JS 34: The New Emerging Global Middle Class with Jeff Opdyke Investment Director of ‘The Sovereign Individual’

March 8th, 2012 by Jason | Comments Off on JS 34: The New Emerging Global Middle Class with Jeff Opdyke Investment Director of ‘The Sovereign Individual’

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Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Investment Director and Editor of The Sovereign Individual, Jeff Opdyke. While the middle class is shrinking in the United States, Jeff shares his global observations of a new emerging middle class in other previously oppressed countries, such as Asia and Africa, and how online international trading is becoming so much easier to do.

Jeff and Jason talk about the various pockets in different countries that are becoming more attractive to foreign investors, the ease or difficulty of investing in real estate in those areas, and how rates of return compare with the United States. Despite the economic condition of the United States, investing here is still the easiest and most affordable, offering higher rates of return on investment. But as things continue to change around the world, more and more global markets may become friendlier to foreign investors. Jeff says looking for these lucrative pockets is one way to approach real estate investing overseas.

Jeff D. Opdyke is the Investment Director and Editor of The Sovereign Individual, and an Emerging Market Strategist and Global Growth Strategist. As a lifelong world traveler, Jeff has been investing directly in the international markets since 1995, making him one of the true pioneers of foreign trading. These days, he is the editor of the Emerging Market Strategist investment advisory and The Sovereign Individual, the Sovereign Society’s monthly asset protection and investment newsletter.


Jeff’s passion is finding the renegade plays “on the ground” in overseas markets, and uncovering those explosive trends long before they become mainstream. In addition to his passion and talent for investing “in country,” Jeff has written about personal finance, family finance and the investment markets for The Wall Street Journal for almost two decades, including the Journal’s nationally syndicated “Love & Money” column. His work has been published in upward of 80 newspapers nationwide. He is also the author of six books, including Financially Ever After and Piggybanking: Preparing Your Financial Life for Kids and Your Kids for a Financial Life.

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