George Soros Energy

 
Headline: http://www.thestreet.com/story/13465588/1/week-ahead-in-energy-does-george-soros-know-something-we-don-t.html “Soros Fund Management in the last quarter dumped all of its shares in Chevron (CVX), Chesapeake Energy (CHK) and NTG Energy.”

The oil market has been is a state of chaos with the price dropping from $110 per barrel in mid summer 2014 to below $30 per barrel. This is a drop of 73%. According to Goldman Sachs the energy sector makes up 1/3 of S & P Capital Expenditures and 25% R & D. spending.

Last week we saw a glimmer of hope when Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to cap output at current levels. However, Iran refused to go along with the deal. Iran produces 1/5 of world supplies.

There is speculation on The Street about what motivated Soros to sell his oil shares. We may never know the details of his decision. We can, however, get a sense of his style of trading.

Early on in his career he made an in depth study of the markets. His concepts are discussed in his 1988 text entitled “The Alchemy of Finance.” He started by analyzing the traditional system of the day called Fundamental Analysis. This is an analysis of such documents as Balance Sheets, Price Earnings Ratios etc.
George Soros found this approach to be flawed. It did not account for random events such as weather disasters or miners’ strikes that caused instant disruption in the markets. He then analyzed Technical Analysis. This is where you buy or sell a stock based on a series of indicators such as Moving Averages, Relative Strength or Stochastic. He found this also to be flawed, citing the collapse of Long Term Management. Two Nobel Prize Winners founded LTM. They developed a formula to price options. However, they nearly went bankrupt when they suddenly got caught on the wrong side of their trades when Russia defaulted on their bonds.

Soros noted that traders act in herds following one another. He identified which way the herd was headed (up or down) and jumped on board. Yet his instincts told him that any trend does not last forever. He looked to signs of a change in direction and took positions opposite the herd. This is where he made a good deal of his profits. http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp

Soros is quoted as saying: “I rely a great deal on animal instincts.” He says when his back hurts its time to get out of a trade. When his mouth waters he follows the trend.

In the 1980s Soros retired from active trading and spent his time and energy on philanthropic endeavors. He has written several books, many essays and has spoken out as a critic on world affairs. He is a macro thinker. He looks at the big picture. Perhaps he sees something on the world energy markets that prompted him to sell his oil shares.

The Blessing and Curse of Social Media

Social media really is a blessing and a curse. It is able to provide all sorts of benefits and give individuals the ability to interact with others around the world. However, it can also be a curse as one wrong post can cause all sorts of problems. That is exactly what Melissa Click discovered as she lost her job at the University of Missouri after one encounter online. It is also just one other reason why the team at Status Labs wants people to understand why it is important to think twice about not only posting anything online but when acting out in front of other people, as they may post videos online.

Melissa Click worked as an assistant professional at the University of Missouri. During a student protest, she wanted security to “strong arm” the protesters and have them removed. She was vocal about it but didn’t cause any physical harm to the students. Despite this, her “strong arm” comment was recorded by a student, who then posted the video online. Once heads of the university heard about this they fired her on the spot. Now, Melissa Click is stating it is not right to fire someone for making one, seemingly minor statement, in front of a camera that she did not expect to be posted online.

Whether people agree with her statements or not, Status Labs uses this as an important lesson for individuals to learn. They need to understand that anything and everything they might say can be posted online. It is why people who are in a public position need to remain extra cautious when they say just about anything online. As long as individuals take this into account and make sure to play it cautious and simply assume anything they say and do is going to be posted online, they will be better off.

Darius Fisher, the head and cofounder of Status Labs, wants to do everything he can to help both employers and employees to understand exactly what they should be doing about their online reputation and how they can avoid negative content from affecting their lives and other personal attributes.

Colombia Is Reacting To A Zika Virus Outbreak According To Brazilian Medical Expert Sergio Cortes

The summer months in South America bring out more than pretty women is dental-floss type bikinis. The mosquito population in South American countries can be overwhelming especially in rural areas where there are thousands, if not millions, of breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for spreading the Zika virus as well as the dengue and chikungunya viruses. The Zika virus isn’t new, but the strain of virus in Brazil is new, according to a recent post on the Dr. Cortes official website.

