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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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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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The simple answers to investing

Is the very thought of planning a barrier for you when it comes to investing? Or are you guilty of over analysing and underacting?

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How to maximise tax benefits before the end of the tax year

Carla Rossouw explains why this is a good time to take maximum advantage of the incentives the government has put in place to encourage us to save.

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Investing offshore versus investing in offshore assets

Investing in international markets is an important diversification building block to investors’ portfolios.

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Investment lessons from 2017: be patient and trust your analysis

Separating oneself from the noise is tricky. There is an enormous amount of information out there; you can listen to experts on television, read newspapers, unit trust annual reports, stockbroker research or take in what the pundits have to say on social media. But are these content generators trying to inform you or serve their own agendas?

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How to prevent a financial hangover this festive season

If the festive season sends you into a panic and sees you mentally tallying up added expenses, such as gifts, getaways and groceries, you may need a financial strategy to help you cope.

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How has your investment been impacted by the fall in the price of Steinhoff?

Global retailer Steinhoff International Holdings NV’s share price had fallen 86.9% by close of trade on Friday 8 December, following CEO Markus Jooste’s resignation and the related press announcements regarding accounting irregularities.

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How to achieve a sustainable retirement income

Shaun Duddy discusses how to meet and manage risks while drawing a stable income in retirement. He explains why investing at least 50% in growth assets is a necessity and why drawing more than 4% is not advisable.

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