Monthly Archive: July 2015

Brad Reifler Is Expanding His Investment Expertise From Wall Street to Main Street

Brad Reifler is most recently known as the founder and CEO of Forefront Management Group, which includes the subsidiaries Forefront Advisory, Forefront Capital Management and Forefront Capital Markets. Founded in 2009, these firms enable Mr. Reifler to dispense his advice and expertise to serious investors who seek guidance in the commodities and foreign exchange markets. His guidance is informed by over 30 years in finance and investing.

Brad Reifler began his independent foray into the investment world in 1982 when he founded Reifler Trading Corporation. This laid the groundwork of knowledge and experience to then enable him to found Pali Capital in 1995, which he was CEO of as recently as 2008 and which grew to have offices around the world with over 200 staff. Before launching into the arena of finance, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Bowdoin College, a private liberal arts college in Maine.

Through his various firms over the years, Brad Reifler has enabled accredited institutional and individual investors to achieve income and long-term growth goals. Reuters wrote that the foreign exchange and commodities markets are not for the timid and Mr. Reifler has earned the right to be considered an expert in them.

One of the latest ventures he has embarked upon has to do with what is called the Forefront Income Trust. His previous investment advice efforts had only focused on large investors that deal in hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars a year. This latest subsidiary specializes in offering investment advice to the other 99 percent of people who may never be fortunate enough to be among the investment elite in society, but who may nevertheless appreciate the advice of someone who has catered to these people. With his latest venture, he brings opportunity to the middle class, which is a welcome expansion for those who are concerned about the increasing wealth disparities in our country.

Crystal Hunt’s Television and Film Career

Crystal Hunt is an American actress who is best known for her soap opera roles on network television. Her most famous role was that of Lizzie Spalding on the long-running CBS daytime drama “Guiding Light.” Hunt played the fictional character from 2003 to 2006 and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2005.

In 2009, she originated the fictional character Stacy Morasco on the ABC daytime drama “One Life to Live.” She played the role until 2010 and reprised it during the 2012 series finale. Unlike her “Guiding Light” character, Hunt as Morasco never clicked for viewers and critics, according to “Soap Opera Digest.”

Hunt’s Early Career

Hunt was born in Clearwater, Florida on February 5, 1985. With acting as her talent, she entered her first pageant when she was 2 years old. She starred in several television commercials as a child. One promoted a Walt Disney 25th anniversary celebration, and another featured an anti-drug campaign with the Orlando boy band NSYNC.

Television and Film

Her role on “Guiding Light” and her Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series” opened the door to film roles. In 2005, Hunt starred with Zac Efron in “The Derby Stallion.” In 2007, she appeared in the teen comedy “Sydney White and the Seven Dorks” featuring Amanda Bynes.

Moviegoers can catch Hunt right now in “Magic Mike XXL,” where she stars opposite Channing Tatum. She recently produced her first movie, a horror film called “Talbot County,” which is set to release later this year. Apart from acting and producing, Hunt once owned an upscale pet boutique in her Florida hometown.

Juniper Networks Recent Stock Climb

Shaygan Kheradpir is a respected figure in the tech industry having worked with Verizon and the Barclay group where he helped pave the way for communications in the 21st Century. Recently he has been working in the American Banking Industry conducting innovative work that looks to help the current American economy. He was the CEO of Juniper Networks but as of Nov 2014 he has resigned. Juniper Networks is an Internet Protocol Networking company based in the Silicon Valley.

Juniper Networks continues to grow in all the right directions despite the recent changes in the executive hierarchy. As a company they have made strides in the fields of networking technology by taking advantage of the recent boom in the markets of cloud computing and data virtualization. The company has also benefited from its recent growth into the Software Defined Network field, which allows their network administrators to manage the network services through lower level functionality.

This all of course has increased their stock price which in the end is what matter to their shareholders and given the recent jump of .30 in the market share over this past trading day I think it’s safe to assume that Juniper Networks will continue growing in the right direction as long as there is a need for technological security and advancement.

Inmates Were Under Prison Months Before Escape

With one inmate shot and killed, David Sweat is now telling the daring story of his and his partners escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility from a hospital bed. Sweat goes into detail about how the two men first had to use hacksaws to cut a small opening under their beds to be able to leave the cell each night. They would simply wait until the last head count of the night and then slip out of the cell and under the facility where they studied the layout of the prison.

It was during these nightly escapes from the cell, that Sweat and his partner James Dondero were able to get a real understanding for the layout of the prison. They were able to discover which pipes lead to where, and which got to the outside of the facility where they would have the best chance of escape. Each night they were confident guards had no idea they were under the prison looking for weak spots to make their escape.

This process took months, then finally they discovered a large heating pipe that was eventually used to tunnel right to the streets outside the prison. In order to make the escape however, the two cunning inmates needed the help from the inside. They were able to secure things such as hammers, drills, and hacksaw blades, all important pieces of the puzzle for their escape. The only way the plan worked was by the help of two insiders who have since been arrested.

Is Adam Sender Starting a Pop-Up Art Show Trend?

It may have less than a hundred selected great works of art from Adam Sender’s personal collection of well over 1,000 fabulous and quite valuable pieces. It happens suddenly and at random private locations. And it is curated by Frank Benson and Diana Al-Hadid, heavy hitters in the art world. Of course, the initiated would understand from my description, that these are the wondrous Pop-Up Gallery Shows done by Adam’s: Sender Collection.

