Economic Indicators Show Serious Crisis says George Soros

The year 2008 proved to be one of the worst in history for the economy of the world especially the United States. The crash of the stock market left many investors holding what was their depleted accounts. In an economic forum in Sri Lanka yesterday, George Soros warned investors on Bloomberg to be very cautious because he detects similar characteristics emerging between the economy of today and that of 2008.

George Soros in an international investor who claims his hedge-fund firm progressively gained 20 percent every year from 1969 to 2011, and today he reports a net worth of over $27.3 billion. His career began in the 1950s in NYC, and his reputation was established on his incredible investing prowess. Soros has over 50 years of experience in the stock market, and he points out that a crisis may well be in the future by these eight identifiers.

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1. China has adjustment issues, and they had a $2.5 trillion loss that displayed serious challenges; China halted trade after the announcement. They have a devaluation of their currency, which is transmitting problems to the rest of the world. Soros replied that positive interest across the globe is a necessity.
2. The decreasing value of the yuan is affecting China’s economy, global currency, stocks and commodities since the beginning of 2016 because of the shift from investment to consumption and services.
3. Soros commented on the Greece-born European debt decline in 2011 saying that it was more serious than the crisis of 2008.
4. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index or the VIX, affectionately known as a fear gauge, is up 13 percent.
5. The Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index escalated to 43 percent this year. This index recognizes the cost of protection on Japanese shares, which involves the yuan
6. The Merrill Lynch Index of price alterations in Treasury bonds rose 5.7 percent.
7. Investment data reinforced a slow manufacturing sector.
8. The People’s Bank of China cut interest rates to record lows while the government authorities added billions of dollars to their weakened economy.

These indicators all point to global markets falling into a crisis very soon says George Soros. He reminds investors to be extremely cautious. Skyrocketing gold prices is another sign that the world’s economy is headed towards a crisis situation.

George Soros Backs Hillary Clinton In A Huge Way

Billionaire investor George Soros is one of the largest contributors to American politics and now it seems as though he is throwing his considerable wealth behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
In a recent article Politico reported that Soros has given $6 million to a super PAC that supports Clinton’s campaign. This latest contribution brings Soros’s total political contributions to $8 in all of 2015. All of that money went to pro-Clinton organizations.

The contribution has garnered much attention and not just for the amount. Soros is considered a kingmaker in Democratic politics, where his money goes others are soon to follow. He is one of the few people who are willing to spend up to eight figures in one election cycle. Back in 2004 George Soros contributed $20 million to an organization that tried unsuccessfully to remove then-president George W. Bush.

The super PAC on the receiving end of Soros’s money is called Priorities USA Action. According to the Federal Election Commission, Priorities USA Action raised over $41 million in 2015.

According to Politico, during the 2012 election cycle Soros only gave $1 million to Priorities USA despite the group’s continued requests. At that time the super PAC was dedicated to getting President Obama re-elected. The report states that Soros regretted supporting Obama over Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Primary.

Many political pundits view Soros’ large contribution as an encouraging sign for the Democrats. It is well known that many conservative billionaires are planning to spend more than $1 billion on the Republican side of the 2016 presidential election. It seems now that the Democrats could raise enough money to compete with them.

Soros is most famous for going eye to eye with the British government in 1992 and forced them to devalue the Pound. He made, by some estimates, $1 billion on that single trade. He has spent most of his time lately running his Open Society Foundation, which seeks to make government more transparent and defend human rights for all citizens around the world.

CCMP Capital: Understanding Private Equity Investment Firms

If you are looking for information about investment firms or private investment strategies, you are in the right place. Many people search for ways to invest or expand their portfolio of investments but do not know where to turn to for help. Having expert advice or guidance is a great way to ensure your success in any endeavor, particularly in the investment field. CCMP Capital is a leading private equity company, specializing in buyout and development equity transactions

 

When it comes to picking a private equity company it is imperative to consider those firms that are well known for rendering top notch services to clients. CCMP Capital is a respectable private equity firm and the business has actually been around for years. Lots of business owners and companies have actually depended on the expert services of CCMP Capital to accomplish outstanding outcomes.

 

Private equity investing is a great way to amass a fortune in the investment industry. Many people choose this type of investment because of the ease of getting into the industry and the available professional guidance. Stephen Murray’s CCMP Capital is one of the most respected companies in the private equity investment field, and has an established history of providing excellent services.

