A Man of the People

Brad Reifler could be called a natural born entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Forefront Management Group, LLC along with its subsidiaries Forefront Advisory, LLC, Forefront Capital Management, LLC, and Forefront Capital Markets, LLC. Such groups offer assistance in navigating the complex and occasionally volatile universes known as forex and commodities markets. His firm provides investment advice service to individuals and institutions alike. They work with a variety of global institutions, financial advisors, and personal investors, appealing to their individual and collective needs. With over thirty years under his belt, Brad Reifler is a qualified veteran of the deeply competitive business world.

Brad Reifler earned his degree in Economics and Political Science at Bowdoin College as Wikipedia shows. Immediately after graduating in 1982, he debuted his very first company, known as Reifler Trading Corporation. Soon, they were able to narrow down their economic speciality through targeting global derivatives as the focus. Reifler Trading corporation evolved into such a successful enterprise that Refco purchased the company after they have established themselves by utilizing their original and unique business skill set.

It was then, that Brad Reifler introduced Pali Capital, through which he accomplished his greatest victory. While serving as Chairman and CEO, Reifler saw the company earn a jaw dropping two-hundred million dollars in profit. Pali Capital had offices located in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.

It is Brad Reifler’s astounding reuters articles, and his level of experience and genuine business acumen that makes him so fascinating to aspiring investors in search of long-term, sustainable success. The market his currently presides in, the commodity market is known for being inconsistent and occasionally caustic, thus his advice is wildly sought after.

Regardless, Brad Reifler remains an outspoken figure on Twitter and in the world of finance. He has garnered much attention for his focus on helping the lower and middle class find ways to save money and lead more financially sustainable lives. For him, the business world is a chance to achieve true freedom, and more than anything he wants to share his wealth, and wealth of knowledge with those who can possibly benefit, no matter who they are, or where they come from. Brad Reifler is above all, a man of the people.

Kyle Bass: Advice to Avoid

In a recent article Kyle Bass, founder of hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, foresees a bleak time ahead for emerging markets. Speaking in a video for ‘Wall Street Week’, Bass predicts that countries such as Brazil, Russia, and China are still a good way off from safety. In these markets, corruption is rife and global actions usually have an equal and opposite reaction especially when Putin is involved. Comparing emerging markets to baseball, the Dallas based investor said they “still have three tough innings to go” and will “see a lot more pain before they are okay.”

Bass is most well known for his insight and warning about subprime mortgages before the great financial collapse in 2008. As a result, he attracted notice from financial bloggers, stock market news sections, and politicians most notably former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. However since his good call in 2008, most of what he has promoted has been neither well informed nor ethical.

Some may recall that Argentina defaulted on its national debt while President Kirchner was in office, refusing to payout investors after bond restructuring in 2005 and in 2010. Bass was quick to defend his powerful yet economically illiterate ally, calling one creditor “immoral” for requesting full payment. Other instances of his lapse of good judgment and perhaps an insight into the depths of his greed is spotlighted in his defense of General Motors, a company in which he was heavily invested. After making the headlines for faulty power steering and non-deploying airbags causing fatalities in GM vehicles, Bass shifted the blame onto the drivers and passengers accusing them of being impaired or not wearing a seat belt.

Making multiple appearances in articles featured on usefulstooges.com, a blog concentrating on fingering corrupt politicians and their lackeys, Bass has tangled himself in more than just a web of lies by defending white collar criminals. Pharmaceutical stock adjusting and willfully participating in pulling funding from medical research for important drugs, his actions have left millions of patients without pain relief and potential life saving treatments while making healthy profits for his own interests. While it is difficult to accurately guess how well Bass is doing, he admitted in 2014 he had “a tough year”. Some say he lost 30% and may be the reason he stoops so low for his money.

The publicity of his actions and past predictions would be ruinous to other brokers but somehow the media still wants his interpretation. In a more recent article on Barron’s blog, Bass suggests that we may see major currency devaluation in China in the next 12-18 months. This may not be the most insightful prediction compared to his fifteen minutes in 2008, one should still use caution before considering market advice from Kyle Bass.

Solo Capital Founder Sanjay Shah Creates Autism Charity

Founder of hedge fund Solo Capital, Sanjay Shah has been personally affected by autism. His youngest and most beloved child, was diagnosed with the disease at a young age. Shah, seeing firsthand the effects of autism on children decided he wanted to make a difference and support research efforts aimed at treating autism. Living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the time, he donated generously to the children’s autism center in Dubai.

