SAY Connected

Month: July 2014

July Market Outlook 2014

Following a bad first quarter in the US economy due to severe winter weather, US growth has now normalized, with the economy growing at a pace closer to its potential than we have seen for several years. The Fed is en route to stop its quantitative easing program by the end of 2014, but has… Read More ›

The Economic Impact of An Ever Escalating Ukrainian Crisis

The world has been in a state of shock ever since 298 people were killed last Thursday after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine by what is thought to have been a Russian supplied Buk anti-aircraft system fired by Pro Russian Ukrainian rebels. The level of malicious intent to this attack… Read More ›

Portfolio Management

In order to manage a successful portfolio a great deal of time and expertise is required. This leads many investors to make the sound choice to work alongside an experienced Financial Adviser whose finesse and market knowledge will pay great dividends. As a client, you will have your own dedicated portfolio manager who will continually monitor… Read More ›

Petronas: The joints are creaking but is there any oil?

    The ocean is a dangerous place at the best of times and for an oil tanker carrying a load of 2.5 million litres of petroleum with a value to the tune of 1.5 million US dollars you can become something of a target.  Indeed just such a tanker, bound for Sandakan, was hijacked… Read More ›

What Everybody Ought To Know About Malaysian Property Pricing

As the ringgit declines and as US quantitative easing reduces, the era of low interest rates and cheap credit via bonds – the drivers of speculative investment – may soon end. Can that lead to the popping of the property bubble? For the past few years, most Malaysians have realised what business journal Forbes has… Read More ›

Argentina Bond Battle Enters New Phase

The Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook says “Argentina benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base.” A hundred years ago, it says, it was one of the world’s wealthiest countries. But that was then and this is now. Or nearly now. In the intervening years,… Read More ›