ARTICLES RELATING TO STOCKS

A closer look at investment moats

2016-04-28 13:15

What constitutes a strong investment moat? We look at examples of companies that got it right.

How long should you hold stocks?

2016-04-20 08:33

Over the past decades, investors have started holding stocks for shorter and shorter periods. Our contributor Simon Brown discusses how this trend affects profits.

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.

Choosing a company to back

2016-01-28 10:37

Despite the bleak outlook for 2016, there are still companies that will make good investments. But how do you determine which stocks to invest in?

Winners, losers and hero to zero of 2015

2015-12-15 10:02

Chris Pretorius, Wealth Manager at AlphaWealth reviews the 2015 stock winners and losers locally and internationally.

Greece lifts capital controls on stock market

2015-12-08 13:11

Greece's finance ministry says it has lifted capital controls imposed on its stock market, but kept in place a short selling ban on the shares of its top banks.

China to double margin requirement for stocks

2015-11-13 11:24

China’s stock exchanges will double the margin requirement for buying stocks as leveraged bets fuel a rebound in the nation’s benchmark equity gauge.

Five small-cap stocks for your portfolio

2015-10-05 19:36

South Africa’s stock exchange is dominated by large companies and in the process a number of small caps companies are forgotten. Finweek spoke to analysts about the outlook of five such stocks.

Rating stocks on Return on Equity

2015-10-05 18:38

Cyclical stocks are difficult to value. Simon Brown explains how you can use return on equity to value these volatile stocks.

Property for your portfolio

2015-10-05 18:38

Property is a valuable asset. Simon Brown shares on the benefits of having property in your portfolio, and which listed property stocks to include.

 

US, European stocks rise as oil strengthens

2016-04-21 07:44

European and US stocks have climbed on higher oil prices as the euro dipped against the dollar on the eve of a European Central Bank meeting.

World equities rocked by new oil slide

2016-04-05 19:25

Europe's main stock markets have tumbled after another sell-off across most of Asia that was sparked by a fresh drop in oil prices, dealers say.

To sell or not to sell?

2016-02-04 14:00

finweek investment expert Simon Brown looks at what investors should take into account before selling a stock.

Stock picks for 2016

2015-12-30 07:35

A clutch of analysts from Sanlam Private Wealth present their choices for your South African portfolio.

Are JSE shares expensive? Our graphic shows current 20 PE dangerously high

2015-12-08 14:56

The level of share prices on the JSE is pricey and history would suggest a substantial correction is a matter of when, not if, says Alec Hogg.

World’s biggest pension fund loses $64bn in stock rout

2015-11-30 13:42

The world’s biggest pension fund has posted its worst quarterly loss since 2008 after a global stock rout wiped $64bn off the Japanese asset manager’s investments.

US stocks rise, overlooking fears

2015-10-11 14:16

US stocks have enjoyed one of their best weeks of the year as investors grew more confident that dovish monetary policy would persist.

Why dividends help you to invest better

2015-10-05 18:38

Do you have sufficient funds for retirement? Portfolio manager Schalk Louw shares how high dividend shares benefit your financial planning.

Why not start an investment club?

2015-10-05 18:38

Investment clubs are a valuable learning tool for the individual investor. Simon Brown explains what makes a successful investment club.

China stocks post longest win streak in month

2015-09-22 08:48

Chinese stocks have risen for a third day, their longest winning streak in a month, as optimism grew over President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the US.

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