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Unicorns: a warning sign for modern-day markets

My fascination with financial markets has recently peaked to a level I last experienced around the late 1990s “dot-com” craze. Share on linkedin Share on facebook

Investing perspectives

Yield curve inversion explained

The inversion of the US yield curve has recently sparked debate across the investment industry of a looming recession. History has shown us that recessions post-World

Economics & Markets

Deteriorating government finances

The National Treasury faces a number of challenges as we head towards the end of 2019. Share on linkedin Share on facebook Share on twitter The

Local assets

Forestry companies branch out of paper

In 2007, Amazon released an e-reader called the Kindle. In 2010, Apple launched the highly successful iPad. These, and similar technological innovations, reduced demand for printing.

Investing perspectives

Boosting private sector housing development

Research into the provision of affordable housing indicates that home ownership not only provides important welfare and social benefits, but is also an important opportunity for

Economics & Markets

South Africa: the next 10 weeks

The South African economy grew by an encouraging 3.1% in the second quarter of 2019, despite coming off an especially low base given the sharp decline

Offshore Assets

US real estate: a strong foundation

The US REIT industry, represented by NAREIT, is a beacon for other countries looking to benefit from an investment regime that provides investors with attractive long-term

Offshore Assets

Global REITs stretch investor horizons

Despite the close to 50% international exposure in the JSE’s all-share index, South African investors continue to favour direct offshore assets, seeking even greater diversification than