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Orbis: Can you be patient and excited at the same time?

By Radhesen Naidoo on 05 Apr 2019

As contrarian investors who invest differently, periods of underperformance are part of the investment cycle and, while disappointing, they can offer...

Orbis: Key detractors from recent performance

By Radhesen Naidoo on 08 Mar 2019

Periods of underperformance are stressful and disappointing, and while they are an expected part of the investment cycle for us as a contrarian manager, we...

The dash for cash

By Duncan Artus and Nathan Wridgway on 28 Feb 2019

The end of the calendar year often leads to reflection on how one’s investments have performed. Many savers are questioning the wisdom of investing in South...

The upside of down markets

By Andrew Lapping on 11 Jan 2019

2018 was not a good year for investors with price declines in many asset classes. The FTSE/JSE All Share Index (ALSI) fell 8.5% in 2018, or 21% when measured...

Understanding recent performance

By Andrew Lapping on 07 Dec 2018

2018 was a difficult year for investors with most asset classes falling in price. The prices of all assets are volatile; the only asset to seemingly lack...

Skilled Investing: Separating the wheat from the chaff

By Vuyo Nogantshi on 17 Oct 2018

The difference between skilled and lucky investment managers is that over extended periods, skill should prevail in delivering good investment outcomes, whil...

Raging Bull Awards

By Jeanette Marais on 26 Jan 2017

The results of the Raging Bull Awards were made public last night. Hosted by Personal Finance in conjunction with partners ProfileData and PlexCrown Fund...

Did we get lucky?

By Simon Raubenheimer on 14 Nov 2016

The Allan Gray domestic equity strategy delivered returns of 17.2% for the 12 months ending September 2016, after having subtracted all fees and costs. The...

How to review your investments

By Wanita Isaacs on 31 Dec 2015

When last did you perform a financial health check by reviewing your investments? It's important to occasionally take stock to assess whether or not you are ...

What is outperformance?

By Thandi Ngwane on 30 Sep 2015

While the dictionary definition of outperformance is simple, the complexity starts when we want to understand it in the context of our investments, as we are...

Does the size of your unit trust matter?

By Daniel van Andel on 31 Mar 2014

Back in September 1998, there were 186 unit trusts available in South Africa. Fast-forward 16 years, and there are now 1 477 registered unit trusts in a...

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