The US Fed has left rates unchanged, but signalled that they are prepared to cut rates. On Wednesday the European Central Bank (ECB) surprised the market by signalling an increased likelihood of rate cuts (although rates are already at record lows) and stimulus measure. South Africa’s May 2019 CPI inflation rate came out at 4.5% y/y (April 4.4% y/y). Multichoice reported core HEPS up 10% to 410cps, which was roughly the mid-point of the range given in the recent trading update. Naspers has released its results for the year to end March. KAP reported a core HEPS decline of 8% for FY19, which is an unexpected disappointment, especially in light of the 6% growth achieved in H1. And Facebook announced the launch of its cryptocurrency, Libra.

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When it comes to cryptocurrency, and investing in it, trust has become a big issue. Louis Buys from Revix addresses the concerns in this space, and provides insights into what investors should look out for, and how Revix is focusing on this moving forward.

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Don’t you hate some terms that are used in the office simply because you don’t really know what the person saying them means? Terms like “With all due respect”, “Shout if you need anything” and “I hear you.” Gareth and the team discuss and laugh at these. Brought to you by Coronation – an authorised financial services provider. Brought to you by Coronation – an authorised financial services provider.

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Why do people say, “We should have coffee sometime” when they don’t really mean it? Without honesty there can be no trust to life – that’s what Gareth pointed out when he recently spotted a new Coronation billboard. He and the team start discussing some terms that we use in everyday life, but don’t really mean. Brought to you by Coronation – an authorised financial services provider.

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Why are cryptocurrencies a good rand hedge? And, why are they a good alternative asset for RSA customers’ portfolios? Sean Sanders answers these questions as he explains currency hedging – brought to you by Revix.

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How has the bombing of the two Japanese oil tankers in the strait of Hormuz by the Iranians impacted the economy? Anthea explains it to the team, before looking at emerging markets, mining production and Business Confidence. She also touches on Naspers rising, even though Tencent fell in Hong Kong. She concludes with an analysis of Beyond Meat, a Los Angeles based producer of plant-based meat substitutes.

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Louis Buys joins the team this week to talk about the benefits of Revix‘s privacy bundles. Find out what this is, and why we should be thinking of such a thing when it comes to blockchain and payment transparency.

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While Anthea is away, Henry Biddlecombe takes her seat to give an update on finance and the markets. He breaks down what operating leverage – this incredibly boring-sounding accounting term – has to do with your portfolio. Then, he also weighs out whether the Beyond Meat IPO is something to get excited about. Lastly, he gives his take on the tech you can invest in without burning your fingers.

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Given the insane price run of Litecoin over the last while, Sean Sanders explains what payment cryptocurrency is, what differentiates one payment focused crypto from another, and explains what has been going on with Litecoin. He also shares some insight on the “silver” of the crypto world and why there are so many different Bitcoin versions. Also, find out why you should own a Bundle of Payment Tokens. Brought to you by Revix.

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Cryptocurrency is buzzing as Bitcoin continues to make solid gains again. There is a lot more to crypto than just that though, something that gets explained by Sean Sanders from Revix. He has a bundle offering bringing a whole host of coins to your investing sphere, with some interesting information around the establishment of this.

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