Kyle Bass Predicts 10 to 20% Downturn In US Markets By 2016 End

Kyle Bass is the founder of Hayman Capital Management and is most known for his predicting the mortgage crisis of 2008. Quite recently, however, he has been facing bad times consistently, whether it is with his hedge fund or his predictions about global financial markets.

Joining “Halftime Report”, Kyle Bass’ new prediction is that by the end of this year, US markets might be down by as much as 10 to 20% because of the China crisis. A lot of experts have weighed in on this crisis, citing the peaked profits behind the nation’s slowdown. Bass insists that it is because of the banking system of the republic. Comparing China’s situation to the European crisis happening recently, Bass has taken a bearish stance towards the US markets for the current year.

He says that both the markets grew swiftly and overtook the GDP at the blink of an eye. While the GDP of China stands at $10 trillion, its banking system soars high at $35 trillion. He believes that the investors should be a lot more worried than they currently are, if at all, because the losses and the credit cycle are just around the horizon.

Kyle Bass has recently come under a lot of fire from UsefulStooges for his predictions that have been deemed “unethical” by many. To start with, he has been continuously backing his failed theory about the Japan economy collapse. Some experts and investors say that it is because Kyle Bass brought some property in Japan and his loans would not come cheap if the economy does not crash. So, by supporting his theory for the past three years, he is trying to cause panic.

The biggest and most embarrassing debacle has been regarding the Pharma companies where, in collusion with Erich Spangenberg, Kyle Bass has played the shorting game. He has sued Pharma companies and made money from the short sales generated therein by the panic ensued by his lawsuit in the market. Despite not breaking the law technically, the ethics of such a move by both Erich Spangenberg and Kyle Bass have been under the spotlight for some time now. This is largely due to the fact that this move has made life difficult for the common person to whom medicine prices have risen to unimaginable heights.

While investors have begun to take his theories and predictions with a pinch of salt, the question is – Is he wrong about the US markets? Marc Lasry from Avenue Capital seems to agree with him about the banking problems of China. However, Kyle Bass does mention that this may not be as bad as a global crisis, at least for now. But, he reiterates that the credit markets have showed an utter lack of growth which should be a major cause of concern for everyone.

Brenda Wardle Gives The Legal View On Woke Twitter Scandal

The question being asked across South Africa is when does the right to free speech become overpowered by the right to human dignity. Following the end of the apartheid regime in the country the right to human dignity was included in the constitution to make sure the people of South Africa were protected in the future. Now users of Twitter and Facebook have combined to target those who post offensive and racist content in a bid to bring them to the attention of the public; this movement is known as Woke Twitter and has spread across the world.

Legal analyst Brenda Wardle has now set out what she believes is the case against the three latest posters suspected of posting racist material to social media. Wardle came to prominence around the world with her legal experience during the Oscar Pistorius trial when she became a well known figure for global media corporations to interview over the issues raised during the trial.

Wardle has now weighed into the Woke Twitter case with her view that the three suspects who have been charged with racial hatred crimes have given up their right to a free speech defense. Wardle is a well known figure in the South African legal system for the large number of papers she has written that have become the standards for many areas of law. The Woke Twitter case allowed Wardle to investigate constitutional law, which prompted her to judge the right to human dignity outweighs the right to freedom of speech in such cases.

The Woke Twitter movement has become something of a global phenomenon with the political aspect of social media being explored by activists around the world. In the latest case in South Africa three posters were spotted by Twitter and Facebook users conversing in what was believed to be a racist fashion; Woke Twitter users reported these posts to police and social media companies resulting in the three facing criminal charges. Although the Woke Twitter movement has been credited with doing much good work around the world reports of threats being made against the family members of one of the posters has made some question the impact of the movement.

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Kyle Bass; A Man Of Two Different Worlds

Kyle Bass is not new to making news, sometimes in a negative way as UsefulStooges showed. Recently, he made headlines when he joined the ‘Halftime Traders’ to discuss his 2016 outlook when matters related to volatility in China and what it means for the United States are concerned. While many consider raised profits to be a big contributing factor to China’s slowdown, Bass is of the opinion that the root problem lies within China’s banking system. He even made a comparison to what is currently happening in China to the very recent European crisis.

In both instances, the banking systems outgrew the countries GDP at a very fast rate. The Chinese banking system according to Bass is headed to the $35 trillion mark against a GDP of just $10 trillion. Out of that, Bass thinks that a credit cycle and losses are on the way and is actually concerned that investors do not seem to care.

