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Funds on Friday

With bad news flooding the markets every day it’s definitely not been easy for investors to have weathered the storm.   There is indeed a lot of risk during times like this, but one should never forget that significant investment opportunities are starting to emerge in the markets and portfolio managers will definitely seize these opportunities …

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Weekly Comment

Glacier Research’s Weekly Comment provides interesting information in a simple- to- understand table on the first page – look under “Indices” and compare the range from top to bottom – All Share to Cash.  Then focus on the table next to it and compare the “Ranking”. Read on

Investment Thoughts

Cynics often identify a market bottom by the sudden exit of unsophisticated investors and regard strong equity inflows as an indication that a peak has been reached. The bottom end of that scenario may have recently played out.

Critical Considerations

The following relevant information on investments and investment behavior I have extracted and condensed from DYNAMIC WEALTH LISTED PROPERTY WEEKLY REPORT 21-25 JULY 2008 into what I believe to be critical considerations to share with my clients.

FlipFlop Politicians

Allon Raiz (author of this note) sits on a steering committee that is bidding for an international conference to be hosted in South Africa in 2009. The organizing committee came through from the States to check out South Africa’s bid. The subject of American politics came up and I was introduced to a new term …

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FlipFlop-politici

Allon Raiz (skrywer van hierdie inset) dien op ‘n stuurkomitee wat tans tender vir ‘n internasionale konferensie, wat in 2009 in Suid-Afrika gehou gaan word.  Die reëlingskomitee het uit die Verenigde State gekom om Suid-Afrika se bod na te gaan. Die onderwerp van Amerikaanse politiek het ter sprake gekom en is Allon aan ‘n nuwe …

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Investment Principles

MoneyMarketing has some interesting reading presented by Kokkie Kooyman: “Kooyman says that the sequence of good and bad years in the market is irrelevant. “It is rather more important to focus on a sound investment framework and philosophy and apply it consistently.” Insured Investment Brokers proudly identify with this view point and apply this principle …

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What’s your money personality?

Thorough research has shown that an investor’s “money personality” is an important consideration when making investment decisions. The following feature is posted on health.com under “mind” for your consideration. For a proper evaluation of your financial personality contact eugene@iibrokers.co.za. The 9 Money Personalities Do your friends call you a cheapskate, or is shopping a form of …

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Hoe goed ken jy jouself?

Is jou bynaam Scrooge?  Of dra jy dalk ‘n t-hemp wat wyd en syd verkondig: Born to Shop!  Of … werk jy dalk so hard dat jy vergeet om geld te maak?! Dit is tipiese geldpersoonlikheidseienskappe.  Het jy geweet dat jy ‘n geldpersoonlikheid het?  En dat jou geldpersoonlikheid jou houding teenoor geld bepaal en ‘n …

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