s why...

They don’t have a definite ending — three months, six months. If they did, you could kind of plan around them.

But what the United States has said, I don’t know exactly what Australian and the European Union and others have said, but the United States have said:

These sanctions will remain in place until Russian troops are out of Ukraine.

That may never happen.

That’s why companies in other big grain producers LIKE Australia, the US, Canada, France and Argentina are scrambling quickly to see if they can ramp-up production, fill the gaps, and literally stop millions from starving.

Sounds like hyperbole…but that’s where we’re at.

Own the right stocks in the right companies here and you’re not only shoring up your portfolio…

…you’re literally joining the fight to fill the bellies of whole populations in 2023.

For instance, an urgent buy in Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio is a producer with farms in east coast Australia and Tasmania.

We actually classify this company as MEDIUM RISK.

In that it’s not a small-cap, it pays a dividend.

But as the global food crisis has worsened, insiders — meaning the directors of this company — have started purchasing their own stock.

They see what’s coming…

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This play is situated here and not in the INNER category simply because it’ll only REALLY take off if the global food situation deteriorates.

This section of the Fat Tail Portfolio also houses our energy plays.

You already sense we’re at another geoeconomic turning point here.

This is likely to produce great potential opportunities for strategic investors.

But NOT NECESSARILY from the well-known oil stocks everyone else has been buying…

Energy funds rose 32% in the first three months of 2022.

By far the biggest return of any sector.

Even with oil prices down — since their a super-spike as war broke out — a barrel of oil still costs 60% more than it did a year ago.

Interventions to bring prices down haven’t worked.

So...what happens next?

And what’s the smart way to play it?

This whole supply chain network we’ve been talking about…farms…factories…bakeries…stores… trucks…railroads…and consumers…relies on energy supplies to keep working.

This energy can come from coal-fired or natural gas-fired power plants.

Or renewable sources fed to a grid.

Or…

And listen closely here…

It can come from nuclear reactors

Another play for 2023 from the OUTER section of the Fat Tail Portfolio is the move back to nuclear power.

Stable, reliable, safe, green, and NON-Russian energy just became a whole lot more appealing.

And politically palatable.

The EU and parts of Asia are already making this move.

The EU’s proposed energy taxonomy now classifies nuclear energy as ‘green’.

France’s general election saw an urgent switch back to nuclear as a central campaign promise.  

An April press release from Boris Johnson’s government put nuclear at the heart of Britain’s new energy strategy.

And a huge number of nuclear reactors are planned in Asia, including in Japan.

With that in mind…how do you play it?

One of our moves is a straight-down-the-line Australian uranium mining play.

But not one of the ones you may have heard of, like Paladin.

Fair warning, its shares have already started to edge upwards.

There’s a reason for that.

But we suggest if you move on this one, you do it quickly. 

A second play selected here is more leftfield.

It’s international and it’s nothing to do with uranium directly.

Instead, it’s using its manufacturing know-how to fast-track the world’s nuclear reactor buildout.

In fact, its CEO personally wrote to the UK prime minister asking for ‘the green light as soon as possible’.

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What you’ll see when you dig into Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio is that a new wave of nuclear construction is dawning.

This will hugely benefit certain uranium suppliers, established nuclear construction companies.

And those on the edge of the bell curve, like the engineers of new small modular reactors…

We have recommendations that encompass all this.

The full research on these stocks and each recommendation that Jim and his team have put together for you is laid out here.

As I’ve said, I’ve teamed my two best macro analysts with Jim Rickards to come up with the ultimate portfolio for the geoeconomically-focused Australian investor.

This whole suite of recommendations is based on a new reality of the financial markets

Economics used to be just a branch of geopolitics.

Not anymore.

Now they’re the main event.

THIS is the war that is going to harm or benefit your portfolio.

Not the terrible one taking place on the other side of the world right now.

This does not mean that warfare is over or that military prowess doesn’t count.

It means that the major powers in a globalised age will base their calculations on economic gain and loss…

…and that economic firepower will become the primary weapon.

Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio is designed with one goal in mind: to make sure your investment wealth doesn’t become collateral damage.

As publisher of Australia’s largest fully independent investment research firm, I green-light all kinds of investment recommendations from microcap trading strategies to gold to cryptos to tech plays…

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...What you’re looking at to the right may well be the ‘ultimate’ piece of investment analysis.

In terms of its timeliness, the thinking that’s gone into each move, and how it fearlessly addresses issues the mainstream is either ignorant of or too scared to talk about.

While conventional investment ‘experts’ are preoccupied with how far interest rates will rise, the best ASX dividend stocks to buy, the next small-cap that might shoot up, how far the Bitcoin price could fall, or other stories — which are mostly sideshows…

…more serious thinkers are applying themselves to supply chain dynamics, energy, cyber, the US dollar, and the economic battlefield.

You’ll find all that translated into a series of clear ‘what to do now’ recommendations in Jim Rickards’ brand new Fat Tail Portfolio.

I’ve arranged for you to download this resource right now…

YOU CAN DO SO BY CLICKING HERE

All we ask in return is that you take a subscription to Jim’s advisory newsletter covered by a no-obligation trial period for the first 30 days.

It’s called Strategic Intelligence Australia.

Jim’s new Fat Tail Portfolio will be the first thing you receive if you hit this SUBSCRIBE NOW link.

You can take the first 30 days to get an idea if this approach is for you.

Because this won’t be for everyone.

This is NOT the kind of investment analysis you’ll find in the pages of the Australian Financial Review or on the Motley Fool website.

They’re still looking at the investment world through the old prism.

Is Telstra a good buy?

Do travel shares have further to run?

Where are interest rates going next?

Will bitcoin hit US$100,000 by the end of the year?

THOSE ARE NOW YESTERDAY’S QUESTIONS.

Strategic Intelligence Australia focuses on tomorrow’s set of challenges and dangers.

We face one simple fact head-on…your wealth just became more vulnerable to geoeconomics than at any point in your lifetime.

This has happened within the space of just a few months.

Jim will chart a path through this new world for you.

Then he and his team will help you get positioned for what comes next.

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I think if you hit this SUBSCRIBE NOW link now, you’ll clock on pretty quickly that you’ve found a very unique and very TIMELY new investment weapon.

Jim mentioned some of this earlier, but it’s so important it needs repeating…

JIM RICKARDS

...Well, obviously Strategic Intelligence Australia — we cover topics that are of widespread interest and not necessarily different topics than other people are covering.

So of course, we’ll look at inflation. We’ll look at central bank policy. We’ll look at supply chain disruption. We’ll look at the war in Ukraine. The big US midterm elections coming up — that’ll have a big impact on a global level.

And we look at similar things around the world.

So it’s not that our topics are different.

But our APPROACH is different. We have the best predictive analytic models around. There are patents pending on them.

I’ve worked on them with associates — applied mathematicians, computer scientists, artificial intelligence experts, subject matter experts.

And we’ve developed better predictive analytics.

So, we’re looking at the same topics, but we’re looking at it through a different lens. With different tools.

And we have a much better ability to predict what’s coming.

And a lot of people say, ‘Well, you can’t predict markets. You’ve got to be ready for everything or get a certain kind of portfolio or just mimic the market or be a passive investor, go for the index.

None of that is true.

The fact is you CAN predict markets, but it’s hard.

It’s impossible for most people because they don’t have the right models.

Markets are what are called path-dependent. Which means every day when you wake up and the market’s open, it’s not a coin toss. It’s not a draw of the card. Those things do apply at the craps table or the roulette table or in a game of poker. That’s how you think about things there, but not in markets.

They’re affected by what has happened before.

So we say it’s not so much that we have a crystal ball. We don’t, but we can see the future because the future is here today.

The future’s here now.

You just have to know where to look because by looking at the present, you have a very good idea probabilistically as to what’s going to happen next.

And the stochastics are not a coin toss, not 50/50.

No, it’s very, as I say, path-dependent. You can predict it, but you need the right toolkits and that’s what we’ve developed and that’s what we have.

