Agora Financial is a provider of independent economic commentary and analysis. They do this through a combination of print and online publications including videos seminars and conference calls. They are a privately held publishing company based out of Baltimore Maryland and are focused on providing advice in the financial industry as well as marketing predictions and financial market commentary. First founded in 1979 they have managed to help individuals in America grow their savings by helping to educate over 1 million Americans on how to build wealth and manage their money. With educational opportunities from how to pick companies that are ready for rapid growth to wealth management, all of their research is unbiased and independent.
One thing that sets Agora financial apart from other financial analysts companies is that their analysts do not sit in an office but rather work by going on site to various companies to see how the operations are run providing a wealth of first-hand experience in their predictions. With over $1 million a year spent on finding profitable investment trends which are not well known to the general public Agora financial promises to deliver better returns than your typical financial advisement center.In the world of finance by the time a company has hit the mainstream the majority of the money has already been made by early investors, this is where Agora financial poise is to make a difference by allowing the typical investor early access to promising companies. The executive team of Agora financial is made up of a diverse cast of financial professionals with credentials ranging from Harvard trained geologists, a self-made millionaire, and philanthropists and even award-winning novelists and filmmakers.
This means that they have expert opinions in all industries of the financial market.With a record of financial predictions going back to 1999 where they predicted the rise of gold as well as a prediction of the housing market crash in 2008 as early as 2004 and even the prediction for the spike in oil prices in 2008. All of these predictions made several years in advance of mainstream media outlets.This is allowed Agora financial customers a sense of peace of mind rarely found in the world of financial advisement. With a history of consistently eating mainstream financial media to investment opportunities, members of Agora financial have made out ahead of the mainstream financial investors.Starting out of one small building in Mount Vernon Baltimore Maryland they now operate out of over a dozen individual buildings including several mansions whichhave been converted into office space as well as typical offices. They have a presence on numerous social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter as well as YouTube.
The Vancouver-raised SahmAdrangi graduated from Yale University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University optimistic to be a journalist. He tried short stints in several newspapers such as taking an internship at the Financial Post but he proved clearly too tentative to be a reporter. In his early 30s he became the hedge-fund manager and became a member of Canadian exclusive club of aggressive short-sellers which aimed Chinese-based companies which were in a list of North American exchanges where he ripped millions during that period.Before founding his Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC in New York Adrangi worked in many institutions as an analyst. They include Longacre management Fund, Restructuring Investment Banking Group, and the Laveraged Investment baking of Deutsche Bank. Experiences and skills acquired from his previous employers enabled his company to quickly build a track record of identifying suspect companies, purchasing substantial short positions in them and going for the kill after gathering enough evidence to prove their fraudulent.
SahmAdrangi started Kerrisdale with migger funds from his own the savings and a support from his parent’s investments and a contribution from a few supporters and friends. Since initiation, he has built a mult-million empire in terms of assets under his management with a staff comprising of six people.This career of bursting corporate fraud companies started with just a phone call with Mr. John Bird, a retired real estate developer based in Texas who in 2009 had in hand the financial statements of Chinese firms such as the China Sky One medical, a maker of diet patches and hemorrhoid ointments. Numerous communication through phone calls made Adrangi to believe independently what Mr. Bird was telling him, this compelled Adrangi’s short –selling taking off.Most Chinese companies make the list of Mr. Adrangi’s major targets for scrutiny. Company such as China Education Alliance Inc. had a net worth of $150million in terms of market value on the New York State Exchange but now worth less than $25-million after discovering the company’s fake training centers designed for 1200 students was practically null. Others appearing on the list of scrutiny include China Biotics Inc. dealing with production of nutritional supplements among others.In conclusion, Mr. Adrangi and his team is determined to pursue legal options in Canada, the United States and China to recover any potential damages resulting from illegal operations.
