October 2016

Martin Lustgarten’s Successful Investment Tips

Investment banking is a brokerage firm that provides various financial-related services to corporations, governments, and individual investors. Investment banks help its clients in raising capital finance, underwriting, and acts as its customers’ agent during the issuance of stock. Besides, an investment bank is involved in the acquisition, reorganization, and mergers. It also deals with ancillary services ranging from trading securities, market making, and equity securities.

Unlike commercial banking sector, investment banking does not accept deposit. Upon the approval of Glass-Steagall Act in 1993, commercial and investment banking segments in the United States remain separate. However, some industrialized countries have not maintained such separation. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 asserts institutional separation between investment and commercial banking industries. Investment banking has two lines of business that include the sell-side and the buy-side. The sell-side involves promotion of securities or trading securities for cash or other securities while the buy-side provides financial advisory services to institutions and individual investors. Examples of buy-side entities include hedge funds, private equity, unit trust, and mutual funds.

Moreover, investment banking may be split into the private and public sections with a Chinese wall preventing information flow. While the private section deals with insider information not available to the public, the public domain specializes in publicly disclosed information such as stock analysis. In the United States, every financial advisor must be certified as a broker-dealer and subject to the relevant regulatory body.

About Martin Lustgarten

Considering that the economy is recovering at an outstanding rate, it is the time that people should look into the future. During the Great Recession, retirement seemed like a dream, but with Martin Lustgarten’s investment tips that dream can be a reality. Martin Lustgarten has a dual citizenship; he is a citizen of Venezuela as well as Austria. Over the years, he has leveraged his citizenship to provide reliable investment advice to his clients.

He believes heavily in international investment. Foreign investments help Martin limit the expected risk while riding on the success of the local economy. As a veteran in observing market trends, Martin responds quickly when the market is about to fluctuate. Therefore, if you want to retire wealthy, follow Martin’s investment tips.

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Securus Technologies IT Professionals Honored With Certifications

Criminal justice technology provider Securus Technologies is proud to announce that several of its employees have received international certification recognition, according to an article in PRNewswire.


The international recognition comes from communication technology association Building Industry Consulting Professional Service (BICPS). Members of BICPS is support the information technology industry. The over 23,000 professionals install, design and implement projects for companies all around the world.


Members of BICPS set the standard in the ever-changing world of information technology. “We strive to offer the highest standards for customers and correctional facilities,” said Danny Hoyos CEO of Securus Technologies.


The recognized professionals have no less than 15 years experience in the IT industry. They have worked for Securus-contracted facilities all over the U.S. Hoyos went on to say that the company places great value on certifications. “It proves that our people are among the most qualified in the industry. It also supplies an additional layer of trust to our clients.”


Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, TX. The company has nearly 25 years of experience in the prison and law enforcement industry. They provide security, investigation, emergency response and inmate self-service to keep residents safe and secure. To learn more about the country and what they provide, visit securustechnologies.com


Wengie Video Recap: Hacks for Weight Loss

In this video, beauty blogger Wengie gives tips on how to lose weight while being “lazy.” Drink a few tablespoons of lemon juice to reduce blood sugar fluctuations that make you gain fat. Boost your metabolism by drinking cold water on an empty stomach. Drink water before a meal so you eat less. Eat from a small place to trick your brain into thinking you ate more food.


Wengie at off plates that are a contrasting color to your food so you realize how much you are eating. Get adequate sleep to boost your metabolism and reduce stress hormone levels. Balance blood sugar levels by eating monounsaturated fats in the morning. Turn your thermostat down to burn more calories trying to stay warm. Wear gym clothes around the house to encourage yourself to exercise. Start exercising on Monday to set a pattern for your whole week.


Wear a pedometer to reach step goals subconsciously. Eat slow so you don’t overeat. Eat smaller meals more often to reduce blood sugar spikes. Do shorter high-intensity workouts for better weight loss results. Find an active hobby you love so it never feels like you are “working out.” Eat spicy food to increase your metabolism. Drink green tea or eat peanut butter before bed to boost metabolism and burn calories while sleeping.


Wear tight-fitting clothes while you eat so you get a physical reminder if you are eating too much. Never shop on an empty stomach so you don’t buy junk food. Do not keep junk food in your house. Take a hot bath to reduce your stress levels, which sometimes lead to weight gain. Eat the healthiest part of your meal first in case you can’t finish. Don’t look at food posts online at night because you will want to snack.


Get dressings and sauces on the side. Eat substitutions for foods you are craving, like cauliflower instead of chicken nuggets. Sneak extra vegetables into your meals. Eat when you wake up to kick start your metabolism. Stand up often throughout the day. If you feel hungry, ask yourself if you want an apple; if no, you probably are just bored. Eat with your non-dominant hand. Burn calories by laughing at funny videos. Watch a scary movie to burn calories.

Home Cleaning, The Right Way!

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No more headaches, no more stress about trying to find the time to get things done, and no more long days and nights having to fit more chores into an already very busy schedule. Everything that is in need of doing is now put into the hands of the professionals. This is what we do. This is who we are.

Whether it is cleaning things up around the home, assembling pieces of furniture and other items that need to be put together, and also doing odd jobs and other kinds of handy work, there is no need to stress the small things. With Handy, you will be stress-free and happy to know that the things that once made you stress are now completed with care and patience. According to janeexplains.com, this is what makes Handy the number one choice for those homeowners who could use a helping hand.

