Paul Mampilly Shares His View On Investment

Paul Mampilly, Profits Unlimited founder, is an investment analyst, and a good one, if I may add. He shares his investment opinions on a monthly basis through his eight-page newsletter which has over 60,000 subscribers.

Mampilly is a University at Albany, SUNY alumni. He started his career in 1991 at Bankers Trust, where he was an assistant portfolio manager. He has close to 25 years’ experience in the finance industry and has been a portfolio manager for Deutsche Bank and ING.

Mampilly has a record of success, and this is probably why his newsletter is doing so well. In it, he recommends investments and explains, in detail, why he is of the opinion that that is a good idea. His writing technique is simple in such a way that a new investor is able to understand the concept. This goes a long way in building trust because no one would be willing to invest if they feel that the advice given didn’t have a strong basis. He has great passion for helping others succeed and this is evident in every issue published. Once his subscribers receive their issue, they can visit his website where they can track stocks. On a weekly basis, Mampilly picks two of the recommended portfolios and gives updates. Mampilly portfolio has a success rate of approximately 85%, with one recently increasing by over 150%.

Instead of the traditional approach where brokers do all the work for their clients, Mampilly prefers empowering his clients. He teaches them the secret to becoming a smart investor. His clients set up and use their brokerage accounts on their own. He teaches them how to trade stocks, track information and update their portfolios. He has taken safety measures on his website such that any information that is client related is safe.

Nothing is as reassuring as frequent updates to a client, and Mampilly knows this. When trades must be made, he sends out trade alerts to his clients and includes instructions on how to trade. He doesn’t forget to remind them of the importance of trading. He also updates his subscribers with information on the newest stocks.

In 2009, Mampilly participated in an investment competition hosted by the Templeton Foundation and emerged the winner after he invested 50 million dollars and yielded 88 million dollars, a gain of more than 75%. The fact that he was able to yield such an amount during one of the worst recessions that the country had ever faced gained him a lot of positive publicity.

See: http://weeklyopinion.com/2017/08/benefiting-from-paul-mampillys-extraordinary-market-acumen/

How Fabletics is Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry

Competing in today’s fashion industry is a huge challenge and has been tried unsuccessfully many time in the recent past. To win takes a lot of work and dedication. But to actually revolutionize the industry takes something much more. It requires doing something drastic, such as coming up with an entirely new business model. That is exactly what Fabletics has done.

 

Fabletics is a women’s leisure athletic brand of apparel started by Kate Hudson. Her mission was in essence to get women to become more physically active while feeling comfortable about themselves. Proper clothing was lacking in the market and this is where Hudson saw an opportunity. But this itself is not a guarantee of success. In a world where the likes of Amazon hold 20 percent of the fashion market share, something more is needed.

 

Fabletics employed several techniques to become successful, to the point where they reached $250 million in sales in just three years. They work to engage with the customers by properly understanding what they want and when they want it. This includes social media engagement, an online Lifestyle Quiz (which readers of this article are encouraged to take), use of massive amounts of data, and a unique membership model. The goal is to engage each customer with the end result of having them come into a physical store to buy something (and then retain that customer for life).

 

This last part is something known as the reverse showroom technique. As opposed to the typical trends of standard showrooming – where customers browse for something in a store and then return home to buy it online – reverse showrooming aims to work with the customers online up to the point of getting them to come into the store and buy something. This is the exact opposite of what the Amazons of this world do and is something that, if implemented successfully, can be highly profitable. In the case of Fabletics, it is exactly that.

 

Kate Hudson has been actively involved in this business strategy from the beginning. She is passionate about getting to know each customer and attributes a large part of the company’s success to this. Being a personal ambassador of the apparel is also a key part of the success. For her, launching this business has been no easy task, but she is very excited about the story of Fabletics and continues to be involved in every part of the process – from the design to the sale.

Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub, the outgoing Israeli ambassador to Britain, made a historic visit to the city of Bradford. The visit was some form of protest to George Galloway who is a controversial member of parliament representing the Bradford West constituency.

