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Second-Level Thinking

The best investors in the world have a great ability to look and think beyond the obvious. This characteristic is referred to as second-level thinking. In second-level thinking, one has to go beyond the obvious cause-and-effect type thinking. It requires one to ask deeper questions, like “So, [...]

2017-09-13T12:14:33+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Thinking about investing in Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?

In this blog, we will briefly discuss what are cryptocurrencies, what you should consider before investing in them, and how you could invest in them as a South African investor.   What are cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? A cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin) is fundamentally a digital currency. It [...]

2017-08-17T12:29:02+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

The ‘Biggest’ Risk in Investing

Two sides of the same coin Whenever the subject of investing or investments is brought up, the immediate thought that would come to mind for most people is risk. This is quite appropriate and understandable as investing and risk are two sides of the same coin. [...]

2017-07-18T11:31:58+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

One Year On …

Market Context We launched the Lunar BCI Worldwide Flexible Fund (LBWFA) on 1 June 2016. In our first year to 31 May 2017, several significant events have been playing out locally and globally, which impacted the investment markets: Political events in South Africa have not only [...]

2017-06-29T09:07:39+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

#MyFamilyBalanceSheet

Start your journey of wealth building by listing your assets and your liabilities to create #MyFamilyBalanceSheet. Here is a simple tool that you can use together with a copy of a presentation we have been giving to our clients and members of our community. Click here for [...]

2017-08-22T07:55:47+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

The Robots are Coming!

Artificial Intelligence One of the most rapidly advancing technologies today, and perhaps scariest, is in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). I’ll attempt a layperson’s explanation of AI: AI is the ability of a machine or computer to have human-like thinking (or cognitive) capabilities. The computer [...]

2017-05-19T11:29:07+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Risk

“Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1”  Warren Buffett What does Buffett mean when he says that the first rule of investing is never to lose money, and the second rule is to never forget the first rule? Has Buffett never [...]

2017-04-21T08:17:14+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

Ring the Bell

Ring the Bell  Please let me know when market guru of the Johannesburg and/or the Nasdaq Stock Exchange rings the bell to tell us that we are at the top of the market cycle. Similarly, let me know when our market guru declares that we have reached [...]

2017-03-23T09:52:21+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

Read to Learn

Read to Learn “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” This quotation is attributed to Sir Isaac Newton. Newton was making the point that had he not learnt from other great scientists, he would not have been able achieve what [...]

2017-03-16T13:20:36+00:00 March 16th, 2017|