Major Banks Are Now Bullish for the First Time in Close to a Decade
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Lior Gantz Chinese and European economic activities are finally showing signs of strength, and in 2017, any severe corrections should be viewed as opportunities to position more strategically for long-term gains, says Lior Gantz, editor of Wealth Research Group.

Not only have commodities finished 2016 strongly, but the specific outperformers are those that indicate that we're going to see a new supercycle, and they have flashed a clear buy signal.

Commodity PricesSource: U.S. Global Investors

Copper, iron ore, and crude oil are all up big since Election Day, and it's just the temporary "Trump effect" it's backed by a lot of undisputable financial data that Wealth Research Group tracks.

Global Manufacturing
Source: U.S. Global Investors

Since it is the quantity of minerals that is rising, ore processors, which small-mining operations rely on for services, will do very well.

In fact, Peru, the world's sixth largest gold producing nation, is now undergoing a revolution in this sector, and there are only two companies that have formalized legally to take advantage of this situation.

Wealth Research Group sees how this company could soar higher in the next three to five years, since it has a brilliant management team and an aggressive growth plan.

The last time so many global factors came together, commodity prices rose by close to 800%, and select mining shares created a new class of millionaires.

S&P Metals and Mining Index
Source: Palm Beach Research Group

Back in 20032008, when China was creating infrastructure mega-plans, the last commodity supercycle occurred. Now, it's China, Europe, and the U.S., together with India, Russia, and many South and Central American countries, all building their foundations for the 21st century at the same time. As you can see, we have plenty of upside.

High inflation rates and low interest rates are making high-yield investments close to impossible, and Wealth Research Group profiled two companies in 2016 that yield 8.4%, a requirement to be called a High-Yield Master. Both are up double-digits in three months, and including dividends, they have already returned close to 18.43% on average.

I spent the past week analyzing 53 companies that yield over 7.2% in dividends and have direct upside potential from commodities, and I found one company to own for the long-term.

This is part of the High-Yield Stocks asset allocation model of the 2017 Global Wealth Portfolio, and if you are approaching retirement, companies like this are extremely rare to find.

These inflationary trends are creating a set-up for gold and silver as well.

Currency depreciation
Source: U.S. Global Investors

It is already a fact that no fiat currency has held its status this century versus gold, and there is absolutely no reason to expect that any will in the future.

We own physical gold and silver because governments steal our wealth using currency printing. Gold has had a 2% annual increase in production this past century, but currencies have been printed at a much faster pace.

Real Assets at All-Time Lows

There is absolutely no question that this chart shows the 36-year downtrend in real assets has approached exhaustion, and aligning with higher mineral prices is the most sensible and contrarian move to make, while 99% of investors are still hypnotized and following the old paradigm.

Another sector, which finding a viable company in is a rare occasion, is marijuana.

I personally think that this sector could be 2017's highest gainer, but there are countless companies that are burning cash, and only a select few that will actually be profitable.

2017 could prove to be a pivotal year for marijuana legalization.

Lior Gantz, an editor of Wealth Research Group, has built and runs numerous successful businesses and has traveled to over 30 countries in the past decade in pursuit of thrills and opportunities, gaining valuable knowledge and experience. He is an advocate of meticulous risk management, balanced asset allocation and proper position sizing. As a deep-value investor, Gantz loves researching businesses that are off the radar and completely unknown to most financial publications.

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