Israel Financial News Update – February 2011

Evan Liberman Articles, News

The Shekel continues to strengthen against the dollar, gaining 16% in the past 21 months. Israeli investment account holders enjoyed this benefits as their holdings are in Shekels. The Israeli stock market outperformed Wall Street yet again in 2010. The Tel Aviv 25 Index returned 16.3% vs. the Dow Jones …

Solid Bonds – Higher Yields

Evan Liberman Articles, Corporate, Ideas 1 Comment

If you’re like many investors, you like the safety of Israel government bonds. It’s considered the most solid Israeli security, but in today’s low interest rate environment, the yields are somewhat modest at 2% to 5% per year. This type of return begs the question – how can one increase the yield of their …