Entering phase 2 of COVID-19: Financial markets deep dive

by Mike Abbott | May 14, 2020

Amongst our clients and some commentators there’s some surprise at the recovery in financial markets as the economic shock of the COVID-19 situation ...

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Investment and the markets in the time of COVID-19: Wealthcast Episode 01

by Staff Writer | Apr 16, 2020

Mike Abbott, Director of Sable International’s Wealth Division and Niel Pretorius, a senior financial planner sat down with Sean Ritchie to discuss so...

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Covid-19 – Challenging our ideas

by Mike Abbott | Apr 9, 2020

In economic data terms Covid-19 is in a category all its own. But as we enter a phase I would call ”peak horror” I’d like to share a view of the world...

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Does financial planning advice really make a difference?

by Mike Abbott | Feb 17, 2020

People often contemplate whether it’s beneficial to hire a financial planner or not. With global uncertainty on the increase, now is as good a time as...

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Do you have the "optimal" investment portfolio?

by Mike Abbott | Oct 25, 2019

The investment industry, like any other, is out to sell its wares. To do this, it needs stories, because people buy stories, don’t they? The story mos...

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How do you think about risk? The psychology behind investment decisions

by Mike Abbott | Oct 7, 2019

Deciding on the risk you take with your investments is a slippery subject. One is more likely to think rationally about the concept when your own mone...

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The boom behind ESG investing – what’s actually driving the demand

by Mike Abbott | Mar 26, 2019

There’s a growing interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment throughout the world. Ethical investing has been around for many y...

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South Africa’s Retail Distribution Review – slow but important changes for investors and advisors

by Mike Abbott | Mar 5, 2019

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will change the South African financial advice industry in fundamental ways. The shift to a client-focused, trans...

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South Africa’s sovereign debt downgrade – the effect on the private sector, public sector and ultimately South African citizens

by Mike Abbott | Apr 13, 2017

South Africa finds itself in the grip of a full-blown political crisis. In times like this, cool heads prevail and well-considered plan Bs are put int...

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