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Will Herbalife Keep Up The Momentum In 2019?

by Chris Holden - January 15th, 2019

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (HLF) recorded steady volume growth annually for the past few years. The volume growth of HLF led by new product launches is expected to continue in 2019 as well. Moreover, HLF has its presence across 51 countries worldwide.

To a great degree, the growth potential of any stock is based on the sales numbers, business outlook for the subsequent quarters, and stock positions in hedge funds. Comparably, Herbalife shows strength in all parameters.

Below are some of the facts that indicate the growth potential of HLF in 2019:

Wide Array of Products:

The product range is designed individually to address specific needs of HLF’s customer base. Products are categorized into nutrition drinks, fitness, weight loss weight gain, and stamina. In turn, distributors will find it easier to suggest the products based on customer needs.

The latest launch includes “Iced Coffee” which is high in proteins. The Iced coffee is launched to replace the traditional coffee among its customers.

HLF is very keen on retaining its existing customers and adding new customers to its book. The sales push will continue to zoom with the support of a significant distribution network across the globe.


Impact of Currency Movements:

Due to the global presence, the currency movements may affect HLF’s revenue adversely. Additionally, the competition is also getting tougher with other retailers. However, HLF stock price registered a 68.7% surge in the year 2018, whereas the industry has registered a decline of 0.1%.

Statistically, HLF grew well in the past years and expected to keep up the numbers in the approaching months. Herbalife recorded double-digit growth in sales volume in four out of five major markets across the globe.

Increase in the Hedge Funds Position:

At the end of the second quarter of 2018, 30 Hedge funds had holdings with HLF. Surprisingly, at the end of the third quarter, 38 Hedge funds were having positions with HLF. Considerably, this shows the conviction level of hedge fund managers towards Herbalife.

Historically, top picks by the elite category hedge funds tend to outperform S&P 500 on a routine basis. Evidently, the increase in the interest among hedge fund managers shows the cue to the growth of Herbalife in the year 2019.


How Does OSI Industries Hope To Achieve Its Vision Of Global Meat Industry Dominance?

by Chris Holden - January 9th, 2019

When Sheldon Lavin took over management of OSI industries, he had a vision of transforming the aurora headquartered meat company into a global brand. He hoped to steer it into becoming the largest meat processing and distribution company in the world. While the food company has taken up significant strides in becoming on the path to the global industry dominance, it still has a long way to go on this rugged and challenging journey. How then does the company hope to overcome these challenges and speed up the realization of this vision?

1. Introduction of more products

By the time OSI Industries started operations a century ago, it primarily specialized in beef products. The trend continued up to a time when Sheldon Lavin’s entry into its management team. His marketing model sought to have the meat processor accommodate more meat products like pork and poultry.

As OSI acquired firms that dealt with vegetables, it didn’t stop their productions but added them to its product list. This has in effect endeared it to more global clients as it is able to meet most of their needs. The brand hopes to exploit this tact when penetrating even larger global markets.

2. Riding on the existing excellent customer services

OSI Industries has a long-standing reputation for reliability and excellent customer services. The company not only strives to provide high-quality products to its clients but also ensures that orders are delivered on time. These traits have helped it establish long-lasting and lucrative relationships with its clients. Nonetheless, by embracing technology in the customer support and logistics the company has endeared itself to an even larger consumer base across the globe.

3. Adhering to market statistics

Sheldon Lavin and his management team at OSI Industries understand the importance of market statistics in fueling business growth. The company has, therefore, invested significant resources towards studying market trends that it then uses to influence its expansion strategies. For instance, upon the prediction of a fast-rising demand for poultry products in Europe, OSI doubled their poultry production capacity of poultry products at their newly acquired processing plant in Toledo, Spain.


Ryan Seacrest Had a Rockin’ New Year’s Party

by Chris Holden - January 8th, 2019

Ryan Seacrest has been a TV and radio personality for many years now. He’s been co-host on Live With Kelly & Ryan since 2017, hosts a morning radio syndicated program, produces Keeping up With the Kardashians and othe E! Programs, and hosts the Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Party each year. Seacrest also has his own line of skincare products for men sold exclusively at Macy’s, as well as a line of dress wear for the guys.

