The year is 2012 and it is time for you to get some Kenya in your portfolio. Kenya has one of the most rapidly-growing GDPs.
Over the weekend the World Bank sent out a tweet about Kenya’s “tipping point” – by 2020, Kenya will be a full-fledged middle-class country. Since 2001, many gains have been made [...]
Last week we were surprised to see a 25 basis point rate cut by Australia – whose inflation and unemployment levels are in a healthy range – so to now see that even China has cut interest rates, well, that’s telling you something significant about the weakness and risks facing global growth.
First Rate Cut Since [...]
Looking for something different for your portfolio?
Maybe it is time for you to bump up your BRIC investing, invest in Latin America ex-Brazil or you’d like to get more specific with your agricultural investments. If so, you might have already heard about agroforestry, aka tree farms, and specifically, the wealth of Brazil’s eucalyptus plantations.
Agroforestry and [...]
Large movements of money are under way in Europe these days, as knowledgeable Southern Europeans withdraw from Italian, Greek and Spanish banks and seek for safer places to leave their cash. This is the main push behind the drop in German Bund yields, which are now acting in similar fashion to Treasuries as a safe [...]
Will Eurobonds be the solution to the European fiscal mess? There’s so much debt out there already, can more European debt really be the answer?
Nevertheless, the “Eurobond” is what Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has proposed as a way out of the European debt situation. Perhaps a Eurobond offering would calm global markets over European [...]