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The Rise and Fall of US Bonds

The performance of government bonds is obviously related to the movement in interest rates. However, the movement in interest rates can be very long...

Getting it Right

The first thing investors have to do is work out what they want from the investment. Basically, do they want income or growth? How...

How to encourage your kids to spend wisely

When it came to education, reading and writing was probably one of our parents’ first main priorities. With the advent of laptops, tablets and...

Structured Products are sometimes not what they seem

It is vital people know how to navigate safely round the minefield of personal investment products. Two of the biggest areas of concern are...

Do not be conned, part 3

Many of the leading names in our industry regularly and nobly attach themselves to responsible social causes; equally, many people with unimpeachable reputations -...

Do not be conned, part 2

Another defining feature of Ponzi schemes - and another reason they can be difficult to spot - is that their initial unconditional, high, fixed...

Do not be conned, part 1

Recently, we have discussed Mark to Model schemes. Many people consider these to be a new concept but they have been around for ages....

Get SET for a health check

People have recently been asking me about the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Economic Community and how it will affect our lives...

It has been an honour

It has been an honour and a privilege to be part of the Pattaya Mail team. The service the paper gives to the local...

Off the Rails

Over the years there have been many schemes which offer investors a steady rate of return irrespective of whether actual profits or losses are...

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