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Mindful investing Q1 | 2024

Global economic activity remains firm, benefiting from easing financial conditions and strong developed market real household income growth due to sharply falling inflation and higher wages. The US economy in particular is demonstrating strength, with relatively strong consumption underpinned by a robust labour market, healthy immigration and high aggregate household wealth. Europe’s economy, which has […]

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MINDFUL INVESTING in tumultuous times Q4 | 2023

Global economic activity should remain firm, benefiting from easing financial conditions and strong developed market real household income growth due to sharply falling inflation and higher wages. The US economy is demonstrating strength, with a relatively strong consumer underpinned by a very robust labour market and high aggregate household wealth. Europe’s economy, which has stagnated

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MINDFUL INVESTING in tumultuous times Q2 | 2023

Global economic activity has decelerated from higher post-lockdown rebound growth levels but is proving reasonably resilient in the face of very rapid monetary tightening. US economic growth has moderated from higher levels due to headwinds from sharply rising interest rates, less buoyant residential investment and notably higher consumer inflation. Despite subdued business sentiment, business fixed

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The Ugly future of the SA Economy as government undermines the West

The risks to the economy and financial system that the ANC’s flirting with Vladimir Putin’s Russia poses, have been spelled out in no uncertain terms by the South African Reserve Bank. The Reserve Bank does not engage in alarmist language, so when it warns of the government’s flirtation with Russia’s economic and financial system, it

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MINDFUL INVESTING in tumultuous times | Q1 2023

US economic growth is moderating from healthy levels due to headwinds from sharply rising interest rates, waning fiscal stimulus, less buoyant residential investment, notably higher consumer inflation and subdued business sentiment given geopolitical concerns. The US labour market remains resilient with household balance sheets robust, although consumer confidence is low. Europe’s economy is weak, with

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Navigating the markets through post-pandemic pockmarks Q3 ’22

The level of US economic activity remains healthy despite strong headwinds from sharply rising interest rates, waning fiscal stimulus, notably higher consumer inflation and concerning geopolitical tensions. The US labour market has been resilient thus far and household balance sheets remain robust, although consumer confidence has declined. The US dollar has strengthened considerably this year

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