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Seed Weekly - Investment Greats: Jack Bogle

John Clifton “Jack” Bogle is most famous for creating the world very first index fund – the Vanguard 500 in 1976. Bogle founded The Vanguard Group in 1974 which currently operates as one of the world’s largest mutual fund and Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) providers.

Jack Bogle, currently 85, graduated with a cum laude degree in economics from Princeton University in 1951. He studied mutual funds in depth during his university days, which grew into his senior-year economics thesis which laid the conceptual groundwork for the index mutual fund. He started working for an advisory business, climbing the ranks up to chairman. In 1974 he was fired for an “extremely unwise” merger decision he approved. "The great thing about that mistake, which was shameful and inexcusable and a reflection of immaturity and confidence beyond what the facts justified, was that I learned a lot." He started Vanguard that same year.

It's nearly 40 years since Bogle pushed long and hard to get Vanguard to introduce the first low-cost index mutual fund. At the time, some people dubbed it Bogle’s Folly. Now, there's almost $2 trillion invested in U.S. index-based funds and exchange traded funds.

Bogle pioneered the no-load mutual fund and low-cost index investing for millions of investors. Known for putting the interest of the investor first, he has constructively criticized the US fund management industry for charging too high fees.

His investment style is simple - capture market returns by investing in broad-based index mutual funds that are characterized as no-load, low-cost, low-turnover and passively managed. He is famous for his insistence, in numerous media appearances and in writing, on the superiority of index funds over traditional actively managed mutual funds.

He contends that it is folly to attempt to pick actively managed mutual funds and expect their performance to beat a low-cost index fund over a long period of time, after accounting for the fees that actively managed funds charge. Bogle argues for an approach to investing defined by simplicity and common sense. Below are his eight basic rules for investors:

1. Select low-cost index funds
2. Carefully consider the added costs of advice
3. Do not overrate past fund performance
4. Use past performance to determine consistency and risk
5. Beware of stars (as in, star mutual fund managers)
6. Beware of asset size
7. Don't own too many funds
8. Buy your fund portfolio - and hold it.

In a recent interview he mentions that one primal role of one’s financial adviser should be to keep the investor from making bad decision. "If you have trouble imaging a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn't be in stocks." "When reward is at its pinnacle, risk is near at hand."

Again it comes down to keeping your investments strategy simple, minimize costs, invest for the long term and make rational (not emotional) decisions. "Time is your friend; impulse is your enemy.”

Jack Bogel is the author of a few investment related books, his most famous being the bestselling Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor (1999) which is considered an investment classic. Bogle retired in 1999 from the Vanguard group but continues as president of Vanguard's Bogle Financial Markets Research Centre to write and lecture on investment issues and is widely recognized as "the conscience" of the mutual fund industry.

Even Warren Buffett recommended Vanguard for his estate, in his 2013 letter to shareholders: My advice to the trustee couldn't be more simple: Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund. (I suggest Vanguard's.) I believe the trust's long-term results from this policy will be superior to those attained by most investors — whether pension funds, institutions or individuals — who employ high-fee managers.

Keep well,

Lourens Rabé

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021 914 4966

Tue, 10 Mar 2015
Top News
South Africa's rand extended losses against the dollar on Tuesday, falling to a new 13-year low as emerging market currencies tumbled on heightened expectations that U.S. interest rates could rise by mid year.  Full story

