The 2006 and 2007 Multi Currency Portfolios we created and tracked with Jyske Bank did well.
The 2006 Portfolios rose:
US Dollar Long 9.04%
US Dollar Short 10.43%
US Dollar Hedge 11.46%
Emerging Market 42.93%
Asia Emerging Market 114.16%
Dollar Neutral 38.67%
Dollar Short 48.19%
Swiss Samba 53.32%
Emerging Market 122.62%
We are introducing our 2008 portfolios now and Monday’s message looked at the ideas behind the five new portfolios we will track in 2008. Of course we will continue to track the unchanged Green Portfolio.
One of the new portfolios we will track is the Dollar Short Portfolio.
Since I have closed all my loans personally, Jyske accepted my suggestion to try one portfolio without leverage. This is the one we chose. We reduced leverage but dropped bonds and invested in a spread of global equities instead. This is not really a dollar short portfolio…rather a portfolio of non US dollar equities that gives a broad distribution around the world that should do well if the greenback weakens more.
Here is the US $ Short Non Leveraged Portfolio
Currency Investment Amount
EUR Jyske Invest European Equities 25,000.00
EUR Jyske Invest Favorite Equities 25,000.00
USD Jyske Invest Far Eastern Equities 25,000.00
DKK JYSKE Bank Shares 25,000.00
2008 looks exciting for sure and we look forward to sharing it and these ideas with you.
You can subscribe to our 2008 Multi Currency educational Service at https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/bldh
P.S. We hope you will join us in Ecuador as we look at our 2008 portfolios in our March International Business and Investing courses in Ecuador.
Space is always limited and the November course is now filled.
Our March International Business Made EZ course in Ecuador will be March 7-8-9.
Our course fee is rising for our 2008 courses. Since we have had only one price increase in over 20 years we are forced to make a substantial increase now. For example our March IBEZ course will rise from $549 for a single to $799. The fee for two will rise from $799 to $999. Currently our catalog shows March & November dates but when you click on “order” you reach March only as the November course has been fully booked and closed to new registrations. We are accepting early enrollment for the March course at the 2007 price for about two more weeks so if you sign up now, you’ll save.
Delegates love coming to our courses in Ecuador for many reasons. One is the food. Our chef, Santiago regularly visits the local food markets. Here are some shots of the wonderful sea food he took at the fish market yesterday.