Banyan Hill author and former hedge fund manager Paul Mampilly brought up Bitcoin in one of his recent articles in which he talked about the rise in the cryptocurrency in 2017 but says investors should avoid it now. Mampilly said he’s a believer in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and likes where it’s headed in the digital age, but Bitcoin he says became a little too popular in 2017. He says that while investors realized it was part of future currency, too many started buying into it and driving its market price way too high, and as a result a bubble was formed. This is the same kind of bubble that led to the downfall of tech stocks in the 2000 recession and later the housing crash of 2008. Mampilly says if you are interested in investing in digital currency, you should look into another one that he shares in his “Extreme Fortunes” newsletter. Read more about Paul Mampilly on Business Journal.
Paul Mampilly chose to start writing newsletters a couple years ago because his former career in big banks and hedge fund management was something he felt he never fully fit into. He is certainly passionate about investing in the stock market, and he’s repeatedly credited his father for sending him to Montclair State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance. But he mentioned in one interview that if he was to go back and do it all over again, he would probably have learned how to build his own wealth through investing as opposed to doing it the way he did. But he did gain valuable experience from the time he joined Deutsche Bank in 1991 till the end of his tenure at Kinetics International Fund, a big hedge fund that he helped grow to $25 billion in AUM. Mampilly also invested $50 million in stocks during the recession which gained 76% and won a competition at the Templeton Foundation in doing so. Check more reviews on forexvestor.com for more info.
Mampilly had already seen his own portfolio boom when he bought stock in Facebook, Netflix and Sarepta Therapeutics, so he knew when he became a newsletter writer at Banyan Hill that he had a great track record to point to. Writing his newsletters has allowed Mampilly to bring lower income middle class investors into the markets, and it’s also allowed him more flexibility for family and personal time. “Profits Unlimited” was the first newsletter he started which reached over 60,000 subscribers within a month, and he’s since started “Extreme Fortunes” and “True Momentum.” Visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulmampilly
Michael Hagele is currently a member of the Corporate Counsel of several research and development companies in the aerospace, defense, internet and biotechnology industries. He attended college at the University of Iowa, earning a B.A. in Political Science and English, and then went on to attend the law school of the University of California, Berkley. Hagele is an experienced investor and negotiator, having worked as an attorney at Fenwick & West LLP for three years in the Online Commerce and Technology Transactions Group and having gone on from there to become a member of the counsel of BigVine.
Michael Hagele got the idea for his current position while serving as a member of the counsel of several other companies. His experience in these positions made him realize that solo practitioners and small firms could make a great impact on technology-focused businesses by providing useful and high-quality legal services while maintaining a comparatively low price point. Michael Hagele emphasizes when giving advice to others who wish to follow in his footsteps that tenacity is the key, and advises people to challenge assumptions that may have been made about their industry and who is capable of what. He also advises putting the customer first. Being an attorney is high-pressure work, and Michael Hagele says that can bring purpose to the attorney in addition to simply pressuring them. He also says that social media is important for connecting with customers.
Hagele emphasizes the role exercise plays in his daily role, saying that it sharpens the mind and enables one to focus on the task at hand. He rides his bike every afternoon, which enables him to return to his work with a fresh outlook. He says that fresh outlooks are hard to come by if you’re sedentary all day. He focuses on intellectual property and counseling issues in the morning and works on contracts following that. After clearing his mind with exercise, he deals with resolving any client issues and spends time on the phone discussing strategies with investment partners.
All in all, Hagele focuses on working with those interested in the success of their company, not just money, similar to himself. More info here: https://michaelhagele.tumblr.com/
DAMAC Properties is a massive property development agency that takes a clear international approach. Hussaini Sajwani is the businessman who heads things for the large business as well. He’s known as the firm’s Chairman. Although Sajwani was born in the Middle East, he has an All-American educational background. He’s an alumnus of Seattle, Washington’s University of Washington, a renowned public school. His education there was mostly about industrial engineering and economics.
Sajwani created a catering business early in the eighties. The business has soared for decades now. It’s a market powerhouse that handles 200 and counting projects. It provides people with more than 150,000 meals on a daily basis, too. It serves individuals in Africa and the Middle East.
