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Last week, I was at an investor conference in Switzerland. As is typical these days, one of the big topics was investing in the emerging markets.
If you’re like me, you’ve been invested in mining companies or oil producers the last couple of months because you expected a return to the strong commodity prices of early 2011. But if that’s the case, like me, you’re hurting.
I recently had an interesting conversation with a representative of the World Gold Council. We were talking about the role of gold as a strategic asset – how holding gold can help you survive and thrive in the current spate of economic turbulence.
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.
I’ll be blunt. I have no time for Communists. Theoretically, Communism is just plain dumb. But on a practical level, it’s even worse.
Today, I’m going to show you why dividend growth stocks are the closest to a sure thing that exists in the stock market. They’re the only source of return you can count on to rise every year. They’re unbeatable investments.
A lot of people are worried about the direction of the world right now. Greece looks set to default. China is fending off allegations of securities fraud. And back in the U.S. there are fears of a double-dip recession.
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Most people think winning in the markets is all about picking the right stocks. It’s not. Winning in the markets is all about having a plan…and sticking to that plan even when things appear to go wrong.
New York university professor Nouriel Roubini is hardly Mr. Sunshine. The New York Times famously dubbed him “Dr. Doom.” And for good reason. On Sept. 7, 2006, he stood in front of an audience of IMF economists and told them a crisis was coming.
Last week, I talked about the current super cycle in global growth. This has been triggered by the expanding middle class, along with rapid urbanization and industrialization, in emerging economies.
There’s a special art to drinking beer in Brazil. One of my favorite haunts is Bar Filial in the Vila Madalena neighborhood of São Paulo. Sit at a table there, and it will be mere seconds before a waiter in a starched white jacket and a black bowtie glides up to you with a tray of recently-pulled draft beers.
Owning physical gold and silver in the form of coins and bullion will help to conserve your purchasing power as paper money loses its value. But where do you store it?
The 2008 collapse of Lehman Bros ignited a financial meltdown that resulted in widespread bank failures and caused the Dow to lose 18% of its value in just one week.
Although you wouldn’t know it from tuning into CNBC or opening the Wall Street Journal, the world is actually in a new “super cycle” of growth.
The trend is up. This may sound odd. After all, a lot of investors are pretty gloomy these days. In America, house prices continue to head south… about 1 in 10 people remain unemployed… and Washington is in disarray over what to do about its spiraling debt problem.
When I was in my early 20s, I saw the NYSE trading pits for the first time on TV. I was immediately hooked. I couldn’t wait to start my financial career and someday visit these pits in person.
By investing in emerging markets, you are investing in growth that hasn’t happened yet. Future growth, in other words.
I have a friend in London. He’s in the property business. And he’s a smart guy. He recently came by some money through an inheritance. And he wanted to invest in an equities fund of some sort.
The best way to make life-changing profits is to buy stocks in overseas growth markets. But before you invest a single dime in stocks you need to know some investment basics.
Macio Mello is about as close to a “rock-star geologist” as you can get. In July 2009, his Brazilian oil- and gas-exploration company had a 277 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). In February of this year, thanks to Mellos’ expert geological mapping, it had a 6.6 billion BOE.
Heat waves… forest fires… mass migration… disruption to the lives of hundreds of millions of people… global conflict… This is the dire warning of professor Lord Stern of the London School of Economics following the news that greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year.
Earlier this week, I talked about the most important big trend in the world: the growing pressure on our finite natural resources as populations and wealth grow in the emerging economies. Today, I want to tell about how to play this trend.
What happens next? The answer is nobody knows. But as investors, we’re always trying to answer this elusive question.
This week you’ve heard about two ways to profit from the explosive growth in overseas markets. There’s a third important element to a global investing strategy – making sure you are diversified outside of the U.S. dollar.
My job takes me all over the world. So far this year, I’ve traveled on your behalf to visit Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Brazil. And we’re not even at the halfway point yet!
Macio Mello is about as close to a “rock-star geologist” as you can get. In July 2009, his Brazilian oil- and gas-exploration company, HRT Participações, had a 277 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).
The dollar is in trouble. And as the Federal Reserve floods the market with fine-quality, colored paper to pay down our enormous $14 trillion debt, we cannot be surprised that the dollar’s day of reckoning is inching closer.
At International Living Investor we have a simple mission: to help you profit from the world outside of America’s borders. And to do that we look at three specific types of investment.
Back in my late 20s, I had a good friend named Smutri. I met her at the stock brokerage firm where we both worked. Soon after we met, Smutri got engaged and started planning her wedding.
Things have turned ugly for the dollar again. As I told you on Monday, the dollar has been enjoying a short–term rally…rising against other world currencies.
America is a great country. But its economic dominance is waning. In fact, according to a top-level report by the International Monetary Fund, adjusting for exchange rates, it will lose its spot as world’s No. 1 economy to China by 2016.
This will bring with it profound changes. In particular, it will mean lower standards of living in the U.S. and a steady loss of purchasing power in the dollar.
This report contains three simple steps to take now to protect and grow your savings as this big shift in power and wealth takes place. Think of it as a road map to a more secure and profitable future.
As much of the world pays attention to growth prospects in China, we identify another country that remains under most investors’ radars and yet is one of the best performers in terms of stock market gains.
I’m sure you’ve read the reports. They read like a John Grisham thriller… One of the world’s most powerful statesmen… Accusations of sexual assault in a $3,000 New York hotel room… A last-minute arrest onboard an Air France jet on the tarmac at JFK airport…
I recently wrote about a new divide that separates the world. On one side of this divide you have countries that rely for their survival on imports of natural resources. On the other you have countries that rake in massive profits from natural resource exports.
Growing up, when I got into an argument with my mother, she would sometimes resort to the nuclear option, her tried-and-true conversation stopper. Putting her hands on her hips and using the worst faux Southern accent imaginable, she’d say, “Well if you’re so damn smart, why aren’t you rich?”
I’ve been beating the drum on commodities lately. My message: The recent plunge in prices would be short lived. The long-term trend for higher prices remains intact.
To hear the mainstream media tell it, the commodities bubble has burst. Don’t you believe it. Commodities prices will be back. In fact, 12 months to 24 months from now, gold, silver and other commodities will be trading at higher prices than they were just a few weeks ago – when they were trading at record levels.
North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. Less than 4 in every 100 North Dakotans are out of work. It’s not just locals who have jobs, either. Last year, state officials were forced to declare a housing crisis because of all the people that have moved there for work.
There are three main routes into overseas markets. 1) You can invest in overseas stocks (or in domestic stocks that make a large portion of their profits from high-growth overseas markets).