The sanctions that have been placed on Iran took effect in early November. The Trump administration is trying to force Iran to come up with a new deal regarding nuclear program. These sanctions will punish any country that tries to do business with Iran and are meant to apply as much economic pressure as possible. One fear of the Trump administration is that oil prices could potentially get out of hand, however, they feel that they could apply these sanctions without causing oil prices to skyrocket. So far, the oil market has remained calm, even though the sanctions are now in effect. One analyst who believes that oil is still about to rise in price is Matt Badiali. He stands by his call that sanctions are going to put upward pressure on the price of oil, but he explains to his subscribers why oil is not making its move yet.
Matt Badiali told his subscribers that Iran is still able to export its oil for another six months to a few counties and is the reason oil prices have not risen. This is a grace period the United States is giving these countries. After the six months, however, these countries will not be able to purchase Iranian oil without a penalty. Matt Badiali also points out that both the United States and Saudi Arabia increased production right before the sanctions took effect, and the extra oil has created a surplus for the time being.
Matt Badiali feels the Trump administration should not celebrate these lower oil prices because he feels they won’t be around long. He anticipates that Iran will be adding almost a million barrels of oil a day less to the global markets once the six-month grace period officially ends. He says that Saudi Arabia and the United States will not be successful in filling this gap. He also explains that the world will not be able to rely on Venezuela to help add more oil to the global markets. Matt Badiali is predicting oil to jump over $100 a barrel as soon as the summer comes, which is around the time the six-month grace period to buy Iranian oil ends.
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Vijay Eswaran is an executive, author, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He is best known for his leadership at QI, a Kuala Lumpur-based corporate group with a variety of interests such as marketing, travel, luxury products, and hospitality. The cornerstone of QI is QNET, a mutli-level network marketing program which offers a way for other entrepreneurs to sell lifestyle and wellness products with minimal overhead and a low start-up cost. With QNET, Eswaran’s entrepreneurial spirit is part of a larger vision of financial success for the company’s Independent Representatives and their families in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Eswaran was born on October 7, 1960 in Malaysia. He studied socio-economics at London School of Economics and received an MBA from Southern Illinois University in 1986. He held a position at Synaptics in the US, where he began his career in multi-level marketing. He worked for IBM as well as an information systems engineer, but on his return to Asia he began to take another look at multi-level marketing as a force for personal success and socio-economic growth by co-founding the QI Group in 1998.
A visit to the QI website provides a glimpse of the e-commerce company’s socio-economic vision. Mahatma Gandhi is named as the corporate icon, and QI’s corporate philosophy, Raise Yourself To Help Mankind (RYTHM), is attributed to Gandhi as well. Multi-level internet marketing is, for Eswaran, part of a deeply spiritual vision which enables people to raise themselves up through entrepreneurship.
Vijay Eswaran is listed by Forbes as one the wealthiest individuals in Malaysia, and his success serves as an inspiration to other QI entrepreneurs. Eswaran’s self-help books and philanthropy are part of the ethos of a man who views multi-level marketing as a ladder to spiritual and economic success for himself and, just as importantly, for his community.
Sahm Adrangi founded Kerrisdale Capital nine years ago and they handle approximately 180 million dollars. Kerssidale is in the business of short selling. They began this in 2010 when they started posting their research. They decided to move in this direction because of all of the short sales that were occurring in fake Chinese businesses. This is also why Sahm Adrangi has steered Kerrsidale towards mostly US businesses.
Kerssidale Capital does research on these short sales and offers their findings through many different mediums such as on their website, through Seeking Alpha, on their Twitter page, and on programs on CNBC or Bloomberg. Kerrsisdale also has an email subscription service and those who are interested in the research can receive it through email after subscribing.
Recently, Kerrsidale Capital and Sahm Adrangi have been working on short sales and ad fraud. Ad fraud is defined as fake news that is represented through online advertisement that generates fake clicks and traffics for companies to generate revenue. This means that the advertisement that companies are paying websites to display are not being shown to actual customers. The only traffic that visits these sites and sees the advertisements that are being paid for are other computers and bots. These fake websites do not contain any content; they are filled with advertisements that no one sees.
