A huge economic shift is about to descend (the first danger period begins May 5 and crests June 21 2000). This force will change business and investing for all time yet the only way to see it seems so off the wall, I hate to explain.
But I will. Here. But first some background.
A few years ago Merri and I began to act strangely. We felt compelled to start selling pieces of our highly successful multimillion dollar business. Then we found ourselves travelling to really wierd places, hidden valleys, deep in jungles, isolated islan ds and high up windswept mountains. We even moved out of our millon dollar house and lived in the Andes in a 10 by 10 tin roofed hut!
We started doing business with farmers who couldn't even speak English and riding around in a 40 year old Land Rover. We sold our Rolls Royce. We even bought a farm in the deepest Blue Ridge Mountains called the lost Province, a spot so remote and with su ch a reputation it is said that the sheriff wouldn't come in without three or four cars. And we actually began to dig in the dirt, whack brush and farm.
Just as years earlier when we had predicted investing in really seemingly strange places like Vienna, Finland and Turkey, I wondered, "What in the heck are we doing?"
Then while speaking at a Jyske Bank seminar, I listened to another of the speakers, Mr. Johan Peter Palludan, a futurist from the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies (CIFS). CIFS is one of the most successful think-tanks in the world. 110 companies in cluding Proctor & Gamble, Lego, Bang & Olufsen, three Danish ministries, the City of Copenhagen and the ad agency DDB Needham pay $10,000 a year to pick this institute's brains. Mr. Palludan spoke about the Dream Society, the economic society of the futur e and what investors would do and how to profit there. I was spellbound because what he described was what Merri and I were already doing!
This is why the upcoming Jyske seminar where I will speak with Mr. Palludan and another highly successful futurist, Ian D. Pearson, is so important to attend. Ian is a high tech futurist who will speak about the future of telecommunications and technolo gy. He works for huge firms such as British Telecom and billions of dollars in investments are staked on what he says.
Here is even more background. To explain why this Copenhagen meeting is so providentially timed I have to go clear back to High School days when I worked as a busboy in Portland, Oregon at one of the city's busiest restaurants. Patrons often waited two ho urs in the lounge for a table. Consequently the bar business was brisk (the owners gave away the food and made their money on the booze). From this system emerged an occaisional drunk, but generally everything remained civilized, until the full moon. Talk about wolves howling! This time of the month seemed to bring out every looney, hard drinker and mean person in town. The diners were so aggressive and rude. The waitresses complained that their income from their tips fell and there were many, many more d runks!
Even though only 16 years of age, I quickly gained respect for our relationship with the moon, planets and stars. This respect and fascination has remained with me.
Let's zoom back to modern times. Now. The stock market has been boiling over for years. Price earnings ratios are astronomical. Yields are way, way down. Owning shares makes no economic sense. Every time in the past hundred years that markets have been li ke this, the market has crashed. The higher has been the rise, the larger and more rapid the fall.
When exactly will the big correction come? I have learned over the past several years that watching P/E ratios, momentum and value analysis does not work for predicting exact days. All that mathmatical stuff gives an overall impression, but understanding crash points requires more depth. We have to look for events that makes the whole of society move and itch!
Back to the stars. The Greek industrialist summed up their importance when he said, "You do not have to believe in astrology to become a millionaire. But to be a billionaire, you must understand the stars." That quote always resonated with me because of m y restaurant experience. So I took special note when I learned that beginning in May the planets move into a position where the earth is on one side of the sun, while Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn will be on the other side in a tight configura tion (all within 19.4 degrees of one another). This is a rare occasion that will create some very uncomfortable short term social consequences. If a full moon can turn diners bananas imagine what this astrological lineup can do to investor psyche all over the world.
Yet there is more to worry about than the fear, nervousness and anger this planetary event may evoke. Added to this social agitation the sun is at its strongest Solar Maximum cycle. This means that the sun is likley to spew deadly bursts of radiation that could interrupt or even destroy satellites, global communciations, computers and electricity grids. Match any kind of meltdown in our electronics and global communications with a period of planetary induced social apprehension and the conditions are ripe for a market collapse. The experts, market pundits and economists will come up with monetary reasons after the fact, but by then it's too late if you are still in what's left of the market.
This period peaks June 21st, so if there is ever a time in the near future to watch out for non-anticipated, unexplained crashes of any sort, including financial markets, this will be the time.
This is why the June 14-18 Copenhagen meeting is perfect. Most professionals already know that a market crash is coming. I saw this fact when reviewing the Copenhagen speakers' schedule. Along with the two futurists and me there are a handful of experienc ed investment managers and economic advisors speaking. Most have set the titles of their speeches on how to survive the market crash!
This course also makes incredible sense for three other reasons:
#1: You'll learn how to make money by using guaranteed investments. I have personally used these vehicles for several years. The original capital is guaranteed like a bond, but profits can rise. My first guaranteed plan (in the English stock market index) gained 38%. My second (in the Japanese stock market index) is up about the same yet it was guaranteed I could not lose! You'll also learn the latest way to borrow low and deposit high with a diversified portfolio of mutual funds. Spreading out is a great way to reduce risk. Yet consider the following result you would have had in the last year if you had diversified globally equally in the seven Jyske mutual funds beow:
Jyske Europe Fund + 85.50% Jyske East Europe Fund + 69.82% Jyske Emerging Markets Fund + 63.46% Jyske Sweden Fund + 58.01% Jyske Japan Fund + 46.78% Jyske Latin Fund + 38.39% Jyske German Fund + 30.65%
Your annual return would have been 46.87% yet you would have had your assets diversified around the world.
Now consider if you had borrowed Japanese yen at 1.75% and doubled your investment. Your return on capital would have increased to 92.24%. Had you tripled your investment with yen loans the return would have grown to 137.11% or if quadrupled (the maximum loan available) the return would have been 182.23%. Yet you still would have enjoyed the stability of investments spread worldwide. Learn how to do this and more at the seminar.
#2: This seminar is a bargain. The entire course and all meals and hotel which are provided costs less than a three hour session at my hourly fee for private consultations.
Yet my fee is nothing compared to the cost of sitting with the futuri sts. You hear all of us at the seminar at a cost that is a fraction of their fees. (Plus because politics plays a pivotal role in the era ahead, you'll also meet and hear Denmark's former Prime Minister Poul Schluter.
#3: Jyske hosts some of the most entertaining seminars I've ever attended. Delegates are treated to fireworks at Tivoli Garden, tours and a gala evening which includes entertainers from the Danish Royal Opera. Delegates last year told me they lear ned more than they could have imagined, but that the seminar was also just plain fun. Won't you join Merri and me in Copenhagen, Denmark: Wednesday to Sunday, June 14-18, 2000. Don't delay. To assure hotel space, reservations must be reserved this mont h. To reserve your space call Agora Travel, 1-800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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You can learn more about the Dream Society and the 300 million person dream market in the book "Dream Society" written by Rolf Jensen director of CIFS. Click here to buy at Amazon.com: