Shark attack?

Rocha, Uruguay A worrying chart below…but first an update on my sojourn in Uruguay. Yesterday morning, a large group (pod?) …

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 …

The problems with commodity funds

In general, I’m not a big fan of commodity investing. Commodities are highly speculative, meaning massive potential upside but also …

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 …

The new gold buyers

Everyone should own some physical gold. In a “good” world – with vast, fast growing, gold-hungry emerging markets like India …