Surviving Destructive Technology


Surviving destructive technology grows in importance.

Democratic capitalism that allows competition and encourages destructive technology has shown itself to be the most effective social economic working model for creating maximum material wealth for the most.

Yes, competition creates material wealth…but it is not always comfortable. In fact as the economy globalizes and specialization grows the process can be downright uncomfortable…especially for those who do not adapt.

This is especially true in the US where stress grows. Despite the fact that unemployment neared all time lows over the past five years, a growing number of Americans became increasingly dissatisfied with the state of the economy.

This is because more and more are becoming under employed.

It is harder to make enough to live and have some comfort. Jobs are more at risk. Over the past 25 years, incomes for middle and lower levels have lagged in equality distribution. This problem has grown since the 1980s. In 2007 20% of those employed earned 46% of the income….the worst spread since the 1920s.

Learning new ways to create wealth globally is one of the greatest assets for creating wealth, independence and freedom. One way to gain this asset protection is to create earnings with a small – at home business.

Merri and I have moved comfortably through so many economic crashes because our business always pays our way and evolves easily as times change.

One of the evolutions was arriving here in Ecuador a wonderful place to create wealth and enjoy living.

This is why we conduct regular import export courses and help delegates learn how to sell their products through the internet. We enjoy helping our readers create their own businesses so much that we would like everyone to share our import export course. Then our readers help others down here by purchasing their beautiful crafts that enhance everyone’s lives and pocketbooks.

Our next Ecuador Import Export Course runs from February 18 to 23. See https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/ecuador-import-and-export-tour

To help in this effort we have arranged to share a FREE series on developing your own email business written by one of our self publishing students, Michelle Toole, on how to develop your website.

Here is lesson nine.

Choosing your domain name

Well, if you have come this far……you are now ready to choose your domain name, and take the final steps in creating a successful on-line business.

So far you have identified your best Site Concept. You have researched it extensively, and you have pruned & sorted your keywords into a 3- TIER Content Blueprint. And you have developed a sound Monetization plan.

Today we address two questions: a) when do you monetize, and b) how do you choose a domain name.

a) When Do You Monetize?

Not right now. That’s right, not right now. You are merely assessing “monetization viability and possibilities” of your site concept. As a general rule of thumb, do not monetize before you…

  • have at least 30 pages
  • are accepted into two or more directories (ex., niche directories, Open Directory Project), or
  • have at least a few quality, relevant in-pointing links (directory or not)

Take your time to review and think about the wide variety of possible monetization models of your choice… the possibilities are endless. Now is the time to think about what potential income streams (i.e., how you monetize your traffic) would “fit” with your Site Concept.

The truth is that without traffic it doesn’t matter how much you monetize your site because you still won’t make any money! Spend your time instead building valuable content, incoming links and getting your site indexed with various search engines. Then you can implement your monetization plan.

Remember the goal….

Make every visitor to your Web site contribute to your bottom line!

b) So how do you know what domain name to choose?

A good domain…

  • is short and sharp
  • is meaningful — conveys a clear message
  • is easy to spell
  • is easy to remember
  • is unique, descriptive, and “you”
  • is solid, classic, not hokey
  • contains your personality for human visitors
  • contains your Site Concept keyword for spider (searches your site for new information to take back to the search engines) visitors
  • is attractive to humans
  • ends in the classy “.com,” “.net” or “.org” (by far, the best regarded by surfers).

A good domain also uses dashes. Yes, dashes! You have probably come across sites that use dashes in their domain (ex. Healthy-Holistic-Living.com). but the question is when and why do you use dashes in your domain name?

If both versions (with or without dashes) of a 3-or-more-word domain are available, use dashes because they make the word breaks more obvious to the eye. Also, the engines usually treat a dash as a space. So it may be more likely to “see” the entire string as separate words.

