Monthly Archives: January 2016

George Soros Hints on Global Market Deadlock Similar to the 2008 Crisis

The write-down in China’s exchange value is influencing the rest of the world negatively. George Soros said this in an economic forum in Sri Lanka and hinted that investors should be careful with the deadlock in global markets. For the developing world, a return to positive interest rates is a dilemma.
Shifting away from investment and manufacturing to consumption and services, China is struggling to create a new growth model due to Yuan’s convertibility. Comparing the crisis to the one in 2008, George Soros warned that global currency, commodity markets and stock were under pressure in the first week of 2016. There was a reduction of $2.5 trillion in the value of global equities as losses increased in Asia.
In addition, referring back to 2008, George pointed out that financial markets are in trouble and that China has a problem of swimming with the tide. In September, 2011 in Washington, the hedge fund billionaire also cautioned that the Greece-born European debt dilemma surpassed the crisis in 2008. George Soros, who began his career in New York City in 1950s, is a hedge fund billionaire who gained his fame in 1992 when his net worth hit $ 1 billion.
This year, there is escalation in volatility readings. The fear gauge or the VIX, which is the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, has increased by 13% while Merrill Lynch index of anticipated price change in treasury bond went up by 5.7%. The Japanese’s Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index also shot up by 43%.
The wavering manufacturing sector is explained by the reduced interest rates by the People’s Bank of China, which results to weaknesses in the world’s second-largest economy. However, China’s Communist Party has promised to increase the Yuan’s convertibility by the year 2020. This information was reported on Bloomberg as seen the following link http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-07/global-markets-at-the-beginning-of-a-crisis-george-soros-says
George Soros is not only an investment guru but also a philanthropist. His philanthropic nature saw him establish Open Society in 1979, which entails foundations, partners and projects in more than 100 countries. He started giving scholarships to black students in South Africa.
The Chairman and Founder of Open Society also provided Xerox machines to copy banned texts and supported cultural exchanges to undermine Communism in the East Bloc. Paralegals and lawyers who were unlawfully detained benefited from George Soros’ big heart. Another deed was bringing the Roma people of Europe into the limelight. This information was mentioned on Open Society Foundation website as posited in the following link https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soro
The famous hedge fund billionaire is also an author whose publications are chart-topping. Some of the books he wrote are The Tragedy of European Union, The Crash of 2008 and What it means, The age of Fallibility, Open Society, The Bubble of American Supremacy and The Alchemy of Finance among many others. This information was published on georgesoros.com as outlined in the link below http://www.georgesoros.com/books/

How White Shark Media Handles Its Customer Complaints And What Every Company Should Learn From Them

Any business regardless of whether it offers goods or services to its clients comes across customer complaints. Complaints are part of the growth journey and therefore, business owners should not be worried about them. If anything, they are supposed to be happy because that means their effect is felt even though it is not in the best way. To get a customer complaint and fret is one thing just as it is to get a complaint and get working to ensure that it never happens again.

White Shark Media knows how to keep its clients close. It knows that by ensuring that the client gets satisfaction is imperative for its uninterrupted growth as well as future successes. The company has managed to reach a point where it feels that it has made enough mistakes and seeks to address them so that clients can rest assured that it will at every moment try to offer them with solutions that work as they are designed to.

When customers complain that they have lost touch with their Ad-word campaigns, the company realizes that the customer is not taken through the ins and outs of the campaigns and therefore, it works to ensure that communication is improved from that point.

On the other hand, when customers complain that they feel like they are getting inadequate communication, the company slots monthly calls to improve the experience. White Shark also provides phone systems with direct extensions for the same purpose.

When customers complain that their brand new campaigns are not performing as well as their old ones, White Shark provides experienced supervisors who oversee the campaign management and provide feedback.

In the event that a customer asks for SEO services, the company evaluates their needs and out of that, advises on the most appropriate company to deal with.

In the rare event that a customer complains about signing up and getting a contact person who is not in tune with their needs, the company forwards the reported case to its Senior SEM consultants who take over from that point.

When a customer feels that a campaign is created from an account that he/she does not like, the company gives them full control of the account. From 2010 however, the company made sure that all campaigns it runs for its customers are on their accounts.

Out of being very responsible and open when handling its customers, White Shark has received a lot of positive reviews in the last couple of months. Out of that, many business owners and prospective business people will attest to the fact that excellent customer care is key to the success of any business. It has managed to build trust and therefore, taken the business to another level.

The Hot New Reality Show Queens of Drama

Queens of Drama is a reality TV series where former stars and popular actresses get together and try to produce a new show where women can have solid roles in. The show consists of 10 episodes and is especially attractive to an audience who loves drama! There is plenty of drama in this reality series, which the former day time stars play themselves and try to create their own show. Each character in the show plays a personality of themselves, so in return, the show’s story-line is easy to follow.

