Short Biography Of Successful Entrepreneur Brad Reifler

Posted on July 30, 2015

Brad Reifler is an investor, entrepreneur, and financial executive with a long track record of outstanding success. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. That degree comes from Bowdoin College, one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the United States.

Brad Reifler has begun his illustrious career at Refco, the biggest futures company of that time. It had billions of dollars in assets. There he served as a futures trader. After only a few years, he has become known as the star trader of that company.

After working at Refco, Reifler founded Reifler Trading Corporation. He founded it in 1982. While operating that company, Brad Reifler was able to create a highly successful niche. It was so successful that Refco – the company where he used to work after graduating from college – has bought it shortly after its first significant success. Global derivatives was the main area of expertise for Reifler Trading Corporation. However, Reifler Trading Corporation also performed institutional research, disseminated financial information, and advised a host of institutional clients on a variety of financial topics. It also managed a big number of discretionary accounts that were worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Because Reuters writes of such diversified portfolio of financial services and Brad Reifler’s continued commitment to company’s success, the biggest futures company of the time – Refco – has bought Reifler Trading Corporation.

He has founded Pali Capital in 1995. After founding this company, he has served as its chief executive officer. In that important role, he has managed to generate more than 200 million dollars in profits. He was also able to expand the company to five continents, including Europe, Australia, North America, Asia, and South America.

In 2009, he started Forefront Advisory, a firm that provides advice about foreign exchanges and commodity markets.

Jamie Garcia Dias Is One Of Brazil’s Most Prominent Writers

Posted on July 30, 2015

Since the Colonial Period, Brazil’s literature has played a significant role in the country’s vibrant history. Brazil is a multicultural country with a mix of Europeans, African slaves and native American persons. This ecclectic mix is relective through this country’s storytelling over the last 400 years.

The Mid-18th Century saw the emergence of poetry. The most prosperous region in Brazil was the Minas Gerais Region. Many of the most prominent poets, incidentally, were involved in the uprising against the colonials. Gregario de Matas, the most famous poet of all, is known to have produced satirical, secular and religious writings.

Over the decades, Brazil saw many other styles and authors whose writings dominated certain eras. Romanticism, Realism, Pre-Modernism and Modernism and comtemporary authors such as Machado de Asis, Jorge Amado, Lima Baretto and Oswalde de Andrade have all made significant contributions over the years. The 20th Century has produced one of the greatest all-time writers in Brazil’s history.

Jaime Garcia Dias, 45, is an award-winning author who started writing at the age of 15. His father James was also a writer and journalist, and his books became a valuable resource for him to hone his skills. By the age of 30, Dias had already published 10 books. He also worked at the Carioca Literature Academy. In 2001, Dias won the White Crane Award for literature. He was also promoted to president of the academy. Five of his books, Fell From Heaven, Tiny, Canal, Two Ways and Clouds all received literary awards.

In 2013, Garcia-Dias began writing for Jornol de Brazil. He was also invited to write for the Journal Literature Notebook. Garcia-Dias was honored in Argentina at the Latinos Books Meetings by fellow journalist Joshua Gomez. Garcia-Dias continues to make strides in the literary world by drawing on pop culture for his writing inspiration.

Lower Gas Prices here to Stay?

Posted on July 30, 2015

When BP makes an announcement that lower prices are here to stay, most people listen very closely. The world’s biggest of oil companies announced that they had a 2nd quarter replacement cost loss of $6 billion dollars. They warned the industry that these low oil prices are here to stay, and most in the industry are in agreement. CEO Bob Dudley said in a statement that external environment remains are challenging.

Just in the last few months, Bruce Levenson noticed the price of oil has fallen way back for a number of reasons. One, the continued oversupply of oil in the market combined with the weakness of that market. Now add into the mix the latest agreement made with Iran, and BP is confident that weaker prices are here to stay. By taking this position now, BP is preparing to serve themselves well in the near future.

The play for $40 oil barrels is completely unheard of if you look back just a few years. Oil barrels were pushing the $100 mark daily, and no one could have predicted the prices to drop so drastically in such a short amount of time. Oil prices continue to plummet this year, with crude oil hitting a new four month low this week. This route to the bottom is far from over for crude oil prices, as prices dropped from $62 to $54 per barrel. BP capital expenditures will come in at less than the $20 billion dollars for this year. Cash costs to date are $1.7 billion lower than at the same time last year.

