What George Soros Would Say to 2016 Investors

The Ideas of George Soros

George Soros holds the viewpoint that the stock market is unpredictable and operates on laws of irrational behavior. In a Fool.com article, the philosophy of George Soros seemed to have played out as the stock market shifted in 2015. The market got off to a decent start during the first half of 2015, but with increasing threats from ISIL, crashing oil prices, and political uncertainty, the second part of 2015 saw the market’s mood swing wildly. The S&P 500 ended the year essentially flat.

Why Listen to George Soros

George Soros achieved an extremely high level of success as an investor in the stock market, which is why his ideas hold so much weight with current investors. He was head of the Quantum Fund with tenure, and during this time, he achieved yearly returns for investors in excess of 30%. He holds a reputation as one of the best hedge fund managers to have ever existed, and he has been thought of as second to only Warren Buffett. He also makes a strong point in that what should happen in the market rarely works out as expected.

Evidence to Support Claims

Recent happenings in biotech stocks support the philosophy of George Soros. In 2010, analysts and pundits deemed biotech stocks in general as dangerous, but the great success of iShares Nasdaq Biotech ETF contradicts this prediction of danger. This biotech stock grew 307% from the beginning of 2010 through the end of 2015. Another example of the market’s erratic nature is seen in the low performance of Gilead Sciences. Gilead should have been top-performing in 2015 based on a projected growth rate of 30%, but the stock ended up growing a mere 9.2%. Cancer drugmaker Exelixis started out with a weak overall financial outlook, but it outperformed Gilead with a gain of over 240%.

What Should Investors Do in 2016

As a bottom line according to George Soros, investors should not bother with trying to predict the market when it behaves erratically. Instead, they should prepare to take advantage of dips in the market and stay invested in case the market changes its trajectory in 2016.

Quality Dog Food From Beneful Is Best

The subject of what to feed our animals has always been a hot subject to research in my household. My wife and I have been competing to find the most conclusive article about dog food and our pet’s health. I found one the other day from the Daily Herald that beats all. It talks about what actually goes on in premium dog food manufacturing on wikipedia.org. I was amazed to see how careful these companies are about what ingredients go into their food. It was a good feeling to know that I am doing the responsible thing as a pet owner by providing the most nutritious foods for my furry friend.

Buying Beneful Is Best

My dogs are picky about what they eat for dinner. They like to eat something that tastes good. Can you blame them? I would turn my nose up to the cheap foods if I was a dog, so I can’t blame my dogs for not eating the cheap stuff. I buy Beneful because it is a premium dog food made with high quality ingredients that dogs love. I like to buy them the Chopped Blends for the weekends, as a treat. The Chopped Blends is a wet food made by Beneful that comes in 20 different flavors, so you know that your dog will find something to like in all those options. My dogs love the kind made with salmon, so I stick to buying the salmon Beneful Chopped Blends.

I usually feed them Beneful Chopped Blends Original Dry Dog Food during the week as their main staple for nutrition because it is made with real chicken. They have another kind made with real beef that my dogs like just as much. They also have a kind made with salmon, but we haven’t tried that yet. Between the dry dog food, the wet dog food and the dog treats, Beneful on youtube offers a large variety of choices for every dog to find the taste they appreciate. 

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New refrigerated dog food one of the options for dog owners

Dogs are a popular pet all around the world, especially in the US and all dog owners want to feed their pets the best possible foods, as well as to give them options to keep them healthy and happy and not bored with their meals. One of the dog food companies working to make the best possible choices for dogs and their owners is Purina, who also make the Beneful line of dog foods. Beneful line of dog food includes eight types of dry dog food, 20 types of wet dog food, and 11 types of treats. Since 2001, Beneful has proudly made their dog food products with real meat, vegetables, and wants your pet to enjoy their meal with various flavors and textures of food products available. Other types and brands of foods for your dog One of the newest innovations in dog food is from the Freshpet, Inc. dog food company, and it is a tube of refrigerated dog food that you slice and feed to your dog. One of the flavors of this refrigerated food is Chunky Chicken and Turkey. It has only fresh ingredients, no preservatives and a limited shelf life, which is why it must be refrigerated. It’s made in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and is part of a growing market in refrigerated dog food products that is estimated at over $23 billion dollars. It is part of dog food companies making healthier and nutritious products. Other places like Blue Buffalo dog food company also are touting better foods, and make organic and grain free foods with lamb and salmon in them for dogs. Colgate-Palmolive even lets owners customize their dog’s food and create special blends of dog food according to their pet’s needs, and Nutro Farm Harvest dog food has fruits like cranberries and blueberries to enhance dog’s health and nutrition. Plus, the Mars’ Cesar Home Delights brand touts feeding your dog food like you like yourself and has lasagna and beef stroganoff for dogs, and Milo’s Kitchen brand of dog products has duck flavored jerky and grilled beef burger treats for your pet to be spoiled and happy. The bottom line is companies like Beneful are working hard to bring better, more nutritious, healthy and fun products for your pet.

