As Recession Fears Loom, Middle-Class Anxiety About the American Dream Grows

As Recession Fears Loom, Middle-Class Anxiety About the American Dream Grows

Women and Families with Children Express Greatest Concerns, According to New Data from CUNA Mutual Group Middle-class Americans are less optimistic about their ability to achieve upward mobility than they were six months ago, according to new data from CUNA Mutual Group, the leading provider of lending, insurance, investment, and financial technology solutions for credit unions. […]

EY and Thomson Reuters bring together ONESOURCE process automation with EY Tax Technology and Transformation services

EY and Thomson Reuters bring together ONESOURCE process automation with EY Tax Technology and Transformation services

Alliance will help businesses address the challenges of multijurisdictional tax operations, by providing leading-edge, digitally enabled tax services \ Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and Thomson Reuters today announce a strategic alliance that brings together Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE global tax technology with EY Tax Technology and Transformation (TTT) services. Through the alliance, EY and Thomson Reuters will bring […]

Gold Trading By the Experts

Gold Trading By the Experts

$GLD, $XAU, $USD FLASH: Expert traders use a combination of technical analysis, sentiment analysis and fundamental analysis to determine the future price of gold. The experts gold traders use several technical, fundamental and sentiment indicators to determine the future direction of the yellow metal. Gold is viewed as both a commodity and a currency. Gold […]

Short Selling Strategies

Short Selling Strategies

After a decades-long career in finance and short-selling, Nitin K. Sachetireleases his inaugural book, DOWNSIDE PROTECTION: Process and Tenets for Short Selling in All Market Environments (June 7, 2019/$30.00 hardcover) where he reveals his previously, never discussed process for identifying and profiting from failing companies while protecting one’s portfolio. Sacheti initially walks through his overarching tenets to source and […]

Minnesota Youth STDs at All-Time High

Minnesota Youth STDs at All-Time High

While pregnancy and birth rates continue to decline for 15 to 19-year-olds, putting them at historic lows, Minnesota youth are contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI) at alarmingly high rates. The 2019 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report from the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC) attributes the rise in STI rates to a […]

Alexa helping Students Pass ACT Exams

Alexa helping Students Pass ACT Exams

High school students will soon be able to use Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, to help guide them through the ACT test process at home and even receive test prep coaching through ACT Academy, ACT’s free online learning tool and test practice program. ACTNext, ACT’s innovation research arm, announced today it will introduce an ACT skill […]

Scholarship Opportunity For LGBT Youth Entering STEM Studies

Scholarship Opportunity For LGBT Youth Entering STEM Studies

 Stratics Networks, the leading provider of cloud communications, inventors of Ringless Voicemail and pioneers of IVR Polling, announced today a scholarship of up to $10,000 for LGBTQ youth entering STEM and STEM-related areas of study. “Stratics Networks is very pleased to announce this scholarship during Pride Month. It is a small way of demonstrating our commitment and […]

The Future is in Asia

The Future is in Asia

Global-strategy adviser Parag Khanna describes the ways that the world economy is increasingly Asia-centric and will be moving even more swiftly in that direction. Here’s why More than 50% of the world’s population lives in Asia, where economies are growing quickly and becoming increasingly interconnected in culture, business, and trade. In this piece Parag Khanna, […]

Small-Cap, Low-Priced Stocks Can Be Extremely Rewarding

Small-Cap, Low-Priced Stocks Can Be Extremely Rewarding

$NDAQ, $BRK.A, $BRK.B, $CIIT, $YBAO FLASH: Think Big with Small Cap Stocks! We here at HeffX-LTN often feature small-cap and low price stocks, when we do we fully evaluate risk/reward and have done a full due diligence review. Currently we are focused on small-cap and low priced stocks under $5/share that trade on the OTC […]

It Is Never Too Late to Start a Business

It Is Never Too Late to Start a Business

Entrepreneurship may seem like a young person’s game, not True! When we are young, in the US we have the freedom to fail and more time to recover from unsuccessful ventures. But, as we grow older, many tend to become more risk averse. Now, though, there are several reasons people can/should consider starting a small […]

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some investors get scared when the stock market falls, but there is always the other side of that action. When selling happens, stocks are on sale. The recent Southside action can provide opportunities that investors have not seen for a while. The Key […]

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out $NFLX, $TSLA A new study from UC Riverside and the Rotterdam School of Management finds that fear of missing out motivates investors to give money early to startups with a disruptive vision. Many early backers are reluctant to invest too much in unproven ideas that might not take […]

