Last 7 Days


Health in the Summer Heat
Here a health tip that defeats the summer heat. This week I realized it’s time for my annual blackberry reminder as we have been picking wild blackberries along the creek.  Merri and I invited friends over for a blackberry party, picking followed by a fresh baked, wild blackberry cobbler. While in a deep glen competing […] (August 16, 2018) http://www.garyascott.com/2018/08/16/59858.html

Silver Spike
Urgent!   Yesterday’s spike in the gold-to-silver ratio caused me to reset my messages and send this to you right now. Gold-to-silver ratio chart at Kitco.com yesterday afternoon, August 15, 2018. The rising US dollar and maturity in the economic cycle make this a good time to reduce equities and build liquidity. Yet where should that […] (August 15, 2018) http://www.garyascott.com/2018/08/15/59806.html

Equity Seasonality Warning
Earlier this month we sent our Purposeful Investing subscribers a warning about Seasonality. We quoted one of the investment managers we track (Eric Roseman) who wrote: “Beware Worst Months of Seasonal Weakness”. Though I’m tempted to plug one or two international stocks, I’m going to wait until later next month or beyond. We’re soon entering […] (August 13, 2018) http://www.garyascott.com/2018/08/13/59732.html

Five More Ways to be Smarter
Here are five steps to being smarter. Last week’s post “How to be Smarter” reviewed the most important asset we can have in today’s fast [aced, ever changing world. Intelligence! We have to be smarter so we can see through and beyond the hidden agendas, the deceits of big business and politics, destructive progress and […] (August 12, 2018) http://www.garyascott.com/2018/08/12/59669.html

Make Lemonade With Writing
Here’s how to be free even as freedom falls. America in many ways is a police state.   50 years of creeping legislation make Americans suffer under onerous restrictions. Are they criminals?  Image from the the Wall Street Journal article “Grown-Ups Fight for Children’s Right to Sell Lukewarm Lemonade”  (1). How far can legislation go? Americans can […] (August 10, 2018) http://www.garyascott.com/2018/08/10/59616.html

One Way to be Smarter
We need every bit of intellect we can gain to survive and prosper in today’s fast paced, ever changing world. The most important asset we can have today is intelligence!  We have to be smarter so we can see through and beyond the hidden agendas, the deceits of big business and politics, destructive progress and […] (August 9, 2018) http://www.garyascott.com/2018/08/09/59722.html

Where Big Business Fears to Go
Here’s how you can beat big business with writing. How can we as individuals, working from our dining room table or something like that,  compete against a huge something like this? Be where big businesses dare not go… hyper local. Communities need hyper local news. Big media fills us with information that is, for us […] (August 8, 2018) http://www.garyascott.com/2018/08/08/59581.html

The Perfect Pension
Your own business in writing can be the perfect pension.  Fun, fulfilling. Profitable. This shot was taken of me working… at researching a book I wrote about Ecuador. When this type of activity is work, who needs retirement or a pension?  This kind of job is the perfect pension. The WSJ.com article: “The Pension Hole […] (August 6, 2018) http://www.garyascott.com/2018/08/06/59612.html