International Investments – Bones – Investments & Turmoil Again

by | May 23, 2006 | Archives

* Today’s Health Tip: Save Your Bones Chinese Style

* International Investments that Emerge in Currency Turmoil

* Expand Your Horizons in Ecuador: See this House

One of the great pleasures of traveling, earning and living globally is that we can learn from the best parts of all cultures.

* Save Your Bones, Eat Stir-Fry

For example if you don’t eat much dairy according to you can gain a great health tip from Chinese food. Their recent article says:

“Stir-fry dishes often include staples like broccoli, bok choy, and edamame (soybeans) — popular veggies that are bursting with bone-strengthening calcium. Even better, these and other Chinese stir-fry favorites have a chemical makeup that allows your body to easily absorb the calcium. Just go easy on the soy sauce — which is essentially liquid sodium — because the more salt you take in, the more calcium you’re likely to lose.” RealAge says the benefit of consuming 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day can make your RealAge as much as 1.3 years younger.

The article points out that green, leafy vegetables, such as spinach and Swiss chard, contain calcium, but they also contain oxalate, that limits the body’s ability to absorb calcium. In fact, you’d need to eat more than four spinach salads to get the amount of calcium in one made with Chinese spinach (and that’s not even a top veggie) calcium-wise. You can read the entire article at

Invest in yourself. Here is some Urgent & important health news! Twice a year Merri and I spend one or two weeks really investing in our energy, vitality and health. We do a spring cleanup, eat less and take in cleansing foods, do special exercises and totally relax. Health is just like wealth. You cannot draw energy out if you don’t put some in.

Often during this time, we visit great healers and for years have been trying to match our schedule with that of Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra.

* Eliminate Electromagnetic Toxicity

Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra, brings together the best of of ayurvedic practitioners. He was born into a family of Raj Vaidyas whose healing practices are traced back to the ancient vedic text, the Puranas. He is a fully accredited ayurvedic healer, practitioner, and teacher, plus has a decade’s exposure to western lifestyles and culture. After nearly 20 years of study and practice in India, he came to Europe and the US. Since then, he has been healing, teaching, and researching western lifestyles and culture, adapting Ayurveda to our current pace.

Having been exposed to an in-depth understanding, experience, and practice of Ayurved, he is now also able to teach western audiences in simple yet effective terms, without diluting a knowledge that was passed on intact to him. Several medical doctors, chiropractic healers, massage therapists, nutritionists, and alternative body workers have studied with him, and have successfully incorporated his healing strategies into their practices. Visit the web at for testimonials.

Vidya Mishra

But Merri’s and my big interest stems from the fact that over the past year, Vaidya Mishra has developed a special course for those of us who use computers. This course has evolved from a vision that brings together his 30-year-old experience as a vaidya – with literally thousands of patients – and the ancient body of 5000 year old knowledge.

Vaidya Mishra is the only Ayurvedic practitioner I know with an in-depth knowledge of protocols for toxic buildup of Electromagnetic Frequencies E(MF) as practiced in his familial royal lineage.

Electromagnetic energy disturbs vibrational circulation and transformation inside the body. For example, the vibrational gaps in our body regulate digestion of all types. They change food to energy, frequency to hearing, and light to vision like a cooking device! Electromagnetic overload, from computers, cell phones and all the gadgets we use in daily life disturbs these gaps which are purely governed by “pranic” vibrations. Without addressing this aspect of toxic buildup and detox, there can be no proper spring or seasonal cleansing. That’s why, according to Vaidya Mishra, we encounter a great number of detox crisis-severe health problems resulting after cleanses. Cleaning up computer toxicity is just one reason (plus he will offer all natural face lifts another day!) we have been trying to coordinate schedules with the Vaidya.

Properly done, these cleanups and times of R & R can clear your mind, extend your life, stimulate your creativity and lengthen your working life and lifespan.

Recently, I was able to confirm that Vaidya Mishra will be able to conduct a three day course, here at the farm, this coming June 16-17-18. As he will be offering private consultations after the course, attendance will be strictly limited. If you want more details please contact Merri directly at

Join us here at the farm. Relax and enjoy our wonderful rustic accommodations. Here is just one of the farm houses or cabins. For example here is the Creek Cabin. From the outside it looks like an old tobacco barn.

But inside…

There is rustic comfort, charm and a pillow top King Size bed with 800 thread count sheets…pure relaxation soothed by the sounds of nature and the creek!

* Investments that Emerge from Currency Turmoil

One way to protect against a dollar dive is to invest in equities. Emerging equities especially make sense now. They have outperformed major markets for the past five years in a row.

However, they are further away so it can be harder to make good decisions. One way to protect against equity errors is to look for good value.

Our friend and statistical expert, Michael Keppler, continually researches all emerging stock markets and compares their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return. He compares each emerging stock markets history and from this develops his good value emerging stock markets strategy.

Yesterday, we reviewed Michael’s Major Equity Markets. Here is Michael’s May 2006 review of Emerging Equity Markets:

* Recent Developments & Outlook

Emerging Market equities continued their strong recent uptrend. In April, the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Total Return Index gained 7.1 in US dollars and 2.9 % in euros. Major markets gained only 3% in US dollars and due to consistent dollar weakness lost 1% in euros last month.

The emerging markets benchmark finished at new all-time-highs. Since the beginning of the year, the MSCI Emerging Markets Total Return Index gained 20 % in US dollars and 12.4 % in euros. During the same time, the US dollar declined 6.8 % versus the euro.

All three regional indices were higher last month. Latin America gained 8 %, Asia 7 % and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was up 6.7 % (performance numbers are in US dollars, unless mentioned otherwise). Year to date, Latin America advanced 24.8 %, followed by EMEA, which gained 22.1 %. Asia came in last with a gain of 17.2 %.

Last month twenty-three markets included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index were up and four markets declined. Argentina turned out to be the biggest winner (+19.8 %), followed by Peru (+17 %) and Poland (+15.8 %). Sri Lanka and Pakistan (both down 3.4 %) and Colombia (-2.3 %) performed worst.

Year to date, twenty-six markets advanced and one market declined. Compared to the end of last year, Morocco gained 58.3 %, Venezuela was up 55.2 % and Argentina rose 52.9 %. Jordan (-11.9 %) was the only declining market year-to-date. Other relatively poor performers compared with the end of last year were Israel (+0.6 %), Egypt (+6.6 %) and Chile (+9.4 %).

The Emerging Markets Top Value Model Portfolio, which invests according to the Top Value Strategy and assumes index returns for each national market included in the strategy, gained 6.9 % in US dollars and 2.7 % in euros last month.

Year to date, the Emerging Markets Top Value Model Portfolio is up 20.4 % in US dollars and 12.7 % in euros.

There are two changes in our performance ratings this month: Argentina and Morocco are downgraded to “Sell” from “Neutral”.

The Top Value Model Portfolio, which only holds “Buy”-rated markets, now contains the nine emerging markets of Brazil, China, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey at equal weights. According to our performance ratings, these markets offer the highest expectation of risk-adjusted returns.

You can get ideas on shares in these top value emerging stock markets from Thomas Fischer at

For more details on Keppler’s analysis, contact Roderick Cameron at 1-212-245-4304 or at

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* Expand Your Horizons in Ecuador: See this House

Another way to protect against currency turmoil is to own real estate. Here is a second picture of the types of houses you can own in Ecuador at a very low price.

Spanish is the world’s second most important language. Join Merri and me for a week of Quantum Learning in Ecuador. Look at real estate for sale while you are with us at El Meson, Cotacachi, Ecuador. DETAILS

Until next message, good global investing!


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