An unhealthy society cannot be a wealthy society. Fortunately our modern world allows us to pick and choose what is best for us.
We conducted our October International Investing and Business Seminar in a forest lodge so we were surrounded by views like this.
Yet we know the value of these woods will change shortly to this.
So we head south to enjoy a warm winter.
Ecuador beach in winter.
Our Florida home in winter.
We focus on winter seminars and tours in Florida and Ecuador because the winter warmth and sun there creates extra value.
Western health care imbalances are creating more and more health and wealth problems.
A recent New York Times article entitled “Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School” by Bryan Meltz shows just how far out of kilter certain aspects of Western society have slanted (the entire article is linked below). The article says: CANTON, Ga. — When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall.
The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools.
“I don’t have a whole lot of choice,” said Dr. Anderson, a pediatrician for many poor families in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta. “We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.”
Dr. Anderson is one of the more outspoken proponents of an idea that is gaining interest among some physicians. They are prescribing stimulants to struggling students in schools starved of extra money — not to treat A.D.H.D., necessarily, but to boost their academic performance.
This suggests that society has really lost touch with some of its basic values… drugging children as a solution for gaining conformity. What a health mess… not to mention the immediate financial costs to the parents of these kids.
This is especially bad as it poisons the future… the very existence of mankind is degraded because of the imbalances this type of drug can create within our children.
Fortunately we can live where it is best for us and we can also invest where we gain the best returns.
For example Ecuador is a pretty good place to raise a child. The state does not interfere much with education or health care… leaving parents to make these important decisions.
However Ecuador is not a good place to leave your savings and invest.
Live where it is best for you. Invest where you get the best value.
The best way to choose where to invest is to seek value. This is why once a quarter we look at a major and emerging equity market valuation analysis by Michael Keppler. Michael’s firms are the best when it comes to value analysis of stock markets.
Here is an update on the values of major stock markets as of October 2012 by Keppler Asset Management.
If you are a new multi currency subscriber learn about Keppler Asset Management here.
Recent Developments & Outlook
After the correction in spring, Global Equities recovered strongly and reached new year-to-date and 12-month highs at the end of the third quarter.
The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) World Total Return Index (with net dividends reinvested, December 1969 = 100) finished the third quarter up +5.5% in local currencies, +6.7 % in dollars and 5.3% in euro respectively.
Year-to-date, the MSCI World Index is up 12.4 % in local currencies, 13.0 % in US dollars and 14.0 % in Euros.
After declining 4.7 % versus the US dollar in the second quarter 2012, the Euro regained 1.4 % in the third quarter. It now stands at 1.2865 (USD/EUR) compared to 1.2982 at year-end 2011.
Twenty-one markets advanced in the third quarter, three markets declined.
Hong Kong had the highest return (+12.5 %), followed by Germany (+12.4 %) and New Zealand (+11.6 %).
Japan (-3.3 %), Ireland (-3.0 %) and Greece (-1.0 %) performed worst last quarter.
Year-to-date, Belgium (+32.5 %), Denmark (+28.6 %) and Germany (+21.7%) performed best.
Greece (-17.6%), Portugal (-5.4%) and Spain (-5.2%) performed worst.
Performance is in local currencies, unless mentioned otherwise.
There were no changes in our performance ratings last quarter. The Top Value Model Portfolio now holds the ten “Buy”-rated markets Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore and the United Kingdom at equal weights.
Thank you for your trust in our work. Michael Keppler
Keppler ranked the following markets as poor value. Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S.A.
Neutrally Rated Markets are Finland, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain.
We learn how these valuations are the starting point for our investment decisions at Super Thinking + International Investing and Business seminars. See details below.
Multi currency subscribers can see the neutral and sell markets plus a full 85 page report on current market valuations at their password protected multi currency site. Click here.
We are a system living within a system and every system has three forces of… growth… continuity and… destruction and are often filled with errors. Most systems contain many wrong forces.
The continual repetition and or growth of wrongs within a system do not make them right.
If we make our own personal system more in tune with reality rather than fashion… we gain strength in our energies of growth and continuity. These strengths help balance distortions in the bigger system that we help form. Look for ways to improve your natural health and in building wealth, always avoid the noise and seek common sense and good value.
When a society’s attitude toward health and wealth become distorted, it becomes increasingly different to invest with confidence in that society. The greater the distortion, the more important it is to attain simplicity by seeking value.
Learn more about how to gain balance through value at our upcoming Super Thinking + Investing and Business Seminar February 1- 2 – 3, 2013.
Better still join the International Club and attend this seminar and up to seven more FREE.
Belong to the International Club
Please join Merri and me. Spread an epidemic of success… in health… wealth…. service to the community and personal fulfillment. Be infected with positive purpose…. enthusiasm… fulfillment… extra income, profits and fun.