World War Three will be in Space

World War Three will be in Space

US plans to use space for military purposes may be as harmful to international security as the nuclear arms race was, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has warned, calling on the White House to “show common sense.” US plans to develop persistent, space-based sensor architecture by the end of 2022 are yet another step towards what Washington […]

Thailand Has New Pioneering Rules Covering Cryptocurrencies

Thailand Has New Pioneering Rules Covering Cryptocurrencies

Thailand Has New Pioneering Rules Covering Cryptocurrencies $BTC, $ETH Thailand’s leadership, innovation and clear rules has it right in the middle of the Cryptocurrency market Regulators around the world have grappled with the issue of what category digital currencies and assets fall into, Thailand has skipped that debate. Instead, Thai authorities wrote a new law to cover […]

‘Bitcoin, the Book’ by Ghost Nakamoto

‘Bitcoin, the Book’ by Ghost Nakamoto

‘Bitcoin, the Book’ by Ghost Nakamoto $BTCUSD There is a rumor in the digital asset dome that the unknown creator of Bitcoin writing a book about it. The rumor emanated from a cryptic message posted Friday at a website that may be linked to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by the person or people who/that released the […]

Polychain and the Future of Digital Assets

Polychain and the Future of Digital Assets

Polychain and the Future of Digital Assets $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD, $CME, $CBOE Today it is mostly crypto enthusiasts and technologists trading their assets. Tomorrow it will mostly institutions trading crypto assets. The professional traders have taken over from the ‘hobbyists’ Earlier this year, Polychain became the 1st crypto fund with more than $1-B in assets under […]

If You Do Not Know What Bitcoin is, Read This Please

If You Do Not Know What Bitcoin is, Read This Please

If You Do Not Know What Bitcoin is, Read This Please $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD, $CME, $CBOE, $V, $MA If you are 1 of those people who do not know what Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are read this, as there is a keen international interest in this nascent digital asset. Interest in digital currency has expanded over […]

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming $BTCUSD There are Asian countries feeling the effects of inadequate cryptocurrency regulation, and others, like India, China and SKorea, have taken an uncertain or hostile stance to cryptocurrency. That frame is not likely to last too much longer Japan is building a clear framework for how virtual currency exchanges, and ICOs (initial coin […]

President Trump Lifts Millennials Trust and Interest in Buying Stocks

President Trump Lifts Millennials Trust and Interest in Buying Stocks

President Trump Lifts Millennials Trust and Interest in Buying Stocks $SPY, $BTC, $ETH The Trump Effect US have risen sharply since the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States on 8 November 2016, and Millennials are taking full advantage. The millennial generation is educated and extremely tech savvy and […]

Coins/Tokens: Security Vs Utility

Coins/Tokens: Security Vs Utility

Coins/Tokens: Security Vs Utility $BTC, $ETH Cryptocurrencies and Coins/Tokens has not been for the feint of heart. What with the volatility, changes on the market, plus some fraudulent projects  makes for a lot of things to worry about. And now  some coins/tokens are considered as securities and became subject to US federal regulations. In July […]

Dubai’s Blockchain Summit

Dubai’s Blockchain Summit

Future Blockchain Summit today announced that the event will host the Global Blockchain Startups Marketplace at its inaugural edition from May 2-3, 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, hosted by the Smart Dubai Office and organised by Dubai World Trade Centre, is slated to be the world’s most influential and creative blockchain festival. […]

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You These day in financial markets dominated by huge data, sophisticated analytical programs and quantitative strategies, concerns about the psychological aspect of trading may seem very strange. But, in reality a clear understanding of trading psychology very important. As it is when people forget to question motivations […]

BudCoin: The Marijuana CryptoCurrency

BudCoin: The Marijuana CryptoCurrency

HEFFX has built the ultimate Marijuana cryptocurrency and is now calling on expressions of interest for the purchase or partnering of the digital currency. BudCoin has been built to be a prime transactional unit for the Marijuana states in the USA that allow for recreational usage and medical usage. With a limited number of Tokens […]

Understanding Crypto Currencies: The ECR20 Standard

Understanding Crypto Currencies: The ECR20 Standard

Understanding Crypto Currencies: The ECR20 Standard $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Without technical knowledge of the blockchain and smart contracts realms, the world of crypto currency is daunting for many investors. But, the prospect of massive profits in the sector has attracted many types of investors, including those who otherwise might be cautious about investing in an asset, that they […]