It was Ms. Al-Hadid that selected master works by major contemporary artists, including Rashid Johnson, Richard Prince, and Cindy Sherman. These are the most revered and highly ranked artists across the whole Earth. Viewers lucky enough to get a golden ticket invitation to these private Pop-Up Gallery shows say they have never had such a heady uplifting experience at an art show before. So the question is whether Mr. Sender is attempting to incite a new trend to revitalize art viewings, or simply enjoys the beat from a different drummer. Which is it?

Adam Sender is most famous as a hedge funds wunderkind innovator. However, he has grown into the role of art expert, connoisseur, collector, and often makes direct investments in the living artists of that created many of the pieces he has already collected. Here he has found his passion in its essence. From his own perspective as well as with assistance from his curators, Mr. Sender has amassed a collection of great artworks, quite huge for a private collection in this age. These Pop-up shows have been held in one of his many spacious stately homes, so far. It would seem that a more traditional venue would have been selected if Mr. Sender was more interested in making a profit with his art intelligence. That is a jot in the “he does it for the love of it” column.

Optimal Choice

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Beneful on Amazon is just one tasty choices that Purina has to offer. Playful pups love the soft and chewy morsels made with real vegetables such as carrots and peas. Each specific formulation is rich in antioxidants, which helps to boost health and keep the immune system healthy.

Purina products contain the highest of quality proteins and wholesome grains. Specialized formulas help to optimize your pet’s health at every age. Vitamin A and E help to keep your pup’s eye clear and coat shiny. Never will you find added fillers or artificial flavors in Purina products.

From the ProPlan line to Beneful, Purina’s focus is quality and taste while providing vitamins and minerals to keep your pup happy. Striving to make quality dog food for even the most pickiest of pups is what Purina does best. The precise combination of ingredients not only give young puppies extra vitamins to grow, also older pups who need that little extra to help them stave active and lively.

Amazon Customers Can Now Stream HBO

HBO has long been known for being the studio behind many of T.V.s greatest hits, but the premium channel has had distribution issues. With more and more people on Skout and social media, leaving cable behind, the need to pay for extra channels has diminished. Their response has been the HBO Now streaming service which is currently available through Apple TV, Dish Network, and Cablevision System’s Optimum TV. The service costs $15 a month. In the next few weeks customers will be able to access the service on Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV stick.

While HBO hasn’t released data on how widespread its streaming service is, other companies have been quick to trumpet the death of traditional TV. Netflix gained 3.3 million new subscribers during the second quarter. Marketwatch has reported that their CEO Reed Hastings stated that he expects to add 5-6 million new subscribers each year. Google announced recently that viewing hours on YouTube grew by more than 60% in the second quarter. Analysts belive that HBO Now has somewhere between 850,000 and 1 million subscribers.

Teenager Donates Contest Winnings to Homeless

What does a teenager do when he wins a competition that he was participating in, and acquires a big prize from that competition? What does a teenager do with a prize of $10,000? What does a teenager do when he wins a big prize and he knows just what that kind of money could buy? Some teenagers would keep the money for their own pleasure in the moment, some would save the money for the future, and some would give that money away. One special teenager did just that, also used some part of his winnings to purchase beneful dog food for his bull dog.

Christian Hudson competed in a talent competition and landed himself a prize of $10,000. This boy could have kept the money for himself, to do with as he pleased, but instead he chose to give that money away. Despite the fact that he had ways in which he could have spent the money, this teen decided that the homeless were more important, and he decided to help others rather than himself. This boy gave away the money that he had won, and he helped to change lives in the process. This boy could have done anything that he wanted to do with the money that he won, it was his and he had earned it, but he chose to give that money away. What an inspiration.

Cinemassacre Stars Review Terminator: Genysis

James Wolfe and Mike Matei have become internet sensations, and it’s because of their work on the world famous Youtube channel Cinemassacre. Film fans and gamers around the world love James Rolfe’s portrayal of the Angry Video Game Nerd, and it’s not without reason. James Rolfe is hilarious, and Mike Matei often makes several unforgettable appearances as well. However, James Rolfe and Mike Matei recently published a different type of video to their YouTube channel and even get the attention of Shaygan Kheradpir .

James and Mike decided to review Terminator: Genysis, and there assessment of the film was informative and entertaining. The Cinemassacre stars felt that Arnold Schwarzenegger did a great job in his role of the film, but James and Mike were not too impressed with the film’s story. Mike Matei said that the Terminator films have gone downhill since Terminator: 2, and there definitely is some truth to that. However, it was quite obvious that James Rolfe enjoyed the film, but it’s also apparent that James and Mike were quite confused with the movie.

James Rolfe said Terminator: Genysis was pretty funny, but he felt that the filmmakers missed several chances to add more humor to the movie. However, Mike Matei did remind James that Terminator: Genysis is an action movie and not a comedy. Nonetheless, Mike and James have recommended Terminator: Genysis to film fans around the world.

Retail Sales

One of the most important measures of the strength of the U.S. economy is the quarterly retail sales number that is published. This morning, the retail sales number was published and it did not meet expectations. The U.S. stock market was down a little bit this morning before rebounding some later on in the day. As this article states, there are a variety of factors as to why retail sales came in a little more light than expected. First of all, there are many limecrime businesses that are seeing a slow down in demand over last year at this time. Although the economy is improved in many areas, there are other areas where it is still a little slow.
Many people are concerned about the retail sales number because it shows a trend in the U.S. economy of disappointing economic reports. Although this is not something that could signal a crash, it is a report that touches many sectors of the economy and having any weakness in this area is not a good sign for the economy. There are millions of people that are employed in the retail sector of the economy, especially with younger workers. At the end of the day, retail companies must make the adjustments that are necessary in order to stay profitable. Only time will tell if the weakness in retail sales continue.