2022 Investment Outlook We have highlighted a few major impacts to markets as we start the year off, to give you a sense of what is affecting the performance of your investments. International Markets Global equities were buoyed by signs that the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant appears to be substantially less [...]
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China - An Opportunity Among Growing Uncertainty? Over the last year, Chinese equities have been battered after the Chinese government, directed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), stepped up regulatory interventions across the technology sector and wealthy individuals. These actions have sent the share prices of the most beloved Chinese tech companies [...]
What is "All Risk" Insurance? Most people understand that House Contents insurance covers you for fire, storm and theft of your belongings whilst inside your residential property. When people leave their houses and take belongings with them however, things become a bit vague. This post is to tell you more about how to correctly insure your [...]
Investment Outlook Q3 2021 Not much has changed over the past quarter. But a lot appears to have changed. What do we mean by this? Investing is made complex simply by the amount of information flowing around, and while it is often well intended, mostly it distracts, confuses and alarms investors, which [...]
The Global Tax Cartel “...but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin's quote has become quite pertinent given the recent push by the large developed economies to set a global minimum tax level. For years, large multinational corporations have been employing tax avoidance [...]
The Race To Space Late in 2020, NASA led the establishment of what is known as the Artemis Accords. The intention here is to lay the groundwork for global agreement on what countries are allowed to do when making the great journey into outer space. This would potentially govern aspects like safety [...]
SARS Wants Customer Information from SA’s Top Crypto Exchanges Cryptocurrency platforms are not yet required to provide customers with tax certificates. SA’s three largest crypto exchanges – AltCoinTrader, Luno, and VALR – say they have been approached by the SA Revenue Service (Sars) as part of a tax risk assessment exercise on [...]
Considering the unrest that many of us have been affected by in parts of South Africa, we thought that the points below might be beneficial and be of interest to those that might be experiencing trauma following these events. Phases of Trauma Phase One - Impact Phase (first few days after the [...]
Investment Outlook Q2 2021 LOCAL For much of the past five years, local investors have had little to rejoice about. Naspers has almost single handedly bailed out the savings industry, where lackluster economic conditions have worked against strong equity returns in the local market. While Naspers was not able to fully stem [...]
Investment Update - Mid 2021 We are already half-way through the year! With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to 'Pause' and look at how we are doing. Click on the link below to listen to Jared van Dam from FinBofs.com, explain how the markets have recovered, [...]