When considering various individual investments (long or short) for your portfolio, one should go hunting, not gathering. Gathering is passively purchasing securities, fairly immediately, when one learns about them (from a friend, magazine article, online research report, brand affinity, etc.); and perhaps even adding to these investments incrementally over a duration of time; or when disposable income allows for further purchases

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As societies continually modernize over time, the world is steadily becoming more advanced and connected. The expanding global middle class has increased resources, opportunities and the desire to travel and enjoy leisure activities. Improvements in health and life expectancy enable increased mobility and the capacity to participate. This trend has been evidenced by the relentless growth of cruising, casinos, theme parks and sporting events, and is truly an enduring global phenomenon. It is a movement that can continue unabated for many years to come

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The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently reiterated its plans to evaluate the cybersecurity practices of Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) as part of its National Exam Program (NEP). Specifically, the OCIE will be reviewing the safeguards, policies, and procedures that advisors have in place to fend off cybersecurity attacks and respond appropriately if an incident occurs. To guard against attacks and avoid OCIE penalties, firms should take steps now to review and enhance their cybersecurity posture

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