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Global business conditions deteriorate

By Sandy McGregor on 12 Jul 2019

Negative news about the global economy persists. Purchasing manager indices continue to signal a widespread deterioration in business conditions. Even in the...

What is a good offshore strategy?

By Dan Brocklebank and Tamryn Lamb on 23 Oct 2018

Novice and experienced investors often ask the same question time and again: When is the best time to invest offshore?

Adopt a global mind-set for long-term investment success

By Tamryn Lamb and Earl Van Zyl on 15 Jun 2018

South African investors are fixated on the rand exchange rate, so much so that our currency movements act as a barometer of our nation’s mood: when the rand ...

Equity Fund update: Reversal of fortunes for domestically orientated sectors

By Simon Raubenheimer on 19 Jan 2018

For most of 2017, domestically orientated sectors fared poorly against the FTSE/ JSE All Share Index (ALSI). However, the last few weeks of the year saw a...

SA economy in the doldrums as the rest of the world picks up

By Sandy McGregor on 14 Jul 2017

Since January, domestic demand in South Africa has been very weak, the clearest evidence of which has been poor retail sales. The consumer is no longer in a...

Should you invest offshore at R15/US$?

By Tamryn Lamb on 01 Aug 2016

It is exceptionally difficult to decide when is the best time to invest offshore based on news headlines. If you want to get more for what you pay, investing...

How to think about the rand when making investment decisions

By Andrew Lapping on 18 Jul 2016

Over the last few years we have been concerned about the strength of the rand and our portfolios have been positioned for currency weakness. One of our...

The economic consequences of political decisions

By Sandy McGregor on 06 Jul 2016

The vote by the British electorate in support of leaving the European Union (EU) took markets by surprise. The immediate impact was a strengthening of the US...

Broaden your horizons with offshore investments

By Tamryn Lamb on 14 Jun 2016

It is natural to feel uneasy about your finances during times of uncertainty. However, one should be wary of making decisions based on short-term events. The...

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