Recreational Guide: The Arkansas River

September 29th, 2022 by admin No comments »

Arkansas River GeographyThe Arkansas River headwaters source is near Leadville,Guest Posting Colorado. The river technically ends in the Mississippi, which leads out to the ocean. The river drops 10,000 feet in the first 125 mile stretch. Within this stretch, the River carves through a large canyon now called the Royal Gorge. Because of the rapid drop of elevation, this stretch of river is popular for whitewater rafting and other river recreation. In total, the river drops 11,400 feet and covers a total of 161,000 square miles. The Arkansas River basin drains 24,904 square miles.From Colorado, the Arkansas River then runs through Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, before meeting up with the Mississippi River. In total the river runs 1450 miles, which makes the Arkansas River the longest tributary in the Mississippi-Missouri water system.Carving out many canyons and gorges, perhaps one of the most well known is the Royal Gorge. With a width of 50 feet at its base and a few hundred feet at its top, and a depth of 1200 feet in places, the 10-mile-long canyon is a narrow, steep crevasse through the granite of Fremont Peak.The Arkansas River is now used as a main waterway for commerce, with the system being formerly called the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System or MKARNS. This specific stretch of the river is 445 miles. It takes a commercial towboat 5 days to travel the MKARNs distance. The commercial stretch of the river has multiple dam and lock systems allowing for greater control over the navigation efforts. The Arkansas River is used for waterway commerce, recreational activities (such as whitewater rafting) and wildlife preservation.Arkansas River HistoryThe Arkansas River was first discovered by Europeans before the Mississippi River in 1541. After Francisco Vasquez de Coronado forded the river, Hernando de Soto was on the lower river, when he later discovered the Mississippi. The Arkansas River had long been used by native Indians, who relied on the river for a source of food and shelter.The Arkansas River was claimed in 1682 by La Salle in the name of the king of France. A few years later, a fort was established on the banks of the mouth of the Arkansas. The river fort was called “poste Aux Arcansas” otherwise known today as the Arkansas Post. This became part of the Louisiana territory, which transferred to the hands of Spain after the Treaty of Paris in 1763.Perhaps the most important part in recent history for the Arkansas River came in 1787, when George Washington claimed that the navigable waters leading to the Mississippi and St. Lawrence.. shall be common highways and forever free…without any tax, impost or duty…” making the Arkansas River free for all future commerce and business. After that, many foreign countries began using the waterways to transport goods inland. In 1803 the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory, including the Arkansas River basin. The Arkansas River also became a very popular route for steamboats transporting people inland from the Mississippi. Many settlements had already been established along the banks and surrounding areas of the river. By 1890, 20,818 acres of land in Kansas were being irrigated by the Arkansas River. From there on, irrigation projects and wells began expanding from the river into the Arkansas valley.The largest flood happened in 1927. The Arkansas flooded due to huge amounts of rainfall, creating a 6-8 foot wall of water shooting down the river. Every levee broke as the flood made its way to the Mississippi River. Since that date, many dams and locks were built for a total commerce and control solution for the Arkansas river. On December 30, 1970 the water was opened and ready for use. All locks and dams are still in operation, and have been successful ever since.Arkansas River Rafting and RecreationOne of the most popular recreational activities on the Arkansas River is whitewater rafting. Popular Colorado rafting trip are commercially run through the Colorado regions of the Arkansas River. Brown Canyon, Narrows, Bighorn Canyon, Numbers, Royal Gorge are all popular section and spots on the river that whitewater rafters often hit. The river is often too large to run your own private trip through unless you have previous experience and proper equipment.Outside of river rafting, the Arkansas River is also lined with campground, RV parks and recreational facilities for planning vacations and trips along the river

Why Forex Traders Fail

April 23rd, 2022 by admin No comments »

Amazingly enough according to estimates, 90 percent of Forex traders lose money. Futures traders fare a little better, 70 to 80 percent are losing traders. Another fact is that the Forex traders lose their trading capital in record time, 6 months, compared to Futures traders at about 12 months. To put all this in perspective I will do a comparison with small business start-ups and how they cope with failure. Further I will also look at the reasons traders and businesses fail. For those of you that think this comparison is not relevant, think again. Why is Forex trading different from any other business? The motive is to make money, right? Otherwise, it would be no different from roulette or any other game that can be found in Las Vegas or Macau.

