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Trader Ferg: Investing in Coal and Oil

Trader Ferg: Investing in Coal and Oil

We've all heard the mainstream narrative about the world moving towards a green revolution, revolving around renewable energy. This green revolution is meant to be our saving grace to save the planet and ourselves. By extension, traditional fossil fuels such as oil...

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International Real Estate Investments

Making a Real Estate Investment in Kenya, a smart move?

Making a Real Estate Investment in Kenya, a smart move?

I stayed for a month in Kenya. My first ten days were dedicated to traveling along the coast and going on Safaris. Thereafter, I spent time in the capital city, Nairobi, to meet with fellow investors, developers, lawyers and various businessmen to analyze whether a...

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Top 3 International Real Estate Markets for 2021

Top 3 International Real Estate Markets for 2021

In my New Year discussions with friends, I was asked which are my top international real estate markets for 2021. As always, there is no absolute answer to such a question. Is your goal safety, a plan B, capital gains, yields, or a mixture of a few of these factors?...

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A Real Estate Investment in Budapest, Hungary?

A Real Estate Investment in Budapest, Hungary?

Budapest is among the prettiest cities in Europe, but is it a good real estate investment destination? It's a market I know well, having done deals there for a number of years. We'll have a look at the following: The economic outlook in HungaryThe real estate...

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Residency and Citizenship by  Investment

Why the rush for second passports?

Why the rush for second passports?

Travel restrictions, countries making it hard for their citizens to leave, higher taxes, increasingly authoritarian governments - there are many reasons why the industry for second passports is booming.I talked a lot about the Turkish programme, where buying $250,000...

Residency-by-Investment in Hungary for non-EU people

Residency-by-Investment in Hungary for non-EU people

Why seek to obtain residency in Hungary? An absolutely gorgeous country in the heart of the EU and Europe.Low cost of living; Hungary is competitively ranked in the Numbeo Cost of Living Index.Affordable, quality real estate.Geographic location – in Europe. Short...

How to obtain Residency in Ukraine

How to obtain Residency in Ukraine

I sat down with Leonid, my lawyer in Ukraine, and he elaborated on how to obtain residency in Ukraine.There are the usual suspects such as family reunification and marriage, but there is also a residency by investment option. Unlike what is marketed online, it is very...

One of the world’s easiest second residency programmes – Turkey

One of the world’s easiest second residency programmes – Turkey

I did quite a bit on content on real estate, citizenship and the economy in Turkey, but it turns out that Turkey is also a great residency option.You can obtain residency for you and your family by just signing a lease agreement. Once you have your residency papers,...

Don’t fall for this Citizenship & Real Estate trap in Turkey

Don’t fall for this Citizenship & Real Estate trap in Turkey

Here's the typical scenario:The investor decides to buy something in Istanbul because he believes that it's a good long term play (true), and that if he invests $250,000 or more he can get free Turkish citizenship for himself and his family (also true).The next step...

International Banking for Individuals

The Pros and Cons of opening a Bank Account in Tbilisi, Georgia

The Pros and Cons of opening a Bank Account in Tbilisi, Georgia

I’ve written previously about Georgia and real estate opportunities in its lovely capital Tbilisi, but this is my first post exploring bank account offerings there. Opening a bank account in Georgia is definitely worth your consideration. The Republic of Georgia is...

International Economics

8 reasons why the  Economy in Egypt is poised for strong growth

8 reasons why the Economy in Egypt is poised for strong growth

Curfews were in place, the army was patrolling in the streets and people were snitching on their neighbours. I had to leave. Am I referring to Egypt? No. I was in Covid Europe and fled to Egypt, not expecting to find an economy geared for growth. Looking at Egypt's...

Is Nicaragua a Worthy Investment Destination?

Is Nicaragua a Worthy Investment Destination?

I’m currently in Nicaragua doing some research and spending my Corona time here rather than Europe. The country has quite a reputation these days, but certainly not as an investment destination. A bit of background Nicaragua was a focal point of the Cold War, with...

Investing in Gold, Silver and Uranium with speculator Lobo Tiggre

Investing in Gold, Silver and Uranium with speculator Lobo Tiggre

Real estate is not the only hard asset worthy of your consideration. Lobo typically does interviews for channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers, but he was kind enough to offer us some of his time. He has been a natural resources speculator for many years...

Why I am bullish on Gold Mining Stocks

Why I am bullish on Gold Mining Stocks

The first article I ever published on my blog, in June 2019, was about the fact that I was bullish on gold. I made the case that gold would reach new all-time highs in the medium term. Gold was at $1250 per ounce at that point, and passed the psychological mark of...

Kyiv Real Estate investment – a case study with exact numbers

Kyiv Real Estate investment – a case study with exact numbers

I've done a number of videos (here, here, and here) with John as I am amazed by the rental yields he manages to obtain in Kyiv, Ukraine.His modus operandi is very simple:1. Buy very large units in the core center of Kiyv to take advantage of the lack of financing to...

Trader Ferg: Investing in Coal and Oil

Trader Ferg: Investing in Coal and Oil

We've all heard the mainstream narrative about the world moving towards a green revolution, revolving around renewable energy. This green revolution is meant to be our saving grace to save the planet and ourselves. By extension, traditional fossil fuels such as oil...

Real Estate Renovation costs in Istanbul

Real Estate Renovation costs in Istanbul

One of the trickiest aspects investing in international real estate is the renovation process, not just in Istanbul. Back in February I spent a few weeks in Istanbul looking at real estate investments, and trying to find the best way to obtain Turkish citizenship....

Great value villa in Montenegro + the legalization process

Great value villa in Montenegro + the legalization process

I'm spending my summer in Montenegro, as I often do, with side trips to other Balkan countries. The water is warm, the sun is shining, the old towns dotting the coastline are as beautiful as ever, life is (extremely) affordable, and the people are very direct and fun....

A cheap Plan B in rural Hungary

A cheap Plan B in rural Hungary

Real estate prices have been booming in many markets, particularly outside of the main cities. Hungary is no exception. Prices have seen solid growth in rural Hungary, particularly near major cities. The outskirts of cities have also fared well, whilst prices have...

Price drops of 30% in downtown Budapest

Price drops of 30% in downtown Budapest

Many real estate markets in the world are booming on the back of Central Bank liquidity. Hungary is also seeing a boom of its own in rural areas close to Budapest. The outskirts of Budapest are doing well as well, thanks to government incentives and mortgage lending...

Why I would NOT invest in Real Estate in the Canary Islands

Why I would NOT invest in Real Estate in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands conjure up images of luxury and tropical vacations. I enjoyed my time there, and loved all the hiking trails, but the real estate investment options were a bit underwhelming, In this video which was filmed last week on Gran Canaria, I discuss:-...

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International Company Formation

How to start a company in Uzbekistan as a non-resident foreigner

How to start a company in Uzbekistan as a non-resident foreigner

So you have a business idea for booming Uzbekistan (read this) that requires you to start a company locally? You might think it’s very Soviet, complicated, expensive, and that legal help is required. Some lawyers won’t hesitate to overcharge you. Guess what, it’s...

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