The Safe Investment

the safe investment
  • An act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result
  • investing: the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
  • The action or process of investing money for profit or material result
  • A thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future
  • outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
  • the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result; "this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking"; "he made an emotional investment in the work"
  • A strong fireproof cabinet with a complex lock, used for the storage of valuables
  • free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
  • A condom
  • strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
  • a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
the safe investment - Making Foreign
Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty
Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty
With real case stories, Wells and Ahmed bring to life both the hopes for and the failures of international guarantees of property rights for investors in the developing world. Their cases focus on infrastructure projects, but the lessons apply equally to many other investments. In the 1990's inexperienced firms from rich countries jumped directly into huge projects in some of the world's least developed countries. Their investments reflected almost unbridled enthusiasm for emerging markets and trust in new international guarantees. Yet within a few years the business pages of the world press were reporting an exploding number of serious disputes between foreign investors and governments. As the expected bonanzas proved elusive and the protections weaker than anticipated, many foreign investors became disenchanted with emerging markets. So bad were the outcomes in some cases that a few notable infrastructure firms came close to bankruptcy; several others hurriedly fled poor countries as projects soured.
In this book, Louis Wells and Rafiq Ahmed show why disputes developed, point out how investments and disputes have changed over time, explore why various firms responded differently to crises, and question the basic wisdom of some of the enthusiasm for privatization. The authors tell how firms, countries, and multilateral development organizations can build a conflict-management system that balances the legitimate economic and social concerns of the host countries and those of investors. Without these changes, multinational corporations will lose profitable opportunities and poor countries will not gain the contributions that foreign investment can make toward alleviating poverty.

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Safer Offroad
Safer Offroad
'Safer Offroad' - Near Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province - South Africa. Try the R53 to Potchefstroom for an equally fun experience to jerk your steering wheel just to hit the next one with a nice big thump ^_^ these are at least potholes and not sinkholes in the road throughout other remote areas of the country where you could sit and fish come the next rains ;) ************************* As of 15 April 2010 I am officially releasing my new collection of Sepia investment fine art photography along with a change in pricing structure - the price simply increases by a fixed margin as the edition number gets higher and the remaining prints of a particular photo become also favors the first few buyers considerably more than others buying a higher numbered print... Artist validated / authenticated and signed with title (for interest sake, most photos will have the place & province in South Africa where it was shot written underneath on the border) and year of release along with limited edition number out of a maximum of only 35 prints per individual photo regardless of size. Price may vary from print to print and also subject to change slightly according to increases in framing, printing and fine art paper costs etc. each year... -------------------------------------- Print Number 1; Fine art print: $100 (R746.838*) Framed & double matted with glass: add an extra $70 (R520*) Print Number 2 - 5; Fine art print: $300 (R2,212.85*) Framed & double matted with glass: add an extra $70 (R520*) Print Number 6 - 15; Fine art print: $450 (R3,318.33*) Framed & double matted with glass: add an extra $70 (R520*) Print Number 16 - 30; Fine art print: $700 (R5,160.13*) Framed & double matted with glass: add an extra $70 (R520*) Print Number 31 - 34; Fine art print: $1,100 (R8,110.62*) Framed & double matted with glass: add an extra $70 (R520*) Print Number 35 (Last in the Edition); Fine art print: unspecified as of yet... Print Size 24.96cm x 37.27cm (dimensions inclusive of a small white border) contact me at for larger print size inquiries Prices exclude any shipping costs. *Rand prices calculated at the exchange rate of April 15th - 2010: 1 USD = 7.37181 ZAR
Fail-Safe Venture Investment
Fail-Safe Venture Investment
Seen taped to the side of a van. I don't know about you but I totally plan on investing with a guy who lives in his van. Also, he won't tell you any details unless you pay him first.

the safe investment
the safe investment
Investing in Gold: The Essential Safe Haven Investment for Every Portfolio
Can you afford not to buy gold?
As many investors know, gold is a “safe-haven” asset that can actually increase in value during stock market slides and times of recession. But what else do you really know about this commodity? Are you taking full advantage of it? Do you know how to work it into your overall investment strategy?
This detailed tutorial provides you with a comprehensive understanding of gold, from mine to market. Jonathan Spall, a 25-year veteran of the metals market, explains everything you'll need to know for making gold a profitable part of your investment strategy. Investing in Gold gives you an inside look at how the precious metal is mined, refined, traded, and priced, along with valuable insight into gold's unique position in the marketplace. Spall explores such topics as:
Simple and complex gold trading processes
The pivotal role central banks play in the gold market
Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs)
How spot gold is traded
Why gold mining companies have traditionally hedged and why they no longer do so
Strategies for investing in the retail market
Spall provides an extensive glossary of terms you'll need to know, and he debunks various myths regarding this market, including the Fed's supposed scheme to keep gold prices artificially low during the 1990s.
The effects of global economic growth, the weakened dollar, the credit crunch, and the recent creation of enormous funds each affect the gold market; put them together and they add up to potential profits gold investors have never before dreamed of.
Gold is a surprisingly small market. When you learn how to navigate it, the potential for excellent rewards becomes evident.