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Stream Energy Starts Stream Cares

The Dallas-based company of Stream Energy has created Stream Cares for their philanthropy causes. Not too long ago this direct-selling company launched Stream Cares. The launching of a separate arm of the company is relatively new to see. It offers the company dual advantages. It gives back to the community while it gets the respect and loyalty of potentially new clients and the public. Stream Energy has had a relationship with Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross for a long time.

There is one particular cause that Stream associates care greatly for, and it is homelessness. The company and its associates go so far as to track how many homeless people there are in Dallas alone. Stream Energy and its associates covered the entrance price and the meals for over 1,000 North Texas homeless children at the annual Splash for Hope, hosted by Hope Supply Company. This allowed Stream employees and management to give them the experience of a lifetime, as well as money and supplies that they need. Hope Supply Company routinely gives diapers, clothing, school supplies, and more to homeless children. Stream has worked directly with Hope now for four years.

Stream Energy’s quick response to aid Texas tornado victims in meant that Stream and their employees worked directly with the Salvation Army. Streams associates raised thousands of dollars for the people that lost their homes and businesses. Stream matched those donations, which doubled the amount of donations brought in by associates. Stream has also worked with Operation Once in a Lifetime. It helped to provide both moral and financial support to Dallas area veterans and their families. Stream Energy donated transportation to the less fortunate military veterans and loved ones, so they could enjoy a special December meal at a highly praised Texas restaurant. Then the next day they co-hosted an American Girl Doll Experience for ten daughters of military members. Stream Energy associates gave essential support as each girl picked a doll and then later ate lunch at American Girl Café. Stream, as a company, paid for all the expenses of the experience.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/05/22/stream-energy-sets-shop-new-addison-hq

Equities First Offers Quality Securities-Backed Loans

As the popularity of securities-based lending continues to rise, more and more companies are looking to tap into this rapidly growing market. As traditional lending institutions renew their efforts to tighten loan qualifications, companies such as Equities First are offering alternative financing solutions through securities-based lending. Equities First is on the short list of the top companies offering securities-based loans, and the company continues to shine for several reasons.

  • Equities First offers some of the lowest fixed-interest rates on securities-based loans. The loans range from three to four percent with loan-to-value ratios from 50 to 70 percent.
  • Borrowers can walk away from the loan at any time, including during a down stock market. Borrowers also continue to own the underlying securities, which is especially helpful to borrowers who have developed an emotional attachment to their stocks.
  • Equities First remains completely transparent and relies on leading companies for legal, financial and regulatory issues.
  • The company has over 650 transactions completed worth more than $1.4 billion.
  • Equities First has a global presence with offices in nine countries, including wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.
  • Borrowers can use the proceeds from the loan for any purpose since restrictions do not exist for the use of funds.
  • The team at Equities First consists of an incredible pool of talent with years of experience in the financial services industry.
  • Equities First stock-based lending alternatives provide investors with an opportunity to delay “taxable events” from capital-gains taxes.

Equities First understands that all investment and lending alternatives come with some degree of risk. However, the company and its team help reduce those risks by avoiding such events as mismatching assets and liabilities or allowing heavy borrowing during turbulent times. The goal of Equities First and its securities-based lending is to ensure the long-term financial security of all its investors, including individual consumers and high net worth investors.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/equities-first-holdings-llc

Sahm Adrangi Speaks at Important Conference

Sahm Adrangi spoke at a conference called “The Art, Pain and Opportunity of Short Selling” on May third, 2018. The event, hosted at the New York Athletic Club by well-known New York investor, philanthropist and author Whitney Tilson, who gave the opening remarks that Thursday.

Sahm Adrangi gave the first speech of the night after Tilson, discussing ad fraud opportunities. Acknowledging that the business community still needs to fight against fraud, Sahm Adrangi says that knowing the impact of fraud on the market, focusing on diligence in investing and recognizing the links between short-selling opportunities and fraud can lead to some profitable opportunities. When a companies stock is about to take a huge dip in value is when ad fraud is most likely. By staying informed of this a short-selling investor can prepare and be ready when it happens.

Head of Kerrisdale Capital, Sahm Adrangi began the company with $1 million in capital. He now manages over $150 million and has made a name for himself in the industry. Sahm Adrangi is also known for his massive success short-selling several fraudulent foreign companies, including several from China.