Andy Wirth New Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board

Posted on July 23, 2015

As reported on Sierra Sun, on July 9, 2015 the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board saw three new board members and one new chairman, no other than the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski resort and Alpine Meadows Andy Wirth, appointed to their new positions. While Wirth has serving numerous Board positions during his career, Jenifer Rose, Lisa Gianoli and Jessica Sferrazza are fist time board members. He will be watching over and guiding over nine board members in total. 

Andy Wirth has been working as a Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board member since he was appointed in 2013. The new chairman has extensive experience when it comes to airline travel, having worked with numerous airlines to increase the amount of flights to skiing resorts in Canada, Utah, and Colorado while also training for his current position. He is already good friends with Jenifer Rose, Lisa Gianoli and Jessica Sferrazza and states that they are all experienced in their field and hard workers. He believes that bringing in new people while keeping a few season veterans is a wise move. New people bring a certain flare and creativity that can be lost after years working the same job. 

Jenifer Rose is the CEO of her own business, It’s My Community Store. The company deals with managing office supplies for business to business interactions. A lot of her company’s revenue is donated to local charities. Rose is also hosts a television show, Plush Life. that discusses regional events and trends. She was appointed board member by the city of Reno.

Lisa Gianoli owns her own firm that focuses on government relations. It handles a wide range of government issues including legislation. Gianoli has been a budget manager and financial analyst for Washoe County for over ten years. She was appointed board member by Washoe County.

Jessica Sferrazza was also appointed board member by the city of Reno around the same time as Rose. She is the founder of a consulting business called JESSCONVLLC. Between 2000 to 2012 she was a member of the Reno City Council. Sferrazza was also a previous Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority and City Council liaison. 

Wirth has already accomplished so much during his time as a Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board member. He has been a liaison between the Reno-Sparks region and Lake Tahoe, representing his company as an unofficial ambassador. Wirth understands that prospering air travel also means a prospering gaming, business, and ski industry, especially in such a regional economy.

Joseph Bismark Believes Businesses Can Achieve Extraordinary Things Using The Energy Of The Qi Group

Posted on July 22, 2015


There is a spiritual awakening happening around the world, and it has nothing to do with religion. This spiritual awakening is impacting how businesses around the world treat their employees and clients. The old phrase, “we are all in this life alone” is being replaced with “we all can do extraordinary things because we are connected to the energy that creates extraordinary things.” A good example of how this spiritual awakening is put to use is on the blog; We Don’t Love These Hogues. 

We Don’t Love These Hogues highlights the achievements of Joseph Bismark, the co-founder of the Singapore-based company, the Qi Group. The Qi Group is part of QNET a multi-level conglomerate that offers health and wellness products to consumers throughout Asia. Joseph Bismark is the managing director of the Qi Group, and he believes his spiritual connection has brought him to his role in the Qi Group. Bismark studied with monks as a boy, and that education brought him to the business world. 

Bismark believes in education. He was instrumental in opening Quest International University Perak in Malaysia. The university teaches students how to live a green life, and promote green living in the business world. As Bismark says, “We are spirits having a human experience, and it is our mission to do the work of our spirit physically. Happiness, according to Bismark, is realizing that we are spirits, and that is our true identity. 

Joseph Bismark integrated approach to business is shared with scholars around the world. Psychologist Ken Wilbur and other spiritual and business leaders are spreading the same message. That message is in order to function successfully in the 21st-century businesses must blend the objective reality with their subjective reality. That is the Bismark mission and the Qi Group mission.

End Speculations as FreedomPop Declines Acquisition Bids

Posted on July 22, 2015

FreedomPop has cleared any speculation that the company was on sale. The multiple investors that had shown interest to purchase the company will not benefit from the sale since the company has declined all the offers to trade its ownership. In a show of might and sustainability, the company has raised $30 million as part of its expansion plans for both the local and international markets.

According to the CEO, Stephen Stokols, the company plans to expand in the US by adding a new carrier partner next year. The funding is headed by several of the companies investors including DCM capital and the Mangrove Capital as reported by TechCrunch. Apparently, FreedomPop was in serious sale-off talks with other carriers.

