Dividends versus total return

2017-06-22 12:07

Dividends have had a great impact on the JSE’s total return over the years, but investing only in shares that pay large dividends doesn’t guarantee success.

New charter could cause foreign capital flight - mines analyst

2017-06-16 05:00

The new Mining Charter could lead to the exit of foreign investors, lower dividend payments and further unemployment, warns a mining analyst.

Buy and hold, or stay active as times change?

2017-06-14 12:06

Many investors and experts recommend buying the 10 largest local shares and keeping them. But a buy-and-hold strategy isn’t always the best one, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.

Gigaba delays briefing on economy to attend ANC leadership meeting

2017-06-12 11:38

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has postponed a briefing on the way forward for the economy, to attend an ANC leadership meeting.

Snap survey: Economists expect Moody's to downgrade SA

2017-06-09 15:54

Five economists Fin24 spoke to agree rating agency Moody’s will downgrade the country’s credit rating by one notch, keeping it at investment grade. However, another two believe the downgrade will be to junk status.

SA economy its own worst enemy - analysts

2017-06-07 05:00

Domestic developments are offsetting the benefits of an improving global economy and with continued uncertainty, South Africa is creating a self-perpetuating cycle of low growth, say analysts.

Uncertainty stunts SA economic growth

2017-05-30 07:30

Economists unpack reasons for the low economic growth projected for 2017.

African Bank spends R72m on building transactional banking

2017-05-28 06:00

African Bank has spent R72 million of its R225 million budget on building a transactional banking unit as part of the company’s plan to double its client base over the next three years.

If you fall behind on maintenance payments your payments may be at risk

2017-05-26 10:23

One of the main benefits of a retirement fund is that your investment is protected from creditors, that is, unless you fall behind on your maintenance payments.

Investors seek clarity on ANC policies - research

2017-05-24 14:34

As the ANC prepares for its National Policy Conference in June, analysts say investors may have reservations over a few statements in the discussion documents.


Calculating an investment’s internal rate of return

2017-06-20 12:01

Computing your return on investment is not necessarily the best way to keep track of how your portfolio is performing. A better way would be to use the internal rate of return.

Naspers shareholders to get boost in earnings

2017-06-14 19:43

Naspers expects earnings per share to increase by more than 180% for the financial year.

Tips to stay afloat in tough economic times

2017-06-14 11:42

The current economic environment in South Africa is tough, to say the least. finweek contributor Marcia Klein explains how to ensure that your salary, savings and investments are managed effectively in such a climate.

R11bn Coega investment in jeopardy

2017-06-11 06:00

The completion deadline for South Africa’s largest motor investment in 40 years will most likely be missed following disagreements between small local businesses and the main contractor over the allocation of work.

Recession won't dampen Sasol's mining plans

2017-06-09 10:25

Sasol will not be deterred by the low growth environment and remains heavily invested in Southern Africa for the long term.

Barclays Africa to strategise a pan-African future

2017-06-01 18:23

Barclays Africa will retain the Barclays brand for the next three years as it transitions to a standalone pan-African business, said chief executive Maria Ramos.

Rand could rally to R11.50/$ on 'Zexit' - analyst

2017-05-29 21:19

When President Jacob Zuma’s term as ANC leader ends in December, it would see the rand rally to R11.50/$, said an economist.

Stagnant US equipment orders signal pause in investment

2017-05-26 14:41

A second straight month of stagnant orders for business equipment indicates investment in capital goods could slow, Commerce Department data shows.

SA companies falling behind in digital era

2017-05-24 19:02

South African companies are falling behind when it comes to investing in digital transformation, a report shows.

Can a private investor beat professional fund managers?

2017-05-24 13:12

Not only large fund managers beat benchmarks. Simon Brown discusses two huge advantages a private investor has over such investment firms.

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