A Possible Conspiracy Theory for Bitcoin’s Prolonged Stability, Despite Much Positive News

This story is just a theory and I have no idea if this is true or not, it is simply an opinion. Enjoy! Bitcoin has remained at the same price of around $6,600 for the...

The Gem in the North: North Korea’s Untapped Mineral and Industrial Potential

When North Korea appears in mainstream media headlines, one of the last descriptors you’d expect to see is “tremendous opportunity.” And yet, now that the U.S. and North Korea have concluded an apparently successful summit...

October Effect gripping the Financial markets yet again?

For us October is a transitioning month from Fall to Winter with the beautiful colors in the backdrop, but for the Financial markets it has historically been a "scary" month with most of the...

A Case for Investment in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is considered to be one of the most promising innovation markets. However, this region has been developing in an interesting manner. It is not strongly influenced by the U.S. market, which is...

Market Brief: NAFTA 2.0, xRapid launch & USDCAD reversal

Finally after a grueling 14 months of back & forth negotiations between the three countries - U.S, Canada & Mexico - came to an agreement on a trilateral accord which some of the financial...

Why Japan has Changed its Mind on Responsible Investment

Selected by the UK’s Department of International Trade to take part in their FinTech Trade Mission to Tokyo, I have just returned from the FinTech Summit (“FinSum”) in Tokyo which took place last week....

Is Brand Advocacy Worth the Risk?

Small businesses that take a stand for their brand roam the high-risk, high-reward world of advocacy. Do brands that advocate for causes risk driving away customers, or are they on to something that contradicts...

Infographics Digest Vol. 10 – Financial Advice for the Millennials

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Headliners: JPM’s Interbank blockchain, FB & TSLA troubles and Fed’s Dot Plot

Another week of interesting developments in the Financial markets so let's get right to it. Let's start off with my favorite - Cryptocurrencies. Although the price action in the digital assets dictated sustained gains...

Impact Investment for the Future

For some, making money is the be-all and end-all of the investment game. Be it securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, or real estate, the goal remains the same – to create the largest return on your...

Defy the Myths That Kill Your Retirement

The question is simple: Are you 100 percent certain you’ll have a great retirement, or do you have doubt? In the last decade that uncertainty was driven home when the economic collapse decimated retirement accounts...

Good Investments Leave No Doubt

Investing is not to be taken lightly or without forethought. For those with short memories, markets don’t always go up, and variable rates vary. If you have doubt, ask Nicolette Mashile. She has made a...

Infographic: The Business of Hemp

In 2017 alone more than $800 million worth of legal hemp products were sold in the United States. Grown in 19 states across 25,713 acres of land and the subject of studies among 32...

3 Markets – 3 Stories

It's rare that you see interesting moves emerging from all three segments of the financial markets namely - Equities, Forex & Cryptocurrencies. This past week provided just that opportunity. To sum it up for...

Technical Setups – Forex

Greenback has started the week on weaker footing but it will all come down to the general risk sentiment in the financial markets. If it turns sour with the impending additional tariffs by the...

The Growing Economic Divide

Uncle Sam has once again threatened to impose further tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods being exported from China as the trade war between the two largest economies of the world move up...

Climate Change, ESG and the Quest for Better Data

After what feels like another incredibly hot summer across many parts of the planet, the latest findings from S&P Global suggest that US companies are taking note of the effect that climate change is...

Turkish Lira meltdown & contagion fears

Summer is usually a slow time for the financial markets with range bound moves specially in the Forex markets but all that seems set to change with the collapse that we saw in the...

Market Movers & Shakers

Let’s start off with the Equities where U.S markets continue to outperform pretty much every global index in the World on the back of yet another strong earnings season. The driving force behind this...

Responsible Investing and Alphabet Soup in the EU

Look past the acronyms and you’ll see increasingly valuable work that will affect both how we invest, and how we address climate change The Paris Agreement on climate change took place in December 2015 with...