Hussain Sajwani always has a lot to think about and do. It can be difficult for him to discuss average workdays. Things constantly change for him. He takes care of meetings frequently. He has many discussions with the professionals who make up his management crew. These managers inform Sajwani about all of the newest happenings. Hussain Sajwani has many discussions with business partners as well. He makes a point to meet new people all of the time. This entrepreneur makes his family a highlight in life, too. He tries to be around them as much as possible. He believes that this is key to maintaining proper equilibrium in this world.
There are many people who simply adore traveling. Hussain Sajwani without a doubt is one of them. He thinks that traveling has the power to open his eyes and help him view the planet in a fresh light. He has other pastimes that go beyond global travel as well. Sajwani is fond of reading books that go into historical concepts. He loves reading about civilizations that existed long ago. He thinks that paying close attention to them can offer a good amount of insight.
Hussain Sajwani hasn’t always been a real estate dynamo. He had employment with a finance division for a couple of years. This division was part of a much bigger entity. This wasn’t long after he left university.
In January of 20018, DAMAC Properties owner, Hussain Sajwani announced their latest luxury apartment development in Business Bay which overlooks the Dubai Canal. The development is named Reva Residences and contains one and two-bedroom apartments with all of the latest luxuries available and features a concierge that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Business Bay is one of Dubai’s most bustling centers of business and the Reva Residences is right in the middle of the bustle. The spectacular views are some of the best in Dubai and are something every one from a young executive to a retiree can enjoy. There are fabulously beautiful gardens, a swimming pool, gym, sauna room, children’s park, and gorgeous courtyard.
DAMAC Properties is owned by Emirati billionaire Hussain Sajwani, who was named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s top 10 richest Arabs. As a teenager Hussain managed to secure a scholarship to come to the United States and study at the University of Washington. He graduated from the college with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics and then returned to Dubai in 1981, beginning his career in the finance department of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries. In 1983, Sajwani started his own successful catering business that currently has contracts with the United States Military and Bechtel. The company is currently known as Global Logistics Services and has a reputation as one of the finest catering business in the Middle East.
Sajwani formed DAMAC Properties in 2002 and over the post 16 years it has become one of the largest real estate development companies in the world. DAMAC currently manages a portfolio of over 19,000 properties in the Middle East. The company currently has over 40,000 units that are in the process of being developed. Under the tutelage of Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC is known as having some of the finest properties in its portfolio and is widely regarded all around the world. The company has some of the finest golf courses and hotels in the world, even developing a golf course with one of the best golfers in the world, Tiger Woods.
Jeff Yastine is currently the editorial director of Banyan Hill Publishing, and as an expert in investing, having spent a number of years operating as the anchor for the PBS Nightly Business Report, he recently discussed a few stocks that could potentially challenge for Amazon’s crown. In December of 2017, Mr. Yastine published an article that discussed an impending trend of mergers and acquisitions and revealed that fact that this could present a myriad of lucrative opportunities for investors. This prediction immediately came to fruition, as talks of a partnership between the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, and Boeing led to an immediate jump in the South American company’s stock price. Learning intimate knowledge of the climate of big-box stores while at PBS, Mr. Yastine immediately shifted his attention to the world of retail.
Kroger is a stock that Jeff Yastine highly recommends looking into, as the grocery chain is currently a very well known entity, operating nearly 3,000 stores in the United States. Although the stock value of Kroger dipped about one-third upon the release of news signifying Amazon’s decision to acquire Whole Foods, Jeff Yastine believed that, due to a number of steps the grocery store chain has taken, they are in prime position to remain competitive. Kroger is currently a substantial supplier of organic foods, and its competition, Whole Foods, has not seen a significant drop in the prices of their goods, despite the acquisition.
Jeff Yastine also recommends looking into eBay, as the auction site is very well-established with a variety of buyers and sellers, and it currently sits near the top among online auction sites. These factors have already put eBay in the position to supplant Amazon in several sectors regarding the retail market, and if a company such as Google were to acquire it, it would form a very potent combination.
The last company on Jeff Yastine’s list of companies to consider investing in is W.W. Grainger, which despite a one-third drop in stock value, already has the infrastructure to provide substantial assets for any company looking to acquire it. Owning its own distribution and storage facilities throughout the United States provides a major benefit for a retailer in prime position to compete with Amazon. Regardless of if a major company chooses to acquire eBay, Kroger, or Grainger, these stocks could still bring an investor significant gains as they already generate notable profits.
