Markets | Curt Goulding

  • By J.D. Koch
  • 02 Aug 2019

This year is a great reminder of the Number 1 Law of Trading, the only thing I truly know is that I don’t know.  Number 2 is the only constant is change.  And we can never forget the difference between Truth and Facts.  Truth never changes and facts change all the time.  Also, remember, we need […]

Have you thought about where your NEWS comes from?

  • By RussellStone Group
  • 07 Sep 2018

Image Source: Adfontesmedia.com It shouldn’t come as a surprise to us that we cannot believe everything we hear. As Aristotle put it, “be a free thinker and don’t accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in”. If the most influential mind in philosophy and free thinking was already warning […]

Where is Agriculture heading in the next couple years

  • By RussellStone Group
  • 20 Jul 2018

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture This might be a very far out and distant thought for most of us, it certainly was for me. So before we start catching up with the cutting edge of machine learning and deep learning algorithms, let’s go many steps back to Russian Nesting Dolls. Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is best explained […]

Our Principles

  • By RussellStone Group
  • 01 Jun 2017

South Africa is Not a Junk Country.

  • By RussellStone Group
  • 31 May 2017

South Africa was recently downgraded to sub-investment status. Panic struck as both Fitch and Standard & Poor’s downgraded South Africa. Sub-investment grade means that South Africa is a highly risky investment, and certain financial institutions are not permitted to invest where such uncertainty exists. George Herman, Citadel’s Director and Chief Investment Officer published an article […]

Carbon Tax – Are You Aware How This Might Affect Your Company?

  • By RussellStone Group
  • 31 May 2017

The Carbon Tax Draft Bill was first opened for comment in 2015. The reasoning behind the tax is for South Africa to realise a green, sustainable economy. Short term targets include reducing carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025. It was expected to be officially implemented on 1 January 2017, but this never materialised and delays will continue. But eventually this Act will be instated and it is worth identifying whether it will affect your company. If so, what will the implications be?

What Does Land Expropriation in South Africa Actually Mean?

  • By RussellStone Group
  • 31 May 2017

Since SONA, the term land expropriation has been thrown around by the ANC. This is not surprising given that the party is doing all it can to regain mass support.