Ultimate pro football betting guide

The FPI at 9.3 and MLE at 9.4 slightly agree, though it is a little concerning that they’re only clear underdogs in just four games (how they fare in the four pick ‘em games will tell the tale). The market hasn’t agreed, as the Falcons drifted all the way up to 100-1 before dipping back to 80-1 over Labor Day weekend. In addition, their top draft choice, Shaq Lawson, might be back from injury in November and second-rounder Reggie Ragland is already done for the season. However, we’ve clearly seen the high end of this Packers team over the previous two seasons as an offensive machine and a capable defense. Look for the Ravens to return to their physical ways with a chance to match any AFC contender. If you don’t mind giving up the insurance of a push on 7, there are some books that have over 7.5 at plus-money, and even if they don’t live up to my lofty expectations, I don’t think they’ll be worse than a .500 team and get at least the 8 wins needed to cash this bet.

Minnesota Vikings (20-1)

Dave Tuley

Vital when handicapping over/under season wins is the schedule, and the Packers’ slate is relatively smooth sailing. Importantly, the Cardinals can move forward from last year. A potential Super Bowl game was promising last season before their collapse in Carolina to end the year after an impeccable 13-3 regular season. They don’t need to win them all to get over the total and, even if they don’t win them all, I give them a decent shot to win some of the rare games where they’ll be underdogs or pick ‘em.

Over

New York Giants Chicago Bears New Orleans Saints Arizona Cardinals Pittsburgh Steelers Jacksonville Jaguars

Under

Cincinnati Bengals (20-1)

The question lingers as to whether Rex and his brother Rob Ryan turn this defense around. However, it’s easy to flush last season down the drain and move forward with this rock-solid organization.

I originally had a lean on the Chiefs under 9 back in the spring, so I really like it now that it has been bet up to 9.5 (and 120 to boot!). The W/L/T that we used in our betting previews for each team and used CG Technology’s Week 1-16 lines to see how many times a team is expected to be favored has the Giants favored in only 8 games, so they would almost have to win all of those (plus any upsets) to get over 8.5.

I had a lean on the Jets under 8 back in April, but that was when Ryan Fitzpatrick was holding out, and I expected the number to go higher if he signed. Well, the oddsmakers obviously felt all along that he would return to the fold as the odds didn’t budge. They just need to keep doing what they’re doing in the regular season, and I don’t see too much of a falloff from the team that finished 12-4 a year ago. The Jets were 10-6 last year and had the No. In proper Ryan-like fashion, the Bills also led the NFL in penalties last year. Yes, the schedule lightens up after that, but Ryan might have one foot out the door.

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Under the leadership of John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens have been a threat every season to reach the Super Bowl. Basically, it comes down to believing we’re much more likely to see 6 wins (and a winning ticket) as opposed to 8.

Offensively, the Cardinals continue to be sound at all levels.

Atlanta Falcons over 7 (-130)

Baltimore Ravens (15-1 to win AFC)

If only the Las Vegas oddsmakers would buy into the promises of Bills coach Rex Ryan. Nelson is back this season, while the signing of Jared Cook gives Rodgers another weapon.

. Ryan is known for his defensive prowess, but the Bills dropped from fourth in yards allowed in 2014 to 19th in 2015. Before last season, Harbaugh owned a 72-38 regular-season NFL record as head coach, plus 10-5 in the postseason. The first 10 games will test the mettle of Ryan & Co. In addition, they were minus-15 in turnovers and nine of their 11 losses were within eight points as seemingly nothing went right. After Philadelphia traded away Sam Bradford, this number has been raised to 8.5, and I believe that’s an over-adjustment — so I now like the under 8.5 (and ESPN’s Football Power Index and our Money Line Estimate agree as they’re still right around 8 wins). The loss of Tyrann Mathieu was devastating for this group late last season, as he works himself to 100 percent by this season’s end.

Atlanta Falcons (80-1)

New York Jets over 8 ( 150)

You have to believe that Sam Bradford puts them back on track, and you have to not worry about not pulling the trigger when you could have had 30-1 when Shaun Hill was expected to be the starter.

After Super Bowl 50, the Houston Texans were my choice for best value play out of the AFC at 40-1. Besides, the encouraging number is the 12 games that the Bengals are expected to be favored in this year. Secondly, and ultimately the biggest hurdle, is they have to win three playoff games in a row (four if they don’t get a first-round bye), and head coach Marvin Lewis is 0-7 in the playoffs and 0-4 with Andy Dalton as the starting QB. However, after ranking 12th in points per game and sixth in yards per play, expect the league to adjust and regression to occur.

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The Giants’ over/under was at 8 with added juice most of the summer, and it was a pass for me. They jumped to 6-0 record before their bye week, outscoring the opposition 164-101. Their offensive line, receivers and quarterback certainly rank in the upper echelon of the NFL. ESPN’s Football Power Index has this total pushing with exactly 7 wins, but I like that the Saints are only projected to be favored in six games at CG Technology, plus the Money Line Estimate only adds up to 6.4 wins. Head coach Dan Quinn, who built the Seattle Seahawks’ defense before taking this job, obviously still has a lot of work to do with the defense, but that’s why we’re getting such a great price. Importantly, the huge emergence of running back David Johnson is the catalyst to take the pressure off the deep passing game. The schedule is tough and front-weighted. They’ll most likely catch the Cowboys without Tony Romo. 6 overall draft choice, left tackle Ronnie Stanley. So, I actually think now that the value is on the over 8, especially at the current 150 price. If Prescott can keep Dallas in contention and Romo returns healthy, the 25-1 price could be an overlay — as long as Romo can stay healthy the rest of the way, which is asking a lot.

Note: I still like the Houston Texans over 8.5 (-120), but not as much as I did when I got over 8 over the summer (though it still takes 9 wins to cash), so that’s why it didn’t make my list of top “over” bets. 4 defense with Fitzpatrick leading an already-balanced offense that adds running back Matt Forte. They’ve fortified their defensive line with the additions of Chandler Jones and top draft choice Robert Nkemdiche to aid in the all-important NFL pressuring of the quarterback. Note that this offense actually led the league last year in three-and-outs at 28 percent.

Dallas Cowboys (25-1)

Arizona Cardinals (8-1)

Kansas City Chiefs under 9.5 ( 120)

If I like the Falcons to go to the playoffs (and especially to make a Super Bowl run), then I must love the over 7 at -130. Importantly, the key injured cogs from last year are back.

