Continue to Avoid the ‘Ring of Fire’ Countries
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Americans seem to be divided on the importance of raising the U.S. debt ceiling. Regardless of your personal politics, avoid investing in countries that cavalierly allow their debt and deficit to balloon.

Where in the World Should You Invest?
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Finding countries where you can plant your investments in fertile soil may be one of the most important asset allocation decisions you make for the next several years.

Hong Kong: An Ideal Place to Invest
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Hong Kong has an incredibly low tax rate. Individuals are taxed at the lower of a progressive tax maxing at 17% of adjusted gross income or a flat tax of 15% of gross.

Avoid the “Ring-of-Fire” Countries
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A few months ago Bill Gross, co-founder of PIMCO and the country’s most prominent bond expert, singled out those countries heaping significant deficits on their mountain of debt and called them “The Ring of Fire.” We recommend that you reduce your investments in these countries.

America, Land Of The Mostly Free
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America is officially no longer free.

Video: Foreign Freedom Investing
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Countries with the most economic freedom generally do better than the international index.

Eastern Europe and Turkey: BRIC Wannabes
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Eastern European countries have been struggling out of the darkness of communist rule into the light of free markets.

BRIC Countries: China
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Free markets thrive when a country guarantees property rights and the rule of law. China possesses neither of these.

BRIC Countries: A Passage to Indian Freedom
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“The fence itself grazed through the field.”

BRIC Countries: Russia
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Russia never really tried free markets. Rated at just below 50% free, Russia is considered repressed.

BRIC Countries: Brazil
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One area where Brazil has excelled is making headway toward energy independence.

Radio: Countries with Economic Freedom
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The benefits of investing in the countries with the most economic freedom.

Foreign Freedom Investing 2008
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You can both diversify for safety and boost your returns by adding international investments to your portfolio.

Invest in Women
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Countries must allow all of their populations to participate as fully as possible.

Foreign Freedom Investing 2007
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On average, international stocks appreciate more than US stocks. What’s more, companies located in countries with the most economic freedom typically appreciate more than the broader international average.

The Celtic Tiger: The Greening Of Ireland
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Investing isn’t about finding a four-leaf clover or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Australia: Investing Down Under
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Australia’s five-year annualized return was 24.10% compared to 14.98% for the MSCI EAFE and 6.19% for the S&P 500.

Foreign Freedom Investing 2006
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On average, international stocks appreciate more than US stocks, and stocks in countries with the most economic freedom appreciate more than the international average.

The United States – Land Of The Free
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“A wise and frugal government shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” – Jefferson

O Canada, The True North Strong and Free!
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Canada is the one major country that is not included in the EAFE (Europe, Australia, and Far East) foreign index. Not only are they good neighbors but a good investment.

The French Kiss Of Death
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French labor laws have made doing business in France with French employees very unattractive.

The Guillotine Of French Economic Freedom
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Although the French gave us the word ‘entrepreneur,’ it’s a wonder the term isn’t obsolete in French.

Germany: Worst Economic Weakness May Be Over
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Reunification of the country has put a drag on economic growth.

Salzburg: Seasoned With White Gold
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The value of salt in ancient time was enormous.

Austria And The Road Back From Serfdom
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Hayek wrote, “More harm and misery have been caused by men determined to use coercion to stamp out a moral evil than by men intent on doing evil.”

Italian Mafia Coming to America Soon
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Italy reminds us that governmental solutions can be worse than private sector problems.

Italian Communists And Beautiful Girls
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Hard work can’t always overcome Italian bureaucracy.

Country Specific Investing Pays Dividends
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During 2002-2004, iShares of the ten economically freest countries outperformed the index by 5.43% each year.

Investments In China
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Baring a real people’s revolution, it will take until 2050 for China to complete their slow march to free markets.

Economic Freedom Part 2: Let Freedom Ka-Ching
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We find the Heritage study useful, both to refute other presidential candidate’s claims that governmental coercion will make us richer economically, and also to help us find those countries where investment actually would make us richer.

Economic Freedom Part 1: Invest In Countries With Economic Freedom
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Each year since 1994 the Heritage Foundation has used a systematic, empirical measurement of economic freedom in countries throughout the world.

Foreign Trade Not Aid Encourages Freedom Abroad
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The amount of money involved in foreign aid is often large enough to politicize the economic life of a small country and lead to massive graft, corruption, and waste.

Will The U.S. Go The Way Of Japan?
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In the US we allow companies to go bankrupt when they cannot succeed in business.

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