• 19 Oct 2018 by Global Chamber

    Last week the technology-laden NASDAQ market dropped over 10% from its prior week high, hitting 6906 down from a high of 7728.

    Insiders and institutions have been selling out of technology positions, with retail picking up (as the economy enters the holiday season).

    Borrowing costs have risen sharply as the Federal Reserve has remained steadfast in their resolve to normalizing rates, at whatever level that may be.  As rising rates are factored into longer-term discounting mechanisms, Net Present Value (NPV) calculations will have to adjust or "discount" at much higher levels given the creep up in bond yields. This can kick assets a few notches down in terms of their fair value. Companies will have to pay more as bonds roll over.  

    Equity holders feel this pain first, followed by the bond holders, so stay attuned to your portfolios.

    Mark Lohsen - Global Chamber Charlotte

  • 27 Feb 2018 by Global Chamber

    Thank you members of Global Chamber® in New York City!

    Our Global Chamber® team works in 525 metros, and we've seen and heard it all from members and non-members. We're ALL busy... and our members realize that an investment in time with the global tribe increases success. 'Too busy to be more productive' isn't a good strategy. Thank you members for being amazing!

    Like member Winnie Kho Kaplan (below) at the Malaysian Consulate in LA last month. Winnie is a consummate connector... and it turns out that she and the new Consul General are from the same town in Malaysia... and so they have already made a plan for working together that I'm sure will benefit other members. Thank you, Winnie!

    And thank you MIDA - Malaysian Investment Development Agency, for your membership and collaboration. There is an active MIDA office in New York City... and we'll be happy to connect you to the team.

    Make your growth journey a little easier with 'warm connections' in every industry, in every location and at every level of organizations that you should be working with. Also check out our multi-metro 'globinars' several times per month.