Market Overview – August 2019

Market Overview – August 2019

Global equity markets fell substantially in August, as investors were left to deal with a plethora of negative news. The trade war between the US and China continued to escalate, Brexit uncertainties multiplied after UK PM Boris Johnson suspended parliament, Germany began showing plausible signs of an imminent recession and an inversion in the US […]

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Market Overview – July 2019

Market Overview – July 2019

Global equity markets were mixed in July, buoyed during the run up to the US Fed cutting rates by 0.25%, but subsequently muted by the Fed’s more hawkish stance regarding further reductions. Adding to this depressed sentiment late in the month was the unproductive conclusion of the much-anticipated US-China trade talks, the likelihood of a […]

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2019 Tax Season for individuals

2019 Tax Season for individuals

The 2019 tax season opened on 1 July 2019 and will close on 31 October 2019 for individuals who are non-provisional taxpayers and submitting via the SARS branches; for eFiling the deadline is extended until 4 December 2019. Provisional taxpayers submitting via eFiling have until 31 January 2020 to submit their returns. Supporting documentation that […]

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Market Overview – June 2019

Market Overview – June 2019

Global equity markets were broadly stronger in June, buoyed by the prospect of a positive outcome from the trade negotiations between the US and China at the G20 Summit, and the possibility of interest rate cuts coming out of the US and Europe. Global risk sentiment was muted for the month, boosting appetite for emerging […]

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