News flash News Flash – Volatility, Record Gains Record Losses

News Flash – Record Gains, Record Losses

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.”  – John Maynard Keynes, a British economist These words especially resonate with us today as we evaluate the impact that Covid-19 will have on consumer behaviour and the way businesses will be reshaped. For example, to maintain business sustainability…

News flash News Flash – Optimism in times of trial

News Flash – Optimism in times of trial

This week was once again positive for equity markets with returns for April now at staggering levels as quantified below. This has been caused by massive central bank stimulus programs across the globe, as well as by optimism that a vaccine against Covid-19 may be brought to market sooner than originally anticipated. Balance this positivity…

News flash News Flash – Covid-19 highlights the value of leadership

News Flash – Covid-19 highlights the value of leadership

The World Health Organisation has specifically praised South Africa for its ‘incredible’ response to Covid-19. Meanwhile, the global community is in shock over how badly the US is handling the outbreak, with a Paris-based political scientist saying, “America has not done badly, it has done exceptionally badly” and others saying that the response from the world’s richest and most…

News flash News Flash – Lockdowns and Regulations

News Flash – Lockdowns and Regulations

The world has become connected – yet at the same time isolated – as a third of the global population still suffers varying degrees of restrictions placed on their movements. These regulatory measures are warranted and have been effective in “flattening the curve”, but the general environment continues to pose many challenges. As the lockdowns…