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  • Is investing for you like going to war? Or struggling for survival in the wilderness? This misconception about investing often leads investor to prioritise beating the market in an effort to ‘win’ instead of adhering to their own goals and strategies. Consequently, we become our own worst enemy by listening to Mr Market. Mr. Market says “Buy!” when the markets are high and then shouts “Sell!” when there is a low.

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  • One of the most thought-provoking insights into quality is found in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, where Phaedrus tells his students that “even though quality cannot be defined, you know what quality is”.

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  • As South Africa (SA) navigates a complex economic landscape, the country’s central bank remains steadfast in its commitment to maintaining stringent inflation targets despite the challenges posed by rising global commodity prices and the mounting pressure that the middle class is under.

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  • Now, as the world stands on the cusp of significant economic shifts, investors find themselves navigating a landscape where global interest rates are hovering near 17-year highs. This environment, primed for a transition towards rate cuts, poses unique challenges and opportunities for those in pursuit of yield.

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  • Now, as the world stands on the cusp of significant economic shifts, investors find themselves navigating a landscape where global interest rates are hovering near 17-year highs. This environment, primed for a transition towards rate cuts, poses unique challenges and opportunities for those in pursuit of yield.

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  • Now, as the world stands on the cusp of significant economic shifts, investors find themselves navigating a landscape where global interest rates are hovering near 17-year highs. This environment, primed for a transition towards rate cuts, poses unique challenges and opportunities for those in pursuit of yield.

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  • A victim can never be a victor unless they change themself into one. Consequently, a country stuck in a prevailing ideology of victim mentality cannot create sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Put differently, it cannot create wealth, which includes skills, jobs, and opportunities.

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  • In today’s investment landscape, investors must trust their financial advisors for guidance. Despite its historical significance, the South African equity market has seen a decline in global attention over the past decade. Many experts have extensively discussed this trend and retail investors have responded by hesitating to deploy capital within South Africa, often opting to invest abroad owing to concerns about local governance.

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  • Instead of merely reciting interesting numbers, our aim has always been to try and tell the story behind the numbers. The reason for this is simple: Stories relay the deeper truths behind numbers. The story behind this year’s Budget is an interesting one, mostly because it was so masterfully orchestrated. Maybe even as well as one of the Fitzgerald or Hemingway classics.

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  • The world of investing thrives on making informed decisions, navigating risk, and aiming for profitable outcomes. In this bustling market, valuation acts as a compass, guiding investors towards potentially undervalued gems or warning against overinflated bubbles. But is valuation truly essential?

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  • Battered by low wage growth, high interest rates, and increasing debt levels, many South African consumers are in the worst financial shape that they have been in for years, maybe even decades. The result is a persistently weak economy. But, the worst might be over.

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  • Long-term investing shares parallels with the Tour de France – a strategic journey where endurance prevails over short-term sprints. Much like cyclists navigating diverse terrains, investors navigate market fluctuations from quarter to quarter and year to year. Success demands patience, resilience, and a strategic approach, underscoring the significance of steadfast commitment in the financial race for wealth.

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