Auckland, New Zealand (PressExposure) July 23, 2009 -- Recently the U.S. dollar has lost its value against the Euro and other major currencies. For most Americans, this is an invisible loss--you don't notice it unless you travel abroad or import goods or services that are priced in terms of foreign currencies. But if you are an active investor you will probably remember that after the September 11th attacks, U.S. financial markets were closed for four days. During that time, you were locked out of buying or selling any of your U.S. stocks, bonds or mutual funds. In planning for the future, if there are future attacks on the U.S. financial markets, it is possible that U.S. markets could be shuttered for days or weeks. In the meantime, the U.S. dollar could be decimated and the vast majority of U.S. investors would be powerless to protect themselves financially. The obvious solution would be to invest outside of the U.S.
However, in some countries, regulations, lack of information, or conflicts of interest restrict the international investment opportunities of citizens. Many investors feel that such restriction hinders the establishment of a truly diversified investment portfolio. Offshore accounts are much more flexible, giving investors' unlimited access to international markets and to major exchanges.
Simply put, offshore accounts give you more options and opportunities to make money. Instead of being limited by domestic banking institutions, an offshore bank account has a far reach that can gain access to opportunities in all markets. Overseas banking provides you with a chance to get freedom from your home country's restrictions. The wide expanse of the global market gives you more chances to obtain more wealth.
"By using an offshore bank as a medium, you can reap the advantages of investing worldwide with all the expected benefits you receive with domestic banking," states a representative from Global Reserve and Finance Limited. Individuals who invest their money overseas can avoid excessive taxation while also gaining more independence from their own nation's economy. Investing offshore can be a very attractive option for the discerning investor that would like to explore other markets, shield his or her investments from onerous capital lawsuits, or grow his assets in a confidential and secure investment not governed by the rules and regulations of his home jurisdiction. "Making money with offshore banking is a prudent strategy in today's turbulent economic times."