I invite you to join the International Club 2013-2014. Save as much as $7,239 for as little as $177 a month.
As a club member you gain $7,792 of seminars, courses, online courses plus Spanish lessons and Ecuador tour discounts.
Join Merri and me for seven courses and seminars that we’ll conduct in 2013 FREE. Gain positive solutions to economic, financial and lifestyle developments.
Here are the courses you can attend at no cost.
June 14-15-16 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp, West Jefferson, NC.
August 31- Sept 1-2 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp West Jefferson, NC.
October 4-5-6 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp, West Jefferson, NC.
November 15-16-17 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp, Mt. Dora, Fl.
January 10-11-12, 2014 Super Thinking + Spanish, Mt. Dora, Fl.
February 14-15-16, 2014 Super Thinking Writer’s Camp, Mt. Dora Fl.
In addition members receive discounts on Ecuador farm tours and Spanish courses conducted by our Ateam Ecuador and Super Spanish teachers. For example Super Spanish courses that are normally $699 are $175. Ecuador real estate tours are reduced 20%.
Part of the courses we conduct are held on the New River in Ashe County, North Carolina.
We’ll conduct three of the courses either at our farm or in this forest lodge.
50 delegates joined us.
The seminar in action.
After the seminar, International Club members join us at our home to talk with the speakers.
International Club members meeting in our home after a North Carolina seminar.
Four courses are in historic Mt. Dora, Florida.
Please join us this year through in Florida, and North Carolina FREE as an international club member… plus gain access to the agricultural tours and Spanish courses conducted by the Ateam Ecuador at a discount.
Super Thinking Spanish course at the historic train station in Mt. Dora.
There are many benefits of membership.
You (and a guest of your choice) can attend all eight of the seminars we have already set for 2013 plus any others we decide to conduct in the year ahead FREE.
As a club member you also receive seven online reports, courses and workshops worth $1,246 FREE.
The first of these seven online courses is “Tangled Web – How to Have an Internet Business,” normally sold at $299.
The second is our online course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”, which has a $299 value. I am sending you this extra course free as I think it will help you have greater success. This is an extra $299 savings.
The third is our online course “International Business Made EZ” sold at $299.
You also receive fourth the 50 minute video by our webmaster David Cross on “How to Get Your Web Business Started”.
Your fifth course is the 50+ lesson course “How to Create your Own Website Using Sitesell” by Michelle Toole. (We are proud that this course was written by a student of our courses showing how well the 43 years of knowledge that Merri and I have accumulated and put into these programs can help you start your own global micro business.)
Sixth, you become a beta member in our newest online course “Event – Full Business – How to have a Seminar and Tour Business” currently offered at $349.
When you enroll, we’ll send you a password that makes the online courses easy to access at the Club website. You can reserve as many seminars as you desire.
Five Positive Steps
Join Merri and me as we look at positive ways to prosper during 2013. Here are five ways to gain from the forces of change that can raise havoc with many.
#1: Having your own micro business for extra earnings, freedom, fulfillment and fun.
#2: Living and prospering in lower cost countries or small towns.
#3: Multi currency investing through US brokers and bankers abroad.
#4: Commodities that rise with inflation.
#5: Good value real estate…. especially multi dimensional and agricultural property.
We have specialized for over four decades in helping our readers excel in these five inflation beating opportunities.
The big benefits of belonging to the International Club are the power of repetition, updates and international friendships. As a club member, you become friends with other members as you meet again and again.
Your first saving is on waived seminar fees for the seminars over the next year.
As you will see above and below you can attend Florida & North Carolina seminars. If you attend just two of these seminars, the $1,799 membership fee will have already created a savings for you.
Yet there is more. Much more.
International Club members meeting in West Jefferson for a reception after the North Carolina seminar.
Enough…. Enough with the Bad News.
Our 2013 mantra is BE POSITIVE in this negative world. There is nothing as valuable as rarity but we need to remember that bad news sells. This means the mainstream media has slipped into offering information with an adrenaline rush. Mayhem, murder and natural disasters. These negative events will happen…. globally. We cannot do much about this. Dwelling on insolvable negativity is not good for our health or wealth.
A recent quote from the Abraham Hicks website explains why nicely.
Continuing to tell stories of shortage only continues to contradict your desire for abundance, and you cannot have it both ways: You cannot focus upon unwanted and receive wanted. You cannot focus upon stories about money that make you feel uncomfortable and allow into your experience what makes you feel comfortable. A different story will bring different results: My thoughts are the basis for the attraction of all things that I consider to be good, which includes enough money, and health, for my comfort and joy.
Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever
What we can do is make ourselves Friendlier, More Compassionate, Happier, Stronger, More Energetic with greater intellect. The way to start is to surround ourselves with successful, friendly, compassionate, happy, stronger, smarter, positive people who think as you do.
