Its all about perspective

The last few years have been a roller coaster ride for many investors both locally and offshore, where the last 36 months has given us the best and worst returns all in one go. Eg. December being the worst month in almost a decade for all global markets, these very...

Ulysses and the Sirens

Ulysses and the Sirens is a 1909 oil painting by Herbert James Draper. It depicts an episode in the epic poem, Odyssey, by Homer in which Ulysses (Odysseus) is tormented by the voices of Sirens. They sang an enchanting song that normally caused passing sailors to...

Diversification – The Only Free Lunch

If you look back over the last few years, returns have been dismal and making a choice on where to invest has been a tough call on where you would find the best value and achieve the best returns. When offshore equities were doing well, the rand was appreciating. When...