South Africa's rand extended losses against the dollar to 1.5 percent on Tuesday, falling to a new 13-year low as emerging market currencies tumbled on heightened expectations that U.S. interest rates could rise by mid year.  Full story
Likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will try to defuse a controversy over her use of a private email account for official business as U.S. secretary of state at a news conference on Tuesday.  Full story
President Nicolas Maduro was seeking special decree powers from Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday in response to new U.S. sanctions, drawing opposition protests of a power-grab.  Full story
Iraqi troops and militias drove Islamic State insurgents out of the town of al-Alam on Tuesday, clearing a final hurdle before a planned assault on Saddam Hussein's home city of Tikrit in their biggest offensive yet against the ultra-radical group.  Full story
The U.S. dollar rallied across the board on Tuesday as the prospect of the first rise in U.S. interest rates in almost a. . .  Full story
Gold fell to a three-month low on Tuesday due to the dollar's rise to its highest in nearly 12 years and renewed expectations. . .  Full story
Hong Kong shares followed mainland stocks lower on Tuesday to end at their lowest in nearly two months, led by banks on worries. . .  Full story
China shares closed weaker on Tuesday as banking stocks stepped back after Monday's surge, as data showed increased factory sector deflation hurting the pricing. . .  Full story

Japan's Nikkei fell to a near two-week low in volatile trade on Tuesday, erasing earlier gains as banks were hit hard by a. . .  Full story
Australian shares reversed early gains to end flat on Tuesday and the NZX sagged after police said threats had been made to poison. . .  Full story
Australian shares are likely to recover some losses on Tuesday a day after suffering their biggest one-day fall in two months thanks to. . .  Full story
U.S. stocks rose on Monday on the back of billion-dollar M&A deals, while U.S. and euro zone bond prices rose as the European. . .  Full story
SA Business
South Africa's platinum producer Lonmin has completed repairs and restarted operations at one of its furnaces and has ramped up production. . .  Full story
South African stocks sank for a second session in a row on Tuesday, pulled down once again by a global resources. . .  Full story
African oil explorers will keep drilling in select locations such as onshore east Africa and less complex projects off the West. . .  Full story
South Africa's failed African Bank, which is under administration after racking up huge amounts of bad debt, will now list the. . .  Full story

Debt issuance in emerging markets has got off to the slowest start to a year since 2010, dropping by more than a third. . .  Full story
Emerging market currencies sold off on Tuesday as a combination of U.S. interest rate fears, Chinese data and Greece concerns drove the Mexican peso. . .  Full story
Emerging currencies sold off further on Tuesday with Turkey's lira and South Africa's rand hitting multi-year lows against a stronger dollar as expectations of. . .  Full story
South Africa's quarterly business confidence index stumbled in the first quarter of 2015 due to the negative impact of power outages,. . .  Full story

South Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said the government was making "good progress" in winding up failed African Bank, which is under administration after racking up huge amounts of bad debt.. . .  Full story
South African banking group FirstRand reported a 13 percent rise in first-half earnings on Tuesday, underpinned by growth in advances and deposits.. . .  Full story
Company News
Post the recent Vukile offer process to Synergy unitholders, Synergy has been constituted as a subsidiary of Vukile. Vukile currently holds. . .  Full story
In accordance with paragraph 2.6A(b) of the JSE Ltd. Listings Requirements, shareholders are hereby advised that Morvest has terminated Sasfin CapitalĂs. . .  Full story
The board of directors of CompClear (˘the board÷) hereby notifies its shareholders that Mr Yehonasan Moshe Zulberg (˘Moshe÷) has been appointed. . .  Full story
Discovery shareholders are referred to the rights issue declaration announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service (˘SENS÷) on 24 February. . .  Full story

