In today’s tepid global economic climate, investing in funds can be a tricky proposition.
Stocks seem be ebbing and flowing and the overall global economy’s growth appears stagnant. Many worry over what the prospect of a massive slowdown to the Chinese economy will do in ruining forward financial growth around the world. Another issue is the United Kingdom’s vote to withdraw from the European Union, possibly sending that strong economic bloc of European countries into even more turbulent waters.
Obviously, there is a lot of concern for potential investors who are faced with such a economic landscape as mentioned above.
In order to get ahead in today’s uncertain investing world, one has be smart in limiting risk and be willing to pounce on a good opportunity. Good expertise is required when it comes to valuation of companies and investment banking. Investors need to form a strong and reliable network in the financial sector in order to stay on top of trends and conditions in economics.
However, the financial industry has taken some hits to its credibility and reliability in the eyes of prospective investors and would-be clients. As a result, they are becoming more choosy over who to select to help manage and support their business initiatives and goals.
A rising investment firm to some is Madison Street Capital Advisors. Since its establishment in 2011, the company have developed relationships through networking and aided clients looking for knowledge and expertise in investment banking, both nationally and globally.
The company’s clients are often small to medium-sized businesses looking for financial expertise in managing assets and growth potential. Madison Street Capital helps to integrate their clients into their communities before expanding their exposure nationally and then overseas.
Integrity and transparency is key to the management personnel within Madison Street Capital. Serving as able and reliable business partners who help finalize deals designed to help all those involved is the calling card the company strives for.
Madison Street Capital is also known for being supportive of businesses within a local community. As a result, the company has teamed with the United Way in helping provide financial disaster relief to communities in the South and the Midwest in the U.S. Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=116516616
Because of its commitment to integrity and to the local community, Madison Street Capital is becoming a respected investment name within a struggling financial industry.
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Jim Hunt, a notorious stock trader has an ambitious task in mind. He wants to make his own mother a millionaire through ten easy to follow steps and he is inviting the whole world to watch through Youtube and his personal website www.MakeMumAMillionaire.com. Hunt is the CEO of VTA publications a stock trading company and he is known in the stock trading world as an advocate for the “little guy” in the world of big banks who dominate the markets. He wants to show just how easy stock trading can be by using his mother to inspire others to join the markets and build their personal wealth.
When asked about his challenge Jim said on Twitter that its much simpler than people assume it to be. He says that if you begin with a small amount like 1000 pounds you will have a million pounds before long if you double it ten times over. This happens through “compounding” where your initial investment increases your earnings at exponential rates. Even Albert Einstein was in awe of compounding. He referred to it as the 8th wonder of the world, for dramatic effect.
The financial establishment, represented by big banks, have been hiding the best stocks from the general public in order to hoard wealth for themselves. Jim Hunt has cracked their code. He has developed a proprietary system that allows him to see exactly what they are investing in. Jim says that riding these stocks can take you smoothly upwards in the financial ranks. He will personally pick out the ones that are likely to succeed and he is sure that before long his mother will be a millionaire. He stresses however that certainty is more important than speed in the world of investing.
Many people on the internet whine and complain about how hard investing is. That is why he is determined to show everyone how easy it can be and to document the entire process so that everyone can understand. Jim helped many people make money in the past with a system that he called the Wealth Wave, and with Make Mum A Millionaire he is set to do it again.
Marketing is one of the important parts of building a successful business. However Adam Goldenberg does not believe that it is the most important part. While he does see the value in marketing, he also understands that if people don’t like a product, they are not going to buy it. Among the things that he has noticed about a lot of companies is that they focus a lot of their energy on marketing. This is also true when it comes to clothing, especially athletic clothing. Adam notices that a lot of clothing companies don’t really offer something unique to the table. This is one of the reasons that Adam Goldenberg has started JustFab.
JustFab is a subscription service that sends items every month to people based on their tastes for a subscription fee of $39.99 on a monthly basis on Racked. This not only allows people the chance to pick out the items they want, but to also save money. Purchases that would’ve costed $100 would only cost about $40 for subscribers. However, JustFab is more than just an online subscriptions service. The company also provides platforms for people to engage each other in. There are also style guides that show people the best type of outfit to put together based on a certain item.
