The George Soros Gold Rush of 2016

Lighting doesn’t strike twice on the same target as the famous adage opines. However, this statement holds no water in the world of financial management. Any mistake can lead to catastrophic outcomes.

Investors and wealth managers alike have to keep themselves informed on current affairs. They also have to utilize a range of economic forecasting tools to speculate on the future. Such strategies assist in decision making so as to take advantage of future investment opportunities, potential profits or even avoid massive losses altogether.

George Soros, the godfather of investment banking, has done all the above in a career span of five decades. He started out from the bottom and built his portfolio today represented by the Soros Management Fund. Mr. George Soros worked tirelessly and made smart investments to establish his $26 billion empires. It’s only right that he takes all measures to protect it especially in the unpredictable and volatile economic climate of modern times.

All smart economists know the value of Gold and other precious metals. They have become the best store of value for the ever fluctuating currency. A recent article on http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-soros/ reveals that Soros had his value of U.S stocks by more than a third and invested in Gold coin and bullion. The move comes after Soros’ warning of an impending financial downturn fueled by the unavoidable hard landing of the Chinese economy. George Soros has been the top whistleblower on the possibility of the debt-ridden Chinese economy holding the entire world at ransom this year.

The professional views expressed by George Soros have always been taken with utmost seriousness. His move and that of other investors have influenced the surge in demand for Gold by a margin of 16%. Since Gold prices remain constant, it seems a wise investment to cushion investors from loss especially considering the effects of the 2007/08 crisis are still felt in the financial industry today.

Soros, an alumni of the revered London School of Economics, ranks 23rd among the wealthiest billionaires in the world. Even at the advanced age of 85 years, George Soros has maintained his charisma and charm. He exhibited high energy and mobility as he travels across the globe making speeches in global economic and social forums. He has become popular for his fearless critic of social and political issues. Like a real scholar, he has published a book on the tragedy befalling the European Union and shaking it to the core.

George has authored about fourteen books, mostly on economic and political issues. He is a great thinker and the founder and leader of the Open Society Foundations. Read more on http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/

Skout Makes Its Travel Feature More Functional

 

Skout is trying to make sure that their app is going to be functional for people who are traveling. Traveling is a lot easier for people who are working with Skout, and it is going to be the best thing people have ever checked out when they are about to take a trip. PR Newswire is touting the new travel feature at Skout, and they are saying that the company is helping kids enjoy special events.

The travel functions on Skout are helpful for people who are making quick trips to different cities around the world, and the people who are found in Skout are going to offer great services to the traveler. Travelers can find places to stay, places to rent vehicles, places to eat and places to take tours. Every company or person that has a Skout profile can be found easily by users, and users will find special events like the superheroes day that was reported.

Parents who are traveling with kids need to find things that will be friendly for them. Kids are going to have a better time traveling if they can go to places that have events like the superheroes day, and it is important that all of these families can search the cities where they are traveling. The Skout app helps people make sure that they can find the things they need, and they can make plans with the Skout users in a flash.

The other advantage of Skout is that is asks people to find each other with pictures. Businesses will be able to put nice pictures on their profiles, and then they will be able to show the best version of their business for customers. Someone looking for a place to stay will see pictures of great guest rooms, and people who are looking for great food will see pictures of great food.

Superheroes day is also a way for communities like to celebrate the people who have had the best and most significant impact on the world around them. The superheroes day points to the way that Skout wants to engage with the community, and that is something that helps travelers. Anyone who wants to find diverse options for travel should be on the Skout app, and then they should make sure that they chat with the businesses they want to use. Every company that wants to reach new customers can try Skout right now.

Here’s the link to the full article: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skout-celebrates-real-life-superheroes-on-national-superhero-day-april-28-300258178.html

Things That You Did not Know about Solo Capital and Sanjay Shah

 

Located in the well-known area of London, England, Solo Capital Marketers happens to be a fantastic company that works using boutique financial services that are known world-wide. This company also happens to be regulated within the location of the United Kingdom. The company Solo Capital Marketers, which has also in the past been called by Solo Capital UK and Solo Capital Limited, was first incorporated during the year of 2011 during the month of September.

Some of the specialties that this great company has are professional sports investments, consulting and also proprietary trading. Having the ability to offer so many great specialties is just one of the many great qualities that Solo Capital Marketers has to offer their clients. The end of the March month in the year of 2015 brought some great news to the doors of Solo Capital Marketers, during this time, they were able to reach a net worth that was £15.45 million, reach a cash flow that was £30.26 million and they were also able to reach a total amount of assets that equaled out to £67.45 million.

