Shares and interest rates go hand in hand

2017-08-16 13:28

Don’t bank on this, but historical data shows that declining interest rate phases are particularly favourable environments for equity investments.

Business trust deficit in SA started long before Zuma - Scopa chair

2017-08-14 19:50

There is a fundamental issue contributing to the trust deficit between government and business which needs to be tackled, says Scopa chairperson Themba Godi.

Time to take control

2017-08-14 01:02

A recent survey by 10X Investments found that many women are not prepared for retirement as they have been reliant on their partners for their financial security.

Capitalworks to buy sovereign

2017-08-13 06:01

Prudential Investment Managers is one of the major investors backing an offer for Sovereign Foods from private equity firm Capitalworks.

Focus turns to elective conference as Zuma dodges another bullet

2017-08-10 10:27

Even though President Jacob Zuma survived the no confidence vote, political noise will persist ahead of the ANC elective conference in December, which may undermine the rand, says an economist.

Good news for investor confidence as Zuma's grip on ANC slips

2017-08-09 06:03

The outcome of the no confidence vote shows that President Jacob Zuma's grip of power in the ANC is slipping.

No, the ETF owners are not ripping you off

2017-08-03 11:17

It seems that many holders of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) do not fully understand the fees that are deducted from dividends.

Businesses must break silence in fight against state capture - CEO

2017-08-02 17:58

Businesses should hold those implicated in state capture allegations to account and no longer be silent on societal challenges, says Nedbank CEO and member of the CEO Initiative Mike Brown.

MAS punching above its weight

2017-08-02 10:12

JSE-listed MAS Real Estate is banking on growth opportunities in retail parks and its hefty development pipeline in the Central and Eastern Europe region.

Private and public assets in alternative investments

2017-08-01 14:14

Adam Bulkin from Alexander Forbes Investments looks at what comprises alternative investments.


The fear of missing out

2017-08-16 10:48

When investing, it is important to keep a long-term view and keep in mind what drew you to an exchange-traded fund or a stock in the first place.

China economy loses momentum as factory output, investment slow

2017-08-14 09:30

China’s economy has showed further signs of entering a second-half slowdown, as curbs on property, excess borrowing and industrial overcapacity began to bite.

UK-Africa trade will be even better after Brexit

2017-08-13 06:02

Throughout my visit to South Africa and Namibia last month, I was struck by the bonds that link the UK and the southern African region.

Diversified group offers value investment opportunity

2017-08-11 13:47

Trading at a discount to its valuation, Reinet, which owns British American Tobacco and number of other quality assets, is an option for those investors with a longer time horizon.

Your easy guide to offshore investing

2017-08-10 10:23

No matter how the rand is doing, investing offshore is a good idea. Director of Ascor Independent Wealth Managers, Wouter Fourie, provides some tips on this.

Thou shalt invest as prescribed

2017-08-07 15:37

The ANC is considering forcing all fund mangers in the country to invest in prescribed assets i.e. government-approved instruments. How would this affect those with pension funds?

Nedbank CEO debunks myths on investment strike

2017-08-03 05:30

Contrary to anti-business rhetoric doing the rounds, businesses are not withholding money from the economy, says Nedbank chief executive Mike Brown.

How investors should use stop-losses

2017-08-02 15:06

Stop-losses are not only tools for traders to protect their capital. Investors should also design their own stop-losses to help them decide when to exit positions.

What all investors should know about index investing

2017-08-02 06:00

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

South Africa: One of the best opportunities globally

2017-07-31 15:34

South Africa has been the best-performing stock market in the world for over a century. PSG Asset Management's Mikhail Motala considers the reasons for this.

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