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Healthy Egg Nog


Healthy Egg Nog?  Well, not quite, but there a wonderful alternative that’s close and saves about 193 calories per cup.

One way to prosper from change is to be physically ready for it… healthy… happy… energetic and in control.  Good nutrition helps us be this way.

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Egg Nog in the Nutritional Hall of Infamy?

See this healthy egg nog replacement and two other holiday health tips below.

Preventive health care and natural health balancing is one of five ways we help our readers adapt to change.

One reason we lived and worked for over a year with an Ecuador shaman was to integrate what we had learned from alternative MDs in the US and Indian Vaidyas from the east.

The Ecuador Health tips we gained include good nutrition as a cornerstone of good health. Ecuador’s native health regime is based around good nutrition steeped in the ancient Andean traditions of a balance between carbohydrates, protein and fat.

This works.  Andeans in Ecuador are so bright and full of energy… the children so happy and healthy… eager and innocent.

There is no time when we are more tempted to abandon good nutritional sense than now…during the holidays!  Holiday food is overwhelmed with carbs and fat… especially treats like eggnog!

All the year’s effort to trim the waistline may gallop away via Christmas and holiday foods.

Advice on what not to do isn’t all that helpful either. Sure we know we should avoid rich creamy food and overeating.

Here are tips we learned that can help enjoy the holidays and stay healthier.

The first tip is to avoid all egg nog that’s sold in the stores!  The subject of cream brings me to egg nog, something the food manufacturers learned long ago how to make my horse run wild. Over the years I have learned that few things can make me as sick or throw me off balance as fast. It is a true curse for me and we do not allow it in the house but I still yearn during the season. I have solved this craving by using a great replacement “Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice 100% natural herbal tea” in whole milk.

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According to the label on the box “Bengal Spice has a sweet creamy taste that adds a sumptuous quality to this melody of herbs and spices”.

The ingredients include cinnamon, chicory, carob, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg. I make tea from dipping the tea bag in boiled milk. Plus I add a batch of star anise for extra flavor.  Best to enjoy this hot… for good digestibility… a key to nutritional success.

A cup of egg nog runs around 343 calories. .. a cup of  whole milk about 150 calories so you save 193 calories per cup.  In the USA, a cup is 8 ounces so the difference in a 12 ounce glass can amount to nearly 300 calories!

Even if you drink this healthier drink cold it’s an excellent replacement for egg nog, giving a holiday feel, satisfying the desire for rich and sweet but without as many bad side effects.

Gary

How the Hogberry Helps With COVID-19

Gain Amazing Health Benefits with the Hogberry

Research is showing that excess body fat can complicate the risks of COVID-19.

A recent article in USA Today, “As obesity’s link to COVID-19 grows, one family that lost 24-year-old daughter diets together” (1) tells the tale.

The article says:  The parents and two brothers of Silvia Deyanira Melendez, 24, are all in therapy after losing their daughter and sister to COVID-19 on March 28.  She weighed more than 300 pounds with a body mass index of 60, double the BMI considered obese. This most likely contributed heavily to her Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and a heart condition that required open-heart surgery two years ago.

The chronic conditions that increase the risk of serious illness and death of COVID-19 are now well known: diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and being older than 65. Obesity is less well known or understood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention groups “severe obesity,” defined as having a BMI of 40 or higher, with the other known “risk factors for serious illness” for COVID-19.

A growing number of studies and data on COVID-19 deaths confirm the link. The extra weight on people in the 40-plus BMI range who contract COVID-19 increases the chance they will require hospitalization, most likely in the intensive care unit. It also hampers the ability of physicians to treat them, especially with ventilators, doctors say.

Body fat complicates many health problems.   For example more than 100 studies have found that physical activity can lower cancer risk and even help cure cancer.  Fortunately researchers asked why and one answer became clear. Body fat.

Studies showed that reduced body fat creates  a 25% lower chance of developing cancer.

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Fortunately there is a little known way to reduce body fat that does not even require exercise.? I’ll share more on this secret in a moment.

First, body fat, COVID-19 and cancer? Let’s ask why?

Part of the answer is toxicity.

Healthy bodies naturally and regularly remove water-soluble toxins from the body. Our blood and kidneys flush them away.

Fat-soluble toxins such as metals, pesticides, preservatives, other pollutants are harder to flush out of the system. Fat-soluble toxins must become water-soluble before the body can get rid of them. The liver can do this conversion (bile emulsifies fat-souble toxins into water-soluble). This process requires healthy digestive and detox pathways. When they become imbalanced, fat-soluble toxins are stored in fat cells and brain cells instead. These toxins can remain for decades and create health problems.

The fat stored toxins cause oxidation (free radical damage) and degeneration as well as mutation. Toxins in the fatty tissue of the brain become neurotoxins that can cause cognitive problems and a host of mental and brain imbalances.

Burn Fat to Burn Toxins

When you burn fat you turn on the body’s detox fuel.  Fat metabolism is the body’s natural form of energy. Fat metabolism provides a more steady energy than glucose metabolism and flushes fat cells free of toxins. As the toxicity drops, the nervous system has reduced stress and will naturally burn fat instead of sugar.

This is why I have written a short report entitled “The FAST Way to Better Health” that features a special tea that can help reduce body fat.

The Key is in the Hogberry

I would like to send you a report “The FAST Way to Better Health” that reveals the secret of the Hogberry, FREE when you order my three Natural Health reports described below.

This reoort is only available with my three Natural Health Reports.

These three reports are about:

#1: Nutrition

#2: Purification

#3: Exercise

In this special offer I want to send you a special report on how you can gain better natural health with the hogberry along with three other reports that reveal secrets of health and longevity.

The Commonwealth Fund in its latest survey on overall health care ranked US healthcare dead last compared to 10 major countries.  Despite being worst, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times have all warned about huge, increasingly costly, health care changes.  There are enormous problems in hospitals and chances are they are going to get worse, with the added complication of COVID-19.

When it comes to health care, we may well be on our own. The very people, institutions and establishments that we should rely on may actually hurt rather than help our health.

Ancient health wisdom accumulated around the world, over the millennia, can fill the gap.

The way to escape the dangers of high cost, deteriorating health care, is to not need it.  Declare health independence… and create natural good health. There are dozens of simple, really low costs steps that can improve health… eating, purification, exercise, even the way we think and don’t think when we sleep.

