Fri, 27 September 2013
Ed D’Agostino is the GM of the Hard Assets Alliance and Publisher of Mauldin Economics. He joins the show to discuss the impacts he's seeing given recent developments in the buying and selling of gold and silver.
Despite the bear market in precious metals, demand for physical is still incredibly strong. Ed breaks down the difference between the paper and physical metals markets and talks about premiums for metals in this turbulent market. The Hard Assets Alliance is one of the few vendors that is able to control premiums from skyrocketing.
D'Agostino began his career in finance at a boutique investment house and later joined his largest client as Vice President of Business Development. In this capacity, Ed directed strategic growth initiatives while providing investment analysis and advisory services to the company’s principals.
Prior to joining Mauldin Economics, Ed was Managing Director at a consultancy focused on business development in the financial sector. He has been instrumental in the start-up and expansion of several businesses. Ed’s clients, including hedge funds, lenders, and investment publishers, relied on him to recruit and mentor analysts, develop controls and systems, and implement growth strategies.
In early 2012, Ed consulted with John Mauldin to develop the business plan for Mauldin Economics, and subsequently joined the company to build a strong editorial, research and analytical team. Ed and the growing team of analysts and financial editors at Mauldin Economics share a single-minded purpose—to produce the highest quality investment publications in the industry.
Tue, 24 September 2013
Lewis Schiff is the Executive Director of the Inc. Business Owners Council and author of, "Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons."
Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer recently laid down the jackhammer: all her employees must now report to the office... no more working at home. Schiff discusses this debatable cultural phenomena. He also breaks down entrepreneurship and how important ideas are to entrepreneurial success. Apparently, doing what you "love" will not necessarily give you the best return.
Lewis Schiff is the chairman and executive director of Inc. Business Owners Council. His new book, Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons, was released in March, 2013. His new book, as well as his previous books, The Influence of Affluence and The Armchair Millionaire are based on research on best practices of high net worth and high-performing households.
Fri, 20 September 2013
Joe Peta is the author of, "Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball. He was a fifteen-year all-star Wall Street veteran trader, but decided to give up that lifestyle. Instead, he chose to improve on Moneyball's famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games. He ended up making a 41% profit over the 2011 season. Peta shares his strategies with Jason. He believes there is a far greater chance of making money betting on baseball than on football or basketball. Peta also talks about the influences Bill James and Nate Silver had on him and his work.
On the financial side, Peta explains Dick Fuld's rough charm as CEO of Lehman Brothers. As a former Lehman employee, he think the U.S. should have rescued Lehman. Now, it looks like Las Vegas should turn to Wall Street for ideas on ways to increase interest, traffic, and, ultimately, bets in their sports books.
Raised in West Chester, PA by a first generation Italian-American father who adopted baseball as a symbol of his love of America, Joe Peta quickly learned the joy of following the sport --- and the pain of being a 1970s-era Phillies fan. By the time he was a teenager, Joe felt certain that his heroes Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa, Steve Carlton, et al would one day be his co-workers. While his father instilled a love of baseball in him, sadly, Joe inherited his mother’s throwing arm, so by the time he was in college he turned his career ambitions toward the glamorous and fast-paced life of a Certified Public Accountant. His new heroes were men like Bill James and Warren Buffett and Joe parlayed his love of numbers into an MBA from Stanford University. Even in business school, sports were never far from his mind. At Stanford, Joe penned columns in The Stanford Daily and The Reporter that earned him a following in spite of the constant references to Melrose Place, and his turning down the opportunity to interview campus golfer Tiger Woods to fruitlessly pursue an interview with Olympic Gold Medal winning swimmer Summer Sanders.
In 2011, while recovering from a massive leg injury which curtailed his trading career on Wall Street, Joe began writing Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball.
Joe lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.
Fri, 6 September 2013
Jason speaks with Tres Knippa about Japan's looming debt and how to potentially profit from it. Learn more about Tes at www.shortjapandebt.com.
Thu, 5 September 2013
Rohan Mathew is the Founder of The Intersect Fund, which is a non-profit organization that helps low-income people get the financial help, training, mentorship and more to turn aspirations into real businesses. Rohan shares some of his success stories that stem from a big boom in micro-entrepreneurship. A small micro loan help turn a worker into a boss. Rohan assesses the state of entrepreneurship and its outlook for 2013 and also gives his tips for building a business from the ground up.
Visit The Intersect Fund at www.intersectfund.org/.
Mon, 2 September 2013
Robert Greene is probably the most famous author on power and strategy. His new book is titled Mastery.
Greene explains what can we learn from the lives and philosophies of historical figures like Sun Tzu and Napoleon. He also explains the best way to manipulate someone.
Through a mastery of subject, Greene believes everyone is capable of professional transcendence.
He also wrote a book with the rapper 50 Cent and thinks there is a lot to learn from the hood life.
Find out more about Robert Greene at www.powerseductionandwar.com.