Fed Readying to Reduce $4.2T Portfolio

The fed minutes of the U.S. central bank’s last policy meeting were released today and it would seem that there is increased concern that inflation is weaker than desired and may delay further interest rate hikes in the near term. The Fed further led us to believe that they are readying to begin reducing the $4.2 trillion bond portfolio.

Fed policymakers grow more worried about weak inflation

Federal Reserve policymakers appeared increasingly wary about recent weak inflation and some called for halting interest rate hikes until it was clear the trend was transitory, according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank’s last policy meeting. The readout of the July 25-26 meeting, released..


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Vista Partners Published Its Weekly Market Update for Week Ending July 28, 2017

Vista Partners new Weekly Market Update for Week Ending July 28, 2017 includes a quick overview & results of the markets for the week written by Managing Director John F. Heerdink, Jr. and news, trending videos from Vista Partners Coverage Universe that includes all components of the Dow 30 and a Select Group of Emerging Growth Companies and beyond. The Weekly Market Update is targeted to be published on the Vista Partners website and emailed out to all registered by every Saturday. Please take a few seconds to register to receive this free publication directly to your email weekly and to be to download the current newsletter in pdf form now at the “newsletters” section of the Vista partners website www.vistapglobal.com.

Vista Partners also hosts dedicated pages for the Coverage Universe that can assist in gaining greater understanding with the goal of becoming a better investor and is updated regularly.

We hope you enjoy and thank you for your continued attention.

Based in San Francisco, CA Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) was founded in 2005 and is a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of California. Vista seeks to invest partner capital with a global perspective across all sectors, provide advice to issuers regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives, while providing a platform for all to discover timely and relevant insights and information to foster further evaluation & understanding with a goal of becoming a better investor.

Issuers may contact Vista Partners at inquiries@vistapglobal.com  to request a conference call with Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr., so that he may consider conducting the necessary review and due diligence that could lead to their company’s inclusion in the Vista Partners’ Coverage Universe.

Did You Receive Vista Partners Weekly Market Update Yet?

If you are not already one of the thousands that already received the Vista Partners Weekly Market Update and balance of original articles, Monthly Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, company reports on the Dow30 and Emerging Growth, then you can elect the newsletter tab at the upper corner of each page of the website and either log in or register to receive directly each week via email or download it now. It’s quick and easy!

Vista Partners Weekly Market Update reports the financial market results for the week along with Vista’s current view and is sent out each Saturday morning via  registered email address. Also included in the update is a short list of stories and videos that keep you up to date each week on a select few of the Dow30 components and Emerging Growth companies of the many that we cover at Vista Partners. We also include a couple of videos from our “A Bit Beyond” section that reaches beyond and reflects our other interests, general principles of investing, philosophy, life issues, entertainment & more.

We hope that you enjoy this new addition to our original content that we publish at Vista Partners!

Have a great weekend!

Vista Partners’ March Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter Now Available!

Vista Partners has published its monthly Marcroeconomic and Investment Newsletter for the month of March. This edition contains insights from Vista Partners Managing Director John Heerdink regarding the recent and future moves of the Fed regarding interest rates, the Dow30 and highlights of Emerging Growth firms.

One may download and receive the FREE newsletter and other reports from Vista Partners by registering via the Newsletters’ tab on the home page of the Vista Partners website www.vistapglobal.com.

We hope you find our newsletters, reports, coverage company pages and daily commentary on World and Market News interesting and look forward to your comments at inquiries@vistapglobal.com.

Thank you again for you consideration and ongoing attention.

Should We Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

Recently, it was reported that Elon Musk of Tesla (TSLA), SpaceX, etc. thinks we should be afraid of the artificial intelligence (“AI”) and that we might be headed toward extinction if we are not careful. He was quoted as follows “We are summoning the demon”. These are amazingly strong words coming from a guy that believes we should colonize the universe (next stop Mars..?).

