Global Asset Investment

global asset investment
  • The action or process of investing money for profit or material result
  • the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result; "this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking"; "he made an emotional investment in the work"
  • outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
  • investing: the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
  • An act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result
  • A thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future
  • involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance"
  • (globally) throughout the world; "this is globally significant"
  • Relating to or embracing the whole of something, or of a group of things
  • ball-shaped: having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey
  • Of or relating to the entire earth as a planet
  • Of or relating to the whole world; worldwide
  • Property owned by a person or company, regarded as having value and available to meet debts, commitments, or legacies
  • a useful or valuable quality
  • A useful or valuable thing, person, or quality
  • (assets) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
  • Military equipment, such as planes, ships, communications and radar installations, employed or targeted in military operations
  • In financial accounting, assets are economic resources. Anything tangible or intangible that is capable of being owned or controlled to produce value and that is held to have positive economic value is considered an asset.
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Investing in Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market
Investing in Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market
Now more than ever, the value of Investment-Grade Wines (IGWs) and opportunities to invest in wine as an asset class are soaring. With a little research and a little risk, wine enthusiasts on every level will find it possible to gain big rewards in wine investment -- and there's never been a better time to try. IGWs have dependably outperformed blue chip stocks over the past 150 years, and the upscale wine market is still an area in which independent investors can profit handsomely.
A third-generation wine merchant, and CEO of one of the largest rare-wine companies in the world, David Sokolin knows how to turn fine wine into cold cash. And he knows how you can, too. In simple, practical terms, Investing in Liquid Assets provides all the information you need to understand the economic principles that govern the world of fine wine and take advantage of the resources currently available.
Using his insider's expertise, Sokolin defines Investment-Grade Wine and identifies the most financially important wine regions and styles. Defining the key players in the field, Sokolin shows you how to navigate the world of wine critics and understand the impact of their scores, and he explains why it's perfectly fine that your own personal tastes really don't matter. He offers tips on where to find reputable sources for fine wine, how to manage storage and resale, as well as all-important buying and selling strategies. In the second half of the book, he gives overviews of the world's greatest wine regions and offers his predictions about which regions and which wines are likely to represent the greatest investment opportunities in the near future.
Providing information and tactics previously known only to successful professionals, Investing in Liquid Assets turns your passion for fine wine into a valuable resource that will pay for itself.