Tough Minded People are Disciplined and Prepared

Tough Minded People are Disciplined and Prepared

Tough Minded People are Disciplined and Prepared Success in anything we do or attempt to do requires a mentally tough mind. All the resources are meaningless if your mind is cluttered, presumptions, prone to distraction or negitivity, you will fail. Like flying an airplane, if you do not pay full attention you will die. So […]

Coins, Tokens are Changing the Nature of Early Stage and Goal Fundraising

Coins, Tokens are Changing the Nature of Early Stage and Goal Fundraising

Coins, Tokens are Changing the Nature of Early Stage and Goal Fundraising ICOs (Initial coin offerings) are also called TGEs (token generation events), and they are changing the nature of early stage fundraising, and they have the potential to alter the mainstream investment ecosystem itself. Through ICOs, start-ups can raise capital by issuing crypto tokens […]

People are asking: “Has this market topped.”

People are asking: “Has this market topped.”

People are asking: “Has this market topped.” $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Since February 8th when the Dow Jones broke below its -10% BEV line in the chart below, it’s been building a pennant formation. I don’t know how significant it will be when the BEV plot breaks above or below the pennant, as technical analysis in today’s […]

The Role of the US SEC in ICO Offerings

The Role of the US SEC in ICO Offerings

The Role of the US SEC in ICO Offerings As stated in the SEC mission statement, “The mission of the US Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.” The SEC was created by Congress in 1934 as the first federal regulator of securities markets following […]

Key Thinking Skills Learned From the Stoic Philosophers

Key Thinking Skills Learned From the Stoic Philosophers

Key Thinking Skills Learned From the Stoic Philosophers Stoic philosophers; Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus conducted an exercise known as a premeditatio malorum, meaning “premeditation of evils.” “Very little is needed to make us happy in life, it is all within our way to thinking.” Marcus Aurelius “We suffer more in imagination  that in reality.”– Seneca […]

Highly Successful People Remove Catalysts for Failure

Highly Successful People Remove Catalysts for Failure

Highly Successful People Remove Catalysts for Failure There are 2 Key mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the 1st, not all make the 2nd. Both shifts require mental stretching from conventional and societal ways of thinking, these shifts require people to unlearn the negative programming from their […]

The Big Q: What Determines Bitcoin Price?

The Big Q: What Determines Bitcoin Price?

The Big Q: What Determines the Price of Bitcoin? $BTCUSD The Big A: Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency based on specifications outlined by Satoshi Nakamoto in Y 2009. Transactions are recorded in a blockchain, which shows the entire transaction history for each unit and is used to prove ownership. Processing transactions requires miners using computers to process blocks of […]

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money Let’s get started: If you do not have an an active passion, do not worry, Become really good at something, Generously use your skills to help the right people, then You will succeed. In his book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport dispels the myth dubbed […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As expected the Fed hiked interest rates as expected. Much more data to come this week, including: Housing starts, Existing Home Sales, GDP third, Philly Fed, Leading indicators, Personal income and spending, Durable Goods Orders, New Homes, Michigan Sentiment. Overall, the US economic data is […]

Can POTNETWORK HLDGS I (OTCMKTS:POTN) Answer the Big Question

Can POTNETWORK HLDGS I (OTCMKTS:POTN) Answer the Big Question

Can POTNETWORK HLDGS I (OTCMKTS:POTN) Answer the Big Question POTNETWORK HLDGS I (OTCMKTS:POTN) has the worst toxic debt dilemma seen on a company since regulators began to crackdown on dodgy debt deals. Here is the big question, how much dilution will there be this quarter, last quarter it was 42m shares. Read More Another question […]

Dubai’s Ruler Launches New Internet of Things Strategy

Dubai’s Ruler Launches New Internet of Things Strategy

Dubai’s Ruler Launches New Internet of Things Strategy The strategy is set to be implemented over 4 consecutive phases in the coming 3 years. Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy and the Data Wealth initiative to boost its digital push. The Dubai IoT strategy seeks […]

Gold is Forever, Not All Crypto Currencies Will Survive

Gold is Forever, Not All Crypto Currencies Will Survive

 Gold is Forever, Not All Crypto Currencies Will Survive $GLD, $BTCUSD. $AMZN, $GOOGL, $JPM Not all of the Crypto currencies will survive, it is still early in this game. As in the .Com era there were winners and losers then, will there be winners and losers now. Bitcoin and Ethereum are the front-runners now, recall that […]

