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Ecuador Rose Comparison


There are two days left to order fresh Fedex delivered Ecuador Christmas roses.

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Here are photos from our home of  different Ecuador roses that give a comparison of the colors you can receive.

Pinks like these often come in the farm choice roses.

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Keep in mind all these photos are of 12 to 18 rose bouquets. You receive an abundant 50 fresh Ecuador roses in your minimum order.

Other roses in farm choice include these wonderful…

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bicolors in red tint and…

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orange.  They are spectacular. Here is…

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a dozen of the orange and…

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red.

There are also often orange roses in the farm choice. Like…

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these. Here is a…

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dozen orange roses.

For a $10 surcharge you can specify just red and

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white roses.

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Red roses.

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White roses.

Or you can order 100 roses and save since Fedex charges the same to deliver 100 Ecuador roses to your doorstep as 50 roses.

Whichever you choose, we hope that the beauty of…

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these will add joy to your holiday.

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Gary

You can place your Christmas rose order now.

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Red roses at our house.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 here.

You can order 100 fresh cut roses for $119 here.

You can order 100 red & white fresh cut roses for $139 here.

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White roses at our house.

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How to Have Real Safety in 2020

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ecuador Rose Deadline


The Ecuador rose deadline for Christmas Ecuador roses is noon EST today December 15, 2009.

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Here is an Ecuador Rose Bowl.

You can order New Year roses for another week.

Merri and I love our Ecuador roses when they are fresh. Here are some in our dining room.

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We use several Ecuador rose tricks to get the most, longest, bang out of their beauty as well.

Here are two longevity tips for your roses from Ecuador.

Ecuador Rose Tip #1: Once the roses begin to sag (usually seven to nine days when properly cared for), in North Carolina, I hang them upside down and let them dry.

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Here are some Ecuador roses drying in our kitchen. They are a wonderful decoration while drying and…

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the dried Ecuador roses make excellent dried rose bouquets… like these two bouquets of Ecuador roses at the entrance of our home.

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Ecuador Rose Tip #2: In Florida, where the humidity makes it harder to dry our Ecuador roses, I create Ecuadorian rose bowls!

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I simply pull off the heads off the limp Ecuador roses and arrange them in a bowl. They look great decorating our kitchen counter or dining room table… like this.
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Our Ecuador rose supplier has extended the deadline until noon today December 15, to order Christmas roses from Ecuador.

You can order New Year roses from Ecuador for another week.

Our Ecuador flower supplier just sent me this note.

Gary, I have extended the deadline for Christmas roses to noon Eastern Standard Time December 15, 2009.

We can accept orders for New Year roses delivered next Tuesday December 29, 2009 up to noon Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday December 22, 2009.

There are three ways to obtain 50 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.  If you already subscribe you can take this choice and add two years to your subscription.

If you subscribe for two years, I’ll reduce the price from $238 to $159 and also send you 50 fresh cut, premium roses FREE.

Fedex will deliver the Ecuador roses directly to you from Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full $159 refund.

To assure the refund, your address must be correct and you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, the roses must be returned at the time of delivery.   You must assure that someone is at the receiving address who is available to inspect and sign for the roses to assure the guarantee.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply buy them for $79 for 50 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex. ($10 surcharge for red & white roses).

This is not a deal that helps my pocketbook.  We are paying $60 ($70 for red  white roses) to deliver these roses to you. We donate $20 to the charity. We pay my credit card discount. At the $79 price ($89 for red & white), I lose two or three dollars for each 50 roses shipped.  That’s okay…the cause is worthy.  Merri and I will share the joy of the gifts you help make…Christmas gifts for poor children in Ecuador.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

Gary

Learn more, including terms and conditions, about Ecuador Roses here.

Ecuador Christmas Roses


Merri and I received our first Christmas gift yesterday.  50 fresh Christmas roses from Ecuador.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

I immediately placed half on our kitchen table and by this morning they were fully opened and incredible!

Here they are.

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The other half went in our living room in front of the fireplace.

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I learned last year that Ecuador roses can fill some shopping gaps and am sending roses to others for their holiday cheer.  Christmas shopping done..hooray!

You can have fresh Ecuador Christmas roses yourself or send them as gifts as well…plus help Ecuador’s poor.

You can have 50 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping for only $79 or better still get 50 Ecuador Christmas roses free.

The Ecuador rose plantation offers two color choices,  farm choice assorted or red and white.  There is a $10 surcharge for the red and white rose selection.

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Here I am with 250 fresh Ecuador roses I had delivered for Merri’s birthday last summer.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people. We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor occurred earlier this year, we grabbed the chance.

Last year I wrote about the roses, made a special offer and sold over 20,000 roses that raised $8,000 to help Ecuador’s poor. The money was used to provide schooling for gifted indigenous children, to buy a  InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children and help repair an Ecuadorian school.

So when the roses came to me yesterday, I thought, “Why not again”?

There and then I decided to make a special offer. Here it is.

We will continue to donate $20 for each rose order to help the poor in Ecuador for every 50 roses that are shipped because of this note.

The minute I receive your order, I’ll put you directly in touch with the rose plantation so you can choose your color option which is either red and white, or farm’s choice.

There are three ways to obtain 50 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.  If you already subscribe you can take this choice and add two years to your subscription.

If you subscribe for two years, I’ll reduce the price from $238 to $159 and also send you 50 fresh cut, premium roses FREE.

Fedex will deliver the Ecuador roses directly to you from Ecuador.  Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full $159 refund.

To assure the refund, your address must be correct and you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, the roses must be returned at the time of delivery.   You must assure that someone is at the receiving address who is available to inspect and sign for the roses to assure the guarantee.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply buy them for $79 for 50 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex. ($10 surcharge for red & white roses).

This is not a deal that helps my pocketbook.  We are paying $60 ($70 for red  white roses) to deliver these roses to you. We donate $20 to the charity. We pay my credit card discount. At the $79 price ($89 for red & white), I lose two or three dollars for each 50 roses shipped.  That’s okay…the cause is worthy.  Merri and I will share the joy of the gifts you help make…Christmas gifts for poor children in Ecuador.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

This is a batch of 100 fresh Ecuador roses that Merri and I enjoyed earlier this year.

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Premium Quality Roses

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for roses you will see, these roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists. These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility until, then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

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Here are fresh Ecuador roses at our hotel in Cotacachi.

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real, green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

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Here is a red and bi color combination of fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us in North Carolina.

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador this Christmas…the freshest…best and best smelling roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your and your loved one’s homes.

All Ecuador Christmas rose orders will be scheduled for delivery on December 22.  Fedex may be late on these days so the roses may arrive Dec 23 or Dec. 24 2010.

When you order, the rose farm will email you a Fedex tracking number to make sure you’ll know exactly when your roses will be arriving.

This offer ends by 10am EST December 15, 2009.  All orders received after 10am EST December 15 will be scheduled to be delivered after Christmas scheduled for Dec 29  before New Year’s Day.

I regret that, due to customs regulations, our rose supplier cannot deliver roses in Canada and cards with individual personalized notes cannot be included.

A letter on “how to care for your roses” will come with your roses.

Dried-roses

We dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age and continue to use them. Here are 100 dried Ecuador roses on our stairway in North Carolina.

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Now you can take time to smell the roses even at breakfast…at affordable prices as well.

Gary

Subscribe to two years of Ecuador Living.  Save $79 plus receive 50 roses free.

You can order the 50 fresh cut roses for $79 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.

You can order 50 red and white fresh cut roses for $89 ($20 is donated to help Ecuador’s poor) here.