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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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Impact of surprise interest rate cut

In a move that surprised many economists, the South African Reserve Bank announced a cut in the repo rate from 7% to 6.75% last week. (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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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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Five tips to save during tough times

Challenging economic conditions often come with a lot of uncertainties, and consumers will find themselves hard-pressed, but it’s still important to make room for saving and continue practicing prudent financial habits. (more…)

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Options for investors during times like these

By Johann Smith, Head of Sales, PSG Wealth. For the last two years, our market has been flat, delivering barely positive returns. Many investors feel the pressure during times like these, often asking their advisers: “What should I do now?” (more…)

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Mines Minister suspends implementation of reviewed Charter

The Chamber of Mines advises that the Minister of MineralResources has given a written undertaking that the Minister and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), will not implement or apply the provisions of the 2017 Reviewed Mining Charter in any way, pending judgment in the urgent interdict application brought by the Chamber of Mines. (more…)

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A story of hedge funds

Hedge fund investing is not new to the global industry. The concept of hedging the markets, i.e. being long and short of stocks, was initiated in the late 1940s. In the earliest recordings, farmers in China would hedge the price of their crops for sale at a later date. Global hedge funds began to appear […]

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