The 50 Year Pandemic Opportunity

52 years ago life was uncertain.

I was just starting in business, selling US mutual funds in Hong Kong.  The conditions were not the best.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen from an all time high and would take 19 years to recover.  The Hong Kong stock market had just started a skyrocketing bull.  The Hang Send Index would roar from 100 to over 18,000 in the decades ahead.

There was also the 1968 Pandemic of the (H3N2 virus) (1) called the Hong Kong Flu.

The Hong Kong flu (also known as 1968 flu pandemic) was a flu pandemic whose outbreak in 1968 and 1969 killed an estimated one to four million people globally.

That pandemic was caused by an influenza virus.  It started in Hong Kong and was first noted in the United States in September 1968. The estimated number of deaths in the US was over 100,000.   Most deaths were in people 65 years and older.  Those H3N2 viruses, are still with us. They cause severe illness in older people and come every year.  They can’t be stopped because they undergo regular antigenic drift.

That influenza virus did not stop the world of commerce.  But the “flu season” is still with us and there are offerings of new and regular flu shots each year. Back then this did not make a lot of difference to business.

Back then we just didn’t really respond to this risk the way we are doing now.   The flu did not fill the news.

In 1968, we read about the first successful heart transplant, plus the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. The first Big Mac was introduced (49 cents). The Boeing 747 made its maiden flight.  Emergency 911 Telephone service started.

The Hong Kong Flu pandemic did not take up anywhere near as a big a segment of the news.


Image from May 26, 20202 USA Today article “100 Years Ago: Philadelphia chose a parade over social distancing”

This seems to be the case of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic as well as the image above shows.  Life went on despite the pandemic.

Global economic life however has come to a grinding halt  due to this new COVID-19 pandemic which as well as being as being deadly is also an infodemic.  Technology allows the establishment to take advantage (or to help-depending on your point of view) the public in so many different ways.

How will this shutdown affect the stock market this year and in the years ahead?

If we use the last 100 years as a guide we could speculate that we have a pandemic about every 50 years that accelerates a stock market collapse and hinders its recovery.

In 1918 the Spanish Flu pandemic came after the Dow had started a slide from its all time high in January 1916 of 2299.

By April 1921 the Dow had crashed down to 972 and did not recover to the all time high for 11 years, until February 1927.

50 years later the Dow started to slump from a new all time high of 7815 in December 1965.

The 1968 Pandemic helped that slump to slide further so by July 1982 the Dow was only 2260.

The Dow did not recover its all time high for almost 30 years, until October 1995.

Now we see the Dow having slid from a December 2019 all time high of 28,480.

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes,” as Mark Twain is often reputed to have said.

This brief review would suggest that every 50 years there is a cleansing in in nature.

The Bible verse Leviticus 25:9-12 tends to reinforce this thought as it says:

“You shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, every one of you, to your property and every one of you to your family. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you: you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat only what the field itself produces.”

If this is a fresh start, the seventh of seven year sabbaticals, what will be different along the new path.

A article, “Prepare to be tracked and tested as you return to work” gives us one clue.

The article says: A new routine: A day in the life of a Salesforce worker will look very different when they return to the office. They’ll start their day by logging a wellness check online which checks if they have symptoms of covid-19 or have been in contact with anyone infected. If cleared, the app will assign them a 30-minute window arrival time, designed to avoid employee bottlenecks. Employees will have to wear masks as they enter the building, take their temperature and swipe an ID badge. It will also note where they set foot in case they do later turn out to have covid-19. Finally, they’ll arrive at a freshly disinfected desk, where adjacent rows have been removed. There, they can finally take off their mask and get to work. Welcome to the coronavirus-era workplace.

Bigger picture: On top of these measures, some employers are offering or even requiring coronavirus testing for workers returning to the office, and employing sensors, dongles, and other tools to ensure they remain a safe distance apart or inform them when they’ve crossed paths with a colleague who later learns he or she was infected.

Not a panacea: The radically redesigned workplaces will raise concerns about employee privacy and may pose legal liabilities when workers do become seriously ill despite the precautions.

There may have been a pandemic in Hong Kong in 1968.  There were also communists setting off bombs in the street, but I moved there and started a new business.

So as things change now should you start some new way to earn?

A New York Times article, “Is a Pandemic the Right Time to Start a Business? It Just Might Be” (3) shows how the timing can be good!

The article says: Previous financial crises gave rise to high-profile American companies. The spread of the coronavirus challenges entrepreneurs to meet new needs.

In March, as small businesses across the country were shutting down amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Shanel Fields was about to open one up.

For Ms. Fields, the timing couldn’t have been better. Her company, MD Ally, allows 911 dispatchers and other responders to route nonemergency calls and patients to virtual doctors, to help local governments improve their emergency response systems.

For Ms. Fields, opening now meant greater access to top talent. She hired her fourth employee and said more than 200 qualified applicants had submitted résumés. And being in the health care sector during a pandemic has raised her profile with funders and governments: MD Ally, which is based in Philadelphia, recently signed its first customer and closed its first round of investment worth $1 million.

“Yeah but she chose the right field to get started in” in you might be thinking. That’s true, but adapting is the key!

In 1968, I arrived in Hong Kong exactly at the right time, but doing the wrong thing.  Instead of selling US shares to Hong Kong residents, I needed to sell Hong Kong shares to Americans.  It took a little time for me to figure that out, but once I made the shift, I have never looked back.  For some time I became a unique personality called “the Global Guru”.  Then of course the mainstream investment community caught on and the idea of global investing was not such a special deal.

I had moved on.  That’s the clue.  Let go of the old and adapt.  Whatever you are doing, be ready to move on. That’s the challenge… and the fun, adventure, excitement.  Fortunately technology makes this much easier today than it was decades ago.

Another New York Times article, “The New Model Media Star is Only for You”(4) explains why when it says: With short videos and paid newsletters, everyone from superstars to half-forgotten former athletes and even journalists can, as one tech figure put it, “monetize individuality.”

Make the rest of your life the best time of your life.  Turn your passion into profit with a mission.

No matter where you are in life, the way to look is ahead, not back.  Use experience to create and fulfill missions, instead of letting regrets slow life down.

“If you work on what you really love doing, it’s not really work, you have twice as much time to enjoy life.”

Everyday we live life to our best and do the best we can.  We can view each step as a valued lesson or as a regret.  When we accept the values of our experience and use them to create missions that we love, we create greater opportunities for profit, fulfillment and peace of mind.

Wherever you are, whatever you do, you can reinvent your lifestyle by turning your passion into profit.  Make your living,by doing what yo love and enjoy.

Knowing how to write to sell can accelerates this fulfilling process.


Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Profit from post COVID-19 trends.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?


Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.


Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.


Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

The report “Live Anywere-Earn Everywhere” shows specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increases your income, makes you smarter, healthier and provides tax benefits as well. 

There are specific places where property is especially inexpensive, now because previous owners do not know about the special qualities created by the pandemic.

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can be enhanced by the pandemic but also create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.


Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond we created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

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(2) Prepare to be tracked and tested as you return to work