Bull Market Expectation

28 Nov
Albin Egger-Lienz, Die Namenlosen (the Nameless), Vienna,, Heeresgeschichtliches Museum), 1916, Tempera on linen, 245 × 476 cm - Bull market

Q: Do you have an expectation of what will happen over the next few years in the gold market? A: Yes. I expect that after the low is in that we will have a three to five year bull market with prices dramatically higher than they are now. I have confidence in that expectation in […]

The True Meaning Of Thanksgiving

26 Nov
Leaf Hydrangea paniculata in autumn - Thanksgiving

This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, is when Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe to make a new start in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What is less appreciated […]

Asset Protection for American Retirement Savers

25 Nov
England and America. The visit of her majesty Queen Victoria to the Arctic ship Resolute - December 16th, 1856, to whom this engraving is by special permission respectfully dedicated by her obedient servants, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., an engraving by George Zobel after the artwork of William Simpson, showing the visit of en:Queen Victoria to the HMS Resolute, an Arctic ship that, having been lost to the ice, had recently been recovered by the Americans, and returned by them to the British - Retirement savers

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RULE WOULD ADD URGENTLY NEEDED PROTECTIONS FOR AMERICAN RETIREMENT SAVERS OVERVIEW Every year, retirement savers in the IRA market alone lose at least $17 billion in savings due to conflicted investment advice. Today’s retirement market functions quite well for the broker-dealers, insurance companies, and mutual fund complexes that reap billions of […]

Standard Bank helps clients bank smarter offshore

24 Nov
Colorful umbrellas at Caudan Waterfront Mall, Port Louis, Mauritius - Standard Bank

Standard Bank Group has enhanced its banking app to allow Offshore Group customers access to their offshore accounts while they are on the move. The app allows account holders to view balances and transaction history on a smartphone, and also make cross-currency payments between their Standard Bank accounts. New features released in the future will […]

Automatic Exchange of Information: What can YOU do about it?

22 Nov
Shasta Dam under construction, California - Automatic Exchange of Information

Taxpayers with offshore assets as well as financial institutions that hold them, will all face new challenges under the OECD’s updated Common Reporting Standard (CRS). The CRS, formally the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters, seeks to establish a global methodology for the sharing amongst tax authorities of data in […]

Congress wants to seize your passport for unpaid taxes starting January 1st

21 Nov
At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Dec. 18, 2001 -- After an early morning round of flight operations, an F/A-18 “Hornet” awaits the next round of combat flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED) on unpaid taxes

Sometimes you just have to stand in awe at the level of corruption and incompetence in government. Case in point, the new highway bill in the Land of the Free. And, trust me, you’ll love this. The latest version of the highway bill is called the “Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy […]

Get Ready for Crazy – Jeff Thomas

20 Nov
Cayos Cochinos (Cayo Privado) - Get ready for crazy, Jeff Thomas

Recently, the Honduras homes and businesses of the family of Jaime Rosenthal were raided by the Honduran government. The properties themselves were seized and other assets taken. The family-owned bank was also seized and has been forced into liquidation, creating potential financial crisis for its 220,000 clients. Throngs of angry clients, unable to go about […]

Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investment Industry Awards

19 Nov
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) in Northern Sabi Sand, South Africa SRI

SRI SERVICE AWARD WINNER: HEAD OF INVESTMENT FUND FOR LOW-INCOME SOUTH AFRICANS AWARDED SRI INDUSTRY’S MOST HONORED DESIGNATION Responsible Investors and Investment Professionals Select Shared Interest Executive Director, Donna Katzin, as SRI Industry’s Most Influential Leader of 2015 NEW YORK, NY AND COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (November 19, 2015) – Donna Katzin, executive director of Shared […]

Belize Real Estate Projects Lucrative Value in Caribbean’s Emerging Luxury Marketplace, New Report Shows

18 Nov
Royal Palm Island - Belize Property Investment

SAN PEDRO, Belize, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The emerging luxury real estate market of Belize will provide real estate investors and second-home buyers some of the best value in the Caribbean and Central America according to a new report by SANCAS Realty, the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate for Belize. The price for a luxury […]

Barbados, An “Ethical” Tax Haven?

17 Nov
The parliament building in Bridgetown, Barbados

The Caribbean island says its financial system is all aboveboard, yet it remains a gateway to less scrupulous offshore havens like the Cayman Islands. BRIDGETOWN — Is there “dirty” money strewn across the pristine sands of Barbados? Does something sinister hide beneath the glistening coral reefs of this former pirate haunt, the small Caribbean outpost […]