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The evolution of the index fund

The battle between active and passive managed portfolios was first started by Jack Bogle in 1975. Matthew Seaward now unravels the concept of index funds and how it has developed from a niche to a mainstream idea.

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Year of the Pig

A listed company on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange has resorted to a rather strange kind of payment on their bonds. Surprisingly it is very fitting with “the year of the pig”…

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What a difference a few months can make....

The Groups Head of Equity, James Penn, unpacks a whirlwind few months: UK stocks touching a four month high, Peace Talks in Trade Wars and saturation over BREXIT.

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SONA 2019

Investment Manager, Graham Fisher, reflects on last week’s 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) in South Africa and the negative perceptions surrounding Eskom, the state’s energy parastatal.

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US Earnings Update – February 2019

With investors pinning their hopes on a continuation of the strong earnings backdrop, Richard Batty, Investment manager, now examines figures posted so far and the subsequent market reaction.

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Investment’s greatest rivalry: Value v...

Is investment’s greatest rivalry about to unravel? Chris Bell, Investment manager looks at the history and outlook to give a view as to what the future may hold.

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EU joins the Trump Trade War

The EU has announced they will join the US by imposing tariffs on steel imports. James Fitzpatrick, Investment Director, examines the price impact, the threat of China and South Africa’s strategic importance.

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Rowland Hill would be turning in his gra...

Personal letter writing died out about ten years ago, GDPR is tightening and online has taken over. James Penn, Head of Equities now looks at the future of the Royal Mail.

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Is it time to panic?

Is it time to panic? Are the good times coming to an end? Jacques de Villiers, Investment manager looks at the length of the current bull market and how tough it is to predict a market crash.

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Positive updates from US banks

James Penn, Head of Equities looks at the Q4 performance from the United States largest banks.

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