Heartland Advisors Named “Top Guns Manager” on PSN Manager Database for Heartland Small Cap Value Plus Strategy

Heartland’s Small Cap Value Plus Strategy is co-managed by portfolio managers Bradford A. Evans, CFA and Andrew J. Fleming, CFA.

    MILWAUKEE, WI, August 20, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Heartland Advisors has been awarded a Top Guns designation by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN manager database, North America’s longest running database of investment managers. Heartland’s Small Cap Value Plus Strategy was recognized for being among the top 10 performers in PSN’s Small Cap Value Universe peer group for both the second quarter of 2018 and the one-year period ending June 30, 2018.

Heartland’s Small Cap Value Plus Strategy is co-managed by portfolio managers Bradford A. Evans, CFA and Andrew J. Fleming, CFA. Learn more about the strategy at www.heartlandadvisors.com.

Through a combination of Informa Investment Solutions’ proprietary performance screens, PSN Top Guns ranks products in six proprietary categories in over 50 universes. Informa Investment Solutions is part of Informa Financial Intelligence, a leading provider of critical decision-making solutions and custom services to financial institutions.

“PSN Top Guns, which ranks products in six categories in over 50 universes, is a go-to resource for institutional asset managers and investors in their decision-making process,” said Ryan Nauman, VP, product and market strategist at Informa Financial Intelligence. “Congratulations to Heartland Advisors on being named a PSN Top Gun. This highly respected ranking spotlights the performance of leading investment managers each quarter.”

The complete list of PSN Top Guns and an overview of the methodology can be located on http://www.informais.com/resources/psn-top-guns.

About Heartland

Established in 1983, Heartland Advisors, Inc. is an independently owned equity value investment manager based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of June 30, 2018, the Firm managed approximately $1.7 billion. The Heartland family of value-driven, actively managed portfolios includes distinct domestic strategies, offered through four mutual funds and separately managed accounts. Learn more at heartlandadvisors.com.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Investing involves risk, including the loss of principal. There is no guarantee that a particular investment strategy will be successful.

The Small Cap Value Plus Strategy primarily invests in companies that have a market capitalization between $250 million and $4 billion, with a majority of its assets invested in companies that pay dividends. The Strategy intends to capture the long-term appreciation of small-caps, while minimizing the volatility of returns inherent in the small-cap market.

The Small Cap Value Plus Strategy invests in small companies selected on a value basis. Such securities generally are more volatile and less liquid than those of larger companies. Value investments are subject to the risk that their intrinsic values may not be recognized by the broader market.


The Heartland Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. Separately managed accounts and related investment advisory services are provided by Heartland Advisors, Inc., a federally registered investment advisor. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with Heartland Advisors, Inc.

CFA® is a registered trademark owned by the CFA Institute.

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Community Support, Staff Recognition Among Reasons Pivot Returns as Official CPA Firm of the Web.com Tour Championship

“we all take great pride in seeing our logo on just about every ticket and sign on the course, but it’s a different kind of pride knowing what we’re doing behind the scenes for supported charities.

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL, August 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — In May, Pivot CPAs (www.Pivotcpas.com) was recognized as being one of Jacksonville’s Best Places to Work by the Jacksonville Business Journal and later as the recipient of the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce award for community involvement. While Pivot is continually noted as Jacksonville’s largest independent CPA firm, it is these “outside the ropes” accolades of which it is proudest. As the Official CPA firm of the Web.com Tour Championship, being held September 20-23 at the Atlantic Beach Country Club, Pivot gets to wrap all three together in a celebration of all things Pivot.

Rebranding the company to Pivot CPAs in late 2016, the firm wanted to make an impression on the market and re-introduce itself on a big stage. In the golf-rich market of Northeast Florida, there might not be a bigger stage than professional golf, and Pivot took its shot. What they thought might be just a one-year affirmation of its new direction, turned into the cornerstone of its marketing, community relations and employee relations efforts. As a significant fundraiser for Wolfon Childrens’ Hospital and other local charities and because the event is nationally televised therefore showing off the Atlantic Beach area of Jacksonville, Pivot’s sponsorship supports the community in various ways. Pivot not only shares tickets with its employees, but it actually puts the event on the company calendar, and throws a party in their hospitality tent on Saturday night of the tournament for all staff, their spouses and clients.

Of course, with the Pivot Pass as the tournament’s premier hospitality ticket, Pivot also gets is share of brand recognition. Said Managing Partner, Peter Reynolds, “I’d be lying if I didn’t admit we all take great pride in seeing our logo on just about every ticket and sign on the golf course, but it is a different kind of pride – a humble kind of pride – knowing what we’re really doing behind the scenes for the kids at Wolfson, for our team and for Atlantic Beach.”

The Pivot Pass was born out of the learning from the tournament’s 2017 version of upscale hospitality, the Pivot Poolside Lounge, then the tournament’s premier ticket package. When the weather presented blazing heat for the first two days and drenching rain on the weekend, sitting poolside for a golf tournament became a better concept than reality. “With all tournaments, just like the game itself, you learn something every time out,” said Tournament Director Adam Renfroe. He added, “we went back to the drawing board with Pivot and came back with a much better way to use all of the space, making the Poolside just a part of it.” The 2018 iteration launches the Pivot Pass, which gives bearers access to the air-conditioned clubhouse, the covered general seating tents along the golf course and, of course, the poolside lounge. Pivot CPAs has its own tent within the area with which to entertain clients, staff and friends of the firm. Pivot will also host its own private event, the Pivot Party, on Saturday night in its tent.

“We commend the TOUR and Adam for thinking this through on our behalf,” said Reynolds. “We now have hospitality commensurate with the importance of this event and at the level of this community. We loved the Pivot Poolside lounge, but it might have been better on paper. We learned a lot in our first year, and we are excited about this momentum.”

Marketing aside, the week is really a celebration of Pivot Pride. “Our goal is always to recognize how hard our team works, and to provide them not just the tools to get the job done, but an environment that every day says ‘thanks,'” said Wendy Ranson, firm Tax Partner and head of human resources. She added, “We’ve got a lot of people in the background who work hard for our clients, and it’s nice for the client to be able to meet the entire crew.”

Not unlike accountants, muses Ranson, there are a lot of people behind the scenes for the guys inside the ropes. “Caddies, coaches, trainers, nutritionists, agents and families all play a huge role for these guys. I guess we’re quietly applauding them, too, because we know what it’s like to be an integral part of an organization but out of the spotlight. So this fits our brand on yet another level.”

About Pivot CPAs

Pivot CPAs of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL is one of the largest locally-owned CPA firms in the Jacksonville market, serving northeast Florida and Gainesville. Shared among all of its staff is the belief that a client’s satisfaction with a service provider will be dictated by the individuals personally serving them. Pivot CPAs, formerly The GriggsGroup, sets high professional standards, understanding that chemistry and trust are key ingredients for a successful long term relationship. For information, please call 904.280.2053 or visit www.pivotcpas.com.

