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.

China stocks dip again, more companies halt trading

2015-07-08 08:36

China stocks have tumbled to four-month lows as investors dumped both small and big caps, defying government attempts to stabilize the market.

Asian shares dip after soft US data

2014-01-17 07:23

Asian markets have slipped, following a negative lead from Wall Street after a disappointing set of corporate results and soft economic data.

Tokyo stocks down

2014-01-17 07:16

Tokyo stocks have fallen 0.69% as the dollar weakened against the yen following losses on Wall Street fuelled by disappointing US corporate results.

Hong Kong 0.26% lower

2013-11-04 16:48

Hong Kong stocks have closed down 0.26% as traders await the release of US jobs data.

Indian shares close at record high

2013-10-30 14:31

Indian shares have been at their highest-ever closing level, beating the previous record set in 2010, on strong foreign fund inflows and easing global concerns.

Hong Kong stocks down 0.46%

2013-10-16 12:24

Hong Kong stocks have fallen 0.46% as nervous traders hope for a deal in Washington that will reopen the US government and avert a devastating debt default.


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.

Europe stocks close sharply lower

2015-01-09 19:31

Europe's main stock markets have closed sharply lower, giving up at least half the gains of the day before.

Hong Kong stocks rise

2014-01-17 07:18

Hong Kong shares have ended the morning session 0.84% higher, rebounding from early losses as investors moved in to pick up bargains.

Eurozone shares touch 5-year high

2013-11-07 15:46

A rate cut by the European Central Bank has sent eurozone shares to a five-year highs as traders bet easier lending conditions would help boost demand for stocks.

Global stocks hit on Fed decision

2013-10-31 12:56

Markets have suffered a glancing blow after the US Federal Reserve's latest outlook was deemed less alarmist about the state of the economy than some had wagered.

Hong Kong stocks up 0.18%

2013-10-29 12:51

Hong Kong stocks have been up 0.18%, as dealers await the end of the US Federal Reserve's closely watched two-day policy meeting.

Tokyo stocks up 0.26%

2013-10-15 15:28

Tokyo stocks have closed up 0.26%, underpinned by hopes of a deal that would end a US government shutdown and raise its borrowing limit to avoid a default.

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