Dr. Sid Solomon Reviews Potential Impact of Alibaba’s Approach to Investing

Investors keenly interested in the technology market are still quite likely to be in a state of shock regarding the $3-billion loan recently secured by Alibaba to further invest in the technology market after already having acquired a slew of companies while also investing in major stakes with a number of other tech firms. Dr. Sid Solomon, an interested observer of the technology market and himself a successful investor, was surprised to learn of this news and shared a reaction similar to that of many of the most plugged-in observers of the tech market.

At this point, Dr. Solomon is limited to simply speculate on what Alibaba may have in mind, but he did point out that the company’s recent behavior ought to serve as a clear guide for its future intentions. After all, Dr. Solomon notes, the company only recently put down a staggering sum of $3.5 billion to acquire Youku Tudou and subsequently went on to secure stakes in Snapdeal, Snapchat, PayTM and Groupon, which seems to indicate that it intends to continue its massive expenditures with the goal of further investing in the most promising corners of an ever-expanding tech market.

Should Investors Alter Strategies Following Paris Climate Change Agreement?

One of the most interesting topics raised following the historic worldwide climate change agreement made in Paris has to do with the possibility that the accord would lead investors to consider altering their strategies in terms of energy investments. As any wise investor understands, a reactionary approach is not always sound and can lead to poor decisions based on only the most immediately known factors. The energy industry is undoubtedly going to face major changes in the way it does business, but those changes are not yet clear and do not provide investors with an abundantly clear concept of how to alter their strategy in the most effective way possible.

As it currently stands, the world’s energy is still heavily reliant on carbon-based resources, and it appears clear that this will continue to be the case for quite some time as the shift to more renewable sources begins in earnest. While immediate action may not yet be necessary, it seems wise that divesting from these energy sources is a step that most investors will have to consider relatively soon. This naturally leads to questions over the allocation of funds in other energy-related investments and whether or not it is worthwhile to continue to invest in energy resources that seem to be falling out of favor due to concerns over climate change and the actions recently proposed in Paris. This is a complex question that requires a complex answer.

For communities like Scottsdale and Phoenix, it seems natural that renewable sources of energy like solar represent a perfect option. However, in attempting to provide completely renewable heating services, Scottsdale and other communities have found that it is difficult to provide adequate and consistent output (particularly for commercial users that require massive and constant energy access) due to energy storage issues and other factors still influencing the viability of renewable energy. It is for this reason that many renewable energy experts have pointed out that the shift will be far more gradual than most people assume.

Consider the fact that the previous century relied mostly on coal and nuclear energy for electricity and oil represented the primary energy source for transportation. With the changes being pushed, the next century will likely see a shift to a primary reliance on natural gas and a continued dependence on coal along with renewable resources, and renewable resources may only grow to represent 20 percent of energy usage according to some of the more optimistic estimates. This is due to the fact that the most significant energy users are still industrial plants like steel mills and factories that require a constant energy source along with the ability to throttle output, which is not yet possible through renewable energy sources.

Investors must also consider the fact that the basic economics of the situation may muddle the shift away from carbon-based energy sources. Tight oil appears to be in solid supply and access to Arctic oil reserves means it is unlikely that scarcity will have any immediate impact on costs, so any shift to alternative energy sources requires reliability and competitive pricing in order for significant change to truly occur. Given the state of research and development and the fact that even the most advanced storage solutions for renewable energy are not yet cost-efficient (and possibly not all that safe), it may be quite a while before the climate change agreement has any real impact on investment strategies.

The thought that investors should radically alter their investment strategy to include a greater representation of alternative energies may be exaggerated at the current time, but it is still important to consider the impact of investing in advance of any major shift in the energy industry. There is a real opportunity to yield a tremendous return on a relatively minimal investment, but this requires a deep understanding of the many factors that will influence the market going forward. Investors who are considering a shift in strategy should look into whether divestiture from carbon-based energy is wise and should also understand which type of renewable energy source is best positioned to yield the greatest return on investment. Adopting a long-term strategy that reflects the most likely outcome in terms of the future composition of the energy industry seems to be a shrewd course of action, but it is one that also requires a great deal of accuracy in research and predictive analysis.

Parviz Khosrowyar is The Investments Guru

Not very many people today successfully qualify as an investment guru, but Parviz Khosrowyar is about as much of one as you’ll find. After carefully identifying his successful numbers, Parviz Khosrowyar  has the qualifications to be deemed a guru of finance and investments.

Parviz Khosrowyar put value investment strategies in place as his investment philosophy. His days of intensive investment research is meant to determine the appraised value of a company. In the words of Mr. Parviz Khosrowyar, “Investments are made at a tremendous discount which is ideally 45% to 55% below the current intrinsic value.” This is what Parviz Khosrowyar calls the “margin of safety”. Parviz Khosrowyar also holds 25-50 companies when fully invested.


