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A SQUARE 30 Jan 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
PGS FX Alpha Edge
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  First encounters with the F.

A SQUARE :: 30Jan07 A SQUARE 30 Jan 2007
Category Full A SQUARE issue of the week
Author Sona Blessing
PGS FX Alpha Edge
  the first investible foreign exchange index
  An investible index designed to capture the alpha available in the global currency markets.

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  First encounters with the FundCreator (pun intended) - an interview with Prof. Harry Kat and Ron Westdrop, partner at the Taler Group?the first official user of the "dream diversifier"
  I have known Harry for over 20 years, initially at the European Options Exchange in Amsterdam and later in several capacities in London. He has always been a very creative and “out-of-the-box” kind of guy. He told us about his FundCreator idea and we were immediately interested. Over the last two years we have watched the FundCreator project develop from being a theoretical concept into the sophisticated, highly practical platform that it is today.

Timber is more than just wood
  Tax benefits accrued could be an add on with this asset diversifier
  Like any commodity, timber returns are partially governed by the law of supply and demand. Yet what differentiates investments in timber from investments in other natural resources and perhaps from all other assets is quite simply - the fact that trees grow! In doing so they generate increased volume as there is simply more wood over time.

Platinum and palladium
  It's what pollution controlling- catalytic car converters are made from potential.
  For a fact, both metals are about 15 times rarer than gold! They are widely used in making auto catalytic converters that help reduce pollution from exhausts.

This alone accounts for more than 54% of palladium and 57% of platinum demanded and this is expected to increase as tighter fuel-emission regulations fall in place.

This and its use in making fuel cells used by auto manufacturers, anchor my belief that the metals hold potential. Besides, like gold, palladium and platinum are also used in making jewellery - especially China offers a large
market.

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