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

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.

Traders brace for research crackdown

2014-08-10 17:15

Regulatory pressure to undo the traditional way brokers sell research alongside share dealing is alarming traders in Europe.

Derivatives trading explained

2014-08-07 15:29

Derivatives is a buzzword that is often misused or misunderstood, explains an expert.

Saving on investment fees and more

2014-08-05 19:33

Reviewing your financial position on a regular basis means taking an in-depth look at your assets and liabilities.

Curro shows strong profits

2014-08-05 14:00

Curro Holdings, the JSE listed independent school company, has maintained strong growth in profits during the six months to the end of June 2014.

Want to make money?

2014-08-05 08:02

A Fin24 user wants to use the advantage of his age to invest aggressively.

Young and ready to invest offshore

2014-08-04 17:13

A Fin24 user wants to use the advantage ofyouth to invest in a more aggressive way and is interested in the benefits and risks of investing offshore.

Equities still tops for longer term

2014-07-31 18:14

More conservative investments are important for protecting short-term cash flow in a portfolio but are not geared towards long-term earnings, says an expert.

Investment portfolios explained

2014-07-31 14:07

Choosing savings and investment products can seem like being confronted with an endless universe of options. FutureGuide demystifies.

SA economy struggles to find first gear

2014-07-29 06:00

It seems the South African economy is struggling to find first gear and the reverse light comes on from time to time, says an expert.

UK regulator prosecutes currency trader

2014-07-23 12:15

Britain's financial regulator has begun a criminal prosecution against a currency trader for alleged offences relating to an unauthorised investment scheme.

US economy's fate may be set by next earnings

2014-07-20 16:00

A long hoped for improvement in the economy appears to be manifesting itself in US earnings, but the next two weeks could be the real test.

European stock markets on downbeat note

2014-06-30 15:30

Europe's main stock markets have traded mixed as traders reacted to eurozone inflation numbers ahead of key US jobs data due later in the week.

Natural capital use important for investors

2014-06-27 16:46

The unsustainable use of natural capital can create or exacerbate corporate risk and is becoming increasingly important to investors, according to a report.

7 principles for building wealth

2014-06-26 16:53

An expert looks at 7 common threads that link the production and appreciation of a great wine to the principles underpinning the building of wealth.

Africa must combat financial crime

2014-06-26 10:48

African nations can boost international investor sentiment by ramping up efforts to combat financial crime, experts say.

What to know about investing in gold

2014-06-25 17:07

A Fin24 user wants to know more about investing in gold bullion.

Investing in gold

2014-06-23 16:11

A Fin24 user wonders whether it is now a good time to invest in gold.

Is market risk a good idea?

2014-06-13 15:44

A Fin24 user is not sure whether he should leave R300 000 in an account or expose it to the market with the chance of getting a better yield.


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.

Big SA firms dependent on pension funds

2014-08-11 07:29

Without the huge asset base in pension funds big SA companies will not be among the top firms in the world, according to economist Mike Schüssler.

Investors tempted back to gold mining shares

2014-08-08 15:30

Gold mining shares are bouncing back from a disastrous 2013 and are expected to far outperform the price of the metal in coming months.

Choosing between unit trusts and endowments

2014-08-07 12:52

Unit trusts and endowments are the two most common discretionary investment options and should be made use of, explains an expert.

Converting high income to high net worth

2014-08-05 19:32

There are many women in South Africa who are not efficiently and effectively facilitating a conversion from high income to high net worth, warns an expert.

Ten retirement mistakes to avoid

2014-08-05 09:00

An expert highlights some common investment errors that could ruin your retirement.

Retirement system not broken, just cracked

2014-08-05 07:00

SA's retirement system is not broken, but it has cracks which must be dealt with by means of reforms, says a top official at the National Treasury.

PIC: We are not influenced by politics

2014-08-04 08:33

The Public Investment Corporation, which manages R1.4trn in assets, denies investing public servants' pension funds to achieve political aims, according to a report.

Sanctions to impact Russia's Lukoil

2014-07-31 16:20

Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil says Western sanctions would force the company to reduce its investment programme.

London's famed 'Gherkin' for sale

2014-07-30 08:19

London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower in the city's financial district has gone on sale after being placed into receivership.

EBRD bank to stop investments to Russia

2014-07-23 19:23

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will freeze funding for new projects in Russia in response to sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis.

Puerto Rico debt crisis may cause huge losses

2014-07-23 11:00

Investors holding about $20bn in utility bonds may suffer painful losses as US-based bankruptcy experts try to help Puerto Rico solve its debt problem.

US stocks mostly up on earnings

2014-07-15 17:35

Wall Street stocks have moved mostly higher in early trade following solid earnings and as investors awaited comment from the head of the US Federal Reserve.

Blesbok sold for R7.8m - report

2014-06-30 09:26

A game breeder has reportedly paid R7.8m for an exotic Saddleback blesbok.

Investing in gold

2014-06-26 14:12

Advice for a Fin24 user who is keen to invest in gold bullion.

Philip Morris cuts earnings forecast

2014-06-26 10:00

Cigarette and tobacco company Philip Morris International has cut its 2014 earnings forecast saying it is proving to be a "complex" year for the company.

Warning about global hunt for yield

2014-06-24 09:45

Canada's finance minister Joe Oliver has warned that investors could be mispricing risk as they hunt for better investment returns.

Get the bling without breaking the bank

2014-06-19 20:16

Can't buy me love? Here are five tips to help you size up how much to spend on an engagement ring.

Making market forces work

2014-06-11 07:21

An economy that rebalances itself is within reach, says Edward Ingram.

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