LIVING THROUGH A CURRENCY DEVALUATION

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#1 Fri, Jul 15, 2011 - 5:55pm
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LIVING THROUGH A CURRENCY DEVALUATION

In 1976 I was managing an American subsidiary of a successful large US Company in Mexico. It had been a financial turnaround for our team. Cash flow had accumulated in our bank in Mexico and corporate didn’t want the money repatriated to the US. Although we had already paid a 35% income tax to the Mexican government, we would have to pay an additional 30% exit tax to repatriate the money. In addition, we would have to pay high fees for the peso/dollar exchange, in order to make the transfer. The company wanted to expand our successful business and so we decided to keep the money in Mexican pesos to be used for further expansion.

One morning, as my wife and I were on a trip driving on the highway, we heard a national message from the President of Mexico, Luis Echevarria, one of the most corrupt presidents in Mexican history. “It is a lie that we are going to devalue the peso,” he said.

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Fri, Jul 15, 2011 - 6:01pm
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Devaluation

Harry Browne wrote about this topic back in the 70s~80s. He made a "Permanent Porfolio" strategy for beating devaluation. Not sure how well it has worked over the years as I haven't really looked in detail. FYI: 

https://harrybrowne.org/PermanentPortfolioResults.htm

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