Why investing in housing should be a savings priority

2016-07-22 20:00

Acquiring a house could be a substantial asset for retirement, which is why housing is among the top savings priorities for South Africans, research reveals.

‘Hugging the index’ – Can active and passive fund management work together?

2016-07-14 16:10

An industry expert emphasises the importance of passive investing, while encouraging the high conviction trader to ignore benchmarks and deliver alpha performance.

SA's economic situation not so bad - economist

2016-07-13 13:05

Although South Africa's economic growth projection has been revised down to 0.1% by the IMF, things will get better, says an economist.

Why agriculture is vital for SA's economic future

2016-07-12 13:27

Agriculture is a highly signficant sector of a country's economic future and should be part of industrial development, says economist Mohammad Karaan.

Inflation Linked Bonds – the not-so-boring alternative

2016-07-08 10:40

Unexpected inflation spikes cause havoc. One way around this is to invest in inflation linked bonds which compensate you for inflation, explains a portfolio manager

Consumers cut living expenses, but aren't saving

2016-07-05 10:50

Economically strained households are cutting back on a number of living expenses, the Old Mutual Savings Investment Monitor has revealed.

Capitalising on internet romance

2016-06-27 10:45

Match Group is the owner of various online dating sites and is well positioned to profit from this rapidly growing sector.

Keep an eye on those investment costs

2016-06-22 10:54

As an investor, it is vital to know what fees you are paying as these can have a massive impact on your returns.

Diagnosing a stock’s health

2016-06-21 08:46

If a stock in your portfolio seems to be stagnating, there are many factors that could be contributing. Investment expert Simon Brown explains why it’s important to assess what is happening before dismissing the stock.

What does "Brexit" mean?

2016-06-20 08:58

Ahead of the EU referendum, market analyst Shaun Murison explains the implications of a potential Brexit and weighs in on the odds of Britain leaving its 43-year-long EU membership.


How I construct my portfolio

2016-07-20 19:09

In order to manage your stock portfolio, you need to have a plan – and implement the plan. Just One Lap founder Simon Brown tells us more.

Zuma endorses SA efforts to attract investment

2016-07-14 09:17

The Department of Trade and Industry will launch a national one-stop-shop in the next few months to help make SA more business-friendly, says President Jacob Zuma.

How small businesses can save money

2016-07-13 12:50

Small businesses need to make sure they have money saved for unexpected emergencies, and future expansion plans.

SA-India bilateral trade to reach $18bn by 2018

2016-07-09 08:00

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and SA President Jacob Zuma are optimistic about the trade and investment potential of the two countries.

What saving means for the economy

2016-07-06 21:00

Improved savings by households, companies and government can eventually finance investment which stimulates economic growth.

The art of acquisitions

2016-07-05 10:00

One way companies can grow is by acquiring of other companies. While this can prove lucrative, there are also risks. Contributor Simon Brown tells shareholders what to look out for.

A 20% return guaranteed - fact or fiction?

2016-06-23 12:03

While taking a chance on a high-risk investment can be very beneficial, it is important to be able to distinguish between such an investment and an outright scam. Pierre Muller, Citadel advisory partner, discusses the reality of high investment returns.

Pockets of opportunity for investment in Africa

2016-06-21 12:40

Success in the rest of Africa requires extensive research and an understanding of the nuances of each region.

Five mistakes to avoid when investing in overseas property

2016-06-20 18:59

Identifying the world’s best property investment opportunities can be challenging for the solo investor, making research and analysis support essential, says an expert.

Don't underestimate the power of compound interest

2016-06-15 14:53

Mathias Sithole, head of public sector and corporate consulting at Liberty Corporate, discusses the value of understanding compound interest.

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