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  • Navigating the pandemic of fear
    Mar 18, 2020 8:00 am

    Navigating the pandemic of fear

    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...

  • Should investors buy the dip?
    Feb 26, 2020 8:00 am

    Should investors buy the dip?

    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...

  • Market outlook 2020: selectivity is the key
    Jan 7, 2020 8:00 am

    Market outlook 2020: selectivity is the key

    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...

  • Easy money: beginning of the end?
    Nov 29, 2019 8:00 am

    Easy money: beginning of the end?

    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...

  • Political risks loom large over markets
    Oct 22, 2019 8:00 am

    Political risks loom large over markets

    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...

  • The challenge of lower rates
    Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am

    The challenge of lower rates

    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...

  • Buyout offer and options for investors
    Aug 6, 2019 8:00 am

    Buyout offer and options for investors

    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...

  • Cruise stocks look like bargains
    Jul 10, 2019 8:00 am

    Cruise stocks look like bargains

    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...

  • Toxic politics push rates lower
    Jun 5, 2019 8:00 am

    Toxic politics push rates lower

    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...

  • Investing for slower growth
    Apr 25, 2019 8:00 am

    Investing for slower growth

    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...

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