A TFSA has great value in an overall investment strategy

A TFSA has great value in an overall investment strategy

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Stefan Janse van Vuuren* Since the introduction of Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) in SA in 2015 it quickly became a popular savings vehicle, especially for children and younger investors. If used optimally this is a very useful option for all

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Mauritius more attractive as SA property investments collapse

Mauritius more attractive as SA property investments collapse

More South Africans are eyeing property investment in Mauritius as the island continues to introduce changes to make it an attractive investment choice.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Gavin Butchart* More and more South Africans are eyeing property investment and relocation to

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The Looting Frenzy – Expropriation Without Compensation

The Looting Frenzy – Expropriation Without Compensation

Since the looting erupted, scenario planner Clem Sunter has increased the probability of the “Low Road” scenario for SA, in which the country descends into anarchy.*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Nick Downing* A tempus horribilis. From the 10-17th July, we witnessed th

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Stop making these trading mistakes!

Stop making these trading mistakes!

*This content is brought to you by Blackstone FuturesIn order for you to get better at anything you need to learn from your mistakes and cut them out of your life. If you are a serial procrastinator, the only way to improve that is by getting things done instead of putting them off until tomorrow. E

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What’s next for equity markets?

What’s next for equity markets?

The Covid pandemic started as a big growth depressant as countries went into lockdown and economies ground to a standstill. Yet, it also morphed into one of the biggest stimulants and ironically has been good for financial markets with markets reaching all-time highs, but what can we expect from her

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Beware of unregulated investments

Beware of unregulated investments

Desperate investors are still trusting sophisticated investment fraudsters and losing their hard-earned savings to illegal unregulated investments.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Iniel van Zyl* In 2018, one of the largest Bitcoin scams to hit South Africa prompted MyBroadband

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One swallow does not a summer make

One swallow does not a summer make

We are hopeful that recent initiatives by Ramaphosa's administration will be the start of a concerted structural reform drive rather than ad hoc measures taken out of desperation.*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Nick Downing* Nick DowningThere is no doubt that the econo

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Asset class selection drives investment success

Asset class selection drives investment success

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Arin Ruttenberg* “Never test the depth of the river with both feet.’’ – Warren BuffettMany investors are searching for the one thing that will deliver investment success. The best place to start and arguably the most important investment rule is

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What’s with the explosion of retail trading?

What’s with the explosion of retail trading?

*This content is brought to you by Blackstone FuturesThere can be no question that the number of people trading for themselves in the last 18 months has exploded! Brokers across the globe have seen record numbers of clients opening trading accounts. All hoping to exploit opportunities that the forex

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Is investing in the money market worth it?

Is investing in the money market worth it?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Aidan Freswick*If you were to consider yourself a long-term investor, you would expect some sort of capital appreciation when reviewing your investments over certain periods. You would expect that the impact of rising inflation is not eating awa

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Private share portfolios vs. unit trusts

Private share portfolios vs. unit trusts

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Gielie Fourie* There is an ongoing debate on whether one should invest in the stock market through private share portfolios (PSPs) or unit trusts (UTs) or similar pooled investment vehicles. We all know what UTs are – their massive adver

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Good money habits the foundation of building wealth

Good money habits the foundation of building wealth

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Leslie Greyling* Parents want the best for children and make every effort to give them a strong foundation to lead successful lives once they become adults. Yet, many neglect detailed discussions around money matters. This subject also gets scan

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Global equities still the preferred asset class

Global equities still the preferred asset class

Ninety One expects global equities to be the top performing asset class over the next five years and Brenthurst Wealth agrees.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Brian Butchart* If daily news headlines are to be believed, the world is entering another commodities supercycle that p

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A proud nation

A proud nation

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Nick Downing* It is a privilege to travel in the Covid age. Although there is the inconvenience of Covid testing before crossing borders, it is well worth the extra delay and discomfort. The nasal swab is not everyone’s idea of a holiday

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The case for investing in Fund of Funds

The case for investing in Fund of Funds

By Andrew Ludwig*The pandemic and resultant market roller coaster was a red flag for risk-averse investors who do not cope well with extreme market volatility, a hallmark of most of 2020. We recently interviewed the fund managers at New Road Capital and Flagship Asset Management to discuss the Fund

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Investing is an Olympian effort

Investing is an Olympian effort

The process of training to be an Olympic athlete has a number of similarities with the long-term mindset required of investors.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Josh Mac Rae*Up until recently, we would eagerly sit down every four years to marvel at the athletic prowess of Olympi

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Beware of the grey areas with your retirement

Beware of the grey areas with your retirement

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Rocco van Zyl* Anyone who has some life experience will tell you that life is not black and white, but rather different shades of grey. This concept is just as true when it comes to investing, with all the different variables and risks that inve

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A stronger rand presents opportunities for offshore investors

A stronger rand presents opportunities for offshore investors

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Aidan Freswick* A rather pleasant surprise to see the rand touch on its best levels since pre-lockdown circumstances and even further back as 6 years ago. Offshore investors are considering moving more money to other countries for investment pur

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Where to invest savings for optimal growth and tax efficiency

Where to invest savings for optimal growth and tax efficiency

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Danine van Zyl* Where to invest for retirement remains the top priority for most investors when they seek professional financial planning advice. The majority select a retirement annuity as the most logical option for their needs. However, this

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Balancing your portfolio with alternative investments

Balancing your portfolio with alternative investments

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Carel la Cock* Stock markets have had a tremendous run following the Covid-19 induced market crash in March last year. The S&P500 has grown more than 87% while the Nasdaq was up 105% since then, setting new records weekly. Other world in

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Options beneficiaries have at death on retirement products

Options beneficiaries have at death on retirement products

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Sonia du Plessis* When looking at retirement products, one needs to differentiate between “pre-retirement” and “post retirement” products, as their treatment and options are different in the event of the owner’s death. It is also important to kn

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Be smart with tax

Be smart with tax

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Arin Ruttenberg* Arin RuttenbergSouth Africa has been faced with many economic and political headwinds, especially in the past year in the wake of the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Higher and more taxes have been introduced in recent y

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Important economic indicators for investors

Important economic indicators for investors

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Werner Erasmus* The most important driver of investment return is company earnings growth which tends to follow the business cycle. For this reason, it is important for investors to keep track of the current state of the economy and anti

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