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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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Kanan Wealth believes #SavingIsCool

Stuart Kantor provides useful tips on how to save. I don’t know the stats, but it is a very real fact that the majority of South Africans cannot afford to retire and the current employed majority will also not be able to afford to retire. Yes, from a net worth perspective, South Africa has a…

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Compound Interest: The Wealth of Patience

“The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient.” – Warren Buffett The Value of Compounding Compounding, in the words of Piet Viljoen, a prominent South African fund manager, is your only friend in the market. Compounding is one of the few factors over which you have influence and which…

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