Discovery shareholders are referred to the announcements released on the Stock Exchange News Service (SENS) on 24 February 2015, relating to the unaudited interim results and cash dividend declaration for the. . .  Full story
Shareholders of PPC are referred to cautionary announcements published on the Stock Exchange News Service (˘SENS÷) on 10 December 2014 and on 27 January 2015, regarding the non-binding proposal from AfriSam. . .  Full story
According to Business Day Sasfin indicated that it was looking to scale up its investment banking and start participating in underwriting shares rather than playing an advisory role. This is part. . .  Full story
Company Results
Turnover grew to R99.8 billion (R98.3 billion). Profit from operations, joint ventures and associates rose to R30.0 billion (R21.5 billion). Profit. . .  Full story
Revenue for the interim period increased by 11% to R6.002 billion (2013: R5.400 billion). Gross profit rose by 12% to R2.671. . .  Full story
Total income increased by 13% to R476.1 million (2013: R420.2 million). Profit from operations rose to R111.8 million (2013: R88.8 million),. . .  Full story
The following results are the maiden interim results after the change in year-end. Gross rental income came in at EUR2.6 million.. . .  Full story
World Markets (Spot Prices)
NameTimeRPMove% Move
JSE Overall17:0052088.54-525.54-1.00%
JSE Top 4017:0046148.91-495.44-1.06%
JSE Gold17:001175.4022.851.98%
JSE Financial17:0043828.98-365.67-0.83%
JSE Industrial17:0074215.02-667.27-0.89%
JSE Indust 2517:0065931.04-590.64-0.89%
JSE Resource17:0041896.52-658.48-1.55%
DJ Futures19:5817740.00-229.00-1.27%
DJ Ind19:5817744.13-251.59-1.40%
SP 50019:582053.34-26.09-1.25%
FTSE 10017:366755.93-120.54-1.75%
All Ords07:375794.301.300.02%
NZSE 5006:485887.75-9.21-0.16%
NameTimeRPMove% Move
Gold $19:591160.47-6.52-0.56%
Gold R19:5814295.21171.211.21%
Gold R/kg19:5845950048581.07%
Silver $19:5915.6600-.0720-0.46%
Platinum $19:591129.55-15.95-1.39%
Palladium $19:58801.00-18.60-2.27%
Brent Crude19:5856.67-3.06-5.12%
Rand / Dollar19:5912.30920.21411.77%
Rand / Pound19:5518.55080.26891.47%
Rand / Euro19:5513.18920.05540.42%
Rand / NZD19:588.96320.06070.68%
Rand / AUD19:559.39290.06580.71%
Yen / Dollar19:59121.0350-0.1750-0.14%
Euro / Dollar19:580.93290.01121.22%
Dollar / Euro19:591.0724-0.0131-1.20%
Pound / Dollar19:550.66200.00130.20%

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The JSE Today

Trading Statistics
* Includes all listed instruments on the JSE
Major Moves Up
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 RARE  3007533.33.%5000
2 WORKFORCE  1852414.91.%106324
3 ROCKWELL  2202010.00.%782
4 ATLATSA  230209.52.%2129
5 ANCHOR  1070858.63.%265609
6 GFIELDS  46792495.62.%4092401
7 GIJIMA  212115.47.%510
8 SEKUNJALO  19594.84.%66978
9 OCEANA  109454454.24.%91785
10 POYNTING  22383.72.%20336
11 EFFICIENT  455163.64.%500
12 CONDUIT  20573.54.%409446
13 MARSHALL  1500503.45.%1000
14 MONTAUK  350102.94.%599512
15 PUTPROP  625152.46.%500
16 ILLOVO  2305482.13.%223826
17 SEPHAKU  878182.09.%42941
18 IAPF  1100201.85.%137498
19 SIRIUS  585101.74.%81772
20 CITYLDG  135782281.71.%73976

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Major Moves Down
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 CENRAND  263-62-19.08.%38220
2 DENEB  177-33-15.71.%1778
3 Cognition  222-33-12.94.%5000
4 EHSV  300-40-11.76.%5000
5 HOSP-B  228-22-8.80.%25415
6 WESCOAL  175-15-7.89.%687879
7 CULLINAN  240-19-7.34.%12500
8 CADIZ  102-8-7.27.%2239728
9 LONMIN  2140-160-6.96.%2356841
10 SOVFOOD  801-59-6.86.%56286
11 AQUARIUS  180-11-5.76.%2750051
12 SANTOVA  331-19-5.43.%232541
13 TRNSHEX  320-17-5.04.%21898
14 ROLFES  340-18-5.03.%18000
15 METROFILE  494-26-5.00.%128933
16 EXXARO  10275-538-4.98.%720412
17 KUMBAIO  17900-919-4.88.%676520
18 IMPLATS  6350-326-4.88.%4999116
19 ASSORE  12368-632-4.86.%216515
20 BLUETEL  875-40-4.37.%650219

