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Truth is under attack.

The war on veracity may be humanity’s biggest challenge.  A barrage has been aimed at the one unique quality that men and women possess-the ability to cooperate on theoretical ideas en masse.

The inner wiring of the human brain allows us to communicate staggering amounts of information.   We can participate and cooperate on ideas that are imagined due to this fact.

All animals have a language.  Monkeys, for example, can tell other monkeys, “There is a lion ahead”.

Humans can say… “There is a lion… he is small… he is alone… we should attack… or we can wait… or go another way”.  Discussions and decisions can ensue… ad infinitum.

This social cooperation is mankind’s exclusive advantage.  All other living things are limited by their genetic wisdom.  We humans are unbounded by our imagination.

To cooperate, we must communicate ideas we imagine.   To communicate we must believe.   Without belief, imagination loses it cohesiveness and the jungle becomes a mess.

Accuracy has always had obstacles because  those who control communication have great power and power corrupts.

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Mark Twain shared why power corrupts, when he wrote: “Man is merely and exclusively the immodest animal for he is the only one that covers his weaknesses.” (1)

In other words, man has an amazing gift.  The gift has a flaw.  Only you and I can fix it.

Last week’s message,  “Do Good”(2)  shows how, as individuals, we can each use writing and publishing to do what most people feel they can do nothing about. 

Every human has a responsibility to spread truth and when we do, we can do good.

However, getting to the truth is not always easy.  Let me give you an example why.  My friend, Bob Gandt, recently completed his latest book, “Angels in the Sky”.

This is the history of a little known battle, after WWII.   The actions of a little lauded group almost 70 years ago are creation huge consequences to this day.

In 1948, a band of volunteers from the United States, Canada, Britain, France and South Africa formed the bulk of a new Air Force.

A coalition of Arab states vowed to annihilate the newly founded nation of Israel and its 600,000 settlers.  The Israelis had no allies, no regular army, no air force.  In the first few days, the Arab armies overran Israel.  The Egyptian Air Force owned the sky, making continuous air attacks on Israeli cities and army positions.  Israel’s extinction seemed certain.

And then came help.  Most were World War II veterans―young, idealistic, swaggering, noble, eccentric, courageous beyond measure. Many were Jews, a third were not.  Most of them knowingly violated their nation’s embargoes on the shipment of arms and aircraft to Israel.  They smuggled in Messerschmitt fighters from Czechoslovakia, painting over swastikas with Israeli stars.  Defying their own countries’ strict laws, the airmen risked everything:  their lives, careers, citizenship―to fight for Israel.

This is an incredible tale, extensive and filled with fact.  I asked Bob to explain what he had to do to uncover the real facts.

Here is what Bob shared:

Gary, After fifteen books of history and military adventure, I was between projects when I was introduced to a 92-year-old fighter pilot named Mitchell Flint.  He was a modest, articulate, decorated WWII veteran who had also fought in Israel’s war of independence.  As I listened to Mitchell describe the actions of the volunteer airmen in 1948, flying decrepit Messerschmitt fighters, smuggling contraband warplanes out of the U.S., going into combat against overwhelming odds, it came to me in a flash:  This was a story I had to tell.

During the next year I traveled to California to interview Mitchell and study his voluminous records, to New York where the Jewish Historical Society has archived records of the American volunteers, and around the country to interview surviving veterans.  But the most rewarding research trip was to Israel. I spent two weeks traversing the country, visiting old battle sites and airfields, poring over military records.  My companion for the expedition was Mitchell Flint, my fighter pilot friend who retained a razor-sharp memory of each dramatic episode of the 1948 war.

I wanted to tell the story from the viewpoints of a dozen or so pilots whose stories I gleaned from interviews, their own written accounts, from published records.  With those pieces in place, my next job was to nail down the historical data:  dates, numbers, places, names, weaponry, geography, weather, political factors.

The last chore—and possibly the hardest—was to distill the material to manageable size and fashion it into a readable tale.  I had the help of a savvy editor, John Glusman, VP and senior editor at W.W. Norton, who was as passionate about the story as I was.  Glusman insisted on rigorous documentation for every fact, quote, and photograph used in the book.  The result, I think, is an engaging tale that also passes the test of historical accuracy.

I like author Steven Pressfield’s blurb about the finished product:  “Angels in the Sky reads like a WWII thriller, only better because every word is true.”  Bob

You can read about this important event in Bob Gandt’s book, “Angels in the Sky”.  This is a gripping story of how an all-volunteer Air Force helped defeat five Arab nations and protected the fledgling Jewish state.  This tiny part of history shows how great causes bring forth greatness in mankind.  I certainly recommend reading this book.

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Get details of Angels in the Skies  here.

Getting to the truth is not always easy, but few endeavors are more worthwhile.

In this age of divisive, of fake news, of propaganda, soiled social media, hidden agendas and spin we can change the world by seeking and sharing truth.

From our first publication many decades ago, our underlying mantra has been,”The sun always shines somewhere” so in my research on Angels in the sky, I was struck by a quote about truth from Israel’s former and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Menachem Begin.

“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.”

Every generation has a challenge…or two…or a multitude.  One of ours, in this current generation is the onslaught on truth.

We can each fight against this destructive attack.

Spread truth.

Gary

Overcome the Income Gap

You don’t have to be short of funds regardless of your education, what you do, whoever, wherever you are.


If you’re thinking of moving to a better place, having a better lifestyle, maybe taking that long-awaited retirement, making a career change or living in a sleepy, low crime, no stress town, more power to you.  Perhaps you plan to move into small-town USA or head overseas to live abroad.  Or maybe you simply want to earn a little extra income as you learn to make a lot of extra income.

But what if there are no good jobs, or you find prices higher than expected or see inflation stop your income from going as far as expected?

The establishment says:  “Get some education to quickly gain a higher income as well as the better life”.  Right?

But, wait a minute…

The establishment is basically composed of big corporations and your better life might not be their goal.

