Act Two, Week One – Thanks for joining. So good to have you aboard

My weekly newsletter that was sent out this afternoon to the rapidly growing list of Biznewz subscribers. If you haven’t signed up for your own emailed copy – click here.     Hi there, It’s been a long wait. Restraints are awful. But this week, my version of the Steve Job’s Act II began. And … Read more

My letter to the Investor Relations Department of Gain Capital

Dear Hugh Collins/Lynn Morgan On Friday evening at 17:40 South African time, an amount of $1 500 was deducted from my credit card account. Until then I had never heard of your company. The fraud was immediately reported to the credit card issuer (Discovery – it is a Visa card) which had sent me a … Read more

Letter from’s Client Services

Dear Alec, We have generated a support ticket to help us track your inquiry. Your ticket code is LTK52809846318X. Please use this code in any further communication. Thank you for your email. I am reaching out to you in response to the email you sent us regarding fraud on your credit card. We would be … Read more


What shares to buy with that Xmas bonus (2011)

xmasIn December 20112, Robert K sent this email:

I am wanting to invest my bonus in some share but I am not 100% sure where to find value at the moment. I already have MPC, Curro (which has done well for me), Steinhoff and Old Mutual as well as Satrix Top 40 and Stanlib unit trusts.

Are there any shares you would recommend? I have been looking at AGL but they are very expensive although I do see value there.

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Smart, 25 and looking for share investment ideas

houseLaura sent this email: I am a regular follower of Moneyweb and more recently your blog. I enjoy the more personal articles and am in awe if your success. I was sad to learn of (your son) Travis’ passing, as we were in the same class for a few years at Mondeor Primary. He really had a great mind.

I have a keen interest in the financial markets being an actuarial analyst at one of the banks. What is your opinion of how the markets will fare this year?

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So you want to be an entrepreneur?

I attended the HP FY13 channel strategy event on Wednesday where you gave a talk on the economy and the happenings in and around South Africa.

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you, sadly I missed you in the crowd at the event but I really enjoyed your talk and I listened attentively. I’m 32 years of age working in the ICT sector.

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