AS THE world prepares for a new president in the US, the launch of the 'Brexit' process in the UK and a string of elections in Europe in the year ahead, you don't need to be an oracle...


THE THEORY of how to achieve financial independence, no matter how old you are, is relatively straightforward. Build up a big enough pool of financial assets like stocks and bonds, and you will start...


RETIREMENT planning used to go like this.

WE expect volatility to remain elevated in 2017, challenging the current conundrum: investors are paying higher-risk protection costs despite the presence of lower actualised real market costs.

WANT a secure, lighter and a more convenient wallet that facilitates faster transactions at no cost? Fancy esoteric micro-investment opportunities?

OUR carefully curated reading list centers around China, geopolitics and disruption - three powerful forces that could reshape the world as we know it for generations to come.


YET another year is about to pass, and hopefully your portfolio has grown with it, or at least your accumulated stash of investing wisdom.

THIS year, as Denmark's Saxo Bank said, is already one where reality is stranger than the most outrageous calls. In a yearly tradition, it nevertheless tries to come up with 10 far-out things...