Two Contrarian Trades for the Coming Decade

The last time Nicholas Vardy was a guest blogger he generated quite a buzz with his article and the comments that followed. This article should do the same, but you'll have to read on and let your thoughts and opinions be heard. After you read the article and comment, please visit Nicholas's site (Global Stock Investor) to read more articles and opinions from him.


U.S stock markets have just come off of their worst decade ever, with inflation-adjusted returns in the S&P 500 dropping as much as 30%. That's a far cry from what investors were expecting at the turn of the millennium. The Internet was creating paper billionaires overnight.

Fast forward 10 years, and Nasdaq is still 40% below its peak. In addition, the Pew Research Center just designated the past decade as the "worst in 50 years."

But just as there was a technology bubble in 2000, today there is also a strong "pessimism bubble" about the U.S. economy over the coming decade. And like all bubbles, this one will eventually pop – as will the rising China bubble.  Understanding this is the key to ensuring you don’t end up like investors who have spent the last decade waiting for Cisco to "get back up to $80."

Rarely has the global stature of the United States been lower than it is today. A recent Washington Post/ABC poll found that 61% of the American people think the United States is in long-term decline. In another poll, 44% of Americans said that China was the top economic dog in the world, compared with only 27% favoring the United States.

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The Rise of the Rest

One great thing about my position here as Director of Marketing is my extensive contact list. I say that because I have access to thousands of excellent traders, investors, and economists at my finger tips! So when things around the world catch my attention, I can quickly find someone who can give me the skinny on what's really going down. One of my contacts is Nicholas Vardy, Editor, The Global Guru, and he's got a MUCH better pulse on the world aboard then I do. That's why I asked him to give us his reasons why the markets outside the US are doing so well and WHY!

He told me he'd love to get feedback from the Trader's Blog readers, so let's not let him down! You can also visit The Global Guru to get his new report on his favorite global picks.


Make Your Fortune from the "Rise of the Rest"

The inevitable decline of the United States is now firmly part of conventional wisdom. The profligate-spending Obama Administration -- consider that the $1.42 trillion U.S. budget deficit in 2009 is bigger than the entire economy of India -- and its efforts to transform the United States into a European-style socialist democracy marks the death knell of what was once a great country. The future belongs to China and the rest of Asia. "Old Europe" is a living museum that barely merits mention.
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