Arizona’s brilliant head coach Bruce Arians continues to preach it’s all about getting that ring on your finger, and his team is as well-rounded as any to deliver the title this season. The Cardinals are poised and motivated for the NFL title.

Led by Aaron Rodgers, the Packers loomed especially large the first six weeks of last season. We saw how they looked in their 5-0 start last season, when Matt Ryan and Julio Jones looked unstoppable and Devonta Freeman emerged as a scoring machine — and they were the only team to beat Carolina in the regular season. And while defenses can still win championships, like we saw last year with Denver, it’s not a necessity in today’s NFL.

After the schedules came out in April, I made the Saints’ under 6.5 ( 115) one of my best bets, so I like under 7 even better, though the juice is heavy at -140. I still like them, but the “value” part isn’t quite there anymore at 14-1. Forever the extreme eternal optimist, Ryan’s Bills generally failed to deliver last season, especially on the defensive side of the football. They added defensive leader Eric Weddle to their defensive backfield, and were able to add the No. Yes, this is a tall win projection, but the Packers are a heavy hitter and the schedule is as soft as a pillow.

New Orleans Saints under 7 (-140)

The season is finally upon us. However, this team peaked early, and eventually the preseason loss of wide receiver Jordy Nelson reared its ugly head along with subpar offensive line play. Unfortunately, they’ve lost the services of difference-maker Marcell Dareus for the first four games. Of course, there are two big obstacles for the Bengals: First, they really need to hold off the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North and secure a first-round bye. ESPN Chalk’s NFL Vegas experts, Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning, combine to bring you the ultimate betting guide for 2016. Note the Cardinals struggled in both their red zone offense and defense last season, as this team is far too talented for those trends not to turn around. Note that with the top AFC teams expected down compared to the Cardinals, Packers, Panthers and Seahawks, the key is to bet the Ravens to win their conference.

Tuley

New York Giants under 8.5 (-120)

Opening week last year, the Ravens lost defensive force and team leader? Terrell Suggs — and quite simply, it was all downhill from there. The Bears and Lions continue to erode, while the Vikings obviously lose some luster with the loss of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. They eventually placed 20 players on injured reserve, including eight projected starters — Suggs, Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett and Steve Smith included. The better play now is Cincinnati at 20-1, as the Bengals have one of the best all-around teams with a balanced offense and a solid bend-but-don’t-break defense. They’re still the best value bet on the board in my opinion. Best future bets, season win total bets, teams to bet on and against — it’s all here in Chalk’s 2016 pro football betting guide. And finally, their road schedule is void of high-caliber competition in Jacksonville, Atlanta, Tennessee, Washington, Philadelphia and their division rivals. They did lose defensive tackle Kyle Williams early in the season, but a defensive mastermind like Ryan should be capable of working around a key injury.

Buffalo Bills under 8 (-150)

Denver Broncos (25-1)

The Bills did thrive on the offensive side last season, as offensive coordinator Greg Roman did an incredible job with quarterback Tyrod Taylor & Co. Peyton Manning is gone, of course, but if Trevor Siemian can run the offense — which relied more on the running game last year anyway — the defense can carry this team far.

Erin Rynning

Cincinnati Bengals over 9.5 (EVEN)

Yes, there’s a trend here with finding value on teams with QB issues. Tony Romo got hurt again and the Cowboys’ odds were raised, but there is hope, as he’s projected to miss six to 10 weeks, and rookie Dak Prescott stepped up in the preseason. with trips to Baltimore, New England, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and Cincinnati, while garnering the Jets, Arizona and New England at home. I don’t believe the Jets can catch the Patriots, but for this bet they just need to finish over .500 again.

It’s not often you get 25-1 on the defending champions. Obviously we can’t have the Chiefs going on another 10-game winning streak, but that was a bit of a fluke, and no one’s going to be looking past them this year.

Rynning

Green Bay Packers over 10.5 (-170)

After Super Bowl 50, I made the Falcons my best value bet for Super Bowl LI at 40-1. But the talent is there to take a flier.

Other potential future-book plays

Again, we don’t need the Bengals to erase their playoff demons to cash this bet

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Weight Training for Wrestling by Dickie White

These percentages and 2 more weeks of this program are included as one of 4 free gifts for signing up for my newsletter at http://www.wrestler-power.com

The other day I was fortunate enough to have former Cornell Wrestling Strength Coach, Tom Dilliplane, send me a copy of his 16-week summer program. As wrestlers we know the truth- nothing replaces good old fashioned hard work. However these weight training for wrestling plans consist of exercises with sandbags, kettlebells, tires, kegs, thick reps, and a lot of other training tools that most wrestler don’t have access to. I know, I post them from time to time. In addition, Tom used similar types of programs for the 10+ years he was at Cornell working with the wrestlers. Dips- 3×10

Deadlift- 5×5

Day 1 Weight Training for Wrestling

Weighted Pullups- 3×10

First, a great majority, especially those at the collegiate level, are basically offshoots of the football weight training program. While there are some similarities, football players should be more focused on developing absolute strength, whereas wrestlers should focus their weight training on relative strength and power (strength per bodyweight).

Weighted Pullups- 3×10

Superset- Squat 4×8 and Dumbbell Walking Lunge 3×8

Cable Row- 3×10

Tricep Kickbacks- 3×10

Please note that Tom bases all of his core movements (Squat, Bench, Clean, Deadlift, etc.) off of percentages of your max. Additionally, I think it’s worth considering the fact that if these new age styles of training were so groundbreaking and effective, don’t you think all the big wrestling schools like Iowa, Cornell, Iowa State, etc. Sticking to the tried and true barbell and dumbbell exercises that have withstood the test of time is what’s going to lead to the best results with your weight training for wrestling plan. There are two major issues that I’ve seen with weight training for wrestling programs in my years of experience.