 

Private equity is equity capital that is not quoted on a public exchange. With private equity investment, a company like CCMP Capital has investors and funds that make investments into private companies or perform buyouts of public companies that result in a delisting of public equity. The majority of private equity is comprised of institutional investors and accredited investors who can commit huge amounts of money for long periods of time.

 

Numerous businesspeople and entrepreneurs all over the world have gained tremendous benefits from the outstanding services provide by CCMP Capital. The company has a team of the best trained and experienced professionals and can provide you with reliable investment solutions. If you really wish to learn more about private equity investment and it can help you achieve financial success, you need to get in touch with Stephen Murray CCMP Capital right away. Many people and companies have taken advantage of this proven method to achieve their objectives, and so can you. And the professional at CCMP Capital are available and ready to help you.

 

Stephen Murray was the President and chief executive officer of CCMP Capital. Mr Murray was a highly renowned equity financier as well as a philanthropist. Murray obtain his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the investment field and used his expertise to help many people reach their goals. Stephen Murray passed away on March 12, at age 52.

 

Steve Murray: The Investment Guru

CCMP is an investment firm that specializes on growth capital and leveraged buyout. It was known as JP Morgan Partners before they separated from JPMorgan Chase in 2006. Since its inception, CCMP has investments of up to $12 billion and in 2007, it was ranked 17 in the private equity funds category. Originally, in 1984, it was named Chemical Venture Partners where it started as a private equity and venture capital branch of Chemical Bank. The key people who made sure that the New York based investment firm was operating properly were Greg Brenneman, the CEO Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, who was also the President and the Chief Executive Officer.

Under the leadership of the late CEO Stephen Murray, the chemical investment firm then adopted the Chase name after acquiring the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1996. In 2000, he spearheaded the procurement of J.P. Morgan & Co. and, it led to the formation of JPMorgan Chase after which it changed its name to JP Morgan Partners. In 2004, the investment firm acquired Bank One which already had its own investment group. Between 2005 and 2006, JP Morgan Partners announced a spinout. The firm that formed after adopted the CCMP which stands for Chemical and Chase and JP Morgan Partners. The Morgan Partners were also followed by many other private equity groups.
In 2007, there was a fundraising that closed on $3.4 billion in commitments according to Wall Street  for the Stephen Murray CCMP Capital Investors II. It was its initial capital after they had split from other major partners like the JPMorgan Chase. Other firms like the Panorama Capital that is based in Menlo Park, California specialized on venture capital after the separation. Others that firms which resulted from the spinout include the Unitas Capital that formed from Stephen Murray CCMP Capital Asia. Under his tenure, Murray was able to secure responsibilities like the firm still manages both the JP Morgan Partners Global Fund. Other investments made include AMC Entertainment, Berry Plastics, Guitar Center, Inc., Hanley Wood among others.

Murray, unfortunately, died at the age of 52 after he left the firm due to health related issues. His works will be remembered as he tirelessly worked with the company since its 1989. He began his career after the JPMorgan Partners opted to spin out of the CCMP. He succeeded the then CEO and founder Jeff Walker. Other responsibilities that the late Murray held include Infogroup Inc., LHP Hospital Group, Octagon Credit Investors and Crestcom International. Greg Brenneman took over his position after his demise.

2015 Final Quarter Manhattan Real Estate Trends

The leading New York real estate firm TOWN Residential, specialized in luxury real estate services for NYC apartments for rent, recently released their fourth quarter analysis. The report a consistent rise in price action and the soft patch has yet to stagger down the line and hit the market.

By the end of the year, price per square foot was reaching record high levels reaching 6.2% higher than the year before. This confirmed the year over year growth and also showed an 8.4% rise from the previous quarter.

With this middle sales price, including the nearly 20% increase, Manhattan condos showed the biggest growth. While other areas are averaging roughly $1,505 per square foot, Manhattan is averaging roughly $1,606. Manhattan co-op sales are also up, previously they came in at $1,217,017, and the fourth quarter saw a jump to $1,272,902. When the properties were looked at by size, the report showed growing price trends in nearly all areas in the final quarter of the year.

Over the past year, Manhattan has seen a growing gap between newer development sales and the resale market. While the area shows a boost in the area, this is largely attributed to the areas trophy listings in new developments. The resale market is seeing a stabilization as sellers are now adjusting their prices from the peak levels hit earlier in the year. This has made it so the end of the year is simply a soft patch instead of a systematic downshift.

