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November 30, 2018

From a reader: "If the U.S. were to lose its reserve status, which I think is in the process of happening... what would be some of the repercussions? How would this affect the average Joe? What happened to Britain when the pound lost its status? And do you agree it would then result in a very steep drop in the U.S. dollar?"

September 11, 2018

China’s money-printing industry is running at "full steam" for foreign clients, including Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Brazil, and Poland, according to reports. "A nation must have considerable trust in the Chinese government to allow it to print its banknotes," Hu Xingdou, a professor of economics at the Beijing Institute of Technology, told the South China Morning Post.

Money-printing plants across China...

September 10, 2018

At times, and possibly much too often, we take things for granted. We get used to what we have, envious of what we don’t have, and frustrated if we don’t get more… The following piece of wisdom, wrapped in a joke, drives this point home. It also reminds us a bit of some investors who, even after periods of solid returns and profit, give in to greed and risk exacerbating their losses…

Two friends met in the street. One looked sa...

September 7, 2018

We recently sat down Mr. Patrick Evans, an American living in Switzerland, who is a CPA and runs his own practice here in Switzerland. His goal has always been to help fellow US taxpayers living in Switzerland and abroad with their US-tax compliance. America is typically a core subject, but on this occasion, we got on the subject of the upcoming termination of the IRS’s OVDP, or their “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program”.


September 3, 2018

Those of you travelling in Europe in the summer months will likely appreciate the free passage across country borders in the old continent. Enjoy it, for it might be the last time. The largely self-congratulatory message from Brussels is full of glee and merriment, with exuberant jubilations over the recovery of Europe’s economy. And it is true. Europe’s economy, like that of America, is indeed growing. However, upon closer in...

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