Maarten Ackerman

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Maarten Ackerman says : "Remember, however scary this volatility may seem, it is a natural part of markets and in fact is the exact foundation of long-term investment opportunities," External link

polandsun Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : "Remember, however scary this volatility may seem, it is a natural part of markets and in fact is the exact foundation of long-term investment opportunities," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman comments : "Most central banks have been cutting interest rates quite aggressively - we even saw a surprise Federal Reserve 50 basis point cut on Tuesday evening - so globally they have paved the way for further cuts," "We don't see any runaway inflation, while inflationary pressure in the economy is low and we have a lack of demand. This is a perfect environment in which to cut interest rates" External link

polandsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : "The fact that the budget contained tax relief will also contribute to a better year for consumers. Given that SA has one of the highest real yields in the world, if the SARB is brave enough, it could afford a 100-basis point rate cut which would really start to make a difference," "Such a move would help to build consumer confidence and would provide relief for those who are indebted and thus support consumption going forward" External link

polandsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman comments : "Most central banks have been cutting interest rates quite aggressively - we even saw a surprise Federal Reserve 50 basis point cut on Tuesday evening - so globally they have paved the way for further cuts," "We don't see any runaway inflation, while inflationary pressure in the economy is low and we have a lack of demand. This is a perfect environment in which to cut interest rates" External link

irishsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : "The fact that the budget contained tax relief will also contribute to a better year for consumers. Given that SA has one of the highest real yields in the world, if the SARB is brave enough, it could afford a 100-basis point rate cut which would really start to make a difference," "Such a move would help to build consumer confidence and would provide relief for those who are indebted and thus support consumption going forward" External link

irishsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “They have shown they are willing to address the elephant in the room, which is the public-sector wage bill,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : “Government will have less money to spend on crucial social services and it will likely create an even tighter environment for balancing the budget than what we have now,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : “has been kicking the can down the road for a long time,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman adds : “The market has already priced in a downgrade because some of our bonds are trading as if we are downgraded already. If Moody’s can see that there is any chance of turning the fiscal trajectory around they might just give us a little bit more time, otherwise they will be left with an egg on their face because the numbers already suggest that we should have been downgraded already,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “All-in-all, these GDP numbers have added to what is turning out to be a fairly bleak year for South Africa, with the country beset again by the lack of growth that’s the root cause of our fiscal challenges,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman pointed out : “job creation is not taking place” External link

miningweekly Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman commented : “This is the key number to monitor for positive growth and is an indication of both business and government being willing to invest in the economy,” External link

miningweekly Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “which reflects the inability of our education system to develop the skills needed by the jobs sector” External link

mg Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “Government’s hands are essentially tied in terms of making more money available for crucial spending on infrastructure projects or job creation. And unfortunately, a significant portion of government spending is currently being allocated towards keeping the State-Owned Entities such as Eskom and SAA afloat, which is not economically productive spending,” External link

iol Friday, July 26, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “Right now it’s no longer ‘if’ but ‘when’ will we be downgraded. How long Moody’s will wait and how much time they will give the government to actually implement reforms to address this remains to be seen, but at this point in time unfortunately the fiscal situation is deteriorating rapidly,” External link

iol Friday, July 19, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “First, as an emerging market, a high government debt level is a concerning indication of the poor health of the economy,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : "Higher tariffs will have a ripple effect throughout the economy over the next few months, potentially leading to further job losses in the mining and manufacturing sectors, and creating a drag on business and consumer confidence," "Eskom is already selling 2% less electricity than ten years ago as consumers and companies move to alternative power sources, while the state owned enterprises' current capacity issues mean that it simply cannot support government's aim for 3% GDP growth" External link

irishsun Friday, May 17, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “With the elections now largely behind us, investors’ focus will shift to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ability and political will in addressing issues of concern, namely: the composition of cabinet … transforming the economy with the promised policy reform and resolving the problem that Eskom poses to South Africa” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “These include amongst the many challenges addressing the country’s structural economic issues, removing red tape for small and medium enterprises in terms of registering businesses and seeking financing, as well as unbundling Eskom and restoring its financial health,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “This is something that is going to make an already tough environment even tougher,” External link

mg Monday, February 18, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : “While the long-term bull market remains intact for now, the pullback in global markets does signal weakness,” “The question is a matter of when, rather than if, the trend will end” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “At this stage, we view global equities as offering better prospects,” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “We have increased the amount of shock absorbers — such as hedge funds of funds, protected equity and defensive stocks — being held in our portfolios and we are reducing exposure to sectors that are vulnerable to market volatility,” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “The numbers paint a bleak picture of our current circumstance. As the country is going through a confidence crisis on the back of policy and political uncertainty, the economy is grinding to a halt. "On the back of lower economic growth, we will be facing a fiscal cliff if we cannot turn the growth trajectory around. Numbers presented in the budget today realistically reflected these developments,” External link

iol Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:46:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “Unfortunately, rating agencies will view the deteriorating framework as unfavourable, despite all the positive intent from government to turn the fiscal situation around. Any further increase in the unstable political situation from now until December will most certainly result in a local currency downgrade,” External link

iol Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:46:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “If one considers all the potential job cuts announced recently by big mining companies on the back of the Mining Charter and required restructurings as well as retailers such as Pick n Pay - once again, this is a reflection that the economy and companies are taking the strain,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:53:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “It is attractive because it provides currency diversification into less volatile hard currency and away from possible rand weakness and better growth dynamics given other faster growing markets. Given the current valuations, it offers better growth and earnings potential and lower valuations compared to local stocks,” External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:01:00 AM EAT



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strategist50.00%EN01/29/201429/01/2014
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Maarten AckermanEN77.78%
Maarten AckermanAF22.22%


 
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Last updated on 2014-04-11T20:07+0300.

