ARTICLES RELATING TO INVESTMENTS

PIC to pour R11.2bn into Africa

2014-10-02 12:52

The Public Investment Corporation will put about R11.2bn into African investments and equities, according to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Bonatla warns of earnings loss

2014-10-01 13:45

Bonatla Property has advised that the earnings per share for the period ended June 30 2014 are expected to move from an earnings position to a loss position.

Wanted: 538 people with R1m each

2014-10-01 10:51

Is it arrogant if a company requires a minimum investment of R1m per investor when it issues new shares?

Deal between Sanlam and AfroCentric

2014-09-30 17:35

Afrocentric Investment Corporation and Sanlam have reached agreements for the issue to Sanlam of an interest in AfroCentric’s wholly-owned subsidiary.

Save by not spending

2014-09-28 10:50

Compound interest will get you out of debt and keep you in that sweet spot.

FSB warns the public against debarred adviser

2014-09-25 17:03

The Financial Services Board has warned the public to refrain from conducting any financial services business or investing funds with a certain debarred adviser.

Investments and retirement planning questioned

2014-09-23 17:30

A Fin24 user questions the advice he is receiving from financial advisers about his investments and retirement planning.

Comparing today's money value to 30 years ago

2014-09-22 13:19

A Fin24 user wants to compare the value of an amount of money in today's terms with that of 1974.

Warning over gambling with Mandela coins

2014-09-17 07:00

Buying a Mandela medallion to make a quick buck could cost you dearly, the chair of the SA Gold Coin Exchange has told Fin24.

Looking for seed funding to start a business

2014-09-12 16:18

A Fin24 user is looking for seed capital for his start-up companies and an expert provides some tips.

African Bank impact on pension funds

2014-09-10 19:10

Fin24 users are raising their concerns about the impact African Bank's curatorship could have on their pension or provident funds.

Curator sheds light on African Bank BEE shares

2014-09-04 17:12

The curatorship of African Bank has created questions about the impact on shares in its BEE scheme Hlumisa.

US inflation bonds back in vogue

2014-09-02 14:30

US investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection as rising housing costs suggest inflation may finally be waking from its slumber.

The pros and cons of voluntary annuities

2014-08-28 18:27

A Fin24 user wants to know more about the advantages and disadvantages of voluntary annuities.

PSG Konsult credit rating upgraded

2014-08-28 16:00

PSG Konsult has advised shareholders that the rating agency Global Credit Rating Company has upgraded its long-term rating.

Retirement catch-up

2014-08-27 13:28

A Fin24 user thinks few people are able to work for 40 years to save for retirement.

Provident fund withdrawal options

2014-08-25 12:33

A Fin24 user wants to resign from her job, but is not sure what she can withdraw from her provident fund.

Berkshire Hathaway fined for lax reporting

2014-08-21 12:45

US antitrust officials have fined Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway for failing to notify regulators ahead of a large securities acquisition in December 2013.

Who traded down African Bank's share value?

2014-08-20 06:00

A Fin24 user says the real question regarding the crisis with African Bank, is who traded down its share value and an expert provides some insights.

Lessons to learn from African Bank

2014-08-19 07:00

The management team of African Bank, quite simply, lent too much money to too many customers who didn’t pay back their loans, explains an expert.

The status of Welkom Yizani shares

2014-08-15 16:13

A Fin24 user wants to know what the status is of the Welkom Yizani shares he owns.

Flexible new savings product launched

2014-08-13 18:23

Old Mutual has launched a flexible new savings product, which provides for customers’ long and short term needs.

Investors should 'keep calm and carry on'

2014-08-12 18:05

"Keep calm and carry on" is the message for investors from a leading investment analyst as the day when UK and US interest rates are raised draws ever nearer.

 

SA Mint launches Leopard Coin

2014-10-01 20:04

The SA Mint has announced the launch of its latest addition to the multi-award winning "Natura Series".

Access bond best way to save

2014-10-01 10:51

A smart way to invest surplus money is to deposit it into your home loan as you are saving at the bond rate without paying tax on the interest saved.

Where to park R3m for next property buy

2014-10-01 10:49

A Fin24 user wants to know a good place for a short-term investment for his property sale proceeds until he buys another suitable property.

IMF urges Zim to clarify BEE law

2014-09-30 07:00

The International Monetary Fund has urged Zimbabwe to clarify its policies that bar foreign companies from holding majority stakes in local enterprises.

Save by not spending

2014-09-28 10:49

Compound interest will get you out of debt and keep you in that sweet spot.

Selling bonds a good idea post African Bank?

2014-09-25 14:48

A Fin24 user wants to know if selling bonds would be a good idea right now, especially in the light of the African Bank situation.

Don't gamble with Mandela coins

2014-09-23 12:00

Buying a Mandela medallion to make a quick buck could cost you dearly, SA Gold Coin Exchange chairperson Alan Demby has told Fin24.

Why are my RA fees so high?

2014-09-17 17:29

A Fin24 user wants to know what would be considered reasonable fees for the management of a retirement annuity.

Steps to take to retire comfortably

2014-09-16 16:53

An expert takes a look at the vital financial planning aspects that should be considered, as well as the common mistakes investors make before retirement.

Looking for inflation-beating investments

2014-09-15 15:22

Advice for a Fin24 user who is looking for inflation-beating savings or investment options.

Foreign fund impact a risk for emerging markets

2014-09-14 14:00

The global fund management industry is a potential source of risk for emerging markets because of its vast size and herd-like investor behaviour, shows a report.

Benefits of investing annual salary increases

2014-09-10 20:26

A Fin24 user wants to know how he can gain from investing his annual salary increase rather than spending it.

Eskom shrugs off nuclear 'war'

2014-09-07 17:00

City Press reports that Eskom is putting up a massive show of bravado regarding an impending review of a R4bn tender.

Comment on changes to financial services code

2014-09-02 15:25

Financial services providers and representatives are invited to comment on proposed amendments to their code of conduct.

Disappearing EU inflation heightens ECB concerns

2014-08-29 12:48

Euro zone inflation has dropped as expected to a fresh five year low in August, something likely to concern the European Central Bank.

African Bank a lesson in 'scaling your bets'

2014-08-28 06:00

Offshore investments, African Bank, investments in the rest of Africa and choosing a fund manager were topics at the RECM Global Perspectives conference.

California quake shatters pricey wine bottles

2014-08-25 12:35

Prized collections and wooden casks have been crashed to cellar floors by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, which struck California's famous Napa Valley wine region.

Why African Bank was a 'perfect storm'

2014-08-21 15:02

A Fin24 user wants to know who bought African Bank shares when the share value was being traded down before the curatorship and an expert puts it in context.

Fear of stockbroker going bust

2014-08-20 16:39

A Fin24 user wants to know about the impact on him should the small stockbrokering firm he is using go insolvent.

Expert's Satrix 40 response queried

2014-08-19 19:49

Fin24 user writes to query a Money Clinic answer provided by an expert to a question regarding investments in Satrix 40.

Absa explains African Bank deductions

2014-08-18 17:33
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Absa clients have been surprised to find deductions from their money market savings accounts. Absa responds.

How the funds of medical schemes are spent

2014-08-13 14:44

Medical schemes essentially spend their money on two things: healthcare expenditure and administration costs.

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