Dedicated to their Clients

Status Labs has a good reputation for providing search engine optimization towards their clients. They specialize in digital footprints and image management. Overall, the main goal of the company is to increase sales, via digital marketing and public relations strategy, of multiple clients. Although the lab is headquartered in Austin, Texas, several of their offices exist in New York and Sao Paulo. They also assist several individuals via online interaction throughout 35+ countries.

Alongside promoting the growth of sales to its clients, they strive to provide advice towards successful PR pitches. Their five tips for developing creating a public relations pitch include the following:

1. Stay relevant to the topic of interest

– Unless there is a journalist that can cover the topic that is being pitched, consider finding a new one.

2. Keep it quick and simple

– Many journalists are drilled with emails on their phones and might not be able to contact everyone. Therefore, keep every email pitch short (limited to six sentences) and simple. It’s also important to be considerate and post any press releases on the bottom of the email, giving the journalist an option to read it.

3. Get familiar with your contacts.

– Gaining additional insight on the journalist is extremely important. Adding the person (who’s managing the pitch) to social media, or sharing their personal articles are several ways to achieve a more personal connection.

4. Be Courteous

– Create requests when it’s convenient for the journalist, give them credible information and top-quality photographs to appropiately represent any work. This will allow the journalist to have a better interest towards participating in any projects.

5. Incorporate characteristics of a story-teller within a pitch.

– Timing, significance, proximity, prominence and human interest are several qualities that a journalist desires in any piece of work that they thoroughly analyze.

Status Labs never falls short of conveying professionalism. Founder and CEO of Status Labs, Maxwell Fisher, envisions future success for the company. In addition, he’s a respectable figure to neighboring companies. For instance, he shared his take on an Instagram post posted by Ryan Holmes. The CEO of Hootsuite posted a photo of his hand on a drink with the following caption: “Cheers to my homies.” The post was made shortly after 65 employees were laid off of Hootsuite.Fisher, along with a 17-year old public relations vet and Hootsuite’s communications manager Sandy Pell, offered encouraging words of wisdom towards this outbreak. He advised all executives to “represent their company’s voice, even if it’s on their personal social media platforms.”

Slyce Is Doing All Sorts Of Innovative Things

It was said on Philadelphia Business Journal that the ambitious company Slyce has recently taken SnipSnap and made it into something bigger and better than it was. SnipSnap was a coupon provider that had made many people happy through the way that it allowed them to save a bit of money here and there, but now the service has become much bigger. It has joined up with Slyce, and it is helping people to save money in a whole new way.

Slyce is very innovative on slyce.it, and it has proven how great it can be through the new money saving service that it is offering. The service allows people to take a photo of an item that they would like to purchase, and it helps them to find it at the store where it is sold for the lowest price. That is a great service for all of those who want to be thrifty as they are shopping, and the service is sure to do a lot of good for many people.

Slyce has been doing all sorts of innovative things since it first came to be, and connecting with SnipSnap is one of the best things that it has done. It is offering people the chance to save much money each day as they shop for the things that they would like. It gives them the chance to do that easily, and people of all ages are going to be happy that Slyce has bought out SnipSnap once they find out all that it can do with it.

New York and Manhattan Prices Rising Above Historic Levels

Manhattan is rising above historic levels. The prices and the value of the NYC luxury real estate on townrealestate is rising at a very quick rate due to plenty of factors. The prices for buying and renting homes in the New York areas have risen quickly, and the growth is expected to continue for a little while longer. Even other cities in New York have began to see rises in prices at a more gradual rate. It is safe to say that the market of Manhattan real estate is a healthy market.

In order to take advantage of the market, one is going to need an agent like Town Residential. The reason why Town Residential is a very important real estate agent is that it is a group of people that have extensive expertise and experience in marketing and selling New York Real Estate. Other agents do not show the skills that Town Residential displays. As a result, people may find themselves disappointed in the searching process of trying to find a new home. Town Residential has a better track record of bringing out the desired results for their clients due to their hand crafted style of marketing.

Town Residential’s expertise and efficiency has resulted in them getting a lot more listings than other agents. This gives clients plenty of options in almost any area of New York. They can choose from tons of houses and apartments that they can buy or lease. Town Luxury also takes the time to work with their clients in order to make sure that they are satisfied with the home and the neighborhood that they have been referred to. It is this attentive service that makes Town Residential stand out from among the rest, especially with the ever rising prices.

