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Wealth Creation

Creating Wealth In Times of Uncertainty

Worldwide wealth seems to be a bygone concept. But is it? Though the global marketplace is alive and vibrant, oppressive regulations, mismanagement, and outright corruption have damaged wealth creation. But it hasn’t been eliminated. Today’s global marketplace still provides opportunity for discerning investors and companies who are willing to look beyond obstacles of ideology and culture.

There is an old financial adage that says “Capital is coward.” It is true. Capital does not like to be inconvenienced, restricted, or threatened. Those who control capital know there is a choice and can move it to more accommodating environments.

Making money is a sovereign human activity that is universally recognized as a natural right. History clearly shows that governments that have tried to contain, regulate, or otherwise usurp capital have failed. It is the same with brainpower; no one has a monopoly on brainpower. Brainpower creates capital, and capital fuels brainpower.


For More: http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2012/02/09/creating_wealth_in_times_of_uncertainty_99508.html

Entrepreneur? Or just ‘self-employed’?

By Steve Sipress Just when you thought last month’s non-stop media circus surrounding the largest-ever Mega Millions lottery jackpot was nothing more than a memory, the story is back in the news again, now that the final winner has come forward to claim the remaining one-third share of the record $656 million prize.

One popular routine used by the news media every time there’s a large lottery prize about to be won is the obligatory “man on the street” interview session with people waiting in line to buy tickets. There might as well be a script, because the questions – and answers – are basically the same every single time it’s done: The reporter shoves a microphone in front of an excited ticket buyer’s face and asks the classic question, “What will you do if you win?” The immediate response is almost always the same: “I’ll quit my job.” (Sometimes there are slight variations, such as “I certainly won’t go in to work tomorrow – that’s for sure!”) The politicians must not be watching any of this, because all they keep talking about is creating more jobs.


A couple of weeks ago, my sister-in-law Lisa took a full week off from work to spend time with my beautiful wife, Michele, and their mother while I attended a business conference


For More: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20120418/BLOGS06/120419783/entrepreneur-or-just-self-employed


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America was Created to be a Land of Opportunity

America was created to be a land of opportunity, where the individual could take an idea, develop it, and create wealth in the process. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with this notion. An enemy has arisen in our midst, one who has single-mindedly worked to subvert and even destroy this opportunity.



Surprisingly, it is those we have elected and entrusted with managing our federal government and its burgeoning bureaucracies who are running the country into the ground. Operating under the arrogant delusion that theory is wiser than experience, they have given us an endless stream of programs. Instead of correcting our social ills, these programs have only exacerbated the problems and actually created more challenges due to the unintended consequences of incompetence, mismanagement and corruption.



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Ziad K Abdelnour Economic Warfare “A great number of the richest never finished high school.”

In Economic Warfare, Abdelnour lays out a plan for restoring economic freedom in the United States and around the world. Along the way, he reveals the true nature of the enemy that threatens to destroy the free market capitalist system that has made this nation great.
America was created to be a land of opportunity, where the individual could take an idea, develop it, and create wealth in the process. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with this notion. An enemy has arisen in our midst, one who has single-mindedly worked to subvert and even destroy this opportunity.

Page by page, Economic Warfare:

  • Strips away the veneer to reveal the true agenda behind our expanding central government
  • Describes the damage that has been inflicted upon the American economy in the last few years, making the case for the indisputable charge that we are involved in an economic war for survival
  • Details Abdelnour’s personal strategies and vehicles for wealth creation, and outlines tools that can be used on a global scale
  • Gives a rundown of areas in which we, the people, can and must demand accountability and fundamental change from the next administration that moves into the White House
  • And much more
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Welcome to the New World of Physical Commodities Trading & Wealth Creation

As JPMorgan Chase & Co has now exited the physical commodities trading business, one wonders what the future of the business at large – along with the one of the two major banks that have dominated Wall Street’s involvement in the natural resources supply chain for 30 years – will be, particularly when it comes to Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley; the ultimate “Wall Street Refiners”.

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may hold one advantage over JPMorgan, as their long history of operating in physical commodities as less regulated banks may provide them with “grandfathered” ownership of assets like warehouses, pipelines and storage tanks that other commercial banks aren’t allowed…I am afraid though this advantage is clearly narrowing by the day.

It is a fact that since 2012 Morgan Stanley has looked at selling its commodity arm and Goldman has made moves to scale back its physical operations.

