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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.

Free retirement seminars

2014-10-21 16:45

A series of retirement seminars, free of charge, will take place across the country to help South Africans get retirement-ready.

Top investors hit in tough October trade

2014-10-16 14:15

Some of Wall Street's biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market's roughest months.

What to do with R250 000

2014-10-14 15:16

A Fin24 user in his sixties wants to know how he could invest money maturing thanks to an insurance policy.

Strong performance by key PSG investments

2014-10-09 11:56

The increase in PSG's recurring headline earnings per share and headline earnings per share is due to strong performances from most of its key investments.

Zeder's investments now R10bn

2014-10-07 17:09

Zeder, the listed investment company and investor in the broad agribusiness industry, has achieved strong results for the six months to August 2014.

Monthly versus lump sum ETF investments

2014-10-06 16:28

A Fin24 user wants to invest in ETFs, but is not sure if it would be better to invest a lump sum or smaller monthly amounts.

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.

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.

 

EU's Juncker pledges investment plan for jobs

2014-10-22 11:22

Incoming head of the EU executive Jean-Claude Juncker has told the European parliament he would soon present his €300bn plan to bolster growth and jobs.

Investing in an endowment policy

2014-10-20 11:54

A Fin24 user wants to know more about investing in an endowment policy.

Tokyo investors eye IMF, World Bank meetings

2014-10-10 11:38

IMF-World Bank meetings and their outlook on the global economy will be in focus for Japanese investors when theiy return to trading.

Drawing a monthly interest on investment

2014-10-08 13:49

A Fin24 user wants to be able to withdraw monthly interest from his investment.

Are balanced portfolios the place to be?

2014-10-07 13:47

A Fin24 user is worried about what to do with his investments to withstand the shock should SA enter a recession or the JSE fall sharply.

Investment moves

2014-10-03 07:27

A Fin24 user wants to know where to park R3m for his next property buy.

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.

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.

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