The TV series Queens of Drama features six former day time soap opera stars, such as Vanessa Marcil, former star of the show Beverly Hills 90210, Crystal Hunt, who worked on the day time soaps One Life to Live and Guiding Light, Chrystee Pharris, who starred on the show Passions, and Lindsay Hartley, who also appeared on Passions and the soap Days of Our Lives and All My Children. Donna Mills also plays a key role in the series. She is best known for her role in the show Knots Landing. The show is presented by ThinkFactory Media and has several executive producers, including Adam Freeman, Tim Laurie, Adam Reed, Aaron Fishman and Leslie Grief.

Crystal Hunt’s character in the series is nothing short of drama and excitement. In the first episode, Crystal Hunt along with Vanessa Marcil and Lindsay Hartley, ask for Donna Mills advice. It doesn’t take long for tensions to arise, as the three soon disagree with Donna Mills’s ideas for a new show. In episode two, Crystal Hunt becomes angry with Donna Mills because Donna went behind her back and consulted a TV network about producing a show. The drama certainly doesn’t stop there. Crystal Hunt upsets the others when she makes lewd comments pertaining to how Lindsay met her boyfriend online.

Crystal Hunt began her acting career at the young age of two and soon became a star, playing the role of Lizzie Spaulding on the soap Guiding Light. She is also well known for her role in One Life to Live, playing the character Stacy Morasco. In 2005, IMDb shows that Crystal was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her role on the show Guiding Light. She has recently appeared in the movie Magic Mike XXL as Lauren, and in 2014, Crystal was the executive producer in the movie Talbot Country.

Kyle Bass Advises American Investors To Be Concerned

China has been pulling a fast one on us, and not paying attention to this will likely lose America millions and billions–even trillions–of dollars by year’s end. The big irony of it is, that largely communist country is losing money the same way America’s supposedly “capitalist” economy did back in 2008: a bunch of banks are allowing loans that won’t ever return the money. The chickens are being released out the back of flying bomber, and there’s no way they’re ever going to come home and roost. How bad is the problem? China’s banking system has a worth of about 35 trillion, but the entire country’s yearly GDP is only 10 trillion. That’s a difference factor of some 350%.

So why is this bearish for American markets? Well, a lot of American industry is tied to China right now. Donald Trump’s ubiquitous lips blubbering “China” may not be making those East Coast utterances without cause. America is so tied to the Chinese economy, when the other shoe drops, the USA stands to lose between a tenth and a fifth of its economic power; and that’s an economic grizzly twice the size of a polar bear if you think about it. The domino effect is going to result in an additional recession, and America is already in substantial debt. China’s economy could result in a very negative domino effect.

But maybe Kyle Bass is just the boy who cried “bear” as UsefulStooges is reporting. Though, in his case, the story would have to be inverted, as he’s successfully cried “bear” several times. Bass is a hedge fund manager out of Argentina who has ties to the country’s socialist president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. He currently operates out of Texas, and the reason he’s being mentioned here is that he A.), successfully predicted the crisis which burst America’s economic bubble in 2008 due to sub-prime lending, and B.), he’s been able to manipulate the stock market via pharmaceutical companies in order to short sell his own stock.

Bass is the leader of an organization called The Coalition For Affordable Drugs, which has been successful in their effort to decrease the cost of some big-time pharmaceuticals’ medicines. When the price dropped, Bass short-sold his stocks and made a pretty penny. It was done completely legally, though the technique is under-handed, and the US government has waxed bipartisan trying to shut Bass down but to no avail.

So is his advisement to be taken, or should it be ignored? That’s something which can’t easily be decided; but should the economy drop between ten and twenty percent by year’s end, then the right choice one should have made will be nothing but evident.   More about Kyle and his predictions can be read on his blog.

Achieving Fame On YouTube

The fact is that a few well known YouTubers achieved instant fame with their videos. Their videos were on a wide variety of topics. One top personality on the site achieved fame by simply sitting down in front of a camera and playing video games for an hour or so. Most people would think that this is truly boring. However, he’s achieved billions of views and millions of followers. Indeed, PewDiePie is the man on YouTube. Other top YouTube Vloggers include people delivering their opinions about Minecraft, games, fashion, music, beauty, and more.

Achieving Fame
If you build it, they will come. You have to post on a regular basis and build a following. Post daily, or at least several times a week. Make sure that the videos are very original. Perhaps, something that has never been shared on the site before. It might concern important information, a personal talent, or just a hot topic. Self promotion is also important. Ask your friends, family, and online contacts to visit your channel and post comments. Post to other channels and leave your channel name. This is the way to build up interest in your channel that just might lead to fame. Certainly, it is also important to make sure that the videos uploaded are high quality and entertaining.

