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ForewordISSUE 45
1ST QUARTER 2018

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Bernanke Put

The term Bernanke Put derives from the Greenspan Put, which was coined to describe US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s 1988 response to the collapse of hedge fund manager, Long-Term Capital Management L.P. Greenspan quickly lowered interest rates, which encouraged investors to borrow money cheaply to prop up share and bond markets. Ben Bernanke succeeded Alan Greenspan in 2006 and was Fed Chair during the global financial crisis.

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The First Quarter in Review

The First Quarter in Review

The first quarter of 2018 turned out to be eventful after global share markets suffered a sizable correction and South Africans experienced meaningful political change. NICK CURTIN puts these developments into context.

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Foord Flexible Fund Turns Ten

Foord Flexible Fund Turns Ten

On 1 April 2018, the Foord Flexible Fund of Funds celebrated its tenth anniversary. We summarise DAVE FOORD’s recent presentation on the fund’s objective and achievements.

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Protecting Against Risk of Loss in the Late Stages of a Bull Market

Protecting Against Risk of Loss in the Late Stages of a Bull Market

We’ve written before how business cycles drive market cycles. WILLIAM FRASER explains why Foord underperforms during the late stages of a bull market

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Benchmark Changes

Benchmark Changes

Foord Equity Fund and Foord Flexible Fund of Funds. The changes will become effective on 1 July 2018. DIANE BEHR provides the details.

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Markets in a Nutshell

We summarise the market movements for the latest quarter.

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