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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Whatever happens on the markets, do not panic

Whatever happens on the markets, do not panic

Exiting and re-entering financial markets amidst volatility does little more than lock in losses, while those who hold steady reap the rewards.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Mags Heystek* We’ve all read the studies on the impact emotion has on investments – and the outcome is

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Gain managed offshore exposure with exchange traded funds

Gain managed offshore exposure with exchange traded funds

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Kirk Swart* A hotly contested debate amongst investment professionals and retail investors is whether one should make use of an active portfolio manager to manage your investment portfolio or rather go it alone by investing in passively

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Beware of Yesteryear’s winners

Beware of Yesteryear’s winners

If you start looking at what you 'could’ve made', the fear of missing out (FOMO) is a sly devil that could lead to bad investment decisions.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Brian Butchart* FOMO has always been thereInvestors like to compare their portfolios with others and not

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Planning for your retirement is just that: creating the plan

Planning for your retirement is just that: creating the plan

It is a simple equation: what you will be spending in your retirement dictates what the total amount is that you will need to save towards.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Leslie Greyling*These scenarios below are likely familiar to many.It is too late to start saving for retir

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How much should you invest offshore?

How much should you invest offshore?

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Nick Downing* South Africans have long had a love affair with offshore investing. This is borne out by the fact that the country is a net external creditor. This means that in aggregate South Africans become wealthier if the rand deprec

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Why US inflation spooks investors

Why US inflation spooks investors

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Stefan Janse van Vuuren*For the past year, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic dominated investment conversations, drove markets down and up again and was considered the biggest issue to consider when making investment decisions. US inflation ha

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Divorce and retirement funds

Divorce and retirement funds

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Suzean Haumann*Getting married requires careful consideration around joint finances and is best navigated with the guidance of a financial planning professional. Conversely, getting divorced also has an impact on the finances of both spouses, an

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Investing 101

Investing 101

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Mags Heystek* We have all been in those situations where we need advice, be it from a doctor, attorney, mechanic, or an electrician. Many times, we require solutions to problems that we are not capable of dealing with, and we rely on the experti

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Going offshore: The How

Going offshore: The How

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Mark Diuga*We are told not to have all our eggs in one basket unless, of course, we are in a supermarket.Mark DiugaSomehow you made the decision, past or present, to invest offshore. It sounds murky, it can be murky. You know who you wan

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Rescue your retirement

Rescue your retirement

Many so called Baby Boomers started saving almost from their first paycheck with the plan to one day supplement their retirement investments.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthMany so called Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 to 1964) started saving almost from their first paych

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The upside of an unexpected global pandemic

The upside of an unexpected global pandemic

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Mags Heystek* It is now one year since the first Covid-19 patient was identified in South Africa. Since that date, the pandemic has spread to all corners of the country and the government, like many others around the world, stepped in with measu

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Going offshore: Investing in a world without borders

Going offshore: Investing in a world without borders

Investing in overseas markets is a good idea, not only to diversify risk but to take advantage of the vast opportunities but how does one proceed?*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Nick Downing* Nick DowningIt is common wisdom that investing in overseas markets is a good

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The ABCs of retirement planning

The ABCs of retirement planning

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Iniel van Zyl* The Covid-19 pandemic has left almost everyone strapped for cash. Apart from cutting back on luxuries and keeping budgets tight, there should always be a portion set aside for a rainy day or your golden years – no matter how small

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Money must be a family affair

Money must be a family affair

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Suzean Haumann*Suzean HaumannNumbers of women who are economically active, either in formal employment or in entrepreneurial or trade ventures, have grown steadily in the past decade. The traditional family unit with a husband as the main breadw

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The elephant in the room – hidden inflation risks for your investments

The elephant in the room – hidden inflation risks for your investments

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Gustav Reinach* Understanding inflation is an important factor when it comes to financial success. If you do not factor inflation in when deciding where to put your money – whether that’s savings accounts or investing – you could find your pot s

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Private Wealth Global boosts US-based McFarlin Group’s global access

Private Wealth Global boosts US-based McFarlin Group’s global access

Investors will be the main beneficiaries of both the launch of Private Wealth Global and the presence of the McFarlin Group as a sponsor.*This content is brought to you by Private Wealth GlobalBetter access to the global market was behind US-based McFarlin Group’s decision to become a sponsor on Pri

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Why asset allocation matters

Why asset allocation matters

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Maria Smit, CFP®* The importance of an appropriate asset allocation plan has been highlighted by the recent volatility in global financial markets.The variability of returns in the various asset classes from year to year is a key reason as to wh

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ESG investing trend accelerates

ESG investing trend accelerates

Many are predicting that the likes of ESG, impact investing, and socially responsible investing are all about to take flight in the next few years.*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Sonia du Plessis, CFP®* Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing represents one of the

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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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