This year, bringing in 2019 got a little wet on Times Square as Seacrest, along with co-host Jenny McCarthy, entertained the thousands of fans who endued the pouring rain to get see the ball drop to welcome in the new year. Believe it or not, Seacrest, who’s always ready to tackle any challenge if there is fun involved, said the rain was much better than the 9 degree temperatures that the pair endured when they hosted the show in 2018.

Great entertainment made the rain a little less difficult to bear as well. McCarthy’s husband, Donnie Wahlberg, was there to perform with his former teen heatbrhorad that made up New Kid on the Block. Christina Aguilera was also a part of the musical lineup. Down the road, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen hosted their own New Year’s Eve celebration, insisting that they were having tons of fun despite the rain. And two hours into the fun, the New York Opera began her rain-soaked performed.

There’s no question that it was really rocking on NYE In NYC with Seacrest and a host of other celebs that we love! Every square inch was covered with party- goes, celebrities, and others who wanted to see the ball drop, hear great entertainment, and live the night away. These people wouldn’t dare let a little bit of rain stop them.

The Proud Work of Jeremy Goldstein

by Chris Holden - January 4th, 2019

A lawyer is a pillar of any community. They work hard to represent the everyday person in the rule of law, and translate its language so each party can understand what is at stake in each case. Jeremy Goldstein is a lawyer who specializes in business cases that cover a variety of areas. He is a respected individuals by his peers and in the community. It is no surprise that when he called on his connections, they showed up to help him out. A pair of online articles describe two win parties he held.


The pair of wine parties was documented in a press release from the website PR Newswire. In addition to many of his peers, he invited wine experts from far and wide to contribute their sources to making the event a success. Ultimately, the events raised a combined $56,000 in the name of Foundation House. Jeremy Goldstein uses events like this to give wealthy individuals a chance to donate some of their money to good cause.


The Foundation House in an organization based mostly out of New York. Their primary mission to provide an education, a job, and permanent housing to individuals with mental illness. Jeremy Goldstein is a member of the board, and proudly devotes his time and resources to helping the community that helped raised him. Donations like those from the wine party have gone a long ways in helping their operations. The community has improved since Foundation House established itself. They have also been able to expand into other areas across the country.


Jeremy Goldstein represented his business clients in the court of law by day, and during his non-work hours, he is working to improve the community around him. A strong community is the backbone to creating an area with long term success.


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How Real Estate Helped Nick Vertucci in Poker

by Chris Holden - January 1st, 2019

Nick Vertucci started his career in real estate during the early 2000s after the loss of his business and his money when the dot-com boom blew out. Nick Vertucci has founded a business that was mainly focused on retailing computer accessories. During the major economic depression of the 2000s, this kind of business was just not strong enough to stand on its own. Nick Vertucci switched his focus and paid attention to developing a successful real estate business, which after a couple of years in the business, he turned him into a millionaire.

Before Nick Vertucci started his business in real estate, he was already playing poker on a sort of regular basis. He played in his first ever tournament in 2004 and he managed to catch the 8th position out of more than 200 players and he managed to secure a win of $7,500.

After all his years in real estate, Nick Vertucci has been able to gain qualities that help him in his poker career. Calling a player’s bluff is the name of the game. Whether it is in a poker tournament that requires you realize if the person across the table is holding a pair of aces.

Change is constant and trying to handle that change can be very daunting. In poker, adaptability is important to help you deal with unpredictable changes. There is a great degree of uncertainty in playing of poker, the game is never constant and variables cannot be understood unless the game is over.

Confidence can help you in your risk evaluation in the game, and it can scare the other players. Being confident in yourself can win you millions. If you want to be a winner should know how to keep their cool. Emotional control is the only thing that will help you call their bluff.

Boraie Development Partners Shaquille O’Neal in the Aspire Tower Project.

by Chris Holden - December 31st, 2018

Boraie Development LLC provides varied services aligned with urban real estate markets; these include developments in real estate, management of properties, sales, and marketing. In doing this, they collaborate with strong financial providers, architects, and contractors to present timely projects. In its most recent development project, Boraie Development presents “The Aspire,” a rental tower in the middle of New Brunswick that is now available for occupancy.