The International Club brings together experienced, like minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box… in constructive, thoughtful, doable ways.
Being in the club surrounds you with successful… positive… like minded souls. This benefit alone is truly powerful stuff!
The courses you can attend free integrate Super Thinking with business and investing ideas and experience that enhance your health and wealth.
Focus on Ecuador & Smalltown USA & Canada
Learn how to create a BIG INCOME by thinking SMALL. At the seminars you meet speakers who are attorneys and real estate experts for both Ecuador and small town USA. You’ll rub shoulders with experts on global investing and pensions who can help you increase and protect your savings and pensions also how to increase the income you earn in positive ways you enjoy as you help your community.
(See a list of speakers you’ll meet at the club meetings along with other club members below).
Absorb through Osmosis
Merri and I are in our 45th year of organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking lifestyles. The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:
My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group. You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon. You made us all feel so welcome and cared about. You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport. They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary. Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life. I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.
This delegate’s comments about “belonging and feeling like a brother” to the other delegates is a wonderful refrain we have heard from our readers, year after year.
24 years ago Merri and I created a way that readers can join us to be immersed in a year-long learning program through our International Club.
The ideas behind this program began all those years ago in Vienna, Austria while we were conducting a course there. One of our older delegates, had some sort of attack. The first fear was heart trouble. Several delegates took him to the hospital. Others stayed with him there. I don’t think that delegate was alone for a minute!
What impressed Merri and me was that no one asked the delegates to help this man.
The friendships of delegates sharing many courses had just grown so strong that it was a natural reaction, just as if a family member was ill. Fortunately, it was only travel fatigue and the delegate didn’t miss a session of the course!
When you join our International Club 2013 you become part of a special family. The very first member to join the club all those years ago wrote, Thank you for the enjoyable and informative courses. I am pleased to be part of your international family and look forward to continuing my education at the next course.
His feeling struck a familiar chord. It has always been one of my greatest satisfactions to see how much fun delegates have getting together, sharing information and making friendships as we learn how to improve our health and increase our wealth.
The courses draw like-minded souls. For this reason some delegates come back again and again. They come to learn, but also to be with their many friends made at the courses. When like-minded souls get together again and again to discuss a common purpose, magic happens! I can’t explain it in any other way-but it is true.
In a way our meetings are almost like family reunions. Perhaps it is getting together and reflecting on what has been said and what has been happening.
Learning with those who are also interested in the world creates thoughts that multiply the value of what we gain. This is hard to describe but results are most powerful and wonderful! This is to me is as important as the great financial benefit of attending many of our courses.
See the 2013 seminars in detail below.
We started and have continued the International Club for 24 years because there are wonderful benefits from having repeat delegates at courses. Having repeat delegates makes the whole course somehow more exciting for all. Being a repeat delegate makes it easier to make and keep wealth and to lock in the knowledge you gain. It’s an exciting lifestyle. We have fun, gain adventure, discovery and friendships and share ways to improve our health and wealth!
You can see from the schedule above a very busy schedule for 2013. Very few club members actually attend every seminar. Many attend almost all of them! Of course we hope you be with us for all of them, but even if you attend just two of the seminars, you gain considerable savings.
Another savings: Lifestyle for Two.
We want couples! As a member of the program, you are entitled to bring another person to every single course or tour. The cost for that extra person will be ZERO! You can bring whomever you wish. Bring your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser. You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you. (Accommodations and air fares relating to the courses are not included for members, delegates or their guests.)
The International Club fee of $1,799 is less than the price of two seminars.
I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and your guest of your choice to attend all of these courses and tours.
Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year? Join us at our farms and visit Ecuador. We look forward to seeing you at as many courses as possible and sharing this wonderful world of abundance and well being with you!
You can attend all of our seminar , courses online courses and more plus $1,246 of online value. Club membership is $1,799.
Attend as many of the courses below as you desire.
June 14-15-16 Super Thinking & Writer’s Camp West Jefferson, NC.
August 31- September 1-2 Super Thinking & Writers Camp at Merrily Farms, NC.
October 4-5-6 Super Thinking & Writer’s Camp West Jefferson, NC
November 15-16-17 Super Thinking & Writer’s Camp Mt. Dora, Florida
January 10-11-12, 2014 Super Thinking + Spanish Mt. Dora, Florida
February 14-15-16, 2014 Super Thinking & Writer’s Camp Mt. Dora, Florida
In additional Super Spanish courses will be scheduled in Canada, Mexico. and the US throughout the year.
(Dates subject to change).
Join us in 2013 and learn how to take advantage of the fact that the Sun Always Shines Somewhere
Yes, I want to become an International Club Member.