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Cash is king. Or is it?

Yes, returns from listed property and equities have been disappointing, but investors thinking of cutting their losses and switching to cash should perhaps remember legendary American investor Howard Marks two rules for investing. Rule one is that most things on markets are cyclical. Rule two is that some of the greatest opportunities for making or losing money come when people forget the first rule.

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When Fear Rules

Now that the dust has finally started to settle, we take stock of what happened last year on Friday 21 September 2018. The day that fear seized the international markets, wiping 18% off the world global index in dollar terms by Christmas Eve. We take a look at what happened and why.

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World Citizens – Life Leads and Money Follows

As globalisation continues, increasing numbers of people are on the move .… to other countries, living and working in other parts of the world. With laws and regulations differing from one country to another, financial planning is a complex business. Veritas has therefore joined the World Citizens network of CFP® Professionals to ensure that our clients continue to get the best advice possible.

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The True Cost of Advice

A reputable adviser sells advice not products. When it comes to financial planning, Veritas Wealth founder Barry O’Mahony told the Sunday Times recently, you need to choose an independent Certified Financial Planner® who has your best interests at heart. “You need someone with whom you can share your goals in life and help you to make them a reality,” says Barry.

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Five Steps To One Giant Stride: SA 2019

Our country has had more than its fair share of turning points. Ahead of next week’s State of the Nation Address we look at five key steps taken by President Ramaphosa, in an otherwise gloomy 2018, to assess if they’ve laid foundations for a big turning point this year. Will the rapidly approaching general election provide an answer that could just make 2019 a truly momentous year?

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The Future Is Here and Now

The future has arrived. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is taking place all around us. Change is now the only constant. Confused? We recently came across a graphic presentation at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore on how disruptive technologies are impacting on the future of work. The presentation comes with a clear message: to succeed in the future, make sure you love the work you do today.

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