Adrangi was followed by David Einhorn, head of Greenlight Capital since its founding in 1996, and many other financial luminaries from around the world, such as Soren Aandahl of Glaucus Research Group and Enrique Abeyta Ubillos from Project M Group. They spoke on such topics as “Tesla is STILL a zero”, “The Other Greek Parmalat” and “The Best/Worst Short We Ever Had.”

“The Art, Pain and Opportunity of Short Selling” started at 7:15 with a breakfast and ended with a reception at 4:30. It was focused on many of the small nuances that exist in successful short selling, both basic and advanced ones that even experienced investors might not know. This information is helpful to short sellers as they are being hit hard by a long bull market right now. First quarter earnings were not what most investors expected, and many analysts are predicting a lot of movement in the next few years among long and short investors alike.

https://www.benzinga.com/topic/sahm-adrangi

Is Shervin Pishevar A Psychic? Perhaps – We’ll Never Know

If people could reliably – even halfway-reliably – predict things, they could quite literally make livings through gambling; technically, it couldn’t even be called gambling. While some people are professional gamblers in somewhat-predictable areas of betting like sports, most people’s abilities for predicting things are horrible.

Let’s look at one of Silicon Valley’s top investor’s predictions and statements about the economy, financial instruments, and business at large. All of them weren’t correct – the man isn’t a psychic – though a fair amount of them was, in fact, on point.

The man’s name is Shervin Pishevar

First-generation Iranian immigrant Shervin Pishevar unleashed a level-headed slew of tweets in the first week of February 2018. As we approach the six-month anniversary of Mr. Pishevar’s memorable tweetstorm, let’s look back at some of the things he asserted as fact – things that can’t reliably be measured, therefore making predictions inherently impossible – and other market events he quantified and got correct – Shervin Pishevar just might be Ms. Cleo in disguise.

Bitcoin fell even further from its December 2018 peak

On February 6, Shervin Pishevar declared that Bitcoin – the world’s first cryptocurrency was trading for roughly $7,900 on February 6, 2018 – would drop to anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000 in terms of USD per bitcoin. Thus far, the cryptocurrency has, in fact, reached a low price of roughly $5,700 this year – to be precise, the digital currency dropped to that low on June 24, 2018.

Though it never reached a true $5,000 US Dollar per bitcoin mark, Shervin Pishevar’s prediction got pretty close.

Gold would get more expensive, he said

The price of gold was between $1,330 and $1,320 per ounce throughout February 6. Although 2018 has yet to close as of July 31, 2018 – there are, in fact, five more months left in the year – the precious metal is currently trading about $100 less today than it was in the first week of February.

You win some, you lose some – then again, Shervin Pishevar didn’t specify a time horizon, making it not possible to make a judgment on his tweet’s accuracy yet.

http://www.siliconbeat.com/tag/shervin-pishevar/
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Aloha Construction: Illinois’ Top Home-Improvement Specialist

Home improvement is big business, especially in today’s modern era of living. There is a plethora of content that is currently available whether it’s in store, or it’s on television. In some cases, homeowners who have slight knowledge of the subject can participate in their own remodel projects. In most cases, it is best to hire a general contractor that is properly certified to do the bulk of the work. Aloha Construction has grown into a powerhouse when it comes to home improvement. This company has only been in business for a decade, but it has completed many prominent projects.

Aloha Construction is a standout because it provides so many advantages. The company provides services for Southern Wisconsin as well as provides services for the entire state of Illinois. That’s right! Thanks to its Bloomington location, the company can now reach its customers in the shortest period of time. Being progressive and efficient is what Aloha Construction does best. The company’s staff members are well-trained in a wide array of home-remodel projects, and they’re very courteous. These attributes are some of the reasons to why AC has claimed the prestigious Torch Award. This particular award was presented to the company back in 2017. There were a number of other general contractors who made the list, but there could only be one winner. Aloha Construction won this award for its great leadership, its philanthropic nature with its community, and its high-quality work. Dave Farbaky, the company’s founder, has even given away free Chicago Bulls tickets to underprivileged children.

