Day trading has become a popular pursuit for many individuals as a way to supplement income and possible lead to trading one of the many markets for financial rewards. For those prospective day traders without an MBA but with a desire to learn there are numerous methods, books, and seminars, to learn the profitable techniques. VTA Publications offers a ladder to success based on the acquired knowledge of Jim Hunt.
Hunt’s investing system is based on making trades against the upward direction of any market. For trading stock markets this technique requires being familiar with sophisticated trading maneuvers. Shorting the market is taking a position in a stock which you feel will decrease in value at a later date in the future. It is sophisticated and like all investing it can be dangerous leading to substantial losses. But still, the success of investors like T. Boone Pickens, Warren Buffett, and George Soros inspire average investors to become rich beyond their wildest dreams.
Hunt and VTA Publications invite investors to examine their literature, some of which is free of cost. The neophyte investor must absorb as much financial investing knowledge as humanly possible. There is a complex vocabulary to learn, and various trading techniques will be difficult to fully learn in a short time. Unfortunately many potential investors are looking for the “Holy Grail” of investing but will be disappointed to learn that it does not exist. The best approach for the new investor is to practice at investing using one of the many free demo accounts available.
Here they can experience winning and losing without it affecting their checkbooks. All these demo accounts can be converted into real trading accounts when the student investor is ready to go live.
Starting a business and ensuring that it runs successfully is not easy for someone who is new to entrepreneurship. Many are the times when startups do not get to see the light of a new year. While this remains a challenge, a different story can be said if only the entrepreneurs had a mentor to guide them. That is what Swiss Startup Factory does for young entrepreneurs. Swiss start-up factory was launched in 2014, with the aim of seeking thriving entrepreneurs. It is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Swiss Start-up Factory offers incredible opportunities to entrepreneurs from the first day, through a strong network in Switzerland and around the world. The company usually runs a three-month accelerator program, whereby they offer an exceptional platform of services, mentoring, and coaching. They have office space at the core of Zurich, and an entrepreneurial network that assists them to attain their ambitious objectives.
About Mike Baur Mike Baur is the co-founder of Swiss Start up Factory. Mike grew up in Fribourg, Switzerland. Till date, he has a strong attachment to his hometown. At a tender age, he was fascinated by matters that entailed finance and banking. Therefore, he was excited to make his passion his profession. He is a master’s graduate in Business Administration from the University of Rochester in New York. He also holds an executive MBA from Bern University. Before launching the company, he worked for about 20 years in Swiss Private Banking. By working hard and keeping up his determination, Mike was able to rise from a commercial apprentice at UBS to become an executive board member in a large private bank in Switzerland.
In 2014, Mike felt it was the time he set off to start his entrepreneurial journey. At this period, he was 39 years old, and he began the SSUF. The company has now grown to be the best independent and privately financed ICT startup accelerator in Switzerland. Mike has a strong passion for mentoring the youth and thus spends a lot of his time in the Swiss Youth entrepreneurship, and he also supports several Swiss startups; both as a mentor and financially.
I got my first business loan from Nexbank when I went in one day looking for a way to buy a new office for my company. We needed to have a loan that would actually pay for the office and the furnishings we needed to bring in. It was a lot of work and a lot of money. We only had a couple chances to get this done before we had to move, and I am glad I went to see Nexbank because they moved faster than anyone else.
I have always been pleased with Nexbank because they make me feel like I belong with their company, and I know that they are very pleased to have my as a customer. Being their customer is a good things for me because I can walk right into the branch when I need help, and I never have to feel like I am walking into the hornet’s nest. They do not try to sell me on anything because they actually want to give me a loan that I need.
There are some people like me who come in to get business loans, and I have seen multiple people come in to close on the same day. That was really nice for me to see because it showed me that this bank wants to help a lot of people. We had money so that we could write a check for all the things we had to do, and we were moving two days later into the new office.
Our company is thriving because of the people at Nexbank, and I am very proud to be their customers. They have always made things easy for me, and they have always been helpful. I like knowing that I can get a new loan when I need one to make my business better.
In December of 2015, Sam Tabar was named the Chief Operating Officer of FullCycle Energy Fund, a company that was founded in 2013, which was created in order to finance and own projects that revolutionizes the relationship with waste by converting it into valuable and clean fuel. And as the COO, Tabar was responsible for managing the company’s fund management strategy.
