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Medical Schemes need to improve cash management

Most medical schemes have millions of rand languishing in current accounts earning little if any interest. They may as well simply pour their cash down the drain – or they could proactively manage their cash.

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No place for gut feel and human nature in volatile markets – Part I

Far too many share trades are based on crystal ball gazing or gut feel. There is a better way.

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No place for gut feel and human nature in volatile markets – Part II

Strip all emotion from the investment process – it can be done.

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Passive investing essential in volatile market

Many active managers have been struggling to beat their benchmarks, despite the extremely strong equity market last year while 2007 was a very good year for passive index tracking portfolios.

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Testing times ahead for Absolute Return Funds

The returns on Absolute Return Funds could well be less than absolute in the face of ongoing market volatility. So what are investors to do? Stephen Roberts of Taquanta Asset Managers discusses the issue.

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Don’t forget costs when evaluating fund performance

Investment costs matter a lot more than many investors realise. In fact, investors who think they have done well when their fund exceeds the market benchmark, could be rudely awakened once costs have been deducted from their profit: in fact, the average investor can expect to make a loss. What can be done about this?

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Cash – more than ‘deadwood’ on the balance sheet

Cash should not be regarded as balance sheet deadwood but as a valid and important asset class that can be ‘sweated’ to deliver the best possible returns.

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Price Indifferent Investing could revolutionise investment market

A systematic investment methodology, Price Indifferent Investing (PII), which research has shown consistently outperforms the All Share Index over the long-term, is set to revolutionise the South African investment market.

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Taquanta unveils new logo

Taquanta Investment Holdings, the black-owned financial services company which recently acquired Taquanta Securities, Taquanta Treasury Solutions and Taquanta Asset Managers from Nedbank, has unveiled its new logo.

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PIC’s BEE Investment Focus a major challenge for BEE investment firms

The Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC’s) proposed redirection of a quarter of its assets to black empowered investment managers presents enormous challenges, and opportunities, to BEE firms.

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