The more and more this occurs, the less and less companies will be willing to pay for ads, and this hurts the publishers and others who are actually displaying ads on their websites. There are also instances when real customers are visiting websites and clicking and viewing videos and ads and fraud is still happening. Behind these videos and ads are more videos and ads that are not being seen by anyone.
Sahm Adrangi believes this is a real problem, but it can be corrected. He says that the clicks and views that advertisers pay for can be looked at more carefully. By dissecting who, or what, is watching the videos and adds or clicking on them, there can be transparency in the world of online content and media.
Since Stream Energy started their business, they knew they wanted to help their customers and give back to them no matter what they had to do. The company relied on what they could do to help others and they knew it was their opportunity to do the best job possible. Between their hard work and the experiences they could create for other people, the company saw the options they had as a chance to do things the right way. They also knew that the industry would constantly change so they had to prepare for that with all the options they offered their clients. Things would change and they’d be able to do more to help people with the difficult parts of their lives. With their help, others would have the chance to try things that would actually be able to help them in the future.
No matter how hard the company had to work or what they had to do to make things work the right way, Stream Energy knew they were doing everything they could for their clients. They focused on helping them so they wouldn’t have to worry about how they were going to give back or what they were going to do while they gave back. It made sense for them to always do things the right way. By the time the company helped other people with their energy needs, they could show others there were positive experiences that came from what they were doing.
After the industry standards changed, people began seeing them as a way for the company to continue offering things. While Stream Energy started offering philanthropic opportunities, they knew what their clients needed. It made sense for them to always give back and always give people the things they needed that would help them. Even after Stream Energy was featured on the Patch article, they realized they got more from different opportunities. It made sense for the company to keep doing things that would help people make a valuable connection with everything they did in the industry and for their clients who needed them.
The CEO of a successful financial company who gets the company going by taking a “boostrapping” approach is someone who is sure to get the attention of market watchers. This is especially true when the company, in this case Greensky Credit, enjoys unprecedented success before the CEO finally decides to file for an IPO. In this case, the CEO is Atlanta-based real estate billionaire David Zalik, and right now Zalik is considering putting forth an IPO at a company valuation of $5 billion, to raise $1 billion. That’s a lot of money for a home improvement loan startup that launched back in 2007. According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, however, these are indeed the moves Zalik is making, and if all goes well, Greensky Credit will be looking very good to investors in the near future.
Making Its Own Rules
Greensky Credit is getting a lot of attention these days for the unusual way that Zalik has built this highly successful financial technology company. Unlike other companies of this type, Zalik has always worked closely with banks, and right now the company gets a 1 percent share of the company’s yearly loan value back from the banks in exchange for its work in arranging and servicing loans. Right now, the client roster for this successful startup includes a long list of affluent borrowers, and the company is looking very stable.
Zalik ran the Greensky Credit for many years using his own “bootstrapped” funds, and he didn’t take any outside cash until 2014. By keeping things going this way, he avoided the danger that hit many startups of blowing through their $30 million funding by spending it on frivolous non-essentials. For Zalik, keeping a company lean and mean is the key to long-term success, which is why today many market watchers are very bullish on this attention getting financial success story.
In February, Uber investor and Investment company founder Shervin Pishevar went on a 21-hour tweetstorm that some called bizarre and others found prescient. In that time, Pishevar ran through predictions of a plummeting stock market and declining Silicon Valley, predicted the infrastructure of the United States would continue to disintegrate and argued that tech giants would strangle startups.
Known for his strong opinions, frequently expressed, it was no surprise that he wasn’t shy about sharing them, but the intensity and content of them surprised some people.
Pishevar predicted a 6,000-point drop in the market and a continuing decline for the value of bitcoin that would be matched by a surge of interest in gold again. However, he also said that bitcoin would stabilize and start to rise slowly again over a two-year period.