In the midst of the rising prices, there has been a slight dip in the pricing. However, the property value has risen right back. In any market of investment, it is expected for there to be some dips in the rising prices. At the same time, there will be a slight upward bounce in a downtrend. Either way, the rising prices make a huge difference for many people. Selling residents are going to profit big when they can find someone that is willing to buy their property. At the same time, it is proving to be a little more expensive for people that are trying to buy something.

One Life to Live Soap Opera

One Life To Live is a soap opera that began airing back in 1968 on ABC. The show ran for over 40 years on TV and ended its television run in January of 2012. For a few short months in 2013 One Life To Live was a web series on Hulu and Itunes however in September of 2013 the show was put on hiatus.

One Life To Live or OLTL was set in a fictional town located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and followed the lives and relationships of the very wealthy Lord family as well as a few other families. The Lord family’s patriarch is a wealthy newspaper publisher as well as owner of Lord enterprises which owns a group of different companies. The Lord matriarch passed away while giving birth to her second daughter. The daughters live with their father in a gorgeous estate with the fictional name of Llanfair. Over the course of 43 years we see the Lord family get in and out of many different relationships and situations.

One Life To Live has seen dozens and dozens of characters over the years. One of the most notable characters being Stacy Morasco played by the talented and beautiful Crystal Hunt. Stacy Morasco was sister to the ever popular Gigi a beloved character on OLTL. Stacy was a stripper working in Las Vegas when she spots Gigi and Rex having a great time. Stacy becomes obsessed with Rex even following him and girlfriend Gigi back to Llanview on a secret mission to sleep with Rex. After spending time after time trying to get to Rex, Stacy finally succeeds and gets her sisters boyfriend to sleep with her. When Stacy becomes pregnant with Rex’s baby she thinks she has it all figured out until a miscarriage ruins her plans. Rather than give up on her and Rex, Stacy then sleeps with Oliver in the hopes of getting pregnant and pretending it is Rex baby. Stacy gets pregnant by Oliver, lies and says it belongs to Rex, gets kidnapped and finally admits the truth about her unborn child. In the aftermath of her secret Stacy ventures out to find her sister only to fall into a frozen lake and die.

Stacy Morasco may have died on the show by Crystal Hunt went on to play many different characters afterwords even getting into executive producing recently. Hunt has appeared in films such as Derby Stallion, Sydney White and the ever popular TV show Guiding Light. More recently Hunt has appeared in the movie Magic Mike XXL and also in Queens of Drama. In 2015 she was the executive producer of Talbot County her first feature film. Crystal Hunt has also owned her own high end pet boutique named My Pets Dream Boutique in her hometown in Florida. Although she has been in the acting world for many years now she shows no signs of slowing down if her Facebook presence is any indication.

Being a Woman is not a limit; Susan McGalla

The twenty first century woman is competing for equal opportunities with the men in all kinds of fields. The business field is not an exception. However, in as much woman empowerment is on its pinnacle, being a woman in male dominated fields such as business in not a walk in the park.

Since being a woman requires that you are a mother, a wife and a doctor and still a career woman, its strenuous for a woman in business. A good business person has a number of traits that make them succeed in the highly competitive world such as self-belief, ambition, confidence, assertiveness, persistence and humility. He or she should also be open to new ideas. Armed with these and a little more assertiveness, a woman is ready for affair battle in the business ground.

Susan McGalla on cbslocal is one example of a fearless woman who decided she wont stay at home and play housewife, instead, she would battle it out with the men in the business world. With a father who knew the sky is the limit, Susan learnt about fighting for excellence at a young age. Growing up, she had good exposure which made her comfortable with both male and female making her a good team player and businessperson.

Her career started at Joseph Horne Company in 1986. She worked in a number of marketing and managerial positions until 1994. A year later, she joined American Eagle Outfitters as a divisional merchandise buyer for women’s clothing. Susan McGalla’s hard work and ambition saw her rise in ranks until she became the president and chief merchandising officer of the company. As president, Susan was the overall overseer of the launch of American Eagles aerie and seventy seven kids brand. Her success story builds up further when she left the company in 2009 and became a private consultant. She consulted for retail and financial investment industries prior her appointment to the Board of Directors of HFF Inc. She also served as the CEO of wet Seal Inc in 2011 before leaving the company to start P3 Executive consulting in 2012. With her bachelors degree in business marketing from Mount Union College, Susan has been able to make a name for herself in the business world.

