Learn what most investors—including credentialed financial experts—don’t know.

The US government, Federal Reserve and central banks around the world have been waging war on gold and silver for over a hundred years. Why? Because they are the strongest and only competitors to the fiat US dollar and other paper currencies.

Most Americans are so ignorant of money, especially of gold and silver, they have no clue. They hear the barrage of Establishment blarney cannons bombarding gold and silver—“barbarous relic,” “pays no interest or dividend,” “only for hoarders,” “nutty gold bugs”—and are bewildered. They are deceived, but not by accident, and periodically punished if they get out of line, think for themselves, and invest in silver and gold.

Sound paranoid? Only if you don’t know the history. Over the last few years we’ve seen numerous raids on the precious metals markets, all staged to keep people from fleeing the dollar. It’s nothing new. They staged the same kinds of attacks all through 1975 and 1976. I know, because I was there.

The finest propaganda fiat money can buy.

Anyone who remembers those days will recall the massive propaganda campaign against gold from 1975 to 1979. The 1975-1976 tumble unfolded as gold’s biggest correction of the 1960-1980 gold market. But after the August 1976 low of $102.90, gold reached $850 in January 1980—three years and four months later—a price eight and a half times its August 1976 low. From the August 1976 low at $4.15 silver rose over twelve times to peak at $50.

During that time, all the media from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal were busy trashing gold and silver—until, of course, they hit those highs. No surprise. Mainstream thinkers are always late to the party.

What’s the takeaway? Be careful whose voice you listen to.

Learn to ignore the yapping crowd.
Listen for the one voice that has it right.

Franklin Sanders

My name is Franklin Sanders, also known worldwide as The Moneychanger. For nearly 50 years I’ve been a student of economics and monetary systems, and I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you.

I’m not here to peddle some get-rich-quick scheme, and I’m certainly not going to promise you a future filled with nothing but sunshine and happy days. But I believe I can help you confidently build your investment strategy on a solid foundation and gain peace of mind.

And I’m not just talking about surviving periods of chaos and economic turmoil, but thriving in spite of them. With honesty, integrity, and your principles intact.

Right up front, I’ll tell you I don’t have a crystal ball. I don’t pretend to know exactly what the next few years will bring. But I do know how markets and monetary systems work, and my years of hard-earned experience have taught me which signs to watch and which ones to ignore. Truth is, we don’t need a crystal ball.

The first, most fundamental principle of investing:
Always align your investments with the primary trend.

“I have been investing in precious metals for more than a decade. During that time, the advice of Franklin Sanders has been invaluable. His understanding of the market is massive and his advice is clear and easy to follow.”

Michael Anthony Peroutka

Michael A. Peroutka

The American View

Most credentialed financial experts, economic advisors and talking heads on TV share one thing in common, other than a penchant for overpriced suits. They fail to understand the first and most fundamental principle of investing: Always align your investments with the primary trend.

What is the primary trend? It’s the general direction a particular market takes, up or down, generally lasting 20 years or so. Think of it as the market tide, with the little daily or weekly ups and downs as the waves within that tide.

The primary trend in force now is metals up, stocks down. Stocks merely appear to have risen in recent years because the Fed has been creating spectacular sums of new money out of thin air. Stocks have been rising on a tide of propaganda and new money, not on economic fundamentals. Contrary to finessed government statistics, all that money creation has bought no substantial economic improvement. And it will not, because it cannot.

Those Establishment blarney cannons are red hot and the frothy-mouthed puppets are working overtime, but don’t be fooled. The present bull market in silver and gold has not ended. In fact, if it follows the trajectory of the 1960-1980 bull market, gains in silver and gold from here will outperform any gains we’ve seen thus far.

The Fed’s money creation has transformed the stock market from an investing arena into a casino, and for those who continue to gamble at the house table it will end badly—very badly. But it doesn’t have to end badly for you.

