Forget Ackees and Saltfish…It May Be Time For Some Jamaica Government Debt.

It may be time for fixed income investors to expand their universe and look at Jamaica government paper for a yield boost:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-11/jamaica-eyes-escape-from-unhappy-cycle-of-debt-and-low-growth

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/Jamaica-wins-gold-with-global-debt-swap-deal_70516

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Bonds Aren’t So Bad.

While I definitely prefer stocks over bonds, I do believe the long-term investor should have some exposure to fixed income securities. The same analysis I use for picking stocks (5 (minimum) year trend analysis using several KPIs unique to the particular debt issuer’s sector) I use for selecting bonds. Continue reading