News & Insights

Below is a collection of the latest news & insights published either by the team here at New Road Capital or alternatively issued by one of our various partner fund managers whose offerings form part of our solutions.

‘My UK colleagues are so jealous of our bond yields’

South African head of investments at PortfolioMetrix, Philip Bradford, believes that local bonds are offering investors significant opportunity.

Which Countries Have The Most Expensive Toll Roads?

This Chart shows the average cost of tolls roads by county in 2021.

The Fed might be the 1,000 pound gorilla, but there’s a 5,000 pound gorilla lurking

Rob Spanjaard believes that the threat to markets from a surge in inflation should not be underestimated.

Big Mac Index Worldwide 2021

The Big Mac can also be a good indicator for the individual purchasing power of an economy since it exists worldwide in a standard size, composition and quality.

Is Time in the Market More Important Than Timing the Market?

Many investors can get caught up in performance chasing but is it really worth it? The New Road Capital investment team had a look at how effective performance chasing really is and how starting to save earlier can impact wealth accumulation.

1.6 million people are paying most of South Africa’s income tax

Professional services firm PwC has warned that South Africa is relying too heavily on income and direct taxes – most of which are coming from a declining base of taxpayers.

World Beer Index 2021: What’s the Beer Price in Your Country?

The global desire for beer prevails even in a pandemic. These maps compare the avarage beer price in 58 countries - just how much do we drink?

How much money it takes to be in the 1% in SA – and how it compares to other countries.

Curious to know what the cutoff is to be in the wealthiest 1%? The new annual Wealth Report from Knight Frank breaks the numbers down for countries around the world – and shows the huge differences between nations.

How Common is Crypto?

Reliance on remittances and the prevalence of peer-to-peer phone payments have led to a steep rise of cryptocurrency use in Africa's largest economy.

The rand is 60 years old today.

Here is how much South Africans paid for coffee, bread, and beer in 1961.

The Covid-19 Vaccination Race.

As a result of early efforts to secure vaccine candidates, some governments are already racing ahead in their efforts to start mass vaccination against Covid-19.

Five key charts for investing in 2021

As investors consider their positioning for 2021, we have selected five key charts to bring them up to speed on the current investment environment.

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