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Thor Halvorssen Is A 21st Century Rights Activist

The descendant of many great leaders in Venezuela, Thor Halvorssen has long worked as a major champion for democratic freedoms, both in his home country and across the globe.

He has presented his views at many peace and rights conferences held in diverse places, such as South Korea and Norway. at the recent Oslo Freedom Forum, Halvorssen again was on hand, along with many other activists from such diverse locales as Syria, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, and Belarus. He brings an enthusiasm and freshness to the subject, peppered with his own accounts of his family’s long acquaintance with hardships while fighting for democratic socialism that works.

This is as opposed the the so-called democratic socialist governments, such as Venezuela and North Korea both falsely claim to be examples of. Halvorssen always points to the Scandinavian countries as examples of governments that are basically socialist democrats, and that work effectively for the good of the people.

The real action in getting things done on the peace and human rights front happens behind the scenes at these conferences. In Oslo, this was done in high-level networking meetings at the Christiania Theater and the Grand Hotel. Halvorssen moderated the Norwegian forum and afterwards met Chen Guangcheng, the famous exiled Chinese dissident. Halvorssen had a few sage words of advice for the couple. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://www.facebook.com/thorhalvorssen/

He also let them know that he is personal friends with Christian Bale, the “Batman” movie star who negotiated in China for Chen’s freedom.

 Thor Halvorssen is always looking for ways to leverage prestige in the quest for liberty; especially for freedom of falsely imprisoned dissidents. He seems adept in the whirling, high-pressure, and complex world of the politics of human rights. He has often found himself featured as the key negotiator in the middle of deep conflicts. He Founded the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) in New York City five years ago. The aim of this activist organization works to gain freedom for people in many places of the world that are ruled by oppressive, sick, evil regimes.

The HRF campaigns for increased awareness of the plight of the world’s dissidents and they take actions against governments who illegally detain, torture, and exile their citizenry for political reasons.

Leading Healthcare Provider InnovaCare Adds To Its Team

InnovaCare is a provider of managed healthcare in North America. Today’s medical provider climate is often complex, and navigating the current system is not always easy.

InnovaCare Health strives to provide high-quality care and put patients first. Through strong provider/patient relationships and transparent practices, InnovaCare is a leader in the managed healthcare industry.

With high standards and a vision to continue growing and innovating, leadership is vital to growth and excellence. InnovaCare Health prides itself on their leadership team which includes Rick Shinto, M.D., MBA, and Penelope Kokkinides, Chief Administrative Officer.

Rick Shinto M.D., MBA is the current President and Chief Executive officer of InnovaCare. He has over 20 years of experience in clinical and managed healthcare, and possesses a wide range of experience with such organizations as Aveta, Inc., NAMM California, Medical Pathways Management Company and more.

He received his B.S. at the University of California Irvine and his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as his MBA from from the University of Redlands.

Penelope Kokkinides is currently the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. Previously the Chief Operations Officer at Aveta, Inc., she has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, and specializes in government programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical language from Binghampton University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and also holds a post-master’s degree in substance abuse from Columbia University School of Public Health.

InnovaCare provides managed health care through two main avenues: Medicare and Medicaid on companybooknetworking.com. Both Shinto and Kokkinides are best qualified to oversee operations due to their extensive experience in these areas. Their goal is to provide accessible, affordable and sustainable care to patients in the regions they serve. InnovaCare provide health care services to areas of North America including Puerto Rico.

InnovaCare will continue to participate in programs that will help achieve their goals of patient care, and believe in a quality, not quantity strategy to implement better quality of care for their patients. Examples of this commitment include their participation in the Healthcare Payment and Learning Action Network, which introduces alternative payment methods among other innovations.

Raj Fernando Gives Back for the Advancement of the Community

The city of Chicago has been widely famous for many reasons. Apart from its booming tourism industry, Chicago is home to several corporate companies and headquarters. One of the biggest companies home to Chicago is Chopper Trading, a financial trading company started by Raj Fernando in 2002. Fernando works as the CEO of Chopper Trading.

Before coming up with Chopper Trading, Fernando worked as a trade at several companies. Between 1996 and 2003, he worked at the Chicago Board of Trade. Fernando was also a member of Chicago Mercantile Exchange starting from 1997. His education was at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin and he earned his bachelor’s degree in both history and economics.

Apart from a successful teaching and career, Fernando has been renowned as an avid philanthropist. He has supported several philanthropic causes in Chicago such as Chicago Council on Global Affairs; he was also a member of this organization. His philanthropy cause doesn’t end there. He has been an active supporter in the field of arts; he worked as governing member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has also supported The Steppenwolf Theatre.

Fernando is an active political supporter and donates to several charitable agencies in Chicago and across the United States. He has been known to participate in several fundraising activities for Democratic leaders in the US. He has assisted the Democratic campaign since 2003; he also helped in the raising of cash to fund the president of the U.S, Barack Obama and raised money for the William J. Clinton Foundation. Fernando recently showed great support to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. He went ahead and hosted private fundraising events in his home for Clinton’s company. His donations were named among the “Hills’ starters” program.

In 2016, Raj Fernando started an internet startup by the name Scoutahead.com. The company was founded to provide reliable to firms and individuals. The firm has an objective to increase professional and corporate growth. With more than ten years of experience in the cyber security industry and more than two decades in the worldwide financial markets, Mr. Raj offers extraordinary insights and counsel for organizations he heads.

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