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.

Keeping up with shares

2016-06-14 12:35

When long-term investors find a great stock, they tend to stick to it and add more of it to their portfolios. How do you know that you are still buying the shares at a good price?

SMEs urged to diversify when investing profits

2016-06-08 10:14

Small business owners should consider diversifying their investment portfolio as a means of managing risks, writes Elize Giese, head of investments at FNB Business.

A safe harbour for investors

2016-06-06 11:14

Reinet Investments SCA, through the Reinet Fund, provides a defensive edge in an uncertain marketplace.

Will SA be downgraded to junk?

2016-05-31 16:41

If South Africa is downgraded to sub-investment grade, what will happen next? Experts discuss the implications of a possible downgrade.

Recent news isn’t always relevant news for investors

2016-05-30 11:38

We consider the concept of recency bias and why investors shouldn’t get caught up in the latest news cycle when they pick stocks.

Toyota to invest in Uber

2016-05-25 11:23

Toyota is investing in Uber, making it the latest automaker to back the ride-hailing app.


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.

Healthy future ahead for Amgen

2016-06-15 09:28

This leading biotechnology company experienced year-on-year revenue growth of 10% and the outlook for long-term growth remains good.

The biggest risk to your investment portfolio

2016-06-08 13:09

Investors themselves are often the biggest risk to their portfolios, writes Nick Pawley, wealth analyst at AlphaWealth.

How to weed out undesirable sectors for investment

2016-06-07 08:52

A quick way to eliminate a large chunk of JSE-listed stocks as potential investments is to remove entire sectors that are less than stellar from the equation.

Clyde Rossouw explains how his Investec Opportunity Fund is beating the market

2016-06-02 11:16

A money manager provides the rationale behind his apparently contradictory view of owning heavy offshore holdings but also a chunk of South African bonds.

Invest in the right asset classes for the right reasons

2016-05-31 09:57

With current market volatility, it can be tempting to throw in the towel. However, for now, investors should remain calm.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-05-30 07:00

A possible credit downgrade is not the only thing you should be concerned about this week. We look at what to expect from the markets.

Here's how Toyota will spend its R6.1-billion investment in SA

2016-05-24 15:05

Toyota has invested R6.1-billion in its Durban factory for the local production of its Hilux and Fortuner models.

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