TOWN Residential says that they are still seeing sales at record prices which are helping add to the year over year gains. New York City overall had 7,963 units, including condos, on the market, 4,326 of those were located in Manhattan.

The power in the market is still shifting to the buyer, who is often more cost careful in their approach to any purchase, this combined with the quarters sharp increase in median days on the market, has changed the way things are moving. Buyers are now aware of their options and are not willing to pay any price for their purchases.

Bruce Levenson Facilitates Philanthropy

The Center For Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at the University of Maryland has had swift growth, now being considered the leading philanthropic studies institution by the nation’s capital. As reported by PR Newswire, this innovative philanthropic center is responsible for tens of thousands of dollars being raised toward philanthropic pursuit every semester. Bruce and Karen Levenson started the facility three years ago, and Bruce maintains it is one of the greatest philanthropic undertakings he has accomplished. Currently, the center offers courses that will raise over ten thousand dollars every semester. The center is expanding, and has even recently incorporated a dormitory. The Levenson’s philanthropy center is quite the feather in the University of Maryland’s cap. Not only does this encourage donation, but students will continuously raise money through the center’s courses, such that now the University of Maryland has a very positive philanthropic quotient. This reputation has begun to pay off, as students involved with the center are now being frequently sought by D.C. non-profit organizations for actual work in the real world. The Levensons are absolutely ecstatic about the center and its impact now, and in future. Indeed, the students of this center will be able to profoundly impact the entire world in a way that’s good for everyone involved. Barry Levenson owns an NBA team and works as a board member and a philanthropist. He and his wife Karen have exceptional philanthropic aims, and are both regularly active in education and the betterment of society in general. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html

Hague Wants to Change How Real Estate is Sold

Greg Hague, of Scottsdale, Arizona is an entrepreneur first of all, but he is heavily involved in the real estate market. Part of his being a business man is shaking things up, and with his new company, Real Estate Mavericks, he hopes to change some things. In an article published on the Forbes website, he talked about his “22-step Home Launch Formula and 29-Day Fast Sale Plan” as two main ways to change things.

He said the way homes are sold has not changed in 75 years, and he wants the market to adjust to the times. Instead of just listing a house, having an open house, and hoping a buyer shows up, he wants to use more modern sales techniques. He said his program would build excitement about a home before it even gets listed. His research shows current marketing results in a 3 to 8 percent drop in home prices, below the asking price.

Before the home is listed on the market, he would like to have a pre-launch marketing campaign. He would have “drip feeds” of information about a great home coming soon into the market, to create curiosity and interest. He would also show some potential buyers the property in advance. He said people like this sort of thing, and these people are more likely to pay a higher price than if the home had already been on the market for awhile.

He suggest real estate agents send out private messages to other agents, to let them know the house will soon be on the market. This might encourage them to help arrange private showings for potential, and already qualified, home buyers. If they like the home and want it, they are more likely to pay a higher price, or be more agreeable to the asking price. He also says homes that sit unsold for a long time tend to make would be buyers think something is wrong, or it makes them think the price should be lower.

He said real estate agents accidentally hurt sellers by doing things the way they have always been done. “They’ve just never been exposed to the kind of price maximization strategies used by top retail and online marketers, and how those techniques could be applied to real estate,” he said in the article.

His company, Real Estate Mavericks” is not a real estate company. He coaches real estate agents and agencies on his methods to change the way real estate is sold. His main two programs, 22-step Home Launch Formula and 29-Day Fast Sale Plan, are the main programs his company offers. It also offers coaching to real estate agents, to teach them his programs.

He also writes a blog offering tips to his new way of doing real estate business, and has a live program on his website to help people learn his system. Hague is part motivator, and teacher, as he tries to help real estate agents catch his vision of changing the way homes are sold in America.

Why to Expect Some New Innovations from Coriant

Two of the most popular terms in the tech industry are convergence and synergy. And this is often one of the best ways to predict how well a company will do in the future. When they show signs of excellence in either trait, or preferably both, they’ll typically be primed for some major innovations. This is why a lot of eyes are currently on a company called Coriant.

The company itself is heavily involved with multiple compatible technologies. This includes voice, data and mobile networks. One of the biggest trends in the past few years is the convergence of these technologies into a single whole. As such Coriant is perfectly situated to take advantage of these powerful trends. But one of the most signficiant aspects of convergence and synergistic processes can be found by examining the new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir.

