How to spot a “lifestyle company” in your due diligence process | The Weekly by Synergy

If you are a small-cap retail investor or an institution with an eye on the juniors, this is a real risk that doesn’t get enough discussion. Here’s our friendly warning: “lifestyle companies” will drain your resources and evaporate wealth so it’s wise to spot them quickly. Intrigued? Read on… What do we mean by “lifestyle company”? … Continue reading How to spot a “lifestyle company” in your due diligence process | The Weekly by Synergy

What did 2020 bring for Gold? | The Weekly by Synergy

From a rocky beginning at the start of the year to an impressive comeback, gold has really made history this year. When we look at the way gold performed in 2020, it’s really outstanding. Although most commodity markets fell in the first half of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gold really pulled through … Continue reading What did 2020 bring for Gold? | The Weekly by Synergy

EVs in Australia… should we climb onboard? | The Weekly by Synergy

This week’s commentary remains Australian focused, to commemorate our national day, but will touch on a subject we are extremely bullish about EVs and electrification in general. Australia has relied heavily on thermal coal for its energy, which is now being phased out as the switch to more environmentally friendly sources slowly continues. Instead of … Continue reading EVs in Australia… should we climb onboard? | The Weekly by Synergy

What’s coming to ASX? | The Weekly by Synergy

Welcome to The Weekly by Synergy! 5-minute musings on the markets, current trends, and events. From our opinions, observations, analysis, and news commentary, just a few lines to get you started every week. Let's go! This week’s commentary is centered around the massive role that the mining & technology sectors have in the Australian market. Traditionally, … Continue reading What’s coming to ASX? | The Weekly by Synergy

Am I? Yeap. I am an expat. An expat chica!

I have been an expat most of my life. Before I even knew the meaning of the word “expatriate”. And serial to be more specific. For some strange reason, it only just recently dawned on me. Labels may be restrictive but when used for good, can be liberating and empowering. So...Yay! My name is Paola … Continue reading Am I? Yeap. I am an expat. An expat chica!

5 reasons Australia is a fantastic place to start your own business | Accelerate! by Synergy

As a former architect trained in Argentina, I got used to thinking about my career from the entrepreneur standpoint, ever since my Uni years. It is assumed that you'd start your own architectural practice, and have clients; we were never told to look for a job, instead, we had to create it and then manage … Continue reading 5 reasons Australia is a fantastic place to start your own business | Accelerate! by Synergy

When a quote moves mountains (or inspires you to cross an ocean, moving away from the mountains*)

I am a big fan of inspirational quotes. Back in early 2012, as I was making preparations to move to Sydney yet harboring a few small doubts (variations of "Am I doing the right thing?" mostly), a friend sent me this one (which has been usually attributed to Goethe). It was one of the coolest, … Continue reading When a quote moves mountains (or inspires you to cross an ocean, moving away from the mountains*)

Twilight sailing is over but winter series is almost here!

Sailing is such a fantastic sport. I am still deeply grateful for having found this hobby.; it brings me great joy. I got my first clue that it would be so about 11 years ago in Vancouver. My dad and I got inadvertently invited to sail with Bruce Winfield, currently CEO of Defiance Silver, out of the West Vancouver … Continue reading Twilight sailing is over but winter series is almost here!

Argentinean conundrum. Part 2: Yes, it is time to go back!

A little over a year ago, I wrote about why I thought it was time for investors to return to Argentina; I shared what was happening after Mauricio Macri took office and what was to be expected, in my opinion. Shortly after, I was also one of the experts interviewed by The Northern Miner, a … Continue reading Argentinean conundrum. Part 2: Yes, it is time to go back!

The Argentinean conundrum: Is it time to go back?

It’s been only 70 days since Mauricio Macri took office, Argentina’s 53rd president, and already the mining industry can celebrate pro-business policies being put forward boldly and without hesitation, as promised during his campaign. The currency controls were lifted swiftly –as I always said they would, but frankly I never thought it would take so … Continue reading The Argentinean conundrum: Is it time to go back?