Archive | June, 2004

Rushing to Russia

How times and markets change. During other eras Russian bonds would seem a terrible high-risk investment. But with low interest rates and high inflation this Russian investment is worth a look. Thomas Fischer at Jyske Bank passed this idea onto me and said he is buying some himself. (What more can you ask in a […] [Read Rushing to Russia]

A Message from Ida

A midnight breeze kisses hemlock and pine in the deep embrace of an amber moon. Dark clouds race and churn the lunar cream over a cemetery just ahead. Standing in a cemetery near midnight may not seem the norm. I have a friend that forced me into this. Ida is her name and secrets she […] [Read A Message from Ida]

A Convenience Trend

Last message looked at how people keep on driving despite high process for gas. Why? For convenience. Understanding this fact helps us spot some important investing and business trends. You can see this message here There is a saying that man can achieve the impossible, put men on the moon and explore the deepest troughs […] [Read A Convenience Trend]

Biggest Trend of All Part II

A message at http://www.garyascott.com/archives/2004/06/07/1055/index.html looked at how gas prices recently hit $7.31 a gallon in the UK and asked what kinds of business and investing trends this could bring. Another message reviewed the power that comes from sharing in masses. So let’s look at some wise comments that readers shared. The first reader was concerned […] [Read Biggest Trend of All Part II]

Triumph of the Masses

Spotting trends is the wellspring of wealth. Consider what happened to investors who got into the seven following trends at their start…automobiles, petroleum, TV, telephone, airplane, computers and the internet. Spotting such trends at the beginning is incredibly more important than understanding cycles, knowing market timing, reading balance sheets, picking value investments or risk diversification. […] [Read Triumph of the Masses]

Trends for Storing Wealth III

Several years ago while speaking at a seminar I heard another speaker share an incredibly powerful idea about trends. His theme was “the future always reveals itself in the present”. In this current series on spotting trends I have asked readers to share their insights about trends we can see. No one of us can […] [Read Trends for Storing Wealth III]

The Biggest Trend of All

Sometimes the less said the better, so here is a note I just received from my son who has been in England. “Dad- Factoid for the day: Gas prices for Super Unleaded hit $7.31 a gallon in the UK! Puts our current 'price crisis' in perspective. Love, Jake” This fact has such profound and all […] [Read The Biggest Trend of All]

Trends for Storing Wealth II

Several years ago while speaking at a seminar I heard another speaker share an incredibly powerful idea about trends. His theme was “The future always reveals itself in the present”. In this current series on spotting trends I have asked readers to share their insights about trends we can see. No one of us can […] [Read Trends for Storing Wealth II]

Seasonality Dangers

The end of May is the month when seasonality dangers begin and this reoccurring trend appears to be running true to form. In January 2004 I wrote “October has traditionally been a month when we see stocks markets fall. This is based on statistical analysis (see our message about seasonality at http://www.garyascott.com/archives/2003/11/03/934/index.html) that shows that […] [Read Seasonality Dangers]