Brad Reifler Makes Investing Easier For New Investors

Investing can seem like a daunting task, and some people may not want to invest in high interest funds not only because of the risk they pose, but possibly they don’t trust investment experts or advisors.  because he’s seen how many Wall Street executives work and has been offering advice on how investors can avoid the pitfalls that come with investing. First, he says investors should avoid going all in on the stock market because it tends to be the riskiest place. Second, he tells investors to do their homework on fund managers. And he also tells them to find an objective and stick to it.

Brad Reifler is the current Chairman and CEO of Forefront Capital, the third company he has founded. He started out as the founder of Reifler Trading Company, a discretionary accounts management company he founded back in 1982. He turned that company into a large futures investment firm before he sold it to Refco Inc. He built a differentiated strategy hedge fund and global equities company, Pali Capital in 1995. He was CEO of this company from 1995 to 2009 and turned it into a billion-dollar enterprise. In 2009, Brad Reifler founded Forefront Capital, a company that catered primarily to fortune 500 and 1% clients for much of its beginning, but it’s now a company that services lower income investors.

Brad Reifler has seen the importance of the middle class to the investing world, and believes that they too have a chance to succeed if given the right support. He wanted to help them because at one time he tried to invest his father’s money in an IRA that would yield good results, but found that being unaccredited made that difficult. So he decided to open a public fund that anyone could invest in regardless of whether they’re accredited. That fund, part of Forefront Income Trust has a low investment minimum of only $1,000 and investors can invest in either an IRA or Fund Shares. Forefront also provides financing options for small business owners.

Kate Hudson Is Working It Out With Fabletics

Kate Hudson is the founder of Fabletics athletic wear. Fabletics is a company that is going up against Amazon. Amazon is a company that presently holds 20% of the fashion e-commerce market, but Kate Hudson has been able to gross $250 million within three years of starting her business. Fabletics is a company that offers a subscription method to sell clothing to customers. Fabletics keeps its clothing at a reasonable price, and it has a large amount of loyal customers.

 

Fabletics is also an inspirational brand, and they realize that quality and good customer service are the most important things when it comes to a brand, because customer loyalty is really key. Kate Hudson and her Fabletics company came up with an great strategy to maintain customer loyalty, and their strategy has been working amazingly. Currently Fabletics has 16 stores that are located in places like Illinois, Florida, California, and Hawaii. Fabletics has been able to soar above the markets, because they allow their members to purchase clothing both online and in the stores. Around 50% percent of the people that go into the Fabletic store are already members, and 25% of the people that leave the store leave with a membership.

 

Fabletics is a company that customizes its service to best fit the needs of its customers. Fabletics is able to offer their members the most trend setting clothing, and they are also able to offer their members great work-out clothes at about half of the amount of regular retail. Fabletics realizes that it is much more easy to give their clients what they want if they know their taste. By using the reverse-showroom strategy, Fabletics is able to build a good relationship with their customers online, so Fabletics already knows the type of clothing that they will like when they go to the stores.

 

Fabletics was an idea that Kate Hudson had. She found that there was a lack of quality workout clothing that was affordable for women. She got with some good business planners, and she came up with the business model that Fabletics uses today. Hudson began to sell her clothing online, and she was able to get some great customers. Word got out about Fabletics, and now it is a booming business. Kate Hudson never expected her brand to grow to what it is today, but through good business strategies and hard work, she had been able to create a well known brand.

Billy McFarland Expands the Range of His Luxury Members-only Discount Card

The Magnises card is an elite membership, discount and rewards card unlike anything else on the market. A single swipe of this card will earn the holder discounts at popular clubs and bars or invitations to getaways and private concerts. Members do not get these cards for free. An annual $250 fee is charged to each member, but the value of the opportunities and discounts on luxury entertainment more than covers the cost.

The company that provides the card and arranges the deals is the brainchild of twenty-something entrepreneur Billy McFarland. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Billy began his business career at the early age of 13 when he founded an online business that matched designers with clients.

