The 2018 Financial Crisis

finance-crisis-chart1  For the past several years, maybe 6 years now we have been sending Lindsay down to Mexico every 2 months. It’s a weekend trip. She goes to different major cities down there on our behalf. What she was supposed to do was buy up any oil capital that’s cheap and that’s got sustainability for decades. I’ve never questioned her on the amounts of money she uses for these trips. She continues to come back with all of the paperwork to show what she has bought and how our percentages either increase or divide in our favor. 6 years worth of these type of investments and we have managed to stockpile a lot.

What I just found out last night was she didn’t do what I asked her to do. At all. She bought up the oil capital. That is our main investment, oil and energy based investments. She also bought up all of the natural gas, wind/solar energy, and oil drilling rights to more than quadruple the number we talked about. I didn’t know that. Everything in Mexico is their version of LLC. All of it says something Energy LLC. I took her word for it. So now she has us in a very good position.

Our indicators and number people are all telling me the same thing. In 2018 the energy market is going to tank out in Mexico. Everything we own is going to fall out of the bottom and we are looking to lose a lot of money. Right? Wrong. We will be sitting on a huge turnaround expenditure because all of these American investors that have not positioned themselves as we have will go down there and buy up things we have been stockpiling for 6 years. We will be able to set our own price because everyone knows you buy cheap, sell high. And she has us in 4 markets. Not just one. In 2018 the U.S. economy is going to fail, again. The 2008 collapse is going to look like one wrong answer on a pop quiz compared to flunking the entire semester that’s about to hit us. It makes me sick to think about the 8 million people who lost their jobs. And the 6 million homes that were lost due to the housing market falling apart.

I don’t invest in stocks. Why? Because I got burned in 1993 and 1994 in investments. I rallied because in 1995 I invested in what my Uncles told me to and I made all of my money back and then some. Then I walked away from stocks forever. I don’t put my family foundation money into stocks. We don’t invest it. There is enough in there we can make a nice percentage in the high earning savings account it’s in. It all funnels out to the trust accounts we have set up for each family. From there it’s on the family to dole it out accordingly however they want. I don’t control that part. Never have. Could we have made millions if I kept us linked to the stock market? Yes. Could we have made billions over the next 50 years if I would put us in there? Maybe. Does this one decision cause my family to question me weekly about why we are not doing more to grow our family nest egg? Yes! Weekly I get to hear about what stock split or what stock went up and how much we could have made.
The issue is none of my family members know the real figures of what we have. No one. Only our accountants, our lawyers, and me. I know where we are at financially. My grandfather was a genius followed up by his wife, my grandmother who was smarter than him. Together they worked the money into a bigger pile than I knew about. When my grandmother called me home years ago to tell me she was putting the Kingdom in my hands once she passed I immediately told her no. And we spent the next 4 years battling it out until I truly believed what she was saying would be true. If she left it to my aunts or uncles, it would be squandered away in decades. No one would continue to live the lifestyle they have all become accustomed to. With me, I leave it alone. I leave all of the money where it’s at, I get monthly reports and we have a trusted team of individuals that oversee and don’t touch it. We have had a few meetings suggesting things and I take it all into consideration. Then I don’t move anything. This system my grandparents set up is working. It’s going to keep working for longer than my own generation. When I go, I have to appoint someone else to follow me. That person hasn’t come forward yet in the family. Already in my will, if something happens all of it goes into the lawyers hands to work together to figure it out. I am just the figure-head. I have no real power and no one seems to understand that. My signature has no value with this money. It only directs deposits with the banks. That’s it. Yet without it, nothing happens.

I have found out that the 2018 economic crisis might take out some of my businesses. So we are tightening belts as of the first quarter of 2017. We will be preparing for the fallout starting in the second quarter of 2018. Right around this time, 2 years in the future. You will begin to notice news reports of some very big, very long time and well-known firms failing. Those are the ones that put too much into a risky market internationally. The other ones that will fail will be the ones that put too much locally. The only ones that survive from this will be the firms that have slow growth yields and wait to jump on an opportunity to buy up everything at literally rock bottom prices.

This time around, there will be no taxpayer bailout. Look what the corporations did with the last one. Big bonuses, still even bigger company retreats and parties.

What lesson did any of them really learn? Not a darn thing.

There was only 1 banker that went to jail for the entire 2008 housing market. 1. How many big name corporations folded? How many of them survived? And who thrived from all of it?

We take the risks we know we can control.

That is one of my famous mottos in investing. A lot of my employees have made it into meme’s that are funny to read. I am not a high-flying venture capitalist. I don’t take many risks with my money. That’s why I have Lindsay. Without her foresight and huge thirst for greed, we would not be in this position. When Mexico deregulated the oil and gas markets to allow anyone including the U.S. to come explore, that was supposed to be a big boom for all of us. That didn’t work out. Because it wasn’t positioned to yield like it will in 2018. Don’t believe me? Google Mexico Oil Deregulation. You can read thousands of articles about what this means. What more specific proof? Look up Mexican hydrocarbon legislation. We have bought thousands and thousands of permits from the Ministry of Energy in Mexico giving us the rights to explore, drill, manufactor, process, and sell energy resources. Thousands, thanks to Lindsay doing exactly the opposite of what I asked her to do. This Hydrocarbon law will close the gap January 10th, 2020. From the second quarter of 2018 when things fall apart until this date, January 10th, we will have 18 months to sell everything we have down there. To all of the U.S. or international companies wanting to get in cheap and make a deal.

Or we can sit on it, and wait.

Lindsay says sells, she wants the money back and a 639% profit margin that we predict will happen for every penny we invested. She wants to take the Mexico profits and buy up casino investments. She wants to earn money to earn more money. And she’s right. That’s the kind of money I don’t even know exists. That’s mesosphere level. Something I never thought I would achieve.

If we are wrong, we are sitting on millions of dollars of nothing. And we lose. It will be a hit but not a business ending hit. She has been light on putting too much in one basket. She has spread it around a lot.

So now we sit back and wait. We position ourselves to make money off of something that will change lives. And we pray that people will see the indicators this time and move their money before it’s all gone. Again. It makes me want to throw up thinking about it. It’s stressful and I don’t know what the right thing is to do. Cash in or wait. Because at this point the financial bubble that’s about to burst is going to cause a global market shift in my favor. Either way I will profit. And I don’t know how to deal with that.

So if we slip this image around you will see where I will be at in 2018. And that’s why I do what I do. To make money.


About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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  1. Good read- thanks for posting it!