Liars.  Increased profits is their agenda.

The same companies that tell you to get a better education have created a growing income gap that might throw a monkey wrench in your plans.  The gap gives these companies better employees and increases in their very large profits but as you discover will not help you.  Companies are using technology to reduce their payrolls and improve their employees by creating a wave of under employment that traditional education has not been able to stop.

In fact the educational system is one of the big businesses and part of the underemployment problem.

When you diligently search the internet, you discover there’s no easy, inexpensive way to gain the education you need for a better income…even though you can pay tens of thousands of dollars for even the most minimal online university.

The educational industry has ripped off millions of students with promises that cannot be kept.  They have fallen further and further behind in providing usable education for decades.

Now it could take you longer and cost you more… and even the best universities won’t promise you a job.

Over the past few decades the cost of university has skyrocketed.  The time required to obtain a degree has lengthened.   The better a school’s reputation, the worse this fact.

For example, a recent survey on inflation shows that a Harvard education is one of the most inflated services of all.  Since WWII, the prices of eggs, bread and some foods have risen 4 or 5 times.  Gold, silver, income, the price of rent, a house or car have risen 15 to 20 times.  A Harvard education has risen 44 times.

In 2016 the basic cost for Harvard reached about $65,000… a year.

They claim is “This is the best you can get”.  Give me a break.  The fact is almost no one, except a few elite are going to get into Harvard.  If you are making a life change, you probably can’t go back to university at all.

Who wants to?  Even the average non profit university costs $25,000… a year… just for tuition.

Plus who, when moving up in life, has four or five years to spend just learning, especially when the benefits of college may be pure nonsense now.

The entire idea of university is becoming defunct due to two trends in underemployment.

You have probably read or seen on TV that American unemployment has fallen and job availability is picking up.

Baloney.

The establishment is trying to fool you with statistics by ignoring two trends in underemployment.

This chart shows the first trend of underemployment in the Western world… the simple fact that it is rising.

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U.S. underemployment rate from April 2016 to April 2017 (by month) at Statistica.com (1)

This statistic shows the U.S. underemployment rate on a monthly basis for the ongoing year.  In April 2017, the U.S. underemployment rate had skyrocketed to 14 percent.

The second trend is a bigger problem.  Underemployment is growing fastest among college graduates.  There aren’t enough jobs to employ everyone at their full earning potential.

This creates a process called “filtering-down”.  This is the bad news for traditional education.

Workers with college degrees get whatever few jobs are available.  They spend four or five years and $100,000 or $125,000 bucks and maybe more, often acquiring enormous student debt.  The best they get is to beat out a non college student for a dull, non repetitive, underpaying manual job.

If you think an online or for-profit university is going to be any better, think again.

There is a shake-up in for-profit higher education.  Too many of these schools are cheaters.  This has caught up with them.  A broad swath of the sector is shutting down as federal regulation, lawsuits and a growing stigma about for-profit education takes a toll.

Thousands of dollars in paid tuition can be lost with a for-profit.  The recent closure of ITT Educational Services shows the risk.  Their abrupt shut down impacted 35,000 students who were taking classes on campuses and online across America.  Many had paid for the school with loans. The school went away. The debt did not.

This is just the latest in a series of for-profit educational scandals. University of Phoenix lost 50,000 students in 2015.  DeVry University was sued by the Federal Trade Commission for misleading students about their chances of getting a job and increasing their income after graduation.

In 2015 Corinthian Colleges closed most of its schools after being slapped with a $30 million fine by the DOE for overstating job placement rates for graduates.

Just wait, it gets worse.

The worse news is that even if someone graduates from college, they are more likely to get a lower-paying job than in the past.  This pushes those without college degrees into even lower paying work.  This is a process called “filtering down”.

On top of the problem of filtering down, the inflation-adjusted value of the wages of college-educated workers has barely increased in the 21st century.  Graduates are taking jobs below their full earning potential and their educational status is not pulling up the wages received for these jobs.

What a mess. You want to move up but the entire system is trying to beat you down.  Education costs more and brings less.   Jobs are harder to get and pay lower wages.

You really don’t want to get caught in this system at all.

Fortunately there is a way to break free.  There are courses that can be obtained for pennies compared to university, and they can be completed in weeks rather than years so you can start earning sooner.

This just gets better.

These courses provide a formula for everlasting wealth using three ways to get rich.

Let’s first define rich.

“Being rich is doing something bigger than you, that you love in a way so there is always money enough and at least a little left over”.

This form of richness lifts you well beyond dollars and cents.  These courses teach you how to start with your own core business and it can be anything that interests you.  You’ll see how it can be gardening, farming, fishing, golf, finance, travel, photography, art, construction,  machinery, inventions. whatever.

The courses help you choose your core business and then teach you how to build that business and wrap the publishing and hospitality around it.

Here another thought they teach that’s extremely valuable… How to eliminate the middle man who would otherwise be your employer and who would take most of the reward for your work.   You’ll learn how to avoid job applications, how to end the need for dusting off your CV and eliminate hat in hand job interviews where someone else gets to decide your fate.

These courses teach you how to go direct to clients so you become self-sufficient and self-empowered.

You learn how to circumnavigate the big corporations who are creating underemployment and you earn by serving your customers direct.

Finally there is one more… quite frankly huge, advantage to these courses.  They are guaranteed… really.   You get to take the courses, try what you learn and if you are not satisfied, you’ll see below how they are totally free.

Let me tell you about these three courses.

The first course is Self Publishing to Sell.

You can help everyone become richer and enhance your own life by writing to sell.  The same technology that has eliminated so many old employment opportunities creates new freedoms to live where we choose and yet share our services with others almost everywhere around the world.

First, earn with online self publishing.   The three stories below show how Amazon.com and self publishing have enriched the lives of three others.

Online self publishing is creating a wealthy writer’s middle class.   Read the three stories of self publishing success below to learn a secret that new self publishers can use to make life rich.