Weight Training for Wrestling Workout (first week in Tom’s Summer Program)

Bicep Curls- 3×10

Cable Row- 3×10

Deadlift- 5×5 . While I do believe that these are great ways to bridge the gap between traditional weight room strength and functional wrestling strength (I use them myself often with my wrestlers), I also understand that a majority of wrestlers reading this article do not have access to this type of equipment. Look at all the infomercials out there for the “next biggest thing in fat loss” or whatever. But believe me, this isn’t the focus of the weight training for wrestling plans I have my wrestlers use. “Hardcore” equipment like this exists at underground gyms and training facilities and if you’re a member of one of those, there’s a good chance you already have someone helping you with your training. This is the exact program he used over the summer of 2009, the summer before Cornell placed 2nd at Nationals and had 2 National Finalists. And that should be the same way you approach yourweight training for wrestling. So for those of you who aren’t fortunate to workout at a well-equipped hardcore gym, keep reading, I have some great news for you…

Superset- Bench Press 4×8 and Med Ball Pushups 3×8

Dumbbell Incline Bench- 4×8

Day 3 Weight Training for Wrestling

Incline Bench- 4×8

Power Clean- 5×4

Bicep Curls- 3×10

Squat- 5×3

Power Clean- 5×4

Bench Press- 5×3

Superset- Cuban Press 3×12 and Tricep Kickbacks 3×10

Day 2 Weight Training for Wrestling

Alternate Dumbbell Bench- 3×10

Day 4 Weight Training for Wrestling

As the sport of wrestling continues to grow (with at least some thanks going to the increasing popularity of MMA), weight training for wrestling has become a very sought after. While some would say the program looked boring and repetitive (you would not believe the repetition of such exercises as the Bench Press, Squats, High Pulls, Weighted Pullups, and other exercises that many may consider to be plain and boring but obviously get the job done) the fact of the matter is this- it works. Yes, those YouTube videos of someone performing a cool looking exercise with a big tire look cool. would be using them already? Anyway, that’s enough, lets get into some weight training for wrestling plans.

Second, there are a few systems and programs that are available that are absolutely fantastic. Oftentimes people are after the next greatest thing

Don’t Be a Square: 10 Tips for Betting on Football

Avoid Chasing Bets – “Don’t do it! There is no worse way to mismanage your bankroll than to chase your bets after a losing day,” cautions Moseman on the dangerous practice of trying to immediately win back your losses. Also, being “in action” can make a dull late-afternoon game (Buffalo vs. The NFL, for example, will have very similar numbers at most of the betting shops you visit. “Squares usually bet later in the week and they tend to pick the favorites. “When you’re in a good rhythm and winning, you want to increase your bets. If you like an underdog, it is best to get your bet in as late as possible, where there is heavy action from squares on favorites.

9. Drinking and Gambling Don’t Mix – “There is a reason the casinos in Las Vegas supply you with free drinks while you are gambling,” Moseman says. Money Management – “This is without a doubt the most important aspect of betting on sports and possibly the most neglected,” says Morey “Doc” Moseman, a professional gambler and sports consultant with DocSports.com for nearly 40 years. Giving 11 to 10 odds is almost always the cheapest price you can give.”

And where does all that money go?

While these tips don’t guarantee you’re going to win, hopefully they can make you a little less square and a little more sharp in your picks this season. The only touts bettors should consider are the ones who talk about the long haul and realistic winning percentages, which are in the upper 50 percent to lower 60 percent range.”

So, is it possible for the average square to become a little sharper in making football bets this season? According to professionals like Vacarro, Konik and Gordon, amateur bettors have the best chance to win if they demonstrate a little patience and follow the 10 basic tips below. Research Football Services – “Most sports services realize that most people who sign up with them are insecure,” Gordon warns. On college you will be able to find different lines at different sports books. “Over the course of several seasons, the percentage of bettors who turn a profit is minuscule.”

But that doesn’t mean you have to bet like a “square” and throw away your hard-earned money.

“The talking heads on TV know nothing about sports betting,” says Sevransky. “Common wisdom says that over the course of a long football season the average man or woman will pick approximately 50 percent winners. In fact, sports bettors must pick 52.4 percent winners just to break even.”

1. But, when you’re struggling, that’s when you want to reduce your bet size until you get out of your slump. He loses year after year, according to Dan Gordon, a top football handicapper and author of How to Beat the Sports Books (Cardoza Publishing 2005). Avoid Exotic Bets – “For very skilled handicappers, with a proven track record, there can, at least in theory, be value in betting parlays,” says Gordon on the type of bet that combines two or more individual wagers.

5. To be a successful sports bettor you need to operate with a clear mind.”

“A sharp or smart has a plan of what he wants to do,” says Vaccaro, the director of sports operations and public relations at Lucky’s Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas. There is a wealth of information on the Internet; it is just up to you to find it and research it daily.”

Although exact figures are impossible to calculate, according to Jimmy Vaccaro, widely considered to be Las Vegas’ most influential bookmaker, Americans probably wager more than $50 billion a year on NFL and college football combined. If you are going to go with a favorite, it is best to place your bet early in the week when the sharps are laying heavy money on the points. “If you become an expert on a smaller conference like the WAC, you have a good chance to beat the house because sports book operators do not have the time or resources to follow this conference the way you can.

“Most people with an understanding of football gambling bet between 3 percent and 5 percent of their bankroll, increasing when they win and reducing when they lose,” Vaccaro says. Oakland comes to mind) seem like the Super Bowl.

So, how much should you bet a game?

Newspapers and popular sports sites routinely publish the lines or point spreads for games, and football insiders offer their picks to viewers each week on ESPN and other cable networks. Chasing losses is the fastest way to the poor house.”

Betting on football games; whether it’s through a local bookie, an offshore Internet site or a Nevada casino (still the only legal place in America to make football bets), most of us have done it or know of someone who has. He is not taken in by being involved in USC-Notre Dame just because it is the biggest watched game of the day.

But even though the math says it’s virtually impossible to win on a consistent basis, Americans continue to bet on football.

“The standard bet requires gamblers to lay $11 for every $10 they want to win with the extra $1 or 10 percent known as the juice,” Konik says. Otherwise, you’re better off doing your own research.”

Michael Konik, a sports writer and best-selling author of The Smart Money (Simon & Schuster 2006), explains why it is so hard for the recreational gambler to win at betting on football. Focus on Conferences – “The best way to win money betting football is to develop a niche and follow it closely,” Moseman advises. Consider Underdogs – “In the long-run, it’s easier to win betting on the underdog,” Konik says.

Ted Sevransky, a well-known Las Vegas gambler and sports consultant with Sportsmemo.com, agrees.

. “In the NFL, a game will often be totally turned around by one or two plays, or even a single penalty. “The sharps are usually members of a betting syndicate privy to the most up-to-date information on injuries, weather, game plans, and, most important, the real power of the teams involved. “Teams play inspired ball at home. If North Texas is his best bet on a Saturday then that is his bet.