Ancient health wisdom from around the world can help us reduce our risks of poor health care and help us fight the ever rising costs.

For nearly 50 years my wife Merri and I have lived and worked around the world. During this time, we checked out just about every source on natural health care. We even  spent years living with natural health care insiders, and trying the lessons they offered.

We took thousands of readers to Ecuador, met with shamans in the Andes and Amazon. We helped other readers visit India and also learn great health care ideas from China and beyond.

Since not everyone can go to Ecuador or travel the world, we have created three Natural Health Reports that can help improve the power that your body has.  These reports are concise and to the point. In 15 minutes the first report shows exactly how to start preparing for better health and more energy.

We do not have to depend on the health care and health insurance monopolies for better natural health… or cave into a healthcare system that can put us at risk and charge outrageous prices at the same time.

Our health reports provide information on how to use ancient health care systems to become more healthy, self sufficient – providing our own good health.

The first report is “Sunski?”, the Andean word for good eating, for maximum nutrition and purification.

We started the series with eating because so many of our readers have found that a blend of Indian and Andean shamanic nutrition helped them kick start their health with weight trimming.

Good eating is the first step towards natural health. The first rule of good health is getting the correct nutrition.  The second step is purification of toxins and eating to avoid getting impurities in our body in the first place!

Sunski is a way to eat that strengthens and purifies as it stops adding toxicity from eating.  Yet Sunski is a delicious, healthy “self defined” cleansing process.  One chapter in Sunski shows how to correct a simple mistake that most of the Western population makes which increases the chances of adding and retaining weight by 84%.

Sunski combines lessons about healthy eating that we learned from years of working with all types of Western healers, ayurvedic health masters and then living with an Ecuador Taita Yatchak and his apprentices.

We lived, worked, farmed, cooked and ate with this Taita Yatchak for years while learning “Sunski”.

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The “Sunski” report was 50 years and millions of miles of travel in the making.

We’ve invested thousands of hours into learning the skills of health self-reliance and resilience, identifying the best foods and combinations and sifted through loads of seeming contradictions to get to the facts about “do it yourself” longevity and natural health.

But that wasn’t enough – not when our good health was on the line. So we consulted dozens of top professions who know a lot about natural health. We spoke with holistic MDs, osteopaths, chiropractors, Indian vidyas, Andean yatchaks, and other self-reliant natural health experts who live a naturally healthy path every day.

Don’t let the simplicity fool you… years of research went into these reports.

And we only kept the best of the best: this system is complete – and FAST to learn – so you can get started immediately.

We all need to stay out of hospitals and reduce our exposure to modern medical risks and costs.

Why re-invent the wheel? Especially when time is NOT on our side.? We’ve already done the hard work for you pulling together the information so you can create better natural, good health.

Imagine… never worrying about what you eat and reducing the risks of hospitalization and health care’s outrageous costs.

A few of the life balancing nutritional tips include how to:

#1: Eat a balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein.

#2: Eat combinations of food for ideal digestion.

#3: Eat in good spirits at the right times of day while chewing in a special way.

This report includes a complete list of EZ to use recipes that will immediately improve your short term energy… and your long term natural health – so that you never have to guess what foods you need (or rely on the health care establishment).

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One of the recipes is for high protein Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes.

Recipes include:

  • Carrot Cake Quinoa Brownie with Stevia
  • Thermos Quinoa Kichiri
  • High Protein Veggie Almond Savory Cottage Pie
  • Mild Turmeric Curry
  • Low Carb Quinoa Tapioca Crumble
  • Merri’s Blackberry Crumble with Quinoa and Stevia
  • Merri’s Quinoa Strawberry Shortcake
  • Merri’s Quinoa Corn Bread
  • Merri’s Quinoa Corn Bread Dressing
  • Quinoa Risotto With Arugula and Parmesan
  • Timbal of Quinoa topped with Ginger or Parmesan Cheese
  • Quinoa Gazpacho With a Sherbert of Coriander
  • Quinoa Taboleh
  • Mango Quinoa Salad
  • Quinoa Avocado Curry

All of these recipes are in “Sunski” just one of the three natural health reports.

These recipes are easy to make, delicious to eat, inexpensive but balanced and healthy foods prepared in ways that provide nutrition and purification.

Learn how nutritional secrets can help keep you out of the hospital.

Here are a few facts and health tools you gain:

  • The single biggest constraint you’ll face in your eating habits? – and how you can eliminate it by adding two simple recipes to your Sunski system.
  • How to calculate exactly how much food you need so you don’t over or under build your nutritional plan.
  • A simple solution for making sure that your food delivers what your body needs when you need it.
  • What components you can choose for yourself and how to avoid mass diets that seem to work for every one except you.
  • The best long term solution for avoiding sugar.
  • Use sweet spices to compensate for stress.
  • Specific types of unique spices that give you the biggest energy bang for your buck.
  • Spices that cleanse and purify.
  • Three changes in your fruit consumption that is a critical component for long term purification.
  • The best times to eat specific foods.
  • How to direct different foods to different parts of the body.
  • Three teas that add a resilience to your natural health system that are easy to make and enjoy at home at a low cost.
  • Why it is good (in fact almost a requirement) to sometimes eat junk food.

All of this information is in “Sunski” the first of the three natural health reports.

These reports focus on how to have good natural health so you can remain independent and avoid costly medical care.

The second report shows you how to purify and detoxify existing poisons that have accumulated in your system.

The third report is about exercise… but not the type you would think.

Unlock the Mystery of Key Muscles

This third report unveils one exercise that energizes and coordinates the digestive system by exercising a set of key muscles, not while you are in a gym, but when you eat!  The body has a number of key muscles that regulate breathing, digestion, circulation, elimination and muscular motion.

The third report reveals an exercise you can do at the dinner table to energize these muscles which in turn coordinate every other muscle and organ in the body. Eating in this way for example (most of the modern world does not) energizes just one key muscle that regulates part of our ability to burn sugars and fat.

The report looks at oxygenation, coordination, purification, energy boosting, education, occupation and relaxation.

Healthy Eating Made EZ: Gain delicious, power packed weight reducing recipes from easy to obtain products from super market foods. Coddle Yourself Egg-High Protein Country Cottage Pie-Low Carb-Veggie Chile & Spaghetti- Weightless Bread-High Mountain Pure Protein Quinoa-Better Oatmeal of Steel- Several Soups for Super Strength-Berry Good Crunch Treat and Waist Less Apple Crumble are just a few.