Market deterioration has also complicated matters. Since hitting its all-time high in July 2008, the benchmark Goldman Sachs Commodities Index has dropped 57 percent, creating losses in some physical arenas and driving many of the banks’ key institutional investors out of the asset class.

Given those seismic changes in the marketplace coming to hit us all, I foresee many more commercial bank divestitures in the years ahead as the U.S Senate will probe more than ever whether banks should be allowed to own pipelines, warehouses and other commercial assets. The Fed after all wants those banks to conform their business activities to the Bank Holding Company Act.

I also foresee even major investment banks getting out of their peripheral business and refocusing only on their core physical oil trading arm. In fact, I believe the commodities business of the future will most likely devolve to its financing and risk management core and the banks will be less active in the physical markets. Wall Street will just become “paper traders”.

The $64,000 question that remains though is whether banks will be able to choose their own future, or will the Federal Reserve’s decision to review the entire role of Wall Street in physical commodities markets see regulators make the choice for them?

At the end of the day, I suppose that the increasing capital strains on banks, and especially the political heat being directed at the industry may not be worth fighting for given the slimmer profits derived from playing the physical trading market at most banks today…. Adding to that the fact that the Fed is also considering imposing a surcharge on bank commodities holdings linked to the amount of capital they require or risk they take, though no formal decisions have been made.

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How do you gain attention for your Non-Profit?

This is clearly a question every non-profit Executive Director thinks about every day as funds for non-profits have been steadily declining for the last 2 years given the harsh economic realities we’re all still going through.

So these are a few tips I thought I would share with you all.

Whether you are an NPO or not, an integral part of any good marketing plan is defining your goals. When you know what it is you want to achieve, creating distinct marketing campaigns and tactics become much more clear.

The goals of non-profit organizations can be as diverse as the myriad of organizations themselves. There are, however, a few major goals across the board.

5 major goals of a NPO include increasing:

· Cause awareness
· Brand awareness
· Donations
· Volunteers
· Membership

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Ziad K Abdelnour Founder & President of the Financial Policy Council http://www.financialpolicycouncil.org/

Don’t be fooled by what policy makers tell you !!! Read the facts

As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends, we thought we’d share with you some of our most salient views as to the state of the world economy today and what to watch for in case you’re also in the “Wealth Creation” business.

We hope these thoughts will help you better position yourselves in the months and years ahead.

Even if you disagree with our points on the trajectory of where the world is heading, it cannot hurt to understand and prepare for the worst case scenario while still hoping for the best.

So here they are…..

About the markets at large:

Contrary to what the talking heads and pontificating gurus are saying, markets are not out of control, central banks are out of control printing money…and we believe they will never tighten monetary policy again, but merely print, print, and print more as they love to see asset prices go up, and as their policy reflects their desperation to perpetuate the process. As far as we are concerned, we know the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at 0, precisely 0…in real terms.

About the Federal Reserve:

The lifetime achievement of Greenspan and Bernanke is really that they created a bubble in everything, everywhere. In fact, you have to ask what they were smoking during the housing bubble, as prices were increasing by 18% annually when interest rates started to steadily rise in 2004.

It seems that the tremendous economic Sophism of the day is that a nation can print its way into prosperity. By the same token, if debt and money printing equaled prosperity then Zimbabwe would be the richest country in the world. Go figure if Mugabe is not the economic mentor of Ben Bernanke.

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Ziad K Abdelnour

There is nothing Inherently wrong in the Process of Making Money – Ziad K Abdelnour

Businessman, dealer, financier, philanthropist,This Lebanese-American has more than 25 years
of experience in investment banking, private equity and international trade and has been involved in more than 125 transactions with a value as a whole that exceeds 10,000 million in banks
investment, high yield bonds or debt markets financier difficulties.


He is currently president and CEO of Blackhawk Partners, a family office private equity based in New York acts in companies and projects based in both the United States and emerging markets. Ziad K Abdelnour is also author of the bestseller Economic Warfare: Secrets of wealth creation in the age of welfare politics, published in December 2011



Creating Wealth in Today’s Economy Ziad K Abdelnour

International dealmaker, Ziad K Abdelnour talks about the various rebels he has learnt from. He read over 300 biographies and even got to meet some of these rebels.


Ziad talks about that to be the best at what you do you need to think “outside the cube’, this is essentially what a ‘rebel’ does.


Ziad K Abdelnour personally invests in very few companies and talks about how important it is to not only know the product but the people that run the company. Things do go wrong in business, but if you have a good team they can turn things around.