The Investor July 2018

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We launch ShareFinder 6  By Richard Cluver Business and social commitments mean that in recent years I have been increasingly on the move across this planet that we all call home, which is why in the first place I began development of the ShareFinder asset management system for my own personal use: to allow me […]


The Investor April 2018

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Coping with the dreaded Capital Gains Tax My January column in which I analysed in depth the iniquity of Capital Gains Taxation which, the world over, generates comparatively little revenue for governments but dramatically hamstrings investors and entrepreneurs from making the most efficient capital growth decisions, has produced a lively discussion. The bottom line was […]


The Investor March 28 2018

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How to solve South Africa’s financial crisis  By Richard Cluver  The major nations of the world are swimming in debt. They are in fact mortgaging the future earnings of their children to meet present costs. Taking South Africa as an example, the Government currently spends 60 percent of its tax income on the “Social Wage”; […]


The Investor February 28 2018

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Lessons for a new PresidentBy Richard CluverIn his inaugural State of the Nation address to Parliament, our new President Cyril Ramaphosa won the hearts and minds of a majority of South Africans with his commitment to new beginnings, a promise to be a “Servant of the People” and to work towards the common good of […]


The Investor January 2018

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A Wicked Tax LawHamstringing South African investors!By Richard CluverWith our share market rising exponentially, most experienced investors clearly sense that the end is nigh. My ShareFinder software furthermore predicts that the up-trend could last until February 13 at best.Meanwhile economists attending the World Economic Forum in Davos were last week warning, in the words of […]


The Investor November 2017

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Facing the futureBy Richard CluverI have looked to the future and it is deeply troubling if we fail to take the precautions that are now staring us in the face.Noting economic projections which suggest that advances in medical science have ensured that half of the children born since 1993 will live to see their 150th […]


The Investor October 2017

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Onward and upwardBy Richard CluverOn Wall Street, the world’s longest-running share bull market continues its unabated climb which, notwithstanding our own Zuma-led economic malaise, has lifted our own share market out of a two-year-long decline to take it to its highest-ever level.So where to now? My graph composite below tracks the two markets since the […]


The Investor September 2017

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A bright future lies ahead  by Richard Cluver There is, wherever I go in South Africa today, a sense of deep gloom born out of extreme frustration which has left so many of us feeling impotent and confused about what we should be doing to ensure our future well-being.It is the understandable result of a perceived collapse of […]