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Cryptocurrencies: Speculative instrument or game-changer?

2017-08-31 09:31

Advocates of cryptocurrencies believe this technology will make banks obsolete, while detractors argue it’s just another bubble inevitably destined to burst.

The risk of underperforming

2017-08-30 09:39

When you invest, losing money is not the only risk you will encounter. The other issue is underperforming the market. And if this happens, you will eventually have less money to retire on.

Constructing your portfolio

2017-06-01 12:36

finweek contributor Simon Brown discusses the most important factors you need to consider when taking a critical look at your share portfolio.

Building your offshore portfolio

2017-05-11 09:35

Many investors have been rattled by the downgrades of SA’s credit ratings. But this does not mean you should just move money out of the country willy-nilly – weigh up the options carefully.

The outlook for value investors

2017-02-27 14:47

After a tough few years, value stocks have been outperforming the market since early 2016. How long can it last?

The A-Z of investments in 2016

2016-12-28 14:01

What were the most important factors that impacted investors in the past year? PSG Wealth's Schalk Louw takes us through the ABCs.

Meet the scientists who make the world’s most money

2016-12-12 11:05

Few firms are the subject of so much fascination, rumor, or speculation. Everyone has heard of Renaissance; almost no one knows what goes on inside. Until now...

Candice Paine: Investing – the 9 things you can control

2016-12-08 05:01

Don't fire your advisor or listen to your neighbour’s hot stock tip - focus on the only things you can control when you’re a long-term investor, says an independent expert.

Want to be an asset manager? 4 tips to break into investment management

2016-11-21 15:30

An expert shares practical tips on how to break into investment management, and says technical knowledge and a passion for investing are only part of the picture.

 

Why ETFs are fantastic gifts for kids

2017-08-31 10:07

For the next special occasion, consider giving your young relatives exchange-traded funds – a truly useful gift the children will thank you for once they reap the rewards.

Time is of the essence: The pitfalls of sequence risk

2017-08-30 11:49

Here are four ways you can ride out the ups and downs of the market during retirement.

Finding grit when investing

2017-07-05 12:19

Running and investing have a few commonalities. Devin Shutte of The Robert Group considers the lessons he learnt in the lead-up to and during his participation in the recent Comrades Marathon.

What would Benjamin Graham think of SA shares now?

2017-05-25 12:27

This legendary investor and economist found a way to deliver fantastic returns over several decades. How did he find such undervalued stocks and could this method be applied to local stocks today?

What to do if you haven’t planned for retirement

2017-04-11 15:52

What you should do if you get to the age of 40 or 50 and you have not started saving for retirement yet or you realise that you have not put enough away to retire?

A beginner's guide to ETFs

2017-01-26 14:02

Exchange-traded funds are becoming increasingly popular, but many are still reluctant to invest in them. Simon Brown clears up some of the mystery surrounding this investment product.

JP Morgan-led fund rewarded as Glencore survives 'darkest days'

2016-12-20 16:21

When shares of mining firms including Freeport-McMoRan to Glencore were collapsing last year, a small fund run by JPMorgan Asset Management chose to hold on, now it's reaping the rewards.

What do Warren Buffett, George Soros and a computer have in common? A lot

2016-12-08 07:52

A paper posits that gains reaped by the legendary managers over time were available to anyone using a handful of buy-and-sell signals known to quantitative analysts.

Santa Claus is coming to town

2016-11-24 13:51

While investors are always looking for reasons why the market is going up or down, the onset of December usually means prices will rise.

What’s the difference between RoA and RoE?

2016-09-06 09:58

Return on assets and return on equity can both be used to value a company. Simon Brown discusses how they differ and which one he prefers to use when determining how a stock is faring.

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