 

Back on March 15, 2018, the company announced that it had completed its first multi-million dollar project in North Barrington, Illinois. Dave Farbaky’s crew remodeled the kitchen, the basement and the bath while working directly with the homeowner. This is gigantic news for the Lake Zurich-general contractor as many more multi-million dollar projects are sure to follow.
https://patch.com/illinois/lakezurich/consideration-community-care-cant-compare-when-it-comes-aloha-construction

Electrolyte Rich Hawaii Waiakea Water

The volcanic islands of Hawaii are among the richest and most diverse soil system, with layers of volcanic rock and miles of underground pathways. Naturally, this provides a unique filtration system and the volcanic water benefits the establishment of plants and unique wildlife of the islands. Waiakea volcanic water is filtered through 14,000 feet of porous volcanic rock before re-emerging at its source, located at the eastern base of the Mauna Loa volcano. Volcanic water benefits to the human body are remarkable.

 

Typically, other bottled water companies source their water products from northern fresh water streams and filter through impurities using chemicals and artificial filters. Unlike traditional methods, Waiakea Water requires minimal intervention when ensuring the clarity, purity and sustainability over time. This naturally occurring alkaline water provides tremendous health benefits to the body the artificial alkaline water products can never match due to the naturally occurring chemical properties. Waiakea water contains rich minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium and silica. The following Waiakea water benefits are as follows:

 

  • Regulates transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature, detoxification, and energy production.
  • Strengthens bone structure, teeth, and cell membranes, ensures nerve and muscle impulses are properly transmitted, and helps prevent blood clotting.
  • Aids in the proper flow of flow of fluids and nutrients in cells, helps the brain, nerves and muscles function correctly, and plays an essential role in the breakdown of amino acids and carbohydrates.
  • Is an essential factor in hydration as it holds water in the cells. It also helps send nerve impulses, and is needed for all muscle contractions.
  • Provides the answer to healthier, younger looking, more radiant skin, hair, nails while promoting good bone health.

 

With growing concerns about what people put in their bodies, Hawaii Waiakea Water is by far the most beneficial and natural option for bottled water. Just like the Hawaii volcanoes over time, this resource has always been accessible to the locals of the islands, but now, Waiakea Water brings the product to you for your benefit and health.

 

Naara Is The Latest From Jeunesse Global

Anyone who follows Jeunesse Global closely is treated to some of the most interesting and potentially useful products on the market. They can get to see what the latest and greatest in health and beauty are before some of the rest of the world has heard about it. That is exactly what they are getting with Naara. It is a product that the company has put out which is supposed to work on a person’s skin health. It is basically something that you apply to your skin in order to treat some of the issues that crop up related to the loss of collagen in the skin as a natural part of aging.

Your skin loses up to thirty percent of its natural collagen over the years as you age. In order to hold on to as much of it as possible you need to use products such as Naara to lock it in and hopefully prevent any more loss. The users of this product report that in as little as four weeks they see noticeable changes in the way that their skin looks and feels. It is almost a little bit of a health and beauty miracle happening right before their eyes.

Jeunesse Global offers this as part of their Youth Enhancement System. It is a product that they sell through their network of contributors. Those contributors earn a little money for their part in getting the product sold. Meanwhile, the company enjoys the increased sales that come along with getting the world spread out to more and more people all throughout the nation.

It is so critically important that we all have access to skin care products that we really can benefit from. It is all too often the case that we do not ever really have the kind of skin care that we want to have because we don’t know what to use. This is one kind of product that seeks to change that as soon as possible. If you have had problems with your skin or the way that it looks, then you need to try Naara right now.

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Highland Capital Management’s Endowment To Be Used To Host Event About Winston Churchill

Highland Capital Management of Houston, Texas, was one of the very first supporters of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Since 2012 they had donated around $5 million. In early 2018 they created an endowment for the center to which they gave $10 million. This money will be used to host the Engage Series which brings in experts to discuss public policy issues and lead discussions. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.

One of the upcoming Engage Series event to be held at this presidential center will be on Tuesday, June 26th. It will be held at 6:30 pm and tickets cost $40. It is called “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management – the Art & Leadership of Winston Churchill. This is being held as a companion event to other leadership development work being performed at the Bush Presidential Center.

This Engage Series event will look at what made Winston Churchill such an effective leader. It will then lead the discussion into how the lessons of his leadership can be used in the modern era in order to solve many pressing issues of the day. There will also be an exhibit in the Presidential Center which will feature some of Churchill’s paintings and those of other artists. The night will be kicked off when former President George Bush will deliver some opening remarks. Read this article at PR Newswire.

