The Solid Reasons for Gold in an Investment Portfolio

The Solid Reasons for Gold in an Investment Portfolio






The Solid Reasons for Gold in an Investment Portfolio $GLD,  $SLV,  $ABX,  $EXCFF,  $SLW, $SPY Gold got crushed in The Trump Election rally post election, but a little over 5 months into Y 2017, the yellow metal is up 10.5%—making it one of the best-performing assets of the year so far. While the outlook for the […]






Emaar to List UAE Real Estate Development Business in Dubai

Emaar to List UAE Real Estate Development Business in Dubai






Emaar to List UAE Real Estate Development Business in Dubai The developer will list 30% of its UAE real Estate Development business Dubai developer Emaar has announced plans to list 30% of its UAE real Estate Development business on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The funds raised through the sale of equity will be primarily […]






Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech”

Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech”






Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech” $AAPL, $AMZN, $FB, $GOOGL, $MSFT Selling in the high flying technology sector extended to its 2nd trading day Monday, with the NAS Comp seeing it biggest 2-day loss since September 2016 The tech selling dragged down all 3 major US stock market indexes, […]






Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year

Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year






Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year $FB, $AMZN, $AAPL, $NFLX, $GOOGL The Top 10 stocks, mostly in the tech industry, account for almost half the S&P 500’s gain of 7.7% YTD. In contrast, the S&P 500 Value Index has marks just a 2% gainer so far in Y 2017, trailing the‘Growth Index’ […]






A Gold-backed Crypto Currency the Way to Introduce a New World Gold Standard.

A Gold-backed Crypto Currency the Way to Introduce a New World Gold Standard.






A Gold-backed Crypto Currency the Way to Introduce a New World Gold Standard. $GLD, $ABX, $SLW, $EXCFF You may recall that in December 2016 the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the World Gold Council (WGC) announced a new “Shari’ah Standard on Gold.” The new Gold standard was celebrated as a […]






George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America

George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America






George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Billionaire left-wing investor George Soros has increased what so far has been a losing bet against the US stock market and by extension President Trump and the American economy, he will get hammered. Notably, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) 12.18, -2.48, -16.9% better […]






Value Investing Generates Higher Returns, Lower Risk

Value Investing Generates Higher Returns, Lower Risk






Value Investing Generates Higher Returns, Lower Risk $BRK.A, $SHLD GuruFocus founder Charlie Tian, PhD’s book, Invest Like a Guru: How To Generate Higher Returns At Reduced Risk With Value Investing. Dr. Tian doesn’t have a background in finance. He is a physicist expert in fiber optics and lasers. Perhaps because of his non-financial background Dr. […]






The Medicinal Value of Peppers

The Medicinal Value of Peppers






The Medicinal Value of Peppers Bell peppers and chili peppers are common staples that add flavor and color to our meals, and they are easy to grow in a home garden. The heat of peppers is measured in Scoville heat units. A green pepper scores a Zero on the scale, jalapeño peppers earn around 2,500 […]






World War 3, The Big Q: Should We Own Gold?

World War 3, The Big Q: Should We Own Gold?






World War 3, The Big Q: Should We Own Gold?  $GLD, $SLV, $EXCFF The Greek philosopher Aristotle,  student of Plato, teacher of Alexander the Great, and the Father of Logic, listed 4 characteristics of any sound form of Money e.g. Gold and Silver: Durability. It should not be perishable. That’s why, despite all claims to […]






Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz

Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz






Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz $GLD, $GDX, $SLW, $EXCFF Those who read this column know that I have been Bullish Gold for several months after noting the end of the Bear cycle in the precious Yellow metal and new forces that will contribute to an even stronger advance […]






Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks

Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks






Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks $GLD, $ABX,  $NEM,  $AU, $GG,  $NCMGY, $GFI, $AEM, $GOLD After its worst week since November, Gold was drifting lower again Thursday with the metal coming under pressure from a stronger US and an interest rate hike likely ahead in the US, just the 3rd […]






Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Now Worth More Than Ever

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Now Worth More Than Ever






Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Now Worth More Than Ever $RACE, $TM, $F, $VLKAY, $HMC Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) pre-IPO Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, enforced a strict 7,000 vehicle production cap per year. Raising that number, he cautioned, would dilute Ferrari’s brand and product value and weaken the company’s consumer alure. Today, it is fair to say a fair to […]






Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T +

Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T +






Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T + $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX America First taking a firm hold on the business and consumer sentiment nation wide. Monday, the major US stock indexes hit record highs, with the benchmark S&P 500’s market value topping $20-T as investors see tax cuts promised by President Donald Trump coming […]






An LTN Favorite Stock: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Update

An LTN Favorite Stock: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Update






An LTN Favorite Stock: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Update $RACE The current market cap for the Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Sector: Auto Manufacturers Major is valued at 11596.65-B. The dominant statistics will authorize the investment community to govern the size of Ferrari compared to the sales or total assets figures. That being the case, investors will be able to […]






The Art of Letting Things Go: Love People, Use Things

The Art of Letting Things Go: Love People, Use Things






The Art of Letting Things Go: Love People, Use Things Minimizing our belongings is often easier said than done, people often struggle when it comes to “S-Canning” certain things One of the Key reason people get emotionally attached to things is because of the “endowment effect” people add value items once they own them. Once something is […]






Bitcoin: What You Need to Know

Bitcoin: What You Need to Know






Bitcoin: What You Need to Know In Y 2009 a person dubbed Satoshi Nakamoto introduce the idea of Bitcoin, although the concept of crypto-currency stems from a Y 1998 publication by Wei Dai. What began as an idea for a way to create an economy outside the constraints of government quickly gained momentum and has […]






Ferrari’s J50 Supercar Has Luxury Alcantara Material Inside

Ferrari’s J50 Supercar Has Luxury Alcantara Material Inside






Ferrari’s J50 Supercar Has Luxury Alcantara Material Inside The recently unveiled Ferrari J50 is a special edition supercar celebrating Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in Japan. Equipped with a 690-horsepower, 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8, the car’s interior features bucket seats, an upper dash panel and center console clothed in black Alcantara® material. The company plans to build just […]






Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping

Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping






Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping Investing has to do with the acceptance of risk in the pursuit of a worthwhile return. Speculation entails the same Key element. Safekeeping means, safely “marching in place” That commonality leads many people to confuse investing with speculation. However, the fact is, they are very different. So, if you are […]






Disputed Caravaggio on Display in Milan

Disputed Caravaggio on Display in Milan






Disputed Caravaggio on Display in Milan The director of the Brera Art Gallery in Milan is courting controversy by including in a new show a painting whose attribution to Caravaggio is disputed. Critics charge the decision to display “Judith Beheading Holofernes,” discovered 2 years ago in an attic in southern France, legitimizes its attribution to […]






Gold Wins No Matter Who Is Elected US President

Gold Wins No Matter Who Is Elected US President






Gold Wins No Matter Who Is Elected US President $GLD, $NUGT With the Y 2016 Presidential election on 8 November, many Americans are concerned about the fate of the nation. The Big Q’s” What will happen to the economy under the new administration, to Crude Oil prices, property values, the stock market, +++? There is […]






Raffles Hotel Singapore Set for a ‘Careful & Sensitive’ Restoration

Raffles Hotel Singapore Set for a ‘Careful & Sensitive’ Restoration






Raffles Hotel Singapore Set for a ‘Careful & Sensitive’ Restoration Raffles Hotel Singapore announced plans to embark on a ‘careful and sensitive’ restoration program. The restoration of the Katara Hospitality-owned iconic heritage hotel, managed under the award-winning Raffles Hotels & Resorts, will be conducted over 3 phases. The program’s 1st phase will begin in January […]






Ferrari News: Ultimate Dream Cars

Ferrari News: Ultimate Dream Cars






Ferrari News: Ultimate Dream Cars $RACE Ultimate Dream Cars is now selling, buying, storing and restoring Ferrari’s in Wellington. Ferrari’s are very rare. While large car companies make several thousand cars per day, Ferrari makes around 5,000 per year. The rarest models had very small production numbers. For example, the #1 highest priced car sold […]






Applying Zen Principles to Leadership

Applying Zen Principles to Leadership






Applying Zen Principles to Leadership We all know that successful leaders delegate effectively, communicate clearly, coach and mentor their staff and think strategically. But leadership is more than these commonly understood principles. It is about thinking creatively, innovatively and managing change successfully. There are 7 aesthetic principles of Zen that, if we apply to our […]






