Dwaine Van Vuuren: How to spot a bear – the lesser known ‘Open Interest’

2016-07-20 20:53

Dwaine van Vuuren is monitoring a cocktail of 12 macro, breadth and technical indicators with multi-decade track records, warning of a JSE bear market.

Stocks gain with S&P 500 futures on earnings

2016-07-20 14:17

Positive earnings have set the tone for equity markets while the dollar traded at a seven-week high as speculation grew the US will raise interest rates this year.

Healthy future ahead for Amgen

2016-06-15 09:28

This leading biotechnology company experienced year-on-year revenue growth of 10% and the outlook for long-term growth remains good.

Just how local is JSE? Collocott examines foreign earnings as % of total earnings.

2016-05-25 05:30

An industry expert presents an in-depth analysis of just how local the companies listed on the Johannesburg securities exchange are.

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.


How I construct my portfolio

2016-07-20 19:09

In order to manage your stock portfolio, you need to have a plan – and implement the plan. Just One Lap founder Simon Brown tells us more.

Tesla tumbles on weak output as stock drops

2016-07-05 17:12

Shares of Tesla Motors fell on Tuesday following disappointing production figures as US stocks opened lower.

How to weed out undesirable sectors for investment

2016-06-07 08:52

A quick way to eliminate a large chunk of JSE-listed stocks as potential investments is to remove entire sectors that are less than stellar from the equation.

Weighing up the pros and cons of a stock

2016-05-17 10:38

We take a closer look at how to determine whether a company is worthy of a place in your investment portfolio.

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.

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