DAVID SHAPIRO: Market gyrations stoke the battle between bulls and bears

The S&P 500 index, a measure of US markets, is down a mere 3% this year, but that’s after plunging 31% at one point

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: South Africans living from hand to mouth with little in the kitty

Look after your retirement capital as well as you can during the hard times

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ISAAH MHLANGA: Uptick in risk appetite despite the numbers

Stimulus packages, declining death rate, and reopening of economies could be behind the continued recovery

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ANTHONY BUTLER: Is the government sloppy or is it indifferent to judicial scrutiny?

Constitutional crisis beckons if the executive wilfully violates the law and ignores judicial instructions

STREET DOGS: Ride the rapids of market volatility

For long-term investors stepping in when volatility is at its highest is the best way to maximise returns

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PETER BRUCE: ANC is blinded by a vision of utopia as dystopia beckons

The party’s plan for a transformed economy fails to take into account its own corrupt past

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ALLAN SECCOMBE: The timing of the IDC’s squeeze on Kalagadi is a puzzle

Something has gone badly wrong, but the miner’s financial meltdown has been apparent for a while

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VINCE VAN DER BIJL: An amateur stream will ensure SA doesn’t lose a future Clive Rice

A channel must be maintained to allow school leavers to play while studying or earning a living

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MARK BARNES: A mega state bank needed to fund new infrastructure

The manner in which project finance is secured will be crucial to moves that will help jump-start the post-Covid economy

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PALESA MORUDU: George Floyd’s death ushers in a US summer of discontent

Protests against deadly policing seem quite different from previous protests, now no longer simply an African-American issue

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STREET DOGS: Winning formula for virus-era stock picks

The traditional 60/40 asset allocation mix will not deliver the same returns, and allocators will need to be much more creative

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: David Bullard and the futility of notoriety

If the purpose is merely notoriety, what you say counts for very little, so long as it generates infamy, writes Gareth van Onselen

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MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Your cash is the lifeline local producers need as prohibition is lifted

After months of lockdown, every liquor producer and retailer will be battling to survive

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CHRIS GILMOUR: Spar’s diversified regions infuse a nice rand-hedge flavour to the stock

Spar’s strategy of seeking growth outside SA has paid off, but weakness in the rand has not been fully reflected in recent results

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SIFISO SKENJANA: Business process services sector could be just what the doctor ordered for SA’s economy

In this section of production, 85% of the employees are under the age of 35, of whom 63.8% are women and 94% are black

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JOHN DLUDLU: Chance to reconfigure economy should not be wasted

The government is targeting a strategy that is linked to job creation and exports

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