Seeing the plight of many children, afflicted with the same ailment that has youngest son Nikhil had, moved Sanjay Shah so much that donated several mini-buses to the autism center in Dubai so that others afflicted with the disease would receive the care and treatment they so badly needed. Unexpected things occurred to Sanjay Shah as well in Dubai that would help him create his very own autism charity called Autism Rocks. An unannounced visit by famous rap artist Snoop Dogg set up by one of Sanjay’s friends gave Sanjay an opportunity he had had long pondered about.

Snoop Dogg was very generous, humble and great with Sanjay’s kids. Mustering up enough courage, Sanjay Shah approached the idea of Snoop Dogg performing at a private concert set up by him in order to raise money for a charitable cause that would help autism research. Snoop Dogg agreed, and Sanjay Shah was well on his way to establishing his own charity called Autism Rocks, and raising money for autism awareness, treatment and research.

Shah, has had previous experience in setting up concerts since his college days when studying in England. He never imagined that he would end up creating concerts where world famous artists such as Snoop Dogg, Prince and Lenny Kravitz would be performing at stages and events set up by himself and his team. Thanks to Sanjay Shah’s creativity and generosity Autism Rocks has managed to raise large amounts of money for autism studies, research and treatment at the University of Cambridge in London, England. Shah has also created a Go Fund Me page for his charity Autism Rocks, where donors who cannot make it to one of his concerts can help contribute towards autism research efforts.

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TOWN Residential Makes Predictions About 2016 in New York Real Estate

TOWN Residential is a sales and development firm in New York City real estate that works in commercial and residential development. Their firm helps customers purchase homes, and the firm works with big developers who come from overseas. The 2016 year in New York real estate is to be a banner year for buyers and sellers, and TOWN Residential has created a list of predictions for the new year. The Daily News first reported these predictions, and TOWN Residential promises that 2016 will be a great year for anyone who wants to find a nice home in the city.

#1: Home Sales Will Continue On Pace

Home sales in the city will continue at a rapid pace, but the prices will not rise over time as they did in 2015. TOWN Residential has many properties around the city that are perfect for couples and singles, and they see a lot of growth in areas where condos are becoming popular. TOWN will not charge more these properties as prices have finally stabilized.

#2: Condos In Brooklyn Are Especially Popular

Condos in Brooklyn have become some of the best places for people to shop in the city because of the property values in Brooklyn. Someone who invests in Brooklyn today will see a large return on their investment, and the properties are beautiful. Living in Brooklyn puts citizens close to Manhattan, but they are not too far away from the island.

#3: The Bronx Is Exploding, Too

The Bronx is becoming a popular place for young professionals to live, and the properties in the area are growing in price and prestige. TOWN Residential has properties in the Bronx that show great potential, and the firm believes home sellers will make quite a lot of money selling to young professionals who work in the city.

TOWN Residential has a clear vision for what will happen in real estate in 2016, and they have properly predicted what will make the real estate market progress in the new year. Buyers in the city will pay stable prices, and there are many new prestigious properties to choose from.

George Soros Attacks Donald Trump While Remaining Skeptic Toward Chinese Economy

George Soros doesn’t hold back when it comes to politics and economic matters. This may be quite understood of him given that the two are almost interlinked, failure in one is always affecting the other. Given the massive fortunes he has amassed as a hedge fund operative in the United States, Soros is aware that he stands to lose most if any of these were to collapse. He, therefore, doesn’t shy away from expressing what he believes is right even if it rubs certain feathers in the wrong way.
His recent headlining comments during an interview with Bloomberg Business TV.

The Charitable Heart Of Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos was born in 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He lived a humble life and spent most of his early adult life doing humble work with his brother. They worked as ushers for different organizations during their annual meetings. This gave him a platform to rise slowly through the social status to where he is now. He is now a successful business person and a billionaire. He is also a husband, father and a grandfather. He is married to Betsy DeVos for 35 years with whom he is blessed with seven children and five grandchildren.

He started his career in business at Amway where he headed different departments like manufacturing and marketing. Due to his hard work, he was promoted to the position of the vice president of Amway. At this position, he was mandated to oversee operations in 18 countries. During his tenure, he was able to open up new branches for this company that leads to the companies growth with a record sales of over $ 4.5 billion.

