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The JSE continues to lag global markets – where to now for investors?

Over the past five years, local markets returned just above 75% in ZAR terms, which is comparable to the JSE’s long-term average. However, when taking into account that over this same period the currency weakened by almost 50% to the US dollar, the JSE’s hard currency return – in real comparable terms – is 24%, […]

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Investing lessons from 2017

By Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management. Say no to the narrative, not the opportunity It’s easy to get caught up in market narratives. When news flow is good and sentiment positive, investors tend to buy popular securities at any price, paying little attention to valuation and risk. When news is bad and share prices fall, […]

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Avoiding smokescreens and mirrors

By Pierre Puren, Financial Adviser at PSG Wealth Jeffrey’s Bay. The saying goes that if something is too good to be true, it usually is. (more…)

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Commercial property ripe with investment opportunities

The property market in South Africa remains unfavourable for real estate agents and sellers following years of low price growth and stagnant sales. However, this depressed market provides many opportunities for investors, provided that the properties are carefully chosen with thorough due diligence and a long-term investment plan in mind. (more…)

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Forget about Bitcoin, rather focus on surviving 2018 

Unless you’re the gambling type with a significant stash of spare cash to burn, it’s time to tune out the Bitcoin hype and focus on surviving the financial challenges that 2018 will bring. (more…)

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Why savvy investors should consider an ETF this festive season

As 2017 rapidly draws to a close, you may be looking to invest a well-earned annual bonus to pad your nest egg for the future. And in today’s tumultuous times, savvy investors should definitely consider choosing an Exchange-Traded Fund or ETF says Jordan Weir, an equities trader at wealth management and investment firm Bayhill Capital. […]

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The age-old debate: to buy or not to buy a home

By Tristan Naidoo, Legal Advisor, Old Mutual Personal Finance. What’s in the news? Data from FNB’s House Price Index for the month of October showed mild year-on-year growth – at 4.3% – noticeably lower than both consumer price and rental inflation. This implies that the Price-Rent Ratio – a common measure of “real” house prices […]

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Bitcoin’s own valuation measure is meaningless

Aficionados of bitcoin and other so-called ‘crypto assets’ have started to refer to their own kind of valuation measure – the NVT ratio. The only snag being it tells people nothing about valuation. As the perceived worth of a single bitcoin crisscrossed its way around the $10,000 (£7,455) mark for much of last week, a […]

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