U.S. President Biden’s decision to select Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury Secretary could help stock markets reach all-time highs this year.
Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday signifies a new era bolstered by certainty, stability and a return to established norms. All things the markets favour.
That said, after the pomp and ceremony of the inauguration, investors’ eyes are now on Janet Yellen, who will take Read More
As Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration looms, investors should ride the “Biden bounce” in the markets this week.
But they must do it prudently.
As president-elect Biden readies to becomes the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, we’ve seen the best stock market performance between the election and the inauguration for any president for at least 50 years.
History has taught us that we can expect the market to have a favourable Read More
deVere, under dVAM, has launched a new global equity fund aiming to seek out firms with a sustainable competitive advantage.
Managed for dVAM by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, who were identified and selected by Pacific Asset Management, Global Equity Focus Strategy is the most recent offering from our investment product advisory division.
We’re thrilled that deVere has made the most of its size and strength within the industry to bring this exclusive fund Read More
deVere has committed to providing free, independent advice to our clients on socially responsible investing.
This is the first of many campaigns we are planning to launch in 2021, with the aim of positioning $1bn in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments within five years.
ESG is one of this decade’s megatrends.
As I was quoted as saying by International Adviser, amongst others, although the ESG trend was happening slowly Read More
As China’s stock market hit its highest level since the global financial crash in 2008 and its economic recovery gathers pace, investors will continue to pile into Chinese equities this year.
The CSI 300 index, which tracks shares on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, closed up 1.9% on Tuesday at 5,368 points – the highest level seen since January 2008.
These extraordinary gains for Chinese equities following an impressive 2020 in which the index Read More
As Bitcoin nearly hit $25,000 over Christmas, I sold half of my holdings in the cryptocurrency.
Reaching yet another record high on Christmas Day, as I told Forbes, amongst other outlets, I made the decision to sell half of my Bitcoin holdings as it should now be treated as any other investment – sell high and re-purchase in the dips.
Bitcoin’s steady price gains throughout this year have made the cryptocurrency the top performing asset of 2020, up over 200%.
As such, I Read More
At the eleventh hour a Brexit trade deal was reached.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have penned a trade deal between the UK and EU following months of talks and tense negotiations.
The deal will come into force this week when the UK finally leaves the European Union after 47 years.
Of course, stocks will be buoyed by the deal and the pound strengthened, but this does not signify the end of Brexit.
Now there will be a period of major readjustment as the UK economy moves away from the Read More
Bitcoin reached an all-time high, surpassing $20,000 on Wednesday.
Just after 1pm GMT, the Bitcoin price – the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation – reached $20,637.18 as per the deVere Crypto exchange.
Two weeks ago, it was reported that Bitcoin narrowly missed on reaching the record highs of $19,850 in December 2017.
As I was quoted by Forbes, The Guardian and City AM, amongst other media, in recent months, we’ve said many times that Bitcoin Read More
Enquiries for second passports, citizenships and overseas residencies have risen by more than 50% year-on-year, due to coronavirus lockdowns, closed borders and travel curbs.
Demand for deVere’s residency and citizen service has soared this year, with most enquiries coming from HNW individuals in the United States, India, South Africa, Russia, the Middle East and East Asia seeking passports for European or Caribbean countries.
As I was quoted as saying by Read More
Landmark business reforms in the United Arab Emirates will lead to an unprecedented explosion of foreign direct investment in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The move will also secure their burgeoning status as major international hubs.
On Monday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced amendments to the law in regard to business ownership.
Under the new legislation, as from December 1, Read More
Heightened noise surrounding the rotation from growth to value stocks on positive vaccine news is misguided and could catch-out investors.
A number of key breakthroughs in the fight against coronavirus is leading to an unprecedented rotation in stocks, a counter movement by traders from one equity class or sector into another.
A higher degree of optimism fuelled by progress towards the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine has led many investors across the globe to move away from Read More
Global stock markets rallied on the news that Joe Biden became President-Elect in the U.S.
They were feeling bullish as a lot of the pre-election uncertainty had been removed and they foresee more stability – which they like - in the White House under a Biden administration.
Indeed, as I was quoted by the Daily Mail, The Guardian, Reuters, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, The Street and Asia Times, amongst others, it’s likely that investors will even rebuff any Read More