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SIX IMPORTANT TIPS FOR ESTATE PLANNING SUCCESS

May 22nd, 2018

HOW TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR EXISTING WILL, THE LIQUIDITY OF YOUR ESTATE AND ESTATE-PLANNING GOALS IN GENERAL. By Rozanne Heystek – Potgieter (BA LLB) ESTATE PLANNING & DECEASED ESTATE ADMINISTRATION The increased Value Added Tax (VAT) rate, announced in the 2018 National Budget dominated headlines for weeks thereafter, but was not the only tax change affecting consumers and investors. Many of these changes
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WEEK IN REVIEW – 11 MAY 2018

May 16th, 2018

INFLUENCES ON WEEKLY GLOBAL MARKET OF LATE, THE US DOLLAR HAS BEEN TRADING STRONGER VS MOST MAJOR CURRENCIES. This is in light of higher inflation expectations, with the view that this will translate into higher than expected inter-est rates down the line. Last week therefore began with a huge amount of anticipation surrounding the release of vital US inflation figures. However, this was not the only news that
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MONTHLY MARKET UPDATE – May 2018

May 16th, 2018

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS GLOBAL MARKETS END APRIL IN POSITIVE TERRITORY April saw most global markets notching up their first positive month since January, supported by good earnings from US technology firms and several high-profile merger announcements. In addition, a recent successful summit between leaders of North and South Korea further supported positive market senti-ment. Nevertheless, worries around protectionism
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WEEK IN REVIEW – 23 APRIL 2018

April 25th, 2018

HEY, WHERE DID MY 15% GO? ASK any investor what returns they expect from their equity-investments and the chances are very good that they will come up with a number of around 15% per year. This is a throwback to a time when inflation was much higher and hence the ongoing returns were in excess of 15% per annum for many years. Investors are finding it difficult to adjust their return-expectations to a much lower
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MONTHLY MARKET UPDATE – 06 April 2018

April 12th, 2018

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS SURGE IN VOLATILITY AND USA PRESIDENT’S TRADE TARRIFFS PLANS HIT MARKETS Higher volatility, the sell-off in US tech shares and the possibility of a trade war weighed on global markets in March as US President Donald Trump’s move to impose tariffs on Chinese goods (and China retaliating by announcing tariffs on several US products), rattled markets. Trump’s criticism of Amazon, a data
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WEEK IN REVIEW – 30 MARCH 2018

April 12th, 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS TRADE WAR CONCERNS BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA CONTINUED TO PLAGUE GLOBAL MARKETS LAST WEEK. After China retaliated by placing tariffs on US imports, they announced at the beginning of last week that they would increase these tariffs by a mammoth 25% on 128 US products including imports of pork, wine, nuts and seamless steel pipes. Global markets thus came out of the Easter break on the back foot.
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MONTHLY MARKET UPDATE – 06 MARCH 2018

March 7th, 2018

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS DRAMATIC UPS AND DOWNS FOR GLOBAL MARKETS February was likely one of the US markets’ most extreme rollercoaster rides since the global financial crisis, with big early declines followed by steady gains and then further slides towards month-end. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) recorded two 1,000-point drops on the back of investor concern that a spike in inflation could cause the
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WEEK IN REVIEW – 16 FEBRUARY 2018

March 2nd, 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS INTEREST RATES IN THE US ARE MORE OR LESS EXPECTED TO RISE THIS YEAR As a base case scenario, two to three interest rates hikes are currently being priced in. Nevertheless, when the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting (FOMC) minutes were released last week, markets were still caught off guard by the level of hawkish-ness. More specifically, the minutes showed that the Fed are confident that
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BUDGET 2018 MAIDEN SPEECH, HITS VAT AND NENE IS BACK!

March 2nd, 2018

By Gavin Butchart, Financial Director and General Tax Practitioner (SA) South Africans woke up yesterday to yet another cabinet reshuffle. The announcement of many new appointments were met with mixed reaction. With both Pravin Gordhan and Nhanhla Nene back in the fold, but Bathabile Dlamini retained somehow, Ramaphosa was quick to explain that the cabinet reshuffle was part of a process to set the country on
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INVESTMENT REPORT FEBRUARY 2018

February 21st, 2018

LONG-TERM INVESTING KEY TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS There is no doubt that the mood and spirit in South Africa has improved from the despair and depression we faced almost daily, especially over the last few years under the rule of Jacob Zuma. The havoc and destruction he caused will be a burden South Africans will have to bear for some time to come. For the past few years South Africa experienced political uncertainty
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