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MoonX Ties Up with aSSIST in South Korea to Enhance its Disruptive Technologies

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, August 16, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — In pursuit of its goal of technological dominance in the field of Digital Assets, MoonX has initiated a strategic tie-up with aSSIST (The Seoul School of Integrated Science and Technology) in South Korea.

The technologies and innovations being deployed by MoonX are firing a trend towards (Initial Coin Offerings) ICOs which experts predict will upend and may eventually even replace the IPO. This as startup interest continues to grow in reverse ICO listing.

MoonX is racing ahead of the game in Crypto Exchanges with its commitment to technology and decentralisation. Its servers are now placed in cryogenic bunkers. This is the ‘first truly decentralised ownership exchange ecosystem’.

MoonX is also leveraging its nanosecond response time. This is light years ahead of traditional exchanges like Nasdaq, ICE, LSE. A clear indication that the future lies with truly decentralised exchanges.

“Our brand is about creating a decentralized economy by not charging fees but providing members with Moon Money equivalent to shares within the company. We are doing away with employer-employee and customer-business owner relationships to create a more peer-to-peer, equal relationship, offering our co-owners the fastest and most secure exchange technology verified by independent third-party experts,” says Dr. Nithin Palavalli, MoonX Founding Chief Executive.

MoonX Founding Financial Controller Tony Lee adds, “We want to use our crypto exchange and revolutionary Coin mechanisms as a transaction hub for all crypto assets, benefiting other Coins and enabling more people to trade. The aim is to benefit society and solve existing, real-world social problems.”

MoonX is funded by BCH Angel Fund (backed by IDG & BITMAIN) and Fission Capital (backed by Shenbo of Fenbushi). Other investors include NGC (Neo Global Capital), Node Capital, DHVC, Pre Angel, Linear VC, Du Capital, FTIG and 20 more.

MoonX is looking to fund PhD and research programs with top quality universities and research institutes across the world.

Marketing and PR Contact

Brian Soans
brian@moon.family
www.moon.family

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Wyre Expands API to Drive Compliance and Liquidity to Decentralized Exchanges and Applications

Ideally, we can bring the go-to market time from 6 weeks to 6 hours.

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 15, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Wyre, the leading blockchain money transfer company which has traded over $3.5 billion of cryptocurrency assets, having been servicing reputable OTC trade desks, crypto exchanges, and brokerage services around the globe, today announces the company’s focus to drive liquidity to decentralized exchanges and to help cryptocurrency applications to interact with the traditional world of banking. The new service offers cryptocurrency companies with an API which allows them to compliantly onboard customers in 5 countries, instantly convert both crypto and fiat currency, and send payments globally.

“Crypto companies spend a lot of time and money trying to navigate the regulatory space. It’s tough,” says Michael Dunworth, CEO and founder of Wyre. “Wyre is taking its first step toward allowing the developer community to tap this infrastructure of compliance, banking, and liquidity through one API, so that they can focus on building products that progress the ecosystem. Ideally, we can bring the go-to market time from 6 weeks to 6 hours.”

As part of this announcement, Wyre has partnered with AirSwap, a leading decentralized trading network, to integrate the new offering. With its new conversational trading product, Airswap users will now be able to onboard quickly, exchange fiat currency to cryptocurrency within their self-custodied Ethereum wallets, and trade directly on the decentralized network in a compliant manner. With a few lines of code, AirSwap now allows its users to interact with the fiat world without worrying about AML/KYC onboarding and compliance issues, which Wyre handles from end-to-end right out of the box.

“As we offer more sophisticated ways to participate in the AirSwap network, having Wyre handle fiat and compliance lets us focus on our products,” says Don Mosites, co-founder of AirSwap. “The decentralized web needs services like these to thrive, and we’re thrilled to be working with Wyre to minimize headaches and maximize the decentralized trading experience.”

Wyre’s API documentations can be found on their website, https://www.sendwyre.com/docs/, and signing up for a partner account is free during the company’s promotional period. Exchanging crypto assets has a trading fee of 0.25% per transfer. Wyre’s service is available in over 30 states within the USA, Australia and Hong Kong, with payout capabilities to over 50+ countries, and exchange capabilities into 8 major fiat currencies and 10+ cryptocurrencies.

To learn more about Wyre’s services, please visit: https://www.sendwyre.com

To start trading on Airswap, please visit: https://www.airswap.io/

About Wyre, Inc.

Wyre utilizes blockchain technology to execute cross-border payments for businesses and individuals faster and cheaper than banks. Founded in 2013 as one of the original infrastructure 1.0 crypto companies, Wyre has traded $3.5 billion in cryptocurrency assets in-house and have completed more than $750 million in bank-to-bank commercial FX payments. Wyre has expanded its global infrastructure to include relationships with counterparties to procure not only same-day settlement but deep liquidity and best pricing and execution. Funded by renowned VCs in Silicon Valley, Wyre is a well-vested company in the digital currency community, with users in 50+ countries, with features in Forbes, WSJ, NBC, Bloomberg, Coindesk and more. They are headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission district. For more information, please visit www.sendwyre.com.

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Will the Crypto Boom be a Slow Death of Stock Exchanges?

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, August 12, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Trade has constantly evolved over the centuries given the several transformations it has undergone. Whether we talk about Silent Trade/Barter between 500 CE and 1500 CE, the Dutch East India Company issuing the first shares on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange or formation of the LSE and NYSE including the Stock Market Crash in 1929, everything has helped communication, technology and platforms, evolve constantly.

Evolution has never stopped surprising us, whether it was the launch of computers in the 1970’s and the NYSE having a Bulletin Board or the 1980’s showing us the trading floors being replaced by Automated Quotation System giving way to the Microsecond response system taking shape from the HFT Trades in the present times.

The advent of Crypto:

The 2000’s showed us the introduction and failures of many new and old entrants of e-currencies/ digital currencies. The wave didn’t stop till the world was introduced to “Bitcoin” in 2008. Even now, ten years later, Bitcoin is still in the fray. Hundreds of offerings and ICOs are making a foray into the Blockchain Crypto world constantly today. Let’s look at some of its salient features.

1) Cryptocurrency, after ten years, has started to become a serious contender.

2) Crypto related fields are attracting traditional entrepreneurs now more than ever. Big markets include the U.S.A, China, Vietnam, Russia, South Korea and Japan. Slowly this will expand to the other markets as well.

3) Institutions like Hedge funds couldn’t enter this market due to amateur technologies until this year.

4) Blockchain Crypto Exchanges now have been built by the top quality teams like MoonX, NYSE and NASDAQ.

The limitations of exchanges today:

Dr. Nithin Palavalli, Chief Founding Executive, MoonX says, “Every Crypto Exchange existing today offers very limited technical connects for third parties to thrive in the market. If not dealt with, the high latencies involved will take them back to the stone age. The sad part is that Giant Funds couldn’t become a part of this economy”.

The CEO of a major Hedge Fund in June 2018 quoted, “If you buy a cryptocurrency when it breaks through its 200-day moving average and sell it a year later, you make an average of 239 percent, without even thinking about it”.

