Archive | June, 2007

Ecuador Thermal Pools

Ecuador Thermal Pools at Apuela and Nangulvi Offer Relaxation and Profit Ecuador Living updates explained that one reason National Geographic Magazine named Ecuador one of the top ten adventure destinations for 2007 is a huge national forest called Intag not far from where we live in Cotacachi. This area is the home of excellent organic […] [Read Ecuador Thermal Pools]

Foreign Currency profits

Foreign currency profits continue as we look at the latest update of the five multi currency portfolio’s. Here is a summary of performance: Portfolio 3 months 6 months June 28 (Eight Months) Swiss Samba 20.49% 32.86% 44.80% Emerging Market 19.61% 31.13% 54.31% Dollar Short 18.17% 30.44% 33.81% Dollar Neutral 20.28% 28.54% 37.64% Green 86.22% 142.42% […] [Read Foreign Currency profits]

Multi Currency Portfolio Risk Aversion

Multi Currency Portfolio Risk Aversion can be seen in the latest review of the five multi currency portfolio’s we have tracked since November 1, 2006 (eight months). Portfolios 2007 Mar 27 Apr 30 May 11 June 1 June 15 June 28 Swiss Samba 16.15% 26.60% 32.86% 41.46% 44.13% 44.80% Emerging Market 12.81% 32.46% 31.13% 40.38% […] [Read Multi Currency Portfolio Risk Aversion]

Ecuador Crime Report

Ecuador crime is something everyone should understand if they plan to live in Ecuador. Another message about crime in Ecuador is at http://www.garyascott.com/international_investments/359.html Here we look at what readers who have visited Ecuador say about criminal activity in this Andean nation. We often fear the unknown, especially when it comes to crime. Often it requires […] [Read Ecuador Crime Report]

Hanta Virus is Real

Recently a read sent this note in relation to my message entitled “Rat Crap Notes.” You can read “Rat Crap Notes” at http://www.garyascott.com/international_investments/346.html Gary, “FYI, this is an old hoax. See the following links.” She then provided links to Urban legends, hoaxbusters, snopes and several other sites. There are at least three lessons to be […] [Read Hanta Virus is Real]

Ecuador Crime and Politics

Ecuador Crime and Politics Recently a read sent me this note: “Dear Gary, I’ve been getting your Ecuadorian slices of life and really appreciate the info, and sincerity, of the work. My wife flies international for AA and met an international real estate investor who told her Quito , Ecuador would be a great place […] [Read Ecuador Crime and Politics]

Any Passion Can Make You Rich

Any Passion Can Make You Rich There are almost infinite ways to have never ending prosperity so it only makes sense to earn your way doing what you love. Yet many readers doubt that this is possible. This reader for example just asked this question. (This is #3 in a series.) “Dear Mr. and Mrs. […] [Read Any Passion Can Make You Rich]

International Business & Fishing Passion Can Make You Rich

International Business & Fishing Passion Can Make You Rich International business offers infinite ways to have never ending prosperity so it only makes sense to earn your way doing what you love. Yet many readers doubt that this is possible so this series is looking at examples of how people have made wonderful livings in […] [Read International Business & Fishing Passion Can Make You Rich]

Musical Passion Can Make You Rich

Musical Passion Can Make You Rich There are almost infinite ways to have never ending prosperity so it only makes sense to earn your way doing what you love. Yet many readers doubt that this is possible so this series is looking at examples of how people have made wonderful livings in gardening, music and […] [Read Musical Passion Can Make You Rich]

Multi Currency Portfolios Collapse

Multi currency portfolios require more frequent attention than normal due to volatility in the market. Here is the latest review of the five multi currency portfolio’s were have tracked since November 1, 2006 (seven months 2 weeks). Portfolios 2007 Mar 27 Apr 30 May 11 June 1 June 9 June 15 Swiss Samba 16.15% 26.60% […] [Read Multi Currency Portfolios Collapse]