Preparing for the unknown… That’s the principle behind diversification. You can’t be sure that any stock pick you make will turn out to be the next Apple or Facebook… so you buy stock in different companies. You can’t be sure stocks will always go up (in fact, you can be sure they will not always […]
Lief Simon’s Roasted Chicken Index The U.S. dollar hasn’t been this strong in 20 years. It’s reached near parity with the euro… and has been pounding the pound since the beginning of the pandemic. What Happened To The Demise Of The Dollar? What happened to the demise of the dollar? The U.S. dollar remains the [...]
Currency Risks And Rewards When Buying Property Overseas One big and important difference between buying real estate for cash flow in the United States and buying real estate for cash flow overseas is that often the cash flows in a different currency. This is a potential upside and also a potential risk. In 2015, we [...]
The Money Super Cycle Is Ending—Here’s How You Profit If you've been following the financial world, then you've probably come across the phrase "super cycle." Typically, it's related to commodities, such as the gold super cycle, the oil super cycle, or the copper super cycle. The premise is that these commodities move in decades-long super [...]
I usually ignore foreign exchange rates. You can’t predict them and trying to time them when making a real estate investment is a crap shoot. If you wait too long for an exchange rate to get where you want it to be before sending your money for a real estate purchase, the opportunity can disappear. […]
A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to a new opportunity in Brazil. The response has been strong, and one of the biggest reasons is that the developer allows investors to choose the currency for their investments from among several hard currencies, including the U.S. dollar, euro, British pound, Canadian dollar, and Singapore dollar. […]
A reader chastised me a few months ago for not having reported on Bitcoin in this e-letter (or anywhere, for that matter). Of course, I’d heard about Bitcoin, but I hadn’t paid much attention to it…until the reader’s comment.Since then, I’ve taken a closer look. My conclusion? Tulipmania.In Amsterdam between November 1636 and February 1637, […]
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