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How Can You Invest in Foreign Companies?

There are several good reasons to make investments outside of the USA. If the USA gets involved in a trade war you might want to have assets in other nations. And, of course, the US stock market has had a great run but is well past over-priced and already starting to correct. The old saying is that there is always a bull market somewhere and investing offshore is one way to make sure that you do not miss out.
An excellent idea and the first of our three reasons to diversify your investments offshore is to avoid having all your investment […]

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Are There Too Many High Tech Stocks in the S&P 500?

Last year we asked if you were an active or passive investor. As the stock market approaches or perhaps has reached a turning point is there a problem with passive investing in index funds that track the S&P 500?
As the stock market rally grows older the time will come when the high tech and large cap stocks that are leading will have problems. Then passive investors who simply put money in a fund that tracks the S&P 500 will be in trouble.
Solid fundamental analysis will tell today’s investor to diversify his or her portfolio and look for investments like consumer […]

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Is It Time to Sell GM?

GM was the biggest corporation in the world back in its heyday. And then, decades later, it went into bankruptcy during the first days of the Great Recession. GM is back on its feet but what is its future? We asked is GM a good investment in an article 7 years ago.
Despite expectations of an opening stock price for the GM IPO of $33 the stock opened at nearly $35.50. The question, “is GM a good investment,” seemed to be answered with a resounding, “yes.” The stock rose to nearly $36 within minutes until profit taking took the new General […]

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What Does Arming Ukraine Do to Investment in Russia?

The situation in Ukraine continues to worsen. Now the USA wants to send advanced defensive weaponry to Ukraine to counter state of the art Russian armor being used by Russian soldiers posing as Ukrainian separatists. USA today reports that German Chancellor Merkel, on her visit to Washington, believes that if the West arms Ukraine that […]

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When Will Oil Stocks Recover?

A brief rise in oil prices was aborted when the American Petroleum Institute reported that stocks of oil in the USA rose by six million barrels last week. Reuters reports how a brief oil rally was cut short. Brent crude oil fell by almost $2 on Wednesday after a new build in U.S. crude stock […]

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Swiss Franc Investment Fallout

If you are a European homeowner, especially in Eastern Europe, who has a mortgage denominated in Swiss francs you are up the proverbial creek without a paddle! The BBC reports that 37% of all mortgages in Poland are denominated in francs and the franc just went up in value by more than twenty percent against […]

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Investment in Panama

As the Panama Canal expansion progresses we revisit offshore investment ideas that we published in 2012.  In that article we noted that: The Panama Canal Expansion will soon funnel much more trade through the old Panama Canal. The country never had a recession after 2008. When things were most bleak elsewhere Panama had a 3.5% […]

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Panama Canal Expansion Update September 2014

The Panama Canal Expansion is back on track with completion of all phases expected in 2016. When this major construction project is finished it will more than double the cargo capacity of the century old canal. When finished the expanded Panama Canal will change shipping patterns and affect ports up and down the East Coast […]

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Basics of Successful Investing IV

Basics of Successful Investing IV is the last in our series. We wrote about getting your financial house in order and making some basic decisions about why you are investing and how much money you are willing to put at risk in Basics of Successful Investing I. Our advice in Basics of Successful Investing II […]

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Invest in Argentina

With the recent default by Argentina on sovereign debt payments it may seem a strange time to look at how to invest in Argentina. But, the old adage is to invest when there is blood in the streets. The point of this quote from Baron Rothschild is that when things look their worst in when […]

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