The financial industry is coming to the realisation that retirement, in the way that we currently understand the concept, is no longer feasible.
Tag - Interest Rates
Amendments to the National Credit Act have set new maximum interest rates which can be charged on a loan, based on the repo rate.
When interest rates go up, we mostly highlight the effect it will have on our debt repayments, but we forget that higher rates are really good for savers.
With interest rates rising and the economy slowing, is now the time to make the biggest investment of your life?
Proposals to curb the costs of borrowing will be welcomed, but a likely consequence is that less credit will be available.
An asynchronous global economic recovery in 2016 is what's predicted by Sanisha Packirisamy (Economist) and Herman van Papendorp (Head of macro research) of MMI Holdings.
There is little current pressure on the South African Reserve Bank to hike interest rates this week, at least from a current inflation point of view.
By Sanisha Packirisamy, economist at Momentum Asset Management. It is clear that the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) remains aware of the potential negative local effect of a rise in US rates should the US decide to hike rates this year. In the event that global capital flows to emerging markets (including South Africa) are negatively impacted...
Chris Freund, Head of SA Multi-Asset at Investec Asset Management, discusses his investment views for 2014 What are the most important themes that will drive returns in 2014? We believe there are a number of themes that will drive both global returns and also impact South African assets. Markets will be focusing on the timing of the tapering of...
The South African market is in a “Perfect Break” situation at the moment, according to market analysts Craig Aitchison and Trevor Abromowitz. During the last 10 years, we have often heard the phrase, “the Perfect Storm” applied to periods when both equity markets and interest rates fall. This is extremely problematic for investors for...