I’m Larry Edelson, and I’m not your traditional Wall Street analyst.
I started my career in Wall Street. And I made millions for big-time investors. But in 1989, after building a commodity trading firm that had offices in New York, Germany, and Japan … I walked away.
You see, I was not and I am still not a fan of Wall Street. Nearly everything you hear about it is true. While there are honest brokers and bankers, there are many more who are greedy and unethical.
It’s one reason why I left. But I am getting ahead of myself.
So, I’ll go back to the beginning, over 40 years ago, when I was studying economic anthropology at Columbia University. It gave me the very unique perspective into the rise and fall of civilizations. Into how greed, fear, love and hate are cyclical and repetitive not only in individuals, but in groups and entire societies and civilizations.
To pay my way through college, I drove a Yellow Cab on the weekends. And during the week, I worked evenings in a liquor store as a cashier.
I brought this viewpoint to my first job with a Wall Street commodities trader. Actually, I was lucky they hired me. Most firms wanted their traders to have the usual finance training.
However, it didn’t take me long to see that my “different” background was a real benefit. For one thing, I wasn’t entrenched in useless statistics like most traders. And I didn’t blindly follow the economic models my coworkers relied on — even though they were often wrong.
Now, I still had to learn trading. And fortunately, my boss threw me in the water without a life jacket … giving me $1 million of his personal money to trade.
That’s when everything clicked. I learned the ins-and-outs of trading FAST. Within 3 or 4 months, I was making money for him. Even better, I could see how the behavior of societies and governments affected the markets — and the trades I made.
Within two years, I was promoted to a junior partner. But I still decided to make a go on my own. So, I left with a fellow coworker to start our own brokerage firm in 1982.
Over the next seven years, we became the go-to broker for international clients. I actively traded gold — something I’ve loved doing right from the beginning. Between 1983 and 1986, I was the largest gold trader in the world, in terms of volume. At my peak, I handled an average of 14,000 gold contracts a day — worth nearly $2 billion in today’s dollars.
By 1989, we had over 200 employees and offices in four countries. But I’d had it with Wall Street’s games. And I was sick of leaving my house by 4:30 in the morning, only to get home at 10:00 at night. My children were growing up without me.
So, I sold my half of the business, with plans to semi-retire. But I soon realized … I wasn’t ready for retirement.
Fortunately, I met Martin Weiss, founder of Weiss Research, one of the foremost financial research firms in the country. I jumped at the chance to partner with Martin on a range of projects.
This partnership allowed me to live in Asia for 12 years, in the epicenter of massive growth and change. I now have homes in both the U.S. and Thailand. This way, I keep my boots on the ground in China and other Asian countries — countries that will directly impact our economy and our lives … for better AND worse.
I also continued to analyze why society, governments, and markets work like they do. And one thing is certain: Societies repeat certain behaviors in predictable patterns or cycles. Just like the seasons, what goes around, comes back around.
This is why I’ve spent countless hours developing research tools and computer models to map these cycles and the patterns they forecast.
And I’ve used these tools to help investors protect their money in the stock market crashes of 1987, 2000, and 2008. Just as important, I’ve also guided investors through the rallies, helping them build wealth in good times and bad.
In 2012, at a seminar attended by hundreds of investors, I made another forecast. Everybody thought I was crazy. But I said,
“Forget about the central banks! They’re not going to matter going forward. Forget about the real estate crisis. That’s done. The next big problem the world is going to face is escalating civil and international geopolitical unrest with increasing terrorism. It will begin in late 2013 or early 2014, ramping up over the next six years until 2020.”
Look where we are today.
We have the huge rise in terrorism with ISIS. And civil discontent has skyrocketed in Europe and the United States. The anti-establishment or “Drain the swamp” mentality is firmly in place. We are at a point in the cycles when people want to throw out the old, and bring in the new.
This is why, on September 26th, 2016, I told my subscribers:
“But I’ll make a prediction right here and now, based entirely upon my reading of my AI models, volatility, timing from my neural net models and my knowledge of how past crises of the magnitude that is about to hit us have panned out. And I predict it from a completely non-partisan position.
Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States.”
Going forward, this unrest and division, combined with massive government debt, will have far more impact on your money than anything else.
Ultimately, no government or central bank can stop the force of free markets … and millions of people acting in their own best interests.
Over the next 5 years, markets will behave in ways most investors won’t expect, as waves of capital move to places of safety. Investors who understand this can protect and grow their money. Those who don’t, stand to lose everything.
This is why I established The Edelson Wave. I want to educate investors like you. Investors who know the information we’re getting from the media and many advisors is suspect to downright wrong.
My goal is to not only help you increase your knowledge, but to also make more money AND protect your wealth.
Everything you find on The Edelson Wave will help you do that. Welcome aboard!