Archive | September, 2007

Multi Currency Portfolio Update Volatility

Multi currency portfolio volatility is seen in the latest review of the five multi currency portfolios we created November 1, 2006 and have tracked since shows how fast portfolios can recover and how quickly the US dollar can fall.    Portfolios 2007 June 28 July 20   Aug 17 Aug 31 Sept 9 Sept 21 Swiss […] [Read Multi Currency Portfolio Update Volatility]

Essential Oils Help Reduce Autumn’s Ills From Chills

Welcome to Autumn, officially beginning today. This is a time of exquisite beauty here at the farm as the trees turn red yellow and gold. However this is also a time to start looking more carefully at one’s lifestyle because autumn can bring on sickness, viruses, colds flu and more. One way Merri and I […] [Read Essential Oils Help Reduce Autumn’s Ills From Chills]

Canadian Dollars Turn on the Ferris Wheels

Autumn starts tomorrow and sends me right back fifty years….I  remember. The carnival excitement in a supermarket market lot! A chill sped by  the thrill of being with young friends…and more.  This was 1958. I was  eleven and stood watching a Ferris Wheel spin its majesty at the grand opening  of a new Fred Meyer […] [Read Canadian Dollars Turn on the Ferris Wheels]

Economic Review XI – Urgent Dollar Warning

This series is reviewing ideas gained at the Jyske Bank Global Economic Seminar in Copenhagen . I have added a special US dollar warning. See why below. One of the speakers joining me at the Jyske Copenhagen course was Andrei Kozyrev, the foreign minister of the Russian Federation for Boris Yeltsin from 1990 to 1996.  […] [Read Economic Review XI – Urgent Dollar Warning]

Emerging Market Value Analysis – August – September 2007

Emerging markets generally fall fastest in times of turmoil.  Yet they are (and have been for the past decade) the fastest growing equity investment sector.  You can see how fast they can dip from the sudden drop in August. From August 10 to 17, both the Swiss Samba (invested in Latin bonds and equities) and […] [Read Emerging Market Value Analysis – August – September 2007]

Major Market Update

International Investments Major Market Value Analysis – August – September 2007 The best way to create long term investment profits is to get good value in the shares you buy. One way we keep track of value is to follow the analysis of our friend, Michael Keppler. Michael continually researches international major stock markets and […] [Read Major Market Update]

Low Special Air Fares to Ecuador …and a New Special Addition

Autumn started here, in the Blue Ridge , today. Describing the phenomenon is hard. Overnight there was some subtle difference in the air. A mellow, sweet chill began singing an almost indistinguishable siren call, reminding of days past when returning to school held exciting yet bittersweet tones. “Languid summer’s gone”, it said. “Wake up!” There […] [Read Low Special Air Fares to Ecuador …and a New Special Addition]

Investing in Togetherness and Love

May we share a weekend thought about why Merri and I are among the luckiest people in the world. This good luck is not because business and investing are good, or because we live the life we desire. Nor is it just because we are in great health and in our 60s feel like we […] [Read Investing in Togetherness and Love]

Multi Currency Safety

The article I have written below will appear shortly in the e letter of a large financial publisher. “Global travelers are feeling a double pinch this year, first from inflation and second from yet another fall by the US dollar.  Recent messages have looked at how on our trip to England , one nice tea […] [Read Multi Currency Safety]

Multi Currency Portfolio Update #25

The latest review of the five multi currency portfolios we have tracked since November 1, 2006 (ten months) leaves me wondering, “should we yawn or gasp? A week after August 10, the gasps began, but quickly slowed to a yawn. Now a month later, if we have blinked much, nothing seems to have happened at […] [Read Multi Currency Portfolio Update #25]