Regular readers of my Forbes magazine column, Twitter feed and Yahoo! Finance blog know that I cover a lot more material than I can fit in my subscription newsletters.
That's why I decided to create a special VIP letter -- a quick, private, unvarnished analysis of what's going on in the markets, global economy, technology and culture, along with recommendations on how to take advantage.
This VIP letter will be rowdy but real. I call 'em like I see 'em -- kind of snarky sometimes, maybe a little angry about dumb or incompetent executives, bureaucrats, central bankers and pols.. But my goal is to whip the blanket of deceit off the financial matrix and show friends, family and loyal readers how to consistently make money in up, down and flat markets.
This is an urgent matter. Investors in the coming months and years will have to play a much smarter, active role in the management of their portfolios. Buying an index fund and waiting for the money to rain down isn't going to work in sideways markets beaten down by central banks and slowing growth in both developed and emerging markets.
That may sound daunting, but online tools have made it easy to take control of your finances in a thoughtful, energetic way. That is, if you want to make your money work for you rather than just let banks and brokers lend it out for their own benefit.
I'm not going to kid you. I'd like you to subscribe to my stock, options or futures newsletters to take full advantage of my insights. But if you're not ready yet, or already subscribe but want to learn more, sign up below for "Risk Rewarded," -- my 3x/week private letter. It's free, and you can unsubscribe simply by clicking on the link at the bottom of every email.