This is the total reflection of the coin market cap of just over USD 250 Billion, whereas a single top quality Hedge Fund is significantly larger than the entire market cap. Good quality funds need access to at least microsecond ‘end-to-end’ response time connects. The existing Crypto Exchanges are running on the millisecond response times and are left with poor quality hashing for security.

Technology Milestones by MoonX:

• Cryogenic Bunkers – New Technology unleashed by MoonX.

MoonX is heading towards the fastest matching engine with secure cryogenic bunkers which is the ‘first truly decentralised’ ownership exchange ecosystem.

Tony Lee, Founding Financial Controller, MoonX quotes, “We at MoonX are moving to cryogenic servers placed in underground bunkers with military grade security. Eventually, we will also look at the basket of Sovereign Bonds, basket of coins or ETF’s not being confined to geographical boundaries anymore”.

Investment Banker, Bill Peng says, “In the recent three to six months, we have observed that a significant interest from the top quality tech start-ups hailing from Beijing, The Bay Area and Bangalore, that have received funding of more than a 100 million dollars in the traditional equity rounds, are exploring the options of reverse ICO listing instead of an IPO listing for greater transparency and flexibility. Sooner or later, this will happen to every listed company you know”.

• Speed Tested, Nano-second engine by MoonX:

A new entrant, MoonX, with its nanosecond response time and advanced hashing techniques for security, shall be a tough competitor to the legacy and the slower response time players like NASDAQ, LSE or the Intercontinental Exchanges (ICE).

MoonX, will also work towards unleashing the Alpha and Pro versions in the next four to six months. This will be the first ‘truly’ decentralised ownership exchange in the business. This is a clear challenge to the existing Exchange Technology now prevalent.

Marketing and PR Contact

Name: Brian Anand Soans

Email: brian@moon.family

Web: www.moon.family

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Cryum Network Project LLC: New Breakthrough Technology Makes Blockchain Obsolete

Cryum is also world’s first green currency that is considerate of the environment. As there is no cost associated with the mining it can also retain status of being the first free, zero cost currency.

    RALEIGH, NC, August 02, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The latest breakthrough technology called “branched pipeline” developed by a group of enthusiasts from New Zealand brings revolution to the world of cryptocurrencies. A new cryptocurrency called Cryum introduces an entirely new technology and generation of cryptocurrency.

Cryum is engineered according to the branched pipeline technology which has features that typical blockchain cryptocurrencies can’t compete with. It provides a smart and innovative decentralized system technology for managing any kind of digital asset. It’s robust, secure, scalable, independent and, most importantly, completely anonymous. Essentially, Cryum allows instant transactions with average payment settlement not exceeding 2 seconds. It defines new ledger rules that can process thousands of transactions at once and is approximately 310 times faster than traditional cryptocurrencies.

Cryum sets new standards beyond what we know from blockchain technology. While blockchain stores blocks in a chain, Cryum defines a completely different look on distributed systems, so that it’s absolutely independent from computing power of individual computers, resulting in zero energy consumption, dramatically decreased latency and free transactions. This makes Cryum also world’s first “green” currency that is considerate of the environment. As there are no costs associated with the mining it can also retain status of being the first free, zero transaction cost currency.

Cryum also takes additional steps to provide protective security measures. It goes without saying that all data that travels or is stored across the network is fully dependent on each other and cannot be changed after storing. The result is permanently stored and cannot be reversed even by a 51% computing power as we know from Bitcoin. The Cryum protocol is designed to never rely on the honesty of its users, unlike blockchain technology.

Cryum offers a new alternative to slow, overpriced transactions and resource demanding mining of first cryptocurrencies that use blockchain technology. The group hopes this technology will start a new trend and improves the concept and use of cryptocurrencies as we know them. For more information please visit http://cryum.org

Cryum Network Project LLC. introduces a technology that is able to transfer funds across continents safely, quickly, anonymously and free of charge. Our ambition was to create a real cryptocurrency based on a new technology that will carry all attributes of a cryptocurrency, except that all transactions will be processed instantly, without fees and without consuming additional energy.

Whitepaper: https://cryum.org/download/white_paper_v2_en.pdf

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U. K. Financial Ltd. Has Chosen Maya Coin as the Company’s First Cryptocurrency Investment Due to its High Growth Potential and Announces The Launch Of Maya Coin’s ICO

    LONDON, ENGLAND, July 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — U. K. Financial Ltd. today announced it has chosen Maya Coin, the first ever cryptocurrency to introduce mergers and acquisitions to the crypto world, as the company’s first cryptocurrency investment. With this deal, U. K. Financial Ltd. has acquired the majority of Maya Coins created and the company plans on using these coins to fulfill Maya Coin’s business plan of using mergers and acquisitions and in addition, giving free air drops (free coins) for life to all Maya Coin holders. Mr. James Dahlke will fill the role of President and CEO of U. K. Financial Ltd. as well as CEO and founder of the Maya Coin Project.

“This move will be beneficial for all Maya Coin holders,” stated James Dahlke, President and CEO of both U. K. Financial Ltd. and the Maya Coin project. “Being under a company located in England, a cryptocurrency friendly country, will allow the Maya Coin business plan to be executed at a much more rapid rate and give all coin holders a greater rate of return on their investment, especially at the low ICO price of $.02 per Maya Coin.”

U. K. Financial Ltd.’s decision to acquire Maya Coin as its first cryptocurrency investment is part of Maya’s business of bringing mergers and acquisitions to the crypto world. The company plans on placing each new acquisition into its own token vehicle and giving a free percentage to all existing Maya Coin holders. U. K. Financial Ltd. believes this one coin investment is in effect, an investment in dozens of coins at one low price. The company believes Maya Coin will be one of the top cryptocurrency coin holder friendly tokens in the crypto world.

Maya Coin’s ICO will launch today, Monday July 30, 2018 at 4 pm eastern time and all interested investors can visit Maya Coin’s website, MayaCoinICO.Com to purchase Maya Coins at .02 USD.

Maya Coin (MAYA) is poised to take the cryptocurrency industry to the next level and Beyond.

Maya Coin will be the first ever cryptocurrency token ever to bring mergers and acquisition to the crypto world. Maya Coin will not only use blockchain technology to perform acquisitions of existing blockchain technology companies, but will also be used to acquire all types of assets including the purchases of profitable private & public companies that are outside the blockchain technology industry.

Maya Coin will be used as a monetary instrument to acquire assets such as real estate, patents, existing profitable private and public companies along with other intellectual properties. Maya Coin also incubates development of business ideas and companies with high growth potential. Every acquisition, business idea or existing business that Maya Coin creates/acquires will then be put into its own cryptocurrency vehicle.

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Cardinal Capital Management, Inc. Named to 2018 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

Cardinal Capital’s objective is to construct portfolios that are high quality and well-diversified by industry sector with long-term absolute and positive risk-adjusted return potential.

    RALEIGH, NC, July 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — This is the fifth annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the asset management industry.

Applicants were graded on six factors: assets under management (AUM); AUM growth rate; years in existence; advanced industry credentials of the firm’s advisers; online accessibility; and compliance records. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.

