Every time the national anthem plays, I’m moved to tears…
I’ve lived in the United States for 35 years. Since I was a 13-year-old boy trapped in the United Kingdom’s foster care system, I dreamed of living in America.
While most boys had posters of soccer stars covering the walls of their bedrooms, I plastered my bedroom with pictures of New York City. Instead of car magazines, my bedroom floor was littered with travel magazines.
As a child, I had two dreams: move to New York City… and get a job on Wall Street.
By age 16, I found my way to the Big Apple. A month after my 18th birthday, I landed a job at Lehman Brothers. Two years after that, I became the youngest vice president in the history of Shearson Lehman.
I gave all I had to pursue my dreams, and America gave back in spades…
I can’t convey in words how I feel about this country. Love is not strong enough. America gave me everything I value: opportunity, mentors, love, friendship, and the type of painful life lessons only a free-market economy can provide.
That’s why on this Memorial Day, I want to remember all the fallen soldiers and also thank the soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen who protect our country.
And all the first responders, doctors, nurses, and everyone else helping the country fight the coronavirus pandemic… These are the real heroes.
They’re one of the reasons I left Wall Street in the first place. I wanted to help everyday Americans – the same people who welcomed me with open arms.
People like Evan, a doctor outside of Chicago, who told me he made the biggest gain of his life: “I made 72,000%.”
And B.J. and her husband David, who were both medical professionals. They lost their entire practice to fraud. Then David became disabled…
But B.J. listened to my recommendations and changed her life…
Here’s what she wrote me: “I can’t stop smiling!! OVER a million dollars!!! Teeka, you have taken away my financial worries… and we are both really, really grateful. Thank you!”
Helping everyday Americans like Evan, B.J., and David turn a small investment into a retirement fortune is the most emotionally satisfying thing I’ve ever done in my life.
I get more satisfaction from these success stories than anything else I’ve ever done in my 33-year career.
America Embraced Me With Open Arms
I spent 15 years on Wall Street making wealthy people even richer. Sure, I made plenty of money… But I hated it.
Most of all… I hated who I was.
When I left Wall Street, I decided I would work to help regular folks enjoy the freedom that only comes from being rich.
And based on the comments I’ve received from my subscribers, I’ve done just that.
You see, when you grow up in a foster home, no one tells you to aim high. No one tells you your life could be something special.
In fact, one of my foster parents told me I should be happy with what I have – because it’s all I was ever going to get.
I remember what it felt like to dream big. And to want something better.
I remember how lonely it felt to believe that I could make a better life while everyone else told me I was crazy to dream big.
I remember the drive – the passion – I felt to break out and prove that I could do more… And be more.
I remember praying that if I could get just one lucky break… I wouldn’t waste it.
That’s why I came to America – to chase my dreams. And I’ll never forget how this country embraced me.
How I Want to Honor America
America is a country where you can still be whatever you want if you’re willing to work for it. So, after I exited Wall Street, I changed my life’s mission from a self-centered one to one of service.
I realized I was never going to be the guy going to Africa and feeding the poor.
Not that I didn’t want to or couldn’t do that… but it didn’t seem like the best way to help the most people with the talents I was blessed with.
I realized that I could use my Wall Street experience to help everyday people make better investment decisions.
I wanted to show regular investors you can grow your money at a high rate and do it safely. This is exactly what we do in The Palm Beach Letter (PBL).
Since I took over The Palm Beach Letter, my model portfolio has an average gain of about 905%.
The whole idea of having to take big risks to make big rewards is just another myth peddled by Wall Street to herd the public into its high-cost fund products.
So does that mean we should never speculate?
No, it does not.
I think a certain percentage of your portfolio should be in speculative ventures… But you must do it right.
That’s why I’m most proud of the work I’ve done showing my readers exactly how to speculate smartly.
Through what I call “asymmetric investing,” I’ve helped countless subscribers transform their financial life.
In this approach, we use small $200–1,000 investments spread across multiple cryptos. The moves are so large in crypto that one winner can change your life forever.
For example, $500 invested into my top crypto winner NEO would have grown to as much as $784,263 at its peak. That’s enough to fund just about anyone’s retirement.
Using small positions, my subscribers have never had to risk their current lifestyle… but still had a shot at massive upside.
And if there’s only one lesson you take from my experience, it’s that you should never put your current lifestyle at risk for the hope of a better one…
That type of all-or-nothing investing caused me to go bankrupt in the late 1990s.
I’d never want to see you go through that. And the good news is, over the last five years, I’ve shown that you don’t have to take outlandish risks to make outlandish gains.
The keys are diversification across asset classes and risk management through stop losses and position-sizing.
These simple but powerful tools have allowed me to help more people than I ever imagined I could.
And as we navigate the unknown waters ahead of us, they’re the same tools I will rely on to cut through the Wall Street B.S., so I can help my 600,000 readers safely reach their financial goals.
Let the Game Come to You!