Pravin Gordhan, the rand and how investors should position themselves

With growing tensions caused by the Hawks’ allegations against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, everyone is uncertain about South Africa’s economic outlook. What would happen if Pravin Gordhan is accused and found guilty? American multinational banking firm, Goldman Sachs, said in an internal newsletter that the downgrade of South Africa’s economy is unavoidable and would most…

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How to capitalise on your investment

We take a look at compound interest, reducing costs, and getting more from your investment Exciting market news The rand strengthened for a fourth week against the dollar and data showed the continent’s biggest economy may avoid a recession this year. The rand was also set for a fourth weekly advance against Britain’s pound and…

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A woman’s guide to financial freedom

Historically, women have played second fiddle to their male counterparts in the areas of earning, investing and saving. However, the tables are turning and these days many women are not just managing the lion’s share of their household’s finances, but are also the sole breadwinners in their families and even increasingly out-earning men. In fact,…

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Are women better investors than men?

August is Women’s Month and Ecsponent would like to see more women becoming money masters. Statistics not only show that females often beat their male counterparts when it comes to making good investment decisions but more importantly, we believe that women are the glue that holds society together. Therefore, we must continue to empower women…

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