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  • Is doing good good for business?

    Is doing good good for business?

    ‘Is doing good good for business’? This is the central theme behind a recent collaboration between the University of Carolina and Fortune, who are offering a joint course called ‘Change the World: Lead with Purpose’. The University’s Business...

  • What the Schuldschein?

    What the Schuldschein?

    Nothing gets the conversation started at weddings and other social events as much as talking finance, aside from maths or physics. Oddly enough, my wedding reception explanation of what a Schuldschein was not the crowd-pleaser I expected it to be.

  • A bitcoin crash or dip?

    A bitcoin crash or dip?

    It seems readers are only interested in hearing abut bitcoin or the foibles of women. In a bid for popularity without being pilloried, this article will stick to bitcoin. First of the bat: if you are reading this to get an opinion of the future...

  • A primer on hedged share classes

    It is becoming increasingly commonplace for asset management companies to launch sub-funds with varying share classes. These could differ for a number of reasons, namely: • Accumulator or Distributor Share Classes• Retail or Institutional Share...

  • High Yield correction - idiosyncratic risk and US tax reform

    High Yield correction - idiosyncratic risk and US tax reform

    For the past months, High Yield (HY) debt continued to register very decent returns for investors. However, as I have opined in my previous writings, asset managers and investors alike have continued to question the sustainability of these returns...

  • Louis Vuitton remains fashionable in equity portfolios

    Louis Vuitton remains fashionable in equity portfolios

    LVMH released their sales and revenue for Q3 17 and once again they smashed estimates.  Having gone through our model, we increased the price target from €225 to €255.  About the Group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, better known as LVMH, is...

  • Financial literacy

    I have been saying for a number of years that education on finance is becoming ever more critical in this day and age, not only for investment purposes but also for our day-to-day financing needs. While the term 'financial education' generally has...

  • BOV, HSBC and IHI lift share index

    The share index trended higher for the second consecutive session with an uplift of a further 0.87% to 4,677.919 points as the three largest equities by market capitalisation trended higher. On the other hand, the other six active equities ended...

  • An outlook after the second quarter results

    Daimler Daimler AG is a multinational automotive organisation headquartered in Germany that released its second quarter financial results for 2017. The results displayed figures that are ahead of expectation specifically, a 10% plus margin on auto...

  • Valeo half-yearly report

    One of the factors that an investor considers before investing in a particular company is the performance its soundness. Following the half yearly reports being issued in the last couple of days, it is the investors’ interest to remain tuned for...

  • Tesla’s turnaround summer

    Tesla will start delivering the first of its Model 3 cars in the coming months. The Model 3 is Tesla's most important model to date since it is the first real mass market car to emerge from the auto company. Success for the Model will go a long...

  • Fixating on fixed income

    Fixating on fixed income

    A typical novice investor when referring to ‘Bonds’, perceives them as guaranteed income-generating securities. Rightly so, to an extent, fixed income securities in their plainest form return a coupon (interest) for a given nominal amount invested.

  • Foot Locker – Buying the dip in equities

    Foot Locker – Buying the dip in equities

    About the Company Foot Locker is a leading global athletic footwear and apparel retailer, which caters to the sneaker enthusiast. Its stores offer the latest in athletically-inspired footwear and apparel, manufactured primarily by the leading...

  • Current scenario, bonds and their embedded option

    The term ‘embedded option’ within bonds might have no meaning for most retail investors, however, its complexity should be appreciated and understood. Most investors believe that once they purchase a bond, interest will be paid annually or...

  • Risk and complexity in investments: KISS*

    Risk and complexity in investments: KISS*

    This is part 3 in a series of four articles about questions to ask yourself before investing. In part 1 we discussed how much risk you should assume, while part 2 dealt with ways in which you can diminish your risk. In the last article, we saw how...

  • Planning for today and tomorrow

    Not for many, but for some, money really does make the world go round. Let's face it, in this day and age, where everyday life has become more materialistic and people have become more ambitious and push themselves even further in life, the sense...

  • Risk and complexity in investments: many eggs, different baskets

    Risk and complexity in investments: many eggs, different baskets

    This is part two in a four-part series about investing. Read part one here.  In an earlier article, I discussed considering the amount of risk you can handle before taking a financial decision. The second question to ask is: How can you diminish...

  • Medserv share price drops to near 2-year low

    Medserv share price drops to near 2-year low

    The MSE Share Index kicked-off the week in negative territory as it slipped by 0.19% to 4,622.994 points. Trading activity was broad as 14 equities traded, seven of which trended lower, four closed flat while another three shares edged higher.

  • Allianz shares – A stock for the long term!

    About the Company Allianz SE is a German financial services company headquartered in Munich, Germany. Its core businesses are insurance and asset management. As of 2014, it is the world's largest insurance company, the largest financial services...

  • Risk and complexity in investments: Can you take the heat?

    Risk and complexity in investments: Can you take the heat?

    This is part one in a series of four articles about investing. In a recent conversation, I showed my annoyance at not having considered investing in some war-related investments back in November.  Mr Trump’s decision to bomb Syria and try to scare...

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