The need to invest your money wisely is greater than ever, and this often requires looking beyond the obvious as you must remain vigilant to protect your money. Here are some recommendations that can help you to become a smarter investor by learning to take action to protect and grow your...

Feb 06, 2023

Gone are the days when an investor could take a “Set it and forget it” approach. Or perhaps those days never really existed, but investors were comfortable with their returns and saw no need for a periodic review of their investments or rebalancing of their portfolios. One would simply...

Nov 21, 2022

You can’t pour from an empty cup or vessel, is a phrase that many of us have heard or used at some point in our lives. While the saying tends to be used in relation to our personal and mental well-being, I think it is pertinent to also include this phrase in our financial lives. As market...

Oct 10, 2022

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

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