International investments can produce greater profit and safety if you combine hard work with your intellect and intuition. Often a hunch is a communication with knowledge beyond logic. Intuition can make your investing luckier as well as more profitable. International investments give you greater scope for opportunity. Intuition expands your ability to find wise international investments.
Thomas Fischer of Jyske Bank just sent me a note that reminded me of the importance of Inspired Investing beyond Logic. He wrote:
Hi Gary, Attached is a graph comparing Jyske Bank shares against the Danish Stock index (FFX now OMXC) which was indexed at 100 in December 95. As you can see our share has outperformed the index. US$100 invested 11 years ago would today be almost $1,100 if the investment was unleveraged. Have a great weekend. Thomas
This is good to note. I believe that Jyske is a great bank and I am a shareholder. Yet there is a bit more about this tale.
Some of our readers know the unusual story about how though a hunch and luck, Merri and I bought Jyske shares at DKK 96.50 on 2nd September 2002 and sold a portion in April 2006 at DKK 352.50. Our profit was 265,28% in Danish kroner terms. But at the date of purchase the USD-DKK rate was 754 and dropped to 612 meaning that we gained another 18.8% in US dollars on the currency appreciation.
The profit on the shares we still hold is even greater. The price has risen to DKK 398 and there is even more gain as the kroner has risen more versus the US dollar.
This is not a bad profit but the story of how we bought these shares is even better! Some of our readers know because they were there. Here is what happened.
Merri and I were visiting the bank with a group of readers. We had been in Copenhagen for several days and took the group out to the bank’s headquarters in the small village of Silkeborg. We visited the CEO (who has been a friend for many years) in his new modest offices, saw the bank’s new currency trading room and visited with the Jyske Invest fund managers. We were all standing in the atrium of the headquarters when I suddenly had this hunch…a feeling is the strongest thing you could call it, to buy Jyske shares. I looked at Merri. She looked at me and I said, “Are you thinking what I am?”. She said “We should but Jyske shares”.
I did not say another word but asked Thomas Fischer who was standing nearby if I could borrow his cell phone, called my Jyske account manager in Copenhagen and placed the order. That call has created enough profit for Merri and me to live on for many years.
Again and again Merri and I have had this “sudden moment” that has brought us a fortune or something truly wonderful in life. This unexpected look in each other’s eye has led without further discussions to investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars. We bought our hotel in Ecuador this same way, with less than 30 seconds of deliberation.
Yet the story of how we have come to rely on these spontaneous, good luck hunches is even more interesting.
I do not share this story often but am doing so now because something about Thomas’s note gave me a hunch.
This story dates back to the early 80s. Merri and I had met but did not know one another all that well. We were in Las Vegas with a mutual friend who had introduced us.
We were all sitting round chatting one evening when Merri suddenly said, “I think you would be good at psychometry.”
“Great”, I said. “What’s Psychometry?”
Psychometry it turned out is a form of communication using the sense of touch to get mental impressions linked to an object. She had a silver doubloon with her that had come from Mel Fisher’s Atocha treasure. I was game and said “Let’s try it”.
The idea is that psychometric impressions come in the form of emotions, sounds, scents, tastes or images. Because we live in an electromagnetic energy environment, metal objects often work best.
The term was coined in 1842 by Joseph R. Buchanan, an American physiologist, who claimed it could be used to measure the 'soul' of all things. Buchanan further said that the past is entombed in the present. He experimented with students at Cincinnati Medical School and found that some people who had been given unmarked bottles of medicine had the same reaction as if they had taken the medicine. He developed the theory that all things give off an emanation which contained a sort of record of the history of the object. He believed that objects recorded senses and emotions and these could be sensed in the mind.
I did not know this at the time but was game so held the coin and must say that as I went into a meditative state I did start having some visions. First I saw a brilliant blue..unusual for me as I never dream in color. The Atocha was carrying indigo I was later told but this did not really impress me much.
Then I saw a man, obviously Spanish in one of those puffy, white silk shirts with a women in a very unusual hairdo…”like peacock feathers,” I described. Then I saw a sword, very specific, a wine flask wrapped in filigree silver, a huge belt buckle on the man and ended up seeing flames, I said were “like sheaths of wheat”.
So that was that. I was not really impressed. Big deal…who was the guy, the gal? What’s all this word stuff. Ho Hum.
So we with a friend (who had faithfully sat through this) went to dinner, typical Italian Las Vegas fare. After dinner our mutual friend suggested we stop by a show called Circus Circus. I had never been to a Vegas show so “Why not” I said, “sounds like fun”.
As we entered “Circus-Circus” a new act was just beginning and the introducer came out. It was the woman I had described. Merri and our mutual friend had heard my description so they were impressed with the similarity. I was stunned because this was not a similarity. This was the woman I had seen hours before in my dream. She introduced the act, a juggler who came out, the Spanish guy in the silk short with the belt buckle! My knees were now wobbly.
The act included juggling the swords I had described and balancing the wine flask I had seen. In the end my friend said, “If I see the sheaths of flame I am convinced!” Sure enough the end of the finale included an assistant who was lighting huge Bunsen burners and jumping through the sheaths of flame as he juggled away.
Somehow, and I have never been able to explain this, holding that coin allowed me to see the future, not the past. I have never tried psychometry again nor do I intend to. Yet that evening was a life changing event because it showed me in terms I could not deny nor will ever forget that we are connected to knowledge and information that reaches way beyond our sense and logic.
That moment gave Merri and me confidence that hunches are more than wild imagination. They are a form of communication that goes beyond what our brain can sort out in finite terms. That seed of belief that was planted those many years ago has grown as we have cultivated it with trial and error and experience. As mentioned, we made a small fortune for us at least) with the Jyske shares based on this hunch. We bought our hotel in Ecuador and are buying a block of condos right now again after exchanging a 15 second glance.
So the next time you need a miracle…do not deny that one can happen. The next time you have done your due diligence and some small niggling reaches you, act on it. This does not mean you should stop working nor that you should quit using due diligence. The idea is to fuse the intellect and intuition, not abandon nor honor one over the other. They work best as a team!
Nor does it mean you should go out and risk all on a hunch. Start small….all things should start small and grow.
You possess connections to infinite knowledge. Your mind cannot grapple this because the act of defining defeats the very thing you are connected to. However if you can let go and let your intuition lead you, you too may have some wonderful surprises and luck that after awhile will not be surprising at all!
Until next message, may all of your surprises and luck bring richness to you.
P.S. Learn to invest beyond logic! Join Merri and me for Blaine Watson’s course on Vedic Astrology entitled “Inspired Investing Beyond Logic.” For details go to https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/va/
Merri and I will celebrate the New Year at El Meson. Join us. Look at real estate perhaps after and stay on for Blaine ’s course.