Archives November 2011 - Asset Protection

Why are Watching Spreads in Commodity Futures Important?

As a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, the person interviewing me often is perplexed as to why I spend so much time watching, trading, studying, and talking about spreads in commodities. First of all, some basic definition of a commodity spread is important.  The most basic definition of what I am referring to as a “spread” is the difference in price between the various contract months of a commodity. ... »

Why We Won’t Protest

I hope I’m wrong about this. If the theory pans out — if we are following the right clues — we are in trouble. Big trouble over the long haul. We’ve all heard the old-school definition of inflation — too much money chasing too few goods. It is a simple and easy-to-understand concept. Now… what if the same is true on the stock market? Too much money… and too few stocks? Think about it. Thirty years... »

A Simple Analogy for a Mega-Trend in your Retirement

Protect your Retirement Assets from Nationalization 70 million US taxpayers are set to retire in the next 19 years.  That’s over 10,000 retirement parties every single day. This, along with the ongoing economic turmoil, leads to many dynamic changes to businesses and individual’s daily lives.  There is no doubt the baby boomer generation will shift their spending patterns creating a shift in the e... »

My 20 Rules for Trading

Asset Protection and Wealth Creation Strategies – Trading 101 I usually try to catch three or four trend changes a year, which might generate 50-100 trades, and often come in frenzied bursts. Since I am one of the greatest tightwads that ever walked the planet, I only like to buy positions when we are at the height of despair and despondency, and traders are raining off the Golden Gate Bridge. Sim... »

Incorporating In Hong Kong

On July 1st, 1997 sovereignty was transferred from England to Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, thus ending 156 years of British Colonial rule. Hong Kong has the highest degree of autonomy under China’s new “one country, two systems” policy and is considered to be the “2nd most politically stable country in Asia” by the Political & Economic Risk Co... »

I’m Mad as Hell…

…and I’m not going to take it anymore. This is the sentiment expressed around the US through the recent ‘Occupy Wall Street (OWS)’ movement that seems to be flaring tempers on both sides of the argument. Living in Eastern Europe, I am somewhat sheltered from this, but with Facebook and all of the news outlets it’s impossible to avoid the implications of what’s going on with this movement. The OWS ... »

Free Privacy

A lot of people think that they should be able to get free privacy on the Internet. In this article I’ll tell you, step by step, how to do it. This is an odd thing for me to do, since I sell Internet privacy, but I want you to be protected one way or another. My service couldn’t handle every reader of this column anyway; we keep our system small enough to manage. I’ll start with a short, important... »

The Best Presidential Candidate No One’s Heard Of

Gary Johnson is running for the Republican nomination for president. If you didn’t know that, you’re not alone. Precious few people do. He is the longest of long shots, with little money, a bare-bones grassroots organization and parsimonious media coverage, to say the least. He has had to fight through the indignity of being uninvited to most of the candidates’ debates. When polls are taken about ... »

The Trust Protector’s Role in Offshore Asset Protection

How to Properly Use a Trust Protector with Offshore Asset Protection What is a trust protector? What are the duties and powers of a trust protector? Trust Protector(s) can be someone close to family or your accountant, CPA or lawyer. When presenting potential clients with different asset protection options, systems, and strategies, one of the questions asked is if I would be willing to act as thei... »

How to Guarantee Your Retirement

Protect your Retirement Assets in Panama They say humans are distinctly different from other species by their ability to think and plan ahead, yet the majority of us seem to imitate our animal cousins when it comes to planning our retirements.  We choose to depend on our broke governments to provide for our later years through our Social Security Ponzi schemes, or through our upside down retiremen... »

Protect your Real Estate Assets Like the Uber-Rich

Protect your Real Estate Assets Like the Uber-Rich

By Bobby Casey In my consulting business, I frequently work with real estate investors who are interested in creating a bulletproof asset protection plan to shield themselves from predatory litigation.  From my viewpoint, real estate investors have one of the highest risk profiles of any business person. Clearly the world is more litigious today than it was just 10 years ago.  I call this phenomen... »

Send Your Portfolio Around the World

Send Your Portfolio Around the World

From the comfort of your own home this holiday season By Sara Nunnally, Editor, Inside Investing Daily Ah, the holidays… Turkey, ham and all the eggnog you can stomach. For me, that’s not much! But it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. It’s also time to start preparing for the new year. One of the resolutions folks pledge most — aside from losing all that holiday ... »

Protect Your Retirement Now

Protect Your Retirement Now

by Jon Hanna, Panama Offshore Legal Services, Inc. Money is a very interesting subject.  Apostle Paul said “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.”.  George Bernard Shaw says “The LACK of money is the root of all evil.”. Some people see making money as a game.  Donald Trump says “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”. ... »

Hedgefund Manager’s Report from China

Hedgefund Manager’s Report from China

by John Thomas – The Mad Hedgefund Trader I am writing this from the back of a taxi in Hong Kong’s Central district. My meetings with assorted bankers, hedge fund managers, Taipans, and the press stretched on longer than expected, with the result that I am now stuck in rush hour traffic on the way to the airport. So I might as well use the time productively and sum up my thoughts on my recent trip... »

Investing as a Retiree in a Zero Interest Market

Investing as a Retiree in a Zero Interest Market

by Paul Quintaro, Benzinga Things are tough for retirees. Many may have lost a significant portion of their savings in the stock market crash of 2008. Even worse, most of those investors may have been too fearful to re-enter the market—numbers show that many retail investors still have not returned—and thereby missed out on the opportunity to regain their losses in recent years as the market has r... »

Offshore IRA’s: Here’s the Scoop

Offshore IRA’s: Here’s the Scoop

By Jeff Schneider, PassportIRA Not a day goes by without speaking with someone seeking to diversify their assets into foreign jurisdictions. It’s one of the most rewarding parts of working with clients who have made the decision to take control of their hard earned savings. However, there are many misconceptions when it comes to how to accomplish these priorities. Many of these may disagree ... »

Strange Doings on the Internet

Strange Doings on the Internet

by Paul Rosenberg, Cryptohippie There are always strange things happening on the Internet, of course, but I want to make you aware of a few in particular. The first is police surveillance – local police departments getting in on the surveillance game. At a recent trade show, one company was advertising “surveillance that fits in your backpack” to police departments. Their ad concluded with: “Contr... »

The Transatlantic Panic

The Transatlantic Panic

By James Turk In recent months the European sovereign debt crisis has acquired a transatlantic scope. The political posturing in the summer surrounding the debate to increase the US government’s debt limit has highlighted the fragility of its financial position. That awakening in turn led to the US government losing its triple-A status as well as a greater awareness that numerous US states and loc... »

Is Gold Still the Answer for Investors?

Is Gold Still the Answer for Investors?

By Bud Conrad, Casey Research Though late to the party as usual, the proverbial man on the street – along with members of mainstream media and Wall Street heavyweights – is finally waking up to the decade-long, 700% increase in the price of gold, joining a growing buzz around the monetary metal. From questions whether gold is in a bubble to predictions that soaring prices are just around the corne... »

The Value of Holding Cash in Dollars!

The Value of Holding Cash in Dollars!

by Barry Goss – Managing Editor & Publisher, The Wealth Vault Back in March (2011), a Wealth Vault member asked: “Barry, in the March 15th member update, you again gave us some reasons as to why we should hold cash in certain safe, income-producing IVs. “But in all honesty, where’s the benefit to me if those profits are coming back to me in dollars — a currency that is about to fal... »

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