James F. Wood is a retired Country Manager for Citibank in three Latin American countries. At 71, James is devoted to analyzing markets and where our economy is going. He believes that the next few years will be some of the toughest we have had since the Depression which started in 1929.
Dipl. Ing.in Electrical Engineering [M.Sc.] from Hannover University, Germany, in 1962.
13 years in Latin American countries in the oil business with Schlumberger (SLB). Final years Technical Director Middle East, then Europe/Africa.
General Manager Central America for Pillsbury, USA (Food).
Managing Director Venezuelan operations for Beatrice Foods, USA.
10 years managing and consulting for Laboratorios Vargas,Venezuela, the leading pharmaceutical company.
Over 40 years internatioanl activities, now retired in home country Germany.
After an initial period of working for large banks in the US, my youthful exuberance and nostalgia led me to believe I can, in my own way, contribute to the cross-cultural and open-market development of Republic of Serbia's economic transition. I firmly believe I succeeded. As you will briefly find out, I founded, managed, and sold a successful software and consulting company while helping a young and ambitions team realize the fruits of dedicated work based on investment capital.
- Long Term
- I focus on mid- to large-cap companies with rather low P/Es but also low payout ratios. This is because we pay income tax on dividends, but no capital gains tax here in Switzerland! This favours companies doing stock buybacks.
- Agriculture & Energy will be the next bull markets
- We have not seen the final bottom of this bear market in stocks yet. It will occur, as soon as serious inflation kicks in. By then I recommend to overweight commodities/gold.
Bachelor degree in electrical engineering
- Finance & Investing (striving for an early & wealthy retirement :-)
- Playing Mandolin, Guitar & Fiddle
- Jogging, Biking, Snowboarding
- Traveling to warm places :-)
Jack A. Bass B.A. LL.B is one of North America's foremost economists and
tax strrategists . Heforecast the dramatic rise in the price of gold and the fall in natural
gas prices abd the decline in the shipping sector( www.amp2012.com).
He writes a tax column at Your Offshore Money ( http:www.youroffshoremoney.com)and a blog as The Tax Guru.
threaten all markets as the influence of runaway printing presses will
turn on its creators - The White House and Wall Street - and then on
the folks on Main Street. We can only rely on ourselves to prepare for
the turns in economic cycles".
Jacks education includes degrees in Economics and Law. He has
completed (graduating at the top of his class) the securities course as
part of a large American retail broker. His public service work
includes the roles as government advisor to Native Indian bands as
well as being the administrator to one of the largest First Nations in
British Columbia Canada. He has also served as the Executive
Director for non-profits seeking to develop downtown business/retail
cores and for community organizations lending to high-risk business
His books include The Apprentice Millionaire Portfolio and The AMP Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio ( available from Amazon.com)
I am engaged in trading Asian emerging market currencies and formerly the accountant for and a staff member of a local non profit business engaged in community service.
Please understand, the views I express are my own and are not intended to influence any positions other than my own and for our business. I have a degree in business management with an emphasis in economics.
Formerly enlisted in USAF Air Defense, both ballistic missile and aerospace defense, including joint service counter narcotics surveillance and deployments under imminent danger.
I was a partner in a small business, now a retired saver being punished by the central bank.