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Jac de Wet

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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A year of President Trump: Seven charts that reflect market reaction

Donald Trump became president of the US on 20 January 2017. According to Schroders, the markets have reacted positively to his pro-business rhetoric and his promise to cut taxes and spend big on infrastructure. The global economy was already picking up a significant head of steam for the first time since the financial crisis. But […]

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How the market reacted to Ramaphosa’s victory

Unsurprisingly, the reaction in South Africa’s financial markets to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of the ANC has been extremely positive, Stanlib said in a note this evening. “The markets anticipated a Ramaphosa victory ahead of the conference, with the rand and bond market strengthening appreciably over the past few days. […]

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Macron to fight yet another battle

European stock markets responded to Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections with only moderate enthusiasm – and no relief rally. Perhaps one can assume that his win had already been factored in.  Or maybe it’s because the markets are waiting for France’s parliamentary elections next month. (more…)

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Are you informed enough to navigate the SA market?

The South African market has been on somewhat of an interesting ride over the past few months. Initially markets continued their July buoyancy on the feel good factor of the election results. However, Standard & Poor’s post-election statement that political contests within the ANC and between it and opposition parties will now distract it from […]

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April was the month of commodity price recovery – Market Snapshot

Carl Roothman, chief executive of retail business at Sanlam Investments says April was the month of commodity price recovery. (more…)

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Investment strategy to outsmart volatility

In times of current market volatility investors should, among other risk mitigation strategies, reduce the risk of buying assets at the top and (as a result of emotions mostly) selling at the bottom. One effective approach is investing fixed amounts at regular intervals over a long period, thereby spreading risk over time. This concept is […]

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Volatility and drawing a retirement income

It’s at times like these, when financial markets are shifting and investors nervous, that the shrewd investor realises the true value of a professional financial planner who keeps you on course to meet your investment goals. (more…)

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