Australian Edge

American Wealth

Under Siege:

How to Conquer the Crisis & Prosper in the New Global Economy


As Nations Around the World Battle for Which Economy Will Collapse First... as Debts Multiply to Infinity... and Currencies Head to Zero...

I Would Like to Introduce You to an Alternate Reality.

Today, You Are Going to Escape the Perils of Investing in America as You Capture One Windfall After Another In...

The Lucky Country

You’re About to Be Taken on a Whirlwind
Adventure to the Place Fortune Magazine Calls
“A Land of Boomtowns and Billionaires”

And You Won’t Have to Hop on a Plane or Leave the Comforts of
Your Home to:

  • BUILD YOUR VERY OWN DIVIDEND EMPIRE: In moments, you could be able to add an additional $700 a month or more to your current income portfolio. The sky’s the limit from there!

  • IGNITE SCORCHING CAPITAL GAINS: Like rocket fuel for your wealth, you’re about to unleash a force that could multiply your net worth by 240%

  • ESCAPE THE RECESSION: Harness the greatest boom of the 21st century to say goodbye to worries about the economy, the dollar and the global debt crisis!
“My portfolio increased by $20,000 in the last month... Thank you!”B. Wharton, Albany, Oregon

Dear Reader,

Phillip Ash
Phil Ash
Publisher and CEO,
Investing Daily

“I’m worried that we’ll have another 10 years of zero returns."

Those aren’t my words.

That’s what famed billionaire investor Seth Klarman had to say when he was describing his prospects for the American markets.

And the same fears were just echoed by the IMF when they stated the United States has entered a “dangerous new phase” that could result in a “lost decade for growth.”

Translation: The wealth of those who are unprepared will flatline for the next ten years.

From Main Street to Wall Street, the fervor is building to a crescendo as fears of a second recession have overtaken any hopes for an American recovery.

But I want you to do the unthinkable. I want you to ignore the hysteria and disregard the doomsday scenarios.

Because while dangers and uncertainties are ever-present in the hostile landscape that has become the U.S. economy...

I’m Going to Deliver You an Alternate Reality...

I’m talking about a place where the banks are safe... the currency is strong... the economy is growing... unemployment is virtually non-existent... and the markets have been surging!

In fact, this is the home of the best-performing stock market in the world over the last 110 years.

It is a place which has truly earned its nickname, the “Lucky Country.”

And it’s no surprise that the world’s most powerful investors are flocking there, because...

This is Where the Growth of Tomorrow Will Be!

The problems in Europe are not going to simply disappear. And neither is the $100 trillion debt burden hanging over the United States.

By all accounts, we’re heading for another serious crisis. And we don’t have the weapons to fight it. We’re out of bullets.

It doesn’t matter where you call home. If you’re a smart investor, there is one question you must ask...

Which countries are most likely to come out ahead?

The answer is crystal clear. Numerous long-term studies prove that investment profits are inextricably tied to economic growth.

So the smartest thing you can do for your wealth is diversify into markets that are GROWING!

Do You Want to Be Ahead of the Curve... or Left In the Dust?

We both know the answer to that question.

By joining me on this adventure to the “Lucky Country,” you will discover:

You’re about to discover the ultimate safe haven of the 21st century—an investment destination that can shield you from the debt crisis... protect you from the falling dollar... and provide you with life-changing growth and income!

I’ll tell you everything you need to know, but before we begin this journey...

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself...

My name is Phillip Ash.

I’m the Publisher and CEO of Investing Daily, an investment research firm serving more than a 300,000 subscribers in dozens of countries.

For more than two decades, in good times and bad, we have been helping our readers protect their wealth and profit in the global markets.

Unlike the big firms on Wall Street, we are completely independent. Our only allegiance is to our loyal subscribers.

So, I am always on the lookout for safe ideas and profitable new investment avenues from across the world.

And the opportunity I’d like to share with you today fits that billing perfectly.

It’s the creation of two of the world’s leading investment minds, Roger Conrad and David Dittman.

