Ted Bauman is an investing expert, and he shares his expertise with the world through articles and letters. Currently, he works as the editor of the Plan B Club, The Bauman Letter, and Alpha Stock alert and he joined Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013. At Banyan, he majors in asset security, global migration issues and offering strategies of how to capitalize on low-risk investments. Before these positions, Ted Bauman was editor of Smart Money Alert, served as director in International Housing Programs and has as well served as a consultant for universal governments and the United Nations. He has an experience of over twenty-five years as a fund manager for both for-profit and non-profit projects having worked and lived in South Africa. His attainment of postgraduate degrees in Economics and History from the University of Cape Town has boosted his career and has helped him achieve his lifetime objectives. He loves his writing job and enjoys sharing his experience and expertise with people which he does interestingly to entice more readers especially on topics regarding asset protection. He is for the idea that a writer should be able to explain why they choose the subjects they write and why they are essential to the reader which he does.
Ted Bauman is keen to judge the returns in the market and therefore advise people accordingly. In one of his articles, he explains three possible events where a stock market is likely to collapse hence preparing people for certain eventualities. The fact that he does a lot of research before writing any articles means that the information he gives is valid and reliable which makes his work unique. On his part, Ted Bauman takes pride in taking part as a fund manager in a low-cost housing project in South Africa. Additionally, he helped to establish a foundation called Slum Dwellers International which has helped more than fourteen million individuals in thirty-five countries globally. In that case, Ted Bauman has his unique way of giving back to the community and does not forget where came from as South Africa is a significant beneficiary of this initiative. According to him, he is evident in the fact that nobody is perfect, and people experience challenges, but the manner in which they handle them is what brings the difference. In that case, when one makes mistakes, they should not waste time there but use them as a stepping stone
A master limited partnership is a publicly traded stake. It functions much like a stock, bears no controlling interest, and affords the business it belongs to working capital. Known as business partnerships, MLPs are mostly used to allow companies to enjoy the tax breaks partnerships are entitled to. This allows a business the ability to take advantage of a unique tax break, one that says taxes will not be taken out on income until investors are paid. The specific tax break MLPs use requires 90% of the income to be dispensed, leaving only 10% to be taxed. 568 companies dealing in the production of oil and natural gas are currently taking advantage of this tax break. All that is required are investors to purchase stakes. So, Matt Badiali is going on T.V. and letting everybody know that such stakes are available. Only he does not call them MLPs, he refers to the investment as Freedom Checks.
If you have seen the Freedom Checks video, then you already know about freedom checks. Badiali even holds one up to the camera so you can see how much John Q. So-and-So is about to make. Although it all seems to good to be true, Badiali is a legitimate investor, and the freedom check is a payout from a legitimate investment. The amounts he talks about come from his understanding of the natural resource market, of which his knowledge is extensive, and his expectation of where it is going to go. Oil production in the Middle East is decreasing, and U.S. oil production is now on the rise. U.S. natural resource companies stand to see quite a boom in their revenue, anyone holding an MLP stake will receive a generous percentage of that boom. All that is required is for an investor to purchase a stake. They can be had for as low as $10 dollars. The more money one invests the higher the percentage. “Freedom Checks” will come either monthly or quarterly depending on the business. They are return of capital payments in reality, personal checks made out to investors by the company they own stakes in.
Igor Cornelsen, an influential and successful Brazilian investor, started his career in an unlikely way—at age 18, he went to study at Federal University of Parana in engineering. He would make the switch to economics two years later, though his initial schooling would give him an advantage over other investors; engineers during the time had the ability to calculate compound interest rates, a skill that was valuable when computers and calculators were not widespread.
Perhaps it is this background that makes him such a savvy investor. Igor’s ability to predict trends and act on those predictions before others in the market helped him to rise wherever his career took him. After receiving his degree in 1970, he worked as an investment banker, during which time his prowess allowed him to work in Rio. There, he would go on to become the best in his class and receive a promotion to the board of directors at Multibanco. Two years later, in 1976, Igor became the CEO of Multibanco.
When Bank of America acquired Multibanco two years later, Igor Cornelsen left to pursue his own goals. He worked at Unibanco, one of Brazil’s top investment firms, until 1985 when interest rates skyrocketed in the country. Cornelsen would go on to work for Libra Bank PLC, a subsidiary of London Merchant Bank. His spot there marked a turning point for Igor; it was the first time he would be paid in U.S. Dollars. This change opened new investment opportunities for Igor, allowing him to put his skills to fuller use.
Igor would eventually move on again, this time as a member of the board of directors for Standard Chartered Merchant Bank, where he would act as representative to his home country of Brazil. He worked there for seven years before forming his own investment firm in 1995. He still spends his days as an investment manager. Igor Cornelsen continues to track political and economic environments to discover the depreciation of assets before his colleagues. He stands by his strategy of fact- and information-based decision making when it comes to investing.