Monthly Archives: January 2016

Check Out The News From US Money Reserve

Getting To Know The Facts

Not everyone knows about US Money Reserve, but they are definitely impacted by their actions. In fact, US Money Reserve is statistically the biggest and most successful dealer and distributor of precious metals. The United States works with the US Money Reserve to release these metals. The metals are of silver, gold or platinum origin, and they are officially government issued coins. The reason why it is important to stay up to date on what the US Money Reserve does is because these professionals in currency evaluations make special announcements regarding what changes are expected to occur with the United States in terms of currency. In fact, the US Money Reserve actually employs a plethora of industry professionals, including over 100 people who specialize in currency evaluation.

Recent Changes In Currency Evaluation

The President of US Money Reserve actually appeared on CNBC. He took the time to make a special announcement on the show Squawkbox, in which he discussed the possible future of one of the United States’ pieces of currency. The piece of currency that may be discontinued is the penny. The President, Phillip Diehl, admitted that the penny is of low value in comparison to the actual cost incurred in the production of the coin. He even goes as far as to tell people that it isn’t worth their time to pick the coin up if they are to see one on the ground.

It was interesting to hear his reactions to other view points, also. The reaction that was most memorable was when he spoke to what Andrew Sorkin had to say about the removal of the penny. Andrew Sorkin tells people that removing the penny will cause some disruption of America’s financial system, including inflation and distorted prices. President Diehl’s stance on this is that there is no issue because of the influx of electronic transactions as of late. Lately, there have been upwards of 75 percent of the transactions in the US completed through electronic means.

President Diehl goes on to say that the business owners will likely react to the change by rounding their prices in favor of the consumer’s pocket to show a courtesy to their customers.

Autism Rocks: Making A Difference In People’s Lives

Autism Rocks, a charity organization, is giving families hope for a brighter future for their children who have been diagnosed with this terrible disease. Established by Sanjay Shah, a British businessman in 2014, the focus of the Autism Rocks foundation is on a cure for autism. They are very interested in on what causes autism and through research and development hope to one day give some much needed answers to the tough questions surrounding autism.

Sanjay Shah was in the banking industry most of his life and after losing his job in 2008, he decided to open his own business. Shah opened an investment, brokerage, and principal trading business called Solo Capital. Solo Capital gave Shah the opportunity to make millions of dollars and as of today his company employs more than 100 experts in the financial field.

A couple of years back, Shah and his wife, Usha, took their young two year old son to the hospital after he had been sick for a week and still not able to keep any food down. The doctor ran test on their son and felt that his symptoms required further testing. Their son was diagnosed with autism. Shah and Usha were devastated and starting searching for a way to help him and others stricken from this terrible disease. The Shah family was able to pay for their sons treatment and in doing so realized that without their wealth, their sons’ condition would have gone untreated. This was the beginning of how Autism Rocks came into being.

Shah got the idea to give private concerts by invitation only with some of the biggest names in the music industry as the entertainment. London was the city of the venue’s and the concerts have been very successful in bringing in much needed funds for the research on autism. There are plans to open the concerts up to the public in the near future.

With organizations like Autism Rocks and people like Sanjay Shah and his wife, Usha, constantly striving to secure a place in the world for the research and development of a cure for autism, there is hope for tomorrow. Hope for the next child and knowledge that there are organizations out there who want to help and can provide you and your family with the information you need.

Slyce: Visual Based Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has made life easier especially when interacting with machines thanks to tech leaders like Yann LeCun, Andrew Ng, and Geoffrey Hinton. To date, no company has come up with an event that marks the big arrival of AI as it has always been with us. We interact with it every day in applications like the Google’s autocomplete, Apples Siri application and Facebook friend tagging ability without being aware. Companies too have taken the advantage of the presence of AI for the past 5-10 years. Shopping applications like the Amazon in US and other online stores are examples of such.

Shoppers have the control on what to buy, where to buy and the price they want to buy at. In the online stores, however, they are presented many products from all over the world. To find the right item, the user has to know the right keywords to input to get the appropriate clothes for instance in an online fashion store. People also follow suggestions according to AI in that if they find friends online who have acquired a similar item are more likely to buy the same thing. Shopping online for fashion requires one to engage their visual ability and appreciate what’s available. Friends suggestions or the ability to search a picture that one saw somewhere makes it easier for other fashion shoppers too as they can now pick what they want with ease.