Bass also took a bearish look at the US markets and he is of the school of thought that a 10%-20% downturn will be experienced by the end of the year. However, he says that the situation will not be as bad as the global financial crisis though he points out that the lack of credit growth in markets that are emerging is a real headache to deal with.

Wikipedia shows that Kyle Bass first came into the limelight when founded his Hayman Capital Management hedge-fund firm and managed to make a fortune out of the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. At that time, no one saw him as a person who could make mistakes. If anything, people saw him as a sort of genius because before he joined the hedge-fund arena, he had already established himself as a respected movie director and script writer who had gotten two nominations for the same roles.

However, time has not been very kind to him. In the recent past, he has been very prominent in television stations giving his market analysis most of which are wrong. He has also been affiliated with the wrong people for his professional image. For instance, he has been very close to Cristina Kirchner, who is being blamed by Argentinians for their financial woes because of her economic mistakes.

Bass has been taking advantage of every television appearance to defend her even when he knows very well that he is doing the wrong thing. On top of that, he has also been implicated in a ploy to swindle pharmaceutical companies cash by challenging their patents and then short selling their stocks.

When asked initially what his motive was in the pharmaceutical allegations, he quickly replied that he was doing it to serve as a voice to the voiceless who were being misused by the drug companies. However, when later asked the same, he shamelessly said that all he wanted was to make money out of the patents scandal.

George Soros Street Financial Insights

It’s difficult to find financial wisdom that trickles down and spans over decades. It’s even more difficult for such knowledge to be relevant and helpful. 85-year-old American George Soros is a gift to this generation. He is a financial analyst that is irreplaceable and unparalleled. Soros’ accuracy in predicting economic outcomes on investments is widely sought by many around the globe. His investment prowess and knowledge is the reason the world must listen whenever he speaks. Soros eats, talks and sleeps financial investments. It’s no wonder that he features in the world’s list of the richest moguls as in the top fifty. Going by his economic wisdom, Soros’ billions of dollars fortune is likely to skyrocket soon. It is on the grounds of being an active and successful investor in the financial markets that his word on the topic becomes more important than life for investors and the global economy.

In 2008, Soros predicted a crunch in the financial markets and true to his word, he never disappointed. All renown media stations both in print and broadcast are seeking interview time with billionaire Soros after he predicted that the would-would experience a crisis, in 2016 similar to that that was experienced in 2008. But they don’t have to look for him as there are enough hints and indicators even for a layman to see starting with the instability of the stock markets in the U.S and the volatility of the Chinese Yuan. Soros sees panic- driven stock selling as a situation that will last longer than investors anticipated. Memories of 2008 are likely to follow with continued financial turbulence. What this means is that without the requisite economic growth within different economies, many people will lose jobs due to layoffs as economies can sustain the inflated wage bills. Soros predicts an, even more, worse situation in 2016 than was experienced in 2008.

The housing crisis in the U.S is big enough for everyone to see. On this case, Soros visualizes a situation where other countries will quickly be afflicted given that the U.S is the largest economy in the world. A weak U.S dollar is enough to trigger financial panic globally. Soros sees the current boom in China’s infrastructure spending and borrowing as a reason to worry. China is the world’s second-largest economy. Soros advice investors to observe keenly the occurrences on China’s and USA’s economy to safeguard their investments in 2016. More information on Soros’ predictions can be obtained from

Beneful Premium Food Looks Good For The Dogs

You have to take good care of your dog because it shows the dog that you love it. Would you want your owner to take time to research what you eat and buy the right foods for you to eat? Of course you would. It shows that you care, and it will help your dog live a better life. Quality of life is important to all living creatures, so you should consider taking as good care of your dog as you would for your family. I’m not trying to make you feel guilty because I have made the mistake of buying cheap foods in the past, but I suggest that you take another look at what else is in the pet food aisle.

You should find foods that are premium brands because they use real ingredients to make their foods. Who knows what the cheap companies use in their foods. I found this article the other day that talks a great deal about what goes into the dog foods that premium brands make for dogs. It’s worth knowing that you are spending money on the right products because you’re not eating, but you want your dog to stay healthy. You should always look at the ingredients in the foods that you buy.

I started looking at the ingredients on the labels of dog foods, and I found that Beneful on youtube says that they use real chicken in their dry dog food. This is why I buy Beneful for my dog. I want him to have the energy to play, and Beneful gives him what he needs.

