08.09.20 Pt 2 – Should we save money for the future, or should we just travel and live our best life? Donald Trump needs to check his nose for boogers. If you are a loudmouth aunt, you should speak last at funerals. If you married into money, Cyprus is selling citizenship… you just have to pray Greece doesn’t want to go to war again any time soon.

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08.09.20 Pt 1 – We can send a man to the moon, but one cable can bring down a whole recording. Click’s have now realised that hair is not worth the blow back. Are people getting triggered because it’s justified or are we just bored? Are News anchors interesting? What does it take to be rich in South Africa?

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Malusi Gigaba is vulgar. That’s the word my very grand grandmother would have used. Another word that describes the crass materialism, ostentatious displays of money and possessions, and desire for celebrity in our political elite is parvenu. It’s meant to be an insult, and has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a nice person. It has everything to do with that veneer of acceptability, a craving for inclusion and a gnawing emptiness that no amount of money can satisfy. Perhaps we need to look at the disease and not the symptoms so that we can better diagnose and cure this problem in South Africa…

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Mr Price is raising capital through an age old method. Are we going to see a scramble to capture Edgars’ market share if they don’t survive after lockdown? Investec are navigating murky waters after Brexit and Covid-19 have restrained business activity. Are food retailers Covid-proof? Chinese stocks are feeling the pinch of China’s security measures. And American unemployment claims have hit historical figures.

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The economic reality on the street vs the markets is worlds apart. Is it good when the yield is up? What exactly are foreign reserves? Is Covid-19 enforced redundancy just an excuse for businesses who were on the brink anyway? And the US job loss numbers have gone beyond the number of people who are employed in South Africa.

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Why doesn’t the Stock Market close when all other businesses have to? Who legislates the JSE? Are traders adjusting to volatility as the new norm on the market? While the Rand hit an all-time low, Anthea details what micro and macro factors could lead to inflation if we are not careful.

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How is it possible that trading volumes are up January to March 2020? Are the IMF being a little dramatic with their predictions on the economic global outlook post Covid-19? JP Morgan’s losses are astronomical in the latest reporting. Gold is now a bar, yes it’s that kind of bar but also, it now costs one bar for a bar. The IEA predicts a sharp drop in barrel per day production in the oil sector – how does this affect the markets and oil prices? Reports claim South Africa might hit an undesirable world first when it comes to the employment sector.

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Banks are expecting a $5 trillion loss from all the coronavirus related economic inactivity. The All Share Index is up 4%, which is a disconnect from the real world economy. Sasol’s share price is up 73%… what is going on there? Volatility is at an all time high on the markets, even beyond 2008 numbers. Is lockdown a good time to be online trading? Crowd1 – be careful, do research before signing up. China reopening its economy has been interesting. And the World Bank has some scary predictions for Sub-Saharan economies.

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Fourteen months into the journey as the owner and co-founder of Revix, Sean Sanders is a leading light in the economic reality that we may live in after the lockdown crisis. Terms like ‘tokenised gold’ will become a part of financial literacy sooner than we thought, and that’s riveting. Investing is not easy at the best of times. Revix is an intelligent investment platform and they are running a 10-day fully insured investment special between R200 and R100 000. Terms and conditions apply. For more details click here, and use the code: REVIXEASTER.

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South African Bonds are still in high demand, which is good news in what has been a tough economic month for the country. Banks have taken a 40% knock and projections are not much better, as the ripple effect of Covid-19 is now truly starting to shake all sectors of the economy to its core. Gold and tech companies seem to have shown a bullish nature, even in these challenging times. Could this be the time to renegotiate your lease with your landlord if you are a retailer occupying space in malls? The inevitable cash crunch – which was expected – is now starting to rear its ugly head. Russia and Saudi Arabia continue their stand-off over oil… not even a pandemic has brought a moratorium between these juggernaughts who are both rich in ‘black gold’.

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