“A bait of gold hung temptingly before the people, and one after another they rushed to the tulip markets, like flies around a jar of honey. Nobles, citizens, farmers, mechanics, sailors , footmen, servants, even chimney sweeps and old drapers, dabbed in tulips.”
—Charles Mackay, Extraordinary popular delusions and madness of the crowds
By the mid-1600s, tulips had become fashionable in Europe.
The flower first made its way to the mainland from the Asian steppes via the ancient Silk Road trade routes. Its exotic scent, bell shape, and bright, bold hues of pink, orange, yellow, and red were unlike anything Europe had ever seen before. Demand among aristocrats skyrocketed. However, the flower required meticulous care to thrive in the colder climate.
Seizing an opportunity, local growers in Holland quickly learned to grow tulip bulbs that could withstand the harsher Dutch climate. Soon after, a thriving flower market like no other in the world would ever see again was born out of nowhere. The best flower growers could command huge prices for the hardiest varieties, reaching more than six times the average Dutchman’s annual salary for a single extra-rare bulb.
I don’t know how much you make per year, but imagine paying six times as much for a flower!
Demand and prices for tulips were so high that growers needed a way to protect themselves against unexpected headwinds, such as bad weather or pests, resulting in a less bountiful harvest. This need to protect their enormously popular industry spawned one of the first speculative trading markets of all time.
To hedge against risk in the event of a bad harvest or to make a little extra profit in light of good flower yields, tulip wholesalers started trading speculative tulip futures. At first, the negotiation of these contracts was very closely linked to the price of the actual tulip bulbs. But as demand continued to rise year after year, traders in these contracts found that their payouts were often 10, 50 or even 100 times the value of the flower itself.
A secondary market for tulips had officially emerged. This gave everyone from nobles and women to average townspeople the chance to get a slice of the incredible wealth at their fingertips. In fact, it was not uncommon for families to use their entire fortune to speculate in the tulip bulb market.
Imagine being a normal tavern owner and waking up the next day as rich as the nobility themselves!
Just as the tulip futures market created immense wealth for ordinary people, the basic principles of this amazing story can still be applied to today’s stock markets in a very similar way to produce incredible profits on relatively small investments.
Let me show you how.
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But here’s the really cool thing for any reader who’s multiplied their investment: they’ve also exponentially increased their returns. For example, in this same trade, if you had invested $860, that would have become $3,400, and an investment of $8,600 would have become $34,000…
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This kind of money could seriously change someone’s life.
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Just as it changed the daily life of many Dutch citizens when they used these same basic principles to get rich with Dutch tulips.
This is the power of asymmetry in its simplest form.
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After spending 10 years in the consumer technology reporting and educational publishing industries, Sean has since devoted himself to one of his original passions: identifying and capitalizing on the most lucrative opportunities market has to offer. As the former editor of several investment newsletters, he has covered virtually every market sector, from energy and technology to gold and cannabis. Over the years, Sean has provided his followers with the opportunity for many triple-digit wins, and today he continues his mission to provide followers with the best chance at big wins on Wall Street and beyond. beyond as an editor for Energy and Capital..
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