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...
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...
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