European Union Refugee Crisis Concerns George Soros

The European Union faces one of the most difficult periods of its history on in the coming years as the mounting problems caused by the influx of refugees from Syria multiply. CNBC reports one of the most outspoken critics of the problems facing the European Union, George Soros, has recently published an essay detailing how he would handle the situation in a fair and measured manner. George Soros believes a plan can be created that will better that already created by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her counterpart in Turkey.

George Soros believes the current plan on forces thousands of refugees to leave the safety of the European Union for Turkey in a bid to reduce the burden the governments and people of the European Union are facing. For George Soros the current plan does not reflect the values of the people of Europe or the European Union, which he feels should stand on the basis of its open borders policy; George Soros believes the handling of the refugee crisis shows leaders of the European Union are incapable of making decisions with more than a short term fix in mind.

The life of George Soros has included many problems in his early life as a Nazi concentration camp survivor and refugee who completed his education in London. After beginning his own hedge fund in the 1960s George Soros found widespread fame for his role in the devaluation of the British Pound in 1992 when he added to his personal fortune that now stands at more than $25 billion. George Soros has used his personal wealth to form his own Open Society Foundations that looks to protect the human rights of people around the world. Read his profile at Forbes.

Soros believes the European Union can absorb between 300,000 to 500,000 refugees each year without placing too much strain on the continent if the influx is handled correctly. Soros feels the latest plan from Angela Merkel simply scrapes together enough money to forcibly move refugees to areas of the European Union and Turkey without their consent. Instead, Soros believes the AAA credit rating of the European Union should be used to obtain a $34 billion loan that will create a basis for providing funding for each refugee entering the continent. George Soros believes creating the correct framework is key to making sure the refugee crisis does not destroy the European Union that is already threatened by the proposed exit from the union by the U.K.

Yeonmi Park’s Flight from North Korea

Yeonmi Park‘s description of life in North Korea and of her harrowing escape from that shadowy country make for arresting reading. Now a spokesperson and has videos on Youtube for those still suffering under the absolute rule of dictator Kim Jong Un, Park looks for the day when his regime will come to an end.


The tale of Park and her family’s hardships start as the result of a fall from grace when her father, during Kim Jong II’s time in power, was arrested for smuggling metal in hopes of coming up with the means to feed his family. He was sentenced to 17 years in a labor camp, and the remaining members of the family were ostracized. Park and her mother, who had barely been subsisting on the food available, set out to escape from North Korea when Park was a mere 13 years old.


It was a difficult passage for the mother and daughter who had to make their way into China, where Yeonmi and her mother ran afoul of sexual traffickers. Eventually, Park’s father joined the pair in China, but he died not long after from a disease contracted in captivity. Park and her mother once again set out on a dangerous journey that they hoped would lead to a better life. Eventually, though subject to a very tenuous existence, they crossed the Gobi Desert—finally reaching South Korea by plane after having reached the border of Mongolia.


Despite having lived through such hardship Yeonmi said on a DailyMailUK interview that she remains hopeful and is dedicated to shining a light on the millions who still suffer under North Korea’s dark regime.

Hayman Capital Management’s CEO Kyle Bass Thinks The World Should Focus On The Issues In China Not The Symptoms

Kyle Bass has a reputation for being a smart investor. He got that reputation in 2008 he said the subprime mortgage bonds were worthless. His Dallas-based investment firm, Hayman Capital Management, became one of the hottest firms in the investment business after that announcement, and Bass became a billionaire. Bass has been in and out of the news over the last eight years. His flamboyant style and risky investments as well as his desire to put himself in front of TV and news cameras has made him an enigma in the business. On one hand, Bass is a someone that has the money and connections to help people, but on the other hand, money is his primary motivator and that has caused some issues in the past.