In the past, a few writers made fortunes. The rest starved.  No more!  The old way of writing and publishing was great… if you like the lottery.  Not so good, if you wanted an income for sure.

There are growing numbers of great stories about beginning writers using Kindle to sell their publications.  Here are three stories of how new self publishers have used Amazon.com to make their lives better as they earned more.

Let’s start with Nickolette Goff who is retired and loves organic gardening,  healthy cooking and visiting Ecuador.   She had never published a book and after our self publishing course she wrote and promoted her first book… a Quinoa recipe cookbook with 13 recipes she garnered from her Ecuadorian trips.   She had 10,000 downloads of the book in five days and obtained dozens of good reviews!

You can get 13 more great quinoa recipes in Nicki Goff’s book at the links below.

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You can order Nicki’s first book at Amazon.com.

She wrote:  Hi, Gary,  Book sales are actually going well, and I’m having a lot of fun with this. I’m so grateful to you and Merri  for pushing me to get some action going!

The free promos really get things going, and seem to reignite sales.

Two more in the works – both on gardening topics.  Best wishes to you and Merri.   Love, Nicki

Nicki’s husband wrote:  Nicki, her sister and two nieces were visiting Ecuador for 3 weeks in January –  Her Kindle books have paid for her trip so she loves that.

Take Bob Gandt, as another example.

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Bob Gandt has had great writing success and has been published by numerous major publishers.  Bob’s niche is flying, war and writing.  He published his first story at age sixteen – the same year he first soloed an airplane.  Since then he has logged something over 25,000 hours, written fourteen books and published countless articles. Hearing the stories of others like Bob help me (as well as you) better understand how many different ways there are to Write to Sell.

At age 20 he was at the time the youngest aviator in the U.S. Navy. In 1965 he began his 26 year career as a pilot for Pan American World Airways.  His 1995 book, Skygods, (Wm. Morrow & Co.), recounts the meteoric descent and crash of the once-great Pan Am. His 1997 book “Bogeys and Bandits” (Viking Penguin) told of a training squadron at the same base where he had trained years before.

This book led to a CBS series Pensacola: Wings Of Gold.   Bob was the writer and technical consultant for these twenty-two-episodes, which starred James Brolin as the commander of a Marine F/A-18 training squadron. Bob’s books were previously published by the big publishing houses, but now Bob’s focus is on self publishing.  As an author whose numerous books have been published for and sold through book stores, he sees the bookstore path filled with dinosaurs.

Bob started with print but took a special step that every writer should know.  This step has helped him add Ebooks to his stable of income producing systems.  Print and Ebooks are all part of the publishing process… but Ebooks make self publishing easier than ever before. Bob’s passion is flying and the military.  His books reflect this.

Learning and sharing your passion with like minded souls is just fun.  There is no other way to say it.  This is how life should be lived and self publishing lets you live it this way.

Yet despite an offer from a major publisher, Bob self published  his latest book at Amazon.com.  We helped introduce this book, and it has reached #1o on the Military Thrillers best sellers list several times since! See Bob’s website here.

Another great story is about Hugh Howey, a writer that every self publisher should meet and hear.   Hugh had just a little success with publishers, a book with modest success.

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Hugh whipping me badly in a game of chess.

Hugh self published his book, Wool.  Hugh was a bookstore clerk.  In his spare time he wrote science fiction and began self-publishing his work on Amazon.com in 2011.  Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon.  His books made the New York Times best seller list.  See Hugh Howey’s Amazon.com page here.

The formula that each of these writers has used is based around building a following for their books.  They wrote more than one book.  They sell their first book at a low price (free to .99 cents).  This compares to the typical $9.99 to $12.99 for books written by top branded authors on Kindle.

The low price starts building a readership.  In Hugh Howey’s case, he offered his first book free.  After the book became a best seller at Amazon.com, his other book sales, foreign rights, six figure print deal and film rights flowed naturally.

Nicki Goff and Bob Gandt are using this formula as well…  a  low priced first book attracts readers and builds a following for more…. higher priced, followup books.

This is one secret contained in our Self Publishing Course “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”.  

Online self publishing allows you to a lower price…  increase volume and cut out a publisher, distributor and book store who normally absorb up to 88% of the income created by a book.

You can start self publishing with no printing costs, no shelf space, no inventory, no postal delivery.  Most of the publishing expenses are eliminated.

The writer keeps 70%.

Amazon keeps 30%.

A typical writer earning 12% of the wholesale book sales makes about $.60 per $9.99 book sale.  A Kindle writer makes $2.10 on a $3 sale.

Costs are reduced as well.  Nicki Goff, Bob Gandt and Hugh Howey (as I do) all write at home with no office or staff overheads.  This is how most self publishers start so all the income generated is profit.

This is a new exciting era for writers.

Smart self publishers can begin earning quickly with no obstacles between their publication and the reading public.   New technology provides self publishers with the following benefits:

* Printing, shipping and disposal (of unsold books) costs eliminated.

* Shelf space unlimited and almost free with no capital costs.

* Increased sales volume. Kindle owners buy more books than print readers and will spend weekly to get new chapters rather than entire books.

Get a great head start on earning income through the the evolving online self publishing process that we reveal in our course.

Technology favors self publishers today.  Portable computers, the internet, wireless access, on demand printing smart phones and electronic readers all create enormous new, quick earning potential for self publishers.

“Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher”  teaches our proprietary step-by-step plan for getting your publishing business going… full or part-time… right away.

You learn:

* How you can start earning quickly with a very small amount of money even if you do not write full time.

* 11 steps to creating the perfect product, including how to review ideas, test focus, and aim at markets.

* How to gain 1,000% returns on some of your publications.

* How to choose a format—book, newsletter, list, audio or video—that suits you and your audience.

* Frequently committed marketing mistakes and how to avoid them (plus, you’ll get samples of winning marketing pieces to study).

