This morning I met with an elderly (70's) couple to list their mountain acreage with improvements and place this property on the Real estate market.
Beautiful piece of acreage and off the grid I might add. Upon our initial meeting, handshake, exchange of business card etc we talked about the property and
conveyances etc. I had never met this man until today. Our small talk led to our work histories, education, etc. He informed me he held two Masters degrees from Princeton with one of them in International Finance and Banking. He had retired about 10 years ago from the IMF and most of his adult life was spent living abroad with his banking duties My job was to get this land listed so I did not want to stray too far from the task at hand which was Real Estate and obtaining info on this property but as we spent time walking/riding the land he warmed up a bit so I just asked him. "Are you familiar with the Iraqi Dinar and their attempt to revalue their currency. Without hesitation he stated that he had been out of the loop for a few years but was familiar with what happened in Kuwait and also the efforts in Iraq. His initial reply was that Iraq has made great progress in Oil research, inrfastructure and securing world investors in
Oil and metals primarily in the North but until they get their government in order and all the sects to agree on who is in control progress may drag on for a while. He did not tell me if he is invested in the IQD and I did not ask him. He praised Christine Leguarde but questioned the moral ethics of the former French Finance minister. I know there isnt anything really tangible in this post. But I did find it interesting and who would think that way off on a mountain top somewhere I would meet a career IMF employee and talk Dinar.