Shervin Pishevar thinks that gold is a good investment in the short term. This is one of the nuggets of positive information I was able to glean off of his latest Twitter rant. The rant lasted a little less than 24 hours and nobody is really sure why the former head of Sherpa Capital took to Twitter so aggressively.
But I’m going to take advice where I can find it. Shervin Pishevar has built empires based on his knowledge of the economy and some of this information is actionable. He believes that gold is going to rise in value as the stock market collapses more than 6,000 points. This dire prediction can actually make an investor a lot of money.
Most people do not know that they can make money off a downturn in the stock market. You can invest in safe bets like gold when the economy collapses. You can also bet against the stock market and make money when everything tanks. And Shervin Pishevar believes everything is about to tank big time.
I would advise pulling your money out of Bitcoin. He believes the cryptocurrency is about to crash down to the $2000-$5000 range. He also believes that Bitcoin will continue to rise slowly over the next two years. I would wait for the currency to collapse before buying up as much as I could so long as I had the money to make a long-term investment.
I would be pulling my money out of bonds and equities, as well. Shervin Pishevar predicts that these two markets will become extremely volatile with the bond market trying to rally after the stock market collapses. It will do so for only a short period of time before it and the equities market collapse. He believes that this is all due to the president’s trade wars.
It seems that Shervin Pishevar also recommends pulling investments out of Silicon Valley. He believes that innovation has stagnated in the tech valley and that others will innovate beyond their comprehension. Innovation, he says, is a borderless idea and not confined to a geographical area.
All hail cryptocurrency, the DVD to traditional banking’s VHS. Projections on the future of virtual trade mediums over traditional paper-weighted currency are made every day. Underneath all the chatter is the understanding that if virtual markets continue to flourish, traditional money will become an outdated commodity. For many individuals it is not a question of how, but of when such an instance will occur. One individual is Malcom CasSelle, and he is banking on his idea of when.
CasSelle is the CIO of OPSkins, a giant in the field of in-game asset sales. CasSelle is also a veteran of the web industry, his first foray occurring back in 95’. Fresh out of college, CasSelle founded a media production website called NetNoir. In the two decades since he has moved around quite a lot, held numerous top executive positions in virtual companies, and been a part of some major innovations. Fate eventually drew him to the gaming world where he has been ever since. An early stage investor in Facebook, Zynga, and bitcoin CasSelle was instrumental in OPSkins becoming a worldwide bitcoin merchant. Now he is turning his focus to blockchain technology with the launch of WAX.
Worldwide Asset eXchange is a player to player platform that facilitates trading within a decentralized market. Businesses far and wide have shied away from decentralized markets for the risks of fraud and fragmentation. Blockchain technology has solved those problems, by using cryptography and data collection to create reliable transaction data. The use of tokenization has led to universal currency acceptance, allowing people from all over the globe to participate without requiring currency exchange. For players operating games within WAX’s network this represents a return of investment. For the rest of the world this could be the start of traditional banking’s conversion to digital. CasSelle certainly things so, which is why as president of WAX he is planning for the future.
The company does much of its advertising by producing infomercials that air on several television networks. They have served hundreds of thousands of customers, and their infomercials are well done and highly regarded.
In fact, the US Money Reserve infomercials are award winning. The company was a recipient of the AdSphere awards for two consecutive years.
The US Money Reserve takes the time and effort to educate its customer, and it is happy to provide upfront information to the customers prior to any purchase.
Anyone is welcome to request their free gold buyers information kit with no obligation to purchase anything. The company describes it as a buyer’s guide that informs a customer about what they should know prior to buying any precious metals.
There are also knowledgeable account representatives that can be reached by a toll free phone call to their office. The company has headquarters in Austin, Texas. They pride themselves on their high level of customer service.
The entire staff is committed to first earning their customers’ trust. They accomplish this by first learning more about the customers and their objectives when buying precious metals. It is this type of relationship building that builds trust one customer at a time, and it has helped the company win the trust of over 400,000 customers.