However, it seems that the company opted for getting more funding to expand rather than giving up ownership to other investors. The CEO argues that the company risks losing its strategic objectives if it is acquired by a different investor. With the future looking bright for FreedomPop, acquisition would be losing too much.

The company anticipates to reach a remarkable size of subscribers in its expansion plans in the UK. Such positive prospects are some of the key reasons that led to the company’s withdrawal from any acquisition bids. According to the CEO, the company has improved on its services especially voice quality and use experience since it launched its first smartphones services. The company expresses its confidence in its capability to sail through without acquisition adamantly.

Incidentally, there are many companies that had their eyes on FreedomPop. In fact, the CEO did not anticipate the overwhelming number of investors that showed interest in acquiring the company. In the first-round, more than 5 companies had placed their bids. Due to the extra-ordinary interest shown by other investors to own the company, it became easier for FreedomPop to decide whether to sale-off or get funding.

The company agreed to settle on the latter and has also hinted that it will be pursuing partnerships in the US but the terms will have to be complimentary to its contract with Sprint. FreedomPop is not relenting on its pursuit to increase its subscription membership around the world. The new SIM card released will allow user to roam in more than ten countries. By the end of the year, the company will have also launched its international pursuits.


Posted on July 22, 2015

If there’s one thing that Instagram is good for, it’s sending people like James Dondero into a frenzy over the way something looks. That’s because sometimes an Instagram picture does a product justice. The angle and colors are just right that it really gets people talking. A lot of those times, it happens with food products.

According to GrubStreet Facebook, Instagram, and social media in general are all in a frenzy over a certain product called “Freakshakes”. These Freakshakes are from Australia, and words do not do the description justice. They are over the top, out of control, milkshakes. They’re different from any that precede them because of the insane amount of toppings that some with them. The salted caramel variety can be seen with caramel just oozing down the sides in its instagram picture. It begs the question of how would you hold that? That’s the least extreme part of it. The Nutella & Salty Pretzel has no shortage of pretzels on top of it! Each of these drinks is like you are getting drinks and a snack. Sound familiar? They almost seem like bloody marys which are the drink plus condiments such as pickles, celery, or cheese. Perhaps, this could be considered their much sweeter cousin.

Unfortunately, Australia is the only place to get one of these monstrous bad boys. For those who can’t get their, they can continue to drool over these concoctions on Instagram.

From Hedge Funds to Art Funds

Posted on July 17, 2015

Art is a topic which can be difficult to convey into exact words. Each individual prefers their own unique style so it can be quite amusing to visit another’s home to view their creative pieces such as photographs, paintings, decorative writing like calligraphy or inspiring wall decorations. Many individuals turn to art collecting as the works simply please them, while for others it can become an investment. One prominent art collector of contemporary pieces is Adam Sender, a hedge-fund tycoon who created Exis Capital Management Inc. 

Regarded for his art-collecting savviness, Sender has sold about 30 of his pieces for about $19 million in 2006, earning him a nice return on these investments. His vast art collection graces his homes and offices in Miami, New York (including Manhattan) and Sag Harbor, which includes works done by Cindy Sherman and more than 20 done by Richard Prince. In 2011 Sender turned his home in Miami into an art exhibit hall when he held “Home Alone” inside its walls (a great move that made the most out of the art crowds heading to Art Basel in Miami Beach). Pieces in “Home Alone” included works by Chris Ofili and Keith Haring. Recently the auction block saw many of his collection pieces being placed for sale which included work by Dan Flavin. Over a period of months, Sotheby’s began to sell about 400 of these pieces in their New York City location and it was thought to generate about $70 million or more. One of the initial hedge fund managers to seriously collect art, Sender earned a history degree from the University of Michigan. The new graduate then took a trader position with Steve Cohen’s successful SAC Capital Advisors LP, than created his own Exis company in 1998. 

Not only is Adam Sender a hedge-fund manager turned serious art collector but Steve Cohen (from SAC Capital Advisors LP) is an owner of one of the world’s largest collections. In 2013 he paid $155 million for La Reve by Pablo Picasso, which is currently the highest amount paid for a piece of artwork by a U.S. collector. Often making the yearly list of the top 200 art collectors for Art News, Daniel Loeb of Third Point LLC is also a serious art collector, preferring pieces from contemporary, postwar and feminist art. 

