Skip to comments.Investment & Finance Thread (week June 29 - July 3 edition)
Posted on 06/29/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT by expat_panama
Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo which sparked the war and the NYSE decided to close for the duration (more here). This week we begin the new quarter --and the second half of 2014. We'll see if the GDP for Q2 shows any improvement (1st report coming out in three weeks). Imho we're in an economy where we can still make money but it's just going to take more effort.
Review of last week here, reports/consensus coming out this week here.
This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here and tomorrow morning we'll go on with our--
Open invitation continues always for idea-input for the thread, this being a joint effort works well. Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket, economy.
The what-could-possibly-happen? ping...
Four months out from an Asian cruise of a lifetime, Thailand now under military junta, Vietnam and China and Philippines squabble over territory, Hopefully Japan and Korea will cheer things up, Oh wait, The Kid Wonder in NK just got physical..again, I just hope the light shows and fireworks are worth it.. And we stay out of the news.. Again.
[adding to my 'to-do' list...]
Any recommendations on best companies for junk silver? Kitco, etc. any bad experiences, any tips?
I’ve used Monex but can’t really recommend them or bad mouth them. They gave me what I wanted.
Thailand was one of my escape countries but now I'm not so sure. Better stick with Costa Rica and Belize I guess.
The med was our other once in a life time cruise,,
I definitely wish we had more time in all the ports and beyond.
I’d enjoy going back to London and Roma and Greece.. Haven’t even scratched France yet..
I hit sixty this November..
A world cruise segment is tempting tho too
Lots of time to nap..
That was the favorite years ago but the CR bureaucrats now have become super hard to get along with. Getting electricity, internet, a driver's license can be no end of headaches, but in Panama it's manageable. (mho)
Then again, something to be said for just living there for a month or two. Ever looked into 'house swapping'?
Thanks for the ping; posts.
Ditto what you just said, Pete. Did you know also that the CR bureaudorks have also instituted an $8 fee just to transit their country. Pick, pick, pick, hallmark of bureaudorks.
Pls be advised, though, that Belize, unless you plan to purchase in one of the established expat communities (e.g. Ambergris) or one of the new highish-end developments (e.g. Orchard Bay), is a dump. The people are enormously friendly, BUT, more to life than that, eh.
At my age, I’d consider dog swapping.. Uhhh
I hear ya tho..
Not sure if wifey will ever relocate again
Seems we bring chaos wherever we cruise,, Rome and Athens,, riots,, I hope Hong Kong and Singapore and shanghai are cool. We also visits Ho Chi Minh City and Nagasaki. I have thumb drives, not to worry. Beijing should be interesting, I am a history nut.
Only $8 to leave CR? That's a bargain at ten times the price! Seriously, CR really is beautiful and the people are downright charming. It's just living there that becomes a nightmare.
My pleasure —glad to know they’re welcome.
It will be “unexpected”. Count on it.
Most Asian Stocks Rise While Oil Extends Drop; Crops Fall
tx, that was kind of under the radar for me...