International Investments Provide Guaranteed Safe Investment Havens in Emerging Markets

by | Aug 29, 2006 | Archives

International investments, believe it or not, have been the safest investments for the past 30 years. The establishment has not caught onto that fact. Emerging equity market investments have been the safest investments for the past five years. Jyske Bank now has an investment in four emerging market currencies that create a guaranteed investment where you cannot lose your original investment. See why and how here.

The dawn snuck into the night this morning in its usual miraculous way. Everything knew. The crows came alive. The bees buzzed and our flock of wild turkeys swung down from the pines. The cricket serenades hushed…perhaps mindful that turkeys can hear and do eat bugs.

Every morning 15 wild turkeys join me to graze on our front lawn at dawn.

Summer is in its full ripeness but suddenly something changed this week. A certain quiet tranquility created a whispered calm just below the surface. Somehow it is sneakily announcing autumn even though the summer is still on. I can’t quite put my finger on it or find the words to tell it, but nature knows.

Consider this….last night we caught a mouse in the house. They leave after spring and do not return until fall. This was the first of the season. How do they know? The evening before, one of our free ranging great laying hens disappeared at dusk. Three days later we know she did not just decide to stay out of the hen house for a night (as stubborn chickens are prone to do).

And the turkeys come closer to the house on their morning stroll. These wild feathered friends rarely shine up to shotgun shooting mankind…especially this near Thanksgiving Yet in some way they know that our house is a safety zone from predators who formerly on easy street have shifted into “high fat storing mode”.

When is Turkey a safe investment?

We humans can learn from this and benefit if we adjust to change and fit in with nature’s flow.

For example, as the world changes what used to be safe no longer is and vice versa. The wildlife here knows this and adjusts. Those who adjust fastest do the best.

This is one reason I have been writing again and again about investing in emerging markets. They are deemed riskier markets, but the reality over the past five years is that investing in these markets and currencies is safer than investing in major markets

However now there is a safe way to invest in three important emerging markets-Turkey, Hungary and Brazil – via a structured product.

Jyske Bank is introducing this new product based on 3 emerging currencies plus Iceland:

The currencies are:

Turkish Lira
Hungarian Forint
Icelandic kroner
Brazilian Real

These structured investments are one way to invest in emerging markets and currencies without risk of capital loss. I have invested in several of these myself over the years and like the fact that they can go up but cannot go down.

Here is how they work. You invest with a bank or a similar institution which places a portion of your investment in some form of contract or option that will bring a profit if the market rises. The balance of your investment remains on deposit so that with interest it equals your original investment in a pre-agreed number of years. If the market rises, you get a percentage of that rise. If the market falls, you get your original investment back.

What you risk is the opportunity value of the investment (in other words what that investment could earn).

Jyske’s new program will have British pounds and US dollars as the base currency. The investment is for two years and investors are guaranteed the return of at least 100% of their investment plus a yearly interest of 3%.

Plus they will receive a percentage of any increase from the emerging currencies as well. However, if the currencies fall against the pound or greenback there is no loss.

Dollar and pound based investors gain exposure to these emerging market currencies without any risk whatsoever.

As with the Danish Hedge Fund mentioned in yesterday’s message, this is a Danish registered investment and Jyske Bank can only sell it to Danish investors. However the bank can provide it passively to foreign clients.

For details get in touch with Thomas Fischer at

Join Merri, Thomas Fischer of Jyske Bank and me at our next International Business and Investing Made EZ September Course in North Carolina. Review updates on Scandinavian economics. Learn fundamentals that show where to invest and do business now. Learn which markets and currencies may be strong in the year ahead. Meet Steve, our man in Ecuador, and learn about products to export. Meet Dr. Andres Cordova and learn more about owning land in the Galapagos. Meet Santiago Guamani and learn about owning land in Ecuador and how to develop your own tour business. Go to International Business Made EZ, North Carolina

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Natural Health Ayurved – More Mango

Adjusting for nature is important in health as well. This is why we have been looking at the health benefits of an ayurvedic diet and how mangos are an important part of hot weather eating. Summer Sweet Mango Lassi

Ayurvedic diets adjust for seasons and in the summer a fire reducing ayurvedic diet consists of cooling herbs. Such diets avoid sour tastes that may aggravate a heat buildup within the system. The cooling diet consists of lighter oils such as olive oil and sunflower oil. Fruits such as pears, coconuts, pomegranates and mangos are recommended. Vegetables include asparagus, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower and spinach. You can learn more at Ayurvedic diet resource center

Here is a wonderful recipe for Mango – Quinoa Salad

Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main dish
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 mango
1/2 cup cucumber
1/4 cup blanched almonds
2 tablespoon roasted pumpkin seeds

1 teaspoon Ghee (clarified butter)
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 lime or half a lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Wash quinoa and boil in water for 10 minutes, Let sit until quinoa absorbs all the water. Fluff with a fork and let it cool to room temperature. Peel the mango and cut into cubes. Slice the cucumber thinly. Add to mango along with the almonds and pumpkin seeds. To make the dressing, heat Ghee in a small pan and fry with turmeric for 30 seconds, then let it cool. Add the lemon or juice. Mix in olive oil, cilantro, salt and pepper. Add the cooled quinoa to the mango mixture, pour the dressing over the salad, and toss.

This is a delicious, protein balanced cooling dish!

Ecuador Real Estate – Beauty

Here are three wonderful reasons to own Ecuador real estate.

#1: Style is abundant.

A house just down the street from El Meson.

#2: Art is everywhere.

Dining room at El Meson.

#3: Cool weather and glorious views.

Valley just outside Cotacachi

Be Happy

Regardless of season or place, be happy! Readers have been sharing pictures of what makes them happy such as special places like this. These readers from Utah wrote:

“Gary,Thanks again to you and Merri for your positive and inspirational messages. There are certainly many reasons to be cognizant of other languages. I have been very fortunate to share many enriching conversations with Venezuelans and Peruvians by speaking their language, and learning the many simple ways they live their lives, albeit less complicated, than those of us who have been given so much more. It fills one’s heart and soul with joy to see how genuinely happy so many of the people are in these Latin countries, simply by sharing time with extended family members on weekends, or during the holiday season. My wife and I will be re-locating to Latin America in the future to live the simpler life as well, and live more from the heart than the pocketbook.” Lastly, here is our happy photo from the mystical wonderland of Machu Picchu, Peru. Sincerely,”

Until next message, happiness and good investing to you!


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