Archive | July, 2007

Success in a Picture

The US dollar is falling and fundamentals suggest that the rot is nowhere near the end. Governments everywhere have become more corrupt. The pace of change increases its speed. These factors make it hard to earn enough to live on well. Even harder is to keep the purchasing power of what we save and have […] [Read Success in a Picture]

Multi Currency Portfolio Update July 2007

Multi currency portfolios have recovered as shown here in the latest review of the five multi currency portfolio’s we have tracked since November 1, 2006 (nine months). Portfolios 2007 Apr 30 June 1 June 28 July 10 July 20 July 27 Swiss Samba 26.60% 41.46% 44.80% 45.22% 45.84% 44.47% Emerging Market 32.46% 40.38% 54.31% 62.77% […] [Read Multi Currency Portfolio Update July 2007]

Overseas Business Success

Overseas business success comes more easily because the US dollar is falling and fundamentals suggest that the rot is nowhere near the end. Governments everywhere have become more corrupt. The pace of change increases its speed. These factors make it hard to earn enough to live on well. Even harder is to keep the purchasing […] [Read Overseas Business Success]

Chinese Imports Economic Importance

Chinese imports have great economic importance and the American backlash on Chinese goods mentioned in previous messages is taking place and appears to be growing. According to a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, half of American shoppers are trying to buy U.S. food products. The survey showed that 83% of the shoppers are concerned about food […] [Read Chinese Imports Economic Importance]

Cotacachi Ecuador Living

Cotacachi Ecuador Living is special as Richard Goebel, our man in the Blue Ridge, who lives in China Grove, NC, pointed out when he recently sent this note: “Gary, Once a year the sleepy town of China Grove, population of 3500, becomes a population of 30,000 with the ‘Farmers Day Festival’. We have the same […] [Read Cotacachi Ecuador Living]

International Investment Profits Step Up

International investment profits come from spotting trends. Fortunately, clues that spotlight trends are everywhere, all the time. We can easily see them if we keep watch and allow some quiet time for reflection so what we see of the present can jell with what we know from the past. The results are intelligent suspicions for […] [Read International Investment Profits Step Up]

Currency Profits Close at Hand

Currency profits are growing. Here is the latest review of the five multi currency portfolio’s we created and have tracked since November 1, 2006 (eight months-20 days) with the help of Jyske Bank. Such performance is rare and one would think that some special insight is needed to get this type of rise. However such […] [Read Currency Profits Close at Hand]

Multi Currency Portfolio Update Lessons

Multi currency portfolio Lessons are reviewed here. Here is the latest review of the five multi currency portfolio’s we have tracked since November 1, 2006 (eight months-20 days). Portfolios 2007 Apr 30 June 1 June 28 July 10 July 20 Swiss Samba 26.60% 41.46% 44.80% 45.22% 45.84% Emerging Market 32.46% 40.38% 54.31% 62.77% 67.67% Dollar […] [Read Multi Currency Portfolio Update Lessons]

Ecuador Weather

Ecuador weather is affected by the adage that “there are lies, damned lies and statistics.” This adage should be enhanced when relating to Ecuador weather. This phrase should read, “there are lies, damned lies, statistics and Ecuador weather reports.” I say this because one of the most wonderful aspects of living in Cotacachi, Ecuador is […] [Read Ecuador Weather]

Business Trends Homes in Caves

Business trends can be seen from homes in caves. Smart investors catch trends and understand the global psyche because they understand what people want. This is why I love investing in real estate. Everyone wants a roof over their head! People also want what they perceive they no longer have. See more about this at […] [Read Business Trends Homes in Caves]