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Market hits new highs on back of Fed announcement, forgetting the Fed is clueless

Hallelujah, the US stock market is once again at an all-time high thanks to a little help from our friends at the Federal Reserve.

Every summer, central bank officials from around the world gather in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (which, if you haven’t been, is REALLY spectacular. Jackson Hole, that is, not the Fed conference.)

The event was held last week. And the main event was a speech from the new(ish) Fed Chairman Jerome[...] Click here to continue reading

Fool me once, shame on Elon. Fool me twice. . .

There’s no doubt you know the story…

On August 7, in the middle of the trading day, Tesla founder Elon Musk surprised investors with a tweet saying he was considering taking Tesla private at $420 per share (a $72 billion valuation) with “funding secured.” He quickly followed up with “Investor support is confirmed.”

Shares of Tesla soared 13% to $387 on the cryptic social media update from Tesla’s exalted chief.

The news[...] Click here to continue reading

Some thoughts on the ‘longest bull market ever’

Well, it happened. Yesterday the US stock market broke the all-time record for the longest bull market ever.

This means that the US stock market has been generally rising for nearly a decade straight… or even more specifically, that the market has gone 3,453 days without a 20% correction.

That’s a pretty big milestone. And there’s no end in sight. So it’s possible this market continues marching higher for the foreseeable future.

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Digital Nomads: The best city you’ve never been to

[Editor’s note: While Simon is traveling today, other members of the Sovereign Man team penned today’s missive.]

Every year before and after the annual Liberty and Entrepreneurship Camp held in Lithuania, the Sovereign Man team takes some time to travel in Europe.

Vilnius – The capital of Lithuania - by itself is a fantastic place to spend time in. It boasts one of the largest medieval ‘old town’ city centers in Europe.

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An excellent way to protect your US Dollar holdings

Last week we saw how quickly a currency crisis can destroy someone’s savings.

In just one week, the value of the Turkish Lira plummeted over 30% after the US imposed sanctions against Turkey.

So anyone holding all of their savings in Turkish Lira got hammered.

This was an unfortunate reminder of the importance of a Plan B – an insurance plan to make sure your wealth and your family are safe no[...] Click here to continue reading

097: Europe… what could possibly go wrong?

It’s been a hell of a week here in the Italian countryside. I’ve been treating my team and some friends to a sort of mini-vacation at a 400-year old wine and olive estate that we’ve taken over.

The views, the food, the wine, the company… it’s all incredible. Each night about two dozen of us dine outside under a canopy of grape vines, and the conversations are so stimulating that the dinners often last[...] Click here to continue reading

The world’s greatest investor is running out of things to buy

It was late October, 1989.

East Germany was disintegrating, and the Berlin Wall was days away from coming down.

The Soviet Union was just starting to fall apart.

George H. W. Bush (the elder) was President of the United States.

And the #1 movie in the world was John Travolta’s Look Who’s Talking.

It was during that month that the US stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 index,[...] Click here to continue reading

These people lost one-third of their savings in a single week (not in crypto)

Let me say up front-- I know I’ve been a bit quiet lately.

It happens every year around this time when I hold the annual Liberty and Entrepreneurship Camp that I’ve been sponsoring for the past nine years.

The event is incredible: I bring in top entrepreneurs and business executives, plus students from all over the world-- places like Ivory Coast, Brazil, Singapore, Russia and the United States.

It’s five days of[...] Click here to continue reading

Introducing the Sovereign Man Global Passport Ranking

For the remainder of this week and through the weekend, I’m in Trakai, Lithuania – just outside the capital of Vilnius – for our 9th annual Blacksmith Liberty & Entrepreneurship Camp.

Each summer, I host 60+ students from around the world in this picturesque setting.

But these aren’t your normal “students.” These are entrepreneurs.

Some have already started businesses and are seeking the next step in their professional development. Others are still[...] Click here to continue reading

How to get a second passport in a South American beach paradise

Yesterday, I shared how you can get a Brazilian passport for your entire family by having a baby within the country’s borders.

Today, we’ll continue our discussion of building a proper Plan B. Again, a Plan B is simply an insurance policy.

So many people have the vast majority of their assets in their home country. But that puts you and your assets at tremendous risk.

If anything goes wrong in your[...] Click here to continue reading