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How do you Handle Newly Acquired Wealth?

I am flabbergasted by how many seemingly smart people are inept at handling newly acquired wealth or how some can create a fortune exceeding $1 billion in a few years and then blow it all up faster than they acquired it.

 

This goes for professional athletes, entrepreneurs, actors, rock stars and lottery winners. Even those kids of baby boomers who find themselves with a minor inheritance can find lessons to learn in here.

The key is recognizing that your new found wealth is not an ongoing revenue stream, but more typically reflects a onetime windfall.

 

Why is that? Because you never know what the future holds no matter how much you plan… and because most importantly it’s real hard to replicate being in the right place at the right time.

 

For More: http://www.blackhawkpartners.com/handle-newly-acquired-wealth/

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The Way To Wealth: Business & Investing Lessons From a Wall Street Financier

Ziad K Abdelnour latest interview podcast with “Shoulders of Titans ” The Way To Wealth: Business & Investing Lessons From a Wall Street Financier with  Ziad K Abdelnour of www.blackhawkpartners.com..

see interview podcast: www.shouldersoftitans.com/episode/ziad-abdelnour

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Becoming Part of the Super Rich Club Running the World

Having been on Wall Street for over 30 years now, and having survived the 1987 crash, the Drexel Burnham bankruptcy, the 1990 credit crunch, the 2000 Internet crash, the real estate meltdown of 2006 and the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis, I think I have learned a thing or two about how to make money, how to survive crises and most importantly how to really thrive and become part of the exclusive Club of 1% when most went buckling.

 

So what specific characteristics do you need to have to be part of that Club?

 

Well… you really have three options:

 

Option 1: You need to love money. You want to say, everybody loves money. Wrong!!! “Everybody” loves spending money – house, cars, food, services, you name it. That can only get you out of the 1%. You need to be sincerely interested to the level of excitement in how money is made, how markets or real estate work, how money grows. You need to get your kick out of making money. Short of that, you won’t get there.

 

Option 2: You need to love power, and to like getting things done. You need to get your kick out of building your empire, out of organizing armies of people. Being psychopath can help, but only to a degree. A psychopath’s lust for human misery would eventually get on the way of effective execution.

 

For More: http://ziadabdelnour.net/becoming-part-of-the-super-rich-club-running-the-world

Navigating the Emerging Markets Of Today

As we at Blackhawk Partners see it today, one of the biggest advantages emerging markets have offered investors is a strong growth story

 
Over the past decade, growth in emerging markets has in fact outpaced growth in developed markets by more than double. Growth in gross domestic product (GDP) looks like it will continue to outperform that of developed markets for at least the next five years, according to estimates by the International Monetary Fund.

 
We are often asked why economic growth and stock market performance don’t always directly correlate in a given year, and if that’s the case, does a nation’s GDP growth matter at all when it comes to investing in companies? While it’s true that growth and stock market performance can be divergent at times, there is no question that growth matters since company earnings depend on general economic growth.

 

For More: http://www.blackhawkpartners.com/navigating-emerging-markets-today/

Making money consistently. A review of the state of the art

After a few decades investing in the markets I am coming to realize that to make money in such markets you have to first and foremost think independently and be humble. You have to be an independent thinker because you can’t make money agreeing with the consensus view, which is already embedded in the price. Yet whenever you’re betting against the consensus, there’s a significant probability you’re going to be wrong, so you have to be humble.

 
Early in my career I learned this lesson the hard way — through some very painful bad bets. The biggest of these mistakes occurred in the early 80s, when I became convinced that the U.S. economy was about to fall into a depression. My research had led me to believe that, with the Fed’s tight money policy and lots of debt outstanding, there would be a global wave of debt defaults, and if the Fed tried to handle it by printing money, inflation would accelerate. I was so certain that a depression was coming that I proclaimed it everywhere. Boy, was I wrong.

 

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America Tear Down The Wall Before It’s Too Late

I am afraid America makes less sense every day.

 

Little children are randomly slaughtered in their schoolrooms. Predator drones roam the skies over foreign countries exterminating bad guys, along with innocent women and children (collateral damage when it occurs in a foreign country). Drugged up mentally ill kids with no hope and no future live lives of secluded quiet desperation until they snap. Ignorant, government educated, welfare dependent drones with no self respect or respect for others, assault, kill and rob within their government created urban ghettoes. Sociopaths who committed the largest financial crime in world history walk free and continue to occupy executive suites in luxury office towers in downtown NYC, collecting millions in bonuses as compensation for crushing the American middle class. Academics, whose theories have been thoroughly disproven, continue to steer our economy into an iceberg while accelerating the money printing and debt issuance that will sink our ship of state. Corrupt, bought off politicians pander to the lowest common denominator as their votes are only dependent upon who contributed the most to their election campaigns, which never end.

 

Delusional, materialistic, narcissistic, math challenged consumers (formerly known as citizens – live for today, enslave themselves in debt, vote themselves more entitlements, and care not for future generations.

 

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Is Greed Good For The Goal of Living A Happy Life?

Remember the infamous quote of villain financier Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street…back in 1987?

 

“I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed–for lack of a better word–is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms–greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge–has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed–you mark my words–will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA”.

 

So what do you make of it? Is greed good?

I guess as with any question like this, we need to start with the word “good.”

It is a fault of our language that “good” is most often used in an unqualified way. This is a symptom of our natural preference for dualistic thought. So what does unqualified ‘good’ mean?

 

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Why Greek Shipping? World’s Foremost Shipping Superpower

With our Firm’s recent signing of a 200 Million Euros Partnership Agreement to Fund & Facilitate the Purchase of 25 Vessels – http://www.pr.com/press-release/582221. I am frequently asked by partners and observers alike why a Greek company as a platform for our roll-up and why a particular interest in the shipping industry.

 

Hopefully this will shed some more light as to how we at Blackhawk operate.

 

1. The rationale?

Blackhawk is first and foremost a “physical commodities trading house” and second a “family office private equity shop”. What better business model to adopt than building a vertically integrated operation that controls the whole commodities trading food chain from logistics to trading and investing all under one roof? This partnership with Golden Sea Ways accomplishes all of that and more and we at Blackhawk cannot be more excited about it.

 

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Owning a Home never was Intended to be a Right

For investors, business people, and entrepreneurs that need to navigate the troubled geopolitical waters of the post-crisis world, Abdelnour offers several solutions, including looking at the world and understanding that the federal government’s primary objective is to promote the creation of an environment conducive to the creation of wealth not job creation, not bailouts, not subsidies, not expansion of the federal bureaucracy, and not providing lifetime support to those who choose not to take advantage of the innumerable opportunities that exist in this nation for them to create a better, more productive life for themselves.

By Ziad K Abdelnour