Founded in 1992, Cardinal Capital is an employee-owned asset management firm that has more than 26 years of experience seeking to generate positive risk-adjusted returns along with personalized client service. Cardinal Capital’s interests are deeply aligned with those of its clients. The firm customizes investment portfolios to suit each client’s specific objectives and risk profile. Cardinal Capital’s studied and individualized approach to value-based investing is designed to offer superior performance in changing market environments.

Cardinal Capital manages U.S. Large Cap equities, Non-U.S. equities, U.S. Small Cap equities and U.S. Fixed Income portfolios for its clients. The firm’s valuation-oriented approach is predicated on selecting individual stocks for investment from those selling at low prices versus historical metrics. Cardinal Capital’s objective is to construct portfolios that are high quality and well-diversified by industry sector with long-term absolute and positive risk-adjusted return potential. “We are highly gratified to be recognized among the nation’s finest investment advisers. Our commitment to deliver long-term positive risk-adjusted returns enables Cardinal Capital to build enduring client relationships,” said Glenn Andrews, CFA, President and Chief Investment Officer at Cardinal Capital.

The final FT 300 represents an impressive cohort of elite RIA firms, as the “average” practice in this year’s list has been in existence for over 22 years and manages $4 billion in assets. The FT 300 Top RIAs hail from 38 states and Washington, D.C.

About Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.
Cardinal Capital Management is an independent, fee-based, registered investment advisor. The company’s clients include individuals, trusts, and foundations. Cardinal Capital Management claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). A complete list and description of composites and policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available by calling (919) 532-7500 or contacting Lisa Wainwright, CPA at lwainwright@cardinalcapitalmanagement.com.

Visit our website: cardinalcapitalmanagement.com

Important Disclosures
The “Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers” is an independent listing (“The FT 300”) produced annually by the Financial Times. “FT” and “Financial Times” are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd. (“FT”). FT is not affiliated with Cardinal Capital Management, Inc. (“Cardinal”). The FT 300 is presented as “an elite group,” not a competitive ranking of one to 300. Cardinal applied for consideration, and the result was independently granted. The results are not based upon information or opinions of participating Registered Investment Advisers’ (“RIA”) clients. Therefore, inclusion on The FT 300 is not representative of participating RIAs’ clients’ experiences. By considering the “SEC compliance record,” eligibility to appear on The FT 300, FT seeks to ensure that a participating RIA has an established and significant history and record free from regulatory sanctions. The FT caps the number of companies from any one state. The cap is roughly based on the distribution of millionaires across the United States. The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIAs, regulatory disclosures, FT’s research, and/or research conducted on FT’s behalf by “Ignites Distribution Research,” a subsidiary of FT that provides business intelligence on the asset management industry. FT indicates that the methodology used to evaluate inclusion on The FT 300 is quantifiable and objective, and that the participating RIAs had no subjective input in the analysis. To the best of Cardinal’s knowledge: FT does not include RIAs on The FT 300 if the ratings are not statistically valid with respect to any RIA; and there are no facts that would call into question the validity of the inclusion on The FT 300 or the appropriateness of Cardinal’s advertising the same. Cardinal may pay a fee to FT, an affiliate, or an unaffiliated third party in exchange for plaques or article reprints commemorating the designation. While Cardinal would pay this fee after receiving the designation and not as a condition precedent to receiving it, the fact that Cardinal pays any fee with respect to its receipt of the designation should be considered if such designation is a factor in a client or prospective client’s evaluation of whether to initially to engage or continue to engage Cardinal for investment advisory services. Inclusion on The FT 300 is not indicative of Cardinal’s future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments; should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if Cardinal is engaged or continues to be engaged to provide investment advisory services; and should not be construed as a current or past endorsement of Cardinal by any of its clients. Other information about The FT 300 list is available here: https://www.ft.com/content/a07f2b38-4d54-11e8-97e4-13afc22d86d4. All investment strategies have the potential for profit or loss. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including those undertaken or recommended by Cardinal), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).

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25-Year Asia Veteran Jack Slattery Joins Decker & Co. Asia Sales Team

“Over the past 25 years Jack has accumulated the kind of practical insights about Asian financial markets that only comes from being on the ground.” – Mark Decker, founder and CEO, Decker & Co.

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Decker & Co. announced today the addition of longtime Asia sales and trading professional Jack Slattery to its Asia-based sales team.

“Jack and I landed in Asia within a couple years of each other in the early 1990s,” said Mark Decker, founder and CEO of Decker & Co., which has offices in both the U.S. and Asia. “Over the past 25 years Jack has accumulated the kind of practical insights about Asian financial markets that only comes from being on the ground. That’s the kind of experience that gives us—and our clients—an edge. I’m proud to welcome him.”

Previously, Slattery held roles as Managing Director at CH Capital Partners, Director at NewHaven Capital, and Vice President at Salomon Brothers. He is based from Bangkok, Thailand.

ABOUT DECKER & CO

Decker & Co. is the only U.S.-based specialist brokerage covering all of Asia. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA and with offices in New York and Asia, Decker & Co. provides institutional investors with unparalleled access to the best local research and listed corporates. Its principals have been among the leading experts in Asian markets since the 1990s. Learn more at www.deckerco.com.

SAFE HARBOR

The information in this release may be based on management forecasts and reflects prevailing conditions and our views as of this date, all of which are accordingly subject to change. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.

Source: Decker & Co.

Contact: Ben Bishop, The Lowe Group, +1 (414) 777-1880

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Exact Strategies Adds Three Executives to Sales and Distribution Team

    AKRON, OH, July 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Exact Strategies continues to support their rapid growth with the addition of three industry veterans that will join their team in Managing Director roles. The company announced the additions of Dan Mohr, Todd Reeves and Alan Gray to leadership roles within the company. All three bring impressive backgrounds in asset management, distribution, and executive leadership positions that will expand upon the company’s commitment to redefining how financial advisors manage assets.

Mr. Mohr brings an impressive background in retirement plans with prior positions at Principal Financial Group and Nationwide. Mr. Reeves has a breadth of experience in the trust markets, with executive positions at Capital Portfolio Management and Legacy Trust Partners. And, Mr. Gray brings over two decades of leadership and distribution expertise throughout the advisory channel.

“This move marks the first of several hiring waves we have planned to support our record growth rates,” stated Kyle Wiggs, Head of Sales & Distribution and a Managing Partner of Exact Strategies.

“As more advisors learn about the competitive advantages that our technology can bring to their practice, we plan on adding more industry leaders to our team,” stated Wiggs. “We continue to look for great people that share our passion of helping advisors break free of the constraints and fees of third party asset managers that have failed to deliver on their promises. Advisors, broker dealers and others are finally seeing that they can build their brands instead of building the brands of a third party.”

Exact Strategies is challenging the commoditization inside of the wealth management business by offering custom portfolio solutions that advisors private label and deliver to their clients. The technology utilizes data analytics to find productivity, manage volatility and protect from losses using real-time market data. The company has been selective in the advisors that gain access to the technology, and has recently opened up several areas where they are looking to add strategic partnerships.