With all of the features that Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler has put into their new company, there is one thing that they encourage, and that is for people to find their own style. They want people to be able to shop to their own preferences, which is why they make sure that they are always bringing something unique to the online fashion retailer at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JustFab. When people look into items that catch their eye, they will be more likely to pay for it.
Adam Goldenberg is making a lot of revolutionary changes in the fashion industry with JustFab. He is trying to move people away from all of the monotony of fashion retailers that offer very little when it comes to unique items. A lot of items that Adam carries in his store are those that are not seen elsewhere. People will be able to pick out items that they love greatly.
Known widely as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF), Mike Baur utilizes his startup accelerator to assist budding startup companies and initiatives to reach their desired goals. He boasts of vast experience in the Swiss banking industry, which stretches for about twenty years. Due to his impressive expertise and record of accomplishment. Baur was able to ascend from a commercial apprentice working a UBS to an executive board member position in a top Swiss Private Bank.
Apart from spending time in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship, he supports startups sin Switzerland through financing and mentoring. Baur is a proud holder of two MBAs from the University of Rochester and University of Berne respectively. Further, he is credited as the Director and Co-Founder of the Swiss Startup Association.
The inception of the Swiss Startup Factory happened after Mike Baur, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer came together as founding partners. Since 2014, the startup accelerator has attained remarkable accomplishments and currently tops as an independent as well as privately funded early stage Swiss-based ICT Startup Accelerator.
Swiss Startup Factory
Based and operating in Zurich, Switzerland, the Swiss Startup Factory searches and identifies promising digital entrepreneurs in the market in a bid to assists them by providing various opportunities for growth. It undertakes this task through its established network both locally and across the global divide.
Upon identifying given digital entrepreneurs, the Swiss Startup Factory initiates its accelerator program, which runs for three months. During the three months, it avails a myriad of resources such as office space located in Zurich, mentoring, coaching, entrepreneurial network as well as a unique avenue of services to the promising digital entrepreneurs or startups. This is done in an effort to support the startups in their journey to success.
Developments and Partnerships
Late last year at the Swiss Venture Day, the Swiss Startup Factory and CTI Invest, which is the leading financing entity or platform for startups in Switzerland, declared a collaborative effort to promote the Swiss Startup Ecosystem. Mike Baur, SSUF’s Founding Partner, was appointed as CTI Invest’s Deputy Managing Director and stands to succeed the current Managing Director, Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier.
Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier also joined the Core Team of Swiss Startup Factory as a Managing Partner. This came about in a bid to solidify the relationship between the two entities. The cooperation between the two organizations has led to the creation of a public website that boasts of videos and podcasts belonging to Startups in Switzerland.
Ken Goodrich bought Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen in December, 2012. At the time, the company needed a visionary to increase employee’s confidence. Competitors were threatening law suits against them. With the first 18 months under Goodrich, and after major upgrades in operations, the company was on-track to earn $20 million for 2014. That is up from $11 million in 2012. Goodrich says he has bought and sold 20-some HVAC companies over the years, but this one was different.
When he first bought the company, fear ran rampant in the firm. Any customer complaints caused workers to freeze up, because the management didn’t know how to deal with the issue. The company had experienced such rapid growth; they sort of lost their way. They lost 40 employees before Goodrich got there. They had been accused of deceptive marketing, etc. Nothing every became of the charges, it just broke the company’s spirit.
Goodrich assembled a new management team, which led to the termination of the company’s president, general manager, and several others in management positions. They currently employ a staff of 84 employees and they have a fleet of 58 vehicles. They returned to 300 recent installations made before the changeover, to perform, quality control checks to make sure they met with quality standards.
Now at Goettl Air Conditioning, you can count on a high level of quality with each installation or repair job. Their technicians are trained and knowledgeable, and will exceed your expectations. They offer services to both homes and commercial customers throughout the Phoenix area. Services offered include central air installation, heat pumps, ductless mini splits, furnaces, air cleaners and humidifiers, and much more. They have a 24/7 response team and a 100 percent unconditional guarantee on customer satisfaction.
