Magnus Heystek: Why I am investing in South Africa again

Magnus Heystek: Why I am investing in South Africa again

Investment strategist Magnus Heystek, who is well known for his brutally straightforward views on the economy, has become a cautiously optimistic man. In this interview with BizNews, he shares the positive signs he has picked up from following all the economic...

Bullsh#t antenna working overtime

Bullsh#t antenna working overtime

The litmus test for any investment: would you invest your mother’s money in it? Some years ago, fund manager JP Verster described me in an article in the Financial Mail as someone who has a well-developed “b#ullshit antenna” when it comes to overzealous marketing...

Magnus Heystek: First light of dawn? SA moving away from the abyss

Magnus Heystek: First light of dawn? SA moving away from the abyss

Magnus Heystek, an investment director at Brenthurst Wealth Management, has maintained a critical stance on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) for over a decade, advocating for offshore markets like the USA. Despite criticism, Heystek’s foresight has been...

The impact of AI on investing

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Lloyd Uren* AI is suddenly all around us, stirring up emotions ranging from amazement to outrage at the capabilities on display. It seems as if every aspect of society is being affected by this new technology,...

My offshore investing journey

My offshore investing journey

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Arin Ruttenberg*  As I learned more about investing, I made a strategic shift towards offshore investments. This is now the cornerstone of my investment strategy and also the key recommendation for my clients....

Implications of unpaid maintenance support on retirement investments

Implications of unpaid maintenance support on retirement investments

Nobody gets married planning to divorce one day. Yet, it is a reality of modern life. A divorce has a significant impact on the lives of the previously married couple, especially their finances. One aspect not receiving a lot of attention is the impact of maintenance...

Planting the seeds of financial success for your kids

Planting the seeds of financial success for your kids

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Mags Heystek, CFP® * If you’re a garden-loving South African, then you’ll appreciate the amount of effort needed to establish, grow and maintain your little green sanctuary. What’s great is that you can envision...

Make retirement your best trip ever

Make retirement your best trip ever

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Maria Smit * We’re almost half way through the year, so the big question is: What are your holiday plans for December? Whether you’re planning to travel overseas or locally, we all know that we have to make...

Are you ready for the three-pot retirement system?

Are you ready for the three-pot retirement system?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Charize Beukes* The South African retirement landscape is about to change in a big way with the introduction of the new two-pot retirement system. This reform aims to strike a balance between preserving your...

Magnus Heystek’s success story and how he outfoxed the Oppenheimers

Magnus Heystek’s success story and how he outfoxed the Oppenheimers

Magnus Heystek is a household name in investment circles. He is one of the most quoted wealth managers and is known for his honest and straightforward financial advice. Heystek is the co-founder of Brenthurst Wealth Management, where he is in charge of investment...

Prescribed assets – Caveat emptor

Prescribed assets – Caveat emptor

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Brian Butchart * With the upcoming elections grabbing so many of today’s headlines, it’s easy to lose sight of another threat to  your wealth and retirement savings in South Africa. A potential amendment to...

Five important steps for successful retirement planning

Five important steps for successful retirement planning

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Michelle Burger*  Planning for retirement and getting investment strategies in place requires careful thought. These five tips will set you up for success. Start planning and saving as early as possible. At ...

Offshore restrictions are hurting living annuities

Offshore restrictions are hurting living annuities

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Mags Heystek * Saving for your retirement is supposed to offer at least some comfort that you’ll have enough in your pension fund to see you through retirement. Unfortunately, this is a reality that’s going to...

If Mick Jagger can do it so can you

If Mick Jagger can do it so can you

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Charize Beukes * Rock icon Mick Jagger will be 81 years old in July this year. Despite his millions in the bank, he has no plans to stop working. In fact, the Rolling Stones announced a tour of several cities in...

How the investment landscape has changed in 20 years

How the investment landscape has changed in 20 years

Looking into the future, 20 years seems like a very long time. Looking back, 20 years flashed by in a blink. But when you sit down and break those two decades into smaller, manageable pieces, one realizes just how much has happened. With the 20th anniversary of...

The retirement crisis is upon us

The retirement crisis is upon us

If there is mounting talk about a “retirement crisis” in the United States, the largest economy in the world and one of the richest, then how bad is the retirement crisis in South Africa? It’s much worse than most commentators would like to admit. The putrid...

Money tips from self-made millionaires

Money tips from self-made millionaires

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Lloyd Uren*  Even if you’re not an avid TV game show fan, you’ve probably heard of ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’ Its appeal lies in the chance of walking away much richer if you’ve made the correct...

Use fear to build your wealth. Yes, really!

Use fear to build your wealth. Yes, really!

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Maria Smit * When it comes to managing your finances, we’re often encouraged to stay calm, avoid risk and remove emotion from your decisions. I’m here to tell you something different: don’t be dispassionate about...

Tips from pensioners on how to retire successfully

Tips from pensioners on how to retire successfully

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Aidan Freswick* As you contemplate the journey towards retirement, imagine drawing upon a treasure trove of wisdom from those who’ve navigated the path before you. I’ve had the privilege of speaking with...

When the going gets tough, the savvy get going

When the going gets tough, the savvy get going

The financial markets can be a thrilling rollercoaster ride. One day, you’re soaring with the bulls; the next, you’re bracing for a bearish plunge. But for some investors, these downturns aren’t a cause for panic but a signal to buckle up and get strategic. It’s...

Two strategies to ride out market volatility

Two strategies to ride out market volatility

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Ruan Breed* Are you feeling nervous because of recent swings in major stock markets? You’re certainly not alone. Many of us watch our investment portfolios with a mix of concern and confusion during these times...

3 ways to fine-tune your investment strategy in 2024

3 ways to fine-tune your investment strategy in 2024

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Josh MacRae* A common investment strategy you might know of is the so-called 60/40 principle. This is when you put 60% of your money in stocks (like the big companies in the S&P 500 Index) and 40% in bonds...

4 steps to investing for retirement if you’re self-employed

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Aidan Freswick* If you’re self-employed, the path to retirement might seem a bit more winding than for those with traditional employment and pension schemes. Without the cushion of company-sponsored retirement...

Four easy money lessons every child deserves to learn

Four easy money lessons every child deserves to learn

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Mags Heystek, CFP® * Teaching your kids about financial literacy is a gift that keeps on giving. It prepares them for the future, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to make wise financial decisions. The...

Off-the-shelf or out-the-box: Which is right for you?

Off-the-shelf or out-the-box: Which is right for you?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth It’s easy to feel lost or confused about your retirement investing, especially whether your investments will deliver the returns you need. I’ve found that clients worry less about this once they have a better...

Time is money: Why starting early builds a better retirement

Time is money: Why starting early builds a better retirement

When you invest early, your money has more time to grow exponentially. Retirement might seem like a distant horizon when you’re young, but believe it or not, the seeds of a comfortable retirement are sown today. Saving for retirement early might seem daunting, but...