POW stands for Privacy, Oxygen and Water.
Now let’s add multi currency investing in ER.
ER is not the emergency room but Energy and Recreation.
This turns POW into POWER.
There is real power when we can look back to the future and find good multi currency investments in big POWER trends.
We believe that upcoming big trends include:
A focus on innovation and new technology not conservation.
Crisis that creates a post consumer society and life styles that are more purposeful.
This is re-creation…creating new ways of life. Look for opportunity in this.
We can see these trends emerging in many ways now.
For example, many would argue that the global economy is already in a crisis that is creating stress.
The old way of handing this stress might be a shrink.
The July 23 2008 USA Today article entitled “Economy’s stuck, but business is booming at therapists’ offices” by Marilyn Elias says: ‘The struggling economy is hurting many Americans’ mental health: Anxiety, depression, sleep problems and money-rooted marital conflicts are growing’, experts around the USA say.
Requests for therapists increased 15% to 20% in the past three months, “primarily driven by concerns about the financial situation,” says Richard Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych in Chicago, the nation’s largest employee-assistance mental health program.
This leads us to think about recreation to reduce stress. This could have huge medical and (since medical costs are draining the economy) economic consequences.
How will the trend unfold? This is anyone’s guess but the America Academy of Anti-aging Medicine’s website www.worldhealth.net just contained an excellent story entitled: “Mechanism behind Mind-Body Connection Explains How Chronic Stress Ages Immune System”
The article says: “Immune cells end in protective caps, called telomeres, that are shorter in persons suffering chronic stress. Shortened telomeres are a sign of premature aging. A new UCLA study suggests that the stress hormone cortisol is the culprit behind telomeres’ early aging and offers a potential drug target for protecting the immune system against the wear and tear of long-term stress.
“Every cell contains a tiny clock called a telomere, which shortens each time the cell divides. Short telomeres are linked to a range of human diseases, including HIV, osteoporosis, heart disease and aging. Previous studies show that an enzyme within the cell, called telomerase, keeps immune cells young by preserving their telomere length and ability to continue dividing.
“UCLA scientists found that the stress hormone cortisol suppresses immune cells’ ability to activate their telomerase. This may explain why the cells of persons under chronic stress have shorter telomeres.”
The article goes on to suggest that lifestyles such as caregivers to chronically ill family members, as well as astronauts, soldiers, air traffic controllers and people who drive long daily commutes are all at risk.
The researchers for this article are looking at ways of enhancing telomerase levels to help the immune system ward off cortisol’s effect so a pill could strengthen the immune system’s ability to weather chronic emotional stress.
Also look for ways to help change lifestyles…such as better recreation…encore careers and at home businesses that helps avoid the stress in the first place.
Our recent message about putting POW (Privacy, Oxygen and Water) in multi currency investing asked for your thoughts and ideas. See Multi Currency opportunity grows
Here are some reader replies to this message.
“Investing in water is very good and simple. I believe in buying just two ETF’s and sit on them for three to five years. PHO and PIO are enough diversified in water business that there is no need to buy a single stock in this area. In addition both have puts and calls options.
“In reference to oxygen, you can think about opening an integrated medical & wellness center, which include a Bariatric oxygen center in Ecuador.”
Here are some more reader thoughts:
“I have a few comments on P. O. W. My perspective shows adding an E (energy) or better still, a DE for decentralized energy. (Electrical in nature)
“There is sooooo much great stuff going on out there that is not on the mainstream media radar but is at an increasing speed working into the main stream via Internet.
“I will give you a couple of examples below and if any of this interests you I can send additional information and more exotic energy types.
“Johnathan Goodwin can get 100 mpg out of a Lincoln Continental, cut emissions by 80%, and double the horsepower. If you haven’t heard by now, there’s a guy named Mike Turner who’s doing what most people would at first think impossible: getting 95 MPG in an old Civic. How did he achieve such an outstanding feat? Ecodriving and aeromodding.
“There are several companies turning hazardous waste to energy. All the above accomplishments are from off the shelf currently doable (already done) ‘stuff’’. There is way more going on and in much more exotic areas. If you wish additional energy information please let me know. Thanks for all the beneficial work you and Merri do and the incredible positive energy that you send with your information.”
Put more power in your multi currency investing.
These are areas that will grow!
Until next message, more power to ya!
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