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When Hubris Grows, Can a Market Crash Be Far Behind?

“Hubris … extreme or foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence” (Wikipedia) There is so much information going around that it is almost impossible to see through it all and make informed decisions. As Johann Rupert says, if he could accurately predict the time when … Continue reading

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Will 2017 Be Better Than Expected?

2016 was our annus horribilis with drought, political uncertainty, low commodity prices, rising inflation and a weak currency. From such a low base, economists are arguing things should get better. What will drive the economy in 2017? Balance of Payments … Continue reading

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How many days will you be working for the taxman this year?

A local think tank measures the amount of time it takes for taxpayers to pay their income taxes. In 2016, it will take until 25 May (“Tax Freedom Day”) before taxpayers can earn for themselves – in other words from … Continue reading

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