Month: November 2018

Ted Bauman: One Voice Concerned about the Stock Market

There have been many stock market crashes in history, however, most of the people on Wall Street feel the good times for the stock market will last forever. There is a growing number in the financial community who feel that stocks have run their course. Ted Bauman is one individual who is beginning to feel that there could be a stock market crash in the near future. While living abroad, he became an expert in low-risk investment strategies. He is an editor at Banyan Hill publishing. He currently writes three newsletters that have helped thousands of subscribers make smart financial decisions. Much of his career life has been helping the less fortunate. He took on many managerial roles in the nonprofit sector to help the poor with housing needs. He recently wrote about several market crash scenarios that could take place soon.

Ted Bauman feels strongly that the US stock market is one of the most overvalued stock markets in history. One of the main tools he uses to measure stock valuations is the CAPE ratio. The current reading is 32, which screams that the market is very overvalued. Ted Bauman notes that the bubble was the only time in history that the CAPE ratio showed a higher reading. Mr. Bauman is not alone in calling the stock market overvalued. He feels that there is a possibility that stocks could fall as much as seventy percent. The current bull market has had a few shaky trading days but still remains strong. It may not take much longer for other traders to all feel the market is overvalued, in which case stocks may fall to fair value.

Ted Bauman also uses October 1987 as another possible scenario to a stock market crash. It took place on a Monday and was the largest one day fall in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on a percentage basis in history. It would be the equivalent of stocks falling twenty percent. It is important for investors to remain calm during sudden crashes like this because stocks could immediately bounce back. Investors who did not panic in 1987 came out ahead at the end of the year.


Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s CAOA – A Brief History

Currently present in all regions of Brazil as one of the biggest distributors of Ford, Hyundai, and Subaru vehicles in the area, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s CAOA has prospered for over 40 years and achieved many milestones along the way including the selling of over one million vehicles in Brazil. Formerly a doctor the story of Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade is nothing short of inspirational and full of entrepreneurial spirit and a story that all young and aspiring entrepreneurs should look up to.

The story begins when a Ford dealership in the state of Paraiba, went broke shortly after selling a Ford Landau to one Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade, which was never really delivered to him. Dr.Carlos offered dealership to compensate him for the pre payment made for the vehicle by passing the ownership of the bankrupt dealership to him. This was the birth of CAOA. Under the exceptional vision of Dr. Carlos, within six years CAOA became the biggest Ford dealership in all of Brazil. Ford however, was only the beginning as in the year 1992 CAOA imported vehicles by the French company Renault. While this partnership was later ended but while it lasted, CAOA made Renault number one in sales of imported cars and brought them to the 5th position in automotive markets and general. The range of brands from which the vehicles were imported only went on increasing with a Subaru partnership in 1998 and Hyundai in 1999.

Dr. Carlos expanded his vision even further in 2007 and that was when the first Hyundai assembly plant in Brazil was established by the name CAOA Automobile Assembly S/A. On Wikipedia, it was mentioned that awards began pouring in for the company in the year 2010 after it began adopting environment friendly policies. 2015 brought about further expansion when CAOA assembly plant also established a research and energy efficiency center to further their endeavor in the automotive industry. Despite all of its achievements its potentially biggest venture began in 2017, when CAOA partnered with China’s Cherry to produce a completely Brazilian car manufacturer. The 40 years for which the company has been running, it has seen continuing growth and prosperity.

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Robert Ivy: Professional Societies Benefits To Employees

The modern employers have now realized that they can achieve so much in their businesses when they ensure that they have a powerful team to manage. Workers in any company have to be well equipped with knowledge and confidence in the workplace so that they can perform and also deliver greater results with minimal supervision.

Robert Ivy, a leading architect in the United States has brought a new meaning in the professional lives of many workers in the world. His organization, known to many as AIA has been respected because of safeguarding the architects living in America. Many professionals have taken a similar route, and their employers are encouraging them to join the professional societies. He is the current CEO of AIA.

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When Robert Ivy and several other professional architects wanted to establish their professional organization, they thought about the different ways they could use to make the members happy and content at their places of work. Their ideas have been used by many other individuals living in America and other parts of the world. In the recent times, professionals are joining these institutions so that they can have the following benefits.

Networking opportunities

Professionals, regardless of their industries, need to network and uplift each other. Robert Ivy believes that this can only take place well in the professional organizations. People with similar skills meet and talk about their work and the things they go through every day. New working opportunities are also discovered during the networking moments that are held by these organizations. Most of them have their meetings once or twice a year, and all the members are always looking forward to the meetings so that they can meet the people who have similar working opportunities.

Educational resources

All workers need to educate themselves and ensure that they are experts in the areas they have specialized in. Robert Ivy says that most of the professional societies in the market at the moment know the value of educational materials in their companies, and this is why they have made sure that their websites and newsletters have factual information that will assist the workers who have access to them. Robert Ivy was a graduate of University of the South.

Read more: Robert Ivy Receives Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award

Categories: Expert Architect

Drew Madden discusses problems with slow adoption of new tech within healthcare

Drew Madden is one of the leading figures within the healthcare IT space in the United States. He served for more than five years as the president of Nordic Consulting Partners, a firm that he was able to radically grow, turning it into one of the leading healthcare IT companies in the country today. He is currently the CEO of Evergreen Healthcare Partners, a consulting firm that seeks to create seamless integration between both the software and human elements of the nation’s healthcare system while driving down costs and increasing efficiency.

Madden says that one of the historic problems within the U.S. healthcare system has been its unwillingness or inability to adopt revolutionary technology and then adeptly apply it to increasing efficiency and bettering patient outcomes. He cites the revolution that took place in the late 1970s with respect to barcode technology. Madden points out that by the early 1980s, the majority of consumer goods in the United States were marked with UPC codes. This, coupled with UPC readers at both the point of sale and in the warehousing and stocking realms, created a revolution in the management of inventories. It created enormous cost savings for the retailers that were able to adopt it. And these cost savings were ultimately passed on to the consumer. Madden believes that it is not an exaggeration to say that barcode technology has been one of the reasons that inflation has been so historically low over the last 30 years. The cost savings across the nation’s economy that can be attributed to this revolutionary technology are hard to overstate.

Yet, at the same time, Madden said that barcode technology was not adopted by hospitals until the late 2000s. And he says that it currently is still not universally seen throughout the nation’s healthcare system. Madden says that while barcodes can lower the cost of a box a cereal, they can actually save lives when they’re applied to scanning for adverse drug reactions at the patient’s bedside. Madden says that more competition needs to be introduced so that hospitals are as quick to make capital improvements as retailers were in the ‘70s.

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Categories: Healthcare IT Leaders