2015 was a very good year! It was a very good year for us as a family. It was a great year for our business and for our clients. It was a wonderful year in Panama!
We started 2015 with our friend Henry the First by burning him on the beach at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Henry was not a magician. He was a Judas Doll, or Muneca, in Spanish. Judas Dolls are popular along the InterAmerican Highway between
Punta Chame and Rio Hato and up the road to El Valle. People blessed with artistic skills build these dolls, which are life-sized, and give them the looks of either a politician or an actor or a neighbor–usually that person is not well-liked by the creator of the Muneca or in the neighborhood or even in the country. These dolls are on display along the streets and they get filled with messages, suggestions or complaints, then topped off with some explosives. The belief is that when all of these things on the messages get blown up and burned on New Year’s Eve, all the nuisances and problems will be gone as well.
Our doll this year, whom Norma named Henry II after his predecessor, does not represent a certain person. Henry is a scapegoat for the things we and our friends and neighbors do not like. A lot of my messages were directed toward Washington DC! Henry was ready–well, loaded–to be blown up around midnight in the presence of our family and with many friends in attendance on the beach. What a great way to welcome a New Year free of all unfinished business!
WHAT WILL 2016 BE LIKE?
I received and still receive this question more than any other one. I have to emphasize here that I am dealing with facts and not myths:
FACT – 2015 was a very good year for our investments
FACT – All of our investments in 2015 increased steadily and did not act like they were on a roller-coaster
FACT – US stocks posted their worst annual losses in 2015
FACT – the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.25% in 2015 while the S&P 500 lost .7%
FACT – In the first week of 2016, stocks had their worst week since 2011
FACT – We will not participate in these kinds of games which are strictly based on Fear and Greed!
FACT – 2016 will not be any different for how we treat our clients and our money. We will use Safe, Secure and Guaranteed resources and products for a steady and, in many cases, guaranteed profit and will be offering additional opportunities for “Impact Investing.”
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