US-Based Broker Will Not Allow Me to Buy This Stock'
by Simon Black: US
Defense Secretary to Take His Ball and Go Home
A few days
ago, I met with a brilliant young geneticist who has been able to
devise a unique, cost efficient way to test for the presence of
He wants to
offer a service to test for CCR5-delta 32, a particular mutation
of a gene found in Northern Europeans (and those of Northern European
descent) that has shown resistance to Smallpox, HIV, and West Nile
in high risk groups for such infections, demand for getting test
is strong, and his method has been able to reduce the cost of testing
by up to 90% with no increase in error rate.
the idea fester in academia for the next several years, hes
decided to go into business
and Im considering making
an investment in the venture.
I met with has a website that sells electronic cigarettes in the
UK. If you havent heard of this, its a device that looks,
feels, and tastes like a cigarette, but produces water vapor instead
It also gives
the user complete control over the amount of nicotine s/he wants
to ingest, making it a great tool for people who want to gradually
wean themselves off the chemical.
entrepreneur noted that a large number of Brits who currently smoke
are trying to quit. The British economy is weak, and faced with
declining income, Brits are cutting spending wherever they can,
especially expensive habits like smoking.
Even in this
weak economy, he is doing brisk business and sales are growing.
you these short stories because I want to address an important point:
even in dismal economic conditions, opportunities abound as long
as you can still find a way to create value. These are just two
On to this
weeks questions. First, KC asks, Simon, at a recent
conference I asked a famous expat personality about buying and storing
gold in the southern cone of South America (Chile, Argentina, or
Uruguay). He and his associates could not provide specifics and
suggested that I ask you. Any thoughts?
Of the countries
you mention, Chile is the best option for buying gold. In downtown
Santiago, some of the money exchange houses (casas de cambio) display
placards with moneda de oro (gold coins). Because they
sell informally, they are not required to collect any VAT, and premiums
can be as little as 1% over spot price.
There is no
set figure, so its best to shop around from place to place
and negotiate your own deal.
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June 25, 2011
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