Investment Landscape Articles

  • Market snapshot: August 2018
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    Market review: August 2018
    anemptytextlline
    17 September 2018
    The US economy soared in August, with the markets setting new four year highs. The current 9.5 year long bull market is the longest in history. Not even President Trump’s criticism of the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase rates could keep the dollar down for long… But how did this bode for emerging markets in August?
  • Factor investing: What it is and how to use it
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    Building outcome orientated factor portfolios
    anemptytextlline
    1 August 2018
    In this article we focus on an approach to build outcome-orientated multi-factor portfolios. These portfolios are designed to deliver, with high predictability, a specific risk and return outcome by using various combinations of underlying factor exposures.
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    A new dawn needs continued good investment decisions
    anemptytextlline
    31 May 2018
    Investors need to be more vocal to prevent corporate capture – Pravin Gordhan at i3 Summit 2018.
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    Sanlam on top of the interest game
    anemptytextlline
    25 April 2018
    Two Sanlam portfolio managers brought home awards for being the top performers in their fund categories following this year’s Raging Bull Awards ceremony. This prestigious ceremony recognises the top managers in the South African unit trust industry, measured on their long-term performance.
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    The balanced solution that’s far from passive
    anemptytextlline
    24 April 2018
    As investors we’re all looking for the same thing: a certain outcome and a smooth ride to that destination. On top of that, we also want maximum returns with minimum risk. Sounds impossible? Over the short term perhaps. But over the medium to long term it’s not that far-fetched.
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    Tax-free saving: the fast facts
    anemptytextlline
    19 April 2018
    With the total tax burden of South Africans on the rise, it’s time to look more closely at those products that give you that much needed tax break. Retirement annuity (RAs) have been around for many years and most investors are familiar with this product, but tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) were only introduced in 2015, and is fast gaining popularity among retail investors – for obvious reasons.