In an industry where commoditization is standard, Exact Strategies helps advisors stand out from the crowd with advanced technology solutions expected by today’s consumer. Exact Strategies distributes advanced technology that provides advisors, asset managers, and financial institutions with cutting-edge solutions to improve business and investment outcomes. For more information, please visit their website at www.exactstrategies.com, or call them directly at (216)-387-1941.

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Thousands of Traders Are Achieving Financial Freedom with This Artificial Intelligence Trading Software

Our whole business is built on helping people to feel more empowered and achieve the goals that they have for themselves and for their families.

    TAMPA, FL, July 18, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Lane Mendelsohn, President of VantagePoint Software, the first company in the world to bring artificial intelligence (AI) forecasting capabilities to the retail investor, was invited to appear on Live It Up with Donna Drake to share how traders are building wealth with his AI software.

“Live It Up” is a television show hosted weekly by award-winning host Donna Drake. The show features interviews by celebrity entertainers, sports legends, top journalists and business icons. Some past guests include Jay Leno, Tom Selleck and Tony Bennet.

Donna eagerly invited President and second-generation software developer of VantagePoint, Lane Mendelsohn, to share how his software has helped thousands of traders around the world achieve financial freedom, and how his company is making a huge impact in the community.

In the interview, Mr. Mendelsohn discusses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how his company, VantagePoint, the first to bring AI technology to retail investors back in 1991, is using the power of AI to empower traders and investors daily by providing them with a tool that allows them to make confident trading decisions and increase their profit potential. The capabilities they have developed have helped traders from all backgrounds achieve financial freedom, even while the markets are down.

With the constant volatility of the stock market, VantagePoint gives traders a way to feel confident despite the market uncertainty and helps them to ultimately achieve their financial goals. Mendelsohn said, “Our whole business is built on helping people to feel more empowered and achieve the goals that they have for themselves and for their families.”

In addition to the success VantagePoint software brings to traders around the globe, the family-owned company makes a positive impact in the community by donating a percentage of all its software sales to local communities such as Shriners Hospitals for Children. Since 2007, the company has contributed nearly $630,000 back into the community.

A free demo is available at https://www.vantagepointsoftware.com/demo/ or by calling 800-732-5407.

About Market Technologies

Headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Market Technologies, creators of VantagePoint Software, is a leader in trading software research and software development. VantagePoint forecasts Stocks, Futures, Forex, and ETFs with proven accuracy of up to 86%. Using artificial intelligence, VantagePoint’s patented Neural Network processes predicts changes in market trend direction up to three days in advance, enabling traders to get in and out of trades at optimal times with confidence.

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Maya Coin Is The First Ever Cryptocurrency To Issue Unlimited Amounts Of Airdrops (Free Tokens) To Coin Holders

    NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Maya Coin (MAYA) proudly announces launch of its website, MayaCoinICO.COM. Maya Coin’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is set to launch on Friday July 30, 2018 and it dedicates itself to giving back to its coin holders in the form of free tokens for life.

Maya Coin will be the first ever cryptocurrency token ever to bring mergers and acquisition to the crypto world. It will not only use blockchain technology to perform acquisitions of existing blockchain technology companies, but will also be used to acquire various types of assets including the purchases of profitable private and public companies that are outside the blockchain technology industry.

Maya Coin will be used as a monetary instrument to acquire assets such as real estate, patents, existing profitable private and public companies along with other intellectual properties. Maya Coin also incubates development of business ideas and companies with high growth potential. Every acquisition, business idea or existing business that Maya Coin creates/acquires will then be put into its own cryptocurrency vehicle.

MAYA is currently priced at $0.02 USD per coin, but that price might change due to certain transactions that Maya Coin is in the process of working on. Maya coin will also be introducing the industry coin to the cryptocurrency world, which is where the top minds in a field of business sector are joined together into there own crypto token. Maya Coin holders will also receive a free percentage of all new industry coins MAYA creates.

Also its timeline indicates that Maya Coin will be creating its own exchange – Maya Exchange – by the end of the year.

Management is very excited about this new venture and has plans on giving at least 6 new airdrops to its Maya Coinholders within the first year alone. This means all Maya Coin holders will receive at least 6 new coins to add to its portfolio for free all for just being a Maya Coin holder.

Maya Coin (MAYA) is poised to take the cryptocurrency industry to the next level and Beyond.

Maya Coin will be the first ever cryptocurrency token ever to bring mergers and acquisition to the crypto world. Maya Coin will not only use blockchain technology to perform acquisitions of existing blockchain technology companies, but will also be used to acquire all types of assets including the purchases of profitable private & public companies that are outside the blockchain technology industry.

Maya Coin will be used as a monetary instrument to acquire assets such as real estate, patents, existing profitable private and public companies along with other intellectual properties. Maya Coin also incubates development of business ideas and companies with high growth potential. Every acquisition, business idea or existing business that Maya Coin creates/acquires will then be put into its own cryptocurrency vehicle.

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Announcing a New Law Firm with a Unique Specialty Aimed at Helping Investors Recover Their Losses

We encourage any investor who suspects suspicious activity or notices unexplained losses in his or her account to contact us immediately for a free consultation.

    PALM BEACH, FL, July 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Respected securities attorneys Jason Haselkorn and Matthew Thibaut are pleased to announce the opening of their new law firm, Haselkorn & Thibaut P.A., d/b/a The Investment Loss Recovery Group, specializing in helping investors (individuals, charities, trusts, pension funds, etc.) recover their losses due to stockbroker and financial advisor negligence or misconduct.

“As former licensed securities brokers and defense lawyers, Matthew and I have an insider’s view of the complex legal and regulatory issues associated with this area of law,” explained Jason Haselkorn, who along with his law partner have a combined nearly 40 years of legal experience successfully handling thousands of securities cases. Matthew Thibaut added: “Our motivation in launching our new law firm is to use our knowledge and experience to aggressively fight for the rights of our investor clients.”

Haselkorn & Thibaut P.A., d/b/a The Investment Loss Recovery Group, serves investor clients nationwide, from California to Puerto Rico. The firm handles a wide range of investment-related claims, including:

• Securities Fraud

• Stockbroker Negligence

FINRA Arbitration

• Elder Exploitation

• Churning and Excessive Trading

• Misrepresentation or Omission

• Overconcentration

• Unsuitable Investments

The new law office is located in the heart of Palm Beach, Florida, just three blocks north of Worth Avenue:

Haselkorn & Thibaut P.A.

The Investment Loss Recovery Group

359 South County Road

Palm Beach FL 33480

1-800-856-3352

As a resource to investors, the firm is also launching a new website: InvestmentLossRecoveryGroup.com. The site features important information about the law firm’s practice areas, specific warning signs for investors, the latest financial services news, and updates on the types of issues and misconduct currently taking place in the financial services industry.

“We look forward to building on our history of recovering investment losses for people who have seen years of hard work or their life savings, inheritance, or other assets wiped out by negligence or misconduct on the part of their stockbroker or financial advisor,” said Matthew Thibaut. “We encourage any investor who suspects suspicious activity or notices unexplained losses in his or her account to contact us immediately for a free consultation. Our firm does not charge any fees, unless we can recover losses for you,” said Jason Haselkorn. Matthew Thibaut added that “our law firm is also unique as we blend the experience and sophistication of a large law firm with the high level of service typically found with a boutique law firm.”

