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Your dream European vacation just got cheaper – 12% on a year-to-date basis to be precise (Full disclosure, this figure applies only to investors with US$ holdings). Have you been considering the purchase of Luxury European Made vehicle? Or perhaps the thrill of exploring Patagonia or...

Aug 29, 2022

There is no doubt that financial markets and the world at large, have been experiencing unprecedented times in the past few years. Financial markets have been affected in recent times by a multitude of factors including a global pandemic, war, and rising inflation. Many of us as investors...

Jun 27, 2022

On Wednesday June 14th the U.S. central bank (Federal Reserve aka the “Fed”) delivered its biggest rate hike since 1994. The Fed increased its benchmark rate by 75 basis points (bps) or 0.75%. The drastic action by the Fed was however not surprising. Many financial market participants...

Jun 20, 2022

You may be wondering how an interest rate could be negative. So, let's take a brief look at "negative interest rates". Firstly, what are they? As the name suggests, the rate is literally negative, i.e., it is below zero. In essence, this means that it costs you to keep your money at the...

Jun 13, 2022

Earlier this month, Heritage Petroleum (Formerly known as Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Limited “TPHLTT”) announced it would offer to repurchase its 9.75% 2026 bond from investors at a price of 102.563 on May 12th 2022 (or 107.563 for investors responding and agreeing to the tender by May 10...

May 23, 2022

Inflation is a word we often hear in the news and during budget speeches. Inflation refers to the sustained increase in prices of goods and services in an economy or the increase in the cost of living over time. Many people may understand the concept and know what inflation is but may not...

May 16, 2022

Close your eyes and imagine an ostrich. One of two images will most likely come to your mind- either an ostrich running (they are known for their speed after all) or an ostrich with its head buried in the sand. Interestingly when I was doing research for this article, I found out that the...

Apr 18, 2022

With great risk comes great reward is a quote famously attributed to Thomas Jefferson. An investor's risk tolerance is a very personal thing and their appetite for risk will change over time. 2022 has certainly begun with a bang and investors may be wondering what risks are necessary to...

Mar 28, 2022

“Time is Money” is a famous phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin that many of us have heard before. So why is time so important to an investor and is time really money? The simplest answer is yes. The time value of money is a concept that a sum of money is worth more now than the same...

Feb 28, 2022

Ever noticed how many animal-related references are used in the finance world? In the past we have written articles about pigs, wolves, bunny markets, and more recently explained a bull versus a bear market. Yet, we still haven’t covered all the animal terms- it’s a real jungle out there!

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Jan 10, 2022

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