It’s not often that your experiences lead you to conclude that nothing will ever be the same.
But after a decade and a half working in the upper levels of global investment banking…
Followed by two decades as an investigative journalist, best-selling author, and geopolitical financial expert…
I’ve made the most important discovery of my life.
We are standing at the edge of irreversible change. And as I’ll show you in this essay, there’s money to be made because of that…
Floating on a Cushion of Fabricated Money
As my regular readers know, the markets are no longer attached to fundamentals. They are floating on a multitrillion-dollar cushion of central bank money.
Since 2002, global central banks have conjured $41 trillion out of thin air.
America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, has been one of the main culprits. Since 2008 alone, it has created $8 trillion.
The banking system and markets suck up all this cheap money and use it to buy financial assets. As a result, they have become permanently disconnected from the real economy.
That is the driving force behind what I call The Great Distortion. And in that distortion, you’ll find huge opportunities to profit… if you know where to look.
That’s what I aim to show you… based on the insights I gleaned in my 15 years working on Wall Street.
My First Fight Against Wall Street Greed
I got my start as an analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank. I was just 19. This was while I was still studying for my B.S. in mathematics.
Math always came naturally to me. My dad was a world-famous statistician. He taught me chess at age four… and how to program code when I was nine.
And you’d often find 5,000-piece puzzles strewn across our dining room table. He showed me how to put the puzzles together in my mind before I started putting the actual pieces together.
I learned to see how things fit together before they did.
I rose quickly through the ranks at Chase. And I went on to hold senior positions with Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns London.
Then in 2000, Goldman Sachs recruited me to be a managing director at their global headquarters in New York.
I had a coveted corner office on the 29th floor. And I was raking in a seven-figure salary.
But Wall Street, not a bastion of morality to start with, was changing fast… and for the worse.
I saw a growing gap between what Wall Street wanted for itself and what was good for its clients. Some of its clients were major companies. But many were average Main Street folks.
The point is, I was fighting losing battles against Wall Street greed.
Then, something happened that altered my life’s trajectory.
Blowing the Whistle on Wall Street’s Shady Practices
My office was just blocks away from the World Trade Center.
On 9/11, I was on the trading floor when a coworker mentioned a plane had just flown by my office window.
As it turns out, my office was on the flight path when the first plane hit one of the Twin Towers at 8:46 a.m.
United Airlines flight 175 followed not long after. It was the second plane.
The days that unfolded were chaotic for us all. But here’s what stuck with me the most…
Hank Paulson, then-Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO, left a message on our internal voicemail. He said the “people of Goldman Sachs” had a duty to return to their workplaces.
But I felt differently. Instead, I spent days at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. There, I helped people comb through lists of artifacts to find anything that belonged to their loved ones.
I realized life was too short to waste time.
Over the weeks that followed, I knew I had another calling… To shed light on the shadiness of Wall Street and corporate America.
Much to the disappointment of my mother, I quit my job at Goldman. I gave up potential millions of dollars in compensation to freely tell the truth.
And over the years, I have done just that.
When I left Wall Street, I blew the whistle on its shady practices.
I appeared on TV and radio. I spoke to audiences of students and politicians. And I wrote numerous newspaper articles and books on the subject.
I now travel the world as an investigative financial reporter digging into facts and events. I speak at global conferences and symposiums. And I advise top elected officials on financial and economic matters.
How We’ll Level the Playing Field
You’re probably wondering why I’m telling you this today… And what it has to do with the disconnect between the markets and the real economy I mentioned earlier.
See, I once helped major firms on Wall Street make millions of dollars.
But now, I’m channeling all my education and professional experience into actionable ideas to fortify your finances.
My mission is to share my knowledge and insights about what drives markets, the economy, and the financial system with you.
And today, that mission is more important to me than ever.
That’s because we’re facing the next chapter of The Great Distortion. And on Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m. ET, I’m holding a special strategy session to help you prepare.
At this special event, I’ll reveal a strategy I’ve been testing for the past two years.
It’s the same type of strategy that Wall Street firms paid me millions to develop. And it can help you make money even if stocks are crashing.
Past readers who followed my strategy had a chance to make up to eight times their money in less than a month… in the middle of the fastest stock market crash in history.
So, if you are at all worried about the direction of the markets, I encourage you to join me on June 15.
Editor, Inside Wall Street with Nomi Prins
P.S. To thank you for attending my strategy session, I’ll even give away the name of a recommendation that I believe could double your money.
So be sure to save your spot here, and I’ll see you on June 15 at 8 p.m. ET.