Are fossil fuels facing a perfect political and technological storm? After going nowhere for four years, agricultural businesses are surging. As a group, they just touched seven-year highs. But they remain under just about everyone’s radar. One reason nobody’s paying attention is that agricultural commodities are still in a terrible bear market. Corn, soybean, and wheat prices are all near multiyear lows. But a megamerger could put the sector back in the spotlight. US agribusiness giant Monsanto is trying to take over Swiss agrochemical maker Syngenta. The combined business would be dominant. It would be both the world’s largest crops chemical company and the world’s largest seed company. There’s massive upside in businesses that help feed the world. Ray Dalio, living hedge fund legend, recently bought stakes in three large fertilizer companies. Our flagship publication, The Casey Report, recommended investing in agribusiness in March. Our recommendation has quietly climbed 7%, and it’s still a buy. You can find out our favorite way to play agribusiness by taking The Casey Report for a risk-free test-drive. Make the World Your Investment Oyster There’s no such thing as a victimless crime. That includes the Fed’s control of interest rates. By suppressing interest rates to near zero, the Fed is starving millions of retirees of income. It’s one of the biggest swindles in history. It punishes savers and hard workers. And it helps borrowers and spenders… like the US government. But Senior Editor Nick Giambruno says there’s an easy way to escape the Fed’s shakedown: structure an individual retirement account (IRA) to invest globally. Our Going Global publication shows you how to set one up. It’s an easy and cheap process. And not only will you enjoy higher yields abroad, a host of new investment options will open up to you as soon as you untether your IRA from the United States. Make a Fortune in the Coming Crisis The 2008 crisis was the worst financial event since the Great Depression. Investors were terrified. Many panicked and sold all their stocks at exactly the wrong time. Not hedge fund manager Paul Mampilly. He knew the stock market crash was a once-in-a-century opportunity. The Templeton Foundation had just given Paul $50 million dollars to manage. And he did what most investors like to think they’ll do when a crisis hits, but which so few actually execute—he bought stocks when there was “blood in the streets.” It worked. By the end of 2009, the Templeton account was up 76%. Paul just launched a new research service called Professional Speculator. He thinks we’re on the verge of another stock market crash, and he plans to show readers how to swim against the current to make huge gains. But he doesn’t need a crisis to make money. Paul says one of his recent speculations could be among the best of his career. With a track record like his, that’s saying something. Click here to learn more about a risk-free trial subscription to Professional Speculator. Blips & Bogeys US crude oil inventories are rising again, as production spikes. Will IMF ruling crush U.S. dollar? (Expected Oct 20th) The International Monetary Fund is rumored to make a big announcement on Oct. 20th. It could initiate a transfer of wealth, unlike anything we’ve seen. And determine who in America gets rich in the years to come… and who struggles. Get all the facts about this announcement before it hits the wire – right here. — The Texas manufacturing massacre is getting even worse. Greece is all but bankrupt. But it wants to stay in the euro. Margin borrowing in China may be nearing its limit. The Clinton Foundation took FIFA money. A “sea of oil” is being stored on tankers. It’s a clear sign that the oil glut isn’t ending soon. Australia’s resource bonanza is truly over. Spending on projects has collapsed, falling a staggering 90% in just one month. Will Obama’s signature initiatives survive the courts? His healthcare, climate change, same-sex marriage, and immigration reforms are all under legal scrutiny. China is tentatively easing capital restrictions. Recommended Links An interesting explanation for why stock market crashes tend to happen in the fall. The #1 risk to U.S. seniors A Pentagon insider’s new book explains why we’re on the cusp of a major crisis that could wipe out the savings of millions. We bought over 1,000 books and want to send you a free hardback copy. Get it here.