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Demystifying disability waiting periods.

Eugene Taljaard - From time to time we receive queries on disability benefit waiting periods. What they are, who imposes them and why they apply in the first place.

Waiting periods are set...

RA Season ends Feb 28

Anton Muller - Attached is a sensibly written reminder of why an RA is actually a good thing. Almost all of us know at least one horror story regarding traditional Retirement Annuities and the...

Antler Client Newsletter - January 2010

Anton Muller - A summary of the action in 2009 with an explanation of "Carry Trade"

Consider This - October 2009

Anton Muller - Attached is the latest 'magazine' from Prudential Portfolio Managers - It is a lengthy but VERY well written synopsis of the investment world as seen through their eyes...

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The seven myths of investing

Anton Muller - This article was written by Ricco Friedrich of Sanlam Investment Management and published on Moneyweb on the 26th of October 2009. I believe it makes for good reading...

The...

Joke of the day - The Nun

A cabbie picks up a Nun... She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her.

She asks him why he is staring. He replies: 'I have a question to...

Capital Disability Benefits

Eugene Taljaard - Capital Disability benefits are normally paid out to a member of a scheme if they are, in the eyes of the underwriter, totally and permanently incapable of carrying out their own...

The "greater fool" theory of investing

Many equity investors are hoping they will profit in a potentially overvalued equity market purely because there is a "greater fool" out there who will buy their holdings at inflated...

Wills - what you need to know...

When drafting a will the principles are relatively simple but often overlooked.

A critical aspect often missed is providing your beneficiaries with the right to DEMAND service. A will...

Antler Client Newsletter - August 2009

Anton Muller - Further caution in investment markets recommended.