For example, which is easier to read?

pricing-on-the-net.com or… pricingonthenet.com

Dashes are less important if your domain name has only two words in it. See how netpricing.com and cyberpricing.com don’t really need the help of a dash?

Use dashes when the domain has only two words if the non-dash version is already being used by someone else. But be sure that you are not violating anyone’s trademark (details on this below).

Here’s the bottom line…

Domain names are so cheap that it’s a good idea to take both versions (with and without the dash), just to make sure that a competitor does not take names that could be confused with yours. You can always make one domain point to the main one.

Offline vs. Online, and Branding

If you already have an offline business, it may be important to use your business name as your domain name rather than create a new domain name for it. On the other hand, you could give the site a name that uses your Site Concept Keyword and your personality, then use a redirect to send traffic to your web site using your business name. This works particularly well with business cards and other forms of offline, local marketing.

If you want to brand your site, you’ll want to get really creative and come up with a one word domain name. For example, if you wanted to brand a site about credit cards, you might use the name “creditopia.com” or “crediteria.com” (sorry, they’re both taken!).

You’ll have to be more creative to come up with a short domain name that’s still available, but a little extra time spent now could pay big dividends later.

If you need help coming up with a great domain name, use the following Search It! (http://searchit.sitesell.com/salesteam3.html) resource in the Domain Names category to find potential domain name ideas.

  • Domain Names > DomainsBot Domain Namer (click on this as your subcategory)

Then make sure that the name you want is not already taken…….

  • Domain Names > Check Domain Availability (click on this as your subcategory)

It is a devastating, cataclysmic and stupid shame to build up a thriving site and then receive a “cease and desist” letter to stop using a third party’s trademark. So before you “name that domain,” dot your i’s and cross your t’s…

Use Search It!’s Site Legalities category.

Head off legal problems before they happen!

Simply select the Site Legalities category (shown above) and then pick the Trademark Check Search Type that is right for your country.

Do not register your domain name until you are certain what web-hosting platform (like Site Build It) you are going to use. Some companies can take up to 6 months to transfer domain names.

Well, if you have made it this far you have succeeded in creating a viable business plan for a successful internet business!

You can check out Michelle’s web site at http://healthy-holistic-living.com. To see how and what tools she used to create a successful on-line business go to http://buildit.sitesell.com/salesteam3.html

Gary

How We Can Serve You

How to Have Real Safety in 2020

The most important investment you can make in 2020, is in yourself. 

Invest in more time.  Invest in less stress. Invest in greater security.That’s why four years ago we created the Purposeful Investing Course (PI) because when it comes to finances, there are only three reasons why we should invest.  We invest for income.  We invest to resell our investments for more than we had invested.  We invest to make our world a better place.

We should not invest for fun, excitement or to get rich quick, or in a panic due to market corrections.

The core model portfolio we teach in the PI Course rarely changes, but is highly diversified in thousands of shares around the world… so there is higher long term profits, less stress and greater safety.

The portfolio consists of 19 country ETFs.  During the four years since we created the Purposeful Investing Course and set up a $40,000 real time portfolio at Motif Brokers, we have held the same 19 shares and have only traded three times.

The portfolio started with $40,000 and has risen to $53,591 ($49,015 in shares and the balance in accumulated cash).

The portfolio did really well from 2015 to 2018, better than the DJI Index.  Then as the US dollar grew in strength it fell behind.

The chart below shows the actual results of thos portfolio compared with the S&P 500.

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This good value portfolio above is based entirely on good value financial information and mathematically based safety programs developed around investing models that date back 91 and 24 years.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets developed combining my 50 years of investing experience with study of the mathematical market value analysis of Keppler Asset Management.

In my opinion, Keppler is one of the best market statisticians in the world.  Numerous very large fund managers, such as State Street Global Advisers, use his analysis to manage over $2.5 billion of funds.

The Pifolio analysis begins with Keppler who continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each major stock market’s history.

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Michael Kepler CEO Keppler Asset Management.

