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The International Investor

March, 2017

G2 Conflict

By Benjamin J. Butler

 

Plaza Hotel, Seoul

 

I am writing this week from the Asia Pacific Financial Forum, where I was the opening keynote speaker. The topic of the forum is the G2 (Group of Two -- US and China) trade war and neo-isolationism.  I was actually wondering whether the Plaza Hotel here was linked to the one in New York, as rather interestingly that was the location of the famous Plaza Accord, where the major economic powers decided to reduce the value of the US dollar in 1985.

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Washington, DC

By Benjamin J. Butler

 

Washington, DC

 

I just spent the last week in Washington, DC and West Virginia. With the real estate bubbles in the coastal cities and the international cities of the world, the prices of homes in West Virginia seem so much more real. For under $200,000 one can buy quite a nice and sizeable detached home. I suspect that over the course of the next five years, purchasing real estate in the forgotten parts of the US may outperform the bubblier cities.

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