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“Street Notes” – February 2021

“Street Notes” – February 2021

"Street Notes" - February 2021 Quote of the Month "Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that is counted, counts." – Albert Einstein Indices Commentary January a promising start to the year SA Equities, as measured by our FTSE/JSE All Share...

“Street Notes” – January 2021

“Street Notes” – January 2021

"Street Notes" - January 2021Quote of the Month "Comparison is the death of joy." – Mark TwainIndicesCommentary December proved to be another strong month for SA growth asset classes. The best returns came from the asset class that had been hardest hit over the last...

“Street Notes” – December 2020

“Street Notes” – December 2020

"Street Notes" - December 2020 Quote of the Month "I've learnt that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou Indices Commentary Following an extremely volatile October,...

Yes, you might actually enjoy a ‘working’ retirement!

Yes, you might actually enjoy a ‘working’ retirement!

Pedestrian returns from retirement funds, a struggling economy, and Covid-19 have all conspired to make those in their late 50’s contemplating retirement to feel anxious about what this next phase in their lives is going to hold, especially if their vision of...

“Street Notes” – November 2020

“Street Notes” – November 2020

"Street Notes" - November 2020 Quote of the Month "Dying rich can't compete with living rich, and making a living doesn't measure up to making a life." – Mitch Anthony Indices Commentary Global equities suffered their worst weekly decline since March (despite some...

Don’t give up on Retirement funds just yet!

Don’t give up on Retirement funds just yet!

As most investors now know, the last 10 years have certainly not been the decade of seeing the kind of returns we were used to from South African growth asset classes like equities and listed property. At the same time global equities especially in Rand terms have...

“Street Notes” – October 2020

“Street Notes” – October 2020

"Street Notes" - October 2020 Quote of the Month "Real Integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not" – Oprah Winfrey Indices Commentary Global Geopolitical tensions and the threat of further lockdowns in a number of...

Using “Maslow meets Retirement” when Planning your Life Income

Using “Maslow meets Retirement” when Planning your Life Income

It’s important to figure out what you desire and how to pay for it. You might remember thinking back to school or university days learning about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid. Just to remind you, in 1943 Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist, proposed in his...

Cash Trends Towards Trash

Cash Trends Towards Trash

Cuts to the repo rate of 3% over the last few months have severely impacted the returns investors can enjoy from money market funds. Read on for an analysis of the medium-term future of money market, and a look at some of the other options for those seeking...

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