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The INSANITY Sessions is a podcast written by, created by, edited by, spoken by, posted by, eaten by, and spat out by Hamish Newcombe and Bailey Wilson. The majority of the podcast is, pretty much, made up of complete and utter bollocks. Formerly known as Sharpedge UNHINGED for about one week. Commencing some time in 2017.
 
Start your day with the NAB Morning Call for the latest overnight key economic and market information straight from our team of expert market economists and strategists. This includes perspective on overnight news and market price action and the forces shaping movements in Australian and global markets in the days ahead.
 
The rats and the mice thought that Miss Kitty Cat was a terrible person. She was altogether too fond of hunting them. They agreed, however, that in one way it was pleasant to have her about the farmhouse. When she washed her face, while sitting on the doorsteps, they knew—so they said!—that it was going to rain. And then Mrs. Rat never would let her husband leave home without taking his umbrella. As a rule Miss Kitty Cat didn't look at all frightful. Almost always she appeared quite unruffle ...
 
Stock market commentary from Wall St thought leaders in strategy, economics, technical analysis and policy. Disclaimer .......... This Podcast Audio Show has been prepared by Renaissance Macro Research, LLC (“RenMac”), an affiliate of Renaissance Macro Securities, LLC. This Podcast Audio Show is for distribution only as may be permitted by law. It is published solely for information purposes; it is not an advertisement nor is it a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any financial instrum ...
 
This is going to be fun. Baseball and life rolled together in one place. What is it that you seek? This is for my friends, family, young athletes and the parents that raise them. Just some sports thoughts and takes from a former pro baseball player. I don’t have all the answers but I have some things that could help for the journey. Follow on social media @seek1stsports everywhere and also Seek First on Facebook. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seek1stsports/support
 
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Monday 23rd November 2020NAB has revised its forecasts for growth in the Australia economy. NAB’s Tapas Strickland talks us through it, plus Josh Fryenberg’s plans to boost invest from larger corporations. Meanwhile, markets continue to respond to COVID-19 infection rates, punishing equities in the US, with growth switching to Europe. There’s been …
 
*The BLA has settled its spat with Malema over his choice of lawyer. *The University of Witwatersrand study says Covid-19 deaths are under reported. *SA's fibre network has received an investment boost. *Telkom's Sipho Maseko speaks candidly about the SOE's past. *President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasises the importance of investing in science and techn…
 
Lisbon's property market has been fuelled by strong demand from Chinese investors in particular - as well as South Africans - looking for returns from real estate plus the opportunity to gain access to a European passport through a special visa. In this interview with BizNews editor Jackie Cameron, Malcolm Lobban of LX Living clarifies the legal de…
 
Cape Town is considering a mini lockdown. Pravin Gordhan has been scathing about Tom Moyane's history at Sars. Vukile property fund says unlisted retailers have been resilient during the pandemic. Tesla is set to rock the S&P 500 when it enters the index.By BizNews
 
Stellenbosch University will soon give honorary doctorates to six outstanding individuals. One of them is Professor John Volmink, a transformation educationist, who has been asked by every post-apartheid education minister to play a role in transforming the country’s education curriculum. Originally from Athlone, Cape Town, Professor Volmink lived …
 
Tuesday 1st December 2020The US dollar was losing ground for most of the session today before a sudden reversal that knocked the Euro off a multi-year high (touching $1.20). NAB’s Ray Attrill explains how it can partially be explained by hedge-funds exposed to US equities rebalancing their portfolios at month-end. The pound continues to perform as …
 
Energy expert Chris Yelland has been investigating staggeringly high pollution levels at power stations in SA, with his work leading to a criminal court case in connection with shenanigans at Mpumalanga’s Kendal plant. He shares the details of why Eskom employees must be held accountable for poisonous emissions linked to anywhere from 100 to 2,000 …
 
* South Africa can’t implement a pay deal with public servants because it would precipitate a fiscal crisis, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said.* Mboweni said Zambia’s financial woes provided a cautionary tale and South Africa can ill afford to go down the same path as Zambia - which this month defaulted on its Eurobonds, the first African nation t…
 
An unexpected weak dollar presents a unique opportunity for South-Africans looking to move funds offshore.As most of us have been unable to travel abroad, we have not touched our R1m discretionary allowance that amounts to $64,850.84 (R15.42 per $1 at today's exchange rate) to invest offshore.By putting that R1m, or $64,850.84 at today's exchange r…
 
‘The trucking business appears to be under co-ordinated attacks with more than 20 trucks petrol bombed in the past week alone. Two truckers were reported killed earlier this week. We ask ‘Why is the trucking business under attack and why are the authorities incapable of responding to this ‘economic sabotage’? Veteran broadcaster Tim Modise quizzed …
 
With billions of dollars a day disappearing as much of the northern hemisphere is shutdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, it is critical for vaccines to be rolled out as soon as possible. In this episode of Inside Covid-19, we focus on vaccine roll out in Africa and elsewhere. Coming up: We hear from Professor Shabir Madhi, vaccines expert at t…
 
Friday 27th November 2020There are some questions over the numbers provided in phase three of the Astra Zeneca vaccine trial. NAB’s David de Garis says the concern is over the age of participations in the subset who achieved the highest level of efficiency. The makers claim a rerun of trials won’t slow progress, although some believe it could delay…
 
BizNews journalist Bernice Maune summarises some of the big stories at this week's Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture. Hear about how Johannesburg's mayor, Geoff Makhubo, had a prime seat on the EOH gravy train. Also coming up: Stephan Burger, former Denel Land Systems CEO, willingly violated the company’s procurement policies so he cou…
 