Dick DeVos is also a sportsman and a sports fan. He acquired ownership of Orlando Magic, an NBA team in 1991. He went ahead and became the president of the club. The club has recorded good performance under his leadership to one of the best NBA teams. He held the teams presidency for three years. As an accomplished sportsman, DeVos holds a two-time champion record of the National Champion sailor. He also likes flying; he is qualified jet aircraft and helicopter pilot.

He also founded the Windquest Group. This is a private investment management firm that deals in technology and manufacturing sectors. Dick currently serves as the president of The Windquest Group. He is also a community leader and has participated in various charitable community initiatives and programs. He founded the Education Freedom Fund, which awards scholarships to children from less fortunate families in Michigan to further their education. Up to now more than 4,000 children have benefited from the program. Dick is also a member of Michigan State Board of Education. He has also seen to success various development projects like the $75M downtown arena and the $90M medical school. He is also a best-selling author of “Rediscovering American Values”, which was published in 1997 in seven different languages.

He started Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation in 1990, where he became the president. This foundation is based in Grand Rapids-area. The foundation offers donations to various groups in the society like civic, artistic, religious and educational groups. Donations to institutions include the Kids Hope USA to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and the West Michigan Aviation Academy through the Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan. 

Search Bars May Be a Thing of The Past With Image Recognition

Traditionally, online shopping has always had one constant feature. That feature is the search bar which may end up being a thing of the past as originally reported on MIT Technology review. Two large companies on slyce.it are already testing out the technology which may make your search bar a thing of the past.

Shoes.com as well as Pinterest are turning to a technique known as deep learning to shake things up with how their users shop. With deep learning, they are developing programs which will allow users to shop with images, rather than keywords.

Shoes.com is utilizing the technology of tech startup Sentient to accomplish this approach. Initially, they will only be offering the image search feature with their women’s boots section of its Canadian store. Users simply click the “visual filter” button and the user is presented with a grid that makes up 12 of its varying styles. The user can then select the styles of interest to them to further match what type of styles they are interested in. By further drilling through the selection, the program then matches the user to choices based on items that match the unique characteristics of the styles chosen so far. Roger Hardy, the CEO of Shoes.com, has stated that there is evidence that visual search helps to increase sales. As a result he is considering expanding the search capability to other categories of footwear.

As for Pinterest, they have decided to allow users to select from images on its service to do their shopping. Users simply draw a box around an item featured on the service and the program will automatically return similar items, some of which will have a buy button attached to make purchasing easier.

These are not the first companies to turn to image recognition software to help drive sales and simplify search. Amazon’s most recent phone, the Fire, had an image search feature based on products that users took pictures of. In 2010 Google purchased Like.com. This service would find similar products to the one the user was viewing, as well as allow for customization by the user for important features.

Slyce is another technology company which is working with image recognition technology to help drive sales for its retailers. For example, if a user were to select a product on a website that is out of stock, Slyce technology allows for similar style examples to be displayed to increase the likelihood of a sale being completed. This technology is called Product Link.

Another product being developed by Slyce is Scout. Scout allows users to simply take a picture of a product that interest them, and the application will compare pricing for that item using image recognition technology. The application allows users to also clip coupons from some of the largest online couponing websites available.

With time we may possibly see less and less of our standard search bars when browsing online. Image recognition technology has continued to grow by leaps and bounds resulting in new innovative platforms for consumers to find exactly what they’re looking for.

The Healthy Pet Food Market

As humans we are educated to shop smart for our food, sticking to non-processed, fresh and healthy options. When it comes to our pets, we should make the same choices for them. Purchasing those incredibly cheap, grocery-shelf canned foods just isn’t the healthiest option even though it might be affordable. The dog food we choose for our beloved pet will determine how healthy they are and how long of a life they live, hopefully free of disease and health concerns. At dog food manufacturing companies such as Beneful, Freshpet Inc. and Blue Buffalo, refrigerated, healthy pet food is being created using whole foods, real meat and no preservatives. You may have seen Purina Beneful products in the pet food aisle at your local grocery store. Tubes of refrigerated dog food can be purchased and fed to your pet, providing much more nourishing ingredients to your furry children. Full of flavor, protein, real vegetables and fruit, gourmet dog and pet food is exploding on the $23.7 billion pet food market. While these gourmet foods tend to be a bit more expensive than the unrefrigerated, canned variety, pet owners feel better knowing what is in the food they are feeding their pet and knowing that it is safe and healthy for them. In addition to grain free pet food and chemical free kibble, Beneful and other dog food brands are dedicating themselves to using only the highest quality ingredients around. These foods are so healthy and so good, you could consider putting them on your own dinner table; if you really wanted to. A variety of different gourmet pet foods are available in order to better tailor your pet’s diet to their physical needs. Puppies have different nutritional requirements than senior dogs do and there are dogs who need to focus on weight management more than others. These Beneful gourmet food brands are not only healthy, but they are providing healthy options to all breeds and types of animals. Products will only get better as more developments are made and new recipes are designed. With flavors like lasagna and beef stroganoff, your dog will soon enjoy the types of foods you are having, but safely.

