The market environment remains uncertain. Liquidity and solvency risks are investors’ main concerns, as money is withdrawn from riskier assets and geographies.
Traditionally, government bonds are referred to as ‘risk-free’ assets. Much of modern financial theory, and indeed, the practical day-to-day workings of financial markets, depend on such a concept.
South African investors have enjoyed phenomenal returns over the last 2-3 decades, as local equity returns outpaced those of most equity markets around the world.
In 2007, Amazon released an e-reader called the Kindle. In 2010, Apple launched the highly successful iPad. These, and similar technological innovations, reduced demand for printing.
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South Africa’s listed property sector has been a consistent top performing asset class over many years. Share on linkedin Share on facebook Share on twitter Visit
Large-scale investment to develop and redevelop SA’s ageing property stock into modern premises for today’s high-tech businesses will only occur once economic growth is on a
South Africans are suffering in this tough economic climate. The savings rate, as well as the return on those savings, is depressed. Something is needed to
In a mere matter of days in mid-June, Ramaphoria was wiped off the face of the rand. Between end-February and mid-June, the rand lost 20% against
Rising US 10-year bond yields and a higher interest rate saw global listed property lose 6% in US dollars in the first quarter of 2018. With the Federal Reserve expected to hike rates at least three more times this year, what will this mean for the global property market? Is the cycle nearing its end or is there still value to be found?
Using fixed income to add stability to investors’ portfolios.
Adapting to a new investment environment will be key to protecting and growing investor wealth over the next 12 months.