Inflation-Hedging Commodities: Precious Metals

As economies recover from the pandemic, there still lies the looming threat of rampant inflation. This risk has provoked investors’ appetite for inflation-hedging commodities. Precious metals which include gold, silver, platinum, and palladium are an attractive asset class that not only have lucrative potential but also serve as an effective diversification tool due to its low correlation with equity markets.

Winter is Coming – The Global Energy Crisis

Recently, there has been supply shortages of natural gas and coal, thus propelling an extreme surge in their prices. China’s industrial sector and major provinces are currently dealing with power shortages and Europe is currently facing a supply shortage. As winter approaches, it has prompted them into an all-out global bidding war for these power-producing fuels.

To Infinity and Beyond: Investing in Space

Defining the space industry can be difficult, as it includes not only space technology itself but the commercial opportunities that are generated from observing and using space. The OECD has defined the space economy as “the full range of activities and the use of resources that create and provide value and benefits to human beings in the course of exploring, understanding, managing and utilising space”.

Neobanks – The Choice for Millennials

With rapid advancements in technology, coupled with strong shifts away from physical workplaces and face-to-face interactions, the world has become increasingly digital in all forms of life. One major change we have seen is the boom of digital banking, also known as ‘neobanking’.