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New Highs
SharenameSaleHighMove% MoveVolume
1 WORKFORCE  1852002414.91.%106324
2 SEKUNJALO  19519894.84.%66978
3 CONDUIT  20521373.54.%409446
4 MONDILTDP  2420524499760.31.%407571
5 MPACT  4190429760.14.%356911
6 MONDIPLCP  2430024713230.09.%569860
7 OLDMUTUAL  40674134-33-0.80.%7047908

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New Lows
SharenameSaleLowMove% MoveVolume
1 LONMIN  21402126-160-6.96.%2356841
2 AQUARIUS  180180-11-5.76.%2750051
3 KUMBAIO  1790017875-919-4.88.%676520
4 IMPLATS  63506317-326-4.88.%4999116
5 ARM   1022210184-288-2.74.%586859
6 MRHLD  15031486-37-2.40.%1583729

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Index Summary
Index NameRPMove% Move
Top 4046,148.91-495.44-1.06%
Mid Cap71,925.15-420.07-0.58%
Small Cap59,677.23-630.53-1.05%
Resource 2041,896.52-658.48-1.55%
Industrial 2565,931.04-590.64-0.89%
Financial 1516,766.74-159.73-0.94%
Financial & Ind. 3070,636.77-643.59-0.90%
All Share52,088.54-525.54-1.00%
Oil & Gas 30,481.68-554.15-1.79%
Mining 25,495.56-387.13-1.50%
Gold Mining1,175.4022.851.98%
Platinum Mining31.15-1.15-3.56%
GENERAL MINING7,491.25-127.65-1.68%
Oil & Gas Producers 16,389.43-297.96-1.79%
Basic Materials 23,658.04-316.11-1.32%
Chemicals 22,718.91-113.88-0.50%
Forestry & Paper 41,006.3048.300.12%
Industrial Metals 10,951.34-413.41-3.64%
Industrials 46,657.11-839.46-1.77%
General Industrials 164.23-2.99-1.79%
Consumer Goods 66,259.70-560.86-0.84%
Automobiles & Parts 7,653.874.530.06%
Household Goods455.69-6-1.37%
Health Care 11,107.78-260.11-2.29%
Beverages 228.90-1.80-0.78%
Index NameRPMove% Move
Food Producers 9,310.17-87.64-0.93%
Personal Goods 1,009.45-10.99-1.08%
Consumer Services 15,411.45-88.62-0.57%
General Retailers 81,881.78-828.95-1.00%
Travel & Leisure 6,349.49-162.29-2.49%
Media 366.31.070.02%
Support Services 3,003.03-5.18-0.17%
Telecommunications 10,663.50-42.32-0.40%
Financials 43,828.98-365.67-0.83%
Banks 76,475.24-1214.78-1.56%
Non-life Insurance 55,842.59267.980.48%
Life Insurance 42,917.21-223.52-0.52%
General Financial 4,003.61-58.27-1.43%
Technology 56,788.58217.390.38%
SHARIAH TOP40 3,567.15-47-1.30%
FTSE/JSE SHARIAH ALL3,820.01-45-1.15%
COAL MINING12,989.41-680-4.98%
FTSE JSE Fledgling 6,886.14-47-0.68%
FTSE/JSE Alt X 1,501.64221.51%
RESOURCE 22,966.43-361-1.55%
DIVIDEND PLUS236.54-2-0.91%
FTSE/JSE RAFI 409,770.21-89-0.90%
Capped Top 4024,621.04-265-1.07%
Capped All Share26,420.25-267-1.00%
JSE TABACO 8,726.1320.02%