Everybody Loves Wengie
People like YouTube because it is all about communication and sharing information. Wendy Huang of the Wonderful World of Wengie loves sharing her beauty videos with her followers on YouTube. Wendy Huang is an Australian native and one of the most famous beauty bloggers in the country.

Wengie’s Rise
Clearly, it was inevitable that Wengie would rise to the top. Her channel shares all the best elements for success. Wendy Huang has created a channel that is interesting, entertaining, and well produced. Wendy Huang developed a love for fashion and beauty at a very young age. Fortunately, beauty and fashion are hot topics on the site. She quickly attracted millions to her site that were interested in her beauty tutorials and advice. She lives in Australia. However, her followers are from every corner of the world.

Darius Fisher: Fixing Negative Digital Footprints

After four years and 1,500 clients, Darius Fisher, President and co-founder of Status Labs, is well acquainted with the damage that negative online information can cause. Recently named one of PR Week’s Innovation 50 – a group of 50 trend setters and innovators in the tech PR and digital communications sectors, he has given a second digital chance to his many clients; many of whom are public figures, athletes, entertainers, highly successful businessmen and politicians. Headquartered in Austin, Texas with satellite offices in New York and Sao Paulo, and a staff of 3o employees, Status labs has become the go-to firm for expert advice on growing sales via valuable digital marketing and PR strategies.

Mr. Fisher and his team prefer to take a proactive stance when working with clients by shielding them from the pitfalls that come from every angle in the digital world…bad reviews, negative press, leaked personal information, unflattering photos, and social media faux pas. The advice is as simple as changing your password frequently, removing personal information from on-line text brokers like PeopleSmart.com and others, and changing your social media privacy settings. Even with these precautions, a nasty divorce or financial difficulties, when given steam online can take precedence over any positive information. It is for this reason that many seek the help of a digital PR expert-bad news travels fast and can cause a tidal wave of business and personal repercussions.

In a recent article, Mr. Fisher spoke about helping his clients tell their story online. He realizes that everything printed in the newspaper or posted on the internet is only one side of the story. Getting that other side of the story out is what he does best. Through content rich social media profiles, press releases highlighting professional accomplishments and dynamic personal websites, anyone can change their Google search results to reflect that other story.

Leading a premiere online reputation management firm such as Status Labs has led Mr. Fisher to be requested as a guest speaker at the Impact15 Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This symposium of the online marketing industry’s leading digital PR communication interests offered a platform for Mr. Fisher to share knowledge on best practices and the SEO along with content development tools available to fix your search engine results. Mr. Fisher’s best advice to everyone is to stay on top of your digital footprint with regular searches.

Why Having A Wikipedia Article About Your Business Is Beneficial

Creating a Wikipedia page for your business or company can have many benefits. First it will establish credibility for your business. Wikipedia is highly reputable in the eyes of many people, including many scholars and professionals. It is a respectable source of information. Therefore, establishing a Wikipedia page for your business or company will make it seem like it is a credible and trustworthy business. 

In business, earning the trust of customers is crucial. Without people trusting your business, its services and its products, a business cannot survive for long. People nowadays search the net extensively before deciding to order food, products or hire contractors from businesses. Having your very own Wikipedia page will help you earn the trust of potential customers. With greater trust, your business should see greater business and more customers flocking to it. Trust plays a similar role to reputation for a business. Lose the trust of customers and the public and your business or company can come tumbling down and crash. 

Another reason to establish a Wikipedia page for your company is to provide information about your firm and spread the word about it. As stated previously, more and more people are searching for goods and services online nowadays. Not only are they searching for goods and services now, but they are also searching for information about companies and the services they offer. Having your own Wikipedia page will help place your business out there on the net, thereby increasing the exposure you get. If you don’t place your business out on the net through a Wikipedia page, you are giving another business the edge over you. With your own Wikipedia page you will gain a footing on the internet that can prove to be invaluable in attracting and retaining customers. 

Wikipedia business page creation can be tedious. Wikipedia requires that every one its articles published online abide by its set of guidelines or “rules.” This can be a discouragement to many companies and businesses that lack the expertise and will to publish a professional article about their company on Wikipedia. There is a way to have a highly professional and accurate Wikipedia article written about your business. Get Your Wiki is a company that offers Wikipedia writing services for a nominal fee. The professional Wikipedia writers for hire at Get Your Wiki are well versed in writing articles and they are familiar with all the requirements of Wikipedia’s writing policy. Get Your Wiki gives businesses and companies the ability to get on Wikipedia and take advantage of all the benefits that come with having a professionally devised article published online.

2015 Stock Market Ends Flat

The end of 2015 found the stock market right where it has started. However, this can be a good thing because it can help investors adjust their psychology when it comes to making the right investments. This can actually lead to good news for 2016. The first half of 2015 was rather calm due to the optimism of the investor combined with solid fundamentals. However, as the years went on, there have been growing concerns which has resulted in a radical change in attitude in the period starting August and lasting throughout October. The crash has brought forth a lot of worries that have caused investors to be skeptical.

