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ForewordISSUE 42
2ND QUARTER 2017

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Bullion

Bullion is the generic word for gold and silver in coin, bar or ingot form. The word originally meant mint or melting place from the old French word for boiling: bouillon. However, the word may also have been derived from the surname of Claude de Bullion who served as French Minister of Finance under King Louis XIII.

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Fifteen years of top returns

Fifteen years of top returns

Foord Unit Trusts launched its two maiden portfolios on 1 September 2002. PAUL CLUER takes a closer look at the long-term credentials of the Foord Balanced and Foord Equity funds, which have now achieved their fifteen-year anniversaries with very pleasing long-term track records.

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A long-term view of the rand

A long-term view of the rand

We are frequently asked, “Where do you see the rand going?” The question is valid because investors wish to preserve and grow their investments in rand and dollar terms, an attainable long-term objective. WILLIAM FRASER explains why it’s critical to take a long-term view of the rand.

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Worth its weight in newgold

Worth its weight in newgold

Gold has been used as a unit of exchange and primary store of value, or currency, since ancient times. NICK CURTIN looks at the history and attraction of gold as currency and as an investment.

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Foord global equity fund turns five

Foord Global Equity Fund, the Singapore domiciled unit trust managed by Foord Singapore, recently marked its fifth anniversary. The fund comprises a diversified, high-conviction, low risk portfolio of quality shares that aims to outperform the MSCI All Country World index over time, with lower risk.

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Foord Team Update

In January, WIM MURRAY returned to Foord as an equity analyst, having left in 2015 to pursue an MBA abroad. GIANLUCA SACCO recently joined the investment team as the first trainee equity analyst under Foord’s new one-year traineeship programme. He completed a Masters in Commerce degree at UCT, subsequently obtaining his CA qualification after serving articles at PWC before working for McKinsey & Company.

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Markets in a Nutshell

We summarise the market movements for the latest quarter.

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