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One of my favorite overseas markets to invest in for the long term is Chile. It’s a high-growth emerging market…and it’s a country that treats capital well. People often see emerging markets as Wild West-like frontiers where corruption is rife and the rule of law doesn’t exist. This can be true in some cases. But it’s not so in Chile.
To evaluate our seven countries for our Business Index 2011 we consulted seasoned entrepreneurs who’ve made the move and learned the ropes, as well as worked through in-country attorneys. We asked them about visa requirements, ﬁnancing, and how easy it was to set up a bank account. They told us about local taxes, business expenses, infrastructure and the local culture for doing business, Here is what they had to say…
Today I’m going to tell you that you should buy a Spanish phone company. Your friends may laugh at you. Let them. It’s easy to repeat Warren Buffett’s advice at dinner parties: “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” It’s harder to follow when it comes to your own portfolio. But that is exactly what I recommend you do with this Spanish company.
It’s a business in which the big players make millions. I’m talking about the guys on the billionaire lists. But you don’t have to be made of money to do what they do. For as little as $20,000, you can ride major global trends and pocket serious profits. I’m talking about investing in commercial real estate.
It’s easy to repeat Warren Buffett’s advice at dinner parties: “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” It’s harder to follow when it comes to your own portfolio.
Enduring the winter months in Northeast USA can be rough. The snow, sleet and cold always compels me to go someplace warm. I often dreamed of having my own tropical paradise to visit whenever I wanted…although the reality of it seemed so out of reach.
I was lucky, not smart, when I bought my first Paris apartment, but it was still the smartest thing I ever did. I simply didn’t want to move from my 17th-century pied-à-terre in Le Marais district when the owners wanted to sell.
With more than three in five U.S. workers in their 50s and 60s planning on working past 65 (and over half of them planning on working into their 70s and beyond), the American Dream continues to die a death. IL’s Chris Hunter offers some sound advice on what you can do to protect your retirement.
Dividend champions are particularly attractive if you’re nearing retirement or are already retired. That’s because on top of capital growth (what happens when the stock price rises) they allow you to create a passive income stream in your account.
The short-term rental market in Fortaleza, Brazil is strong right now. For example, in one recently completed building in the Iracema Beach area (where I’ve visited several times), condos rent for $100 per night.
I’ve greatly enjoyed writing International Living Investor and researching ways to tap into the fastest growing markets in the world. And I’ve hoped you’ve enjoyed reading.
But unfortunately the level of interest in a niche letter like International Living Investor has been too low to make it viable. And so with regret, we will not continue to publish it.
As a small parting gift I’d like to give you a report called 10 Rules to Remember for Overseas Investment Success. It’s yours to keep with my compliments.
Some things in life are simple. For instance, I do almost all my clothes shopping when stores are running their winter or summer sales. You get exactly the same stuff…only cheaper. If you’re a dedicated fashion follower, this won’t work.
We are usually focused on what is going on OUTSIDE America. But sometimes the situation INSIDE America becomes too serious to ignore. And this is one of those situations.
Buy low. It’s a simple concept. But it’s downright difficult to execute.
There’s special art to drinking beer in Brazil. One of my favorite haunts is Bar Filial in the Vila Madalena neighborhood of São Paulo.
One story the mainstream has missed is the recent rise in crude oil prices. As I type this, crude-oil futures contracts in New York are selling for $99 a barrel.
If you want your portfolio to grow, you have to go where the growth is. Find solid investments in high-growth economies that have the potential to earn you many times your principle back in profits.
To help you “go where the growth is” we’ve put together this special Quarterly Wealth Advisory on investing in one of the world’s most exciting overseas growth markets—Brazil.
It’s for serious investors who want to realistically boost their savings by investing in high growth potential companies in one of the world’s most promising overseas markets.
São Paulo – what a monster of a city! This was my first impression when I touched down in Guarulhos International Airport in April. This place makes the likes of L.A., Chicago and Toronto look small.
Dividends “pay you” to own a stock…they can give you a regular income and they can help you pick proﬁtable, mature companies that generate lots of cash. My favorite way to “get paid” dividends is in the Brazilian power-generating sector.
Some people just don’t understand gold or the role it plays in a post-financial crisis portfolio. Gold is interesting to us as global investors for three reasons.
The last decade hasn’t been kind to paper assets. Meanwhile, hard assets – such as oil, gold, copper and food commodities – have all been hitting record highs.
Most of the time, the talking heads on CNBC churn out nothing but “noise.” The kind of stuff that’s more likely to cloud your investing outlook than make it any clearer.
In this report you’ll learn about a new, game-changing trend that could completely alter world oil production forever…and make early investors in one “best of breed” company 895% gains.
I am talking about offshore oil exploration. Finding oil 30,000 feet below sea level. Under water, rock and miles of salt formations. No one says getting this oil is going to be easy…or cheap.
But thanks to new technology, and the help of talented geological experts, more and more offshore oil is being found every year. This is especially true over the past six years, as the major oil companies have dove deeper and deeper in hope of striking “black gold.”
In the future, the majority of new oil discoveries will be made in these waters. And the companies who can economically extract the hidden oil will create fortunes for far-sighted investors.
Brazil is one of the most promising emerging markets, thanks to a combination of huge natural resources reserves and a fast-growing consumer economy.
But what makes Brazil different to the other big resource rich emerging market, Russia? And what makes its consumer economy different to that of, say, China? What about claims that its new president is not business friendly enough? And what about the fear of rising inflation?
More important, how can U.S.-based investors gain exposure to the Brazilian growth story? What are the biggest and most bankable trends to invest? And what are the companies that best stand to profit from these trends?
Find the answers in this report.
If you’ve been following the financial news, you’ll know that global stock markets have been tanking this week.
Here’s something you won’t hear on CNBC… The recent rally in U.S. stocks was the sharpest such surge since 1644, just before the Ming Dynasty collapsed and an outbreak of bubonic plague claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in Europe.
The U.S. dollar is on painful path of collapse. I’ve dubbed this the “pesofication” of the U.S. dollar.
Today, I want to dig a little deeper into this topic. Because it is one of the best investment opportunities available to U.S.-based investors today. This is especially true, if you’re the type of person who has no interest in checking the market everyday.
I’m in Barcelona, Spain. I’m here to see firsthand what’s going on, as Europe lurches closer to full-on crisis.
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.
Subscribers to International Living magazine regularly learn of little-known retirement and investment opportunities, like the ones I’m about to reveal—straight from the current issue of the magazine…
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.