ARTICLES RELATING TO INVESTMENTS

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.

Mandela coins not selling - report

2014-06-10 10:38

People who have bought Mandela R5-coins as an investment are struggling to resell them, according to reports.

Modigliani painting sells for €13.5m

2014-06-05 13:34

A painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold at an auction in Paris for €13.5m, a record for the artist's work in France, Sotheby's announced.

SA is yielding results, says govt

2014-06-04 15:32

SA's improved position in a foreign direct investment confidence index underlies the value it offers investors, says the government.

Asia shares mostly down after gains

2014-06-04 15:00

Asian markets have mostly fallen after two days of healthy gains, while investors also took their lead from Wall Street's retreat from record highs.

How Satrix Rafi works

2014-06-03 14:48

A Fin24 users wants to know why she is not seeing additional units or dividends from her Satrix Rafi investment.

Shares or property?

2014-06-03 12:30

A Fin24 user asks if it is better to invest in shares or property in the long run.

US stocks edge higher on mixed data

2014-06-02 16:21

US stocks have opened slightly higher on mixed data from China and the eurozone as investors look ahead to a busy week of economic reports.

Ramaphosa's business transparency questioned

2014-06-01 18:20

Questions remain about the transparency of new Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's process of distancing himself from his business interests.

China takes Manhattan

2014-05-27 07:36

The Chinese have dethroned the Russians as the biggest foreign buyers of apartments.

World Bank: Zim mining potential 'huge'

2014-05-23 14:11

The World Bank says Zimbabwe can unlock $5bn to $15bn in mining investment potential by 2018, but only if regulatory bottlenecks are addressed.

Why we need wealth bonds

2014-05-21 07:34

There is a way to enjoy cheaper financial services at no risk, says Edward Ingram.

How to maintain income on a R4m payout

2014-05-20 11:54

A Fin24 user who is unable to work after an injury wants to know how to stretch his money to still generate a monthly income.

The beauty of balance

2014-05-14 07:45

Edward Ingram applies simple common sense to solve structural economic issues.

China's reform looks slow, safe and steady

2014-05-05 09:54

Six months into China's grand economic makeover, Beijing is playing it safe, choosing gradual progress on many fronts over game-changing.

Comparing shares, unit trusts and ETFs

2014-04-29 17:24

A Fin24 user wants to know how shares, unit trusts and ETFs compare to each other.

 

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.

Understanding cultural norms: How to avoid conflict in the work environment

2014-06-07 10:31

Thanks to the influx of Chinese investment, companies need to place an ever-greater emphasis on training staff to deal with an ever more diverse work environment, writes Godfrey Madanhire.

SA is a haven for business - government

2014-06-05 05:00

South Africa has a fertile business environment as more foreign firms see it as an investment destination, according to the government.

European stocks drop on eve of rate calls

2014-06-04 15:15

Europe's main stock markets have fallen when caution prevailed on the eve of interest rate decisions in Britain and the eurozone, say dealers.

European share rally stalls ahead of ECB

2014-06-03 17:00

European shares have slipped in thin volumes and some benchmark indexes have retreated from multi-year highs as investors held back from chasing stocks higher.

SA more attractive for investments - index

2014-06-03 11:51

South Africa has improved its position on a global index of most attractive destinations for foreign direct investment.

Shares or property in the long run

2014-06-02 11:31

A Fin24 user wants to know if it would be better to invest in shares or in more property in the long run.

The stability principle

2014-05-28 07:50

There is a way of keeping mortgage costs and house prices steady, says Edward Ingram.

Will Ramaphosa deliver the goods?

2014-05-25 22:56

The BEE economy, the world Cyril Ramaphosa comes from, is very different from a free market business economy that would be growth enhancing, says an economist.

Best investment advice

2014-05-22 12:07

Some indicators are important and some are just noise, says Dave Mohr.

Making R4m last

2014-05-20 12:26

A user who is unable to work after an injury wants to ensure a lifelong monthly income.

Should I switch to Satrix?

2014-05-20 11:23

Advice for a worried pensioner who wants to know whether he should switch his fund investments to Satrix.

Meeting of minds

2014-05-07 07:00

Edward Ingram takes a look at others who share his money supply theories.

The investment objective of the Satrix 40 ETF

2014-04-25 12:43

A Fin24 user wants to know how much she could make if she invested on the Satrix 40 ETF.

 
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