15 Top Foreign Retirement Havens

Living overseas is different from just visiting. Before you retire to a foreign country, consider not just the weather and cost of living, but also healthcare; safety; tax and visa requirements; and how friendly the country is to foreigners. Here are some possibilities.

China PMI Shows Modest Improvement

The HSBC China Manufacturing PMI shows Modest improvement in operating conditions.

After adjusting for seasonal factors, the HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™) – a composite indicator designed to provide a single-figure snapshot of operating conditions in t he manufacturing economy – posted 51.6 in March, up from 50.4 in February, s…

Date Intel, Marry Apple, Kill Blackberry

ByQuoth the Raven:

Everyone remembers their favorite childhood game used to pass the time in waiting rooms, car rides, and other places that never provided much immediate sensory stimulation when you were a child or teen.

I was discussing this with a colleague a few…

Chart of the Week: SP500

Chart of the Week Video: SP500
This week’s Chart of the Week goes to the SP500 for making a new all time closing high.   In its march towards these all time highs, the US equity markets have defied all of the skeptics, have steam rolled all of the naysayers, and have rendered every metric to measure market and economic health absolutely u…

Nokia’s India Strategy Paying Off Perfectly

ByTom Luongo:

A quote from William Stofega, IDC’s program director for mobile devices, should have observers of Microsoft s (

Why Ford Shares Should Be Sold Now And Bought Back At $11

By Hawkinvest:

Ford (F) has been a great turnaround story and I have been bullish on the stock for a long time, however, the shares have experienced a major rally from the August 2012 lows of about $9, s…

Lessons From the Newest Electronic Money – Bitcoin

One of the more interesting developments of the electronic age of money has been the rise of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. If you’re not familiar with it or you’re confused by what bitcoin is, you’re not alone. It’s actually a fairly sophisticated and complex form of money. That’s right, bitcoin is money.

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Mario Darghi’s Headfake is Wearing Off

 
The EU Crisis went into overdrive in the spring of 2012 when the Spanish banking system as a whole nearly collapsed. Having pumped €1 trillion into EU banks via its LTRO 1 and LTRO 2 programs in December 2011 and February 2012, the European Central Bank found itself facing a problem far greater than Greece (Spain’s banking system is…

New Cyprus Business Model: 20% Fee To Move Millions Offshore

After being told that the Cypriot business model was broken, the ever-resilient people of this ‘storm in a teacup’ island have, by all appearances, taken up their entrepreneurial sickles to make hay while the Troika sun shines. As the FT reports, the hunt is on for many Cypriot bank account holders to find ways to circumnavigate the new Draconian cap…