2. “If you listen to their advice, you are sure to lose. There are almost an infinite number of scenarios that can happen in a single football game. “For example, if you have a $1,000 bankroll for the season, you should generally bet no more than $50 a game.”

Also, it’s probably a good idea to disregard advice from the myriad of ex-players and football experts you see on television each week.

“The bookies fear and despise a tiny coterie of professional bettors known as ‘the sharps,'” Konik says. Locks Don’t Exist – “Anyone who has watched sports for about a month realizes that the difference between winning and losing, especially against the spread, can be infinitesimally small,” Gordon says. “Because alcohol clouds your judgment and usually helps you to make rash decisions you usually wouldn’t otherwise make. And why not? We have unconditional love for the sport and betting $50 or $100 on a game adds an extra rush of adrenaline. “Most people prefer to bet on the ‘better’ team, the one that will probably win the game. The only locks that exist are those that need keys to open them.”

Another difference between squares and sharps is how they approach betting on game day.

“The biggest mistake that amateur bettors make is they increase their bets when they are losing,” Sevransky says. If you want advice about sports betting, find someone who has a successful track record.

Certainly not back into the pockets of the average bettor. Big underdogs often find ways to cover the spread and they rarely give up toward the end of a game in front of the home crowd.”

“A square or recreational player might have a vague plan, but after two Corona’s he will definitely run to the window and make a hasty decision on the USC-Notre Dame game because he wants to be involved in the party atmosphere,” Vaccaro says. “In trying to bamboozle potential customers, many services make claims about having scouts all over the country that give them inside information and promise 70 or even 80 percent winners, as if the bookmakers were the biggest suckers in the world. Bet at the Right Time – “The sharp bettors tend to bet underdogs, and they tend to bet them early,” Moseman says. So underdogs tend to be slightly undervalued – except by the sharps.”

Moseman agrees and especially likes home underdogs. The payout is just the same as far as he is concerned.

6.

7. “The key to proper money management is to be sure not to bet more than you can afford to lose.”

And remember, in the immortal words of “Fast” Eddie Felson, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

10. Not all games work according to this formula, but it is usually a good rule of thumb.”

4.

“There is probably no better bet in sports than playing an underdog at home,” Moseman says. They use powerful computers that can process millions of bits of data and produce a more accurate point-spread line than the bookmakers.”

Even Hollywood is not immune – think Two for the Money with Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.

“A square is the average, unsophisticated gambler whose decision making is based on hunches, media manipulation, or spurious systems that cannot overcome the bookmaker’s inherent mathematical advantage,” Konik explains.

However, Konik adds that there are some bettors who actually know how to beat the bookies. These books change their numbers according to the betting patterns of their customers, so it is not entirely uncommon to find two or three point differences in the lines.”

3. “Thus, the bookies love and cherish the squares.”

So, how much are we gambling each football season?

“In an average season, fewer than one bettor in twelve turns a profit,” Gordon says. Thanks to the juice, the only one who profits in this scenario is the bookmaker. “There will be more discrepancy in the numbers at different sports books. “As for me, the best bet in football is betting the point spread or over/under totals on individual games.

8. Slim underdogs regularly win outright. Shop For Numbers – “Another important aspect of betting on football is shopping for the best number,” Moseman explains. “He is not jaded by teams and does not bet with his heart

China’s yuan firms as central bank keeps pressure on speculators | Reuters

economic data and sharp falls in oil prices. Beijing will release GDP data for 2015 on Tuesday.

A senior dealer in Shanghai suggested that the RRR move “will help drain yuan liquidity offshore, and will dampen banks’ interest in conducting offshore yuan business”.

“The abnormal stock market volatility has revealed an immature market, inexperienced investors, an imperfect trading system, and inappropriate supervision mechanisms,” Xiao said at an annual meeting. Monday’s move by the PBOC was seen by some as being – at this stage – more of a symbolic warning to banks, aimed at discouraging them from being too active in yuan dealings as part of its broader campaign to deter those betting offshore that the currency will fall.

SHANGHAI China’s yuan rose on Monday as the central bank announced a fresh move to deter offshore speculation in the currency, while stocks rebounded modestly from near levels last seen at the depths of last year’s summer crash.

Ever-contrary, China’s notoriously volatile stock markets opened sharply lower on Monday but reversed course to buck the global trend, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index .SSEC and the CSI300 index .CSI300 of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen both edging up 0.4 percent.

After recent jitters about the health of the world’s second-biggest economy, investors took some comfort from data that showed a continuing recovery in the housing market.

Confusion over China’s foreign exchange policy and its commitment to reforms has sparked mayhem in financial markets in recent weeks, as the PBOC allowed the yuan to fall sharply in early January and then moved aggressively to try to steady it.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said it would start implementing a reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on offshore banks’ domestic deposits, in a move that seemed intended to soak up additional liquidity.

“After experiencing the crashes last year, the sentiment is quite vulnerable and pessimistic now,” said Xiao Shijun, an analyst at Guodu Securities in Beijing.

Setting an RRR – requiring banks to hold a certain level of currency in reserves – could tighten liquidity leaving less yuan for banks to lend and so making it more expensive for speculators to bet against it.

China’s central bank tightly manages the onshore market by setting a daily target for the yuan, which is allowed to trade within a 2-percentage point band either side.

Chinese equities had tumbled on Friday, with the Shanghai index closing lower than at any time since December 2014, leaving most investors who put their faith in Beijing’s measures to end last summer’s crash nursing losses.

Global markets have also tumbled in January, with Asian shares sliding on Monday to their lowest levels since 2011 following weak U.S. The central bank had set a firmer tone by raising the mid-point to 6.5590 CNY=SAEC.

A turbulent start to 2016, with currency and stock markets tumbling, has stoked concerns that Beijing’s policymakers are in danger of fumbling as China heads toward its slowest growth in 25 years. His remarks were published on the CSRC website.

China’s major share indexes have lost 16-18 percent so far in 2016, taking them back to around the levels plumbed in August, when the market slumped more than 40 percent in a summer crash.

Xiao Gang, head of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), pledged over the weekend to strengthen oversight of the market.

On Friday, the yuan had weakened sharply offshore, opening up a gap of more than 1 percent with the steady onshore market.

SQUEEZING SPECULATION

(Reporting by Pete Sweeney, Samuel Shen and Shanghai and Beijing newsrooms; Writing by Alex Richardson; Editing by Neil Fullick)

China’s currency has fallen around 5 percent since August, and while most analysts expect further weakening the authorities have been loath to allow it to depreciate too fast.