And that’s what sets us apart.

If that sounds like something you’d like to try out… 

As I’ve said, the first 30 days is covered by a watertight refund guarantee of the subscription price which is in itself insane value, as you’ll see.

...Few financial advisors, investment journalists, or professional stock pickers have grasped the fact that the landscape has drastically changed.

Jim Rickards grasps this though.

As he mentioned earlier, this is not his first rodeo.

Jim has advised the US Department of Defense and intelligence communities about global finance matters for decades.

He’s been heavily involved in resolving the kind of crises you HAVEN’T even heard about… because they’re stopped dead before they make headlines.

From the Solomon Brothers bond trading scandal in 1991 to the collapse of Drexel that occurred a year before that…

We’re talking about a guy who forms cool-headed plans, right at the centre of the storm.

Put simply…

At key flashpoints in history over the last 40 years, Jim Rickards has often been in the room where the decisions are made.

Which is exactly why you should get his ongoing guidance through Strategic Intelligence Australia

And why it’s an incredible coup to have him help us formulate a plan for concerned Australian private investors.

For instance…

If you subscribe today, with that 30-day 100%-refund guarantee as a backstop, a few minutes from now you could be knee-deep in the most fascinating — albeit, pretty damn scary! —section of Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio

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How do you invest in the face of the apocalypse?

The short answer is you don’t, you die!

But amazingly, this question is now being asked in serious circles.

Peter Berezin, a strategist at BCA Research, an investment advisory based in Montreal caused a stir with a recent note stating the odds of a civilisation-ending nuclear war in the coming year have risen to 10%.

Despite the rising ‘risk of Armageddon’, he told his clients they should ‘stay bullish on stocks’!

Suffice to say, Jim disagrees with this assessment.

But what we’re talking about here is asymmetric risk.

And building extreme fat tail scenarios into your portfolio that may have seemed unthinkable just a year ago.

And so we move to THIS section of the portfolio…

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JIM RICKARDS

Mainstream media doesn’t understand how bad things are.

Yeah, they’re covering the story, and war is always good for headlines and good for stories, and people are interested, and so, OK, they’re doing that.

And they talk about sanctions, but they don’t understand what I call the plumbing.

The dense interconnectedness of the global financial system, again, very technical, behind-the-curtain-stuff that people just don’t see.

And it’s an interesting convergence of financial risk and geopolitical risk.

There’s actually a name for it it’s called geoeconomic, which is basically geopolitics and economics coming together.

This is the most dangerous episode probably since the Cuban missile crisis.

I was around for that. I’ve kind of seen quite a few. But I started studying nuclear war fighting in 1969. The scholars that I studied had been doing it since the 1950s. Herman Kahn, Henry Kissinger, Albert Wohlstetter, and others had given this a lot of thought.

I came along as a young student, a college student, but I majored in international relations.

OK…so Jim carries on here with some pretty scary stuff.

This is an investment presentation.

So we’ll stay on target.

There’s little to be gained in the world of strategic portfolio management from going too far down the nuclear war rabbit hole.

So we won’t do that.

The key takeaway here is we’re closer to this kind of exchange than we’ve been in decades.

And even if it doesn’t happen…

It’s not outside the realm of probability that we will see SOME kind of escalation.

Global military spending just surpassed US$2 trillion a year FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER.

Let that sink in…

It looks set to rise further as European countries beef up their armed forces due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

We’re now in an escalating military world.

This is an objective fact you can build into your portfolio.

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For instance, one of our selections here is an antimony play.

You may not have even heard of antimony.

Certainly, mainstream analysts and stock pickers aren’t talking about it yet.

But it’s a critical mineral for defence used to make everything from armor piercing bullets to laser sighting. 

The US — the biggest military in the world — is 100% dependent on antimony imports.

But Russia and China have 80% of this key input.

As you expect, that just became a huge problem for the US.

Antimony is a huge reason President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act we mentioned earlier.

And we’ve judged this one company as one of the first beneficiaries.

In fact, it’s on track to control the US’s ONLY domestically controlled antimony mine. 

