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My investment journey: Part 2 of 3

When I got the royal hoof from my employer at the end of 2014, they had the grace to give me a year’s worth of salary. Since I had not withdrawn my allowed tax-free lump sum from my pension -- instead simply transferring the whole amount to a PSG Konsult living annuity -- I received a nice, untaxed, wad of investable cash.To play it safe with my cashflow, I immediately transferred a sum equal to 12 months of mortgage repayments into my bond. What I had left, I invested with the Purple Group.

16/03/2017 / Jeremy Thomas /
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Market Analysis: February 2017

The market is a strange and wonderful creature and it tempts many investors to second-guess what they think are hot trends. The point is that January’s performance, especially that of the standout super-performers -- JSE heavyweights Richemont, BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Naspers -- should never be assumed to be a done deal. Neither should the rather nice run-up in gold and platinum stocks be assumed to continue. As it turned out, a dose of caution was called for in those cases.

15/03/2017 / TC van der Walt /
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Market Commentary from the Investment Team

It seems the JSE has shaken off the hangover of its lacklustre performance in 2016 with some vigour. Running up strongly to the end of January, our benchmark the FTSE/JSE Top 40 posted a good return of 4.62%.

Market Review

2016 was an extremely turbulent year in the markets. We saw some stock prices going up that should have gone down, and others going down when they should have gone up.

25/01/2017 / TC van der Walt /
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