The offshore yuan CNH=D3 was trading at 6.5855 per dollar, around 0.1 percent softer than the onshore spot rate..

“The market sees that this is a gesture by the PBOC to warn speculators that are betting on a fast depreciation of its currency,” said Zhou Hao, senior emerging markets economist for Asia at Commerzbank AG in Singapore.

But sentiment remained fragile, with analysts expecting further turbulence ahead.

The spot market CNY=CFXS opened at 6.5800 per dollar on Monday and was changing hands at 6.5790 by mid-afternoon, 0.08 percent firmer than the previous close

Negative Effects of Gambling

A study by the same university suggested that 73% of the individuals who are imprisoned are found to be problem gamblers.

? Gambling has proven to be addictive. The effect is similar to that of having a drug or a drink, which is why gambling changes one’s mental state and mood.

? Studies show that children with a sibling or parent addicted to gambling, are more likely to take to substance abuse.

Initially, one looks at gambling as a way to run away from life’s problems, or from stress, anger, and loneliness. Over time, it becomes a habit, and eventually an obsession that can’t be overcome. Due to lost mental peace, they may ill-treat their spouse and children. Their mental state can even lead to suicidal tendencies.

? According to a study by the George State University, 50% of the problem gamblers commit crime. Some go that way to forget the sorrow of losing big sums when gambling.

? Apart from absence at work and drop in efficiency, a common observation is that gamblers tend to steal money and engage in fraudulent behavior to recover from financial losses incurred when gambling, or to get more money to bet.

? According to a research by NCPG, 76 percent of problem gamblers are likely to have a major depressive disorder.

Compulsive gambling leads to bankruptcy

? The costs of treating compulsive gamblers are huge. Thus, gambling practices cause a huge financial burden on the families of the affected and on the society at large.

? Problem gamblers and addicts tend to abuse their family members. Because of this, they land in worse situations and take the wrong decisions in life.

? The stress from gambling may lead to health issues like ulcers, stomach problems, muscle pains, headaches, and problems with sleep.

? The addiction to gambling can leave one in bankruptcy. The skill of a gambler lies in weighing the three parameters and making a decision about what amount should be staked and how much should be expected in return.

? Gamblers often exhibit mood swings and a strangely secretive behavior. In the following sections of this Buzzle article, we discuss the negative effects of gambling on the individual and society.

Gambling = Thoughtless Expenditure + Waste of Time

? Similar to how an individual keeps consuming substances like drugs or alcohol to experience an altered mental state, he continues to gamble. It soon becomes a habit that can’t be broken.

? As gambling leads to increased criminal activities, in a way, gamblers add to the burden on prisons and the legal system.

? A majority of those addicted to gambling have substance abuse disorders.

? Additionally, rehabilitation and public assistance systems are taxed.

? Gambling can lead to criminal activities. It causes a decline in his/her work performance, thus hampering his career.

? They start borrowing money and take secret loans. The addiction gets on to the gamblers to such an extent that they fail to think wisely before acting. Betting is a mentally taxing activity, and as one goes on risking more and more money, anxiety starts building.

? Research has shown that gambling can lead to harmful behavior in people. The addiction leads people to continue with gambling irrespective of whether they earn or lose in the deal. The addiction has negative effects on one’s physical and mental health and it proves to be detrimental to one’s social, personal, and professional life. The National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG) describes this type of gambling behavior as problem gambling.

? Substances of abuse are served at casinos and in pubs and clubs, thus increasing the likelihood of gamblers consuming them. Games offered in casinos, table games like poker, Red Dog, and Blackjack, as also electronic games like Slot Machine and Video Poker are some of the common types of gambling. Thus, gambling can have a grave economic impact which is difficult to reverse.

? People who fall prey to gambling tend to remain away from their families and waste money on other bad practices. Some take to substance abuse to supplement the high they get from winning huge sums while gambling. Sports betting and arbitrage betting are the other types. Six to eight million people in America are estimated to have a gambling problem.

? Children of parents who are problem gamblers or gambling addicts tend to feel abandoned and angry, further increasing stress and leading to strained family relations.

? Over time, the practice of gambling starts becoming a habit and begins to have damaging effects at psychological, physical, and social levels. Card games, coin tossing, and dice-based games are some non-casino based forms of gambling. The greed never ends and they keep betting more and more. To add to the so-called merry atmosphere, gamblers often smoke or drink while playing.

You could be at gunpoint or holding the gun. It only leads to a thoughtless expenditure of money and valuables.

Gambling refers to the betting of money on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the intent of winning additional wealth. They tend to stay away from their near ones, resulting in distrust between them and their loved ones.

Mental and physical health problems, financial issues, and conflicts in the family are among the common negative effects of gambling. Addiction to gambling, coupled with substance abuse can make the gamblers physically abusive towards their family. Their debt keeps building and it may reach an amount that exceeds their capacity to repay.

? People continue gambling with the greed of winning money. The addiction robs a gambler of all the productive time and leads to loss of efficiency at work. The two go hand in hand. Rehabilitating the gambling addicts needs money and time, and the process is not very easy. According to the National Research Council, 10 to 17% of the children of problem gamblers have been abused and so have 25 to 50% of the partners of problems gamblers.

? Gambling is practiced as a means of recreation. The stress of risking huge amounts of money or the frustration after losing it can increase the tendency of abuse in gamblers. This proves to be detrimental to their social and family life. In spite of the losses incurred, they continue betting. They engage in gambling activities at the cost of their time with family and friends. Forget satisfaction or peace, it is not even refreshing in the real sense. It can drag you into crime, gambling isn’t fun.

? Gambling at the cost of one’s job results in a decline in the quality of his professional life. On giving a serious consideration to the negative effects of gambling, we realize that it is best avoided.

? An Austrian study said that around 1 in 5 suicidal patients had a gambling problem.

? According to the University of New York, in people with alcohol use disorders, the chances of developing an addiction to gambling are 23 times higher.. The decision to gamble money is based on three parameters namely; how much to bet, the predictability of the event, and the conditions agreed upon, between the gamblers. A recreational activity is supposed to be refreshing and relaxing, but something like gambling is contrary to the very purpose of recreation. When they lose the money they had risked, they further gamble to recover the lost amount and it becomes a vicious circle even they can’t escape from.

? Addiction to gambling has been linked with substance abuse

UBS Writes Down Positions, Predicts an Overall Loss in Third Quarter, and Reorganizes Management

These securities are either AAA-rated or High Grade, and have a

short weighted average life.