The ability to search image recognition online has been around for about ten years. The image based AI has been used by companies like Cortexica, Slyce, CamFind and many others to aid in the visual search. A fashion enthusiast can now choose from a number of recommendations for patterns, size, fit, style and many others with the results being relayed in real time. Visual applications like Slyce will offer perfect solutions to online shoppers and retailers too. The platform is available for both mobile and desktop. The recognition is possible through referencing existing images of a product or by uploading a new picture to find similar ones.

Slyce also makes it possible to recover lost revenue with the Slyce Link. When shopping also there is the out of stock solutions for both devices and shoppers can also abandon their carts after shopping. The application also integrates a image recognition powered savings application called the Scout. The application will not only make it easy to shop for consumers but will also empower them to search everything they want based on what they have seen and touched. It only offers the perfect visual search solution.

How The 2008 Market Could Be Back Again

Is is time to consider that the 2008 style stock market may be here with us again? George Soros and many others say on Bloomberg that this may be the case. There is ever chance consider all of the various events currently taking place in our markets and markets all around the world.

One of the things that a lot of people are currently looking at is the situation that is happening in China. There are a lot of macro factors going on that could well play into a tough situation for the United States markets and the other markets that are related to our own.

The ongoing situation is China is that the country is believed to be devaluing its currency. This has spiked concerns that other countries in Asia may feel the pressure to do the same thing. If that were to happen, there could be a lot of lasting problems that result from it. No one wants to see a currency war spark out, particularly at a moment like this.

The Economist has noted how accurate Soros has been on a lot of the macro economic calls he has made about the market. He is skilled at making calls about these types of things because he follows the pulse of the economic picture all around the world. He practically never stops looking at how things are going all throughout the economy.

There are a lot of economists who are not calling for a 2008 style recession, but they are almost always late to the party. They rarely ever tell the world that there is going to be a recession until that recession is already upon us. Soros tries to get ahead of the recession and let people know that it is about to happen. He has a strong track record of being able to do so.

Another concern for Soros is the mess in Greece. There was a debt crisis that was garnering a lot of attention for a period of time. However, that crisis seems to have fallen off the radar of a lot of popular media. That being said, the crisis is still ongoing and still has a lot of potential to get a lot of markets into a big mess.

Soros is concerned that a lot of people are not paying attention to what is happening in the stock market right now. There are signs like the ISM manufacturing indicator which has now dipped below 50. When it goes below 50 this is often an indicator of what is about to happen in the markets, and it is not a good sign. This means that manufacturing has slowed in the United States, and this of course translates to bad news for the markets. There are simply too many things that directly tie into manufacturing for this to be ignored.

There are a number of voices that are worried about what is happening in the markets right now, but Soros is one of the few who is telling the world that it really could be as bad as 2008.

 

A Downturned Economy is More Apt to Grow

It’s a simple intuitive understanding that when a market goes down, the potential for gain for new investors is then greater than it was at the peak of a market’s value. With US stock markets having seen a “mini-crash” in the early fall of 2015, some investors are standing on the sidelines calling 2016 a potentially positive year for investments, compared to the rather negative fiscal sentiments around in the equities markets.

The oil issue obviously looms large as well, with economies and investors fixed on the always fluctuating per barrel price of crude oil. Steadily falling due to geopolitical issues around the world, oil prices are a weight on investor confidence going into the new year. This information stands at odds to any wish for a larger market rebound in time, but it is not necessarily a “make or break” factor for investors investing in equities, rather than commodities.

A reason for optimism for the near year of investing is found in the fact that so much of the prognostication is calling for doom and gloom. If the prognosticators are spreading such a negative forecast and the year ends much in the same way as 2015 did, the results would be rather favorable. 2015, despite its low points, was a generally flat year for equity markets.

James Dondero, co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, has three decades of experience forecasting and investing in equity and credit markets. Jim was instrumental in the creation of CLO (collateralized loan obligations), which has helped investors find suitable vehicles for their investment capital in quite beneficial ways.

Philanthropy is a passion and main activity of Jim’s professional career and has made significant financial contributions to a variety of causes and organizations. His stellar track record of financial success brings forward brand associations such as American Express and MGM Studios. If these organizations can trust Jim’s approach to investing, then perhaps you and your firm should consider his involvement as well.

