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Following the herd can be detrimental to your investment plan

Long-term investors are cautioned against acting ‘because everyone else is doing it’, as this can result in them straying from their investment plans. (more…)

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Five ways to be credit smart

Good money management does not only mean building up savings to meet your goals, it’s also about being able to use credit responsibly to help you achieve your goals. (more…)

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Beat the confirmation bias blues

By Paul Bosman, Fund Manager, PSG Asset Management. Headlines in South African newspapers don’t make for peaceful bedtime reading, and investors are understandably concerned. Making investment decisions can be difficult when the future looks so uncertain. (more…)

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Bonitas showing strong vital signs

The annual results for Bonitas Medical Fund (Bonitas), 1 January – 31 December 2016, were announced today. Gerhard van Emmenis, Principal Officer said, ‘Increasing healthcare inflation and economic pressures are proving to be a challenge to the entire healthcare industry. The reality is that when consumers are struggling medical aid, which is essentially a grudge […]

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Political uncertainty leads to drop in M&A deals in Africa this quarter

Baker McKenzie’s latest quarterly Cross-border M&A Index shows that there were 17 inbound M&A deals in Africa in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017. The 17 inbound deals reflect a 48% drop from 33 deals in Q2 2016. On a quarter-by-quarter basis, inbound deal volume also dropped – by 45% – from 31 deals in […]

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What financial advisers will need to consider

By Richard Rattue, Managing Director, Compli-Serve SA. Market Conduct regulations are coming to a place near you soon. Do you know how the changes could impact your advisory business? (more…)

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Five tips for success in a stagnant market

By Grant Meintjes, Head of Securities, PSG Wealth. In some countries, investors have been lucky enough to see stock markets recover fully since the 2008 financial crisis. Some even have the privilege of working with higher trading levels than before the crash. But in other countries, like South Africa for instance, markets have stagnated. (more…)

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Hollard discusses the pitfalls of underinsurance

How to avoid underinsurance

Your home is likely to be your most substantial financial investment. It’s also the absolute cornerstone of your lifestyle and family – it’s your security, your happy place, your stability, your castle. That’s why insuring it correctly is so important.  (more…)

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