Money Matters: Firstline Securities Blog

The TTNGL’s Additional Public Offering: June 5th – June 28th, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)

5 June 2017

Following the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s announcement by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, on October 17th 2016, in his budget statement that it intends to further divest some of its ownership in TTNGL, the company has officially launched an Additional Public Offering (APO) this Monday, June 5th, 2017. Read more…

Firstline Team Wins the Lotto Jackpot!

31 May 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Dalia King

We only wish! Every time the National Lotteries Control Board tantalises us with multi-million dollar jackpots, we get to thinking, planning and organising…for when we strike it rich.

We asked our Firstline compadres what they would do if they won just $2 million in Lotto (we didn’t want to get people overheated with excitement, thinking about a larger jackpot than that). There were a lot of similarities in the answers and of course, the majority of us said we’d have the Firstline Portfolio Management Team structure a sweet investment portfolio for our retirement needs.  As we do.

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The 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review – Part Three

29 May 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Mike

On the 10th May 2017 Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, presented his 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review. In this third blog entry in a series of three we discuss the issues that appear to have dropped off the Minister of Finance’s radar as they were not mentioned in the 2017 Budget Review.

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The 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review – Part Two

26 May 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Mike

On the 10th May 2017 Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, presented his 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review. In this second blog entry, in a series of three, we continue to explore the main contents of that presentation and the implications for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

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The 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review – Part One

25 May 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Mike

On the 10th May 2017 the Minister of Finance of Trinidad and Tobago, Colm Imbert, presented his 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review. In this blog entry, and in the subsequent two blogs, we explore the main contents of that presentation and the implications of the review for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

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THE BLACKLISTED…AND THE BACKLASH!

16 May 2017

12 Potential Ramifications of the recent Flagging of Caribbean & LATAM Countries

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Ahamad Hosein

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The Inter-Island Transportation Fiasco… A Million Probing Questions & More!

8 May 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Winston Gordon

The transportation link between Trinidad and Tobago has been chock-full of unresolved problems over the last hundred years or so…and continues unabated.  This condition will not cease unless the controllers of the Port and Airport authorities ‘man up’ and do their jobs for which they are adequately compensated.

Image courtesy: https://ttitferry.com/vessels.php?mid=9

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A Time to Get Even More Moody?

28 April 2017

Moody’s downgrade Trinidad and Tobago Again

Photo courtesy: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ratings-moody-s-idUSKCN0S11AM20151007

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Mike

Yesterday we reported on S&P’s recent Trinidad and Tobago downgrade…now let’s look at what Moody’s thinks:

On the 25th April 2017, Moody’s Investor Services (Moody’s) downgraded Trinidad and Tobago’s government bond rating from Baa3 to Ba1 and assigned a country outlook classification of stable.

This downgrade is the third successive Moody’s downgrade of Trinidad and Tobago. On the 30th April 2015 Moody’s downgraded Trinidad and Tobago’s government bond rating from Baa1 to Baa2, and on the 15th April 2016 Moody’s downgraded the same securities from Baa2 to Baa3. Read more…

S&P Global Ratings Downgrades Trinidad and Tobago

27 April 2017

Photo Courtesy: http://www.luxembourgforfinance.com/en/news/standard-and-poors-confirms-luxembourg-aaa

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Mike

On the 21st April 2017 S&P Global Ratings (S&P) downgraded Trinidad and Tobago’s long-term sovereign ratings from A- to BBB+. At the same time, S&P confirmed the outlook of Trinidad and Tobago as stable. Read more…

The Great Oil and Gas Conundrum

24 April 2017

A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Mike

 

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