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Manuka Gold Part 1

We source deals for Obris members from across the planet. Our portfolio demonstrates considerable diversity of locations as well as industries. Quite often we invest in asymmetrical opportunities close to home. New Zealand has a thriving business climate ranging from...

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A Case for Private Towns

Issue 21.6, Auckland, 02 July 2021 Are you happy with where you live?More specifically, do you like your home… the people you call your neighbors… the feel of your community… the government that makes the rules… the reputation of the country that you identify with...

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FROM TOURING MINES AROUND THE GLOBE TO INVESTING IN PRECIOUS METALS – An Interview with Larry Scharf, Senior VP at Raymond James Financial

Issue 21.5, Auckland, 7 May 2021 Larry Scharf's fascination with precious metals began when he was five years old. By the time he was a teenager, he began studying history through numismatics. That led to studying finance and how financial markets work.   Who knew...

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MAKE SURE YOUR MONEY IS ALWAYS WORKING FOR YOU – A PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH LEVAR FRAISER

Issue 21.3, Auckland, 27 April 2021 LeVar Fraiser founded his first business in 1997. He successfully exited that venture to start several multi-million dollar enterprises. Now in his mid-40s, LeVar is semi-retired.   Semi-retired is rather common for people in...

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THE BARBAROUS RELIC IN THE 21st Century

Issue 20.5, Auckland, 28 December 2020 Warren Buffett is often quoted as calling gold a "barbarous relic".  While this is a misquote, it was actually John Maynard Keynes talking about the early 20th-century gold standard, Buffet is certainly no fan of gold.  Buffet...

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AN EYE FOR DIVERSIFICATION

Issue 20.4, Auckland, 18 December 2020 My best friend was a university professor in Kiev. The son of a military colonel, Alexander worked his way up in the Soviet system. First as a Young Pioneer, then a dedicated Komsomol member through his university years. Shortly...

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