Advert

Comment

  • 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...

  • Reinvestment risk

    There are a number of key risks assigned to a bond/fixed-income investment, namely credit risk, interest rate risk and market risk, among others. However, reinvestment risk is often disregarded, or rather not given its due importance by investors...

  • Farsons share price reaches new all-time high

    Farsons share price reaches new all-time high

    The Malta Stock Exchange moved higher for the fourth consecutive trading session as it rose by a further 0.09% to an over two-week high of 4,703.912 points. Today’s gains reflect the increases in the share prices of BOV (+1.3%) and three other...

  • Markets rally in April as risk-on mode persists

    Credit markets posted yet again another remarkable performance in April, with European and US HY markets rising by 1.08% and 1.13%. There seems to be no signs of the global search for yield abating for the time being. Price returns across both...

  • Sell in May and go away

    "Sell in May and go away is an investment strategy for stocks based on a theory that the period from November to April has significantly stronger growth on average than the other months. Typically an investor would sell at the start of May and...

  • Diageo – A sterling stock for 2017

    Diageo plc produces, distills, and markets alcoholic beverages, offering a wide range of branded beverages, including vodkas, whiskies, tequilas, gins, and beer. Many investors ask us for equity investments in sterling. We recently added Diageo to...

  • ECB meeting takes centre stage

    As had been widely expected, the European Central Bank's MPC members opted to keep interest rates unchanged. But the key take from yesterday's meeting was that the ECB is being interpreted as having taken a small but meaningful step towards...

  • Will France carry the flag of the next revolution, again?

    Claiming that the western world is fed up with the current crop of politicians is an understatement. If US voters are able to stomach a Donald Trump as their president, then rock bottom is not far below. Europe is not far behind. The UK has voted...

  • What differentiates a bond from a bond fund?

    There are many misconceptions around the difference between a bond and a bond fund.  By definition, a bond is a debt obligation issued by entities, such as corporations or governments. When an investor purchases an individual bond, he is...

  • Endowment bias

    Endowment bias is an emotional bias where people value an asset more when they own it rather when they don't. Endowment bias is inconsistent with standard economic theory, which asserts that the price a person is willing to pay for a good should...

Advert

Popular Stories

Popular Stories RSS Feed
Advert