Paul Singer on Financial Markets 2014

Paul Singer has survived in the financial markets for 40 years, and that means a lot. He has seen almost every kind of event and volatility, and that kind of experience brings valuable insights for all of us. His cautious view for 2014 given the steep run up in stock markets with easy money from the US Fed Quantitative Easing (QE) over last 5 years since 2008. Here’s a brief interview with him at Davos in Jan 2014.

Social Media Marketing

Social media sites have been offering advertising programs for a while now. Sites like Facebook and LinkedIn provide business owners with the means to promote and reach targeted audiences on their sites. The programs are becoming quite popular because of the results they’re able to deliver. Additionally, it’s a new way to reach your audience and may help you extend your advertising strategy beyond Google. The advertising costs can also be controlled and managed nicely, therefore even the Fortune 500 companies are spending millions of dollars on social media marketing.

Why Social Media Marketing Works? In addition to the fact that millions of people access their Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr accounts on a daily basis, they are also accessing the sites on their mobile phone. That means that as an advertiser on one or more of these sites, you are getting in front of your audience on a fairly consistent basis. Continue reading

Online Degree Programs

More and more, companies are requiring that their employees or applicants have college degrees. Twenty years ago, having a college degree was not as urgent or as important as it seems to be today. What is interesting is to see how many college graduates end up in careers that they majored in. I’m a prime example. I have a degree in criminal justice and I am a writer for a newspaper now. Trust me, I never dreamed that would happen. However, my employer didn’t seem to notice that my degree had nothing to do with writing articles, they simply noticed that I had a college degree and that satisfied them. Amazingly, that’s how quite a few places seem to work nowadays. Continue reading

Collection of Thoughts & Quotes

This page is a collection of interesting thoughts and quotes…

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them” – Albert Einstein (1940s)

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short…but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark” – Dwight Eisenhower

“I think it was a long step forward in my trading education when I realized at last that when old Mr. Partridge kept on telling the other customers, “Well, you know this is a bull market!” he really meant to tell them that the big money was not in the individual fluctuations but in the main movements – that is, not in reading the tape but in sizing up the entire market and its trend.” – Jesse Livermore (1930s) Continue reading