Beneful has 20 kinds of wet food. They call it Chopped Blends, and your dog will thank you for it. Beneful’s Chopped Blendsis my dog’s favorite meal. He likes the kind with salmon in it. It also has other real ingredients in it. Beneful has real vegetables and rice. It really looks like it would be good for him to eat.

I liked the article from the Daily Herald, so I encourage others to read it. You can read the article by going here.

Digital Crisis Entrepreneur Awarded Mark of Distinction

The president and cofounder of an online reputation management, digital marketing and public relations firm has been applauded as one of 2015’s rising stars.

Darius Fisher, Status Labs president, was highly praised by PRWeek for the company’s inspiring array of work, which takes in crisis management and refining Google search results in 35 countries for more than 1,500 customers. Fisher was named as one of PRWeek’s Innovation 50.

The entrepreneur got Status Labs underway four years ago and has grown its staff to 30. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Sao Paulo and New York. He also built up the business in Europe and the Gulf Region.

The goal of Status Labs is to assist customers look their best in search results and grow sales through valuable digital market and public relations. Status Labs furnishes public figures, politicians, athletes and executives with the chance to try something again.

As president, Fisher shaped the strategic image of the company, put together partnerships with agencies and signed up domestic and international sales and account management teams. He said the company has moral standards and has turned down clients.

Fisher gave a presentation recently at Impact15, a three day annual marketing conference that recognizes Internet marketing strategies are continually growing. Dubbed “Why the First Page of Google Search is the New First Impression,” he revealed the importance of protecting and managing a digital presence.

Fisher talked about best practices, SEO, public relations and content development tools that assist companies and individuals to repair search results.

In addition, he made case studies available on how to make use of online reputation management services prior to, all through and following disaster conditions.

Before co-founding Status Labs, Fisher was employed to deliver one of the most essential elements of effective online marketing, copywriting at Angora Publishing and as a political consultant at Storefront Political Media. He graduated with honors in economics from Vanderbilt University.

Fisher is captivated by commercial and residential real estate development, technology, public affairs and government. He enjoys playing soccer and loves to travel.

Success of BMG By Marcio Alaor

Success is only able to be achieved by having a strong desire to be better and the will to be able to reach goals that may seem unattainable. Marcio Alaor has all of these things and has been successful as a result of these things. Not only has he been successful in his own life, but he has also been successful as the vice president of the BMG bank. He has brought a large amount of success to the bank as a result of the different things that he is able to do with the bank.

There have been many reasons that Marcio Alaor has been successful, but his blog shows the person who has been the biggest contributor to his success. Besides himself, Dr. Wilmar was one of the biggest people who helped Marcio Alaor become successful at the banking life and at his own life. He knows that without Dr. Wilmar, he would not have been able to be where he is at with BMG today. He also knows that he would not have the skills that he needed to be able to run the bank to make it a better place for the customers and the employees of the bank.

There were many reasons that he was successful, but Dr. Wilmar saw Marcio Alaor at one of the lowest points in his career. He was working shining shoes when he met Wilmar and became one of the hardest working shoe shiners in the company. He knew that if he had a strong work ethic, he would be able to get somewhere in his life. This led Dr. Wilmar to ask him to be an employee of the bank and kicked off the great career of Alaor.

There were many reasons that Marcio Alaor chose people to be employees of the bank, but he knew that drive and success were two of the biggest things that he was looking for when he was growing the bank. He wanted to make sure that the people he hired were dedicated to being better for the bank and wanted to make sure that they were going to be successful. When creating growth for the BMG bank, he looks only for people who have strong work ethic like him and makes sure that the people are dedicated to success. He also ensures that they have a strong drive to be able to be better.

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Help Provide Medical and Disaster Relief to Nepal Earthquake Victims

The vast majority of people around the world were hooked to their television set when they saw the devastation that took place in the country of Nepal on April 25, 2015. On that day, a 7.8 earthquake rocked the country. It caused mass devastation. In fact, the earthquake was so strong that it caused an avalanche on Mount Everest. Because of the avalanche, more than 19 people died on the mountain. That was one of the deadliest and saddest days in the history of Mount Everest and especially touched the climbing community. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of people around the country lost their homes. Even though much time has passed since then, much relief work still needs to be done. The country needs help cleaning and rebuilding homes. Also, medical aid is still needed. Over 22,000 people were injured in the quake that took place on April 25 and the many that followed.

