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  • in reply to: Non "Sovereign Man Confidential" sites, resources, forums #1616

    wldeaton
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    Roger, thank you for sending that. The lifetime price is pretty inexpensive, so it’s a low risk investment.

    in reply to: Welcome SMC members #1599

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    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.

    in reply to: Classified ads are free #1595

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    Bump this. If you’ve got overseas property you want to sell, feel free to list it with us!


    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    Bumping this for all of the current relevancy with social media and other technology spying.

    in reply to: Nicaraguan Economic Citizenship #1588

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    Update: I spoke to the person whose company was advertising it, and nothing about it seemed legitimate: gray market passport at best.

    in reply to: Non "Sovereign Man Confidential" sites, resources, forums #1587

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    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

    in reply to: Welcome SMC members #1586

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    Interested in hearing from any current SMC members. Any different feelings on Total Access now that Tim Price has left?


    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    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.


    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    ML, no guesses or idea on my end. Unless the “current” U.S. agrees to let P.R. become a state, probably no effect.

    in reply to: RealVision TV #1530

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    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.

    in reply to: Rancho Santana Nicaragua #1527

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    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.

    in reply to: RealVision TV #1524

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    Roger:

    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.

    in reply to: The evolution of Sovereign Man Confidential #1523

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    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.

    in reply to: Nicaraguan Economic Citizenship #1522

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    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.

    in reply to: Welcome SMC members #1521

    wldeaton
    Keymaster

    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.

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