Travel Freedom


Travel freedom comes from having the independence of being able to earn income  wherever you are in the world.

You will see pictures like this on how to gain travel independence though Ecuador exports and more below:

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A reader just sent me this note.

“Gary,  here is a matter of interest….. I have a client in Detroit who has recently purchased a million dollar home in Windsor, Canada on the river across from the Detroit skyline. Windsor is less than an hours drive from Ann Arbor. Seems this is his escape option. He is  concerned about our USA health and social systems breaking down. Never occurred to me before that this would ever be the case.
Hope all is well. Hi to Merri.”

What a shame that people move somewhere because they fear a breakdown where the live.

Is having a bung hole in some other country real travel freedom?

This started me thinking about what travel freedom really is.  I dug out one of my favorite poems, “The Prophet” ad reread about real travel freedom.

The poem goes:

“At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom,

“Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.

“Ay, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.

“And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment.

“You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief,

“But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.

“And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour?

“In truth that which you call freedom is the strongest of these chains, though its links glitter in the sun and dazzle the eyes.

“And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?

“If it is an unjust law you would abolish, that law was written with your own hand upon your own forehead.

“You cannot erase it by burning your law books nor by washing the foreheads of your judges, though you pour the sea upon them.

“And if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.

“For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their won pride?

“And if it is a care you would cast off, that care has been chosen by you rather than imposed upon you.

“And if it is a fear you would dispel, the seat of that fear is in your heart and not in the hand of the feared.

“Verily all things move within your being in constant half embrace, the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant and the cherished, the pursued and that which you would escape.

“These things move within you as lights and shadows in pairs that cling.

“And when the shadow fades and is no more, the light that lingers becomes a shadow to another light.

“And thus your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom.”

When we look for travel freedom to escape…we are no really free.  We are creating our own yolk that we must carry. The problem with this is that we take the yolk wherever we go!

Real travel freedom comes from being able to pursue our passions without even thinking about restrictions!

Real freedom comes from the inner knowledge that where ever you are…whatever you want to do…you can figure out how to support yourself through service.

The internet makes this much easier.

To help readers learn how to use the internet in their marketing we have been  featuring a FREE course provided by Michelle.

Here is Michelle’s seventeenth lesson.

Is all Traffic to your web site good traffic?

Well, yes and no…….

Traffic is good because there is always a chance that one out of a thousand visitors wants to make a purchase or click on one of your ads so you make a little money.  But, truthfully, those odds are not worth working for or paying for!

What you want is the kind of traffic that comes to your site because you have something they want…..and that something is INFORMATION! Your goal is to meet the needs of your searchers by giving them the INFORMATION they were searching for.  This tends to put them in an open-to-buy-what-you-have mindset as they tour your site…..

There are three kinds of traffic:

1) organic search traffic (free traffic) — those who find YOU. These are all the listings of the search engines page, not including ads…. the equivalent of the news articles in a newspaper. People who click on these feel smart about themselves because they found you and feel good about you because obviously Google must think you’re good to list highly.

2) Search Engine paid traffic — those are the ads above, to the right of, and often even below, the search results. OK, because folks know they are being pitched, they’re going to be more resistant. But they are, after all, clicking!  So maybe they’re interested in your site or product. The more product-specific the search query was, the more specific the ads tend to be, and the better the Conversion Rate will be.

3) Junk — totally useless traffic (trafficswarm, webbizinsider, so many like this). It comes from all the traffic-generating schemes that basically can be boiled down to… “you click on mine and I’ll click on yours.” They arrive with no mindset at all, except to get back and click (or some other action required) on more links so they gain more credit so others will click on theirs. And so on, and so on.  This is useless traffic — unless a lightning-bolt-of-relevance happens to hit them in the moment between them arriving and clicking back, it never converts to income.

Bottom line is you just can’t beat organic traffic. Especially given its price!  Nothing else gets you more high quality, in-the-mood-to-buy traffic than building a theme-based content web site.  Keeping it real: Over-delivering information and providing genuine quality resources for your readers is a guaranteed path to success on the Internet.

Look for my future articles where we discuss additional monetization options, search engine optimization, incoming links, e-zines, link exchange programs and much more…..

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

Until next message may you always be free.

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

We look for ways to be free in our upcoming courses.

See many types of Ecuador exports including jewelry…an excellent source of travel freedom since the items are so portable.

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Enjoy the beauty of our farm as we learn how to be free to earn even when you live in the sticks like the entrance here to our farm!

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Learn why the Manta area may be one of the best real estate markets in the world.

Here are delegates on our last Coastal real estate tour looking at this beach front house…with

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this view.

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Delegates enjoying a coffee break at our last Ecuador Spanish Course where you can become fluent in Spanish.

Delegates inspecting a small Ecuador farm for sale that raises 20,000 chickens at a time

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Visit this grotto of healing waters on our shamanic tour.

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