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Latest Consensus Changes**
CodeCompany NameStatusUpdated
Results Expected**
ExpectedCompany NameFin. Date
11/03/2015ASCENDISDecember 2014 (Interim)
11/03/2015BOWCALFDecember 2014 (Interim)
11/03/2015EOHJanuary 2015 (Interim)
11/03/2015PINNACLEDecember 2014 (Interim)
11/03/2015RMBHDecember 2014 (Interim)

Recent Dividends**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
BEE-SASOL09/03/1501/04/1513/04/15ZAR 7.0000
SASOL09/03/1501/04/1513/04/15ZAR 7.0000
A-V-I09/03/1526/03/1507/04/15ZAR 2.0000
A-V-I09/03/1526/03/1507/04/15ZAR 1.3200
SASFIN-P09/03/1526/03/1507/04/15ZAR 3.8374
Ex Div**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
KUMBA10/02/1506/03/1516/03/15ZAR 7.7300
DSY B PREF19/02/1506/03/1516/03/15ZAR 4.6500
TRUWTHS19/02/1506/03/1516/03/15ZAR 2.3600
CITYLDG18/02/1506/03/1516/03/15ZAR 2.3000
REMGRO19/02/1506/03/1516/03/15ZAR 1.6900

Upcoming AGMs**
CodeCompany NameDateStatus

Stock Exchange News Service
10/03/201517:40OLD MUTUAL PLC - Block Listing Application
10/03/201517:40SYNERGY INCOME FUND LIMITED - Change of financial year-end and change of auditor...
10/03/201517:31HULAMIN LIMITED - Exercise of SARS and subsequent sale of shares by Company Secr...
10/03/201517:25MONDI LIMITED - Transactions in Mondi Limited ordinary shares of no par value
10/03/201517:19HULAMIN LIMITED - Disclosure of significant holding of Hulamin Limited ordinary ...
10/03/201517:15MUSTEK LIMITED - Dealing in securities by an associate of director
10/03/201517:10OLD MUTUAL PLC - Form 8.3 Disclosure
10/03/201517:00INVESTEC LIMITED - Notification of major interest in shares
10/03/201516:59AFRICA ETF ISSUER LTD (RF) - Listing of additional AfricaPalladium debentures - ...
10/03/201516:50OLD MUTUAL PLC - Public Opening Position Disclosure/Dealing Disclosure by a Pers...
10/03/201516:35OLD MUTUAL PLC - Public Opening Position Disclosure/Dealing Disclosure by a Pers...
10/03/201516:30COMPU-CLEARING OUTSOURCING LIMITED - Reviewed consolidated interim results for 6...
10/03/201516:15OLD MUTUAL PLC - Public Opening Position Disclosure/Dealing Disclosure by a Pers...
10/03/201516:00GOLD FIELDS LIMITED - Dealing in Securities by Directors of Gold Fields Limited ...
10/03/201515:50LONMIN PLC - Operational Update
10/03/201515:45FIRSTRAND BANK LIMITED - FRJ25 - Listing of Tap Issue
10/03/201515:45FIRSTRAND BANK LIMITED - FRC227 - New Instrument Listing
10/03/201515:43KUMBA IRON ORE LIMITED - Correction: Dealing in Securities
10/03/201515:30PAN AFRICAN RESOURCES PLC - Dealings in securities by a director
10/03/201515:22AFRICAN AND OVERSEAS ENTERPRISES LD - Unaudited interim condensed consolidated g...
10/03/201515:20REX TRUEFORM CLOTHING COMPANY LTD - Unaudited interim condensed consolidated gro...
10/03/201514:50OLD MUTUAL PLC - Public Opening Position Disclosure/Dealing Disclosure by a Pers...
10/03/201514:30OLD MUTUAL PLC - Public Opening Position Disclosure/Dealing Disclosure by a Pers...
10/03/201514:25BRIMSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION LD - Dealing in securities by directors and the...
10/03/201514:15DIPULA INCOME FUND LIMITED - TRP121: Notification of an acquisition of beneficia...
