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Could cash really be a better investment than equities?

By David Crosoer, Executive of Research and Investments at PPS Investments. With the benefit of hindsight, investing in SA cash over the past year (or even three) looks like a relatively sensible decision. At least, that’s the retort many investment professionals are currently facing as they sit in front of their clients. (more…)

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Determining your appetite for risk

As investors continue to be buffeted by uncertainties in the market, the importance of an appropriate, disciplined and strategic investment strategy is increasingly evident. Emotions are among an investor’s biggest enemies, particularly when faced with challenging and unpredictable events. (more…)

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Disciplined investing: five principles to follow

By Jac de Wet, PSG Wealth. Despite our best intentions, many of us focus on the wrong things when it comes to our savings and investments. We tend to focus on the factors we can’t control, typically headline-grabbing things like investment returns and the markets. We barely ever focus on the factors and variables that […]

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European equities seen as a catch-up opportunity

By Dylan Ball, head of European Equity Strategies, Templeton Global Equity Group. In our view, the recent softness in European earnings and macro data reflect a mid-cycle slowdown rather than the end of the economic recovery in Europe. (more…)

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Time and time again

By Stephen Kelly, Investment Analyst, Maitland A pick-up in equity market volatility, like the one experienced recently, can lead to greater disparity amongst portfolio returns as different investors make different decisions based on the information they see and the emotions they feel. (more…)

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You’ve been burnt by the market – now what?

By Jac de Wet, National Head of Sales, PSG Wealth What can you do about a market event, correction or shock after the fact? The best course of action, is to view it as a learning opportunity, and take action to ensure your risk profile, investment strategy and asset allocation have all been determined correctly. […]

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Investors take ‘wait and see approach’ in interest bearing portfolios while equities reward resilience

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry attracted healthy net inflows of R134.5 billion in 2017, ending the year with assets under management of R2.25 trillion. (more…)

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A November to remember

By Dave Mohr (Chief Investment Strategist) & Izak Odendaal (Investment Strategist), Old Mutual Multi-Managers. Global equity returns are on track for a strong year. The MSCI All Countries World Index (Acwi), a broad index of developed and emerging market stocks, returned 1.98% in November to end the month at a record high level. With one […]

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