One of those issues was his support of General Motors when the company was sued for faulty airbags and power steering malfunctions. Hayman Capital had a major investment in General Motors, and Bass protected that investment at the expense of the victims. The press didn’t have too many nice things to say about Kyle Bass during that time, and it seems that trend has continued. Another thorn on the Bass investment rose bush is his relationship with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina. During her time in office, Fernández de Kirchner ruin Argentina’s status as an economic giant due to the bond defaults that took place on her watch. Four hedge funds were in a legal battle with Fernández de Kirchner, and Bass stood behind her even though he knew she was creating a major issues for investors.

In a recent interview with, Bass talked about his bet against China’s currency. He told the interviewer than people should focus on the issues not on the symptoms. Most economists have been doing nothing but focusing on the issues that are creating the economic dilemma in China. Economists around the world are predicting a global recession that may be worse than the 2008 market crash. Bass thinks the United States only has a 50 percent chance of experiencing a recession. Most economists say the United States has a 100 percent chance that the economy will begin to contract by the beginning of 2017.

The economic situation and political race were brought up in that interview and Bass said he supports Clinton for president, and Trump is not going to make the Republican cut. Read about Kyle Bass from another side at

Michael Zomber And The World Of The Samurai

The world of the Samurai has fascinated people for many, many generations. People have flocked to stories over the years about the world that was Japan during the era of the Samurai. Both contemporary Japanese people and those of other cultures have come to this culture and found it amazing. One person who has found this world to his eternal fascination is author and Japanese antique expert Michael Zomber. Zomber has spent many years of his life learning as much as he can about this world and those who helped make it one of the world’s most unique. His knowledge has helped propel him to the forefront of those who are considered experts in the field.

His Television Work

Zomber feels on Facebook, as so many others do, that sharing the world of the Samurai is one that should be done with others. To this end, he has done many television shows that are devoted to the subject of history in general and that of Japan in particular. He wants to help others learn about the world that has held a great deal of fascination for him since he was a young child. He has done many interviews including a series on history that was shown on the History Channel to wide acclaim by all those who love the world of the Samurai and want to learn more about the kind of art they helped create. His many fans watched as he helped talk viewers through the nuances of this particular culture. In the process of showing up on television, he also made many new fans who found his expertise quite useful as they learned more about the world of Japanese armor.

His Collection Of Art And Armor

He not only admires and understands Japanese art from afar, he also admires it up close. His work has extended to creating a collection of art of his own. He has done much to expand his collection and find new and relevant pieces. He has also been instrumental in helping to provide assistance for those who also wish to emulate his example and collect art of their own. Zomber knows that people count on him to help give them advice on the right kind of armor that might make the perfect addition to any collection they have in hand. He also helps people discover if collecting this kind of armor is right for their needs.  Check out his books available on Amazon.

Madison Street Capital’s CEO Wins Award For Emerging Leaders

Madison Street Capital is a big valuation house in New York City that helps businesses gets their information, and Anthony Marsala is at the top of the company helping make sure that everything goes smoothly on a daily basis. There are a lot of things going right at Madison Street Capital, and they have been awarded for the good work they do.

Anthony Marsala was given the M&A Advisors 7th Annual award for emerging leaders, and his company is going places that other valuation firms are not going. The firm at Madison Street Capital is led by Anthony Marsala who does a lot of the valuation himself, but he has also made sure that he has trained all the people in his office to make sure that they can do the same work that he does. He is an emerging leader because he trains his people, and it is also because he has made a company that can help anyone improve their business deals.

Madison Street Capital is a great company that is sure to help every customer who come sin for valuation advice. These companies need to know how much they are worth when they are trying to sell shares to other investors, and they need to know how much their partners are investors are worth. There is a lot to be done to figure all this out, and Madison Street Capital figures it out for every customer. There are some people who do not even know where to start, and Madison Street Capital will make sure that every client gets a report that shows how much they are worth. The reports can be used for negotiations, or they can be used for stocks are issued.

