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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 GrayIssue 168 – Life in a month

July has been designated ‘Savings Month’ by the Savings Institute of South Africa. It is a good time to reflect on the choice we make between saving and spending; a choice that pits our future needs against what we need and want now. Many of us struggle with this trade-off because it’s difficult to have…

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The GrayIssue 158 : Are your investment goals, products and expectations suitably aligned?

The latest GrayIssue from Allan Gray talks about ensuring that you regularly consider your investment goals and whether these are aligned with your choice of investment product and your investment return expectations. Are your investment goals, products and expectations suitably aligned? – Jeanette Marais Our investment goals depend on our personal priorities in life and…

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How the 2014 Budget affects you

Nedgroup Investments explains how the 2014 budget affects you:  Pravin Gordhan’s 2014 budget speech didn’t deliver many surprises, but there are a few changes and proposals that may affect you. This article outlines the most significant changes put forward. Income tax There is a general reduction in income tax payable, but the impact of the…

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Notes to a concerned Investor

Dear Investor Please note the following points when considering whether or not to invest: • It is highly probable that the expectation of a sudden spike in interest rates is overdone and as a result property stocks may recover and certain cash flush retailers may continue to climb • The stock market cannot be grouped…

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