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ForewordISSUE 46
2ND QUARTER 2018

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SA Inc.

SA Inc. is a term that refers broadly to domestically focused South African businesses. These companies’ fortunes are closely linked to the growth prospects of the South African economy. SA Inc. companies contrast with the many rand-hedge shares that dominate the JSE whose earnings are achieved in global markets and other currencies.

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Digitalisation and the Listed Property Sector

Digitalisation and the Listed Property Sector

The South African property market is not immune to the worldwide structural trend of consumers increasingly choosing to shop online instead of at their local mall. Investment analyst DANIEL GERDIS takes a closer look at the implications for the South African listed real estate sector.

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Stay on Board Through Market Cycles

Stay on Board Through Market Cycles

In this age of limitless, instantaneous information, it is increasingly difficult to focus on the things that really matter to long-term investment returns. NICK CURTIN revisits the importance of remaining invested through market cycles.

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General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective on 25 May 2018. GDPR strengthens and harmonises EU privacy laws, protecting data subjects living in the EU and those whose data is processed by EU-domiciled administrators, including investors in the Foord global funds.

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A Matter of Fact Sheet

A Matter of Fact Sheet

Foord produces monthly fact sheets for each of its unit trust funds which should be considered regular and important reading for all Foord unit trust investors. ARLENE THOMPSON unpacks this loaded two-pager.

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Keeping You Informed - Steinhoff

Steinhoff’s troubles pursuant to Markus Jooste’s resignation and emerging evidence of financial impropriety and misstated results have escalated — €10 billion of debt became payable as covenants were breached, business partners sought to reverse past deals and major shareholders including Christo Wiese initiated litigation to recover losses.

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Markets in a Nutshell

We summarise the market movements for the latest quarter.

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