My wife, Merri, and I became multi-millionaires in our own self-publishing business over 40+ years.  Today, we have more cars than we can drive, five homes and numerous cabins in North Carolina, Florida and Ecuador.  We have a beautiful lake front home on 16 acres (with an orange grove to boot).  We have a 253 acres in the beautiful mountains, where we live in the summers.  We have no mortgages, not a penny of debt, and plenty of money in the bank.  More importantly even though we are well past retirement age, we can remain active,  love what we do… and make contributions to society that feel are meaningful.

Gain practical publishing ideas and case studies.

For example, you’ll learn about a pilot who published a book on the best airport cafés (suddenly all his flying became tax-deductible!)… how one couple who loved an island, wrote a guide on the place and made enough money to buy a home on the beach there… and how another couple made millions with a simple legal idea.

What’s Your Passion: Travel and Tourism?

A client of ours amassed a fortune by starting travel guides for cities. He started with Sarasota, Florida, publishing a simple booklet with attractions, restaurants, etc. and plenty of advertising. Then he moved onto Naples, and on and on,until the whole state of Florida was done.

He didn’t have to put much work into the booklets as he could carry over plenty of generic information from booklet to booklet. But there were plenty of advertisers and plenty of people who wanted to obtain these booklets.

You learn:

* How to set up a computerized fulfillment center even if you’re computer illiterate.

* How to turn advertising dollars into a fortune by creating winning ads, direct mail pieces, and getting thousands of dollars in free publicity.

* How to use your computer and the internet to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing and postage.

* How to control inventory, check ad results, and keep overhead down.

* 11 financial hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

* Our secret pricing strategies that will help you sell more units of your product.

* How to define and target your internet market, and start getting visits.

* How to develop your website.

* The top 10 internet tips to use and the top 10 traps to avoid.

“In Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” Merri and I gave away every publishing secret we know to write to sell for a solid income.

The second online course in this powerful trio is “Event – Full Business, How to Profit from an Events Business”.  This course teaches the art of using hospitality to earn extra by offering seminars, tours, exhibitions, special events, etc.

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Merri and I speaking to over 400 delegates in Quito, Ecuador

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Merri and I speaking to a dozen delegates at our farm office in North Carolina.

Since May 1968 we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have known how to write to sell and monetize the publishing success with events, seminars, courses and tours and other hospitality events.

The combination of self publishing and working hand in hand with an events business has brought us excellent income and allowed us to visit and to live anywhere in the world we have desired.  Many of our subscribers have gained enormously from these courses.

One sent me this note:

“Gary,  I participated in a home party last week and sold $253 worth of Ecuador goods that I brought back on my trip there last November.  That makes a total of approx. $450 in random sales so far which comes real close to paying for my airline ticket.  I still have a nice inventory, so will work on selling the rest.” 

This reader is using an events based business to generate income that pays for international travel.

Our online course “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

There are many fringe benefits to an events business. For example almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.

The pay has certainly not been bad either.  One event earned  $142,260 in three days.  In another instance, we earned over $135,000 in two days.  Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days.  More often we bring in $10,000 for a weekend’s work.

Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure.  The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped…. the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.

Event – Full Business:  How to Have a Seminar and Tour Business.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nevis, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and even more.

We share what we know about events in our emailed correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

Self publishing and events go hand in hand.  Writing to sell can build an events business and events can sell self published books, reports and courses.

Here are the initial lessons you receive.

#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)

#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.

#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.

#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.

#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering which will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose… arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.

#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.

#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.

#8: Three types of courses… delegate driven… speaker driven… third party driven.

#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.

#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.

#11: How to build a List.

#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.

#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.

#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails.  Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!

#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.

The tuition for “Event – Full Business – How to have a Seminar and Tour Business” is $349.  That’s nothing compared to a university tuition but it gives you lessons on how to start earning now.  This is also true for “Self Fulfilled- How to be a Self Publisher”. The tuition is only $299.

To help you start earning extra income, I have created a special offer so you also get our third course “The Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have an Internet Business” (also normally $299 tuition) on how to use the internet and a website in your business. Plus there are two bonuses for you.

Bonus #1: Get the 50 minute Video Workshop “How to Start Your Own Internet Business” presented by our webmaster, David Cross,

Bonus #2: Our Super Thinking Workshop that helps you absorb, retain and recall what you learn. You receive this workshop in an MP3 file so you can listen on your computer, burn a disk or listen on you Ipod or in your car.

When you enroll in this special tuition offer of price of $499 you receive the three courses and the bonuses worth a total of $947 for almost a third the price.  You save $648 total.

Three Course Special $299

THESE COURSES ARE GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order the three courses and take a full two months (62 days) to put them through its paces.  That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information can help you develop extra income all you have to do is let us know.  You’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.  No questions will be asked.

Fair enough?

Our publishing and hospitality business has brought us more wealth, satisfaction, fun and friendship than we ever imagined possible.  We want to share our knowledge and secrets with anyone who has a desire to experience this way of life.

Whether you are an engineer, doctor, housewife, business owner, or retiree… self-publishing offers a way to create income by turning your passion into profit.

Don’t miss this special opportunity.  Order Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher today if you want to cash in on the satisfying, profitable and exciting lifestyle that publishing can bring despite and in fact because of trouble in the world.

Self Fulfilled Special $299

We are not finished yet.

I wish I could say that you can take these courses once and be done.

I can’t.  Our business has ups and downs, changes continually and always evolves.  Continuing education is required so for the next year you’ll receive updates.  As we learn new ideas, tactics, strategies and ways to enhance our business, we’ll share what we learned with you as we update these courses.  You’ll receive all the updates for a year at no further cost.

In addition we’ll set you up for continuing education for another year at the guaranteed $499 price.  You’ll be able to decide to cancel continuing education any time you choose or when we send a tuition note next year.

You don’t have to be short of funds regardless of what you do, wherever and whoever you are.


