Switzerland: The last Bastion of Liberty

Dear Mountaineers,

You’ve heard the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. Your Mountain Vision team couldn’t agree more. I was part of our team that travelled to southeast Florida at the end of April for our BFI Wealth Forum. Travelling to the US is great, but I’m really torn.

As an American citizen that has lived in Switzerland for 14 years, I still really enjoy going back “home” to the US. I think us Americans are arguably the friendliest people in the world and I always have a rush of great memories that come to mind when stepping foot back in the states.

However, I am also a Swiss citizen that really enjoys coming back to Switzerland. Interestingly enough, as much as I enjoy being back in the US, I must say that there is even more comfort in returning to Switzerland.

It’s hard to describe the feeling, but Frank and I have discussed it many times. There is just “something” about coming back to Switzerland. It could be the cleanliness, the timeliness, the mountains. But there are other, much deeper aspects behind the comfort that Switzerland provides.

Today, we want to share Global Gold’s Outlook Report, No. 10, which describes just one of the reasons we always love coming back to Switzerland: Liberty. Claudio Grass takes us through his reasoning as to why Switzerland is the last bastion of liberty. Switzerland isn’t perfect, but it very well could be the last and only true democracy left today.

Claudio also takes a closer look back at the Charlie Hedbo attack in January and the much larger impact it has had on our freedom of speech…we have to remain vigilant in defending our freedoms. Finally, he discusses the potential financial scenarios that might play out in the coming months and the role precious metals can play in those scenarios.

I hope our readers enjoy the Outlook Report. In any case, we are happy to be home again in Switzerland and you’ll be hearing from us again soon.

Next week, we’ll take a look at and consider the impact of an international payment service we’ve started hearing more about that offers payments and transfers with physical gold.

Until then, enjoy!


Scott Schamber

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