ARTICLES RELATING TO INVESTMENT

Own a company? Be sure to go on site visits.

2016-02-12 07:00

When you own a stock, you often forget that there is a physical company behind it. It is important that you visit such companies to ensure that you are (still) happy with their offering.

How to maximise your tax-free savings before tax year-end

2016-02-11 10:00

As the first tax-free saving year approaches, those who have made use of these saving vehicles are advised to save despite rising costs.

Keep calm - This is not 2008

2016-02-05 06:45

Volatility and weakness in the market have left long-term investors wondering what their next move should be. Some have suggested that things are at 2008 levels, but are they really?

Why you should choose a reliable dividend payer

2016-02-04 12:30

Increased market volatility in 2015 has put a dampener on the long-term outlook for some investors. Beat the blues by investing in a reliable dividend payer.

Five questions to ask about your pension fund

2016-02-03 15:38

Members of all pension funds need to inform themselves and take the right decisions early on, says Alex Funk, head of asset consulting at GCI.

Four key risks to consider when investing

2016-02-02 12:30

To avoid permanent loss of capital, investors need to manage four key risks. John Kennedy, director of wealth planning at Citadel, explains.

What does the rate hike mean for the housing market?

2016-02-01 13:30

So far, SA’s residential property market remains healthy and will weather the rate hike. But the state of the economy could affect buyer sentiment and confidence.

How to afford children and still thrive

2016-01-29 07:00

Certified financial planner Jillian Howard gives some pointers on how parents can plan their finances to ensure that their children don’t break the bank.

The growing popularity of supercars

2016-01-27 10:00

Why are supercars so popular among the wealthy? Rens Rademeyer, general manager for Maserati Johannesburg shares more on this trend.

Why constructing an investment portfolio is not so simple

2016-01-21 08:00

Investing in several “good” funds does not constitute a diversified and robust investment portfolio, and is unlikely to meet your or your client’s investment goals. Here’s why.

 

Set financial goals early on

2016-02-11 11:52

It’s the perfect time of year to review your retirement strategy, especially in light of the new legislation coming into effect in March. Here's how to plan properly for the future.

Should you buy-to-let?

2016-02-09 11:00

Before investing in a buy-to-let property, there are many factors to consider. Experts share how to make a decision that you can manage and benefit from.

To sell or not to sell?

2016-02-04 14:00

finweek investment expert Simon Brown looks at what investors should take into account before selling a stock.

The pros and cons of the new retirement laws

2016-02-04 10:30

What do the new retirement laws mean for your finances? Is it all bad news, or are there some benefits? Experts share their views.

New tax laws open doors

2016-02-03 09:30

The new South African tax legislation has left many locals concerned. Has the outcry been a storm in a teacup? Schalk Louw, portfolio manager at PSG, weighs in.

Smart things to do with your money in your 20s

2016-02-02 08:00

You’ve just graduated and started working, and now you have access to a salary. Experts share their tips on how to be smart with your money.

Brand SA's belief in the country

2016-02-01 11:00

A lot has happened in SA that could leave South Africans despondent, but Linda Sangaret of Brand SA believes in our resilience and ability to move forward.

Choosing a company to back

2016-01-28 10:37

Despite the bleak outlook for 2016, there are still companies that will make good investments. But how do you determine which stocks to invest in?

Offshoring your portfolio

2016-01-26 09:47

Investment expert Simon Brown offers advice on the options available to investors wanting to take their portfolios offshore.

How do you pick a winning artist?

2016-01-19 15:39

Is buying art as simple as buying a car? Finweek contributor Johan Myburg explores ways to pick a winning artist, before their works become unaffordable.

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