Most of us know and are comfortable with
the investments and speculations close to home.
Your investment broker or financial advisor
can provide you with a lot of information on the widely
traded local markets available to you.
Did you know your broker or advisor may
have laws that don't allow him to discuss international
As an international speculator you will
not only have access to more investment choice, the
diversification you attain will help protect your personal
An added bonus of off-shore investing
is that you could also gain asset protection. Frivolous
law suits or unjust divorce settlements from your home
country may be of no effect in other countries.
All countries have had, or will have,
periods of dangerous governance. A
troubled country may make it difficult or impossible
to take money out of the country, just as your personal
safety requires such an action.
If you are not their citizen - the USA
or the UK are the worlds largest off-shore tax havens.
Both have very flexible investment markets.
Smaller but still with sophisticated
financial options are Switzerland, Panama, The Bahamas,
Hong Kong, and a host of others. There is a huge list
of varied and intriguing options - consider and visit
those that appeal to you.