Alternatives 101 – Part 2

Alternatives 101 – Part 2

TYPES OF ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS There tends to be a wide disparity in availability across different alternative investments. Some alternatives are exclusive to high net worth individuals and institutional investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds, while...
Pfizer announces a vaccine candidate

Pfizer announces a vaccine candidate

Market Summary The major U.S. stock indexes climbed for the third week in a row, but at a far slower pace than in the previous two weeks, finishing the week up 0.2%. The S&P now sits just 1.5% below its previous record high following its 9% rally over the last...
Alternatives 101 – Part 1

Alternatives 101 – Part 1

Breaking News – Stocks and Bonds are not the only investment vehicles out there! The recent volatility in equity markets and the historically low-interest-rate environment has highlighted the shortcomings of these traditional assets alone when building a...
Trump’s Twitter Storm

Trump’s Twitter Storm

Market Summary The S&P posted its best weekly performance in three months while the NASDAQ composite rose by 5% in a week that saw the daily Covid-19 cases around the world top 350,000 (a new record) as a second wave takes hold across major regions. The U.S....
Trumps Battle with Coronavirus

Trumps Battle with Coronavirus

Market Summary A month-long losing streak for the S&P 500 ended this week as the Index recorded a +1.5% return. In what was a bruising September for Stocks, the S&P fell 3.9% over the month, with no respite in sight for the energy sector. This year’s...