Why has the rand made a come-back?

Why has the rand made a come-back?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Renee Eagar, CFP®* The local currency’s strong come-back towards the end of 2020 took many by surprise in view of the continued and more severe impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic and worsening local economy.The rand was under massive pressur

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How different property classes coped with the pandemic

How different property classes coped with the pandemic

*This content is brought to you by Wealth MigrateThe property market has undergone huge changes during 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but not all sectors have had the same experience. As the year comes to a close, it is useful to have a look at how different asset classes have been affec

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Why investors in commercial real estate need a sponsor

Why investors in commercial real estate need a sponsor

*This content is brought to you by Wealth MigrateInvesting in commercial property can be a daunting prospect but knowing that you are not alone can make you feel much more comfortable, which is why investors need to have a sponsor.A sponsor can be an individual or company that takes a project from a

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Emerging markets hold promise for investors in 2021

Emerging markets hold promise for investors in 2021

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Rocco van Zyl* At the start of 2020 developed markets had delivered the best investment returns for a decade, with US stocks in leading the charge, with both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ soaring to record highs. However, going into February not even

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What are the themes that will deliver results for investors in 2021?

What are the themes that will deliver results for investors in 2021?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy André Basson* As the year draws to a close, many South Africans are so ready to close the chapter of this rollercoaster of a year.André BassonLast time this year, many analysts and economists had vastly different expectations than where 2020 has

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Student housing offers property investors a recession-proof option

Student housing offers property investors a recession-proof option

Student housing may be a new area for you but having a partner guide you through the process can put in you line to get a distinction in investment.*This content is brought to you by Wealth MigrateMany investors are feeling a little wary as the world comes to terms with the changes brought by the Co

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Semigration boosts coastal areas

Semigration boosts coastal areas

A noticeable demographic trend of the past decade is the number of people who migrated from the northern parts of the country to coastal areas. *This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy André Basson* Two noticeable demographic trends developed in the past decade or so amongst higher inc

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What successful Covid-19 vaccines mean for investments

What successful Covid-19 vaccines mean for investments

Brenthurst Wealth Advisor, Aidan Freswick, elaborates on ways that successful Covid-19 vaccines could impact markets and portfolios.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Aidan Freswick*Covid-19 hit the world economy like a hurricane this year and left no place untouched. In the “pre

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Personality and how it impacts investment returns

Personality and how it impacts investment returns

Man viewed as Homo Economicus implies that man is endowed with high rationality and that investment decisions are always based on logical reasoning.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Desmond Benecke*The investor’s chief problem – and even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself

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Should my home be paid off at retirement?

Should my home be paid off at retirement?

Do not fall victim to the temptation of refinancing your home when borrowing costs are low, by spending it on building upgrades or luxury living.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Stefan Janse van Vuuren*There is a certain comfort around knowing you are going to retire debt-free.

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Why the wealthy focus on returns from secondary markets

Why the wealthy focus on returns from secondary markets

*This content is brought to you by Wealth MigrateWhen it comes to getting to the heart of an issue you need to “follow the money” – that will tell you all you need to know about how something really works, and investing is no different.If you want to make good investment choices, take your lead from

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International ‘wrapper’ products can boost offshore portfolios

International ‘wrapper’ products can boost offshore portfolios

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Suzean Haumann and Aidan Freswick*Investors are faced with various options when it comes to offshore investing. These include opportunities to invest directly through an offshore bank account, a unit trust platform, or making use of an ‘internat

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Retirement savings for every life stage

Retirement savings for every life stage

Many people delay getting a proper retirement plan in place, as the many reports reviewing the SA savings culture has shown for decades.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Marise Smit, CFP®* Saving for retirement remains a very important, if not the most critical, component of an

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How to be a successful property investor

How to be a successful property investor

*This content is brought to you by Wealth MigrateNo investment is without risk, the question successful investors ask is: “How much risk can I tolerate?”Investing at home comes with a degree of certainty but taking the plunge to invest offshore can bring big risk and big return, so you need to under

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Divorce, living annuities and what you should know

Divorce, living annuities and what you should know

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Arin Ruttenberg* Divorce, just like death, is a life event that has a significant impact on financial planning. Unlike death, however, it is not something planned for which could have a detrimental impact on personal finances.Arin RuttenbergDivo

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An alternative way to approach annuities for retirement

An alternative way to approach annuities for retirement

All retirement funds must offer their members annuity (pension) options that conform to regulations that came into effect in September 2017.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Suzean Haumann*From March 2019 all retirement funds must offer their members annuity (pension) options th

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Five easy investing options

Five easy investing options

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Sonia du Plessis* Many individuals avoid investing in the stock market or in savings products because they are not familiar with it or do not understand how it works. In fact, many people keep their savings in cash, but with interest rates at hi

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How to ensure you have a successful investment journey

How to ensure you have a successful investment journey

*This content is brought to you by Wealth MigrateInvesting in property overseas has many advantages over keeping all your property investments in SA, most notably it allows you to benefit from the rand’s fickle nature. You might not be able to go on an actual buying trip at the moment, but you still

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How to rescue your retirement – Magnus Heystek

How to rescue your retirement – Magnus Heystek

Regulation 28 basically forces fund managers of your retirement fund to invest the bulk of your funds into a very poorly performing market. Magnus Heystek, founder of award-winning Brenthurst Wealth Management, has been educating South African investors on the perils of investing in South African ve

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What is passive investing? Experts Heystek, Segall explain

What is passive investing? Experts Heystek, Segall explain

Passive investing instruments have become very popular globally. What are they and how do you choose? Tips from experts.In a recent BizNews Finance Friday webinar, investment experts Magnus Heystek of Brenthurst Wealth Management and Lisa Segall of GinsGlobal Index funds answered your questions abou

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Dos and don’ts when investing

Dos and don’ts when investing

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Renee Eagar* Investing can be unpredictable, which makes it challenging and stressful. Some rookie investors say the idea of investing without any assurance of a return or the potential of a loss makes them hyperventilate. To make matters worse,

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