International investments in Turkey equities and other international share markets can create profits from the collapse of any single currency. Multi currency investments add investment protection and increase opportunity in your investments. International investments make sense because global investing and business are part of a natural economic evolution. International investments have outperformed US investments for years.
Choosing international investments in the Turkish stock market and the correct currencies can make your life better, but looking at deeper fundamentals is even more important for spotting good investment trends.
The international investments Asian Emerging Portfolio we tracked last year rose 114% yet we altered this portfolio by adding investments in Eastern European and Turkish equities.
One must especially ask regarding international investments why Turkey ? This is a market and currency in the last year that has dropped down and down. This strong downwards correction is the first of three reasons why I hold Turkish equities and bonds in my portfolio.
Here is what I wrote about international investments in 1998 to show why we have invested there again now.
International investments in Turkey . Alabaster minarets and a golden arch. Ochre shadows from setting sun cast patterns on laden tables sultry in the salt air. Market perfumes lurk in purple alleyways and beckon the milling crowd.
Istanbul, Turkey, 1998. Merri and I were checking out international investments in Turkey and watched the market, its hoards of shoppers shuffling through a square overlooked by graceful Mosques and a McDonald's restaurant. Such a land of contrasts, Europe and Asia meeting here at the Bosporus Strait in a melange that creates one of the most exotic, diverse cities in the world. East and West. Mind and Heart. Mystic and Logic, Ancient temples and modern skyscrapers. Whirling Sufi dervishes gracefully spinning while dancers at modern discos are lost in the material world. Istanbul has it all and in many ways represents nature's irony that requires two contrasts to fit before something can be whole.
The second reason why Turkey makes sense is its key role in the stress and battle between Islam and Christianity. Turkey is an Islamic nation with a democratic, capitalistic, non-secular government. The world cannot afford to let Turkey fail. Making Turkey successful is the one way to show others that the Western philosophies of business can work in harmony with Islamic versions of religion.
Third, the Turkish equity market tends to rise in sudden dramatic spurts, after the Turkish lira has sagged and now the lira has sagged badly.
Finally I have a hunch, “a good feeling” about Turkey . We have been looking in recent messages at how we can use intuition and “feelings” to invest better.
This is important because successful investors must see a big Bird’s Eye Vue but must also pay attention to the most minute detail.
According to quantum science, this blending of the big and little picture literally creates our own reality!
This is not an idea that is particularly new. In the world of business and investing most of us have heard and/or used a well worn (but powerful) cliché based around “we are what we think”.
Most of us have used at least one success oriented method based on the power of positive aphorisms. Yet such aphorisms don't always work and there is more of a scientific explanation about uniting the intellect and intuition and why it actually does bring success. Let's look deeper into the quantum mechanics of reality and how we think so we can look for ways to apply better or apply our entire being to the process of making, keeping and enjoying wealth.
We can get to the quantum level of reality simply by looking realistically at ourselves. We appear solid, but most of us believe that we are actually a huge number of molecules surrounded by vast amounts of space. We also believe that if we delve deeply enough the molecules are not solid either, but are composed of enormous numbers of tiny atoms spinning in gargantuan spaces. Looking even further we find these atoms are not solid either but composed of neutrons, protons, electrons, etc. Then we can drop even further to a place where these tiny bits and pieces that compose us are built upon even smaller bits of stuff. Finally…we reach the quantum state. This is the point where these tiniest parts of nature act in a seemingly impossible way.
Sometimes these bits act like energy. Other times they act like stuff.
So what is the determining factor? What forces this deepest fundamental of our being to shift from matter to energy? The answer is where I start to get lost. The answer is that observation is the determining factor between matter and energy. The answer is that our intention, attention, focus or consciousness actually creates the universe in which we live. This is a problem in my mind because it is hard to visualize consciousness as such a powerful force. Science however suggests that it is.
