The Ecuador swine flu comes…
second when we see how this weaver and Ecuador’s natural ways can help avoid swine flu.
First, the Brazil multicurrency sandwich.
Investors interested in Ecuador may also be interested in other Latin investments. Those who would like to take risk now, (I am not ready to do this), a US dollar Brazilian real multi currency sandwich makes sense for three reasons.
The first reason is the interest rate differential commonly called positive carry.
You can borrow US dollars at Jyske Bank now for 3.375%.
Brazilian bonds pay 10%.
If you invest $100,000 in Brazilian bonds, you earn $10,000 a year income. Use those bonds as collateral to borrow $100,000. Invest this US dollar loan in more Brazilian bonds. Your interest cost is $3,375, your income $10,000.
This increases your total income to $16,625 a year or 16.625% per annum.
Let’s look at what this means on a five year basis. Assume for a moment that you held a Brazilian bond sandwich ($100,000 invested and $100,000 borrowed) for the next five years. You earn 15% per annum to begin.
Let’s assume that the Brazilian real appreciate 10% versus the US dollar and that the bonds appreciate 1o%. The bonds become worth $240,000. You pay off the loan of $100,000 and have $140,000 plus the $83,125 of interest you have gained over five years. That is a total return of $123,000 of income and gain returned on $100,000 invested or 24.6% per annum return.
There are two more reasons why this investment may now make sense.
Learn them and the reason I am not increasing my position in Brazilian bonds in these volatile times (I have these bonds in my portfolio already) yet as a multi currency subscriber. I posted a message with full details plus including a way to cash in on this distortion through any US stock broker.
Ecuador Swine Flu
One great thing about Ecuador is the balance of the shamanic wisdom. I do not think the shamans of Ecuador are very concerned about swine flu. The ancient knowledge flows with nature’s way and uses nature in every aspect of life balancing out problems of this sort.
Nature and balance are in every part of the ancient ways. Here for example the weaver pictured earlier shows how yarn is naturally dyed. A plant creates green.
A herb is used for red orange and…
a beetle that lives on cactus creates a natural purple dye, cochineal-in history very rare, very special.
In places like Cotacachi balanced shamanic knowledge is incorporated in daily life. Here a shaman leads a ceremony in the village plaza.
The ceremonies attract…
thousands of participants from the area because this wisdom is still in use.
Even Ma attends!
This appears to not be the case at Ecuador’s national level so this Andean nation’s reaction to Swine Flu was abrupt.
When swine flu first appeared, Ecuador declared a national emergency on swine flu… even though there was not have a single case of swine flu reported there.
In late April Ecuador barred foreigners who have been in Mexico from arriving in Ecuador on commercial flights as a precaution against swine flu. Ecuador also suspended charter flights to and from Mexico to prevent the spread of the virus. Visitors arriving in Ecuador who have been in Mexico are currently not allowed into Ecuador, although Ecuadorians are allowed to return home, but are closely monitored for flu symptoms.
Now new Ecuador swine flu events have taken place. If you are traveling to Ecuador from the US, I expect for now you’ll be wearing a mask on your flight.
Learn why when you read our entire Ecuador swine flu update as an Ecuador Living subscriber. See details here.
Here is one tip that can help avoid the swine flu anywhere that I believe is more along the lines of Ecuadorian shamanic wisdom.
An Ecuador Living subscriber reader sent me this note.
GARY, HERE’S A TIP THAT CAN SAVE YOU FROM VIRALS OF ALL SORTS: TAKE A CLEAN COTTON HANKERCHIEF AND PUT ABOUT 6 DROPS OF ESSENTIAL OIL OF HYSSOPS, CLOVE AND ROSEMARY. ESSENTIAL OILS ARE VERY POTENT ANTI BIOTIC AND ANTI VIRAL/FUNGAL. EUROPEAN ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH IS QUITE CONCLUSIVE ABOUT THIS. MUCH LOVE AND GOOD HEALTH.
This matched up with what Merri and I have learned from Ecuadorian shamans, but I asked our friend Candace Newman, the expert on essential oils, to confirm this. Here is her reply.
Gary, more and more the health community is definitely acknowledging the antibacterial and antiviral properties of essential oils…. because they are SOOOO needed.
The three below are certainly good ones…there are many.
Some other top ones include: Eucalytpus, Peppermint, Ravintsara, Tea Tree,
Oregano and Thyme.
Keeping a little bottle of the pure essential oil in your pocket as an inhaler is a good idea, and using any combination of these in a mist for misting your face, hands, and air around you is another good idea.
Putting some of these in a room diffuser for the bedroom or office room helps too. It is best to dilute them in a good base oil for rubbing into large areas of the skin like a chest or neck rub. Some of these oils are strong skin irritants. Take care, Candace.
You can the following essential oils from Candace Newman below.
Whether due to shamanic wisdom or Ecuador’s strict restrictions Ecuador swine flu does not look like it will go far.
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