Five important stories we’re paying attention to

Last week we started a new feature in Notes from the Field-- a Friday roll-up of bizarre, often overlooked stories that my team and I think are worth following with great interest.

Based on the positive feedback we received from last week’s article, we thought we’d continue the trend.[...]
  • Simon Black
  • March 22, 2019
  • Dorado

The 10th Circle of Hell

On the evening of March 25 in the year 1300, Italian poet Dante Alighieri stepped through the gates of Hell, passing beneath an overhead inscription that read “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

Dante summoned all of his courage and proceeded, plunging deeper into the despair of hell.
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  • Simon Black
  • March 21, 2019
  • Dorado

The US government canceled 362,000 passports last year. Was yours one of them?

Starting in 2021, Americans will require permission to visit Europe… technically the 26 borderless countries within Europe’s Schengen area.


The process will start out simple enough, taking about ten minutes to complete and costing around $8.


The EU estimates it will grant about 95% of the Americans who apply three[...]

  • Simon Black
  • March 18, 2019
  • Santiago

What the exodus from these states teaches us

Every week in Notes, we highlight the most important things happening around the world that can impact your wealth and your freedom.


But there are so many more things happening than we’re able to cover in these pages. So, we’re trying something new today.


Once a week, we’re planning to[...]

  • Simon Black
  • March 15, 2019
  • Sovereign Valley Farm

103: Podcast with Marin Katusa: The best gold investments to make today

Today’s podcast is with Marin Katusa.

Marin is a world-class resource investor and lead analyst for Katusa Research – his publishing company, where he shares the details of many of the private investments he makes.

Marin’s been investing in resource stocks for twenty years. And he’s gained a[...]
  • Simon Black
  • March 14, 2019
  • Sovereign Valley Farm

One thing Congress gets right: funding their own pensions

Turns out Congressmen make a lot of money…


A study found that while the average American’s net worth increased 3.7% per year between 2004-2012, members of Congress averaged 15.4% annual gains.


That high level of pay means half the members of Congress are millionaires today… and continue to collect their[...]

  • Simon Black
  • March 13, 2019
  • Sovereign Valley Farm