As for Mr. Sender, art collecting seems to be a passion for him that has led to amusing and profitable adventures. For many, there can be incredible pieces that seem to touch our inner soul and arouse thoughts, but while art collecting offers possibilities for values that soar, one must know exactly what to buy so remember to buy smart! 

Invest Confidently in Today’s Brazil

Posted on July 17, 2015

The world’s financial markets are always in search of new potential places to invest. In today’s world, capital can easily travel from one country to another. Savvy investors know this and take advantage of this fact to help them maximize their profits and earn their target rate of return. A well diversified portfolio of investments is necessary in order to help protect against capital losses and make sure that any working capital grows. Many people find that investing in other national markets can be highly productive. According to financial analyst Igor Cornelsen, funds invested in overseas markets are particularly likely to yield a high rate of interest and provide the investor with the kind of growth they are seeking.

One of the world’s hottest investment markets right now is that of Brazil. Brazil is the largest nation in South America. This diverse nation is home to millions of people. It is the hub of the Latin American banking market as well as the center of the South American investment arena. In any given day, thousands of investors help provide this country with an infusion of cash. The result has been a thriving economic market that has helped eerve as the engine of a fast growing South American market. Savvy investors have come to realize that investing in Brazil can the ideal way to earn well and be on the ground floor of a market that is likely to continue to expand even more in the coming decades.

The nation of Brazil is the designated host for the 2016 summer olympics. This selection has led the nation’s leaders to invest in capital improvement and provide Brazilians with access to better and more effective infrastructure. As a result, thousands of new jobs have been created here while Brazilians have worked hard to create a welcoming atmosphere for the expected visitors. The infusion of capital is expected to be ongoing as investors and locals work to help capitalize on the attention that is going to be directed here by the world during this time. Attention will be focused on Brazil as a place to live and work. This has helped lead to many varied investment opportunities as the nation prepares hard for such attention. The spotlight will help show people from around the world just what they can expect from hard working Brazilians and help demonstrate that investments in this region of the world are a sensible idea.

Find the Right New York City Apartments For Your Lifestyle

Posted on July 15, 2015

New York has a lot of property. There is something that for just about anyone that plans to move there. People just have to find out what type of apartment space they are interested in. It all starts with finding the right real estate company.

This is where TOWN Real Estate comes in. This is one of the NYC real estate companies that provides a wide range of apartment options. The company has upscale apartments with contemporary designs. There are also brownstones and condos that have great views of the city. It all just depends on what the apartment hunter that comes to New York is interested in. There are a plethora of options in Soho, for example, that are part of the upscale living environments for those that love Manhattan. This is the lower side of Manhattan and it is a booming environments with boutiques, restaurants and a bevy of quaint living spaces.

There are also some great apartments for New York City residents in Tribeca. This is another neighborhood in the lower Manhattan area. There are some million dollar lofts here for those that can afford this type of upscale living. Many of these contemporary lofts were once historic buildings. These restaurants in this area are world renown and even the celebrities are interested in finding a home in this area.

West Village is a popular area in NYC that is called home by a lots of young people. It is not uncommon to find restaurants and boutiques that are all within walking distance. It is one of those NYC neighborhoods that is favored by a lot of the youth because there are bars and an assortment of different restaurants that are close by. It has become one of those areas in NYC that has a restaurants like Amy’s Bread for people on a budget and boutiques like Albertine and Aedes de Venustas for those who are not. These boutiques boast some of the best luxury fragrances.

On the Upper East Side there are apartments in low rise buildings that have marble bathrooms, hardwood floors and semi-private balconies. There are studio apartments that may be good for singles, but there are also bigger apartment rental spots for people that are accustomed to a lot more space.

Chelsea has some of the luxury apartments that are in the skyscraper buildings. The people that take interest in these apartments are the people that look for a lot of amenities. There are games rooms, fitness centers and saunas in these buildings. The rent in these apartments may be much more than some of the other NYC properties, but it is the price of luxury that residents are willing to pay for.