Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Who is Richard Maybury and Why You Should Know Him?

Maybury’s Two Laws
Do all you have agreed to do and Do not encroach on other persons or their property” 
Many years ago after dabbling in the Stock Market, New York real estate, various mutual funds and such, I threw my hands up in disgust. I came to the same conclusion that Suze Orman made – brokers make you broke.

My wife pulled me aside and said to me, “Why don’t you read Richard Maybury’s newsletter?” I had no idea who he was except that several of my friends were subscribing to his newsletter The Early Warning Report (EWR). I am as stubborn as the next person sometimes, but, as a man and husband to a very sharp, intelligent woman, I have learned to acquiesce to my wife’s superior knowledge base.

That weekend over dinner, one of our friends handed me a stack of papers. “What’s this?” I asked. “It’s Richard Maybury.” He had the biggest grin I have ever seen. Something was up. Over the next hour, he showed me years of EWR newsletters. I was astounded at Maybury’s uncanny ability to predict the future. It was as if he had a crystal ball. As our friend left me with the copies in my hands, I realized I held a very powerful secret.

The next four days I couldn’t put them down. Month after month revealed the puzzle pieces missing from my own education…actually the information missing from most Americans’ education. Instead of quoting factoids and mainstream media and memorizing political history, Mr. Maybury emphasized geopolitical and economic history as well.

With this added piece, it became clear why the Civil War was fought and how the United States was forced into WWII. The economics missing from K-12 and even college textbooks became glaringly apparent.

I’m a bright guy, but this was another level of knowledge.

The most astounding piece of information that I began to understand is, “there have been 14,000 wars since 3600 BC.” And, what is surprising is that 99% of them happened in the exact same area. Why is that? The other piece of the puzzle is that all wars (no matter what the political theater claims), are fought over economic reasons.

Page after page opened up a new world for me. I am a voracious reader of history, but after two chapters, it became clear that the most powerful parts of history were missing from my brain. Maybury put the pieces together in simple steady terms that even the neophyte could understand. It’s as if he wants you to fully grasp economic models before he moves on. I quickly subscribed to his newsletter and ordered all his books in the Uncle Eric series.

Maybury quickly shows you his model, exposes the current models that our government uses, how it vacillates, and then how history has influenced us today. Then he ties it all together through current events and geopolitics. My favorite is when he explains economic bubbles, like the Dot Com Boom. All bubbles burst and leave many people destitute in their wake.

After devouring EWR and all of Maybury’s books, I walked into my certified financial planner’s office a week later. “I think we should invest in Indonesia, Brad.” I asked him why? His answer for the next 10 minutes astounded me. He had no idea why, except that some hotshot CFP from Baron’s suggested it.

Armed with Maybury’s information, I responded, “Do you realize there is a civil war in Indonesia between the Muslims and the Christians?” He stuttered in disbelief. Our next bit of back and forth was attempting to get him to understand that 70% of all goods in the world are shipped through Indonesia. On top of that, pirates are a huge problem in the area. With thousands of islands to hide and multi-million dollar sea craft, the best navies in the world would have a tough time bringing these criminals to justice. These modern-day pirates could simply outrun them and hide.

After that conversation, I fired my CFP and invested according to Mr. Maybury’s suggestions. So far, he still has an uncanny ability to predict the future and my portfolio is back on track. We should be investing in a war time portfolio. A key facter that Wall Street seems to miss.

From the housing bumble, to gold rising in price, 911 and oil hitting over $100 a barrel, Mr. Richard Maybury’s Early Warning Report and his Uncle Eric books predicted these events over 10 years ago (and in some cases, over 20). 

It isn’t magic, it is economic models, and as long as governments meddle in fiat currencies, we’ve got a problem. Our country is heading down a bumpy road and all I can say is, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. I am recommending Richard Maybury to ALL my readers. 

The last time I recommended the EWR and The Uncle Eric Books to a good friend, he called me at 3:00 AM to thank me. Imagine that – an educated, MBA discovered a piece of his $100,000 education that was missing.

Sign up for Maybury’s work now before your nest egg is gone.

Thanks again for reading,

Brad Szollose

Need Executive Coaching? How about an executive coach with executive experience? Send an email to brad at liquidleadership dot com. We look forward to hearing from you.

PS: Make sure you check out my latest published article. I quote the latest Early Warning Report extensively. 

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Maybury has the unique distinction of being the ONLY newsletter with a 98% renewal rate. My wife and I enjoy reading it. His books and newsletter will help you understand how the United States got to where it is today financially, politically and morally.

I also recommend his books, especially these five in his Uncle Eric series: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, The Money Mystery, Whatever Happened to Justice, Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today, and The Thousand Year War in the Mideast: How It Affects You Today.
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