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13 February, 2018
GROWING PAINS After the volatility explosion of the past 2 weeks, which came after 2 years of market calm and serenity, it would be easy to get carried away. However, the outlook can really be ... more
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8 February, 2018
We are very pleased to announce that Alex Pitro has joined Austen Morris Associates in the position of Consultant. Mr. Alex Pitro has been a part of the financial services industry for 4 years now ... more
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6 February, 2018
Last Saturday I was up relatively early in the morning before my very large family awoke, quietly reflecting on how turbulent the financial services industry has been over the past 12 months, and enjoying the fact ... more
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6 February, 2018
A LONG TIME COMING Every week this year, the equity market rally has changed – the acceleration in global growth has started to stimulate higher bond yields and energy prices, thus sowing potential headwinds. In ... more
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30 January, 2018
HOLD ON IF YOU WANT TO GO FASTER The strength and breadth of global growth, which this week helped propel WTI oil to its highest level in 3 years (above USD 65), is starting (slowly) ... more
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23 January, 2018
SHUTDOWN Oil prices took a breather from their recent rally last week. Given the production caps in place for OPEC member, the IEA in Paris published an interesting report, which forecasts the US could surpass ... more
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17 January, 2018
Our Founding Senior Partner, Greg Morris and Associate Partner, Ian Edwards meet for lunch with football legend Andre Arendse. For those of you that may not be aware, Andre Arendse has represented South Africa 67 times having ... more
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16 January, 2018
SOONER OR LATER? The second week of 2018 started where the first left off – with a different flavour of equity market rally. Specifically, with investors increasingly attuned to the risk of interest rate tightening ... more
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9 January, 2018
BACK WITH A BANG Whilst 2017 was a year in which economic conditions were favourable for just about all asset classes, 2018 has kicked off in more traditional “risk-on” style. Last week equities rallied aggressively ... more
Founders New Year Message
8 January, 2018
Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends Happy New Year! It’s widely accepted that as we get more experienced in life, time seems to pass more quickly. Having said that, I’m astonished by how quickly 2017 has ... more
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3 January, 2018
RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR After a perfect year for passive investors (positive returns across asset classes and low volatility), 2018 may be likely to be more discriminating. Economic momentum is strong and provides a ... more
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20 December, 2017
Austen Morris Associates wishes all our clients, friends, family and team members a Happy Holiday Season and look forward to working with you all in 2018!... more