ICO Investors to “Get Wiped Out in Crypto ‘Mania'”

ICO Investors to “Get Wiped Out in Crypto ‘Mania

ICO Investors to “Get Wiped Out in Crypto ‘Mania’” Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass comments on the raging battle over the viability of the cryptocurrency market. Mr. Bass called many of the dozens of ICO’s (initial coin offerings) that have taken place this year “frauds,” the Hayman Capital Management founder warned in a TV interview […]

ICOs ALERT: SEC CYBER UNIT and TASK FORCE

ICOs ALERT: SEC CYBER UNIT and TASK FORCE

ICOs ALERT: SEC CYBER UNIT and TASK FORCE ICO With increased attention to how securities laws may apply to digital token sales and the disruptive nature of increased cyber threats to the investor community, the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) last week announced two new initiatives. The SEC’s press release, found here, outlined the creation of the […]

President Trump’s Market ‘Rules’ Revamp Coming Real Soon

President Trump’s Market ‘Rules’ Revamp Coming Real Soon

President Trump’s Market ‘Rules’ Revamp Coming Real Soon The Trump Administration is set to release its road map for overhauling regulation of US markets It will be an expansive list of priorities that touches on the stock, bond and derivatives trading. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 are the focus The […]

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s

You and the US Stock Market: Big Q’s & A’s $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US and global stock markets have hit record highs this year, as investors celebrate their gainers. But the record do not seem instilling a sense of excitement in everyone. Some investors are nervous, certain that a major correction is overdue, […]

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges $BTCUSD Dan Wasyluk discovered the hard way that trading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin happens in an online Wild West where Sheriffs are largely absent. Wasyluk and his colleagues raised bitcoins for a new tech venture and lodged them in escrow at a company running a cryptocurrency exchange called Moolah. […]

The Market Update for September

The Market Update for September

The Market Update for September $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $SLV The Dow Jones (NYSEArca:DIA) made 7 new BEV Zeros (new all-time highs) in the past 3 weeks; it cannot make a decent correction if it continues doing that.  And that’s one thing this market needs to do – make a decent correction.  The Dow Jones […]

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 588, September 15, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) marks a fundamental change from Barack Obama’s priorities. It could also create a policy vacuum in Asia, as the US is no longer the driving force behind regional […]

The Effects of the Shortened T+2 Settlement Cycle

The Effects of the Shortened T+2 Settlement Cycle

The Effects of the Shortened T+2 Settlement Cycle In March 2017, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted amended Rule 15c6-1(a) which shortens the standard trade settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions from three business days (known as T+3) to two business days, (known as T+2). On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, […]

Forex Market Review (Asian Session)

Christina Parthenidou, XM Investment Research Desk It was another difficult session for the US dollar as numerous factors including political issues, disappointing economic numbers, and dangerous natural phenomena weighed heavily on the currency driving it to a 32-month low. Consequently, the dollar’s weakness boosted other majors and helped them reach new highs. The dollar fell […]

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold

Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparks a Rush to Gold $BTCUSD, $GLD, $BAC Market guru Mark Mobius said he is sensing danger in the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies. Governments will begin clamping down on digital currencies because of their use in illicit financing, with terrorist groups to drug dealers contributing to their rise, Mr. Mobius, Executive Chairman at […]

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal $BTCUSD Bitcoin dives after the PBOC, China’s central bank, said ICO (initial coin offerings) are illegal and asked that all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales. Monday,the PBOC on its website […]

World War 3: North Korea Defiant in Nuclear Bid

World War 3: North Korea Defiant in Nuclear Bid

A North Korean envoy to a UN disarmament forum has refused to negotiate its nuclear program, accusing the US and South Korea of using joint military drills to carry out “an aggressive war scenario” and “a secret operation” against the North’s leadership. “The DPRK will never place its self-defense nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table […]

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm to feature discussions on ICOs and blockchain development

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm to feature discussions on ICOs and blockchain development

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm to feature discussions on ICOs and blockchain development On September 7, Stockholm will host a large conference dedicated to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm. That is one of the events from Smile-Expo company that organized 15 blockchain conferences in Europe. The key discussion topics […]

A Glimpse of the Wonders of the Future!

A Glimpse of the Wonders of the Future!

