ARTICLES RELATING TO INVESTMENTS

Small oil firms hunt for cash as IPO door closes

2015-01-21 10:51

Slumping oil prices are shutting the door to stock market listings for small oil and gas firms, and many firms are forced to fork out more for financing.

Provide for your children, make them money wise

2015-01-15 17:23

People are often not diligent in planning their financial goals to ensure that they and their families are financially secure, says an expert.

Investing as friends

2015-01-14 10:58

A user and three friends are looking for a way to start investing together.

London auction houses square off

2015-01-09 15:16

The London auction scene is on the boil again, with Sotheby's offering a Monet view of Venice for an estimated £20m to £30m.

Financial advice

2015-01-07 11:54

Do I need a professional to help me plan my retirement, asks a user.

Is a financial adviser a must?

2015-01-06 13:59

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is compulsory to appoint a financial adviser when one retires.

Investment themes for 2015

2015-01-05 17:08

It’s the time of year for pundits to provide their predictions for the year ahead, and Goldman Sachs offers 10 market themes it expects will dominate in 2015.

Looking for better returns elsewhere

2014-12-31 07:40

A Fin24 user who has invested R500 000 in unit trusts wants to know if he can earn better returns elsewhere.

Needed: R20k per month from R2.5m investment

2014-12-30 15:24

Advice for a user who wants to know where he can invest his property sale proceeds to draw R20 000 a month.

New agreement to boost SA film industry

2014-12-19 19:58

A new development will go a long way in making it easier and more accessible for international clients wanting to bring their film business to SA.

EU investment plan may be delayed

2014-12-15 20:00

The European Union's vaunted investment plan, which still await agreement, will be discussed by the bloc's 28 leaders.

Asset managers to invest £9bn in UK firms

2014-12-04 14:30

Six asset managers will invest about £9bn over the next five years in British firms, schools and roads following tax changes, a report says.

Sanlam reports little earnings growth

2014-12-03 19:30

Sanlam says there has been little earnings growth for the first 10 months of the year and its investment returns are significantly weaker.

Escape to normality

2014-12-01 10:49

Edward Ingram points the way to a safe banking sector and financial stability.

How you would have found the top performers for 2014

2014-11-25 17:35

An assumption that any value investor makes is that company’s actual value and value in the market will eventually converge in the long run, says Craig Martin.

Offshore investors sell SA stocks, buy bonds

2014-11-24 12:04

Offshore investors have sold a net R3.6bn worth of South African stocks, but have bought more than R2bn in bonds, data show.

Risky rewards for China's investment push

2014-11-19 13:13

China's unstoppable economic rise is set to see it become a net global investor after decades of Western money flowing into the country.

Jeweller buys back ruby for $8.6m

2014-11-13 17:29

London jeweller Laurence Graff has bought the ruby of 8.62 carats for the second time, having acquired it first at an auction eight years ago at a Geneva auction.

Swiss pocket watch nets world record $24m

2014-11-12 08:45

A gold pocket watch made by Patek Philippe for a New York banker in the 1930s has fetched $24m at auction, smashing the record it previously set 15 years ago.

Africa investors see through the headlines

2014-11-10 10:36

Headlines from Africa over the past year seem a far cry from the inspiring "Africa Rising" story, but many newly found investors are sticking with the plot.

Saving for studies, retirement

2014-11-04 14:15

A Fin24 user is a single mother who wants to start saving for her children's education as well as her own retirement.

Capital flight dwarfs corruption - SACP

2014-10-29 19:57
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Capital flight is a bigger impediment to radical economic transformation than corruption, says SA Communist Party deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin.

5 tips for investing

2014-10-26 14:14

Interested in starting your investment journey? Here are some useful tips.

 

Provide for your kids

2015-01-16 12:36

Plan wisely to ensure financial security for your family, says an expert.

Looking for best returns, easy access

2015-01-14 17:22

A Fin24 user wants to invest to get the best returns, yet with easy access to his money.

Three friends investing together

2015-01-13 14:23

A Fin24 user and three friends are looking for the best way to start investing together.

Share value questioned after merger

2015-01-12 12:44

A Fin24 user wants to know if shares he owns still have any value after the company had been sold and the new holding company then entered into a merger.

Govt, business in 'dysfunctional relationship'

2015-01-07 13:00

The private sector faces serious challenges and new regulations and government programmes make it difficult to justify new investment, warns an expert.

Hedge fund Andurand strikes gold

2015-01-06 16:00

Energy hedge fund Andurand Capital has returned 38% in betting on the collapse in oil prices, emerging as one of the biggest winners of the collapse.

Needed: R20k a month

2015-01-06 10:27

A user wants to invest R2.5m from his property sale and draw R20k a month.

Felicity Duncan: Investment themes for 2015

2015-01-05 14:05

It’s the time of year for pundits to provide their predictions for the year ahead, and Goldman Sachs offers 10 market themes it expects will dominate in 2015.

Needed: R20k a month

2014-12-30 15:40

A user wants to invest R2.5m from his property sale and draw R20k a month.

Rand headwinds little reflection of local issues

2014-12-23 15:41

Very little of what is happening with the rand right now is reflective of domestic issues, explains an expert.

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Searching for safe, inflation beating investment

2014-12-10 15:39

Often when investing one needs to consider what risk one needs to assume to ensure the stated objectives can be achieved, explains an expert.

Satrix investments and costs

2014-12-01 16:02

A Fin24 user wants more clarity on a previous Money Clinic question regarding a Satrix 40 investment, the average weighted cost and the net asset value.

Is Satrix investment worth keeping?

2014-11-26 16:18

A Fin24 user wants to know if holding on to his Satrix investment would be a wise thing to do.

Iron ore price drop creates a steal - Exxaro

2014-11-24 16:45

Even though pessimistic analysts feel that iron ore may have further to fall because of the current over-supply in the market, Exxaro is a strong buy, says Craig Martin.

The age of volatility

2014-11-18 07:12

We live in times of monumental transition, testing business and governments alike, says Daniel Silke.

Buyers snap up Chinese stock as new link opens

2014-11-17 12:20

International buyers seized the chance to invest in mainland Chinese stocks when a link between stock exchanges in Shanghai and Hong Kong launched.

Investing in ETFs for kids' education

2014-11-13 13:04

A Fin24 user wants to invest in exchange-traded funds as a way of providing for his children's education.

Diversifying into offshore property

2014-11-11 17:20

Real estate investment trusts are a common and globally recognised way for investors to access income-producing, listed property, says an expert.

SA has a slow puncture - economist

2014-10-30 07:00

SA remains a country with a high potential, regardless of household finances being under strain and government finances being "in tatters", says an expert.

SA turns to China for business deals

2014-10-28 19:39

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina has invited Chinese companies to partner with local firms, especially in the manufacturing sector.

Buffett copycats risk a pounding

2014-10-23 09:35

Sharp drops in many of the stocks owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in recent weeks have hit the sprawling conglomerate's equity portfolio hard.

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