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The podcast of the newsletter is available and you can download it HERE. We welcome all your input so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any queries or suggestions.   Market watch: The US markets have been on a tear, making new highs (more about that later) but the JSE is also seeing a […]

The podcast of the newsletter is available and you can download it HERE. We welcome all your input so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any queries or suggestions. Market watch: The JSE has shown a marked improvement over the last 3 months – double the growth in Wall Street over the same […]

The podcast of the newsletter is available and you can download it HERE. We welcome all your input so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any queries or suggestions.   Market watch:The graphs below, over a 3-month period, are a cautionary tale of cherry-picking intervals to distort your perception of statistics.  Over the last […]

The podcast of the newsletter is available and you can download it HERE. We welcome all your input so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any queries or suggestions.   Market watch: The JSE continues to tread water as the US markets slide. There are some signs that China is starting to buy commodities […]

I am sure most of you have experienced that sickening feeling when an investment goes wrong – instead of beating yourself up for being stupid, it might help to understand some of the entrenched emotions and biases that led you to make the bad decision in the first place. Behavioural Finance is a new-ish field […]

The podcast of the newsletter is available and you can download it HERE. We welcome all your input so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any queries or suggestions.   Market watch: Markets around the world have come off the boil somewhat in the last 10 days or so. While it is much too early […]

Occasionally I am asked straight out what the value of a financial advisor is, and why they should be paying for the advice.  It’s not an unreasonable question given the experiences of some, especially those who had a product sold to them or where fees are still being collected from an investment product despite a […]

The podcast of the newsletter is available and you can download it HERE. We welcome all your input so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any queries or suggestions. Market watch: The JSE has been on a more positive trajectory recently, but still trading in that band between 70,000 and 75,000 that it’s been […]

There has been plenty of press over the years on how high fees can impact on your investment – and has led to the trend toward ETFs, Trackers and DIY stock portfolios. It’s interesting to look back at the way the average person invests and how that has evolved over the decades. Before 1965 in […]

Market watch: For a change I have used the graph below to show the last 3 months returns and not over a year or more as is usually shown – but it still doesn’t show a pretty picture for the JSE. To be fair we just don’t have those AI-focused stocks that are driving the […]

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