Investors’ bet on longer dated instruments to be sustained

Stable macroeconomic indices are boosting investors’ confidence as they bet on longer-dated instruments, taking the bull position in the hope that the instrument prices would rise in the future and make a profit. Thus, given the moderating yield environment as well as the impact of the downward trend in inflation, analysts say they expect investors’ […]

Warren Buffett advises investors on surviving stock market crash

Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Warren Buffett writes an annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, which generally has a useful investing lesson or two from the Oracle of Omaha himself. In the latest instalment, Buffett attempted to highlight the dangers of using leverage to invest, as well as the benefits of avoiding it. In short, debt can be an investor’s worst enemy, […]

Investor optimism across eurozone risen, in latest sign of confidence in global economy

The monthly survey of investor morale produced by research group Sentix jumped to 32.9, up from December’s 31.1. When asked about the current economic situation, according to theguardian report, investors were at their most upbeat since 2007. This optimism underlines why stock markets have been rallying recently, as investors react to signs that economic growth is picking. […]

Bitcoin futures investors to suffer losses

Investors who ploughed money into bitcoin futures are currently facing hefty losses, as the first contracts are set to expire in just over a week. Soon after bitcoin futures debuted on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in December, frantic trading caused the price of the January contract to rise from around $15,000 to almost […]

Qatari Sovereign Wealth Fund reduces stake in Credit Suisse

The Qatar Investment Authority has reduced its shareholding in Credit Suisse Group to AG 4.94 percent, amid the Middle Eastern nation’s diplomatic spat with neighbouring countries. The country’s sovereign wealth fund, known as QIA, previously held 5.01 percent in voting rights, according to a Swiss stock market filing. Qatar’s overall holding in Credit Suisse — made up of so-called […]

Saudi’s Prince Alwaleed to invest $800 million in Egypt

Saudi Arabia’s billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will invest about 800 million dollars to expand the Four-Seasons-resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, in partnership with Talaat Moustafa Holding Group, Egypt’s Investment Minister, Sahar Nasr said on Monday. According to Reuters/NAN’s report, the billionaire’s investment will also include establishing two new hotels in al-Alamein, a town on Egypt’s Mediterranean […]