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Week 1: Morning Wake Up Call……COCONUTS!

Greetings from the Dominican Republic. Our first week working here in this country has been nothing short of an adventure! We have been assigned to the area of La Romana. La Romana is on the coast, west of the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. Only eight months ago, La Romana was opened as the second working area of the DR. We are here with another couple, some of our greatest friends, Sydney and Josh Billings. Together we go out everyday to teach the Dominican people self-reliance skills; especially those pertaining to business. We are absolutely loving our time here. Everyone is so kind and loving. One of our favorite parts of La Romana is our friend Antonio. He sells fruit from a cart beneath the window of our second-story apartment. Every morning around 5:45 am, we wake up to him chopping coconuts with his machete yelling a few
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Dominican Republic – Here We Come!

Iron Gate Family! My name is McKenna Strong. I am the account manager here at Iron Gate Global Advisors as well as a student at Utah State University studying Finance and Economics. Starting January 15, 2020 my husband, James, and I will be in the Dominican Republic as part of the SEED (Small Enterprise Education and Development) Program hosted by Utah State University. The SEED Program focuses on helping and empowering less fortunate individuals in foreign countries to become more successful and independent by teaching them entrepreneurial skills and business principles. Please visit https://huntsman.usu.edu/seed/index to learn more about SEED. As SEED interns in the Dominican Republic we will be working with two main partners; Operation Underground Railroad and Mentors International. Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending sex trafficking. Their main efforts are based in rescuing individual (mainly women and children) from
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Bear markets and the individual investor

Every year, the market falls at some point.  Since World War II, the average yearly fall has been -13.8%.  But what if it falls even more? Down 20%? That, my friends, is known as a Bear Market. In today’s podcast we talk all about these ugly Bear Markets. We discuss what investors can expect, how the individual investor managing their own money typically performs, and exactly how you should prepare. You won’t want to miss this one! Here’s to wise investing, Brian, Brett, Spencer and the Iron Gate Team   The commentary on this program reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of the Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded as a description of advisory services provided by Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC or performance returns of any Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC Investments client. The views reflected in the commentary are
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2019 in review, 2020 preview

Once again, the pessimists got it wrong.  Despite what was supposed to be a horrible year, the market in 2019 was excellent! In today’s podcast, we review the biggest stories of 2019 and our forecasts (kindof) for 2020, including ONE THING that we strongly believe will happen. Lastly, we share with you our process and the importance of discipline when managing money, a philosophy of Iron Gate Global that will NEVER change. Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global         The commentary on this program reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of the Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded as a description of advisory services provided by Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC or performance returns of any Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC Investments client. The views reflected in the commentary are subject to change at any time without
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