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ForewordISSUE 38
2ND QUARTER 2016

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Free Float

The free float is the proportion of a listed company’s shares that can practically trade on the stock market. The free float is determined by subtracting from the company’s total issued shares those shares considered restricted.

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BREXIT IMPLICATIONS

BREXIT IMPLICATIONS

The Brexit referendum result signalled the end of 70 years of increasing European integration and unity. WILLIAM FRASER comments on the vote that will change the course of history and the implications for investment portfolios.

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IT'S ALL ABOUT RISK

IT'S ALL ABOUT RISK

The most undesirable outcome for any investor must be loss from which there is no prospect of recovery. The investment landscape is replete with examples: corporate bankruptcies, bond defaults, rights issues needed to recapitalise failing businesses, dilution from share options, corporate governance failures leading to share suspension or delisting, accounting failures grossly overstating reported earnings numbers, Ponzi schemes and other frauds and many more. As NICK CURTIN explains, investment risk must therefore be defined as the risk of permanent loss of capital.

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PROSPECTS IN THE ASIAN FINANCIAL SECTOR

PROSPECTS IN THE ASIAN FINANCIAL SECTOR

Economic commentators have for some time predicted a doomsday scenario for the Chinese economy as its once prodigious growth rates slow. The clamour intensified last year after the Chinese markets dramatically seesawed. KAVITHA MENON explains why we continue to favour Asian financial stocks.

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JSE MOVE TO T+3 FRAMEWORK

The JSE Limited has recently moved to a “T+3” settlement framework. This means that transactions will settle (cash will be paid and securities booked to investors’ accounts) three days after transaction date.

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FOORD IN BRIEF

From renovation to a few staff milestones, we share the goings on at 8 Forest Mews.

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Markets in a Nutshell

We summarise the market movements for the latest quarter.

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