Dr. Cortes is a medical expert for Brazil’s Ministry of Health, and he has been involved in trying to answers some of the questions that researchers are asking about the virus. It appears the virus is spreading to other South American countries faster than a speeding bullet, and Colombia seems to be the second hardest hit country after Brazil. More than 26,000 Colombians have the virus, and the government expects more than 100,000 more cases before the end of June. Cortes says those numbers are only the reported cases. There are thousands of cases that are never reported, according to the Brazilian doctor.

There are more than 3,100 women in Colombia that have the Zika virus. Dr. Sergio Cortes recently said those women may deliver babies with microcephaly. Microcephaly is a condition that produces babies with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. Most of those babies have very short lives.

A Brazilian research team recently discovered a connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly, but the scientists aren’t sure why some babies are born with microcephaly and other are normal. More research is needed to determine why the virus finds its way into the amniotic fluid of just some pregnant women and not other women. Dr. Cortes has information about microcephaly on his LinkedIn page.

There are more questions about how the Zika virus acts when it enters the human body. Scientist now know it doesn’t act the same way in all humans. The virus has been found in the salvia of most infected people, but it may not show in their blood. The virus is also found in semen, but the researchers don’t known if the virus is transmitted through sexual contact. But there has been at least two reports that the virus did spread that way.

To read tweets about Zika follow Dr. Cortes on Twitter. Facebook users can like him on his Facebook page and read comments about Zika virus developments.

George Soros Talks Present Day Market Conditions

The global markets are highly intertwined. What happens in one part of the world may easily influence what happens in another part of the world. If the leader of Germany has opinions on the Euro or the president of the United States has decided that the dollar needs tinkering with, this can easily influence markets in the United States and markets in the rest of the world including Asia and Latin America. The leaders of the world, especially those nations that have larger populations and larger markets are well aware of this issue and well aware of the need to do all they can to address it closely. They also need to be aware that their actions may influence the reactions of investors in other parts of the nation.
One investor who knows the kind of investments that are necessary in order to earn an impressive rate of return is George Soros. Soros is one of the world’s richest men and a highly skilled leader. His work in this field has included a great deal of insight into various aspects of the markets and how the use of the markets can help generate profit for those who are aware of such ramifications. The work that he does at the present day in his retirement is largely about talking to various investors about the state of the market at any given moment.

At present on Bloomberg, he cautions investors that they need to be wary of present day market conditions as such conditions may be similar to a previous melt down that took place in 2008. In that year, markets across the world took a beating for various reasons. Investors who choose to decide on a bull market were often faced with stocks that did not do as well as projected or failed to expand in any significant way. Soros is seeing similar signs today in the markets.

In his Bloomberg view, the present day markets may be threatened by the state of the Chinese market. China has emerged as one of the world’s most important areas with a market that includes over a billion consumers and investors alike. He thinks that the Chinese may be seeing a shift from an economy that is based on saving to one that is more about using consumer goods and having an economy that reflects this fact. In his view, the markets in the United States may be effected by this issue. George Soros thinks that investors should be aware of such factors as they decide on the kind of investments that are right for their needs in the coming year. This kind of caution is one that investors should listen in the in coming year.

Sergio Cortes: Working To Help Xerém

According to the article that was published by Extra, Sergio Cortes has advised everyone in Xerém to make sure that they are putting hypochlorite in all of the water that they have aside from bottled water. This is because the chemical works to create clean water and is safe for the people to not only use as bathing water, but it is also safe for the residents to drink. Residents should not drink, use or even wash their hands in water that has not been treated with hypochlorite because they may be subject to diseases that occur as a result of flooding.

Sergio Cortes is the secretary of health according to wikipedia. He has experience as a physician, but he also has experience in emergency situations. He has worked in many emergencies and is confident in his skills to handle the medical aspect of the flooding in Xerém. He has made himself available to the people of the town as well as to the people who are medical professionals in the town. He has worked to come up with expert advice to let everyone know what they are doing medically after the flooding occurred. He has become well-versed in handling situations such as this type.

Flooding can be detrimental not only because it can cause damage to homes and buildings, but it can also bring diseases with it after the initial flooding. Because there is so much to clean up after the floods and there is a large amount of water just sitting in the streets, diseases can be easily spread and passed around. Not only do people lose their lives during the actual flooding, they can also be killed by the diseases that come as a result of flooding in the days following the flood that has happened.

