Yes, markets were dreadful in October…

But it is not all doom and gloom. It is the month of October, the most beautiful month of all … The translation does not do it justice, but this is more or less what C Louis Leipoldt wrote when he captured the explosion of colour and revival in nature in his Afrikaans poem Oktobermaand. Market watchers will probably describe October 2018 with a single colour: red. While the local market…

Stay the Course

“Stay the course” is a phrase that has its origins in nautical metaphor and has been popularised by world leaders primarily in the context of war or battle. According to Stewart Alsop’s 1973 memoirs of a conversation with Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister contemplated towards the end of World War II: “America, it is a great and strong country, like a workhorse pulling the rest of the world out…