Weekly Thoughts 26 April 2019

The disruptive month of April is almost over. School holidays, public holidays…. We did the beach thing (dog included) and a trip to Johannesburg following a school rugby festival. The interruptions that public holidays and other holidays create are not beneficial to business. Tomorrow’s public holiday loses out on that though.

A thirty-something year old client died of cancer in the last 10 days. She had struggled for a few years. Life is not kind.

From an investment point of view, the first quarter of 2019 has produced improved investment figures from a capital growth point of view, even though economic news has not always been great. Markets around the world recovered from a poor 2018, although for those investing on a monthly basis, a year of flat or negative returns is great for your regular contributions. You keep buying while there is a sale on.