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  • Predictions – Is the king naked?

    Predictions – Is the king naked?

    “It’s better to roughly right than precisely wrong” - John Maynard Keynes Medieval mathematicians would not have understood the concept of having a one-half chance of getting tails when tossing a die. It’s tails, they might have said, because an...

  • Mdina Grand Prix is back on the road

    Mdina Grand Prix is back on the road

    The roads in Mdina and Mellieħa will once again see a flurry of activity as the Malta Classics event returns from October 5-8. The event is expected to attract over 70 pre-1976 cars taking part in hill climb, static shows and motorsport...

  • Deadly sins and tall buildings

    Deadly sins and tall buildings

    Recently I tried making energy bars: I placed a bunch of healthy stuff (nuts, oats, honey, protein …) in a dish, pressed hard and left them in the fridge. Voila! The mess didn’t gel together so I just ate it immediately. My upset stomach led to a...

  • Exam results are out: now what?

    Exam results are out: now what?

    You have just finished your O or A levels and have received your results. You must be feeling on top of the world if you passed, yet overwhelmed with all the different options before you. If you haven't, chin up and work hard for the re-sit or...

  • Risk and complexity in investments: What's in it for the seller?

    Risk and complexity in investments: What's in it for the seller?

    This is the final article in a four-part series about questions to ask yourself before taking an investment decision. Part 1 looked at how to gauge your risk appetite. Part 2 asked how investors could diminish their risk, while part 3 assessed...

  • Konnekt to present at the HR Network Series

    Konnekt Search & Selection will be presenting at the sixth HR Network Series called Attraction & Retention Strategies. The event will be organised by salariesinmalta.com on Friday, May 5. This year's HR Network Series will focus on discussing...

  • Apple boss Tim Cook to be honoured by university of Glasgow

    Apple boss Tim Cook to be honoured by university of Glasgow

    Apple boss Tim Cook is to collect an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow. The chief executive of the technology giant will be awarded a doctorate of science in a ceremony at the university on Wednesday evening. He will then take part in...

  • How to invest in the US building and construction sector

    How to invest in the US building and construction sector

    Investing in building and construction in the US 2016 will be remembered for various events having shaped capital markets, one of which was the US election. On November 9 2016, the world woke up to a new reality: Donald Trump elected as the 45th...

  • The future of retirement

    The future of retirement

    Many would love to retire from work at the age of 50, embark on a round-the-world cruise and take life easy after years of having to deal with a nasty boss and even nastier workmates. This is the staff that dreams are made of. But real life is...

  • Investors smell profit in US marijuana ballot measures

    Investors smell profit in US marijuana ballot measures

    With marijuana legalisation measures on the ballot in nine US states this coming Tuesday, investment opportunities are attracting money from Wall Street, Silicon Valley and publicly traded companies. Much of the new money is avoiding direct...

  • Britain dodges the 'Brexit bomb' - but will it last?

    Britain dodges the 'Brexit bomb' - but will it last?

    Britain's high streets are heaving with shoppers despite June's shock vote to leave the European Union, big companies have reported few signs of distress and some tabloid newspapers are even talking about a post-Brexit economic boom. The...

  • Creating job opportunities and meeting increased market demand

    Creating job opportunities and meeting increased market demand

     Turnover is for show, but cashflow is king. A solid strategy for your company’s accounts goes a long way to help your business stay healthy and solvent. If guidance for your accounting and tax requirements is what you need, then a reliable...

  • A new guide to the world of casinos

    A new guide to the world of casinos

    The land-based casino scene in Malta is evolving dramatically, as well as the online gaming industry. Since February, Malta's casino scene made the headlines with the grand opening of the new Olympic Group Casino Malta, for which Prime Minister...

  • Brexit night's big winners: computer-driven hedge funds

    Brexit night's big winners: computer-driven hedge funds

    As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent. Scott's algorithm-driven...

  • What credit ratings mean and how to interpret them

    What credit ratings mean and how to interpret them

    The fixed income market (and fixed income securities) is one of the most popular asset class within global capital markets, after the currency markets. Its versatility and characteristics make them more appealing to the retail investor more than...

  • Makers of anything from beer to cars aren't happy about Brexit

    Makers of anything from beer to cars aren't happy about Brexit

    Chief executives from Tokyo to Denver woke up today to currency turmoil, plunging share prices and tough decisions after Britain's vote to leave the European Union raised widespread fears over economic growth. In Britain itself, businesses...

  • What does Brexit mean for the UK?

    What does Brexit mean for the UK?

    Britons have voted to leave the European Union, a decision which leaves the world's fifth-biggest economy facing deep uncertainty about its growth prospects and its attractiveness to investors, and which could hurt other economies in Europe and...

  • What is your investor personality type?

    What is your investor personality type?

    Different investors have different personality types leading to different ways of how they position their portfolios. The following are four of the most common investor personality types. Which one is yours?Cautious Investors  Cautious investors...

  • Venezuela-where are we heading?

    Venezuela-where are we heading?

    A few weeks ago I had pointed out that the situation in Venezuela has deteriorated remarkably, primarily in line with the current levels of oil prices, in addition to the current political turmoil. The political situation did worsen further as...

  • What is overconfidence bias?

    What is overconfidence bias?

    Overconfidence bias is a bias in which people demonstrate unwarranted faith in their own intuitive reasoning, judgements and/or cognitive abilities. This overconfidence may be the result of overestimating knowledge levels, abilities and access to...

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