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Caribbean Real Estate Opportunities Abound

In the past year and a half I have been traveling in the Caribbean looking at and evaluating real estate projects to invest in, and I must say that the opportunities for savvy investors are endless. My trips have taken me to Cayman Islands , Bahamas , Jamaica , Anguilla , Dominica , Antigua , Barbuda and St. Lucia . I also plan to visit St Croix , St. Kitts and Nevis , Grenada , Barbados and Trinidad in the next few months. I have looked at all types of properties and development projects comprising of marinas, hotels and resorts, golf courses and residential subdivisions that range from $2M to $1B in value. However, I believe that the current sweet spot for investments are in the $5M to $15M range. There are a number of reasons why the Caribbean is an attractive place to invest, and these are: Properties hold their value much better than properties in other parts of the world such as US and Europe . Most of the islands are small (with the exce

Value Averaging Model Portfolio's

Everyone knows how volatile the stock market has been and how uncertain the world's economies have been over the last few years. The majority of investors have made little or no money from stocks or mutual funds for a very long time. This could be because the average investor does not have a trading strategy for making money from stocks, and therefore tends to “buy and hold” then sell at a loss. However, s ometimes a bad year is a bad year no matter what investment strategy you use.  For the past 12 months we have been working on testing and fine tuning a stock investing methodology based on the Value Averaging investment strategy and we are now pleased to announce the VA Model Portfolios .  Managing the portfolio‘s over the past months has allowed us to fine tune the methodology to the point where we believe that is it a viable system for trading securities. We have created these models as a way to show / teach investors how Value Averaging works and how to apply the s