The speaker of South Africa’s lower house of Parliament has authorised a vote on a motion of no-confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa. DA's Jack Bloom asks Covid-19 field hospitals are kept operational. Mr. Price sales take a Covid-19 hit. SA's PPI is on the rise.By BizNews
 
A new regulation issued last month by South Africa's financial regulators removed the 30% cap on foreign investment of local retirement funds. On Monday, Pretoria suspended the change. Firebrand Magda Wierzycka, founder of independent asset manager Sygnia, and outspoken independent financial advisor Magnus Heystek are blaming lobbying by large mone…
 
Veteran broadcaster Tim Modise caught up with Adam Craker, CEO of IQBusiness and convener of COBRA, a network of businesses and organisations that support companies and entrepreneurs facing closures and other difficulties and Graeme Butchart. The topic: A consortium of companies have come together to promote shared values to support struggling busi…
 
Portugal has attracted many South African and Chinese investors who like the appeal of owning a piece of prime Portuguese real estate that gives access to European residency and citizenship. But the rules have changed in some areas, which means you may not get what you want. In this sponsored interview, Andrew Rissik of Sable International explains…
 
Thursday 26th November 2020It’s Thanksgiving today in the US and markets have been cautious ahead of the holidays. Vaccine hopes have been pushed aside after Wednesday’s post first-wave high for COVID fatalities in the US. There was also a string of disappointing data, including a rise in unemployment claims for the second week in a row. NAB’s Ray …
 
Join Ryan and Osanne as they challenge science itself. Inject yourself with the chum bucket serum as they explore vaccines, cures and a certain side effect that may change a man's life forever. Also, we introduce a brand new segment, a conjoined storytelling experience completely improvised on the spot ! Lastly, Ryan has some important news that he…
 
In episode eleven of the Inside Investing podcast, Sygnia’s Magda Wierzycka and Magnus Heystek take a swing at the country’s large asset managers who they say have put their own pockets ahead of South Africans trying to save for retirement; Cemair’s Miles van der Molen highlights the impact which erratic Covid-19 policies are having on the global a…
 
More than 200 individuals have enjoyed free air flights paid for by taxpayers. These include former apartheid government ministers and individuals named in the state capture scandal - including some who are facing criminal charges in connection with graft. Each former minister got a maximum of 88 business class flights a year. In this interview wit…
 
For the past 10 years, young African entrepreneurs have been recognised by the Anzisha Prize, which provides a cash prize, mentoring and training for the winner. This year – out of more than 1,200 applications – a 22-year woman who farms vegetables in Limpopo, Mahlatse Matlakane, has been elected as one of the 20 top finalists. Matlakane spoke to B…
 
The BizNews Share portfolio, launched in December 2014, has delivered spectacular returns for South African investors. Every month, BizNews founder Alec Hogg updates the latest developments at the companies whose stocks are held in the portfolio. Although the strategy has been to buy and hold, the portfolio has seen some adjustments over the five a…
 
Wednesday 25th November 2020President Trump made an appearance before cameras today to boast about the rise in equities, with the Dow breaking 3,0000 for the first time. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril tells Phil Dobbie it’s in part down to the relief that the Biden administration has now been given access to the handover process for the White House. It’s mix…
 
Candice Paine, of PR Financial Services, unpacks the latest developments on exchange control regulations. Inward-listed Exchange Traded Funds and the controversial Regulation 28 are at the centre of this debate. A new circular allowed investors to diversify 100% offshore through ETFs - but this has been suspended. At stake are: how much money might…
 
In this BizNews Property Talk, property journalist Denise Mhlanga takes a look at what the latest property market research is telling us about property prices and the state of the property market - with snapshots of performance in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Free State. Denise also shares what the data is saying about whether it is a good idea to…
 
Tuesday 24th November 2020Astra Zeneca announced the results of their trials, with efficacy up to 90 percent with a drug that is cheaper to produce and easier to distribute. Yet the markets were cautious in their response, although equities are on the rise and tech stocks are taking a back seat. NAB’s David de Garis talks through the response, with…
 
A special episode of the noontime webinar which features a debate on Covid-19 between PANDA co-founder, actuary Nick Hudson; and SA and UK academic and HIV/AIDS activist Prof Alan Whiteside. In a recent interview - Whiteside referred to the drafters of the Great Barrington Declaration as misguided idiots. Hudson, whose organisation's advisory board…
 
As the chaos in the US continues, amendments to South Africa’s electoral laws to allow for electronic voting have been under consideration at a portfolio committee in Parliament. It has led to an outcry from civil society and the public, with1,200 written submissions. Following this, it was agreed that the power it would give to the Independent Ele…
 
South Africa is junk status among international credit ratings agencies. In this interview with BizNews editor Jackie Cameron, Andy Rissik - MD of Sable International's Forex Division - tells how the downgrades took the markets by surprise. He explains how the decisions affect South African consumers and shares his updated forecasts on the Rand's t…
 
South Africa has fallen deeper into junk territory after Moody’s Investors Service joined Fitch Ratings in lowering the country’s credit ratings. Former Absa CEO Maria Ramos and her husband, former finance minister Trevor Manuel, have been named among former officials and spouses who are flying around the country at a cost of millions of rands to t…
 
We look at a sluggish performance by Florida, but also a win for the Gators against Vanderbilt. We talk about Kyle Trask, Kadarius Toney, and the offense and discuss another inconsistent performance by the defense. We also look ahead to Kentucky on Saturday. You can read the game story here. And check out Florida Gators coverage at any time at Orla…
 
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