Highland Capital Management Unveils New Purchases In The American Market

Highland Capital Management is the hedge fund founded by James Dondero that operates out of Dallas, Texas. His fund has become one of the most powerful in America after over two decades of wise management. Jim has successfully invested all over the world, and he keeps a small portion in the American markets to this day. He uses his own investment techniques that have been perfected by his team over the years, and this article explains the ten newest holdings that have been picked up by the company over the course of the year.

#1: Only 25% Is In America

Jim has made Highland Capital Management one of the most diverse hedge funds in North America during his tenure, and the company has managed to move much of its holdings overseas. Overseas investment is an easy way to make money when certain portions of the American markets are not fruitful.

#2: New To The Fund

There are ten new acquisitions of note in the HCM portfolio, and Jim Dondero has chosen these acquisitions along with his team to help increase revenue in America. Amazon and Eagle Pharmaceuticals stock were purchased on the strength of both companies individually, and Jim chose to spread the money around between the finance sector, retail sector and healthcare sector. It is difficult to find someone more interested in diversity of investment than Jim Dondero.

#3: Moving Into New Arenas

These two industries alone are the strongest in America today, and Jim wants to continue to move away from entertainment to help pay for new acquisitions. The fund at HCM has over three billion dollars under management in North America alone, and the fund is using that money to make a shift to the industries that Jim believes will be most profitable.

Jim knows that he has a responsibility and duty to his clients to use their money well, and this shift in his fund is helping his clients make more money than ever before. The Highland Capital Management fund is turning to technology and the health sector for more holdings, and those holdings promise to make even more money than Jim has given his clients in the past.

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Philip Diehl’s Views on Gold in US Money Reserve Podcast

US Money Reserve is the country’s largest distributor of United States government issued gold,Philip Diehl, president of US Money Reserve, expressed his thoughts concerning gold in a recent podcast .

Diehl views gold as a long term investment. It does not really matter what is happening in the short term to those who choose to invest in it as much as the overall trends. Gold is to be used as more of a safe haven to store an individual’s wealth, a type of wealth insurance of sorts. This is one of the reasons that Diehl developed a precious metals IRA through US Money Reserve. This lets individuals fund their retirement through investments in precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum. This allows their wealth to be tied to physical goods rather than stuck at the mercy of geopolitical and monetary events.

Recently there had been some turmoil that had affected the gold market significantly. Diehl attributes this to several factors, two of them being the financial collapse of 2008 and the development of gold ETFs.

Another major factor has been the continued rise of the dollar. This has made gold look like an attractive investment, particularly to those in other countries. Recently, as much as 65% of gold purchases were made by individuals in China or India.

This segues in to the future of gold, as explained in a recent radio interview. Diehl believes that gold will remain an attractive investment, or perhaps become even more attractive in the coming years despite possible short term volatility in the markets. This is due to the rise of the middle class worldwide, particularly in BRIC countries. The increase in the middle class leads to an increase in demand for precious metals. Along with this, another key factor that could lead to gold being a great investment is that the dollar eventually must come down. When this happens gold will become much cheaper which could present a major buying opportunity for those who are looking to get in to precious metals.

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Jon Urbana From a Different View

Jon Urbana is an entrepreneur who is making big splashes in many different areas. He is the co-founder and operator of Next Level Lacrosse Camp. The camp was established in Denver, Colorado and has been very successful. Jon Urbana not only knows how to coach the sport, but he has experience playing it as well. Urbana played a few years of professional lacrosse before deciding to carry on his passion by coaching the sport to youth.

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In addition starting businesses, Jon Urbana also has a very creative side that he is expressing in many different forms. He has his own blog in which he features some of his writing. Also, Urbana shoots impeccable videos. His catalogue includes everything from nature shots to very artistic and abstract concepts. Music is also a passion of Urbana’s that he is pursuing. Lastly, Urbana shoots and produces many videos of his own.

