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More important than ever to manage finances

Two weeks have passed since political drama caused havoc in markets yet again, this time with very serious consequences for the South African economy, consumers and investors.

ROBO-ADVISORS MAY COST YOU!

With new technology in the form of "robo-advisors” making its way to South Africa, investor empowerment on the increase, alongside the popularity of index...

More South Africans choosing EB-5 Investment Visa for US immigration

Recently when I was doing further research to write this story on the EB-5 investment visa, I was astonished to find that the demand from South Africans for this program is the highest it has ever been, it has grown by 486% over the past three years.

IS A FED RATE HIKE A FOREGONE CONCLUSION?

Although markets have started pricing in a December rate hike by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) PSG Wealth believes there is a strong argument...

Know your investment goals before boarding the Bitcoin train!

Elize Botha | Managing Director | Old Mutual Unit Trusts | christabell.kota@omwealth.co.za | www.oldmutual.co.za | While it may be tempting to buy into the evolving cryptocurrency...

ANNOUNCEMENT | Motus Holdings Limited

The JSE has granted Motus a listing by way of introduction of all its issued ordinary shares on the Main Board of the JSE under the abbreviated name “Motus”, share code “MTH” and ISIN ZAE000261913 with effect from the commencement of trade on Thursday, 22 November 2018 (“Listing Date”). Motus will be listed in the “Specialty Retailers” sector.

Share buy-backs and dividend stripping

In the 2017 Budget, delivered by the Minister of Finance, it was proposed that additional measures will be considered to circumvent transactions where investors choose to realise their share investments by means of having the shares they hold in a company bought back and characterised as a dividend, while being paid for by means of a new investor subscribing for shares in the same company. This followed on the back of a similar announcement in 2016, whereafter no two specific countermeasures were introduced.

FOCUS ON SMALLER BUSINESSES

The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have...

Emigrating – what happens to your retirement fund benefit?

Expected changes to the income tax laws in March 2019 will allow members who emigrate before they reach retirement date more flexibility to withdraw their retirement funds when they leave the country.

What makes a valid will?

Your will is one of the most important documents on which you ever have to place your signature. It is your last wishes on earth and the document that determines how your assets should be divided, nominates an executor and trustee to take care of the division of the estate's assets and to handle the administration of any trust assets.
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