Send to a friend

ForewordISSUE 36
4TH QUARTER 2015

Did you know?
Federal Funds Rate

The US Federal Reserve (the Fed) describes the federal funds rate as the rate at which depository institutions (the most creditworthy commercial and savings banks, savings and loan associations and credit unions) lend reserve balances to other depository institutions overnight.

Read full article
The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

In November 2015, MIKE SOEKOE took the podium at Foord’s investor functions to discuss the market volatility experienced in 2015 and Foord’s outlook for investment markets in 2016. Below is an overview of his presentation.

Read full article
Living Annuities - Optimal Investing During your Retirement

Living Annuities - Optimal Investing During your Retirement

Retirement fund products such as pension, provident and retirement annuity funds offer some tax advantages during the accumulation stage of the retirement funding process. PAUL CLUER examines the investment options available to investors in the accumulation and drawdown phases of retirement.

Read full article
Why Investing Directly Abroad Makes Sense

Why Investing Directly Abroad Makes Sense

Foord’s international feeder funds remain an accessible solution to investing abroad. However, investors should consider accessing Foord’s international unit trust funds directly. WILMA MOSTERT explains the process.

Read full article
The Role of Cash in Your Investment Portfolio

The Role of Cash in Your Investment Portfolio

People often use the phrase “cash is king” in times of uncertainty when the best perceived strategy is to sit on your cash until uncertainty fades. DARYLL OWEN explains the pivotal role of cash in the management of an investment portfolio.

Read full article
The Implications of Rising Interest Rates

The Implications of Rising Interest Rates

In early December 2015, the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) increased interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. The timing and magnitude of this interest rate hike were amongst the most speculated in recent history. WILLIAM FRASER looks at the importance and implications of the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates.

Read full article

Markets in a Nutshell

We summarise the market movements for the latest quarter.

Read full article