Paul Mampilly is an Author, an editor, and an Investor. His career began in the year 1991 when Wall Street employed him as an assistant portfolio manager at Bankers Trust. He later advanced to a new position where he managed Dutch bank and the ING. This was a prestigious position as he managed multimillion dollar accounts. His new management style saw the company assets rise to 25 billion dollars.
Paul’s performance was put to the test when he was invited to participate in one of the prestigious investment competitions by Template Foundation. This was during the 2008 and 2009 financial crisis. Paul Mampilly surprised everyone when during this time he was able to grow the returns in a single year from 50 million dollars to 88 million dollars.
As an investor, he has founded two major consulting firms. In the year 2013, he founded a consulting firm known as the Capuchin consulting. The idea behind the firm was to provide professional investors with money making ideas. He founded the second company in the year 2016 when he decided to join the Sovereign Society where he is a Senior Editor. In an interview with the Investing Media, Paul discloses that he decided to retire from employment to help the common investors achieve their dreams. He does this by carrying out researches and publishing his findings of both products and market behaviors. Capuchin consulting firm provides the professional investors with ideas and helps these investors realize money from their investments. That way many investors have received assistance and are making money through their investments.
Paul Mampilly studied Finance and is a holder of two MBA degrees from the Fordham Gabelli School of Business and Montclair State University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. Paul Mampilly spends most of his time reading magazines and analyzing the current markets. He also knows that for one to succeed in giving the right information, a lot of research has to be done. He carries out researches together with his team before publishing any information. Paul believes that success is associated with consistency. Paul makes sure there is no information released in the market that passes without him noticing.
During an interview in the recent past, Mr David Giertz, a renown financial adviser and expert widely gave relevant advice and directions on the best practices when it comes to matters relating to social security. He spoke of a study conducted by the Nationwide Financial Retirement Institute in which he stated that the findings proved that a considerable amount of people are receiving less retirement benefits than they had anticipated. Additionally, more people wish that their advisers could talk to them about social security.
He added that the study revealed that there were only few financial advisers who guided their clients on issues concerning social security which was contrary to expectations from the clients who had hopes of receiving some lessons. This had led to poor decision making on the side of the clients leading to acquiring the benefits very early on not knowing the consequences. A complete turn in practices he added would be very useful in helping push the agenda of providing better lessons in this field.
Mr. David Giertz, was born on the 10th of April 1964. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration. An expert in his field of practice, he has been praised by many as a focused and all round individual wholly dedicated to serve. Giertz has risen from strength to strength in his career. He started out as the sales Vice President of Bank Channel and he then went on to become the Vice President of sales, FI/WH for a period of time.
Giertz is currently the senior vice president at the Nationwide Financial Distribution and sales, a position he has held for approximately four years. He also serves at the position of the presidency Nationwide Financial Distributors Inc. Mr. Giertz also works at different capacities in various institutions across the board.
The world has seen some unexpected events take place that have caused unsteadiness in the markets, including the election of Donald J Trump to the presidency. The market took a bit of a downfall upon election day, but it’s since regained its footing and now has seen an increase in the DOW and Nasdaq indexes. Jim Hunt has seen these fluctuations in the market before and has taken his YouTube audience back in time to show other election cycles where the NYSE and other world markets have taken downfalls. Hunt believes stocks will be strong both in the banks and in the industrial sectors of the US and world markets thanks to Trump’s policies on vtapublications.co.
Studying the markets and executing trades is something that Jim Hunt has studied at great length. He’s helped many first-time investors become versed in financial terminology on hh and learn how to stock trade, but he’s also helped many longtime investors rethink their strategy. Jim Hunt the founder of VTA Publications, a UK-based publishing company that has put together materials for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors. The material they’ve published includes information on retirement from the bible, education in stock chart use and trading and even DVDs of seminars Jim Hunt VTA Publications has hosted featuring some of the world’s brightest businessmen.
