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08 Apr 2024


World equity markets remained in go-go mode last month, with US bourses hurtling along at a giddy pace. The S&P 500 Index added another 3.1%, wrapping up the first quarter with a hefty double-digit gain and closing…

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04 Apr 2024

Investing in China — Risks and Opportunities

China’s main Hong Kong stock market index — the Hang Seng — has nearly halved on net selling by foreign investors since its post-COVID peak. The index is trading at levels last seen 25 years ago and at valuation…

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04 Apr 2024

Performance Review — Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Foord International Fund is known for its resilience during market weakness. It is much more likely to lag in bull markets — and last year was no exception. In this article, Managing Director Paul Cluer…

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06 Mar 2024

Markets In A Nutshell — For February 2024

Investors showered US stocks with love this Valentine’s month, spurning bonds. The US S&P 500 Index surged 5.2%, closing above the 5,000 level for the first time. The Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones indices also…

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23 Feb 2024

Unpacking the 2024 Budget Speech: Two top take-aways

Faced with some very harsh realities – from a severely constrained economy and infrastructure challenges to lower commodity-driven revenue and expenditure running well above target – Minister of Finance Enoch…

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06 Feb 2024

Markets In A Nutshell — For January 2024

January marked the beginning of a new year, but it did not herald a change in stock market momentum. US equity markets continued to defy gravity and the US S&P 500 Index again made new highs. Meanwhile, the Hang…

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