According to Forbes, Billy McFarland cut his college education short when he upgraded his online endeavors to add Spling. This unique website transforms text links into graphic mosaics on virtual bulletin boards. The company was established in 2010 and McFarland is still involved as the CEO.

Magnises officially launched in 2014 and today it has thousands of loyal members. The card is available to New York and Washington, D.C. residents and focuses its events and discounts on the neighborhoods surrounding these clients.

The company was designed for upwardly mobile and active millennials and chooses events and destinations that appeal directly to them. McFarland is expanding the Black Card areas to include Boston and New York and is planning to continue building more private member clubhouses and increasing the available regions over time.

The Wine Industry benefits From The Work Of UK Vintners

The U.K. wine industry was traditionally based on imports from areas of Europe and later from the New World of wine production in the U.S. and Australia, where the world’s best wines have traditionally been produced. U.K. vintners are wine experts who also act as merchants selling wines to people around the world in a variety of different ways and for different reasons; U.K. vintners are usually people who have either worked in other areas of the wine industry or have a passion for wines they wish to share with others.

There is a minor revolution in the wine industry going on at the moment that is seeing the U.K. wine industry expand at a fast rate, largely in southern England where the weather is most suited to growing vines. U.K. vintners have been taking a major interest in the development of the nation’s wine industry as they understand the reputation for English wines, particularly sparkling varieties, is growing and sees these wines being more sought after than ever before; the vintners of the U.K. have gone so far as to sponsor an apprenticeship that will begin bringing younger people into the wine industry and make sure it remains a major success.

The role of U.K. vintners has evolved over the centuries these wine merchants have been operating across the U.K., in history the only option was to deal with wine merchants importing wines from around the world in a face to face fashion. Many vintners do still develop personal relationships with vineyards of all sizes as they search for the best wines available, including those that are created by smaller vineyards that are currently developing larger reputations.

Wine sales can now take many forms and are often completed by those who may be looking to make a major investment in the industry, including those who are hoping to store wines until they have grown in value. Many UK vintners now sell wines online as they look to pass on the best possible information via email and messaging platforms. One area of expertise that continues to attract new customers is the use of membership groups where the finest bottles of wine are passed on to customers on a regular schedule to allow a better understanding of the wine industry to be developed.

View UK Vintners PLC’s website for more information.

Transit Authorities Look to the Future

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, headed by Mike Heiligenstein, is once again looking to the future of Austin transportation. The agency’s goal is to provide innovative and smart transportation that can relieve traffic and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Williamson County. They have already done so in countless ways. These include implementing variable tolling rates, working with new apps such as Carma to incentivize carpooling, and building one of the first toll roads in the country to have an automated, cashless system. On Thursday, December 15th Mr. Heiligenstein was accompanied by an all-star panel at the Williamson County Growth Summitt to discuss the region’s suburban communities and their most adamant transportation needs. Among the panel were Leandre Johns of Uber Technologies Inc., Joseph Kopser of Ridescout LLC.,and Jared Ficklin of ArgoDesign. The discussion was much simpler than the agency’s past endeavors and hinged on two primary solutions: Building more roads and encouraging public transportation.

 

Mr. Heiligenstein hails that the city of Austin needs to “build more and smarter roads”. Building more highways will need to happen in order to keep up with the growing population. However, building them isn’t the only issue. He claims, “…we need to make them smarter, more efficient and more technically advanced.” Although driverless vehicles was a popular topic of discussion, Mr. Heiligenstein emphasized that the technology still has a long way to come before if can be woven into the city’s infrastructure. What can government officials do to assist these efforts? According to Mr. Ficklin, maintaining malleable building and land codes is key. With new technologies and trends being invented every day,the agency’s ability to adapt is important.

 

The latest goal of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is to to get people in the suburbs to use public transportation methods. “The percentage of drivers who drive alone in Austin equates to 900,000 empty car seats a day,” states Mr. Heiligenstein. Even if the closest bus or train station is a mile from their home, companies like Uber can help with those minor distances to and from the station. This helps keep the majority of vehicles from stopping up major highways and roads.