The Aspire took into account New Brunswick’s growth pattern that shows a young population of trend-conscious renters with a need for convenient modern integrated designs. The luxury rental tower is conveniently located a few blocks from the New Brunswick train station. The towers’ public facilities surroundings offer exciting round the clock dining and entertainment options, coupled with proximity to health amenities and education institutions.

The Aspire presents fully serviced studios that have a modern design, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The residents have a lobby that is manned 24 hours a week by a doorman, in addition to private parking that has direct access to the main building. Each floor has a different array of design finishes, with each having a towering 9-10-foot ceiling, a hardwood floor living area, gourmet kitchens, large closets, and frameless glass shower bathroom stalls in the master bedroom suites.

Ample natural light is catered for through large sized windows with optional balconies and terraces. The apartments provide for a beautiful view of the tree-lined city, the Johnson Park, and the neighboring Raritan River. The Aspire tower also presents a luxury residents lounge area that caters for dining, entertainment, and sitting. The 18th floor has an equipped sky deck as well, with an outdoor electric barbeque. The tower also features a modern state of the art gym that is fully equipped and is open round the clock to residents.

Shaquille O’Neal Grew up in Newark and is coming back in this project to form a joint venture with Boraie Development. The partnership sees O’Neal bring his star power and financial muscle into local real estate development. The team is focusing on Jersey’s urban downtowns with the aim of doing single big projects at a time, in what Shaquille views as giving back to the place he grew up, through beautifying its image. His star name appeal aims at lending the development project visibility, and this joint venture comes on the back of a company credited with building over a million square feet of both commercial and residential premises in New Jersey.

Customers Ratings Are High For Wen Cleansing Conditioners By Chaz Dean

by Chris Holden - December 24th, 2018

Chaz Dean created his patented WEN Cleansing Conditioners more than a decade ago and today these products have helped tens of thousands of women maintain beautiful hair on a daily basis. WEN Cleansing Conditioners were designed to work on all hair types, whether its thin, thick, curly, long, dry, or even damaged. All of Chaz Dean’s products in the WEN line are free from harsh chemicals that can damage the hair. Many women make the mistake of buying products on Amazon that simply smell good or they are told are good, when they actually contain chemicals that damaged the hair when the stay in the scalp for long periods of time. Why it’s unique is because WEN Cleansing Conditioners are free from all of these common chemicals.

These days, Chaz Dean is known as the celebrity hair stylist for his practice in California and has worked with dozens of big-name celebrities over the years. It took Chaz a long time to achieve this goal though, and it didn’t come easy. Chaz was born in 1974 in Vermont, though he was put up for adoption. Chaz spent his childhood growing up in various different places around the country, including Pennsylvania, California, and New Jersey. After graduating from high school, Chaz went to cosmetology school and quickly found a place working at a company known as Vidal Sassoon. This was just the beginning for Chaz and this position started earning him a reputation in the industry for his commitment and skills.

Today, Chaz Dean is able to live quite comfortably for the massive success he has had as a hair stylist. Estimates put his net worth at 110 million or more and he currently lives in a 10 million dollars home in New York. Along with his work as a hair stylist and product creator, Chaz is also on a TV show known as Flipping Out. Follow Wen on Twitter.

The RealReal Holiday Sale

by Chris Holden - December 22nd, 2018

The Holiday season is always a prime opportunity for retailers to capitalize on the gift giving ideals the year. The RealReal is no different when its comes to offering some of the most coveted brands in luxury available at discounted prices due to their gently used state. The company recently released its list of the highest sellers that have been consistently at the top of everyone’s list. This is an ideal way to look at what is selling or what is going to remain popular.

Of course, Hermes is at the top of the list as the French luxury house is one of the most coveted from its failed Birkin bags to their more affordable enamel cuffs. Hermes is one of the pinnacles of luxury, and it never goes out of style. The surprise hit of the year was the Constance bag which increased nearly 67% in price and popularity. Gucci is also a consistent and popular favorite. The brand’s famed Marmount bags often sell out within minutes on the site at almost full price at 85% off the original ticketed number. These are coveted luxury items that will show no sign of slowing down. Moncler is also one brand that has a high resale value with pieces reaching nearly full price for each item.

