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If I had a quarter for every time someone has written in to tell me I’m out of my mind for suggesting people move to or invest in Colombia, I’d have a whole lot more money to invest in Colombia. Even at last week’s Global Property Summit, some of the attendees raised their eyebrows when […]
As Mark Twain might have put it (and as our correspondent Paul Terhorst observes in the latest issue of my Simon Letter service), news of the dollar’s demise these past several years has been premature. How much longer will the U.S. dollar remain as strong as it is today versus currencies worldwide? Will it get […]
Timber as an investment holds a special place on any risk/reward chart. The volatility of stocks and bonds creates uncertainty. Timber, on the other hand, is a steady bet. It’s also a long-term investment. Trees need time to grow. If you’re willing to wait it out, though, timber’s annualized returns generally rival or better those […]
I arrived in Medellín on Tuesday to spend a week here with my family over New Year’s. As usual, I’m enjoying the calming effects of being in this city. It’s hard to define, but something about this place lowers your blood pressure. It could be the mountain air. It could be the temperate weather (about […]
The window to take action in Colombia is right now… for two reasons: First, current exchange rates have pushed down property prices in Colombia to levels not seen for many years. Not surprisingly, real estate sales to Americans are at an all-time high. The U.S. dollar continues its rampage against the Colombian peso. How much […]
The currency gods have conspired against the doom-and-gloomers who have been predicting (even, it seems to me sometimes, demanding) the demise of the U.S. dollar. The dollar continues to appreciate against many currencies, including the currencies of commodity-producing countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Chile, and New Zealand. Over the last 30 days, the […]