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Republic of Singapore New Offshore Investing

Republic of Singapore New Offshore Investing

The Republic of Singapore has the tripartite distinction of being a small island, a city and an independent country, all in one. Located just a few miles north of the equator in the Far East, this former British colony has Malaysia and Indonesia as neighbors. Our associates at the international travel guide Lonely Planet give…

Colombia’s Change & New Allure

Colombia’s Change & New Allure

What comes to mind when one hears the name of this Latin American country — Colombia? For too many, Colombia means unpleasant thoughts of cocaine drug lords, a seemingly endless war against terrorist guerillas or perhaps the benign American TV commercial for Juan Valdez and his coffee-toting burro. I’ve just returned from a pleasurable week…

The Little-Known Trick for Tax-Free Gains

The Little-Known Trick for Tax-Free Gains

Even with the big drop this week, some people have made a lot of money in the stock market this year. Certain small-cap technology and pharmaceutical stocks, for example, saw gains up to 2,000% from the beginning of the year to their top in mid-September. Some investors continue to hold those stocks, of course. But…

Negative Interest Rates Are Rational … and They’re Here to Stay

Negative Interest Rates Are Rational … and They’re Here to Stay

Article Highlights: Economist John Maynard Keynes showed interest rates affect employment and economic growth. Germany recently sold over $920 billion worth of 30-year bonds at an interest rate of negative 0.11%. Negative interest rates point to a possible breakdown in economic theory. In 1971, President Richard Nixon shocked economists. He famously said: “We’re all Keynesians…

Scared Money Is Selling Oil – How to Profit on Oil Price in February

Scared Money Is Selling Oil – How to Profit on Oil Price in February

Story Highlights Fear around the spread of the coronavirus is pushing oil prices lower. But there are signs that oil will rebound. John Ross shares how to grab double-digit gains on oil’s rally by March. On January 8, I predicted the price of crude oil would fall as much as 10%. But I was wrong….

Lumber Prices Are Falling, Spelling Trouble for the Economy

Lumber Prices Are Falling, Spelling Trouble for the Economy

Editorial Director’s Note: Hope you all had a wonderful New Year. We’ve officially stepped into 2019, and in the spirit of transitions, I’m excited to announce that you’ll now be able to follow Michael Carr’s expert analysis in our other daily publication, Sovereign Investor Daily. Be sure to continue tuning in there to discover what…

The Media Can’t Stop Bitcoin’s Next 1,000% Rally

The Media Can’t Stop Bitcoin’s Next 1,000% Rally

Investor Insights: If only I knew then what I know now. The year was 2003. I was managing a proprietary trading desk on Wall Street. The dot-com bubble had blown up a few years earlier, and the stocks that had led the mania (Amazon, Yahoo and AOL) were radioactive to trade. Investors who had bought…

Beat the Fed’s Quantitative Easing With This High-Yielding ETF

Beat the Fed’s Quantitative Easing With This High-Yielding ETF

During the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, the Federal Reserve began using a program known as quantitative easing (QE). This entailed creating money in order to purchase government debt securities. Through multiple rounds of QE over the past decade, the Fed’s balance sheet has ballooned to over $4 trillion. The Fed’s assets are…

2 Great Real Estate Stocks for the New Year

2 Great Real Estate Stocks for the New Year

Editorial Director’s Note: This holiday week, we’re looking back on the past year and sending you some of the best content from the past 12 months. As a great addition to this special series, Brian Christopher updated his top real-estate article below. We hope you enjoy it. We’ll be back the week of Monday, December…

Coronavirus Sell-Off Will Ignite the Next Rally: How to Prepare

Coronavirus Sell-Off Will Ignite the Next Rally: How to Prepare

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened nearly 1,900 points lower Monday morning as the coronavirus continues to spread. There was so much selling that the New York Stock Exchange had to halt trading for 15 minutes. But the market doesn’t often give you opportunities like this. In today’s 10-minute Market Insights, my colleague Ian King…