If you’re thinking of moving to a better place, having a better lifestyle, maybe taking that long-awaited retirement, making a career change or living in a sleepy, low crime, no stress town, more power to you.  Perhaps you plan to move into small-town USA or head overseas to live abroad.  Or maybe you simply want to earn a little extra income as you learn to make a lot of extra income.  Our three courses and the bonuses can help you take these ideas out of your dreams into your life.   Simply enroll and start improving your life now.

Enroll here Self Fulfilled Special $299

Gary

www.statista.com: US underemployment rate

 

 

(1)  www.twainquotes.com/Man.html

(2) Do Good: www.garyascott.com/2017/12/08/54465.html

 

Divided Issues – Survive & Prosper


Divided issues can sap our strength, ruin our business and destroy our investments. 

How can we live when we are surrounded by divided issues on what is happening to the world?  Let’s examine this problem by using global warming as an example of a divided issue.  Then let’s look at a way to survive and prosper the dilemma of  fractured information.

The problem with divided issues is that there is always something we do not know so we have to depend on what we see, read, hear, touch, taste and feel.   We are mightily influenced by our surroundings and are typically raised in a surrounding of beliefs that we come to accept as fact, whether they are right or wrong.

The reality of global warming is just one of almost infinite examples of divided issues.

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This image from Wall Street Journal article, “Looming Floods, Threatened Cities” (1).  Reading that article can send shivers up one’s spine.

The article says: More than 60 percent of the freshwater on Earth is locked in Antarctica’s ice sheets.  The risk is clear: Antarctica’s collapse has the potential to inundate coastal cities across the globe.

Over tens of millions of years, thin layers of snow falling on the continent — in many places, just a light dusting every year — were pressed into ice, burying mountain ranges and building an ice sheet more than two miles thick. Under its own weight, that ice flows downhill in slow-moving streams that eventually drop icebergs into the sea.

If that ice sheet were to disintegrate, it could raise the level of the sea by more than 160 feet — a potential apocalypse, depending on exactly how fast it happened. Recent research suggests that if society burns all the fossil fuels known to exist, the collapse of the ice sheet will become inevitable.

The press is very divided about global warming though.  Another article in the UK’s Express “Ice in the Arctic and Antarctic is ‘not melting’, says global warming expert” says  “The North and South Poles are “not melting”, according to Dr Benny Peiser a global warming expert.”

An Ecowatch.com article “What’s Going on in Antarctica? Is the Ice Melting or Growing?” (3) Is it more balanced and says that ice shelves in Antarctica are melting but more ice is growing inland so Antarctica is actually reducing sea levels by a bit?

Our readers are divided in their opinions as well.  One reader responded to a recent article about global warming entitled “Investing in Silver Linings” saying the article was spot on.

The reader wrote: “I’ve been watching this coastal problem for a few years now and it’s already reduced the property value of a handful of homes in Miami to $0.   We are interested in the land just a quarter of a mile west where the elevation is above forty feet.  After looking through maps it seems that it is some of the first ‘high ground’ in Florida as you come up from the Keys.  Maybe the first landing place for the climate refugees from Miami?  The reason I’m contacting you is to pass along this article from Bloomberg: ‘The Nightmare Scenario for Florida’s Coastal Homeowners’ (4).  Demand and financing could collapse before the sea consumes a single house.  It’s a financial Tsunami that will hit South Florida before serious flooding takes place.”

Another reader had a totally different view.  This reader commented in completely the opposite way.  This reader’s commentary, based on the same article was:

Dear Mr. Scott:  Climate change is, indeed, a fact of life on this planet and always has been since day one.  But scientific fact does not support the “notion” of global warming.  There is an excellent book entitled “Cold Sun” by John L. Casey that discusses the lack of evidence to support global warming.  On the contrary, the evidence indicates that this planet, courtesy of our Sun, is slipping into the next cooling trend, which may be with us for longer than we would like.  Would that it was global warming.  That we could survive.  Global cooling, however, is much harder to survive.

So how should we invest?  How should we run our businesses?  How should we live?  Should we expect global warming, global cooling, or will temperatures and sea levels remain about the same?

Before I answer these questions, let’s be honest with ourselves, what do we really know?

Most of our beliefs are opinions.  In cases we might be willing to sacrifice our lives for a belief based on what we have been told in a closed environment yet we do not know if that opinion is really right or wrong.

Where is the Proof?

At the macro level of reality if we believe in physics and Quantum Mechanics the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that we cannot know the exact position of any particle if its momentum is known, and vice versa.

In physics, another law, called the observer effect, states that we cannot truly measure anything because the act of measuring changes the item measured.

That means life is making a series of decisions based on beliefs that ultimately can never be proved.

The reality is that we do not know what will happen to the climate and what changes it will bring.  I am banking on global warming and rising sea levels.  However I know that I do not really know so I invest in a way that might gain extra profit if I am right, but is not dependent on accuracy.  I do things I enjoy that is likely to do well whatever scenario unfolds.  I try to be sure that what I love is really what I love and not an idea that someone’s agenda has coaxed me into.

I also give economic news less credibility.   Most news is opinion  and  conjecture. A great deal of it is slanted toward numerous hidden agendas.  I focus instead on mathematically based financial news.   Let return on time and investment be an important (but not total) influence in business.  Look at price to earnings, price to book value and dividend yields to reflect true value in investments.   We cannot really know anything for sure, but within our global mindset, the equation 1 + 1 does always equal 2.  This is a reasonably dependable belief we can use for business and investing.

Integrate  the love and the math.  Figure out what you want to spend your time doing.  Look for how your activity can be of benefit to others and then make sure the process creates more than you spend.

The human condition is that we can never see what the future holds, but we can’t help but try.  We have to have beliefs to get through the day.  Knowing that our beliefs are actionable but may not always be correct, helps us have resilience and adaptability.  These are valuable qualities in our modern world where some of our most basic foundations of thought have been shaken.

