How to banish FOMO forever

Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Melbourne, Australia
By Bernd Struben

  • I was honestly stunned
  • The new services you know about
  • China’s tallest building open for business
  • In today’s Australian Tribune: China Plays the Racism Card’

Christmas is less than two weeks away. And 2018 looms just around the corner.

If you’re like me, 2017 raced past in a bit of a blur. In which case, you likely have most of your Christmas shopping left to do too.

It’s easy to let time slip past unremarked. Until something big comes up to remind you that it’s not 2013 anymore.

For me, that big event is our new Alliance Partner offer. Publisher Kris Sayce wrote to you about that offer in yesterday’s Port Phillip Insider. He shared his own experience from 2015.

Yet it brought me right back to 2013.

More after the markets.


Overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 56.87 points, or 0.23%.

The S&P 500 rose 8.49 points, or 0.32%.

In Europe, the Euro Stoxx 50 index finished down 9.24 points, or 0.26%. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 gained 0.80% and Germany’s DAX lost 30.05 points, or 0.23%.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index is down 31.82 points, or 0.14%. And China’s CSI 300 is down 0.54%.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 is up 11.12 points, or 0.19%.

On the commodities markets, West Texas Intermediate crude oil is US$57.94 per barrel. Brent crude is US$64.69 per barrel.

Gold is trading for US$1,242.79 (AU$1,652.21) per troy ounce. Silver is US$15.75 (AU$20.94) per troy ounce.

One bitcoin is worth US$16,734.68.

The Aussie dollar is worth 75.22 US cents.

I was honestly stunned

On 4 November, 2013, I kicked off my first day as an editor with Port Phillip Publishing.

I’d only just moved to Melbourne from the Adelaide Hills a week earlier. My wife was eight months pregnant. Our new house was a maze of boxes. And Dan Denning, who you may recall was our publisher at that time, showed me to my desk at the Albert Park HQ and wished me well.

Two weeks later my daughter was born.

By the time I returned to work in early December, Dan told me about this new idea Port Phillip Publishing was trialling. It was called Alliance. Dan said that for a one-time fee, Alliance members would get all of our publications.

Back then we had seven paid advisory services. To subscribe to all of them would have cost you a bit over $3,000 for one year.

I thought the bundled offer was a great idea. I also thought it was a one year deal. (Between the new job, new house and new baby, my head was still spinning.)

When I found out it wasn’t just for one year but for life, I was honestly stunned. Especially as you can bequeath your Alliance Partnership to your spouse, children, or grandchildren.

In 2013, some of our more sceptical readers wrote in with their doubts as well. Some accused us of a money grab. They thought a lifetime offer indicated our business was surely in trouble. That our company’s lifetime might be measured in months, not years. Certainly not intergenerational…

Fast forward four years and I expect those doubts have been well and truly put to rest. Port Phillip Publishing has just enjoyed its third record breaking year in a row. And we now have 18 paid advisory services in our Alliance Partner offer.

To subscribe to all of them for just one year would cost you upwards of $25,000.

Now I’ll go on record as saying those 18 services are worth every penny. But I also understand that paying $25,000 per year adds up to $100,000 in just four years. No chump change, that.

Which is where the Alliance Partnership comes in. You pay just one time — significantly less than $25,000 — along with a small annual maintenance fee and get all 18 paid services for life.

Plus every other service we ever launch.

(Get all the details here.)

With six new advisories launched in 2017 alone, that’s no small promise. And having just had a chat with Kris Sayce, I can tell you there are at least four new projects in the pipeline for 2018.

Likely more.

The new services you know about

If you’re a regular reader of Port Phillip Insider, you’re likely aware of the six new services we launched this past year.

If you’re a regular reader and don’t know about them…I haven’t been doing my job very well!

Part of the goal here at Port Phillip Insider is to bring you leading insights from all of our editors.

I can’t generally share any specific stock recommendations they’re making in their services. But I do try and share the broader ideas that they’re feeling greedy or fearful about. That way, if you don’t subscribe to their newsletters, you can still go out and do your own research.

Another objective is to keep you up to date with our full suite of investment services. And yes, to encourage you to read the detailed promotional material so you can decide for yourself if these services suit your own investing needs.

As 2017 passed in the blink of an eye, here’s a quick recap of our six newest services:

  • Sam Volkering’s Secret Crypto Network
  • Ryan Dinse’s Exponential Stock Investor
  • Greg Canavan’s IPO Investor
  • Kris Sayce’s Crash Market Investor
  • Sam Volkering’s Crypto Tech Investor
  • Ryan Dinse’s Extreme Crypto Trader

Hopefully you took the time to look into each one of these when they first came out. Perhaps you then subscribed to one or more of them.

But I’ll wager you didn’t subscribe to all of them. Especially as four of these are premium services (IPO Investor, Crash Market Investor, Crypto Tech Investor, and Extreme Crypto Trader). A one year subscription to these four services alone would have cost you around $10,000.

Understandably this can create a sense of FOMO…fear of missing out.

Unless you’re an Alliance Partner.

Our Alliance Partners received every one of these new services on the day they launched. And it didn’t cost them one extra dollar.

Now you should know that Kris only opens the door to new Alliance Partners once or twice per year. And never for long.

This time around that door closes next Monday, 18 December, at midnight AEST. I’m not sure when it opens again. But odds are we’ll have more investment services on offer by then. And the Alliance Partnership cost will most likely go up to reflect that.

But not, of course, for existing Alliance Partners.

To lock in your lifetime membership…or just to see what all the buzz is about…go here.

China’s tallest building open for business

Do you know the significance of new, record setting skyscrapers?

I ask because at 632 metres in height, the world’s second tallest building — and China’s tallest — has opened for business in Shanghai.

From Bloomberg:

After more than two years of red tape that kept tenants from moving in, China’s tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower, has been quietly opening and filling office space.

More than 60 companies now occupy office space on its 128 floors — including some big names in China finance, such as Ant Financial, controlled by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s billionaire founder Jack Ma.’

The number one spot still goes to Dubai’s 828 metre, 163 story Burj Khalifa, which opened in 2010.

Not to be outdone, Saudi Arabia plans to eclipse this with their Kingdom tower. It’s planned to be completed in 2020, to become the world’s new tallest building.

I’m not sharing this for mere trivia. But because tracking the construction of mega projects like the tallest skyscrapers can give you crucial insight into the state of the global economy. And where we are in the real estate — and therefor stock market — cycle.

It’s one of many points Phil Anderson explains in Cycles, Trends, and Forecasts.

And it’s among the reams of data Phil and his team use to time their stock recommendations in Time Trader.

Time Trader is not currently accepting any new subscribers. However, the exclusive service is included as part of the Alliance Partnership.

Find out the complete, limited time offer here. And never suffer from FOMO again.

In today’s Australian Tribune: China Plays the Racism Card’

Well that didn’t take long.

The Australian media examines the long arm of the Chinese government meddling in Australia’s domestic affairs, and they’re immediately branded racist.

In today’s ultra-politically correct atmosphere it’s a smart play by Beijing. Even if many Australians will view the accusation with scepticism, it should go over well within China…’

The Australian Tribune is Port Phillip Publishing’s new, politically oriented newsletter and website.

If you’re fed up with reading sanitised, politically correct dogma cut and pasted from one mainstream source to another, then The Australian Tribune is for you.

And it’s absolutely free.

Sign up here to get The Australian Tribune delivered free to your inbox five days per week.