They have targeted the “Lucky Country” as the spot where the most aggressive capital gains and the highest yields will be found today and in the years to come.

If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about...


The New Global Safe Haven!

A recent statement by UBS Investment Research sums up Australia’s standing in relation to the rest of the developed world:

“Australia’s position is in direct contrast to Europe, Japan, the United States and the U.K.”

If you were to ask the average Australian investor to comment on the greatest financial concerns facing the rest of the world, the conversation would probably go like this:

Dying dollar? No worries, mate!

Banking crisis? No problems here!

Unemployment? Not in this country!

You see, over the last 15 years, the Australian economy has grown at a 44% faster rate than the rest of the developed world. In fact, it was the ONLY developed economy to keep growing right through the 2007-2009 recession.

And there is no end in sight to the unprecedented boom.

While the IMF is predicting doom for the West, they estimate that the “Lucky Country” will continue to grow.

In an era of bankrupt governments, zombie banks and broken economies, the contrasts between Australia and the rest of the world are striking.

Australia has the second lowest level of debt among all developed countries. And they are one of only 16 nations in the world rated AAA by S&P.

Australia's Debt-to-GDP

And while most developed countries struggle with the jobs crisis, parts of Australia are facing labor shortages! In some areas, high school graduates are being offered more than $100,000 to drive trucks for the big mines.

They also boasted a record trade surplus of $16.6 billion in 2010, due to surging exports, which have grown at a steady compounding rate of 9% per annum since 1998.

Not even Canada, known for its resource exports, is running a trade surplus.

It’s obvious that Australia is in a MUCH stronger position than almost any other country.

So What Does This Have to Do with Your Investments?

Advantage Australia:
The #1 Performing Stock Market in the World!

It should come as no surprise that Australia’s long-term economic growth has translated into powerful gains for the companies that operate there.

But it might surprise you to learn that the “Lucky Country” is home to the best-performing stock market in the world over the past 110 years, according to Fidelity Research.

It even outperformed the United States during what was called the “American Century.”

Including dividends, the Australian market has provided an average annual gain of 12.42% for more than a hundred years—a rate of return that would turn $100 into $39 million!

And, of course, Aussie prosperity in the markets is not just a matter of ancient history...

Advantage Australia:
The Dividend Wonder Down Under!

While the S&P 500 lost 21% over the last 11 years...

The Australian market index gained 240%!

And half of these gains are the result of dividends. That’s because, when it comes to rewarding investors with cold, hard cash, the market Down Under is in a league of its own.

Not only do the majority of Australian stocks pay dividends, but the yields are generally MUCH higher than U.S. companies’.

The average dividend stock on the S&P pays just 2%. Now compare that to the average ASX 20 stock, which pays over 6%. That’s more than 3X greater income potential!

And there are many Australian stocks which pay even higher yields than this—including eight stocks which Roger and David call “the Income Wonders from Down Under” and which I’m proud to be sharing with you in this report today.

I’ll get to that in a moment.

But right now you should know that these Australian companies aren’t fly-by-night operations with unsustainable cash flows. They’re solid companies that will be rewarding investors for years to come.

In fact, there are numerous Aussie blue chips with strong balance sheets and extraordinary growth prospects which pay up to double-digit yields!

Consider their banks, for example...

Australia’s banks are among the safest in the world. Not one of them required government assistance during the financial crisis. And out of only nine global banks rated AA or better, four are in Australia.

And check out the yields...

Right now, I have five major Australian banks on my screen which pay annual dividends of 11.17%... 10.95%... 10.77%... 8.69%... and 10.11%!

Now compare that to Bank of America, which pays 0.6%... or Citigroup, which pays 0.10%... or Wells Fargo, which dishes out a “generous” 2.0%.

There is no comparison. And this outperformance applies to every industry from finance to construction, engineering, energy, mining, infrastructure, technology and consumer staples.

Across the board, Australian companies reward their shareholders with far more cash than American companies do.