The executive director of the Bush Center is Holly Kuzmich. She will be the monitor for this Highland Capital Engage event. Joining her on the stage will be some of the world’s leading experts on Winston Churchill. This includes Churchill Archive Centre’s Director Allen Packwood. On stage will also be David Reynolds who is a well-known documentary director and historian very versed in British history. Also, David Woolner will be part of the panel. He is a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and is also a very highly respected historian. He just released a new book named, “The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace.

Before events start Director Lee Pollock of the Churchill Centre will do a question and answer session for the people attending this event.

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The Year Anthony Petrello Almost Became the Highest Paid Boss

Bright youngsters can take encouragement from the story of Mr. Anthony Petrello, 62-year-old CEO of Nabors Industries. From his days as a freshman at Yale University Anthony Petrello is remembered as a gregarious and brilliant young man. While at Yale he studied mathematics. He completed both a B.S. and an M.S. degree. During his years at Yale, he became a protégé of renowned mathematician Professor Serge Lang, and many thought that he might go on to become a brilliant academic. However, Mr. Petrello had other plans. The next stop after Yale was Harvard Law, where Anthony Petrello completed his JD. Shortly after that, he went to work for the highly reputed law firm Baker & McKenzie in 1979. Six years later Mr. Petrello was promoted to Managing Partner of the New York Office of the firm.

Anthony Petrello served in that capacity until he left Baker & McKenzie to become the COO at Nabors Industries in Houston, Texas. The year was 1991. That was when his career took off as did his compensation.Nabors Industries is the most prominent land-based oil and gas drilling contractor on Earth. The NYSE traded company has over 15,000 employees and does 2.2 billion Dollars worth of business every year. In 2011 Mr. Anthony Petrello became the CEO of Nabors Industries, and a year later he was named the chairman of the board. As chairman, it has been his responsibility to provide strategic planning initiatives that would ensure the companies continued success. Mr. Petrello has done so brilliantly. His performance has yielded monetary rewards.In 2015 Anthony Petrello would have been the highest paid boss in America. His compensation package came to $27,522,939. It consisted of the following:

  • Salary $1,580,077
  • Bonus $7,772,700
  • Stocks $16,342,206
  • Other $1,827,956

During that year specific changes were made to the executive compensation program with the intention of returning some of the money to the company’s shareholders. So, he would have made even more money and been at the top of the list. As chairman, the decision was his to cut his compensation. It was a generous gesture on Mr. Petrello’s part and an acknowledgment that the shareholders are the real boss. Learn More.

Bob Reina: How to Become Successful

Bob Reina is an entrepreneur who is changing the video marketing department with his great services. The businessman has been in this department for more than ten years, and he is equipped with the right skills in direct selling and technology. Getting this expertise in the complicated market is not a walk in the park. The businessman has worked hard to earn his position in the international market. Reina has written several publications concerning crucial topics. His publications are doing so well in the market. As the founder of the leading direct selling and video market in the entire world, Bob Reina has earned the respect of the young and old in the society.

 

When growing up, people are always excited to enjoy their first bicycle ride. Most people will get ready by wearing their elbow pads, helmets and training wheels so that they can make the training process easier. This part of learning is marked by persistence. When a person falls for the first time, they are ready to get up and continue with the learning process. When the young person learning how to ride the bicycle is stable, then the mentor lets go so that the learner can do it on their own. Using their tiny hands, the young child grips the handle bars with a lot of strength so that they can perform well. Once the learner has perfected the skill of riding the bike, things that were used in the training are dismantled and the mentor authorizes the use of other advanced cycling skills. This is the nature of life. When pursuing important and worthy causes in life, people are determined to do well, and they do not care about the discomfort they have to ensure. The discouragement and many roadblocks on the way should never hinder the goals we have. Learn more:  http://www.superbcrew.com/talk-fusion-delivers-award-winning-video-communication-products-and-video-marketing-solutions/

 

When a person is young, according to Bob Reina, is full of eagerness and optimism. The ambition and motivation gives young people the courage they are looking for. After giving young people a talk, they are ready to work hard and make things work, regardless of the challenges and hurdles that are on the way. The injuries and other problems faced in the past are forgotten once an individual has become successful. At the end of the day, bruised egos, proneness, altered schedules and procrastination will make it difficult for the goals to be achieved. Bob Reina has watched many people in the market become successful because of the character they have chosen to embrace.