Previously, he was General Counsel for the O’Connor

hedge fund and fund of fund businesses, and was on the O’Connor team at

its relaunch in 2000. Ferri is also responsible for managing the product

pipeline, business development, sales and client services.

Short bio William Ferri

While the third quarter loss means that pre tax results for the full

year 2007 will most probably be below those for 2006, total earnings

should still be at a high level and UBS will finish the year in a strong

capital position.

In the third quarter, UBS will recognize substantial losses in FIRC

within the Investment Bank, mainly on its holdings of securities related

to the US sub prime residential mortgage (RMBS) market. Its shares are listed on the SWX Swiss Stock Exchange,

the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

UBS is one of the world’s leading financial

firms, serving a discerning international client base. (since 1995) where positions held included Corporate Vice President

and Associate General Counsel to the Global Equities Division, and

Deputy Director of Compliance.

UBS has only limited exposure to leveraged lending with commitments of

about USD 13 billion. He also chairs

the Swiss Institute for International Studies (SIAF).

 

In third quarter 2007, expected pre-tax loss for the Group between

CHF 600 million and CHF 800 million, due mainly to write downs and

losses in the FIRC business within the Investment Bank

For the first nine months of 2007 pre-tax profits for the Group in

the order of CHF 10 billion, and expect to end the year with good

level of profits and a strong capital position

All other businesses in the Investment Bank, as well as the Global

Wealth Management & Business Banking and Global Asset Management

business groups, performing very well

Management changes:

– Investment Bank Chairman and CEO Huw Jenkins to step down. Mr. He is a Swiss citizen. From 1996 until the merger of SBC

and Union Bank of Switzerland in 1998 he served as regional manager of

the Zurich-Eastern Switzerland-Ticino area for the corporate and

commercial banking activities of SBC. As an integrated firm, UBS

creates added value for clients by drawing on the combined resources and

expertise of all its businesses.

With effect from today:

Marco Suter was elected to the Board of Directors at the Annual General

Meeting of UBS in April 2005 and thereafter appointed as Executive Vice

Chairman.

UBS

“On August 14, I said that if turbulent

conditions prevail throughout the quarter, we will probably see a very

weak trading result in the Investment Bank, offset by predictable

earnings from wealth and asset management. Ferri began his legal career practicing corporate law at Seward &

Kissel, from 1991 to 1995. It has offices

in 50 countries, with about 39% of its employees working in the

Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 16% in the rest of Europe and 11% in Asia

Pacific. The one firm approach requires a

successful and profitable Investment Bank. During 2008 we will continue

to focus on improving cost and balance sheet efficiency.”

Despite the unsatisfactory results for the third quarter, we still

expect to end the year with a good level of profits and in a strong

capital position. I have therefore taken

decisive action to be as transparent as possible. Wolf also participated as a panel member at

the inaugural Wall Street forum for HIV and AIDS alongside former UN

Secretary Kofi Annan.

Short bio Robert Wolf

“I am confident that, with these changes and

by properly absorbing the lessons of this quarter, we will become a

stronger bank. Scoby has a BS from Wharton School and an MA from the

University of Pennsylvania, both earned with honors in a total of four

years of study and awarded in 1987.

These write downs are mainly of (a) legacy positions of the now closed

Dillon Read Capital Management subsidiary and (b) positions entered into

as part of the Investment Bank’s mortgage

backed securities business.

Mr. These events have led to the

management changes announced today. Wolf graduated from the Wharton School at the University of

Pennsylvania with a B.S. Between 1999 and 2005 he was Group Chief Credit Officer and

a member of the Group Managing Board. We have a strong balance sheet, a strong franchise, and

leading positions in all businesses in all regions. Marcel

Rohner, Group CEO, will reorganize senior management, take over as

Chairman and CEO of the Investment Bank, and accelerate structural

improvements to the firm.

The remaining relevant positions in direct sub prime RMBS have a current

net value of USD 19 billion. Mr. He is a member of the

Global Asset Management Executive Committee and a member of the UBS

Group Managing Board.

Walter Stuerzinger, Group Chief Risk Officer (GCRO), will become Chief

Operating Officer, Corporate Center, and hand over the GCRO position to

Joseph Scoby, currently Global Head of Alternative and Quantitative

Investments (A&Q), Global Asset Management. He is married with two children.

Robert Wolf is the Chairman & CEO of UBS for the Americas. UBS’s financial businesses employ more than 80,000 people

around the world. Joseph Scoby’s record both as

head of A&Q and previously as Joint Head of US Equities within the

Investment Bank makes him an ideal successor to Walter Stuerzinger. Scoby’s

experience includes portfolio management in commodity options,

convertible arbitrage, equities, equity derivatives, corporate bonds,

merger arbitrage, quantitative equity, real estate finance, and

fundamental based equity long short funds. Clive Standish, Group Chief Financial Officer, will retire.

Third quarter results

There are other, smaller, losses in equities proprietary trading within

an overall satisfactory result.

Mr. I have also made

appropriate senior management changes, and will accelerate

already-planned changes to the firm. Suter first joined the bank in 1974 as an

apprentice at SBC’s St. Prior to that, he held various

management positions in SBC’s investment banking operations, first as

the Continental European Head of Merchant Banking and later as the Chief

Credit Officer for EMEA. From

1995-1999 he was the Joint Head of US Equities at the Investment Bank,

with responsibility for approximately 650 employees. He received a BS form Cornell University in

1988 and a JD from the University of North Carolina in 1991.

William Ferri is the Head of Business Development and Logistics for

Alternative and Quantitative Investments (A&Q), an alternatives platform

within Global Asset Management.

Biographies

Following a write down of positions in fixed income, rates and

currencies (FIRC), mainly related to deteriorating conditions in the US

sub prime residential mortgage market, UBS is likely to record an

overall Group pre-tax loss of between CHF 600 million and CHF 800

million for third quarter, ended September 30. A

glossary, containing definitions of some of the less-well known terms

used in today’s release, is also available at www.ubs.com/media.

Robert Wolf, Chairman and CEO, UBS Group Americas and Chief Operating

Officer Investment Bank, will additionally become President, Investment

Bank. His long experience and knowledge of UBS, including as

Group Chief Credit Officer, make him extremely well qualified for this

position. in Economics. Mr. Management action has been taken to

make certain these positions are appropriately valued and risk managed.