While he felt that Silicon Valley had lost its preeminent place in the tech landscape and that location was less important in contemporary entrepreneurship, he also predicted that any startups would have a tough time competing against giants like Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Shervin Pishevar compared them the phone company monopoly before its government breakup and predicted that it might be a long time before any companies like Airbnb or Uber would make their mark again in the years ahead.
Pishevar also said that the failure of the United States to move quickly or think long-term about infrastructure would be its undoing. He cited the example of a train station in China that was built in just nine hours. Pishevar said he believed that only a few U.S. companies, such as SpaceX, would thrive.
Was he correct? A couple of days after Shervin Pishevar made his predictions, Dow Jones plummeted over 1,000 points. As for the rest of his predictions, their accuracy remains to be seen. However, it is worth nothing that Pishevar savvy in predicting trends has made him a success in business so far.
Hundreds of workers at a Tyson Foods plant in a south Chicago neighborhood were greeted with bad news not long ago when they were told that plant would be closing down. A number of them left to find other jobs, but those who didn’t were given some good news when they heard that OSI Group would be buying the plant. OSI has built up its holdings with more than 50 plants throughout the world, and this addition will greatly bolster domestic production in the Midwest. OSI has always sought to build up their product line, and they have a long history of keeping previous company employees on whenever they complete a buyout.
OSI Group has a history of quality meat processing going back more than 100 years. They were a butcher shop that became a meat market started by Otto Kolschowsky and were first named Otto & Sons in 1926. The company stayed local with most of the clientele they supplied for many years, but then Ray Kroc, the CEO of McDonald’s asked them to be the main supplier for its upcoming restaurants. They started an international investment initiative to build plants across the US and into foreign markets, and one of the leaders of that push was former banker Sheldon Lavin. As those processing plants were built and more clients gained, the company was rebranded from Otto & Sons to OSI Group. Lavin was promoted to CEO, the position he still holds today.
Meat products are the main foods that OSI Group distributes such as breakfast foods, deli and sandwich meats, prepared hamburgers and sub sandwiches, pizzas, chicken entrees, and other frozen meats. But the company also has several non-meat products it sells including salads, fruit mixes, baked pastries and pies and several other side dishes. The company is ranked 10th in the world of largest meat processors and owns several subsidiaries such as Baho Food, Select Ready Foods, K&K Foods and Flagship Europe.
OSI Group is known for being a great place to work because they do not risk employee safety over the high demands of their industry, and they run their company like a family. Even Lavin and his fellow executive President David McDonald say everyone calls each other by their first name while at work to keep the atmosphere personable. OSI is also a charity sponsor with ties to the boards of the Jewish United Fund, the Ronald McDonald House Charities and National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Louis Chenevert has a long history with the company United Technologies Corporation. His role at the company dates all the way back to 2008 when he became President & Chief Executive Officer. In 2010, Louis Chenevert rose to become Chairman. He held these positions up until 2014 when he retired. Those roles combined with his work at Pratt & Whitney and General Motors prior to United Technologies Corporation, made him an extremely valuable person on the staff. His experience had a massive impact on the company. The website Ideamensch conducted an interview with Louis Chenevert to learn more about his career.
The interview beings with Louis Chenevert discussing how they wanted to change the industry with a 30-year product cycle. He lists several decisions the company made along the way. The key to United Technologies Corporation’s success was giving the teams all the resources they needed and hold constant reviews to make sure objectives were being meet. Louis Chenevert cites the rapid growth of technology as the trend that excites him the most. It opens up new possibilities for the company.
During the next several questions, Ideamensch has Louis Chenevert reflect on several aspects of his carrer. In response to the question of the worst job he ever had, he claims it was his original job at the GM plant. However, Louis Chenevert says it was also a great learning experience. He learned the power of having people performing in efficient ways. If he could start over, he make sure the people align with the company’s goals. It is a waste of resources to deal with someone not on the same page with the team.
