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2023 Review & 2024 Outlook

After a tumultuous 2022 calendar year, 2023 turned out to be an excellent calendar year for global equity markets, with the MSCI All Countries World Index rising by 22.2% in USD terms. This is despite the 2022-2023 period delivering the sharpest interest rate hiking...

The Dark Side of Social Media

Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse – Sophocles 406 BC J. Robert Oppenheimer headed up The Manhattan Project, responsible for the research and design of the atomic bomb during WWII.  A major concern of his prior to the Trinity Test was...

Watches & Wonders

How wonderful are watches? Time personified in a little machine on your wrist. From Jewelry to Timekeeping Wristwatches are a relatively new phenomenon. Prior to World War I wristwatches were primarily worn by women, and they were called ‘’wristlets’’. They weren’t...

Superconducting Alchemy

The Philosopher’s Stone Imagine Isaac Newton toiling away in a dark room attempting to find the process which could transform lead into gold. This was the basic philosophy of alchemy and the pursuit thereof during the 5th to 18th centuries evolved into what we...