In this video, viewers can find information about Jon Urbana’s pursuits as well the lacrosse camp that he started. The video briefly discusses Urbana’s success as an entrepreneur as well as giving a glimpse into his other artistic abilities.

Not all of Jon Urbana’s videos are informational however. For instance, in this video, Jon Urbana captured a beautiful shot of an Alaskan moose eating from some brush. The Facebook video he uploaded is only 10 seconds long but it really captures the moment where the viewer can feel as though they are only feet from this beautiful creature.

Another video of Urbana’s entitled “Clouds Rule the Sky” feature a black and white shot of clouds rolling over a beautiful lake.

There are videos that discuss some philanthropic projects that he is involved with. In this video, Urbana introduces a GoFundMe campaign he established in an effort to raise money for Earth Force, a non-for-profit focused on being environmentally friendly. He mentions that it was the children from his youth lacrosse camp that inspired him to start the campaign.

China Warns Investors To Stay Away From Betting Against The Yuan

George Soros the billionaire hedge fund investor and Jim Dondero the co-founder of hedge fund investment firm Highland Capital Management believe that China is going to drag the world into another meltdown in 2016, and it could be worse than the 2008 meltdown. Soros has been very vocal about China’s attempt to keep their economic growth rate up by manipulating their currency and injecting billions of dollars in reserves into the domestic economy and the local banks.

Jim Dondero told an interviewer recently that Highland Capital Management has always had assets in emerging markets. Jim co-founded the Dallas-based hedge fund firm in 1993 with investment wiz, Mark Okada. James was successful in the investment industry before he started Highland Capital, but the success they have achieved in the 24 years they have been together has made their past accomplishments look small in comparison. Highland Capital has more than $16 billion in assets under management and the company has offices in Brazil, Korea, Singapore and two offices in the United States.

The economic battle with China has been out in the open since the Chinese stock market meltdown in July 2015. China’s recent economic forecasts have not been met, and their projections for future economic growth have been inflated, according to Dondero. China’s economy may only grow by 4.0 percent in 2016 and that spells trouble for the rest of the world. China’s economic growth has been the engine on the global economic train for the last ten years, but Dondero thinks that engine is running out of steam.

The main issue in Chinese debacle is hard to nail down because there is more than one issue and all of them are serious according to Jim Dondero. Chinese investors are putting their money in offshore investments, and the attempt to turn the Chinese economy into a consumer based economy is a long way off, according to investors like Dondero and Soros that study the Chinese situation.

The Bloomberg.com article mentioned the fact that the yuan could drop in value by more than 15 percent in 2016. The Chinese will undoubtedly continue to control the yuan, and they will have to continue to pump billions of dollars into their domestic economy to save face. Jim Dondero and Soros believe the Chinese are going to export deflation around the world in 2016, and stock markets around the globe will have one of the worst years in recent history.

Bloomberg.com thinks hedge fund investors will continue to short-sell the onshore and off shore yuan. Short-selling the yuan has been going on since 2014, and it’s not going to stop this year, according to the Bloomberg.com article.

Ross Abelow Comes to the Aid of Homeless Animals

Well known New York matrimonial and family law, lawyer Ross Abelow is promoting a fundraiser which will benefit the city’s homeless animals. The fundraiser started on January 13th with the goal of raising funds to be donated to city animal shelters, allowing them to buy food and other supplies needed to care for the animals they care for.

Winter is a difficult time for stray animals, as the weather makes staying warm and nourished even more difficult. Many shelters are overcrowded in the winter and need more space and resources to care for the higher number of animals they take in. The fundraiser is aimed at bringing financial relief to the shelters, so they can more readily provide services.

Ross Abelow, in addition to working in family law, provides services in the area of entertainment law and commercial litigation. He has spent over 26 years in the field of law, having attained his law degree at Brooklyn Law School in 1989.

Ross is respected by lawyers across the city for his ability to work in a variety of areas of the law. He has shown that he is able to help people at times when they really need a support system. He has represented some well-known entertainers in New York over the years. His experience has helped many settle legal issues quickly and positively. His experience in divorce proceedings has helped many couples come to amicable settlements so they can move on with their lives.

