I’ve long been a fan of the ketogenic, or keto, diet. I’ve been on this low-carb, high-fat eating plan for years. And it really works for me.
The main thrust behind it is to slash carbohydrate intake and substitute it with fat, which puts the body in a metabolic state known as ketosis.
When you put in fewer carbs, the body starts to look for an alternative fuel source. In ketosis, the liver converts fat into ketones, which are molecules that serve as an energy source for the brain and body. By relying on ketones instead of glucose Read More
Max Verstappen did it again at the weekend, putting on a masterclass in precision driving, beating the rain and the challenge of Fernando Alonso to win the Monaco Grand Prix.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge Formula 1 fan and go to as many as I can, and I’ve met Max on several occasions.
In person, he’s as you might expect: massively focused, supremely confident and one of the most competitive guys I’ve ever met – if Max wants something, he’ll go for it and get it! He’s also very cool and very Read More
The US Federal Reserve will likely pause rate hikes next month, which markets will welcome.
Earlier in May, US central bank officials were divided on whether to continue rate hikes at the upcoming June meeting, as per the minutes of the May 2-3 meeting published on Wednesday.
Indeed, the minutes stated: "Several [policymakers] noted if the economy evolved along the lines of their current outlooks, then further policy firming after this meeting may not be necessary."
However, Read More
A major, daily ‘non-negotiable’ for me is exercising first thing in the morning. And when I say ‘first thing’, it really is as I typically wake up around 3 a.m. and hit the gym (or use the equipment that I’ve had delivered to a hotel room if needs be).
Getting going with a session of high-intensity activity in the morning boosts your metabolism, increases energy levels, and enhances cardiovascular fitness. This is not only clearly, good for my Read More
Should the US fail to raise the debt ceiling and default on its financial obligations, it would be the ultimate gift to China.
President Biden held talks on Tuesday with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, yet after an hour, McCarthy said both sides remained far apart on reaching an agreement to lift the debt ceiling. However, he added: "It is possible to get a deal by the end of the week. It's not that difficult to get to an agreement." Biden has previously also stated he Read More
I'm incredibly proud to announce we've won two awards in the highly respected International Investor Awards 2023!
deVere Investment won Best Investment Banking Group, and I was winner of the Financial CEO of the Year Lifetime Achievement award.
International Investor is both an online and printed magazine that provides invaluable information through time-sensitive news and insightful articles and research on topics ranging from global markets, Read More
Following the release of April's latest US consumer price index data, volatility will be prevalent throughout the markets this summer as investor speculation over the Fed's interest rate policy increases.
The latest data out on Wednesday revealed that US CPI declined to 4.9%, which is lower than forecast.
Therefore, investors will be asking themselves, 'What's next'?
As I was quoted by Proactive Investors, Mena FN and Investor Ideas, amongst Read More
The passing of the Markets in Crypto Act, or MiCA, by the EU Parliament last week is a landmark moment for crypto and could help push up prices for Bitcoin.
According to MEP Stefan Berger, Europe is now the “first continent with comprehensive regulation for crypto assets.”
As I was quoted by Financial Mirror, Pound Sterling Live, Fintech Magazine, African Eye Report and Bitcoin Insider, amongst other media, the so-called MiCA legislation Read More
Investor focus is set to move away from inflation and on to earnings season, which gets underway on Friday.
Major Wall Street banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo are publishing their earnings reports. Companies reporting next week include Tesla, IBM, and Johnson & Johnson.
As I was quoted by Market Watch, France 24, Yahoo News, Times of Malta, Mena FN, Financial Mirror, Investor Ideas, Morning Read More
During a week of key economic data, including inflation reports for the US and Germany and the IMF’s latest world economic outlook, investors need to prepare for significant volatility in global markets during Q2.
As it stands, bond markets and stock markets are not singing from the same hymn sheet.
As I was quoted by MSN, Newsmax, Mena FN, Investor Ideas and Financial Express, amongst other media, bonds are indicating a long and/or deep Read More
The price of oil rose as much as 8% on Monday following the surprise announcement of a production cut of over one million barrels a day by OPEC+.
As a result, the soaring oil prices will likely mean interest rates will remain higher for longer as inflationary pressures are fuelled by the price rally.
There are 13 OPEC member countries within the OPEC+ group, mainly located in the Middle East, as well as ten non-OPEC countries, including Russia, Mexico, Read More
This week, the breakup of Chinese mega-conglomerate Alibaba marks the beginning of a series of enormous opportunities for global investors in China.
On Tuesday, the business empire – founded by Jack Ma – announced it is planning to be divided into six units and look into fundraisings or listings for the majority of them.
Alibaba is a multinational tech conglomerate operating several e-commerce, retail, and tech businesses, including payment systems, Read More