Oh, and those yields are in Aussie terms. So when and if the Australian dollar appreciates against the U.S. dollar, it will lift the value of the dividends and capital gains that you receive.

Imagine getting 7% currency appreciation... 7% dividend yield... and 70% (or more) capital gains.

That’s not a far-fetched scenario. It’s exactly the kind of results that investors in the market there have enjoyed for the past several years.

And don’t forget that you can buy Australian stocks through your regular broker or online trading site! You don’t need any foreign currencies or foreign accounts to begin to capitalize on the “Lucky Country.”

So there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying the same rewards for yourself!

Advantage Australia:
The Treasure Chest for Half the World’s Population

When most investors think of economies that are on the move, they think of China and India. These two economies are growing at about a 9% annual clip.

And with a combined population of more than 2.5 billion people, China and India represent nearly 40% of the world population!

But it is Australia which holds the treasure chest of minerals, metals, energy and agricultural products that these two countries must have to fuel their growth. It is Australia—more than any other country— which is powering the rise of Asia.

Kenneth Courtis, the former Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia, summed up just how vast this opportunity could be and what it may mean for Australian stocks:

“We still can’t fathom the demand that China is going to generate in the years to come. Imagine another 250 million people urbanizing China over the next 20 years... Australia could become really hot. You could see your stock market move... like the tech market did in the 1990s.”

And Goldman isn’t the only investment bank singing the praises of the “Lucky Country.”

According to Citigroup:

“Australia may be riding a commodities super cycle in which prices will rise for decades.”

The demand already has been staggering. But the future is even brighter. As the wealth of the Asian population increases, more than a billion new investors and consumers are about to enter the global market.

In fact, some economists have estimated that in 20 years, China alone could use more resources than all the developed countries do today.

And Australia will be right there to serve their needs. You see, Australia is not called the “Lucky Country” for nothing. Not only is it home to nearly every natural resource product needed for the modern industrial economy, but their total reserves and their ability to produce these materials are astounding.

Check out this partial list of the resources Australia is a leading producer of:

Australia's Production of Natural Resources

Perhaps Australia’s greatest recent growth story is related to...

The Rusty Red Treasure in the Outback...

Most investors focus on energy as the key to our modern way of life, but the industrial skeleton of the economy is made of iron and steel. These metals are used to build everything from skyscrapers to refrigerators.

And Australia is one of the richest countries in the world when it comes to iron ore. But for many years, the Australian government believed that the country’s reserves of iron ore were scarce. There was even a ban on exports.

Then, in 1952, a farmer was flying over his estate in the Pilbara region when he noticed that the brightly colored walls and canyons "looked to be solid iron."

After testing a few samples, he discovered that he had found the world’s largest deposit of high-grade iron ore.

Nearly 200,000 square miles of rust-colored rock in the Outback is home to more than 34,000 million tons of iron ore.

That’s enough to supply the world for the next 300 years!

It’s no wonder that Australia’s exports to China have increased by 25X in the last decade.

With such a rich supply of ore, China has rapidly become the world’s largest steel producer, with an output over 3X larger than the number two producer, Japan.

There appears to be no end to the demand in sight. And this is just ONE of Australia’s resource treasures! The Lucky Country is also the world’s leading exporter of coal.

Coal is Still the King of the Modern “Plugged-In” Economy

While it might not make the environmentalists happy, coal is still the leading source of fuel for electricity. And as long as it is cheap and plentiful, coal will continue to serve as a cornerstone of our power industry.

The world consumes staggering amounts of electrical power. And the demand for it is one of the most consistent and longest-lasting bull markets in the global economy.

The Soaring Bull Market in Electrical Power

China and India combined now consume 28% more electricity than the United States. In fact, The Economist reports that the new electricity that China added in 2010 exceeds the entire installed base of Brazil!

And that means a huge windfall for Australia!

As the world’s largest exporter, Australia has an accessible resource of around 39 billion tons of coal. And take a look at the bull market in demand for this resource...

