Mar 18, 2020 8:00 am
History was made this month with the black swan event of a Covid-19 virus outbreak, a collapse in oil prices follow by massive government and private sector responses to a novel threat on human lives.
Equity markets have now plunged about...
Feb 26, 2020 8:00 am
Despite this week’s dramatic decline in the major stock indices, markets remain within 5 per cent of their all-time highs. Now, as the long running bull market in stocks approaches 11 years some investors may be wondering what to do next. Should...
Jan 7, 2020 8:00 am
Investors had a lot to like about 2019. Across the globe, equities, bonds, commodities, high-yield fixed income and precious metals markets all responded positively to the siren call of lower interest rates and increasingly accommodative global...
Nov 29, 2019 8:00 am
Central banks around the world have been exceptionally supportive of the financial markets this year. Despite lacklustre profit growth, so-called “easy money” has been pushing global stock markets to new highs almost weekly while handing bond...
Oct 22, 2019 8:00 am
The government is not your friend when it comes to investing — at least not lately. As I mentioned here last month, “manufactured money” designed to create near zero and negative interest rates across the world have made it increasingly difficult...
Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am
Government officials, making more moves this week, are guaranteed to cause some further head scratching. First, the European Central Bank started yet another wave of monetary easing yesterday; and next week, the Fed is likely to cut interest...
Aug 6, 2019 8:00 am
Bermudian-based Ascendant Group Ltd stated on January 28 the company had begun evaluating strategic alternatives including a potential sale of the company.
Then Algonquin Power and Utilities, a Canadian utility, announced on June 3 it had...
Jul 10, 2019 8:00 am
Earlier this year I wrote about the island capital markets (“Investment Opportunities in the islands” — March 19, 2019) highlighting what were in my opinion the best investments closer to home. In scanning the offshore world, my conclusion was...
Jun 5, 2019 8:00 am
This week the ten-year US Treasury bond yield fell to 2.09 per cent, its lowest level in twenty months as interest rates in Europe continued to plunge and President Trump threatened Mexico with new tariffs. With Brexit negotiations caught in a...
Apr 25, 2019 8:00 am
With the US stock market averages hitting new highs, selectivity will likely be the key to successful investing in the months and years ahead. Some trends will persist but others may fade as the extended economic recovery approaches record...
Covid-19: curfew imposed from Sunday
Dame Pamela calls out social-media trolls
Eight new Covid-19 cases
Farmers’ abundant produce much in demand
Legal action over stalled Caroline Bay
Mercy flight brings Bermudians home from US
Caroline Bay faces ‘restructuring’
Clap for essential workers planned for 7pm
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