Many of those who have followed my writings and advice over the years think of me as an investment genius, but my success comes from simply understanding that you must align your investments with the primary trend, and identifying when that trend changes. It’s not rocket science, but it does take diligent study and an understanding of the many factors that affect the primary trend.

Will you know when the trend changes again?

Leadership takes people from where they are and shows them where they need to go. Not to put myself on a pedestal, but over the years I’ve proven my ability to communicate and educate in the midst of yapping.

In August 1999, my subscribers knew clearly when the primary trend changed. They were poised to get out of stocks at the top of that market and re-invest in gold and silver at the bottom of the new bull market—the new primary trend. Those who took my advice then and bought and held have seen spectacular gains, outpacing every single stock market index by leaps and bounds.

Unfortunately, those who weren’t on board with me had no one to tell them the primary trend had changed. Was that you? If so, you forfeited safety and needlessly lost money. You lost both security and advantage. What did it cost you, and what would you be willing to pay now to avoid that again?

What is the real value of security and advantage?

The Moneychanger Newsletter

For 35 years I have published a monthly newsletter called The Moneychanger. Every issue contains my in-depth analysis—available nowhere else—of virtually everything connected to money, markets and metals. I give you my unique perspective, based on tested and proven experience, and I tell you plainly what wise investors ought to be doing—buying, selling, or simply holding on.

Put simply, my purpose is to help Christians prosper with their principles intact in an age of moral and monetary chaos.

Here’s a sampling of recent articles:

A subscription to The Moneychanger is normally $149 per year. To some that may sound like an expensive newsletter, but after considering the real value of the insights and information contained in each issue, long-time subscribers frequently tell me I’m not charging enough.

Besides, I’m serving you by charging you. How’s that, you ask? If I gave it to you for free, you wouldn’t pay attention. The most valuable service I offer is perspective, but you’ll only hear me if you have an investment in me, a commitment. A workman is worthy of his hire. If what I give you doesn’t return at least what I charge, I’m not worth my hire.

It’s not just about gold and silver.
Interviews, alternative health, humour,
the Christian life—plus updates on my
family’s quest for the simple life.

“I’ve been a Moneychanger subscriber since 2004. I read it every month as soon as it comes in. If you want to understand your world, keep the faith, use your money wisely, persist despite evildoing, and appreciate that you are not alone in the world, then you will want a subscription, too.”

Catherine Austin Fitts

Catherine Austin Fitts

The Solari Report

Like you, I have interests far and wide, beyond sound money and economics. That’s why every issue of The Moneychanger is packed with a variety of content I’m sure will be of interest to you and your entire family.

Exclusive interviews with fascinating people like entrepreneur and local economy advocate Catherine Austin Fitts, sustainable farming pioneer Joel Salatin, cancer expert Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, renowned monetary and legal scholar Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., nutrition and alternative health author Dr. Jonathan Wright, precious metals expert Keith Weiner, and many others. Leaders, thinkers, and doers.

Every issue also includes my famous “Dear Reader” column with updates on my family’s quest for the simple life. Fifteen years ago we made the choice to return to farming and an agrarian lifestyle. It’s been quite a journey of heartbreaking failures, triumphant successes, hilarious escapades and countless lessons learned along the way. Living in the country changes you, and every month I share those changes with you.

Without a doubt, what makes The Moneychanger newsletter so unique is its mixture and depth of content coupled with my distinctive writing style. Many of my subscribers have been with me since the first issue in 1980. My deepest desire is that every issue will educate, enlighten and entertain. If I do my job well, I’ll do all three at the same time.

The most timely, practical, detailed
and comprehensive guide to
keeping and protecting what’s yours.

The Next Great Depression Survival Manual

In addition to The Moneychanger newsletter, here’s something else I believe will be of interest to you.

In early 2000, at the request of several close friends, I wrote The Next Great Depression Survival Manual. It has helped countless families protect their assets and prepare for living in turbulent times.

