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August 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm in reply to: Non "Sovereign Man Confidential" sites, resources, forums #1616
Roger, thank you for sending that. The lifetime price is pretty inexpensive, so it’s a low risk investment.
Wow. Can’t see the value in that unfortunately. There had been talk about finding something to replace Tim Price but so far nothing has.
Bump this. If you’ve got overseas property you want to sell, feel free to list it with us!April 15, 2018 at 11:11 pm in reply to: Samsung Phones Caught Spying on Users, Apple Also Doing It on Smaller Scale #1594
Bumping this for all of the current relevancy with social media and other technology spying.
Update: I spoke to the person whose company was advertising it, and nothing about it seemed legitimate: gray market passport at best.April 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm in reply to: Non "Sovereign Man Confidential" sites, resources, forums #1587
There are starting to be a few more expat-related podcasts online. Unfortunately, the Nomad Capitalist podcast ceased producing, though the owner is still blogging and writing online. http://www.nomadcapitalist.com
Interested in hearing from any current SMC members. Any different feelings on Total Access now that Tim Price has left?July 1, 2017 at 12:52 am in reply to: Grenada Citizenship by Investment — a family-friendly choice #1546
ML, for what little it’s worth, I’ve heard no criticism of this plan in the news in Grenada. I’ve set a search engine to email me links to articles/web posts that discuss citizenship by investment. St. Lucia, which is along with Dominica, the cheapest option currently ($100,000) is constantly criticized by the opposition, with the opposition threatening to revoke some of the economic citizenships if they get into power. I’ve seen criticisms of Antigua as well, and even of St. Kitts. By contrast, I’ve not seen anything appear in the news critical of the Grenada program. Take it for what it’s worth.July 1, 2017 at 12:41 am in reply to: John Paulson purchases Harbour Lakes development within Palmas del Mar #1545
ML, no guesses or idea on my end. Unless the “current” U.S. agrees to let P.R. become a state, probably no effect.
Listened to a fund manager discuss frontier markets that go a step beyond emerging markets. He talked about Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Bangladesh, among others. Very informative.
I from time to time ask Rancho Santana’s real estate department to send me their latest offerings. Apparently the parent company has set up a loan fund. Previously, if you wanted to purchase a lot or a condo directly from Rancho Santana, it came with some owner financing. Now they’re offering financing for purchase of Rancho Santana properties from third parties within the development. I sound like a shill for it, but it’s a place that has improved every time I went there, and I’m ready to go back.
That’s a fair point. So far, what I’ve heard has been mainly “big picture.” However, so far, what I’ve listened to are the (free) podcasts, and a few of the emerging markets videos. They’re supposed to have an entire series on Bitcoin and Blockchain, and frankly the podcast they did on Bitcoin was one of the most informative and easiest to understand that I’ve found. So to answer your question, I’ve not come across anything yet that says something as concrete as “buy this stock up to $X,” but I’ve heard some nice big picture stuff that gives me ideas to go explore.
I’d say that’s a fair statement. Far as I can tell, I’ve not yet seen the investors realize returns yet on their investments in the private investments. With Tim Staermose’s investments, they’re much shorter term and appear to have earned some gains. The problem I have with things like his that I don’t have (or perhaps make) the time to constantly follow, meaning that I perhaps don’t buy when I should buy or get out when I should get out. If I took the time to stay up to date with his newsletter, it looks like I might do alright. Also, his theory seems to often be a sort of value arbitrage, which is something I can comprehend. He tries to find stocks in companies that have more cash in the bank than what their stock is selling for.
Hey, thanks. There are a number of reasons why that would be appealing, if legit. I already have an interest in Nicaragua, and love Rancho Santana, down in the south.
Roger I don’t have a problem with the proposed return. I guess it’s a matter of perspective: it’s the collateral that concerns me. Granted, I seem to recall that the company tried to build in pretty high buffers to account for diminution of value (i.e. you couldn’t borrow 95% of the alleged value of your wine collection), but I’d still be concerned about liquidating the collateral to be able to receive your money back.