Archives for January, 2015

199 Days of Hell

Just after I signed the publishing agreement for my first book, The Colder War, I realized how much research I was going to end up doing, specifically in areas that I never thought would be so integral to my subject area: energy and mining. Along the way, I came across some fascinating events that were […]

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An Often Overlooked Predator: State Governments and Income Taxes

International Man is all about making the most of your personal freedom and financial opportunity around the world. To do this, by definition, you must minimize the amount of money any government takes from you. Unlike every other country in the world, the US successfully taxes its nonresident citizens on their global income. This means […]

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Outside the Box: 2015 Investment Themes

  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” says my friend Gary Shilling as he kicks off today’s Outside the Box. He’s referring to his investment themes for 2015. He first gives us 11 reasons to continue favoring long Treasury bonds. That’s an obvious play for him if you know his view, but it’s nevertheless […]

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Are You Sure You Want to Delete This?

As I sat in my office with tears streaming down my cheeks, my wife walked in and asked, “What’s wrong?” After a short sniffle, I blurted out, “I just deleted Dad!” The absurdity of my remark hit us both, and we burst out laughing. Dad had been dead for over two years. Closing out even […]

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The Age of Intervention Continues

One key perk to working alongside investing seers is the opportunity to ask them the big questions. Wondering what lies ahead, I asked Casey Research Chief Economist Bud Conrad and technical analyst Dominick Graziano to share their views on what investors should expect in 2015. These two gentlemen blow me away. Bud can make big-picture […]

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How to Find the Best Offshore Banks

It’s hard to think of a topic where following the conventional wisdom can be more dangerous. And that topic is banking. It’s generally accepted as an absolute truth by the public and most financial experts that putting your money in a domestic bank is a safe and responsible thing to do. After all, if anything […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: How Global Interest Rates Deceive Markets

  “You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride “In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it […]

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10 Reasons Why You Need an Offshore Bank Account

You may have wondered: “What’s the difference between having a bank account at Bank of America and having an offshore bank account?” The truth is, there’s possibly all the difference in the world. Here are the top 10 reasons why you need an offshore bank account. Reason #1: Dilute Your Political Risk Doug Casey has […]

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Can a Doublewide Save Your Retirement?

The rumors are true: Florida is full of 55-plus communities with rows of doublewide mobile homes. The nicer ones have amenities like golf courses, swimming pools, clubhouses… you name it. As you’d expect, the living cost is modest. But here’s the part that blows people away: many of the people who live in these communities […]

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Outside the Box: The Cult of Central Banking

  In today’s Outside the Box, good friend Ben Hunt informs us that we have entered the cult phase of the Golden Age of the Central Banker: We pray for extraordinary monetary policy accommodation as a sign of our Central Bankers’ love, not because we think the policy will do much of anything to solve […]

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