Asset class selection drives investment success

Asset class selection drives investment success

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Arin Ruttenberg*  “Never test the depth of the river with both feet.’’ – Warren Buffett Many investors are searching for the one thing that will deliver investment success. The best place to start and arguably...

Global equities still the preferred asset class

Global equities still the preferred asset class

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth  By Brian Butchart*  If daily news headlines are to be believed, the world is entering another commodities supercycle that promises to power certain sectors out of a COVID gloom. This narrative is always especially...

A stronger rand presents opportunities for offshore investors

A stronger rand presents opportunities for offshore investors

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Aidan Freswick*  A rather pleasant surprise to see the rand touch on its best levels since pre-lockdown circumstances and even further back as 6 years ago. Offshore investors are considering moving more money...

Beware of the grey areas with your retirement

Beware of the grey areas with your retirement

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Rocco van Zyl*  Anyone who has some life experience will tell you that life is not black and white, but rather different shades of grey. This concept is just as true when it comes to investing, with all the...

Investing is an Olympian effort

Investing is an Olympian effort

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Josh Mac Rae* Up until recently, we would eagerly sit down every four years to marvel at the athletic prowess of Olympic athletes at the top of their game. Enthralled by the power, grace and speed on display,...

Options beneficiaries have at death on retirement products

Options beneficiaries have at death on retirement products

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Sonia du Plessis*  When looking at retirement products, one needs to differentiate between “pre-retirement” and “post retirement” products, as their treatment and options are different in the event of the...

Planning for your retirement is just that: creating the plan

Planning for your retirement is just that: creating the plan

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Leslie Greyling* These scenarios below are likely familiar to many. It is too late to start saving for retirement, so there is no point in starting to save at all. You changed jobs and cashed in your retirement...

Where to invest savings for optimal growth and tax efficiency

Where to invest savings for optimal growth and tax efficiency

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Danine van Zyl*  Where to invest for retirement remains the top priority for most investors when they seek professional financial planning advice. The majority select a retirement annuity as the most logical...

Be smart with tax

Be smart with tax

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Arin Ruttenberg*  Arin Ruttenberg South Africa has been faced with many economic and political headwinds, especially in the past year in the wake of the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Higher and more...

Divorce and retirement funds

Divorce and retirement funds

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By 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...

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 Wealth By Mags Heystek*  We’ve all read the studies on the impact emotion has...

Beware of Yesteryear’s winners

Beware of Yesteryear’s winners

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Brian Butchart*  FOMO has always been there Investors like to compare their portfolios with others and not just those of friends and family. No, investors like to compare their portfolio performance to those who...

Why US inflation spooks investors

Why US inflation spooks investors

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By 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...

The ABCs of retirement planning

The ABCs of retirement planning

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By 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...

Investing 101

Investing 101

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By 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...

Hidden inflation risks for your investments

Hidden inflation risks for your investments

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By 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...

The upside of an unexpected global pandemic

The upside of an unexpected global pandemic

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By 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...

Money must be a family affair

Money must be a family affair

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Suzean Haumann* Suzean Haumann Numbers 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...

Investment Opportunities Without Borders

Investment Opportunities Without Borders

Magnus Heystek has been called a few uncomplimentary names in his time. As it turns out, investors don’t like to be told that they’re headed in the wrong direction. Heystek has taken flack for suggesting that South Africans would do well to move their money away from...

ESG investing trend accelerates

ESG investing trend accelerates

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth   By Sonia du Plessis, CFP®*  Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing represents one of the hottest investment themes this year, with many predicting that the likes of ESG, impact investing, and...

Why has the rand made a come-back?

Why has the rand made a come-back?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By 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....

Emerging markets hold promise for investors in 2021

Emerging markets hold promise for investors in 2021

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Rocco van Zyl*  At the start of 2020 developed markets had delivered the best investment returns for a decade, with US stocks leading the charge, with both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ soaring to record highs....

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 Wealth By 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 Basson Last time this year, many analysts and economists had vastly...

Semigration boosts coastal areas

Semigration boosts coastal areas

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By André Basson*  Two noticeable demographic trends developed in the past decade or so amongst higher income groups in South Africa. The first was growth in the number of people and families who left the country and...

What successful Covid-19 vaccines mean for investments

What successful Covid-19 vaccines mean for investments

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Aidan Freswick* Covid-19 hit the world economy like a hurricane this year and left no place untouched. In the “pre-Covid-19 Vaccine World” it has resulted in a market crash, and here are some of the effects of...

Personality and how it impacts investment returns

Personality and how it impacts investment returns

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Desmond Benecke* The investor’s chief problem – and even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself – Benjamin Graham. Economists traditionally believed that investors behave rationally when making investment...