The Art of Speculation

After 50 years of global investing, my chief mantra is “There is always something we don’t know!”    This fact rules the price of gold and precious metals which is why I look at owning them is never an investment but a speculation.  Precious metals...

Rosaspamba Our Ecuador Sanctuary

Here is a shot taken from the front yard of our Ecuador sanctuary in the Andes. This land is part of a cloud forest and we are often truly above the clouds! Many valleys in Ecuador are famous for the longevity of the residents. Our search for such valleys led us to...

Ecuador Asset Power

Ecuador Asset Power Perhaps the greatest asset is real flexibility.  Years ago we lived in Ecuador with the Taita Yatchak. Here is a small house that his village built for us.  It was covered in passion flowers! Once in awhile the yatchak would take off for a walk...

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....

New International Investing Era

A new international investing era could be created by a destructive scientific fundamental that is now so powerful it could overwhelm all other factors determining our wealth. This danger has such power that it could destroy most investors and much worse… end...