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...
Mar 19, 2019 8:00 am
Last week I had the pleasure of joining the dynamic Toni Waterman on her weekly show The Breakdown, recorded locally at the Bermuda Broadcasting Company. The programme airs regularly on Thursday evenings and the topic for the...
Feb 7, 2019 8:00 am
Our investment focus is primarily on global companies, but we do keep an eye on the local market. Recently, a concerning chart pattern in Bermuda-headquartered Maiden Holdings caught our attention. Maiden stock has fallen over 85 per cent in the...
Jan 16, 2019 8:00 am
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” begins a famous Charles Dickens novel. Unsurprisingly, this phrase has been repeated countless times in financial publications since Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities in...
Dec 20, 2018 8:00 am
It seems fitting that 2018 was the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. Most asset classes fared poorly this year as investors hit the panic button, but the pain has been particularly acute in the emerging market sector. Notwithstanding a few...
Nov 16, 2018 8:00 am
Last week stock markets briefly celebrated the US midterm election results, rallying sharply on prospects for a better balance of power in Washington. But from an investment perspective, the most important political appointment had already...
Oct 17, 2018 8:00 am
This month’s sharp rise in interest rates highlights the attractiveness of investing in shorter term bonds. Longer term, fixed-rate bonds generally decline in price when rates climb, while short-duration bonds are much less sensitive. Many “low...
Sep 13, 2018 8:00 am
America appears to be winning the trade war — at least according to the markets. US stocks have just experienced one of the best stretches compared to non-US stock markets in quite some time.
Based upon rolling three-month investment...
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