Everybody has biases. We make judgements about people, places, and of course, the markets. It is almost impossible not to allow the filters which are created through our emotions and our experiences to impact our investment decision making. The trick is to understand them, be able to identify them when they occur and to build in steps to mitigate them when needed.
On 18 November, Eskom implemented Stage One load shedding after struggling with coal supply issues for many weeks. On 19 November, the power utility announced that there would be a strong possibility that there will be load shedding during the festive season.
As part of our ongoing effort to make our Offshore Investment Platform more accessible to clients, we are pleased to inform you that investors will have the option of using South African rands for lump sum investments into new and existing offshore accounts, effective 12 October 2018. We have negotiated preferential rates with an authorised dealer, who will convert clients’ rands into foreign currency. Minimum investment amounts are shown in the table below.
Sanlam’s Severe Illness benefits are comprehensive, marketable and flexible, but without compromising on our philosophy to always provide proper over for all our clients. Sanlam offers very comprehensive cancer cover under our cancer-only benefit: the Cancer or Cancer Plus benefit and the same cover is also offered as part of our Comprehensive Severe Illness or Comprehensive Severe Illness Plus benefit.
In preparation for the new benefits Discovery Bank will offer, the Travel Booster and Health Wallet benefits will fall away in their current formats.