Tether is a cryptocurrency exchange that offers a coin, the tether, that is tied to the United States dollar. That’s what’s called a “stablecoin.” Because they are worth the same as one dollar, stablecoins allow cryptocurrencies to buy and sell positions in different cryptocurrencies without having to cash out from the exchange and deposit actual dollars into a bank account, only to withdraw them again. That creates a taxable event involving capital gains, so it’s much easier and less expensive to exchange one crypto asset for another crypto asset for another because that’s a nontaxable like-kind exchange. However, it only works as long as the stablecoin is truly backed up by a US dollar. Read more on bitcoin about Ian King at Banyanhill.
In a recent article for Banyan Hill Publishing, Ian King warns his readers about possible misbehavior on the part of the Tether exchange. According to Tether’s website, the last audit was conducted on September 15. The accounting firm found $443 million to back up 420 billion tethers. That’s great so far. But that accounting firm has since stopped working for Tether. Also, Tether has issued a total of at least 2.2 billion tethers. Do they have $2.2 billion in a bank account to back up those 2.2 billion tethers?
If Tether really has issued more tethers than it has US dollars to back them up, that’s an ironical situation. That’s the kind of money manipulation bitcoin was created to eliminate. Our current paper money began as receipts for gold held by the local goldsmith, before banks were invented. Gold is heavy and subject to theft. In the old days, even a small gold coin was probably worth a lot more than bushels of wheat in a market, dresses in a store or beer in a tavern, making it difficult to spend for such small transactions. Therefore, people let the local goldsmith hold it in secure storage. The goldsmith gave receipts for the amount of gold. When people did business, they would just sign their receipts over to each other because that was easier than taking it out of storage, handing it over to the other party, who then had to put it back in secure storage. So dishonest goldsmiths could issue more receipts than they had gold in storage.
Adam Milstein is excited about what young Jewish-Americans are coming to realize about Israel and their connection to it. He’s Chairman of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and is connected with many other non-profits. After seeing the IAC’s annual conference this last fall, he noticed a lot of young people engaging in conversations about Israel and patriotism towards it. Most Jewish-Americans and expatriated Israelis weren’t usually giving much thought to Israel some 20 years ago because of distance and what they perceived as a major cultural divide between Israelis living in the nation and those abroad. But the IAC, AIPAC and others are starting to change that attitude through educational initiatives and activities that make Israeli-Americans and Jews feel they’re truly connected to the homeland again.
Adam Milstein says there are three things that bind him and his target groups to Israel and bring unity. He says the first is Israeliness, which includes a deep pride and satisfaction in Israel’s heritage and culture, but also the idea that all Jews and Israelis look out for each other no matter their differences. The second is supporting Israel unconditionally even if you don’t agree with all of its policies and taking a stand against anti-Israeli laws or organizations. The third is the idea that everyone can think outside the box and learn from each other on how life can be. It’s a two-way street with Israeli-Americans integrating into the established Jewish-American community, but also the Israeli-Americans bringing new perspective into it.
Adam Milstein has lived in both Israel and the US and did his military service while still in Israel and fighting in the Yom Kippur War which brought about a major defeat of the Egyptian forces. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Technion, a background in building framing and currently is in real estate at Hager Pacific Properties, a major luxury property broker. His career there has consisted of arranging the financing of property purchases and mediating deals between clients. Along with being Chairman of the IAC and it’s partners, Adam Milstein is also involved with StandWithUs and 12 Tribe Films which have started the annual Inspired By Israel video competition. He’s also an author for the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. His facebook page
One thing that gives the impression of a good mall is a mall that draws a crowd. After building a mall, the owner has to figure out ways to draw a huge crowd. One thing that he does is deal with the acceptance of the retailers that come to take over. Among the first retailers that are to be accepted in a shopping mall are the fashion retailers. They have to find what is known as an anchor for the mall. These are the large stores that bring in the crowd. At the same time, these stores have to have some kind of event going on a regular basis.
Roberto Santiago was tasked with not only building a large space for retailers, but also figuring out how to draw in the customers and keep them coming so that the mall will continue to grow. As the mall has grown, he has thought about what can be done to give customers more reasons to come to the mall. Among the new facilities that have opened up in the mall are arcades, movie theaters, concert halls and other areas where people can hang out and enjoy themselves.
