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Don’t Dismiss the Possibility of Gold Confiscation

Don’t Dismiss the Possibility of Gold Confiscation
If you hold precious metals in your portfolio, there is a good chance you fear hyperinflation and the crash of fiat currencies. There is another risk you should be aware of.

Has Switzerland Really Caved to US Pressure?

Has Switzerland Really Caved to US Pressure?
Nick Giambruno speaks with Frank Suess about why Switzerland is still a top choice for internationalization and the implications of the latest financial information exchange deal with the US.

Give Your Bank Account (and Yourself) Diplomatic Immunity

Give Your Bank Account (and Yourself) Diplomatic Immunity
Here you'll find actionable advice you can start implementing today, including information on second passports and foreign real estate… moving your gold and IRA overseas… starting up an offshore LLC… investing in foreign annuities… and much, much more.

Your A-Z Guide on Internationalization

Your A-Z Guide on Internationalization
You probably already know something about the avalanche of new laws, taxes, and regulations that are in the works. They are a direct threat to your future prosperity.

Jeff Thomas Responds: Questions on Gold Ownership

Jeff Thomas Responds: Questions on Gold Ownership
The following questions have been received from our readers, in response to the Jeff Thomas article, “The Sheering of the Sheeple”. These particular questions have been selected for response, as they reflect concerns that are common to many of our readers.

The Shearing of the Sheeple

The Shearing of the Sheeple
If the sheep are to be sheared, they must first be penned in so that they cannot escape. In the US, several states have either passed laws or are in the process of drafting laws to record the sales of precious metals.

There’s A Bomb Under The Table

There’s A Bomb Under The Table
When this bomb goes off, it may well prove to do more damage than the most powerful nuclear weapon.

Two Chess Moves Away from Capital Controls

Two Chess Moves Away from Capital Controls
The Bundesbank's explanation for moving to repatriate some of its gold reserves from the US and France serves as a clarion call for investors to internationalize their holdings.

The Disappearing Gold

The Disappearing Gold
For many observers, the present situation should be well beyond the point of the raised eyebrow. It should be glaringly apparent that the amount of gold presently claimed to be in storage in the world’s banks is (to a greater or lesser extent) overstated.

The Disturbing “Precious Metal Purchasing Act”

The Disturbing “Precious Metal Purchasing Act”
The advancing “Precious Metal Purchasing Act” in Illinois is a scary (but totally predictable) development for American owners or would-be owners of precious metals.

Manipulation of the Gold Price

Manipulation of the Gold Price
There is much discussion these days as to whether the price of gold is being manipulated. The answer is simply "yes."

The Bottom Line on Gold, the Dollar, and the Euro

The Bottom Line on Gold, the Dollar, and the Euro
Examining the price relationships among the US dollar, the euro, and the gold reveals a vitally important pattern for investors.

When Will The Gold Mania Begin?

Like a handful of others a decade ago, I believed that the damage that governments were doing to their economies at that time would end in disaster. I also believed that one biproduct of these actions would be a dramatic rise in the price of precious metals.

Gold can’t solve everything…

Gold can’t solve everything…
Fitzroy Drkavic comes from an Austro-Hungarian family that has lived through some of the worst the world has to offer. Now, he sees some of the same factors that caused so much hardship for his relatives emerging in his new homeland of Canada - and has decided to do something about it.

“You Cannot Herd Cats”

The price of gold has been fluctuating a lot lately - a trend that is likely to continue and possibly become even more volatile. Jeff Thomas explains.

Keeping the EU Gold in the US

While using gold as collateral for a loan might be uncommon, it is certainly not impossible... especially when it comes from governments who basically consider the yellow metal a relic of more barbaric times. Well, in the strange world we live in, this might not be so far off the mark, as Jeff Thomas explains.

Internationally Recognized Gold Coin at 1.9% Premium

Internationally Recognized Gold Coin at 1.9% Premium
Most of our readers are familiar with the gold Maple Leaf, Eagle, Buffalo and Krugerrand. Along with the Nugget/Roo and to a certain degree, the Panda, such coins are widely recognized around the world as a good way to hold physical metal. But there is also another coin that belongs to this group and in fact (as a Swiss contact confirmed recently), it carries one of the lowest premiums of the internationally recognized one-ounce variety: the Austrian Philharmonic.