Groundbreaking Company OrganoGold Continues to Expand

Coffee is known world-wide for its health benefits and nutritional properties. Studies have shown that it can help lower the risk of diabetes, several different types of cancer, heart disease, and more. Business man Bernardo Chua has found a way to increase these benefits by adding an ancient Asian herb called Ganoderma.

Bernardo Chua’s company, OrganoGold, makes organic coffee and tea that contain this very special mushroom. They grow Ganoderma organically in their multi-million dollar Gano Herb Industrial Park. After processing this herb into a fine powder, they then add it to their range of products including their Café Mocha, Organic Green Tea, and more.

Bernardo Chua grew up in the Philippines and was often given the benefits of Ganoderma, which is a proven health agent. Now, he wants to make it possible for everyone to benefit from its ancient properties. Chua has been working in the health and wellness market for more than ten years. He has a passion for helping others by providing products that taste delicious and benefit the body.

Beginning OrganoGold was a logical next step for Bernardo Chua. In 1999 his Wikipedia entry shows that he started Gano Excel Philippines with Leow Soon Seng. After working to grow and expand that company he became the president of Gano Excel USA. Eventually, he used his passion and knowledge of Asian herbs to begin OrganoGold in 2008. OrganoGold is now available world-wide.

OrganoGold offers a variety of gourmet beverages and they all contain Ganoderma. Their product line includes hot chocolate, organic green tea, and a variety of coffees. They also offer something called Black Ice which is iced black tea with natural honey.

However, OrganoGold doesn’t just offer coffee and tea with Ganoderma. It now offers personal care products such as tooth paste and soap that also contain the mushroom. They even offer Ganoderma Lucidum in capsule form to make it easy to get the right amount. OrganoGold is constantly expanding into new territories and products and bringing its groundbreaking herb to everyone.

Learn More about Sergio Cortes

Sergio Cortes was born on July 30, 1971 in Spain, is recognized as one of the best impersonators of Michael Jackson in the world. His physical appearance is very similar to the legendary MJ, who died in 2009 aged 50 years old. Sergio began his career as an impersonator when he was a child, and Michael was the youngest member of the Jackson 5. After watching the superstar of TV, Sergio began to pay attention to the lead singer of the group. After some years during his adolescent stage, Sergio was asked by a local journalist to pause for a photo dressed like MJ.
This was just the beginning of his career as an impersonator. When the journalist posted those pictures online, they went viral and Sergio received a lot of proposals from major event organizers who wanted him to dress and impersonate the pop idol. Since that time, it became a career for Cortes to be impersonating Michael. According to newspressrelease, Today, Sergio Cortes runs an entertainment agency that provides contract to artists like him who prefer to impersonate famous personalities. Each year, Sergio performs in very many concerts throughout, and has emerged as having greatest passion for MJ. Sergio’s career has grown tremendously and his shows have remained crowded always.
Today, fans of the legendary king of pop are very excited as they attend Sergio Cortes’ shows, because they are entertained as the real MJ used to do. Sergio’s lyrics, dances and moves are very impressive and that has kept his fans entertained. Many impersonators have accepted that Sergio Cortes is the favorite of them all because he shares a number of characters similar to the legendary MJ. Sergio is recognized across South America as the best impersonator to have emerged from that region. Fans in Argentina are very fond of Sergio, and they expect more performances from him in future.
Sergio Cortes Facebook page has over 16,000 followers where they view his videos and life performances. You can follow him on Facebook page and on his Twitter account, to learn more and chat with Sergio. Many MJ’s fans were greatly affected by hid sudden death, but today, they have something to smile about after Sergio Cortes rose to prominence. Sergio believes what he is doing is a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, and he is still optimistic of performing even better in his career.

The Short Lifespan of Homejoy Services

Homejoy has run into terrible financial problems. So low have revenues become, the company has opted to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “Opted” might not be the best word to describe the situation. Homejoy had no choice. Companies do not file for bankruptcy protection unless their financial situation is dire and impossible to reverse without protection from the courts.

Homejoy is a startup business that sought to tap into the potentially lucrative home services market. Home cleaning services are always in demand. A unique way of booking freelance cleaners has potential. Handy has made a huge success of itself creating a great app for booking freelancers. Homejoy competes with Handy and came nowhere close to matching Handy’s success. Handy is doubling the number of cities it offers service. Homejoy is going under.