It is now a time when online shopping is competing with the shopping mall. Shopping malls and the retailers in the facility are struggling to find ways to keep the customers coming. One thing that they can do is offer entertainment. Entertainment seems to be the future of shopping malls that manage to keep everything going. For one thing, shopping malls are opening places where people can play video games. There are also bars and lounges that are actually opening up in and around the mall.
Roberto Santiago knows that his mall has a lot of life in it. For one thing, he uses his creativity in order to find out what customers like and what would bring him to his mall. One of the most successful things about his mall is that it offers people a reason to stay there. Some of the most successful stores will have customers engaging in more ways than just buying a product and leaving.
Ian King is an experienced trader. Before joining cryptocurrency trade, he was an expert in hedge fund and equities on Wall Street. Currently, Ian King is a contributor to Bayan Hill Publishing as an expert on crypto currency.
Crypto currency refers to a change in the medium of trade. Instead of having physical money, now there is digitals ‘smart’ money. Traditionally, there has to be a bank to validate the value of money and the goods and services it can buy. Cryptocurrency allows for two people to sell and buy digital goods using digital money and have their money safely transferred to them. The trade has been made possible in such a way that both parties know it happened and cannot dispute. This abolishes the need for banks since they are now not needed to validate the value of digital money.
When Ian learnt about cryptocurrency in 2012, he was intrigued about how it works. To get a hung of how this type of investment worked, he began to buy and sell crypto assets. With time he realised that cryptocurrency yields more profit that what he had investing in on Wall Street. However, even though Ian was realising abnormal profits in Crypto currency trade, every time he engaged friends on the subject he realised that not many of them had knowledge of the trade or its benefits. Many were believers of the traditional method of investing on Wall Street. Read this article at ZeroHedge about Ian King
This was his inspiration in starting up his own company where he educates people on crypto currency and helps people trade in it. Ian King says that crypto currency trade is not entirely different from Wall Street. Investor behaviours are the same, the situations to be judged are very much alike and timing is everything. The only thing that requires a lot of research and understanding is how crypto currency works.
Ian king says his job as a life saver at the beach is what prepared him for what he is doing now. When saving a drowning person, he says, the only thing you can rely on is your instincts and good judgement. This taught him to assess a situation and quickly decide on a plan of action. This has been his greatest asset; his ability to judge the market and decide on when it’s the best time to buy or sell. Even as a college student studying medicine with hopes of becoming a psychiatrist, Ian King followed the trends of the market and invested in dot-com stocks. Learn more:https://www.investopedia.com/contributors/82716/
Malcolm CasSelle has always been at the forefront of technological innovation. In 1995, the Stanford graduate in computer sciences co-founded NetNoir, the first outside company to receive investment from the AOL Greenhouse Program. He served as CTO until 1998, transitioning to the role of senior vice president for Pacific Century Cyberworks. Over the next decade he held major management position in numerous web-based investment firms. Following the progression of technology as it quickly took over. He was a major player in Groupon’s joint venture with Tencent, and served as vice president and CEO for the first major companies to handle online monetary transactions. Now CasSelle is at the forefront again, and this time his focus is on cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency is a digital unit designed to operate like actual currency in an exchange medium. It utilizes cryptography so that transactions can be kept secure. Such assets are alternative forms of actual currency and can be traded for other digital assets or in some cases physical objects. Bitcoinsare the first type of cryptocurrency to be decentralized, allowing many people who made an investment in the assets to cash out. One such person was Malcom CasSelle. CasSelle is currenty the CIO of OPSkins, a company focused on sales of in-game currencies and assets for video games. OPSkins is also the largest bitcoin merchant around. In tandem with OPSkinsCasSelle is the president of Worldwide Asset eXchange, or WAX, a player-to-player decentralized marketplace for the sale and trade of digital assets. Both companies have played a large part in the rise of cryptocurrency, and CasSelle has been firmly at the helm.
Centralized cryptocurrency provides too many limitations. It restricts players and keeps everything digital. There is no opportunity for an investor to transfer their assets to actual cash. Decentralization allows for that, as players can trade or sell digital currency. However, it can be dangerous. Decentralized networks run risk of fragmentation and fraud. WAX offers the first solution with the use of blockchains to keep the network secure. When WAX eventually launches, Malcom CasSelle will once again be at the forefront of innovation.