The diseases that people can get from flood waters include simple things like diarrhea all the way up to complicated diseases like hepatitis A. The dengue fever is also a major issue for people after flooding. When floods are not handled properly and the people of the areas are not educated on what they need to do after the flooding has occurred, they could become the targets for more death. It is important that floods be cleaned up as quickly as possible and that every resident be warned of the dangers that can happen after a flood if proper care is not taken concerning water sanitation.

Securus Technologies App Puts Them On the Map

Securus Technologies is a wonderful company, and I believe that my cousin who in incarcerated would totally agree with what I am saying. He is directly benefiting from this patented technology and I believe that more prisoners will get a glimmer of hope because of Securus. 

This is a the company that has present prison video visitation in a bold new way. I remember when there was a time when I had to grab my keys, get in my car and travel. The travel for the prison was something that I could not imagine doing now that I have access to a mobile app that allows me to do video visitation. This is such an awesome gift from Securus Technologies. 

The thing that I really like is the fact that this company has managed to get a system set up in the prison that my cousin is in. Everyone does not have access to this, but it is available in some prisons. I think that this is awesome for Securus and it will be something that gives prisoners hope. 

The reality with prison visitations is that it starts out very frequently, but then it starts to get less and less frequent. People will be so distraught when their loved ones get arrested. They will make a guarantee to visit every chance that they get, but life happens. I know I thought that I would visit my cousin more, but time just didn’t allow it. I felt bad about it, but Securus came along with video visitation and saved the day.

Now I get the chance to visit with my cousin through video and I believe that this gives him a glimmer of hope. It is hard to have hope in a prison system, but this is something that he can look forward to. This is something that will allow him to transcend his mind beyond the bars that he is in. 

I feel like people should be more excited about Securus. It is giving families a chance to reconnect. It is giving inmates hope. It is also cutting down the time that it takes to set up visitations in brings. All of these are good things. I pray that this company will continue to grow and reach more prison systems. It is something that more families are looking forward to as a means to communicating with family. These visits are important to prisoners.

Learn more about Securus’ mobile app by visiting the following link >> http://prnw.cbe.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/securus-technologies-releases-mobile-video-visitation-app-for-android-and-apple-devices.html

The Manse On Marsh Offers Many Housing Arrangements

Any assisted living facility is one that will offer those living there many kinds of options. In many cases, the person living in the facility can often choose between various kinds of living arrangements that right for their needs in some way. Most such places offer residents many kinds of housing options to pick from including a house, a local area cottage and a one bedroom unit with a private bath. Many such places also include units that allow married couples to live in the same space at the same assisted living facility at the same time. This can be an ideal arrangement for the couple that prefers to be together as much as possible.

When looking at any kind of assisted living arrangement, it often makes sense for any couple to do as much investigation as possible at all times. The right kind of assisted living option can be an ideal way to help get assistance of all kinds. Those at the Manse on Marsh fully understand this need and want to help their residents have a living arrangement that is right for them. They know that residents here rely on them to help them locate the best possible options for their specific needs. This is why they have created a site with many such options.

Anyone who wants to move here will be able to decide on the right kind of option for their needs. They may want to have a small one bedroom on site that allows them to come and go as they please. They can also pick out a cottage on the site of the residence that allows them to be able have a larger space that is often ideal for the resident who likes to entertain and loves to have guests over as much as possible while they are living here. This can help them stay in touch with friends and family who may be visiting from abroad or just lives nearby.  That’s one of the biggest positives of most reviews actually.

This allows them to be able to find the right kind of housing arrangement for their needs on this campus and also allows them to also have access to the kind of common spaces that can help them relax with others who share their peer group and have the same interests. Those who choose to live in this space will find that doing so enables them to be able to have access to meals as well as rooftop space where they can relax when they are not in their rooms or out on one of the many trips that are offered in this assisted living facility. This can be ideal for those who want to live in this part of the country.  The Manse Blog has further details about the goings on therein.

