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State of the nation

On Thursday, 7 February 2019, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) since taking office on 15 February 2018. Ahead of the event there was a lot of media speculation (locally and internationally) and debate about the likely content and tone of Ramaphosa’s speech, especially ahead…

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The Economics of Ubuntu

Economics –The science that deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services or the material welfare of humankind. Ubuntu –  The act of showing humanity towards others. “A person is person through people”. In this piece I will be focusing on what these two concepts mean when they are fused together to…

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If you look good

Khali Memani, our latest Team Member at Kanan Wealth has been pondering what it means to look good with regards to being financially savvy. If you lookgood by Khaliphile Memani If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good you become more productive, attentive and confident. 🙂 Basically you become a good…

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Investec SA – The Income Dilemma 2015

“During the mid to late 2000’s, South African investors requiring income could invest in the money market and earn an attractive income with little risk to their capital. By late 2008, short-term interest rates peaked at 12%, while inflation was just over 8%, generating substantial real returns. While this ‘income nirvana’ was coming to an…

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Kanan Wealth September Investment Review

“German Re-engineering” The last quarter has seen a number of significant economic events and market shifts, ranging from the US Fed’s decision not to raise interest rates, through to concerns regarding China’s growth rates and the resultant emerging market equity woes. The European economy (and all the issues surrounding Greece and their debt) has been…

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Kanan Wealth August Investment Review

Volatility and Investor Behaviour South African investors have been hit from all sides by extreme levels of market volatility this year. This continued in August with volatility in most Global equity markets, including the South African JSE All Share Index which fell almost 10% before recovering to end the month only 3.6% down. One can…

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Understanding our position in Investec Value

Portfolio Review: The poor performance of the first quarter of 2015 continued into the second quarter, with the portfolio lagging the benchmark All Share Index’s return by around 6%. While the overall market was more subdued over the quarter, the best performing shares were still the most highly rated stocks, albeit different shares from the…

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