The Career & Philanthropy Of Malini Saba

Malini Saba is one of the world’s top investors and philanthropists of the South Asia origin.

She serves as the current chairmen at Saban and has been with the company for over 20 years. Saban has retained varied investment interests in technology companies in the United States, oil and gas in China and real estate in Australia and India.

Saba was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia, and grew up in Austrailia. When she was 19, she moved to the United States – with just $200.
She married a Stanford student and was able to attend lectures at the university for free. She was interested in investment and business. She made her way into gatherings – where investment bankers were around. She started saving up money over the years and eventually, got to take some of the investment bankers’ advice, to slowly start investing in sectors like telecommunications, commodities, and real estate. After which, she became one of the most respected and successful investors in her field.

In 2000, Saba started Stree – a Palo Alto, California, based, non-profit organization to help battered women and young girls around the world. At its launch, Bill Clinton was the guest of honor. Stree is aimed at changing the way low-income and at-risk women and children see themselves, and their roles in society. It provides a means for a woman to access healthcare, legal empowerment and provide a forum for the grassroots movement to connect with public policy in Africa, Central America, Inda and Eastern Europe.
Over the next 10 years, her career has ventured in real estate at the next level.

She has been honored to receive the Ambassador of Peace award in 2007, the Philanthropist of the Year award in 2005, 2004, the Kalpana Chawla Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in 2005, the Mother Theresa Award in 2004, and the Entrepreneur of the year award in 2001.
Saba is a board member of the Stanford Cancer Center, Relief Foundation, the William J. Clinton Foundation, and ARC.
She stands up and fights for children, civil rights & social action, economic empowerment, human rights, and poverty alleviation.

In a blog posted on, ideamensch.com, there is an interview that covers her business and personal life. This interview is full of intriguing questions and Saba gives her advice to women all over the world on how to be successful. To get to know the real woman behind Saban, read this blog post, here.

George Soros Sees Problems Ahead for World Economies

CNBC.com recently published an article about George Soros and his “bearish” positions on the stock market. It was reported that Soros has taken an active interest in his $30 billion hedge fund that he had previously left in control of others in his organization. He is divesting his stock market positions and investing in gold and a mining company pursuing gold in South America.

On the “Street” Soros is considered a bear. Anyone interested in market action, and who has read the book by Jesse Livermore, Reminescences of a Stock Operator, knows that huge sums of money can be made when markets collapse. Bears are those investors who see trouble ahead for one or many stocks and then take short positions, betting on a devaluation of the stocks. Bulls, on the other hand, see markets as continuing in an upward direction, which is the usual thinking on the street. Livermore and other bears know that when everybody is in on a buy position for a particular stock, that is the time to sell their holdings and look for another stock. Simply said Bulls see markets conditions favorably while Bears see devaluation ahead. Soros, in fact, made billions betting on the devaluation of the British Pound on the Forex markets. Forex markets trade within a range, unlike the stock market where upward gains are expected by investors. Soros was able to see the intricate economic problems in Britain in 1992 and put his money where his mouth was. He made a $1 billion as manager of a fund and his fund made even more.

Read more:
Cramer: Investing like George Soros will never make you rich

George Soros | The New York Review of Books

Financial writers and economists are seeing problems ahead for the financial world; it’s not just George Soros. The American economy has changed from a producer economy to a service oriented economy, while the Chinese economy seems to be driving global markets at present. The Presidential elections are coming up, and a continuing immigration crisis in Europe is adding fuel to a possible economic firestorm. In troubling times, gold is often the commodity sought out by savvy investors to hedge against an economic crisis and devaluation of currencies. Gold had peaked at just above $1800/oz. in Septemeber 2011 and has settled in a range where $1300. represents a resistance level and $1100. a support level.

While George Soros is buying gold mines, maybe we should be heeding his advice and changing risky stock market investments into more secure vehicles in anticipation of another possible collapse. The lessons of the 2008 crisis are hard lessons learned and the January stock market downward spiral; a so-called readjustment remains fresh in our collective memory.

Learn more about George Soros:

http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/georgesoros.asp

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