Will a recession impact your investments?

Whenever there are signs of an economic downturn, business news headlines often will start discussing the possible onset of a recession. The news turns...

Investing terms: Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is basically, well, how you allocate your assets. But what does that really mean, and why is it so important? There is...

Principal Protected Notes – Are they for real?

While there is never a sure winner in investing, there are products that may seem close to it. There is a unique group, principal...

When you get insurance, what’s the best way? Broker or Direct?

Insurance is an important investment, even if it doesn’t pay out directly. Getting insurance cover can give you piece of mind, whether it’s for...

Should you prefer preferred shares to common shares?

In a previous article, we discussed share classes and how you can get different rights for owning different classes of the same company’s shares....

Classy stocks: Multi-class ownership structures

Most people understand shares to represent a unit or, well, a share in the ownership of a company. To own shares in a company...

Initial Public Offerings: Worthy Investments?

There’s always excitement generated when a seemingly successful business venture announces it is going through an initial public offering, or IPO. Think of Facebook...

ICO regulations: What should you know?

Initial coin offerings, cryptocurrencies, digital tokens – they seem to be all the rage now. Beyond being the latest trend, there are regulatory issues...

Investing terms: Fees

While “fees” may seem like a straightforward term – a fee is pretty much the same wherever you go – fees when it comes...

Investing terms: Dividends

Allocating part of your investment portfolio to company shares is always something to consider. Determining how much and which companies to invest in can...

Investing terms: Bull and bear markets

As with many other complicated concepts, people often use simple terms to try to explain the complexities of finances and economics. A case in...

Asset-Backed Securities: SPVs

Fixed income investment instruments are attractive additions to any portfolio. Nevertheless, it is still important to understand the fundamentals behind them. For fixed income...

Asset-Backed Securities: Securitisation

Meyer International believes that fixed income instruments are a key part of any portfolio. But before any investment choice, it is vital to have...

Asset-Backed Securities: An Introduction

Most people traditionally look to stocks, bonds, real estate, and other “safe” investment solutions when developing their portfolios. But often, those people mistaken “safe”...

Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid: Out-of-Date Wills

Most of us want to sort our wills out and then forget about it. Unfortunately, this is not a very good idea. Things change....

Beginners Guide: What is Bitcoin?

Beginners Guide: What is Bitcoin? The Bitcoin world is abuzz with both excitement and curiosity… and the opportunity for upside potential to skyrocket. Everyone from...

Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid: What about Incapacity?

As mentioned before, estate planning is not an easy thing for most. Often people race through the process, creating a will and contingencies for...

Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid: Being too Secretive

Some people may think that one way to protect themselves and their assets is to keep the details of their estate plans from as...

FOMO may make you reckless

We’ve discussed how the fear of missing out (FOMO) could keep you from saving money through reckless spending, but FOMO can also affect your...

Is your FOMO preventing you from saving?

It may seem like just another hackneyed acronym, but FOMO, or “fear of missing out”, is prevalent enough to warrant an entry in the...