Exercise for Strength and Better Health.  Medicine is dose. Too much exercise is as bad or worse as not enough. Learn how to let comfort be your exercise guide. Move with momentum-some exercises activate all muscles and provide the benefit of leverage, momentum and convenience so 12 minutes of exercise a day is enough. Blend body and mind-Alpha exercises take you into the zone so you win from the inside out.  Spin and bend-blend exercise secrets from India, the Andes and the East for easy and better health.? The Gentle Touch-if you have to breathe through the mouth you have done too much.

Here is what others have said about this information:

Though I ate more than ever, my weight dropped and I lost two inches off my waist.” – S.H. Oregon

The life path altering effects from the weekend with you and Merri continue. Thank you again. I have begun to change my diet. Bless you!” – D.B. Connecticut

You are indeed a spiritual pioneer, blending disciplines to create tools and resources for success in this new land of opportunity.  Anyone who thinks this is just all about money is missing the real message: This is about life in its most profound implications.” – W.P. Australia

I want to thank you for the wonderful time. I travailed from California to hear you convey your knowledge in the way you do so well, and I wasn’t disappointed.  The amount of information in the sessions was almost overwhelming, but it’s exactly what I went to hear.” – B.R. California

The technical information I gathered was most not new to me, but I like to compliment you for putting it all in the right perspective and to make it very understandable to all.  What was at our opinion one of the most important gaining of these 3 days is the opening of the new world, this new circle of what you call ‘normal’ people! (I call us ‘not normal’ as a matter of respect to the majority.)  But as we know, all is relative and depends at the point of view of each, His spiritual mind and his opinion about the senses of our being.” – E.V. Florida

People who, among other things, are active and productive and creative and resourceful, whose word can be counted upon; People who realize that spirituality DOES NOT mean sitting in a cave contemplating your navel and weaving baskets, nor does it equate in the Western culture with living in abject poverty.  People who realize that abundance is not a dirty word. People who understand that we are here to ENGAGE life, not to submit to circumstances out of fear and ignorance and apathy; People who don’t just use the most current ‘buzz words’ so they can feel like they are part of the group, but who actually DO something… Builders. Thank you for showing up in my life.” – E.W. Nevada

Good health is the most important asset in stressful times. Beyond the fact that modern health intervention (ie. hospital) can destroy one’s finances, being in good health brings the energy and balance required to make sound investing and business decisions.

When you order the three shamanic health reports that normally sell for $19.95 each, you save $19.95 plus get the report on the Hogberry free.

More important you learn how to feel better almost from the very first day.? Reduce stress, gain smooth steady energy without 10:30 am and 3:00 pm droops. Find out how to avoid being hungry right after you eat and how to make the cravings for sweets and junk food all but disappear.

I will send you this report “The FAST Way to Better Health” that reveals the secret of the Hogberry, FREE when you order my three Natural Health reports.

This is the only way to attain this report as it is not for sale or available to the general public.

As with all my reports and courses, satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back.  I want to be sure that the information in “The FAST Way to Better Health” works for you. The valuable knowledge you’ll gain in these reports works better when the nutrition, purification and exercise reports are combined so I have made this special offer.

Order all three Natural Health Reports worth $59.85 for $39.90 and save $19.95.

Order all three Natural Health Reports worth $59.85 for $39.90 and save $19.95.   Plus get the report “The Fast Way to Better Health” and our 60 day, full satisfaction or full, no questions asked, refund.

(1) www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/05/23/obesity-makes-covid-19-risk-larger-hospitals-challenges-much-harder/5221600002/

 

EZ Lose Weight With Essential Oils


Another wonderful way non-exercise, non-dietary way to control weight is with essential oils that keep energy high, blood sugar and digestion strong, blood sugar and hormonal balance correct and hunger craving down.  This is the third message in an EZ Weight Loss series.  Links to  Part 1 “Delicious EZ Way to Lose Weight” (1) and Part 2 “Weight Loss With Reverse Engineering – Three EZ Weight Loss Exercises” (2) are below.

I use essential oils every day for many reasons including keeping my hunger in check and my digestion strong.  I asked our friend, Candace Newman, her recommendations on the best EZ ways to use essential oils to make weight control.

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Our friend Candace Newman, The Oil Aromatherapy Lady.

Candace sent this note:  Since essential oils affect our entire system and sense of well-being, they are an excellent addition to any balanced eating and digestion program. We use them in their pure state (not mixed in a base ingredient) for inhalation, a “direct zap” to the brain. This changes the brain chemistry sent to cells in the gut. We use them properly mixed in base ingredients for safe application to the skin for calming and balancing belly rubs.

The Essential Oil Two-Step for Balanced Eating & Digestion:

Step #1: About 20 minutes prior to each meal, be still and take 5-7 deep breaths directly from the bottle of the Balancer Essential Oil Combination 10 ml (in no base oils).  Close your eyes and feel the zap into your brain. Be mindful of how it makes you feel and set your intention. This can be done again at 10 minutes, and then again at 5 minutes before the meal if needed. 

Step #2. After the meal (or before the 15 minute stroll), apply the Balancer Blend 4 oz essential oils in a base oil to your nose, temples and back of neck at hairline. Rub in gently and thoroughly. Then if time and place permits: do a slow and gentle Belly Rub in clockwise circles to promote ease and digestion.

Our proprietary master formula of our Balancer Blend essential oils is: Lavender to balance the nervous system, Orange and Peppermint for digestion, and Chamomile for nerves and the smooth flow of digestion.

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Balancer Essential Oil Combination 10 ml (in no base oils)  Click here to learn more.

Balancer Blend 4 oz (essential oils in a base oil)  Click here to learn more.

Candace also sent a note about the option that Merri and I use personally, her Rejuvenation Formula.  She wrote: Over the past 23 years of our Rejuvenation Formula, some people feel a deep soulful connection to these ancient essential oils. So, it balances them in many ways on many levels.

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Thus the Rejuvenation Essential Oil Combination 4 ml and the Rejuvenation Oil Blend 1 oz can be used as above, if one prefers.

Essential Oil Combination 4 ml  Click here to learn more.

Rejuvenation Oil Blend 1 oz:  Click here to learn more.