Although their law practice actively handles cases all over the country, both Matthew Thibaut and Jason Haselkorn were chosen by their peers as members of the prestigious Florida Legal Elite, and both of them are dedicated members of their local communities. Matthew Thibaut is currently on the Board and serving as Programming Director of the Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council, is involved with the United Way, and is an active volunteer with several other local charities and non-profit entities. Jason Haselkorn is proudly serving his second term on the Town Council in Juno Beach, Florida, and is honored to be serving in his third term as Mayor of the Town of Juno Beach, while also serving on the Board and as an Officer of several local charities and non-profit entities.

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Baird Mid Cap Growth Strategy Celebrates 25th Anniversary

“Baird’s Mid Cap Growth Strategy has always been managed with the same consistent and repeatable process and its risk-controlled approach has helped investors through tougher market environments.”

    MILWAUKEE, WI, July 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/Baird Equity Asset Management is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Baird Mid Cap Growth Strategy, one of only six strategies to be focused consistently on mid-cap growth stocks over that period with the same portfolio manager.

Chuck Severson, CFA, has been a Senior Portfolio Manager on the strategy since its inception in 1993. At this year’s Envestnet Advisor Summit, the Baird Mid Cap Growth Strategy was honored as Manager of the Year for the Mid Cap asset class. “We are honored to be recognized for this award,” said Severson. “Helping advisors and clients achieve their goals is not only gratifying but has been a priority since our strategy was launched 25 years ago. We are committed to delivering superior investment results and client service.”

“Baird’s Mid Cap Growth Strategy has always been managed with the same consistent and repeatable process and its risk-controlled approach has helped investors through tougher market environments,” said Reik Read, Managing Director, Baird Equity Asset Management. “Chuck Severson and Ken Hemauer, Co-Senior Portfolio Manager, are talented professionals that have demonstrated the ability to add value for clients throughout their careers by investing in high-quality mid cap growth companies.”

We took the opportunity to ask Severson and Hemauer a few questions on the occasion of this milestone.

What have you learned that is special about the mid cap sector during your tenure?

Twenty-five years ago we started this strategy with two investment professionals. Today we have a very experienced six person team. Most of us have now worked together for a long time and have covered our respective sectors for most, if not all, of our careers. In addition, all team members have deep experience researching mid cap companies.

We all agree that mid cap is a unique asset class; there are a lot of exciting companies with distinctive traits and compelling stories. These businesses have already broken profitability and been able to invest in items to help them be successful in the future; yet they nearly maintain almost all the growth rate of small caps but are not as volatile and are able to grow 2-3x faster than large caps.

How is your approach different from other managers?

We manage a true mid-cap portfolio for our clients, one with high conviction (50-60 names) and a high active share (84%). We do rigorous research to ensure a high quality portfolio which to us means companies that have clear advantages – more profitable, faster growing and better financed than their peers.

Historically, what environments has the strategy outperformed and underperformed?

We are pleased with how our mid cap growth portfolio has performed in varying market environments. The strategy has outperformed in broad based up-market years (2017, 2012, 2010 and 2007) and has had particularly strong relative performance in more challenging market environments. In the 25-year history of the Baird Mid Cap Growth strategy, we have only had four negative calendar years (2015, 2008, 2002, 2001) of performance compared with seven years for the Russell Mid Cap Growth benchmark. Baird has significantly outperformed the benchmark in all but one of those years. In three of those seven years, Baird has actually provided positive absolute performance.

We have typically underperformed the market during speculative, more narrow and momentum type environments when lower quality, high-debt and/or unprofitable stocks are in favor (2013-2016).

About Baird Equity Asset Management

Baird Equity Asset Management offers a broad array of independently managed equity investment strategies including Growth, Value and Global/International. As one of Pensions & Investments’ “Best Places to Work in Money Management,” Baird Equity Asset Management has talented investment teams working to ensure long-term quality and continuity for clients. Baird Equity Asset Management is a division of Baird, a global financial services firm that has ranked among FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® since 2004. For more information, please visit www.bairdequityassetmanagement.com.

Gross Annualized returns for the Baird MidCap Growth Equity Strategy are 22.91% for the one-year period, 9.80% for the three year period, 12.23% for the five year period, 12% for the ten year period and 12.17% since its June 30, 1993 inception. Net Annualized returns for the Baird MidCap Growth Equity Strategy are 22.10% for the one-year period, 9.05% for the three year period, 11.44% for the five year period, 11.31% for the ten year period and 11.56% since its June 30, 1993 inception. Annualized returns for the Russell MidCap Index are 19.74% for the one-year period, 9.17% for the three year period, 13.31% for the five year period, 10.61% for the ten year period and 9.99% since inception.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For additional important information about the fees, expenses, risks and terms of investment advisory accounts at Baird, please review Baird’s Form ADV Brochure, which can be obtained from your financial advisor and should be read carefully before opening an investment advisory account. You may also visit the www.bairdassetmanagement.com webpage. This also provides information about performance information to the most recent quarter.

All investments carry some level of risk, including loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Envestnet 2018 Asset Manager award is for the Mid Cap Growth category. The name of the awards, previously known as the Separately Managed Account (SMA) Manager and Strategist of the Year Awards, was changed this year to better reflect the scope of the asset management industry and allow for the inclusion of more categories. As in previous years, the award winners and finalists were selected using Envestnet | PMC’s multi-factor, proprietary, and systematic methodology for evaluating managers. This framework considers a broad spectrum of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including investment process and style, performance, firm profile, customer service, and tax efficiency.

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VantagePoint Announces Release of Two New Leveraged ETF Sectors

    WESLEY CHAPEL, FL, June 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — VantagePoint Software, the artificial intelligence trading software capable of predicting stock market trends up to three days in advance with up to 86% accuracy, announces the launch of two Leveraged ETF Sectors that allow traders to capture trends in standard ETFs but at a profit of 200% to 300% through their leveraged counterpart.

This week the software company known for its ground-breaking, market trend forecasting software, VantagePoint, officially announced the release of two new Leveraged ETF sectors in their platform. Unlike traditional ETFs, Leveraged ETFs provide double or triple the performance of a traditional index. Without increasing their risk, traders can make the same move on the same trends while multiplying their gains.

VantagePoint released two Leveraged ETF Sectors, one Bull and one Bear. Together, these new sectors provide over 80 leveraged ETFs all forecasted with an accuracy up to 86%. In addition to doubling or tripling profits, the Bear Leveraged ETF allowed traders to capitalize on the down markets by trading an inverse ETF. Inverse ETFs trade just like a stock or ETF but move opposite of the market or industry it follows. In cases of a down market, like the current market, traders can still trade to the long side by buying an inverse ETF.