Madison Street Capital and Anthony Marsala are on the cutting edge of their industry because they also make sure that all the deals that they work out go through for all their clients. They will be the middle man to hold the cash, and they will make sure that everyone is happy with the deal before the papers are signed. Checking on the value of a business is a good place for people to start, and it is a good way to learn about how these companies are put together. Every company is different, but there is something that Madison Street Capital can do to teach everyone about their company’s value and position in their industry.

Brad Reifler Offers His Opinion On Bitcoins And Gives Investment Advice

Bitcoins have caught the eyes of many people, including investors and speculators. Are they a safe or even worthy investment? Before we delve into the feasibility of investing in bitcoins, lets get you up to speed on what they are.

Bitcoins are a digital currency. They are not printed by a government bank in a country. Nobody controls how much bitcoins are printed and what they are worth. Bitcoins are created through a process called digital mining. A person offers computing power used to power the public ledger or accounting system of the Bitcoin transaction system. In return for offering computing power to operate Bitcoin exchanges and records, a person receives a portion of the processing fees and newly created bitcoins.

This may sound good so far, but there are some downsides to bitcoins as wealth manager Brad Reifler explains. Bitcoin has developed a reputation among law enforcement as being the leading currency of choice for drug traffickers and money launderers. Many merchants also do not accept Bitcoins and it can be a problem to exchange them for other currencies.

The values of Bitcoins is also inflated by many speculators hoping to profit of an increase in the future value of Bitcoins. Bitcoin value is also very volatile. Another concern of Bitcoins is that they can be easily stolen through hacking and fraud and that there are no chargebacks with bitcoins. All of these parameters lead to Brad Reifler saying that Bitcoins are a very risky and bad investment because they are primarily fueled by hype and speculation.

As a wealth manager and investor for over thirty years Brad Reifler cannot stress the importance of avoiding investments that are over-hyped and fueled by speculators. They are literally a disaster waiting to happen. Mr. Reifler offers the following five tips for investors who want sound financial returns.

The first tip is to pay close attention to how you invest your money. Take a look at risks, the projected time you will make a return and create goals for yourself. The second tip is to make sure your money is secure and the third tip from Reifler is not to put all your investment into the stock market which can be highly volatile. The fourth tip is to develop a strong and trusting relationship with the manager of your funds. Lastly, says Brad is to always keep your objective in mind, learn from mistakes and build upon success.

Brad Reifler’s latest investment venture is Forefront Capital. As the CEO and founder of Forefront, Reifler’s goal is to give the 99% of investors who are not accredited the chance to invest in high yield and high risk investments that are only available to accredited investors and institutions. Forefront Capital is one way that Brad Riefler is fighting on the behalf of the 99% and diminishing wealth inequality.  Talk to Brad on Twitter, where he’s a very vocal voice in the financial community.

The Sound Financial Advise of Igor Cornelsen

Igor Cornelsen is one of the top most respected investors and investment advisors in the world. He has had oodles of experience in the industry to earn this status. He began his illustrious career by serving as a major banker in Brazil for many years. He has learned that one of the best pieces of investment advice is to avoid investing in damaged companies but focus on buying damaged stocks. This is because damaged stocks can almost always be bought cheap and in time increase your profits. But Igor Cornelsen says on his wordpress blog, you have to be very patient because making good investments like this can take years before there are any real results.

Cornelsen says that he has gone decades before seeing an investment make any profits. He says an investment career is not for you if you want to a career that is part of a get-rich-quick plan. But although Igor Cornelsen advises concentrating on damaged stocks, he says you should not be haphazard about buying them, but should be carefully select what to buy and what not to buy. It’s about doing a careful study of each company, which ones are usually successful and which ones are not. Investors, he says, are well advised to determine which companies are the best bet in which to invest.

No matter what, though, he has advised always being frugal with an individual investment. Putting lots of money into a single investment gives too much risk of also losing big. He has been retired from professional work since 2010, but still remains involved in the investment game because he enjoys it so much. In his retirement he continues to be involved with the investment firm, Bainbridge Group Inc. In his role here, his financial advice is coveted and sought after by investors from all over the world.