Rely on your passions. Trust the everlasting value of service.  Do the math.  These three factors can help you survive and prosper in a world of divided truths.

Gary

If you want to study this subject of truth, the book “Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth”  is based upon neurological research and correlates a wide range of human beliefs with specific perceptual, social, and biological factors.  The book looks at how some beliefs can enhance our physical and emotional well-being while others can function destructively, not only upon one’s self, but upon society as well.   The book looks at the biology of the brain as well as how belief is shaped by parents, peers, and society.

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(1) WSJ.com: Looming Floods, Threatened Cities

(2)  Express UK:  North South poles not melting

(3) Ecowatch.com:  Whats Going on in Antarctica is the ice melting or growing

(4) Bloomberg.com:  The nightmare scenario-for Florida’s coastal homeowners

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?

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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.

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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 Amazon.com 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.

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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.

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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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This may be the most important report I have written in 50 years.  The information is certainly the most urgent.  Do not delay.  The risks are upon us right now and you’ll understand how the final steps of the alliance are taking place as you read the current news.

To take any risk out of gaining this urgent information with my full satisfaction or money back guarantee.  If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.  I guarantee you can ask for a full refund any time within 60 days and I’ll refund your payment in full, no questions asked.

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Pension Tyranny


The real tyranny that can ruin our pensions may not lay hidden outside our control.  The risk may be waiting within.

Nothing can help us have everlasting wealth more than making good decisions.  Yet the human mind is not always programmed correctly to align with truth.  When we use logic that starts with an incorrect premise, our conclusions will be skewed from reality.  Since life is change and because there is always something we do not know, it is easy to be ruled by a tyranny of reason that is wrong.  False news that spread quickly through social media exacerbates this risk and makes it harder to think through to the truth.

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Images from Business Insider article: “20 Cognitive Bias that screw up your decisions.” (1)

A Wall Street Journal article “To Be a Great Investor, Worry More About Being Wrong Than Right” by Jason Zweig  (2) throws out some thoughts on “how tightly most of us cling to our preconceived notions, how fiercely we resist evidence that we might be wrong and how adept we are at deluding ourselves into thinking we were right all along”.

The article ends with this important point. “To be a good investor, you have to be right much of the time. To be a great investor, you have to recognize how often you may be wrong.”

The article says: “Instead of opening their minds to the possibility of being wrong, investors often wall themselves off from new information that could threaten their views.”

The tendency of the human mind is to error, because of numerous biases.  One (pictured above) is called “confirmation bias”.   Another is the “outcome or hindsight bias”.

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The conformation bias causes us to look for and favor evidence that confirms pre-existing beliefs.  This bias ignores information that suggests we we might be wrong.  The hindsight bias fools us into believing that we saw the outcome of an event before it took place.

To escape the tyranny of logic, we need our beliefs to correspond to the way the world is, not to the way you think the world ought to be.   The better we know (and accept) ourselves, the better we are at seeing the difference between the truth and what you think ought to be true.   No matter how smart we are, we aren’t rational, and our logic will be tyrannical, if the conclusions we derive come from incorrect assumptions.

Logic is complicated and contains many steps including a Proposition, a Premise,  Inference  and a Conclusion.  When any one of  the initial steps are askew, our conclusion will lead us astray from truth.

An article at logicmuseum.com “The logic of thought. The Nature and Aim of Logic”  shows how our thought processes can start wrong and go adrift. (3)

The article begins: What do we mean by truth? An assertion is said to be true when it corresponds to the reality of which the assertion is made.

We make thousands of decisions every day that we think are rational.  Research suggests that many biases are stumbling blocks that cloud our thinking and cause us to act against our own best interests.

A Business Insider article “20 Cognitive Bias that screw up your decisions” shows 20 of these biases The first three are “Anchoring bias, Availability bias and the Bandwagon bias.

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Here are three tactics that can help us reduce our cognitive biases.

Anti Bias Tactic #1: Read social media and the internet with a grain of salt.  A lot of the information is skewed or simply wrong.

Anti Bias Tactic #2: Avoid sharing your opinions to a group with strong views.  The conversation is likely to become more “a battle for status” than “a search for truth.”

Anti Bias Tactic #3: Look for signals that contradict your views.  Let social media reveal alternative viewpoints that could alert you when your strategies are going astray.

“Great investors like Warren Buffett practice trying to disprove their investing assumptions to determine whether they are correct.”

Surprises we may have missed can helps us see how we tend to cling to preconceived notions and how we resist evidence that our assumptions might not be aligned to reality.  This year we can use the three anti bias tactics to help us stop deluding ourselves that we are right when we were wrong.

Gary

(1) www.businessinsider.com: Cognitive biases that affect decisions

(2)  blogs.wsj.com: To be a great investor worry more about being wrong than right

(3) www.logicmuseum.com: The Nature and Aim of Logic

Borrow Low – Invest High

A special value investing tactic makes high risk, high profit speculations safer and more profitable.

For example in 2015, a 10,000 pound loan (in British pounds at $1.52 per pound) was used to purchase 1,091 shares of the silver ETF SLV.  Those shares rose to be worth $20,421 by 2016, a 34.34% additional profit.

 

From July 2015 to July 2016, the price of the silver ETF  iShares Silver Trust (Symbol SLV) rose from $13.92 and ounce to $18.71.  You can see the rise in the finance.yahoo.com chart below.

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A 10,000 pound loan (the pound was $1.52 per pound) purchased 1,091 shares of the silver ETF SLV.   Those shares rose to be worth $20,421 by 2016,  a 34.34% additional profit.

The profit did not stop there!

From 2015 to 2016 the pound dropped from $1.52 dollars per pound to only $1.39 dollars.  The 10,000 pound loan that had worth $15,200 in 2015 only required $13,900 to pay it off in 2016.

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The falling pound had created an extra $1,300 profit.