Infinity Group Australia, as its name patently suggest is a company based in Australia, that was created on the theory that better financial results in the area of mortgage loans may be achieved with the assistance of a personal broker than without the aid of one. Graeme Holm, the director of Infinity Group Australia, transfers the personal trainer concept from the context of the gym to the financial context, firmly believing that with the support and guidance of a personal broker, those who have taken out mortgage loans will be able to pay back their loans in a significantly shorter period of time than without the assistance of a person broker. Before a personal broker is assigned to the client, a thorough probe is conduct into the client’s household expenses and the family’s needs and wants. After the probe is completed, a budget for essential expenses is created to limit the client’s spending to only the bare essentials. Then, a personal broker is assigned to the client to provide him or her with support and guidance throughout the process of mortgage repayment. Aside from assigning a personal broker to their clients, Infinity Group Australia also issues performance reports to their clients so that the clients may assess whether or not goals are being met. If they are not, modifications may be made so as to remedy the setback. This support and guidance provide by Infinity Group Australia via their personal broker have proved to be highly effective in the repayment of mortgage loans, with clients of Infinity Group Australia repaying their mortgage loans back in only 7-10 years rather than the typical 30 years, validating Graeme Holm’s innovative mortgage repayment approach. Graeme Holm has logged well over 17 years in the financial services industry before establishing Infinity Group Australia, a company that has quickly expanded from having only one location in 2013 to now having five locations in various cities in Australia, which is a testament to the company’s ability to significantly shorten mortgage repayment time. Infinity Group Australia is also the proud winner of an award for their superb customer service. Learn more : https://infinitygroupaustralia.com.au/testimonials/
Victoria Doramus is a recovery expert and a former addict, as she writes up her own experiences and recovery from it in an article written on Medium. Her addiction was to both alcohol and drugs. At age 26, Doramus was in rehab after not being able to beat the addiction of cocaine and Adderall. Unfortunately, life got more difficult as she lost friends, moved constantly, and went to a school where the addiction had come back. A second time in rehab would put her life in full perspective after hitting rock bottom. Victoria Doramus suffered another blow as her mom didn’t believe in her as she was dealing with cancer. At a point, the individual was homeless and lost friends with no way out and she started using pills. On Thanksgiving, she was arrested after being alone in New York City with no family or friends.
Victoria Doramus then made a big decision to seek treatment at another state, Austin, Texas to be exact. This rehab facility was much more strict and kept patients busy doing various chores. There were meetings every day and peer evaluations. After leaving the program, Victoria Doramus got a house and worked a job as a waitress for 30-40 hours a week. She also had to still attend meetings and stayed on the plan of recovery. She then saw her mother and moved back to New York City afterward working with addiction non-profits. Now Victoria Doramus works with the non-profits today and assists others who are struggling with addiction and helping individuals gain sobriety. Victoria Doramus wrote a memoir, although, she did not publish it because she found a higher calling in assisting others with addiction. She ends on a high note of finding yourself through recovery and the only one who can help you is yourself. Believing in yourself is the secret.
When people are unhealthy, it’s impossible to have a healthy world. When it comes to medical issues, some people look at it with the future in mind. If no people are thinking about precision medication, it becomes hard to come up with some profound treatments. It’s evident the modern health science has evolved in so many ways, unlike how it used to be. Cancer has become one of the most tear-jerking health problems today. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, nothing else in life makes sense to them. They start living as though life has become to the end already, while it hasn’t. However, some competent scientists like Eric Lefkofsky are still optimistic that technology is among the highly anticipated solutions to this menace.
The number of cancer patients has continued to increase in various countries, especially in the United States. Some companies have come up to offer a ray of hope to the cancer patients. Among these companies is Tempus, which Eric Lefkofsky co-founded. The company believes technology will help it come up with a lasting solution to this devastating mammoth. According to Eric, what is happening now shouldn’t deprive of people the hope of what good is about to come. Tempus has initiated several cancer-treatment innovative ideas, even though it has been in this industry for only three years.
