Has It Been Hot In Australia?

Australia’s weather has been extremely hot this past summer. It has broken more that 200 records. The Climate Council issued a report recently that is definitely worth reading and alarming.

Australia’s summer broke 205 weather records, climate group says – BBC News

Parts of the nation experienced unprecedented heat and rain, a climate group warns…


Read Full Article

Connecticut Teen’s Investing Gets Attention of Warren Buffett

We think its wise to educate and to encourage youth regarding investing. A practice that we believe does not happen enough. Meghna Mazumdar, a Connecticut based 13 year old, recently wrote to Warren Buffett regarding her investing interests. Guess what? He replied. Well done Mr. Buffett!

Teen becomes successful investor, and gets Warren Buffett?s attention

NBC TODAY Show | Aired: 05/11/2016 | Not Rated | 1:12..


Read Full Article

SpaceX Headed To The Moon!

Apparently 2 private citizens have now employed SpaceX to fly them around the moon next year via their Dragon 2 development. That is what I call one hellava vacation and the one story that these individuals will have to one-up all at parties this year and next. I feel like we’re surging forward exponentially and now we are living in a “Star Trek world” these days. I for one am excited. I recommend you read the story below to gain more details and stay tuned.


SpaceX news and annoucements…


Read Full Article

The Diabetic Epidemic

A must read if you or anyone you know is dealing with diabetes!

Joseph’s Organic Bakery Miami | Kosher Breads & Gluten Free Cakes

Joseph’s Organic Bakery in Miami is an organic, vegan, kosher, Gluten Free bakery. Tasty Stone Ground Bread, Gluten Free desserts, made with organic flour…


Read Full Article

NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery | NASA

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.Read Full Article

It is fascinating to dream about one day that we might be colonizing a planet outside of our solar system!

Nasdaq plans venture arm to invest in financial technology: sources| Article [AMP]| Reuters

This move by Nasdaq to create a venture arm focused on fintech seems to be a logical evolution given their current work supporting many companies in the space.

Nasa to host major press conference on ‘discovery beyond our solar system’ | The Independent

Nasa is to host a major press conference on a “discovery beyond our solar system”. The event will see the revelation of major information about exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars other than our sun, according to a release. It made no further mention of the details of what would be revealed.Read Full Article

This is a Vista Recommended Post

Vista Partners Heading to Rodman & Renshaw 18th Annual Global Investment Conference in NYC Today

My Virgin America flight bound for New York City just landed today at JFK and now I am looking forward to attending the Rodman & Renshaw 18th Annual Global Investment Conference that begins tomorrow. I will be seeing portfolio companies like Virtual reality and augmented reality innovator Vuzix (VUZI) and learning about others that might be a good fit in the technology, healthcare/biotech and financial technology fields like current portfolio company and fast growing Cachet Financial Solutions (CAFN), & Fusion (FSNN), an acquisitive cloud services provider, and also hoping to find gold company or two that might catch my interest.

I will also be taking the temperature of all attending and specifically other portfolio managers that are in the thick of the event and our current investment environment.

Jeb Bush and Sir John Major will also be key note speakers and it will be interesting to see what they have to say about all.

For now Happy Sunday to all and always remember to keep learning, stay tuned in and strive to be a smarter investor.

I am also doing my best today to pay my respects to the victims and their families of 9/11 on the 15 year anniversary of this tragedy while I am here in NYC! Never forget.

China GDP Grew Strongly in Q4 at 6.8%


China’s economy grew at a very significant 6.8 percent in Q4 2016. This data that was released on Tuesday this past week was just shy of the  6.9 percent that economists had projected.

Overall China’s economy grew at 6.9 percent. China’s government had targeted approximately 7 percent. Does this sound like the doomsday scenario that is being so amazingly reported by the so many?  We do not think so. We continue to expect significant volatility as long as the fear that we are currently seeing persists. We think all should keep focused, keep invested but always reserve a health cash position, possibly average down when possible and trade when swings to the positive get ahead of themselves.

Look forward to hearing from all again soon about this and our current coverage universe at Vista Partners website www.vistapglobal.com.


China Stock Market Drops & Dow Reacts


China’s stock market dropped significantly lower as the index lost 6.9 percent in the first trading day in 2016. Trading was also halted for the day as a circuit breaker was set off. The fall in China’s market was reported to be related to a report of weak Chinese manufacturing data and negative issues continuing to present themselves in the Middle East.

The Dow is currently off over 400 points as investors react with fear.

Stay focused and seek opportunities as the fear and associated volatility continue to present itself in 2016!

Vista Partners FREE January Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter is due out this week and can be downloaded or received automatically at www.vistapglobal.com.