10/03/201514:15PSV HOLDINGS LIMITED - Notification in terms of section 122(3) of the Companies ...
10/03/201514:15MORVEST GROUP LIMITED - Change in Sponsor
10/03/201514:15VUKILE PROPERTY FUND LIMITED - Vukile Prop Fund/Synergy Income Fund Ltd - Vukile...
10/03/201514:14KUMBA IRON ORE LIMITED - Dealing in securities
10/03/201514:03COMPU-CLEARING OUTSOURCING LIMITED - Change to the board of directors and appoin...
10/03/201513:55NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED - Secondary placement of a 13% interest in Northam and ...
10/03/201513:50BNP PARIBAS - Publication of Domestic Medium Term Note Programme
10/03/201513:48BNP PARIBAS - BNP01 - New Instrument Listing
10/03/201513:21DISCOVERY LIMITED - Rights Issue finalisation announcement
10/03/201513:20DISCOVERY LIMITED - Voluntary announcement regarding Discoverys proposed increas...
10/03/201513:00ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED - AngloGold Ashanti Says Sheppard to Replace Retiring ...
10/03/201512:42BEIGE HOLDINGS LIMITED - Results of Annual General Meeting
10/03/201512:40BEIGE HOLDINGS LIMITED - Results of General Meeting
10/03/201512:35BSI STEEL LIMITED - Dealing in securities by an associate of a director
10/03/201512:27SAPPI LIMITED - Sappi announces 450 million senior secured notes offering
10/03/201511:45ABSA BANK LIMITED - Partial Redemption - ACL175 and ACL184
10/03/201511:44ANCHOR GROUP LIMITED - Further trad stat for the y/ended 31/12/2014 and new trad...
10/03/201511:40RESILIENT PROPERTY INCOME FUND LTD - Dealing in securities by an associate of a ...
10/03/201511:30LIBERTY HOLDINGS LIMITED - Dealings in Securities by a Director
10/03/201511:10ABSA BANK LIMITED - New Financial Instrument Listing - ASN046
10/03/201510:12INVESTEC BANK LIMITED - KIOIHF - breached barrier announcement
10/03/201510:00KIBO MINING PLC - Rukwa Coal to Power Project Positive Integrated Pre-Feasibili...
10/03/201509:50PPC LIMITED - Further Cautionary Announcement
10/03/201509:50PUTPROP LIMITED - Dealings in securities by directors
10/03/201509:35ACCELERATE PROPERTY FUND LTD - Global Credit Ratings affirms Accelerate Property...
10/03/201509:25NEDBANK GROUP LIMITED - Dealings in securities by an executive director: exercis...
10/03/201509:00BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC - Publication of Supplementary Prospectus
10/03/201509:00ILLOVO SUGAR LIMITED - Appointment Of Non-Executive Director
10/03/201509:00REDEFINE INTERNATIONAL PLC - Changes to the board
10/03/201509:00GLENCORE PLC - Director Declaration
10/03/201508:30ABSA BANK LIMITED - ASN010-Early Redemption
10/03/201508:16CONDUIT CAPITAL LIMITED - Cautionary Announcement
10/03/201508:05FIRSTRAND LIMITED - Unaudited interim results and cash dividend finalisation ann...
10/03/201508:00ROCKCASTLE GLOBAL REAL EST CO LTD - Dealings in securities by a director of Rock...
10/03/201507:10VISUAL INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LIMITED - Renewal of Cautionary Announcement
10/03/201507:05ANGLO AMERICAN PLC - Anglo American Bonus Share Plan BSP?
10/03/201507:05BHP BILLITON PLC - AJM Conference Presentation

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