The basics of shares

2016-08-24 09:29

Companies can use shares to create wealth, pay off debts or even to pay director bonuses. But this has a direct impact on the value of the shareholder’s investment.

Vodacom CEO awarded R18m in shares

2016-06-23 14:39

Mobile network Vodacom has dished out R18m worth of shares to its chief executive officer as part of its forfeitable share plan.

Keep an eye on those investment costs

2016-06-22 10:54

As an investor, it is vital to know what fees you are paying as these can have a massive impact on your returns.

Keeping up with shares

2016-06-14 12:35

When long-term investors find a great stock, they tend to stick to it and add more of it to their portfolios. How do you know that you are still buying the shares at a good price?

Invest in the right asset classes for the right reasons

2016-05-31 09:57

With current market volatility, it can be tempting to throw in the towel. However, for now, investors should remain calm.

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.


Telkom stops awarding share purchase loans to directors

2016-08-22 16:30

Telkom has agreed to stop giving financial help to directors to buy shares in the company after a loan to a former CFO was found to have breached the Companies Act.

Zim Old Mutual shareholders in for a modest profit

2016-06-22 21:48

ZImbabwean Old Mutual shareholders can dispose of their stocks in offshore markets for better returns after the Reserve Bank increased the shares' fungibility.

Diagnosing a stock’s health

2016-06-21 08:46

If a stock in your portfolio seems to be stagnating, there are many factors that could be contributing. Investment expert Simon Brown explains why it’s important to assess what is happening before dismissing the stock.

Telkom shares jump amid almost 4 000 job cuts

2016-06-06 13:09

Telkom shares rose the most in seven years as South Africa’s biggest landline provider reported higher full-year earnings and that it has cut almost 4 000 jobs.

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?

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