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BUDGET 2019: GDP growth revised down

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni today tabled the 2019 Budget, revising South Africa’s GDP growth forecast for 2019 to 1.5 per cent, from an estimated 1.7 per cent at the time of the 2018 medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS).  (more…)

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Is age 45 too late to start saving for retirement?

Author:  Adriaan Pask, Chief Investment Officer, PSG Wealth In its simplest form, saving for retirement depends on three factors: time, contributions and returns. If you lag behind in one area, you’ll have to pick up the slack elsewhere. Although you can shift your focus between these three factors, you cannot neglect any of them for […]

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How to thrive in the property investment arena

George Muchanya, Head of Corporate Finance at Growthpoint Properties, says the questions he is most often asked are: “Should I be invested in property at all?” – and if so, “should I invest in ‘bricks-and-mortar’ property or listed property shares?” (more…)

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SMEs severely impacted by load shedding

As Eskom rolls out load shedding, it is important to note that although the country is impacted as a whole, the implications for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can be critical. (more…)

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The bears are at the door – and why we should embrace bear markets

By Paul Cluer, Managing Director at Foord Asset Management. One of the longest global bull markets in living memory wound down in 2018. What are bear markets and what do they mean for long-term investors? (more…)

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Reconciling the National Budget with your own

How the upcoming Budget Policy Statement can provide relief and what you can do to stay afloat.  High unemployment and rising fuel, electricity and water costs are just some of the reasons we’re having a tough time financially, says Kenosi Magosha, Head of Client Solutions Savings at Sanlam Personal Finance. Further to that, she cites […]

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Eight questions you should be asking your financial planner

By Eric Streso, Certified Financial Planner. Mismanagement of money can be devastating to your current financial status and your future. Financial advisors offer investors a holistic approach to their money matters that will see long-term financial stability with return on investment. However, seeking out the assistance of a financial planner to manage your wealth can be […]

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CoreShares consolidates its ETF equity offering with Multi-factor

CoreShares today announced that it intends re-mandating its Top 40 Equally Weighted ETF (Share code: CSEW40) to track its flagship Multi-factor index. This index is designed and maintained by the renowned Scientific Beta, part of the EDHEC Business School. Scientific Beta recently announced that it now has 43 Bln USD tracking its Multi-factor indexes and […]

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Budget 2019: Cautiously optimistic despite the fragile economy 

By: David Crosoer, Executive: Research and Investments at PPS Investments After a highly challenging year, in hindsight we might view 2018 as a decisive one in our history and consciousness – where we broke free from both the legacy of 2007 ANC Polokwane Elective Conference and the debilitating pull of the 2008 global financial crisis […]

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National Budget 2019: Hoping for a great escape

By Craig Pheiffer: Chief Investment Strategist, Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management. Legendary escapologist Harry Houdini began his career escaping from handcuffs but later went on to dazzle audiences with escapes from large milk cans, his specially designed Chinese water torture cell and buried caskets. The difficulty of the escapes was often ratcheted up by binding […]

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