Results for third quarter 2007 will be announced on October 30, 2007 as

planned.

UBS has no material exposure to conduits.

Continued strong performance in other business areas

As a result of the planned changes within the Investment Bank, overall

staff numbers will fall by about 1,500 by the end of this year.

The marks take a cautious view of future developments in the US mortgage

market and UBS is content to hold these securities at this level of

valuation.

Working closely with other members of the management team and the key

investment professionals within A&Q, Mr. William Ferri, currently

Head of Business Development and Logistics for A&Q, will be appointed as

the new Global Head of Alternative and Quantitative Investments.

All other UBS businesses remain strong. Suter was born on 7 May 1958. There is also a smaller position of below USD 4 billion net

exposure to sub prime securities through warehouse lines and retained

CDOs. Scoby began his career with O’Connor and

Associates in 1987 and became a Managing Director in 1993. He also

serves as Global Chief Operating Officer for the Investment Bank.

In addition to his roles at UBS, Mr. Mr. Suter has been with UBS and its predecessor, Swiss Bank Corporation,

since 1974. He also has extensive

experience in solving institutional and corporate client problems using

derivatives. Gall office and later broadened his experience

with assignments in Nyon, New York, Basel, Zurich and London.

Commenting on these changes Marcel Rohner said:

Short bio Marco Suter

In addition, UBS has taken significant write downs on positions in Super

Senior AAA-rated tranches of CDOs, based on level 3 valuation models.

Our first quarterly loss in nine years is an unsatisfactory result,

especially after such a strong first half. In Global Wealth Management &

Business Banking, all geographical regions continue to attract net new

money. Group

CFO Clive Standish to retire

– Marco Suter, Executive Vice Chairman, UBS, to become Group CFO

– Walter Stuerzinger, Group Chief Risk Officer (GCRO), to become

Chief Operating Officer (COO), Corporate Center

– Joseph Scoby, Global Head of Alternative & Quantitative

Investments, UBS Global Asset Management, to become GCRO, UBS

Investment Bank changes:

– Robert Wolf, COO, Investment Bank, additionally appointed

President, Investment Bank

– Money Markets, Currencies and Commodities (MCC) to be integrated

into Fixed Income

– Initiation of cost reductions in Investment Bank

Marcel Rohner, in addition to his duties as Group CEO, will for the

foreseeable future take over the role of Chairman and CEO of the

Investment Bank. These positions consist overwhelmingly of

AAA-rated tranches, 80% with a weighted average life of less than three

years. This led to substantial valuation losses, including in

securities with high credit ratings. A&Q currently has over USD

60 billion in assets under management. He has also been the head of O’Connor,

a specialist hedge fund provider within A&Q, with assets under

management of approximately USD 7.5 billion. When most mortgage backed securities positions were set up there were

offsetting positions in place, designed to mitigate risk in normal

market conditions. He is on the Executive

Leadership Council for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, on the

Board of Trustees for the Children’s Aid Society, the Board of Directors

for the partnership for NYC and on the Board of Directors for the

National Sports Museum. Within the

Investment Bank, IBD has gained market share, the capital markets

business remains strong, and equities revenues –

though a bit weaker this quarter than a year ago, and in the context of

extremely difficult conditions – remain

healthy.

UBS is the leading global wealth manager, a top tier investment banking

and securities firm, and one of the largest global asset managers. Wolf is a member of the UBS Group Managing Board and the Investment

Bank Management Committee. Ferri has overall

responsibility for managing the logistics platform and business

development effort of the group, ensuring the investment team’s

requirements are met while maintaining the appropriate control

infrastructure. UBS remains a formidable

competitor in financial services and is well positioned to deliver

long-term profitable growth.”

Short bio Joseph Scoby

. He originally worked for PaineWebber

Inc. We have thousands of

talented people throughout the organisation who, by working together,

will deliver further value to our clients and additional growth to our

shareholders.”

A video containing an interview with Group CEO Marcel Rohner is

available at www.ubs.com/media as

well as at www.cantos.com. He served as Global Head of Fixed Income from

2002 – 2004, having joined the firm in 1994

after spending approximately 10 years at Salomon Brothers.

ZURICH & BASEL, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

Within the Investment Bank, Money Markets, Currencies and Commodities

(MCC) will be integrated into Fixed Income under the leadership of Andre

Esteves.

Management changes

Mr. Wolf is on the Undergraduate

Executive Board of the Wharton School and sits on the Athletics Board of

Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Scoby’s first task as a member of the Group Executive Board will

be to review and refine our risk processes. Following these actions, UBS is in

a strong position to continue to grow its client businesses.

Where possible, holdings are marked at the quoted market price. Valuations therefore mostly

use models with observable inputs, where possible, and level 3 valuation

models otherwise.

Marcel Rohner, Group CEO, said: “UBS operates on the principle that

management is accountable to shareholders. In

Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. Mr. Its business,

global in scale, is focused on growth. Mr. Prior to his appointment to his current position in 2004, Robert

Wolf was Global Head of Fixed Income for over three years.

Marco Suter, Executive Vice Chairman, UBS, will leave the Board of

Directors to become Group Chief Financial Officer, and join the Group

Executive Board. Overall, FIRC

will record negative revenues in the order of CHF 4 billion.

Mr. Global Asset Management continues to perform well. All other businesses in the Investment Bank, and our

Global Wealth Management & Business Banking and Global Asset Management

businesses, continue to record good results. These have also been written down appropriately,

leading to a limited loss on these positions in third quarter.

Commenting on these decisions, Marcel Rohner, Group CEO said:

Mr. However, the deterioration in the US sub prime

residential mortgage backed securities market, especially in August, was

more sudden and more severe than in recent history, and markets became

illiquid. Pre-tax profits for the

first nine months of 2007 will be in the order of CHF 10 billion. Huw Jenkins, Chairman and CEO of the Investment Bank,

will step down from his position and become a senior advisor to Marcel

Rohner.

Joseph Scoby is Global Head of Alternative and Quantitative Investments

(A&Q), an alternatives platform within Global Asset Management with

approximately USD 60 billion in assets under management and 360

employees around the globe. In fact, conditions remained

turbulent, so we will make an overall pre-tax loss at Group level for

the quarter.

Mr. For most

sub prime holdings, this is not possible. Ferri joined the UBS Investment Bank in 1998

as Director of Equity Compliance

Casino-Gaming :: Why People Like Casinos?