Candace added a note: Essential oils are highly concentrated volatile liquids, that can be toxic to the body and interfere with medications if not used properly.

Essential oils are powerful.  A little goes a very long way. Just a drop and a whiff will do the job. Use them with moderation.

Important Note About Moderation

Do NOT overindulge in anything. For example the first message in this series, “A Delicious Way to Lose Weight with Turmeric” says that more turmeric is not better.  Our friend, Blaine Watson, who lived in India for years and works regularly with ayurvedic physicians reminds us of the importance of using ONLY a little turmeric every day, not a lot.

Blaine wrote: “Gary, remember that a diet high in Turmeric for westerners can kill them.  Literally.  Turmeric squeezes the liver.  The western liver, not raised on turmeric like it is in India, will start to detox massively.  This can cause serious detox trauma and this we try to avoid at all costs.  The toxins coming out can be as deadly as the toxins going in, especially in the cold season when the channels tighten up.   All detox is reserved for the warm season when the channels are open.  Cooking with a little turmeric every day is what is recommended but not a diet HIGH in turneric.”

A recent survey asked the question. “What are the most important life goals?” After thousands of replies the top answer was “Being Healthy”.   One of the most important keys to being healthy is good nutrition and weight control.  The three ideas in this series can help enhance our natural health and keep things in life EZ.

To help you gain mastery over all your important goals in life, this week only Amazon.com has a one week countdown special on the Kindle edition of Bob Gandt and my new book MASTERY for only $2.99.   The print list price $13.99, the Kindle regular price $6.99.  Download it directly to your Kindle reader or onto your PC, Mac or tablet on an app from the Amazon page.  This expires October 3, 2015.

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Gain From Pandemics – Riots & Election Volatility

On top of the pandemic… and the riots, another election on its way… all the robo calls from politicians… the dirty tricks and the innumerable amounts of nonsense this vital process brings.

However America’s politics turn out, one thing is sure, there will be volatility in stock markets during the election process.

The first reason markets will bounce has nothing to do with politics or policies.   A market correction was due regardless of the party or the person in office and COVID-19 was a pretty good excuse for it to suddenly drop.  Expect plenty more volatility.  Whether the economy recovers slowly or quickly, history suggests that the US market will do a lot of moving up and down.

Second the new politics has created an uncertain era.  Everyone has been shaken over the past three years whether they are pleased with the government or not.

Nothing frightens markets like uncertainty. 

What more could we ask for… an uncertain COVID-19 future and riots in 30 major cities.

Well interest rates could be a dark horse.  I the massive government handouts create inflation, interest rates will rise and rising interest rates will push stock market prices down.

Despite these pitfalls, there is a way to profit using the strong US dollar and undervalued non dollar stock markets to pick up good value shares.

During nearly five decades of global investing I have noticed found that good value strategies are the best way to profit long term, through good politics and bad.  The steps to take are simple.

The first tactic is to seek safety before profit.

We can look at Warren Buffett’s investing strategy as an example.  Buffett success is talked about a lot, but rarely does anyone explain how he make so much money.  That was the fact until some researchers really stripped his operation bare.  They looked at everything and learned the deepest of Buffett’s wealth management secrets.  Fortunately they published all in a research paper at Yale University’s website. that reveals important truths about extending wealth.

This research shows that the stocks Buffett chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price – to – book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios).

The second tactic is to maintain staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of outperformance to 70%.

However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio the better the odds of outstanding success.

The Buffett strategy integrates time and value for safety and profit.

A third tactic is using limited leveraging, tactic in the strategy boosts profit.  Buffett leverages his portfolio at a ratio of approximately 1.6 to 1.   The Yale published research paper shows the leveraging methods used by Warren Buffett to amass his $50 billion fortune.  The researchers found that the returns from Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, far outweighed those achieved by any rival that has operated for 30 years or more.  The research shows that neither luck nor magic are involved.  Instead, the paper shows that Buffet’s success hinges on using leverage at the rate of 1.6.

To sum up the strategy, Buffet uses limited leverage to invest in large purchases of “cheap, safe, quality stocks”.  He limits leverage so he can hold on for very long periods of time, surviving rough periods where others might have been forced into a fire sale or a career shift.

Stated in another way buffet uses logic (buy good value) to have the conviction, wherewithal, and skill to invest with leverage over many decades.

What do we do when we are not Warren Buffett?

May I introduce the Purposeful Investing Course (Pi) for those who want to invest like Warren Buffet, but know they are not.  This course is based on my 50 plus years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy Extending Wealth

Pi’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to create a three point strategy, like Buffett’s even though they do not have a lot of time for or knowledge about investing.

Pi reveals investing secrets and the sciences that make investing easy, safer, less time consuming and increases the chances of profit.

One secret is to invest with a purpose beyond the cash.  One tactic as mentioned is staying power.  This means not being caught short and having to sell during a period of loss.  This also means having enough faith in a strategy that we stick to the plan.  When we invest with purpose, doing what we love, we enjoy the process more and are more likely to hold on during down times, when most poor investors panic and sell.

Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing

Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  They create the Behavior Gap, a trait exhibited by most investors, that causes them to underperform any market sector they choose.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.   Pi helps create profitable strategies that avoid losses from this gap.

Spanning the Behavior Gap

Behavior gaps are among the biggest reasons why so many investors fail.  Human evolution makes fear the second most powerful motivator.  (Greed is the third.)  Fear creates investment losses due to behavior gaps.  Fear motivates us more strongly than desire.  By nature investors are risk adverse.

Winning investors though embrace risk because they have a plan based on good value.

Purpose is the most powerful motivator,  stronger than fear and greed, so a strategy with purpose is the most powerful of all.

Combine your needs and capabilities with good value secrets and the math to back up your value selections through the Pifolio – The Pi Model Portfolio

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of a Primary Pi Model Portfolio, called the Pifolio.  There are no secrets about this portfolio except that it ignores the stories (often created by someone with vested interests) and is based entirely on good math.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my (almost) 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends).

The Pifolio analysis begins with a continual research of international major stock markets that compares their value based on:

#1:  Current book to price

#2: Cash flow to price

#3: Earnings to price

#4: Average dividend yield

#5: Return on equity

#6: Cash flow return.

#7: Market history

We follow this research of a brilliant mathematician and have tracked this analysis for over 20 years.    This is a complete and continual study of international major and emerging stock markets.

This analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.   The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.   This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

A country ETF provides diversification and cost efficiency by spreading one simple, even small investment into a basket of equities in a good value stock market.  The costs are low and this type of ETF is one of the hardest for institutions to cheat.  Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund.

Little knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.  The investment is simply a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  Investments in an index are like investments in all the shares of a good value market.

Pi matches this mathematical certainty with my fifty years of experience. This opens insights to numerous long term cycles that most investors miss because they have not been investing long enough to see them.

For example in the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.

The two conditions are in place again!  There are currently ten good value (non US) developed markets,  plus 10 good value emerging markets.

Pi shows how to easily create a diversified, worry free portfolio in some of these good value markets using Country Index ETFs.

The current strength of the US dollar is a second remarkable similarity to 30 years ago.   The dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  There is so much more to write and the trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but you’ll receive the report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Leverage

Pi also explains when leverage provides extra potential without undo risk.  For example in 1986 I issued a report called “The Silver Dip” that showed how to borrow 12,000 British pounds (at almost 1.6 to 1 dollars per pound the loan created US$18,600) and use the loan to buy 3835 ounces of silver at around US$4.85 an ounce.

Silver had crashed, I mean really crashed from $48 per ounce.  As prices decreased from early 1983 into 1986, total supply had fallen to 449.7 million ounces in 1986.  Mine production was restricted by the low prices at this time, with silver reaching a low for this period of $4.85 in May 1986.  Secondary recovery also was constricted by these low prices.

Then silver’s price skyrocketed to over $11 an ounce within a year.  The $18,600 loan was now worth $42,185.

The loan was in pounds and in May 1986 the dollar pound rate was 1.55 dollars per pound.  So the 12,000 pound loan purchased $18,600 of silver.  The pound then crashed to 1.40 dollars per silver.  The loan could be paid off for $13,285 immediately creating an extra $5,314 profit.  The profit grew to $47,499 in just a year.

Here’s how you can create your own good value strategy.

I would like to send you, on a no risk basis, a 130 page basic training course that teaches the good value strategy I use.  You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

You also receive a 100+ page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more of all 46 markets.

This year I will celebrate my 52nd anniversary of global investing and writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in the Pi course.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $124.50 off the subscription.

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Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report and access to all the updates of the past two years, plus all new updates over the next year.

I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know in the first two months for a full no fuss full refund.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have cut the subscription to $174.50.  You save $124.50!

Then because this global recovery from the pandemic is going to take years, we’ll maintain your subscription at just $99 a year rather than $299.  Your subscription will be autorenewed in 2021 at $99, though you can cancel at any time.

Click here to subscribe to Pi at the discounted rate of $174.50

Subscribe to Pi today and you get a year’s subscription to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

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(1)  Delicious EZ Way to Lose Weight.  https://www.garyascott.com/2015/09/25/43957.html

(2)  Weight Loss With Three EZ Reverse Engineering Exercises. https://www.garyascott.com/2015/09/28/44139.html

 

Lose Weight with Three EZ Reverse Engineering Exercises


Here are three simple exercises that can reverse engineer hunger patterns and help us to lose weight.

A recent survey asked the question. “What are the most important life goals?” After thousands of replies the top answer was “Being Healthy”.   One of the most important keys to being healthy is good nutrition and weight control.   This is part two in this series can help enhance our natural health and keep things in life EZ.

A link to part one “Delicious EZ Way to Lose Weight”  (1) is below.

To lose a pound requires burning somewhere between 2,800 and 3,750 calories.  An accepted standard is 3,500 calories.  There is some argument that because the body holds onto fat if it loses weight fast, even more burnt calories may be required to lose a pound.

Losing weight with exercise is not the answer because the average runner burns about 100 calories per mile.  Walking at a three mile per hour pace (20 minute mile) takes between 9 and 15 hours to lose a pound depending on weight.

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From article “Three Reasons Not to Run a Marathon” (2).  A 4th reason not to run a marathon is to lose weight!

Eat a Cheesecake Factory bistro shrimp pasta (3,129 calories).  Go run a marathon (if possible).  The calorie loss might not even break even.  Running might require 30 miles or walking all day to become even from a caloric point of view.  Enjoy a Red Robin Peppercorn Monster Burger, served with a side of steak fries, and a Monster Salted Caramel Milkshake,  (3,540 calories) requires that we would have to run an extra four miles or one to two walking hours.

Most of us won’t find exercise a practical weight loss solution, so let’s reverse engineer the process and look at three exercises that can help reduce hunger so we won’t consume the calories in the first place!

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When at our farm, I walk this path almost every day after a meal.

Exercise #1:  Take shorter walks, but at the right time.  Walk after a meal.  Many studies have shown that a post-meal walk, as short as 15 minutes, can in fact help with digestion and improve blood sugar levels.  In a study published in 2009, researchers found that a 20-minute walk about 15 minutes after dinner led to lower post-meal blood sugar levels more than either a walk before dinner or no walking at all. Another study, found that walking for 15 minutes shortly after each meal improved daily blood sugar levels better than a single 45-minute walk in the morning.  The post-meal stroll causes more of the glucose in the bloodstream to be taken up by the muscles instead of converting it into fat.

Exercise #2:  Rub the stomach.  In his book “The Book of Internal Exercises”,  (3) Dr. Stephen Chang tells how rubbing our stomachs can promote proper digestion, sound sleep and a healthy heart.  This is a weight loss method of ancient Chinese sages called The Crane.

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Image from momsthumb.blogspot.com (4)

It is only a 2 minute exercise.  First, lay flat on your back.  Put the palm of your right hand on your navel.  Simply rub clockwise from the center outwards. Start with small circles. Slowly with gentle pressure expand the movement until all the stomach and abdomen have been rubbed.  Rub slowly and with gentle pressure. Rubbed outwards for 1 minute. Then reverse directions and run inwards from large to small circles.

The Crane uses the body’s electricity to gently massage the intestines, the blood vessels, and the digestive and eliminatory system.  The fatty accumulations and deposits are disrupted and passed into the eliminatory system and out of the body.

Book of Internal Exercises

Book of Internal Exercise (Amazon.com)

Exercise #3: Exercise the sphincter muscles.