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Witness to history
Witness to history
Dow closed at 10365.45, dropped 777.68 today, the largest drop ever in history ------Sept. 29, 2008 (black Monday) the Dow was down more than 800 points, an intraday record. The stock market rallied during the final 90 minutes of the trading day, and the Dow finished down about 370 points at 9,955.50.------Oct. 6, 2008 $INDU 9,447.11 -508.39 -5.11% on 10/07/2008 8,579.19 -678.91 -7.33% on 10/09/2008 Stocks plunged in the final minutes of trading Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 600 points to their lowest level in five years. 10/13/2008 Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials soaring a nearly inconceivable 936 points after major governments' plans to support the global banking system reassured distraught investors. All the major indexes rose more than 11 percent. $INDU Stock price 8,577.91 -733.08 -7.87% on 10/15/2008 $INDU Stock price 8,979.26 up 401.35 +4.68% on 10/16/2008 The economy's health improved for the first time in five months in September as supplier deliveries and new orders strengthened, a private research group said Monday. Daily Wrap-up - A 413-Point Surge for the Dow Jones Industrial Average Amid Widespread Buying ---- 10/20/2008 Dow tumbles 514 on earnings forecast worries. 8,519.21 -514.45 -5.69% on 10/22/2008 Stocks fall on belief global recession is at hand 8,378.95 -312.30 -3.59% 10/24/2008 Stocks surge as investors hunt for bargains. 9,065.12 +889.35 +10.88% 10/28/2008 Stocks surge as investors anticipate yearend rally DJIA 9,625 +305.45 11/4/2008 NEW YORK -A case of post-election nerves sent stocks plunging Wednesday as investors, again anxious about a recession, began questioning what impact a Barack Obama presidency will have on business and the overall economy. DJIA 9139.27 - 486.01 -5.05% 11/5/2008 NEW YORK -Wall Street plunged for a second day, triggered by computer gear maker Cisco Systems warning of slumping demand and retailers reporting weak sales for October. Concerns about widespread economic weakness sent the major stock indexes down more than 4 percent Thursday.DJIA 8695.79 -443.48 -4.85% 11/6/2008 NEW YORK -A disheartened Wall Street fell for the third straight session Wednesday as investors absorbed another series of dismal corporate reports and news that the government won't buy banks' soured mortgage assets after all. The Dow Jones industrials skidded 410 points, and all the major indexes dropped more than 4 percent. DJIA 8,282.66 -411.30 -4,73% 11/12/ 2008 Wall Street launched a massive rebound Thursday, muscling the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 553 points after driving it down near its lows for the year, as investors decided they did not want to miss out on cheap stocks. 11/13/2008 Wall Street ended a turbulent week with another astonishing show of volatility Friday, with stocks plunging, recovering and then plunging again as investors absorbed another wave of downbeat economic news. DJIA 8,497.32 -337.94 -3.82% 11/14/2008 Dow falls below 8,000, S&P at 5-year low. Wall Street hit levels not seen since 2003, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling below the 8,000 mark, as the fate of Detroit's Big Three automakers and the economy disheartened investors. DJIA 7,997.28 -427.47 -5.07% 11/19/2008 Stocks have plunged again to levels not seen in more than five years as hopes fade that lawmakers will soon put together an aid package for U.S. automakers. DJIA 7,552.29 -444.99 -5.56% 11/20/2008 Wall Street got a boost of confidence late Friday following a report that President-elect Barack Obama plans to name New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary. DJIA8,046.42 +494.13 +6.54% 11/21/2008 Wall Street showed clear relief Monday over the government's plan to bail out Citigroup Inc. - a move it hopes will help quiet some of the uncertainty hounding the financial sector and the overall economy. The major indexes jumped more than 3 percent, extending Friday's big rally. DJIA 8,443,39 +396.97 +4.97% 11/24/2008 12/1/2008 The reality that the nation is indeed in recession and that the downturn may well be prolonged sent Wall Street plunging Monday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 700 points and wiping out more than half of last week's big gains. All the major indicators fell more than 7 percent, with the Standard & Poor's 500 index down nearly 9 percent. DJIA 8,149.09 -679.95 -7.70%
Budding Leaves
Budding Leaves
March 30, 2010, the temperature was 27 Degrees F above average in Madison, Wisconsin. 4 to 5 days later we finally started to get some much needed Spring rain IMG_5320 James Hansen of NASA, the internationally acclaimed expert on Climate Change, has emphatically described O’bama’s Cap-N-Trade initiative to control Green House Gas Emissions as a “do nothing” farce and he is probably right. A key feature of the Cap-N-Trade system is turning over the trading and innovation of the resulting emissions allowances over to Wall Street. Now before you conjure up images of another global financial fiasco using C02 emissions instead of sub-prime mortgages there is another problem. Wall Street is a major participant in the Oil and Gas Industry. Wall Street banks and investment houses own, lease, and otherwise finance oil and gas assets extensively. As a matter of fact, it was reported that Morgan Stanley recently had custody of up to ? of the Nation’s strategic supply of home heating oil and is part owner of twenty-six oil and gas fields. J.P. Morgan Chase owns pipelines and storage facilities. Goldman Sachs owns pipelines, terminals, an oil refinery in Kansas, as well as natural gas wells in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, and offshore Louisiana. Citigroup’s energy trading unit “Philbro” generated close to 10 percent of the bank’s total net income in 2007. Most of this income was from trading oil and gas futures on unregulated exchanges that drove consumer prices to stratospheric levels (thanks Bill Clinton). Are we looking at the set up for another global financial sector fiasco only now using C02 instead of sub-prime mortgages? So why give Wall Street a law to self govern more critical aspects of our lives instead of pursuing the Fee-N-Dividend approach endorsed by NASA’s James Hansen? Answer: Cash donations from Special Interest Groups (

global asset investment
global asset investment
Asset Dedication: How to Grow Wealthy with the Next Generation of Asset Allocation
The first book to close the perilous gaps in—and enhance the performance of—asset allocation
Asset allocation is one of today’s bestknown investment approaches. Problem is, its major precept—that a magic-number, fixed-percentage asset mix will provide superior results for investors who have dramatically different goals and needs—is scientifically unproven and fundamentally flawed.
Asset Dedication updates the asset allocation model, outlining a seven-step process designed to more effectively meet the real needs of real investors. Showing investors how to design low-risk portfolios that more accurately and successfully dedicate assets, this breakthrough book helps investors fill in the gaps inherent to asset allocation by demonstrating:
Techniques for ascertaining the best asset mix by determining individual needs and goals
How asset dedication provides superior protection against inflation and market risk
Investing strategies for the three investment life phases—accumulation, distribution, and transfer