The company that currently holds control of Solo Capital Partners is the Solo Group Holdings company, and this company happens to be controlled mostly by Sanjay Shah who is the CEO and also the founder of the company. Along with being the founder of that great company, Sanjay is also the current owner for the company that is known as Aesa S.a.r.l.. This company is the company that has control over the Solo Group Holdings company. Other than operating all these companies, Sanjay Shah also happens to own companies amounting to over the amount 3 dozen, which all span across the areas of The British Virgin Islands, London, Malta, Dubai, The Cayman Islands and also Luxembourg.

Before he was able to incorporate the Solo Capital company, Sanjay Shah was able to make £19 million for the end of the 2011 year. During the year of 2014, Sanjay was able to take control over the company known to the world as Old Park Lane Capital. The Old Park Lane Capital company was a type of institutional and also invitation specific stockbroker that had a main focus that was put on the use of natural resources. As of the month of January of the year of 2016, Sanjay had a net worth that was at the number of US$280 million and actually thinks of himself as a retired individual.

Securus Challenges Global Tel Link (GTL) to Let an Independent Judge Decide

Securus Technologies has challenged its main competitor, Global Tel Link (GTL) to let an independent technology judge evaluate the product set, technologies and customer service of both companies and decide which one offers the better deal to consumers.

Securus provides a platform for secure phone calls serving prisoners and their families. Advance Connect is their prepaid service for families of prisoners. Direct Bill allows families to receive inmate phone calls from prisoners and have cost added to their monthly bill. Traditional Bill enables families to receive collect calls and have cost added to their monthly bill. Inmate Debit is a prepaid service for prisoners to pay the cost. Jail Voicemail enables leaving messages.

Securus also provides video services. With At-Home Visitation families can have a web cam link to the prisoner. Onsite Video Visitation allows the families to schedule their visit in advance. All you have to do is register your software with Securus and connect it to the free video app you can find on Google Play or the App Store.

With Securus’s Secure Instant Mail families and prisoners can communicate via email.

Even so, Securus claims the comparison between it and GTL would not be fair, because Securus has invested $670 million into Securus over the last three years in buying other companies, technological development and setting up customer service in the United States and developing products. GTL has not spent nearly that much.

According to Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith, GTL used litigation to try to say their technology and customer service are superior to Securus. Therefore, he believes a judge without any stake in the outcome could make an independent, disinterested decision, and it would be in favor of Securus. Reasons for that include:

Securus owns a domestic customer service call center using their own employees. GTL outsources customer service to Mexico.

Securus has its own, trained field employees. GTL outsources.

Securus uses a VOIP call platform, the largest for jails. GTL uses older, premise-based technology.

Former GTL customers who have switched to Securus say they get better technology, prices and customer service from Securus. Some Securus customers switch to GTL, but the rate is nearly 3 to 1 in Securus’s favor.

Securus also offers such services as: tablet apps for inmates, JobView for inmate jobs and the tracking by satellite of parolees.

Securus has its headquarters in Dallas Texas which you can learn more about on their BBB page. It provides its services to over 3,450 jails and police stations and over 1,200,000 inmates. 

At the end of 2015, John Bell joined Secarus. He is now the Senior Vice President of Sales, in charge of Securus’s 100 salespeople, including sales associates.

Learn more about Securus by visiting the following link >> http://www.securustechnologies.com/en/about-us

Career Development of Coriant’s Current CEO Shaygan Kheradpir

Coriant originated from the Transmission Technology department of Siemens that is situated in Munich Germany. The company in 2013 was announced independent from Nokia Siemens Networks, owned and controlled by the Merlin Equity Partners.

The company, Coriant, was formed following the merge between Nokia Siemens Optical Networks, Tellabs and Sycamore Networks which are the main technology suppliers. There also stands a plan by the Marlin Equity to merge Coriant and Tellabs to operate as Coriant after they acquired Tellabs later on in 2013.

Currently, Coriant offers good deals selling hardware and software for optical transmission that supports data, voice and mobile networks immensely. Coriant has come in strongly to assist its clients in getting into profit margins. This is following their great guidance in resource utilization so as to maximize end-user revenue.

Shaygan Kheradpir who stands out as a business and technology executive, currently heads Coriant as the CEO. Being in the technology and financial industries for over 28 years, Shaygan has gained much experience and has also led to the development of various products.

He was born in London, grew up in Iran and later on moved to the United States for his education. Shaygan attended Cornell University and it is here where he got bachelors, masters and doctoral degree in electrical engineering. This saw him off to his first job at GTE laboratories back in the year 1987. Greatly managing and controlling network routing at GTE, he was named the Chief Executive Officer.

Following the merge between GTE and Verizon to form Verizon’s e-business division, Shaygan served as the president and later on became the CIO at the company. Under his leadership, telecommunication services were improved and operations greatly automated. Shaygan later joined Barclays where he served as the Chief Operating Officer. He worked for product development and this led to his promotion to now serve as the Chief Operations and Technology Officer.