If a key mine approval decision is red-stamped, then this share price could go PARABOLIC.

But that’s still an if.

Leon Trostky said:

You may not be interested in war…but war is interested in you.

It’s for this reason we have several escalation trades like the one I’ve just described inside the Fat Tail Portfolio.

Another extreme contingency we’ve built in is a really, REALLY bad crash in global stock markets.

JIM RICKARDS

On the financial side, again, having lived through 1998 and the 2000 dotcom crash for that matter...

...the 1994 tequila crisis when Mexico defaulted...

...obviously, the 2007 mortgage crash and the 2008 great global financial crisis...

...then 2020, where the stock market dropped 30% over the course of March 2020 (that’s in one month).

My career path has been in the middle of all this.

I was 10 years as a chief lawyer and general counsel and chief credit officer for one of the largest dealers in governments securities.

I mean, I know all about repo and derivatives and fails and specials and all kinds of things, margin, margin calls, collateral futures, all that stuff.

And so, I know how fragile it is. I know how quickly things can spin out of control.

And I see the beginnings of that as well. So I would say we’re at the most dangerous geopolitical moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis and the most dangerous economic financial or capital markets moment, certainly.

But maybe worse than 2020, and it could easily tip over into something that more closely resembles the late 1970s or even the 1930s.

There are a range of exposures you can lock in right now that could go sky-high if we see the kind of historic crash Jim’s talking about.

The mainstream wisdom is that these are gold certain treasury bonds money market funds and consumer staples.

But we don’t think that’ll cut it if we get a 1929-size crash in our near future.

Instead, we’ve selected a better way to cover your portfolio for this extreme scenario.

With this crash hedge locked in, there’s no need to head for the hills or go completely to cash or gold.

Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio is modelled on geoeconomic diversification, selectivity, a certain boldness, and patience.

One thing Jim is adamant on:

The simple ‘buy-the-dip’ mentality using passive index funds that’s worked in the last 13 years is NOT going to work going forward.

It’s a recipe for disaster.

You need to take a different path.

...And THIS is it.

You can gain full access…NOW…by hitting this SUBSCRIBE NOW link.

We don’t want you locked into anything before you’ve had time to a) explore the full portfolio from beginning to end, and b) have a look through the full Strategic Intelligence Australia archive, videos, and special resources.

You’ll have the first 30 days to do that covered by our subscription satisfaction guarantee.

If you don’t wish to stay with us, simply let us know in that time and we will cancel your subscription for a full refund.

Even if you do that, you can keep the details the Fat Tail Portfolio and all the recommendations inside it with our compliments.

As I say, I think you’ll be glued to this service within a day or so of joining.

The goal is to let Jim and his team help you make sense of the chaos.

See connections and scenarios that others don’t.

And make investing decisions based on those connections.

CONNECTIONS being the keyword.

War — kinetic and economic — is connected to supply chain disruption which is connected to inflation.

When inflation takes off, gold, hard assets, and key inputs are not far behind.

That can be good for some stocks in the short run but then lead to wider market corrections or crashes as reality sets in.

That’s when you get recessions.

Like I say, it’s all connected.

But these are things they don’t teach in universities.

The ideas there are stale leftovers from an age of stable geoeconomics, gold standards, and fixed-exchange rates.

Strategic Intelligence Australia offers you a different outlook.

I’d go so far as to say that within the space of a few months, this just became the most useful financial newsletter on the planet.

The official subscription price is $199 a year

Given everything we’ve talked about, that sum should give you a double take.

TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS?

The Australian Financial Review gets away with charging you $800 a year…JUST FOR THE HEADLINES!

As you’ll see here, Fat Tail Investment Research’s own high-end services have yearly subscriptions ranging from $1,500–$5,000.

As publisher, I know we could limit a service of this caliber to just 1,000 subscribers, charge an annual subscription somewhere in that vicinity, and it would fill up in a heartbeat.

I’ll state again…

There are few investment analysts around better-suited to giving you the right moves make in the current climate.