Global Coal Consumption: A 150 Year Bull Market

The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that the amount of electricity generated by coal-fired power will double in the next 24 years.

And with China and India BOTH experiencing multi-million-ton shortages of this critical energy resource, the companies that operate in Australia are positioned to profit from this bull market for years to come.

But the biggest energy story in Australia is a relatively new one...

Natural Gas: Australia’s NEXT Energy Boom

While China and India rely on coal for most of their power, they know it’s dirty. That’s why Asia—and the rest of the world—is moving toward natural gas as the fuel of the future.

Natural gas is an efficient and much cleaner way to generate electricity. And it’s not just an ideal fuel for power plants. It can even replace gasoline in automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment.

Asia doesn’t want to depend on the Middle East for oil any more than the United States does—and that’s just one more reason why they will be looking to Australia.

In recent years, vast oceans of natural gas have been discovered underneath Australia and off its coast. It’s believed that Australia may have 1,000 years’ worth of natural gas at current rates of production.

They are also expected to be one of the lowest cost producers.

Indian and Chinese buyers are so hungry for Australia’s gas, they have already executed contracts for $60 billion of liquid natural gas from the massive Gorgon project—and production hasn’t even started!

Then there are the Southern Georgina and Cooper Basins, which are believed to hold as much as 300 trillion cubic feet of gas. That’s the equivalent of more than 50 billion barrels of oil!

Roger Conrad and David Dittman believe that Australia is about to become the next energy superpower and the largest exporter of liquid natural gas on the planet.

In fact, their gas reserves could have the same impact on Australia that the discovery of oil had on the Middle East!

And in a moment, I will share with you some of Roger and David’s best recommendations to play this coming boom!

But first, there is one more Aussie resource treasure you might not be aware of...

Asia is Hungry and Australia is Putting Food on the Table

Overpopulation, drought and the loss of farmland have made it very difficult for China to produce the food they need at home. They have no choice but to buy more and more food from abroad. India also imports significant amounts of food and agricultural products.

Because Australia is home to a diverse climate, various soil types and abundant rainfall, they have used these gifts to become one of the world’s leading producers of agricultural products. These enterprises make up 12% of the Australian economy and generate $155 billion a year.

In fact, Australia produces so much food that they are able to export more than 66% of their agricultural commodities each year!

They are the world’s largest exporter of wool and sheep products and the second largest exporter of beef. They are also a major producer of lamb, pork, poultry and dairy products, as well as wine, sugar, grains and oilseeds.

And with the Asian populations soaring and becoming wealthier, the demand for these products is only going to increase.

So, now let’s talk about opportunities... and the best ways for YOU to profit from the booming economy Down Under!

Picks & Shovels: The Fastest and Safest Way to Boom-Time Riches

During the days of the first California Gold Rush, most miners ended up broke. Instead, it was the saloonkeepers and hardware stores that made a fortune.

The same principle is true today. The safest and most profitable way to play the resources boom is to sneak in the back door with "pick and shovel" plays.

To feed a global energy and resource boom requires incredible amounts of infrastructure. You need everything from heavy machinery, trucks, cranes, trains and ships.

You need ports, pipelines, refineries, power plants, logistics and transportation services. You need mining equipment to extract and crush the ore.

Betting on the “pick and shovel” plays is much safer than playing the producers themselves, which live and die by commodity prices.

The more money that companies spend to dig up, process and transport the resources to feed Asia and Australia’s demand, the more these companies will make and the higher their shares will soar!

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Invest in the Diggers Down Under

Even the most jaded investors have never seen anything like what’s happening in Australia.

Business investment there is at a 50-year high with 72 major resource projects at an advanced stage of development. These projects represent more than $130 billion in spending, and the scale is off the charts.

Topping them all is the $43 billion that Chevron, Shell and Exxon have committed to develop the Gorgon natural gas reserves, and the $14 billion natural gas processing and transportation project led by Woodside Petroleum.

