The Investor October 2019

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By Richard Cluver October 20191987 was an important year in my life. I married that year, notched up my first million, saw the value of my share portfolio decimated by the share market crash and launched the first version of the ShareFinder computer programme.As assistant editor of The Daily News in Durban I considered myself […]


The Investor September 2019

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By Richard Cluver September 2019 No matter what your current income is nor what assets you own, the chances are that you have never felt truly wealthy nor have you ever enjoyed a comfortable surplus of income over monthly expenditure. I have put this question to so many folk I know who demonstrably enjoy a […]


The Investor August 2019

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By Richard Cluver       August 2019Stepping outside South Africa as I frequently do these days has helped me to shape a world view that is deeply distressing. No matter where one travels the current public attitude is one of steadily deepening contempt for political parties and leaders who are demonstrably failing to put their […]


The Investor July 2019

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By Richard Cluver If you could guarantee that your grandchildren would be as beautiful as movie stars, free from all inheritable diseases and as bright as Nobel prize winners, would you be prepared to invest a few thousand Rands to make it happen? More to the point, if you or someone close to you is […]


The Investor June 2019

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By Richard Cluver On a list of the five questions we are most asked, inevitably one is “How much money do I need in order to be able to retire?” If you want a snap answer I will say R12-million. But of course the true answer is dependent upon so many variables that this amount […]


The Investor May 2019

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By Richard CluverOver half of all the income tax collected in 2018 came from just 5 040 449 South Africans out of a total population currently estimated to number 57 398 421. Putting that into understandable numbers, 8.8 percent of South Africans paid half the income tax collected while just 109 783 or 1.5 percent of taxpayers who earned […]


The Investor April 2019

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30 April 2019Building a retirement portfolioBy Richard CluverIdeally the creation of a retirement portfolio should begin on the first day you start work and, in many cases, even earlier based upon saved birthday gifts. In the case of my own children, it began even earlier than that with pocket money every Saturday morning before they […]


The Investor March 2019

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March 19                                  By Richard Cluver This month South Africa woke up to reports of the latest Morningstar awards, a self-congratulatory event in which members of the unit trust industry set out with great fanfare to reward themselves for the […]