The number one reason I’m bullish on Africa

In a word: Demographics. They are going to go from being a drag on growth, to a major contributor to growth. It’s going to happen quite fast, inside one generation, as it did in Asia.
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Media reports Tanzania’s economy is awful – truth, or fake news?

Earlier this week, several people forwarded me a link to a recent article published by The Economist, which makes the bold claim that Tanzania’s official economic statistics are bogus.
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How I retired at 35 and almost immediately regretted it

Early in my working life, I decided to save and invest much of my income. I was fortunate to have been exposed to the ideas of compound interest.
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Big profits from one of the most popular vices known to man

The year was 1981. My father’s company, Maersk Drilling, a subsidiary of Danish conglomerate AP Moeller, had just posted him to Singapore.
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The two gold stocks I previously wrote about are up as much as 167% in just three months

If you followed me into the two gold stocks I wrote about back in April, you should be grinning from ear to ear.
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Here is a podcast episode where I had a wide ranging conversation with my old pal Tim Price and Paul Rodriguez. The discussion sets out some of my thoughts on investing in Africa, among other things. Happy listening!

"The secret to happiness is having something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.” -- Rita Mae Brown
Good rules to live by.  Grateful to have all three.

This is me in Dar es Salaam, in front of Ocean Road Hospital (today a Cancer hospital) where I was born.

Who is Tim Staermose, the Global Value Hunter?

I’m a full-time investor and investment writer.  I grew up all over the world, in Tanzania, Denmark, Egypt, Singapore and Australia – where I completed my higher education.  I have an unorthodox background.  And it shapes my approach to investing and life.

My readers appreciate this, and often comment that I bring them a valuable alternative perspective they can’t get anywhere else. Read more…

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