Then there is the $7 billion dedicated to a uranium and copper mine at Olympic Dam... $4.8 billion BHP Billiton will spend to expand iron ore operations... $7.4 billion committed by Jimblebar Iron Ore... and the $4 billion upgrade Fortescue Metals has planned for their transportation and processing infrastructure.

And the list goes on and on...

There is a $4.3 billion pipeline expansion... a $1.3 billion mine expansion... $2.75 billion for a new iron ore project... $2.9 billion for a nickel mine... $2.5 billion to expand a bauxite refinery... $1.4 billion for rail transport... and $5 billion committed by Woodside Petroleum for an offshore gas project.

And this doesn’t include the hundreds of “smaller” projects under a billion, ranging from timber and agriculture, to fertilizers and chemical production, to shipping and transportation infrastructure.

And with more than $380 billion in the pipeline, there is no end in sight.

The companies making these massive investments have a time horizon of decades. Once they commit to a project, they don’t stop just because the markets have a temporary downturn.

That means that the money will continue to flow to the “pick and shovel” companies that are on Roger and David’s radar.

So, let me show you how you can follow these two international investing experts to riches in the boom Down Under.

Introducing Australian Edge:
Your Ticket to Big Profits in the “Lucky Country”!

There is a huge new cycle of global growth and investment demand that is going to catapult the Australian stock market much, much higher in the months and years ahead.

And I want you to have front-row seats to the show!

After several years of research and planning, Roger Conrad and David Dittman have developed a one-of-a-kind investment recommendation service called Australian Edge.

And let me give you an idea just how profitable this can be...

In 1989, Roger founded Utility Forecaster. If you had joined him then with a $100,000 investment, you could cash out today for about $1.5 million!

He has also been co-editor of Personal Finance since 1996, where his picks in the income portfolio would have turned $100,000 into a staggering $3.1 million fortune.

But I believe the profits Roger and David can lead you to in Australia will beat even these phenomenal returns.

And if you missed those two ventures, this is your chance to capitalize on the next big thing!

Australian Edge is perfect for any safety-seeking investor who is looking for aggressive income and substantial capital gains... while avoiding the debt crisis and economic problems that will continue to be a drag on the developed world.

Our goal for this advisory service is to uncover the safest and most lucrative opportunities in Australia, and to help U.S. and other global investors profit from this untapped market.

To accomplish this, Roger and David spent the last four years developing a proprietary screening system that identifies the very best high-yield and high-growth Australian stocks with the lowest downside.

Each month, their system identifies a dozen or more superb Australian companies, many of which are flying under the radar of even the savviest investors.

From that list, David and Roger dig much deeper. They examine the balance sheets of each company. They research the fundamentals of the core business and strategies for growth. They understand each company’s market opportunities, competitors and management. And they look at their cash and debt ratios and the safety of their revenue stream.

Once Roger and David have selected the “best of the best,” they provide a full report to our subscribers with their complete analysis and at least two specific recommendations.

One will be an “aggressive” play targeting a higher yield and more substantial capital gains. The other will be a more conservative play—but still offer far more growth and income than investors can expect from most U.S. companies.

Australian Edge will lead you to the rising stars of tomorrow, while they’re still trading for pennies on the dollar. These are opportunities you simply won’t hear about anywhere else.

Australian Edge is a way for you to get your hands on institutional-quality research focused on what will be one of the greatest growth markets of the coming decade.

Here’s What You Can Expect When
You Accept This Unique Invitation Today

We want to empower you with the education, the tools and the support you need to make safe and informed decisions about your wealth.

So your Charter Membership to Australian Edge includes:

And here’s the most exciting part...

Earn an Extra $700 a Month Immediately Thanks to the
Groundbreaking Report 8 Income Wonders from Down Under

By joining Australian Edge, you are ensuring that your portfolio will be flush with aggressive income and bold capital gains returns for years to come.

But you want instant results.

And we’ve got you covered there as well.

