Opinion Ivor Sarakinsky - Electoral Conference 3

The Moment of Truth – Ivor Sarakinsky (PhD)

A day before the start of the ANC’s 54th Electoral Conference and there is still little evidence upon which to predict the outcome. At one level, this ought to be how democracy works. At another level, the uncertainty in this case is significantly driven by the real possibility of procedural irregularity and the bribing of…

Opinion Ivor Sarakinsky

The Chasm between Electoral and Nomination Processes

The last US Presidential Election demonstrated a curious feature of democratic politics. Hillary Clinton, with the majority of votes, lost the US Presidency to Donald Trump who had more voting delegates. There is a real possibility that Cyril Ramaphosa (CR) might be left in the cold after the ANC Electoral Conference later this month. Electoral…

Opinion Neville Chester

The Bitcoin Bubble – Neville Chester

We at Dynasty are increasingly being requested by clients to pass an opinion on Bitcoin.  In our view, the Bitcoin hype is directly correlated to the sharply appreciating trading price.  The more it goes up, the more it sparks the public’s interest. We came across the following article from a respected, senior fund manager at Coronation, Neville…

Opinion Dice-wooden-table

Balancing opportunity cost against risk in an uncertain world

There’s one word that defines the investment climate today, and that’s uncertainty. Emerging markets remain as volatile as ever – whether it’s the slide towards authoritarianism in Turkey, corruption scandals in Brazil, North Korea testing nuclear missiles or motions of no confidence in South Africa. If that wasn’t enough, there’s upheaval in the rich world,…