The history of Homejoy is fairly brief. The company was founded by Adora and Aaron Cheung in San Francisco circa 2013. The company made a slight splash with the public thanks to funny commercials featuring David Hasselhoff. Since revenues were not strong, the funny commercials did not translate to profits. Considering the company is headed for bankruptcy protection, there are no profits to speak of.

$38 million in investment funding was raised by the company. The investors were some very famous ones including Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and more. Raising money is not the same thing as making money. Homejoy did not make money.

Homejoy also found itself in civil litigation trouble as independent contractors booked through the company are claiming employee status. Competitor Handy has not run into such legal troubles. Handy’s screening process for freelancers does not cast any doubts about the relationship between Handy and the freelancers. Homejoy’s relationship was murkier and that opened the door to litigation.

Homejoy could come out of bankruptcy in better shape, but will there the customers interested in the service? It does not seem there is much of an appetite in the consumer market for this company.

This comes as good news to Homejoy’s nemesis, Handy. Handy has been on a roll over the past year. They raised another $50 million in funding and booked their one millionth customer in July.  Handy was founded in 2012 and shows no signs of slowing down. This hit to Homejoy is a boost for Handy, who expanded their services to  even include furniture assembly. Keep an eye out to see what Handy does in 2016, they’ll be coming to a city near you in no time!

What You Should Expect Of White Shark Media

If you didn’t know by now, to successfully market a business you have to not only use the internet to market it, but how to help potential new customers find you. Usually when you think of marketing, you probably think of websites, social media marketing, blogs, mobile marketing, and those are all important keys to doing it. But you also have to know how to make your business visible on search engines, and how to make it appealing for your visitors so that they will purchase goods or services, or contact your business for information. That’s where White Shark Media comes in, a company that takes away the headaches you might have of trying to research and find the proper SEO keywords to make your business visible, and does it all for you, for a monthly fee of course.

Their plans comprise of plans for PPC (pay-per-click), SEO (search engine optimization), and SEM (search engine marketing). Usually the least expensive plans are starter, or small business plans that are for those who aren’t looking to set up as many ad campaigns due to tighter budgets, and platinum is the most expensive plan for those who are having a lot of success with earnings and wish to really capitalize on that success with a comprehensive plan. White Shark media is part of Google AdWords Premier SMB Partnership, a program that few other ad marketing companies have qualified for, thoroughly compliant with Google AdWords regulations.

Customers have expressed satisfaction with White Shark Media’s services overall, according to yelp, White Shark Media has been a time saver for business owners, allowing them to focus in on running their business while their marketing campaigns are being managed and tracked. Some however expressed concerns about high prices of using their services, and about being kept in the loop about things that go on with the ad campaigns. White Shark Media however has been making changes and adaptations over the years to help clients track their ad campaigns, learn what the numbers mean, and to stay on top of the game when it comes to making sales leads.

Enterprising Dentist Seeks To Bring Needy Children New Smiles

Just how troublesome can sleep apnea be? If anyone knows, it’s Avi Weisfogel. A dentist turned entrepreneur, Weisfogel has been treating sleep apnea patients ever since his early days as a general dentist.

In 2010, he left his general dental practice to form a company dedicated to creating oral appliances for those who suffer from sleep disorders. Today, his keen marketing sense and passion for helping people sleep better have helped Weisfogel to create a system that servers 250 to 300 new patients a month. He’s Been teaching this system, the Dental Sleep Masters Program, for over a year and a half. His goal is to encourage more dentists, physicians and patients to adopt this model, which he believes will improve distribution of healthcare in the world of sleep medicine.
Recently, Weisfogel launched a GoFundMe campaign to benefit Operation Smile. Operation Smile serves underprivileged children worldwide who need reconstructive oral surgery. Operation Smile estimates that two billion people worldwide lack access to necessary surgical care. They seek to fill that gap by operating on deserving little cleft lip and cleft palate sufferers free of charge.
Weisfogel says that his passion for helping people led to him choosing Operation Smile as the beneficiary of his GoFundMe campaign. “Operation Smile believes every child deserves exceptional surgical care and all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own,” he says. “They make sure every child knows that no matter what life throws at them they’ll always have hope.” Avi Weisfogel operates out of Old Bridge, New Jersey.