His personal blog addresses issues in the financial and legal arenas as well. His Facebook page also offers helpful information on the topics he knows about. Additional information about the animal shelter fundraiser can be found at its GoFundMe page. Ross will answer any questions donors have about where the funds are going and how they are being used to care for the animals in the city’s shelters.

White Shark Media – Rapid Growth Leads to New Implentations of Communication

If you’re a small or medium business, and you’re looking for a reliable company that offers the leading marketing technology, you will find impeccable services offered through White Shark Media. With years of experienced professionals working on the White Shark Media team, you can rest assured in knowing that your marketing needs will be handled in the most professional manner.

White Shark Media is growing at a rapid rate in North America and has a viable reputation of employing some of the best possible engineers available, while offering cost effective services to clients across the states. The company started in 2011 by three Danish entrepreneurs who had a vision of offering the ultimate business for marketing solutions in the US and Latin America. White Shark Media is the house for over 150 employees who are highly experienced in developing a valuable marketing experience through studying AdWords and mastering the rhythm, conquering Display Advertising, Google Analytics and Bing Advertisements.

With the rapid growth of the company, they understand that it’s important to keep up with the demands of their client’s needs. With every complaint that the company receives comes a new strategy and a learning process to make the services better. White Shark Media will be fast to respond to the issue, ensuring that it’s solved in a timely manner. They understand if you’re having issues with a certain type of program or process, that your business is not running like it should. They have learned a great deal from their mistakes and have grown tremendously because of them. Once the complaint is issues, they will do their absolute best to make sure that it never happens again.

Communication is the key to success for any business. They have taken extra steps to ensure that the communication in their line of work is advancing and precise. The avoid any confusion and to allow client’s to reach them immediately, they’ve scheduled month status calls. Every month they have a designated day set aside where they use GoToMeeting software so that they can all share the screen, and they can get caught up on all of the issues, information and anything else pertinent going on. In the meeting, they review all of the results from the last 30 days of the month so that everyone is on the same page. They’ve also set up a series of phone systems with direct extension that will help with communication as well.

White Shark Media is working very hard to ensure that each individual business’s needs are being met in a timely, efficient manner.

You can follow them on Google Plus and Facebook.

Nicki Minaj Performs For Human Rights Violators

Nicki Minaj has never been known for her run of the mill personality or conservative politics. Rather she is typically associated with the outrageous and the weird not to mention her one of a kind personality. Well, Minaj has stayed true to her personality when she recently gave a performance that was bankrolled by the Angolian government.

It seems that the 2 million dollar payday was enough to make her look the other way in terms of human rights and government corruption. It is no wonder, Minaj does come from an impoverished background and is probably trying to amass a nest egg that will last a lifetime. Who can blame the former poor for trying to never be that way again?

The Human Rights Foundation founder Thor Halvorssen did bring Minaj aware of what was going on. Stating that the government has about 70% of the population in destitution and that they are eliminating any threats to their power structure.Mr. Halvorssen seeks to eliminate the inequalities that prevent human harmony from flourishing.

The Human Rights foundation that Thor Halvorssen founded and is based out of New York, has gone o every corner of the planet to help those who are downtrodden and being abused by a number of different factions. Halvorssen believes that instances like the one with Minaj can be avoided. If the celebrities would stop pandering to the whims of oppressive governments for the sake of the almighty dollar, life could be made just a bit better for the masses.

The list includes such people as Sting, Mariah Cary, Kanye West and even Jennifer Lopez. Is it a case of selling out for money, or simply not caring about how those oppressive governments treat their people?

Maybe some day they will realize the harm that they have aided in causing to millions, but this will probably never be the case.

Autism Rocks the Mainstream Celebrities.

