Favourite Favourites

Posted by | January 16 | No Comments on Favourite Favourites

At the end of 2001, more than four times as much money was invested in local equity unit trusts as was held in multi-asset funds. Over the past 15 years however, this has reversed dramatically. There is now more than twice as much money held in balanced funds as there is in pure equity unit […]

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Severe Weather – Insurance update

Posted by | November 8 | No Comments on Severe Weather – Insurance update

  Over the past year, parts of South Africa have been ravaged by severe weather changes – freezing temperatures, snow, hail, high winds, heavy rains, flash floods and even tornados. Following the extreme rainfall and floods in Pretoria yesterday as well as the massive hail storm that took place in Bloemfontein last week and with […]

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Staying the course in volatile markets

Posted by | October 24 | No Comments on Staying the course in volatile markets

Investing can play havoc with your emotions. One day the market is up, the next it’s down. With so much volatility, what should you do? The short answer is… nothing! While this might sound counterintuitive, and far easier said than done, history suggests that your investments are better off riding out short-term market volatility. Below […]

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Home is where the House is

Posted by | October 24 | No Comments on Home is where the House is

The average price to buy a house in South Africa right now South African property tracker ooba has released its latest oobarometer for the third quarter of 2016, showing that property prices have climbed almost 6% year on year. However, prices have dropped quarter on quarter, declining 3.3% from Q2. “When adjusting for inflation, house […]

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Know What You’re Buying

Posted by | September 26 | No Comments on Know What You’re Buying

South African index tracking funds For investors considering adding equity exposure to their portfolios by simply buying an index tracking fund, it’s important to know exactly what you’re buying. That’s because your holdings – and the risk you take – can end up being quite different, depending on which JSE equity index you choose. The […]

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The Price Of Procrastination

Posted by | September 26 | No Comments on The Price Of Procrastination

It is difficult to be a fence sitter when it comes to investing and wealth creation. Either you are a saver and you are providing for your needs, both present and future, from the sweat of your current labour, or you are a borrower, borrowing from your future to fund your current lifestyle. Sadly, most […]

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Gold: A History of its Price

Posted by | September 26 | No Comments on Gold: A History of its Price

Inventories play a significant role in the pricing of commodities: when they are low prices tend to rise, while excessive inventories depress prices. However, for most commodities other factors, such as the cost of production, are equally important. Precious metals, which can act as a store of value, are a notable exception. In an in-depth […]

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The Road Ahead

Posted by | September 26 | No Comments on The Road Ahead

LOCAL OUTLOOK Rezco Asset Management continues to maintain a cautious market outlook. While there is some overlap locally and internationally, we believe that there are predominantly different forces at play. Preserving capital* and creating wealth continues to form the bedrock of our investment philosophy The high local risk-free rate in fixed income instruments means that […]

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Posted by | September 26 | No Comments on Post BREXIT

The strong run by European markets, as well as other markets in general, leading to the Brexit Referendum that occurred on the 23rd of June, reflected that market consensus was for a vote to remain in the European Union. From a pure capital markets perspective, the vote by Britain to leave the European Union is […]

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Measuring Quality

Posted by | September 26 | No Comments on Measuring Quality

Quality: “The standard or nature of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence possessed by a thing.” – Oxford English Dictionary definition ‘Quality investing’ has become a popular investment style and a particularly strong selling point of late. As the quote above suggests, measuring quality is, by its […]

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