Do the math: 

Silver worth $20,421

Loan payoff  $13,900

Profit             $6,521

Cash Required  Zero

All this profit was made on the 10,000 pound loan.  No cash was required on the investor’s part.

The entire $6,521 was pure… extra profit.

Some investors borrowed less… others borrowed much more so their profits were even higher.

This example came from our Purposeful investing Course (Pi) which studies three main layers of value investing tactics in real time.

Tactic #1: Diversify equally in good value developed and emerging stock markets.
Tactic #2:  Use trending algorithms to increase, reduce or hold positions in these markets.
Tactic #3:  Add spice to a portfolio speculating in precious metals, when their price is under “ideal conditions”, using leveraged, low value currency loans.

An “ideal condition” is a rare distortion in an economic fundamental that history has shown “almost always” corrects itself.

The words “almost always” indicates that there is risk.  There is risk that a basic fundamental has changed and the distortion will not correct in any targeted period of time.   Or a new fundamental has shifted dynamics to such an extent that the distortion never corrects.  There is always risk.

Profit is the reward for taking that risk, but there is always a chance of loss which is why the third layer speculation is to be used like a spice… sparingly.

Pi looks for several ideal conditions in precious metals using the price of gold based on over 40 years of speculation in precious metals.

The first condition is gold’s price to inflation.   Gold is the anchor of the strategy but its ricing is perhaps the most speculative since a meaningful inflation rate is hard to define.

Gaining a true perspective on gold’s value is difficult because the price of gold was fixed for many years.  The gold price was fixed at $35 an ounce at the end of WWII and this fixing did not take into account the huge inflation this conflict created.   This also impacts any accuracy in understanding what the real the price of gold should have been at the end of the war.

Statistics can be misleading.  In the report Platinum Dip 2018 there is an analysis of inflation.

These factors distort the accuracy of the picture.  How much is gold really worth now?  What is its real value?  This is truly THE golden question.

At this time the magic number we sue for gold is $1,225 an ounce.  If gold’s price is much higher than $1,225, than the Silver Dip or Platinum Dip are not in an ideal condition.

When gold is priced ideally, then there are several ratios that can alert us to an ideal condition.

The first ratio is the gold to silver ratio.  When the gold silver ratio reaches 80 we consider speculation in silver to be ideal (if gold is ideally priced).

This value indicator is simple because the gold silver ratio is rarely as high as 80, only three times in 36 years as the chart below shows.

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Chart from www.goldprice.org/gold-silver-ratio.html#36_year_gold_price

The spread was over 80 when we issued the original Silver Dip in the 1980s.  30 years later ideal conditions coincided again. The chart above shows how the spread was shooting towards 80 when we issued the Silver Dip 2015 report.

The spread hit 80 in 2015 and again in March 2016, but we can see from the chart above that a drop in the spread was on its way. The trend was for a continued lowering of the spread as silver’s price rise was much stronger than gold’s throughout 2016.

This chart below from infomine.com shows the trend clearly.

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http://www.infomine.com/investment/price-ratios/gold-silver/10-year/

Another ratio we watch is the gold to platinum ratio.   When the price of gold rises above the price of platinum, platinum’s price is at an ideal condition.

Platinum is a good value when it sells for less than gold and gold is close to our below its fair price ($1,225).   As the chart below shows, platinum costs more than gold more often than not.  The fundamental reasons for platinum’s high price, including platinum’s supply scarcity support this.

The chart below from Kitco.com shows the gold-platinum ratio.  The ratio is the red line and right axis.  The price of gold is the yellow line, left axis.  The price of platinum is the blue line, left axis, from 1975 to May 13, 2016.

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http://www.kitco.com/commentaries/2016-06-27/Gold-to-Platinum-Ratio.html

Notice how each time the gold-platinum ratio (red) has spiked, 1975, 1982, 1985, 2002, 2009, shortly after the price of platinum (blue line) has skyrocketed shortly after.

The gold-platinum ratio was at an almost  historical low when this report was written and the “Silver Dip 2017” recommended a shift from speculating  in silver to speculating in platinum. The 2017 report recommended leveraging the platinum ETF “ETFS Physical Platinum Shares” (Symbol) PPLT.

The spice.  This type of speculating is not done on its own, but as an adjunct that enhances an existing equity portfolio.  The portfolio is used as collateral for a loan that is invested in the metal with an “ideal condition price”.

Let’s examine how a speculation in silver (based on a gold silver ratio’s ideal condition) increased the profits of a portfolio of good value developed and emerging market equity ETFs.

This study looks at the $100,000 invested in a portfolio we began tracking in our Pi course.  The portfolios were started September 2015 (591 days before this study or 17 months ago).  70% was invested in ten good value developed market ETFs and 30% in 10 good value emerging market ETFs.

This is a list of the shares in the Developed Market Portfolio.

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This is a list of the shares in the Emerging Market Portfolio.

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The good value portfolio was up 4.64% (a gain of $3,248) since inception and the emerging market portfolio is up 6.72% (a gain of $2,016).

A portfolio of these shares with an original investment of $100,000 invested 70%-30% after 591 days (February 2017) was worth $105,267, a 5.26% gain.

In this study we examine the change in performance when an additional $10,000 was risked on the iShares Silver ETF (Symbol SLV) beginning March 2016 when the gold silver ratio broached 80.

Image from www.macrotrends.net/1441/gold-to-silver-ratio

The price of SLV was $14.01 in March 2016 and is currently $17.06.

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Image from https://finance.yahoo.com/chart/slv?

Let’s examine profits under three different exit strategies.

Exit strategy #1:  No exit.  The $10,000 was worth $12,163 at the time of this study (February 2017).

Exit Strategy #2: Exit when Tradestops issued a Stop Loss signal November 2016 at a price of $16.07 per share.  The $10,000 was worth $11,457.

Exit Strategy #3: Exit when the Gold silver ratio dropped below 70 on January 2017.  The $10,000 was worth $11,365.

