“There is no art which government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.” –Adam Smith
SURPRISE: Canada’s leading, most-quoted business talk show host MICHAEL CAMPBELL (mikesmoneytalks.ca) joins OZZIE to talk.
INFLATION, INTEREST RATES, INTERNATIONAL FACTS, GOLD, COMMODITIES plus, a snapshot of the coming – must attend – WORLD OUTLOOK CONFERENCE.
IN THIS ISSUE:
MICHAEL CAMPBELL AND OZZIE VIDEO
OVERVIEW OF UPCOMING URGENT CONFERENCE
OZZIE’S YEAR-END VIEW AND OUTLOOK
A MARVELLOUS – ONE OF A KIND – UNFORGETABLE CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Forget surfing on Amazon. Stay out of the mall. Create a life-long memory AND enjoy being a Christmas super-hero.
Give the gift of investing success and financial security by getting your loved one, friend or colleague an all-access pass to the 2023 World Outlook Financial Conference Feb 3 & 4th in Vancouver.
What kind of success?
- If you had given a pass to last year’s Conference your giftee would have heard recommendations like buying Birchliff Energy and AlvoPetro Energy – stocks that have almost doubled even in this challenging market.
- They would have heard insider recommendations like the little-known Canadian company Champion Iron Ore, positioned to become one of the most sought-after mining operations in the world as the steel industry goes high tech.
- Michael Campbell would have told them to lock in their mortgage because % rates were going up a lot.
- Ozzie told them that we have seen the low in rates, massive inward migration, where to buy and where not to and why cash is not trash
- Your giftee would have heard that it was important to have investments in $US – a forecast that would have saved them huge amounts. And to add commodities like food and fertilizer to their portfolio, fantastic performing sectors all year.
Just think about how thankful your family and friends will be this year when they hear from some of the world’s top financial and market analysts about how to survive AND thrive in 2023 and beyond.
Don’t delay, order this weekend. CLICK HERE and go right to the online store to get your pass.
WHERE OZZIE REFLECTS ON THE FUTURE – AND A BIG THANK YOU
I finally managed to read all 160 plus pages (just comments – I already sent you the survey results). The stunning amount of friendly remarks, thank you’s, kudos’ etc. made my day and every day since! It will be impossible for me not to run around with a big smile on my face and a glow in my heart.
Thank you! Thank you!
Every Holiday season as we get closer to yearend, and as I reflect on the year just passed, I am reminded that no matter what happened throughout it was ALWAYS more turmoil than we expected. So much more turmoil in the year that was 2022. We ALWAYS had to defend real estate investment, we ALWAYS combatted the naysayers … and at the end we always muddled through.
So again, at this passing of 2022 I am left with a sense of wonder…
How will be the new year? Wither our massive OUTLOOK forecast? Disaster, turmoil, changes? Yes, but also a new start, a new beginning … So, time for a new New Year’s Resolution?
Last year we asked?
Did you make your New Year’s resolution for the whole year or the usual ‘24-hour New Year’s resolutions madness?’ We also pointed out that:
‘Don’t let the past determine your future. Just because resolutions of the past didn’t work has absolutely nothing to do with today’s resolution.’
Yeah, yeah, you say, the good old ‘today is the first day of the rest of my life’ saying … well, YES, IT IS!
Your past in NO WAY determines your future. YOU DO!
In my view, we will have a fantastic, incredible, opportunity-rich 2023. YES! In 1989 when the economy slowed down and the average price was $278,000, the negatives abounded. The market had gone down by 18% (from $350,000) or so. So, I wrote my now famous “BC is full of Yeah-Butters”. No matter what positive outcome one mentions, someone would blurt “yeah but”. In my major, major points, (Monthly Newsletter from 1993 to 2018 and at Ozbuzz.ca every month thereafter) I repeated and reflected on the upheavals and the negative forecasts.
In 2004, the market was reversing and I found myself once again writing to you, my dear subscribers and after I reflected on all the negatives, I concluded, that we in BC are nuts. Not just we – in BC. All of us in Canada!
I wrote (and repeated it since) that “We live, play and breathe in paradise. In fact, we should revel living in Canada. The rest of the world thinks being allowed to be here is close to having our ‘Heaven on Earth’. They admire our very special and unique Canadian spices.”
Think about it:
The environment is majestic, the climate outstanding, and the views spectacular. There is a very crisp flavour in Canada. Call it the fine mountain air or ocean spray, balmy sunsets, roses in February and asters in October. Part of it is that special Canadian flavour – an entrepreneurial, innovative flavour, a generosity of spirit, of open arms, an embracing of life in the outdoors and life where every individual can grow to his or her own FUTURE BEST.
‘Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.’ -Aldous Huxley
Apart from all the economic gobbledygook, weird politics, temporary downturn in prices and the unfriendly numbers, reality is that this is the best place in the world to be. We can with confidence believe in the long-term, strong, viable, positive, and indeed bright future for our Canada despite its UPS AND DOWNS. People from all parts of the world are waiting for years to get just a chance to apply to immigrate here. When they come, they are bringing their individuality, charm, wisdom and often – business acumen.
They become ‘Canadianized’ and we’re the greater for it. (We actually expect 1.5 million immigrants in the next 3 years.) The experience of Canada holds these newcomers, grabs, and transforms them and brings about this curious blend of work and play, outdoors and indoors, East meets West.
Huxley said it: “What we all do with our experiences will form our future and our destiny.” Let’s face it and agree:
- To work here is a privilege.
- To live here is a true blessing.
- To study here is a benefit.
- To worship here is a natural.
- To love and hold here… is paradise.
All these thousands of people want to be here, struggle to be here. WE ARE HERE! Let’s enjoy it. 2023 will be more spiritual, more mindfulness. People will value their quality of life not just talk about it. Smelling those roses will mean stopping the car, getting out and sticking your nose in one. We all need to come closer to ourselves, discover that life is not money, not owning. Life is in the doing. The DOING, the actions we take! To nourish our sense of wonder.
Awareness of our lives today, not dwelling on yesterday and worrying about tomorrow, but doing the living today.
That and a compassion for others is — for us as REAL ESTATE entrepreneurs and as Canadians — the essence of Canada.
Spirituality, individuality, physical fitness, mental preparation, and faith all combined in the average Canadian will see us through any obstacle, any possible short-term gyrations. We will – as always – emerge on the other side … stronger, wiser, and happier than ever.
But just like no person can motivate another. Canada creates the environment where we must motivate ourselves to happiness. Western Canada in particular provides the magical environment, YOU must do the rest.
In the words, of Jim Rohn: ‘…The real difference is inside you.’
In fact, the difference IS you. You, you, you! So, yes… this is the first day of the rest of your life, there will be a new year and you live in paradise … Now YOU go make yourself happy! No one else can.
I wish you and yours a peaceful, reflective holiday season and an eventful, thoughtful, thankful, exciting, wondrous, successful and above all HEALTHY year of 2023!
Oh…make this goal: I will get into JOY every day!
WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
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