2018: the year of the US dollar

Buenos Aires, Argentina All eyes are focused on the US midterm elections today. In this era, where politics has descended …

Stock sell-off accelerates

Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand The time zone in New Zealand takes some getting used to for a newbie like …

When the wind blows

Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree top When the wind blows the cradle will rock When the bough breaks the cradle …

Italy’s “lost decades”

Things change quickly! Last week I highlighted how the summit meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un had been cancelled. …

What did we learn in 2017?

The year 2017 of the Gregorian calendar is creaking to a close. Most mainstream investments did well in the year …

“We’re going to die!”

With only six weeks to go until the long summer holiday (in the southern hemisphere), my kids tend to get …