However, there were some investors tat were able to weather the storm. Among the investors that were able to push through the crash with wisdom is James Dondero. Jim is highly experienced as an investor. It should be no surprise that he is able to fight through even the toughest periods of times when it comes to investing because he has over 30 years of experience investing in different stocks and markets. He runs a hedge fund called Highland Capital. He manages CLOs, mutual funds, REITs, ETFs and plenty of other financial activities.

Jim began his career in 1984 when he worked as an analyst. This has given him the experience and the ability to be bale to handle any downturn of the market which included the recent one of 2015. James is also quite optimistic about the new year as the market recovers to its previous levels. All that needs to be done is to learn from the mistakes of the previous year and not repeat them. Given James Donero’s experience, even he remains cautious about the market and the uncertainties that have recently been revealed.

The recent downturn of the market has definitely left a lot of investors shaken to the point that even the signs of recovery were not enough to restore confidence in the market. The investors are looking to new factors to measure when it comes to whether the market is safe or not. The investors kept tight to their pessimistic anxiety. One thing they look to in order to help give an indication of whether or not the market is safe is oil. The price of oil is what triggered a lot of concerns as it dropped to lower prices. Goldman Sachs is one of the people that are predicting an even further plunge in the price of oil.

The original story can be read here

Charles Koch & The Republican Candidates

Charles Koch, a well-known American businessman, spoke in-depth about the Republican side of the presidential race this past Friday during a rare interview. Koch is the chief executive officer and co-owner of Koch Industries, a multinational corporation. Recently, Charles was estimated to have a net worth of $44.3 billion, due to his intelligent investments and management of the family business. He is also known for his influence in American politics, where he contributes large sums of money to various Republican candidates in the running for the presidency.

During Koch’s interview with the Financial Times, Charles expressed his disappointment with the Republican presidential hopefuls (though still admitted to spending approximately $900 million in support and endorsements), citing the fact that many of the country’s most urgent concerns were not being addressed by the candidates.

Fundamentally, Koch seemed to disagree with the warmongering viewpoints that both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz carry in their campaigns. While both of these candidates call for increased national security—Trump calling for more extreme measures by requiring Muslims to register with the government and Cruz demanding overseas bombing on ISIS—Koch insists that less war is better for the US.

After studying revolutionaries such as Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, and William Gladstone, a British politician against political patronage and trade tariffs, Charles Koch stated that less war and more intelligent strategies were necessary in the United States’ international battles. However, Republican candidates did not seem to agree—even after Koch gave candidates a list of issues he wanted addressed. While Charles was not entirely pleased that his political power may have slightly declined, he was still satisfied in the US market-based system and was determined to keep industries from becoming nationalized.

Keith Mann Offers Support Through Philanthropy and Generosity

Support to NYPD

The PR Newswire has reported the story on the support given to NYPD from Keith Mann. Mr. Mann does have a strong and personal connection to the Police Department in New York. His uncle is actually a detective in Staten Island. There have been some attacks recently during protests, this has hit a soft spot with Keith. Mr. Mann has opted to display his support for the officers under this attack.

Lunch on Keith Mann
Keith Mann was able to show his support to the NYPD. He did this by sending lunch right to the 54th precinct. Indeed it was lunch on Keith Mann. It was early January when Mr. Mann provided the officers lunch. He did not stop there. One action can express a pound of support. On February 9, he did it again. Lunch on Keith Mann to show support toward the NYPD. Mr. Mann has been increasingly concerned about the overall rise in violence.

The Officers Deserve Gratitude Instead of Attacks
The officers deserve to be thanked for serving their community. They do not deserve to be attacked during a protest. The officers of the NYPD are people with families. They provide a safety service. They are deserving of gratitude rather than being attacked by a protest against them.

Conflicts Bring Out the Support
There are other citizens who have been attempting to make an effort to offer support to these police officers. This outpour of support has come about due to the current conflicts that this city has been facing. The support rallies that have honored the entire New York Police Department have had a grand response. These types of rallies are going on all through the United States. Keith Mann is not quiet about his support of the NYPD.

Keith Mann Starts a Support Trend
Mr. Keith Mann has indeed displayed his compassionate nature for all of the world to see. The protests have not be solving current conflicts. A lunch meal on Keith Mann is one gesture that clearly does offer the gratitude. The support rallies only breed more support to each and every valuable officer with a tough job to do. This support trend has spread through the nation.

Keith Mann is a Great Managing Director
Keith Mann is a man of many roles. He is the co-founder of Dynamic Search Partners. He holds the valued position of Managing Director of this company. It is apparent that he is a great director in many ways.

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