Dr. Paula Garbourg’s book “Secret of the Ring Muscles” (5) shows one simple exercise for better digestion and weight control. This is so simple yet so powerful because it only has to do with the way you chew. Here is what she says:

Chewing should be done with the lips closed, but with the oral cavity open as wide as possible. When chewing is done correctly the lower sphincters and intestines can be felt working in rhythm and causing the abdomen to contract.

All the sphincter muscles are connected so when you exercise the oral sphincters with this type of chewing, you exercise them all.  The functioning of the sphincters is closely linked to the correct functioning of digestion.  Good digestion improves nutrition and helps reduce food cravings.

Secret of the ring muscles

Secret of the Ring Muscles at Amazon.com

The final most important action for weight control is to make a commitment.  The power of commitment cannot be overestimated.

Commitment is the key to gaining mastery over your hunger. The ability to create mastery is a fundamental to success in any field, in any place, at any time, and at any age.  This is an era when the value of experience is worth more than the cost of getting it, so everyone over or approaching age 50 should read the latest book I wrote with Bob Gandt, “MASTERY: A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement”.

To make it possible for everyone to read this valuable book and because I need your help, you can gain the benefits of mastery free.

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“Mastery” is about how to create and fulfill missions for health, enjoyment, happiness, ideals, education, friendships and wealth.

Regain That Old Feeling

 

You can regain that old feeling of energy and health.

Bon and Anne Gandt

Bob Gandt and his wife Anne after Bob completed a 2012 Clermont, Florida triathlon.  He took first place in the over-70 group.

A recent survey asked our most important questions. “What are the most important life goals?”

After thousands of replies the seven top answers in order of importance were first, “Being Healthy”.  “Enjoying Life”.  “Being Happy and Content”  was third and – “Pursuing Ideals & Passions” fourth. “Achieving Intellectual Growth”  fifth,  “Having Close Friendships” sixth and finally “Having Financial Freedom” was seventh.

You can fulfill this entire bucket list with mastery.

I was delighted when my friend, Bob Gandt, asked if I could participate in writing a book together about mastery.

The underlying foundation that fulfills all desires is the same; mastery.

Mastery is the ability to start and complete personal missions, with friends, family and health.   Mastery makes every aspect of life better.

For example, “Mastery” has an entire section on how to improve our natural health one step at a time.  The Peak Health section provides safe, sane, effective ides on nutrition and how to have more health with less effort.  Learn the power of posture and how to sleep better in this section.  There is also a section on fitness and how much fitness helps natural health and success in every part of life.

Another section of “Mastery” shows how to increase the powers of the mind.  In this section we learned the fast way to slow down, how to use muscle memory and expand our intuition bandwidth. Learn how to use zoning, super thinking and super reading to become smarter.

The “Embracing the New” section shows ways to make friends and have more adventure in life at any age.  See how to embrace technology, gain transformative power from travel and create missions great and small.

Part Five of Mastery: The Anti-Retirement section helps how to be sure we never run out of money.  Gain power from a pinnacle career.  Earn by following your passion. Learn how to stay mission capable and earn with a writing mission.

Bob Gandt has special credentials to share how to learn, earn and enjoy with writing.

Flying, writing and running have been Bob Gandt’s dual passions.  He published his first story at age sixteen – the same year he first soloed an airplane. Since then he has accrued something over 25,000 hours, written fifteen books and countless articles.

While being the U. S. Navy’s youngest pilot at one time Bob logged over 300 carrier landings and nearly 2,000 hours in the A-4 Skyhawk.

For over thirty years he was an international airline pilot, with Pan Am and Delta Airlines, domiciled in Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta.  He has sixteen books published by major publishers including Viking Penguin Press, Wm. Morrow & Co., Naval Institute Press, Penguin Putnam and Random House.

While Bob lived in Hong Kong he joined a group of runners called the Hash House Harriers, an international group of non-competitive, running social clubs.  Gaining mastery over running up and down the hills of Hong Kong started Bob on a lifelong trek towards  better health.

The way Bob and I have gained so many  mastery ideas during our global lifestyles makes Mastery an easy, but must read.

Bob Gandt

A majority of our readers are Boomers and at age 50 above so I was captivated by the idea of a book on how to make the years after age fifty the best year yet.  I felt very privileged that Bob asked my to co-write a book about the power of missions and how they can make your life better, fuller and more abundant at any age, but especially after 50.

We did it.  For the past year we have enjoyed this labor of love and have written “Mastery, A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement”.

This book offers Bob’s and my best ideas on how to lead a meaningful life, every day regardless of your age.

So you know Bob better I have included a brief video in which Bob is featured.   There is food for thought for anyone, at any age in any endeavor in this video!

Bob Gandt

Bob Gandt

Click here to see this 2 minute 58 second video that can change your life. Click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXJCrGLcS0

Here is the introduction to “Mastery, A Mission Plan for Reclaiming a Life of Purpose, Fitness, and Achievement”.

Something is Missing

You know the feeling. It hits you an hour before dawn. You’re lying awake in the darkness. A nagging uneasiness has settled on you like a fever. You can’t put a name to it or locate the source of the feeling. You only know that something isn’t right.

Something is missing.

Life ought to be sweet. You’re retired. On permanent vacation. Life is supposed to be carefree. And it is, sort of. You can’t help worrying about money. Or, more precisely, running out of money. Two recessions, an imploded real estate market, and a capricious stock market have done a number on your net worth. Your income stream has dwindled.

And your health. . . well, it’s on a par with your contemporaries. Same elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, joint problems. Standard senior stuff. That’s what meds are for, right? It gives you something to talk about at lunch.

You passed on the hardball stuff—running, free weights, singles tennis, high-energy aerobics. Had to preserve the knees, shoulders, heart. A few rounds of golf and a Sunday walk are enough. Granted, that paunch and jowly jaw weren’t in the photo the day you handed in the ID card, peeled your name from the office door, drove out of the parking lot.

You headed into retirement like a stranger into a strange land. The mantra was stay busy. Keep yourself occupied. Take the obligatory cruise, visit the relatives, hit the parks, see the shows, spend time with the grandkids. Your days filled with busyness— errands, social events, yard work, games, lunch with friends, fixing things around the house, checking email, forwarding stuff to friends.

It was a shared joke: Before you retired, how did you ever find time to work?

One day folded into the next, leaving scarcely a trace. Months passed. Years. Time swept around you like the water of a fast-running stream. And sometimes in a reflective moment you wondered:

Where did it go?