Prior to joining Coriant, Shaygan joined Juniper Networks in 2014. He was named the Chief Executive Officer where he developed an Integrated Operating Plan that helped to curb the pressure from the Elliot’s activist investors.

Queens of Drama: Crystal Hunt

Emmy-nominated actress Crystal Hunt made her big return to television last spring in POP TV’s “Queens of Drama.” The clever reality series follows a group of former soap stars as they band together to create their own TV drama series in order to survive in a world that no longer watches soaps. Hunt and all the other actresses on the show, including Lindsay Hartley, Vanessa Marcil, Chrystee Pharris, Hunter Tylo and Donna Mills, play fictionalized versions of themselves. Soap legend Joan Collins even makes a stunning appearance later in the series. The show garnered very good reviews, with critics noting that there is engaging drama as the actresses decide on a pecking order and learn how to book meetings with the tough Hollywood executives who can greenlight their dream show. Critics also said the series was more intriguing than some other docu-dramas because the goal of landing a TV deal creates focus and raises the stakes.

Her website shows that Crystal Hunt was born February 5, 1985, in Clearwater, Florida. At at the tender age of 17, an agent saw her perform at the Actors Workshop in New York and snapped her up. She soon landed the role of disturbed teen Lizzie Spaulding on the CBS daytime drama “Guiding Light.” She played the role from 2003 until 2006 and earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2005. During the same period, she also co-starred with Zac Efron in “The Derby Stallion,” a warm-hearted family film. After leaving “Guiding Light,” she worked with Amanda Bynes in “Sydney White,” a modern take on the classic Snow White tale, and then returned to daytime drama by accepting the role of stripper Stacy Morasco in ABC’s “One Life to Live” in 2009. She left the show in 2010, but returned as a ghostly version of her character later that same year and again in 2012.

In recent years, CrunchBase shows that Hunt has appeared in films such as the thriller “NYC Underground” with Arielle Kebbel and Evan Ross, and “23 Blast” with Stephen Lang, Timothy Busfield and Dylan Baker. In 2014, she expanded her entertainment career beyond acting, producing the true life horror film “Talbot County” alongside her longtime friend Dania Ramirez. In 2015, she appeared in “Magic Mike XXL” with Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Maginello, Adam Rodriquez and Amber Heard.

Hunt splits her time between Savannah, Georgia, and Los Angeles, California. She once owned an upscale pet supplies shop called My Pets Dream Boutique in Florida.  A full acting reel for Crystal Hunt can be found on YouTube.

Charles Koch Lends Support to Criminal Justice Reform

Charles Koch is an interesting figure in the political landscape. Koch’s name is known to many people for his support of free market capitalism and other conservative-libertarian policies. When an interview with one of Koch’s spokesmen was reprinted by Newsweek, some have suggested that Koch may very well be a “closet liberal”. Koch does have liberal leanings towards certain policies. One area of interest to Koch is the left-leaning cause of criminal justice reform.

Proponents of criminal justice reform such as the ACLU note that many people are serving serious prison terms despite having committed nonviolent crimes. Other organizations have noted the huge cost on taxpayers for keeping people who really are not a violent threat to anyone in prison for long stretches. There are many different ways in which serious work on criminal justice reform can be enacted. Right now, those with a high profile are trying to raise awareness about the cause. Charles Koch is one such person.

Charles Koch generally does not speak to the media. He invests an enormous amount of time running Koch Industries, a multi-billion dollar entity that is engaged in many different sectors of the economy. Koch inherited the company from his father and has managed it quite well.

Koch also invests a great deal of his personal fortune on charitable and political causes. Criminal justice reform seems to be a cause he has a great deal of interest in promoting.

Recently, Koch has increased his media appearances and discussed the 2016 GOP primary and also offered advice for budding entrepreneurs. Perhaps he will soon start speaking more and more about criminal justice reforms and other liberal-leaning causes soon.

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Stocks Closes on a Positive Note for the First Time This Year

On Friday, the U.S. stocks closed on a more positive note, recording higher figures for the first week in the month. This is courtesy of the recovery in oil that has recorded lows as well as hopes of stimulus in overseas. The S&P 500 is said to have closed 2% higher, which is well above the 1,900 level. The energy on the other hand gained 4.3%, leading at all sectors. Oil reached 32 dollars, which means that it settled at the highest value since January 8.

