From 30 000 feet the glass is half full

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By Felicity Duncan

Why a global investment guru thinks that SA has what it takes to win.

Eighteen months ago, author and financial expert John Mauldin wrote a newsletter about South Africa praising its potential for growth and success.

In a follow-up radio interview in February 2007, Mauldin told […]

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Words from the (investment) wise for the week that was (August 18 – 24, 2008)

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As I am traveling at the moment, this week’s edition of “Words from the Wise” is shorter than usual, but still includes some thought-provoking news items and quotes from market commentators during the past week. […]






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Gone Fishing – in Ireland

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I will find myself in Ireland over the next few days. As I explore business opportunities, and indulge in stout & whiskey, poetry and stories, and just enjoying “Irishness”, my blog posts will unfortunately be rather slow. Specifically “Words from the Wise” will take a break for the next two Sundays. […]






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Poll Results: Grading Bernanke & Paulson

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Over the past few days I conducted a snap poll on the performance of Messrs Bernanke and Paulson over the past year, i.e. the first year of the credit crisis. The poll was devised in order broadly to gauge readers’ sentiments regarding the gentlemen’s actions during testing times. This post discusses the results. […]






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2Q 2008 GDP a sharp but unsustainable rebound

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By Ettienne le Roux

Real GDP growth accelerated to 4.9% q/q annualised in 2Q 2008, from 2.1% in 1Q 2008. The sharp rebound in growth can largely be attributed to a recovery in mining and manufacturing output, which rose by 15.6% q/q and 14.5% respectively and contributed a combined 3.1 percentage points […]

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Are you one of the 55?

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Can you read this? Only 55 people out of 100 can.

Don’t even think about using a spell checker!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd […]

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