Global Investments Review


Global Investments Review

Global Investments reviews are just part of our courses. We share information, delegates and lifestyle. Here we are at our September North Carolina course sharing information about global investments on our Little Horse Creek patio. The contact here is Thomas Fischer of Jyske Bank speaking to delegates as they enjoy an Al Fresco lunch.


Here delegates at our November Ecuador courses share information on how Old Quito real estate can fit into their global portfolio as they view our favorite Colonial Quito hotel “Patio Alandaluz”. The contact is Steve, our man in Ecuador .


Here delegates learn how to fit Cotacachi real estate into their global portfolio as they visit Merri’s and my new home “Churupamba” in Cotacachi at Tierre Firme. The contact here is Clayton Black, the leading builder in this area.


Some of the unusual information we share is the exact portfolio of investments that we (Merri and I) have. I do not know of any other investment publisher that does this. (Nor do many invite their readers right into their homes either.)

We feel that doing this allows readers to know that what they see is what they get from us…important in this age of spin and deceit.

This is also heartwarming for us. We just received this note about two of our delegates who shared last week with us at our courses in Cotacachi:

They are such a delightful couple and we really enjoyed their being here. As they signed their credit card slip last night they turned to me, smiled and said ‘What a bargain – a gorgeous room, great staff and food – this

will always be a home in Ecuador for us.’

How wonderful this is for us that our delegates feel that our home is theirs.

We do our best to share not just information and contacts, but information we are using, contacts we like and trust and the joys of our lifestyle.

Earlier this month we look at our portfolio by currency and asset class.

Here again is the Global Portfolio Currency Breakdown

Real Estate 43.0%

Euro 10.5%

Emerging markets 10.0%

Danish kroner 9.9%

US$ 8.2%

British pound 6.0%

Swedish kroner 4.0%

NZ$ 3.7%

Aust. $ 1.0%

Canadian $ 1.0%

Here is our Personal Global Portfolio Asset Class breakdown

Cash 9.7%

Equities 6.0%

Bonds 31.7%

Emerging Equities 1.5%

Emerging Bonds 8.5%

Here is the exact Global Portfolio we disclosed to readers at our last International Investing and Business Course.

Global Portfolio Investment Breakdown October 2007

Investment Currency % of portfolio

Flex account USD 5.7%

Current Account GBP 4.0%

Bank of Fl Shares USD 1.5%

Jyske Bank, Shares DKK 2.5%

Jyske Invest Turkey EUR 1.5%

JI European Equity EUR 2.0%

JI Danish Bond Fund DKK 6.5%

JI Emerging Local Bonds EUR 1.5%

JI Emergin Market Bonds EUR 3.0%

JI European Bonds EUR 3.0%

Ford Credit Bond GBP 2.0%

Swedish Export Bond NZD 2.7%

Scandi Airlines Bnd EUR 1.0%

Europe Invest BK TRY 1.0%

Brazil Bond BRL 1.0%

JI Swedish Bond Fund SEK 3.0%

JI European Bond Fund EUR 2.0%

Landwirt. Rentenbank AUD 1.0%

Hungary Bond HUF 2.0%

Spintab Bond SEK 1.0%

Deutsche Telekom BND USD 1.0%

NRW Bank NZD 1.0%

Volkswagen Fin BND NOK 1.0%

Rabobnk BND CAD 1.0%

China Bnd EUR 1.5%

ELF Aquitaine EUR 1.5%

Caisse D’Amort Dette EUR 1.5%

Farmland USD 21.0%

Commercial Property USD 19.0%

Ecuador Property USD 3.0%

Invest Loan CZK 0%

Invest Loan CHF 0%

Until next message, we hope that your global portfolios will be good!

Gary

Our course fees are rising for our 2008 courses. Since we have had only one price increase in over 20 years we are forced to make a substantial increase now.

We are accepting early enrollments for our 2008 courses at the 2007 price for about two more weeks so if you sign up now, you’ll save.

Here is the entire 2008 schedule below showing the early enrollment and soon to be prices.

If you plan to come to three or more courses next year the best option is the International Club at $1,999. All the courses below are included. The new price will be $2,999. You can enroll in the club for 2008 (though the catalog says 2007) at http://www.garyascott.com/catalog/international-club

Jan. 18 – 23 Ecuador Spanish course

Sign up now for one at $549 before the fee rises to $799. Or sign up for $799 for two before the fee rises to $999.

Jan. 18-23 Spanish Course & RE Tour and Jan. 24-25 2008 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Sign up for one now at $899 before the fee rises to $1,199 or $1,199 before the fee rises to $1,599 for two.

Feb 18-23 Ecuador Import Export Course
Remains the same at $999 and $1,499 for two.

Mar 7-9 International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador
Sign up now for one at $549 before the fee rises to $799. Or sign up for $799 for two before the fee rises to $999.

Mar 10-11 Imbabura Real Estate tour

Mar 12-14 Coastal Real Estate tour

March IBEZ plus 1 real estate tour.

Sign up now for one at $899 before the fee rises to $1,199. Or sign up for $1,199 for two before the fee rises to $1,599.

March IBEZ plus 2 real estate tours

Sign up now for one at $1,199 before the fee rises to $1,499. Or sign up for $1,599 for two before the fee rises to $1,999.

April 10-14 Ecuador Spanish course

April 15-16 Imbabura Real Estate tour

May 13-17 Ecuador Import Export course

May 23-25 International Investing and Business Made EZ North Carolina

$549 up to $799. For two $749 up to $999.

June 11-15 Ecuador Spanish course

June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate tour

June 19-21 Shamanic Mingo Tour

Sign up now for one at $549 before the fee rises to $799. Or sign up for $799 for two before the fee rises to $999.

Sept 23-27 Ecuador Spanish course

Sep 28-29 Imbabura Real Estate tour

Oct 3-5 International Investing and Business Made EZ North Carolina

Oct 14-18 Ecuador Import Export Course

Nov 7-9 International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador

Nov 10-11 Imbabura Real Estate tour

Nov 12-14 Coastal Real Estate tour

From December 1, 2007, El Meson de las Flores will charge between $59 and $70 per night including a full served breakfast. They will continue to offer a prepaid 30 day Hometel Plan (you can stay the month all at once or in segments. The rate is rising from $899 for a single to $999 and $999 for a couple to $1,099.


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