Leading her life as a person and not a woman Susan McGalla has made tremendous successes in her life and career. She once turned down an article aimed at successful women because according to her, it was not suitable. Having had a football coach as a father, she is passionate about sports like most men are. That however does not stop her from being a woman and enjoying shopping. If more women were to adopt her open-minded thinking and not limit themselves because of their gender, we would have more women in fields never thought possible.

James Dondero Shares Some Top Things Every Leader Should Be Aware Of

In a dynamic corporate environment, companies are created and diluted every day. One bad decision can affect a company’s working for years. A simple decision that is made with the right tools can, instead, help companies avoid massive catastrophes. A company is not just an entity, it is created of people who are affected by these decision. Bad decisions can lead to unemployment and so much pain. This is why James Dondero and his work with Highland Capital Management is more than just a job or a position for him. He can founded the company and been its President to help his employees achieve their dreams and become successful.

James Dondero understands that a leader does not operate in a vacuum. This is why in the following points, he shares some top tips that every leader should know –

Staying True To Oneself – One big tip that James Dondero would like to offer to budding leaders is about staying true to themselves. Leaders can often find themselves getting lost in the quagmire of budgets, finances, decisions, and people. They can find that what they believe in is slowly slipping away through their fingers. Often, their personal life can be thrown in disarray. At such a time, trying to stay true can lead to great rewards both personally and professionally for a leader.

Creating An Environment Of Trust – Trust is something that cannot be created overnight. It takes hard work and a lot of time. Efforts have to be put in from all sides in order to create a trusting environment. James Dondero adds that the leader is at the center of this equation of trust. Being the glue that keeps everyone together, the leaders ensures that people are not threatened during their work.

Fostering Inclusion – Collaboration is the best way to not only motivate employees but amp up the efficiency of the organization. At Highland Capital Management, James Dondero of NexBank frequently reaps the rewards of collaborative efforts. He also mentions that these collaborations help his employees feel included. They are able to work together in a better way on group projects and this is the no. 1 reason why his company has been so successful in the industry.

Sharing Goals – As mentioned before, a company is not just an entity operating in a vacuum. It is an amalgamation of many people and lives. So, what do those people have to gain from the success of the company? They would still be receiving their salaries if the company doesn’t operate efficiently. This problem can be rectified by helping unify employees with the vision and goals of the organization.

Generating The Best Ideas – The best ideas are often generated during collaborative efforts. James Dondero believes that it is the leader’s job to help push those ideas – both in creation and action. A leader can inspire great ideas from people and they should focus on doing so.

With these tips, budding leaders can find as much success as James Dondero in their company and industry.

The Only Home Cleaning App, Handy

As the top one percent of the United States’ citizens continue to grow, the income gap steadily increases in size. The vast majority of people in the United States simply cannot afford luxuries. Many of the wealthiest have had maids do their chores and home cleaning needs for a very long time, but unfortunately, not everybody has the money to hire a home cleaner, whether it is a single independent person cleaning homes or a nationwide professional cleaning company. The reason home cleaning service providers have been so costly in the past is because of the hard time that people have to spend looking for them. There have not been easily accessible forums in the past where one can browse a multitude of local home cleaners.

Handy is a new smartphone app that allows independent cleaners and companies post their services on techcrunch.com from the app. Fortunately for everybody at hand, this reduces the price that cleaners can charge and still act competitively. The average price of home cleaning services on Handy averages between eighteen and twenty-two US dollars per hour, which is a great deal. In the past, potential clients would have to go to long lengths to try to find a good deal — this has changed now, thanks to Handy.

Handy was created by long time friends turned business aprtners Omang Dua and Oisin Hanrahan. Handy was developed around four years ago. Handy is not just an app where people can list at their own will: applicants have to go through a long process to be able to list their services. Only around three percent of applicants are actually allowed to be listed on Handy, which makes it more selective than nearly every college in the entire world.

Handy hosts its services in twenty-eight cities around the world: one in the United Kingdom, two in our neighboring country above, Canada, and the rest here in the United States. This is pretty much the only drawback to this fantastic app, but Handy has to limit the amount of people that operate on the app to ensure quality for customers. This is one aspect of Handy that makes it so good.

Currently, clients and cleaning servicers have come together to reach about one million dollars worth of bookings every week. Mr. Umang Dua has told the press that the run rate of the company has increased from $3 million to more than $50 million. Handy would not have been able to grow so much without the innovation, creativity, and quality assurance that Mr. Umang Dua and Mr. Oisin Hanrahan have brought to the table.

For any home cleaners interested in cleaning for Handy, you can apply or find more about the application process on their official website, www.Handy.com. Handy charges a low rate of approximately twenty percent of the listing price for cleaners to list their services, which is very low considering the hard work that technicians and engineers on behalf of Handy have had to put in to make the app so great.