For those of you that need a simple definition of Artificial intelligence (AI), it can be summed up as “intelligence exhibited by machines”. We are currently experiencing a leap forward in AI in concert with significant progress in computer power, sizes of training sets, theoretical understanding, & AI specific techniques that are aiding this development and causing many to fear what may result and how close we are to realizing the results.

Now Elon Musk, along with his business partner in a relatively new project, Sam Altman, President or Y Combinator, have now founded OpenAI, a billion-dollar nonprofit company, that is focused on working for “safer artificial intelligence”. It will be interesting to see how their efforts along with others will help guide us through these uncharted waters and hopefully guide us away from extinction as some fear may be inevitable.

Note that the 2017 EmTechDigital Conference is currently going on March 27-28 in San Francisco and is to focus on the business impact of artificial intelligence. Apparently it is sold out!


Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning overlords…


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Cloud Services Provider Fusion (FSNN) Earnings Call

Fusion (FSNN), a leading provider of cloud services, will hold a conference call on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  time to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. A press release detailing these results will be issued prior to the call.

Fusion CEO Matthew Rosen and CFO Michael Bauer will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.

To access the call, please use the following information:

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT
Live / Archived Audio Webcast: ir.fusionconnect.com under “Events”
Live Dial-in: (844) 883-3892 (toll free) / (412) 317-9248 (international)

Interested parties should dial into the call 10 minutes prior to the start time and ask to be placed into the Fusion call. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact MZ Group at (949) 491-8235.

Learn more about Fusion

Vista Partners Quote of the Day via Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vista Partners LLC, founded in 2005, is a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of California. The firm’s professional staff has backgrounds in finance, corporate communications and investment banking.

Vista focuses on investing globally across all market sectors while providing considerations on publicly traded companies through a platform of stock research reports, newsletters, company specific webpages and daily commentary. This platform is designed to serve as a tool for investors to discover insights and information that aid in more profitable investment decisions with the goal to outperform small, mid and large cap equity indexes.

It is Vista’s belief that in rational markets deep fundamental value will be recognized and in periods of uncertainty, equities, without robust analyst coverage and following, will be valued inefficiently and can lead to positive returns by taking advantage of these inefficiencies. We further believe in identifying the right management teams, in the right business, at the right time and then seeking to create value by bringing forth strategic and advisory initiatives when possible. We further seek to build equity positions over time as businesses develop, management teams continue to meet or succeed against their published milestones and projections, and prices fluctuate periodically and ultimately and opportunistically seek to capture positive returns.

Vista Partners “Number of The Day” is “44%”

Vista Partners “Number of the Day” today is 44% because Snap, Inc. (SNAP)‘s IPO was priced today at $17 & went on to close at $24.48 Up a whopping +44% today! The company is now enjoying a market cap of $28.33 billion and still losing money…..it looks like the company’s former snub to Facebook (FB)’a buyout offer to buy them in the not so distant past for $5 billion was the correct call at this stage.

For those of of you that don’t know, please note that Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

Also note that Cachet Financial Solutions (CAFN), a fintech firm, is completing its 2nd day of their roadshow for their public offering and looking to Uplist to the Nasdaq by the end of next week. See our FREE Report located on their dedicated page the Vista Partners website www.vistapglobal.com.

Be a Happier More Productive Investor

Regular exercise continues to be one of the most prolific ways to improve yourself. The positive effects on happiness, energy, intelligence and overall health have been scientifically validated time and time again. If you’ve achieved success despite not exercising regularly, just think how much more successful you could’ve been if you had. Optimize your investing by optimizing yourself.

The following provides a nice info-graphic on the benefits of exercise to give you a brief overview.

Why Exercise Makes Us Happy

Because breaking a sweat isn’t just good for your physical health….


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Mobile Deposits Rule!

Celent expects 62 million Americans will be using the mobile deposit offerings at 4,000 banks and credit unions by the end of this year.

Blog :: A Mobile Deposit Solution Expressly for Small Banks & Credit Unions :: Cachet Financial Solutions



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