Goettl Air Conditioning is a changed company. They are busy every single day with jobs around the region. Their workers are motivated and productive. Ken Goodrich has been a major positive for Goettl. He challenges his employees to think better and smarter.
Notable investor, hedge fund founder, and philanthropist George Soros is making a series of trades again. He is coming back from a long break, apparently due to economic shifts in the global markets. Recently, his company Soros Fund Management LLC sold off a number of stocks and bought shares in gold miners and gold. He is anticipating that a number of markets will weaken, according to certain sources.
This view, and his recent activity, are divergent from his actions in the past. For example, George Soros bet against the British Pound in 1992, a move which gained him about $1 billion. Mor recently, however, he has been focused on charity work and public policy. There are claims that he heavily funds super PACs that support Hillary Clinton, among other Democratic nominees.
While he is always diligent about watching the investments that his firm makes, it seems that in recent years he has been hands-off. However, according to executives close to Soros, he has been present in the office and making trades himself recently. Maybe he is trying to make up for the loss of intellectual firepower that happened when Scott Bessent, his top investor, left the firm. Or perhaps he sees the weakness of China’s economy, which is beginning to slow down, and believes it will have global consequences. Because of the lack of transparency of the government of China, especially in Beijing, Soros says it is difficult to read the real state of their economy.
A Bearish George Soros Is Trading Again
However, he does think that the weakness of China will result in a deflationary effect. This could bring down prices, but also wages, across the globe (especially in the U.S.) due to how heavily connected China’s trade programs are with the rest of the world. In addition, the EU is going through trouble right now with Brexit and the refugee crisis.
Soros has had his hits and misses when investing in bearish ways. He bought 19 million shares of Barrick Gold Corp in the first quarter this year. They became the number one holder of this company and the move has netted Soros $90 million. He also invested in miner Silver Wheaton Corp in the first quarter. That company has risen by 28%, putting Soros and company in a great net position on that move. Keep in mind, too, that gold has increased by 19% already this year.
George Soros has been bearish with derivatives, potentially to protect him against a volatile U.S. stock market. The S&P rose by 3% since the second period, meaning that he could have seen some losses there. Overall, the Soros fund is up (in line with many macro hedge funds at this time) according to sources. The last time Soros was so heavily involved in his firm’s trading was in 2007, when he voiced concerns about the housing market and made bearish bets over two years which brought him $1 billion.
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Brad Reifler is a money making genius. If you want to know how to make your dollar double, he has the knowledge and experience that you need. There have been so many restrictive laws for the common citizen, it is hard to invest into something worthwhile. The only people who do not have to worry about government restrictions is the elite class. The elite class consists of only 1 percent of the United States population. Forefront Income Trust is a program that caters to the common American. The accredited investor makes up such a small percentage of the United States population. In order to be an accredited investor, an income over over 200,000 per year is required. Brad Reifler, the creator of Forefront Capital has decided to help others by created an investment place that is catered to the investor on a person to person basis.
Only 4 percent of the middle class has at least 6 thousand dollars in their bank account. Truth is, 99 percent of Americans are overlooked by the investment world. It isn’t fair for the common American to be ignored just because they are not ridiculously wealthy.
Mr.Reifler started his investment career in the 1980’s when he started the Reifler Trading Company. The firm was in charge of very large money, which motivated them to becomes the largest futures company on the planet. Reifler decided to expand his options and offer equity markets.
He also became the CEO of Pali Capital, which focuses on hedge funds by using unique strategies. He used his top research skills and credit analysis skills to create a packaged strategy for success. He has earned over a billion dollars in commissioned income and have over 300 employees that spread over four different continents. Read Brad’s full life story on About.me.
Marc Sparks is an incredible man. He is a promoter to entrepreneurs. He helps the entrepreneurs construct their business through his private equity firm. Mr. Sparks started his entrepreneur journey after high school which was in 1975. He was part of many business start-ups. When people think that their idea is impossible to do, Mr. Sparks shows them how it can be doable.
He also wrote a book called They Can’t Eat You. In the book, Mr. Marc Sparks talks about how he started his businesses and what he gained from the experience of starting them. His advice is to not worry about losing and be passionate about what you are doing.