Jewelers continues to be a big seller when it comes to buying second hand. Diamonds and costume jewelry are among the most popular items being purchased. The RealReal has several store locations where prospect buyers can try on the items and see them in real life. This helps them make a better informed decision when it comes to buying a high ticket item. Buying luxury online is a great way to democratize the upper echelons of fashion. However, it always helps to see an expensive piece in person to understand its weight and color in real life.

InnovaCare Health reforms on payment methods and leadership of Rick Shinto

by Chris Holden - December 20th, 2018

InnovaCare Health offers a platform for physicians, patients and other players in the medical industry to interact and come up with models that ensure efficient provision of medical services to those in need as well as generate revenue for stakeholders. This incorporates communication and technology tools that provide information such as financial, and guidelines for partnerships between physicians in the medical industry. This approach to health care services enables the skillful analytical processing of the challenging and dynamics of the healthcare industry. Also the strength of governance, partnerships and leadership are important for an effective working model to be sustainable.

Empowering of physicians so they can be able to provide good services to patients in need is paramount to Innovacare Health, and this has seen the company partner up with leaders and players across the border to ensure this is possible. The primary focus of the company is government-sponsored medical plans. It strives to provide management and integration support to ensure progressive and sustainable models are put into place and that their technological capabilities are current and with the potential to be expanded with future technologies.

In March 2015, in its quest to help in the reformation and transition of the health system in the US, InnovaCare sought to partner up with LAN which is the HSS’s Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. This announcement was however released on August 2016. This involved seeking to implement an alternative method of payment for medical services depending on the quality of services that one receives from either a physician or a medical specialist. This system is designed to use quantity as a measure of processing payments. LAN is designed to be implemented in both the governmental and private sectors of the medical field. The CEO of InnovaCare Health, Rick Shinto and the CAO Penelope Kokkinides are on the frontline to ensure that InnovaCare LAN goals are achieved.

InnovaCare Health will contribute through the provision of support to LAN through the reformation of methods of payment and provision of transitional progress reports. InnovaCare goal through LAN is to influence thirty percent in the United States. Alternative payment methods or APMs are expected to reach 50% at the end of 2018. To measure the progress of its goals, InnovaCare plans to be on the frontline by being involved in the US data collection exercise that will be done nationwide as well as quantitative data surveying.

Alex Hern Next Step Is An Augmented Cross-Reality

by Chris Holden - December 15th, 2018

Alex Hern, founder of Tsunami VR, has been dreaming of a three-dimensional virtual reality for decades. In an online article, published on, Hern discusses how he shifted to GPU computing and leveraged capabilities of graphics processing. Thanks to technical progress, his dream is gaining new momentum.

Furthering The Virtual Reality Industry

Hern says two years ago, the virtual reality industry was a $6 billion industry, and today the VR business is really booming. High expectations set the industry in the $200 billion category in a few years.

According to Alex Hern, VR technology has made great progress in the past twelve months, and the euphoria for this technology is clearly noticeable. Now, Hern is looking to XR, an accentuated realm that combines several forms of virtual reality. XR or cross-reality encompasses all these different terms by integrating several of the technologies. The forecast is that this augmented reality is expected to rapidly expand in the near future.

VR Is Not Just For Gamers

Once targeted specifically for gaming, the virtual reality world today is for everyone. Visiting virtual travel destinations, or perhaps just enjoying aesthetically pleasing retreats, the industry has something for everyone. Alex Hern is taking the next step with Company Tsunami XR, adding new levels of interaction, and taking the virtual world to a place that improves the experience.

For 25+ years, California-based Hern has been a technology focused entrepreneur. Best known for co-founding Inktomi, the company behind technology for search engines MSN, AOL and Yahoo. Hern has also co-founded and successfully grown several other entities, like Yesmail, Arcsight, and Military Commercial Technologies. He’s a veteran in the software technology field and has proven he can promote innovation.

To learn more about Alex Hern and cross-reality, check out this article on Patch, and follow him on LinkedIn.

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