Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin “I always say luck is a well-prepared person waiting for an opportunity.” David Gandy is an English male fashion model who has been working in the fashion industry for more than 21 years. He’s known for being part of advertising with Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss and other major fashion houses. He’s also been involved in the creative process of a number of ad campaigns, including work with M&S. Gandy is also the creative mind and owner of the newly launched fashion and lifestyle brand David Gandy Wellwear. He created the brand with the goal of selling sustainable clothing with an affordable price point that supports overall health and wellness. The idea is to provide clothes that are versatile and long lasting as well as good for the planet, good for the body. David Gandy started more than just a new business in 2021 when he combined science and fashion to create clothing that combines sustainable practices … [Read more...] about World’s Highest Paid Male Supermodel David Gandy On Transitioning From Fashion Model To Wellness Wear Designer
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For those with aging loved ones, it may be difficult to distinguish a few signs of “normal” aging from things that should raise some red flags. No one teaches you in school how to spot trouble signs with aging loved ones. And it’s our human nature to avoid unpleasant things, isn’t it? Watching our aging parents decline is difficult, though part of nature. But there are some obvious warnings we really need to see, and act upon rather than ignore. Here’s an example, though I have just made up the story that goes with what I saw. In walking in my neighborhood, I came across a beat-up car, which had been in the driveway of a nice home, in a well-kept area. It apparently did not belong to a visitor, as it had been sitting there in the same place for days. I took a moment and walked around it. The side had been bashed in in several places, suggesting accidents of the “fender-bender” type. The trunk was held together with bungee … [Read more...] about When Is It Time To Start Helping Your Aging Parents?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Markets have tanked since the worse-than-expected CPI reading caused more Fed hawkishness. And it doesn’t look like the economy will have a “soft-landing.” Unprecedented dollar strength is also causing major issues in the currency markets. The DOW, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq all closed below their June lows on Friday (September 30); only the Russell 2000 remains above those June lows (see table). Granted, there was end of quarter selling by fund managers not wanting to show a lot of equity holdings in a down market. So, there may be an equity bounce early next week from “oversold” conditions. But this is truly a “Bear Market,” and the break below the June lows is not good news. In the fixed-income markets, things are no better. Short-term 2-Yr T-Note yields got to 4.40% on Tuesday (September 27) – and were as low as 4.14% early Friday morning. Because no one wanted to be long anything going into the weekend, they closed … [Read more...] about Tamer Inflation But Trouble Lies Ahead As Fed Has Overtightened
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Roughly speaking — very roughly – there are five theories, and two subsidiary theories, proposed by different groups of economists and others to explain rising prices, or “inflation” so-called: Bad monetary policy – the central bank “printing too much money” which effectively devalues the currency relative to the value of real goods and services, driving prices up Corporate Greed – companies exploiting the public, squeezing higher profits and driving prices up Rising Inflation Expectations – a psychological explanation, which strangely holds that if the public thinks prices will rise, that alone can cause prices to rise Supply Constraints – bottlenecks in the economy that create shortages of key goods (e.g. energy and other commodities), driving prices up Demand Pressure – an economy that is running “too hot” with excessive demand that leads buyers to be willing to pay more, driving prices up – which is … [Read more...] about What Is Really Driving “Inflation” Today
- A + A LONDON (Oct 1): At Formula One's (F1) Miami Grand Prix in May, the dizzying displays of crypto companies sponsoring the sport were inescapable, with Crypto.com's blue branding covering every imaginable surface along the race track. When Singapore hosts the most popular motor sport this weekend, the visibility of digital assets will be far more subdued. The Monetary Authority of Singapore will let teams show their crypto sponsors' logos only on cars and uniforms at the Singapore Grand Prix, but no advertising will be permitted around the track or in the local area. The shift underscores the changing mood around crypto, both from a regulatory and a financial standpoint. Jurisdictions in Singapore, the UK, and France have intensified scrutiny this year after digital asset prices soured, billion-dollar projects collapsed, and major market players went bankrupt. As a result, F1's newest throng of advertisers are finding ways to make their mark without moving too … [Read more...] about Crypto’s hold on F1 sponsoring gets tested in Singapore
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If you’re an ESG investor, you should be investing in big oil and gas. I know it sounds counterintuitive but hear me out. A decade ago oil and gas companies were generally horrible investments, regardless of your stance on the environment. Corporate governance was dreadful, capital allocation was reckless, and little time was being spent on thinking about what happens after oil. The environment definitely wasn’t something the companies were thinking about and sustainability was still technologically difficult – we didn’t have a cost efficient way to produce renewable electricity or power electric vehicles. Folks who invested in energy expecting big returns as we entered the shale revolution rode a wild rollercoaster up and down and ultimately didn’t end up making a lot of money. Aggressive exploration and production led to surpluses and overpriced deals. Avoiding energy companies back then was the right call, whether you … [Read more...] about ESG Investors Should Support Big Oil