All the major US stock indices are at record highs, but there are some investors on Wall Street who are worried the party is almost over. Ted Bauman, an editor at Banyan Hill Publishing, believes there are certain factors that will end this bull market. The factors that worry Mr. Bauman the most were the rising interest rates and the ongoing trade war with China. President Trump feels the United States is losing in terms of trade and feels that tariffs are the only way to even the playing field with its trading partners. Ted Bauman pointed out that many large US corporations do a lot of business with China. If China were to retaliate because of the tariffs placed on goods, corporations doing business in China would be hurt financially and it would eat away at their profits. Stocks on the major indices would be affected and the share prices would decline due to lower earnings.
Ted Bauman firmly believes that the federal reserve is to remain hawkish regarding interest rate hikes. Fed chairman Jerome Powell still believes the economy is doing well and expects further rate increases. If the federal reserve continues this path, this will put downward pressure on the stock market. There are many financial analysts who have been hinting to a fed funds rate of three percent being enough to cause a bear market. Ted Bauman believes that it is a four percent fed funds rate that will kill the bull market in equities and he believes that if the economy continues as it has been, this will happen in 2020. However, he feels the trade war is likely to bring the bull market to an end even quicker.
Ted Bauman is not a stock picker, but rather an economist who likes to take a look at the broader picture involving the markets. He earned his degree in economics from the University of Cape Town after he emigrated to South Africa. He specializes in low-risk investing strategies and asset protection. He feels now is the time for investors to start protecting their wealth because there are so many factors that are warning of a death to this current bull market.
Shervin Pishevar discussed the devaluation of government bonds. While most of his attention is on the U.S., it is hard to dismiss how low consumer confidence in bonds is growing across the globe. Can Bitcoin pick up the slack? Maybe a year ago financial experts would have scoffed at the idea, but the situation is changing.
One of the most notable factors that fuel a growing consumer confidence in Bitcoin is the entrance of new projects. In the cryptocurrency market, they are calledInitial Coin Offerings (ICO). At the end of 2017, the price of Bitcoin skyrocketed. Many scams entered the market on the coattails of Bitcoin’s success.
As one might expect, the price of Bitcoin plunged. What is surprising is that this did not slow the growth of the cryptocurrency market. Yes, the attention of regulators has made entrance into the market more difficult. But, it seems to have only served to increase the quality of new projects entering the crypto space.
Shervin Pishevar predicted a second decline in the price of Bitcoin. However, he expected this to be temporary. Shervin Pishevar sees real value in Bitcoin. The world needs a fundamentally secure way to trade digital assets. Bitcoin provides the cryptographic legwork for establishing a global network of secure transactions. It decentralized power so as to allow the small entrepreneur to become more significant.
Innovation and entrepreneurs often go hand in hand. Shervin Pishevar called attention to large U.S. corporations who stifle innovation by detrimentally overshadowing small business. Shervin Pishevar even went on to say that some of these large U.S. corporations should be considered monopolies.
It is hard to argue against Shervin Pishevar when one looks at the market share of some of these enormous tech companies. Just consider the impact of the once desolate Silicon Valley.
It is true that Bitcoin maintains a dominating share of the overall cryptocurrency market cap. Along with a few other coins, they own the majority of investments in cryptos. But, this is changing. The increasing rate of small ICO investments illustrates the growing opportunities within the crypto space.
Whitney Wolfe is a successful and well-recognized businesswoman that has made some serious steps to empower women through her latest development in the dating app industry. Whitney has stayed dedicated for years to work her way up the ladder and become a serious professional and entrepreneur. Whitney Wolfe graduated from the University of Southern Methodist with a business degree and the rest of her knowledge has been gained through experience.
Whitney started up the widely popular dating app for women known as Bumble, which allows women to make the first move when it comes to finding potential dates. By allowing women to make the first move when it comes to contact, they can avoid the many possible harassers they would have to deal with on other dating platforms. This is not because other platforms are necessarily bad, but women are under a lot more pressure as they receive more than 10 times the number of messages in half the time compared to their male counterpart users. Read her article at vogue.com to know more about Wolfe.
On virtually all other dating platforms on the market, virtually anyone is capable of starting up a conversation with anyone else using the platform, save a few conditions. Bumble gives women more freedom with their dating experience and this experiences extends to Bumbles companion apps as well. Alongside the typical Bumble dating app comes Bumble BFF, which allows users to find friends with like hobbies and ambitions. Bumble also has a business focused section that lets users find other professionals in the same field or different fields to build their professional network.
DUe to her work in the business industry and creating a highly successful dating app, Whitney Wolfe has been featured on various news outlets and has won several awards. She was even named on Forbes 30 under 30 list last year. Whitney Wolfe is always looking for ways to help her community and her users and has regularly used her success to give back to those in need.
Have you been wondering why your business or team has been unsuccessful under your leadership no matter how excellent you try in leading your colleagues? Well, don’t sweat over it because Vijay Eswaran seems to be having the solution to all your queries. But who is Viraj Eswaran? Viraj is among the greatest businessmen and adviser on matters pertaining to leadership and life in general. To find out about his philosophy keep it here.
According to Vijay Eswaran most businesses fail because of master leadership. As a leader one should be able to consider himself a servant in order for his juniors to learn a two or three from him. This is because just like a child, workers will adopt something through seeing other than through talks and more so commands. Therefore the first step of experiencing change while leading your team is employing the servant leadership technique.
While most of us have a negative perception towards fear, Vijay Eswaran seems to be having a new twist on fear. Here, Vijay states that people should not work on driving out fear rather they should engage in situations that influence their fear because only through fear does success come. There are more life topics that Vijay Eswaran as tackled in his books like “Two Minutes from the Abyss.” In this book, Viraj teaches the value of living one day at a time since tomorrow is never sure. To be inspired on life topics and solution to life problems consider buying Vijay’s at reputable online stores like Amazon. In the beginning, it was evident that Vijay is a great businessman. Well, his eminence in business is attributed to his bachelor’s degree in socio-economic which he received from the London school of economics. Through practice, this degree has enabled him to establish his company and be worth $500 million.