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Maarten Ackerman says : "Remember, however scary this volatility may seem, it is a natural part of markets and in fact is the exact foundation of long-term investment opportunities," External link

polandsun Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : "Remember, however scary this volatility may seem, it is a natural part of markets and in fact is the exact foundation of long-term investment opportunities," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman comments : "Most central banks have been cutting interest rates quite aggressively - we even saw a surprise Federal Reserve 50 basis point cut on Tuesday evening - so globally they have paved the way for further cuts," "We don't see any runaway inflation, while inflationary pressure in the economy is low and we have a lack of demand. This is a perfect environment in which to cut interest rates" External link

polandsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : "The fact that the budget contained tax relief will also contribute to a better year for consumers. Given that SA has one of the highest real yields in the world, if the SARB is brave enough, it could afford a 100-basis point rate cut which would really start to make a difference," "Such a move would help to build consumer confidence and would provide relief for those who are indebted and thus support consumption going forward" External link

polandsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman comments : "Most central banks have been cutting interest rates quite aggressively - we even saw a surprise Federal Reserve 50 basis point cut on Tuesday evening - so globally they have paved the way for further cuts," "We don't see any runaway inflation, while inflationary pressure in the economy is low and we have a lack of demand. This is a perfect environment in which to cut interest rates" External link

irishsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : "The fact that the budget contained tax relief will also contribute to a better year for consumers. Given that SA has one of the highest real yields in the world, if the SARB is brave enough, it could afford a 100-basis point rate cut which would really start to make a difference," "Such a move would help to build consumer confidence and would provide relief for those who are indebted and thus support consumption going forward" External link

irishsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “They have shown they are willing to address the elephant in the room, which is the public-sector wage bill,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : “Government will have less money to spend on crucial social services and it will likely create an even tighter environment for balancing the budget than what we have now,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : “has been kicking the can down the road for a long time,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman adds : “The market has already priced in a downgrade because some of our bonds are trading as if we are downgraded already. If Moody’s can see that there is any chance of turning the fiscal trajectory around they might just give us a little bit more time, otherwise they will be left with an egg on their face because the numbers already suggest that we should have been downgraded already,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “All-in-all, these GDP numbers have added to what is turning out to be a fairly bleak year for South Africa, with the country beset again by the lack of growth that’s the root cause of our fiscal challenges,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman pointed out : “job creation is not taking place” External link

miningweekly Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman commented : “This is the key number to monitor for positive growth and is an indication of both business and government being willing to invest in the economy,” External link

miningweekly Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “which reflects the inability of our education system to develop the skills needed by the jobs sector” External link

mg Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “Government’s hands are essentially tied in terms of making more money available for crucial spending on infrastructure projects or job creation. And unfortunately, a significant portion of government spending is currently being allocated towards keeping the State-Owned Entities such as Eskom and SAA afloat, which is not economically productive spending,” External link

iol Friday, July 26, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “Right now it’s no longer ‘if’ but ‘when’ will we be downgraded. How long Moody’s will wait and how much time they will give the government to actually implement reforms to address this remains to be seen, but at this point in time unfortunately the fiscal situation is deteriorating rapidly,” External link

iol Friday, July 19, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “First, as an emerging market, a high government debt level is a concerning indication of the poor health of the economy,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : "Higher tariffs will have a ripple effect throughout the economy over the next few months, potentially leading to further job losses in the mining and manufacturing sectors, and creating a drag on business and consumer confidence," "Eskom is already selling 2% less electricity than ten years ago as consumers and companies move to alternative power sources, while the state owned enterprises' current capacity issues mean that it simply cannot support government's aim for 3% GDP growth" External link

irishsun Friday, May 17, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “With the elections now largely behind us, investors’ focus will shift to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ability and political will in addressing issues of concern, namely: the composition of cabinet … transforming the economy with the promised policy reform and resolving the problem that Eskom poses to South Africa” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “These include amongst the many challenges addressing the country’s structural economic issues, removing red tape for small and medium enterprises in terms of registering businesses and seeking financing, as well as unbundling Eskom and restoring its financial health,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “This is something that is going to make an already tough environment even tougher,” External link

mg Monday, February 18, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman says : “While the long-term bull market remains intact for now, the pullback in global markets does signal weakness,” “The question is a matter of when, rather than if, the trend will end” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “At this stage, we view global equities as offering better prospects,” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “We have increased the amount of shock absorbers — such as hedge funds of funds, protected equity and defensive stocks — being held in our portfolios and we are reducing exposure to sectors that are vulnerable to market volatility,” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “The numbers paint a bleak picture of our current circumstance. As the country is going through a confidence crisis on the back of policy and political uncertainty, the economy is grinding to a halt. "On the back of lower economic growth, we will be facing a fiscal cliff if we cannot turn the growth trajectory around. Numbers presented in the budget today realistically reflected these developments,” External link

iol Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:46:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “Unfortunately, rating agencies will view the deteriorating framework as unfavourable, despite all the positive intent from government to turn the fiscal situation around. Any further increase in the unstable political situation from now until December will most certainly result in a local currency downgrade,” External link

iol Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:46:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “If one considers all the potential job cuts announced recently by big mining companies on the back of the Mining Charter and required restructurings as well as retailers such as Pick n Pay - once again, this is a reflection that the economy and companies are taking the strain,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:53:00 PM EAT

Maarten Ackerman said : “It is attractive because it provides currency diversification into less volatile hard currency and away from possible rand weakness and better growth dynamics given other faster growing markets. Given the current valuations, it offers better growth and earnings potential and lower valuations compared to local stocks,” External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:01:00 AM EAT



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strategist50.00%EN01/29/201429/01/2014
Names Lang Count
Maarten AckermanEN77.78%
Maarten AckermanAF22.22%


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