A Glimpse of the Wonders of the Future! The iWorld2017 had its grand opening on 10 August at the Century City International Conference Centre, Chengdu. The 9 exhibition zones, 8 forums and 7 featured programs immediately triggered a feverish frenzy all over the expo. A splendid feast of intelligent technologies well served! The iWorld2017 had […]

The Key to Health and Happiness is Gratitude

The Key to Health and Happiness is Gratitude

The Key to Health and Happiness is Gratitude There is an ever-growing body of research that confirms that gratitude has a number of very potent health benefits. Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health notes, “If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance […]

Keep Knowledge Coming into Your Life

Keep Knowledge Coming into Your Life

Keep Knowledge Coming into Your Life Ben Franklin said: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Investing in Knowledge, some things to do Naps: Naps can dramatically increase learning, memory, awareness, creativity, and productivity. Pulling from the results of more than 10 years of experiments, nap researcher Sara Mednick of the University of California, […]

iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWS) Outlook

iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWS) Outlook

iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWS) Outlook iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the aggregate in the Singaporean market, as measured by the MSCI Singapore Index (the Index). The Index seeks to measure the […]

World War 3: USA Not Safe Says North Korea

World War 3: USA Not Safe Says North Korea

World War 3: USA Not Safe Says North Korea Pyongyang has promised to use “righteous action” in response, although without elaborating, North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported, as cited by Reuters. “It’s a wild idea to think the DPRK will be shaken and change its position due to this kind of new sanctions formulated by […]

Progressive Democrats Trying to Destroy US President Trump

Progressive Democrats Trying to Destroy US President Trump

Progressive Democrats Trying to Destroy US President Trump Mr. President, Drain the Swamp!  President Trump has miraculously turned the economy around; Q-2 GDP, Trump’s 1st full Quarter in the Oval Office was far ahead of anything produced by Mr. Obama. Corporate profits are soaring; job growth is phenomenal; the stock market is at all-time highs; […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Marks 70th Anni at Pebble Beach

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Marks 70th Anni at Pebble Beach

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Marks 70th Anni at Pebble Beach $RACE, $BID One up and coming event that Ferrari fans should not miss is the Monterey Car Week that will run through the week of 18 August. This is because the iconic Italian Supercar maker will be bringing 70 historic models to the Key event at Pebble […]

What it Takes to be Successful, Do You have it?

What it Takes to be Successful, Do You have it?

What it Takes to be Successful, Do You have it? Some Characteristics of an Entrepreneur Bound for Success Check out this visual list of character traits common among successful entrepreneurs. Nine out of ten startups will fail. Do you have what it takes to succeed? It might seem like the founders who succeed have some inherent […]

GAC Motor’s Takes on Tesla NASDAQ:TSLA

GAC Motor’s Takes on Tesla NASDAQ:TSLA

GAC Motor’s Takes on Tesla NASDAQ:TSLA Tesla is about to face some tough competition from China. Chinese leading automaker GAC Motor has officially released its first self-developed smart all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market. Made its international debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, GE3 is based on a […]

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference CBD stands for phytocannabinoid Cannabidiol. It has come into the medical cannabis scene like no other natural compound has ever done. CBD has received lots of media attention over the past few years; however, there are many people that have questions about it: Below is everything one need […]

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Re-Invents Theme Parks

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Re-Invents Theme Parks

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Re-Invents Theme Parks Today at D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an extraordinary line-up of brand new attractions and experiences coming to its parks and resorts around the world as it continues to revolutionize the guest experience, starting from before guests even arrive for a Disney vacation to […]

Money Still Flowing to UAE

Money Still Flowing to UAE

Money Still Flowing to UAE Foreign investors’ purchases at Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, ADX, amounted to AED2.114 billion in June 2017, accounting for %55.4 of total buy trades, with their sales staying at AED1.871 billion, comprising %49.1 of total sell trades, bringing to AED243 million the net foreign investments at ADX during the month. In […]

Australia S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) The Week Ahead

Australia S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) The Week Ahead

Australia S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) The Week Ahead The share of national income going to households has shrunk to its smallest since 1964, the year the the Year I was born in Australia. The A$1.7 trillion economy expanded at its slowest pace in eight years last quarter, with annual growth of 1.7 percent as workers and […]