Apple’s Recent Stock Dip No Cause for Concern

Since the end of April, Apple stock has dropped by a significant margin. Even though the company’s stock is down by 14 percent since reaching over $134 per share, there is no cause for concern regarding the long-term investment prospects. According to technology entrepreneur Jody Rookstool, whose business acumen has been well-documented, Apple’s recent struggles are somewhat overblown.

The most important thing to note is the fact that the value of Apple shares has been on the rise during a time in which growth has not necessarily been all that widespread. For example, a recent 2-year period in which Apple stock grew by almost 75 percent was during a time when the S&P 500 only experienced 24 percent growth. Since Apple stock has been outperforming projections for so long, it is only natural that even the slightest of struggles would cause concern.

That being said, Rookstool notes that nothing is ever a guarantee and every company is prone to the whims of the market to some degree. Apple, however, should be considered very likely to bounce back and to not just reach its prior levels, but to exceed those levels while continuing to grow. With a host of new product offerings set to launch and a loyal consumer base, a slight dip in the value of the company stock should not raise any alarm among investors.

TIE Institute Trading Reminds Investors to Strategically Protect Gains

Everywhere you look it seems as though there is some sort of advice on how to succeed in the stock market or how to invest wisely for long-term financial security. While some of this advice is undeniably valuable, it addresses how to get there but fails to mention what to do after those initial investment gains are made. TIE Institute trading strategies provide a great deal of insight on what smart investors do with their earnings while demonstrating how to protect those hard-earned gains.

These strategies are ultimately dependent on the nature of the marketplace, and while the market is still looking quite bullish there is some indication that cutting down on the stock holdings in your investment portfolio is wise once significant gains have been made. This reduces the amount of risk in the event that the bear market returns, but it is more important to consider individual investment goals when determining how much risk is appropriate as a part of an investment strategy. For some, a reduction of 10 percent is more than enough, while others will feel more comfortable with a 20 or even 30 percent reduction in their portfolio.

Of course, diversification is always vital to any long-term investment strategy, as this is a surefire way to protect any gains that you may have made during this lengthy bull market. It is hard to predict how the market will change and when things will begin to shift again, but protection is simple through the use of these useful strategies.

Small Business Loan

untitled (217) untitled (216)It is increasingly difficult to convince a bank to loan you money for a small business start up because so many fail.  When a small business fails the bank can be left holding the bag.  If you want to start a franchise you may have a better chance as this is a more proven model.  If you cant convince the bank that you cant lose then you are out of luck.   Consolidated Credit has been instrumental in assisting these entrepreneurs get the high risk loans.  If you need that loan then you will have a challenge to conquer.  The meek will be left behind in this world.

Finance Your Lifestyle

untitled (73) imagesDO2CWD36Are you in debt? Most of us are.  have you decided to finance your lifestyle?  If that is your plan, what are you thinking?  Are you assuming that you will make more money later and pay off the debt?  I think that this is a plan for disaster. You should live within your means.  I mean to say that you cant borrow on tomorrow as you don’t know what is coming.  It is great to be optimistic but to borrow on that is not prudent.  I would rather see you save a little money for the future as that safety net will be nice.  Luigi Wewege’s personal life is his own.

Financed Vacation?

untitled (50) 112211-lc-travel-nowLook, if you have to use credit cards to afford vacation you need to rethink whether that vacation needs to happen.  I would not go.  I would work and go next year when I could afford it.  If your current job doesn’t pay enough to cover your vacation time then you need to reassess you life and consider a new better job.  It is difficult to change jobs but some times you have to take a leap of faith and put your resume out there.  Luigi Wewege is a great guy to help you find the new job.  Good luck finding a new job and have a great vacation next year.

Fitness or Fatness

Can you be fat and fit?  Some think so.  Do you really have to be thin to be considered fit?  I hope not because getting thin is not in the future for me.  I have tries everything from Atkins to exercise and my body refuses to get thin.  So can I at least get fituntitled (23)?  I will worry about how I feel and not so much how I look.  The extra weight will be a hindrance but fitness should be achievable.  At least I think so.  T get fit I will start eating healthy.  What is healthy eating?  Low Carb or low fat?  Why is this such a confusing topic.  Art Falcone has the answers for you.  Art Falcone can help with the diet questions.

Socially Responsible Investments Are Worth Exploring

When making an investment, most consider the potential return and weigh it against any inherent risks involved. While any investment strategy should include this very basic consideration, there are other factors at play that are worth exploring for investors who are seeking the most optimal results.

In matters of finance, it is always important to thoroughly research the current social climate for any clues as to where the market may be headed and to determine which investments may ultimately prove to be the most lucrative. Millenials have demonstrated time and again that social issues are incredibly important, and their spending habits have been undeniably influenced by these issues. Figuring out where this trend is heading is not nearly as difficult as translating the documents that All Language Alliance, Inc. accurately translates on a daily basis.

Investors should therefore consider making investments with an eye on various societal issues. It may be the case that the generation that is rapidly growing in terms of its influence will adversely affect the long-term growth of companies that ignore social issues and engage in socially irresponsible business practices. It may also be the case that companies that are already employing responsible and sustainable business practices are on the cusp of tremendous growth for this same reason.