Learn more:

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/heiligenstein-mopac-project-one-many-mobility-solutions/xMGCtppQvuEzYlFe8FuhSK/

 

Brad Reifler Opines on Presidential Election

Brad Reifler recently had an opinion piece published by the Huffington Post. Reifler was expressing his fears about the upcoming election and how a new administration would impact the American economy.

Reifler is the grandson of Ray E. Friedman the founder of Refco where he was a star trader. He is known as a serial entrepreneur, a person with the business acumen to found, develop and then sell profitable businesses. He founded Forefront Capital in 2009 and is a former partner of Pali Capital. He, also, serves on the boards of several financial and banking institutions.

Many people are concerned about the outcome of this presidential election. Republicans have always wanted a fiscally conservative candidate that would express their economic views as president. This election pits a very qualified but dislike Democrat against a non-politician maverick who has changed his allegiances on important subjects in the past and has shown an unsettling aggressive personality that is loved by the far right but contrary to what is required of a president.

While Republicans usually favor the wealthy classes in the United States of America, Hillary Clinton has strong ties to Wall Street. Brad Reifler seems to be on the side of the Republican candidate but seems to have his fears about his competency. Many in the electorate share this uneasiness about two very different and disliked candidates.

This election could not be over with too soon for most of us.

The Atlantic City Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Partners With Sam Boraie To Build A Luxury Residential Project

Atlantic City had big shoes to fill when the New Jersey Legislature and voters approved a 1976 constitutional amendment on NYTimes.com that allowed gambling in the state. Atlantic City needed something to put itself back together. During the 1960s, the popular resort area was a shell of a city. Three months a year, New Yorkers and people from Philly and Northern New Jersey invaded the city and spent money. But the other eight months produced very little revenue for the city. Like other New Jersey cities, Atlantic City was a crime-infested, poverty-stricken mess. But the license to allow gambling was meant to change that scenario.

People started calling Atlantic City “Las Vegas on the East Coast,” but the city never really measured up to that nickname. In 1984, the City Casino Reinvestment Development Authority was formed by the State Legislature. That group was organized to develop investment opportunities on statetheatrenj.org in Atlantic City, and to make sure every casino reinvested 1.25 percent of its revenue in urban development.

AC was a great place to go in the summer and on holidays or for a weekend get-a-way. Boraie didn’t understand why the city leaders didn’t attract more full-time residents, but Sam didn’t pay much attention to that issue. Boraie Development did buy eight acres in Atlantic City, and the plan was to develop that piece of property at some point. But Sam Boraie and his family were immersed in the revitalization and redevelopment of New Brunswick, and Newark, so the company’s investment in Atlantic City was on hold.

Boraie Development LLC was the money and the brains behind the resurrection of downtown New Brunswick.  The Boraie family has been developing office space and residential space in their city for more than 30 years. So it wasn’t a big surprise when Sam Boraie got a call from the Atlantic City Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority wanted to invest in the proposed $100 million Boraie residential project that Sam Boraie was proposing. Sam and his family decided to develop the land in Atlantic City after working with basketball legend and Newark native Shaq O’Neil on two successful residential projects in Newark.

The Beach at South Inlet is a two-phase Boraie project that will give Atlantic City 250 luxury residences. The new community will have a workout facility, swimming pool, outside deck and a 10,000-square-foot residence lounge. A 400-space parking garage, retail shops, restaurants, and a grocery store will also be part of this Boraie project.

Sam Boraie is proud of his family’s accomplishments. Sam Boraie is also proud of Elijah’s Promise, the nonprofit organization that helps feed and educate the needy in the state. Sam sits on the Advisory Board of Elijah’s Promise. Boraie also plays an important role on the board of the New Brunswick State Theater. The State Theater has been around for more than 90 years, and it is bigger and better than ever, thanks to Sam and other donors. The State Theater helps educate students through music classes and live performances by big-name entertainers.