Selva Freigedo

Selva Freigedo is an analyst with a background in financial economics. Born and raised in Argentina, she has also lived in Brazil, the US and Spain. She has seen economic troubles firsthand, from economic booms to collapses and the ravaging effects of hyperinflation, high unemployment, deposit freezes and debt default. Selva now writes from her vantage point here in Australia. She is lead Editor at the daily e-letter Markets & Money. And every week, she goes through each report and research note produced by our global network of trusted advisors to find the best investment opportunities for you in Australia and overseas. She packages these opportunities for you in Global Investor.

A Trend to Watch

Last week, 14 African nations met in a forum in Harare, Zimbabwe. Members of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and South Africa (MEFMI) generally agreed that they should be including the Chinese…

Crises Leave Their Scars

Having had so many years without a crisis has meant that Australia is one of the few countries in the world still able to offer a range of opportunities. But, there are worrying signs.

Trade Clashes Continue

The US trade spat is starting to give us whiplash. Whenever we think there may be some progress…there isn’t. Sunday talks between China and the US have come and gone, again without a deal.

Bitcoin to Zero?

Bitcoin could very well not exist in 100 years…but, so what? Throughout history many currencies have gone bust. Some even in a relatively short period.

Expect Things to Change

You would be surprised how many people invest based on recent past performance, projecting the present into the future. Economists even have a name for it: extrapolation bias.

Move in Now, Pay Later

This ‘Afterpay for real estate’ scheme is the latest initiative from sellers to try and breathe life into a deflating property market. Lenders and developers are getting creative with incentives as the property market slows…

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