The problem with Ponzis and pyramids

2015-08-23 15:00

Everyone wants to get rich, and some want it to happen as fast as possible, often the reason why so many people are suckered into pyramid schemes.

Pyramid scheme allegations are baseless - accused

2015-07-27 07:50

The man fingered in a pyramid scheme has denied allegations that he collected about R100m from unsuspecting members of the public.

Aggressive investment needed for retirement

2015-07-16 17:29

Loss aversion - selling during market downturns - destroys value, cautions an expert.

Where prudent savings meets pathology

2015-07-09 11:40

A 36-year-old makes as much as R1.6m in a day, yet still lives at home; he buys sandwiches late in the afternoon to save R10; and he travels in cheaper off-peak hours.

Deslin Naidoo – Take a 20-year view when investing in Africa

2015-06-29 16:18

An analyst discusses long-term strategies and opportunities for investing in Africa, looking at sectors like mining and infrastructure.

Friends & Fiction: Fertile ground for the rise of a black Hitler

2015-06-21 15:00

If these valleys could talk, they would tell us about the blood that once flowed here, says Muzi Kuzwayo.

China May foreign direct investment rises 7.8%

2015-06-18 10:08

China's foreign direct investment in May has increased 7.8% to $9.25bn from a year earlier, says the commerce ministry.

Bob Diamond: Africa back in investor favour

2015-06-04 10:07

Nigeria's successful election has been key to switching investor interest back to the continent, says Atlas Mara founder Bob Diamond.

Richard Hirsch: Bank the Google profit – trade “Baba”

2015-05-22 15:23

Richard Hirsch from Standard Bank Online Share Trading is with us in the studio to talk about the global investment portfolio. Not just ours, but everybody’s.

African Bank: How we managed the collapse

2015-05-09 07:51

An excellent article for our Thought Leaders section on how Futuregrowth managed to help its clients when African Bank collapsed, including what to do when investing in a bank.


Anthea Jeffery: New Investment Bill – yet another barrier to FDI

2015-08-05 15:59

Anthea Jeffery argues that the Investment bill still gives foreign investors less protection than most bilateral investment treaties provide.

Why talking about savings alone won't help South Africans

2015-07-22 13:29

Concrete solutions are needed to achieve inclusion and preservation to help South Africans make meaningful financial changes, says Asisa CEO Leon Campher.

Leading financial planner shares his top 10 savings tips

2015-07-16 00:01

“To achieve financial freedom, you need to defer some of today’s consumption for tomorrow’s use,” according to the PSG Financial Planner of the Year 2015.

Are you suffering from lifestyle creep?

2015-07-08 16:44

Champion savers keep their lifestyle spending stable while their incomes rise, others may be standing on the precipice of a dangerous and pernicious trend: lifestyle creep.

FDI in Africa at all-time high

2015-06-25 19:37

With increased foreign direct investment and continued macro-economic growth, Africa could become an economic powerhouse.

Billion dollar investment boost for Africa

2015-06-19 10:33

Afro pessimists step aside, because the big leagues are bringing their green bucks to Africa and they want to boost your business.

China May investment up 11.4%, surprisingly weak

2015-06-11 08:45

China's fixed-asset investment has grown slower than expected in May and at a rate not seen since 2000, even as growth in retail sales and factory output steadied.

Mark Mobius: Emerging Asia holds long term potential

2015-06-02 15:30

Franklin Templeton’s 2015 Global Investor Sentiment Survey has revealed a number of interesting observations about investor beliefs, biases – and a few surprises.

Four banking shares you should add to your portfolio

2015-05-20 16:20

Global developed market banks are unloved and consequently undervalued by investors. Lisa Haakman identifies the four ‘good’ banks knocking around.

Zim worst in SADC in protecting investors

2015-05-07 06:29

Zimbabwe’s investment climate is the worst in the SADC region with a ranking of 170 in terms of protecting investors, an official says.

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