The overall portfolio performance was improved in each situation.

Exit strategy #1:  Profits increased from $5,267 to $7,430.  A 10% increase in the portfolio added a 41% increase in profit.

Exit Strategy #2: Profits increased from $5,267 to $6,724.  A 10% increase in the portfolio added a 27% increase in profit.

Exit Strategy #3: Profits increased from $5,267 to $6,632.  A 10% increase in the portfolio added a 26% increase in profit.

All of these additional profits were gained without a penny of extra investment.  All the profits came from loans that were invested in silver.

The other benefit beyond profit is safety from time.

When leveraging investments, time is most important.  Because leverage is secured by the entire portfolio rather than just the additional investment, the odds of a margin call are almost nil so the investor gets to determine how long the investment will have to mature.

Let’s take an example of the good value Pifolio above.

In this study the loan was $10,000.

The collateral is not the $10,000 investment in silver, but the entire portfolio which is now $115,267 ($105,267 plus the $10,000 in silver).

This means (if the rules of the lender requires a two to one loan ratio) that the portfolio would have to drop around 75% before there would be a margin call.  Such a loss is highly unlikely.

This margin has as much time as is needed to let fundamental forces work through the market.

Any profit gained comes without adding a penny to the portfolio.

The most important elements of making good investments are price and time.  There is always something about investments we won’t know, but the one thing we can trust is that investments purchased at the right price, and given time, have the highest odds that profits will flow.

Silver is falling. 

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Chart from finance.yahoo.com/chart/SLV?

Recently the silver ETF iShares Silver Trust (symbol SLV)  was priced 18.62% below the highest close of $19.60 from last August.   The mathematical system we track created a stop loss price of $16.18, showing that this precious metal moved into selling territory.  Now the share price is in the $15 per ounce range.

We Use Math to Spot Value. 

Whether one likes to trade or invest and hold, math based financial information works better than the spin, rumor and conjecture of the daily economic news.   Mathematical based investing can put us on a solid path to everlasting wealth that is not easily diverted by the daily drama that seems to be unfolding in the modern world.

For example, our Purposeful investing Course teaches three mathematically based routines that have been proven to out perform the market over time .

The first routine in the course is the quarterly examination by Keppler Asset Management of 43 equity markets and analysis of their value.  This makes it possible to create a base portfolio of Country ETFs based on basic value.  This passive approach to investing in ETFs is simply to invest in Country ETFs of good value equity markets.

For example, Keppler’s analysis in 2017 shows that the “Good Value Developed Market” Portfolio is twice the value of a US market index fund and a much better value than any of the other indices shown.  These are based on the cornerstones of value, price to book, price to earnings and dividend yield (except the European dividend yield).

The Good Value Developed Market Portfolio offers even better value than the Morgan Stanley Capital Index  Emerging Market Index.

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History shows, that over the long run, math and value drive the price of markets.

Using math makes it simple, easy and inexpensive to diversify in the predictability of good value.

The second tool Pi provides is a way to actively monitor and shift the good value markets using trending and volatility algorithms.  These algorithms allow us to trade good value markets through downtrends and upticks to increase profits in a diversified even more.

These trending algorithms use the math that spotted the current condition of silver.

Use math to spot distortions that create ideal conditions for speculation.

Pi teaches the strategy of speculating in metals when speculative conditions are absolutely ideal.  The Silver Dip relies on a really simple theory… gold should rise about the same rate as other basic goods and the rise and fall of silver’s and platinum’s price should maintain a parity with gold.

Our math based study has created an ideal price for gold and though its trending up it has passed the good value level we use.  Gold is still okay, but not a bargain any more.  Value investors only seek bargains.

When “Silver Dip 2017” was written profits on silver had been taken.

Platinum conditions are ideal for 2018.

Since 2014 the price of platinum has fallen below the price of gold and at the beginning of this year reached a historical low.  The distorted gold platinum spread suggests that platinum is a very good value so we are updating our dip report, and it will be the “Platinum Dip 2018”.

The report explains how to speculate in platinum plus outlines the following:

  • How to use theDip strategy in platinum without adding a penny of cash if you already have investments.
  • How to invest as little as a thousand dollars in platinum if you do not have a current investment portfolio.
  • Why this is a speculation, not an investment and who should and should not speculate and how to limit losses and take profits.
  • Three reasons conditions are better for a Platinum Dip now.
  • Three different ways to invest and speculate in gold, silver or platinum in the US or abroad.
  • How to buy gold and silver or platinum with or without dollar leverage margin accounts.

The “Platinum Dip 2018” also contains four matrices that calculate profits and losses so investors can determine cut off positions in advance to protect profits and/or losses.  The report also looks at how to switch time horizons for greater safety.

The first way the Dip adds extra performance is with leverage.

The second way to enhance performance is to maintain the leverage in poor value currencies.   Choosing which currencies to borrow is almost as important as choosing which metal to invest in.  The examples in this report have shown loans made in British pounds.  Other times it has been better to borrow Japanese yen, Swiss francs, once Mexican pesos.

Currently the best currency to borrow is US dollars.

The Platinum Dip 2018 report reviews each currency and which is best to borrow now and what to watch for.  Sometimes it is best to borrow a second currency and pay off the initial loan in mid stream.

Rising interest rates make the US stock market highly dangerous in the short term. “The Platinum Dip 2017” shows how to create a safe, diversified good value stock portfolio and use it to generate much higher returns with a little controlled speculation in platinum.

Learn how to get platinum loans for as low as 1.58%.  See why to beware of  certain brokers and trading platforms, how to choose a good bank or broker and how platinum profits are taxed.

The report includes a complex comparison of gold and silver with other costs of living from 1942 to today to help determine the real value of gold, silver and platinum.

Finally, learn why and how to use advisers to manage profits from the gold and silver dips.

Current circumstances could cause the price of platinum to rise rapidly at any time.  Do not delay reading this report.

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