Archives February 2012 / Asset Protection

Rigged US Inflation Rates = Negative Interest Rates – Here’s a Solution

Rigged US Inflation Rates = Negative Interest Rates – Here’s a Solution

by Richard Benkert, Panama Offshore Legal Washington has already run the printing press enough to raise the consumer price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) to 3.9% for the year (as of the end of September), the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W) to 4.4% for the year, and the producer price index (PPI) to 6.9% for the year. As statistician John Williams (s... »

Your 2nd Home – Offshore

Your 2nd Home – Offshore

by Mark Nestmann Owning real estate in another country provides many benefits for U.S. investors: A non-reportable offshore asset (if owned individually). A refuge in times of political or economic uncertainty. The possibility for profit from rental income or if the value of the property appreciates. In one country (St. Kitts and Nevis), purchase of “qualifying” real estate entitles you to acquire... »

White, Grey, and Black Passports:  What’s the Difference?

White, Grey, and Black Passports: What’s the Difference?

by Phillip Thomas, Expat Extraordinaire I am frequently asked by folks about how to acquire a 2nd passport.  As you may imagine there are a multitude of ways to acquire one, some good, some bad, some ugly.  In this article we will discuss a general overview of what I consider the 3 categories of 2nd passports and how they are acquired. For the purpose of this article, I have classified them into 3... »

Breaking the Chains of Financial Slavery

Breaking the Chains of Financial Slavery

by Mark Ford We recently received an email from Jorge Izquierdo Jr., a subscriber, who complained that “all the material being covered [in The Palm Beach Letter] is for long-term investing. What about short term? I’ve been trying to free my family and myself from the chains of slavery for far too long now. Show me the truth.” Jorge’s question reveals the problem I was trying to address in my essay... »

The Latest Plan to Dip into your Retirement Account

The Latest Plan to Dip into your Retirement Account

by Jeff Schneider, CPA We may have taken a brief hiatus from our weekly missives, but Congress didn’t stop positioning themselves for a right to your retirement account. In the most recent, little discussed, proposal, Senator Baucus wants you to change your beneficiary to the government. Although they’re already entitled to a good piece of any tax-deferred retirement plan (~40% between... »

Three Conservative Stocks to Play the Stock Market Rally

Three Conservative Stocks to Play the Stock Market Rally

by Scott Rubin Don’t look now, but the stock market is in rally mode and investors have good reason to smile after the roughly 90 point jump in the S&P 500 to begin 2012. Despite the optimism and bullish sentiment, however, many of the world’s top investors continue to warn of extreme risks in the capital markets. The most notable of these is George Soros, but I can think of at lea... »

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Precious Metals

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