Founded in 2014 by philanthropist Sanjay Shah, Autism Rocks has become one of the most well-known charities to ever have assembled such an elite gathering of musical talents supporting a cause. It all started with an invitation only performance by the legend Prince. From there it has blossomed to include some of the greatest talents ever like Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dog, Drake and Micheal Buble just to name a few. It is one of the premier charities that make a difference in educating the public on what autism is really about. It all started with just one visit from Snoop Dog at Sanjay’s Dubai house for a casual conversation, and from there exploded.

Since it was founded, Autism Rocks has hosted many events in such a short time. Its first initial launch was a benefit party at Cafe De Paris where Prince was the main attraction along with his band 3rd Eye Girl, and to top it off, DJ Trevor Nelson performed. The next event was even bigger. It featured Lenny Kravitz headlining at KOKO, Camden and hip hop scratch artist, DJ Fever on the decks. DJ BFG, a hip hop, R&B and urban music artist. Upcoming events in 2016 are expected to be even more successful with a ton of artists putting their talents in the pool

His son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with Autism in 2011 which motivated him to start such a beautiful charity. He has always been deeply involved in charities, sending his contributions to India to sponsor children through Plan International but Autism struck near and dear to his heart and he turned his focus to Autism.

His contributions support many other organizations like the UK based Autism that realize the importance of educating the world about Autism Research Trust and Autism Research Center in Cambridge University, which he sits on the board of trustees.

You can follow them on Twitter.

Market Estimates for 2016 Overview, and Highland Capital Management

The Stock Market in 2016 is sure to be a wild ride, as it has been in the previous years; however, the skepticism of the markets in mid to late 2015 has created a valuable opportunity to invest anew this year. The Markets, as good as they were at the beginning of last year, lost a great deal of steam between August and October, and have began to correlate greatly with oil prices.

 Highland Capital Management, led by president and co-founder James Dondero, is one of the leading investment firms in the industry, and can help you grow your profit margins, without putting more risk than necessary upon your assets.

Jim has had over 30 years of experience in equity and credit markets, focused primarily on high-yield investing; the exact type of investing that today’s market conditions call for. Major players in the development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation Market (CLO), Highland Capital and Mr. Dondero have received a number of rewards for their investing accounts, such as Morningstar’s #1 Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund in 2014, The Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities in 2014, and Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014.

The Markets at the beginning of 2016 seem to be providing an opportunity for investors to capture large amounts of growth within their investments, due to the stress late last year and apparent rebound that is currently occurring. As people gain more confidence in the markets, and stocks start to rise, it’s important to place your money in hands that you can trust. Highland Capital Management and Jim Dondero are incredible financial advisers and have a variety of award-winning product offerings to choose from. You can stay up to date with matters in the business world by following Jim on Twitter, his most recent tweet posted below!

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The Rise and Fall of Online Start-up Companies

Staring a new online business is always a risky venture, which turned out to prove true for the company of Homejoy Inc. This house cleaning service was formed by Adora and Aaron Cheung in 2013. This San Francisco based company was designed to let people book the services they needed for either home repair or house cleaning through their website. To get the ball rolling, Homejoy was able to raise just over 37 million dollars from investors. Unfortunately, the success of Homejoy was short lived and the siblings decided to close up shop by filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

A True Success Story

While Homejoy Inc might have run into obstacles too great to overcome, their competitor, Handy, is still going strong. This start-up company offers clients the ability to book their services by setting their appointments online. The staff will confirm the date and time submitted by the homeowner before sending any team to their home. Handy’s website is also designed to accept electronic payments, which makes the process of hiring a professional cleaning team easy and convenient. The website has an easy to use form for individuals interested in getting a price quote up front.

Handy employs only the best professionals on their team. The company does a complete background check of everyone they employ to ensure their staff is not only trained to provide superior cleaning service, but is trustworthy as well. The company offers a 24-hour phone service to answer any questions a client might have. They also offer a guarantee of customer satisfaction for a job well done, or they will issue a money back refund. Not only does Handy have a staff of of cleaning professionals, but they also employ professionals who can assist with home repairs.

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