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Tito’s Supplementary Budget was Very Sobering!

For all to see, South Africa’s finances are in dire shape. Ten years of weak growth, mismanagement and corruption has led us to this point. Historically SA had one of the lowest debt-to-GDP ratios in the world, but now we have one of the highest across emerging...

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The Role of Cash in a Portfolio

Popular headlines such as “the dash for cash”, “don’t give up on equities just yet” and “is switching to cash the right move?” have left many investors questioning their exposure to cash. During times of market volatility, cash is often questioned first, leaving...

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The Financial Pyramid | Building your Legacy

The Savings Institute of South Africa (SASA) has designated July as the annual “Savings Month” on the South African calendar. The purpose of this initiative is to challenge investors to strive towards living within their means and to reinforce...

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Investing in Bonds: The Basics

Bond Jargon: Before we get started, let’s quickly run through the basics. When reading articles or listening to fund managers getting into the swing of things, some of the terminology used may be confusing. Below are the key terms you may have come across when looking...

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Change is the Only Constant

Change is the only constant in this world. Just like seasons, the world, life, and people change too! Brian Faulkner once said “Life is like a book. There are good chapters and bad chapters. But when you get to a bad chapter, you do not stop reading the book. If you...

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Zoom – A New Era of Communication

From nursery school sing-alongs to FTSE/JSE All Share company boardrooms and even Government cabinet meetings, a socially distanced world is reconvening in cyberspace with the help of Silicon Valley video conferencing app, Zoom. As governments across the world have...

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