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23 Aug
Diversified investments including stocks, forestry investment, real estate and bitcoin

Why You Should Diversify Your Portfolio in Times of Crisis

I’ve written before about real estate investors emailing or approaching me at conferences to question my position on the definition of a truly diversified real estate portfolio. Usually, they’re newer investors who haven’t seen the stock market or whatever type of investing it is that they focus on do what all types of investments do […]

12 Aug
David, Chiriqui

Hassle-Free Real Estate Investment Opportunity In David, Panama

In these rocky times, we need to be extra picky about where we put our hard-earned money… If you’re looking for a safe haven—where you can park your cash and watch it grow (while you sleep soundly for 8 hours a night)—then one place stands above all others… Panama. Among its Latin American neighbors, this […]

05 Aug
Many chuckholes in asphalt damaged road.

The Truth About Developed And Developing Countries

Chad might not have even been considered developing when I was there. The capital city N’Djamena had an international airport but not a terminal to speak of… and I don’t remember a single paved road at the time. Western Kazakhstan had oil (I was working for a drilling company) but not much else. Of course, […]

22 Jul
Upscale colony of Costa Careyes on the Mexican Pacific Coast near Mazatlan.

Top Countries Where U.S. Dollars Get You A Big Discount

Currency: Brazilian real (BRL) Exchange Rate: R$5.23 per US$1 Currency exchange controls: Yes Brazil is the overall champ for currency discounts, where buying power was up 32% at the close of 2020, and has doubled since 2015. This country is exciting, romantic, and diverse. It stands apart among its Latin American neighbors as its culture […]

19 Jul
Kyrenia marina seen from the overlooking hill in Northern Cyprus

Exploring The Places With The Best Real Estate Investment Opportunities

First Ever Global Property Investment Index Names The World’s Best Place To Invest In Real Estate Overseas This month we introduce our first-ever Global Property Investment Index. It’ll be an annual affair. The objective is to present a comprehensive overview of the markets we’ve identified as offering an abundance of real estate investment opportunity, rating [...]
15 Jul
Tavira town in Portugal at the sunset time.

The World’s Best Places To Invest In Property Overseas

My First-Ever Global Property Markets Index Rates And Ranks The World’s Best Places To Invest In Property Overseas This month’s issue of my Global Property Advisor will feature my first-ever Global Property Markets Index. My team and I have spent the past two months collecting data and crunching numbers. Our aim is to rate and [...]
03 Jun
Ronda, Spain old town cityscape on the Tajo Gorge.

The 3 Real Estate Investment Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

One big loss can wipe out a lot of gains. After more than two-and-a-half decades of property investing experience across 24 countries, I have learned that the hard way several times over. Here are the stories of three of my biggest failures, the investments that stand out in memory as having both cost me and […]

15 Apr
Costa Nova, Portugal.

Building An International Property Investment Portfolio

Investment professionals in the United States are trained on financial products. As a result, the investment and retirement portfolios that most of them recommend include paper investments only, in three categories—stocks, bonds, and cash.  Depending on your age and your risk tolerance, most financial advisors will tell you to put some percentage of your investment […]