Global Feet

A reason for being a one man multinational and having a six point command posture… with a global micro business and international investments is that your feet can do your voting.

The sun always shines somewhere and if clouds appear on the horizon of where you are… you have the ability to walk to a better place.  Or drive or sail or fly.  You have the choice.  You may choose to move on or not… but unlike most people that decision is yours.

So we have often looked in this site at the power of our feet to create freedom.

This message looks at the power of our feet to create good health.

I have often wondered about shoes. Can you…

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It’s the shoes… or lack thereof!

Long ago a yatchak in the Andes had me walk bare foot on wet morning dew grass. Then this Amazon shaman Aldemar… told me the same thing.

They both told me that the earth energy was vital to good health and to always exercise the legs using this LLama Walk exercise with…


bare feet.

This was no problem for me as I love going bare foot and do most of the time at our farms in North Carolina and grove in Florida as well as when we are at our Ecuador Hacienda.

This has been a habit since childhood and the bottoms of my feet remain pretty thick.

This always leaves me feeling grounded.

Now I see why.

I recall when living in Hong Kong many years ago. I was water skiing in Repulse Bay and hit a bottle… broken but still floating… I think this is what it was.   Whatever this put a 13 stitch gash in the bottom of my foot.  The MD at the emergency room broke three needles in the process of stitching me up.

His comment was “damn the bottom of your feet are like an elephant’s”.

One of the health experts who helped me a lot once taught me that after a long flight… as soon as possible after the flight get off the shoes and walk on the earth .

I had also learned that animal protein transferred the earth energy… so leather soles work well.

The footwear of Ecuador’s indigenous people is an espadrille that has a bottom made of natural fibers.

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“However”,  I often wondered, what impact do rubber and syntehtic insulating soles do to us?

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Converse… the shoes that 50 million or so Americans grew up in. I still wear them… all synthetic bottoms and all. Should I?

Our friend, and one of the best Medical Doctors I know, Dr. Joe Spano (listed in the 100 Best Doctors in the US) recently sent me an article that helps answer this question.

This article first points out the tremendous health impact electro-pollution can have on our bodies, including our heart.  Then it goes on to show a solution to electro pollution.

Here is an excerpt from “Are your shoes harming your health?” A link to the entire article is below.

“Few people know it, but the ground provides a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work—just like plugging a lamp into a power socket makes it light up.”—Excerpted from Earthing.

Today, I want to follow up with a surprisingly powerful way to help overcome electro-pollution so it won’t negatively affect your health. The solution is Earthing, which simply means connecting to the natural electric energy present on the surface of the planet we live on.

The Earth’s gentle energy is a remarkable source of healing, yet modern society is largely disconnected from it since we no longer live in contact with the ground. For example, we wear shoes made from synthetic insulating materials that disconnect us from the Earth’s energy. This separation makes us more vulnerable to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, poor sleep, and more.

I first learned about Earthing years ago when I was approached at an electro-medicine conference by Clint Ober, a pioneer in the cable television installation business. He wanted to speak with me about his Earthing theory and how it related profoundly to health. Intrigued, I sat down and listened.

What he had to say was unlike anything I had ever heard before…

Clint had survived a near-fatal health crisis, and came out of that experience determined not only to maintain his own wellness—but to find a higher mission in life. Suddenly, all of his success and wealth meant nothing. He gave it all up, and started his search for a second life’s calling.

One day Clint was people watching when he noticed that most people walk around in plastic or rubber soled footwear that breaks our connection—or grounding—to the Earth. He wondered if this could have an effect on health. It occurred to him rather innocently that he and most everyone else around him were insulated from the electrical surface charge of the Earth.

His thoughts went back to his years in the cable business. Before cable, you may remember that television was commonly affected by “snow,” or disturbing lines from electromagnetic interference. In the cable industry, systems in every home are grounded and shielded to prevent outside signals and fields from interfering with the transmission carried through the cable.

He wondered if grounding could also protect people from environmental electrical charges—or “electro-pollution?” And could a lack of grounding negatively affect health? Those questions inspired a personal pursuit into the world of science that has resulted in a major discovery. The answers turned out to be a resounding yes!

That’s where Earthing comes in—it discharges harmful electro-pollution from your body.

One of the best ways to discharge electro-pollution from your body is by “grounding” yourself—just like a television cable or household electrical system. It’s as simple as removing your shoes and walking barefoot on dirt, sand, the grass, and even unpainted concrete. The more time you spend directly connected to the Earth electrically grounding yourself, the better. Try starting with a half hour, reading in your backyard with your bare feet touching the ground.

That direct connection to the Earth protects you against the relentless free- radical stress caused by toxic wired, and wireless, waves that can cause electro-pollution in your body. You’re also getting an infusion of “activated” electrons produced on the surface of the earth by solar radiation and lightning strikes. It’s hypothesized that this infusion of negatively charged electrons stops the destructive free radicals involved in inflammation.

You’ll actually feel the effects of Earthing, in your mood and mental state.

Shortly after your foot touches the earth, an immediate normalization takes place. If you are tense, you relax. If you are too relaxed, your muscle tension returns to normal. The effect is similar on your brain waves. As your entire autonomic nervous system becomes more balanced, you’ll notice improved bodily function, and markedly improved sleep.

Inside your home, sleeping grounded with special conductive sheets is one of the best methods I know of to help restore the body’s self-healing and regulating mechanisms. You will not only sleep more soundly, but during the hours you’re asleep the natural energy of the Earth significantly boosts your body’s ability to function properly. Plus many people with chronic pain get significant relief!

I garden and…

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bare feet.

I wonder what a magnet  in the shoes would would do?   Merri and I wear magnets at the base of our neck on long flights to overcome the loss of earth energy.

Perhaps a tiny one in the shoes between the foot and sole would help when one is stuck wearing shoes with artificial soles.


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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.



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.

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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.

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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.

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