The bike crash is obviously a conspiratorial set-up... LOL
Thanks for the art market piece... really good. Amazing that art appreciates faster than anything... because only billionaires can afford it (now, anyway). Imagine a Rothko for $1200... shocking! Now you know why even unproven artists can get a show and sell a bunch of paintings for $10,000 each. Or a pickled shark, or a skull encrusted with diamonds for multi-million$... Whoa! (Disclaimer: My brother in law is a big art dealer in New York.)
Your Brazilian Bond: What is the duration? most are 3-6 years, I think. I say, hold it to maturity. Brazil is not going out of business and where else can you get 12%+ (or whatever it pays) relatively risk free.