What did it mean?

Why do I have this feeling that something is missing?

It’s more than a feeling. The uneasiness you sense is real and justified. Something is missing. You haven’t identified it because it’s an intangible, nearly indefinable part of the life that you left behind. It’s called mission. Without a mission, your energy, brainpower, and creative spirit are being dispersed like chaff in the wind. You are operating on a level far below your optimum plateau.

To have a mission is to have purpose. Direction. A set of goals. Human beings of every age and disposition—civic volunteers, soldiers, greeters, teachers, astronauts, corporate chiefs, caregivers, truck drivers, writers—function at their highest level when they have a mission.

And so will you. With a mission—and a mission plan—you will attain a new level of performance. You will learn new skills, become physically and mentally stronger, perform at a level higher than you ever believed possible. You will become an advanced human being. You will be on the road to Mastery.

That Old Feeling

The road to Mastery is a long and winding route. The path is lined with waypoints, forks, obstacles. Along the way choices must be made, commitments honored, promises kept. Particularly the promises you make to yourself. As you progress on this journey, you will observe changes in yourself. You may discover that you can do things you thought were out of your reach.

These might include:

— recapturing the physical fitness and mental agility you believed were lost forever.
— starting a business that provides a steady income stream and restores your creative spirit.
— becoming fluent in the foreign language you believed only kids could learn.
— recovering muscle mass that you’ve lost as you’ve aged, despite what you’ve been told.
— writing the novel, memoir, or how-to book you’ve secretly dreamed about—and see it published and sold.
— learning to meditate, recharge, and revitalize your brain and body.
— acquiring new skills: photography, computers, martial arts, oil painting, chess, cooking.
— running, riding road bikes, swimming in the ocean, climbing a mountain.
— learning the piano, guitar, saxophone, or any musical instrument you choose.
— reading 1000+ words a minute and retain what you learn.
— memorizing entire pages of text, strings of numbers, lists of names.

And at some point in your journey a realization will strike you. That nagging uneasiness that used to settle over you in the pre-dawn darkness? It’s gone. It’s been replaced by another sensation. One you’d almost forgotten. That old feeling. It’s the feeling from years ago when the world was fresh and nothing seemed beyond your reach. It’s that ready-for-action surge you had when your feet hit the floor in the morning. That kickass feeling when you headed out the door for a five mile run. That heady, take-no-prisoners exultation you sensed when you knew you were going to close the deal before you walked into a meeting. The blissful satisfaction that warmed your tired body when you crossed the finish line of the long race.

You remember it.  The feeling of empowerment.  Independence.  Self-determination.  Fulfillment.  It’s still there, and you can get it back.

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(1)  Delicious EZ Way to Lose Weight.  https://www.garyascott.com/2015/09/25/43957.html

(2)  3 Reasons not to run a marathon

(3)  Book of Internal Exercise (Amazon.com)

(4) momsthumb.blogspot.com how to rub your stomach away Crane

(5) Secret of the Ring Muscles

Delicious EZ Ways to Lose Weight


Here are some delicious ways to lose weight and enhance natural health.   Turmeric adds spice to food and brings many health benefits.

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A recent message looked at health benefits that organic turmeric brings to the heart.

Another message Simple Health Benefits from Turmeric outlines how turmeric helps cleanse the liver, is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial and can even safely kill cancer stem cells in a way that chemo and radiation cannot.

A diet high in turmeric may even help reduce weight gain by suppressing the growth of new fat tissue, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University and published in the Journal of Nutrition.

There’s a little more to turmeric, too.  That pinch of health is going into our food adds a dash of color and is delicious also.  I thought it would be handy to have some tips on ways to enjoy turmeric.

The website thekitchen.com (1) shows 7 ways to enjoy this healthful spice.

Here are three that I like and use.

#1: Add turmeric to scrambles and frittatas.

#2: Toss turmeric with roasted vegetables in soups. A bowl of vegetable or chicken soup feels even more warming when it’s tinged with golden turmeric.  There is a great recipe for Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup.

#3: Make tea. Mix powdered turmeric with boiled milk and honey.  This is a great replacement for dinner at night.  (Skipping dinner once in awhile or often is very healthy as well.)

Important Note About Moderation

Do NOT overindulge.  More turmeric is not better. Our feend Blaine Watson who lived in India for years and works regularly with ayurvedic physicians reminds us of the importance of using a little turmeric every day, not a lot. He wrote:

“Gary, remember that a diet high in Turmeric for westerners can kill them.  Literally.  Turmeric squeezes the liver.  The western liver, not raised on turmeric like it is in India, will start to detox massively.  This can cause serious detox trauma and this we try to avoid at all costs.  The toxins coming out can be as deadly as the toxins going in, especially in the cold season when the channels tighten up.   All detox is reserved for the warm season when the channels are open.  Cooking with a little turmeric every day is what is recommended but not a diet HIGH in turneric.”

Turmeric is a delicious spice that helps us be healthy in many ways.  I keep a shaker of organic powdered turmeric with my salt and pepper shaker and make the spice a regular part of my meals.  I am happy to learn this can help keep my weight in line as well.

Gary

Gain From Pandemics – Riots & Election Volatility

On top of the pandemic… and the riots, another election on its way… all the robo calls from politicians… the dirty tricks and the innumerable amounts of nonsense this vital process brings.

However America’s politics turn out, one thing is sure, there will be volatility in stock markets during the election process.

The first reason markets will bounce has nothing to do with politics or policies.   A market correction was due regardless of the party or the person in office and COVID-19 was a pretty good excuse for it to suddenly drop.  Expect plenty more volatility.  Whether the economy recovers slowly or quickly, history suggests that the US market will do a lot of moving up and down.

Second the new politics has created an uncertain era.  Everyone has been shaken over the past three years whether they are pleased with the government or not.

Nothing frightens markets like uncertainty. 

What more could we ask for… an uncertain COVID-19 future and riots in 30 major cities.

Well interest rates could be a dark horse.  I the massive government handouts create inflation, interest rates will rise and rising interest rates will push stock market prices down.

Despite these pitfalls, there is a way to profit using the strong US dollar and undervalued non dollar stock markets to pick up good value shares.

During nearly five decades of global investing I have noticed found that good value strategies are the best way to profit long term, through good politics and bad.  The steps to take are simple.

