The obesity crisis: we’re all paying for it!

The World Health Organisation released a report last week warning that Ireland is moving up to the top of the obesity table; on current trends we’re being told that most Irish adults will be overweight by 2030. The statistics don’t lie. Look around, we’re…

Government bonds signal liquidity warning….

Liquidity is defined as the degree to which an asset or security can be bought or sold in the market without affecting the asset’s price. 

The Mechanics of Fixed Rate Government Bonds

Primary Market: When countries issue new bonds they are effectively borrowing from investors, in what is known as the primary market. Buyers of newly issued bonds lend capital to governments in exchange for a fixed payment, referred to as the coupon, up to a specific…

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