Yesterday, Apple revised its sales outlook for the 4th quarter, claiming revenue will drop in at $84 billion, down from its previous estimate of $89-$93 billion. That caused a fright among investors, and Dow futures are down over 300 points as I write this blog (from Rome, Italy). Put into context, that would still represent sales growth of 37.7% from the 4th quarter 2017 – an outstanding achievement. (more…)
Like a rollercoaster.The S&P500 index is actually up 2.7% on the year. That’s not enough to cover the fees that many financial advisors and mutual funds charge. Additionally, there have been two periods of dramatic dives. In early February and again on October 10-11, 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 5%. (more…)
In an industry that changes as fast as internet technology, time is a blessing and a curse. No one knows that better than Scott Seltzer, founder and CEO of ConnectMe, LLC. As a hosted voice over IP (VoIP) and unified communications service provider, business has boomed in the last decade as reliable internet and better routers have become more affordable – and more commonplace – among ConnectMe’s target audience. But as the market continues to grow, Scott finds himself lying awake at night worrying about staying ahead.
Internet Technology – A Fast Moving Industry
To give ConnectMe the infrastructure it needs to constantly improve and develop its offering, Scott has made a series of operational improvements and strategic hires this year, including bringing on a partner identification manager and partner engagement manager. With their help he hopes to more effectively target the sales channel that offers the biggest opportunity: managed service providers. After joining us at Duke University for the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program last April, Scott set a lofty one-year goal for his business: Become the name on every major player within the telecommunications and internet technology channels. (more…)
Tech. FANG. Dow. Valuations. Bubbles. What You Need To Know About What is Really Going on with Wall Street.
On November 19, 2018, the NASDAQ Composite Index dropped 3.03%. (The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.6%.) Some of the Top 10 sell-off volume leaders were elite members of the coveted FANG*, where the most outstanding returns over the past few years have been. Today, Wall Street dropped again, this time losses were more concentrated in the Dow, with losses of over 2%. What’s going on, and, more importantly, what should you do about it? (more…)
This Is The Key To Real Financial Freedom
We had two agendas in Panama City last week.
First, we shared all the practical information, collective experience, and hard-won wisdom we were able to cram into our three days together with the specific objective of arming the crowd in the room with everything they need to know to be able to process, filter, consider, and vet a potential overseas property investment.
It has never made more sense to own real estate overseas than it does right now. The advantages in today’s world are compelling.
Real estate is a hard asset that can appreciate in value while earning cash flow.
That’s true of real estate anywhere. However, real estate in another country is also an investment in your lifestyle. (more…)
Until recently, if you wanted to teach English overseas—one of the most accessible gigs for job-seeking expats—you needed two things:
A bachelor’s degree…
And some experience in teaching—which, for many hopefuls, meant taking a TEFL (or similar) course before setting sail.
You can still go this traditional teaching route, of course. (more…)