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The Food Revolution

A new revolution is on its way and its final destination is your plate.  Parallel to changing macroeconomic conditions, eating habits have also seen a consequential change throughout the last decade. As a result of a recovering economy, which in turn has created consumers with a higher purchasing power and the ability to choose higher…

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Miami Foreign Investment Delight

Miami Foreign Investment Delight

  The present Real Estate cycle is under a new high, estimated international sales experienced a record-setting $24 billion increase from April through March 2014, to a total $92.2 billion in sales, compared to the previous period. This surged meant that foreign buyers increased the purchases of U.S. real estate assets by 35 percent.[1] Most…

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MIAMI REAL ESTATE HEATING UP

In a city recognized by its warm climate, Miami’s real estate sector its quickly becoming red hot as well. By its very nature, this segment of the economy is highly cyclical, with an enormous amount of investors still recovering from the burn fueled by the collateralized securities started back in 2007. Ironically, it was the…

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restaurant

THE SHIFT TO FAST CASUAL

Forecasting sales of $683.4 billion for 2014, which equate to 4% of the U.S. gross domestic product, the restaurant industry continues to showcase its major importance as an indicator of an upward sloping economy. The industry comprised of a wide array of diversified service provides such as fine dining, casual dining and family dining (Full…

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ALIBABA TO THE RESCUE

In a year full of technological companies having IPO’s, Alibaba is by far the crowning jewel. Set to go public this year, the e-commerce behemoth has the intent of raising upwards of $15 billion on capital markets.  Under the current valuation, Alibaba could potentially achieve a market capitalization close to $200 billion, effectively placing the…

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Valley

INVESTORS BEWARE

Fundamentally based on recent IPOs, Silicon Valley is gobbling up investment capital at a faster rate than it can perhaps digest it.  According to data compiled by Bloomberg, throughout the year there has been more than 11 nine-figure fundings in technology companies alone.[1] Amongst this is Lyft, which during April managed to raise $250 million…

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COKE FIZZING OUT

Despite a shift in drinking habits fueled by a growing concern over obesity, Coke doubles down on red. Coca Cola, the world’s major beverage company, is upping its $3.3 billion marketing spending by $1 billion over the next three years. The gamble could prove costly, especially since U.S soda volumes dropped by 2% in 2013,…

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Tesla-Gigafactory

TESLA’S PUZZLE TO SUCCESS

Forecasted at a price tag of over $5 Billion and covering 10 million square foot, Teslas’s Gigafactory is set to revolutionize the entire energy industry, creating 6,500 jobs along the way. Planned for 2017, it will eventually produce more battery power each year than the total global 2013 output.[1] Tesla has long been fighting economic…

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