Eric believes cancer treatment will be more effective once some technology advancements have been made. He believes embracing digital technology will change the way the patient’s data is collected and analyzed. He says it’s possible to manage the cancerous condition if the doctors can use the modern technology to analyze the patients’ clinical data and molecular information. Eric Lefkofsky affirms that the analytics software is useful in enhancing treatment delivery.
If people embraced the technology that captures the patient’s data through natural language processing, the cancer effects would be minimal. Eric feels the human genome sequencing shouldn’t be sidelined when collecting genomic information from the patient. Besides being into the medical world, Eric Lefkofsky has also been a renowned entrepreneur. Venturing into the business world is what Eric did when he graduated from college. His efforts in various philanthropic contributions cannot be questioned. Together with his wife, Eric immensely contributes to scientific research topics, educational programs, and children welfare.
Investment scams are like an infestation, a sweeping epidemic presenting itself at every turn. They usually sound so compelling, presenting an, “opportunity” with a big payoff for little to no work. One can find them in binary-options trading, multi-level marketing, and other schemey areas of investment. The internet is rife with them. Because of this many people run and hide from actual investments with fantastic potential. One such investment currently available in the market is Freedom Checks.
Freedom Checks are payoffs from a legitimate investment made in a natural resource company. The are as real of investment as Matt Badiali, the man behind them, is a real investment guru. Not only that he is a geologist.
A recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State, focused on Earth Sciences and Geosciences, and the holder of a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in Geology, Badiali has a Ph.D. in Sedimentary Geology from the University of Carolina. He goes all over the world using that huge sentence of credibility that started this paragraph to investigate natural resource companies. He studies their well, mines, and drilling platforms, talks to CEOs, employees, and people who live nearby. He takes the information and presents actionable, legitimate financial advice to his readers at Banyan Hill Publishing. He is also extremely knowledgeable of the natural resource market.
This is why he is aware of Master Limited Policies, or MLPs, the investment opportunity Freedom Checks offers. The policies are non-controlling stakes in companies taking advantage of a unique tax break. In order to facilitate that break they have to dispense 90% of their revenue to stakeholders. Said stakeholders receive a monthly to quarterly check in the mail equal to the amount of stake they buy. Just like stock. This is what Freedom Checks really are. No scam just an investment into a company, carrying the same risks as any stock investment would.
Working for one company for your entire life alone does not guarantee that you will one day head it, but doing so gives you a better chance of attaining that. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has however been able to achieve this with his career in Bradesco bank spanning more than 40 years. His success at Bradesco has been driven by a combination of factors ranging from education to his performance in other key departments within the bank that was very crucial to the bank’s bottom-line. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi attended the University of San Paulo, where he graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters. He would then proceed to pursue his postgraduate degree in Socio-Psychology at the Fundação School of Sociology and Politics in São Paulo. These credentials gave him the necessary academic qualifications to enable him lead an organization of Bradesco’s nature. He began as a clerk and worked his way up; he held numerous positions each for a number of years, according him the chance to fully understand the entire business model employed by the bank. He was in charge of Bradesco Vida e Previdência the pension fund department held by the bank for a period of six years starting from 1992. The success here would lead Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi to Bradesco Seguros the insurance division. His appointment as CEO would test his leadership capabilities to the core. This appointment was made back in 2003, and by 2006 he was receiving awards right, left and center. His division was doing so well that by 2006 Bradesco Seguros controlled approximately a fourth of the entire insurance market in Brazil.
In 2009 Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was appointed President of Bradesco bank, he is only the fourth person to hold this position since the bank’s inception. During his time as president, he would oversee one of the largest acquisitions the bank has made to date the acquisition of HSBC Brazil. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has also held various positions that include Chairman of the Marketing and Funding Committee of the Brazilian Association of Real Estate and Savings Credit Institutions (ABECIP) and the President of ANAPP, i.e. The National Association of Private Pensions.
