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Asset allocation: equities still likely to reward

By Alwyn van der Merwe, Director of Investments, Sanlam Private Wealth. After a particularly tumultuous 2018, investors could be forgiven for feeling they were waking up to 2019 nursing a massive hangover. Both global and local financial markets took a severe beating over the year, and investors in higher risk asset classes such as equities […]

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Tharisa plc lists on A2X today

The shares of Tharisa plc (share code: THA), with a market cap of R4.5 billion, become available for trade on A2X Markets today. (more…)

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Investors forecast returns of 9.9% – millennials expect more

A major global study conducted by Schroders has found investors expect their portfolios to return nearly 10% annually over the next five years. (more…)

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Seven considerations when investing your retirement savings in shares

By Grant Meintjes, head of securities at PSG Wealth. Shares make good long-term investments, and this is no different when it comes to retirement savings – perhaps the ultimate form of long-term investment. Knowing how much to save and understanding some basic investment principles will put you in an excellent position to achieve your retirement […]

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Why 2019 might be a better year for investors

By Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive, Schroders. 2018 has been a disappointing year for most investors. Almost all markets, both stocks and bonds, have fallen in value this year, under pressure from rising interest rates, political developments such as Brexit, and the trade dispute between the US and China. With hindsight, markets were priced for perfection at […]

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‘Very few shining stars in the galaxy of stocks this past year’

As at 30 November 2018, equities, as an asset class, based on the FTSE/JSE All Share Index (Alsi) total return, have returned -12.26% year-to-date. Achieving a negative return is always a bitter pill for investors to swallow; however, after comparing equities to some other asset classes, it becomes more of a bitter brick to swallow. […]

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Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management explains why taking a long-term view is key to successful investing

Investment lessons from 2018

Anet Ahern, Chief Executive Officer of PSG Asset Management. As an eventful year winds to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the investment principles that turbulent markets in 2018 have once again reminded us of. (more…)

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South African investors feeling jaded by investment portfolios

By Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of Morningstar Investment Management, Victoria Reuvers. Feeling slightly jaded or disillusioned by your investment portfolio? You’re not alone. For the best part of five years, investors could be excused for thinking that they’ve been trapped in a Groundhog Day of horrible market conditions. While global markets have rallied, especially in […]

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