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The Investor August 2020

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ShareFinder’s prediction for Wall Street for the next six months: The State of Play By Richard Cluver  August 2020 The stark reality of the seriously contested future lying ahead for a South Africa brought to the brink of economic destruction by ANC plunder, has left many of my readers questioning whether they still have a […]


The Investor July 2020

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By Richard Cluver July 2020Financial commentators have for some years been warning of the looming “Great Reset” in which the financial and monetary systems to which we have long used, are completely upended. So it is worth starting this column with the observation that in the midst of great change, participants often fail until long afterwards […]


The Investor June 2020

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By Richard Cluver                          June 2020 Since it bottomed on March 18 the JSE had been roaring upwards like most other global share markets as investors shrugged off all the gloom and doom of the Covid-19 pessimists and gleefully pointed out that the pandemic […]


The Investor May 2020

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By Richard Cluver                        May 2020 Last month I explained how Blue Chip shares offer the man in the street a means of climbing aboard the money express. Screeds have been written and will continue to be written about the world’s ultra blue-chip shares and […]


The Investor April 2020

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By Richard Cluver  April 2020 In the March issue I showed how young folk have on average made themselves slaves to the easy credit of our modern economic system. And I illustrated how a young couple who elected to delay marrying, buying a mortgaged home and shiny new cars soon after graduating from university could, […]


The Investor March 2020

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By Richard Cluver                      March 2020Market Meltdown’s Velocity Bruises Investors: a view from Wall StreetBy Amrith Ramkumar of The Wall Street JournalMarkets have never unravelled as quickly as they did in the past month. Stocks are falling faster than they did during the financial crisis, the […]


The Investor February 2020

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By Richard Cluver                February 2020 Few investors are able to read the big picture because they believe it is too complicated for ordinary folk to understand. But it really is not if you can learn to look behind the clutter of detail. Thus, for example, few understand why […]


The Investor January 2020

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Time to face realityBy Richard Cluver                           January 2020A quarter of a century of ANC misrule has seen a massive transfer of wealth from ordinary South Africans who pay three times as much as their US counterparts for a home loan, have seen the […]