Oppenheimer Blue sells for record R926m

2016-05-19 07:31

The "Oppenheimer Blue" has sold for over 56.8 million Swiss francs (R926m), including costs, crushing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction.

SA's super rich increases, rich declines - report

2016-05-01 21:00

The number of so-called ultra-high net worth individuals - or super rich - in South Africa has increased by 18% since 2007, according to a report.

Advantages of rolling returns

2016-04-28 15:00

With the myriad of data available to investors when selecting which fund best suits their investment profile, it is difficult to know which data point to use.

Stock markets diverge awaiting Fed

2016-04-27 14:15

World stock markets have diverged awaiting the outcome of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Establishing a 2nd residence outside SA

2016-04-22 18:10

If a business focuses on a particular country for its new markets, it could make sense to acquire a property there or use it to gain an additional passport.

Betting on the US

2016-04-18 18:03

Investec economist Chris Hare believes the US is now on a solid, if not spectacular course that will see the economy continuing to strengthen over the next few years.

Where to invest R30 000?

2016-04-15 13:21

A Fin24 user is looking for an investment vehicle where he and his spouse can each put R30 000.

Investing in property abroad

2016-03-31 14:42

There is an increased appetite among South African investors wanting to diversify into safe haven markets, including the property sector, says an expert.

What to look for in a financial planner

2016-03-23 12:30

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the little they can save and are tightening their belts more than before, says the Financial Planning Institute.

Ratings downgrade does not make SA a failed state - expert

2016-03-17 19:46

While restoring SA's credibility in the eyes of investors will not be easy, the country should not currently be priced as a failed state, says an expert.


PIC lost over R100bn when Zuma fired Nene - CEO

2016-05-10 13:14

The funds that invest money with the Public Investment Corporation have lost R100bn when President Jacob Zuma fired Nhlanhla Nene on 9 December 2015.

Why SA investors should still pile into US equities - economist

2016-04-28 16:19

A June interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve still looks to be very much in play, says Investec economist Chris Hare.

Emerging market pessimism dying

2016-04-27 19:00

You’ll be hard-pressed to find an investment that’s as profitable and safe as the dollar-denominated bonds of higher-rated companies in developing nations.

The millennial edge

2016-04-25 18:01

Millennials - those between 15 to 35 years old - have a lot going for them when it comes to investing, says the founder of an investment firm.

4 ways to stay afloat during tough financial times

2016-04-20 06:35

As the cost of living continues to soar, the biggest financial mistake you can make is failing to acknowledge that you might be at risk of becoming over-indebted.

Stagflation creates dilemma for Sarb - report

2016-04-17 21:00

The SA Reserve Bank remains entangled in a very different policy dilemma of stagflation, according to an asset management review.

Gupta-owned Oakbay shares dive 16%, CEO to set up bank meetings

2016-04-12 10:22

Oakbay will start setting up meetings with banks to try restore relations after the lenders cut links with the company amid speculation on the Guptas political influence.

Buy when bad news is good news

2016-03-30 12:47

There are schools of thought that suggest that when markets are at their worst and there is potential for recovery, it is a good time to buy. We look at some examples where this approach paid off.

Navigating the Reit environment

2016-03-22 17:28

Always be conscious of risk in your approach to the Real Estate Investment Trust sector, according to Andrew Parsons, MD of Resolution Capital Australia.

Gordhan’s roadshow: Reversing SA’s downward drift. A long 2016 to-do list.

2016-03-11 14:37

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is making a bid to reverse the current sale of SA assets, outlines his plans for reversing the country’s current downward drift.

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