Proceed with caution with property investment

By Stefan Janse van Vuuren* Stefan Janse van Vuuren Ever heard a relative or neighbour telling you how great investment property is, based on the R300 000 home bought in 2000 now selling for R2m 20 years later? On the surface it seems like a great investment, but is...

Your pension is worth 30% less

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 country better. If it is not ratings agencies...

Is it too late to join the gold rush?

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 times of uncertainty. But will the recent rise and rise of the gold price...

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...

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...

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...