OSI Group is an international company dealing with food supply for both retail and wholesale clients. It is a privately owned company with its roots in the United States. The history of this prolific company dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century in Oak Park, Chicago. A German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky started a small meat market and butchery. He later expanded his retail business and started to supply to the wholesale market.The business grew from the branded origin of an immigrant family business to Otto & Sons. The family business retained that brand until the ending of the Second World War. It was now time to rebuild the world again; restore and expand the economies.In 1955, another booming business, McDonald’s Restaurant, opened their first hotel in Illinois and the man behind it, Ray Kroc who made a deal with the Otto Sons to supply meat for them.
The following twenty years’ are what has led to what we see today, a prolific Group of restaurants across the globe. The main product was the hamburgers which are sandwiches made by ground meat and salad vegetables among other food flavors.The discovery of nitrogen freezers paved the way for more growth of the business. The relationship between Otto & Sons and McDonald’s was so good that the two partners worked together all along developing ideas together. Otto & Sons were late rebranded as OSI Industries in 1975 and by 1980 OSI Group had crossed the borders to European countries in Germany and Spain.
Lavin had taken over the leadership of the OSI Group of companies in the 1980’s after serving as a company’s consultant for a couple of years. He’s the CEO behind the heavy capitalization and the great breakthrough of this company due to his experience in banking and financial management.OSI Group was ranked #58 in Forbes 2016 largest private company in terms of sales value and obviously making it a perfect Fortune 500 private company. The OSI Group has continued to grow to date supplying more delicacies to various restaurants across the Globe. The company has observed it’s processing to ensure they are in line with the environmental requirements.
Peter Briger, co-founder of the New York investment group Fortress, had a conference in the winter of 2013 in his headquarters with several executives from Wells Fargo where he discussed the possibilities of the digital currency BitCoin. In that conference, he brings up a major benefit of BitCoin, which is its “ability to send money instantaneously”, as Wells Fargo’s own payment network services are currently being challenged by the instantaneous results provided by digital currencies like BitCoin.
While Wells Fargo was, in the end, reluctant to open up to digital currency due to its shaky performance overall, and while Fortress had to scale back its plans for BitCoin as a result of Wells Fargo’s indecision, it nonetheless allows Peter Briger to bring Wall Street closer to seizing the opportunities of BitCoin in the near future.
Even the road to this initial conference between Fortress and Wells Fargo wasn’t simple and easy. It was only on January 2013 when Peter Briger began his interest in BitCoin due to a meeting he had with Wences Casares, a successful entrepreneur for startup companies, among other entrepreneurs about the same benefits and possibilities of BitCoin. Convinced of the vast superiority of the efficiency of sending BitCoin via a renegade exchange network, compared to established currencies through traditional financial institutions, Peter Briger went ahead the following summer of 2013 to have professional traders buy BitCoin to set up a fund for Fortress in the near future.
During that period, Briger attempted to have his first meeting with Wells Fargo about BitCoin, only for the institution to deny any partnership with Fortress due to federal agents seizing Wells Fargo bank accounts a few months prior from Mt. Gox, a BitCoin exchange network. But after a Senate hearing about how digital currency can be used for legitimate purposes, Wells Fargo reconsidered the partnership with Fortress, hence the meeting that happened that winter of 2013. While that meeting was inconclusive at best, and while an eventual change on Wells Fargo’s part will likely be slow and arduous, it is a welcome first step in the right direction for Briger to have Wall Street be open to accepting these digital currencies along with the benefits they provide for traders and investors. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group
Peter Briger is one of Forbes 400’s business professionals and has been made a billionaire during his tenure at Fortress through his expertise in distressed debt and illiquid investments in addition to helping foreign markets raise capital. Prior to Fortress, he worked at Goldman-Sachs where he had a reputation for honing and developing a skill set comprising of foreign investments, distressed debt, real estate and loans and trading, with which he was able to increase Fortress’ assets to around $65 million after leaving Goldman-Sachs. Engaged in philanthropy, he is passionate about alleviation of poverty and providing quality education, among other social causes. As a successful financier and caring philanthropist, he is likely to succeed in bringing Wall Street to BitCoin, despite the challenges he faces. Visit his LinkedIn