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How to approach your finances this festive season

We all have good intentions to make sound financial decisions, but the temptation to spend makes it difficult to commit – especially during the festive season.

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Is cash king?

Given current market conditions, it is understandable that some investors would want to ‘take refuge’ in cash to ride out low equity returns – but is that a good strategy? The answer is more complicated than simply looking at recent returns.

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Five principles to find the right investment manager

Five principles to find the right investment manager

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

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 is strong, happiness pervades, but if the rand depreciates, emotions head south at the same pace – or even faster.

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How to make your retirement savings last: Common myths debunked

There are many risks that need to be overcome to ensure that retirement savings last, says Shaun Duddy, including longevity, inflation and investment risk.

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Finding opportunity in the volatility

Market fluctuations are an expected and necessary part of investing. The important thing is to stick to your long-term investment plan.

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Making sure ‘bad timing’ doesn’t get the better of your investments

Making sure ‘bad timing’ doesn’t get the better of your investments

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Do you need to rethink your offshore investment exposure?

Do you need to rethink your offshore investment exposure?

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2018 Budget speech update

The Minister of Finance announced amendments to tax and other legislation that may affect investors. These changes come into effect on 1 March 2018, unless otherwise indicated.

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Why a written investment plan is a good idea

If you have started saving or are about to start, a written investment plan can keep you on track.

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