Majeed Ekbal has set up a Go Fund Me account to help the victims of the earthquake. It is his goal to raise at least $10,000 that he will contribute to a crowdrise fund. He has already been donating money to that crowdrise fund. It has the purpose of raising $1 million to provide medical and disaster relief to the victims of the Nepal earthquake. This is something that is of special interest to him since he knows many people who live in the country. Majeed Ekbal has heard their experiences and knows that much suffering is still taking place. He is thankful for all donations that are made to the Go Fund Me account that he has set up.

Majeed Ekbal is a well-known real estate investor and a Chicago business owner. He set up the company Expresso Inc. The purpose of the company is to provide grocery delivery service to individuals who live in the Chicago area. They can order items from large grocery store chains and smaller specialty shops. The individuals who work with Expresso Inc. will look at the list of groceries wanted by the customer, go buy them, and then deliver them to a convenient location. This service is inexpensive, never costing more than $10 for delivery. Check Majeed out on Vimeo to see some other cool projects he’s working on.

This PR firm has a plan for success!

Status Labs, a digital marketing and public relations firm that has been in existence since 2012. Today they have released documentation that claims a 39% increase in revenue since 2014. The team’s tech savvy members and full of innovative and impressive ideas and their motivation to secure new clients and keep them satisfied has been credited as a leading factor in this year’s jump in earnings. In 2015 alone, Status Labs have gained over 160 new clients in fields ranging from finance to politics. The president of Status Labs, Darius Fisher has been quoted as saying, “Our team of experts offers solutions to political figures, Fortune 500 companies and everyone in between, whether their need is managing their online reputation, advertising on social media or developing a strategic public relations campaign. This allows us to continuously offer our clients valuable services that solve their unique needs which ensures client retention.”
To meet this increase in demand for their services, Status Labs have increased their team by 12 percent in recent months. Fisher also states that they are looking to hire on even more talent from Austin, Texas and New York City within the first quarter of 2016. Status Labs believe that to ensure that the client receives a service that is not only timely, but effective, each PR pitch must stay on topic, engage the journalist in a way that forces them to want to know more, be customized to the needs of each client, foresee anything a journalist may need to complete their piece on the subject and deliver it without being asked, and the pitch must tell a story. Many ad agencies only focus on getting the project in the faces of as many people as possible while Status Labs seeks to bring the reader or viewer into a world of wonder that will translate into positive results for the client.

BMG Increases Investment In Brazilian Clubs

The growth of the investment firm has for some time now been seen as a blessing to the Brazilian clubs. It is uncommon to see clubs play in matches without a BMG label on their uniforms. It is a clear indication that BMG has taken over the industry, and has gone forward to sponsor a majority of the teams. The bank has taken concrete measures to make sure it achieves the worldwide goal of marketing its agenda, and at the same time benefiting the society. The corporate social responsibility it engages in is commendable.

The year 2008 was the turning point where Ricardo Guimarães, the president of BMG, started to invest aggressively in banks. By 2011, the bank had extensively invested in over 11 Serie A clubs. From the sponsorship of the teams, BMG has a right to the economic prosperity of the players. In the future sale of a player, they have a role to play and a slice to the bank, for their support of the players. In fact, at least, five more teams in the first division football in Brazil have BMG slice gains from it, even though there is no sponsorship contract.

In 2009, BMG formed an investment fund named Soccer BR1. Players from the 11 teams, and including Corinthians, Avail, Botafogo and Fluminense, are signed up to the investment’s fund shares. It has over 50 players in it, who benefits directly from the future sale of the athletes.

Questions have been raised about the rapid and steady rise of BMG in Brazilian football. However, detailed understanding points out that the Bank has a close relationship regarding assisting each other with the business deals. BMG President Ricardo Guimarães is totally in support of the idea of giving loans to clubs to service their expenditure and help them run when they are faced with short-term financial constraints. In the instances where the clubs are unable to repay the loan, the banks retain a slice of the athlete. It increases the possibility of profiting in future spells of the player.

The whole idea is an arrangement between the clubs and the Bank. The bank has the money to run the club and salvage the situation when they are in a financial crisis. It is, therefore, mutually beneficial for both parties to have such agreements. According to Edwardo Maluf, they have a role to play in the rights of players they have interests. In that respect, he reiterates that selling players is something that is not only beneficial to the club, but to BMG as well. Therefore, they have a long-term goal of engaging in the business relationships that surround Brazilian football and sponsorship in general.

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