Much like Coriant itself, Shaygan Kheradpir brings a lot of different but compatible skills to the table. He’s had over 28 years of executive experience in the technology center. Some of the highlights of this period include time at GTE and Verizon Communications. Again, much of what makes this especially relevant is how all of the various pieces come together. He has a vast amount of technical experience in everything which Coriant is focusing on. This is in direct contrast to many executives who take on a leadership position while not having a strong grasp of the technical nature of their company.

But what makes Shaygan Kheradpir a true synergistic powerhouse is the fact that he combines a strong technical background with strong leadership skills. And even more importantly much of that leadership has been within the technical sphere. Engineers, and especially the most talented ones, tend to have a unique way of looking at the world. Executives who hope to properly lead them need to be able to understand their outlook. Shaygan Kheradpir has the ability to act as a bridge between those different aspects of the company. And in addition to this his experience with mergers allows him to guide the company as more assets are included within it’s overall sphere of influence. Together, this all points to a bright future for Coriant.

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Teens Are Welcome On The Skout Network

When Skout first started becoming popular, it’s unlikely that the network knew that they would become as popular as they are today. Skout is mentioned in many magazines and newspapers, and The Nation recently mentioned Skout as a great application to download. The best thing about the fact that Skout was mentioned is the fact that the list of applications to download is so short, but Skout still made the list. Skout is great for anyone who wants to start looking for an online date or if they want to find a friend anywhere in the world.

Teenagers are a big portion of the social media networks that are out there today, and this is why it’s important for social media networks to protect this young group of people. Not every social media network has restrictions that help as well as protect teenagers, but the Skout network does have these protections in place. Teens who choose to join the Skout network can enjoy themselves by talking to other teenagers that may be local or from around the country or in other countries for that matter. The only difference between a teenager using the Skout network and another network is the fact that they can only talk to other teens on Skout.

Teenagers who joined the Skout network are restricted from going into the adult section of the network, and this means that at no time will they be able to talk to anyone that is over the age of 18. Since teenagers are restricted to speaking amongst themselves only, then this means they can feel a lot safer knowing that they are among their peers and their own age group. Parents who monitor their children online will also be glad to know that the Skout network helps to protect teenagers who join the network.

Teens can use most of the features that Skout has as long as it doesn’t consist of features that are only available in the adult section. Many teens love to use the Skout network and use it as a way to find new friends in international locations as well as talking to friends from school or making new friends in their local area. Skout also has other ways of protecting teens who use the network by allowing them to block anyone who may be harassing them or someone they may not want to talk to.

Although the blocking feature is available to anyone on the network, this feature is particularly great for teens, especially since parents want to keep their teens safe when they talk to others online, so they can easily block someone if necessary. More social media networks should be concerned about their younger population, especially since teenagers make up a good portion of the people who go to many social media networks, whether it’s for socializing or dating. Skout recognizes that there is a teenage population on its network, and Skout does everything possible to protect this group of people.

New York City Is Changing

In the past, it was somewhat difficult for people who wanted a home in the city to find something that would suit their needs as well as their budget. This was a big deal for many people who wanted to live in the city but were never able to because of the price or lack of available living space in the city. While things may have been difficult in the past, there are major changes that are coming to the city for improvement over the way that real estate is being handled in the city.

By taking a look at this article from The New York Times, we can see the way that New York real estate is changing. There have been record-breaking prices in the city and these have made people want to move further into the city. They have also been able to see a big improvement in the way that things are being done in the city. There have been many new living developments created in the city and these have allowed more people to be able to move into the city that there was in the past. These records are something that New York City has never seen before.

It is clear to see that right now is a prime time for purchasing in New York City, but having an expert real estate agent available to help you with your real estate needs is a necessity in the way that people can find a home in the city. If you are looking for a new home in New York City, it is essential that you get a real estate agent who can provide you with the best options for homes as well as prices that you would not be able to find on your own without their help. Town Residential is that real estate company.

Town Residential has worked with many people who have different needs when it comes to their apartment and city living. They have worked with people who need certain luxuries and people who want to stay within a certain price point. They are able to provide their services in all of the boroughs and can find you a residential piece of property no matter where you are looking. They are dedicated to the clients that they serve and guarantee that they can find something for anyone, no matter what you are looking for.