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Will Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Be Correct Again?

The majority of the mainstream financial media steers investors to news stories that have little bearing on intermediate and long-term returns. The stories often have a short-term focus, centering on the problem of the day and how it will impact the stock market. Many experts, including the legendary investor Ray Dalio, believe the average investor … Continue reading “Will Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Be Correct Again?”

Common Errors and Oversights When Evaluating a Business to Buy

When it comes to selling a business, it’s never a bad thing to be too careful. In fact, according to Forbes’ contributor Richard Parker, 50 percent of business acquisitions fall apart during the “due diligence” phase, where many current and future obligations exist. With such a high rate of deals that fall through, what are … Continue reading “Common Errors and Oversights When Evaluating a Business to Buy”

Miniscule Effort to Block Tariffs and Increased Efforts to Aid Veterans, American Indians, Assault and Terrorist Victims

Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (H.R. 4318) – This bill is designed to cut or eliminate tariffs on articles such as chemicals, footwear, toasters and approximately 1,660 other items made outside the United States. About half of those items are produced in China. The legislation does not void any of the recent 25 percent … Continue reading “Miniscule Effort to Block Tariffs and Increased Efforts to Aid Veterans, American Indians, Assault and Terrorist Victims”

Stepping Up Defense Spending, Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business, a Possible National Suicide Hotline and Affirming the U.S. Press Is Not the Enemy

John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515) – Introduced by Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), this bill increases the size of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Naval and Air Reserve and Air Guard; fully funds a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops; and extends special pay and bonuses for service … Continue reading “Stepping Up Defense Spending, Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business, a Possible National Suicide Hotline and Affirming the U.S. Press Is Not the Enemy”

Cyberattack Prevention Planning

Every year we experience new challenges in the world of computer hacking – as well as new solutions. Cyber hackers have become aggressive, and so business owners must be more vigilant. Because clients are the source of your revenue, it is critically important to ensure their data never gets into the wrong hands. According to … Continue reading “Cyberattack Prevention Planning”

8 Ways to Stay Healthy When You Sit All Day

According to Dr. James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic, sitting is the new smoking. In his study that spanned 15 years, it was determined that spending more than six hours a day on your behind contributes to unhealthy blood pressure, obesity, depression and some types of cancer. And that’s just for starters. Here … Continue reading “8 Ways to Stay Healthy When You Sit All Day”

Funding Options For Long Term Care Expenses

The longer people live, the greater the chance they will need assistance in old age. And today, people are living longer than ever. As if providing for one’s own retirement isn’t hard enough, now we must factor in the cost of providing long-term care. Health insurance – including Medicare – is designed to cover only … Continue reading “Funding Options For Long Term Care Expenses”

Investment Bank Fees Indicate Strong Equity Capital Market Activity

Investment banks can be a good predicator for the health of the market in the near future. Investment banks make the bulk of their money on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and financing activities (bond issuances and syndicated loans). As a result, we can look at investment bank fees and performance as a proxy … Continue reading “Investment Bank Fees Indicate Strong Equity Capital Market Activity”

Help Reduce Call Reluctance Among Sales Professionals

When it comes to selling, there are a lot of challenges in the industry. According to a 2016 report by Accenture and CSO Insights, 55 percent of sales professionals believe that their organization’s sales tools make them less productive; and 59 percent of those surveyed said they have too many tools at their disposal.  Accenture … Continue reading “Help Reduce Call Reluctance Among Sales Professionals”