Louis Chenevert has made a successful career for himself. The way he focuses on the picture and structures work teams has been a great asset to his company. He believes in always facing forward and not letting anything get in the way. Know the plan and having the people follow you is key. United Technologies Corporation grew a lot under his leadership and his influence continues to leave a lasting impact.
The Forex market is a great place to build a career. It is both exciting and lucrative, particularly when you know when to buy and sell currencies. The Forex market is open 24 hours each day for five working days, which translate to mean that jobs are readily available. Most of these jobs require knowledge and understanding of regulations guiding financial accounts and transactions.
Below are three major career areas in the Forex market;
- Forex Analyst:
A Forex market analyst works for Forex brokerage and is responsible for writing daily market commentary relating to the Forex market and the political and economic issues that influence currency values. The Forex market analyst must be able to research and come up with high-quality content and must keep up with the pace of the market.
- Forex Account Managers:
Perhaps you have been trading in Forex for a few years and have been successful so far, learning all the tricks of the trade. Then, you have what it takes to pursue a career as a professional Forex Account Manager. A professional Forex manager makes buy and sell decisions for hedge funds, mutual funds, banks, and central banks that deal in forex trading. This position is high stakes as Forex account managers will be responsible for a large amount of money. Their reputation will be based on how they handle the funds entrusted to them.
- Forex industry regulator:
In order to prevent fraud in the forex industry, regulatory bodies hire professionals to act as regulators. These regulators can be found in numerous countries and they operate in both public and the private sector.
Right from a tender age, Jordan Lindsey knew he was destined to be an entrepreneur He had the burning urge to create something that was going to change the world for good. Although he was born and grew up in New York, he relocated to San Francisco.
Jordan Lindsey is veteran algo trader and the founder of JCL capital. He has tremendous experience in the financial services and in the technology industry. He taught himself programming and he is a systems architecture designer.
He attended Mount Angel Seminary and Saint Joseph’s College. He has lived in several places, a few are Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Mexico.
Jason Hope is a philanthropist who loves to invest his money into businesses that he is passionate about, such as anti-aging research. Jason Hope was born in Tempe, Arizona. He is an investor and an entrepreneur. Mr. Hopes’ bachelor degree in finance received from Arizona State University. He also attended W.P. Carey School of Business where he earned his MBA.
Jason Hope love for technology and knowledge has him focusing on technology to predict where it is heading for the future. During Jason Hope earlier years he started his career creating mobile communications company now he focuses on investing in biotechnology and startups.
What Organization did Jason Hope Donate Money?
The organization that Jason Hope donate to is SENS Foundation; his generosity of $500,000 in 2010 allowed the organization to construct a laboratory called the Cambridge SENS Laboratory. His donation has enabled Cambridge SENS Laboratory to execute a brand new research program that is targeting the breakdown of glycation which is the end products in human tissue.
What is Jason Hopes’ Relationship with Aubrey de Grey?
The founder of SENS Research Foundation is Dr. Aubrey de Grey. The research center employs regenerative medicine which treats damages that cause age-related diseases. Jason Hope and Dr. Aubrey de Grey relationship evolved because of their passion for finding a solution to anti-aging.
What Diseases will Jason Hope Anti-Aging Research help Cure?
Anti-Aging Research will help to cure degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and lung disease. Neurodegenerative diseases attack the body by causing people to age faster than necessary, which causes the mind or lungs to break down the body tissue prematurely.
Other Organizations, Jason Hope, Philanthropic Support?
Jason Hope created a Grant Program for ambitious senior high school students and college students engage in futuristic technology. The grant provides funds for each student that submits creative and innovative ideas. His donations range from $500 to $5,000.
What is “Internet of Things”?
It is a limitless range of products that can connect us to one another via the internet. An example of the (I o T) is the public library years ago school children would have to visit the library to check out a book for assignments now all cell phones and tablets can electronically access any publication you could ever want to read.
There are many more examples of the changes the Internet of Things has done it is forever changing the world around us.
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