What About Inflation Mr. President?

Crackdown on immigration and a bitter trade war involving billions in tariffs leave president struggling with inflation and restrains economic progress. June 25, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Only last weekend we talked about the pending decision from the SCOTUS regarding the enforcement of online state sales tax, and a few days later […]

Trump Backs out of Iran Deal Costing Billions to Businesses

Trump’s decision to back out of the nuclear deal with Iran and reinstate sanctions on the Islamic Republic, was not well received by businesses or partner nations in the accord… including China. May 14, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Just shy of three years ago, we did an article called “An Unsanctioned Iran?”. A […]

China Makes Its Way into Oil Futures with Petro-Yuan

China and its petro-yuan are positioning themselves to give the United States a run for its petrodollar. April 16, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The United States has not been doing itself any favors in terms of foreign relations. We have covered quite a few instances where China and Russia have collaborated with one […]

Borderless Interview: Escaping the Politically Obsessed Culture

February 28, 2018 With Bobby Casey, Managing Director at GWP and James Guzman of BorderlessBlog.com   Expat, James Guzman, interviews Bobby Casey to discuss how they make sense of and remain sane in a hyper politicized climate. Show notes: 4:30 The Trump administration’s effect on the economy 8:20 How to make sense of the debt […]

The “Real” Truth About U.S. Savings Accounts

U.S. savings accounts are running at negative interest rates, so in an effort to save money, you could be losing value and spending power. January 24, 2018 From a young age, you were taught by your parents to save money. In the U.S. the first place you went to do that was your local bank. […]

Careful What You Wish For: Government “Legitimizes” Cryptocurrencies

With all the clamoring for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to be recognized as legitimate, has anyone considered what it means to mainstream them? January 8, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director Advocates of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been quite vocal over the years about recognizing cryptocurrencies as a legitimate currency, as opposed to […]

Going Into 2018

The myriad changes that unfolded in 2017 will make for an interesting 2018 from the US tax legislation, to the global economy, and to cryptocurrencies. January 1, 2018 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP There are numerous interesting issues to watch in 2018 including the effects of the recent tax bill, cryptocurrencies, and even the […]

Bitcoin and the IRS

IRS makes headway in pursuing Bitcoin owners including full access to owner information for transactions from 2012-2015 over $20,000. December 22, 2017 By: Diane Kennedy, CPA USTaxAid.com The IRS recently won a landmark case against Coinbase, giving them access to all owner information for cryptocurrency transactions totaling over $20,000 from 2012-2015. Right now, there is […]

Congress Re-defines “Financial Institution” Targeting Cryptocurrency Users

Congress secretly decides to change the definition of “financial institution” targeting cryptocurrency users. December 11, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Congress certainly has a special vendetta against money launderers; the policies for which are careful to target cryptocurrency accounts as well. We have brought these stories to your attention over the years, and […]

Cryptocurrencies Offer Safe Haven for Citizens Around the World

Constituents around the world turn to crypto-currencies as a safe-haven from unstable and corrupt governments. November 20, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP There will always be the skeptics, but crypto-currency has no doubt had an indelible impact: especially to constituents of smaller countries whose governments are unstable and corrupt. After the major expropriation that happened […]