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A reference guide to superior collective investment schemes in South Africa.

Previous Editions:

  • September 2019 - Review of Quarter 2
    2 October 2019
    The South African economy contracted 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019 – the biggest fall since 2009. This sharp decline, much deeper than expected, does not bode well for the country’s growth prospects and the economy’s capacity to create jobs.
  • March 2019 - Review of Quarter 4
    19 March 2019
    Twenty eighteen was certainly a year that investors would like to forget, with most assets globally (90%, according to Deutshce Bank) delivering negative returns.
  • August 2018 - Review of Quarter 2
    30 August 2018
    The South African equity market rebounded during Q2 as the ALSI delivered a positive 4.5% return. This performance was led by large-cap shares. The Top 40 delivered 6.2% for the quarter. Mid-cap (-7.2%) and small-cap (-4.5%) shares continued to decline, detracting from overall performance.
  • February 2018 - Review of Quarter 4
    21 February 2018
    The South African market (FTSE/JSE ALSI) continued to climb during the fourth quarter of 2017, setting a new high and reaching 61,298.60 at its peak. This increase translated into an overall 7.44% return for the quarter, of which the majority of the performance was experienced early on.
  • August 2017 - Review of Quarter 2
    31 October 2017
    The South African equity market moved sideways during Q2 in 2017 with the ALSI delivering a negative return of -0.39%. Local fixed-income markets took severe punishment during the final month of the quarter as returns across all fixed-income instruments, apart from shorter-term bonds, were negative.
  • February 2017 - Review of Quarter 4
    10 February 2017
    The South African economy rose by a disappointing 0.2% q/q in Q3 - well below market expectations for an increase of 0.6% q/q. This was largely due to a sharp decline in manufacturing activity (-3.2% q/q). Growth over the last year to end September 2016 rose by a modest 0.7%.
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