According to the article, “Survival and Longevity in the Business Employment Dynamics Data,” (Monthly Labor Review 2005) Amy Knaup shows that about 60 percent of business establishments that opened in second quarter of 1998 were still in existence 24 months later. In other words, only 40 percent of new businesses failed within 24 months, that is much better than any traders can show. So why is it that business and traders fail and are there any similarities. Let’s have a look at another 2005 study “Small businesses: Causes of bankruptcy” by Don B. Bradley III and Chris Cowdery from the University of Central Arkansas. In this study, they authors elaborate that roughly 90 percent of the business failure is due to “poor management caused by a lack of knowledge.” So what kind of knowledge are business owners lacking? The areas where knowledge is lacking are many but the following are the most common:

Bad management practices
Poor choice of location
Failure to invest in new products and efficient technology
Lack of adequate financing
In some ways Forex trading is more straight-forward than starting a business (no incorporation, no sales or marketing etc), but on the other hand it is also more complex and illogical since we are dealing with human consensus and expectations driving exchange rates up and down seemingly at random. Going through the above four reasons for business failure and translating it into the Forex trading equivalent we get:

Bad profit and risk management
Poor choice of Forex broker
Failure to invest in a proper trading and charting platform
Under-capitalized
But for a Forex trader it usually doesn’t stop here. Most people signing up for a Forex broker account do so without much knowledge about the Forex market and the psychology involved. On my website I have created a free Forex trading course that addresses the deficiencies that lead to failure of Forex traders. In order to make it easier for traders to grasp the difficulties, I developed the “Three Pillars to Profit”:

The Right Trading System, i.e a validated Trading System that produces consistent profits
The Right Psychology, i.e a Psychology that supports your trading effort towards consistent profits
The Right Experience, i.e an Experience that promotes confidence in your Trading System
This probably seems obvious but believe me, it isn’t. Contrary to what all Forex Brokers want us to believe, Forex trading is not easy.

We have established that Forex traders and Business owners face pretty much the same problems, but why is it that Forex traders fail to such an astounding degree compared to business owners. The “Three Pillars to Profit” I think explains it all, because most traders that enter the Forex arena are severely lacking in all the three pillars. Would you start a Supermarket if you had only 1 or 2 weeks of experience as a Supermarket clerk? Would you start a business without having any idea about how to generate sales or market your products? If you answered No then you are smart, but this is exactly how many aspiring Forex traders approach their new venture. They don’t have a clue of what they are doing.

The Important of Reputation Management For Your Business

March 18th, 2022 by admin No comments »

Have you been searching for accommodating and solid data? Indeed, this article will ensure you get a few strong ideas. It will assist you with sorting out some way to more readily deal with your standing.

Posting data via online media locales is essential to your business’ standing. You should post a few times each week at any rate to actually run an advertising effort. Assuming you see that posting via online media locales is overpowering, consider recruiting an aide to make your posts for you.

At the point when individuals invest in some opportunity to offer something about your business, it is vital that you are sufficiently gracious to answer. While you might be an extremely bustling individual, it shows your crowd that you really care about them and what they need to say. This is imperative to keep a consistent client base.

At the point when you talk with your crowd, ensure that you do as such in a conversational tone. Individuals try to avoid the possibility of entrepreneurs continuously addressing them with promoting to them. While you would like to make a deal, you ought to never cause a client to feel like this is your main concern.

Be grateful. Assuming somebody leaves a decent audit about your organization, send them an individual message and express gratitude toward them for their criticism. On the off chance that conceivable, send your client a coupon for a specific percent off on their next buy as a much obliged. In the event that this is preposterous, earnestly say thanks to them for their input.

Assuming you will utilize anybody’s thoughts, you ought to constantly make a point to give them credit for that. Everybody out there can advance a little from others, so giving due credit will show individuals that you don’t think you are over that. This is an extraordinary method for getting their appreciation.