Jim Hunt started a YouTube channel in addition to VTA Publications where he shows his audience the activities in the stock markets, and whether to expect a bear or bull market to hit. He also takes them through each trade and shows them how he executed it. To show his audience the simplicity of investing and stock trading, he started two programs in conjunction with Jim Hunt VTA Publications titled “Wealth Wave” and “Making Mum a Millionaire.” “Wealth Wave” is a method that he shows his audience of how to make money by placing two phone calls during a bear market. And “Making Mum a Millionaire” shows the power of 10 stock trades that could lead to someone becoming a tax-free millionaire by simply choosing the right stocks. To find out more about Jim Hunt or to order distance learning materials from VTA Publications, visit vtapublications.co.uk.
Brian Mulligan is the current CEO of Brooknol Advisors, a media, entertainment and sports advisory company. In addition to this he has served as Managing Director of Deutche Bank Securities Inc, and at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. Mr. Mulligan he was Executive officer also served as a CFO and Executive Vice President of the Seagram Company Ltd. While there, he handled all corporate financial and strategic business matters.
Mr. Mulligan is a highly educated man. He attained both his BSBA and BBA from the University of Southern California. He graduated with an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
He is also an avid writer, especially sports. This is quite evident on his blog. He writes a lot about golf, basketball and any other sport that interests him. He jokes that he loves golf more than golf loves him! He got invited to co- produce the movie: The Legend of Bagger Vance and as much as he wanted to learn more about Golf, he passed because he thought he would lose half the audience, and hence revenue from other markets considering that golf is a mainly American and Western European sport. He is also served as a commissioner for youth basketball leagues. Apart from sports, he also writes about charity, inspiration and success.
He does not just write about charity, he is also deeply involved in various charitable activities and political causes. Some of these are:
• City of hope
• MCA charities
• United Way
• Land of free foundation
• USC Marshall School Dean Scholarship fund
• UCLA Lifetime Associate Member
• He has helped raise $90 million for schools
• A better LA
• UCLA Anderson Dean Society.
On inspiration, Mr. Mulligan believes that every young person can and should aspire to be great. He challenges young people and players not just believe in their dreams, but to go out and pursue them. To do whatever they’re interested in to the best of their ability. Just reading inspirational posts on his blog gives you the nudge you need to get up and explore your talents.
His other fields of expertise are, but not limited to:
• Recorded music
• Music publishing
• Cable channels
• Video games
• International entertainment
Brian Mulligan obviously wears many hats and is one of the most interesting people to write about. He is quite accomplished and still approachable which is quite an exciting combination. He wears success like a crown.
Sultan Alhokair works as the project manager at the Retail Group of America and is also a Venture partner at Valia Investments. Most of his professional life has been about finance and investments. Currently, he is studying a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with special interest in Finance insurance and entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
As a regional manager at Retail Group of America, his work entails linking up several fashion departmental stores to enable them lip more through networking, brand identity and utilizing the products available. At Valia Investments, he seeks out for new start-ups that would qualify for the seed investment. He searches for the best possible investments that the firm would fund to help them come up. There are several factors that he considers when selecting a firm from a number of them for investment. Here is a breakdown of what he looks for.
Sultan Alhokair looks for start-up that has a compelling story that would show that the business really would achieve its goals if some funds were injected into it. Sultan Alhokair suggests such a business puts forward the best possible argument and its owners have the self-drive to make the idea a success.
Sultan Alhokair also looks for a business with a potential for a solid return on investments. Investors are always looking for ventures that would bring their money back as soon as possible. If an idea is able to achieve this and bring much more to the investors, angel financiers would be too happy to invest in it.
A company has to show that there is a need for the product that it is introducing in the market for it to qualify for seed funding. There has to have a gap in the market for which the product satisfies. Start-ups need to have a good projection of the sales potential of their business beforehand.
He also looks at businesses with viable exit strategies. While it may take some time for start up to get on its feet, sometimes things could be on their way down and not working out at all. A viable exit strategy enables the investors get much of their initial investment from the business before it winds up. This lowers the amount of loss the investors make from the failing business venture. Follow Sultan Alhokair on InstaGram to keep up to date with his activities.