In taking the role is the COO, Tabar said on Twitter that he was honored and excited for the opportunity, and that he looked forward to being able to partner with the talented senior leadership team in order to deliver the mission of FullCycle in moving away from the polluting fuels at lower cost, environmentally friendly fuels and high cost. Tabar has spent most of his career overseeing the budget strategies for different financial institutions. One of these positions is that he was the Head of Capital strategy for Merrill Lynch, Bank of America.
In the role with Bank of America, he helped in providing funding managers with targeted introductions for institutional investors including foundations, endowments, fund of funds, pensions and family offices. He had consulted with operations as he built both front and back office teams. And prior to his position at Bank of America, he held the position of Co-head of Marketing for the Sparx Group (PMA), which is the largest independent fund within Asia Pacific. While at the Sparx Group, his responsibilities included managing all of the facets for a global marketing effort. And in addition to his experience in financial management, Tabar has also worked as an attorney for both Schulte, Roth & Zabel and Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom.
In his early career, Tabar graduated with a masters degree in law from the Columbia Law School, and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from Oxford University where he graduated with honors. He has been the Editor for the Columbia Business Law Journal, and currently serves as a member for the New York State Bar. And as a private venture capitalist, he has became one of the earliest investors for the Tribute, and for SheThinx which is a company that has helped in re-inventing the feminine hygiene industry, this happening through a social mission for empowering women all over the world. Sam’s official website has more.
Forefront Capital CEO Brad Reifler pays a little bit of attention to the film world, especially when movies about his line of work are dropping — such as the film “Money Monster”. “Money Monster” stars George Clooney as a television host who helps people make choices on Wall Street. A disgruntled viewer soon takes over the show, armed with a bomb, after seeing his fortune bleed away due to bad advice. While the film is fictional there are some circumstances that are very much real. Reifler decided to point out some common issues surrounding Wall Street, especially in the face of those who are considered a ‘lower tiered’ investor.
Reifler is quick to point out that there is a huge fundamental flaw in the way that Wall Street works. The vast majority of brokers on Wall Street charge their fee irregardless of how well their clients are actually performing. For 1% level investors this is no big deal, but for those that don’t meet SEC ‘accredited standards’ this could end up being devastating. Wall Street needs to be held accountable for their failures, not just those who have entrusted them with their money.
Next up Reifler points out how unfair the whole investment field is thanks to SEC rules and regulations. In order to get granted the most accessible investment opportunities you must be listed as ‘accredited’ by the SEC. To claim this title you need to have a net worth exceeding $1 million dollars, excluding your value in real estate. This literally means that 99% of the people in the country are going to be left by the wayside. Which brings us to Reifler’s final point.
Reifler’s final, and biggest point of contention, is that non accredited investors are completely beholden to the risk of the stock market. The stock market is one of the most volatile investments that people can make and non accredited investors can go completely bust overnight. As a result Reifler has launched Forefront Capital to cater specifically to these at-risk investors. With Reifler’s help there is more hope for investors to make that upward movement. See Brad’s full list of credentials on LinkedIn, or follow the man himself on social media.
Nutrimost, a popular diet system, featured a promotional video that spoke about how the system can lose users between 20 to 45 pounds easily in only 40 days. The video included testimonies from customers and Dr. Ray Wisniewski, the principal. This video, however, was pirated by Healthy Living, a rival diet system, and posted on their Can’t Lose Diet site. All references towards Nutrimost were covered by the phrase “Can’t Lose Diet” and testimonies were included.
In response, Nutrimost has filed a law suit against Healthy Living for this act. Even after receiving a cease-and-desist letter, Healthy Living continued to share a shortened version of the promotional video on their website. The video has now been removed, but Nutrimost is still seeking $300 thousand for theft and loss of “goodwill and reputation,” along with assurance that the video will not be posted again. Nutrimost serves as a diet company that helps lose weight without hunger, exercise, prepackaged meals, drugs, hormones, or surgery. Instead, the company subscribes to using a pastoral medicine blend that is considered both safe and doctor supervised. Not only does the company pledge a weight loss of 20 to 45 pounds in the first 40 days, but others have reported a loss of roughly 5 pounds per week. The stories of success for the company’s services is exponentially growing.
In addition to their diet program, Nutrimost also works to help customers keep up their weight goals. While many other programs have shown customers lose weight and then return to their original weight, Nutrimost strives for customers to stay in a two pound range of their goal. To do this, Nutrimost works one-on-one with clients to set up plans that will allow the to stay at their goal weights. Along with this, customers have reported many health benefits from this weight loss.