A parallel currency?

As the Italian economy halts yet again and as the budget stalemate with its European partners intensifies, the...

Currents of disruption: a closer look at Asia

A continuous process that knows no geographical or sectoral bounds is disruption. At the heart of this...

Poland's confrontation with the European Union

Back in October 2015, the Law and Justice Party, abbreviated to PiS, won Poland’s parliamentary election by...

Market risk within the context of a portfolio

Investments, whichever shape they take, inevitably involve an element of risk. I say inevitable as it is the...

Turkey’s Central Bank stays on hold

Given the 625 basis point (bp) front-loaded hike in September, the ongoing strengthening of the lira due to...

An introduction to bond investments

A bond, put simply, is a loan taken out by companies which is financed by the general public. It is...

Where are the equity markets going from here?

Equity markets are now oversold (particularly Europe and Emerging markets), meaning that a technical rebound...

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BAE Systems PLC – A stock that trades in GBP

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 83,900 people worldwide. Their...

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Asset classes and investment options

Undoubtedly, a successful investment strategy is a result of hard-thought process which every individual investor...

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Alibaba – A new name on our equity list

We started coverage of Alibaba with a Buy recommendation and a price target of $225 on the stock. We like Alibaba...

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US trade tariffs vs the EU (German) model

Faithful to his promises made during the electoral campaign, President Trump in the last months gave the go-ahead...

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Apple shares continue making shareholders proud

Apple reported very promising results for Q3 2018 (their financial year ends in September). Factoring in the...

Credit markets recoup but pressures persist

Credit markets continue to be pressured by a more hawkish tone by leading Central Banks, but also by the wider...

Overview of the Bank of Japan’s decision

Having been on tip toes in the days leading up to Tuesday’s announcement from the Bank of Japan (BoJ)...

What has changed for the BOV equity investor?

Tuesday marked a significant day in the life of a Bank of Valletta equity investor, as the bank for the first...

The importance of benchmark yields in the corporate bond market

Bonds issued by corporations, better known as Corporate Bonds, (which are more commonly termed as either...

Profiling bond risk (1)

The bond section of an investors’ global portfolio is typically considered to be the safest asset class,...

Credit remains volatile in June as spreads widen

June was one of the toughest months for credit markets and risky assets during the first half of the year, and...

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ASML shares – Buy on weakness

ASML was always a top holding in the Calamatta Cuschieri Euro Equity Fund and we continue to believe in the...

Weekly update dominated by tariff threats

Share markets continue to be mixed. US shares were mostly flat last week and negative this week, with strong data...