The president of EverBank World Markets Chris Gaffney said that he thinks the results were due to oil. He pointed out that they were able to continue rallying in oil to have it stop falling but come back up. This led to equity investors trying the market again.
The Dow Jones also closed up higher, reaching 210 points more above 16,000. The most gains were contributed by Goldman Sachs and Apple. Apple jumped 5.3 percent after investors were recommended to buy shares by Pipper Jaffray, who asked them to do it before the coming earning report. He said that the stock could go up 50% because of the iPhone 7 launch presumed to happen in September.
James Dondero is the president and the co-founder of Highland Capital Investment. He has over 3 decades of experience and extensive skills in equity and credit markets. He focuses on high-yield, distressing investments. Highland Capital, which Jim leads, has been on the forefront in the development of CLO (Collateralized Loan Obligation) market as well as developing credit-oriented solutions for both retail and institutional investors globally. Some of the products the firm offers include ETFs, REITs, mutual funds, private equity funds and hedge funds.
Jim Dondero is also the chair or Nexbank, CCS Medical and Cornerstone Healthcare, and also serves as one of the MGM Studios’ and American Banknote’s board members. He is active in philanthropic activities, supporting initiatives in public policy, veteran’s affairs and education. In the past he has helped in building GIC subsidiary between 1993 and 1989 and served as the American Express’ manager. Follow Jim on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on the market.

Finance Expert, Trader and Serial Entrepreneur Brad Reifler

Forefront Income Trust CEO Brad Reifler is an entrepreneur and financial guru. Brad was born and raised in America. He attended Bowdoin College to pursue a degree in Economics and political science. Over the years, Brad was CEO and founder of many companies. Therefore, it’s no surprise that with over 30 years’ experience in the financial world, and Reifler is among the best in the business.

After graduating from Bowdoin in 1982 as Wikipedia shows, Mr. Reifler started his first company Reifler Trading Company. Reifler trading company specialized in global derivatives and execution and the company was so impressive that it was later acquired by Refco in 2000.Brad was also a trader at Refco. While at Refco his fields of expertise included sales and execution of global derivatives, creating custom investment programs for clients and foreign exchange.

After selling Reifler Trading Company, Brad went on to start another company; Pali capital, global financial services firm. PaIi Capital was the highlight of his career in finance. The company flourished with him as both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He made over $700 million worth of profits in his 13-year tenure as CEO and was able to expand the company to Australia and the UK .Mr. Reifler also served as senior managing director at Pali Capital Inc.

Brad continued to excel in finance by Co-founding Forefront Management Group and its subsidiaries like Forefront Income Trust in 2009.He has been the CEO of forefront ever since. Brad also serves as an advisor at Forefront Group which specializes in providing expert advice to forex and commodity traders. Brad emphasizes that everyone can join the investment world by just putting away a little money for their future .Mr. Reifler continues to support investment in the community by helping them attain financial freedom in every possible way with his freely given tips.

Mr. Reifler also serves as a director of ITG market research and is a director at Symmetry Property Development LLC and serves on multiple boards and advisory committees like Foresight Research Solution among others.  Brad can be found on Twitter where he offers even more information.

The Never Ending March of Economics

Attorney and capital strategist Sam Tabar is known for his skills and knowledge in investment banking. The Oxford graduate is an American native and currently lives in New York City. He attended Oxford to study bachelors in arts and later Columbia law school. While at Columbia Sam was the associate editor of Colombia business law review. He graduated from Columbia in 2001 and joined one of the World’s most prominent law firms; Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP as an associate.

While at Skadden, Mr. Tabar excelled in his field of expertise. He provided legal counsel to hedge fund clients on formation and structure, investment management agreements, private placement memoranda, side letters, employment issues and compliance issues. With all this knowledge in finance and investment banking, it’s no surprise therefore that Sam left the firm in 2004 to join the world of finance. He joined PMA Investment Advisors a unit of Sparx group Co based in Hong Kong.

Sam continued to shine at PMA as counsel and was soon after promoted to Managing Director and Co-head of business development. While at PMA, Sam managed and worked on all matters involving marketing and investor relations for a $2 billion hedge fund. He also presided over and designed a strategic marketing plan for the firm that targeted institutional investors, major clients, and potential investors. During his tenure at the firm he was able to provide the company with a personal Rolodex if over 2000 potential investors and also more than 400 additional investor introductions. Sam also assisted the firm in raising $1.2 in assets during his time at the firm. He left the company to join Bank of America Merrill Lynch in February 2011 as a Director and the Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia Pacific region.

At Merrill, Sam provided counsel to hedge fund clients and also targeted concise introductions to investors’ .Mr. Tabar also assisted and managed capital allocations between firm managers and investors. Sam left the firm in 2012 to serve as Adanac LLC director.

In 2013, Sam left his finance career and rejoined the legal world. He joined the Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. As the senior associate, catering to dodge funds. He also provided services in private placement memoranda, side letters, memoranda’s, and employment and compliance issues. Sam left the firm in 2014.
Mr. Tabar has continued to advise people on investments in his current role at FullCycle Fund. According to Tabar, private investments like his most recent one, THNX are more reliable. THNX manufactures innerwear and with every purchase they donate sanitary towels to women in Africa and America that cannot afford them.  He’s also started his own charitable initiative, via Sam Tabar’s GoFundMe page.