Diversification Benefit. What Is It and Why Should Your Portfolio Have it?

By Russell Hammond APFS MSCI So, you've heard about diversification but what's this about Diversification Benefit? Well, read on to find out why your portfolio should have it and why you (your adviser) should be monitoring it. So, Diversification Benefit is calculated on current portfolio holdings and is an indication to what...

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Financial Advice for Expats and Internationals in Antigua & Barbuda

If you're an expat, living in Antigua & Barbuda, and looking for high quality, professional financial advice on your investments, pensions or insurance, drop us a line to see how we can help you. Having advised expatriates, around the world now for more than 15 years, we've set the standard...

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Investments For Expats

If you're an Expatriate or International, working or retired abroad and looking for professional financial planning & investment advice, from a trusted UK based adviser, designed specifically to address Expat individual requirements, we can help. We are experienced and familiar with assisting expatriate clients, living and working outside of their country of origin, to...

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Expat Life Insurance For Expats In South Africa

Expats tend to be great at sorting out their investments and pensions whilst working or retired abroad. However, what they tend to be really bad at is arranging adequate Life Insurance should they die prematurely, leaving a family behind, or Income Protection should they get ill or be made disabled. To...

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Expat Life Insurance For Expats In Canada

Expats tend to be great at sorting out their investments and pensions whilst working or retired abroad. However, what they tend to be really bad at is arranging adequate Life Insurance should they die prematurely, leaving a family behind, or Income Protection should they get ill or be made disabled. To...

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An Apple a Day Keeps the…Stock Market from Crashing?…

Apple has long been the darling of Wall Street. However, the question many analysts are asking is whether the price of Apple shares have gone up too much, too fast? Some on Wall Street think so and with Apple making up almost 5% of the total S&P500 index if Apple falls...

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Making Money from Fear….

The Volatility Index, or VIX,  shows the market's expectation of 30-day volatility. It  is constructed using the implied volatilities of a wide range of S&P 500  index options. It is made up from the cost of 'insuring' an investors portfolio against future volatility one way or another. The VIX is a widely...

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Silver the New ‘Gold’?

With even Bernanke saying that people hold gold as "a protection against... really, really bad outcomes." Very seldom does anyone seem interested in talking about silver. Even though the potential for silver to appreciate could be many times that of gold right now. Silver prices remain well below the all-time high of $50.35.  This was...

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Oil to Hit $200 a Barrel?

With the continuing esculation of tensions with Iran over it's Nuclear ambitions some commentators are anticpating that if traffic flowing through the Strait of Hormuz, where some 35% of the world's seaborne oil shipments and at least 18% of daily global crude shipments pass through, is interrupted to the point of the strait...

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