Jim was involved in the Pentagon’s first ever financial war games, held at Johns Hopkins University’s top-secret Warfare Analysis Laboratory.

He even liaised directly with the Russians on it.

His 2011 book Currency Wars warned anyone who would listen — 11 years in advance — that Russia and Ukraine would be the next geopolitical flashpoint. 

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We’ve talked about sanctions and their coming blowback on world markets.

Jim practically wrote the book on those too.

He was on the advisory board of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance.

We’re in the amazingly fortunate position of having Jim at our disposal.

And giving him a cracking team of macro and hard asset specialists to construct a tailor-made model strategy for Australian investors.

The stars rarely align like they have here.

So why on Earth are we charging just a $199 subscription for Strategic Intelligence Australia and the new Jim Rickards Fat Tail Portfolio?

Why Big Mac money for caviar?

There’s no catch. The reason is simple.

Most Australian investors are being led down a terrible path right now.

Much of what you’re being fed as sound advice is wrong advice.

Advice for the OLD financial world.

You need a new path…
and Jim’s the guy to pave it for you

As David Shirkey of Michigan Investment Group tweeted on 17 April:

Jim Rickards’ book Currency Wars was published in 2011 yet it predicts events in 2019 2020 2022 as if Jim knew what was going to happen ahead of time…

After fighting with our accounts department, who wanted a much higher subscription, we’ve settled on $199.

We want to get this out to as many people as we can via YouTube, Twitter, any platform or anyone who will agree to carry our message.

We don’t want a single Australian investor to be ‘priced out’ of getting the investment moves… and predictions outlined in Strategic Intelligence Australia and Jim’s Fat Tail Portfolio.

And from a business perspective we may recoup some of that lost subscription money down the track if you subscribe to something else.

But that’ll be completely up to you.

IN FACT…

I’m SO set on getting this information in front of as many like-minded investors as possible for a limited time I’m going to drop that official subscription price EVEN LOWER.

I’m going to slash it by more than half again.  

...Hit the link above and you can get Jim Rickards’ Fat Tail Portfolio and Strategic Intelligence Australia right now…

…for just $99 for your first year.  

A further 50% discount.

A geoeconomic portfolio designed by the guy who practically patented the word ‘geoeconomic’…

…for 10-TIMES less than you’d fork out for an annual subscription to The Economist.

As I say, this is an outreach project for us.

Not a money-making exercise.

With the insane price of $99 on the table, I’m surprised you’re still watching and aren’t already processing your order!

$99 will get you a full 12 months of Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence Australia as well as his new Fat Tail Portfolio.

Think about the stakes here.

There is good and bad in this turning point.

The bad is all around us…some of it in plain view…much of it not apparent to most investors…but modelled comprehensively…with paired recommendations in the Fat Tail Portfolio.

Jim and our team call this kind of intelligence analysis ‘looking over the ridgeline’.

It’s important to go beyond what’s seen and to anticipate the hidden so you’re not taken by surprise.

You can even think of this as an intellectual macro-lifeline for the confused, anxious, and uncertain, which covers just about everybody these days.

It’s a sane investment plan for an insane-looking world…

JIM RICKARDS

I don’t see a new normal.

I don’t see a return to normalcy.

And I said in my last book, The New Great Depression, which came out in January 2021:

Life will go on. We’ll kind of muddle through, but we’re not going to get back to where we were.

I said this over a year ago before the Ukraine situation got to the stages it is in today. Life will go on. But we’re not going to get back to where we were pre-pandemic.

That world is gone.

Now, we’re somewhere else.

Along comes this war, the sanctions, the economic war, the Central Bank freezes, and everything else that we’ve already talked about. We’re not going to get past that very quickly either.

And so if life does go on, which it will, what does it look like?

Well, I would say…

Number one: the global supply chains were built from 1989–2019.

So it was a 30-year project.

And I talked to the person who probably gets more credit than any other businessperson for actually building global supply chains, both as a technology provider and as someone who did it for his own company.

