Never Mind The Election, Jamaica’s Newest Insurance Company Launches IPO

It may be their confidence in the economy, the wonderful performance of the stock market, the already secured commitments from customers to invest, or the pressure to meet the deadline to get the tax-free exemption – or a combination of … Continue reading

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

5 Reasons You Will Love The New MoneyMax101.com

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working non-stop to ensure that MoneyMax101.com is your #1 resource for all your Caribbean business intelligence needs – and we’ve made a lot of progress. Now it’s time to bring you up-to-date on some … Continue reading

e-Update, MM101 Updates

The Ultimate Guide To The Digicel New York Stock Exchange IPO. Plus An Infographic!

If Digicel successfully lists on the New York Stock Exchange later this year (2015) that would be a very big thing for Digicel (the company itself), its employees, its owners and leadership, and for the Caribbean on a whole. The … Continue reading

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

Send A Text And Find A Phone Number… In Seconds! Text ‘4-Yellow’ Makes It Amazingly Easy.

Recently, I wanted to find the phone number of a company to get some plumbing supplies. Since I was at work and I had a physical directory, I knew it would be best to find the number before I went … Continue reading

Text 4-Yellow Promotion By The Jamaica Yellow Pages

Business Insight, e-Update, Products

Be Inspired: How Kimberly Earns US$5,000 Per Year From Her Side Business

If anybody should know more about side businesses, hustling, and juggling multiple jobs, it would be Jamaicans and Caribbean people. We definitely know how to do that. Things have always been tough, rough, and unbearable; but as true soldiers, we … Continue reading

e-Update, Small Business

All You Need To Know About The Margaritaville IPO In Less Than 10 Minutes – CEO & CFO Speak To Ralston Hyman

The first initial public offering of 2014 is here. Margaritaville Caribbean is taking its Grand Turk operations public aiming to raising US$2.1 million at a price of US$0.10 per share. Here’s what you need to know.

Margaritaville Turks Ltd IPO

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

When Companies Try To Trick You. How To Spot Those Extra ‘Special’ Offers

Special Offers – Why Are We So Skeptical? Digicel called me twice this week to make me an extra special offer, about a postpaid plan created specially for me. 😮 Wow, I thought. How sweet. My mobile phone company is … Continue reading

Why are customers so skeptical?

Business Strategy, e-Update

10 BIG Winners From Tessanne Being On NBC’s ‘The Voice’

The voice is over, and the votes are in. Tessanne is the winner. Jamaica is in an ecstatic mood right now after hearing the results of what has been a life changing ride for Tessanne and #TeamJamaica that rallied behind … Continue reading

Tessane & Adam - Let It Be

e-Update, Entertainment

Derrimon, The Not-To-Be-Ignored Trading Giant, Is Going Public

Everyday, companies are born. You know the process. Companies morph from problems, that turn into ideas, which they will see as business opportunities. And we assume that’s what happened with Derrick and Monique when they first imported granulated sugar to Jamaica which … Continue reading

Derrimon Trading Co Ltd

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

Only 4% Of Jamaicans Investing In The Stock Market?! Here’s Who And Why

“The stock market is a sensible place to invest”. Most people will agree with that statement. It’s the place where anyone can own a part of any company and watch that investment grow (or sink)… really fast (or slow). In … Continue reading

Could this be the reason, so few people invest in stocks? Photo Credit

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

If Twitter’s Price Shoots Up When It Opens Today…

If twitter ‘pops’ when it opens for the first time later today, it will say a lot. It could either mean that the demand is really great for the stock which drove up the price of the shares, or it … Continue reading

Illustrated Twitter Logo Photo by Andreas

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Public Stock Market Game Starts Today BUT…

The Jamaica Stock Exchange’s public stock market game is expected to start today Oct 22, 2013, and up to this morning (Oct 22, 2013) I am yet to see the ‘banner’ that we are to search for, somehow find on their homepage, and … Continue reading

JSE Homepage - Oct 21, 2013

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

Tense Competition To Issue First JSE Traded Corporate Bond. Access Financial & Jamaican Teas Launch Offers

If all goes well, Mayberry-backed Access Financial Services Ltd wants to be the first company to be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s Bond Market. However standing squarely in their way is Jamaican Teas Ltd. Both companies issued prospectus documents … Continue reading

Winning is everything? by hikingartist

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

Inspired By Indian Women. Finding Uncommon Solutions For Common Problems

Indian women face a distinct problem. A problem which I thought was already solved for ALL women over the world. However, when The Economist highlighted the plight of women in India and the steps that they would take each month … Continue reading

Woman in blue dress. Photo by hikingartist

e-Update, Sports, Entertainment, Culture

Sagicor’s Building A BIG Water Park In Runaway Bay. Own A Piece For As Little As J$500

Yes! Sagicor is seeking to raise J$1 billion, primarily to construct a water park at their Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort in St. Ann. They have created a company (Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited) and are selling … Continue reading

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

After Completing Trinidad’s TT$1 Billion IPO (Largest Ever), First Citizens Bank Begins Trading Today

As Trinidad’s fast rising star in the banking sector (First Citizens Bank) begins trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange today here are 21 things that you need to know about them.

First Citizens Trinidad & Tobago

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

Chocolate Dreams Launches Ambitious Kickstarter Campaign To Raise US$50,000 (J$5m) Online!

Already 10 days into their 30 day campaign, Chocolate Dreams has managed to raise US$645 of their ambitious US$50,000 goal – that’s a little over 1%. We don’t think it’s impossible though, and so we’re very hopeful for the success … Continue reading

Chocolate Dreams Kickstarter Campaign

Business Insight, e-Update, Startups & Venture Capital

Big Venture Capital Conference Today! What Do You Know About VCs?

The day that we have been waiting for has finally come. Today will be the continuation of Jamaica’s efforts to establish its venture capital market, and it promises to be an exciting day as the Development Bank of Jamaica’s Venture Capital … Continue reading

DBJ Venture Capital Conference - September 9, 2013

e-Update, Startups & Venture Capital

I Bought The JMMB 7.25% Or 7.50% Preference Shares. Now What?

JMMB Preference Shares A Big Hit With Investors The JMMB preference share public offerings seem to be a big hit with investors. At least 2 friends have questioned me about it, and I know that there are a lot more … Continue reading

e-Update, Investing

Singapore Based Pawnbroking, Jewellery & Watch Trading Company ‘MoneyMax’ Goes Public

Lately, a few persons have been searching for the MoneyMax Initial Public Offering (IPO). While we’re happy for these visitors, (and hope that one day we too can be listed 🙂 ), we realize that more than likely they would … Continue reading

Logo of Singapore Based Monemax Financial Services

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s