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Are you comfortable swimming against the tide?

Following trends is comfortable. It’s human nature to want to be in with the crowd, or part of the herd. This is especially true when it comes to our finances: As individuals, we take comfort from sameness.

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How bias can sink your investment success

Everybody has biases. We make judgements about people, places, and of course, the markets. It is almost impossible not to allow the filters which are created through our emotions and our experiences to impact our investment decision making.

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Is your portfolio overly concentrated?

South Africa has a relatively small equities market with a handful of dominant shares, spread across a few sectors, which are available to invest in. This presents a significant risk for investors: a highly concentrated portfolio.

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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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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 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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The grand rand debate: the long and the short of it

Taking money offshore is more than a bet against the government.

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Investment success: Don’t be your own worst enemy

The biggest risk which investors face is themselves, because the mistakes they commonly make are based on their own behaviour and personal biases.

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Invest in stocks with dividends, but put stop losses in place

It is always a good time to invest, the question is where?

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

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

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