How-to guide to investing offshore

How-to guide to investing offshore

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth. By Mags Heystek, CFP® With local markets providing historically low returns, there has been an increased interest in investing offshore. Many articles have been written over the last few years about why protecting...

Your pension is worth 30% less – Magnus Heystek

Your pension is worth 30% less – Magnus Heystek

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Magnus Heystek*  Commentators everywhere – locally and internationally – have urged the ANC government to take drastic steps to change the management of the local economy in order to drive growth and manage the...

Is it too late to join the gold rush?

Is it too late to join the gold rush?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By André Basson* The current global economic and market situation, created by the impact of Covid-19 and governments’ response, has driven investors to gold; often the world’s favourite save haven investment in...

Brenthurst cautions young investors about investing in an RA

Brenthurst cautions young investors about investing in an RA

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Maria Smit*  Young investors need think carefully about investing in a RA Saving for retirement – from the day an income is earned – is one aspect of an overall financial plan that is strongly advised by most...

Retiring soon… what you need to consider

By Suzean Haumann* You are retiring this year and are overwhelmed with all the information you are receiving. Not sure what to do with your hard-earned savings… but you must comply with the Income Tax Act by investing in a mandatory income paying annuity. For many...

Financial ‘Disaster Plan’

Financial ‘Disaster Plan’

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Marise Smit* The Covid-19 pandemic caught many people off guard, the subsequent economic downturn perhaps more so, but with financial markets flat and businesses going bust, investors everywhere are taking a big...

The Value of Bonds in a Portfolio

By Danine van Zyl ,Financial Planner, Brenthurst Wealth Management Many investors do not fully understand what bonds are, how to invest in it or what value it can add to an overall investment strategy. If used effectively, it can make a healthy contribution in a...

Retiring soon… what you need to consider

Retiring soon… what you need to consider

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Suzean Haumann* You are retiring this year and are overwhelmed with all the information you are receiving. Not sure what to do with your hard-earned savings… but you must comply with the Income Tax Act by...

The value of bonds in a portfolio

The value of bonds in a portfolio

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Danine van Zyl*  Many investors do not fully understand what bonds are, how to invest in it or what value it can add to an overall investment strategy. If used effectively, it can make a healthy contribution in a...

Beware of these money mistakes

Beware of these money mistakes

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Sonia du Plessis*  Over the past two decades, whether the financial crisis of 2007/08 or the more recent economic Covid-19 economic shock, people tend to make the same money mistakes no matter what the event or...

Saving for a rainy day in the eye of a storm

Saving for a rainy day in the eye of a storm

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Stefan Janse van Vuuren* A savings account for emergencies has long been listed by advisors as one of the cornerstones of any successful personal financial plan/strategy. An emergency fund lends investors the...

Be smart with retrenchment money

Be smart with retrenchment money

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Renee Eagar*  The Covid-19 pandemic has delivered economic hardship in its wake as countries around the world instituted lockdown measures in an attempt to limit the spread of the virus. As a result, massive job...

Retiring in the time of Covid-19

Retiring in the time of Covid-19

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth Investing and financial planning for any personal finance goals became a lot more challenging as the impact of Covid-19 swept through the world, causing intense volatility and a demanding investment environment. For...

The value of a living will

The value of a living will

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Malissa Anthony* A comprehensive personal financial plan needs to include several components. Many investors are  aware of the importance of a will and keeping this updated and most individuals typically invest a...

SA’s best kept investment secret? Magnus Heystek introduces MiPlan

SA’s best kept investment secret? Magnus Heystek introduces MiPlan

For many years, Allan Gray has sucked in billions of rands in investments on the back of a reputation for superior asset management performance. Helping Allan Gray has been that investors do not necessarily have to pay an advisor to access its portfolios, which means...

MONTHLY Market & Economic Update, May 2020

International Markets Global Markets Rebound After March Meltdown After March’s epic global markets meltdown, investors seemed to shrug off ongoing lockdowns as most major markets worldwide recorded an impressive bounce back in April, pushed along by a wave of...

MAANDELIKSE Mark en Ekonomiese Verslag, Mei 2020

Internasionale Markte - Markte flikker op na verwoesting van Maart Beleggers het in April oënskynlik die impak van inperking in verskeie lande wêreldwyd afgeskud en indrukwekkend herstel ná die dramatiese dalings wat in Maart aangeteken is, aangedryf deur...

Investing in a post Covid world

Investing in a post Covid world

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Brian Butchart* The sharpest rebound in history during April continued into May after unprecedented volatility in March, reminding investors not to sell in panic, and instead focus on long-term strategy,...

Your money in the time of Covid-19 – Part 2

Your money in the time of Covid-19 – Part 2

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth Although some markets – local as well as international – have bounced back from recent lows, volatility is the name of the game in the current uncertainty caused by the global impact of COVID-19. Many investors are...

Your money in the time of Covid-19

Your money in the time of Covid-19

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth With every passing day more and more reports are published about the economic impact of strategies by governments everywhere to slow down Covid-19 infections and deaths. In many countries, South Africa included,...

Private Bank & Wealth Manager Survey, 2020

Participate and you could win a cash prize of R10 000 & a unique getaway Countries, economies, communities and individuals are experiencing an unprecedented global event that has wreaked havoc on all fronts. It is likely to take a long while, years perhaps, for...

What do you do when you inherit offshore assets?

What do you do when you inherit offshore assets?

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Sonia du Plessis*  Over the decades, more South Africans have been afforded opportunities to live and work abroad, often through country-specific initiatives, or the desire to experience different lifestyles and...

The value of a financial advisor, “especially” in tough times

The value of a financial advisor, “especially” in tough times

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst Wealth By Suzean Haumann* The current volatile market situation and uncertain economic scenario have many an investor ill at ease, panic-stricken even. When sudden unprecedented events occur like the outbreak of the...

Monthly Market & Economic Update, April 2020

International Markets Meltdown of epic proportions in economies & stock markets March brought dizzying moves in the prices of equities and other assets. The worldwide sell-off, sparked by two so-called black swan events – the rapidly increasing novel coronavirus...

Maandelikse Mark en Ekonomiese Verslag, April 2020

Internasionale Markte Dramatiese agteruitgang vir markte en ekonomie Pryse van aandele en ander bates het in Maart dramatiese skommelinge beleef. Die wêreldwye verkoop van aandele en ander bates wat deur twee sogenaamde ‘swart swaan’ gebeure – die verspreiding van die...

Monthly Market & Economic Update, March 2020

International Markets Coronavirus takes over from trade wars to spook markets Trade war worries seemed a distant memory as ongoing fears around the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19, Wuhan flu) and infections spreading outside of China resulted in investors growing...