Go Against the Flow, Stupid

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent Two things will always be true about capital controls: they will always fail in the end and they will always protect the guilty. The Swiss have printed unprecedented amounts of francs to peg their currency against the euro. In the end, that decision will have a cost that is […]

Hotels are Big Business in Panama: Now You May be able to Participate

by Brian Koslow, Panama Unicorn With the hospitality sector of Panama‘s economy expanding from the steady increase in business tourism, medical tourism, shopping tourism, cruise ship tourism and about to get another big boost from the new convention center, it may be a good time to see how you can get involved.  Notably, Panama‘s hotels have been steadily raising […]

How to Boil a Frog, by Politicus Bumpkiss

How to boil a frog, by Politicus Bumpkiss: Allow many tax breaks to expire quietly like; Alternative minimum tax (AMT) — A series of temporary legislative “patches” over the last several years has prevented a dramatic increase in the number of individuals subject to the AMT–essentially a parallel federal income tax system with its own […]

Who Really Owns Your Shares

by Jeff Berwick Do you own stocks in a brokerage account?  You may be surprised to find out that you don’t.  Your brokerage owns them. It is one of the dirtiest little secrets in the brokerage business.  And 99.9% of people have no idea it is even being done to them.  It’s called “street name […]

Protect Your Assets Like the Uber-Rich

Asset Protection for the Real Estate Investor In my consulting business, I frequently work with real estate investors who are interested in creating a bulletproof asset protection plan to shield themselves from predatory litigation.  From my viewpoint, real estate investors have one of the highest risk profiles of any business person. Clearly the world is […]

I’m Mad as Hell…

…and I’m not going to take it anymore.  This is the sentiment expressed around the US through the recent ‘Occupy Wall Street (OWS)’ movement that seems to be flaring tempers on both sides of the argument. Living in Eastern Europe, I am somewhat sheltered from this, but with Facebook and all of the news outlets […]