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.

How solid is the property sector?

2016-05-24 09:00

SA's property space has seen robust activity, with eight new listings in the past year. Experts share their views on the outlook for the sector.

Deslin Naidoo: Re-defining active fund management

2016-05-23 20:07

It is not so much a question of active or passive fund mangement as broadening the definitions of active to make it more effective at an earlier stage, says an adviser.

Get in on the consumption boom

2016-05-19 15:38

We consider why it makes sense to invest in consumer-facing companies listed on First World exchanges.

Playing the game and winning

2016-05-19 09:51

The rise of the gaming industry has taken many investors by surprise. Nasdaq-listed Activision Blizzard has become one of the most successful in the industry and is a great bet for investors.

Anton du Plessis: Africa’s fragile violence needs business of stability. End of free pass.

2016-05-16 19:36

Anton du Plessis says businesses investing in Africa must do more to understand the continent's fragility and conflicts, and their role in building stable states.

A digital platform to compare financial products

2016-05-16 12:13

Using a single platform, South Africans can now compare products from different financial institutions in order to decide which one will best meet their financial needs.

Sell in May and go away

2016-05-13 06:30

Although the market is priced quite high at the moment, it's important to exercise proper discipline when it comes to your long-term asset allocation.

Listed property – consider getting in this queue

2016-05-12 14:20

Listed property has become a concern for many investors due to rising interest rates in an economy under pressure. We look at what makes this sector a good bet, despite the challenges.


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.

Sonja Saunders: Focus shifting from big picture returns to investor needs

2016-05-23 20:18

Outcome-based investing is all about the dialogue, the handholding exercise and the expectation management of a client, says a financial adviser.

Nico Marais: Uncertainty is investors biggest risk. How do you manage that?

2016-05-22 11:12

Uncertainty seems acute in global markets, and of course SA has a particular sovereign crisis. An expert discusses how we should we be thinking about this phenomenon.

MTN to plough R12bn in SA ops

2016-05-19 15:27

MTN Group has raised its South Africa investment target by 50% as the continent’s biggest wireless operator by sales looks to boost its data-services offering.

Weighing up the pros and cons of a stock

2016-05-17 10:38

We take a closer look at how to determine whether a company is worthy of a place in your investment portfolio.

Buffett takes $1bn stake in Apple

2016-05-16 17:06

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has taken a $1 billion stake in Apple, whose stock has been in an extended slump.

Market overview – ‘This week will get very interesting…’

2016-05-16 07:00

We take a look at what recent movements in the markets mean for the rand. We also consider the state of the US and our own economy.

Where to find a solid property investment

2016-05-13 06:00

We look at which property stocks are best-placed to withstand diverging economic possibilities during the rest of the year.

The advantages of endowments

2016-05-11 12:22

In the increased capital gains tax environment, investors will be surprised to discover the advantages of managing a trust’s share portfolio in an endowment.

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