Whether you are sitting in a land casino or at home visiting the virtual world of casinos online, there is always that excitement. Players can feel like they do not have to think about their problems, their stresses, when they are playing a game. Instead they focus on the wins, the strategy it takes to win, and the good times they are having. They are also thinking what they need to do to win. It is about the free money. If you have always wanted to try craps but could never afford the Vegas tables you can enter into a game online. Roulette is another option of online casino games. One, you can play online casino games and win money. The online casino games vary from slot machines and arcade games to variations of table games. By playing five cents one could win a hundred dollars. It would be impossible to list every reason for why people like casinos, but we do have some of the top reasons that individuals find casinos and most importantly online casinos enjoyable. Our first reason is the atmosphere of fun. It is also about playing the best poker players in the world at the online tournaments.

The four reasons we have listed above all center on two things. Enjoyment is always a key to playing online casinos.

There seems to be an inherent sense that games are enjoyable. Craps, baccarat, Texas Hold’em and other games are always available online. You do not just have to play one game.. You can change games whenever you want to. Many of us grow up still enjoying a game now and then. This lucky feeling draws gamblers in every day.

The online casino gambling also gives players a break from reality. If someone is playing the online casino poker they are thinking about what they need to bet. As children, parents offer us different types of games to help us learn things like social skills and to keep us occupied. We are able to buy a lottery ticket, take a chance on the spinning of a wheel, or use strategy to earn free cash.

It is also about meeting people. We have just listed a few.

. In the online casino world meeting people from all over the world is a possibility. Gamblers can play someone in China while sitting in the UK. They can learn about other cultures, other’s lives, and just have a great time. If you are waiting for the bingo call to start you can be playing a slot machine to win a couple of dollars. When we are adults we also get to enjoy the benefits of playing games for money. The fact is there are many reasons why people like casinos. The music that plays or the flashing lights of the online casino slots draw players in.

Some of the gamblers will play online casino slots thinking that luck is on their side; that this once they will hit the button and win the million dollar jackpot

How To Master Sports Betting

Upsets are always going to happen but see when it makes the most sense when to go for that and when not to. If you are going to do it you need to do it properly and master it, it means you are completely organized and focused. It is only going to place you in a difficult position and as much as you might think it won’t be, your decision making ability is going to be compromised. It’s all about accumulating winnings. It doesn’t matter if it is pretty or not.

Speaking of the long run, this is what you should be focused on. The weather conditions also make a difference as they do in horse racing. So do yourself a favor and swear off them. Business is business and you need to be concentrating on who is going to win regardless of who likes and who doesn’t like which team.

In the case of team sports, injuries are important. Over time, you will learn what it should be that you should be paying attention to.

Look for value bets. This means that when you place your bets you need to be thinking clearly and concisely. Also look into how sides perform the week after doing certain travel. Thus when you are doing well, you will still be focused and when you aren’t doing so well you won’t be thinking that it’s the end of the world. On the flip side, you shouldn’t bet against a team because someone you don’t like roots for that team. So if you suffer a bad break along the way, just remember it goes with the territory. What is the point of drowning yourself in statistics and research for what you could just as easily decided with a flip of the coin? So you need to sift through it all and just take the morsels here and there which are really important and make a difference. Travel is a factor such as when East Coast sides travel to the West Coast and vice versa. You shouldn’t favor a team because they are the team your best friend supports. For instance, if you are pretty certain that a side is going to win and they are getting good odds for this than take this. Hopefully this kind of thinking will keep you grounded. You can’t let the highs and lows affect you too much.

Sports betting is an easy way to make a tough living. It could provide great insight as to predicting what will occur.. You want to know who trained and who didn’t. Because of this point, it is probably better if you steer clear from any matches involving the teams that you like. Anything less than this and it is going to be a disaster. You will be better off for doing so in the long run.

Information and doing your homework is important, but you don’t want to full into the trap of information overload. You don’t want to lose money just because you weren’t on top of your game.

The most important thing is that you need to take emotion out of the equation

Funding Black Entrepreneurs: The Arbitrage Opportunity

I hope that my appearance on the show will inspire my peers, fellow investment professionals, to see that there is an entire talent pool they are not tapping into and begin to proactively seek out black talent to create more inclusive and equal networks for our future generations.

So many black kids aspire to be entertainers or professional athletes because those are the only role models they see that look like them.

When the Shark Tank producers first asked me to be a guest judge on Season 7, I turned them down. And in order to reveal it, we must transform the face of success. on track to become majority-minority by 2040, the low rate of investment in minority entrepreneurs is not a reflection on the number of great minority lead ventures, but rather, a reflection of the networks we access. The diverse talent is out there. With enough hustle, entrepreneurship opens doors to a world of opportunities.

The lack of black entrepreneurs is nothing new. And you can’t invest in talent that you aren’t looking for.

At my new venture capital firm, Cross Culture Ventures, 80 percent of the companies we have invested in are led by black founders. I see it all the time. I am inspired by the diversity of the entrepreneurs that come into Shark Tank and the ability of the show to reach all Americans. Which is not surprising when you consider the fact that 1.5 percent of positions on investment teams are filled by African Americans. While I am a fan of the show, and an active investor, I find more comfort behind the camera rather than out front. These entrepreneurs see me and my investments in other successful entrepreneurs and feel that they are welcomed as creators, innovators and leaders, that they have a place in entrepreneurship, and that they have a real shot at being invested in. There are only 300 jobs in the NBA, but an endless amount of opportunities as an entrepreneur.

I see this robust pool of black talent because of my network and my team’s network.

I invest in black-led startups not because of a sense of charity. But, you can’t be what you can’t see. But when I thought about who would be watching the episode, the young black boys and girls who are desperately seeking role models that look like them, or the computer science major who is the only black student in his program, I realized the responsibility I had. When we took applications for SMASHD Labs, my new startup accelerator, 60 percent of them were from minority founders. I make those investments because of the basic principle of supply and demand, and the reality that black entrepreneurs typically lack the network to have their deals become bid up and overvalued. It is the same responsibility Daymond John took on when he decided to step in front of that camera as well.. With the U.S. This is a stark contrast to the overall landscape of startups, where only 1 percent of VC-backed founders are black. I have seen this proven time and again in my own endeavors.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a Shark. The networks we are part of and the ones we choose to tap into, or not, are fundamental to this reality. But their ideas are as brilliant, their work ethic as strong, and their courage as impressive as entrepreneurs who receive the majority of Silicon Valley’s attention