Avenge Futures Trading Software Aims to Disrupt Wall Street & Give Public Access to "Black Box" Methodology

Dec 5, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

For decades, corporations and ultra high-net worth individuals have held an iron grip on the stock market, a fact that has been echoed over and over again in the media. Secret and confidential algorithms and programs have made those people billions, if not trillions, of dollars. They are known best as the one percent. Without access to what has often been referred to as the elusive “Black Box,” the majority of people, even the top five or 10 percenters, are stuck with wild guessing, getting lucky or simply "playing it safe" in their investment attempts—a method that works well enough, but with relatively slow results and not always the biggest ROIs.

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Disturbing or Expected? Wealthy Teens Stir Up Instagram Controversy

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Though millions of Americans are feeling the various effects of the recession, the Rich Kids of Instagram don’t seem to know the meaning of the word. In case you haven’t been introduced to RKOI yet, it’s a Tumblr page that compiles photos from different Instagram accounts of the flashy offspring of the extremely affluent.

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New Insights Into Millionaire Attitudes & Behaviors With the Creator Of Shullman Luxury, Affluence & Wealth Pulse

Apr 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The Shullman Luxury, Affluence and Wealth Pulse reports on the expectations, behaviors and plans of adults among all U.S. household income segments, with a special focus on affluent consumers, the drivers of both the luxury and wealth-related markets.

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Newly Designed ?1 Coin Is Using Current Technology To Cut Down On Counterfeiting

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Royal Mint has been working on a replacement £1 coin that’s purpose is to cut down on counterfeiting in the United Kingdom. Designed with two tones of metal, the twelve-sided currency piece is styled like the threepence coin that was taken from circulation in 1971.

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The Tipping Point Of Tipping: The Gratuity Controversy

Oct 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  1 Comment

No, this is not a review of Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent book, but it is a discussion on one of the reasons why Mr. Gladwell titled his book, The Tipping Point, that way. A tipping point is actually a critical point in an evolving situation that leads to a new and irreversible development.

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Get Business Advice From Bill Gates on LinkedIn

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

The saying goes, "If you want to be the best, you must to learn from the best." And if billions of dollars, worldwide success, entrepreneurial drive and philanthropic spirit are of any interest to you, then Bill Gates is here to help. This morning, the Microsoft mogul joined a prestigious group of business professionals, including Deepak Chopra, Richard Branson and Martha Stewart, all ready to dish out advice and talk about their personal experiences to members of LinkedIn, according to Read More

Rich Moms Cut Disney World Lines by Hiring Handicapped Tour Guides

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Ahh, Walt Disney World—a magical place where fairytales come to life; families spend quality time together; and well-off Manhattan moms cheat the system so their young children don’t have to wait in long lines. According to the, a group... Read More

Moods, Metrics & Mindsets: 2013 Trends From Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America

Apr 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

“2013 is and will be, a big spend year,” Dr. Jim Taylor, Vice Chairman, The Harrison Group, and main author of the 2013 Survey Of Affluence And Wealth In America, presented at the American Express Publishing Luxury Summit this week. “How can we forecast this?" he asked.... Read More

Who Are The Billionaires In Every Country?

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

We all know Bill Gates is the richest person in the U.S. and Gina Rinehart is the wealthiest in Australia, but what about all the other billionaires in between? In every major country there is someone carrying the burden of extreme wealth and Forbes was nice enough to put together a cohesive list so we can all see who to be envious of and call for a loan. There are a record number of billionaires in the world right now, totaling a net-worth of $5.4 trillion, with Carlos Slim Helu and his family topping the list at $73 billion and close to 80 affluent others at the bottom with a measly $1 billion each. To get the full run-down on each person, their exorbitant net worth, and country they monetarily dominate, go to Read More

Meet the 'Fab Five' of Travel Startups

Apr 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Before a company can turn ideas into action, they usually look for some financial backing. In the world of travel startups, there are five men that are known for their deep pockets, business savvy and proven success.... Read More

Interview With Bob Shullman: An In-depth Look at the Luxury Market Today

Apr 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Though entitled Through The Looking Glass, Mr. Shullman’s extensive, clarifying survey has no relation to the Lewis Carroll book, where time moves backwards, and reality seems truly diffuse. In Mr. Shullman’s survey, affluent and luxury attitudes might also be considered diffuse, but quite clear in its presentation of four distinct low to high-end affluent mindsets; compared with the mindset of 61% of the American populace, who make less than $75,000 a year. One of the multiple take-aways is how different in buying behaviors and concerns affluent people are from each other, as well as from those of “average” means. The variables involve income levels of affluence, age, and gender.... Read More

2013 Trends on Attitudes of the Ultra Affluent: Where, How & Why They Spend

Mar 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  1 Comment

As with any news of how ultra high net worth is being defined and distributed in the world, there is good news and challenging news—and the latest Knight Frank Wealth Report 2013 has both.... Read More

The Philosophy, Paradox, and Poetry of Affluence Research Data

Feb 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

On February 4 of this year, David Brooks, The New York Times columnist and NPR commentator, who spends a lot of his visual and verbal time discussing the actions of the President and Congress, wrote about something in our area, which was a surprise. Called The Philosophy Of Data, his essay discusses what he sees as "the rising philosophy of the day" which he calls data-ism. It is, in his words, "the assumption that everything that can be measured should be measured; that data is a transparent and reliable lens that allows us to filter out emotionalism and ideology; that data will help us do remarkable things—like foretell the future."... Read More

The Super Rich, Young Financiers Shaking Up the Film Industry

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

There is no business like show business, especially if you are extremely wealthy and want to be a deal-making executive producer. The studios are very receptive to qualified check-writers. It is a match made in Hollywood that appears to be working well for the studios, the filmmakers, and the young, new moguls. So far, they are picking some very good projects to invest in and, surprisingly, do much more than be "dumb money."... Read More

A New Economic Morning | Emerging Markets, Fiscal Cliffhangers & the Luxury Consumer

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  1 Comment

On December 23, 2012 while many were out doing last minute holiday crisis shopping, a Financial Times article was published that discussed the new, complex nature of the state of luxury fashion. The reason this article is so compelling is that, arguably, some of the concepts presented can be expanded to clarify issues regarding the state of our own economy, and how the luxury segment may be affected by the Fiscal Cliff.... Read More

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