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07 Jan 2022

Markets in a nutshell — December 2021

Global equities were buoyed by signs that the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant appears to be substantially less virulent than previous variants. Optimistic investors rotated back into more cyclical…

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15 Dec 2021

Small and mid caps — big opportunities

The small and mid-capitalisation sectors have been happy hunting grounds for Foord’s investment team over the decades. Portfolio manager MIKE TOWNSHEND explores the risks of investing in these less familiar stocks.

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09 Dec 2021

Markets in a nutshell — November 2021

The new and potentially more transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant latterly weighed on global equities, with the tech-heavy US bourses outperforming as investors rotated into defensive, work-from-home pandemic…

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16 Nov 2021

Staying the course

 “When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” — LL Cool J. Portfolio manager NANCY HOSSACK revisits the thesis that share volatility…

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11 Nov 2021

Markets in a nutshell — October 2021

Global equities rebounded after retracing in September. Investors shrugged off recurring evidence of supply-chain bottlenecks and possible peak in corporate margins, choosing instead to focus on stellar (though…

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07 Oct 2021

Foord Turns 40

Foord opened its doors for business on 1 October 1981 in Market House, Greenmarket Square. Then known as Foord & Meintjes, founders Dave Foord and Liston Meintjes were joined by receptionist Loretta Macleod (retired…

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