Money Matters is a bi-weekly financial advice column that Mark has been writing for the District Mail, the local newspaper in the Helderberg, since 2001. We see this column as part of our corporate responsibility work as most of the
As it turns out my crystal ball really works. Unfortunately, I only realise that now after going through all my articles written in 2013 when I correctly predicted the lousy returns of the last 5 years. Of course, nobody wanted
When the stock market behaves like a yoyo it’s good to remind yourself of what a share price really is and that is a daily offer from someone to buy and / or sell you a business. If you are
The World Economic Forum published research, which shows SA to have the highest misperception score in the world in respect of people’s incorrect perception of what is going on versus reality. Like any statistic there is a risk of
Don’t congratulate yourself or berate yourself too much your choices are half chance. This is one of those great wisdoms of life, which can be applied to every aspect of your daily living including your investment successes and failures.
I would like to start this article with a fact that is not a Trump falsehood; the share market will provide investors with the best return given time. Why then does investing in the share market currently feel like a
As a 20 year old backpacker hitchhiking through Europe I had planned to run with the Bulls in Pamplona Spain, unfortunately I never made it to Spain. But thinking back as a fearless or stupid youngster this was probably a
Investors always want to know the reason for why the market and / or currency went up or down. If we can explain it then we think we can control it, which makes us feel a lot better than the
I received an email from a client titled “Panic Attack”. The gist of the concern being land expropriation and more specifically news flow iro land invasions in Randburg in which several farms were supposedly taken by force. When I googled
Establishing if you have enough for retirement is a fairly simple exercise of determining how much income you need to fund your lifestyle and then calculating how much capital is required to provide for this income using an assumed rate
Our politicians will do well to remember that economics drives politics and not the other way around, unless of course you are a dictatorship. Just ask Marie Antoinette what happens when you run out of bread or was it cake….