President Lane Mendelsohn said, “We are really excited about the launch of the Leveraged ETF Sectors. Both active traders and longer-term investors can benefit from greater diversity, more leverage, and high profit potential. We see this as another way VantagePoint Software remains committed to bringing more value, through the use of artificial intelligence to our customers.”

A free demo is available at https://www.vantagepointsoftware.com/demo/ or by calling 800-732-5407.

About Market Technologies

Headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Market Technologies, creators of VantagePoint Software, is a leader in trading software research and software development. VantagePoint forecasts Stocks, Futures, Forex, and ETFs with proven accuracy of up to 86%. Using artificial intelligence, VantagePoint’s patented Neural Network processes predicts changes in market trend direction up to three days in advance, enabling traders to get in and out of trades at optimal times with confidence.

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TechniTrader Online Elective Stock Trading Course: Dark Pools and High Frequency Trading Firms

    SEATTLE, WA, June 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/Dark Pools and High Frequency Trading Firms

The Dark Pools and HFT Online Elective Course is the only complete and comprehensive training for retail and professional traders on these Giants of the Market. This course was last offered in 2015. It will not be offered again for another 2-3 years.

The course has been rewritten as during the past 3 years the Internal Market Structure has change, causing a sudden massive evolution of how the Dark Pools and HFTs function on the fully automated marketplace both in the US and Globally. This course is one you won’t want to miss. It will change everything you know and how you trade for the next few years.

In this course, you will learn how to track the Dark Pools by understanding the patterns they tend to leave on price and indicator charts in order to anticipate the HFTs, who also have a particular way of trading that shows up on charts. The analysis method you will learn from this trading course is Martha Stokes’ intuitive Relational Analysis™, taught only at TechniTrader.

High-Frequency Trading and Dark Pools Course Outline

Training is provided through Online Weekly Lessons and Course Notes posted at the Student Online Campus. Custom Charting tools provided for TC2000, Stockcharts.com and MetaStock. Our recommended settings are provided for all other charting programs. Recommended groundwork training: ME10 Course.

“The HFTs & Dark Pools online course runs on a semester basis for real-time training once every 2 or 3 years. Contact us to find out when the class will be offered.”

www.TechniTrader.com

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PCS Announces the Acquisition of PensionSource Corporation

“We are extremely excited about our merger with PensionSource, and the best part of the acquisition is that Damon will be joining our team in Philadelphia,” said CEO & Founder Mark B. Klein.

    PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 21, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/Professional Capital Services (PCS), the nation’s leading independent and conflict-free retirement services platform, is pleased to announce the acquisition of PensionSource Corporation, a California-based, independent retirement services firm specializing in providing recordkeeping and compliance administration services to plan sponsors of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.

Damon R. Koski, Chief Executive Officer at PensionSource, will be joining PCS as a senior leader in their Operations Department as part of the new acquisition. Koski brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help drive new enhancements and increase PCS’s operational efficiency.

“At PensionSource, we recognized that choosing the right retirement plan partner was critical to meeting the unique goals and objectives of each employer while enhancing the overall benefit program extended to its employees. We have dedicated the past several years to developing transparent, customized, cost-effective recordkeeping solutions and services to investment advisors, employers, and plan participants using today’s best practices. This business philosophy meshes well with PCS’s ‘no hidden agenda’ retirement solution and their commitment to complete transparency,” said Koski. “I am thrilled to become a part of this dynamic organization and look forward to helping PCS continue to improve their offerings.”

“We are extremely excited about our merger with PensionSource,” said CEO & Founder Mark B. Klein, “And the best part of the acquisition is that Damon will be joining our team in Philadelphia to further enhance our processes and deliver an even better customer experience for our advisors, sponsors and participants.”

PCS was founded in 2001 by tax and ERISA attorneys who saw the need for an advisor-focused, conflict-free, full fee disclosure, no hidden agenda retirement solution. From day one, PCS had a vision of complete transparency, which has allowed them to be an industry leader in the retirement plan industry. PCS combines state-of-the-art technology with an experienced and dedicated team of retirement plan professionals to deliver the most complete and highest quality retirement plans available, allowing them to be recognized as The Next Generation Retirement Program™. CEFEX certified and recognized by PlanAdvisor Magazine for their “best-in-class” service, PCS has been named on the INC 5000 list of the fastest growing companies since 2007. Their focus on the client’s needs has built the strong foundation that keeps PCS growing today. For more information: (267) 675-6727 or info@pcscapital.com.

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VantagePoint President Interviewed by Kevin Harrington Original Shark from Shark Tank

    TAMPA, FL, June 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Lane Mendelsohn, President and second-generation developer of VantagePoint Software, the artificial intelligence trading software capable of predicting stock market trends up to three days in advance with up to 86% accuracy, sits down for an interview with original Shark from hit TV show Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington.

Kevin Harrington, the investor most widely known for his role as an original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, invited the President of VantagePoint Software, Lane Mendelsohn for an interview to learn more about his company’s unique artificial intelligence software, VantagePoint.

In the interview, Lane and Kevin discuss how the software has transformed thousands of people’s lives from around the world, who had not been previously achieving their financial investment goals. The AI capabilities of the software, allow traders to make confident, profitable trading decisions, without having to be a market or AI expert. People who are interested in finding out how to trade the stock market using artificial intelligence and learn more about the VantagePoint software, can benefit from watching the full interview.

After learning more about the software, Kevin is now a firm believer of the profit potential of VantagePoint; the first commercially available, fully-trained, AI-based, market forecasting tool in the world. “Lane Mendelsohn’s company has developed a way to transform the lives of people by using an artificial intelligence investment software that could do all of the heavy lifting without all the investment know-how. It’s the most advanced system to help you make better investments,” said Kevin Harrington.

A free demo is available at https://www.vantagepointsoftware.com/demo/ or by calling 800-732-5407.

About Market Technologies

Headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Market Technologies, creators of VantagePoint Software, is a leader in trading software research and software development. VantagePoint forecasts Stocks, Futures, Forex, and ETFs with proven accuracy of up to 86%. Using artificial intelligence, VantagePoint’s patented Neural Network processes predicts changes in market trend direction up to three days in advance, enabling traders to get in and out of trades at optimal times with confidence.

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Bike Sharing Market in US and Europe 2018-2023

In 2017, annual memberships made up for more than 96% of total trips made in US but by May 2018, the number came down to ~87%.

    BANGALORE, INDIA, June 18, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/

Introduction

Bicycle is among the oldest form of mobility and before we talk about bike sharing let’s look at some facts about bicycles.

1. Annual global bicycle sales are pegged at ~108 million units, which is highest when compared to ~90 million passenger cars, ~5 million commercial vehicles, and ~50 million powered two wheelers

2. About 16% of the global population can ride a bicycle

3. China is the global leader in bicycle production, sales, and export

In recent years, shared bicycle systems have advanced from unsupervised systems to fully automated systems. In the beginning, the shared use of bicycles suffered theft and vandalism. In recent years, the implementation of bicycle sharing information systems has helped overcome the theft issue and has enabled quick and easy access that supports rents and returns at automated stations that provide one-way trips.

