Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am
This year’s bipolar market swings have been exceeded only by the wild price action during the Great Financial Crisis in 2008 and the beginning of Great Depression in 1929. Stock markets around the globe tumbled dramatically in late February and...
May 5, 2020 8:00 am
With the worst of The Great Lockdown (TGL) market crash likely behind us, investors should prepare for the next phase of the pandemic era — a reopening of the world economy.
Looking back, this year’s market action has been epic. The...
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...
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