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Investors are heading into this year with 2020 whiplash and wondering what they can do to find returns in this topsy turvy world. Satrix – South Africa's 20-year-old index investment success story – says that off the back of a good last quarter of 2020, investors would do well to keep a few key insights into the investment landscape in mind for 2021. Kingsley Williams, Chief Investment Officer at Satrix, says that, after a whirlwind 2020 kept throwing surprise after surprise
Sequels – occasionally they’re better (The Godfather Part II), but most of the time they’re worse. Often far worse (Jaws: The Revenge). As investors and economists look for the next market risks after the pandemic, some are now expecting a follow-up to 2013’s blockbusting Taper Tantrum. This sequel could even be coming to (trading) screens near you as soon as 2021. Whether it will be more enjoyable – or more dramatic - than the original remains to be seen. What was the plot o
Everything in your life reflects a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice. When it comes to people facing the reality of retirement, I have often heard the comments: “If only I had contributed more to my retirement savings.” “I shouldn’t have cashed out of my fund when I left my previous employer.” “I should have kept going with that savings plan my parents started for me.” Understandably, life happens and you only feel the impact of the
"Meet the new boss.
Same as the old boss" - Pete Townsend "Won't get fooled again" I get the sense that this year will be a lot like last year Covid We all took a bit of a knock in 2020 and were happy to see the year end. As the year drew to a close and we started to relax and socialize more, the second wave of Covid hit us. To make matters worse, this second strain appeared to be a lot more contagious than the initial one. There were many instances where both the husband