Innovations and Beneful are Still Surprising and Feeding Dogs

I raise puppies for pet stores in our area. All of our puppies are eating Beneful puppy food before they are adopted. When adoptees ask what type of food they should give their puppy, I always tell them Beneful puppy formula. I explain that the puppy formula is full of good things for a growing puppy. The formula is easy on our pups digestion. Chicken and rice are something puppies, love. Beneful is a dog food that I can recommend for any age dog. The food is full of good nutrition and it comes in different flavors. Some dogs love the beef flavor and others prefer the poultry. When you have a new dog it is recommended that you purchase a small bag of any type food until you know what your dog prefers. After you secure the dog food flavor your pet loves, then purchase a large bag for significant savings. Beneful has been around for a while. It has crunchy chunks of meat mixed with soft chewy flavors of fruits and vegetables. The dog will always love the flavors as well as the textures in Beneful. It is nice to have crunchy as well as chewy in one bag. The article in the Daily Herald is telling us about the changes we can expect in dog food production. It is expected that the dog food industry will be making millions in the next year because there are lots of new things to try. Innovations such as cold food that stores only in refrigeration are one of the new innovative ideas coming out. Meat and vegetables are the key ingredients. Another innovative food coming up will be the ones that taste like wildlife and veggies. They will be using things like sweet potatoes, blueberries, and kale to mix with the meat. Not only will the dog get the taste of meat but they will have the added taste of vegetable or fruit. Check out foods like Purina Bright Life for the older dog too.

Happy To Give My Dog Premium Beneful Food To Eat

My family has always been the type of family to care greatly for the well being of our pets. We get them fancy beds to lay on, we take them on walks to give them exercise, and we have always bought them the best foods at the pet stores. I have recently had a discussion with a friend of mine about what dog foods to buy for our dogs. We have different opinions on what nutrients dogs need in their diets, but we both agree that the best ingredients of Beneful are high quality ones. We also agree that the real and natural ingredients are the best ones to see on the packaging. I like that my dog’s food is made with pride.

How Do You Find The Right Food For Your Dog?

How do I know that the manufacturers like Beneful care about the food they make? Well, I found this article about premium dog food companies. It was from the Daily Herald, and it talks all about the processes that premium dog food manufacturers undertake in order to produce top of the line dog foods. I appreciate what these companies do, and I’m sure my dog appreciates it, also. They have quality control measures that make sure that the food is up to the premium standard that pet owners can trust. I trust Beneful brand of dog food. They are made by Purina, and they really put a lot of good stuff in their foods. My dog’s favorite Beneful Dry Dog Food Original is made of high quality ingredients, like real pieces of chicken.

It sets my mind at ease to see the Beneful on purina company cares so much about what they put in my dog’s food. I know that I can trust Beneful because they are honest about what they add in the foods. Beneful even smells good. The Chopped Blends reminds me of a stew or a thick soup. I’m happy that I found Beneful for my dog. If you want to read over that article I found that talks about premium manufacturers, then go to this url:
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/business/151129983/

Parents Need To Learn About Teen Social Apps

Being a parent to a teen comes with a host of responsibilities. The massive growth of social media has added more than a few complexities. Not all social media sites are for meeting friends. A number of social media platforms are connected to dating apps. A few of those apps are even directly marketed to teens. And just because a social media site or app has a purpose other than dating or personal interactions does not mean amorous pursuits are absent.

Parents really do have to familiarize themselves with apps and social sites if they want to be sure their teen stays out of trouble.

Parents should first research which social apps and platforms are generally safe. Instagram allows users to post short videos and the site is not known for inappropriate content. Twitter’s microblogging platform is fairly tame and is used by millions of people including celebrities of all walks of life. Skout is a popular friendship and dating app that has a special teens-only section. The teen section is monitored and this is a huge help to parents.

Skout reflects a business endeavor that wants to avoid controversy and remain safe for its younger members. Skout does not even focus exclusively on dating. Many use the app to meet friends or connect with people when traveling. The diverse nature of Skout has allowed it to grow quickly in a crowded market.

Various apps, however, are really not appropriate for teens. A lot of adults may wish to avoid them as well. Certain apps are known for the presence of adult-oriented material, violent subject matter, and no real monitoring of content. Parents really need to research what particular apps have these flaws.

Parents also need to have a little straight talk with their kids about the harm they can do to themselves on certain social apps. Producing provocative videos and hoping they remain deleted or forgotten about is probably not a good strategy. Things on the internet have a tendency to remain forever in existence in some form. Somewhere down the road, those videos and pictures can come back to cause chaos.

Parents might feel overwhelmed when first trying to learn about the massive number of social apps out there. A lot of articles have been written on the subject and there are many online references available.

With the proper time investment, parents can learn all they need to know about teen social apps. The knowledge may then be used to help a teen.