Cassio Audi and Viper

Cassio Audio (drummer) co-founded the heavy metal band, Viper, with Andre Matos (vocals), Felipe Machad (Guitar), Pit Passarell (Bass) and Yves Passarell (Guitar). They were themselves heavily influenced by Iron Maiden and the New Wave British Heavy Metal scene. It ended up becoming one of the most influential band’s in Brazil’s history. Viper was first formed in 1985. Their first demo was called “The Killer Sword.” Their debut and first immensely successful album “Soldiers of Sunrise” was released in 1987. It was critically well received. AllMusic gave the album a max rating of four stars. In 1989 they released another album called “Theater of Fate.” It was during that same year that Cassio (who left just prior to “Theater of Fate”) and Andrew Matos both left the band.

Cassio was replaced as drummer by Renato Graccia. Viper also added the keyboardist, Junior Andrade. The band released two more albums after this. Both did so horribly that the band ended for many years. They would reunite with some new members, a vocalist and a drummer in 2005. They performed continuously until 2009, stopped again for a much shorter time, then started back again in 2012. This time all of the original band played together. After earlier leaving Viper, Cassio had attended Sao Paulo University and became a very successful investor.

Although this is the case, he will always be remembered by history as a Brazilian heavy metal pioneer. Viper was so influential a band that their music is still influencing personalities on today’s Brazilian music scene. And during these years in the 80s, the drummers of bands were the most influential members.The drummers of these Brazilian hard rock bands actually succeeded in pioneering a subgenre of Brazilian hard rock. Cassio Audio was an integral part of all this. The other two massively influential Brazilian drummers during these years were Pit Passarell and Yves Passarell.

George Soros’ New Investment Strategy

George Soros has given a lot of advice to investors about the future of the economy, and he is very well known as an investment expert. Furthermore, he has been a very successful investor himself. Due to concerns about the future of the economy, Soros has begun to move his own investments around. He has shifted his investments from the stocks he held into gold and shares of stocks in the gold mining industry. The reason for his concern about the future of the economy is that China’s economy seems to be undergoing changes. These changes have the potential to lead to negative consequences for China’s economy, and they also could have impacts around the entire world.

When the economy takes a downturn, stocks have a tendency to suffer. However, gold and other precious metals tend to remain stable. In fact, the prices of precious metals often rise during bad economic conditions. Furthermore, the companies that are involved in the industry of mining precious metals also tend to be successful. Since George Soros has concerns about the stability of the economy in future years, it makes since that he is investing in precious metals. He sees these investments as a potential opportunity. It may be a wise decision for other investors to begin adopting this strategy in the future, as there are strong indications that China’s economy could be becoming unstable.

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George Soros – Forbes

It has been quite some time since George Soros was doing a significant amount of his own investing. However, in the past, he has done a lot of investing of his own. When George Soros is excited about a potential opportunity to invest successfully, he is often right in his anticipations. In the past, he was correct in his anticipation that the British Pound would lose value. This allowed him to have very profitable investments. In fact, these investments made a billion dollars in profit.

The investment firm that Soros runs, Soros Fund Management LLC manages a very large amount of funds. The investment bank has more than 30 billion dollars in assets. His successful management of this firm is additional evidence of his truly exceptional skill as an investor. His company also has been active for quite some time, and it has been successful the entire time. In fact, he first founded Soros Fund Management LLC in 1969. This gives his fund more than 40 years of experience in investing. The fund has successfully navigated a very wide range of economic conditions, and he has handled all the various economic conditions of this period expertly. Therefore, his advice on investment strategies should be taken very more seriously. All in all, the investments of his company have had excellent returns. In fact, the average return for the investments that Soros Fund Management LLC has gotten has been an excellent level of 20% annually. He has many years of experience managing both his own investments and the investments of his highly successful company.

Learn more about George Soros:

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-bearish-george-soros-is-trading-again-1465429163

Reasons Why Investing in Brazil Is An Excellent Idea

Recently, Brazil has emerged as an attractive country for investors to venture into many investment opportunities available. Indeed, foreign investors are taking keen interest since they are attracted by increasing number of customers at the market. Brazil has a vast industry of raw materials serving as potential business opportunities for investors. The economy has diverse field with lots of manufactured products available for export. The country’s exports are more than imports thus making it an active participant in the world trade. Foreign investors are driven to this country due to low cost of labor as well as potential of domestic market.

Investing in Brazil stock market is now possible to any investors. Stringent laws that used to limit foreign investment in this country have since been done away with since they were discouraging investors. Currently there is a bank that is encouraging foreign investors because they have the potential to transform the business sectors and economy of Brazil at large. Investors should take this chance and exploit different avenues of investing in Brazil.

Financial and stock markets are major investment opportunities for investors. Bridge Trust is a company that has been very successful in this industry. The company is ready to partner with investors who are interested to venture in to business in this country. The company specializes in financial market can partner well with investors as they work on similar agenda.

The president of Bridge Trust, Zeca Oliviera, and the CEO of Gradual Investmentos signed a partnership agreement that would give rise to a new company Gradual Trust. Bridge Trust has been operating as manager of investment funds a significant period of time. Zeca Oliviera will be responsible for fund and resource management at their new entity. He will be responsible of managing more than R$2.5 billion in assets. The aim of this partnership is to maximize the loyalty of their customers.

Brazil has shown a lot of potential in attracting potential and existing investors. The country is experiencing strong growth rate, relatively stable economy and is rich in natural resources like iron-ore and recently oil discoveries. Also, the country is considered as having the strongest economy in Latin America and ranked number ten in the world. Foreign investors are not left out since they can partner with local entities in order to operate efficiently in this country. Therefore, investing in Brazil is a right move investors should take.