Tips for Finding a Great Home in Brazil

Brazil is a beautiful place to live alone or with loved ones. Many opportunities await you in this gorgeous location, making it one of the top housing areas in the world. When you are looking to move to Brazil, one of the first things that you are going to have to do is find a great home. The houses in Brazil range from very small to quite large and go from being quite expensive to very affordable. Because of this, you need to have an idea as to what you can afford and the type of home that you are specifically looking to own for your own benefit.

You can work with an agent’s firm such as Cabral Garcia Empreendimentos if you want to find a great home, or if you just want to take a look at the listings. Cabral Garcia Empreendimentos has been in the business of matching people with gorgeous Brazilian homes for many years and they continue to be at the forefront when it comes to the real estate market, whether it’s their expertise that is sought by the press, or by new customers. You will find that there are many different things that you can do as a person looking for a home, but one of the best options is for you to work with Cabral Garcia Empreendimentos so that they can help to match you with a property.

One of the things that sets Cabral Garcia Empreendimentos apart from some of the other firms out there is their dedication and experience with helping people out, as well as their commitment to new developments. In fact, it is quite easy for them to find out which homes are available and then match you with them to your own benefit. This makes the entire process easy, quick and effortless on your part simply because Cabral Garcia Empreendimentos is doing all of the work for you. You will also find that working with a company like Cabral Garcia Empreendimentos gives you the chance to find a home a lot quicker than if you were looking for one on your own.  Now that Brazil’s market is booming, you are definitely going to need some help.

There has never been a better time for you to find a home than right now, so you will want to contact a local agent in order for them to help out. The best thing about working with an agent is their experience with the local area. They can get you a home near to where jobs and amenities are located. If you have never lived in Brazil before, this is obviously going to be something that is beneficial to you in more ways than just one. Be sure to speak with an agent to find out what is needed for your own benefit when looking for a brand new home. They can match you with one that you will find highly affordable and easy on your very own budget as well.

Exercises To Stop Back Pain

Dealing with back pain can be proven to be quite difficult and stressful to deal with. The problems with back pain is that it can be very difficult on hone body to deal with down the road as you get older, so the key is to make sure that your always taking care of your body. Just a few small changes to your health and body can make a huge difference to your overall health and your back.

Exercises To Stop Back Pain

Dr. Sergio Cortes is a top notch professional and experienced doctor who has made the following recommendations:

– Biking/Pedaling

Going biking and pedaling your feet can be very helpful for improving posture and also avoiding future pain in the body. ALWAYS biking and pedaling can prove to be very helpful on improving the strength of the lower body and the agility of hone upper body. The activity requires that you genuinely stand up taller and force your way into getting a better posture, so it definitely is worth the time and investment.

– Swimming

Swimming is ultimately the way to go because it can help you be more naturally aware of your body. Swimming can help get your body on track to not being so heavy or fatigued. Dealing with immense stress using swimming is very common to help eliminate some of the stress and erase off just a little but.

– Yoga

Yoga is the ultimate best source for improving your back and body. You need to start doing Yoga because it’s filled with great poses and movements that will help you effectively stretch your way through. Yoga is intense but also very relaxing at the same time, and it causes you to really use your mind and thoughts to relax consciously.

Dr. Sergio Cortes is the author of this original article, and he definitely has made some big changes in the Brazilian community as a doctor. Outside of his doctorate lifestyle, you’ll find that he is known for being a Michael Jackson impersonater, and while some may be confused, you’ll find that just looking at a single photo of him will help you realize that this guy looks just like Michael Jackson. Even though he performs, he definitely enjoys living his life as a doctor and helping out whenever he can in the office and with online content like his website to share information on health.

Source: Sergio Cortes Official Website