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What I Told My Paid Subscribers to Buy This Month

By Dr. Steve Sjuggerud
Monday, April 7, 2014

Absolutely insane things are happening in European financial markets right now.
For example, things got so extreme last week that the interest rate on Spanish government bonds fell below the rate on U.S. government bonds. (That's looking at five-year bonds.)
That is crazy...
Spain is a country with 56% unemployment for people under 25 – in the prime working age of their life. That number tells me this country is broken – it is not working right.
So why would a broken country be able to borrow money at a lower rate than the United States?
Good question... The answer is: Europe's Central Bank is forcing interest rates down across Europe, in an extreme effort to stimulate Europe's economy.
In short, Europe's Central Bank is setting up what I'm calling "The Sequel" to the Bernanke Asset Bubble in America...
My paid subscribers have made a fortune by staying in U.S. stocks.
The main theme in my newsletter has been what I've called "The Bernanke Asset Bubble." It is the idea that the Fed will keep rates low for longer than anyone can imagine, and that will allow asset prices to soar higher than anyone can imagine.
The "sequel" now happening in Europe has the same basic plot as the original Bernanke Asset Bubble in America. The roles haven't changed... just the actors playing them.
So, what I expect is... European stocks will soar, just as U.S. stocks did when Bernanke pulled out all the stops.
Now in our sequel, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is playing the role of Ben Bernanke (who headed the U.S. Federal Reserve when the U.S. bubble started).
Draghi is already playing it perfectly...
On March 12, Draghi announced he would keep interest rates low "even after we see improvements in the economy."
Draghi is borrowing directly from Bernanke's playbook. And he should! He has his work cut out for him...
The U.S. economy is back on its feet. Europe has much further to go. Take a look at how Europe looks today, versus the U.S:
2014 Forecasts
Economic growth (GDP)
Inflation rate
Unemployment rate
Source: Bloomberg

In short, Mario Draghi needs to do everything he can to stimulate Europe's economy. He NEEDS to create the Bernanke Asset Bubble, the Sequel. We'd be fools if we didn't position ourselves to take advantage of it.
If Draghi pulls out all the stops in the next year or two – like Bernanke did years ago – European stocks will absolutely soar.
Keeping it simple... the lower the interest rate, the higher the price people are willing to pay for stocks. When rates go lower, investors have to find something else to do with their money.
Basically, you can't earn easy interest in Europe anymore – the easy money in European bonds is gone. Even broken countries like Spain can borrow for five years at 1.8% interest.
Money managers in Europe will soon realize that bonds (like Spain's) are a bad deal, and they will turn toward the stock market. When they do, they will like what they see...
European stocks are irresistible right now... They're paying 3.3% dividend yields today – more than most European government bonds. Now THAT is attractive!
It won't last. European stocks will go up. By any measure, European stocks are dramatically cheaper than U.S. stocks. Take a look:
2014 P/E
2015 P/E
Dividend Yield

By buying Europe, we're betting on round two of the Bernanke Asset Bubble... which could lead to enormous gains for investors in Europe.
In my opinion, the U.S. is in the seventh inning of this bull market. But Europe is closer to the fourth inning. The massive move we saw in U.S. stocks over the last two years could repeat in Europe over the next two years.
The easiest way to make the trade is through shares of the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 Fund (FEZ).
I believe Europe – and FEZ – could drastically outperform the U.S. over the next few years.
If you missed out on the first Bernanke Asset Bubble, I urge you not to miss out this time!
Here's your chance...
Good investing,

Further Reading:

"You might think that no country in its right mind would move interest rates below zero," Steve writes. "You would be wrong." Denmark's interest rates are below zero today. And Steve says the rest of Europe is thinking of following Denmark's lead: "In short, much of Europe could see negative interest rates – soon." What will happen then? And what should you do? Find the answers here.
Last year in Growth Stock Wire, Amber Lee Mason and Brian Hunt explained how the Fed's "E-Z Credit" schemes have pushed one sector into a solid uptrend... "It's a good bet that the government will create lots and lots of credit over the coming years... and boost this trade," they write. Get all the details here: The More Credit the Gov't Creates, the More This Fund Gains.

Market Notes

JPMorgan Chase (JPM)… bank
BB&T (BBT)… bank
Wells Fargo (WFC)… bank
PNC Financial (PNC)… bank
M&T Bank (MTB)… bank
Oracle (ORCL)… Big Cheap Tech
Microsoft (MSFT)… Big Cheap Tech
Qualcomm (QCOM)… Big Cheap Tech
Marriott International (MAR)… hotels
Hyatt Hotels (H)… hotels
Allstate (ALL)… insurance
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)… Big Pharma
Eli Lilly (LLY)… Big Pharma
CVS Caremark (CVS)… pharmacy
Becton-Dickinson (BDX)… medical devices
Medtronic (MDT)… medical devices
Halliburton (HAL)… oil and gas services
Schlumberger (SLB)… oil and gas services
Baker Hughes (BHI)… oil and gas services
Anadarko Petroleum (APC)… oil and gas production
Hess Corporation (HES)… oil and gas production
Valero (VLO)… oil refineries
Caterpillar (CAT)… heavy equipment
Cummins (CMI)… diesel engines
Alcoa (AA)… aluminum miner
Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH)… government contractor
Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD)… booze
Constellation Brands (STZ)… booze

Not many… it's a bull market!

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