The first tactic is to seek safety before profit.

We can look at Warren Buffett’s investing strategy as an example.  Buffett success is talked about a lot, but rarely does anyone explain how he make so much money.  That was the fact until some researchers really stripped his operation bare.  They looked at everything and learned the deepest of Buffett’s wealth management secrets.  Fortunately they published all in a research paper at Yale University’s website. that reveals important truths about extending wealth.

This research shows that the stocks Buffett chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price – to – book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios).

The second tactic is to maintain staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of outperformance to 70%.

However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio the better the odds of outstanding success.

The Buffett strategy integrates time and value for safety and profit.

A third tactic is using limited leveraging, tactic in the strategy boosts profit.  Buffett leverages his portfolio at a ratio of approximately 1.6 to 1.   The Yale published research paper shows the leveraging methods used by Warren Buffett to amass his $50 billion fortune.  The researchers found that the returns from Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, far outweighed those achieved by any rival that has operated for 30 years or more.  The research shows that neither luck nor magic are involved.  Instead, the paper shows that Buffet’s success hinges on using leverage at the rate of 1.6.

To sum up the strategy, Buffet uses limited leverage to invest in large purchases of “cheap, safe, quality stocks”.  He limits leverage so he can hold on for very long periods of time, surviving rough periods where others might have been forced into a fire sale or a career shift.

Stated in another way buffet uses logic (buy good value) to have the conviction, wherewithal, and skill to invest with leverage over many decades.

What do we do when we are not Warren Buffett?

May I introduce the Purposeful Investing Course (Pi) for those who want to invest like Warren Buffet, but know they are not.  This course is based on my 50 plus years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy Extending Wealth

Pi’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to create a three point strategy, like Buffett’s even though they do not have a lot of time for or knowledge about investing.

Pi reveals investing secrets and the sciences that make investing easy, safer, less time consuming and increases the chances of profit.

One secret is to invest with a purpose beyond the cash.  One tactic as mentioned is staying power.  This means not being caught short and having to sell during a period of loss.  This also means having enough faith in a strategy that we stick to the plan.  When we invest with purpose, doing what we love, we enjoy the process more and are more likely to hold on during down times, when most poor investors panic and sell.

Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing

Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  They create the Behavior Gap, a trait exhibited by most investors, that causes them to underperform any market sector they choose.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.   Pi helps create profitable strategies that avoid losses from this gap.

Spanning the Behavior Gap

Behavior gaps are among the biggest reasons why so many investors fail.  Human evolution makes fear the second most powerful motivator.  (Greed is the third.)  Fear creates investment losses due to behavior gaps.  Fear motivates us more strongly than desire.  By nature investors are risk adverse.

Winning investors though embrace risk because they have a plan based on good value.

Purpose is the most powerful motivator,  stronger than fear and greed, so a strategy with purpose is the most powerful of all.

Combine your needs and capabilities with good value secrets and the math to back up your value selections through the Pifolio – The Pi Model Portfolio

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of a Primary Pi Model Portfolio, called the Pifolio.  There are no secrets about this portfolio except that it ignores the stories (often created by someone with vested interests) and is based entirely on good math.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my (almost) 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends).

The Pifolio analysis begins with a continual research of international major stock markets that compares their value based on:

#1:  Current book to price

#2: Cash flow to price

#3: Earnings to price

#4: Average dividend yield

#5: Return on equity

#6: Cash flow return.

#7: Market history

We follow this research of a brilliant mathematician and have tracked this analysis for over 20 years.    This is a complete and continual study of international major and emerging stock markets.

This analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.   The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.   This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

A country ETF provides diversification and cost efficiency by spreading one simple, even small investment into a basket of equities in a good value stock market.  The costs are low and this type of ETF is one of the hardest for institutions to cheat.  Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund.

Little knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.  The investment is simply a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  Investments in an index are like investments in all the shares of a good value market.

Pi matches this mathematical certainty with my fifty years of experience. This opens insights to numerous long term cycles that most investors miss because they have not been investing long enough to see them.

For example in the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.

The two conditions are in place again!  There are currently ten good value (non US) developed markets,  plus 10 good value emerging markets.

Pi shows how to easily create a diversified, worry free portfolio in some of these good value markets using Country Index ETFs.

The current strength of the US dollar is a second remarkable similarity to 30 years ago.   The dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  There is so much more to write and the trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but you’ll receive the report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Leverage

Pi also explains when leverage provides extra potential without undo risk.  For example in 1986 I issued a report called “The Silver Dip” that showed how to borrow 12,000 British pounds (at almost 1.6 to 1 dollars per pound the loan created US$18,600) and use the loan to buy 3835 ounces of silver at around US$4.85 an ounce.

Silver had crashed, I mean really crashed from $48 per ounce.  As prices decreased from early 1983 into 1986, total supply had fallen to 449.7 million ounces in 1986.  Mine production was restricted by the low prices at this time, with silver reaching a low for this period of $4.85 in May 1986.  Secondary recovery also was constricted by these low prices.

Then silver’s price skyrocketed to over $11 an ounce within a year.  The $18,600 loan was now worth $42,185.

The loan was in pounds and in May 1986 the dollar pound rate was 1.55 dollars per pound.  So the 12,000 pound loan purchased $18,600 of silver.  The pound then crashed to 1.40 dollars per silver.  The loan could be paid off for $13,285 immediately creating an extra $5,314 profit.  The profit grew to $47,499 in just a year.

Here’s how you can create your own good value strategy.

I would like to send you, on a no risk basis, a 130 page basic training course that teaches the good value strategy I use.  You learn all the Pi strategies, what they are, how to use them and what each can do for you, your lifestyle and investing.

You also begin receiving regular emailed Pifiolio updates and online access to all the Pifolio updates of the last two years.  Each update examines the current activity in a Pifolio, how it is changing, why and how the changes might help your investing or not.

You also receive a 100+ page PDF value analysis of 46 stock markets (23 developed markets and 23 emerging stock markets).  This analysis looks at the price to book, price to earnings, average yield and much more of all 46 markets.

This year I will celebrate my 52nd anniversary of global investing and writing about global investing.  Our reports and seminars have helped readers have better lives, with less stress yet make fortunes during up and down markets for decades.  This information is invaluable to investors large and small because even small amounts can easily be invested in the good value shares we cover in the Pi course.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

A 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of out performance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

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