Sunrise at our North Carolina farm. We diversify because the sun always shines somewhere.
Pure capitalistic theory says that in the long run… a global economy is good for everyone….overall.
Technology gives us the ability to buy from those who serve us best, wherever they are in the world. Why should we buy poorer quality goods locally at a higher price when someone from elsewhere can serve us better and for less.
Plus if we produce something better than anyone else we should be able to sell our product or service anywhere in the world as well.
Floridians and Californians buy apples from Oregon and North Carolina.
Oregonians and North Carolinians buy oranges from Florida or California because these areas each have special advantages… excellent conditions to produce and deliver those fruits clear across a continent, better and for less.
Global market advantages can be based on geography, infrastructure, skills sets, labor costs etc.
The theory of globalization is good but the process is not smooth. Globalization creates unemployment in many places and distorts many economies in the short term. This usually pushes the process into the political arena and gets governments involved. Governments often act based on political considerations rather than for good, long term economic reasons.
Plus business if given a chance… does not always encourage a free economy either. Give big business a monopoly and they’ll tie up free trade even faster and much more efficiently than a government.
There is little, as businesses or investors, that we can do do to change these facts.
We are usually better off to adapt and take advantage of whatever situation exists instead.
This is what creates power in diversification.
Sunrise at our Ecuador hacienda.
The sun always shines somewhere. When our business and investments are diversified, we just have a better chance that our investments and business will be somewhere where there the business climate is sunny.
For example… a recent message Ecuador Beats Inflation looked at excerpts from a recent AOL.Money article by Jim Kuhnhenn entitled “White House Projects $9 Trillion Deficit”: In a chilling forecast, the White House is predicting a 10-year federal deficit of $9 trillion — more than the sum of all previous deficits since America’s founding. And it says by the next decade’s end the national debt will equal three-quarters of the entire U.S. economy. But before President Barack Obama can do much about it, he’ll have to weather recession aftershocks including unemployment that his advisers said Tuesday is still heading for 10 percent. Overall, White House and congressional budget analysts said in a brace of new estimates that the economy will shrink by 2.5 to 2.8 percent this year even as it begins to climb out of the recession. Those estimates reflect this year’s deeper-than-expected economic plunge.
Yet at the same time a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ecuador Inflation To End ’09 Below 4%” By Mercedes Alvaro shows that Ecuador’s economy is growing.
Here is an excerpt: QUITO (Dow Jones)–Ecuador’s inflation rate will end 2009 below 4% and the economy will grow close to 2% this year, President Rafael Correa said Wednesday.
“The annualized inflation will be below 4%,” Correa said late Wednesday in a radio and TV address. “There is not recession. Ecuador will have a growth of about 2%.” “We have faced the biggest world crisis successfully,” Correa added. Early Wednesday the central bank said the Ecuadorian economy overall is poised to expand 1% in 2009. Ecuador’s gross domestic product grew 6.52% in 2008 while inflation reached 8.83%. According to central bank data, Ecuador’s liquid international reserves stood at $4.0 billion as of Aug. 21. Last week, the central bank president, Carlos Vallejo, said that the government will repatriate in the coming days some $300 million of Ecuador’s liquid reserves invested abroad. Ecuador’s liquid international reserves include public-sector deposits with the central bank, revenues from oil exports, loans from multilateral lenders and minimum reserve requirements from private banks. In May, the central bank established a liquidity requirement forcing private banks to keep at least 45% of their assets and investments in Ecuador to draw back cash and boost domestic liquidity.
Sunrise over Mount Imbabura.
Because I am diversified in Ecuador, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina, in 2007, I was selling Florida property at the top of the market. I was buying Ecuador real estate with those returns. Now that Florida is down and Ecuador real estate has risen, I am selling Ecuador real estate and buying in Florida.
A huge portion of all profits in business and investing come from timing. Most commodity, stock and real estate markets go through ups and downs. If you plan your investments and liquidity so you sell only at favorable times, global investing diversification enhances your chances of always having assets someplace where there is a seller’s market.
Sunrise shot from our hotel Meson de las Flores.
So when you think Ecuador… or Mexico or Panama… or wherever…. also thing diversification. The sun always shines somewhere and your changes of financial suntans increase when you diversify.
The greatest asset of all is the ability to labor at what you love wherever you live. This brings everlasting wealth.
This is why we are providing a special three for one offer with our course Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business
This course can help you create your own internet business.
Our emailed course “Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have Your Own Web Based Business” is a continuing educational program. You receive the first 28 lessons when you enroll and a new lesson every week or two.
This course teaches how to create a web based business and is developed from the ongoing experiences that we have from our successful and profitable internet business.
This course is well worth the enrollment fee of $299… but currently you also receive two additional courses FREE.
The other two courses are #1: International Business Made EZ, and #2: Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.
These two courses have sold for $398 and thousands have paid this price. We add them to your course, at no added cost, as I believe they will help you develop a better business in these crucial times..
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To make this offer even more compelling, I am giving everyone who enrolls in our North Carolina or Ecuador International Business & Investing seminar in October or November all three courses, “Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business Course,” “Self Fulfilled- How to be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ” free.
Join us with Jyske Bank and my webmaster David Cross in West Jefferson North Carolina. Learn more about global investing, & how to have an international business at the seminar.
You’ll see views like this on your way to West Jefferson for the October seminar.
Or head south to Ecuador!
October 16-18 Ecuador Southern coastal tour ONLY FOUR SPACES LEFT
Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Tour
Oct. 25-26 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
In Cotacachi the weather is always spring like. Here is the village plaza near our hotel Meson de las Flores.
Join us with Peter Laub of Jyske Global Asset Management in Ecuador. Learn more about global investing, how to have an international business at the seminar.
Nov. 6-8 IBEZ Ecuador Seminar
Let our friendly staff at Meson de las Flores serve you.
Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour
This shorts weather photo was taken from our beach penthouse in February.
Join us in the mountains and at the sea. Attend more than one seminar and tour and save even more plus get the three emailed courses free.
Attend any two Ecuador seminar or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one. $1,349 for two.
Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one. $1,799