Besides being passionate about starting companies, Mr. Sparks has a big heart toward helping homeless people. He is partners with a homeless shelter in Texas called The Samaritan Inn. They have help over 200 people daily with shelter and food. Learn more about Marc Sparks: https://disqus.com/by/marcsparks/
He has a thrift store and a transitional living apartment complex for the homeless. He also has helped with the Habitat for Humanity with building houses.
Marc Sparks’ latest project is Spark Tank. Spark Tank is where social service companies tell a panel their ideas, and they pick a business to help. Mr. Sparks funds the business at the amount of five thousand dollars. Each request is handled with great consideration and three finalists are picked.
Those three finalists have 10 minutes to pitch their idea and they will have a 10-minute question session. Those people who want to apply to participate will need to have a 501c3 organization with a minimum of two years history. The social service companies that can apply for Spark Tank are human services, animal services, and the arts.
The companies that aren’t allowed to participate are national charities, United Way charities, political action committees (PACs) and faith-based initiatives. The faith-based companies that don’t have religious intentions can also apply.
This year’s first winner of Spark Tank was a company called Dogs Matter. Dogs Matter is a company that helps take care pets of people who are in recovery from drugs and alcohol. There are two more chances to for companies to apply. Then later this year the three winners will be given a chance for a grand prize grant.
NutriMost has been making headlines; this new weight loss diet is not another fad. The results have been mind blowing. However good results can bring trouble. The weight loss company is suing a rival company called Healthy Living for ripping off its promotional video whole cloth. The video that was created by NutriMost. The rival company Healthy Living was believed to have taken the video and replaced all references to Nutrimost with “Can’t Lose Diet,” the Manhattan Federal Court suit says. Nutrimost is current suing for a minimum of $300,000 for the theft and the loss of “goodwill and reputation.”
Weight loss company Nutrimost files lawsuit against rival Healthy Living for allegedly stealing promotional video
NutriMost is not just another diet. It is a program that is designed for wellness and weight loss. Therefore the focus is also on your overall health. Not just weight loss to look better. The program is set up for your individual needs. It will focus on the most important needs of your body and you will end up balanced and healthy. The program takes the time to educate you, and you will learn:
- How to give your body the best chance to overcome nearly every condition
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When not running his busy and successful company, Keith Mann takes valuable time to give back to the community. Together with his company which he is founder and CEO of, Dynamics Search partners, he has helped kids in New York schools by raising over $22,000. The organization he raised it for is called Uncommon Schools. It helps children in many realms of education, including preparing for and taking tests in high school.
In fact, Uncommon Schools recently built a new school in Brooklyn thanks to the fundraising by Keith Mann. Part of the funding also helps pay for expensive AP and PSAT testing, which is often necessary for high school students to get to the next level in their education and pursue their dreams. Even before this fundraiser, however, Mann had donated $10,000 to ensure that the kids would have everything they needed.
The partnership between Uncommon Schools and Dynamics Search Partners (DSP) is not new – they have been working together since 2013. That’s because under Mann’s leadership, DSP has been dedicated to helping students pursue their dreams through higher education and the practical skills it takes to get into college, succeed there, and beyond. He is excited for the what the partnership has been able to achieve and beyond.
Keith Mann is an experienced businessman and philanthropist with over a decade and a half in the industry of executive search. He helps hedge funds find the right fit for top positions and negotiates compensation, as well as strategizes hiring and staffing. He first started at Dynamic Associates as the manager of the division of Alternative Investment. Through hard work and diligence, he was eventually promoted all the way to vice president of the company. Also, he was the managing director at Dynamics Executive Search, which places executives in a variety of successful global financial companies.
In 2002, a new insight came to Mann when he realized that hedge funds were continuing to grow in popularity yet there were not enough resources to fill their needs. He decided to found his own company called Dynamics Search Partners, his main focus today. That was back in 2009. Over the last 7 years, DSP and Mann have helped alternative investment companies primarily. As the CEO, he deals with important daily issues and positions the company for international growth in markets such as the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Every year, DSP places over 200 positions for its clients.