8 Income Wonders from Down Under

To help you get started right away, Roger and David have just put the finishing touches on a detailed research report called 8 Income Wonders from Down Under.

Their goal was to select stocks that can serve as the foundation of your Australian portfolio. The focus is on pro-dividend companies in recession-proof industries that represent a well-diversified cross-section of the Australian economy.

These companies are positioned for significant growth markets and are trading for a steal.

And they are truly income wonders, with safe dividend yields up to 350% higher than the average S&P 500 stock!

Our goal is for subscribers with a reasonable-sized portfolio to generate an average of about $700 a month in additional income from these plays! Those with more to invest could certainly exceed this level.

You will find all the intelligence you need to make a decision about each stock and why Roger and David believe they deserve a place in your portfolio. You’ll find out why each company is ideally positioned in its industry.

And of course, they address the potential risks as well as the catalysts driving their growth.

Here is a quick snapshot of the opportunities you’re going to learn about:

These companies have everything an aggressive investor is looking for to build long-term wealth. They could be among the best investments you have ever made.

And you certainly won’t hear about these stocks from the guys on Wall Street.

What Would it Be Worth to You to Skirt the Coming Recession
and Create a Lifetime of Wealth in the New Global Economy?

If you simply add up the value of everything you will receive as a Charter Member of Australian Edge, the complete package is easily worth more than $1,295.

And considering the specialized advice you will receive on what could easily be the biggest investment story of the next decade, we would be more than justified to charge that much.

However, rest assured you won’t pay anywhere near that figure.

We designed this service so that the average investor could benefit just as much as those with greater means. That’s why we have priced this service at a very reasonable rate.

If You Order TODAY,
You Can Lock in Your Membership to Australian Edge

for Only $497!

I’m sure you agree that this price is more than fair for what you will receive. But I don’t want you to take my word for anything I’ve said today.

I want YOU to be the judge.

That’s why David and Roger invite you to...

Try Australian Edge Completely Risk-Free for 90 Days...
and Pay for Your Membership with the Gains You Receive!

When you become a Charter Member of Australian Edge today, you will have a full 90 days to review every aspect of the program.

I encourage you to be as cautious as you like and take a good look at everything before you decide to stay on as a subscriber.

Read each report and issue of the newsletter. Follow the recommendations. Log in to your members-only website. And be sure to keep an eye out for your weekly updates.

I’m sure you will see just how valuable these opportunities and insights are at a time like this.

However, if we do not exceed your expectations in every way during this 90-day trial period, simply call, fax or email our VIP Member Services Team and they will gladly refund your entire investment, no questions asked.

And Let Me Take This Guarantee a Step Further...

We are so confident that you will be thrilled with the research you receive and the money you could be making that even after your first 90 days are up, if you are unhappy at any time, we will cheerfully refund the unused portion of your membership.

You are under no obligation whatsoever and you can end your membership at any time.

No pressure—and no questions asked.

And of course, you may keep everything you have received.

That way, you can be sure that David and Roger will earn every penny you pay.

I Don’t See How We Could Offer a Better Deal Than That!

Australian Edge is an opportunity for you to diversify your assets into companies with strong balance sheets, high dividend yields, extraordinary growth potential and doing business in an economy with low debt and a high level of growth!

The months and years ahead will be difficult for most investors in the developed economies.

If most of your money is in the U.S. markets, it’s likely that you will have to watch others outperform you by 50%, 75%, even 100% or more in the years to come.

On the other hand, as a subscriber to Australian Edge, you can invest in stocks which are backed by a growing economy, a safe banking system and a sound currency.

Nations that have these resources will become great. Nations that don’t will do just about anything to get them.

If there is one key to investment success in the coming decade, this is it!

Australia will be one of the greatest economic leaders of the 21st century. This boom will last for years to come, but the time to strike is now.

I urge you to become a Charter Member of Australian Edge today!

Click Here to Lock in Your Membership to
Australian Edge Today!

To Your Success,

Phillip Ash

Phillip Ash
Publisher & CEO
Investing Daily