Saturday, November 26, 2022
The alternative Investing in precious metals usually takes the form of purchasing physical gold or silver, or investing in shares of individual mining companies - each approach with its own unique merits and risks. Direct equity/debt investments in mineral resources companies are ubiquitous among investors; however, investing in royalty and streaming...
Offshore investors have further reduced their participation in the local equities market amid the global shift toward tighter monetary policy stances to contain inflationary pressures. This has largely led to a strengthening of the U.S. dollar and rising long-term bond yields, inducing the widened sovereign bond spreads, capital flow reversals...
Ghana is missing out on a multi-billion-dollar private equity funds sector - which is an alternative fund asset - due to conditions such as the legal regime. Globally, alternative fund assets are forecasted to exceed 60 per cent compound growth between 2017 and 2023 to US$14trillion. However, the decision as...
Ghana has been ranked the most attractive market for trade and investment out of the 16 West African counties, according to the Fitch Solutions Operational Risk Index. With a Trade and Investment Risk score of 50.9 out of 100, Ghana outperforms the West Africa average of 36.4 and ranks at...
Corporate issuers on the Ghana Fixed Income Market (GFIM) have increased issuances by raising about GH¢2.9billion as of end April 2022 in fresh capital compared to the same period last year, data from the Ghana Stock Exchange have shown. Per the available data - out of the eight issuers on...
Retirement planning is a conversation many prefer to postpone to a later date. This is because retirement appears to be a future conversation, given the exigencies of today’s financial pressures. Although it may be in the future, planning for your retirement is an important step that must be taken...
Margin refers to buying shares of stock or other securities with a combination of the investor's own funds and borrowed funds. The buyer pays only a percentage of the asset's value and borrows the rest from the bank or broker. The bought securities are used as collateral on the loan. The margin is...
The question of “where do I invest?” is always on the lips of many Ghanaians (and in the ears of investment professionals).  The inquiry has been prolific, especially on the back of the recent financial sector crises and the eventual loss of confidence in the industry. The current adversities...
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has engaged the diaspora community to increase Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and Diaspora Direct Investments (DDIs) inflows into the country. The diaspora investment campaign, which took place in about five states in the USA, was part of plans to meet the Centre’s US$3billion target...
Retirement planning now – II Retirement planning is simply defining your pension income for ‘tomorrow’ with deliberate actions and decisions necessary to achieve same. In many developing economies, pension is dreaded by many. In the case of Ghana, research indicates that only 2 out of every 100 Ghanaians retire financially...
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