F1’s New Owner, Liberty Media, to Expand the Iconic Brand

F1’s New Owner, Liberty Media, to Expand the Iconic Brand






F1’s New Owner, Liberty Media, to Expand the Iconic Brand $LMCA, $LBTYB New F1 Chairman, Chase Carey, Vice Chairman of 21st Century Fox says changes are in store for Formula 1 Formula One Group’s new Chairman Chase Carey said Sunday in Singapore that Liberty Media’s purchase of the world’s #1 motorsport is not solely aimed […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update In a surprise move, the conservative American Legion comes out for cannabis rescheduling, Arkansas medical marijuana initiatives see lawsuits fly, Ohio is now a medical marijuana state, and more.  NationalAt the end of August, the American Legion called for marijuana to be rescheduled. The nation’s largest veterans’ organization has passed a resolution […]






Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Marketing ‘Genius” Maintains Brand Mystique

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Marketing ‘Genius” Maintains Brand Mystique






Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Marketing ‘Genius” Maintains Brand Mystique $RACE Selling more cars is not the strategy behind Ferrari marketing genius Enrico Galliera. For him selling too many cars is a problem. And maintaining exclusivity is the Key to maintaining the brand’s mystique and allure. “I have the big responsibility to keep alive this dream that is called […]






Things are Good at Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE)

Things are Good at Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE)






Things are Good at Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) HEFFX Notes Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 38.02. The projected upper bound is: 43.67. The projected lower bound is: 39.56. The projected closing price is: 41.61. […]






Melania Trump “Owns” The Words: Work, Hard, Parents, Values

Melania Trump “Owns” The Words: Work, Hard, Parents, Values






Melania Trump “Owns” The Words: Work, Hard, Parents, Values Hillary Clinton was “blown away” Monday night when she watched Melania Trump’s super delivery of her great address to the GOP convention and the nation. “I thought Melania hit it out of the park with bases loaded,” News Gingrich said in a TV interview Tuesday. Speaker […]






Buy a Super Watch Now, or Wait?

Buy a Super Watch Now, or Wait?






Buy a Super Watch Now, or Wait? $LVMUY Perpetual Calendars Some watch lovers really appreciate perpetual calendar watches, which display the day, date, month, year and Phases of the Moon, making adjustments for Leap years. I am one of those watch lovers. This Spring, Geneva-based Frédérique Constant introduced a Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch with an […]






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $636.7 billion, new construction starts in May increased 5% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Much of the growth came from the nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities), which was lifted […]






The Why of Sustainable “Green” Building Worldwide

The Why of Sustainable “Green” Building Worldwide






The Why of Sustainable “Green” Building Worldwide The Trends The Top 2 reasons for building Green: client demand (35%) and market demand (33%). The global Green building market grew in Y 2013 to $260-B, including an estimated 20% of all new US commercial real estate construction. This trend is expected to intensify in the coming […]






Congratulations to Ferrari, Records Record Number of Engine Awards

Congratulations to Ferrari, Records Record Number of Engine Awards






Congratulations to Ferrari Winning a Record Number of Engine Awards $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) wins record number of awards at the International Engine of the Year Awards Show, taking home a record 5 awards. The new 3.9 liter twin-turbo V8 found in the 488 GTB was the darling of the show. It won 3 separate categories, […]






Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key






Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The “new normal” led to the “new neutral” led to ‘insecure stability”. The world has entering a phase of rising risks as the effect of central-bank stimulus policies diminishes. “You can think of it as insecure stability,” Richard Clarida, Pimco’s global strategic adviser, said in […]






Gulf Borrowers Turn to Private Bonds, Sales Surge

Gulf Borrowers Turn to Private Bonds, Sales Surge






Gulf Borrowers Turn to Private Bonds, Sales Surge Gulf bond sales have increased by 33% so far this year Gulf borrowers are increasingly turning to privately-placed sovereign bonds for funding following a 32% rise in YTD sales, according to reports. Private transactions are seen as a means of avoiding public documentation and the marketing process […]






Analysts Questioning the Very Existence of SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY)

Analysts Questioning the Very Existence of SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY)






Analysts Questioning the Very Existence of SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) $SCTY Last week SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ:SCTY) reported Q-1 adjusted diluted net loss per share of 2.56 on revenues of $122.6-M. In the year-ago Quarter, the company reported a net loss per share of 1.52 on revenues of $67.48-M. The loss was deeper than expected, but what really […]






America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency

America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency






America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency When single family home builders talk about customer service, they focus on how to make the building process smoother, how to speak to customers so that they understand, and how to mitigate problems and delays. Last year in a presentation at the 2015 Avid Conference […]