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A tale of two crises

By Tamryn Lamb on 24 Aug 2015

Greece and China have dominated financial headlines since March. With fear running high, we try to remain focused on the relationship between the price and...

Drilling into the detail of oil and gas investments

By Dan Brocklebank on 31 Dec 2012

At first glance, the Orbis Global Equity Fund's exposure to Oil & Gas; Gas stocks appears to be similar to that of its benchmark. At December 2012, about 9% ...

The trend is your friend till it bends at the end

By Duncan Artus on 24 May 2012

For some time we have been concerned about the sustainability and unbalanced nature of consumption growth in South Africa. I don’t believe you can consume,...

Looking back at 2011 and preparing for the years ahead

By Ian Liddle on 20 Jan 2012

South Africa has thus far been spared the crushing austerity measures affecting Europe. Three important factors have been in our favour so far: a decade of...

Anglo American: Getting what you pay for?

By Rory Kutisker-Jacobson on 31 Dec 2011

As contrarian investors we are always on the lookout for assets which we can buy for less than our estimate of their intrinsic value. As a result, much of ou...

An era of high global earnings

By Simon Raubenheimer on 30 Sep 2011

Company profits are currently at historic highs, but we do not know with any certainty where they are headed. Although it is entirely possible for global and...

An alternative view of commodity demand and supply

By Mark Dunley-Owen on 30 Jun 2011

In Quarterly Commentary 1, 2011 Sandy McGregor discussed how high commodity prices are being supported by the mining sector's inability to keep pace with...

China's Malthusian challenge

By Sandy McGregor on 31 Mar 2011

Two years since the global financial crisis and commodity prices are back at the record levels of June 2008. This growth has been about five years quicker th...

Happy equilibrium

By Duncan Artus on 30 Sep 2010

Duncan Artus discusses the implications of the growth in the local asset management industry being focused on asset managers who variously describe their...

Why Sasol is our preferred resource share

By Andrew Lapping on 31 Mar 2010

Sasol's share price has fared poorly over the past year compared to the 28% appreciation of the FTSE/JSE All Share Index (ALSI). Going forward, Sasol will be...

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