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Monthly Market Commentary – December 2020

The rand continued to strengthen in December as South Africa (SA) benefitted from the risk-on environment and emerging market (EM) appetite by global investors. SA property was once again the strongest performing asset class with a 13.7% return for the month (+17.5% in November). The strengthening local currency depressed rand returns for global asset classes, […]

Monthly Market Commentary – November 2020

It was an excellent month for South African (SA) asset classes with SA property experiencing some welcome respite, earning 17.5%. The rand continued to strengthen, which depressed rand returns for global asset classes, but global risk assets still had a very good month. Global Bonds were the only negative returning building block for the month. […]

How to be financially smart this festive season & avoid the dreaded Januworry

How to be financially smart this festive season & avoid the dreaded Januworry – Chanelle Taylor (Director, Cornerstone Financial Planning) With less than a month to Christmas, the festive season is officially in full swing. For many, this means lights, family, good food and above all, shopping! It’s the latter part of the festive season that […]

Being audited by SARS? Don’t panic! Here’s what you need to know

Being audited by SARS? Don’t panic! Here’s what you need to know – Chanel Raath (Director of Cornerstone Tax and Accounting Services) You’ve done your civil duty and submitted your tax return correctly and in time and just as you sit back and wait for your much-anticipated tax refund – you get slapped with a […]

Monthly Market Commentary – October 2020

  News headlines covered a delayed US election result which has tilted in favour of risk asset prices in the short term. The most likely outcome is that the Democrats retain control of the House with Republicans retaining the Senate. This is likely to mean that Biden’s proposed tax hikes won’t pass the Senate, but […]

4 reasons to get Gap cover today

4 reasons to get Gap cover today – Tanya Motlafe (Director of  Cornerstone Healthcare Consulting Services) GAP cover has been around for quite some time but is has never been more relevant than now. Many people are downgrading their medical aid plans due to financial constraints which in turns lowers their cover.  If you downgrade your […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – let’s talk about severe illness cover

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – let’s talk about severe illness cover – Chanelle Taylor (Director, Cornerstone Financial Planning) This month, CANSA aims to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and cancer in general hoping to speed up diagnosis and save more lives. At Cornerstone Financial Services, we fully support CANSA with their endeavour and we […]

Managing a living annuity in these uncertain, unprecedented times

Managing a living annuity in these uncertain, unprecedented times Managing a living annuity can be complicated at the best of times. Throw in a devastating global pandemic causing a global market crash, and things become even more tricky. Fortunately, Cornerstone Investment Advisory Services has the best investment minds in the industry to help you and […]
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