A quick update on my Tumblr about what Russia is doing to command control over former Soviet countries as the world’s gaze remains transfixed on Ukraine.
Amid Western sanctions and declining energy prices, the Russian ruble has dipped to its lowest point ever, getting 38.80 rubles per one U.S. dollar. The EU and U.S. have stonewalled Russia in an attempt to resolve the conflict with Ukraine. Until the West lifts these sanctions, or Putin and Moscow start heavily investing in the [...]
Read John Lekas’ blog post about the potential market effect of the recent escalation in the Russia and Ukraine conflict. Western sanctions on the Russian energy sector may be on the horizon after Kiev accused Russia of planning on cutting of gas supplies to the European Union in the winter.
John Lekas recently made appearances on CNBC and TheStreet to discuss an unlikely investment opportunity: Russia. Despite the horrendous conflict with Ukraine and the current government ban on food imports from the United States and other western country, Russian energy bonds are currently cheap and ripe for investment. Lekas told CNBC that he [...]
The stock market was up 30% in 2013, but nobody seemed to notice. According to a recent Gallup pole, nine out of ten people didn’t know about the market’s bullish gains. In fact, the bull market is already well into its fifth year, but only 52% of Americans were invested in the stock market last [...]
John Lekas has a quick blog post about what Argentina’s Wednesday default and how it could impact mutual funds holding the country’s bonds. Read the complete blog post.
John Lekas writes a quick blog post on how Tesla has successfully scaled production of its renowned electric cars. Tesla is preparing to open its Gigafactory lithium ion battery production facility, which will double the world lithium production capacity and catapult Tesla toward its goal of producing 200,000 units per year by 2020. Read the [...]
Ray Martin of MoneyWatch shares advice on bringing about and maintaining financial security throughout one’s life. Read the full article on Yahoo! Finance.
Thomas and Robert Fross evaluate the practical advantages to gifts and the management of one’s financial legacy. Read the full article at Forbes.com.
Jeff Benjamin with InvestmentNews recently interviewed John Lekas, president, chief executive and senior portfolio manager at Leader Capital Corp. regarding the Leader Capital Total Return Fund which has a five-star rating from Morningstar Inc. and is leading the intermediate-term bond fund category year-to-date, as well as the one- and three-year periods. Read the full article [...]