Early in November, the sanctions that the Trump administration vowed to place on Iran officially went into effect. There were financial analysts who were calling for this event to mark the beginning of higher oil prices, however, the oil market remained quite calm as sanctions began. Matt Badiali is one financial analyst who is still calling for higher oil prices due to the sanctions. He is an expert on all things related to the natural resource sector. He spent much of his career going around the world inspecting natural resource assets first hand as a geologist. Matt Badiali recently broke down the reasons the oil market remained quiet after the sanctions began, and he believes that it will be the American consumer whose pocketbook is eventually impacted by rising oil prices.
Matt Badiali says that the sanctions never officially started and that is the main reason that oil prices did not react as everyone else had been anticipating. There are eight countries that currently purchase a lot of oil from Iran, and they have been given a waiver to continue to buy oil for the next six months. However, after the six-month grace period ends, the US will punish any country who purchases oil from Iran.
The reaction of the oil market was exactly what the Trump administration wants. They are hoping to put enough pressure on Iran without causing oil prices to spike in the process. Matt Badiali feels that if the sanctions stay in effect, they will eventually push oil higher. He is anticipating that Iran will see its oil exports drop significantly after the six-month grace period. He does not believe that any other country will have the capabilities to fill in the supply deficit that he is forecasting. Matt Badiali also pointed out that Venezuela is producing much less oil than it used to, which will further put more pressure on the supply side of oil. His advice to American consumers is to be ready to pay dearly at the pump when summertime comes. He feels that it is the perfect time for investors to position themselves accordingly.
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As a successful investor, Paul Mamphilly always finds opportunities and is always ready to give recommendations to investors to consider them. According to him, there is an opportunity in the food industry as the upcoming families are not familiar with cooking practices. Thus, they tend to purchase what they feed on.
— Paul Mampilly (@Paul_M_Guru) August 3, 2017
The young families lack cooking skills and this can be associated with the fact that they have been brought up by two working parents who rarely had time to cook. However, these families are health sensitive and they consider having healthy food with a good nutrition.
Therefore, before venturing into the business, Paul Mamphilly advices that one should consider these factors to make sure that they meet all these requirements. These families are aware of issues such as obesity and diabetes and the food provided should be less contributing to causing them.
Food delivery services should be made by these food investors. This is because the families have less time to make movements. Apart from delivering ready-made food, the investors should also consider delivering raw foods with recipes on how to make food upon request. As a result of this trend, the stock market in the food industry is expected to continue doing well.
Paul Mamphilly got his MBA in Finance education from the University of Fordham. He started his career as an assistant portfolio manager in 1991 at the Wall Street. His hard work and commitment saw him advance in more prominent positions in the financial sector.
He has been the manager for the hedge trust fund after being recruited by the owners of Kinetic Asset Management to manage their funds. Under his leadership, Paul Mamphilly was able to give a high return on investment and the hedge fund was named one of the best in the world by Barron’s.
Paul has won several awards including the Templeton foundation for his financial success and has been featured on several broadcasts.
After working on the Wall Street for some time, Paul Mamphilly felt that it was important for him to help the ordinary citizen to achieve a better life. He therefore stopped working for the Wall Street and laid his focus on helping these citizens.
He later joined Banyan Publishing Hill and currently serves as the senior editor at the company. From his financial experience managing multi-million funds, he is able to help the main street citizen find wealth. He helps them to invest in stock markets with small caps, in technology and in special opportunities that arises.
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As the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero knows how to gracefully navigate through the complex world of investing. Recently, his firm reached a cooperation agreement with RAIT Financial Trust, and it looks like the new agreement will work out well for all involved. A real estate investment trust, or REIT, RAIT Financial Trust provides commercial real estate financing throughout the United States. The gist of the new agreement is that following the certification of the vote at the annual shareholders meeting, a new trustee will be appointed. The trustee will be one of two candidates who have been recommended by Highland Capital Management.Before delving more into the cooperation agreement between Highland Capital Management and REIT Financial Trust, let’s consider the background of this development. First, it helps to understand what Highland Capital Management is and James Dondero’s role in the firm. Highland Capital Management is what is known as an alternative asset firm. Founded in 1993 by Dondero and Mark Okada, it was originally based in Los Angeles but has been headquartered in Dallas for many years now. In the years since its founding, Highland Capital Management has enjoyed many successes–and many of them are directly credited to James Dondero.
So, who is James Dondero? If you know anything about the world of finance and investing, you are surely familiar with the name. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, the 54-year-old Dondero hit the ground running with his career many years ago. He attended the University of Virginia, where he studied accounting and finance. Originally, Dondero was interested in real estate investing. Within five years of graduating from UV, however, he was managing $1 billion in fixed-income assets for American Express. Since then, he has been involved in many prominent deals and has made a major name for himself.In addition to having an educational background in accounting and finance, James Dondero has more than 30 years of experience in the credit market. He is regarded as being one of the early pioneers of Collateralized Loan Obligations, or CIOs. Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant, or CMA, and he has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, designation. Today, he serves on the board of directors for American Banknote and MGM Studios. He is also chairman of the board of CCS Medical Corporation, NexBank and Cornerstone Healthcare. One thing’s for sure: He always has plenty to do.
Highland Capital Management’s dealings with RAIT have been going on for some time. Ultimately, the alternative asset firm possessed considerable holdings in RAIT Financial Trust. According to filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Highland owned 5.9 percent, or 5,282,377 shares, of the trust. RAIT is best known for its innovative CRE lending platform that provides personalized lending solutions. Highland moved to acquire the fund, but there was back and forth for a while. In early 2017, a cooperation agreement was finally made, and it looks like there is a definite plan in place.What does the plan look like? Essentially, it means this: After the certification of the vote at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, RAIT will appoint a new trustee to the Board of Trustees.
This new trustee will be one of two candidates that have been recommended by Highland Capital Management. In this way, James Dondero and the team believes that RAIT and HCM will be able to work and collaborate effectively together. It is believed that the cooperation agreement will strengthen the RAIT board and do a lot of good for a lot of people.It will be interesting to see how things progress with Highland Capital Management and RAIT Financial Trust. With James Dondero at the helm, however, you can be sure that everything will work out perfectly. Dondero has a very impressive track record, including the fact that as Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary, he grew the firm from a startup to a $2 billion company in the space of just five years. That is just one of many examples of the great successes that have been achieved by the talented Highland Capital Management co-founder and president. Stay tuned for more developments about the cooperation agreement to see what happens next. You can also visit his social media website : https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdonderohcm
It is said that there is no one better at convincing Americans that there is a need to invest more and longer in retirement then Warren Buffet.
He is so confident in his skills that he has bet one million dollars claiming that he can achieve better returns that a group of hedge fund managers by investing in an S&P 500 passive index fund, but is his strategy of only investing in passive index funds a good one? Tim Armour states that maybe it is not. Tim Armour says that the key factors to look for when investing for a high return are low expenses and high manager ownership. Fund managers who invest a lot of their money with investors are the ones who are outpacing benchmark indexes. These two key factors are what it takes to be successful when investing in the market for the long run, and passive or active has very little to do with it.
Timothy Armour holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College and has thirty-four years investment experience with Capital Group. When Timothy first began his career at Capital Group he started out as a participant in The Associates Program, and since then he has done work covering global telecommunications, and U.S. service companies. Timothy was officially named chairman of Capital Group on July 28, 2015.