Goldman Sachs' earnings dip on trading decline

2014-04-17 16:30

Goldman Sachs has reported lower quarterly profits due to declines in some key trading divisions, but notched a big gain in financial advisory services.

Investment alert

2014-04-16 15:25

Here are tips to help you spot a bogus offshore investment. Read.

Wiser after bogus offshore investment

2014-04-15 10:56

A Fin24 user warns others and provides tips after falling victim to a bogus offshore investment scam.

Asian shares slip after Wall Street sell-off

2014-04-07 11:07

Asian markets retreated, taking their lead from a heavy sell-off on Wall Street despite a healthy US jobs report.


When people feel safe with their mortgage; business loan or pension savings then they will likely take investment risks, says Fin24 columnist Edward Ingram.

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Buying into the trend can help to beat the market, says retired financial adviser and founder of the macro-economic design group IngramSure.

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Investors look beyond Uganda's anti-gay laws

2014-04-01 16:42

Fuzzy guidelines on ethical investing and aid donors' timid response to Uganda's new anti-gay law have reassured fund managers and private equity firms.

M&A boost helps European shares

2014-04-01 16:27

European stocks got off to a brisk start in the second quarter, with merger-and-acquisition activity driving gains by industrial and mining stocks.

Asian shares mixed after China, Japan data

2014-04-01 16:02

Asian markets were mixed as official data showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing.

FSB to probe Times Media

2014-03-31 10:24

The Times Media Group is reportedly under investigation for allegedly trading during a closed period when directors are not allowed to trade in shares.

Wall St dips after GDP data

2014-03-27 17:31

US stocks fell as a report showing modest economic growth in the fourth quarter was not viewed as positive enough to offset lingering uncertainties.

China hopes lift global markets' mood

2014-03-25 19:19

Growing speculation that China may take steps to bolster growth helped lift share and commodity markets.

Naspers leads JSE higher

2014-03-24 18:45

South African stocks ended higher, snapping two straight sessions of losses, led by Naspers' rebound from several days of steep falls.

Wall St rallies, S&P 500 hits record

2014-03-21 17:05

Wall Street's upward momentum continued, with major indexes largely rising and the S&P 500 briefly climbing to a new record.

MRI corrects financial information

2014-03-20 14:34

The directors of Mine Restoration Investments have made certain changes to the interim statements after a provisional result of a JSE investigation.

How much is advice really costing you?

2014-03-18 07:33

Are you paying your financial adviser too much? Fin24 user Jonty Heathcote discusses.

Benchmark for global equity funds

2014-03-10 15:55

A Fin24 user wants to know about a good benchmark for general global equity funds.

Growthpoint shows positive performance

2014-03-04 17:22

Notwithstanding challenging market conditions, Gowthpoint reported a positive performance and delivered results ahead of expectations, says the CEO.

Budget tax hike could hit investor portfolios

2014-02-26 10:07

Tax rates could rise in a sluggish economy which doesn’t generate enough tax revenue, which in turn would put pressure on company profits, warns an expert.

Try Libya for cheap stocks

2014-02-24 10:51

Investing in Libyan stocks may sound like an absurd idea at a time when the North African country is descending into chaos.

Europe shares sag on downbeat data

2014-02-20 11:58

European shares dropped in early trade, following data showing a slide in China's factory activity and in France's service sector.

Nigerian, Angolan currencies in spotlight

2014-02-20 10:57

The devaluation of Kazakhstan's rouble-shadowing tenge has left those of commodity exporters like Nigeria and Angola in investors' spotlight.

AngloGold's big decline in earnings

2014-02-19 10:34

Despite an increase in production AngloGold Ashanti reports a big decline in full year earnings.

Global unit trust gains

2014-02-17 11:46

A Fin24 user wants to know why global category unit trusts are performing so well.


Hedge fund regulations published

2014-04-16 20:05

Draft regulations and a related explanatory memorandum for hedge funds have been published for public comment, the Financial Services Board and Treasury say.

Curing money supply ills

2014-04-16 07:15

Edward Ingram expands on his ideas for a new and more stable debt structure.

The money supply plan

2014-04-09 07:09

A money supply authority can iron out market rate distortions, says Edward Ingram.

US recovery puts onus on Europe and China

2014-04-07 11:03

The world's top financial policymakers will descend on Washington with a debate fizzing once again about what needs to be done to galvanise economic growth.


Buying into the trend can help to beat the market, says retired financial adviser and founder of the macro-economic design group IngramSure.

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When people feel safe with their mortgage; business loan or pension savings then they will likely take investment risks, says Fin24 columnist Edward Ingram.

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Royal Mail sale short-changed taxpayers

2014-04-01 16:57

A British watchdog says the UK has sold off Royal Mail too cheaply, prompting the main opposition party to accuse the government of failing to look after taxpayers' interests.

European stocks rise in bright start

2014-04-01 16:29

Europe's stock markets advanced following upbeat comments from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen overnight, dealers said.

US stocks rise on China data, Fed remarks

2014-04-01 16:04

US stocks opened higher following solid manufacturing data from China and with momentum from market-friendly remarks.

US futures climb with Yellen on tap

2014-03-31 13:54

US stock index futures rose, indicating the S&P 500 will climb for a second straight session, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

European shares up on China spending plans

2014-03-28 10:43

European equities edged higher, led by expectations that any move by China to step up infrastructure spending would boost demand for industrial metals.

Why wealth bonds?

2014-03-26 07:27

Edward Ingram et al have written a paper to build a case for wealth bonds.

Absa piles up palladium ahead of ETF launch

2014-03-25 10:51

Absa's palladium-backed ETF due to be launched in Johannesburg this week has already amassed 8 600 ounces of metal to back its shares, Absa Capital says.

Asian shares rise despite weak China data

2014-03-24 15:52

Asian markets climbed as investors brushed off fresh evidence indicating that China's manufacturing sector is shrinking.

Sidelined investors behind market calm

2014-03-21 16:37

The remarkable calm in global markets in the face of tensions over Crimea and the prospect of a US rate hike may reflect a lack of appetite for deploying cash.

Let's find a better way

2014-03-19 07:49

The world's unsafe banking system needs a drastic overhaul, says Edward Ingram.

Why the underworld loves bitcoin

2014-03-14 10:17

Criminals may already have made off with up to $500m worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009.

Fund consolidation challenge

2014-03-05 15:03

A Fin24 user looking for capital growth wants to consolidate his investments, but doesn't know which funds to keep.

Petmin performs despite difficult market

2014-03-04 11:22

Petmin has reported headline earnings per share up 29%, despite operational and labour challenges and price pressures in a difficult market.

Asian shares mostly lower

2014-02-25 12:09

Asian markets closed mostly lower, ahead of the release of key US data, while Chinese shares were hit by fresh liquidity concerns.

Fuel option heads for JSE

2014-02-21 15:19

Two local risk analysts plan to bring a new petroleum investment option to the JSE.

US stocks fall after Fed minutes

2014-02-20 11:55

US stocks finished lower after minutes from the US Federal Reserve meeting showed some policymakers sought an early hike in the Fed's benchmark interest rate.

Asian shares slip on weak Wall Street

2014-02-20 07:37

Asian markets were broadly lower, tracking a negative session on Wall Street as investors eyed China manufacturing data.

Fuel investment option heading for JSE

2014-02-17 12:03

Two local risk analysts plan to bring a new petroleum investment option to the JSE.

Sovereign funds race

2014-02-16 10:19

African nations should invest in basics rather than wealth funds, say experts.

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