Thailand 4.0 Initiatives

Thailand 4.0 Initiatives

Thailand Board of Investment Offers Privileges to Support Thai Infrastructure Development in Tandem With Fast-progressing Thailand 4.0 Initiatives Thailand’s strategically important geographic location gives it ample advantage to become a primary regional economic hub, not only in trade, investment and tourism, but also in communication and transportation networks that connect to other regions around the […]

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming $DIA, $GLD, $SLV The DJIA had not seen a new all-time high since June 19 until this week, when it closed at record highs 2 days running. But as the Dow Jones’ BEV chart below shows, last week it closed just 0.53% away from a new all-time […]

From Dreams to Reality, Making it Happen

From Dreams to Reality, Making it Happen

From Dreams to Reality, Making it Happen “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill We are only limited by the workings of the mind and its ability to intelligently structure conditions to make Dreams happen. Once you are ready and desire specific changes in your life, the process of […]

American’s With Foreign Accounts, Listen Up

American’s With Foreign Accounts, Listen Up

American’s With Foreign Accounts, Listen Up If the total balance of your foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during a calendar year, then you must file an “FBAR” (FinCEN Form 114, Annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts) with the US government for that year. An FBAR for a given year is […]

Changes From the SEC: Confidentiality is Key

Changes From the SEC: Confidentiality is Key

Changes From the SEC: Confidentiality is Key In a recent effort to foster increased public offering activity, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on 29 June 2017 that it will permit all companies to submit voluntary draft registration statements relating to initial public offerings (IPOs), certain follow-on offerings and national securities exchange listings […]

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs $DIA, $SPY, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Year to Date (YTD) investors in global stock markets are seeing record highs. Record marks for the widely-followed country indexes occurred in the context of notably low volatility, adding to investor comfort and a sense of accomplishment. All of this was accompanied […]

These are the Key Leadership Qualities, Do You Have Them?

These are the Key Leadership Qualities, Do You Have Them?

These are the Key Leadership Qualities, Do You Have Them? Vision, passion, and integrity are the well known leadership traits. But, there are several more Key qualities and some of them have been perceived as weaknesses. These traits can be developed and nurtured to help further the abilities as a leader, at work, in community, […]

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank I just read a new analysis of US medical bills has found hospitals typically charge uninsured ER (emergency room)  patients 4X as much as the take from Medicare for the same service. The study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that ER patients routinely pay more […]

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX “The investor’s chief problem, and even his worst enemy, is likely to be himself.” – Benjamin Graham Below is a list of the Key stock trading rules when the markets are trading at highs, they are not new. Successful investor use them daily,  the […]

Support President Trump, “Understand that Climate Changes”

Support President Trump, “Understand that Climate Changes”

Support President Trump, “Understand that Climate Changes” Friday, US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos  defended President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate accord, but said she understands that “the climate changes.” “Oh, I think the climate, certainly, the climate changes, yes,” Secretary DeVos told reporters while visiting the Eagle Academy Public Charter School in […]

Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge

Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge

Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV The mins from this month’s FOMC meeting outline an aggressive agenda that may upset financial markets in the months ahead. Fed officials said the plan is cautious, and stocks rallied on the news. The Big Q: How safe should participants […]

Lemongrass Oil for Mood & More

Lemongrass Oil for Mood & More

Lemongrass Oil for Mood & More Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) is a tall perennial plant from the Poaceae grass family, which thrives in tropical and sub-tropical climes, such as in India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China and Guatemala. The plant grows in clumps and has bright green, sharp-edged leaves, similar to grass. Lemongrass is a […]

Citic Build’s China Education Base

Citic Build’s China Education Base

On May 12, 2017 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China,CITIC’s M&A Fund announced a new education initiative called “US-China Global Alliance in Education Industry Investment”. The project fits into the “One Belt, One Road” trade and infrastructure initiative. Critical partners supporting this effort include Discovery Education and AdvancED.  Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital content and professional development […]

Top Asian Stocks to Own Now

Top Asian Stocks to Own Now

Top Asian Stocks to Own Now E-commerce powerhouses in China are extremely bullish about strengthening trade ties and invigorating economic activities in economies along the Belt and Road Initiative, industry observers said. They said that as fast-growing mobile and internet usage propels consumer spending, an ever-widening array of “Made in China” items will be at […]

HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks

HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks

HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks HEFFX rate Thailand as one the prime emerging market economies for long term investing. The Stock Exchange of Thailand is a well regulated venue for the foreign investor and home to many quality companies. The outlook for Thailand is strong. Over the last four decades, Thailand has made […]