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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.

Bundesbank sees no need to re-calibrate Basel reform proposal

2016-08-30 17:08

Global regulators’ plans for changes of banking rules will need tweaking to have the desired effect on lenders’ balance sheets, says a Bundesbank’s top official.

Chinese to invest R11bn in SA car industry

2016-08-19 11:26

A Chinese company will invest R11bn in a new plant in Port Elizabeth, giving a further boost to one of the country's fastest-growing industries.

The experts' guide to riding out 2016

2016-07-14 16:46

In wake of a turbulent first half of the year, we spoke to five investment experts to find out which sectors are likely to deliver the best returns for the remainder of the year.

 

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.

It's all about time, not timing

2016-08-25 12:38

Fear makes investors reluctant to put their money into the stock market – what if there’s another crash? But, in the end, they can lose more by not investing at all, explains Schalk Louw.

The case for multi-asset income funds

2016-08-10 13:59

Multi-asset income funds are a relatively low-risk option for investors in search of higher returns than the money market, writes finweek contributor Schalk Louw.

Use shares as savings

2016-07-14 16:39

South Africans are bad at saving and current market volatility is not helping. However, no matter the market conditions, saving and investing should form part of your lifestyle.

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