Because so much has changed in the years since it was released—after all, it was written before 9/11, before the mortgage bubble, before the 2008 US financial panic and banking crisis, before the 2011 European sovereign debt and banking crisis—I have completely revised and updated it. The result, I believe, is the most timely, practical, detailed and comprehensive guide available for preparing virtually every aspect of your life.

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“[The Next Great Depression Survival Manual] is worth the purchase price all by itself. Your manual is a godsend because it gets down to the nitty gritty of what to do, how to prepare, etc.”

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Remember that peace of mind I mentioned earlier? Between the information found in this manual and what I’ll bring to you each month in The Moneychanger newsletter, you’ll be able to make well-informed investment decisions and rest easy at night. Just as the man who lives in the boonies has no fear of the back-alley thug, I’ll show you how to insulate yourself from the most common threats—financial or otherwise.

Because of the time and energy that went into writing and revising it, and because the information contained in it has the potential to save your life, not just your money, The Next Great Depression Survival Manual by itself normally sells for $199. Suffice it to say your life and your family’s well being are worth far more than that.

Hogwash, Hokum & Hype!

Hogwash, Hokum & Hype!

As a gold and silver dealer for over 30 years, I’ve seen my share of marketing hype by unscrupulous dealers who will say anything—even bald-faced lies—to sell their grossly overpriced gold and silver coins. Sadly, I’ve also seen the very real devastation that hype causes unsuspecting buyers.

On far too many occasions I’ve had a new customer—usually an elderly lady or gentleman—call and explain that they purchased gold or silver coins from one of these dealers and they’d now like to sell them. When I ask exactly what they bought and at what price, I’m appalled and angered.

Many of these dealers take advantage of gross misconceptions about applicable laws, numismatic coins, and unfounded fears of government gold confiscation. Put simply, it’s all Hogwash, Hokum & Hype!

In this special report I explain why the US government will not confiscate gold, what a “numismatic” coin is (and isn’t), and why investors ought to avoid them. I’ll help you separate fact from marketing fiction, truth from salesmen’s spiels, so that you can make sound, accurate investment decisions—decisions that are good for you, not the salesman.

The regular price for this report, if purchased alone, is $49. That’s far less than what you’ll save if it keeps you from just one mistaken purchase. I’ve seen folks lose a hundred times that amount—all because they didn’t know the facts contained in this report.

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To get everything I’ve described above—a full year's subscription to The Moneychanger newsletter, The Next Great Depression Survival Manual and Hogwash, Hokum & Hype!—you’d normally pay $397 plus shipping.

I understand that’s a lot of money. My wife and I raised seven kids, and I know what it takes to feed and house a family. That’s exactly why I put together this special offer.

Here’s what you’ll get:

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I’m not exaggerating when I say your $279 investment could easily repay itself ten-fold or more in short order. Ask those readers who were with me back in 1999 what my advice was worth to them.

Prefer digital editions? Save another $20!

If you’re a savvy computer user and prefer to have the PDF editions of The Next Great Depression Survival Manual and Hogwash, Hokum & Hype! to read on your computer or other digital device, I’m willing to shave off another $20 and give you the whole package for only $259.

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I’m so sure you’re going to like The Moneychanger newsletter, The Next Great Depression Survival Manual and Hogwash, Hokum & Hype! that I’m willing to back it up with an absolutely no-risk, no-hassle, 100% satisfaction guarantee. No hyperbole, no mere marketing shtick, no asterisks with disclaimers in tiny print below.

If after looking everything over you decide I’m stark raving mad, or if you don’t clearly see how these resources can help you, just let me know within 60 days. I’ll cancel your subscription, refund every penny of your purchase price, and you can keep both The Next Great Depression Survival Manual and Hogwash, Hokum & Hype! to throw at your brother-in-law.

If you’re even the slightest bit interested, place your order now. You have absolutely nothing to lose—and financial security, advantage, and peace of mind to gain.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

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