Participation programs for bicycles have been implemented in multiple markets around the world. In many urban cities, you now have access to floating bicycles that can be rented and returned almost anywhere. In 2018, we will see an increase in cities adopting these schemes in an attempt to reduce the pressure on existing transport infrastructure and reduce the usage of personal vehicles.

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Rental charges for bike sharing

US:

New York rental rates are among the highest in the world, as far as we know. The cost of annual membership in US varies between $100-$160. Annual members in New York receive 45 minutes of free travel, unlike passengers in Washington DC, London, Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis, who receive only 30 minutes of free travel. And usage rates for daily members are as high as $ 4 for the first hour, $ 13 for the first 90 minutes, compared to a rate of $ 2.00 and $ 6.00 for most other cities.

Europe:

Bike riders shared in Europe usually pay between € 0.50($0.58) to € 1($1.16) per trip and up to € 3-4($3.49-4.65) to go to work and back, and an average of € 10-12($11.63-13.96) for a full day cycling. These rates will decrease in the future when bike sharing gets further integrated into the monthly travel cards. The cost of annual membership varies between $44-$110.

Market Dynamics

The latest trend in shared bicycle market is electric bicycle, and with the potential to make things much easier, it’s not hard to see why numerous cities in the US are about to start a shared bicycle system with electric bicycles or to add electric bicycles to their original fleet of shared bikes. Madrid saw the benefits of sharing electric bicycles and became the first European city to offer an all-electric bicycle program in 2014. Since then, the BiciMAD subscriber base has grown from 1,000 to over 50,000 people.

A major obstacle to sharing bicycle programs is theft and vandalism. Among the new technologies that have emerged in the shared cycling scene, geo-fencing has proved to be effective in the protection of bicycle from thieves and cluttering sidewalks. By relying on advanced GPS systems, geo-fencing ensures that bicycles are kept within a designated geographic area, immediately notifying operators when a bicycle is removed from the restricted area. In electric bicycles, these systems can be combined with smart locks that deactivate a bicycle’s motors once they leave an operating area, making them unusable and therefore less attractive to thieves.

Market Size

The millennials are loving the idea of a sharing economy, which can be testified by the popularity of the likes of Uber, Airbnb, Bla-Bla car etc. The reason behind the popularity of sharing economy can be traced to the differing mentality of millennials as compared to their ancestors. For them life is about experiencing a variety of things rather than carrying the liability of owning a house or a car throughout their life. The rapid advancement made in technology can also not be ruled out for a dramatic shift in the thinking of the younger population. It’s like why bother about owning something when you can avail it instantly at one swipe over your smartphone.

In 2017, annual memberships made up for more than 96% of total trips made in US but by May 2018, the number came down to ~87%. Now, this certainly implies that more and more new people are experimenting with the idea of bike sharing. Another factor that also needs to be looked into is the share of female users has gone up sharply for ~22% to ~27% in same period. Now, in a country where the females constitute slightly higher majority i.e ~50.5% of overall population, it means there are a lot of females who are still not part of the cycling ecosystem.

The bike share is still a male dominated space where male users made up for more than 80% of total trips made in 2017. Now as the female participation has gone up from ~22% in 2017 to ~27% in May 2018, we believe females in the US are just warming up to the idea of bike sharing and of course they will start from 24 hour/ 3 day passes, eventually moving up the ladder to annual membership.

Competitive Landscape

Citi bike has seen the highest share of ridership in US with ~15 million rides in 2017 followed by Divvy with ~5 million rides in 2017, Capital bike share registered ~3 million rides and Hubway ~0.9 million rides in 2017 and other systems ~11.1 million rides . Since the new wave of dock less bike sharing companies is financed by private funds and is not subsidized by the city’s municipalities, all companies have had to acquire venture capital. The Chinese companies have been leading the race so far, outdoing their American and European counterparts by a massive margin but in future, will they be able to sustain this massive scale.? Now, that’s a question we are debating on.

Dock less bike sharing companies are spending their venture capital aggressively to compete. Like Uber and Lyft, bike sharing companies claim they can make a profit in the markets they have been operating in for longer. The rationale being unlike Uber and Lyft they do not have to pay drivers any fee or even incentives, but we believe the cost to maintain bicycles, redistributing their fleet in every city, replacing the stolen and moving those that are parked improperly will dent their margins.

Companies Profiled

1. Ofo

2. Mobike

3. Lime

4. oBike

5. Spin

6. Jump Bikes

7. Gobee Bike(BeeBike Holdings Limited)

8. BIXI

9. Zagster

10. Hello-Bike

11. PBSC Urban Solutions

12. Donkey Republic

13. Motivate

14. Citi Bike

15. Flick Bike

16. Urbo Solutions

17. Next Bike

18. Blue Bikes(Hubway)

19. Yo Bike

20. Ford Gobike

THIS REPORT WILL ANSWER FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

1. The market size (both volume and value) of bike sharing Market in 2018-2023 and every year in between?

2. Market segmented by User membership type(Annual and Short Term), Geography (US and Europe), Bike Sharing type( Station based, Dock-less)

3. Bike sharing users profile

4. What will last mile mobility solution of future look like?

5. The funding raised by bike sharing start-ups, segmented by stage

6. The impact of bike-sharing on bike manufacturing industry

7. The role of block chain in bike sharing

8. The role of capital in bike sharing services expansion

9. Market share of bike sharing companies in US and Europe

10. Can bike sharing displace car-pooling and car sharing, if yes then to which extent

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https://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/454204/Bike-Sharing-Market-in-US-and-Europe-2018-2023

Michael Schaedel Settles Into New Mortgage Recruiter Position

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford

    TAMPA, FL, June 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The EMAC Group (Expert Mortgage Advisory Consulting Group) is the largest expert recruitment training and executive search company in the current mortgage industry. The group focuses on providing staffing and recruiting opportunities and trainings. Schaedel started his new position with EMAC at the beginning of 2018.

Previously, Schaedel had worked with Fidelity Investments as a consultant in several fields, including financial, investment, and fidelity. Fidelity Investments provides accessible information about financial expertise. It works to provide consultation across employee benefits, life savings, and technology investments.

In his work with Fidelity, Schaedel worked to connect with clients and help them reach their financial and retirement goals while building relationships. His efforts landed him as part of the top 10 percent of producers in the region.

In 2016, Schaedel earned the President Circle Award, reaching the top 2% out of 3,500 financial consultants. He was also responsible for increases to book of business. Schaedel headed increases amounting to $300 million AUM in 2014 to $650 million AUM in 2017.

While his position has changed, Schaedel has continued help people move forward with their goals. He skills in managing individuals’ financial situations have laid a foundation for his organization of training opportunities and helping mortgage professionals further develop their skills.

Schaedel had received a DUI in 2017 but has taken steps to move forward. His new work with EMAC shows that he is still dedicating himself to helping individuals grow.

Schaedel graduated from Florida State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Afterward, he started his work with Fidelity Investments, where he worked for nearly 10 years before his career shift. He had also earned Florida state-required certifications to act as a financial advisor.

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https://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/453978/Michael-Schaedel-Settles-Into-New-Mortgage-Recruiter-Position