Michael is a brilliant mathematician.  We have tracked his analysis for over 20 years.   He continually researches international major stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.  He compares each stock market’s history.  From this, he develops his Good Value Stock Market Strategy and rates each market as a Buy, Neutral or Sell market.  His analysis is rational, mathematical and does not cause worry about short term ups and downs.  Keppler’s strategy is to diversify into an equally weighted portfolio of the MSCI Indices of each BUY market.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little time, management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.

A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any stock in that country is an attractive investment, so you do not have to spend hours of research aimed at picking specific shares.  It is not appropriate or enough to instruct a stockbroker to simply select stocks in the BUY rated countries.  Investing in the index is like investing in all the shares in the index.  You save time because all you have to do is invest in the ETF to gain the profit potential of the entire market.

To achieve this goal of diversification the Pifolio consists of Country Index ETFs.

Country Index ETFs are similar to an index mutual fund but are shares normally traded on a major stock exchange that tracks an index of shares in a specific country.  ETFs do not try to beat the index they represent.  The management is passive and tries to emulate the performance of the index.

A country ETF provides diversification into a basket of equities in the country covered.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

Here is the Pifolio I personally use.

70% is diversified into Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) developed markets: Australia, Austria, France, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

30% of the Pifolio is invested in Keppler’s good value (BUY rated) emerging markets: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

The Pifolio consists of iShares ETFs that invested in each of the MSCI indicies of theseall good value BUY markets.

For example, the iShares MSCI Australia (symbol EWA) is a Country Index ETF that tracks the investment results the Morgan Stanley Capital Index MSCI Australia Index which is composed mainly of large cap and small cap stocks traded primarily on the Australian Stock Exchange mainly of companies in consumer staples, financials and materials. This ETF is non-diversified outside of Australia.

iShares is owned by Black Rock, Inc. the world’s largest asset manager with over $4 trillion in assets under management.

The fact that the Pifilios are invested in all the shares of the MSCI Index in each good value market reduces long term risk.

When the US stock market bull ends, know one knows for sure how long or how severe the correction will be.

When the bear arrives, what will happen to global and especially good value markets?

No  one knows the answer to this question.

What we do know is that the equally weighted, good value market Pifolios have the greatest potential long term and that math based trailing stops can be used to protect against a secular global stock market correction when it comes.

My fifty years of global investing experience helps take advantage of numerous long term cycles that are part of the universal math that affects all investments.

What you get when you subscribe to Pi.

You immediately receive a 120 page basic training course that teaches the Pi Strategy.   You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last four years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

Included in the basic training is an additional 120 page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more.

You also receive two special reports.

In the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.  The two conditions are in place again!

30 years ago, the US dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but in this special offer, you receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Plus get the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the last two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80, compared to a ratio of 230 only two years before.

In September 2015, I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2015” about a silver speculation, leveraged with a British pound loan, that could increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The tactics described in that report generated 62.48% profit in just nine months.

I have updated this report and “Silver Dip” report shares the latest in a series of long term lessons gained through 40 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  I released the 2015 report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80.  The ratio has corrected and that profit has been taken and now a new precious metals dip has emerged.

I have prepared a new special report “Silver Dip” about a leveraged speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.

You also learn from the Value Investing Seminar, our premier course, that we have been conducting for over 30 years.  Tens of thousands of delegates have paid up to $999 to attend.  Now you can join the seminar online FREE in this special offer.

This three day course is available in sessions that are 10 to 20 minutes long for easy, convenient learning.   You can listen to each session any time and as often as you desire.

The sooner you hear what I have to say about current markets, the better you’ll be able to cash in on perhaps the best investing opportunity since 1982.

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Tens of thousands have paid up to $999 to attend.

In 2020 I celebrate my 54th anniversary in the investing business and 52nd year of writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in our seminar.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal Investing Course.

Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Gary

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Crafts and much more.