And he said to me:

Jim, you have to understand it took us 30 years to build this. We blew it up in about three years. We’re not going to put it back together in three years, this is going to take 10 years or longer.

Strategic Intelligence Australia and the new Fat Tail Portfolio will be your investment roadmap to follow.

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Jim does not pull his punches with these.

You can see the titles of the last few deep dives on your screen now.

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Jim’s Editor is Nick Hubble.

Nick is Jim’s Australian lieutenant, an esteemed macro analyst in his own right, and curator of the Strategic Intelligence Australia buy list.

He’s worked closely with Jim in building the Fat Tail Portfolio from the ground up and will help it evolve going forward with new strategic moves and hedges. 

HARD ASSET PLAYS FROM ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S FOREMOST GOLD AND STRATEGIC METAL SPECIALISTS

Brian Chu

Brian Chu

This is a big one.

For the Jim Rickards Fat Tail Portfolio project, I’ve drafted in some serious firepower on the precious metals front.

Brian Chu is the founder and manager of the Australian Gold Fund, an investment vehicle dedicated to Australian gold mining stocks.

This ‘family office’ fund has outperformed the ASX Gold Index by an average of 15% each year since 2015.

Delivering $885 from a $100 investment over the last seven years compared to $333 for the ASX Gold Index.

Brian’s also all over the strategic metal space right now and has worked with Jim to build out the supply chain crunch section of the Fat Tail Portfolio.

We charge up to $2,999-a-year for Brian’s specialist trades in his Gold Stock Pro service.

But I’m pleased to announce Brian is now permanently on the Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence Australia team.

Meaning you’ll get access to his specific recommendations that we’ve paired with Jim’s portfolio for that absurdly low $99 a year.

Why’s Brian doing this?

For one reason, Jim’s early books were a big reason Brian got into the metal investment game to start with.

For the last decade, Brian’s lent heavily on Jim’s forecasts to consistently beat the benchmark gold index.

As such, he’s ecstatic to work alongside Jim and Nick on this project.

Your 12-month subscription will also include:

JIM RICKARDS’ WEEKLY FIVE

Things are a blur right now.

As such, we think it’s important Jim stays in touch with you on a weekly basis, drilling down the five most important developments and news he sees for Australian investors.

JIM RICKARDS IN-PERSON

Here’s where you can be a fly on the wall at regular monthly strategy sessions Jim holds with the Strategic Intelligence Australia team.

Here, you may even see some of the paired investment recommendations get brainstormed in real time.

JIM RICKARDS’ EXCLUSIVE CHAPTERS

Jim’s a best-selling author with a huge global following.

A number of his books have been international best-sellers.

What normal readers don’t get are his special bonus chapters which are exclusive for Strategic Intelligence Australia readers.

You’ll be able to instantly access our bonus chapters of his last two best-selling books: Aftermath and The New Great Depression.

These can not be accessed ANYWHERE else at any price.

Jim’s newest book is called SOLD OUT!. It’s going to be radical deep dive on the global supply chain crisis we’ve been talking about.

That’s all we know at the time of recording, but we’ll keep you posted…

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All of this, plus the crown jewel — the new Jim Rickards Fat Tail Portfolio — for a tiny $99.

WHICH you can request to be refunded in full within the first 30 days if you so desire.

All you need to do is click on the SUBSCRIBE NOW link below and add your details to the secure order page. 

With our guarantee that you can read and keep the Fat Tail Portfolio, scour the entire Strategic Intelligence Australia archive, and STILL receive a refund of the $99 subscription price within the first 30 days if you want.

…I would say this should be an easy decision for you.

If you take one thing away from this presentation, we hope it’s this…

The dust will not settle from what’s happening right now for a very long time.

Jim thinks 30 years or more.

We are not going back to normal…and we are certainly not going back to the pre-2020, pre-Ukraine world.

Many facets of the economy and society will be quite different for a long time to come.

99% of ordinary investors’ portfolios are not designed for this future.

This is your chance to be among the 1% who ARE positioned and equipped for this new ‘fat tail world’.

Click on the link below to get started.

And we’ll see you on the inside.