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FSCA to regulate crypto-assets

FSCA to regulate crypto-assets

Globally there has been an increase in the number of retail investors wanting to purchase crypto-assets. Unfortunately this has seen an exponential increase in the number “crypto-scams”. This is where unregulated entities and individuals promise...

Hindsight, foresight and change at the speed of light

Hindsight, foresight and change at the speed of light

By Izak Odendaal and Dave Mohr, Old Mutual Wealth Investment Strategists. Hindsight, they say, is 20/20 vision. This being the year 2020, it turned out to be truer than ever before. For investors, and all of us really, there was so much about this...

Investment lessons from a horrible year

Investment lessons from a horrible year

2020 has reset the bar when it comes to how we evaluate a horrible year, but an "annus horribilis" doesn’t have to be an "investment horribilis". In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of her accession, Queen Elizabeth said, “1992 is not a year...

Vaccine news a shot in the arm for recovery stocks

Vaccine news a shot in the arm for recovery stocks

The result of the US election was big news for the world, for the economy and for markets. But as an investor I’ve always considered the pandemic of far greater consequence. Joe Biden’s electoral success was duly eclipsed by the news on Monday that...

Accessing offshore shares via an ETN

Accessing offshore shares via an ETN

Ordinary South African investors now have more options to access to global companies. Technology is making it easier and cheaper for South Africans to get exposure to shares in large global US-listed companies like Apple, Facebook and Netflix. This...

Listen: Offshore investing made easy

Listen: Offshore investing made easy

Offshore investing is not just for millionaires, it should form part of everyone’s investment portfolio. In this podcast Maya (@mayaonmoney) and Mapalo (@womanandfinance) unpack the many low-cost options that make offshore investing accessible for...

South Africa’s rocky road to recovery

South Africa’s rocky road to recovery

By Izak Odendaal and Dave Mohr, Investment Strategists at Old Mutual Wealth South Africa’s economic recovery is rightly in the spotlight, and important questions need to be asked. We need to know not only how we bounce back from the...

Offshore investing: Go direct or use a feeder fund?

Offshore investing: Go direct or use a feeder fund?

By Colin Archibald, Regional Manager at Glacier International Offshore investing has been in the spotlight again recently, but diversifying your portfolio across regions, currencies and industries has always been a good strategy. Maintaining your...

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Don’t let financial jargon throw you off your game

In the hope of assisting investors to make better sense of the current financial climate, Debra Slabber, Business Development Manager of Morningstar Investment Management South Africa, explains some of the financial jargon that is often used during market downturns....

For investment success, buy businesses – not stocks

A closer look at the histories of global giants Microsoft and Nestlé demonstrates the importance of investing in businesses rather than just stocks, and having patience. By Samantha Steyn, Chief Investment Officer, and Yanga Nozibele, Investment Associate, Cannon...

Listen: When fear is high, opportunities prevail

“As much as we like to believe it is all about hard-nosed number crunching, the stories investors tell themselves and others are key.” So says Izak Odendaal, Investment Strategist at Old Mutual Wealth. What are the stories we are currently telling ourselves about the...

A better – and very different – future

By Samantha Steyn, Chief Investment Officer, and Yanga Nozibele, Investment Associate, Cannon Asset Managers Following the endless stream of Covid-19 headlines, extended lockdowns and associated economic hardships, we are all suffering from Armageddon fatigue. It is...

Investing in cattle as a diversification strategy

If the current coronavirus crisis has taught us anything it is to make sure our investments are diversified. When it comes to investing in financial assets, we ensure diversification by investing in funds that provide exposure to local and offshore equities, bonds,...

Decades of turmoil in half a year

The year is not yet halfway through, but it feels as if decades of turmoil have been compressed into it already. By Izak Odendaal and Dave Mohr, Investment Strategists at Old Mutual Wealth As the clock struck midnight on 31 December, apocalyptic bushfires were still...

Investing in a structured product

Technology has made investing via a structured product more accessible to the average retail investor. With the economic fallout expected from COVID-19, investors have either seen their portfolios seriously hurt or are too afraid to enter the equity market now....

Listen: Getting into gold

In line with our theme on alternative asset classes, in this week’s podcast Maya (@mayaonmoney) and Mapalo (@womanandfinance) discuss investing in gold. Is gold a good investment? What role should it play in your portfolio and how do you go about investing in gold ‒...

Slumping economy, surging stock market– what’s going on?

While tens of millions of Americans were losing their jobs, the stock market in April produced its best monthly return in over 30 years. Sean Markowicz, strategist in the Research and Analytics division at Schroders, looks at what’s behind this apparent disconnect....

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