The Danger of Paper Gold

The Danger of Paper Gold
To say that holding some gold or silver in physical form is a good idea would be somewhat of an understatement. Most of our readers will appreciate that the metals were used as money long before abstract fiat currencies took that place. And, it's increasingly likely that at some point in the relatively near future, gold and silver may take their rightful place once more as everyday instruments of trade rather than simply a speculation.

Don’t Feed the Bears

Don’t Feed the Bears
Some of your friends, family and associates will never buy gold. Others want you to tell them what to do and exactly when to buy. In one sense, advice applied to those marauders of the picnic basket apply just as readily here: Don't feed 'em. If you do, prepare for potential consequences, as Jeff Thomas explains in today's feature.

Readers Respond

Readers Respond
International Man receives many comments from readers, both by email and in the comments area of an article. As one might expect, some support the argument made in the piece and other (sometimes vehemently) disagree. This is particularly true with one of our most consistent authors, Jeff Thomas. Today, Jeff addresses some of the notes received on past articles...

What A Gold Bug Asks From Santa

What A Gold Bug Asks From Santa
It might come as no surprise that a great cross-section of our members hold precious metals as a hedge against inflation, and as part of their personal asset protection strategy. But, at the same time, gold and silver have many uses other than just money - from the serious to the frivolous...

Do this before you move your money overseas

Over the past two weeks, we've been speaking with Frank Suess, CEO of the Swiss-based wealth planning and management firm, BFI Capital, as well as the leader of the increasingly popular gold storage program Global Gold. Let's continue...

Why Switzerland?

Today, we're going to continue the interview we started last week with Frank Suess, CEO of BFI Capital, Swiss-based wealth planning and management service, as well as the leader of the increasingly popular gold storage program Global Gold. In this interview, exclusive to International Man, Frank will share details of the company's services including Global Gold, as well as a wealth of knowledge over decades of experience in the industry. Let's continue...

Ten Years of Gold

Over the years, I have encountered many people who have considered any investment in gold to be foolhardy in concept. Recently though, I have been finding that more and more of them are beginning to turn around.

Predictions & The Art of Pulling (Dead) Rabbits From a Hat

There has been much talk about the coming collapse of the US economy, but every effort to pick a date when such an event will happen has so far been wrong. But even though the timing of many predictions is off, the key message to remember is that they DO eventually happen. For this reason, it’s of great importance that we prepare ourselves as soon as possible, both economically and (if we are located in an exposed country) by creating a back door for ourselves and our families. Creating a back door can be a slow process and those who haven't yet begun would be well-advised to start now. After all, you can only pull so many dead rabbits from a hat…

3 Ways to Shelter Your Cash from Inflation

3 Ways to Shelter Your Cash from Inflation
The high rate of inflation most of us believe is waiting not too far down the road will be an earthquake for investment markets. The likely winners (gold, silver, precious metals stocks) and the likely losers (long-term bonds and most stocks) aren’t too hard to identify. But separating the sheep from the goats is only one element for financial success in an environment of rapidly rising consumer prices.

Congressmen Discuss Gold Confiscation

Congressmen Discuss Gold Confiscation
Will the US government confiscate the gold held by its citizenry at some point, as they did in 1933? Will other countries, particularly the EU countries, follow suit? This subject is a particularly thorny one.

Interview with an International Man Wealth Advisor

Interview with an International Man Wealth Advisor
At its core, International Man is designed to be a community of like-minded people who come together and converse on all topics related to the internationalization process. One member is Steve Abramowicz, a Seattle-based wealth advisor to high net worth individuals across the United States. He has also internationalized himself and his family to a great degree.

Expatriate Your Wallet

Expatriate Your Wallet
If everything you own is held in your own name in your own country, then you are not merely exposed, you are vulnerable absolutely, to whatever decisions the government might make about how you should behave and who gets the wealth you've earned.

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