Sell in May and go away

2016-05-13 06:30

Although the market is priced quite high at the moment, it's important to exercise proper discipline when it comes to your long-term asset allocation.

The risk of investing in an expensive stock

2016-04-14 10:53

When it comes to investments, it may seem easier to follow the crowd. Anet Ahern, CEO of PSG Asset Management, explains the dangers of simply going along with the popular stock.

More great dividend payers

2016-04-01 07:00

Last time, we discussed the concept of using dividends as income. This week, we look at property and preference shares as dividend payers.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-03-29 08:00

How will global markets fare this week, given the prospect of a tighter monetary policy for the US Fed? Giacomo Bonavera, head of foreign exchange trading at Capilis Asset Managers weighs in.

Don't aim too high with your investments

2016-03-16 11:00

Risk is part and parcel of investing, but is something that must be thoroughly considered and assessed. Here are three tips to make sure you aim high, but don't lose big.

Investec rides on the strength of global operations

2016-03-09 11:59

With its operations spread around the globe, Investec doesn't rely on any single market for its income. As the share price has come under pressure recently, is it a good time to invest?

What to expect next in a bear market

2016-02-29 14:07

The broadest measure for global equity markets, the MSCI All Countries World Index, has officially indicated that we are now in a bear market. Contributor Petri Redelinghuys looks at the possible implications of this.

Nissan shares surge on buyback plan

2016-02-29 07:58

Nissan shares soared as investors cheered the automaker's plans for a share buyback, after a bloodbath on equity markets at the start of the year hammered the stock.

Are SA banks a buy opportunity?

2016-02-19 06:15

A global rout in banking shares hasn’t left SA’s large commercial lenders untouched. finweek analyses how global and domestic concerns are impacting SA’s big four banks.

Why constructing an investment portfolio is not so simple

2016-01-21 08:00

Investing in several “good” funds does not constitute a diversified and robust investment portfolio, and is unlikely to meet your or your client’s investment goals. Here’s why.


Take control of building your investment portfolio

2016-04-19 08:33

We offer some advice to investors when it comes to structuring their portfolios and how to choose the materials with which to build a solid investment foundation.

Think long-term value when buying shares

2016-04-11 11:04

SA’s top five banking stocks have taken a knock, but this is a good time to be proactive and buy.

Seven lessons to guide your investment plan

2016-03-31 15:39

Graham Tucker, manager of the Old Mutual Balanced Fund, discusses seven lessons investors should consider when making decisions.

Simon Brown's stock tips: 24 March - 31 March

2016-03-24 08:00

Simon Brown, finweek’s resident expert on the stock markets, shares insight into the week’s main market news.

The psychology of bad stock trading habits

2016-03-10 10:25

Shaun van den Berg, head of client education at PSG Wealth, discusses some of the bad habits of traders and how to avoid falling victim to them.

Don't limit your stock picks to last year's winners

2016-03-02 12:03

It’s easy to be tempted to pick the previous year’s best performers for your portfolio. We take a look at why this is not necessarily the smartest way forward.

Getting to grips with stock predictions

2016-02-29 11:00

Being able to forecast what a stock will do is vital for any DIY investor. Investment expert Simon Brown shares some of the most important lessons he learnt from his favourite book on the topic.

An offshore investment worth picking?

2016-02-25 14:29

US-based investment company, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, is a good option for investors seeking dividends as well as offshore exposure.

Ferrari shares boost by Soros stake claim

2016-02-18 08:06

Ferrari shares received a massive boost on the Milan stock exchange on Wednesday after financier George Soros said he had acquired a stake in the luxury automaker.

How to pick a winner: Investment tips from PSG

2016-01-12 12:00

Investing in stocks can be quite a daunting task. How do you know if the one you picked is going to perform?

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