To Russia with Love-- Discover the diversity of Russia
From the mighty steppes in the north… to the rugged tundra…to the icy, Arctic Siberia…Russia is such a diverse country it spans two continents and nine time zones. There is a little of every climate and terrain here. The iconic Red Square in Moscow or the majestic cathedrals in St Petersburg are balanced out by the many museums, cafés and underground wine bars that make up these massive, yet distinctly bohemian cities. Russia’s legendary capital, Moscow, is not just the home of billionaires…but also of artists and writers…riches and creativity go side by side.
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Russia Fast Facts
Location: North Asia bordering the Arctic Ocean, extending to Eastern Europe
Country Code: 7
Time Zone: GMT+4 (Moscow)
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- BRICS: Time to Chase Blue-Chip Emerging-Market Stocks
Posted on August 24, 2012 by Chris Hunter
The best time to buy stocks and other assets is when investors are running scared. I’ve been banging this drum all year—especially when it comes to Europe. I believe the crisis there is about to throw up a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity for contrarian investors.
- Commodities…Buy Resource-Rich Russia at a Discount
Posted on November 24, 2011 by Chris Hunter
The day Warren Buffett became the world’s richest man for the first time, he went out and bought himself a hail-damaged Ford. Although the damage to the bodywork was mostly invisible, the dealer was offering a heavily discounted price. Buffett knew a deal when he saw one, and he snapped it up.
- Huge Upside Potential in This Deeply Unpopular Market
Posted on July 25, 2011 by Chris Hunter
Buy low. It’s a simple concept. But it’s downright difficult to execute.
As you know, the last six months haven’t been stellar for the emerging markets. But what you’ve got to understand is that you can’t base your investing decisions on what’s happened in the past. Because the markets don’t care about the past. They care about what will happen in the future.
- Crusaders, Lovers, and Witches–the Secret Gardens of Cahors
Posted on July 13, 2009 by International Living
Nostradamus studied here. The English and French battled over it during the 100 Years […]
- Growth in the U.S. has been largely a mirage; in Brazil, India, and Russia it is real!
Posted on August 27, 2008 by International Living
So far this year, practically everything is going down. The only exception is our favorite investment—property in developing countries.
- Building Wealth With BRICs—Profit From Globalization
Posted on June 25, 2008 by International Living
As summer temperatures keep rising, U.S. investors are feeling rather hot under the collar. The Dow Jones has fallen by 12% since October. House prices are in freefall. The price of gas is at a record. And the clowns in Washington seem to be doing everything they can to send the dollar the way of the dodo.
- It’s Not Too Late to Diversify Your Property Portfolio–Here’s How
Posted on October 16, 2007 by International Living
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 Many real estate “investors” in the United States are retreating […]
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