Bitcoin is back. Approach with caution.
2019 has been a good year for Bitcoin. The crypto-currency started the year in the doldrums trading at around $3,715. At time of writing, its price stands at $7,825. So it has more than doubled this year. Traders are getting rich again! At one point its price nudged $9,000. Crypto gurus are claiming the price could hit $10,000, $100,000 or even a mighty $1 million.
The Global Permanent Portfolio: Is It The World’s Most Stable Investment?
Neanderthals were probably pretty tough. In a no-hold’s-barred cage match, my ancient ancestors could have pummeled me to a pulp. Unless you’re a mixed martial artist, you might be equally outmatched. But we have something the ancient ones didn’t: a much bigger brain. Unfortunately, despite the added cerebral juice, our brains haven’t evolved as much as we might think. We run towards perceived opportunity and we run away from perceived danger. But such perceptions are often out of whack.
The Biggest Challenge That Investors Face In These Uncertain Times
Recent forecasts make the future look bleak. An organization in the Middle East has vowed to limit the sale of oil to the west. Oil prices could quadruple. They’re expecting daylong line-ups at petrol stations when you go to fuel your car.
How a tiny 1% charge could destroy your retirement plans
There is only the slither of a difference between a comfortable retirement and one that is a bit of a financial struggle. The difference can be as little as 1%. Seriously. It doesn't sound much, does it? That 1% is a tiny figure.
Look out, there are sharks about! Rogue traders, internet fraudsters, ‘put-your-hands-up-and-gimme-de-money’ heisters... They’re out there somewhere and they’d all like to get their hands on your hard-earned cash.
Banking Offshore (Part 2)
Offshore banks - fees and charges
Expats will find that by and large there are no standing charges for using an offshore bank account. (Local bank accounts tend to have a tariff for everything after the welcome handshake!) You will, however, incur costs for what’s termed ‘additional services’, for example bank drafts, stopped cheques or foreign currency payments.