Cryptocurrency… invest here, there and everywhere… or do we have to just start going back to keeping our cash underneath the mattress? Where does the future of money lie? In these times of uncertainty and volatility, perhaps this is a conversation that will shed some light in helping you answer that question. Gareth chats to Troy Gold’s Dane Viljoen, Luno’s Marius Reitz, and World Wide Worx’s Arthur Goldstuck about the future of money.

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The credo of those who trade on stock markets right now is “sell, sell, sell!” The trend as we stand is to move from equity to cash. The All-Share index is 9% down this week. South Africa – of all the emerging markets on planet Earth – is doing well, let’s see if that holds. Banks are trading at 2008 levels, yikes! Capitec came out with a strong message for shareholders. On the surface, some property shares are showing a 40% yield, but the fine print needs a sharp eye. There’s a difference between panic and capitulating – Anthea explains. Big up to the blue bank of South Africa… students and SMEs will be grateful for the next 90 days.

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Luno Africa GM Marius Reitz answers some crypto FAQs. Iran/US conflicts have done the most to affect crypto pricing, which is fascinating. The fallout from coronavirus takes a very calculated mindset – take the emotion out of it. The cardinal rule is that you should never invest money you can’t afford to lose. The most requested coin might surprise people who have been in the game for a while. There’s a difference between losing a password and a private key – learn more about the security of your crypto here. And what drives coin value? Decrypto is powered by Luno.

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09.02.20 Pt 2 – Super fan Sara Mwaniki joins us, and she reveals that she is in love with a spandex-loving cyclist. Cyclists are sexy, which is news to most, but love is a good thing no matter the price for the soul. Would you lie about having Covid-19 just for the attention? Trump is trolling us all regarding coronavirus, he knows everything, just ask him. If a billionaire loses billions are they still a loser, and should we pity them? Then Luno Africa GM Marius Reitz joins us in studio to answer your crypto questions on the final episode of Decrypto.

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This week we saw the biggest decline on the markets since the global financial crisis of 2008. If you are a long term investor, don’t panic. Tito’s speech contained no tax increase… what a miracle. Can he cut the public sector wage bill though? How much more debt can South Africa take on before the Rand blows out? Sasol have had another shocker. BHP Billiton have had impressive reports and are just ticking along nicely. But Shoprite results are not as good as the books might suggest.

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Coal consumption has been reduced by 50% in China, the coronavirus has almost halted the Chinese economy. Economists are downgrading economic growth worldwide because China’s activity affects the world at large. It’s Budget Speech week and Anthea has a less than positive take on the prospects beyond Tito’s address. How will Moody’s deal with South Africa after they hear the budget speech? Discovery Group have had a mixed year of activity and Vitality Life numbers are no good. Truworths have been bullish in a tough economy. And Woolworths… oh dear, the less said the better.

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Business dynamo Faith Khanyile takes us into her mind and journey as she has traversed the corporate South African landscape over the last 20 years. What is leadership and what demands do great leaders impose on themselves? She speaks about the role that business should have in society at large. Could diversification be good for a company’s bottom line? We delve into the challenges she has faced and continues to face as a woman in the corporate world. Is mentorship important and what role might it have in your long term development as a leader in business? Business can be good and also do good, as CEO and Director of WDBIH, Faith is a living breathing example of this. Brought to you by Grovest.

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The coronavirus is still having a tremendous effect on world markets. Hong Kong’s landlords have cut prices by up to 50% in an effort to keep tenants occupying their properties. Moody’s has taken a surprisingly positive stance after Cyril’s SONA. However the Budget Speech will determine whether South Africa will be downgraded or not. AngloGold’s fire sale, is it something to worry about or just a strategic global move? Eskom are retrenching non-core management with a budget of R400m being allocated to these layoffs. Tongaat Hulett are not looking so sweet at the moment, debts of R8 billion suggest things are not ideal. And Anthea tells us if she thinks Cell C will survive.

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There is truth in the saying that you have to love yourself first before you can love someone else. You work like crazy and you deserve to take the time to invest in yourself. With February being the month of love (and the end of tax season), it’s the best time to show yourself (and your hard-earned money) some proper appreciation. You can do this by taking advantage of tax-free investments. Christo Lineveldt from Coronation joins The Gareth Cliff Show to tell us why looking after your money is the best Valentine’s Day gift you can get or give. Find out more here

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Cryptocurrency is a new and exciting chapter in the history of money, and it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the hype. But, like any investment, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Luno Africa’s GM, Marius Reitz, has some best practice tips – whether you’re new to Bitcoin, or an experienced trader.

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