Posts by Ross Reid

Ross Reid

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Ross has joined the 22seven team as a Slice and Blog writer. He's a keen financial writer who enjoys demystifying the world of finance. Ross is currently pursuing the CFA designation and has a background in Real Estate finance and investment. In his spare time, he can usually be found reading, running or on the football field.
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South Africa’s credit rating is junk – will yours be too?

South Africa has been downgraded over time to junk status. Our growing and unstable Debt-to-GDP ratio is a large reason for this.

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Changing gravity with interest rates

Suppose one morning you wake up to discover gravity had been reduced – you can now jump higher and weights in the gym feel lighter. Almost all physical activities are easier to complete. This all sounds superb, but highly improbable.

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Building BRICS

Amidst all the headlines dominating the news recently, you may have missed one relating to a R19 billion loan taken by the South African government from the New Development Bank.