The Weekly Shyft: Episode 8

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This is the eighth audio episode of The Shyft Lift, the regular news digest of the app for the globally-minded, based in South Africa. In this episode, we share South African industry-specific intel to help inform your investing strategy.

The steady rise in prices of PGMs,gold and iron ore have pushed SA’s mineral sales past the R600-billion per year mark. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AujXa_7EBSw&ab_channel=WorldEconomicForum)

Investors are so keen to use ETFs that monthly inflows in February reached a new record of $139-billion. Plus there’s the SPAC surge of over $100-billion. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwpFBi-jZVg&ab_channel=BloombergQuicktake; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSMrSUDwOk8&ab_channel=BloombergMarketsandFinance)

With interest rates lower than ever and the cost of debt structurally lower, the fashion-conscious likely own more Veblen goods now. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qlq2oEnw7Y&ab_channel=MBNVideoDictionary; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56TIQ1rcHek)

The top electric vehicle-linked firms still have a combined value of over $1-trillion. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpTOKKKGWV8; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyfy49av_lA&ab_channel=CGTNEurope; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejOtMtAp9lY&ab_channel=InvestoPro)

The re-pricing of debt is nerve-wrecking, but a steady rise in yields sends a useful message. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XraqqnkVzqg)

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The word “dollar” has its origins in a Czechoslovakian town called Jáchymov. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo3qwek0BAk; https://www.lexico.com/explore/what-is-the-origin-of-the-dollar-sign)

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott has married Dan Jewett, a science teacher, two years after her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpYidw7tiBY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE2qKmjZjGk&ab_channel=GoodMorningAmerica)

The number of new German words inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic exceeds 1 200 – up from around 200 that normally enter the German language each year. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mApq14EbPSg)

1 “In the end, your life is no more than the sum of what you gave your attention to.” – John Mark Comer, author. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HKT6YnN-GA; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQUfog4EGuk&ab_channel=Jeff%26Alyssa; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvrwzzVxhIw&ab_channel=BridgetownChurch)

Shyft is an app for global citizens based in South Africa, powered by Standard Bank. It helps you buy, send and store local and foreign currency anytime, anywhere, directly from your mobile.

Visit getshyft.co.za to download the app today.

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