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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We’re in a bear market now, that’s not great news. In the USA, central banks will cut interest rates and pump “easy money” into the system. We saw quantitative easing in 2008, and what did the banks do then? Sasol are struggling, but do we just need to calm down? As an investor, when is the best time to buy/sell shares? Anthea gives her post Covid-19 hopes for South African consumers.

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Seleho is quite clear about where you shouldn’t put your money as corona fear spreads throughout the market. Has South Africa stayed with the markets of the world in terms of growth? The blue and green banks of South Africa have posted contrasting results... it’s amazing to see the polarity. Ye old faithful Bidvest continues to offer value in a shrinking economy, how are they so robust? OPEC is at loggerheads internally, and Anglo American declares a force majeure.

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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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Timothy Maurice interviews Rob Braiman in part 2 of the American entrepreneurs series - exploring the lessons and the mindset of entrepreneurs who are leading in volatile and challenging economic conditions. Braiman is the founder of Cogent Analytics, a management consulting firm that three years in a row has made the top 10 fastest growing businesses in his category on INC’s 500 and 5000 list. He opens up about his mindset and focus in leading a business that's helping small businesses across many states in America.

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As the Chinese workforce gets back to work, it’s revealed that oil demand is down 20%, the coronavirus’ effect is everywhere. The People’s Bank of China has pumped 1.7 trillion Yuan into the economy. The Mining Indaba was not the extravaganza of years gone by. The purchasing managers’ index is at 45.2% - what does this mean for the economy? The US has added 200,000 jobs according to the latest reports. US and European economies are booming! Amazon hits the trillion dollar market cap... welcome to the club Jeff.

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30.01.20 Pt 2 - What is freedom? Can we be free as individuals or do we need government? The citizens of Harrismith may very well have shown us how the communities of the future will work. Being poor doesn’t mean you are stupid, let’s keep that in mind. Is social mobility a real thing, or just a superficial political tool to keep the society supine?

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The Corona virus is affecting the markets. Even after a bullish 5 months, the markets are so fragile. In these uncertain times, where should we be investing our money? How do we find high return businesses? Tesla is now worth twice as much as Ferrari, how is that possible? Naspers is making "10 Cent" moves. Get your hands on platinum and Clicks shares, they’re a sure thing. And load shedding cost Anglo Platinum an estimated $700m over the last year.

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The Reserve Bank has lowered the interest rate. China and America have finally sealed what looks like a massive trade deal between the two countries. Peter Moyo’s departure has seen the Old Mutual stock rise by 6%. Brick and mortar is losing to e-commerce. Naspers CEO Bob van Dyk has just monetised R1 billion worth of shares. Anthea suggests that you keep your Naspers shares. And Tito on Twitter is a travesty.

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