Profit From This Hidden Fed Loophole
This is something that every American needs to know.
During the 2008 economic crisis—one of the darkest periods of our financial history—the Federal Reserve sent close to $31 billion of taxpayer money to four foreign firms.
And you’ll never guess where they’re located.
That’s right. At a time when many Americans were hurting (and still are), the Fed chose to support four foreign companies.
This shocked us, because that money could have been put to good use here at home.
And how exactly does this help the Fed accomplish its dual mandate of managing inflation and keeping unemployment to a minimum?
But then we also saw that there’s a retirement fund-boosting play for you here—one that could put a lot more gold in your golden years and add safety in a not-so-safe environment.
That’s the good news, and we’ll have a lot more to say about it in a moment.
But first, it’s important that you understand how this strange situation arose.
The Fed: Canada’s New BFF?
The $31 billion was just the start.
When we dug deeper, we discovered that, through a series of loopholes, these same four Canadian firms control 18.2% of a little-known “board” the Fed relies on to carry out its monetary policy.
Even more alarmingly, all four of these firms report directly to the Canadian government.
By now you’re probably wondering how this bizarre state of affairs came to be.
Here’s how it happened:
When the crisis hit in 2008, the Fed had to do something to keep the economy running. Common wisdom is to lower interest rates, which (in theory, at least) frees up money for growth. And growth equals jobs—and spending.
The problem was so bad that interest rates have been cut to pretty well zero, as you know.
So to keep the money and credit flowing, the Fed buys securities from banks and private companies. These firms then use that cash to fund loans. The whole process is called quantitative easing, which you’ve probably heard of.
What’s interesting is that the Fed needs to buy these securities somewhere. It needs banks and private companies to disperse the money, since it doesn’t deal with the public directly.
Now stick with us here, because this is where the story gets revealing.
When the Fed wants to buy securities, it uses the New York Federal Reserve to actually perform the transactions. And who does the New York Fed buy these securities from?
Their trading partners, also called “primary dealers,” which are compelled to both sell securities and buy American debt.
Right now there are 22 companies on the list, and you’d think they’d all be American, right?
Pulling Back the Curtain on the Fed’s Canadian Caper
Now, the Fed’s trading partners are supposed to all be American companies, but here’s what we found, from a Fed document:
“Consistent with the Primary Dealers Act of 1988 (the Act), a foreign-owned dealer … may not be newly designated, or continue to be designated, as a primary dealer… Firms controlled by persons domiciled in Canada … are grandfathered under the Act.”
A loophole for Canada.
It’s strange enough that there are Canadian firms on the New York Fed’s list of trading partners. Stranger still, in 2008, there were no Canadian companies represented there, but somehow, in 2014, four of them are Canadian. A full 18.2%.
And of course, there’s still that $31 billion the Fed sent them in 2008.
Something’s rotten here.
But as we looked further into this situation, we realized…
There’s not much we can do about the games the Fed plays, but we can profit from them. We can invest in the Canadian companies that are making a killing off all this. And you can, too.
What’s more, when we took a closer look at these four companies, we realized that three of them make for brilliant investments.
Magnifying Your Profits
Now after what we just told you, you may think it’s a little distasteful to invest in these three Canadian firms.
But the companies themselves aren’t doing anything wrong. It’s the Fed that keeps selling us out. First to China, and now to Canada.
It may even be that the Fed needed these companies. With all of the banks going bankrupt in the U.S., the Fed may have needed new trading partners to carry out its monetary policy.
And besides, investing in Canada makes great sense anyway.
Let’s look at the recent performance of the Canadian dollar.
While the American dollar continues to weaken, the Canadian dollar is only gaining strength. In fact, the International Monetary Fund recently added the Canadian dollar as a reserve currency, citing the fact that it has risen 21% against the U.S. dollar since 2008.
And with the country’s low debt (only 3.5% of ours) and vast resource wealth (including 300 billion barrels of oil reserves), there’s every reason to believe that its strength will continue.
Today, a dollar is worth around $1.09 Canadian. Imagine a not-so-distant future where the U.S. dollar is only worth 75% of a Canadian dollar. You’ve just made 35% on your money before we talk about the actual yield of the stocks themselves.
The upshot: The Canadian economy has remained solid despite today’s tough economic times. And with their abundance of natural resources, their dollar will stay strong for years to come.
Now we want to show you how to…
Unleash the Power of the “Perfect Investments”
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Here’s why these three stocks are ideal for American investors:
- They’re solid. They’ve each been around for 100 years, and they’re not going anywhere soon. And while they’re publicly traded, they’re backed by the Canadian government.
- The returns are great. Each of these stocks is up between 34.0% and 39.3% in the last two years, without even including their attractive dividends.
- And best of all … they have a virtual monopoly on a certain sector of the Canadian marketplace, and they keep making money hand over fist. As we’ve seen, they even make money off the American taxpayer.
They just may be the perfect investments—and you’re just moments away from learning all about them.
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Editor’s Note: With their legendary safety and high dividend payouts, I’m convinced these three Canadian stocks really are the perfect addition to any American investor’s retirement portfolio.
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