My wife and I are considering this also. We are thinking Belize or Costa Rica, But if we move it will be with in a few years. we don't like the way we are loosing our freedoms in America. We will also change our Citizenship if we do this.
March 7th, 2013 . Costa Rica will begin a new tax information sharing system for both companies and individuals based in the country. The information will be shared with the United States and scores of other countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and France......
I'm not sure how the IRS would view trading income if you trade US domiciled instruments. It could be classed as "working in the US". It could be different if you are a plumber living in the the Bahamas doing plumbing work in the Bahamas as it is clear the income is sourced in the Bahamas
In any case it's essential to speak with a qualified US tax attorney prior to departure not an overseas based tax attorney.
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I'm definitely going back to Tokyo after retirement. Good healthcare, high life expectancy, good education system for the kids, a big city so you can do anything you're interested in, the kindest people and service, and an attention to detail in everything (food and technology especially). 
I would add that Andorra is not that expensive especially if comparing to Monaco like they do, it's in line with Barcelona it is 200 km from and from the Med sea. Big bonus is to qualify as a tax resident you don't need to live 183 days like in most countries, just 60 AFAIK. Another location is Canary Islands, European Hawaii, no tax on capital gain, no VAT (tax free zone), eternal spring and nice sailing route to Caribbean. Malta is also and option, not tax free but just 10% tax and next to Sicily, nice climes.
I also lived for 2 years in Dominican Republic, and all that talk about being a very dangerous place is nonsense. You are in much higher danger in any large city in any western country.
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Guys, anyone considered to live aboard a decent yacht? Mobility, safety (of getting stuck in any country with rapidly deteriorating regime) and tax free, ability to live a bit in many countries around the globe..
Trade to live. Not live to trade.
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Mike, Anguilla has all you look for, even more.
Also easy access through St-Maarten, wonderful beaches, very good restaurants, 4G network to work on the beach...
Some useful info here AnguillaIslands.com
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90 days indeed. No tax on capital gains. As a sole trader, you'd pay about 140 EUR taxes a year (60 for 1 car, 80 for a nice big rented flat) and that's it. Living standards are far from the hype of Monaco ! Atmosphere is closer to a village. Costs are cheaper than neighboring France, especially flat rentals since a lot of buildings are still empty from the crisis, food to some extent, insurances a bit. Lots of foreigners. You'll be introduced to traders easily as everyone knows everyone. 99% of territory is covered by fiber optic.
However now it's toughter to get in... you have to invest 13 times more than 1 year ago : 400k !
They indeed intended to meet Monaco like standards which appears a big joke. Actually they are already backing off and immigration laws are bound to change again in the coming months. The government reacts very quickly which is an advantage of being such a miniature country.
Anyway, right now I'd suggest that you run a small (internet) business parallel to trading and then residency is yours for 'free' (corporate gains will be taxed 2% if they come from oversea activity then no bond/financial/real estate investment required)