AAA Profits in B- Markets

The risk rating of each country is rated. Rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and FITCH assign ratings based on something called a “Country Risk Premium”. Everything from political instability to government debt is taken into account. Countries governments that are not reliable have lesser ratings. The truth of the matter is people are limited by political upheavals that go back decades.

The most professionally competent person I ever worked with came from Kenya. The most honest people I encountered were from New Zealand. The most spiritually adept person I know comes from Hong Kong. The qualities people in different cultures bring to a deal is refreshing. Different prospective broaden your mind. The ability to see past social stereotypes will open your eyes to a new world.

Often Americans are taught the world wants to come to us. That is true. There is another truth. The world has what Americans need. That need is resources. That need is opportunity. That need is sincere individuals. Countries below BBB have something called a “Junk Rating”.

Junk Rating means below investment grade, risky, highly susceptible to loss.

Sound terrible?

A private company in the United States that grosses 10mm a year for the last 20 years is also Junk Rating.

There’s a fine line between a label and reality. Professional Entrepreneurs who travel understand the safest deals are those that have few moving parts. The more cogs you have in a gear the less likely it is to turn. Common sense dictates straight forward processes. Going to markets that have below investment grade ratings give rise to straight forward people. A market like Vietnam welcomes established markets investing. Often these business people will bend over backwards to earn your partnership. These people are appreciative, gracious, and are often honest. There are criminals in every market. There are shysters in every city. The ability to discern a bad deal holds true in every market. Lack of resources usually reveals halfhearted efforts. In developing markets the scams are not as sophisticated as the United States.

Seldom will you enter a premier downtown building to be ripped off by the guy at the top floor. Other countries are not like the United States. Countries outside the United States are typically class conscious. If you have no purpose to be there you are not allowed. There is no such thing as a virtual office (generally). Successful people typically require other successful people around. This is not an opinion. I have witnessed outright discrimination due to money in other countries. While I am humble — I can appreciate the prejudice when it comes to money. People make sure to only involve legitimate people when US Foreigners come to invest.

The shocking part of this process is most US Nationals do not travel for business. Often I find I am my own competition. Scarcity breeds opportunity. Competing against yourself means you set the price. The price of the only service provider is high. AAA Profits come in B- markets. Learn to integrate yourself with reputable overseas businesses. Research publicly listed companies. Find out the needs of the company. Formulate a strategy. Make a phone call. Invite yourself over to talk. You will be surprised how many people welcome you.

If you present a solid “Credibility Box” you will find more Yes Answers than a US No Market has to offer.


About Christopher: Christopher Knight Lopez is a Professional Entrepreneur. Christopher has opened over 7 businesses in his 14-year career. Christopher’s purpose is to take advantage of various market-driven opportunities. Christopher is a certified Master Project Manager (MPM) and Accredited Financial Analyst (AFA). Christopher previously held his Series 65 securities license. Christopher also has his General Lines — Life, Accident, Health & HMO. Christopher has managed a combined 286mm USD in reported Assets Under Management & Assets Under Advisement. Christopher has work experience in 29 countries, raised over 50mm USD for various businesses, and grossed over 7.5mm in his personal career. Christopher worked in the highly technical industries of: biotechnology, finance, securities, manufacturing, real estate, and residential mortgages. Christopher is a United States Air Force Veteran. Christopher has a passion for family, competitive sports, fishing, martial arts and advocacy for entrepreneurs. Christopher provides self-help classes for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Christopher’s passion to mentor comes from belief that entrepreneurs need guidance. The world is full of conflicting information about entrepreneur identity. See more at




Professional Hustler turned International Best Selling Author of “I Made it Then I Didn’t”. I write Truths today to combat yesterday’s falsehoods.

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Professional Hustler turned International Best Selling Author of “I Made it Then I Didn’t”. I write Truths today to combat yesterday’s falsehoods.

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