If we humans are part of this quantum universe we create, we must be connected to this mercurial aspect of nature. The essence of quantum wealth is understanding this fact and learning how to use our mind and heart to be aware of this level and to actually think in and influence this part of reality. Science suggests that if we do this we can alter the very fabric of nature.
I saw how true this is when I first visited Fiji in the early 70s. One of the great amazements on this exotic island are the fire walkers. They walk on red hot coals, yet their feet are not burned. Simple logic and science tells us this is impossible, yet it appears true. What is the trick?
Not until 30 years later, (after I had studied meditation for decades) and my son went to a fire waking seminar did I understand how these fire walkers might be using quantum mechanics to walk on these hot coals. After my son returned this seminar (which thousands attended and walked on glowing hot coals without burning themselves!) I asked him what was the trick. “Cool moss”, he replied. “We just focused on the words 'cool moss'.” This and my studies of meditation helped me realize that fire walkers are able to perform their apparent magic through the power of a sutra.
Sutras are words that bind the universe (like sutures – this may be a more realistic description than we realize). Sutras are how yogis gain great strength and perform acts that appear impossible. Sutras are focused thoughts so organized that they work at this deepest level of existence where quantum mechanics count.
Programs based around the power of positive thinking are based around creating action through repetition of a word, phrase or an idea. A sutra is similar to this, an idea or concept wrapped up in a word or two that is so focused it actually alters the universe as we know it. Thus fire walkers focus on their sutra, “cool moss” or whatever word they have that alters the way fire affects feet!
Yet aphorisms do not always work. People may say “I am great” again and again, but for some reason they do not believe this. Then in others cases we hear about miracles such as tiny women lifting large trucks or performing some other physical impossibility when one of their children is threatened. They perform impossible feats. Why do so many fail and at other times some succeed in this most unexpected way?
The difference is the depth of emotion, the difference between thought and feeling which is why I recommend turning your passion into profit.
In the examples of the miracles above the emotion of love and desire to protect a child allows these mothers to somehow alter the very fabric of nature.
The key to quantum wealth is union (this word comes from the root yoke) of our thoughts with the reality that is the foundation of this apparent, solid universe in which we live. The binder of this union is emotion. Man has been familiar with this fact for eons and it is described in the Hindu religion as “perfect yoga”. In Christianity,” mystic union” is one well used term. In business and sports it is often referred to in the modern vernacular as “being in the zone”.
Quantum wealth is to focus the thought waves of the mind so that abundance always flows. One could even say that quantum wealth uses thought waves to create a universe where one is the creator of prosperity.
So what is there to focus?
The mind is composed of three components, a recording facility that observes impressions collected by the senses, the discriminative aspect that classifies this information and acts upon it and the self-sense that makes these impressions personal, unique and seemingly real. For example if you are on a picnic out in some farmer's field the recording facility may report, “a large object is approaching”. The discriminator may say, “that object is a bull that is angry”! The self-sense may scream, “that bull is after me!” Later while sitting high in the branches of a tree, the same self-sense may exclaim “I know about bulls and I must beware.”
This process of observation to classification to personalization creates an error, because it suggests that all of us are separate from the rest of the universe. Quantum mechanics suggests that we are all connected. At the root level of existence quantum reality exists in all of us and in everything. We are only an instrument that a universal knowledge flows through and when we unite our intellect and intuition we can tap into this knowledge.
Until next message, may all the knowledge in the universe help you prosper and be fulfilled.
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Jan. 22 – 26, Mon.- Fri. Self-Fulfilled: How to Be a Writer & Publisher. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/pc/
Feb. 20 – 25, Tues.-Sun. Import-Export Course. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/impex/
Mar. 9 – 15, Fri.-Thurs. Expanded Super Thinking + Spanish. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/sp7/
Mar. 16 -18, Fri.-Sun. International Business and Investing Made EZ. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/IBEZec/
Mar. 19 – 21, Mon.-Wed. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/andeanext