Archive | January, 2002

A gift we can all have

Or not! Dear International Friend, Here is a story I wrote for a friend, "Two men, one a poor shepherd, the other a wealthy merchant hiked a dusty road and met at a crossroads. There for some miles their paths moved along the same way. While on this road the poor shepherd spotted a glint […] [Read A gift we can all have]

Second day in Ibarra, Ecuador

Good morning! (or afternoon I expect). This is our second day here in Ibarra and we are getting settled into a bit of routine. We do not have a land line here (just cell phone) so the way I am working the internet is each day we visit and internet cafe. I have prepared my […] [Read Second day in Ibarra, Ecuador]

Three Simple Longevity Secrets

A note from a dentist shares insights on longevity! Dear International Friend, One great gift that comes with conducting courses and sharing what you write hearing questions that lead us to know more. This happened when one reader (a dentist)sent the note below. "Dear Gary, First I must tell you how very much I enjoy […] [Read Three Simple Longevity Secrets]

Freedom

Where is the land of the free? Dear International Friend, Merri and I recently arrived at our winter home in Ibarra Ecuador. First night here we were invited to dinner at our neighbor's house. Dinner was about as cosmopolitan as one can imagine, the host a Canadian professor of anthropology, hostess, British, one guest Chilean, […] [Read Freedom]

Arrival story

We arrived back in Ecuador Wednesday January 16. The flight was very late (delayed in Miami) so we slept in at Hotel Quito, enjoyed a steam and had the hotel’s incredible tropical breakfast late. There are so many things in the breakfast you don’t normally get in the U.S., blackberry and papaya juice, bread made […] [Read Arrival story]

Argentina Bonds Now? PART FOUR

Learning from Argentina's downfall continues. Dear International Friend, We have been looking at why Argentina has run into an economic quagmire, what we can learn from this as investors and what opportunities we might gain from this now. In our last message we looked at Argentine par bonds that are guaranteed by zero coupon U.S. […] [Read Argentina Bonds Now? PART FOUR]

Good Timber News

Here is a message from an alert reader that shows we are on the right track investing in timber. Dear International Friend, We have looked at several messages regarding Plum Creek Timber. Here is a note an alert reader just shared. "Gary, I thought you would like this… From: Schwab Alerts [mailto:SchwabAlerts.MyPortfolio@Schwab.com]Sent: Wednesday, January 16, […] [Read Good Timber News]

Argentina Bonds Now? Part 3

Learning from Argentina's downfall continues. Dear International Friend, Yesterday we began looking at why Argentina has run into an economic quagmire, what we can learn from this as investors and what opportunities we might gain from this now. Such defaults offer opportunity if one can choose debt that is likely to be paid, such as […] [Read Argentina Bonds Now? Part 3]

Argentina Bonds Now? Part 2

Learning from Argentina's downfall continues. Dear International Friend, Yesterday we began looking at why Argentina has run into an economic quagmire, what we can learn from this as investors and what opportunities we might gain from this now. Argentina pegged its currency to the US dollar to stop inflation and currency devaluation some years ago. […] [Read Argentina Bonds Now? Part 2]

Argentina Bonds Now? Part 1

Here is the opportunity…and the risk Dear International Friend, Its about time to look again at what the Argentina fiasco, as it continuesto unfold can offer to us as investors. However we can gain a lot more than just money from the events tat are taking place there. We can learn many lessons, about economics, […] [Read Argentina Bonds Now? Part 1]