In a statement, George Galloway declared Bradford an Israel free zone meaning that no academics, tourists, goods or services from Israel should be accepted in Bradford. The statement did not go down well with the majority of the Jewish people living in Britain and top on the list was Daniel Taub.

According to the Telegraph & Argus which is a media outlet in Bradford, Taub visit to Bradford was as a result of an invitation from the Jewish community living there.

Daniel Taub said he intends to use the visit to hold a couple of meetings with councilors and religious leaders among others. In a statement to Telegraph & Argus Taub said that his first impression of the city of Bradford was a city where people were loving, welcoming, sociable and inclusive as opposed to the sentiments forwarded by Galloway.

A short funny YouTube clip of Foregin secretary Boris johsnon and me that got a lot of hits http://www.thejc.com/videos/news-videos/boris-johnson-and-ambassador-taubs-handshake-mix

Galloway views of the Israeli people led to an outrage in the social media after being posted online. As a result of that statement, the British police initiated an investigation into Galloway remarks.

In the speech Galloway says that Bradford does not want any goods or services from an Isreali, no Israeli student should attend college or university there and that no tourist from Israel should even think of going there.

In response to Galloway Speech Taub said that the real conflict that Galloway should focus his energy on is between the past and the future and that he should not be a person who pulls back the region into the past but rather should concentrate on making a better future for all people in the region.

Galloway is a man full of controversies and has a long history of anti-Israeli bigotry. At one time he walked out of a debate when he realized that his opponent was an Israeli an action that saw many refers him to as a racist. Read more; Daniel Taub | LinkedIn

Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain in the year 1962. Taub, a former diplomat, is currently the Director of Strategy and Planning at Yad Hanadiv. Taub in 1989 moved to Israel where he joined the defense forces as a combat medic and as a reserve officer in the international law division. Taub after serving for over two years in the defense forces left and in 1991 joined the Isreali Foreign Ministry where he held various diplomatic posts.

The Public Giving Of Education Secretary Betsy Devos

Betsy Devos was born and raised in 1958 in Holland Michigan. She is the daughter of billionaire industrialist Edgar Prince who owned Prince Corporation a supplier of automobile parts. She attended a Christian Primary School and then advanced on to attend Calvary College where she earned a degree in Economics. One of her college passions was politics which she has maintained a significant interest in since that time. She has been the chairperson for the Windquest Group, which she and her husband founded in 1989 along with their personal family foundation. The Windquest Group invests in technology, manufacturing, and clean energy alternative solutions.

 

Betsy and her husband have been deeply involved in philanthropic work together. Starting in 1989, the couple created the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. It is listed on Forbes List as one of the top philanthropic foundations in the country. The foundation has donated a total of $139 million dollars to charity so far with no signs of reduction in their levels of charitable giving.

 

The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation was established to have a focus on giving to programs in need in five key areas. The primary recipients of the funding are: education, community, arts, justice, and leadership enhancement. Their foundation has already donated millions of dollars to: health research facilities, hospitals, art organizations, Christian schools, global evangelical missions, and conservative political think tanks. It is notable that both Betsy and her husband give a considerable amount of their foundations gifts to faith based initiatives and organizations. In fact, $100 million of the foundations donated funds given out between 1999 to 2014 were given to Christian organizations.

 

Recipients of the foundation charitable gifts include educational-focused donations both public and private. The foundation has given at least $8.6 million to Christian schools and $5.2 million to charter schools, Notable donations also include the arts. One of the most sizable was a $22 million-dollar donation to The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her connection to the center is significant. In 2004 Mrs. DeVos was appointed under President George W. Bush to the Board of Directors for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 

In addition to charitable work, Betsy Devos has also been very involved with her husband on Republican political campaigns. In 2004, she raised more than $150,000 for the 2004 George W. Bush re-election campaign. In 2008, she hosted a Republican fundraiser at her home in which President George W. Bush was the primary guest. In addition, she worked for two years during the Bush Administration as the finance chairperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She also worked closely with the Bush Administration on other advancements of his agenda. Her husband and his family have also been active in Republican politics for decades. In total, the Devos family has donated over $17 million dollars to the Republican party and some of its more prominent candidates.

 

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