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MONTHLY MARKET UPDATE – JUNE 2017

June 8th, 2017

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS MAJOR GLOBAL MARKETS REPORT GAINS IN MAY Major global markets, for the most part, ended May in the green despite geopolitical tensions increasing as North Korea launched its third missile test in less than three weeks. Upbeat US corporate earnings and some positive economic data, helped support US and global equities in May, with the major US indices ending the month higher despite the
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SOUTH AFRICA QUO VADIS? SEMINAR SERIES 2017

June 2nd, 2017

SOUTH AFRICA QUO VADIS? SEMINAR SERIES 2017 THE POWER OF INDEPENDENT ADVICE SA QUO VADIS? DOES SOUTH AFRICA HAVE A FUTURE? WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR SA AS POLITICAL TENSION CONTINUES TO RISE? The recent downgrade to junk status of the country’s credit rating combined with almost no economic growth has created an uncertain investment environment. It is well known that South Africa is facing major political, social
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MONTHLY MARKET UPDATE MAY 2017

May 12th, 2017

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS USA MAJOR INDICES UP, UK AND CHINA UNDER PRESSURE Despite some tension between the US and North Korea, and concerns around the French elections, most major global markets ended April in the green, although UK and Chinese markets came under some pressure. While investors remained cautious in the face of uncertainty over events in Syria and escalating chances of conflict between the US and
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WEEK IN REVIEW – 28 APRIL 2017

May 3rd, 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS MOSTLY POSITIVE WEEK ON GLOBAL MARKETS The week was mostly a positive one for global markets following the first round of the French presidential election, and optimism around the proposed US tax reforms in which large cuts in corporate tax are anticipated. Markets rallied, the dollar weak-ened, bond yields in general were higher, and global equity markets gained. Most markets are also continuing
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PROTECT YOUR CAPITAL EARN RETURNS IN US DOLLAR

April 21st, 2017

EAST ASIAN GROWTH BASKET LIMITED (“EAGBL”) By Magnus Heystek Jr, Certified Financial Planner® A great opportunity to diversify current portfolios with an exciting new investment option - offering returns in US dollar coupled with protection of capital - is now available to Brenthurst clients. Brenthurst has partnered with Investec Structured Products, a division of Investec Bank Limited, to offer Brenthurst
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MONTHLY MARKET UPDATE – APRIL 2017

April 12th, 2017

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS MIXED PERFORMANCE ON GLOBAL MARKETS IN MARCH It was a mixed performance on global markets in March with US and Asian markets coming under pressure, while European equities performed better. In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) recorded it longest losing streak since 2011, as investor concerns that US President Donald Trump’s agenda would no longer be a fait accompli, weighed
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WEEK IN REVIEW – 07 APRIL 2017

April 11th, 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS US MARKETS TAKE A KNOCK, BUSINESS IMPROVES IN JAPAN The big story of the week was S&P’s downgrade of South Africa’s local and foreign currency ratings to junk status. This follows the cabinet reshuffle last week and the ratings agency’s concerns of potential change in policy. SA’s long-term foreign currency rating was lowered from to BB+ from BBB- and the long-term local currency rating
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5-YEAR RECESSION LOOMS

April 11th, 2017

By Magnus Heystek - Director and Investment Strategist SOUTH AFRICA FACES 5 TO 10 YEAR OF RECESSION UNLESS THE COUNTRY CAN GET RID OF THE DISASTROUS RULE OF PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA AND THE ANC. The downgrading of the country’s international credit rating to so-called “junk” status last week will have profound long term economic and political effects and can only be described as the largest single financial
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WEEK IN REVIEW – 31 MARCH 2017

April 5th, 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS IMPROVED MANUFACTURING BOOSTS CHINESE MARKET The key news this week came from South Africa itself, with President Zuma’s removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, as well as six other government ministers, in a shock cabinet reshuffle announced at mid-night on Thursday. Gordhan and Jonas were accused of undermining the country and the economy while overseas on
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WEEK IN REVIEW – 24 MARCH 2017

March 29th, 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS TRUMP FAILS TO GET SUPPORT FOR NEW HEALTHCARE BILL Markets kept an eye on the healthcare debate in the US this week, which climaxed in the withdrawal of the AHCA, Trump’s bill to replace Obamacare, on Friday. The new president struggled to gather sufficient support for the bill, and tried to force reticent Republicans to pass it by issuing an ultimatum. Just a few hours later, House Republicans
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