Hungry Hippo

Hungry Hippo

The recent adjustment budget highlighted the widening of the ‘’jaws’’ between the country’s expected expenditure and expected revenue. Two scenarios were tabled. One in which South Africa takes a passive stance and allow things to deteriorate further and an...
The Survivors

The Survivors

Commentary: The Survivors The above image tracks the bullet holes on Allied planes that encountered Nazi anti-aircraft fire in World War II. When the Allied military brass saw this picture, they took the decision to reinforce all those areas most often hit by...
The Rather Fat Finger Error

The Rather Fat Finger Error

A fat finger-error is a term used to describe a keyboard input error on the stock market, typically resulting in a buy or sell order being placed at a far greater size or price than intended. Last week we witnessed a particularly fat finger-error that had a remarkable...
Mona Lisa Smile – The Pursuit of Perfection

Mona Lisa Smile – The Pursuit of Perfection

A celebrity make-up artist recently made the following comment when interviewed by the New Yorker Magazine: ‘’It’s Instagram Face, duh. It’s like an unrealistic sculpture. Volume on volume. A face that looks like it’s made out of clay.” Instagram filters are...

In the Eye of the Beholder

Bullseye! Tencent, the giant Chinese internet technology company partly owned by Naspers (Prosus) recently announced their plan to seamlessly embed video ads directly into movies. To get a clearer idea of how this will work, take a look at the video clip contained in...

Robin Hoodwinked

Robin Hood steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Robinhood levies hidden charges on the masses to get rich. Robinhood is a fintech company that has become extremely popular with younger stock traders, in particular millennials. Their app allows you to trade...