Ecuador Currency

Ecuador’s currency is the US dollar. When Merri and I first arrived in Ecuador the currency was the sucre and it took 3,000 sucre to buy one dollar.  About five years after we arrived the sucre had dropped to about 8,000 sucres to buy a US dollar.  Then a decade...

Ecuador Residence & Triple Protection

Ecuador residence may be good idea for many… but I do not recommend investing everything in Ecuador. Our recent article Ecuador and the US dollar outlined how I am short the US  dollar via dollar loans and hold euros, emerging currencies and Ecuador real estate....

Ecuador Diversified

Ecuador is a great place of diversification. I often get letters from readers like this. Dear Gary, I have noticed that you have mentioned (a few times) that you and Merri are not residents of Ecuador —– and you do not want to become residents. Would you...

Cotacachi Tours

We have over two dozen Cotacachi & Ecuador tours and courses scheduled in 2009. Many have asked what they are like…so let’s take a tour of the tour…then I’ll share an investing tip. Our November International Business & Investing...