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The Danger of Uncertainty

See controversy and importance in a recent message. Our recent message “Are We 13 Months from Disaster?” looked at the risk to stock markets from three aspects of “Fake News”. The article pointed out that there has always been fake news that manipulated stock markets and quoted CNBC News to show the risk of fake […] [Read The Danger of Uncertainty]

Simply Smart

Here’s a way to be simply smarter. I was reading some thoughts written in the late 1800s by the Reverend Charles Kingsley, a priest of the Church of England, university professor social reformer and friend of Charles Darwin. Reverend Charles Kingsley Kingsley wrote: Never, if possible lie down at night without being able to say: […] [Read Simply Smart]

Smalltown North

Here’s unexpected profit potential growing in Smalltown USA. Almost a decade ago, in November 2009  I explained at this site why we were investing in Ashe County, North Carolina Last month’s message  looked at how this idea is paying off as workers flee big cities. Now we see another growing trend that surprised me but […] [Read Smalltown North]

Are We 13 Months From Disaster?

Are we on the verge of the biggest financial disaster seen in our time…. a disaster waiting to happen that’s likely to take place in less than 13 months? Could this wrath… that comes from fake news, change your life dramatically even this year? If so, you can be one of the few who use […] [Read Are We 13 Months From Disaster?]

Ecuador After the Demonstrations

This week Ecuador attorney Dr. Andres Cordova provides information about changes that have ended the demonstrations in Ecuador. Ecuador’s people are gentle and peace loving by nature.  The recent demonstrations were rougher by far than I would have imagined.  I suspect that social media and agitators intensified the turmoil, as they have in another place […] [Read Ecuador After the Demonstrations]

Is Retirement in Panama Right for You

Would you enjoy retirement  in Panama? This week our friend Jackie Lange at Panama Relocation Tours points out important retirement facts about Panama. Working on the beach the modern way Jackie Wrote: Is Retiring in Panama Right For You? It’s no secret that many Baby Boomers are worried about retirement. The average Social Security check […] [Read Is Retirement in Panama Right for You]

Survive the Odd Economic Cycle

Has a quantum economic shift taken place?  If so, old, proven methods of investing no longer work? This is the oldest chart I have in my files.  Asset allocation based on the economic cycle has been one of the most reliable ways to gauge how stock markets perform. This message looks at why this indicator […] [Read Survive the Odd Economic Cycle]

On the Ground – Ecuador Protests

Here’s some reports about Ecuador’s turmoil from people living there. After our last message about the protests in Ecuador, and the gentle nature of Ecuadorians, a reader sent this note: Gary, This is no longer a case of “gentle Ecuadorians” at roadblocks in a party mood. I’ve lived in EC for 6 years in Otavalo. […] [Read On the Ground – Ecuador Protests]

Digital Currency Backed by Gold

Some investors love crypto currencies.  Others love gold. Now they have come together, gold and blockchain technology. When it comes to blockchain technology, I am a Luddite. I have always prided myself as an early adopter.   During the 51 plus years I have been writing about global investing I have helped readers capture many trends […] [Read Digital Currency Backed by Gold]

Ecuador State of Emergency

Dr Andres Cordova reviewed the current Ecuador demonstrations in yesterday’s message.  After Andres article, a reader sent this note. Mr Scott, This turmoil as you state is a lot deeper than you are telling your viewers. The good news it is bringing Ecuador closer to a fantastic president-Jaime Nebot. The left as in Venezuela has […] [Read Ecuador State of Emergency]